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December 2017 – February 2018

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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.

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In our last Library Guide we shared a little about the 15 projects that were awarded library mini-grants. We thought you might be interested in an update. Board Games Our branches have some great selections like Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Animal Upon Animal and Pandemic. In fact, our patrons have enjoyed our games at home over 300 times since we started offering them in May. My First Library Card - Coming Soon! We believe that getting your first library card should be an exciting experience! When your child (birth-5th grade) signs up for their first library card, he/she will also get a JCPL drawstring bag and lanyard for this special library card designed just for the kids. Coming soon! 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten In August, we kicked off our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program with a visit from author Salina Yoon. This program encourages families and caregivers to read at least 1,000 books to their infant, toddler or preschooler before entering kindergarten. We have nearly 450 kids registered. We even have some close to reaching the 1,000 book goal! Want to learn more about new services at JCPL? Check out our website and like our Facebook page for updates.

JCPL Johnson County Public Library

–FRIENDS–

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  Author visits  Summer Learning Program prizes and special events  Give-a-ways at fairs and festivals to promote the library  Craft materials at 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

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Locations and Hours 4

Library Information 5

Christmas & Hoilday Events 6

Cherie Lowe, Queen of Free 7

StoryWalks 8 At Home in Johnson County 9

Black History Month 10

Meet Pam Caito, Q&A 11

Clark Pleasant Branch Programs 12-17

Now that the holidays are here, it seems like a natural time to pause to reflect on the year so far and to tell you a bit about what is coming in the months ahead.

Library Bingo Challenge 15

Transparent Languages 17

Cookie Contest 18

The Johnson County Public Library has focused on our mission – strengthening our community by connecting people, resources and experiences. We see our county as a community of empowered learners, enthusiastic readers and engaged learners. We strive to be the place those connections happen.

This summer, we built and celebrated the opening of two new StoryWalks – one at our Trafalgar Branch and one at Country Gate Park in New Whiteland. We hope your family will visit all four of our StoryWalks when sunny days present the opportunity to get outside with the family this winter. But it’s not just about what JCPL creates for the community, it’s about being a part of the community. I hope you were able to support local businesses and take advantage of the Play Your Card Right discounts during the month of September. We appreciate everyone who participated in this year’s Library Card Sign-up Month promotion. We look forward to doing it again next year! And we look ahead to the coming months (past the fun of baby reindeer visits and special crafts and storytimes in December) to ways we can help you enjoy some time inside. Come explore the library during our Library Bingo Challenge (page 12). Learn some new chords and take lessons from the pros with Artistworks, challenge yourself to learn a new language with Transparent Languages or brush up on software skills that will help you land that promotion with Lynda.com (page 13).

Franklin Branch Programs 18-23 JCPL-to-Go! 19

Year-End Giving 20

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten 21

Project Prom / Winter Pop-Up 22

Trafalgar Branch Programs 24-26 Cozy Up With a Good Book 27 White River Branch Programs 28-31 ArtistWorks 29

Amazon Smile 31

Friends Used 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 we’re really looking forward to our February At Home in Johnson County event – Our Heritage Revealed: Every Family Has A Story (page 9). JCPL staff and researchers from the Central Indiana DNA Interest Group will utilize traditional and state-of-the-art genealogy resources, including DNA testing, to uncover the family stories of two Johnson County celebrities and reveal the varied backgrounds of our community. If the wintertime blues get you down, JCPL has plenty of programs, activities and resources to brighten your day!

Cover Photo: Kim Fletcher (Friends of the Library Volunteer Coordinator) and her kids, Chaeli (13), Roman (10) and Aiden (8) play the board game, Ticket to Ride at our Trafalgar Branch. This game and several others are available to play at the branches or to check out and enjoy at home.

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LOCATIONS AND HOURS

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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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Christmas and Holiday Events SILLY SAFARIS’ REINDEER RESERVE

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS AND HOLIDAY HIGH TEA

Join us for Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve starring one of Santa’s Elves with a LIVE BABY REINDEER and other animals from the North Pole! Registration is required for this program and will fill up quickly. Is the program already full? No problem! Everyone is invited to get a photo with the reindeer after the presentation.

Sip on tea while a representative from the Johnson County Museum of History shares Victorian Christmas traditions. Listen to festive traditional holiday music while creating an easy Victorian ornament. Please register.

All Ages; Families Welcome

Adults (ages 18+)

Clark Pleasant Branch White River Branch Trafalgar Branch Franklin Branch

Mon Wed Mon Wed

Dec. 4 Dec. 6 Dec. 11 Dec. 13

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

CHRISTMAS STORIES WITH MRS. CLAUS

Enjoy Christmas stories and songs with Mrs. Claus. Bring your camera for a photo opportunity. Families Welcome Franklin Branch

Thu

Dec. 7

6-7 p.m.

AN AMERICAN GIRL HOLIDAY

Celebrate the holidays with the American Girls! Make a craft that they would have made in their time, and don’t forget to bring a doll with you to play along! Please register. Families Welcome Trafalgar Branch

Sat

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Angie Brown from Sweet Temptations Bakery will provide tips and tricks to create festive sweets. All supplies will be provided. Please register. Trafalgar Branch

Thu

Dec. 14

6-7 p.m.

YULE BALL

Step into the Great Hall and enter the magical world of Harry Potter for one whimsical night of food, music and dancing. Please register. Grades 5 – Adult Franklin Branch

Fri

Dec. 15

6-8 p.m.

Tue

Dec. 19

6-7:30 p.m.

MAKE YOUR OWN GINGERBREAD HOUSE

It’s time to unleash your creativity and design your dream home, gingerbread style. Please bring a can of frosting and a bag of candy. Please register. All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required Franklin Branch Clark Pleasant Branch

Tue Wed

Dec. 19 Dec. 20

4:30-5:15 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m.

HOLIDAYS IN WHOVILLE

Visit the Whos down in Whoville for a Grinch-tastic holiday celebration. We’ll have Grinchy crafts, games and snacks. Please register. Families Welcome Clark Pleasant Branch

Dec. 9

HOLIDAY COOKIE DECORATING WITH SWEET TEMPTATIONS

Teens & Adults (ages 12+)

Clark Pleasant Branch

Thu

Dec. 21

2-3 p.m.

WINTER WONDERLAND PARTY

Embrace the cold and celebrate the winter season with snowy activities, frosty treats and chilly crafts. Please register. Children (birth-age 12); Families Welcome White River Branch

Thu

Dec. 21

2-3:30 p.m.

NEW YEAR’S AROUND THE WORLD

Come to a New Year party like no other as we learn about the celebrations of the Chinese, Thai and Jewish people. We’ll have snacks, music and games. Please register. Children (birth-age 12), Families Welcome Trafalgar Branch

Thu

Dec. 28

4:30-5:30 p.m.

HAPPY NOON YEAR

Celebrate the new year a little early with music, dancing, games and crafts! Children (birth-age 12); Families Welcome Franklin Branch Fri Dec. 29 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Clark Pleasant Branch Sat Dec. 30 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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Queen of Free:

Budget Basics JCPL is thrilled to welcome, Cherie Lowe, aka The Queen of Free, for a four-part series starting in January. Cherie and her husband Brian became savings experts as they tackled their $127K debt and wrote “Slaying the Debt Dragon: How One Family Conquered their Money Monster and Found an Inspired Happily Ever After.” Cherie has been featured locally on WTHR-13 and in the Daily Journal, as well as nationally in the Wall Street Journal and Family Circle, and on CNBC and DaveRamsey.com. Cherie will help you start off the new year right with tips on budgeting and how to use couponing and meal planning to get your finances in order.

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SLAYING THE DEBT DRAGON

Thu / Jan. 25 6:30-7:30 p.m. Franklin Branch It’s time for a fresh start! This is your year to get a handle on your finances and make the most of every penny and second life has to offer. Enjoy an evening of thoughtful conversation to launch your own debt slaying journey.

MEAL PLANNING 101

Tue / Jan. 30 6-7 p.m. Trafalgar Branch Cherie’s Meal Planning 101 covers strategies for every step of dining with a budget in mind. Learn to make meal plans, create a Pantry Top 10 and actually leave excited about preparing meals for you and your family.

