Once Spring arrives (assuming it ever will!), you should get out and take some interesting walks around town. Take our self-guided walking tour of historic downtown Mooresville, Indiana. Our promo trailer elaborates. We have an online handout, as well as an audio guide available to check-out from the library’s Indiana Room. While it’s still cold outside, watch our virtual walking tour on our website.
Tired of war and destruction, Ernst Graeber receives three weeks of leave from the Russian front. He returns to his German home to find it destroyed by Allied bombing. Are his parents still alive? Can he find them before he must return to combat? Among the ruins, Ernst meets Elisabeth, a childhood friend. Can young love survive this war-torn world? A Time to Love and a Time to Die, by Erich Maria Remarque, is a gripping WW II tale of the horrific cost of war in the lives of ordinary people. Our book trailer elaborates. The book is available to check-out in our Evergreen Indiana online catalog.
First of all, you’re a rabbit. Well, maybe not you, personally, but the main characters in Watership Down, by Richard Adams, are all rabbits. One of them knows a terrifying thing, so everyone must leave to find a new home. There are adventures aplenty! Think of this classic novel as Lord of the Rings meets All Creatures Great and Small. It’s an exciting quest for teens and adults. Our book trailer elaborates. The book is available to check-out from our Evergreen Indiana online catalog.
Thought is energy that affects your environment, says Ralph Waldo Trine in the classic metaphysical book, In Tune With the Infinite. Using our minds, we choose to align ourselves with the infinite universal will—or we can push it away. Discover how the principle of like attraction affects us and how we may command our thoughts to enjoy happier, healthier lives. Our book trailer summarizes the basics from the book, which is available to check-out from our Evergreen Indiana online catalog.
Sir Frederick Treves, physician at the Royal London Hospital in the late 19th century, treated Joseph Merrick, whom Treves called John, but who was more commonly known by his circus sideshow name, “The Elephant Man,” because of his physical deformities. Merrick was a sensitive, intelligent, kind and gentle man who blossomed under Treves’ care. Discover the triumph of human spirit against almost unimaginable hardship. The Elephant Man: A Study in Human Dignity, by Ashley Montagu, reprints Treves’ landmark book about Merrick, with some supplemental sociological observations. Our book trailer elaborates. The book is available to check-out in our Evergreen Indiana online catalog.
In a gloomy castle on a lonely hill, 13 clocks stopped dead still. The evil duke thinks he has killed time, so he imprisons his niece, the beautiful princess. Can a handsome prince accomplish the duke’s impossible challenges, thereby freeing the princess? The 13 Clocks, by James Thurber, is a funny, clever children’s story that adults and young readers will enjoy. Our book trailer explains. The book is available in our Evergreen Indiana online catalog.
Worried about the zombie apocalypse? Never fear! The Zombie Survival Guide, by Max Brooks, has you covered. This humorous satire of survivalist literature tells you everything you’ll need to know to stay alive when the zombies start chasing you. Our book trailer explains. The book is available to check-out in our Evergreen Indiana online catalog.
In the near-future, life is grim and poverty-stricken for many. People escape from their everyday problems by playing OASIS, an online virtual reality game. Life in OASIS can be much better than real life—especially if you find the three keys. Then you’ll be the richest person alive … if you can stay alive, that is. Our book trailer elaborates. Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, is a dystopian novel that poses many questions about our computer-generated lifestyles. Written for a young adult (teen) audience, the book is available in our Evergreen Indiana online catalog.
Interested in out-of-body experiences, or OBEs (also known as astral projection)? Our book trailer features two classic books on the subject by two pioneers in OBE research, Robert A. Monroe and Sylvan Muldoon (writing with psychical researcher Hereward Carrington). The books are available in our Evergreen Indiana online catalog (Monroe and Muldoon).
Here’s version two of our book trailer featuring The Andromeda Strain, by Michael Crichton. We’ve adjusted the music soundtrack to play a continuous portion of “The Human Doll,” by MPL composer Danny Buckley. Version one of our book trailer used two different movements of the composition.