Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


September 8, 2011

Weekly Geek: Animals

Greensburg — The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library is continuing to "geek the library!"

For the last several weeks we have been encouraging residents of Decatur County to add a new verb to their vocabulary Ñ "geek." Geek the Library features local educational material that encourages the public to talk about what they "geek"Ñwhether it's dogs, doughnuts or doodling! Everyone is passionate about something Ñ everyone "geeks" somethingÑand the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library supports them all.

The Weekly Geek for next week is ANIMALS! Stop by the library on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 Ð 11 a.m. for Doggie Day at the Library. You can stop by to read with Nelson, a trained Old English Sheepdog who loves to listen to stories. You can make a craft, meet some animals from the Animal Shelter, learn more about training classes available in town, meet a local groomer, and have a snack! No registration is required for this free program.

Jessica Williams is our "Geek of the Week." You can begin to look for posters featuring Jessica and other community members around town. Jessica geeks kittens. Jessica can "get her geek on" at the library by checking out some of the following materials:

Kitten: Watch Me Grow! by Alissa Heyman  and Nancy Sheehan

Junior Pet care: Kittens by Zuza Vrbova

Patch the Perfect Kitten by Jenny Dale

Hero Cat by Eileen Spinelli

The Aristocats on DVD

If you are more of a dog person, then perhaps you would enjoy:

Dog Fancy Magazine

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Choosing, Training, and Raising a Dog by Sarah Hodgson

Mystical Dogs: Animals as guides to Our Inner Life by Jean Houston

James Herriot's Dog Stories by James Herriot

Of course, you might be more interested in horses, goats, dolphins, pigs, cows, or parakeets! The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library can help you with those geeks, too!

Here are a few suggestions:

The Horse Doctor is in: a Kentucky Veterinarian's Advice and Wisdom on Horse Health Care by Brent Kelley

Fainting Goats and Other Weird Mammals by Carmen Bredeson

Ocean life: Dolphins by Martha E.H. Rustad

There's a Cow in the Cabbage Patch by Stella Blackstone

Parakeets by Kelley MacAulay & Bobbie Kalman

You might also like to check out some of these titles:

Barnyard in your Backyard: a Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens, ducks, geese, Rabbits, Goats, sheep, and Cattle edited by Gail Damerow

50 Awesome Ways Kids Can Help Animals: Fun and Easy Ways to be a Kind Kid by Ingrid Newkirk

Geek the Library is a community awareness campaign designed to highlight the vital role of public libraries and raise awareness about the critical funding issues they face. The campaign hopes to inspire a conversation about our incredible public libraries and their urgent need for increased support.

You can learn more about the campaign by visiting or check it out on Facebook by searching for Geek the Library.

Stop by the Library and order a T-shirt that lets the world know what it is that you geek! Shirts are $10.00 each and can be ordered at the check-out desk.

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