BUDGET BASICS

Thu / Feb. 1 6-7 p.m. Clark Pleasant Branch Cherie will help you begin to take baby steps into the great financial unknown. Change your mindset about what a budget is, find a tool that will work for your lifestyle. Budgets can be fun and freeing. And you are more than capable of making it happen.

MINI-COUPON COURSE

Tue / Feb. 6 6:30-7:30 p.m. White River Branch Take your grocery game to the next level. Develop an organizational strategy that works for you. Spend a minimal amount of time clipping coupons and planning your trip. Receive expert tips for the stores you shop. Leave with a game plan to save more money each time you hit the aisles.

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Visit Our StoryWalks All Year Long

Country Gate Park New Whiteland

Kelsey Anne Devine StoryWalk Trafalgar Branch

Urban Forest StoryWalk Franklin

Independence Park Greenwood

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If you need directions to our StoryWalks visit pageafterpage.org/StoryWalks

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At Home in Johnson Count y

OUR HERITAGE REVEALED:

Every Family Has a Story

This special genealogy program will present the diverse ancestry of two Johnson County celebrities, similar in style to the hit television series “Who Do You Think You Are?” JCPL staff and researchers from the Central Indiana DNA Interest Group will utilize genealogy resources, including DNA testing, to uncover the family stories of these participants, and reveal the varied backgrounds that make up our Johnson County community.

Saturday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. Franklin Branch Follow us on Facebook to learn more about our celebrities as the event approaches.

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PUBLIC LIBRARY

Don’t choose between book club and happy hour! Whether you're a milleni-"ale" or an older "vintage," together we’ll put the “pub” in public library.

STOUT STORIES AT SHALE CREEK

Celebrate our 2 year anniversary and the holiday season by participating in a “Dirty Santa” book swap (please bring a new or used book in wrapping paper-the funnier the better!) We will also discuss “Shakespeare Saved My Life.” Adults (ages 21+)

178 W. Jefferson St., Franklin Mon / Dec. 4 / 6:30-8 p.m.

STOUT STORIES AT TAXMAN BREWERY

STOUT STORIES AT PLANETARY BREWING

We will discuss “We Have Always Lived in the Castle” by Shirley Jackson. To obtain a copy of the book contact one of our librarians.

We will discuss “Murder on the Orient Express” by Agatha Christie. To obtain a copy of the book contact one of our librarians.

13 S. Baldwin St., Bargersville Mon / Jan. 8 / 6:30-8 p.m.

188 S. Madison Ave., Greenwood Mon / Feb. 5 / 6:30-8 p.m.

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For the Kids: Black History Scavenger Hunt Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month as you learn about some great black American Children’s authors. Explore the library throughout January and February to find authors, match them to their book covers and earn a prize!

VOICES FROM THE PAST STORYTELLER SERIES: African American History in Indiana All Ages Sat / Feb. 3 1:30-3 p.m. Johnson County Museum of History Ophelia Wellington (founder and executive director of Freetown Village) will present a living history of African American lives in Indiana.

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TAKE FLIGHT School Age (ages 5-11) Thu / Feb. 15 4:30-5:30 p.m. Trafalgar Branch Learn about famous aviator, Bessie Coleman and famous astronaut, Mae Jemison - then become one yourself. We’ll make paper airplanes and race around the library.

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MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP

RED & BLACK: THE UNTOLD STORY

Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Feb. 19 7-8 p.m. White River Branch

Adults (ages 18+) Tue / Feb. 27 6-7 p.m. Franklin Branch Carretha Hale and the Indiana African American Genealogy Society will present the true story of the Hale family and their enslavement with the Creek Native Americans. Because of her findings, Hale was inspired to write a book on her family discoveries in 2015, “From Slavery to Statehood: A Family History in the Creek Nation.” The group will also answer genealogy questions at the end. Please register.

Books will be on hold at the front desk the month before the discussion.

“The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas: We’ll be reading this We Need Diverse Books award winner about a sixteen-year-old girl balancing her poor neighborhood and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. That uneasy balance is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her unarmed childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.


Meet Pam Caito and Explore Johnson County’s Past JCPL: What are some interesting things you’ve learned about Johnson County? Pam: I love reading about what the county must have looked like before it was developed. My imagination really gets going thinking about how the vegetation was left to grow for centuries untouched and how that must have looked to the early settlers. It is hard to imagine that only five farms were located between the northern tip of White River Township and Indianapolis during the 1840s. Also, I am always amazed at how the settlers immediately set about creating a structure of laws and schools.

Pam Caito is the assistant in the Historical Room at the Franklin Branch and in the Marketing and Communications Department at our Library Services Center. She loves helping patrons find information about their family history or their homes. Pam leads the monthly Your House History Conversation Group where they exchange stories and resources for researching the history of their home. Read our interview with Pam and learn a little bit about the Historical Room. Johnson County Public Library: What kinds of resources can patrons find in the Historical Room? Pam Caito: Libraries are great for free resources. For the casual genealogist or someone who is looking up ancestors as a hobby, ancestry.com is a fantastic resource. But most of us tend to do a lot of research for a time, and then we get pulled away by life’s happenings. Why pay a monthly fee for something you may not be able to use for a few months? The library offers a version of ancestry.com for free so our patrons can come in and do that research without the cost of a subscription. Another great way to do some casual or even in-depth research is with newspaper archives. The library has recently obtained a subscription to Indianapolis Star archives back to 1859. The beauty of this arrangement for patrons who live in Johnson County is that the Star looked for news outside of Marion County and reported on it in its paper. We also have the Franklin newspapers back to 1912 digitized, as well as some 1845 newspapers on microfilm. All these resources make even casual research easy and enjoyable. JCPL: What is the most common question patrons ask you? Pam: I often get asked, “Can you look up: birth certificate, death certificate and marriage certificate?” I recently looked up a marriage certificate in Johnson County for a marriage in 1835. The family’s descendents from this union went on to be owners of many businesses here in Franklin. It was an interesting legacy to piece together.

JCPL: Where do you get your inspiration for your posts on JCPL’s Now You Know blog? Pam: I have always loved history, especially the stories. I was first struck by how fun it was to read the firsthand accounts of the day to day life of the Johnson County residents. Some of it would take me by surprise and debunked long held perceptions of pioneers. The Now You Know blog lets me bring to life everyday dramas of the past and hopefully my readers will laugh, cry and feel proud of their home here in Johnson County. JCPL: What is the Your House Histories Conversation Group and how did you come up with the idea? Pam: Along with death, birth and marriage certificates, I was seeing a number of local residents come in looking for the history of their houses. The history of a house is linked to the community. I felt these homeowners really needed to meet and share stories because it seemed everyone had a piece of the puzzle that could help a neighbor’s search for their house history. JCPL: What is your favorite part of working in the Historical Room? Pam: It has to be the history and the wonderful access to resources. I get just as interested piecing together a family history or a house history for a patron as I do for my own family history. I love hearing the patron’s family stories. I “get it” and why it is important to them. I try to provide a good service, because I know it matters to the patron to know that parts of their family are not lost, they just needed to know how to find them. JCPL: How can people find out more information about the Historical Room. Pam: The best way to find more information is to check out our website, pageafterpage.org/genealogy-historical-room. I also encourage you to come in and talk to me. I am scheduled in the Historical Room Mondays and Tuesdays to help patrons use our resources. I will look up information for you, but I would love to assist you in getting started on your own journey to the past.

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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

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

Fri Fri Fri

Dec. 1 Jan. 5 Feb. 2

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

TABLETOP GAME DAY

Drop in and learn to play a variety of tabletop games including dice, cards and other board games. Hosted by The Dragon Scale. All skill levels welcome. All Ages

Sat Sat Sat

Dec. 2 & 16 Jan. 13 & 27 Feb. 10 & 24

10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

SILLY SAFARIS’ REINDEER RESERVE

Join us for Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve starring one of Santa’s Elves with a LIVE BABY REINDEER and other animals from the North Pole! Registration is required for this program and will fill up quickly. Is the program already full? No problem! Everyone is invited to get a photo with the reindeer after the presentation. Please register. All Ages; Families Welcome

Mon

Dec. 4

6-7 p.m.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Have fun and be creative! Encourage a love of reading and enjoy crafts, songs and fingerplays too! Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required

Tue Tue Tue

Dec. 5 & 12 Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27

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

ROCKIN’ READS: “JERRY LEE LEWIS”

Music lovers and bibliophiles unite! Each month we’ll read a different music biography and watch accompanying concert clips and have discussions over both. For December we’ll discuss “Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story.” Adults (ages 18+)

Wed

Dec. 6

6:30-7:30 p.m.

