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Spring Library Guide

March – April 2018

Spring Break! ENJOY

AT THE LIBRARY

• escape room challenge • kids coding • DIY Prom Style •teen self-defense • learn stop motion animation

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welcomes best-selling authors Lisa Scottoline & Edward Kelsey Moore PGS. 8 & 9

Find your perfect look at

Project Pr PG. 11

Introduce your preschooler to the sounds of the symphony at the ISO

Teddy Bear Concert Series PG. 23

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LIBRARIES TRANSFORM

JCPL 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.

The Johnson County Public Library Foundation is thrilled to announce that they have received a grant from Duke Energy to support STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) programming at the library! Funds from this grant will be used to purchase stop motion animation and podcasting equipment including a green screen, cameras, iPads, Storycubes, props and a microphone. A podcast is a series of digital audio or video episodes created and posted online for listeners to download and watch or listen. While stop motion animation is a technique for filming objects and making them move on screen. (Think the Lego movies or Tim Burton’s “Nightmare Before Christmas.”) Our STEAM team is planning two hands-on summer camps for kids focusing on teaching kids to use STEAM equipment. Each camp will be a weeklong event at the library and will be free to participants. Our librarians are looking forward to expanding STEAM programming to include more coding and stop animation. Last year, JCPL hosted 4,322 children, teens and adults who participated in our STEAM programs. Three of our robots from our Tinker Tote Dash, Code-a-pillar and Sphero - even made appearances at JCPL’s Johnson County Fair booth! Check out our programs listings for new STEAM programs this spring!

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Johnson County Public Library

–FRIENDS–

JCPL Johnson County Public Library

FOUNDATION

Part of the Johnson County Public Library Foundation

Friends of the Library advocate for and support library services and resources while sharing their love of books with the community. They are committed to raising the standard of excellence of our library, while fostering a positive relationship between the Library and the Johnson County communities. Through book sales and fundraisers, they are able to fund programs and sponsor activities that are not part of the regular library budget, which bring together people who value libraries and literacy. Members of the Friendswork to support:  The Library Bingo Challenge prizes  Summer Learning Program prizes and special events  Giveaways at fairs and festivals to promote the library  Craft materials for a variety of programs  Supplies to celebrate National Library Week in April, Children’s Book Week in May and National Library Card Sign Up Month in September To join the Friends, visit any JCPL branch or pageafterpage.org/Friends

Marketing and Communications Team Kristen Grills, Manager Amy Kitchen, Graphic Designer Monica Harvey, Writer/Specialist 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

Spend Spring Break at JCPL 6

Visit Our StoryWalks 7

Authors at JCPL, Lisa Scottoline 8

Authors at JCPL, Edward Kelsey Moore 9

Meet Kelly Staten, Q&A 10

Project Prom 11

Clark Pleasant Branch Programs 12-15 Stout Stories 15 Franklin Branch Programs 16-19

From holiday fun to exploring our branches during the Library Bingo Challenge, the winter months were cold, but never dull at JCPL! Hopefully, you and your family attended some programs and got caught up on all of the book and movie titles on your wish list while we were all indoors.

A Ripple of Hope 17

Beverly A. Martin Storytelling Event 19

Enchroma Glasses 21

Our goal as a library and as individuals is to encourage others and ourselves to “never stop learning.” I take that challenge to heart and strive to learn to use the resources we offer at our libraries. So, I have been busy learning to play the ukulele with ArtistWorks for Libraries. JCPL now offers 10 ukuleles for checkout. In addition to ukulele lessons, if you have an instrument of your own, ArtistWorks offers free online video lessons from Grammy award-winning pros to help you learn how to play a variety of instruments from guitar to violin, and many more. It even offers voice lessons! Visit pageafterpage.org/artistworks to get started.

Meet Mouse 23

Teddy Bear Concert Series 23

White River Branch Programs 24-26

I’ve not only tried out music lessons; I’ve also spent some time learning German for an upcoming trip. Transparent Language has been a fantastic tool to learn a new language anywhere, online…for FREE! SO, whether you’ll be traveling soon or someday, I think you’ll find this resource to be quite essential. Check it out at pageafterpage.org/transparent-language. I’m so glad you’ve picked up this issue. It’s packed with helpful information about our resources and upcoming programs this spring. Teens won’t want to miss the opportunity to browse our racks and discover the perfect formalwear for prom at Project Prom (pg. 11). If you’re staying close to home for Spring Break, we have plenty of programs to keep kids and teens busy (pg. 6). And we will kick off our 2018 Authors at JCPL series with two best-selling authors, Lisa Scottoline and Edward Kelsey Moore in April (pgs. 8 & 9). And don’t forget to look for special programming at each of our branches during National Library Week, April 8-14. We’re looking forward to warmer days ahead and this Spring Library Guide is sure to give you plenty of reasons to get out and about.

Cover Photo: Charlie receives magazines as librarian, Tiffany, hands out items to Morning Pointe Assisted Living residents requested through JCPL-to-GO! Learn more about our curbside service at pageafterpage.org/JCPL-to-go

Trafalgar Branch Programs 20-22

2018 Summer Learning Program 27

Friends Used Book Sale 28

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.

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LOCATIONS AND HOURS

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Johnson County Public Library

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Clark Pleasant Branch

530 Tracy Rd. , Suite 250 New Whiteland, IN 46184-9699 CPL_Ref@jcplin.org (317) 535-6206; (317) 535-6018 (Fax) Mon–Thu............. 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Fri............................ 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat.......................... 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun......................... Closed

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Franklin Branch

401 State Street .Franklin, IN 46131-2561 FRL_Ref@jcplin.org (317) 738-2833; (317) 738-9635 (Fax) 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.

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Trafalgar Branch

424 S. Tower Street Trafalgar, IN 46181-8876 TRL_Ref@jcplin.org (317) 878-9560; (317) 878-4093 (Fax) Mon–Thu............. 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Fri............................ 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat.......................... 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun......................... Closed

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White River Branch

1664 Library Blvd. Greenwood, IN 46142-1563 WRL_Ref@jcplin.org (317) 885-1330 (317) 882-4117 (Fax) 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

Library Services Center

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

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LIBRARY INFORMATION ITEMS Audiobooks Board Games Books CDs DVDs Launchpad Tablets Magazines

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

OVERDUE FEE 20¢ per day 20¢ per day 20¢ per day 20¢ per day $1 per day $1 per day 20¢ 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 an institutional/business 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 Johnson County Public Library. Reciprocal borrowers may place holds and check out any on-shelf item. Digital content, such as e-books, are not available to reciprocal borrowers. Please visit pageafterpage.org/reciprocal 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.

Book-a-Librarian

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 7 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.

Adult Learning Center (ALC)

The Adult Learning Center (ALC) of the Johnson County Public Library provides small group or individualized one-on-one tutoring in Adult Basic Education and English as a second language. For more information about the ALC’s programs, to schedule tutoring or to volunteer, please call (317) 738-4677.

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 FOLLOW US ON: navigating library resources.

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Spend Spring Break at JCPL! THE SCIENCE OF WIND

Explore air in motion through experimenting with air pressure and wind power. Please register. Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome White River Branch

Mon

Mar. 19 3-4 p.m.

SELF DEFENSE FOR TEENS

Rose Myers, Pilsung Martial Arts, will demonstrate how to avoid being a target, how to escape common physical situations, overcoming your body’s natural response and how to actively defend yourself. Leave empowered! Please register.

