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Program Guide March 2016—May 2016

JCPL Mobile App Now Available!

Johnson County Public Library

Johnson County Public Library pageafterpage.org


JCPL Mobile App Now Available! It’s easier than ever to find books, movies and music, manage your library account, and sign up for events at Johnson County Public Library. Our brand-new mobile app is available for free download on Apple and Android devices. Go to the App Store on your phone or tablet and search for “JCPL Indiana.” Look for our logo and download today. Some of the things you can do with the new JCPL mobile app: • Search our online catalog – Find any book, DVD or CD at JCPL, and place a hold with one tap • Manage your account – Tired of late fees? Check due dates and renew your items in the app • Access e-books and e-audiobooks – Find a great downloadable title for your commute or when you’re stuck in a waiting room. • Sign up for events – Check out what’s coming up at your branch and register for programs • Use the amazing BookLook – Did you find a great book at the store but don’t want to pay for it? Scan the barcode using BookLook and instantly search the JCPL catalog. You can place a hold and have it reserved for you at your library branch. • Connect with the library – It’s easier than ever to find hours, maps and phone numbers for any JCPL branch. Or, chat with a librarian directly from your phone. You’ll need your library card number and PIN (last 4 digits of your card number). Download the app and discover all the great features!

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Since 1911, Johnson County Public Library has worked toward improving the quality of life for all citizens of Johnson County, Indiana. For more than one hundred years JCPL has provided you with courteous, knowledgeable and efficient service, and access to a broad diversity of information through resources and programs. Today we offer four branches, a Library Services Center and a virtual branch. From book clubs and family fun days, to canning classes and storytime, your library has a full schedule of engaging programs year-round. Registration for many of our programs fills quickly. Visit the website, call or visit a branch to register now!

Ways to Register for Programs Online 1. Visit pageafterpage.org 2. Click on the orange “View Calendar” button 3. Select your program and complete registration

Phone/In-Person Call or visit a branch for assistance registering for a program.

On the Same Page What’s On and Off the Shelf at Johnson County Public Library

Sign up to receive our weekly e-newsletter! Visit pageafterpage.org/enews On the Same Page is your source for what’s new and fun at Johnson County Public Library. Be the first to find out about new programs, used book sales, and much more. Cover Photo: Jane Bingham, Friends of JCPL President


ProjectProm Trafalgar Branch Teens (ages 12-17) Thu / Mar. 17 / 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fri / Mar. 18 / 3-5:45 p.m. Sat / Mar. 19 / 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Clark Pleasant Branch Teens (ages 12-17) Thu / Mar. 31 / 11-7 p.m. Fri / Apr. 1 / 11-4 p.m. Sat / Apr. 2 / 11-4 p.m.

Teen going to the Prom but don’t have formal wear? Project Prom has you covered! Stop by to browse our selection of Prom dresses, tuxes, shoes and accessories. Girls Inc. will be on hand to assist you in finding the perfect outfit. Find something you like and take it home for free! Donate your old dresses at any of our library branches or donate your dress at Sophia’s Bridal & Tux in Southport to receive $75 off a new Sophia’s dress!

Table of Contents Children’s Programs

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Clark Pleasant Branch

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Franklin Branch

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Trafalgar Branch

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White River Branch

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Teen Programs Clark Pleasant Branch

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Franklin Branch

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Trafalgar Branch

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White River Branch

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Adult Programs

Libraries Transform

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Franklin Branch

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Trafalgar Branch

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White River Branch

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NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK APRIL 10–16, 2016

Follow us on: Visit any JCPL Branch during National Library Week and enter to win some awesome prizes that celebrate how libraries transform our communities. Tell us how your library transforms you and enter to win!

CHILDREN’S

BOOK WEEK May 2–8, 2016

Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes -wherever young readers and books connect!

Celebrate Children’s Book Week May 2-8, 2016! Visit the children’s department at any branch and enter our “Guess the Shredded Book” Contest for a chance to win an awesome prize. Then, make a craft at our make and take tables.

The programs listed in this guide are sponsored by Friends of Johnson County Public Library

Friends of

Johnson County Public Library Mar / Apr / May 3


Locations and Hours Greenwood

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CPB

Clark Pleasant Branch

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

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New Whiteland

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Franklin Branch

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

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Bargersville

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Trafalgar Branch

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

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White River Branch

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

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Library Services Center

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

Virtual Branch pageafterpage.org

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Libraries Transform The Franklin Branch has been bustling with excitement since reopening after the renovations. Here’s what our patrons and staff have to say about the changes. “Children are excited to play in our new Play and Learn Space, teens now have their own Teen Space and adults are spending time reading in our comfortable chairs,” said Franklin Branch Manager Sarah Taylor. Morgan Regas brings her children to play and check out books. “They’ve enjoyed coming here since it’s more set up and open,” said Regas. “Thank you for doing this.” Noemi Castellano attends Storytimes and Hop and Bop with little ones. “They love this.” She points to the kitchen set. “We come early so they can play.” “The updated Children’s area has been a huge hit with the kids. They walk-in the door, squeal excitedly and make a beeline straight for it,” said Heather Petro, Circulation.