TERRIFIC TWOS STORYTIME

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

Thu Thu Thu

Dec. 7 & 14 Jan. 11, 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22

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

DIY STOCKING STUFFERS FOR TEENS

Making your dollar stretch during the holidays can be hard! Come to this free workshop and make some great stocking stuffers that you can give away as gifts without breaking the bank. Please register. Teens (ages 12-17)

Thu

Dec. 7

4-5 p.m.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 101

While the last amendment to the Constitution was ratified in 1992, the law around the Constitution is ever changing. Come learn about the most recent cases to be heard by the Supreme Court and how they affect your Constitutional rights. Adults (ages 18+)

Thu

Dec. 7

6-7:30 p.m.

PRESCHOOL EDIBLE SCIENCE

KIDS COOKING

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.

School Age (ages 5-11)

Fri Fri Fri

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

Dec. 5 Jan. 2 Feb. 6

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

CROCHET CHRISTMAS CREATIONS

Make simple crocheted Christmas ornaments and magnets that can decorate your tree or refrigerator. If you already own a size F or G hook, please bring it with you to the program. Please register. Adults (ages 18+)

Tue

12

Dec. 5

6-7:30 p.m.

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

Dec. 8 Jan. 12 Feb. 9

11 a.m.-12 p.m. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

HOW TO FIND YOUR HOUSE HISTORY

Want to learn more about the history of your house? Come with your own information or just join us and listen in. Exchange stories and resources for researching the history of your own home. Adults (ages 18+)

Sat

Dec. 9

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


Clark Pleasant Branch, continued

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

ROBOT CLUB

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. School Age (ages 5-11)

Tue Tue Tue

Dec. 12 Jan. 9 Feb. 13

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

AFTER SCHOOL FAMILY GAME NIGHT

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. School Age (ages 5-11)

Mon Mon Mon

Dec. 18 Jan. 15 Feb. 19

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

HOMESCHOOL ROBOTICS

Drop in and learn to play a variety of tabletop games including dice, cards and other board games. Hosted by The Dragon Scale. All skill levels welcome.

The library robots are out and about for some in-depth coding fun. Stop by to explore the robotic possibilities. Please register.

Children (birth-age 12); Families Welcome

Tue

Wed Tue

Dec. 13 Jan. 17

2-7:30 p.m. 2-7:30 p.m.

TEEN BRICK BUILDING CHALLENGE

Do you have what it takes to out engineer your friends? There will be a variety of minute to win it challenges and a chance to create the most unique LEGO masterpiece to win prizes! Please register. Teens (ages 12-17)

Thu

Dec. 14

4-5 p.m.

LEARN A NEW SKILL ONLINE

Your library card gives you free access to thousands of hours of online learning in subjects like Microsoft Office, web design, coding and more. Come get a demonstration of Lynda.com and other e-resources. One attendee will win a Kindle Fire tablet courtesy of Friends of JCPL! Adults (ages 18+)

Thu

Dec. 14

7-8 p.m.

TOT ART

Create your own masterpiece! Toddlers and caregivers can create tot-friendly art projects. Stick around after the craft for socialization and a short playtime. Please dress for a mess. Toddlers (ages 1-3); Child’s Caregiver Required

Fri Fri Fri

Dec. 15 Jan. 19 Feb. 16

11 a.m.-12 p.m. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

School Age (ages 5-11)

Dec. 19

1-2:30 p.m.

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS AND HOLIDAY HIGH TEA

Sip on tea while a representative from the Johnson County Museum of History educates participants on Victorian Christmas traditions. Participants will also get to listen to festive traditional holiday music while creating an easy Victorian ornament. Please register. Adults (ages 18+)

Tue

Dec. 19

6-7:30 p.m.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

Young children can explore the world of music and dance at the library. Toddlers and Preschoolers (ages 1-5); Child’s Caregiver Required

Wed Wed Wed

Dec. 20 Jan. 17 Feb. 21

11 a.m.-12 p.m. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

MAKE YOUR OWN GINGERBREAD HOUSE

It’s time to unleash your creativity and design your dream home, gingerbread style. Please bring a can of frosting and a bag of candy. Please register. All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required

Wed

Dec. 20

6-7:30 p.m.

HOLIDAYS IN WHOVILLE

Visit the Whos down in Whoville for a Grinch-tastic holiday celebration. We’ll have Grinchy crafts, games and snacks. Please register. Families Welcome

Thu

Dec. 21

2-3 p.m.

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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

STEAM WORKSHOP

TECH-TACULAR

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

Celebrate National Technology Day with our robots and your ingenuity. Prepare for building challenges and robot jousts. Huzzah! Please register.

School Age (ages 5-11)

School Age (ages 5-11)

Thu Thu Thu

Dec. 21 Jan. 18 Feb. 15

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

BILINGUAL CRAFT TIME

Enjoy our Japanese-language picture books with some relaxing crafts and refreshments for kids and adults. Families Welcome

Fri

Dec. 22

4-5 p.m.

Sat

Jan. 6

2-3 p.m.

GOOD WALLS, BAD ART!

During Art Appreciation Month, students will help us celebrate Bad Art by creating their worst possible art and then voting for whose is the worst. Prizes and refreshments! Please register. Late Elementary (ages 8-11)

Mon

Jan. 8

6:30-7:30 p.m.

GET CLEVER WITH YOUR CLUTTER: ORGANIZATIONAL HACKS

HOMESCHOOL HANGOUT

Start the new year right! Learn wonderful ways to clean and unclutter your life so you have more time and energy to do what you love. These tips will help you be less stressed and more productive. Please register.

School Age (ages 5-11), Families Welcome

Adults (ages 18+)

HAPPY NOON YEAR

Learn how to paint a simple statement piece that all your friends will want! Participants will create a cute winter scene perfect for the holidays! Hot chocolate will be served. Please register.

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. Wed Wed Wed

Dec. 27 Jan. 24 Feb. 28

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

Celebrate the new year a little early with music, dancing, games and crafts! Children (birth-age 12); Families Welcome

Sat

Dec. 30

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

THE LISA SIMPSON BOOK CLUB

Are you as well read as TV’s favorite eight year old, Lisa Simpson? Read a different book every month that has been featured on The Simpsons. Adults (ages 18+)

“Ghost World” by Daniel Clowes To kick off the year, we’ll start with this cult classic graphic novel. Wed Jan. 3 6-7 p.m. “Northanger Abbey” by Jane Austen In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we’ll read this classic Gothic Romance. Wed Feb. 7 6-7 p.m.

COOK LIKE A ROCKSTAR: KITCHEN HACKS FOR TEENS

Learn some basic kitchen skills and create fun and easy recipes like mug cakes and no bake treats to impress your friends! This is a hands on class with cooking demos. Please register. Teens (ages 12-17)

Thu

14

Jan. 4

4-5 p.m.

December / January / February

Tue

Jan. 9

6-7 p.m.

COCOA & CANVAS

Teens & Adults (ages 12+)

Wed

Jan. 10

6-7:30 p.m.

SHRINKY DINKS

Create unique wearable charms, key chains, magnets or pet tags from shrinkable plastic you bake in the oven! All supplies will be provided, so join us and get creative! Please register. Teens (ages 12-17)

Thu

Jan. 11

4-5 p.m.

READ FREE E-BOOKS, MAGAZINES AND MORE

Did you get a new laptop or mobile device for Christmas? Bring it to this program and learn how you can use your library card to check out free e-books, audiobooks, magazines, movies, music and more. (Device not required to attend.) One attendee will win a free Kindle Fire tablet courtesy of Friends of JCPL. Adults (ages 18+)

Thu

Jan. 11

7-8 p.m.

ESTATE PLANNING WORKSHOP

Estate Planning isn’t just for the rich and famous - it’s for everyone. This program will teach the basics of what you need to know about Living Wills, Health Care Representatives, Power of Attorney, Last Will & Testaments and more. Please register. Adults (ages 18+)

Tue

Jan. 16

6-7:30 p.m.


