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13th Annual ADULT

August–October 2019

& COSTUME CONTEST pg. 9

Auth at a JCPL Meet Susan Wiggs pg. 6

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ONE SPOOKTACULAR SEASON

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Johnson County Public Library


LIBRARIES TRANSFORM We're so glad you chose to Explore Summer with us at the Library! Thanks to our sponsors, we were able to present programs like The Water Show, Library on the Prairie, Newport Aquarium’s Croc Talk and our Crafting for a Cause series. Generous donations to the JCPL Foundation made it possible to offer exciting Weekly Challenge prizes, fun reading rewards, an awesome library prize and an incredible grand prize destination package!

Johnson County Public Library Since 1911, the Johnson County Public Library has worked toward improving the quality of life for all citizens of Johnson County, Indiana. The Johnson County Public Library is strengthening our community by connecting people, resources and experiences. The library’s new mission provides the direction for our future and communicates our purpose. From book clubs and family fun days, to author visits and storytimes, your library has a full schedule of engaging programs year-round.

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Johnson County Public Library

Summer got off to a great start with 4,270 children, teens and adults signed up by the end of May, to read, create and discover with us. June started with a splash! We enjoyed fun by the bucket full as Magic Don soaked the crowd during Family Entertainment’s Water Shows. Johnson County is full of thoughtful people of all ages who filled our community rooms during Crafting for a Cause sessions to make items like shelter pet toys, blankets and necessity bags for local charities. In spite of threatening skies, 500 people panned for “gold,” visited the blacksmith, learned barn dances, tried out pioneer chores and learned about quilting during our Library on the Prairie pioneer festival. Throughout June and July, we visited 64 homes to surprise you with our Explore Summer Prize Patrol. It’s so exciting to see all the purple signs in yards across the county! Our Newport Aquarium Shows are always a big hit, and our Croc Talk programs did not disappoint. Watch our Facebook page for coming announcements about the winner of the grand prize destination package and the final count of the Library Prize voting.

Johnson County Public Library

Part of the Johnson County Public Library Foundation

Philanthropy has provided programming and collection support for the Johnson County Public Library through generous donations from library patrons and residents of Johnson County since the public library was formed. The Friends of the Library and the Johnson County Public Library Foundation work together as a nonprofit organization to raise funds to support programs that encourage lifelong learning through the JCPL. In 2017, 53% of funding of all programs and events were supported by the Friends and JCPL Foundation. The Friends of JCPL raise funds through their quarterly book sales. The Friends also stock the many Little Free Libraries that are associated with JCPL StoryWalks throughout the county. The JCPL Foundation seeks donations from corporations, the local business community and other foundations and receives funding from individual donations, planned gifts and legacy bequests. Your donations or book sale purchases will support literacy initiatives like:

 Explore Summer  Authors at JCPL series  At Home in Johnson County series  1,000 Books Before Kindergarten  Programs at each library branch

You can learn more about the Friends of JCPL and the JCPL Foundation by visiting their webpage: pageafterpage.org/donate Marketing and Communications Team Kristen Grills, Manager Amy Kitchen, Graphic Designer Monica Harvey, Writer/Photographer Pam Caito, Assistant

Please contact our team with questions, comments or to tell us your story at marketing@jcplin.org or at 317-738-2957.


FROM THE DIRECTOR, LISA LINTNER

TABLE OF CONTENTS Page

Locations and Hours 4

Library Information 5

Authors at JCPL: Susan Wiggs 6

One Spooktacular Season 7

Meet Wendy Preilis Q & A 8

13th Annual Adult Spelling Bee 9

Clark Pleasant Branch Programs 10-14

Indianapolis Ballet 14

Franklin Branch Programs 16-20

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JCPL Cares: Flu Shot Clinic 20

We have had such a great time bringing exciting programs to the library this summer! There’s no greater privilege than helping you and your family learn and try out something new – whether that’s crafting to support a charity, traveling back in time to experience pioneer days or meeting a baby alligator at the library. We’re so glad you chose to Explore Summer with us! Although it’s hard to see a great summer come to an end, we promise what’s ahead won’t disappoint. Head over to Big Woods Restaurant in Franklin on Sept. 5 for our 13th annual Adult Spelling Bee hosted by our Adult Learning Center. But don’t just watch, sign up to spell! Grab a group of friends, wear costumes and join us for some friendly competition. (pg. 9) Then, I’m pleased to share that we welcome our next best-selling author in our Authors at JCPL series, Susan Wiggs, to the Custer Theatre in Old Main on the Franklin College campus. (pg. 6)

For the past few years, we have presented a cultural film series at the Historic Artcraft Theatre, sponsored by our JCPL Foundation and Aspire Johnson County. We’re excited to share that our little film series is growing! Thanks to a grant, we will be bringing an even bigger three-day film festival to you this Oct. 15-17 – the Heartland International Film Festival at the Artcraft. (pg. 21)

Creepy Reads 15

Heartland International Film Festival 21 Trafalgar Branch Programs 22-25 StoryWalks 25 White River Branch Programs 26-30 My Library Rewards 30 JCPL Has Answers 31 October Friends Book Sale 32

What is a Library? A library is a place to connect people, resources and experiences. It’s a place where ALL people are welcome. It’s a place to learn through reading, discovering and creating. A library is a community of empowered learners, enthusiastic readers and engaged citizens.

And that’s not all we’ve got in store for you. Be sure to mark your calendar for some great programs and events. Spark your family’s creativity at our new Creation Stations at our Franklin Branch each Saturday this fall. (pg. 16) Bring your tiny dancers to watch and learn when the Indianapolis Ballet visits our Clark Pleasant Branch. (pg. 14) JCPL Cares about your health, too. We’re teaming up with Franciscan Health to bring flu shot clinics to each of our Branches in October. (pg. 20) Celebrate One Spooktacular Season with some not-so-scary events for kids and creepier offerings for teens and grown-ups in October. (pg. 7) See you at the library! Follow us on:

Cover Photo: Gwen Smiley enjoys time at the Franklin Branch with one of her favorite Harry Potter books, "The Prisoner of Azkaban."


LOCATIONS AND HOURS Johnson County Public Library CPB

WRB

GREENWOOD

Clark Pleasant Branch

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530 Tracy Rd. , Suite 250 New Whiteland, IN 46184-9699 CPL_Ref@jcplin.org 317-535-6206 Mon–Thu............. 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Fri............................ 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat.......................... 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun......................... Closed FRB

CPB

Franklin Branch

401 State Street .Franklin, IN 46131-2561 FRL_Ref@jcplin.org 317-738-2833 Mon–Thu............. 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Fri............................ 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat.......................... 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun......................... 1–5 p.m. TRB

Trafalgar Branch

NEW WHITELAND 31

WHITELAND

BARGERSVILLE

424 S. Tower Street Trafalgar, IN 46181-8876 TRL_Ref@jcplin.org 317-878-9560 Mon–Thu............. 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Fri............................ 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat.......................... 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun......................... Closed WRB

FRB

White River Branch

1664 Library Blvd. Greenwood, IN 46142-1563 WRL_Ref@jcplin.org 317-885-1330 Mon–Thu............. 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Fri............................ 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat.......................... 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun......................... 1–5 p.m. LSC

LSC

Library Services Center

49 E. Monroe Street Franklin, IN 46131 Administration; 317-738-9835; 317-738-9354 (F) Adult Learning Center; 317-738-4677 Marketing; 317-738-2957 Mon–Fri................ 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Virtual Branch pageafterpage.org

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FRANKLIN

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TRAFALGAR TRB

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LIBRARY INFORMATION ITEMS Audiobooks Board Games Books CDs Hotspots DVDs Launchpad Tablets Lucky 7 - books Lucky 7 - DVDs Magazines Video Games

LOAN PERIOD 21 days 21 days 21 days 21 days 14 days 7 days 7 days 7 days 7 days 21 days 7 days

OVERDUE FEE 20¢ per day 20¢ per day 20¢ per day 20¢ per day $1 per day 20¢ per day $1 per day 20¢ per day $1 per day 20¢ per day $1 per day

Hold limit = 25 items Holds are available for pickup for 7 days ILL (Interlibrary Loan) Limit= 10 items, limit of 5 requests per week Total number of items allowed on account at one time=100

Borrowing Privileges

The JCPL card is free to residents of the library district and is valid at all JCPL locations. Institutions and businesses within the library district may apply for a JCPL card. Indiana residents with patron accounts in good standing at any library participating in the statewide reciprocal borrowing program may apply to receive reciprocal borrowing privileges at JCPL. Reciprocal borrowers may place holds and check out any on-shelf item. Digital content, such as e-books, are not available to reciprocal borrowers. Visit pageafterpage.org or contact your home library for more information. For full JCPL borrowing privileges, a Public Library Access Card (PLAC) is available for purchase. A PLAC makes it possible to borrow materials directly from libraries outside the borrower’s home library district. Ask at any JCPL service desk for information on this statewide card.

Get Text Notifications

Want to receive a text message when your holds are ready for pickup or when your materials are coming overdue? Sign up for text message notifications by visiting or calling the circulation desk at any JCPL Branch. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Computers and Wi-Fi

Computers, high speed internet, free Wi-Fi and wireless printing are available at all JCPL Branches. The Pocket Wi-Fi hotspot is a device you can use to connect a mobile-enabled device to the internet. Pocket Wi-Fi is portable and can connect your device wherever there is a strong cellular signal. Up to 10 devices can be connected, with unlimited, free data. Limit one hotspot per library card/ household.

Video Games

JCPL's video game collection features games compatible with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 game systems. Limit two games per library card/household.

Book-a-Librarian

Visit pageafterpage.org/book-a-librarian or call your Branch to schedule up to an hour of personalized reference assistance, basic computer training or help with navigating library resources.

Download Digital Content

JCPL patrons have access to our digital collections of e-books, e-audiobooks, magazines, comic books, music, movies and TV, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, using a home computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet device. For more info, visit pageafterpage.org/download.

Lucky 7

The Lucky 7 collection features popular new release books and DVDs. These titles can be checked out for seven days and cannot be renewed or reserved. Look for Lucky 7 titles near the New Books section of your library Branch.

Read Down Your Fines

Visit any reference desk and sign up to read down your fines. Every 15 minutes of reading in the library is worth $1 off your overdue fines and fees.