ESCAPE THE LIBRARY

Teens (grades 9-12) Clark Pleasant Branch Mon

Teens (grades 6-12)

Create your own melted masterpiece with perler beads. All supplies will be provided. Please register.

You and your friends are locked in a room filled with puzzling objects and riddles to solve. Can you figure out how to escape before time runs out? Please register. Trafalgar Branch Franklin Branch

Mon Tue

Mar. 19 6-7 p.m. Mar. 27 4:30-5:15 p.m.

DIY: FOLD AND TURN FABRIC COASTERS

Learn to make easy fabric coasters with fun spring and holiday fabrics. This beginner level sewing program is perfect for teens and adults. If you have a portable sewing machine please bring it, if not we’ll have one on hand! Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 13+) Clark Pleasant Branch Wed Mar. 21 6-7 p.m.

STOP MOTION ANIMATION

Make short cartoons and movies using stop motion animation. Clay, blocks and other materials will be provided to make a cast, design a set and plan out your own short movie! This program made possible by a generous donation from Duke Energy. Please register. Children (grades K-6) White River Branch Thu

Mar. 22 4:30-5:15 p.m.

BOOK BINGO

Bring the family to play a few fun rounds of BINGO featuring your favorite book characters. Everyone leaves with a prize! Please register. Families Trafalgar Branch

Mon

Mar. 26 4:30-5:30 p.m.

KID’S CODE

Discover computer programming with The Hour of Code™ a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. Children (grades 3-6) Franklin Branch Mon

Mar. 26 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Mar. 26 6-8 p.m.

PERLER PARTY

Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome White River Branch Tue Mar. 27 3-4 p.m.

INFLUENTIAL NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN IN HISTORY AND TODAY

In honor of Women’s History Month, Kelly Tudor, a citizen of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas, will be talking about influential Native American women in history and today. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 13+) Trafalgar Branch Tue Mar. 27 6-7 p.m.

DIY PROM STYLE

Make accessories to jazz up your prom wear and create a cute frame to showcase prom photos. Please register. Teens (grades 11-12) Clark Pleasant Branch Wed

Mar. 28 6-7 p.m.

APRIL FOOLS’ DAY PRANKSTER PREP

Drop in anytime and get all your grade-A pranks ready to go. Prepare gags to fool your friends and trick your family. Please register. Children (grades 1-6) Clark Pleasant Branch

Thu

Mar. 29 3:30-5:30 p.m.

MARSHMALLOW PEEP SCIENCE

What would happen if you poured soda over a marshmallow Peep? Join us to find out and help with other experiments. Children (grades K-5) Clark Pleasant Branch

Fri

Mar. 30 4-5 p.m.


Visit Our StoryWalks All Year Long

Independence Park Greenwood

Kelsey Anne Devine StoryWalk Trafalgar Branch

Urban Forest StoryWalk Franklin

Country Gate Park New Whiteland If you need directions to our StoryWalks visit pageafterpage.org/StoryWalk


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Johnson County Public Library: Where do you get the ideas for your books? Lisa Scottoline: I get my ideas from the strangest things. The truth is any book I write is really from the heart. They are thrillers, but there’s a huge emotional component. The idea has to come from some place inside me, some place it really connects. I remember I got the idea for “Dirty Blonde� when I was walking in my local mall. I heard someone use the expression “She’s a dirty blonde,� and I thought “I love that expression!� I hadn’t heard it in a while and I wanted to write a book about a dirty blonde. It was a sensational book and I really think the germ of that idea really came from that snippet of overheard words in a mall.

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SECOND HAND EXPERIENCES JUST AREN’T GOOD ENOUGH. I WANT TO SEE, FEEL, HEAR AND EXPERIENCE THE SAME THINGS THE CHARACTERS WILL.

THU / APR. 12 / 7 P.M. Franklin College Branigin Room (Student Center) The first 100 JCPL cardholders to register will receive a signed copy of her new book, “After Anna.� Lisa Scottoline is The New York Times best-selling author and Edgar award-winning author of 30 novels, including her latest novel, “After Anna� coming in April. Her novels are known for their emotional, warm and down-to-earth characters which resonate with readers. She also writes a weekly column with her daughter Francesca for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled “Chick Wit� which is a witty and fun take on life from a woman’s perspective. Lisa has served as President of Mystery Writers of America and has taught a course she developed, “Justice and Fiction� at The University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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JCPL: Is it true that you wrote a book based on a guy you saw in a magazine? LS: I was looking in a magazine, because I read all the time, and there’s a drop-dead gorgeous male model. (I admit a little eye candy does interest me.) And I’m looking at this guy and he was so interesting looking. And I know it sounds creepy, but I thought I want to write a book where he is the love interest. Because, believe me, he would be a love interest. And he is actually exactly the love interest in “Daddy’s Girl.� I actually wrote a book partly about him and the attractive way he looked and the way he was unconventionally handsome and kind of furry and beary! I thought what kind of woman would be attracted to him and what sort of situation would she be in. All the ideas for my books come from something like that in my life. JCPL: We’ve heard you do a ton of research for your books. What have you done to make sure your novels are as correct and as realistic as possible? LS: Second hand experiences just aren’t good enough. I want to see, feel, hear and experience the same things the characters will. That has lead me to taking boxing lessons, visiting a convent, driving up the front steps of the Art Museum in Philadelphia (the famous Rocky stairs) just to make sure it can be done, standing on the roof of my car in a parking garage to figure out a real-life escape route for a character, visiting a junkyard and participating in a weekly poker game. But my favorite research, by far, would have to be the shoe shopping expeditions for “Courting Trouble.� To read the full interview online and to register, visit pageafterpage.org/authors-at-jcpl


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filled with talented storytellers. Writing novels has always felt like the inevitable result of the various parts of my nature coming together. JCPL: Have you always been a writer or did you discover an interest for it later in life? EKM: I have written stories and essays since I was a child. What changed in later life was that I was able to finish the projects that I began. I have hundreds of unfinished stories and essays written over the course of almost three decades. It was only with maturity and the patience that came with it that I could get myself to sit down and complete the things I started. JCPL: How did you get started writing? EKM: Most of my early writing consisted of short stories that I wrote for literary contests. I won the first one I entered, Chicago Public Radio’s “Stories on Stage� Short Story Contest, and never won another after that. However, my first published story, the winning entry to that contest, received a lot of positive attention and I got a lot of encouragement to write more. Eventually, several of my short stories and some essays were published in different magazines. That really started the ball rolling for me and gave me the confidence needed to write longer works. JCPL: How do you balance being a full-time musician and writing? Do you take a break from music to write? EKM: After several years of working as both a musician and a writer, I have finally come to accept the fact that there is, and never will be, any balance. I am sometimes forced to take a break from playing the cello to travel or to finish a project. At other times, I have to stop writing in order to practice and play a concert. Music is wonderful and so is literature, but careers in the arts are never easy or convenient. When things get hectic, I try to remember how very lucky I am to have two jobs that I love.

