Ohio Township Central Library News

MONEY SMART WEEK – APRIL 5-APRIL 12, 2014

Written By: Diane - Mar• 26•14

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GIVE A HOOT ABOUT SAVING!

MONEY SMART WEEK ACTIVITIES @OHIO TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM – CENTRAL LIBRARY

PLEASE CALL 853-5468, ext. 301 to register for ALL programs so we know how many to expect.

Saturday, – April 5Give a Hoot About Savings — 1-4pm in the Emerald Room (all ages)  – Come and decorate your own Owl Bank.  You can enter your bank in the competition for “Best” Owl Bank in your category- Children/Teen/Adult & Staff.  Owls will be returned Sunday, April 13 after they’ve been displayed in our gallery during Money Smart Week and judged by an independent judge.

Monday, April 7Identity Theft, Investment Scams, Fraud & How They Can Make It To Your Credit Report (Adults) — 4:30-5:30pm in the Emerald Room with speaker Andrea Collins, from Apprisen Credit Counseling.

Tuesday, April 8Federal and State Tax Form Preparation — (Adults) 12-4pm in the Emerald Room.  Federal and state tax form preparation by trained AARP staff.  Be sure to bring all relevant paperwork.

Tuesday, April 8Monopoly Night at the Library (All ages) — 6-8pm in the Diamond Room.  Come & play … lots of Monopoly games to choose from – what’s your money strategy?

Wednesday, April 9 — Fresh Market & Shopping @the Grocery Store & Being Money Smart (Adults) — 6-7pm in the Emerald & Diamond Rooms.  Roger Tandy, Meat Dept., Heather Helm, Produce Dept., Brianna Martin, Grocery Dept., & Jay Fox, Asst. Store Manager will talk about saving money while grocery shopping – conventional versus organic, and more…  NOTE: THIS PROGRAM WAS CANCELLED BY FRESH MARKET – IT WILL NOT TAKE PLACE!  OUR SINCERE APOLOGIES.  WE HAVE NOTIFIED ALL WHO HAVE SIGNED UP.

Thursday, April 10Organizing Your Personal & Financial Papers (Adults) — 6-7pm Emerald & Diamond Rooms.  Amy Payne, a Professional Organizer from Lasting Order will discuss organizing those personal papers and talk about where your money may be going.  Just how long do you keep those “important papers”?  No one seems to know!  Find out!

Friday, April 11Here Comes the Judge — Impartial judging of the Owl Banks in all categories from the display cases in the gallery.  Whoooo will win?

Sunday, April 12Notification of Winners for Owl Banks — Notification of winners and reminders to pick up their banks.

 

PLEASE CALL 853-5468, ext. 301 to register for ALL programs so we know how many to expect.

 

 

Lunch & Learn – Rediscovering the Sandman

Written By: Diane - Feb• 28•14

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Rediscovering the Sandman

A Free Lunch & Learn

The Ohio Township Central Library and H.E.L.P. (Healthcare Education Learning Partners) are collaborating for a Lunch & Learn program about sleep and sleep disorders.  Shon Nelson, a Registered Polysomnographic Technologistaudiologist with Sleep Management in Jasper will be the speaker. He will discuss tips for improving sleep quality and sleep disorders, especially sleep apnea and related treatments.

This free lunch and informational session takes place on Wednesday, March 19 at 12:00 p.m. in the Diamond Room at the Ohio Township Central Library in Newburgh. Come join us and learn more about this topic. To reserve a spot, or to find out more information about this program, please call Susan Melfi @853-5468, ext. 316.

Book Review Central: Interpreter of Maladies

Written By: Susan - Feb• 15•14

maladiesMy name is Linda, and I work part-time at the Adult Circulation Desk here at the Central Branch. I’m an avid reader of fiction and enjoy talking about books and sharing my thoughts about books that I’ve read. I’ve decided this year instead of focusing on new fiction like I usually do, that I’ll concentrate on reading some older titles that have been on my list for awhile.

I made a list of 12 older fiction titles that I intend to read this year, along with the 3 or 4 new books that I read in a month. My first pick to read from my list of 12 was chosen because I like the title, because I want to read “The Namesake” also by this author, and because the author had a new book come out late last year. The book I read is “Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri. This is a collection of short stories, and I don’t usually read short stories because by the time you get really acquainted with the characters, the story is over. I picked this collection to read, however, because it won a Pulitzer Prize in 2000. The 9 stories in the collection seem to have common themes of self-discovery and evolving relationships, and I did enjoy them. All of the stories are rich in detail, and characters are well-developed even though each story is only 20 pages or so in length.

If you’ve never read short stories, I would recommend this as a great collection to start with. If, like me, short stories are not something you usually read, I would recommend this book as a nice change of pace. I’m not going to start reading more short stories, but I do look forward to other books by this author, because I liked her style of writing and her many cultural details and references. In fact, I’m just going to move on to her well-regarded book, “The Namesake”. I’ll let you know what I think!

If you’re looking for the next title in a series, want to start a new series, or need some reading suggestions, please stop by the desk and talk to me. I’m always willing to talk about books! I’d also be happy to share with you the list of 12 older fiction titles that I intend to read this year.

Understanding Social Security

Written By: Diane - Feb• 10•14

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Bob Boxell, Financial Advisor from Gates Investment Advisors will give an informational talk about understanding your social security benefits on Thursday, February 13 from 5:30-7:30pm in the Diamond Room.

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

February Lunch and Learn- The Relationship Between Alzheimer’s/ Dementia and Untreated Hearing Loss

Written By: Susan - Jan• 31•14

The Ohio Township Central Library and H.E.L.P. (Healthcare Education Learning Partners) are collaborating for a Lunch & Learn program examining the relationship between Alzheimer’s/dementia and untreated hearing loss. Dr. Angela Esterline, audiologist and owner of Hearing Healthcare Center in Evansville, will be the speaker. She will be presenting the program, “Is Grampa Missing, or Just Missing Out?”

This free lunch and informational session takes place on Wednesday, February 19 at 12:00 p.m. in the Diamond Room at the Ohio Township Central Library in Newburgh. Come join us and learn more about this topic.

To reserve a spot, or to find out more information about this program, please call Diane Sprick at 812-853-5468 ext. 303.

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