KHCPL News

2nd KHCPL Downton Kokomo Ladies' Tea

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! 

2nd KHCPL Downton Kokomo Ladies' Tea, Saturday, Oct. 18, at The Elliott House

 

 

 

Free off-street parking to the north and west of the building.

 

Please let us know if anyone in your party has mobility issues: The Elliott House is accessible because of a ramp and accessible restroom. We just need to know your needs so we can better seat you. (One room is a "sunken" room with two steps to descend/ascend.)

 

9:30 a.m. - Feel free to bring your camera and take photos before the event

 

10-11:30 a.m. - Finger foods, hot teas, and entertainment by Harpist Sarah Loisch

 

Downton Abbey prizes for BEST COSTUME and BEST HAT.

 

Door prizes and more!

 

Thanks to our sponsors: Howard County Historical Society, Elite Banquet & Conference Center, Palmer's Jewelry, Shearer Printing

 

50 tickets available.

 

Tickets $10 each.

 

30 tickets on sale ONLINE starting TODAY (9/2/14) at https://pay.paygov.us/EndUser/PaymentAgency.aspx?ttid=14208

PLEASE NOTE: Paygov.us charges a very minimal fee for the transaction.

* If more than 30 tickets are purchased online, you will be put on a waiting list and your money refunded by paygov.us.

 

A total of 20 tickets available between KHCPL Main, South, and Russiaville starting TOMORROW, 9/3/14.

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information

Affordable Care Fast Facts

  • Enrollment Web Address: www.healthcare.gov
  • Passed in 2010
  • Requires U.S. citizens to have health care insurance or face penalties.
  • Mandates health care insurance providers cover a core list of health services.
  • Requires each state to provide Marketplaces or Exchanges where people can choose an insurance provider and a plan that fits their needs.

 

When can I enroll?

Open enrollment for the health care insurance marketplaces has now ended, except for major changes, like the birth of a baby. 

 

What if I have questions about enrollment?

If you need assistance with enrollment, Howard County has a local Affordable Care Act navigator that can answer your questions. Her information is below.

 

Nemmi M. D'Agostino
Bilingual Outreach Enrollment Assistant
3118 South Lafountain Street
Kokomo, IN 46902
Phone: 765-864-4160
Email:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Additionally, please visit the Health Insurance Marketplace website at: www.healthcare.gov (www.cuidadodesalud.gov/es/ for Spanish speaking patrons) or call:

 

24/7 Consumer Call Center / Marketplace Call Center
1-800-318-2596 (English and non-English speaking)
1-855-889-4325 (TTY Users)

 

The Health Sherpa Website: www.thehealthsherpa.com can also help with comparing plans before purchasing through the Marketplace. 

 

Need health coverage? The Health Insurance Marketplace is open! Apply Now

And the 2014 HCR Book Is ...

 

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline has been named the 2014 Howard County Reads book.

 

The book was one of 15 books in the running.

 

“We really think the people of Howard County will enjoy Orphan Train,” said Trisha Shively, head of the committee. 

 

Howard County Reads exists to cultivate a love of reading and to promote a sense of community by encouraging everyone from high school students to senior citizens to read the same book.

 

A committee evaluates each title and narrows the list to the top 15 books that are well-written, character-driven, not too long, interesting for a wide variety of readers, and available in paperback. Then the committee chooses one title from the top 15 to be named the Howard County Reads book for the year. The committee comprises staff from the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library, Greentown Public Library, Indiana University Kokomo Library, The Symposium, and the public.

 

Baker takes the story for Orphan Train right out of pages of history. The fictional novel focuses on the 75 years (1854 to 1929) that the so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the East Coast to the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children. They didn’t know their fate as the trains chugged along. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude? Orphan Train is about an Irish immigrant orphan, Vivian Daly, who remembers the Orphan Train as she returns later in life to the East Coast. But up in her attic are trunks filled with reminders of her turbulent past. Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer, a Penobscot Native American who has been in and out of foster homes and has been ordered to do community service, is assigned to help Vivian sort through the trunks. As the two work, Molly discovers that she and Vivian aren’t all that different, being raised by strangers and having questions about the past.

 

Now that the book has been selected, the Howard County Reads committee will begin planning programs and an author visit. Look for more announcements in the coming months.

 

For more information, please see the website at www.howardcountyreads.org

 

HOOPLA: Free Mobile & Online Movies, TV & More

What’s all the “Hoopla” about at the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library? Another FREE service for patrons!

 

First KHCPL provided patrons with free ebooks through Overdrive. Then KHCPL subscribed to Freegal to give each card-holder up to five free weekly music downloads they could keep. Then the library subscribed to Zinio to allow you to use any internet-enabled device to read more than 80 magazines regularly. Now with its partnership with Hoopla, your library card along with a browser, Android, or iOS gives you access to thousands of movies, TV shows, music albums, and audiobooks — FREE! 

 

“It seemed only logical to provide mobile and online access to television shows, movies, and more considering society’s increasing use of technology,” said Tammy Keith, Head of KHCPL’s Collection Management Department. “We especially like that Hoopla is available to you wherever you go. You could watch movies on your iPad while on vacation, watch an episode of a sitcom TV show while waiting for your kids to finish practice for an upcoming game or performance, or read a book in a doctor’s office or hospital waiting room — anywhere life takes you.”

 

KHCPL went live with Hoopla today. Each patron may download up to six free titles each month.