Renovations included replacing the original carpet. The walls were painted and light bulbs were swapped. ‘It’s a lot brighter as far as the lighting so that’s a good improvement,” said Travis Bowman. Public restrooms were updated with new counters, fixtures and stall dividers. Stay tuned for more updates coming to the new teen area including some neat ideas for wall décor. “Remodeling was a very interesting process, but by far the best part has been hearing the reactions from our patrons,” said Taylor. “One of the best compliments that we repeatedly hear is that the branch seems so much more open, welcoming and inviting,” she said. Play and Learn additions were provided through an LSTA Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Friends of Johnson County Public Library 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:  Winter Reading Program prizes and special events  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, National Library Card Sign up Month in September and Children’s Book Week in November To join the Friends, visit any JCPL branch or pageafterpage.org/Friends

Friends of

Johnson County Public Library Mar / Apr / May 5


STORYTIMES Babies

Preschoolers

Bouncing Babies

Preschool Storytime

Babies (birth-12 months); Child’s Caregiver Required Franklin Branch Wed / Mar. 2 / 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wed / Apr. 6 / 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wed / May 4/ 9:30-10:30 a.m. Babies will enjoy stories, music, nursery rhymes and fun all from the comfort of their caregiver’s lap.

Toddlers Wonderful Ones

Toddlers (ages 1-3); Child’s Caregiver Required Franklin Branch: EVERY Thursday / Mar. 3–Apr. 28 / 9:30-10 a.m. White River Branch: EVERY Tuesday / Mar. 1–Apr. 26 / 9:30-10 a.m. Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more at early literacy storytime each week. Designed for 1-year-olds and their caregivers.

Terrific Twos

Toddlers (ages 1-3); Child’s Caregiver Required Clark Pleasant Branch: EVERY Thursday / Mar 3–Jul. 28 / 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Franklin Branch: EVERY Thursday / Mar. 3–Apr. 28 / 10:30-11:15 a.m. White River Branch: EVERY Tuesday / Mar. 1–Apr. 26 / 10:15-10:45 a.m. & 11-11:30 a.m. Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more at early literacy storytime each week. Designed for 2-year-olds and their caregivers.

Toddler Tales

Toddlers (ages 1-3); Child’s Caregiver Required Trafalgar Branch: EVERY Tuesday / Mar. 1–May 31 / 10:30-11 a.m. Enjoy 30 minutes of stories and songs with your little ones. Designed for ages two to three and their caregivers.

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Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required Clark Pleasant Branch: EVERY Tuesday / Mar. 1–Jul. 26 / 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Franklin Branch: EVERY Tuesday / Mar. 1–Apr. 26 / 10:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:30-2:15 p.m. Trafalgar Branch: EVERY Thursday / Mar. 1–May 26 / 10-11 a.m. White River Branch: EVERY Thursday / Mar. 3–Apr. 28 / 10-11 a.m. & 1:30-2:30 p.m. Have fun and be creative! Encourage a love of reading and enjoy crafts, songs and fingerplays too!

Sensory Storytime

Preschoolers (ages 3-5), School Age (ages 5-11); Child’s Caregiver Required Franklin Branch: Thu / Mar. 17 / 6:30-7 p.m. & Thu / Apr. 14 / 6:30-7 p.m. Participate in a storytime designed for children who have sensory integration issues. If it’s difficult to sit through a traditional storytime, this smaller, more interactive setting may be perfect for you! Fun for the whole family!

Easter Egg Hunt Storytime

Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required Franklin Branch: Tue / Mar. 22 / 10:30-11:15 p.m. & 1:30-2:15 p.m. Celebrate Easter during a special storytime at the library. We’ll have stories and a craft followed by an Easter egg hunt in the Children’s Department just for preschoolers.

Movers and Shakers

Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required Trafalgar Branch: Wed / Mar. 2 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wed / Apr. 13 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wed / May 11 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Movers and Shakers is designed with the needs of high energy children in mind. Join us every month for songs, games and stories. We’ll be loud, we’ll get moving and we’ll always have fun!

Please register in-person, by phone or visiting pageafterpage.org


Children’s Programs Clark Pleasant Branch

Registration Required Registration fills quickly

March

Let’s Play!

Babies (birth-12 months), Toddlers (ages 1-3), Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required Sat / Mar. 5 / 10-11 a.m. Sat / Apr. 23 / 10-11 a.m. Sat / May 14 / 10-11 a.m. Every parent knows that kids learn through play. Come play with us at this special playdate just for little ones. We’ve got the space, the toys and the music. You provide the kids!

Woofs and Books Canine Reading Buddies

School Age (ages 5-11) Families Welcome, Child’s Caregiver(s) Welcome Mon / Mar. 14 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mon / Apr. 11 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mon / May 23 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. K-fifth graders can improve their literacy skills and gain confidence by reading to “Canine Good-Citizen Certified” reading buddies from Woofs and Books. To sign up for a 15-minute reading session, stop by the information desk or call 535-6206.

Music and Movement Toddlers (ages 1-3), Preschoolers (ages 3-5) Wed / Mar. 16 / 11-12 p.m. Wed / Apr. 20 / 11-12 p.m. Wed / May 18 / 11-12 p.m. Children ages 1-5 can explore the world of music and dance at the library.

Tot Art

Toddlers (ages 1-3); Child’s Caregiver Required Fri / Mar. 25 / 11-12 p.m. Fri / Apr. 22 / 11-12 p.m. Fri / May 27 / 11-12 p.m. Join us for an art program just for toddlers, ages 1-3. Stick around after the craft for socialization and a short playtime. Please dress for a mess!

Middle Grade Book Club: “The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee”

Teen Programs LEGO Fun

All Ages Fri / Mar. 25 / 2-3 p.m. Stop by the library to build a fantastic LEGO creation!

Jelly Bean Bonanza!

