Ohio Township Central Library News

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


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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Enrollment Opportunity – Affordable Care Act

Written By: Diane - Jan• 15•14

Wednesday, January 22, 4:30-6:30pm & February 12, 4:30-5:30pm an MDwise SW Outreach Consultant, Krista Seaton, will be available with multiple computers to help you learn about the Affordable Care Act and to assist you to sign up for insurance in the Emerald Room @OTPL/Central Library, Newburgh. 

You’ll need to have your social security number or document numbers for legal immigrants, employer & income information for every member of your household who needs coverage (information from pay stubs or W-2 forms), policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering members of your household, and a completed Employer Coverage Tool form (available at MDwise.org/checklist) for every job-based plan you or someone in your household is eligible for. 

Light snacks will be provided and this is your opportunity to receive personal assistance with health care coverage questions that you might not have been able to receive from the distressed government website. 

Please sign up @any Circulation Desk or call 853-5468, ext. 301 so we know how many to expect.    

Lunch & Learn – January Topic is Fraud

Written By: Diane - Jan• 07•14

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The Ohio Township Central Library – Newburgh and H.E.L.P. (Healthcare Education Learning Partners) are having a talk on “Fraud” presented by Brett Kruse, Sheriff, Warrick County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, January 15 from noon-1pm in the OTPL/Central Library Diamond room.

This event is free and open to the public – please sign up so we know how many to expect at any Circulation Desk or call 853-5468, ext. 301.