World Book Online

The Orleans Public Library is now providing access for library card holders to World Book Online. The available links are Early Learning, Kids, Student, Advanced, ebooks, Activity Corner and Timelines.

World Book Online is an engaging, verified, and trustworthy digital resource for grades pre-K through high school. It is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, educational games, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by children’s ebooks, current periodicals and related Web sites.

Author Visit

Philip Gulley

Philip Gulley is a pastor, writer and speaker from Danville, Indiana. Many of his characters and recollections are taken from his boyhood in this small town.

Phil studied theology and sociology at Marian University and received his Master of Divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary. While pastoring in seminary, he began writing essays for his church’s newsletter. Broadcaster Paul Harvey, Jr. received the newsletters and shared them with a publisher; the firm printed the essays in a collection titled Front Porch Tales, Phil’s first book in the best-selling Porch Talk series of inspiritational and humorous essays.

An eclectic author, Phil has now written 22 books, including the acclaimed Harmony series, chronicling life in the eccentric Quaker community of Harmony, Indiana. His latest fictional series continues the exploits of Sam Gardner, first introduced in the Harmony series. His latest series is Hope and includes A Place Called Hope, A Lesson in Hope, and A Gathering in Hope.

Phil will be at the Orleans Public Library on May 17th at 6:00 PM. This event is brought to you in conjunction with Indiana Humanities, Novel Conversations.

Reservations are required as seating is limited. Call us at 812 865-3270 to make your reservation. Masks are required in order to attend. Phil will sign your books that you bring with you.