All Ages Sat / Mar. 26 / 2-3 p.m. Join us for some Easter jelly bean fun! We will read, count, rhyme, create and even watch a movie about these colorful candies.

Grades 3-8 (ages 8-14) Tue / Mar. 29 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. The Force is strong with this book club! Let’s discuss the third book in the Origami Yoda series by Tom Angleberger, “The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee.” Read the book before you come and be prepared for out-ofthis-galaxy fun!

Star Wars Craft Club! All Ages Wed / Mar. 30 / 2-3 p.m. Use glue sticks...and Jedi mind tricks to craft some awesome Star Wars creations!

April

Adult Programs Woofs and Books Canine Reading Buddies

Mon / Apr. 11: Details on page 7.

Please register in-person, by phone or visiting pageafterpage.org

Mar / Apr / May 7


Children’s Programs Clementine’s Friendship Party

School Age (ages 5-11) Sat / Apr. 16 / 2-3 p.m. Discover how to be Friend of the Week and celebrate what you do best! Based on Sara Pennypacker’s Clementine books, participate in our talent show and enjoy some friendship activities.

May Children’s Book Week

All Ages All Day / May 2 - 8 Celebrate Children’s Book Week! Enter our Guess the Shredded Book Contest for a chance to win an awesome prize. Then, make a craft at our make and take table.

Music and Movement

Wed / Apr. 20: Details on page 7.

Tot Art

Fri / Apr. 22: Details on page 7.

Let’s Play!

Sat / Apr. 23: Details on page 7.

Craft Closet Cleanout

All Ages Mon / Apr. 25 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Take a break from homework and make some crafty creations!

Middle Grade Book Club: “The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett”

Grades 3-8 (ages 8-14) Tue / Apr. 26 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. The Force is strong with this book club! Let’s discuss the fourth book in the Origami Yoda series by Tom Angleberger, “The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett.” Read the book beforehand and be prepared for out-of-thisgalaxy fun!

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Let’s Play!

Sat / May 14: Details on page 7.

Music and Movement

Wed / May 18: Details on page 7.

Way More Than a Picture Book!

Preschoolers (ages 3-5), School Age (ages 5-11) Sat / May 21 / 2-3 p.m. Discover fun picture books and learn neat trivia about the authors. Who were their childhood heroes? Who influenced their writing? What books did they enjoy reading as children?

Woofs and Books Canine Reading Buddies

Mon / May 23: Details on page 7.

Tot Art

Fri / May 27: Details on page 7.

Middle Grade Book Club: “Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!”

Grades 3-8 (ages 8-14) Tue / May 31 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. The Force is strong with this book club! Let’s discuss the fifth book in the Origami Yoda series by Tom Angleberger, “Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!” Read the book before you come and be prepared for out-of-this-galaxy fun!

Franklin Branch Registration Required

Registration fills quickly

March

Celebrate Dr. Seuss

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome Wed / Mar. 2 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Celebrate all things Seuss at this fantastic party. We’ll read some Dr. Seuss books, play games, make a craft and more. You won’t want to miss it!

Homeschool Hub

School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome, Child’s Caregiver(s) Welcome EVERY Monday / Mar. 7- May 2 / 2-3:30 p.m. Homeschool families, meet us at the Franklin Branch for a program series just for you! Alternate Mondays are free play! 3/7: Exploring Famous Artists 3/21: Making Music 4/4: Poetry in Free Verse 4/18: Poetry-Palooza 5/2: End of Year Celebration

LEGO Club

Preschoolers (ages 3-5), School Age (ages 5-11); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome Tue / Mar. 8 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Tue / Apr. 5 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Thu / May 5 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. If you can imagine it, you can build it! Create and construct with us at LEGO Club every month.

Please register in-person, by phone or visiting pageafterpage.org


Children’s Programs Hop and Bop

Babies (birth-12 months), Toddlers (ages 1-3), Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome Fri / Mar. 11 / 10:30-11 a.m. Let’s dance! We’ll explore different kinds of music as we experiment with movement and rhythm in this fun and lively program for preschoolers.

Minecraft Club

School Age (ages 5-11) Sat / Mar. 12 / 2-4 p.m. Sat / Apr. 9 / 2-4 p.m. Do you love Minecraft? We do too! Bring your laptop and come prepared to play with others who love the game as much as you do. Drop in anytime between 2-4 p.m.

Full STEAM Ahead!: Pi Day

School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome, Child’s Caregiver(s) Welcome Tue / Mar. 15 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Encounter a new STEAM adventure each month as we explore projects combining science, technology, engineering, art and math in a hands-on, creative experience. This month we’ll celebrate Pi day.

Busy Bags for Parents

Adults (ages 18+); Families Welcome Wed / Mar. 16 / 10-11 a.m. Add something new to your bag of tricks every month for keeping your preschooler busy! Busy bags are a great way to encourage fine motor skills, literacy skills and school readiness. Children are welcome to play while parents create.

Spring Break Make and Take

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12) All Day / Mar. 28-Apr. 1 We’re celebrating spring break with crafts! Drop by the children’s department make and take table to do a craft during spring break (Monday-Friday). We’ll have a new craft available each day.

April LEGO Club

Tue / Apr. 5: Details on page 8.

Art Club: Crazy Caterpillars

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome Wed / Apr. 6 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Use your imagination to make a caterpillar from an egg carton. Children ages seven and under must be accompanied by an adult. All supplies will be provided.

Hop and Bop

Babies (birth-12 months), Toddlers (ages 1-3), Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome Fri / Apr. 8 / 10:30-11 a.m. Let’s dance! We’ll explore different kinds of music as we experiment with movement and rhythm in this fun and lively program for preschoolers.