SAT / APR. 21 / 3 P.M. White River Branch The first 100 JCPL cardholders to register will receive a signed copy of his book, “The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can Eat.� Edward Kelsey More is The New York Times best-selling author of “The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues� and “The Supremes at Earl’s All-You- Can-Eat.� He is a professional cellist who has performed with acclaimed midwestern orchestras  including Chicago Sinfonietta, the Joffrey Ballet Orchestra and the Chicago Philharmonic. Edward grew up in Indiana and  received a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University. This program is supported by a Novel Conversations grant from Indiana Humanities. Johnson County Public Library: Where did you first get the idea to write a book? Edward Kelsey Moore: I have loved reading and been fascinated by words since I was very young. Also, I come from a family that is

JCPL: How do you feel about libraries? Do you spend a lot time at libraries? EKM: I love libraries. I’ve often said that I wouldn’t be a reader, much less a writer, if it weren’t for libraries. The first clear memory of my entire life is the day my mother took me to get my first library card at the Central Library in Indianapolis. To this day, I am probably more comfortable in a library than any other place. Even though I have a nice office at my home, I do most of my writing in my neighborhood library. There’s a unique energy in libraries that I find really helpful and exciting as a writer. To read the full interview online and to register, visit pageafterpage.org/authors-at-jcpl

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Meet Kelly Staten and Learn About Project Prom plenty of time before prom while avoiding spring break. It also takes quite a bit of communication with the sponsors and partners to finalize their involvement and then once the day arrives, it takes hours to set up! Thankfully, we have a great team of volunteers from Zeta Tau Alpha and JCPL that help make that process go much faster. JCPL: What kind of experience do you hope the teens will have at the library? KS: Shopping for a prom dress can be kind of intimidating, especially if you’re on a limited budget. Boutique dresses can cost anywhere from $300 - $1,000! My hope is that teens will find the perfect dress or tux here, be able to attend prom and make memories (that include the library) on their special night.

Kelly Staten is a teen and adult services librarian at our Franklin branch. In addition to what you would imagine are a librarian’s duties - helping patrons find books and resources and offering reading suggestions - Kelly spends a good portion of her time creating and planning programs for teens and adults at the library. One of her programs has really grown over the past several years and has taken on a life of its own, including media coverage and community partnerships! Read our interview with Kelly and learn how a few formals hanging in her own closet has become JCPL’s Project Prom. Johnson County Public Library: What is Project Prom? Kelly Staten: Project Prom is a program for teens who are in need of formal wear to wear to prom. JCPL collects gently used formal wear, shoes and accessories then teens can come look through our selection on the designated program dates. We’ve recently expanded to hosting small pop up shops for homecoming and winter formal as well! JCPL: Where did you get the idea for Project Prom? KS: Five years ago, I started a teen program we called Prom Dress Swap. Like most women in their mid to late twenties, I’d amassed a number of formal dresses from weddings and high school banquets that I never wore anymore. They were in great condition but just hanging in the closet taking up space when I thought “why not create a program out of this at the library?” and Project Prom was born. JCPL: Could you share about some of the behind the scenes? What kind of details do you have to plan each year for a successful program? KS: There is a lot of planning that goes into making the program a success. We start thinking about the next year about five to six months before the program actually takes place. Our committee sets the dates and schedules the program with

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JCPL: How do you interact with teens as they shop? KS: Last year we had the Franklin College Zeta Tau Alpha chapter helping teens shop for dresses and when they would come out to show their parents and friends, the women in the sorority would cheer and clap for them. It’s a really positive atmosphere that makes the teens feel confident in the dresses they try on. JCPL: How does it feel to help teens find that perfect dress or suit? KS: It’s always really exciting when a teen finds a dress or suit for prom. I’m happy that the library can make that happen for them. I always encourage them to share pictures with us from prom so we can see how they look on prom night! JCPL: What’s your favorite part of the program? KS: I love seeing how excited the teens get when they find the perfect dress or suit…for free! It’s a special moment. JCPL: How many students have you helped through Project Prom? KS: Since 2013, we’ve had over 800 people attend our Project Prom programs. Last year alone, almost 200 teens found formal wear for prom! JCPL: Project Prom continues to grow each year. How has the program developed in the past few years? KS: We now have a dedicated committee that meets year-round to plan the program. New community partnerships continue to come on board and we’re excited to offer alterations and some fun giveaways for the teens in 2018. Businesses now approach us about partnering, making the program truly a community effort.

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Project Pr Teens, going to the prom but don’t have formal wear? Project Prom has you covered! Stop by to browse our selection of dresses, tuxes, shoes and accessories. If you find something, take it home for free! No appointments or registration needed. Teens (grades 9-12) Franklin Branch Fri / Mar. 2 / 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sat / Mar. 3 / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sun / Mar. 4 / 1-3 p.m. Trafalgar Branch Fri / Mar. 9 / 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sat / Mar. 10 / 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Project Prom

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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

Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 10:30-11:15 a.m. Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26 10:30-11:15 a.m.

BRACKET-OLOGY: MARCH MADNESS AND BRACKETS FOR BEGINNERS

Ever wanted to make a bracket or see what the hype is behind March Madness? Tara Foor, Southport H.S. Media Specialist, will share the history behind March Madness. Learn how to research teams and pick brackets with ease. Please register. Adults

Thu

Mar. 1

6-7 p.m.

PRESCHOOL YOGA STORYTIME

KIDS COOKING

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. Children (grades K-5)

Tue Tue

Mar. 6 Apr. 3

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

DIG IN! BEGINNER GARDENING WORKSHOP

Attend this two-part beginner gardening workshop taught by a Master Gardener to learn helpful garden tips and techniques. Get your garden questions answered by a pro! Please register. Adults

Tue Tue

Mar. 6 Mar. 13

6-7 p.m. (part 1) 6-7 p.m. (part 2)

THE LISA SIMPSON BOOK CLUB

Build your muscles and your mind as we combine simple yoga poses and gentle stretching with stories and rhymes to make an interactive, movement-filled storytime experience.

Are you as well read as TV’s favorite 8-year-old, Lisa Simpson? Read a different book every month that has been featured on The Simpsons. Please register.

Fri Fri

“The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway Wed Mar. 7 6-7 p.m. “The Babysitter’s Club” Read any book from the Babysitter’s Club series and we’ll talk about everyone’s favorite teenage entrepreneurs while we make a fun Babysitter’s Club inspired craft! Wed Apr. 4 6-7 p.m.

Children (ages 3-5)

Mar. 2 Apr. 6

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

READ ACROSS AMERICA: DR. SEUSS

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with activities and crafts throughout the day. Family; Child’s Caregiver Required

Fri

Mar. 2

noon-5:30 p.m.

POTIONS PARTY: A HARRY POTTER MAKE-ANDTAKE WITH ESSENTIAL OILS

Advanced Potions Making class is officially in session! We will be learning how to brew simple recipes that all contain essential oils and other magical ingredients. Give as teacher gifts or birthday party favors to your favorite Muggles or keep them to pamper yourself! Please register. Program will fill quickly. Adults

Sat

Mar. 3

10:30 a.m.-noon

COOKIE CREATIONS

Celebrate Oreo Cookie Day by creating cookie masterpieces. All materials will be provided. Please register. Children (grades K-5)

Mon

Mar. 5

6:30-7:30 p.m.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Have fun and be creative, together! Storytime encourages a love of reading. Enjoy crafts, songs and finger plays, too. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Tue Tue

Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24

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

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Teens & Adults (ages 13+)

TEEN TECH WEEK: RETRO GAMES THE OREGON TRAIL

In honor of Teen Tech Week, learn to play The Oregon Trail, along with the fun new card game version. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Thu

Mar. 8

4-5 p.m.