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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

SUPER SATURDAY STORYTIME

Clap, sing and read to build early literacy skills.

QUEEN OF FREE: BUDGET BASICS

Love cats? Need some quality time with new fuzzy friends? Relax with us and enjoy the company of some irresistible cats from the Humane Society of Johnson County.

You want to be successful with money but you don’t know where to begin. There seem to be so many options available – software, printable sheets, apps, websites and more. What’s the right path for you in the new year? Cherie Lowe is back to present a workshop that will help you begin to take baby steps into the great financial unknown. Change your mind set about what a budget is, find a tool that will work for your lifestyle and gifts and actually laugh because it’s going to be ok. Budgets can be fun and freeing. And you are more than capable of making it happen.

All Ages

Adults (ages 18+)

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

Sat Sat

Jan. 20 Feb. 17

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

CAT CAFÉ

Sat

Jan. 20

1-2 p.m.

OBSTACLE COURSES WITH SPHERO

Navigate through different obstacle courses with a spherical robot named Sphero. You will have a chance to build your own obstacle course. Please register. School Age (ages 5-11)

Mon

Jan. 22

6-7:30 p.m.

FOOD BUDGETING

Adults (ages 18+)

MyPlate: We will explore the MyPlate food group system and learn our best choices of foods from each of the food groups. Tue Jan. 23 6-7 p.m. Label Ease: Bring labels from home and we will use those, as well as some very popular foods, to learn this fun, easy method for reading labels and determining if it is a healthy food. Tue Feb. 13 6-7 p.m.

SUPERCRAFTERS

Craft nerds unite! Kids can create masterpieces themed around their favorite sci-fi, fantasy or comic book characters. Please register. School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome

Jan. 30

Feb. 1

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Safe Sitter is a full day babysitting course recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It teaches 11-16 year olds how to be safe and nurturing caregivers and to handle emergencies. Please bring a sack lunch. $25.00 is due day of class. Pre-registration forms need to be filled out by parent/guardian at the library or on pageafterpage.org/safesitter. Sat

Feb. 3

RANDOM KINDNESS CRAFTS

School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome

Tue

Feb. 6

6:30-7:30 p.m.

DIY LEATHER KEYCHAINS

Learn how to make awesome leather key chains. Tassel and studded designs are just a few of the kinds of keychains you can learn to make and proudly show off. All supplies will be provided. Please register. Teens (ages 12-17)

Thu

Feb. 8

4-5 p.m.

RESEARCH YOUR FAMILY HISTORY ONLINE

Whether you’re an experienced genealogical researcher or just getting started, we have powerful online tools that will help you discover your roots. Thu

December / January / February

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

Brighten someone’s day with your kindness. Build crafts to make the world a little better and learn some unique ways to make a great difference. Please register.

Adults (ages 18+)

16

6-7 p.m.

SAFE SITTER

Ages 11-16

Nutrition education expert Andrea Hess will share some great, easy tips for achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle in this two-part series. Please register.

Tue

Thu

Feb. 8

7-8 p.m.


Clark Pleasant Branch, continued

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

VALENTINES FOR SPECIAL SENIORS

Stop in for Valentine and friendship stories and make cards for some special seniors living at nearby Christina Place. The cards will be hand delivered in time to bring cheer to some older folks. All Ages; Families Welcome

Wed

Feb. 14

4:30-5:30 p.m.

FROM THE GROUND UP: BUILDING GENRE FICTION WITH FANTASY AUTHOR TRACY TOWNSEND

Learn to listen, speak AND write!

Let fantasy author and creative writing teacher Tracy Townsend, author of “The Nine,” book one in the Thieves of Fate series from Pyr, help with yours! She will host a short creative writing workshop (please bring a notebook and pen or computer), a Q&A and a reading from “The Nine,” followed by a book sale, a signing and a variety of giveaways. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 12+)

Sat

Feb. 17

2-4 p.m.

TRANSFORM AND UPGRADE YOUR WARDROBE

• 100+ languages • English learning for 25+ native languages • Full-length alphabet courses • Assessment tests

Learn some savvy ways to update your wardrobe without spending tons of money. These cheap and easy hacks will give you so many more options and won’t break the bank! Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 12+)

Tue

• Supplementary vocabulary lists • Choice to write or speak answers • Interactive games and learning materials • Option to slow down on-screen examples for pronunciation practice • Ability to record, play back and compare your speech to that of a native speaker • Learned Items Refresh System for retaining what youʼve learned

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Feb. 20

6-7 p.m.

3-D PHOTOS: MAKE YOUR PICTURES POP

Make an eye-catching display that adds depth to your original images! Participants must bring four copies of the exact same photograph in order to create the unique picture-popping effect. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 12+)

Wed

Feb. 21

6-7:30 p.m.

BOOK BINGO FOR TEENS

Join your friends for an afternoon of Bingo where you can win books and other prizes. Please register. Teens (ages 12-17)

Thu

Feb. 22

4-5 p.m.

SPA NIGHT

Get out of the cold and come pamper yourself with an evening of manicures, massages and fancy treats! Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 16+)

Wed

Feb. 28

6-7:30 p.m.

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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

TINKER TOTS

Explore, create and learn through interactive STEAM activities for preschoolers and their caregivers.

13th Annual Holiday

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

Fri Fri Fri

Dec. 1 Jan. 5 Feb. 2

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

COOKIE CONTEST

WINTER FORMAL POP-UP SHOP

Going to a winter dance but don’t have a dress to wear? We can help! Come browse our selection of FREE dresses...and if you find one, you can take it home. Teens (grades 9-12)

Sat

Dec. 2

Saturday, December 2, 2017

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

TECH TOYS

Learn about the most popular tech toys on the market just in time for the holidays. Our staff will teach you about Little Bits, Makey Makey, LEGO WeDo, Sphero and more! Then, get handson experience trying them out during a tech petting zoo. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 12+)

Mon

Dec. 4

4-5 p.m.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Have fun and be creative! Encourage a love of reading and enjoy crafts, songs and fingerplays too! Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required

Tue Tue Tue Wed Tue Wed

Dec. 5 & 12 10:30-11:15 a.m. Dec. 5 & 12 1:30-2:15 p.m. Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 10:30-11:15 a.m. Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 10:30-11:15 a.m. Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 10:30-11:15 a.m. Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 10:30-11:15 a.m.

KIDS’ 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 programming. School Age (ages 5-11)

Tue Tue Mon

Dec. 5 Jan. 23 Feb 26

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

Mutual Savings Bank 80 East Jefferson St., Franklin

Online Preregistration Is Required pageafterpage.org/cookiecontest HOUSE HISTORY CONVERSATION GROUP

New house or old - enjoy an informal get together with local homeowners to share your home improvement successes and challenges. Adults (ages 18+)

Tue Tue

Dec. 5 Feb. 6

KEEP YOUR MIND SHARP WITH BRAIN GAMES

Playing games is a great way to keep your mind sharp. Patric Welch (aka Mr. Noobie) will demonstrate several games you can play on the internet, your smartphone or tablet, that will challenge your thinking and improve cognitive thinking. Please register. Adults (ages 18+)

Tue

Dec. 5

IMPROV PLAY ACTING

Wed Wed Wed

December / January / February

6-7:30 p.m.

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

18

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

Dec. 6 & 20 Jan. 10 & 24 Feb. 7 & 21

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


Franklin Branch, continued

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

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

Dec. 7 & 14 Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22

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. 2 year olds; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Thu Thu Thu

Dec. 7 & 14 Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22

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

CHRISTMAS STORIES WITH MRS. CLAUS

Enjoy Christmas stories and songs with Mrs. Claus. Bring your camera for a photo opportunity. Children age 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Thu

Dec. 7

6-7 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. Preschoolers (ages 1-5); Child’s Caregiver Required

Fri Fri Fri

Dec. 8 Jan. 12 & 26 Feb. 9 & 23

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

ROBOT CLUB

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. Late Elementary-Teens (ages 8-17)

Fri Fri Fri

Dec. 8 Jan. 5 Feb. 9

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

SATURDAY STORYTIME

Enjoy stories and songs with your family.

