August’s Book: Between the World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coats

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This month I’m encouraging you to listen to the audiobook version of the book. If you choose to read over listen to the book, that is fine. The discussion will be August 28. If you have a friend who wants to join the discussion they can pick up a copy at the circulation desk.

Family Pictures

Here are some photos posted by the author of his family

http://www.jdvance.com/family.html

 

JD and Usha

Normally I wouldn’t post 2 interviews but NBC did a segment on JD Vance and his wife Usha, which also includes Amy Chua, JD’s Yale Law mentor.

http://www.nbcnews.com/megyn-kelly/video/an-unlikely-pairing-j-d-vance-and-wife-usha-974707779850 

Dwight Yoakam – Readin’ Rightin’ Route 23

July’s Book: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Our book discussion for July is Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.

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As always if you or someone you know wants to join our discussion, they can pick up a copy of the book from the Circulation Desk on the first floor. The discussion for this book will take place on July 31st.

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

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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