Minecraft Club

Sat / Apr. 9: Details on page 9.

Please register in-person, by phone or visiting pageafterpage.org

Busy Bags for Parents

Full STEAM Ahead!: Marble Run

Adults (ages 18+); Families Welcome Wed / Apr. 13 / 10-11 a.m. Add something new to your bag of tricks every month for keeping your preschooler busy! Busy bags are a great way to encourage fine motor skills, literacy skills and school readiness. Children are welcome to play while parents create.

School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome, Child’s Caregiver(s) Welcome Tue / Apr. 26 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Encounter a new STEAM adventure each month as we explore projects combining science, technology, engineering, art and math in a hands-on, creative experience. This month we’ll experience a marble run.

Full STEAM Ahead!: Animal Bones

May

School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome, Child’s Caregiver(s) Welcome Wed / Apr. 13 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Encounter a new STEAM adventure each month as we explore projects combining science, technology, engineering, art and math in a hands-on, creative experience. This month we’ll investigate animal bones.

Children’s Book Week

All Ages All Day / May 2 - 8 Celebrate Children’s Book Week! Enter our Guess the Shredded Book Contest for a chance to win an awesome prize. Then, make a craft at our make and take table.

Art Club: Beginning Origami

School Age (ages 5-11); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome Thu / Apr. 21 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Learn to fold paper into simple shapes. Children ages seven and under must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be provided.

Play, Baby, Play

Babies (birth-age 2); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome Fri / Apr. 22 / 9:30-10:15 a.m. Explore the world of play with your baby (birth to age 2). We’ll share lots of fun, interactive sensory activities to stimulate your baby’s developing brain.

Let’s Play!

Babies (birth-age 2), Toddlers (age 2), Preschool (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome EVERY Tuesday / May 3-31 / 10:3011:30 a.m. Every parent knows that kids learn through play. Come play with us at this special playdate just for little ones. We’ve got the space, the toys and the music. You provide the kids!

Mar / Apr / May 9


Children’s Programs LEGO Club

Thu / May 5: Details on page 8.

Hop and Bop

Babies (birth-12 months), Toddlers (ages 1-3), Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome Fri / May 13 / 10:30-11 a.m. Let’s dance! We’ll explore different kinds of music as we experiment with movement and rhythm in this fun and lively program for preschoolers.

Busy Bags for Parents

Adults (ages 18+); Families Welcome Mon / May 16 / 10-11 a.m. Add something new to your bag of tricks every month for keeping your preschooler busy! Busy bags are a great way to encourage fine motor skills, literacy skills and school readiness. Children are welcome to play while parents create.

Trafalgar Branch Registration Required

Registration fills quickly

Family Craft: Salt Dough Footprints

All Ages Mon / Mar. 21 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Use salt dough to make footprints, hand prints or another creative keepsake.

March H-Club

School Age (ages 5-11) EVERY Thursday / Mar. 3- May 26 / 10-11 a.m. Homeschoolers! Join us for H-Club to hear stories, do crafts and play games.

Science Experiment Club: Weather

School Age (ages 5-11) Wed / Mar. 16 / 4-5 p.m. Check into the library lab and experiment with weather. Can you make it rain indoors?

Women’s History Month

School Age (ages 5-11), Early Elementary (ages 5-8), Late Elementary (ages 8-11) Wed / Mar. 16 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Have you ever heard of Amelia Earhart? Do you know why a young girl named Malala Yousafzai is so important? Learn about these special women and more during Women’s History Month!

Star Wars Craft Series: Make Your Own Light Saber

School Age (ages 5-11), Early Elementary (ages 5-8), Late Elementary (ages 8-11) Tue / Mar. 22 / 2:30-4 p.m. Looking for something to do during spring break? Come make your very own light saber. Show off your Dark Side dexterity or lay down some Jedi justice!

Spring Break Movie: “Inside Out”

All Ages Mon / Mar. 28 / 2:30-4 p.m. Bring the whole family and watch as Riley’s emotions try to guide her through the stress of a big move. Snacks will be provided. Rated PG. 102 minutes. Children under the age of seven must be accompanied by an adult.

LEGO Club

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12) Wed / Mar. 30 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wed / Apr. 27 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wed / May 25 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. If you can imagine it, you can build it! Join us at LEGO Club every month to create and construct.

10 Mar / Apr / May

April A Musical Afternoon with Don Ford and David Robbins Jr.

All Ages Sat / Apr. 9 / 1:30-3 p.m. Join local musicians Don Ford and David Robbins Jr. as they discuss, play and write music! Participants will learn more about the benefits of music, listen to a miniconcert, participate in songwriting, play instruments and sing-along.

Mason Jar Aquariums

School Age (ages 5-11), Early Elementary (ages 5-8), Late Elementary (ages 8-11) Tue / Apr. 12 / 4-5 p.m. Do you love the beach? Do you have a pet fish? Create your own little bit of ocean as we make mason jar aquariums.

Earth Day Birdfeeders

School Age (ages 5-11) Mon / Apr. 18 / 4-5 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day at the library with bird feeders made from recycled materials.

Science Experiment Club: Eggs

School Age (ages 5-11) Wed / Apr. 20 / 4-5 p.m. Check in to the library lab and we’ll do some “eggcellent” science experiments.