Ask-a-Librarian

Visit pageafterpage.org/ask-a-librarian or text 317-900-4LIB to chat live with a JCPL staff member. Receive help finding library materials, basic reference questions and instructions for using the library’s online resources.

Photo Guidelines

We are proud of the programs and events the library offers. Your photograph or video may be taken at the library and shared via social, local and other media. Please notify library staff if you or your child prefer not to be included in photos or video.

Meeting Spaces

The Community Rooms at all JCPL Branches are available for use by not-for-profit groups and business owners, as well as for special events. Non-commercial use of the room is at no charge. Business use and private social events have a nominal charge. The Study Rooms at the Trafalgar and White River Branches are also open for not-for-profit and business use. For more information, please visit the website or contact the appropriate Branch.

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JOHNSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENTS AUTHORS AT JCPL

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The #1 New York Times best-selling author of novels including “Between You & Me” and “Map of the Heart.”

on shelves 8/13/19

Thu / Sep. 12 / 7 p.m. Custer Theater at Franklin College Old Main, Franklin College – 101 Branigin Blvd., Franklin

The first 100 JCPL cardholders to register and attend the program will receive a copy of “The Oysterville Sewing Circle.” Copies of Susan Wiggs’ books will be available for purchase.

Johnson County Public Library

Tickets available Aug. 1

Reserve your seat at pageafterpage.org/authors-at-jcpl


AFTER HOURS WITH ODDITY FILES: THE PODCAST

Attend a live recording of "Oddity Files," a Paranormal comedy podcast. Kitsie Duncan and Clayton Abbott tell stories of hauntings, aliens, creatures, curses, legends, lore and so much more. Clayton and Kitsie are Paranormal investigators for the hit TV show "Oddity Files" on Amazon Prime Direct. Please be aware that the podcast is spooky and may contain accidental salty language. Please register. Teens (grades 11-12) & Adults White River Branch

Fri

Oct. 4

6:30-8 p.m.

THE CANDLELIGHT HOUSE: A TRUE GHOST STORY

Built outside Franklin in 1868, the Candlelight House is a farmhouse with a spooky reputation. Listen as the owner, Ella Casper, shares stories of this historic home and its paranormal investigations. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults Franklin Branch

Thu

Oct. 24

6:30-7:30 p.m.

PUMPKIN TRAIL AT FRANKLIN URBAN FOREST STORYWALK

Trick-or-treat your way around the Windisch Park StoryWalk (248 N. West St., Bargersville). There will be crafts and a scavenger hunt. Afterwards, enjoy the new playground with friends.

Meet us at the Urban Forest (201 W. South St., Franklin) for some Halloween fun. Wear your costume, listen to some not-so-scary stories and bring a flashlight to trick-or-treat along the StoryWalk trail. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the Franklin Branch.

Windisch Park

Urban Forest

FALL FUN AT WINDISCH PARK STORYWALK

Families

Sat

Oct. 5

2-4 p.m.

Families

Fri

Oct. 25

6:30-7:30 p.m.

CARNI-FALL

HALLOWEEN COSTUME SWAP

Bring your clean, gently used Halloween costume to swap for a new-to-you costume for your child this year. Stay for a Halloween story, make a craft and enjoy refreshments while we talk about super cool trick-or-treat costumes.

Dress up in costume for fun and games at the Independence Park StoryWalk (2100 S. Morgantown Rd., Greenwood). Trick-or-treat around the StoryWalk and play carnival games in the shelter.

Clark Pleasant Branch

Independence Park

Families

Sat

Oct. 12

2-3 p.m.

Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society, I call this story: yours. Create and/or share your favorite scary stories whether they be urban legends, creepypasta or classic ghost stories. Stories will be shared over two sessions and favorites shared online.Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) Trafalgar Branch

Mon Oct. 14 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fri Oct. 25 5-6 p.m.

A GRAVEYARD SMASH

Children & Teens (grades-5-12)

Oct. 21

Oct. 26

4-6 p.m.

Have you ever walked through the prairie and heard a strange noise? Investigate and see what you can find. We promise a spooky good time! Families; Child’s Caregiver Required Trafalgar Branch

Sat

Oct. 26

6:30-7 p.m.

FIELD OF SCREAMS

If you walk it, they will come...for you! Join us for a moonlit walk through the prairie; though we can't promise you we'll be alone. Teens (grades 8-12) & Adults

Halloween is nearly here! What's a ghost without their own spot to haunt? Create your own graveyard terrarium to keep the Halloween spirit alive year-round. Please register. Mon

Sat

HAUNTED PRAIRIE FOR KIDS

THE MIDNIGHT SOCIETY

Trafalgar Branch

Families

6:30-7:30 p.m.

See each branch's listings for more Spooktacular programs.

Trafalgar Branch

Sat

Oct. 26

7:30-8:30 p.m.

TRICK-OR-TREAT STORYTIME

Trick-or-treat with us at this special Halloween storytime. We'll start with stories and songs, make a spooky craft and then collect treats in the library. Don't forget to bring something to collect treats in and wear your costume! Children (birth-5 years); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Tue Oct. 29 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wed Oct. 30 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thu Oct. 31 10-11 a.m. Thu Oct. 31 1:30-2:30 p.m. Franklin Branch Franklin Branch White River Branch


Meet Wendy Preilis, Adult Learning Center Coordinator JCPL: Could you tell us about the Know Your Community series you worked on as a JCPL Make a Difference Project this year? WP: We worked with community partners to visit and present to our ESL groups on a variety of topics - library services, United Way programs, Emergency Responders, grocery shopping and healthy eating habits, public education and health and wellness in our communities.

Wendy Preilis is the Adult Learning Center Coordinator at Johnson County Public Library. She provides literacy services and programs to adults in Johnson County. She leads weekly small group sessions to help students who are learning English as a second language. Read our interview with Wendy and learn about how she is making a difference in our community. Johnson County Public Library: What is the Adult Learning Center at Johnson County Public Library? Wendy Preilis: We help adults practice basic reading skills and math skills. We help adults prepare for tests like driver’s license, High School Equivalency exam, citizenship, etc. We provide services to adults who need to learn English as a second language. JCPL: What’s your favorite thing about working in the ALC? WP: I meet so many wonderful people from all over the world with such interesting cultures and life experiences. They are happy to share and educate others about who they are, where they are from, their languages and their cultures. It’s fascinating that I stay here in Franklin and I get to meet people from all over the world. We are changing lives through the ALC because we’re helping them get jobs, stay healthy, pass tests, become citizens. JCPL: How do your students learn about the ALC? WP: Typically, adults learn about our program through word-ofmouth. Central Nine Career Center does a great job sharing with their students about programs at the library. JCPL: How many different cultures are represented in your ESL groups? WP: We have a variety of cultures represented in our groups–we currently have adults from Japan, China, Mexico, Brazil, India, Russia, Cameroon, Taiwan, Korea, Peru, Ukraine, Vietnam, Honduras, Dominican Republic and Colombia.

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JCPL: The Spelling Bee is a unique event. How would you explain the spelling bee to a newcomer who’s never heard about the event? WP: Our signature program is our annual Adult Spelling Bee. Teams of three compete for $150 prize! Teams are given 10 seconds to attempt to spell really difficult words. Teams use white boards to display the words–this takes the pressure off one person spelling out loud in front of a group of judges. This year we are hosting our 13th Annual Spelling Bee at Big Woods in Franklin. A spelling bee is a great event to raise awareness for adult literacy. JCPL: The ALC is always looking for volunteers to help tutor students. How can the community get involved? WP: A tutor meets with a student once a week for an hour. Most of the time, students want to practice speaking English and listening to English. Some students are focusing on passing a test for citizenship or obtaining a driver’s license. Other students want to study for English proficiency tests like the TOEFL and the TOEIC. There aren’t any special qualifications, we just ask that all of our volunteers be over the age of 18, pass a limited criminal background check and be open to learning about other cultures. To read the entire interview, please visit pageafterpage.org/meet-Wendy-Preilis

Free tutoring services to adult residents of the Johnson County area, focusing on English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education. Tutoring is provided by volunteers and ALC staff in both one-on-one and small group settings.

JCPL Johnson County Public Library

ADULT LEARNING CENTER

Contact Wendy at wpreilis@jcplin.org or 317-738-4677


13TH Annual ADULT

& COSTUME CONTEST Thu / Sep. 5 / 6:30 p.m. Big Woods Franklin 1800 E. King Street, Franklin

Registration opens Aug. 1 Teams of 3 (ages 18+)

JCPL Johnson County Public Library

ADULT LEARNING CENTER

FIRST PLACE TEAM PRIZE

$150

pageafterpage.org/SpellingBee

August–October 2019

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HOURS

Clark Pleasant Branch

M-Th 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun Closed

530 Tracy Rd., New Whiteland, IN 46184

TERRIFIC TWOS STORYTIME

Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more during this early literacy storytime each week. Children (2 year olds); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Thu Thu Thu

Aug. 1, 8, 15 Sep. 5, 12, 19, 26 Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

10:30-11:15 a.m. 10:30-11:15 a.m. 10:30-11:15 a.m.

PRESCHOOL YOGA STORYTIME

Preschoolers will build their muscles and their minds as we combine simple yoga poses and gentle stretching with stories and rhymes to make an interactive, movement-filled storytime experience.

Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Fri Fri Fri

Aug. 2 Sep. 6 Oct. 4

11-11:30 a.m. 11-11:30 a.m. 11-11:30 a.m.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

NOT YOUR MOTHER’S BOOK CLUB

Sick of reading highbrow literature? Tired of intense, deep analytical discussion over books that make you feel as if you're back in high school English class? If so, we have the perfect book club for you! Join this book club where book lovers aren't shamed for reading hot best-sellers, bodice rippers, young adult novels or the newest thrillers. This book club is all about reading for fun and having a laid back, snack-filled discussion with like-minded bibliophiles. Please register. Adults

“Cleopatra: A Life” by Stacy Schiff Wed Aug. 7 6-7 p.m. “The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson Wed Sep. 4 6-7 p.m. “Long Way Down” by Jason Reynolds Wed Oct. 2 6-7 p.m.

PRESCHOOL EDIBLE SCIENCE

Have fun and be creative together! Encourage a love of reading and enjoy crafts, songs and fingerplays, too.

