Knox County, Indiana
Since 1889

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Financial Workshops
A set of financial seminars will be offered starting Tuesday, October 28, with “Wise Use of Credit.” The second program will be “Managing Your Money” on Tuesday, November 4, and conclude with “Protect Yourself from Identity Theft” on Tuesday, December 9, all at 6 p.m. in the Meeting House. The programs are facilitated by Tracy Carlisle, Assistant V.P. Regions Bank. The programs are free and persons may attend any or all the programs.

Lizzie Borden:
The House, the History, and the Mystery

On Wednesday, October 29, step back in time with speaker Jann Kiesel to Fall River, Massachusetts, for an exploration of one of the most sensational murders in American history. This free program starts at 7:00 p.m. in the Fortnightly.

Friends of KCPL Book Sale
The last book sale of the year will be October 31 at the Fortnightly from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A wide variety of choices are available for a donation.

Author Meet & Greet
Hoosier authors will gather at the main library from 12 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, to meet and sign books. The Meet & Greet is free and open to the public.

Southern Indiana Writers' Festival
Workshops and programs will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fortnightly on November 8. The registration fee is $25 and includes a boxed lunch. For more information contact Judy at 812-886-4380.

Library Photo Contest
The library is sponsoring a photo contest in honor of our 125th anniversary. Cash prizes will be awarded. See the Literacy page for the full set of rules.

Mother Goose On The Loose
Parents and caregivers with children, infants to 24-months-old, are invited to a fun-filled 30 minute interactive session of rhymes, songs, puppets, and music. This nationally recognized program helps develop a baby's pre-reading skills. This program runs each Tuesday, from October 7 to December 2, at 10:30 a.m. in the Youth Department.

Preschool children and their care providers are invited to Evening Stars on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. and Morning Stars on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. in the Youth Department starting September 2.


Knox County Public Library
502 North Seventh Street
Vincennes, Indiana 47591

Main Building
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1-5 p.m.

McGrady-Brockman House Historical/Genealogical Center
McGrady-Brockman House Hours
Monday: 12-4 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-5:30 p.m.
Closed: Sunday

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Upcoming Events
Mother Goose On The Loose
Wise Use of Credit
The Lizzie Borden Story: The House, the History, and the Mystery

John Small Lesson Plan

John Small estate inventory
JSmall -Will portion
Knox County 1790
Lesson Plan edited

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