Please register in-person, by phone or visiting pageafterpage.org


Children’s Programs Family Baby Playdate Babies (birth-12 months), Toddlers (ages 1-3), Adults (ages 18+); Child’s Caregiver Required Mon / Apr. 25 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Bring in your little ones (ages 0-2) for a fun family playdate. Meet other local families and have fun!

Star Wars Craft Series: An “Ode-ta” Yoda

School Age (ages 5-11), Early Elementary (ages 5-8), Late Elementary (ages 8-11) Tue / Apr. 26 / 4-5 p.m. Fan of Yoda, you are? Make a pair of Yoda ears and a Yoda puppet! No Jedi mind tricks here, it will be as easy as 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3,...7!

LEGO Club

Wed / Apr. 27: Details on page 10.

Children’s Book Week

All Ages All Day / May 2 - 8 Celebrate Children’s Book Week! Enter our Guess the Shredded Book Contest for a chance to win an awesome prize. Then, make a craft at our make and take table.

May Prairie Science: Explore Our Outside World!

School Age (ages 5-11) Tue / May 3 / 4-5 p.m. Every year, thousands of endangered monarch butterflies make their way through Indiana, sampling the sweet flowers that grow in our state. Get your hands dirty as we plant milkweed as a treat for these amazing guests.

Science Experiment Club: Fast

School Age (ages 5-11) Wed / May 18 / 4-5 p.m. Fast! Check into the library lab for experiments about speed.

Family Craft: Hula Hoop Rug ⌛

All Ages Mon / May 23 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Use T-shirts and hula hoops to weave a throw rug.

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Please register in-person, by phone or visiting pageafterpage.org

Star Wars Craft Series: R2-D2 and You Too

School Age (ages 5-11), Early Elementary (ages 5-8), Late Elementary (ages 8-11) Tue / May 24 / 4-5 p.m. Have you ever wanted your own R2-D2? Come make one with us! Ours may require your imagination in order to play secret messages from Princess Leia, but he’ll be yours to take home.

LEGO Club

Wed / May 25: Details on page 10.

White River Branch Registration Required

Registration fills quickly

March

LEGO Club

School Age (ages 5-11) Tue / Mar. 1 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Tue / Apr. 5 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. If you can imagine it, you can build it! Create and construct with us at Lego Club every month.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss

School Age (ages 5-11); Child’s Caregiver Required Thu / Mar. 3 / 4:30-5:30 p.m. Celebrate all things Seuss at this fantastic party. We’ll read some Dr. Seuss books, play games, make a craft and more. You won’t want to miss it!

Mini Movers

Babies (birth-12 months), Toddlers (ages 1-3), Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required Fri / Mar. 4 / 10:30-11:15 a.m. Children naturally love to move, dance and make music! Join us for a morning of song, dance and friendship presented by Julia Hittinger, co-founder and Lead Early Childhood/ Elementary teacher at Greenwood Montessori Children’s House.

Mar / Apr / May 11


Children’s Programs Amazing Robots

All Ages Sat / Mar. 5 / 1-4 p.m. To celebrate “Teen Tech Week,” come see the fabulous inventions of Red Alert 1741, the awardwinning Robotics Team from Center Grove High School. Stop by and marvel at their creations!

Play, Baby, Play

Babies (birth-12 months); Child’s Caregiver Required Mon / Mar. 7 / 10-11 a.m. Mon / Apr. 4 / 10-11 a.m. Mon / May 2 / 10-11 a.m. Explore the world of play with your baby (birth to 12 months). We’ll share lots of fun, interactive sensory activities to stimulate your baby’s developing brain.

Color Science

School Age (ages 5-11) Mon / Mar. 7 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Explore all the colors of the rainbow through spectacular (and colorful) science experiments!

Inventor’s Corner

School Age (ages 5-11) Thu / Mar. 10 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Take the 30 minute challenge to create a new invention. Receive a bag of materials and use them to design an invention that will make the world a better place.

Tot Art

Toddlers (ages 1-3); Child’s Caregiver Required Fri / Mar. 11 / 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fri / Apr. 8 / 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for an art program just for toddlers, ages 1-3. Stick around after the craft for socialization and a short playtime. Please dress for a mess!

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Tales for Tails

School Age (ages 5-11) Mon / Mar. 14 / 6-8 p.m. Mon / Apr. 11 / 6-8 p.m. Mon / May 9 / 6-8 p.m. Improve your reading skills and enjoy time with a registered Pet Partner dog. Sign up for a 15 minute session at the Children’s Reference Desk or call 885-1330.

Resist Art

School Age (ages 5-11) Thu / Mar. 17 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Explore a fun new technique for creating art! We’ll talk about how the resist art process works and make a masterpiece to take home. Please dress for a mess.

Preschool Science: Magnets

Passport Club: Costa Rica

School Age (ages 5-11) Mon / Mar. 28 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Travel around the world through crafts, activities and books! This month we’ll learn about Costa Rica!

Eric Carle Crafts

Kids Cooking

School Age (ages 5-11) Tue / Mar. 29 / 2:30-3:15 p.m. Discover the style of illustration made famous by Eric Carle. Create your own “very hungry caterpillar” with tissue paper and paint.

April Play, Baby, Play

Mon / Apr. 4: Details on page 12.

LEGO Club

Tue / Apr. 5: Details on page 11.

Preschoolers (ages 3-5) Fri / Mar. 18 / 10:30-11:15 a.m. Learn about magnets and magnetism through a story and hands-on activities.

Tot Art

Kids Cooking

Mon / Apr. 11: Details on page 12.