 

“What we really like about Hoopla is that we can also offer patrons an extensive catalog of educational materials, children's titles, foreign films, and other hard-to-find content not offered anywhere else,” said Faith Brautigam, Director of KHCPL.

 

For example if you search movies, along with categories such as “New and Notable” and “Award Winners & Nominees,” you’ll find “Homeschooling,” which offers Cleared for Takeoff. Homeschoolers learn about flight with Captain Herb, a United Airlines pilot. He takes kids from the control tower to the maze of baggage handling, from giant jets taking off and landing to a front row seat in the cockpit of an in-flight Boeing 747 jumbo jet.

 

During a music search, you’ll find collections that provide 100 songs or more that only count as one borrowed item: 100 Great Symphonies, The Hot 100-Country Classics, and 100 Toddler Favorites.

 

Audiobook categories you’ll find when searching include “Business & Career.” And under television among other things, you’ll be able to watch documentaries, and British and classic TV shows.

 

Hoopla currently has thousands of selections available. It adds new content weekly and is working with studios and publishers to offer even more. 

 

You can check out movie and TV content for 72 hours, music for 7 days, and audiobooks for 21 days. 

 

To get started, go to www.KHCPL.org and click on the Hoopla icon. Remember to have your KHCPL card in hand to sign up.

 

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RUDOLPH FAMILY FUN RUN TICKETS

The Kokomo-Howard County Public Library is hosting its first Rudolph Family Fun Run at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at KHCPL Main, 220 N. Union St.!

It's a 5k run/walk for all ages and abilities. Dogs welcome. Just make sure your dog is current on vaccinations, well controlled, and on a leash.

Ticket price includes a shirt and a medal for each participant. We have youth, adult, and plus sizes. (There is an additional $2 fee for 3XL, 4XL, and 5XL shirts.) Trophies will be awarded, and we have door prizes!!!


Buy your tickets online* TODAY and save money: https://pay.paygov.us/EndUser/PaymentAgency.aspx?ttid=14279

*Paygov.us does charge a very small processing fee.


You can also register, purchase tickets, and sign the waiver at any KHCPL location:

* KHCPL Main, 220 N. Union St.

* KHCPL South, 1755 E. Center R.

* KHCPL Russiaville, 315 Mesa Dr.

Registration fees:

•$20 early bird registration if you sign up by Oct. 24

•$22 registration if you sign up by Nov. 14

•$25 from Nov. 15 to day-of registration on Dec. 6

Family discount!!! Family of 3 or more is …

•$50 early bird registration if you sign up by Oct. 24

•$54 registration if you sign up by Nov. 14

•$60 from Nov. 15 to day-of registration on Dec. 6

(PLEASE NOTE: If you register between Nov. 15 and the day of the event, you will receive a shirt, but we cannot guaranteed we’ll have your size in by the day of the run/walk. If not, you are welcome to pick it up later.)

Online registrants must sign and return the legal waiver (download the PDF below) and either email it to Lisa Fipps at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , mail it to Lisa Fipps, KHCPL Main, 220 N. Union St., Kokomo, IN 46901, drop it off at any KHCPL location, or submit/sign on the day of the Rudolph Family Fun Run.

NO RAIN/WEATHER DATE. NO REFUNDS.

DEC. 6 RUDOLPH FAMILY FUN RUN SCHEDULE

•Dogs welcome. Must be current on vaccinations, well controlled, and on a leash.

•Day-of registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

•Those who have registered before the event can pick up packet, including shirt and bib number, between 7:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m., inside the library.

•Race will start at 9 a.m.

•After the race, participants can nosh on healthy snacks.

•Dr. Joshua Kluetz, DO, a board certified osteopathic family and sports medicine physician with Community Sports Medicine, speaks at 10:15 a.m. about how to improve your 5K time and how to train for minis, marathons, and triathlons.

•10:45 a.m., door prize drawing. Two one-year memberships to the Kokomo Sports Center, thanks to sponsor Kokomo Sports Center/Community Howard Regional Health. Must be present to win. Then the trophies will be awarded. Trophies will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers, and to the top male and female finishers in each of the following age groups: 0-12; 13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60+.

•Results will be posted at www.KHCPL.org.

•Photos will be posted on the KHCPL Facebook page.

WATCH WWW.KHCPL.ORG AND OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR UPDATES!!!

ABOUT DR. KLUETZ

Dr. Joshua Kluetz, DO is a board certified family and sports medicine physician with Community Sports Medicine. He serves as team physician for partner schools.

Dr. Kluetz received his undergraduate degree from North Park University and his medical degree from Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kluetz's residency and sports medicine fellowship were completed at Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago.

Endurance athlete care and injury prevention is one of his areas of special interest. Dr. Kluetz is a member of American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, and American Academy of Family Physicians.

An avid sports fan and participant, Dr. Kluetz has served on numerous medical teams in providing medical coverage for the Chicago Marathon, and Ironman World Championship. Dr. Kluetz was the team physician and served on the sideline and training room for Northwestern University, North Park University, Whitney Young High School, and New Trier High School.

Originally from Minnesota, Dr. Kluetz is married and has two children. During his free time he enjoys training for running and cycling events.

SOME SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES STILL AVAILABLE

Call Lisa at 626.0807 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be a part of the community and holiday fun!

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: KHCPL, Kokomo Sports Center, Community Howard Regional Hospital, Friends of the Library, Western PTO

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