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Library Talk, December 13, 2018

All year long we keep a lookout for interesting ‘old’ stuff that comes from our area.  Sometimes there are long dry spells, and then there are flashes of pretty cool items that come into our possession. This past week, we received as a gift from Judy Linville three yearbooks from the Higginsport School. They are old and fragile, but filled with wonderful pictures and names. The years are 1926, 1937-38 and 1938-39.  In the 1930s editions, the pictures are actually photographs tipped into the yearbook, allowing the images to be very clear. Many names will be familiar to our readers, including Purdy, Rice, Berry, Brookbank, Teegarden, Cahall, Neu and so many more. There are advertisements for Higginsport in the back of each, from Higginsport Hardware to Neu’s Store (of quality groceries), Citizen’s Bank to Love Motor Company. Thanks to Judy Linville for the gift and Judith Gray for being the ‘middle man’ in bringing these treasures to the library, so that all that are interested can stop by and view these snapshots of the past.

On a much smaller scale, we have just added a 1914 postmarked postcard with the Christian Church of Higginsport to our collection. Must have been a Higginsport week!

The Ripley library will be opening at 12:00 noon on this Friday, December 14th.  I apologize for any inconvenience, but once a year we do this so that the staff can gather for a holiday meeting. Both branches will open at their regular time of noon.

Our ornament workshop for the kids a few weeks ago was very popular, so we are offering the younger program again for those that didn’t get a chance to attend. On Saturday, December 15th at 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Aberdeen Library (near the Dollar General) for children in grades K-4, we will be creating wonderful holiday items.  Please call or stop in either the Ripley or Aberdeen library to sign up for this free program.  Aberdeen 795-2534, Ripley 392-4871.