Category: Libraries

X Marks the Spot Along the Ohio River

The story of the Ohio River has never been straight and clear. Like the waterway itself, the history of the river meanders and rolls, falls and loops about again. This is a river alive with the spirit of Native Americans; moving with the enterprise of frontier families, yet still learning to balance the demands of commerce with the fragility of nature.

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Be forewarned – there is a robbers’ lair tucked into the banks of the Ohio River. Named Cave-In-Rock by notorious pirate and murderer Samuel Mason, this once violent site is now a peaceful addition to the Illinois State Park system. Visitors often stay in  comfortable cabins while exploring the nearby iron furnace, or the Garden of the Gods.

Located in Clarksville, Indiana, the once impressive 26 foot drop in elevation along two and one half miles of the Ohio River is now an educational site where fossils more than 390 million years old are preserved. Due to the fluctuating water levels of the Ohio River, the Falls of the Ohio State Park is best visited in late summer and through early winter.

The public is invited to learn more about the Ohio River where it flows through Southeastern Indiana when independent filmmaker Dennis Neary presents his film, Take the River, at the Lawrenceburg Public Library on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 6:00PM.

K is for Knowledge

The world is always-growing, changing, updating. As a result, it can be more than a little challenging to keep up with technology, politics, Wall Street – and what’s on sale this week at the local grocery store.

Fortunately, there are such things as libraries. Whether a Carnegie classic or a neoclassical delight, these public buildings are free and available to everyone.

Inside every library are newspapers and atlases and escapism reading – but oh so much more!

Stop in on any given day, and you might find a passionate discussion on current affairs, a plastic brick building competition, a writers’ support group, a fairy garden class, a cookbook club, a local history presentation …

And the amount of information and guidance tucked wKnowledge Dillsboro Wideithin the pages of those books on the shelves or inside the free-to-use computers is really quite astounding.

 

These libraries are free, welcoming, and alive with curiosity and exploration – well worth a visit on a rainy day or as a date night adventure.

 

For photos of some special library touches, please visit Creatzart.com

Thank You.