The Jeffersonville Township Public Library will be offering a craft entitled “Book Bursts” from 6 to 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 21.
What exactly is a book burst? Essentially, a book burst is a sculpture made entirely from the pages of a book. For example, a single 300-page book will yield four bursts, and four book bursts make a nice grouping to hang together on a wall.
Pre-registration is required and all participants must bring a craft knife with them to the class.
For more information or to pre-register, call 812-285-5635, or visit jefflibrary.org.
Noted author, educator, and Mary Lincoln presenter, Donna McCreary, will make an appearance at the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23. Entitled “What Mary Wished Abraham (Lincoln) Knew,” McCreary’s presentation will focus on Mid-19th century Victorian etiquette. The Victorian Era (1837-1901) was a time when manners and etiquette were as important as being educated; that a person’s etiquette and manners were associated with their status and wealth.
McCreary will also be promoting her two new books, “The Mary Lincoln Enigma: Historians on America’s Most Controversial First Lady” and “The Kentucky Todds in Lexington Cemetery.” In the former, she is one of 13 contributors.
As a member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters, McCreary was a recipient of the Outstanding Mary Todd Lincoln Award in 1997 and 2000; the Glenn Schnizlein Memorial Award in 2005; and the Lincoln Legend Award in 2007. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in secondary education from Indiana University Southeast and currently resides near Charlestown.
Copies of McCreary’s books will be available for purchase.