PRESCHOOL EDIBLE SCIENCE

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

Fri Fri

Mar. 9 Apr. 13

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

LAUGHING YOGA

Laughing Yoga is the union of laughter exercise and deep breathing. Laughing Yoga Instructor, Lisa Boyles, will use play and imagination as we interact with each other. There are no postures, so no yoga mat is needed. Bring a water and a friend. Please register. Adults

Wed

Mar. 14

6-7 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

STEAM WORKSHOP

ROBOT CLUB

Work out your Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math skills with challenges to get you tinkering, imagining, building and problem-solving. Please register.

Are you ready to r-r-r-robo rumble? Join us to play, create and problem-solve with robots and technology. This program is part of the Robot Tinker Tote. Please register.

Thu Thu

Tue Tue

Children (grades K-5)

Mar. 15 Apr. 12

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

TOT ART

Create your own masterpiece! Come 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

Mar. 16 Apr. 20

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

SUPER SATURDAY STORYTIME

Clap, sing and read to build early literacy skills.

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

Sat

Mar. 17

10:30-11:15 a.m.

TALES FOR TAILS

Improve your 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)

Mar. 20 Apr. 10

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

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

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

Wed Wed

Mar. 21 Apr. 18

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

DIY: FOLD AND TURN FABRIC COASTERS

Learn to make easy fabric coasters with fun spring and holiday fabrics that you can choose. This beginner level sewing program is perfect for teens and adults, no experience necessary! If you have a portable sewing machine please bring it, if not we’ll have one on hand! Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 13+)

Wed

Mar. 21

6-7 p.m.

Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Mon Mon

Mar. 19 Apr. 16

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

Johnson County Public Library

Register your child (birth to Pre-K) and start earning rewards! Congratulations to Cameron (and mom) for completing our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program!

JCPL Johnson County Public Library

pageafterpage.org/1000books March / April 2018

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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

DRIVE-IN STORYTIME

Construct and decorate your very own cardboard box car. Then enjoy a snack and story. Please register. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required

Fri

Mar. 23

10:30-11:15 a.m.

Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

SELF DEFENSE FOR TEENS

No victim ever expects to be one. Rose Myers, Pilsung Martial Arts, will demonstrate how to avoid being a target, how to escape common physical situations, overcoming your body’s natural response and how to actively defend yourself. Learn some techniques. Leave empowered! Please register. Teens (Grades 9-12)

Mon

Mar. 26

6-8 p.m.

CLARK PLEASANT BOOK CLUB

Love to read and talk about books? Join this new monthly book discussion group at the Clark Pleasant Branch. All adults are welcome. Contact the reference desk to get a copy to read in advance. Please register. Adults

“Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson Tue Mar. 27 2-3 p.m. “The Zookeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman Tue Apr. 24 2-3 p.m.

HOMESCHOOL HANGOUT

Homeschool 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-5); Families Welcome

Wed Wed

Mar. 28 Apr. 25

2-3 p.m. 2-3 p.m.

DIY PROM STYLE

Make accessories to jazz up your prom wear! Participants will also create a cute frame to showcase prom photos. Please register. Teens (grades 11-12)

Wed

Mar. 28

6-7 p.m.

APRIL FOOLS’ DAY PRANKSTER PREP

Drop in anytime and get all your grade-A pranks ready to go. Prepare gags to fool your friends and trick your family. Please register. Children (grades 1-6)

Thu

Mar. 29

3:30-5:30 p.m.

MARSHMALLOW PEEP SCIENCE

What would happen if you poured soda over a marshmallow Peep? Join us to find out and help with other experiments. Children (grades K-5)

Fri

Mar. 30

COFFEE AND CANVAS: COLORFUL SPRINGTIME CAT

Horrible at painting? Can’t draw worth a nickel? No worries! Join equally untalented librarian, Erin Cataldi, and learn how to paint a simple statement piece that all your friends will want. Please register.

4-5 p.m.

14 March / April 2018

Tue

Apr. 3

6-7:30 p.m.

TEEN DIY: TOTE BAGS

Decorate a tote bag with sharpies, paint, and glitter to make a really unique bag for your books that shows off your style! Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Thu

Apr. 5

4-5 p.m.

BULLET JOURNAL

Find out why, when there are thousands of planners, calendars and electronic apps to keep you organized, people are returning to the humble notebook to plan and organize their lives. Learn the bullet journal system to easily organize, journal and envision your life! Please register. Adults

Wed

Apr. 11

6-7 p.m.

JOHNSON COUNTY RECIPE EXCHANGE

Do you have a recipe that’s been passed down through generations of family or do you have a recipe that you believe captures the essence of Johnson County? Bring your recipe to share with fellow community members! Please bring multiple copies of your recipe as well as a sample of your dish for all to try. Your recipe can be sweet or savory, a dessert, an appetizer or a main course. Please register. Adults

Wed

Apr. 18

6-7 p.m.

TEEN DIY: IRON ON PATCHES

Customize and personalize your clothes and accessories by adding a fun DIY patch to an old jeans jacket, a plain T-shirt or a backpack! Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Thu

Apr. 19

4-5 p.m.

MEET MOUSE FROM “IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE”

You never know what’ll happen if you give a mouse a cookie. Come meet Mouse, from Laura Numeroff’s “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” and find out! Please register. Program will fill quickly!

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

Fri

Apr. 20

4-5 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

SUPER SATURDAY STORYTIME

Join us for this special storytime at our Country Gate Park StoryWalk (600 Country Gate Blvd., New Whiteland). Clap, sing and read to build early literacy skills.

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

Sat

Apr. 21

10:30-11:15 a.m.

Adults

EARTH DAY TERRARIUMS

Bring nature indoors this Earth Day with DIY take-home terrariums. Please register.

Children (grades K-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Sat

Apr. 21

1-2 p.m.

POTATO CHIP VOTING

Love potato chips? Like trying new flavors? Come and try a variety of potato chips then vote for the best flavor. Teens (grades 6-12)

Mon

Apr. 23

6:30-7:30 p.m.

SUPERCRAFTERS

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

Tue

Apr. 24

DIY CAT TENTS AND TOYS

Make treats for your favorite feline using common household items. Learn how to make an easy cat tent and toys that your furry friend will be sure to love. All you need to bring is an old t-shirt and the library will provide the rest of the supplies. Please register. Wed

Apr. 25

6-7:30 p.m.

ISO TEDDY BEAR CONCERT SERIES: THE GIANT’S VIOLIN

The Teddy Bear Concert Series introduces preschool and early elementary children to the instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music played by musicians from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Come listen to the original story by Victoria Griswold, dance along to the music and get up close and personal with the instruments. Copies of the original story, “The Garden Symphony,” will be available for purchase. This program is sponsored by PNC, Riley Children’s Health and The Tobias Family Foundation. Families; Child’s Caregiver Required

Sat

Apr. 28

11 a.m.-noon

6:30-7:30 p.m.

t S orie t u o s St

JOHNSON COUNTY

PUBLIC LIBRARY

You don’t have to choose between book club and happy hour! We’re “reinventing the book club” with promises of great food, drinks, comfortable atmosphere and great discussion on today’s most intriguing books. Whether you’re a milleni-”ale” or an older “vintage,” come out and meet like-minded individuals. We’re putting the “pub” in public library! We will discuss a new title each month. To obtain a copy of the book, contact one of our librarians.

STOUT STORIES AT MASHCRAFT BREWING

“The Zookeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman Adults (ages 21+)

1140 SR 135, Greenwood Mon / Mar. 5 / 6:30-8 p.m.

STOUT STORIES AT GREEK’S PIZZERIA & TAP ROOM “The Bone Garden” by Tess Gerritsen Adults (ages 21+)

18 E. Jefferson St., Franklin Mon / Apr. 2 / 6:30-8 p.m.

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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

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

Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 9:30-10 a.m. Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26 9:30-10 a.m.