Preschoolers, step into the library kitchen and see what’s on the menu! We’ll taste, learn and have fun as we experiment with hands-on kitchen science. Please register.

Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required

Tue Tue Tue

Aug. 6, 13 Sep. 3, 10, 17, 24 Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

10:30-11:15 a.m. 10:30-11:15 a.m. 10:30-11:15 a.m.

KIDS COOKING

Fri Fri Fri

Aug. 9 Sep. 13 Oct. 11

11 a.m.-noon 11 a.m.-noon 11 a.m.-noon

BOOK LOVERS DAY

Collaborate with us on kid-friendly concoctions! We'll all work together to make one no-bake food item related to the month's story theme, then taste the results. Please register.

Stop in and sign up to read at the library on Book Lovers Day. Get a thank-you prize. Paint a rock to show that you think "Libraries and Books Rock!"

Children (grades K-5)

All Ages

Tue Tue Tue

Aug. 6 Sep. 3 Oct. 1

4:30-5:30 p.m. 4:30-5:30 p.m. 4:30-5:30 p.m.

SUPERCRAFTERS – DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

Craft nerds unite! Kids can create masterpieces themed around their favorite sci-fi, fantasy or comic book characters. Please register. Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Tue

Aug. 6

6:30-7:30 p.m.

ESL CONVERSATION GROUP

English language learners – practice speaking English and learn American culture. Adults

Wed Wed Wed

Aug. 7, 28 Sep. 11 Oct. 2, 30

10:30 a.m.-noon 10:30 a.m.-noon 10:30 a.m.-noon

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Fri

Aug. 9

2-5:30 p.m.

OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy “Shrek” (2001) under the stars. Games start at 8 p.m. The movie begins at 8:30 p.m. We’ll bring the popcorn. In case of inclement weather, the movie will be rescheduled. Movie rated PG. Please register. All Ages

Fri

Aug. 9

8-10:30 p.m.

INTRO TO SEWING: SEW YOUR OWN MUG RUGS

Learn to make easy fabric coasters with fun fall and holiday fabrics. Judy Price will lead this beginner-level program. A limited number of sewing machines will be available to use, so please bring a portable sewing machine if you have one. All materials will be provided. Please register. Program will fill quickly! Teens & Adults (ages 16+)

Wed

Aug. 14

6-7:30 p.m.


HOURS

CLARK PLEASANT BRANCH

M-Th 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun Closed

530 Tracy Rd., New Whiteland 317-535-6206 pageafterpage.org/register

TOT ART

Create your own masterpiece! Create tot-friendly art projects together. Stick around after the craft for socialization and a short playtime. Please dress for a mess. Please register. Children (ages 1-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Fri Fri Fri

Aug. 16 Sep. 20 Oct. 18

11 a.m.-noon 11 a.m.-noon 11 a.m.-noon

COFFEE AND COLORING FOR ADULTS

Take a break from your day and relax at the library! Color a page or two and enjoy some coffee and conversation. Coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided. Please register. Adults

Mon

Aug. 19

10-11 a.m.

Children can improve their reading skills and enjoy time with a registered Alliance of Therapy Dogs canine friend. Sign up for a 15-minute session at the Information Desk or call 317-535-6206. Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Aug. 19 Sep. 16 Oct. 21

6:30-7:30 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

COUPONING AND STOCKPILING 101

Learn how to coupon at Target, CVS and Kroger. Couponing guru, Stephani Graves, will explain the terminology of coupons and coupon policies. Learn how to match up sales with coupons, gift cards, catalinas and how to use rebate apps to your advantage! Please register. Adults

Tue

Aug. 20

6-7:30 p.m.

MUSIC & MOVEMENT

Children will explore the world of music and dance at the library. Children (ages 1-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Wed Wed Wed

Aug. 21 Sep. 18 Oct. 9

11-11:45 a.m. 11-11:45 a.m. 11-11:45 a.m.

FANDOM FAIRY JARS

Light up the room with your favorite fandom. Create a twinkling lantern that features your favorite fandom: think Naruto, Harry Potter, Disney Princesses or Hamilton. All materials will be provided for you to create a craft that will make your favorites shine. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Wed

Aug. 21

Children (grades K-5)

Thu Thu Thu

6-7:30 p.m.

Aug. 22 Sep. 19 Oct. 10

6:30-7:30 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

PUZZLE SWAP

Bring a puzzle (or two!) without any missing pieces to trade for one that's new-to-you. You do not have to donate to take a free puzzle home. Take a seat and help finish a puzzle or two with other puzzle lovers. Please register. Adults

Tue

TALES FOR TAILS

Mon Mon Mon

STEAM WORKSHOP

Work out your science, technology, engineering, art and math skills with challenges to get you tinkering, imagining, building and problem-solving. Please register.

Aug. 27

6-7 p.m.

HOMESCHOOL HANGOUT

Here’s a chance to get to know other local homeschool students while you learn at the library. Families are invited to participate in a librarian-led activity about music, science, history, books or just plain fun. Time to socialize will follow. Please register. Children (grades K-6); Families Welcome

Bones and Fossils Wed Aug. 28 2-3 p.m. Yoga Techniques and Stories Wed Sep. 25 2-3 p.m. Zany Noodles – Danielle Dennis, Purdue Extension Service Wed Oct. 23 2-3 p.m.

TASTY TRAVELS

If you love food and learning new things, we have the perfect program for you. Each month we’ll learn about a new country and discover the best snacks and candies that country has to offer together, as we unbox the surprise country’s goodies. No peeking ahead of time! Please register. Children (grades 3-6)

Wed Wed Wed

Aug. 28 Sep. 25 Oct. 30

6:30-7:30 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

Help plan teen library events and earn community service hours. Teen Advisory Board members will help plan programs and events for teens, recommend books and other materials for the library, help the library stay up to date on teen trends and hot topics. Enjoy snacks, too! Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Thu Thu

Aug. 29 Sep. 26

4-5 p.m. 4-5 p.m.

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HOURS

Clark Pleasant Branch

M-Th 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun Closed

530 Tracy Rd., New Whiteland, IN 46184

DROP-IN TECH HELP

Bring your smartphone or laptop for help accessing library e-books and resources, email, Facebook and basic software and computer skills. We cannot repair devices or remove viruses. No appointment necessary! Adults

Thu

Aug. 29

6-8 p.m.

PRESCHOOL STEAM LAB

Bring your little one as we explore the concepts of science, technology, engineering, art and math through hands on experiments, crafts, games and more. Please register. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required

Fri Fri Fri

Aug. 30 Sep. 27 Oct. 25

10:30-11:30 a.m. 10:30-11:30 a.m. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

TAPE TOWN

Come on down to Tape Town! Let your little one explore a make-believe town full of busy activities and sensory fun. While they play, they learn and you do, too. Each activity builds essential literacy skills that will be invaluable in the years to come. Take home literacy activities to make at-home learning a piece of cake. Please register.

Children (ages 1-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Sat

Aug. 31

11 a.m.-noon

INTRO TO SEWING: HEMMING BASICS

DONUTS WITH GRANDPARENTS

Bring your grandparents to the library for a special storytime honoring them! Enjoy refereshments and make a little present in celebration of Grandparents’ Day. Please register. Families

Sat

Sep. 7

10:30-11:30 a.m.

MARBLE RUN MADNESS

Flaunt your creative genius by engineering the longest, fastest and most creative marble run. Please register. Children (grades K-6); Families Welcome

Mon

Sep. 9

6:30-7:30 p.m.

UNPLUGGED CODING

Learn the foundations of simple computer programming through fun, hands-on projects, games and activities... without using a computer! Please register. Children (grades K-6)

Tue

Sep. 10

4:30-5:30 p.m.

HARRY POTTER TRIVIA

Dust off the spell books and fire up the cauldrons! How well do you know the world of Harry Potter? Harry Potter themed prizes will be awarded. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Wed

Sep. 11

6-7:30 p.m.

NATURE: UP CLOSE AND SLITHERY

Learn hemming basics with sewing instructor, Kathy Anderson. Please bring a pair of pants or jeans that need hemming. A limited number of sewing machines will be available to use, so please bring a portable sewing machine if you have one. All materials will be provided. Please register.

Presenters from Scaly Tailz introduce us to some reptile and amphibian friends. This interactive experience provides unique opportunities to discover more about reptiles, amphibians and our role in the environment. Please register. Program will fill quickly!

Thu

Thu

Teens & Adults (ages 16+)

Sep. 5

6-7:30 p.m.

CRAFTING FOR A CAUSE: CREATE YOUR ROCK

We all have times when we need words of encouragement, a way to express ourselves to those around us or to give unexpected joy to someone. Help Upstream Prevention share words of strength and encouragement by painting a rock for the community and one for yourself! Please register. Children & Teens (grades 3-12); Families Welcome

Fri

Sep. 6

4:30-5:30 p.m.

12 August–October 2019

Families

Sep. 12

4:30-5:30 p.m.

WATERCOLOR PORTRAITS

Create simple watercolor portraits from photographs scanned into the computer. A selection of photos will be provided. To use your own photo, please bring a copy to the Library by Sep. 12. Photos will be returned on the day of the class. Please register. Adults

Mon

Sep. 16

10-11:30 a.m.


HOURS

CLARK PLEASANT BRANCH

M-Th 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun Closed

530 Tracy Rd., New Whiteland 317-535-6206 pageafterpage.org/register

THE IRON BRIGADE OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC

Made up of units from Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan, this Civil War brigade was the only brigade whose soldiers were all from the West. These five regiments went on to become one of the most recognized and respected organizations in the Union army. Historical Interpreter, William Hendricks, will discuss the Iron Brigade's distinctive uniforms and battle honors. Please register. Adults

Tue

Sep. 17

6-7:30 p.m.

CARDMAKING AND PLAYING WITH PAPER

Sending personal cards is a special way to show you care. Join us to make personal greeting cards with paper and rubber stamps with the help of craft expert, Marti Schrock. Please register. Adults

Wed

Sep. 18

6-7 p.m.

PROTECT YOURSELF! SELF-DEFENSE FOR YOUTH

Learning to defend yourself is a useful skill in many different situations. Cletis Gipson, black belt in Keisatsu Jujitsu, will teach basic strategies and techniques that will help keep you safe. Please register. Children & Teens (grades 3-12)

Mon

Sep. 23

6:30-7:30 p.m.