School Age (ages 5-11) Tue / Mar. 22 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Tue / Apr. 19 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Collaborate with us on kidfriendly concoctions! We’ll all work together to make one no-bake food item and one drink each month, then taste the results. Please notify us of any food allergies at the time of signup.

Printmaking

School Age (ages 5-11) Wed / Mar. 23 / 2:30-3:15 p.m. Bring your creativity to this printmaking activity! You’ll create your own stamps for a unique print.

Poetry in Motion

School Age (ages 5-11) Fri / Apr. 15 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Make poetry writing an active event! We’ll play, make a craft and do some fun activities to celebrate National Poetry Month.

Fri / Apr. 8: Details on page 12.

Tales for Tails

Edible Science

School Age (ages 5-11) Wed / Apr. 13 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Eat yummy food and do fantastic science experiments!

Preschool Science: Colors

Preschoolers (ages 3-5) Fri / Apr. 15 / 10:30-11:15 a.m. Learn about primary and secondary colors through a story and hands-on activities.

Tue / Apr. 19: Details on page 12.

Earth Day Crafts

School Age (ages 5-11) Wed / Apr. 20 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Prepare for Earth Day by creating some crafts! We’ll make seed bombs and some recycled crafts while we learn about our Earth.

Inside the Indianapolis Zoo: A New Hope

All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required Wed / Apr. 20 / 6:30-8 p.m. Join Julie McDearmon, Director of Institutional Advancement at the Indianapolis Zoo, as she discusses the zoo’s animal conservation mission and provides WILD facts about the zoo’s animals and exciting future projects.

Spies Like Us

School Age (ages 5-11) Thu / Apr. 21 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Have you ever wanted to be a spy? Experience a spy’s life by decoding messages, navigating a laser field and trying on disguises.

Mother’s Day Make and Take

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12) Sat / Apr. 23 / 10-12 p.m. Stop by to create a special craft for Mom, Grandma or anyone who is special to you!

Please register in-person, by phone or visiting pageafterpage.org


Children’s Programs Passport Club: Morocco

Dr. Seuss Crossword

School Age (ages 5-11) Mon / Apr. 25 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Travel around the world through crafts, activities and books! This month we’ll learn about Morocco.

May Play, Baby, Play

Mon / May 2: Details on page 12.

Children’s Book Week

All Ages All Day / May 2 - 8 Celebrate Children’s Book Week! Enter our Guess the Shredded Book Contest for a chance to win an awesome prize. Then, make a craft at our make and take table.

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School Age (ages 5-11), Teens (ages 12-17); Child’s Caregiver Required Sat / May 7 / 2-4 p.m. Whether you like superheroes, manga or anything in between come celebrate the 15th Annual Free Comic Book Day at the library. You can even show off your cosplay skills by coming in costume for the activities and crafts. Receive a free comic book!

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Tales for Tails

Mon / May 9: Details on page 12.

Answers to Dr. Seuss Crossword Down: 1) Turtle, 2) Grinch, 3) Socks, 4) Hat, 5) Lorax, 6) Green Across: 4) Horton, 6) Pocket, 8) Read, 9) Blue

Please register in-person, by phone or visiting pageafterpage.org

Mar / Apr / May 13


Teen Programs Other Locations

Registration Required Registration fills quickly

7th Annual Teen Film Festival

Teens (grades 9–12) Thu / May 5 / 6:30-8 p.m. Greenwood Public Library 310 S. Meridian St., Greenwood The Teen Film Festival was created to highlight the talents of student filmmakers and encourage further study in the arts. Students in grades 9–12 are invited to create an original video for the chance to be named the Festival Winner! For more info and to upload your film, visit pageafterpage.org/teens

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Clark Pleasant Branch

Registration Required Registration fills quickly

March

Pizza & Pages: “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”

Teens (ages 12-17) Tue / Mar. 1 / 6-7 p.m. Are you excited for the upcoming movie, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”? There’s no better way to prepare for the movie than by reading and discussing the book while enjoying a slice of pizza.

Indiana Authors Alive

All Ages Tue / Mar. 8 / 6-7:30 p.m. Count down Indiana’s greatest authors with the library and the Indiana Historical Society. We’ll take an interactive and educational look at the Hoosier giants of literature like Kurt Vonnegut, Lew Wallace and more.

Oops... We Arted

Teens (ages 12-17) Wed / Mar. 16 / 6-7 p.m. Practice your drawing skills and create some funky art pieces with different supplies each month. Make a masterpiece... or a disaster-piece. It’s all in the eye of the beholder! With one hour and endless art supplies, what will you create?

Adult Programs

DIY: Peep Painting

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Sat / Mar. 12 / 10-12 p.m. Create some sweet canvas art inspired by our favorite marshmallow candy. These cute paintings will brighten up your home just in time for spring.

Community Art Club: Acrylic Painting

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Mar. 17 / 6-7:30 p.m. Learn new painting skills in this acrylic painting class taught by local instructor Kira Brant. Participants will paint a beautiful spring scene using acrylic paints. All supplies will be provided and the cost is $10 per person, payable to the presenter on the evening of the program.

Please register in-person, by phone or visiting pageafterpage.org


Teen Programs Clark Pleasant Anime Club

Teens (ages 12-17) Wed / Mar. 23 / 6-7:30 p.m. Wed / Apr. 27 / 6-7:30 p.m. Wed / May 25 / 6-7:30 p.m. Do you love reading manga? Watching anime? Creating cosplay costumes? If so, then this is the club for you! We meet on the last Wednesday of every month to watch anime, talk about manga, play ninja and hang out.