TERRIFIC TWOS STORYTIME

FAMILY STORYTIME

Enjoy stories and songs with your family.

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

Tue Tue Sat

Mar. 6, 20 Apr. 3, 24 Apr. 7

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

IMPROV PLAY ACTING

Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more during this early literacy storytime each week.

Act out with us! Have fun improvising scenes and learning acting games. Please register.

Thu Thu

Wed Wed

Children (2 year olds); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 10:30-11 a.m. Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26 10:30-11 a.m.

TINKER TOTS

Explore, create and learn through interactive STEAM activities for preschoolers. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required

Fri Fri

Mar. 2 Apr. 6

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

PROJECT PROM

Teens, going to the prom but don’t have formal wear? Project Prom has you covered! Stop by to browse our selection of dresses, tuxes, shoes and accessories. If you find something, take it home for free! No appointments or registration needed. Teens (grades 9-12)

Fri Sat Sun

Mar. 2 Mar. 3 Mar. 4

3:30-5:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1-3 p.m.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Have fun and be creative, together! Storytime encourages a love of reading and enjoy crafts, songs and finger plays, too. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Tue Wed Tue Wed

Mar. 6, 13, 20 Mar. 7, 14, 21 Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24 Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25

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

TEEN TECH WEEK: HOUR OF CODE

Create your own pixel character, or learn to program apps for iOS. We’ll use resources from the Hour of Code program by Code.org. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Tue

Mar. 6

4:30-5:15 p.m.

Children & Teens (grades 5-9)

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

HERBAL TEAS FOR SPRING ALLERGIES

If you have allergies or asthma, you know that spring can be a miserable time of year. Kim Pennington, Holistic Health Practitioner, Master Herbalist and Owner of Earth Wise Traditions in Shelbyville, will be discussing plants and herbs that can curtail seasonal allergies and make an allergy tonic tea to take home. Please register. Adults

Thu

Mar. 8

6:30-8 p.m.

HOP AND BOP

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

Fri Fri

Mar. 9, 23 Apr. 13, 27

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

Hungary Tue Mar. 13 Spain Tue Apr. 10

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

DOT ART

Create a pretty picture using the dot art technique. We’ll have templates for inspiration or once you get the method down, create your own! All supplies will be provided. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Tue

16 March / April 2018

Mar. 7, 21 Apr. 4, 25

Mar. 13

7-8 p.m.


FRANKLIN BRANCH

HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

401 State St., Franklin

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

(317) 738-9711 - Adult Programs (317) 738-2098 - Teen & Children’s Programs pageafterpage.org/register

TOT ART

Create your own masterpiece! Come 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

Mar. 16 Apr. 20

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

A RIPPLE OF HOPE: Robert F. Kennedy in Indianapolis

ISO TEDDY BEAR CONCERT SERIES: THE BIG NOTE

The Teddy Bear Concert Series introduces preschool and early elementary children to the instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music played by musicians from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Come listen to the original story by Victoria Griswold, dance along to the music and get up close and personal with the instruments. Copies of the original story, “The Garden Symphony,” will be available for purchase. This program is sponsored by PNC, Riley Children’s Health and The Tobias Family Foundation. Families; Child’s Caregiver Required

Sat

Mar. 17

11 a.m.-noon

VISITING WONDERLAND

Fall through the looking glass with Alice into a world of tea parties, crafts and croquet. Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Sat

Mar. 17

2-3 p.m.

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. Please register. Adults

“All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr Mon Mar. 19 6:30-8 p.m. “Still Life” by Louise Penny Mon Apr. 16 6:30-8 p.m.

TEEN ZONE

The teen zone is a monthly space for teens to hang out, play games or do homework. There will also be a different craft or activity each month. Come check it out! Please register Teens (grades 6-12)

Mon Mon

Mar. 19 Apr. 16

EACH TIME A MAN STANDS UP FOR AN IDEAL, OR ACTS TO IMPROVE THE LOT OF OTHERS, OR STRIKES OUT AGAINST INJUSTICE, HE SENDS FORTH A TINY RIPPLE OF HOPE… -ROBERT F. KENNEDY

On the day of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination, Robert F. Kennedy made a campaign stop in Indianapolis. His impromptu speech helped soothe racial tensions and start a dialogue that continues today. Join us for Donald Boggs’ award-winning documentary “A Ripple of Hope,” introduced by Dr. Boggs and followed by a Question and Answer session with the director. All ages

Sat / Apr. 7 / 2–4 p.m. Franklin Branch

7-8 p.m. 7-8 p.m.

Donald Boggs

March / April 2018

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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

EATING SEASONALLY AND LOCALLY

Join farmer and foodie, Sara Sterley from Sara by the Season, as she shares the benefits of eating seasonally and locally on a budget. She will share easy gardening tips, some simple tricks to eat seasonally and the many benefits of living in season. Please register. Adults

Tue

Mar. 20

6:30-8 p.m.

KID’S CODE

Discover computer programming with The Hour of Code™ a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. Children (grades 3-6)

Mon Mon

Mar. 26 Apr. 23

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

EASTER EGG STORYTIME

Join us for stories and a craft followed by an Easter egg hunt in the Children’s Department just for preschoolers.

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

Tue Wed

Mar. 27 Mar. 28

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

You and your friends are locked in a room filled with puzzling objects and riddles to solve. Can you figure out how to escape before time runs out? Please register. Tue

Mar. 27

4:30-5:15 p.m.

LOOKING FOR YOUR NEXT BOOK?

In a reading slump? Come to the library to learn about some of the latest and greatest books. Teens & Adults (ages 13+)

Wed

Mar. 28

7-8 p.m.

HOW TO AVOID ONLINE SCAMS

The internet brings a world of information to our fingertips. Unfortunately, it also makes it easier to scam people. In this presentation, Patric Welch, aka Mr. Noobie, will help you identify online scams and teach you what you can do to protect yourself. Please register. Adults

Tue

Apr. 3

Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Wed

6-7:30 p.m.

18 March / April 2018

Apr. 11

6:30-8:30 p.m.

DROP EVERYTHING AND READ

Children’s author Beverly Cleary invites you to drop everything and read for her birthday! Drop in any time April 12 to read down your fines or just for fun. All ages

Thu

Apr. 12

9 a.m.-9 p.m.

AUTHORS AT JCPL: LISA SCOTTOLINE

The Authors at JCPL series continues with Lisa Scottoline, best-selling emotional thriller writer of “Daddy’s Girl” and “One Perfect Lie.” Meet the author and learn more about her books. The first 100 JCPL cardholders will receive a signed copy of her new book, “After Anna.” Franklin College, Branigin Room (Student Center) 101 Branigin Blvd., Franklin, IN 46131 To register, please visit pageafterpage.org/authorsatjcpl Adults

ESCAPE AT THE LIBRARY

Teens (grades 6-12)

SPRING CARD-MAKING

Love to create your own greeting cards? Amy Billingsly, local Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, will guide everyone through creating spring and birthday cards so you’ll be ready for upcoming occasions. All supplies will be provided. Please register.

Thu

Apr. 12

7-8:30 p.m.

MEET MOUSE FROM “IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE”

You never know what’ll happen if you give a mouse a cookie. Come meet Mouse, from Laura Numeroff’s “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” and find out! Please register. Program will fill quickly!