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

Sat Sat Sat

Dec. 9 Jan. 27 Feb. 24

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

WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE CLASS

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. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 13+)

Mon

Dec. 11

6-8 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! Teens (ages 12-17)

Mon Mon Mon

Dec. 11 Jan. 22 Feb. 19

7-8 p.m. 7-8 p.m. 7-8 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. School Age (ages 5-11)

Finland Tue Dec. 12 Scotland Tue Jan. 9 China Tue Feb. 13

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

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JCPL-to-Go! We believe EVERYONE should have access to all of the resources the library has to offer. So, we are introducing a new CURBSIDE SERVICE called JCPL-TO-GO! Now, whether you have a mobility challenge, you’re on-the-go, or the weather has you a little less than thrilled about bringing the kids into the branch to pick up new stories, we’ve got you covered! Learn how it works and how you can start using this service at pageafterpage.org/jcpl-to-go

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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

SILLY SAFARIS’ REINDEER RESERVE

Join us for Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve starring one of Santa’s Elves with a LIVE BABY REINDEER and other animals from the North Pole! Registration is required for this program and will fill up quickly. Is the program already full? No problem! Everyone is invited to get a photo with the reindeer after the presentation. Please register. All Ages; Families Welcome

Wed

Dec. 13

6:30-7:30 p.m.

SOCK SNOWPERSON

Make your own jolly sock snowperson! It’s perfect for holiday or wintertime decor, and the easy, no-sew instructions will leave you wanting to create more snowpeople to give as gifts. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 12+)

Thu

Dec. 14

6:30-8 p.m.

TOT ART

Create your own masterpiece! Toddlers and caregivers can create tot-friendly art projects. Stick around after the craft for socialization and a short playtime. Please dress for a mess. Toddlers (ages 1-3); Child’s Caregiver Required

Fri Fri Fri

Dec. 15 Jan. 19 Feb. 16

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

YULE BALL

Step into the Great Hall and enter the magical world of Harry Potter for one whimsical night of food, music and dancing. Please register. Grades 5 – Adult

Fri

Dec. 15

6-8 p.m.

FRANKLIN PAGE TURNERS BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

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

“What Alice Forgot” by Liane Moriarty: Alice Love is 29 years old, crazy about her husband and pregnant with her first child. So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym. Later she discovers the honeymoon is truly over—she’s getting divorced, she has three kids and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. Mon Dec. 18 6:30-8 p.m. “Language Arts” by Stephanie Kallos: Charles Marlow teaches his high school English students that language will expand their worlds. But linguistic precision cannot help him connect with his autistic son, or with his ex-wife, who abandoned their shared life years before, or even with his college-bound daughter who has just flown the nest. He’s at the end of a road he’s traveled on autopilot for years when a series of events forces him to think back on the lifetime of decisions. Mon Jan. 15 6:30-8 p.m. “My Antonia” by Willa Cather: Through Jim Burden’s endearing, smitten voice, we revisit the remarkable vicissitudes of immigrant life in the Nebraska heartland, with all its insistent bonds. Guiding the way are some of literature’s most beguiling characters: the Russian brothers plagued by memories of a fateful sleigh ride, Antonia’s desperately homesick father and self-indulgent mother, and the coy Lena Lingard. Holding the pastoral society’s heart, of course, is the bewitching, free-spirited Antonia. Mon Feb. 19 6:30-8 p.m.

GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT!

Test your icing skills! Construct and decorate your very own graham cracker “gingerbread” house. Icing, graham crackers and candy will be provided. Feel free to bring extra graham crackers and candy. Please register. Late Elementary (ages 8-11); Families Welcome

Don’t forget your public library in your year-end giving. Donations to the Johnson County Public Library Foundation provide ongoing support for the pilot programs our librarians create to ensure that learning is accessible and relevant for everyone in our community. Visit pageafterpage.org/donate for more information.

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Tue

Dec. 19

4:30-5:15 p.m.

HAPPY NOON YEAR

Celebrate the new year a little early with music, dancing, games and crafts! Children (birth-age 12); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Fri

Dec. 29

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


Franklin Branch, continued

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

READ ALOUD CLUB

Settle in with a cup of cocoa, a snack and listen to a fun read-aloud story. We’ll read “Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank-You Notes” by Peggy Elizabeth Gifford. Please register. School Age (ages 5-11)

Wed

Jan. 3

3-4 p.m.

READ AND BLEED @ YOUR LIBRARY: AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

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. Teens & Adults (ages 17+)

Thu

Jan. 4

2-7 p.m.

CRAZY FOR CRAFTS

Help us clean out our craft closet. Make puppets, posters to decorate your room and gifts to giveaway. Children under the age of seven must be accompanied by an adult. Please register. Children (birth-age 12); Families Welcome

Mon

Jan. 8

4:30-5:30 p.m.

EVENING STORYTIME

Enjoy stories and songs with your family.

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

Tue Tue

Jan. 9 & 23 Feb. 6 & 20

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

DR. KING DAY CELEBRATION

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with a story and cake. Children under the age of seven must be accompanied by an adult. Please register. School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome

Thu

Jan. 11

4:30-5:15 p.m.

QUIDDITCH CLINIC

Are you a Seeker or a Keeper? Maybe a Chaser? Come learn how to play Quidditch from the award winning Ball State Quidditch team! Sorry, no flying allowed. In case of snow, program will be moved to Feb. 3. Please register. Tweens & Teens (ages 10-17)

Sat

Jan. 13

1-4 p.m.

Register your child (birth to Pre-K) and start earning rewards!

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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

ABC: READ WITH ME

Learning to read is fun! Drop in to explore fun and interactive literacy-based stations. We’ll have tons of games, crafts, activities and more to help get your little ones ready to read. This program will be presented by Franklin College students as part of their Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Preschool, Early Elementary (Ages 1-7)

Mon

Jan. 15

10-11:30 a.m.

HOW TO GROW & CARE FOR SUCCULENTS

Learn how to grow, care for and propagate succulents. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 12+)

Tue

Jan. 16

6-7:30 p.m.

ROCK PHOTO HOLDERS

Create adorable photo holders for your desk out of painted rocks and copper wire. Supplies will be provided. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 12+)

Mon

Jan. 22

7-8 p.m.

QUEEN OF FREE: SLAYING THE DEBT DRAGON

Author Cherie Lowe and her husband Brian paid off over $127K in debt in just under four years. Their story has inspired hundreds of others to climb out of their own dire financial situations. Enjoy an evening of thoughtful conversation to launch your own debt slaying journey. From the best books and experts to consult to small household changes that can save you more money to whack away at your debt. It’s time for a fresh start! This is your year to get a handle on your finances and make the most of every penny and second life has to offer. Adults (ages 18+)

Thu

Jan. 25

Project Prom Winter Formal Pop-Up Shop Going to a winter dance but don’t have a dress to wear? WE CAN HELP! Come browse our selection of free dresses and if you find one, you can take it home.

Franklin Branch Sat / Dec. 2 / 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Teens After the Winter Formal, consider donating your dress and help another young woman enjoy one of life’s memorable moments.

6:30-7:30 p.m.

JOURNEY TO NARNIA

Travel through the wardrobe to the magical world of Narnia. We’ll have crafts and activities for the whole family. Children (birth-age 12); Families Welcome

Fri

Jan. 26

4:30-5:15 p.m.

LIVE FALCON DEMONSTRATION

The American Kestrel is North America’s smallest falcon and common in Indiana. Join Indiana Audubon Society president, Jeff Canada, for a detailed discussion about the bird and a live demonstration by Upper Wabash Interpretive Services. Please register. All ages; Child’s Caregiver Required

Sat

Jan. 27

1-2:30 p.m.

Project Prom

22

December / January / February


Franklin Branch, continued

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

MAGICAL CREATURES WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

Explore illustrative watercolor pen and ink techniques to create your own snowy owl like Hedwig, taught by local artist Amber Hudson. All supplies will be provided. A $10 fee is due to the presenter on the day of the class. Please register. Grades 6-12

Sat

Feb. 3

2-3:30 p.m.

VOICES FROM THE PAST STORYTELLER SERIES: AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY IN INDIANA

In celebration of Black History Month, Ophelia Wellington (founder and executive director of Freetown Village) will present a living history of African American lives in Indiana. All Ages

Johnson County Museum of History 135 N. Main St., Franklin

Sat

Feb. 3

1:30- 3 p.m.

