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August 3rd  -  9 am - 5 pm at the library
Follow the River Kickoff ,Switzerland County Public Library  Copies of Follow the River available for check out.
     Roger Huron will be performing bluegrass music at 11 am, a light lunch will be served from 12-1 pm, and the library’s newly restored and cataloged Art Collection will be available for viewing all day (9-5) FREE

August 12th 6:00 pm at the library

     In the book Follow the River, Mary Ingles’ walking stick is an important part of her journey along the river. Aaron Bell of Switz Sticks will speak about the craft of making walking sticks and show a variety of the sticks he has made. Following Aaron’s presentation, sample some food from cities along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers and learn more about life along these mighty rivers in our “River Town Tasting”. FREE

 

September 4th Riverboat John” at the library  5:30 pm    FREE

     It's a rare thing now a days to spend an evening listening to the old stories, songs and quips from the past. "Rivers Remembered", is a show that has developed as a result of "Riverboat John's love of the river, the music, the lore, customs, heritage, history, romance and intrigue. Songs like "Old Man River" , "River Stay Away From My Door ", 'Danny Boy", "Shenandoah" , "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans", are just a few of the wonderful old standards in his show, as well as numerous original tunes he has written like "Tom & Huck", "I Got On My Tall Hat & My Long Tail Coat , "Natchez", "I'll Meet You By The River" , and many more. Hear the songs of Stephan Foster "Camptown Races" , "Old Kentucky Home", "Ring Ring De Banjo" , "Beautiful Dreamer" & more.        

     Mixing music with stories, he'll tell you about his relationship with W. C. Handy, Father of the Blues; Louis Armstrong, Dixieland Great; Uncle Mose; Jean Lafitte, River Pirate; Long John Silver, Pirate; & Tom & Huck, to name a few. This program will entertain you with a great mix of song and story.

September 19th 6:00 pm at the library

View the movie Follow the River. FREE

September 24 - at the Library 6:00 pm
 
Book Discussion.  Expect a visit from Mary Ingles herself!

October 8th Hoosier Theater 6:30 pm

James Alexander Thom, author of Follow the River will speak about the Ohio River Valley in the late 1700’s and his experiences researching the stories he tells.

     The purpose of “One Book One Community” is to promote an appreciation of reading and compel friends, families, and neighbors to share their experience while reading the same book.

     Follow the River by James Alexander Thom has been chosen for the 2013 One Book One Community event in Switzerland County. Follow the River is a novel based on the true story of Mary Ingles who was captured by the Shawnee from her Virginia settlement in 1755 and taken one thousand miles from her home.


 Pride in our past,

 Promise in our future