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

Thu

Apr. 19

4:30-5:15 p.m.

RORY GILMORE BOOK CLUB

Read and discuss books referenced in Gilmore Girls! We’ll watch clips of the show and eat like the Gilmores’. This month we’ll read “Fahrenheit 451.” Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Thu

Apr. 19

6:30-8 p.m.

REEL WOMEN, VINTAGE WINE: “BRIDGET JONES’ DIARY”

The Historic Artcraft Theatre is hosting the fourth movie in this series with a screening of “Bridget Jones’ Diary” (2001). Join us before the show at the Artcraft Cottage (49 E. Madison St., Franklin, directly behind the Willard) at 6 p.m. to discuss Helen Fielding’s book and receive early access to the movie. (Movie begins at 7:30 p.m.) To register for the book discussion, sign up


FRANKLIN BRANCH

HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

401 State St., Franklin

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

(317) 738-9711 - Adult Programs (317) 738-2098 - Teen & Children’s Programs pageafterpage.org/register

at pageafterpage.org or at any JCPL branch. Movie tickets may be purchased at the Artcraft Theatre for $10, which include a glass of wine or small popcorn. Adults

Fri

Apr. 20

6-10 p.m.

EARTH DAY FESTIVAL AT PROVINCE PARK, FRANKLIN

Join the Johnson County Planet Partners for a free celebration of Earth Day! There will be family-friendly and environment programs and projects, tree give-a-ways, rain barrel demonstrations and so much more. Join us at the JCPL booth and visit the Friends of the Library Little Free Library. Bring a gently used book (or more) to donate, and choose another from our selection take home. All Ages

Sat

Apr. 21

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

RAH RAH RAMONA!

Celebrate children’s author Beverly Cleary turning 102 with her friends from Klickitat Street! Please register. Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Sat

Apr. 21

2-3 p.m.

NON-TOXIC LIVING

The average person applies 300 chemicals to their body every single day, and 80 of those chemicals before breakfast! Learn how to kick harsh chemicals to the curb with easy DIY changes. Please register. Adults

Mon

Apr. 23

Over There and Back Again: Hoosiers in World War I A Beverly A. Martin Storytelling Event It was called the Great War, the World War and the War to End All Wars. Sharon Kirk Clifton presents “Over There and Back Again,” a story about how two Hoosiers, Robert H. Tyndall and Ruth Wright, answered the call of duty for World War I, and then returned home after the war to become leaders in Indiana. This Beverly A. Martin Storytelling Event is part of the Sharing Hoosier Histories Through Stories series sponsored by the Indiana Historical Society and Storytelling Arts of Indiana, Inc.

Franklin Branch Sat / Apr. 14 / 2:30-3:30 p.m. Adults

6:30-7:30 p.m.

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

Plant a seed, make a recycled craft and listen to a story as we celebrate Earth Day! Please register. Families; Child’s Caregiver Required

Tue

Apr. 24

4:30-5:15 p.m.

VOICES FROM THE PAST STORYTELLER SERIES: CLARA BARTON

Join us at the Johnson County Museum of History (135 N. Main Street, Franklin) as avid Civil War scholar, Nikki Schofield, brings to life Clara Barton, the pioneering female nurse and founder of the American Red Cross. All ages; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Sat

Apr. 28

1:30-3 p.m.

Sharon Kirk Clifton

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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

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Have fun and be creative, together! Storytime encourages a love of reading. Enjoy crafts, songs and finger plays, too. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Thu Thu

Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 10-11 a.m. Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26 10-11 a.m.

H-CLUB

Homeschoolers! Join us for H-Club to hear stories, make crafts and play games. Children (grades K-5)

Thu Thu

Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 10-11 a.m. Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26 10-11 a.m.

DIY PET TOYS

Have a furry friend who loves to play? Join us for an evening making homemade toys that will bring hours of enjoyment to our four-legged family members. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Thu

Mar. 1

6-7 p.m.

INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO

Drop in before the ISO Teddy Bear Concert (3/3 at 11 a.m.) and see some instruments up close. You’ll be able to touch and try several different instruments. All ages; Families Welcome

Sat

Mar. 3

9-10:45 a.m.

ISO TEDDY BEAR CONCERT SERIES: MONKEY’S JUNGLE JAM

The Teddy Bear Concert Series introduces preschool and early elementary children to the instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music played by musicians from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Come listen to the original story by Victoria Griswold, dance along to the music and get up close and personal with the instruments. Copies of the original story, “The Garden Symphony,” will be available for purchase. This program is sponsored by PNC, Riley Children’s Health and The Tobias Family Foundation. Families; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Sat

Mar. 3

11 a.m.-noon

Enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes with your little ones.

Children (ages 18 months-3); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24

Children (grades K-5)

Tue Tue

Mar. 6 Apr. 3

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

HELLO, CUPCAKE!

Join us as we take cupcake liners and turn them into beautiful works of art. Bring your imagination. Please register. Children (ages 3-grade 5); Families Welcome

Fri

Mar. 9

4:30-5:30 p.m.

PROJECT PROM

Going to prom but don’t have anything to wear? We can help! Come browse our selection of free dresses and if you find one, you can take it home. All dresses, shoes and accessories are free! No appointments or registration needed. Teens (grades 9-12)

Fri Sat

Mar. 9 Mar. 10

3:30-5:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

PAJAMA STORYTIME

You don’t have to dress up for storytime with us! Wear your comfiest jammies and enjoy stories, songs and snacks with your family. Please register. Families

Mon Mon

Mar. 12 Apr. 9

7-7:45 p.m. 7-7:45 p.m.

E IS FOR EVERYONE

Bring your friends to the library to play your favorite video games like Minecraft and Pokémon or discover a new favorite. Library laptops are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please register. Children (grades 1-6)

Put up your dukes for fighting games! Tue Mar. 13 4:30-5:30 p.m. Come check out some retro games Tue Apr. 10 4:30-5:30 p.m.

NOVELS & NOSH

TODDLER TALES

Tue Tue

ARTSY FARTSY

Learn about an artist, illustrator or style of art and then recreate it. Every session we’ll get creative, get messy and have fun. Please register.

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

20 March / April 2018

Discover a new book or dust off a favorite and join us for our monthly book group. Enjoy tea and cookies as we discuss. Please register. Adults

Tue

Mar. 13

6-7 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

“The Girls” by Emma Cline At the end of the volatile 1960s, teenager Evie Boyd gets caught up in a group of girls she meets in the park and whose actions could change her life forever. Tue Apr. 10 6-7 p.m. “Leaves of Grass” by Walt Whitman In honor of National Poetry Month, we will read this classic poem.

JULIA CHILD(REN)’S COOKING SHOW

Be the star of your own cooking show just like The French Chef herself! We’ll celebrate the legacy of Julia Child with fun and creative recipes. Please register. Children (grades K-5)

Fri

Mar. 16

4:30-5:30 p.m.

ESCAPE THE LIBRARY

Locked in the library with an hour to figure your way out. Can you do it? Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Mon

Mar. 19

6-7 p.m.

HANDMADE HAPPY HOUR

Bring your unfinished projects to Handmade Happy Hour to 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

Mar. 21 Apr. 18

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

glasses for color blindness

Johnson County Public Library recognizes the hard work our dedicated staff does at each of our locations. We’d like to take a moment to congratulate staff member, Elyssa Everling, for her award-winning poster presentation during the Indiana Library Federation Conference. Elyssa is a librarian and Accessibility Specialist for JCPL and last year she received a mini-grant to purchase Enchroma Glasses for patrons to borrow. We asked Elyssa a few questions about her projects.

