Papercrafting class in March

The next Papercrafting class for adults and teens will be on Thursday, March 28, 6:00-7:30pm in the library’s meeting room. Katie Good will show you how to make a card and an egg holder. Sign up by March 26; a supplies fee of $10 is due by that date.



It’s Big Read time again!

Paris Public Library joins Vigo County Public Library and other Wabash Valley area libraries in celebrating the 2019 Big Read — The Big Smoke by Adrian Matejka. Paris Public Library has free paperback copies (while they last) to give to interested readers. A book discussion will be held on March 21, at 5:30pm, in the library’s Gibson Room.

In this collection of biographically based poems, author Adrian Matejka chronicles the life of Jack Johnson, the first African American heavyweight world champion. Johnson rose to wealth and fame during the height of the Jim Crow laws and endured constant backlash as he pursued the world heavyweight boxing championship. Matejka addresses Johnson’s complicated life and career from his earliest fights in Texas to his pinnacle match dubbed “The Fight of the Century.”

Author Adrian Matejka was born in Germany to a military family. He lived in Army bases across Europe and in 10 states before his family settled in Indianapolis. He teaches at Indiana University in Bloomington and is currently working on a graphic novel based on Johnson’s life.

NEA Big Read is a program of the national Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

All things caterpillar

Children ages 2-5 are invited to join us for an hour of Very Hungry Caterpillar fun on Saturday, March 30, at 10:30am. Call 217-463-3950, email the library, or message us on Facebook to sign up.

Introducing RBdigital . . . magazines!

Paris Public Library announces a new digital service. RBdigital offers a selection of 62 magazines that may be downloaded and enjoyed using your Paris library card.

You must create a username/password and register your Paris library barcode number at our RBdigital website. Once that is done, you may download the RBdigital app at your device’s App Store.

There are no holds because magazines are always available to check out. There are no due dates because you may keep the issue on your device as long as you wish. You may even choose to be notified when new issues of your favorites are available.

In addition, RBdigital includes 7000+ audiobooks and a small collection of classic ebooks that check out much like those in MyMediaMall and Cloud Library.

Need help getting started? See the “How to” guide under ebooks/audios/magazines in the above menu or ask a librarian.