FAMILY CONVERSATION CAFÉ

Broaden your worldview with stories that confront bias and explore other cultures. Learn strategies to start and extend conversations about our diverse world, even with younger children. Join us for snacks in a welcoming space to practice empathy and understanding. Please register. Families

Tue

Sep. 24

6:30-7:30 p.m.

LIKE A ROLLING STONE: BOB DYLAN IN THE 1960s

Bob Dylan changed the world of music several times over in the 1960s. From his coffee shop days in New York City to his controversial electric performances with the Band, we'll take a look at how he created a musical revolution and listen to some hits and rarities of the era. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Thu

Sep. 26

7-8 p.m.

DIY HALLOWEEN EARRINGS

Make some electrifying earrings that will dazzle your friends and spice up your Halloween wardrobe. All materials will be provided. Please register. Program will fill quickly!

FRANCISCAN HEALTH WALK-IN FLU SHOT CLINIC

Get your flu, pneumonia, shingles and other vaccines at the library. Most major health insurance accepted. Bring your health insurance card or $15 per vaccine. Payment due at time of vaccination. All Ages (6 months+); Families Welcome

Sat

Oct. 5

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

PLANNING YOUR FUNERAL

No one wants to think about their own funeral, but there are real benefits to making decisions now. Capri Bowles, Jessen Funeral Homes, will show you easy ways to plan ahead and make a painful time less stressful for your family. Please register. Adults

Tue

Oct. 8

6-7:30 p.m.

LOVE TO BUILD

Celebrate your love of construction. Build with blocks, cardboard and even spaghetti! Please register. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Wed

Oct. 9

4-5 p.m.

BAKING 101: CINNAMON ROLLS AND GOOEY STICKY BUNS

There’s something exciting about mixing together simple and humble ingredients that will produce beautiful, life-giving sustenance: modern day alchemy. Our own library baker, Tom Randall, will introduce us to the magic of cinnamon rolls and gooey sticky buns. Please register. Program will fill quickly! Adults

Wed

Oct. 9

6-7:30 p.m.

NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS MAKERSPACE

Get creative and make some one of a kind Nightmare Before Christmas creations. Sing along to movie clips while crafting spooktacular pieces just in time for Halloween! Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Thu

Oct. 10

4-5 p.m.

HALLOWEEN COSTUME SWAP

Bring your clean, gently used Halloween costume to swap for a new-to-you costume for your child this year. Stay for a Halloween story, make a craft and enjoy refreshments while we talk about super cool trick-or-treat costumes. Families

Sat

Oct. 12

2-3 p.m.

Adults

Tue

Oct. 1

Spooktacular Program

6:30-7:30 p.m.

August–October 2019

13


HOURS

Clark Pleasant Branch

M-Th 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun Closed

530 Tracy Rd., New Whiteland, IN 46184

DIY HOLLY GOLIGHTLY SLEEP SET

Love "Breakfast at Tiffany's?" Channel your inner Holly Golightly and make a fun sleepmask and earplug set. It's crafty and chic and the perfect way to spend a Monday morning! Please register. Adults

Mon

Oct. 14

10-11 a.m.

LIZZIE BORDEN AND THE 1892 DOUBLE AXE MURDER OF ANDREW AND ABBY BORDEN

On the morning of Thursday, August 4, 1892 in Fall River, Massachusetts, local businessman and notorious miser Andrew Borden and his wife Abby were found hacked to death in their home. Thanks to a sloppy crime scene investigation, a botched inquest, sensationalized media attention and a whole host of Victorian era social customs, we will never really know if Andrew's daughter Lizzie Borden was guilty. Sarah Halter, executive director of the Indiana Medical History Museum, will tell the story of the shocking double-murder that rocked a small town in a time when oppressive gender roles were staunchly enforced, forensic science was in its infancy and yellow journalism was on the rise. Please register. Adults

Tue

Oct. 15

6-7:30 p.m.

CLARK PLEASANT BOOK CLUB

Love to read and talk about books? Join this book discussion group. Contact the reference desk to get a copy to read in advance. Please register. Adults

“I Love You, Miss Huddleston” by Philip Gulley Tue Oct. 22 2-3 p.m.

POP PUMPKINS

Take your pumpkin game up a level this year. We'll paint mini pumpkins to look like our favorite pop culture characters. The pumpkin-bilities are endless! All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring a pumpkin if you have one in need of a makeover. Please register. Families

Tue

Oct. 22

6:30-7:30 p.m.

COSPLAY CREATIONS

Learn to make a variety of cosplay accessories, from wands to bow-ties, cat ears and more! We’ll use hot glue, sewing machines and other crafty supplies to help finish off any costume. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Wed

Oct. 23

6-7:30 p.m.

INTRO TO SEWING: DIY PET BANDANAS

Add a little flair or a splash of color to your pet’s collar. Sewing instructor, Kathy Anderson, will show you how to make pet bandanas that are guaranteed to have you and your fur babies jumping for joy. A limited number of sewing machines will be available to use, so please bring a portable sewing machine if you have one. All materials will be provided. Please register. Program will fill quickly! Teens & Adults (ages 16+)

Thu

Oct. 24

6-7:30 p.m.

“FIRST OF OCTEMBER” FRIDAY

Share Dr. Seuss' story "Please Try to Remember the First of Octember!" Enjoy activities, craft and refreshments. Create some traditions for next year. Please register. Families

Fri

INDIANAPOLIS BALLET selections from

The Nutcracker Advanced and professional level students from the Indianapolis Ballet will be at our Clark Pleasant Branch to present a selection of dances and lead a short instructional session.

Oct. 25

4:30-5:30 p.m.

HALLOWEEN ESCAPE ROOM

Try all you like, but no one can escape... the HAUNTED LIBRARY! Discover clues and solve puzzles to make it out alive, but prepare for thrills and chills along the way. Please register. Program will fill quickly! Families (recommended for ages 5+); Child’s Caregiver Required

Sat Sat Sat Sat

Oct. 26 Oct. 26 Oct. 26 Oct. 26

1-1:45 p.m. 2-2:45 p.m. 3-3:45 p.m. 4-4:45 p.m.

Preschoolers (ages 2-5); Caregivers required

Wed

Oct. 23

10:30-11:30 a.m.

14 August–October 2019

Spooktacular Program


S K O O B E S E H T D A E R DON’ T

pageafterpage.org/CreepyReads


HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

Franklin Branch

9 a.m.-9 p.m. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

401 State St., Franklin, IN 46131

TINY TOTS STORYTIME

Enjoy books, bounces, songs, rhymes and more at this early literacy storytime each week. Babies (birth-24 months); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Thu Thu Thu

Aug. 1, 8, 15 Sep. 5, 12, 19, 26 Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

9:30-10 a.m. 9:30-10 a.m. 9:30-10 a.m.

Children (grades 1-6); Families Welcome

TERRIFIC TWOS STORYTIME

Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more during this early literacy storytime each week. Visit our exploration stations before stories start at 10:45 a.m. Children (2 year olds); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Thu Thu Thu

Aug. 1, 8, 15 Sep. 5, 12, 19, 26 Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

10:15-11:15 a.m. 10:15-11:15 a.m. 10:15-11:15 a.m.

PRESCHOOL YOGA STORYTIME

Preschoolers will build their muscles and their minds as we combine simple yoga poses and gentle stretching with stories and rhymes to make an interactive, movement-filled storytime experience.

Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Fri Fri

Aug. 2 Sep. 6

10:30-11 a.m. 10:30-11 a.m.

CREATION STATION

Spark your creativity at our Creation Station! Each Saturday, we will have a new craft, writing prompt, STEAM activity or challenge available in the Children's Department for your family to discover. Drop in anytime between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Families

Build a LEGO Marble Maze Thaumatropes Back to School Writing Prompts Fossils LEGO “Canyon” Challenge Puppet Palooza Tessellation Art Light Fall Story Starters Writing Prompts LEGO Monster Challenge Puppet Palooza Superhero Masks Magnets

Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat

FULL STEAM AHEAD

Discover and explore your world through science and technology! Encounter a new STEAM adventure each month as we conduct hands-on creative experiments, code our own video games and more. Please register.

Aug. 3 Aug. 10 Aug. 17 Aug. 24 Aug. 31 Sep. 7 Sep. 14 Sep. 21 Sep. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26

Mon Mon Mon

Aug. 5 Sep. 9 Oct. 7

4:30-5:15 p.m. 4:30-5:15 p.m. 4:30-5:15 p.m.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Have fun and be creative together! Encourage a love of reading and enjoy crafts, songs and fingerplays too! Drop in for exploration stations before stories begin at 10:45 a.m. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Tue Wed Tue Wed Tue Wed

Aug. 6, 13 Aug. 7, 14 Sep. 3, 10, 17, 24 Sep. 4, 11, 18, 25 Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23

10:15-11:15 a.m. 10:15-11:15 a.m. 10:15-11:15 a.m. 10:15-11:15 a.m. 10:15-11:15 a.m. 10:15-11:15 a.m.

GENEALOGY GET TOGETHER

Need motivation to work on your genealogy? Bring your project(s) to the Historical Room each month and plan to organize your genealogy records to do further research. Please register. Adults

Tue Tue Tue

Aug. 6 Sep. 3 Oct. 1

6-7 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 6-7 p.m.

CHESS CLUB Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned player, come and test yourself against others in a friendly atmosphere. Chess sets will be provided. Bring your own set, if you prefer. Please register. All Ages

Tue Tue Tue

Aug. 6, 20 Sep. 10, 24 Oct. 8, 22

6:30-8 p.m. 6:30-8 p.m. 6:30-8 p.m.

HOMECOMING DRESS POP-UP SHOP

Looking for a dress for Homecoming? Find one at the library! All dresses and accessories are FREE for the taking. No need to register, but DO tell a friend. Teens (grades 9-12)

Sat

16 August–October 2019

Aug. 10

1-4 p.m.


HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

FRANKLIN BRANCH

9 a.m.-9 p.m. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

401 State St., Franklin 317-738-9711 - Adult Programs 317-738-2098 - Teen & Children’s Programs pageafterpage.org/register

UNPLUGGED CODING

Learn the foundations of simple computer programming through fun, hands-on projects, games and activities… without using a computer! Please register. Children (grades K-6)

Tue

Aug. 13

4:30-5:30 p.m.

CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES

Learn about how a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) could be your next place to call home. Join Chelsea Procter, Senior Living Specialists of Compass Park, as she talks about the different living options a CCRC has to offer and what Compass Park can provide. Please register. Adult

Wed

Aug. 14

2-3 p.m.

Make a fun statement mug using our Cricut and alcohol inks. Please bring your own white mug. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Aug. 15

7-8 p.m.

Not your little siblings’ storytime! Vote on stories, then listen while engaging in activities like LEGOs, puzzles and dominoes. Create, move, build, stretch, draw and more! Children (grades K-3); Families Welcome

Aug. 19 Sep. 23 Oct. 21

4:30-5:15 p.m. 4:30-5:15 p.m. 4:30-5:15 p.m.

CRAFTY KIDS CLUB

Calling all kid artists! Create with us. We'll have a new project each month. All materials will be provided. Please dress for a mess. Please register. Children (grades K-6)

Fork Flowers Wed Aug. 22 Pointillism Wed Sep. 11 Pumpkin Painting Wed Oct. 10

Tue Tue Sat Tue Sat

Aug. 27 Sep. 3, 10, 17, 24 Sep. 7 Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Oct. 12

6-6:30 p.m. 6-6:30 p.m. 10-10:30 a.m. 6-6:30 p.m. 10-10:30 a.m.

WINDOWS 10 WITH MR. NOOBIE

Discover the most popular Windows 10 built-in apps including the Mail, Photos and Music apps as Mr. Noobie teaches us how to check email, organize photos, listen to music and more on a Windows 10 computer. Please register. Adults

Aug. 28

6:30-8 p.m.

FRIDAY CRAFTERNOON: BUTTON MAKING

Bring your friends for a fun afternoon of crafting. Make a button showing off your favorite pictures, drawings or your own custom design. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Fri

SCHOOL-AGE STORYTIME

Mon Mon Mon

Children (birth-grade 2); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Wed

ALCOHOL INK MUGS

Thu

FAMILY STORYTIME

Enjoy stories and songs with your family.

Aug. 30

4:30-5:15 p.m.

HEALTHY MEAL PREP

Trying to manage a million things at once? Learn how to get healthy by being prepared. This class, taught by Purdue Extension's Health and Human Science's Educator, Danielle Dennis, will offer valuable information and demonstrations on planning for your week, so you can enjoy nutritious and delicious meals no matter how busy your days become. Please register. Adults

Tue

Sep. 3

6-7:30 p.m.

IMPROV PLAY ACTING

Act out with us! Have fun improvising scenes and learning acting games. Please register. Children & Teens (ages 10-15)

4:30-5:15 p.m. 4:30-5:15 p.m. 4:30-5:15 p.m.

Wed Wed

Sep. 4, 18 Oct. 9, 23

4:30-5:15 p.m. 4:30-5:15 p.m.

INTRO TO SEWING: SEWING MACHINE BASICS

Learn sewing machine basics from sewing instructor, Kathy Anderson. A limited number of sewing machines will be available to use, so please bring a portable sewing machine if you have one. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens (grades 9-12) & Adults

Wed

Sep. 4

6-7:30 p.m.

August–October 2019

17


HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

Franklin Branch

9 a.m.-9 p.m. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

401 State St., Franklin, IN 46131

READ AND BLEED AT YOUR LIBRARY

HOP AND BOP

Give the gift of life and roll up your sleeve while you read. All blood types are urgently needed. To schedule an appointment, please call 800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.

Let's dance! We'll explore different kinds of music as we experiment with movement and rhythm in this fun, high-energy program for preschoolers.

Thu

Fri Fri

Adults (ages 17+)

Sep. 5

2-6 p.m.

FRIDAY CRAFTERNOON: PAINTED ROCK CACTI

Bring your friends for a fun afternoon of crafting. No green thumb? Make a pot of cacti with custom-painted rocks and brighten up your room! All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Fri

Sep. 6

4:30-5:15 p.m.

TRAVEL CLUB

Travel to a unique destination each month without leaving the comfort of the library! Join us for crafts and activities as we discover new cultures. Please register. Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Western U.S. National Parks Tue Sep. 10 Eastern U.S. National Parks Tue Oct. 8

4:30-5:15 p.m. 4:30-5:15 p.m.

NATURE: UP CLOSE AND SLITHERY

Presenters from Scaly Tailz introduce us to some reptile and amphibian friends. This interactive experience provides unique opportunities to discover more about reptiles, amphibians and our role in the environment. Please register. Program will fill quickly! Families

Thu

Sep. 12

6:30-7:30 p.m.

AUTHORS AT JCPL: SUSAN WIGGS

Susan Wiggs is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of over 40 novels. Join Susan as she talks about her newest novel, "The Oysterville Sewing Circle." The first 100 JCPL cardholders to reserve a seat and attend this event will receive a copy of the new title. Additional copies will be available for purchase. Please register at pageafterpage.org/authorsatjcpl. Custer Theatre – Old Main, Franklin College, 101 Branigin Blvd.

Children (ages birth-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Sep. 13, 27 Oct. 11, 25

10:30-11 a.m. 10:30-11 a.m.

BOTANICAL FACE MASKS

Experience a relaxing spa morning at the library. Enjoy a luxury botanical facial masque – a perfect way to support a healthy and youthful-looking complexion. The essential oils and exotic orchid petals will leave your skin looking radiant and feeling soft. Designed with all skin types in mind, this mask will nurture and moisturize your skin, leaving it looking brighter and feeling more refreshed. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Sat

Sep. 14

10:30 a.m.-noon

FRANKLIN PAGE TURNERS BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

If you love to read and chat about books, join us as we discuss this month’s book. We'll share ideas and insights in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Borrow a copy at the reference desk. Teens (grades 9-12) & Adults

"The Other Einstein” by Marie Benedict Mon Sep. 16 6:30-8 p.m. "The Astronaut Wives Club” by Lily Koppel Mon Oct. 21 6:30-8 p.m.

LOVE TO BUILD

Celebrate your love of construction. Build with blocks, cardboard and even spaghetti! Please register. Children (ages 3-5); Families Welcome

Tue presents

Sep. 17

Explore Summer at JCPL

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Watch our Facebook page to find out the results of the library prize vote.

Adults

Thu

Sep. 12

7-9 p.m. Instruments: Hapi Drums, keyboards…

18 August–October 2019

Experiment Kits: Learn with STEAM at home

Stargazing Kits: Telescopes, star guides…


HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

FRANKLIN BRANCH

9 a.m.-9 p.m. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

401 State St., Franklin 317-738-9711 - Adult Programs 317-738-2098 - Teen & Children’s Programs pageafterpage.org/register

TOT ART

Create your own masterpiece! Create tot-friendly art projects together. Stick around after the craft for socialization and a short playtime. Please dress for a mess. Children (ages 1-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Fri Fri

Sep. 20 Oct. 18

10:30-11 a.m. 10:30-11 a.m.

CRAFTING FOR A CAUSE: CREATE YOUR ROCK

We all have times when we need words of encouragement, a way to express ourselves to those around us or to give unexpected joy to someone. Help Upstream Prevention share words of strength and encouragement by painting a rock for the community and one for yourself! Please register. Children & Teens (grades 3-12); Families Welcome

Fri

Sep. 20

4:30-5:30 p.m.

IT’S REAL: COLLEGE STUDENTS AND MENTAL HEALTH

Join us for a conversation about well-being, balancing your life and mental health from other students who have been there. Volunteers with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will teach us how to spot friends who may be struggling and how to offer real help. This event will feature a short film and live discussion. Geared towards college students and high school seniors, this session is also helpful for parents and educators. Please register.

HANDS-ONLY CPR

The Hands-Only CPR and AED class is intended for people who are interested in learning how to save a life. The class covers how to approach an unresponsive person, call for help, initiate CPR and how to apply and use an AED. This class does not fulfill any certification requirements. Please register. Adults

Sat

Oct. 12

1:30-2:30 p.m.

ROBOT CAMP

Learn to code with the Makera Company and their specially-designed robots! Develop skills in C++ programming, electronics and robot design. This special program occurs daily, please plan to attend all sessions. Please register. Program will fill quickly! Teens (ages 12-16)

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

Oct. 14 Oct. 15 Oct. 16 Oct. 17 Oct. 18

noon-5 p.m. noon-5 p.m. noon-5 p.m. noon-5 p.m. noon-5 p.m. RESS ING D M O C HOME

Adults (high school seniors, college students, parents and educators)

Wed

Sep. 25

6:30-7:30 p.m.

BONES AND FOSSILS

Examine fossils from around the world as well as a mummified frog found at the Franklin Branch! Hold a dinosaur fossil and a fossilized shark’s tooth. Learn about Indiana’s fossil bed on the Ohio River. We’ll even compare bones from a cow, deer, whale, turtle and more. Please register. Children (grades K-12) & Adults; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Thu

Sep. 26

4:30-5:30 p.m.

LOOKING FOR A DRESS FOR HOMECOMING? FIND ONE AT THE LIBRARY! ALL DRESSES, SHOES AND ACCESSORIES ARE FREE FOR THE TAKING!

TINKER TOTS

Preschoolers will explore, create and learn through interactive STEAM activities. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Fri

Oct. 4

10:30-11 a.m.

FRIDAY CRAFTERNOON: PUMPKIN PAINTING

Bring your friends for a fun afternoon of crafting. Get ready for Halloween by creating your own painted pumpkin. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Fri

Oct. 11

Spooktacular Program

4:30-5:15 p.m.

Johnson County Public Library

FRANKLIN BRANCH

SAT / AUG. 10 / 1-4 P.M. TEENS, GRADES 9-12

N O N E E D TO R E G I S T E R , B U T D O T E L L A F R I E N D.

August–October 2019

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HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

Franklin Branch

9 a.m.-9 p.m. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

401 State St., Franklin, IN 46131

LACE AND BURLAP ART

Create a picture using lace on burlap or denim covered canvas. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Tue

Oct. 15

6:30-8 p.m.

UNICORN PARTY

Children (ages 3-grade 6)

Oct. 17

2-3 p.m.