VALENTINE’S CRAFTS

Make some fun valentines to share with your family and friends. School Age (ages 5-11); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Mon

Feb. 5

4:30-5:15 p.m.

BULLET JOURNALING

Find out why, when there are thousands of planners, calendars and apps to keep you organized, people are returning to the humble notebook and the Bullet Journal system to plan and organize their lives. Please bring your own notebook. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 12+)

Thu

Feb. 8

7-8:30 p.m.

MILITARY READS: “THE MONUMENTS MEN” BY ROBERT EDSEL

Are you a reader of military non-fiction and the occasional military fiction book? If so, your orders are to attend the discussion for “The Monuments Men” by Robert Edsel. Books will be available at the Adult Reference Desk. Adults (ages 18+)

Sat

Feb. 10

AT HOME IN JOHNSON COUNTY: OUR HERITAGE REVEALED

This special genealogy program will present the diverse ancestry of two Johnson County celebrities, similar in style to the hit television series “Who Do You Think You Are?” JCPL staff and researchers from the Central Indiana DNA Interest Group will utilize genealogy resources, including DNA testing, to uncover the family stories of these participants, and reveal the varied backgrounds that make up our Johnson County community. Adults (ages 18+)

Sat

Feb. 17

2 p.m.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CYNTHIA VOIGT!

Uncover lost things with Mister Max. Cynthia Voigt, the author of “Angus and Sadie,” “Bad Girls,” “Building Blocks” and “The Tillerman Cycle” turns 76 this month. School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome

Fri

Feb. 23

4:30-5:15 p.m.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH - RED & BLACK: THE UNTOLD STORY

Carretha Hale and the Indiana African American Genealogy Society will present the true story of the Hale family and their enslavement with the Creek Native Americans. Because of her findings, Hale was inspired to write a book on her family discoveries in 2015, “From Slavery to Statehood: A Family History in the Creek Nation.” The group will also answer genealogy questions at the end. Please register. Adults (ages 18+)

Tue

Feb. 27

6-7 p.m.

ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

A Franciscan Health Heart Specialist will share information and answer questions about atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat that can lead to heart attack or stroke. Adults (ages 18+)

Wed

Feb. 28

6:30-8 p.m.

2-3:30 p.m.

DIY MINI PALLET COASTERS

Make two pallet coasters out of popsicle sticks. Make yours plain or add washi tape to make them more colorful. All supplies will be provided. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 12+)

Mon

Feb. 12

6-8 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

TODDLER TALES

Enjoy this weekly 30 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes with your little ones. Toddlers (ages 18 mo.-3 yrs.); Child’s Caregiver required

Tue Tue Tue

Dec. 5, 12 Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27

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

All Ages; Families Welcome

ICICLE ORNAMENTS

Add sparkle to your wintry wonderland with glittery icicle ornaments. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 12+)

Tue

Dec. 5

6-7 p.m.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Have fun and be creative. Encourage a love of reading and enjoy crafts, songs and fingerplays too! Preschoolers (ages 3-5), Child’s Caregiver Required

Thu Thu Thu

Dec. 7 & 14 Jan. 11, 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22

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

H-CLUB

School Age (ages 5-11)

Dec. 7 & 14 Jan. 11, 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22

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

HOLIDAY STORYTIME

Bring the whole family to share classic winter holiday stories, songs and crafts. Children (birth-age 12), Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Fri

Dec. 8

4:30-5:30 p.m.

AN AMERICAN GIRL HOLIDAY

Celebrate the holidays with the American Girls! Make a craft that they would have made in their time, and don’t forget to bring a doll with you to play along. Please register. Families Welcome

Sat

Mon

6-7 p.m.

AUTHOR VISIT: JIM ELLSBERRY

Johnson County resident and retired teacher James Ellsberry will talk about his new book “Dark Souls,” a historical fiction tale set in the 1800s. James will sign copies of the book at the end of the program. All Ages

Tue

Dec. 12

6-7 p.m.

D.I.Y. CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

Ring in the season with us by making your own Christmas ornaments. We’ll listen to festive music and make memories while we’re at it! Please register.

Dec. 9

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Wed

December / January / February

Dec. 13

6:30-7:30 p.m.

PET ROCKS

Join us and paint your very own pet. It’s a friend you can fit in your pocket. Please register. Children (ages 3-11), Families Welcome

Thu

Dec. 14

4:30-5:30 p.m.

HOLIDAY COOKIE DECORATING WITH SWEET TEMPTATIONS

Angie Brown from Sweet Temptations Bakery will provide tips and tricks to create festive sweets. All supplies will be provided. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 12+)

Thu

Dec. 14

6-7 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. Families Welcome

Mon Mon Mon

24

Dec. 11

All Ages, Child’s Caregiver Required

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

SILLY SAFARIS’ REINDEER RESERVE

Join us for Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve starring one of Santa’s Elves with a LIVE BABY REINDEER and other animals from the North Pole! Registration is required for this program and will fill up quickly. Is the program already full? No problem! Everyone is invited to get a photo with the reindeer after the presentation. Please register.

Dec. 18 Jan. 22 Feb. 26

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


Trafalgar Branch, continued

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

NOVELS & NOSH

Discover a new book or dust off a favorite and join us for our monthly book discussions. Please register. “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline: Take a trip down memory lane in this futuristic novel set during a time when the world is falling apart and pop culture trivia is the key to escape. Enjoy tea and cookies as we discuss this book. Teens & Adults (ages 12+)

Tue Dec. 19 6-7 p.m. “Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson: This fast-paced book recounts the crimes of serial killer, H.H. Holmes, set against the back drop of the 1918 World’s Fair in Chicago. Adults (ages 18+)

Tue Jan. 23 6-7 p.m. “Kindred” by Octavia Butler: While celebrating her 26th birthday, Dana is thrown back to the Antebellum South to save the son of a plantation owner. Each time she’s summoned back, it becomes harder for her to get back to her present life. Teens & Adults (ages 12+)

Tue

Feb. 20

6-7 p.m.

HANDMADE HAPPY HOUR

Bring your unfinished projects to Handmade Happy Hour to make use of the time and space and finish your creations. There will be plenty of time to socialize with other creative people as well. Please register. Adults (ages 18+)

Wed Wed Wed

Dec. 20 Jan. 17 Feb. 21

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

WRAP UP AND WIND DOWN

Have some gift wrapping to do? Why not find strength in numbers and come wrap with us! Bring your own wrapping paper; we’ll provide scissors, tape, hot chocolate and good cheer. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 12+)

Wed

Dec. 20

6-7:30 p.m.

NEW YEAR’S AROUND THE WORLD

Come to a New Year party like no other as we learn about the celebrations of the Chinese, Thai and Jewish people. We’ll have snacks, music and games. Please register. Children (birth-age 12), Families Welcome

Thu

Dec. 28

4:30-5:30 p.m.

BULLET JOURNAL 101

Get organized in the new year using this customizable and fun way to remember daily tasks and events. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 12+)

Thu

Jan. 4

6-7 p.m.

ARTSY FARTSY

Learn about an artist, illustrator or style of art and then recreate it. It’s your turn to be the artist! Please register. School Age (ages 5-11)

Tue Tue

Jan. 9 Feb. 20

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

DIY T-SHIRT SCARF

Stay warm this winter with a scarf made from an old t-shirt. Please bring a t-shirt, all other supplies will be provided. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 12+)

Tue

Jan. 9

6-7 p.m.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY OF KINDNESS

Learn about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrate his legacy with acts of kindness and service. Please register. School Age (ages 5-11)

Mon

Jan. 15

4:30-5:30 p.m.

BLOCK PARTY

If you like to build and use your imagination, join us for our monthly Block Party. Drop in and see what you can create! School Age (ages 5-11), Families Welcome

Mon Mon

Jan. 15 Feb. 19

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

E FOR EVERYONE

Bring a friend as we battle Pokemon, build Minecraft worlds and find our next favorite video game! Library laptops are available on a first come first served basis. Please register. Early Elementary-Teens (ages 5-17)

Tue Tue

Jan. 16 Feb. 13

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

A SNOWY DAY...INSIDE?

