The Washington Times-Herald

Local News

May 14, 2013

Library gets ready for summer

WASHINGTON — Washington Carnegie Library patrons are invited experience a taste of France in the summer reading program “An Appetite for Life” slated to begin June 10. Registration is taking place now until June 8.

The summer reading program has drastically grown since it began four years ago.

“Adults in our community have undergone a particularly inspiring transformation by engaging in reading and library events from a 20 percent decline prior to 2008 to an impressive 25 percent increase since 2009,” said library Director Teresa Heidenreich.

Heidenreich credits the growth to a progressive administration, the reader’s advisory expertise of the adult services library staff and the quality of year-long programming created by Rick Chambon, the programming manager.

The summer reading program will explore the lives of some of the most popular American personalities from the 20th century and why France became their muse.

Two books have been selected for the book discussions. Copies of “Julia Child My Life in France” and Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald” will be available at the circulation desk. “Z” is also available as an audio book on Overdrive and “My Life in France” is also available as an audiobook or an ebook.

“Using the theme, I wanted patrons to see that an appetite for life can be a wonderful thing or like anything else taken to the extreme, can lead to problems,” said Chambon.

“Z” is a historical fiction novel that explores the marriage of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald and is told from the viewpoint of Zelda. A Skype session with author Theresa Fowler is tenatively scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on June 17 at the library. A book discussion will be held on July 9 at 2 p.m.

“My Life in France”, further discusses the life of French chef Julia Child and what inspired her passion for French cooking. The book discussion will be at 2 p.m. on June 20. A Skype session with Alex Prudhomme will take place July 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

Text Only
Local News
  • Lena Dunn gearing up for Fall Fiesta Lena Dunn Elementary is gearing up for its second annual Fall Fiesta, a family event that will serve as the chief fundraiser for the school. Last year, school staff, parents and PTO members organized the carnival-style event that will again feature f

    August 20, 2014

  • Loogootee reports high ISTEP scores LOOGOOTEE — Loogootee students scored above the state average in 15 of 19 areas during the spring ISTEP tests. So reported curriculum/technology coordinator Mike Tippery to the Loogootee School Board Tuesday night. In four areas, the students test sc

    August 20, 2014

  • Horoscope HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014This year you could alternate between nurturing and critical. If people start acting a little crazy around you, it might be in direct response to the mixed vibes you’re sending. Try to get some feedback. You

    August 20, 2014

  • Road project brings county and Amish community closer A big road project through eastern Daviess County is doing more than just widening a road. "The working relationship between the county and the Amish community these days is really good," said county Highway Superintendent Phil Cornelius. "In fact I'

    August 19, 2014

  • Tuesday's police report CITY REPORT Tuesday 10:52 a.m. - An employee of St. Vincent de Paul, 815 E. Main St., reported a box of bullets was found in a drop-off box. The bullets were confiscated. 12:03 a.m. - An employee of McDonald's, 1450 E. Nat'l Hwy., said two people wer

    August 19, 2014

  • jane and nakia Seidel, Norton improving after kidney transplant Less than a month ago, Jane Seidel and Nakia Norton were preparing for their lives to be forever changed when Seidel received Norton's kidney, but now, weeks later, the two Washington women never imagined how the community would come together to supp

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - WT082014 - ButlerMug - NBS Suspect runs from county warrant The Daviess County Sheriff's Department SWAT team was called in for assistance Monday evening in the search for a fugitive. At approximately 4:55 p.m., the SWAT team was assembled to back up and help in the pursuit of Daniel R. Butler, 42, Washington

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Scooter drivers face more taxes Scooter operators in Daviess County will be paying a little more for the privileged to use the county's roadways. Daviess County officials have decided to go forward with a wheel tax on all scooters and motorcycles that have engines larger than 50cc.

    August 19, 2014

  • OakGrove101 Oak Grove upkeep again under scrutiny Oak Grove Cemetery may be the biggest and one of the oldest cemeteries in Daviess County but currently, it is also the least cared for and the community, as well as those with loved ones buried on the 23-plus acre lot have taken notice. Tammy Mullins

    August 18, 2014 5 Photos

  • Area unemployment creeps higher The unemployment rate for Daviess and surrounding counties is a mix of good and bad news. While unemployment is creeping higher in nearly all of the counties, the good news is the local rates are remaining below the statewide average. State officials

    August 18, 2014