ESSENTIAL OILS 101

Oils can be useful powerful allies in our quest for wellness. There is virtually no limit on how essential oils can be used. Join Stacy Quasebarth, essential oils consultant, for an in-depth 101 class as we review what essential oils are, how they work and how you can use them. Please register. Adults

Sat

Oct. 19

10:30 a.m.-noon

START YOUR OWN SIDE GIG

Looking for an easy way to make money on your own time? Mr. Noobie will review side gigs like Uber, GrubHub, Amazon and more. He will also share his experiences with each gig as well as tips and tricks for making the most money with each service. Please register. Adults

Mon

Oct. 21

Families

Fri

Have a magical time basking in rainbows, sparkles and whimsical fun as we read a story and make crafts. Please register. Thu

PUMPKIN TRAIL AT URBAN FOREST STORYWALK

Wear your costume, listen to some not-so-scary stories and bring a flashlight to trick-or-treat along the StoryWalk trail. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the library. Urban Forest-201 W. South St., Franklin

6:30-8 p.m.

FAMILY CONVERSATION CAFÉ

Broaden your worldview with stories that confront bias and explore other cultures. Learn strategies to start and extend conversations about our diverse world, even with younger children. Join us for snacks in a welcoming space to practice empathy and understanding.

Oct. 25

6:30-7:30 p.m.

FRANCISCAN HEALTH WALK-IN FLU SHOT CLINIC

Get your flu, pneumonia, shingles and other vaccines at the library. Most major health insurance accepted. Bring your health insurance card or $15 per vaccine. Payment due at time of vaccination. All Ages (6 months+); Families Welcome

Sat

Oct. 26

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

ALL ABOUT BATS

Learn more about the flying creatures of the night in this informative presentation focusing on bat species in our own backyards. Bat expert, Ryan Slack, from Civil and Environmental Consultants, will teach us about the 12 species of bats found in Indiana, the latest research on bat calls, debunking myths about bats and much more. Families

Mon

Oct. 28

6:30-8 p.m.

TRICK-OR-TREAT STORYTIME

Trick-or-treat with us at this special Halloween storytime. We'll start with stories and songs, make a spooky craft and then collect treats in the library. Don't forget to bring something to carry you treats in and wear your costume! Children (birth-5 years); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Tue Wed

Oct. 29 Oct. 30

10:30-11:30 a.m. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Families

Wed

Oct. 23

6:30-7:30 p.m.

THE CANDLELIGHT HOUSE: A TRUE GHOST STORY

Built outside Franklin in 1868, the Candlelight House is a farmhouse with a spooky reputation. Listen as the owner, Ella Casper, shares stories of this historic home and its paranormal investigations. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Thu

Oct. 24

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Flu, pneumonia, shingles and other vaccines. Most major insurance accepted. Bring your health insurance card or $15 per vaccine. Payment due at time of vaccination. Clark Pleasant

White River

Trafalgar

Franklin

Sat / Oct. 5 Sat / Oct. 12 Sat / Oct. 19 Sat / Oct. 26 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

20 August–October 2019

Spooktacular Program


Johnson County Public Library presents

Heartland International Films will debut a new location for the festival, featuring three nights of films. In addition to several festival films and anniversary classic films, JCPL will present a slate of Heartland films from around the world representing the heritage of our communities.

October 15-17 Screenings at 10 a.m., 5 & 7:30 p.m.

57 N. Main St., Franklin

Special fall break family film screenings on October 16. Watch for details including titles in our branches and on Facebook.

Johnson County Public Library


HOURS

Trafalgar Branch

M-Th 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun Closed

424 S. Tower St., Trafalgar, IN 46181

DECORATE YOUR OWN PHOTO BLOCK

TUESDAY STORYTIME

Display photos of your summer adventures on a photo block you decorate yourself. Please register.

Have fun and be creative, together! Enjoy stories, crafts, songs and more.

Thu

Tue Tue Tue

Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Aug. 1

6-7 p.m.

WALK AND TALK ON THE PRAIRIE

We all know that exercise is great for us, but wouldn't it be even better to exercise while socializing with others? Studies show that combining physical activity with a social setting promotes positive mental and physical well-being. Join us for both as we walk through nature's finest! Please register. Adults

Wed Wed Wed

Aug. 7 Sep. 4 Oct. 2

6:30-7:30 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

MINI CLIPBOARD MAGNETS

Create mini clipboard magnets to display positive messages on your refrigerator. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Thu

Aug. 13

Children (ages birth-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Aug. 20, 27 Sep. 3, 10, 17, 24 Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

10-11 a.m. 10-11 a.m. 10-11 a.m.

HANDMADE HAPPY HOUR

Bring your unfinished projects and make use of the time and space to finish your creations. There will be plenty of time to socialize with other creative people as well. Please register. Adults

Wed Wed Wed

Aug. 21 Sep. 18 Oct. 16

10:30 a.m.-noon 10:30 a.m.-noon 10:30 a.m.-noon

THURSDAY STORYTIME

Have fun and be creative, together! Enjoy stories, crafts, songs and more.

Children (ages birth-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

6-7 p.m.

BICYCLE THROUGH THE PRAIRIE

Thu Thu Thu

Children (grades K-6); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Homeschoolers! Join us for H-Club to hear stories, make crafts and play games.

It’s a lovely day for a bike ride. Bring your bikes, learn about bike safety and practice your skills as you ride through the prairie. Don’t forget your helmet! Please register. Wed

Aug. 14

4:30-5:30 p.m.

TOUCH A TRUCK

Give your little ones a chance to get in the driver's seat and touch the trucks they love so much. From big rigs and farm trucks to rescue vehicles, your kids can see them all at the library! All Ages

Sat

Aug. 17

1-3:30 p.m.

FAMILY GAME NIGHT

Families; Child’s Caregiver Required

Aug. 19

10-11 a.m. 10-11 a.m. 10-11 a.m.

H-CLUB

Children (grades K-6); Child’s Caregiver Required

Thu Thu Thu

Aug. 22, 29 Sep. 5, 12, 19, 26 Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

10-11 a.m. 10-11 a.m. 10-11 a.m.

MEET YOUR WILD NEIGHBORS

Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators will talk about the mission of the center and introduce us to our wild neighbors, including raptors and other birds in their care. Please register. All Ages

Not quite ready to give up the fun of summer? Well, you're in luck! Join us for an evening of games, snacks and family fun. Please register. Mon

Aug. 22, 29 Sep. 5, 12, 19, 26 Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

6:30-8 p.m.

Thu

Aug. 29

6-7 p.m.

EDIBLE SCIENCE

Do you like science? Do you like food? Even if you only like one of these things, be sure to join us for some science experiments and then help us eat them! Please register. Children (grades 1-6)

Thu

22 August–October 2019

Sep. 5

4:30-5:30 p.m.


HOURS

TRAFALGAR BRANCH

M-Th 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun Closed

424 S. Tower St., Trafalgar 317-878-9560 pageafterpage.org/register

DIY RED ROCK EARRINGS

With an assortment of beautiful red beads, we’ll create our own handmade piece of jewelry. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Thu

Sep. 5

6-7 p.m.

Families

Mon

NATURE: UP CLOSE AND SLITHERY

Presenters from Scaly Tailz introduce us to some reptile and amphibian friends. This interactive experience provides unique opportunities to discover more about reptiles, amphibians and our role in the environment. Please register. Program will fill quickly! Families

Mon

Sep. 9

6:30-7:30 p.m.

ROYAL VISIT TO DOWNTON ABBEY

Cozy up near our fireplace with a cup of tea and enjoy great conversation about the upcoming Downton Abbey movie and reminisce about all that’s happened in the years before. Please register. Adults

Wed

Sep. 11

6:30-8 p.m.

INTRO TO SEWING: THE BASICS

Learn the basics of sewing with sewing instructor, Kathy Anderson. A limited number of sewing machines will be available to use, so please bring a portable sewing machine if you have one. All materials will be provided. Please register. Adults

Thu

Sep. 12

FAMILY YOGA STORYTIME

Families will build their muscles and their minds as we combine simple yoga poses and gentle stretching with stories and rhymes to make an interactive, movement-filled storytime experience. Please register.

6-7:30 p.m.

Sep. 16

6:30-7:30 p.m.

CRAFTING FALL LANTERNS

Create a fall lantern out of different paper materials, using a perforating technique. No cutting is involved and it's an easy project for all ages. Please register. Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Wed

Sep. 18

4:30-5:30 p.m.

A BRIEF TOUR OF HOOSIER STATE PARKS

Join Hoosier State Park enthusiast, Jeff Wilson, as he presents a brief overview of the state park system. Jeff will share a quick description of each of Indiana's 24 parks, as well as recommendations for visits. There will also be time for a Q&A session. Please register. Teens (grades 9-12) & Adults

Thu

Sep. 19

6-7 p.m.

A LITTLE ART ON THE PRAIRIE

Walk through the prairie picking up rocks, leaves and other loose items. Then we'll use them to create our very own masterpieces. Please register. Children (ages 3-grade 6); Families Welcome

Mon

Sep. 23

6:30-7:30 p.m.

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HOURS

Trafalgar Branch

M-Th 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun Closed

424 S. Tower St., Trafalgar, IN 46181

ME OH MY, I LOVE PIE!

September is time for apples. Let's enjoy them together with apple stories, crafts and a very special snack. Please register. Children (ages 3-grade 5); Families Welcome

Tue

Sep. 24

4:30-5:30 p.m.

REHUMANIZING A SPECIMEN COLLECTION

Sarah Halter, executive director of Indiana Medical History Museum, will tell us about the origins and uses of the IMHM's specimen collection, both historic and contemporary, as well as their new project to "Rehumanize" them. The Museum aims to tell the stories of these specimens in a new way - a way that reinforces their humanity and fosters compassion and respect both for the former patients of Central State Hospital and for people living with mental health concerns today. Please register. Adults

Tue

Sep. 24

6-7 p.m.

UNPLUGGED CODING

ALL ABOARD! MODEL RAILROAD DISPLAY

Calling all train enthusiasts! Bring the entire family to this drop-in program to see an amazing model railroad display presented by the CINTRAK Model Railroad Club. CINTRAK (Central Indiana N-TRAK) is an N-scale modular railroading club founded in 1980. Members build and maintain modules following either the N-TRAK or oNe-TRAK standard. This allows numerous modules to be brought together to create huge layouts at train shows. All Ages

Sat

Oct. 12

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

THE MIDNIGHT SOCIETY

Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society, I call this story: yours. Create and/or share your favorite scary stories whether they be urban legends, creepypasta or classic ghost stories. Stories will be shared over two sessions and favorites will be shared online. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Learn the foundations of simple computer programming through fun and hands-on projects, games and activities... without using a computer! Please register.