Come read “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats. Once we’re finished, we’ll play in the snow- INSIDE the library! Please register. Children (ages 3-11), Families Welcome

Thu

Jan. 18

4-5 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

MARBLE ROLLER COASTERS

ADOPTION EVENT WITH PET ELVES TO THE RESCUE

Do you think a marble can do a loop? Build a track and send a marble flying down your homemade roller coaster. Please register.

Are you looking for a new furry friend? Animals up for adoption from Pet Elves to the Rescue will be at the library looking for their fur-ever homes.

Wed

Sat

Late Elementary-Teens (ages 8-17)

Jan. 24

4:30-5:30 p.m.

SCRAPBOOK GREETING CARDS

Create unique greeting cards to send to friends and family. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 12+)

Thu

Jan. 25

6-7 p.m.

QUEEN OF FREE: MEAL PLANNING 101

All Ages

Feb. 10

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

BE MY VALENTINE

Don’t forget to tell your loved ones that you care this Valentine’s Day! Join us as we make our very own valentines. Please register. Children (ages 3-11), Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Mon

Feb. 12

6-7 p.m.

TAKE FLIGHT

Perhaps nowhere else is it more difficult to stay on budget than in the art of eating. Cherie Lowe’s Meal Planning 101 covers many strategies for every step of dining with a budget in mind – meal planning with purpose, finding frugal recipes, dining out on a budget and more. You’ll receive a survey to take back to your family to help mold weekly meal plans, create a Pantry Top 10 and actually leave excited about preparing meals for you and your family.

Learn about famous aviators and astronauts Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison - then become one yourself. We’ll make paper airplanes and race around the library.

Tue

Teens & Adults (ages 12+)

Adults (ages 18+)

Jan. 30

6-7 p.m.

LEARNING TO READ WITH CRAFTS AND ART

School Age (ages 5-11)

Thu

Feb. 15

4:30-5:30 p.m.

DIY STEPPING STONES

Create a unique concrete stepping stone to add beauty to your spring garden. Please register. Thu

Feb. 15

6-7 p.m.

CODING CONFIDENTIAL

You know getting your child ready for school is important, but you may not know where to start. Learning to read doesn’t have to be daunting. Bring your child and together we’ll explore kid-approved ways to learn to read. Please register.

Have you ever wondered what makes all your favorite games, apps and devices run? Discover what’s behind the action with this introduction to coding. Please register.

Wed

Wed

Babies & Preschoolers (birth-age 5); Caregivers Required

Late Elementary-Teens (ages 8-17)

WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM

TRAFALGAR GARDEN CLUB: GREAT LANDSCAPING IDEAS

Jan. 31

6-7 p.m.

Explore the science behind ice cream as we ask the age-old question, “Is there ever a bad time for ice cream?” Please register. Children (ages 3-11)

Mon

Feb. 5

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Get ready to enjoy a sweet treat with this hot cocoa mix you make yourself. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 12+)

Tue

Feb. 6

6-7 p.m.

POST-IT PIXELATED ART

Join us and create a pixelated masterpiece on the Teen Space windows. Please register. Teens (ages 12-17)

Wed

26

Feb. 7

4:30-5:30 p.m.

December / January / February

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Master Gardener Coletta Kosiba will share some great landscaping ideas. We will hear suggestions on how to turn your typical green lawn into a visual treat, what flowers and trees grow well in our area and much more. Please register. All ages

MAKE YOUR OWN MIX

Feb. 21

Thu

Feb. 22

2-4 p.m.


WITH A

COZY

UP

GOOD BOOK

JCPL staff share some of their favorite authors and what they’re reading Lisa Lintner, Library Director - “Beauty” by Robin McKinley, “Charms for the Easy Life” by Kaye Gibbons and “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott Sarah Lockwood, Franklin Branch – “At Home: A Short History of Private Life” by Bill Bryson or “Persuasion” by Jane Austen. Jane Bingham, Franklin Branch – New books by James Patterson, Danielle Steel, Janet Evanovich and Kristin Hannah. Whitney Woody, Clark Pleasant Branch – “I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons” by Kevin Hart. Sue Salamone, Clark Pleasant Branch – “P.S. Be Eleven” by Rita Williams-Garcia, “Schooled” by Gordon Korman, “Out of My Mind” by Sharon Draper and “Seeing Red” by Kathryn Erskine. Heather Petro, Clark Pleasant Branch – “Dark Triumph” by Robin LaFevers and re-reading “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins for a book club. Darcy Stricker, White River Branch – “The Amber Spyglass” by Philip Pullman and “M.C. Higgins, the Great” by Virginia Hamilton. Stefanie Davis, White River Branch – “The Witches’ Tree” by M.C. Beaton. Bev Hoffman, White River Branch – “Warcross” by Marie Lu and “Turtles All the Way Down” by John Green. Todd Jones, Trafalgar Branch – “Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs” by Steve McCurry.


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

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

Dec. 4 & 11 Dec. 5 & 12 Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27

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 at this early literacy storytime each week. 2 year olds; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Mon Tue Mon Tue Mon Tue

Dec. 4 & 11 Dec. 5 & 12 Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27

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.

CRAFT NIGHT

Embossed Holiday Cards Drop In Stop in and emboss your own cards or gift tags with special glitter and a heat gun. All materials will be provided. All Ages, Child’s Caregiver Required

Mon Dec. 4 6:30-8 p.m. Birthday Calendars Create a perpetual calendar to keep track of your family’s and friends’ special days. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 12+)

Wed Jan. 10 6:30-8 p.m. Beaded Earrings Make pretty dangle earrings for pierced or non-pierced ears. Create a Valentine’s gift for yourself or a special friend. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 12+)

Mon

Feb. 5

6:30-8 p.m.

MLG (MAJOR LIBRARY GAMERS!)

Gamers, play Minecraft, Roblox and more. Practice your skills and even learn to make your own mini games. Library i-Pads and laptops are available on a first come first served basis, or bring your own device. Please register. Grades 5-12

Tue Tue Tue

28

Dec. 5 Jan. 2 Feb. 6

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

December / January / February

STUDY HALL

Want to get out of the house to study for midterms? We’ll have tables for both group and quiet study, snacks and free Wi-Fi and printing in the Community Room. Registration is recommended but not required. Grades 8-12

Tue Wed

Dec. 5 Dec. 13

7-9 p.m. 7-9 p.m.

SILLY SAFARIS’ REINDEER RESERVE

Join us for Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve starring one of Santa’s Elves with a LIVE BABY REINDEER and other animals from the North Pole! Registration is required for this program and will fill up quickly. Is the program already full? No problem! Everyone is invited to get a photo with the reindeer after the presentation. Please register. All Ages; Families Welcome

Wed

Dec. 6

6:30-7:30 p.m.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Have fun, be creative! Encourage a love of reading, crafts, songs and fingerplays too! Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Families Welcome

Thu Thu Thu Thu Thu Thu

Dec. 7 & 14 Dec. 7 & 14 Jan. 11, 18, 25 Jan. 11, 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22

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.

TOT ART

Create your own masterpiece! Toddlers and caregivers can create tot-friendly art projects. Stick around after the craft for socialization and a short playtime. Please dress for a mess. Toddlers (ages 1-3); Child’s Caregiver Required

Fri Fri Fri

Dec. 8 Jan. 12 Feb. 9

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. Register for a 20-minute session at the Children’s Reference Desk or call (317) 885-1330. School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome

Mon Mon Mon

Dec. 11 Jan. 8 Feb. 12

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


White River Branch, continued

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

STAR WARS RELEASE PARTY

Celebrate the upcoming release of the newest Star Wars movie, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” with cosplay, games and crafts. Please register. All Ages, Families Welcome

Tue

Dec. 12

6-8 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.

Ukeleles Now Avail able for Check out!

