Ohio Township Central Library News

The Namesake – Staff Review by Linda R

Written By: admin - Aug• 05•14

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Because I enjoyed reading Jhumpa Lahiri’s short story collection, I was looking forward to reading her novel “The Namesake”.  I was not disappointed!  This novel tells the story of two generations of the Ganguli family.  The parents, Ashoke and Ashima, travel from Calcutta to America and settle in Massachusetts to start their lives as Americans.  They make every effort to conform to American life and customs while still maintaining their Bengali heritage, and the author embellishes the story with lots of cultural details.

When their son is born, they struggle with naming him because correspondence from India containing a name choice is lost.  They ultimately decide to make the baby a namesake of a Russian writer who is very important in Ashoke’s life.  This name of Gogol is considered to be his “pet name”, and when Gogol starts school, he is also given a “good name”.  The Russian writer’s name once again serves as inspiration.  From an early age, Gogol struggles with having two names, with how his names define him, with his Bengali heritage, and with his parents’ expectations of him.

I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend this book.  I especially liked the way the author draws you into her character’s lives.  The author took me on a journey with her characters and brought their story to a very satisfying conclusion.  I am very much looking forward to reading this author’s newest book, “The Lowland”.  I’ll let you know what I think!

Please stop by the Circulation Desk and share your thoughts about “The Namesake” if you’ve already read it, and if not, take a copy home to enjoy.

Hope to see you soon -
Linda

Baby Boomer Trivia Night Challenge @the Library!

Written By: Diane - Jun• 27•14

triviaThe Ohio Township Central Library is very pleased to offer a Trivia Night Challenge (topic:  Baby Boomers) at the library 6:30-8:30pm on Friday, July 18.

Ron Eaton, creator of WFIE’s gameshow “Backatcha” will be our host.  Enter as a team of 4 or come and be teamed up with others.  Top teams will receive prizes.  Snacks will be provided.

Thanks to our sponors: Pizza Chef, Schnuck’s & Award World.

Space is limited to the first 100 people that sign up.  Questions?  Call 853-5468, ext. 301.

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July Lunch & Learn – Topic: Choosing & Cooking Healthy Food for People With Diabetes

Written By: Diane - Jun• 27•14

Lunch&The Ohio Township Central Library and H.E.L.P. (Healthcare Education Learning Partners) are collaborating for a Lunch & Learn program and the topic this month is diabetes.

Breann Ellis, a registered dietitian will be the speaker and she will provide information on choosing and cooking healthy food for diabetics.

This month’s free lunch and informational session takes place on Wednesday, July 16 at 12:00 p.m. in the Diamond Room at the Ohio Township Central Library in Newburgh. Come join us to learn more about various topics of interest every month. To reserve a spot, or to find out more information about this program, please call 812-853-5468, ext. 301.

June Lunch & Learn – Topic is Long Term Care

Written By: Diane - Jun• 09•14

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The topic for the June Lunch & Learn is Long Term Care.

The speaker is Jeff Garnica, a Long Term Care Consultant and expert with New York Life Insurance.

This program is a collaboration between the Ohio Twp. Central Library and H.E.L.P. (Healthcare Education Learning Partners).

This free lunch and informational session takes place on Wednesday, June 18 at noon in the Diamond Room at the Ohio Twp. Central Library in Newburgh. Come join us and learn more about this important topic.

To reserve a spot, or to find out more information about this program, please call the Circulation Desk at 301.

Are You a Craft Beer Lover?

Written By: Diane - Jun• 09•14

craftThe Ohio Township Public Central Library will host a Craft Beer program on Monday, June 30 at 6:30pm.

Do you enjoy craft beer?  Have you considered making your own brew?  Do you make your own and want to learn more?  Well, then this program is for you.

Come join us for an informational session covering the basics of brewing your own beer & you can learn how the experts do it.  Amos, from Carson’s Brewery in Evansville will talk about  & show you what you need to get started, the basic ingredients required, and the

basic process for brewing your own beer at home.  He’ll also share how Carson’s does it.

Please sign up so we know how many to expect.  Questions?  Call 853-5468, ext. 301 or 303.