Mon Fri

Wed

Safe Sitter is a full-day babysitting course recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The program teaches participants how to be safe and nurturing caregivers and how to handle emergencies. Please bring a sack lunch. A fee of $25 is due day of class. Pre-registration forms need to be filled out by parent/guardian at the library or at pageafterpage.org/safesitter. Please register. Program will fill quickly!

Children (grades K-5)

Sep. 25

4:30-5:30 p.m.

CRAFTING FOR A CAUSE: CREATE YOUR ROCK

We all have times when we need words of encouragement, a way to express ourselves to those around us or to give unexpected joy to someone. Help Upstream Prevention share words of strength and encouragement by painting a rock for the community and one for yourself! Please register. Children & Teens (grades 3-12); Families Welcome

Sat

Sep. 28

2:30-3:30 p.m.

BONES AND FOSSILS

Examine fossils from around the world as well as a mummified frog found at the Trafalgar Branch! Hold a dinosaur fossil and a fossilized shark’s tooth. Learn about Indiana’s fossil bed on the Ohio River. We’ll even compare bones from a cow, deer, whale, turtle and more. Please register. Children (grades K-12) & Adults; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Thu

Oct. 3

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Oct. 14 Oct. 25

6:30-7:30 p.m. 5-6 p.m.

SAFE SITTER

Children & Teens (ages 11-16)

Tue

Oct. 15

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

PUMPKIN DECORATING

Have you decorated a pumpkin for Halloween yet? You haven't? We can fix that! Please dress for a mess. Children (grades 1-6); Families Welcome

Thu

Oct. 17

4:30-5:30 p.m.

UNICORN PARTY

It's a magical party! Come bask in rainbows, sparkles and whimsical fun as we read a story and make crafts. Please register. Children (ages 3-grade 6)

Fri

Oct. 18

2-3 p.m.

WOODLAND ANIMAL GLOBES

Create a unique fall-inspired globe with a cute woodland animal as the centerpiece. Please register. Teens (grades 9-12) & Adults

Tue

Oct. 8

6-7 p.m.

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HOURS

TRAFALGAR BRANCH

M-Th 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun Closed

424 S. Tower St., Trafalgar 317-878-9560 pageafterpage.org/register

FRANCISCAN HEALTH WALK-IN FLU SHOT CLINIC

Get your flu, pneumonia, shingles and other vaccines at the library. Most major health insurance accepted. Bring your health insurance card or $15 per vaccine. Payment due at time of vaccination. All Ages (6 months+); Families Welcome

Sat

Oct. 19

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

A GRAVEYARD SMASH

Halloween is nearly here! What's a ghost without their own spot to haunt? Create your own graveyard terrarium to keep the Halloween spirit alive year-round. Please register. Children & Teens (grades-5-12)

Mon

Oct. 21

6:30-7:30 p.m.

SPOOKY DANCE PARTY

Let’s dance, play and be creative like a spooky ghost at this first Halloween party of the season. Dress like a ghost or wear your favorite Halloween costume. Please register. Families; Child’s Caregiver Required

Wed

Oct. 23

4:30-5:30 p.m.

LACE AND BURLAP ART

Create a picture using lace on a burlap or denim canvas. Please register.

HAUNTED PRAIRIE FOR KIDS

Have you ever walked through the prairie and heard a strange noise? Investigate and see what you can find. We promise a spooky good time! Families; Child’s Caregiver Required

Sat

Oct. 26

6:30-7 p.m.

FIELD OF SCREAMS

If you walk it, they will come...for you! Join us for a moonlit walk through the prairie; though we can't promise you we'll be alone. Teens (grades 8-12) & Adults

Sat

Oct. 26

7:30-8:30 p.m.

CREEPY ACRYLLIC PAINTS

Prepare your house for Halloween and paint your own creepy (or not) piece of artwork. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Thu

Oct. 29

6-7 p.m.

HALLOWEEN PARTY

Wear your costume to the library for games, crafts and some trick-or-treating on the prairie. Please register. Families

Thu

Oct. 31

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Thu

Oct. 24

6-7 p.m.

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Spooktacular Program

August–October 2019

25


HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

White River Branch

9 a.m.-9 p.m. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, IN 46142

BACKPACK CHARMS

Decorate your backpack with your own creations. Use our materials to create a key chain or button to personalize your backpack. Please register. Children (grades K-5)

Thu

Aug. 1

2:30-4 p.m.

SAFE@HOME BY SAFE SITTER

This program designed for students in grades 4-6 to prepare them to be safe when they are home alone. It teaches students how to practice safe habits, how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies. Students are also introduced to the Safe Sitter® First Aid Chart and learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses. Please register. Children (grades 4-6)

Sat

Aug. 3

3-4:30 p.m.

CRAFTERNOON: MOSAIC STEPPING STONES

Use broken china, glass beads and other items to make a concrete mosaic stepping stone for your yard or patio. All materials will be provided. Please register. Children, Teens (grades 5-12) & Adults

Tue

Aug. 6

noon-1:30 p.m.

Have fun and be creative, together! Enjoy stories, songs and more with an activity sheet to take home.

Children (birth-age 5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28 Sep. 4, 11, 18, 25 Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28

6:30-7 p.m. 6:30-7 p.m. 6:30-7 p.m.

SEWING BASICS FOR KIDS

Kids and teens can pair up with their favorite adult for this beginning sewing class taught by Erin Davis. An adult is required for the duration of this event. We will be making a small ID pouch on sewing machines. A limited number of sewing machines will be available to use, so please bring a portable sewing machine if you have one. Please register. Program will fill quickly! Children & Teens (ages 10-14); Caregiver Required

Thu

Aug. 8

Children (ages 1-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Fri Fri Fri

Aug. 9 Sep. 13 Oct. 11

10:30-11:30 a.m. 10:30-11:30 a.m. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

TALES FOR TAILS

Enjoy time with a registered Pet Partners dog by reading to them. Sign up for a 15-minute session at the Children's Reference Desk or call 317-885-1330. Children (grades K-5)

Mon Mon Mon

Aug. 12 Sep. 9 Oct. 14

6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m.

FAMILY CONVERSATION CAFÉ

Broaden your worldview with stories that confront bias and explore other cultures. We'll learn strategies to start and extend conversations about our diverse world, even with younger children. Join us for snacks in a welcoming space to practice empathy and understanding. Please register. Families

FAMILY STORYTIME

Wed Thu Mon

TOT ART

Create tot-friendly art projects together. Stick around after the craft for socialization and a short playtime. Please dress for a mess. Please register.

6:30-8 p.m.

Tue

Aug. 13

6:30-7:30 p.m.

ESL CONVERSATION GROUP

English language learners – practice speaking English and learn American culture. Adults

Wed Wed Wed Wed

Aug. 14 Sep. 4 Sep. 25 Oct. 23

10:30 a.m.-noon 10:30 a.m.-noon 10:30 a.m.-noon 10:30 a.m.-noon

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

Help plan teen library events and earn community service hours. Teen Advisory Board members will help plan programs and events for teens, recommend books and other materials for the library, help the library stay up to date on teen trends and hot topics. Enjoy snacks, too! Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Thu Thu Thu

26 August–October 2019

Aug. 15 Sep. 19 Oct. 17

6:30-7:30 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m.


HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

WHITE RIVER BRANCH

9 a.m.-9 p.m. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood 317-885-1330 pageafterpage.org/register

PRESCHOOL YOGA STORYTIME

Preschoolers will build their muscles and their minds as we combine simple yoga poses and gentle stretching with stories and rhymes to make an interactive, movement-filled story time experience. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required

Fri Fri Fri

Aug. 16 Sep. 27 Oct. 18

10:30-11:15 a.m. 10:30-11:15 a.m. 10:30-11:15 a.m.

FAMILY ESCAPE ROOM: ESCAPE THE OREGON TRAIL

Will you reach the end of the trail or die of dysentery? Face challenges, solve puzzles and allocate your resources to escape the trail. There are three sessions. Please sign up for just one. Please register. Program will fill quickly! Families

Sat Sat Sat

Aug. 17 Aug. 17 Aug. 17

1-1:45 p.m. 2-2:45 p.m. 3-3:45 p.m.

TINY TOTS STORYTIME

Enjoy books, bounces, songs, rhymes and more at this early literacy storytime each week. Babies (birth-24 months); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Mon Tue Mon Tue Mon Tue

Aug. 19, 26 Aug. 20, 27 Sep. 9, 16, 23, 30 Sep. 3, 10, 17, 24 Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

9:30-10 a.m. 9:30-10 a.m. 9:30-10 a.m. 9:30-10 a.m. 9:30-10 a.m. 9:30-10 a.m.

TERRIFIC TWOS STORYTIME

Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more during this early literacy storytime each week. Children (2 year olds); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Mon Tue Mon Tue Mon Tue

Aug. 19, 26 Aug. 20, 27 Sep. 9, 16, 23, 30 Sep. 3, 10, 17, 24 Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

10:15-10:45 a.m. 10:15-10:45 a.m. 10:15-10:45 a.m. 10:15-10:45 a.m. 10:15-10:45 a.m. 10:15-10:45 a.m.

I AM AN ILLUSTRATOR LIKE…

Johnson County Public Library

Look for JCPL at these Events this Fall Bargersville Farmers Market Every Wed. thru Aug. Ethos Festival Sat / Aug. 24 Greater Whiteland Community Day Sat / Sep. 14 Bargersville Harvest Moon Festival Sat / Sep. 21 Music at the Creek Sat / Sep. 21 Franklin Fall Festival Sat / Sep. 28 Halloween Town Sat / Oct. 26

Let's get inspired by the amazing art in children's books and create pictures just like those wonderful illustrators. Each month focuses on a different illustrator. Please register. Children (grades K-5)

Eric Carle Mon Aug. 19 Mo Willems Mon Sep. 30 Lois Ehlert Mon Oct. 28

4:30-5:30 p.m. 4:30-5:30 p.m. 4:30-5:30 p.m.

MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP

Interested in a book club but don't know where to start? Discuss books in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk the month before each meeting. Adults

"The Pact” by Jodi Picoult Mon Aug. 19 7-8:30 p.m. "Birding Without Borders” by Noah Strycker Mon Sep. 16 7-8:30 p.m. “The Outsider” by Stephen King Mon Oct. 21 7-8:30 p.m.

To see all the places we’ll be this fall, visit us at pageafterpage.org/calendar

August–October 2019

27


HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

White River Branch

9 a.m.-9 p.m. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, IN 46142

LITTLE SCIENTISTS

Discover the wonders of science through books, simple experimentsand interactive learning. Please register. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required

Wed Wed Wed

Aug. 21 Sep. 18 Oct. 16

10:30-11:30 a.m. 10:30-11:30 a.m. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

CRAFT NIGHT: POM POM ANIMALS

Using cardboard, yarn and a little imagination create a tiny animal friend. Please register. Children, Teens (grades 5-12) & Adults

Wed

Aug. 21

6:30-8 p.m.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Have fun and be creative, together! Enjoy stories, crafts, songs and more. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Thu Thu Thu

Aug. 22, 29 Sep. 5, 12, 19, 26 Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24

10-11 a.m. & 1:30-2:30 p.m. 10-11 a.m. & 1:30-2:30 p.m. 10-11 a.m. & 1:30-2:30 p.m.

LOVE TO BUILD

Celebrate your love of construction. Build with blocks, cardboard and even spaghetti! Please register. Children (ages 3-5); Families Welcome

Thu

Aug. 22

4:30-5:30 p.m.

BOOK DISCUSSION

If you love talking with others about a book you’ve just read, you’ll want to join us for these book discussion groups. Copies of the titles will be available at the circulation desk a month before each meeting. Adults

“Dead Sleep” by Greg Iles Wed Aug. 28 1:30-3:30 p.m. “H is for Hawk” by Helen MacDonald Wed Sep. 25 1:30-3:30 p.m. “Piece of the World” by Christina Baker Kline Wed Oct. 30 1:30-3:30 p.m.

ROMANCE BOOK CLUB

Love to read romance? Looking to discuss what you've read? Join us for discussions and recommendations of our favorite romance novels. There will not be a book selected but a theme or sub-genre to read and discuss. Please register. Adults

Scottish Thu Aug. 29 Enemies to Lovers Thu Sep. 26 Paranormal/Gothic Thu Oct. 24

6:30-7:30 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

CRAFTING FOR A CAUSE: CREATE YOUR ROCK

We all have times when we need words of encouragement, a way to express ourselves to those around us or to give unexpected joy to someone. Help Upstream Prevention share words of strength and encouragement by painting a rock for the community and one for yourself! Please register. Children & Teens (grades 3-12); Families Welcome

Wed

Sep. 4

6:30-7:30 p.m.

DOLL TEA PARTY

Dress fancy for a doll tea party. Bring your favorite doll, stuffed animal or action figure for crafts, treats and play. Please register.

Children (birth-age 5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Fri

Sep. 6

10:30-11:30 a.m.

ALL ABOARD! MODEL RAILROAD DISPLAY

Calling all train enthusiasts! Bring the entire family to this drop-in program to see an amazing model railroad display presented by the CINTRAK Model Railroad Club. CINTRAK (Central Indiana N-TRAK) is an N-scale modular railroading club founded in 1980. Members build and maintain modules following either the N-TRAK or oNe-TRAK standard. This allows numerous modules to be brought together to create huge layouts at train shows. All Ages

Sat

Sep. 7

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

QUESTION, PERSUADE, REFER (QPR) GATEKEEPER TRAINING

Join the Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition as we kick off Suicide Prevention week with this two-hour, evidence-based training for anyone who interacts with other people on a daily basis. Just like CPR, QPR teaches three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Teens (grades 9-12) & Adults

Sun

28 August–October 2019

Sep. 8

2-4 p.m.


HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

WHITE RIVER BRANCH

9 a.m.-9 p.m. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood 317-885-1330 pageafterpage.org/register

BONES AND FOSSILS

Examine fossils from around the world as well as a mummified frog found at the White River Branch! Hold a dinosaur fossil and a fossilized shark’s tooth. Learn about Indiana’s fossil bed on the Ohio River. We’ll even compare bones from a cow, deer, whale, turtle and more. Please register Children (grades K-12) & Adults; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Wed

Sep. 11

4:30-5:30 p.m.

DNA & GENEALOGY DISCUSSION GROUP

Learn about using DNA testing in genealogy research. A member of the Central Indiana DNA Interest Group (CIDIG) will moderate a "round table" discussion on various genetic genealogy topics. Share your experiences using DNA testing along with your genealogical research. If time allows, brief individual consultations may be possible. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Sat

Sep. 14

10 a.m.-noon

COMIC CREATION WITH LITTLE GUARDIANS

Ed Cho and Lee Cherolis will demonstrate how they wrote and drew their book, "Little Guardians." Have fun seeing how graphic novels are made. Stick around for a Q&A and book signing afterwards. Children & Teens (grades 5-12); Families Welcome

Sat

Sep. 14

1-2 p.m.

CRAFT NIGHT: PAINT YOUR PET

Drop off a picture of your pet no later than Sep. 11 and we will prepare your canvas, paint by numbers style, for you to fill in. All materials will be provided. Please register. Children & Teens (grades 5-12) & Adults

Wed

Sep. 18

6:30-8 p.m.

FREE SAT PRACTICE TEST

How will you score? Find out by taking a full-length practice test. You'll learn about the endurance and skill needed to score high on the SAT, plus get your score during a presentation after the test date. Please bring a pencil, calculator, student ID, snacks and a drink. Please register. Teens (grades 9-12)

Sat

Sep. 21

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

SOMETHING’S BREWING: CRAFT BEER AND CREATIVE PLACEMAKING

Join Bill Riley, author of "Miracle in Milan" and "Beer Run: 12 Great Midwestern Beer Trips" as he reveals what communities can learn about creative placemaking from local craft breweries and how these lessons can be applied to any revitalization effort. Please register. Mashcraft Brewing-1140 IN-135, Greenwood Adults (age 21+)

Wed

Sep. 25

6:30-8 p.m.

FAMILY BOARD GAMES

Drop in to enjoy board games for the whole family. Families

Sat

Sep. 28

1-3 p.m.

AFTER HOURS WITH ODDITY FILES: THE PODCAST

Attend a live recording of "Oddity Files," a Paranormal comedy podcast. Kitsie Duncan and Clayton Abbott tell stories of hauntings, aliens, creatures, curses, legends, lore and so much more. Clayton and Kitsie are Paranormal investigators for the hit TV show "Oddity Files" on Amazon Prime Direct. Please be aware that the podcast is spooky and may contain accidental salty language. Please register. Teens (grades 11-12) & Adults

Fri

Oct. 4

6:30-8 p.m.

FALL FUN AT WINDISCH PARK STORYWALK

Trick-or-treat your way around the Windisch Park StoryWalk. There will be crafts and a scavenger hunt. Afterwards, enjoy the new playground with friends. Windisch Park-248 N. West St., Bargersville Families

Sat

Oct. 5

2-4 p.m.

KIDS WEATHER REPORT

Calling all future meteorologists! Load up on facts about the weather. Find out when a tornado watch becomes a tornado warning. Discover what makes lightning during a thunderstorm. Practice giving the weather report in front of the library green screen. Please register. Children (grades K-6)

Tue

Oct. 8

4:30-5:20 p.m.

CRAFT NIGHT: MILK JUG SKULLS

Upcycle a milk jug into a decoration to celebrate Halloween or Day of the Dead. Please register. Children & Teens (grades 5-12) & Adults

Wed

Spooktacular Program

Oct. 9

6:30-8 p.m.

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White River Branch

9 a.m.-9 p.m. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, IN 46142

FRANCISCAN HEALTH WALK-IN FLU SHOT CLINIC

Get your flu, pneumonia, shingles and other vaccines at the library. Most major health insurance accepted. Bring your health insurance card or $15 per vaccine. Payment due at time of vaccination. All Ages (6 months+); Families Welcome

Sat

Oct. 12

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

MAGNET SCIENCE

Explore magnetism through fun stations. Do different liquids change a magnet's power? Can you keep the magnet pendulum spinning? Try these activities and more. Please register. Children (grades K-5)

Wed

Oct. 23

4:30-5:15 p.m.

CARNI-FALL

READ & BLEED AT YOUR LIBRARY

Dress up in costume for fun and games at the Independence Park StoryWalk. Trick-or-treat around the StoryWalk and play carnival games in the shelter. Independence Park-2100 S. Morgantown Rd., Greenwood

Adults (ages 17+)

Families

Give the gift of life and roll up your sleeve while your read. All blood types are urgently needed. To schedule an appointment, please call 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org. Tue

Oct. 15

9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

UNICORN PARTY

It's a magical party! Come bask in rainbows, sparkles and whimsical fun as we read a story and make crafts. Please register. Children (ages 3-grade 6)

Tue

Oct. 15

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Sat

Oct. 26

4-6 p.m.

TRICK-OR-TREAT STORYTIME

We’ll start with stories and songs, make a spooky craft and then collect treats in the library. Don’t forget to bring something to collect treats in and wear your costume! Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

BUILD BOTS WITH CENTER GROVE ROBOTICS

Put your STEAM skills to the test. Work with Robotics Team members from Center Grove Schools to build and program robots at the library.

Thu Thu

Oct. 31 Oct. 31

10-11 a.m. 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Children (grades 4-8)

Fri

Oct. 18

1-4 p.m.

LOOK FOR FALL STORYWALKS COMING IN SEPTEMBER Kelsey Anne Devine Trafalgar Branch

Windisch Park Independence Park

Urban Forest Country Gate

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Spooktacular Program


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A Part of the Johnson County Public Library Foundation

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Gently used hardback and paperback books, CDs, DVDs, audio and video tapes and books-on-tape/CD for every age in every genre, including large print titles.

OCTOBER 17-19, 2019

Thu, Oct. 17; 4–8 p.m. (Friends Night) Fri, Oct. 18; 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat, Oct. 19; 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ($5 Bag Day) Clark Pleasant Branch Proceeds provide extra resources and boosts support for library programming like author visits and reading program giveaways.

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Friends Nights: For members & joiners. Memberships available at the door. $5 Bag Day: Bags provided by the Friends.

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