April Book: Nothing to Envy

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The book for April is Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick. The discussion will be April 24th in the usual time and place. Reminder: I will not be leading this discussion, Nancy who is head of Reference will be.

If you have a friend who wants to join the discussion they can pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk on the library’s 1st floor.

Acorn Theory

Something brought up by Haven Kimmel in her interview was James Hillman and Acorn Theory. To give us a better understanding of what that entails, here are a few articles about it.

Scott London’s interview with James Hillman.

An LA Times review of The Soul’s Code

New York Times review of The Soul’s Code

James Ladd on Acorn Theory

Memoir

One of the things that I want to discuss for this book is the concept of a memoir. Here are some articles that look at how the memoir has been seen over time and how the memoir is viewed now. I am going to print out some of these articles and discuss some passages with the group.

New York Times: The Problem With Memoirs  printed 1/28/2011

History Hoydens: The Trouble With Memoirs 1/27/2009

HTML Giant: Get Me Up Close to the Lives of Others 1/31/2011

The Rumpus: Conversations With Writers Braver Than Me  1/24/2011

SheWrites: Part II, The Problem With Memoirs 1/12/2017

Slate: A Brief History of Memoir Bashing 3/30/2007

 

Mooreland Free Fair

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To get a taste of the Mooreland Free Fair, check out this link for information on the history of the fair which includes pictures of past newspaper advertisements.

Then check out what the fair looks like now through this link, as well as look at the Twitter feed and Facebook account.

Take A Stroll Through Mooreland

Using Google Maps, we can take a virtual tour of Mooreland! Follow this link.

If you do not know how to use Google’s street view, here are some directions.

  1. Look in the bottom right corner for the yellow person icon, it looks like this: g
  2. Click and hold on the person icon. Drag the yellow guy to any of the streets that have now turned blue g2
  3. Let go and the camera will zoom in so it feels like you’re walking around town!
  4. Use the mouse to walk around town. Click and hold to move the camera in any direction. You can also click on the arrow on the street to ‘walk’ anywhere around town! g3
  5. To leave street mode click on the zoom out box (-) in the bottom right corner

And that’s it. Have fun! On the bottom are photographs submitted either by Google or other people you can click on and explore as well.

Mooreland, Indiana: Then and Now

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Here is some census data for Mooreland, Indiana to give you an idea on Mooreland at the time Haven is growing up to the most recent census numbers available.

Here is the historical population of Mooreland and here is the current census makeup.

The history of Mooreland courtesy of the Henry County Historical Society.

Interview with Haven Kimmel

As usual here is your interview with the author. This time around I couldn’t find any short audio or video interviews with Haven so I will link to a stenographied version of an audio interview: https://www.bookbrowse.com/author_interviews/full/index.cfm/author_number/586/haven-kimmel 

March Book: A Girl Named Zippy

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Our March book is A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel. The discussion will be Monday, March 27th.

If you have a friend who wants to join our discussions, they can pick up a copy from the WPL Circulation Desk.

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