Johnson County Public Library: What are Enchroma glasses? Elyssa Everling: The Enchroma glasses are specialty eyewear that help alleviate the effects of red-green colorblindness. JCPL: How did you get the idea? EE: I am always looking for new ideas and resources to offer our patrons. The glasses are not guaranteed to work for everyone and are expensive. By providing the glasses, JCPL is giving patrons an opportunity to try the glasses before, potentially, purchasing a pair themselves. JCPL: The Enchroma glasses have been so successful, what’s the next challenge you’d like to address for patrons at the library? EE: I’d like to look into getting an accessible workstation set up. But, nothing is set in stone and I would be open to hearing ideas and needs. JCPL: Could you tell us about being the Accessibility Specialist for the system? What does that mean? What changes have been made at the branches? EE: Being the Accessibility Specialist means that I stay up on the current trends in accessibility in the library. Kit Logan, Facilities Manager, and I did a survey in August 2016 of all the branches. Some of the changes that were implemented were the addition of accessibility parking spots and proper signage.

March / April 2018

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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

SPRING HAS SPRUNG!

Join us for a spring-themed storytime and craft. Please register. Children (ages 3-5); Families Welcome

Thu

Mar. 22

4:30-5:30 p.m.

BOOK BINGO

Families

Bring the family to play a few fun rounds of BINGO featuring your favorite book characters. Everyone leaves with a prize! Please register. Families

Mon

Mar. 26

4:30-5:30 p.m.

INFLUENTIAL NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN IN HISTORY AND TODAY

In honor of Women’s History Month, Kelly Tudor, a citizen of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas, will be talking about influential Native American women in history and today. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 13+)

Tue

Mar. 27

6-7 p.m.

TRAFALGAR GARDEN CLUB: FUNKY FUNGI

Professor Leslie Bishop will offer a high energy presentation about mushrooms that grow in the area. They often are beautiful and a vital part of the forest ecosystem. Professor Bishop will put the FUN into Funky Fungi! All ages

Thu

Mar. 29 2-4 p.m.

IT’S ALL FUN & GAMES

Let’s get together and play some lawn games! Rain, snow or shine- there is fun to be had! Please register. Children (ages 3-grade 5); Families Welcome

Fri

POP IT!

From Orville Redenbacher to miles of farms, Indiana is known for its stellar corn. Join us at Pop It! to sample popcorn and vote on the best. Then learn how to make your own specially seasoned popcorn treat! Please register.

Apr. 13 4-5 p.m.

CUTE AS A BUTTON

Thu

Apr. 19 4:30-5:30 p.m.

EARTH DAY CRAFTS

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” Being a Lorax can be fun! We’ll read the book and make fun crafts that will make your world a better place. Please register. Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Mon

Apr. 23

4:30-5:30 p.m.

GUERILLA GARDENING

Create an explosion of color in your garden this spring with these handmade seed bombs. Simply toss them into your garden, and watch them grow. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 13+)

Tue

Apr. 24

6-7 p.m.

MEET MOUSE FROM “IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE”

You never know what’ll happen if you give a mouse a cookie. Come meet Mouse, from Laura Numeroff’s “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” and find out! Please register. Program will fill quickly!

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

Thu

Apr. 26

10-11 a.m.

ESCAPE ROOM

See if you have what it takes to escape the Library! Please register. Adults

Come on in and create a masterpiece of your own...with buttons! Please register.

Thu

Mon

We tried to have a robot battle, and it didn’t go well. Can you do better? Rise above in the Failbot Club! Please register.

Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Apr. 16 6-7 p.m.

KINDNESS ROCKS!

Leave a little bit of kindness somewhere for someone else to find. Paint rocks with amazing messages here at the library and then hide them anywhere for others to find! Fun for kids, teens and adults, so join us and bring your friends! Please register. All ages

Wed

Apr. 26

6-7 p.m.

FAILBOT CLUB

Teens (grades 6-12)

Mon

Apr. 30

6-7 p.m.

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Apr. 18 4:30-5:30 p.m.

22 March / April 2018

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Franklin Branch Thu / Apr. 19 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Clark Pleasant Branch Fri / Apr. 20 / 4-5 p.m. White River Branch Wed / Apr. 25 / 4:30-5:30 p.m. Trafalgar Branch Thu / Apr. 26 / 10-11 a.m.

The Teddy Bear Concert Series introduces preschool and early elementary children to the instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music played by musicians from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Come listen to the original story by Victoria Griswold, dance along to the music and get up close and personal with the instruments. Copies of the original story, “The Garden Symphony,” will be available for purchase. This program is sponsored by PNC, Riley Children’s Health and The Tobias Family Foundation. Families; Child’s Caregiver Required

MONKEY’S JUNGLE JAM Trafalgar Branch

Sat

THE BIG NOTE

Franklin Branch

White River Branch

Sat Sat

THE GIANT’S VIOLIN Clark Pleasant Branch

Sat

Mar. 3 11 a.m.-noon Mar. 17 11 a.m.-noon Mar. 24 11 a.m.-noon Apr. 28 11 a.m.-noon


WhiteHOURS River Branch, continued 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

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Have fun and be creative, together! Storytime encourages a love of reading. Enjoy crafts, songs and finger plays, too. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Thu Thu Thu Thu

Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26

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

Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24

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

TERRIFIC TWOS STORYTIME

TOT ART

Create your own masterpiece! Come 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

Mar. 9 Apr. 13

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

TALES FOR TAILS

Improve your 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

Mon Mon

Mar. 12 Apr. 9

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

CRAFT NIGHT: PAPER CUTTING ART

Make a beautiful paper cutout art piece to celebrate Earth Day in April. Please register. Teens (grades 8-12) & Adults

Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more during this early literacy storytime each week.

Thu

Mon Tue Mon Tue

Honor Pi Day on 3.14 – with pie! We will be eating pie and creating a pi-related craft. Please register.

Children (2 year olds); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24

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

MLG – MAJOR LEAGUE GAMERS

Gamers, play Minecraft, Roblox and more. Practice your skills and even learn to make your own mini games. Laptops and iPads are available on a limited basis, or bring your own device. Please register. Families

Tue Tue

Mar. 6 Apr. 3

Mar. 15

6-7:30 p.m.

PI DAY AT THE LIBRARY

Teens (grades 6-12)

Wed

Mar. 14

4:30-5:30 p.m.

MESSY ART

Explore the world of art through new creations each month. Please dress for a mess. Please register. Children (grades K-5)

Wed Wed

Mar. 14 Apr. 11

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

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

COUCH POTATO TO 5K

Need a little motivation to start walking or running? Join the library’s Couch Potato to 5K program. It’s a fun way to meet people and get moving. Over 6 weeks, meet every other Wednesday beginning March 7 at 7 p.m. Starting with the second meeting, anyone who wants to can go for a short walk/run at the end. Local experts will talk about stretching, safety and more. All are welcome, whether new to fitness or experienced runners. Please register. Teens & Adults (Ages 10+); Families Welcome

Wed Wed

Mar. 7, 21 Apr. 4, 18

7-8 p.m. 7-8 p.m.

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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

LOOKING FOR YOUR NEXT BOOK?

LITTLE SCIENTISTS

In a reading slump? Visit the library to learn about some of the latest and greatest books.

Discover the wonders of science through books, simple experiments and interactive learning. Please register.