Project Prom

Teens (ages 12-17) Thu / Mar. 31 / 11-7 p.m. Fri / Apr. 1 / 11-4 p.m. Sat / Apr. 2 / 11-4 p.m. Going to the Prom but don’t have formal wear? Project Prom has you covered! Stop by to browse our selection of Prom dresses, tuxes, shoes and accessories. Girls Inc. will be on hand to assist you in finding the perfect outfit. Find something you like and take it home for free! Donate your old dresses at any of our library branches or donate your dress at Sophia’s Bridal & Tux in Southport to receive $75 off a new Sophia’s dress!

April Pizza & Pages: “Uglies”

DIY: Marbled Glassware

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Apr. 7 / 6-7:30 p.m. Looking for an easy way to add color to your next tablescape? Learn an effortless method to marble glass using nail polish! Create swirl patterns that will make each piece unique. All supplies will be provided.

May Captain America Canvas Painting

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Sat / May 7 / 10-12 p.m. Excited about the new Captain America movie? Show off that excitement by creating a unique piece of art to hang in your home.

Spring Break Movie Series: “European Vacation”

Teens (ages 13-17), Adults (ages 18+) Tue / Apr. 12 / 5:30-7:30 p.m. Work your way through the National Lampoon Vacation series with popcorn and laughs. Next up is: “European Vacation.” The Griswolds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues.

Upcycled Jewelry

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Apr. 20 / 6-7:30 p.m. Get in the Earth Day spirit by learning how to create unique jewelry out of old soda and water bottles.

Clark Pleasant Anime Club

Wed / Apr. 27: Details on page 15.

Teens (ages 12-17) Tue / Apr. 5 / 6-7 p.m. “Uglies” by Scott Westerfeld is set in a dystopian world where everyone is turned “Pretty” by extreme cosmetic surgery upon reaching age 16. At Pizza & Pages, we’ll discuss the book while enjoying a slice of pizza.

Please register in-person, by phone or visiting pageafterpage.org

Clark Pleasant Anime Club

Wed / May 25: Details on page 15.

DIY: Crayon American Flag

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / May 26 / 6-7:30 p.m. Create your own crayon canvas creation just in time for Memorial Day. We’ll show you a new technique using melted crayons to create a patriotic work of art. All supplies will be provided.

Franklin Branch Pizza & Pages: “Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist”

Teens (ages 12-17) Tue / May 10 / 6-7 p.m. “I know this is going to sound strange, but would you mind being my girlfriend for the next five minutes?” We’ll discuss “Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist” and watch clips of the movie adaptation while enjoying a slice of pizza.

Spring Break Movies Series: “Vegas Vacation”

Registration Required Registration fills quickly

March

College Saving and Planning

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Mar. 10 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn ways you can save money and also pay for college. ISM College Planning will be on hand to provide free resources for students and their families.

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / May 11 / 5:30-7:30 p.m. Work your way through the National Lampoon Vacation series with popcorn and laughs. In the fourth outing for the Vacation franchise, the Griswolds have to survive Vegas fever when they go to Las Vegas for a fun family vacation.

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Teen Programs Painting with Simplify

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Mar. 16 / 6-9 p.m. Instructors from Simplify in Franklin will teach you how to paint a beautiful bird painting. Class cost is $15 per person and should be paid during registration. To register, please call 7389711 or visit the Franklin Branch.

April Franklin Page Turners Book Discussion Group: “Wonder”

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Apr. 18 / 6:30-8 p.m. If you love to read and chat about books, join us as we discuss “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio. We’ll share ideas and insights in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Everyone is welcome! Borrow a copy at the reference desk.

Teens (ages 12-17) Fri / Mar. 18 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Get in on the coloring craze! We’ll try some complex coloring pages with music and snacks.

Franklin Page Turners Book Discussion Group: “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Mar. 21 / 6:30-8 p.m. If you love to read and chat about books, join us as we discuss “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith. We’ll share ideas and insights in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Everyone is welcome! Borrow a copy at the reference desk.

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Franklin Page Turners Book Discussion Group: “The Kept”

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Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / May 16 / 6:30-8 p.m. If you love to read and chat about books, join us as we discuss “The Kept” by James Scott. We’ll share ideas and insights in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Everyone is welcome! Borrow a copy at the reference desk.

Vintage Map Necklaces

An Evening with Kimberly McCreight

Recycled Book Crafts

Teen Coloring Party

Summer Salads

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / May 12 / 6:30-8 p.m. Discover healthy, tantalizing ways to include fresh fruits and vegetables at your family table. Learn about selecting, storing and preparing salad ingredients. Recipes and tasting opportunities provided.

Teens (ages 12-17) Fri / Apr. 22 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Make something new out of an old book! All supplies will be provided for several book-themed crafts.

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / May 2 / 7-8 p.m. Love to travel? Show off your favorite place to visit with a one of a kind vintage inspired map necklace. All supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring in your own map or atlas to add a more personal touch to your creation.

Trafalgar Branch Registration Required

Registration fills quickly

March

Wreath-of-the-Month: Egg Carton Wreaths

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Tue / Mar. 1 / 6-8 p.m. Make colorful flower wreaths from repurposed egg cartons at this month’s Wreath-of-the-Month program. All supplies will be provided.

Bath Bombs

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Mar. 7 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Make delightful, relaxing bath bombs and take them home for your own spa day.

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / May 26 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join us for a Skype visit with Kimberly McCreight, the New York Times bestselling author of “Reconstructing Amelia” and the new YA novel, “The Outliers.” There will be time for a Q&A and light refreshments will be served.