Online Music & Art Lessons • Taught by accomplished and Grammy Award-winning fine arts professionals • Beginner to intermediate instruction • Choose from an array of instruments, music theory, scratching and art • Self-paced, step-by-step video lessons • Enjoy on-the-go learning–browser enabled for desktop and mobile devices LESSON CATEGORIES: Art Bass Bluegrass Classical Guitar Harmonica

Hip-Hop Jazz Percussion Piano Ukelele Voice

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

Fri Fri Fri

Dec. 15 Jan. 19 Feb. 16

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

MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP

Talk about books in a fun and relaxed setting. Come once, a few times a year or every month! Books will be on hold at the front desk the month before the discussion. Adults (ages 18+)

“Redbird Christmas” by Fannie Flagg: From the beloved author of “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café” comes her latest New York Times best-seller --a new Yuletide classic about small-town America and larger-than-life wonders. Mon Dec. 18 7-8 p.m. “The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress” by Ariel Lawhon: One summer night in 1930, Judge Joseph Crater steps into a New York City cab and is never heard from again. Behind this great man are three women, each with her own tale to tell as the twisted truth emerges. Mon Jan. 15 7-8 p.m. “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas: To mark Black History Month we will be reading this We Need Diverse Books award winner about a sixteen-year-old girl balancing the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. That uneasy balance is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her unarmed childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Mon Feb. 19 7-8 p.m.

WINDOWS TO OUR WORLD BOOK CLUB

JCPL Johnson County Public Library

Learn more at pageafterpage.org/artistworks

A book club for families with children 2-7 years old. The group will enjoy storytime about different cultures from our world. Children will make a craft while caregivers participate in conversations led by a children’s librarian. Children (ages 2-7); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Mon Mon Mon

Dec. 18 Jan. 29 Feb. 26

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

December / January / February

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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

ARTIST MAKERSPACE

Design an awesome creation with paint, markers, chalk and more! Drop in anytime during the program for a chance to use a variety of arts and crafts supplies. All you need to bring is your imagination! Please dress for a mess. Please register.

TAX LAW CHANGES

It’s tax time and tax professional Shelly Beauchamp will discuss tax law changes affecting the 2017 fiscal year. The presentation will conclude with a question and answer session. Adults (ages 18+)

Children (birth-age 12); Child’s Caregiver Required

Thu

WHEN I GROW UP...

Do you love slime? Explore the science behind slime and make your own specialty slime to take home. Please register.

Tue

Dec. 19

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Special visitors will share a typical day at 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 3-11); Families Welcome

Tue Mon Sun

Dec. 19 Jan. 15 Feb. 18

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

SPEED RACER SCIENCE

Explore speedy racing robots such as Dash and Sphero. Then make your very own speed racer! We will experiment what makes things move and how to make them move even faster. Please register. School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome

Wed

Dec. 20

4:30-5:15 p.m.

WINTER WONDERLAND PARTY

Jan. 4

7-8:30 p.m.

SLIME SCIENCE

School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome

Tue

Jan. 16

4:30-5:15 p.m.

EXPAND YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF DOGS

Enjoy a better relationship with your dog. Force-free, pain-free dog trainer, Katherine Smith will explore how dogs learn, new interpretations of dominance and how to keep your dog mentally healthy. We’re even hoping for a demonstration with some furry friends. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 12+); Families Welcome

Wed

Jan. 17

6-7 p.m.

FAMILY ENGINEERING

Build and test projects together as a family! Conquer the challenges by using problem solving and creativity. Please register. Children (birth-age 12); Families Welcome

Embrace the cold and celebrate the winter season with snowy activities, frosty treats and chilly crafts. Please register.

Sat

Thu

Explore the world of art through new creations each month. Please dress for a mess. Please register.

Children (birth-age 12); Families Welcome

Dec. 21

2-3:30 p.m.

READ AND BLEED @ YOUR LIBRARY: AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

Give the gift of life and roll up your sleeve while you read. All blood types are urgently needed. December donors will receive a long-sleeve holiday t-shirt. To schedule an appointment, please call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. Teens & Adults (ages 17+)

Wed Fri

Dec. 27 Feb. 23

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

LIFE SIZE GAMES

Compete in your favorite games, but life sized! You will be the game piece in popular games like Hungry Hungry Hippos, Jenga and Kerplunk. Please register. Teens (ages 12-17)

Fri

Dec. 29

3-5 p.m.

December / January / February

10-11 a.m.

MESSY ART

School Age (ages 5-11)

Mon Mon

Jan. 22 Feb. 19

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

EVERYDAY COSPLAY

How can you sneak your fandoms into everyday clothes? It’s easy with everyday cosplay. Get ideas on how to put together outfits from Disney Bound to Doctor Who, and make a Shrinky Dink accessory to take home. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 12+)

Tue

Jan. 23

5:30-6:30 p.m.

BINGO FUN

Let’s play Bingo! We will munch on snacks, win prizes and have fun with this game to coincide with the Library Bingo Challenge. Please register. Children (birth-age 12); Families Welcome

Wed

30

Jan. 20

Jan. 24

4:30-5:30 p.m.


White River Branch, continued

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

BOOK DISCUSSIONS

If you love talking with others about a book you’ve read, you’ll want to attend these events. Copies of the titles will be available to checkout the month before each meeting. Adults (ages 18+)

“Maisie Dobbs: A Novel” by Jacqueline Winspear Wed Jan. 24 1:30-3:30 p.m. “Same Kind of Different as Me” by Ron Hall Wed Feb. 28 1:30-3:30 p.m.

FITNESS FOR YOUR BUSY LIFESTYLE

Exercising more and eating better are popular new years resolutions. Join Jon Kim from Anytime Fitness as he gives tips and advice on how to turn those resolutions into reality. Teens & Adults (ages 12+)

Wed

Jan. 24

HOW TO BUILD A ROBOT

Create your own robot using LEGO WeDo and other library materials. Different stations will allow us to explore how to design and control various kinds of robots. Please register. School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome

Tue

Feb. 20

4:30-5:15 p.m.

FREE SAT PRACTICE TEST

How will you score? Find out by taking a full-length practice test. Plus get a personalized score report that shows your strengths and weaknesses. Please bring your pencil, calculator, student ID and snacks/drink. Please register. Teens (grades 10-12)

Sat

Feb. 24

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

6:30-8 p.m.

VALENTINE’S CRAFTS

Make some fun valentines to share with your family and friends. Please register. Children (birth-age 12); Families Welcome

Mon

Feb. 5

4:30-5:30 p.m.

QUEEN OF FREE: MINI COUPON COURSE

Ever made it to the end of the checkout lane and wondered, “What in the world did I buy?” “How in the world can it cost that much?” Take your grocery game to the next level with Cherie Lowe’s Mini Coupon Course. Think you need to be extreme to succeed with coupons? Think it requires too much time and energy? Think again. Develop an organizational strategy that works for you. Spend a minimal amount of time clipping coupons and planning your trip. Receive expert tips for the stores you shop. Leave with a game plan to save more money each time you hit the aisles. Adults (ages 18+)

Tue

Feb. 6

When you’re doing your holiday gift shopping on Amazon.com this season, don’t forget to select “Johnson County Public Library Foundation” as your “supporting” charity. Learn more at pageafterpage.org/Friends

6:30-7:30 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

Learn the basics of how to use this complex yet beautiful form of communication. Resources for further study will also be explored. Please register. School Age-Adult (ages 5+)

Thu

Feb. 8

4:30-6 p.m.

MINUTE TO WIN IT OLYMPICS

Defeat the clock and go for the Gold in silly challenges! Please register. School Age (ages 5-11)

Tue

Feb. 13

4:30-5:15 p.m.

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–FRIENDS–

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Friends of Johnson County Public Library

k o o B s e l a S

A Part of the Johnson County Public Library Foundation

2018

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.

JANUARY 18-20, 2018

JULY 26-28, 2018

Thu, Jan. 18; 4–8 p.m. (Friends Night) Fri, Jan. 19; 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat, Jan. 20; 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ($5 Bag Day) Franklin Branch

Thu, Jul. 26; 4–8 p.m. (Friends Night) Fri, Jul. 27; 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat, Jul. 28; 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ($5 Bag Day) White River Branch

APRIL 19-21, 2018

OCTOBER 18-20, 2018

Thu, Apr. 19; 4–8 p.m. (Friends Night) Fri, Apr. 20; 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat, Apr. 21; 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ($5 Bag Day) Trafalgar Branch

Thu, Oct. 18; 4–8 p.m. (Friends Night) Fri, Oct. 19; 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat, Oct. 20; 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.

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

JCPL Winter Library Guide 2017-2018-Johnson County Public Library  
JCPL Winter Library Guide 2017-2018-Johnson County Public Library