Wed

Wed Wed

Teens & Adults (ages 13+)

Mar. 14

7-8 p.m.

PRESCHOOL YOGA STORYTIME

Build your muscles and your mind as we combine simple yoga poses and gentle stretching with stories and rhymes to make an interactive, movement-filled storytime experience. Children (ages 2-6); Child’s Caregiver Required

Fri Fri

Mar. 16 Apr. 20

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

Explore a room full of stuff to take apart. Peek inside electronics and appliances, check out how they work and break things without getting in trouble! No kid? No problem. Tinkering is fun for grown-ups, too. Registration recommended, but not required. All ages; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Mar. 17

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Special visitors will share a typical day on their job. Learn about the favorite parts of the featured work and how the visitor prepared for their job. Immerse yourself in play centers based on the featured job. Please register. Children (ages 3-grade 3); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Mar. 18

2-3 p.m.

THE SCIENCE OF WIND

Explore air in motion through experimenting with air pressure and wind power. Please register. Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Mon

Mar. 19

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

STOP MOTION ANIMATION

Make short cartoons and movies using stop motion animation. Clay, blocks and other materials will be provided to make a cast, design a set and plan out your own short movie! This program is made possible from a generous donation from Duke Energy. Please register. Thu

Mar. 22

4:30-5:15 p.m.

DINOSAUR ART TIME

Potter Jeremy South, Ripple Mobile Arts, will lead a literacy and art experience. The book “How Do Dinosaurs Stay Safe?” will come alive with art projects. Please register. Program will fill quickly! Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required

WHEN I GROW UP…

Sun

Mar. 21 Apr. 18

Children (grades K-6)

TINKER TIME PICK-APART

Sat

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

3-4 p.m.

MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP

Talk about books in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Come once or every month! Books are available at the check-out desk the month before each meeting. Adults

“Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” by William Kamkwamba Mon Mar. 19 7-8 p.m. “Circus in Winter” by Cathy Day Mon Apr. 16 7-8 p.m.

Reserve a Travel Kit! Reserve a JCPL Travel Kit for your kids before spring break. Enjoy books, magazines, movies and more as you’re cruisin’ along to your destination. pageafterpage.org/travelkit

Fri

Mar. 23

10:30-11:30 a.m.

ISO TEDDY BEAR CONCERT SERIES: THE BIG NOTE

The Teddy Bear Concert Series introduces preschool and early elementary children to the instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music played by musicians from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Come listen to the original story by Victoria Griswold, dance along to the music and get up close and personal with the instruments. Copies of the original story, “The Garden Symphony,” will be available for purchase. This program is sponsored by PNC, Riley Children’s Health and The Tobias Family Foundation. Families; Child’s Caregiver Required

Sat

Mar. 24

11 a.m.-noon

WINDOWS TO OUR WORLD BOOK CLUB

Enjoy storytime about different cultures from our world. Children will make a craft while caregivers participate in conversations led by a children’s librarian. Please register.

Children (ages 2-7); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Mon Mon

Mar. 26 Apr. 23

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

PERLER PARTY

Create your own melted masterpiece with perler beads. All supplies will be provided. Please register. Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Tue

Mar. 27

3-4 p.m.

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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

BOOK DISCUSSION

WONDERFUL WORLD OF BIRDWATCHING

If you love talking with others about a book you’ve read, you’ll want to join us. Copies of the book will be available for checkout one month before the discussion.

Learn how your whole family can enjoy the hobby of bird-watching. Weather-permitting we will do a bird walk outside. Please register.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood Wed Mar. 28 1:30-3 p.m. “Black Elk Speaks” by Black Elk Wed Apr. 25 1:30-3 p.m.

Sat

Adults

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER APPRECIATION CELEBRATION

A party for elementary school teachers! Join us for games, prizes and sweet treats as the library shows our appreciation for our educators. Please register. Elementary School Teachers

Thu

Apr. 5

6:30-7:30 p.m.

TAPE TOWN

Calling all cars! Zoom your favorite toy car or truck down the roads of Tape Town, making stops at activity stations like the car wash, the zoo, the bank and more. Please register. Families

Sat

Apr. 7

10:30-11:30 a.m.

CALLIGRAPHY BASICS

Explore the basics of italic calligraphy and learn to add some elegance to cards and wedding invitations. No experience necessary. All supplies will be provided. Repeat of program from November 2017. Please register. Program will fill up quickly! Teens & Adults (ages 13+)

Tue

Apr. 10

4:30-6 p.m.

COOKING SKILLS WITH CENTRAL NINE’S “TO THE NINES” RESTAURANT

Enjoy a stir fry demonstration and sample tasting. Learn how to sharpen your knives properly and practice knife cuts. Adults

Thu

Apr. 12

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

FELT FLANNELBOARD HOW-TO

Felt flannelboard stories and activities promote early literacy skills. Let’s create some together to use at home with your children. Please register. Parents of children (ages birth to 5) and their children; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Thu

Apr. 12

4:30-5:30 p.m.

All ages; Child’s Caregiver Required

Apr. 14

10-11:30 a.m.

GREEN SCREEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Do you want to have a picture of you flying through space, swimming in the ocean or standing in a volcano? Learn how to use a green screen and photography apps to make cool pictures with exciting backgrounds! This program is made possible from a generous donation from Duke Energy. Please register. Children (grades K-6)

Tue

Apr. 17

4:30-5:15 p.m.

AUTHORS AT JCPL: EDWARD KELSEY MOORE

Edward Kelsey Moore lives and writes in Chicago, where he also enjoys a career as a professional cellist. His debut novel, “The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can Eat,” was an international hit and a New York Times best-seller. A new novel, “The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues,” was published in the summer of 2017. This program is supported by a Novel Conversations grant from Indiana Humanities and kicks off the 2018 Authors at JCPL series. The first 100 JCPL cardholders to register will receive a free copy of his debut novel. To register, please visit pageafterpage.org/authorsatjcpl Adults

Sat

Apr. 21

3-4 p.m.

CALLIGRAPHY: BEYOND THE BASICS

Learn how to create special projects and gifts using calligraphy. Basic familiarity with calligraphy is helpful. Paper will be provided. Please bring your own pens or markers. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 13+)

Tue

Apr. 24

6:30-8 p.m.

MEET MOUSE FROM “IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE”

You never know what’ll happen if you give a mouse a cookie. Come meet Mouse, from Laura Numeroff’s “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” and find out! Please register. Program will fill quickly!

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

Wed

Apr. 25

4:30-5:30 p.m.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FAIR

Drop by and find out about the many organizations helping our community. Check out volunteer opportunities and get involved helping the people and animals of Johnson County. All ages; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Sat

26 March / April 2018

Apr. 28

11 a.m.-1 p.m.


Explore Summer at JCPL

May 14-July 31 Watch for our next library guide for details about our Summer Learning Program!


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-We AcceptCredit & Debit Cards

Gently used hardback and paperback books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks as well as music and video tapes for every age in every genre, including large print titles.

THU/APR. 19/4-8PM

MEMBERS ONLY NIGHT

MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

FRI/APR. 20/9AM-6PM SAT/APR. 21/9AM-5PM

$5 BAG DAY

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Trafalgar Branch 424 S. Tower St. Trafalgar, IN 46181 (317) 878-9560

Proceeds provide extra resources for programs like Summer Learning and the Library Bingo Challenge.

Spring Library Guide 2018-Johnson County Public Library  
Spring Library Guide 2018-Johnson County Public Library