Please register in-person, by phone or visiting pageafterpage.org


Teen Programs Pinterest Club: T-Shirt Crafts

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Mar. 10 / 6-8 p.m. Make your very own T-shirt tote bag as well as T-shirt bracelets and headbands. Please bring two T-shirts.

Women’s History Month

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Mar. 14 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Celebrate the strong women in your life and throughout history for Women’s History Month. Learn about several strong women and their contributions to the lives we live now.

Yarns About Yarn: Knitting 101

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Mar. 16 / 10:30-12 p.m. Learn how to knit, crochet and needlepoint while making new friends. Bring your projects and questions as we gain knowledge from each other. This month we will be exploring knitting basics.

Project Prom

Teens (ages 12-17) Thu / Mar. 17 / 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fri / Mar. 18 / 3-5:45 p.m. Sat / Mar. 19 / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Going to the Prom but don’t have formal wear? Project Prom has you covered! Stop by to browse our selection of Prom dresses, tuxes, shoes and accessories. Girls Inc. will be on hand to assist you in finding the perfect outfit. Find something you like and take it home for free! Donate your old dresses at any of our library branches or donate your dress at Sophia’s Bridal & Tux in Southport to receive $75 off a new Sophia’s dress!

Family Craft: Salt Dough Footprints

All Ages Mon / Mar. 21 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Use salt dough to make footprints, hand prints or another creative keepsake.

Coloring Party

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Mar. 23 / 1-2:30 p.m. Coloring is a great way to reduce stress and relax! Let’s color, converse and enjoy tasty refreshments. Avid coloring fans, feel free to bring your own supplies and coloring books!

Please register in-person, by phone or visiting pageafterpage.org

Recipe Card Frenzy

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Mar. 24 / 5:30-7:30 p.m. Looking for new recipes? Create recipe cards with instructions from some of our favorite cooking books! Participants will have the chance to peruse our books and jot down their favorite recipes on provided recipe cards.

Canvas Quote Craft

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Apr. 11 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Create art with your favorite song lyrics, quotes or whatever words you choose.

Spring Break Movie: “Inside Out”

All Ages Mon / Mar. 28 / 2:30-4 p.m. Bring the whole family and watch as Riley’s emotions try to guide her through the stress of a big move. Snacks will be provided. Rated PG. 102 minutes. Children under the age of seven must be accompanied by an adult.

April A Musical Afternoon with Don Ford and David Robbins Jr.

All Ages Sat / Apr. 9 / 1:30-3 p.m. Join local musicians Don Ford and David Robbins Jr. as they discuss, play and write music! Participants will learn more about the benefits of music, listen to a miniconcert, participate in songwriting, play instruments and sing-along.

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Wreath-of-the-Month: Scrapbook Paper Wreaths Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Tue / Apr. 12 / 6-8 p.m. Choose from a wide array of patterns and designs at this month’s Wreath-of-theMonth program to make a folded scrapbook paper wreath that is truly one of a kind.

Pinterest Club: Cat Tents

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Apr. 14 / 6-8 p.m. Using a repurposed T-shirt, make a cozy cat tent fit for your feline friends. Please bring an adult size medium or larger T-shirt.

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Teen Programs Yarns About Yarn: Finger Knitting

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Apr. 20 / 10:30-12 p.m. Learn how to knit, crochet and needlepoint while making new friends. Bring your projects and questions as we gain knowledge from each other. This month we will be exploring finger knitting.

Historic Indiana Theaters

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Apr. 21 / 6-7:30 p.m. Jeannie Regan-Dinius from the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology will discuss some of the Hoosier state’s most historic theaters.

May Silhouette Portraits

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / May 2 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Bring in your favorite photo in profile or sit for a tracing and we will turn it into a beautiful, colorful silhouette.

Mother’s Day Movie Night

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / May 5 / 5:30-7:30 p.m. Bring your mom to celebrate Mother’s Day with a screening of “Steel Magnolias,” a story of a close-knit group of friends whose lives come together in a small town. Refreshments will be served.

Wreath-of-the-Month: Toilet Paper Roll Wreaths Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Tue / May 24 / 6-8 p.m. Create wreaths out of repurposed toilet paper rolls at this month’s Wreathof-the-Month program. All supplies will be provided.

Yarns About Yarn: Knitting, Crochet, and Needlepoint Resources

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / May 18 / 10:30-12 p.m. Learn how to knit, crochet and needlepoint while making new friends. Bring your projects and questions as we gain knowledge from each other. This month we will be exploring ways to find tutorials, project ideas and supplies.

Family Craft: Hula Hoop Rug

All Ages Mon / May 23 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Use T-shirts and hula hoops to weave a throw rug.

Pinterest Club: Seed Bombs

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / May 26 / 6-8 p.m. Seed bombs are a great and easy way to plant new flowers in your garden. For this program, we will be using wildflower seeds!

White River Branch Registration Required

Registration fills quickly

March

Amazing Robots

All Ages Sat / Mar. 5 / 1-4 p.m. To celebrate “Teen Tech Week,” come see the fabulous inventions of Red Alert 1741, the awardwinning Robotics Team from Center Grove High School. Stop by and marvel at their creations!

FREE Revised SAT Practice Test

Teens (grades 10 & 11) Sat / Mar. 12 / 10-2 p.m. How will you score? Find out by taking a full-length practice test. You’ll learn about the endurance and skill needed to score high on the NEW SAT, plus get a personalized score report that shows your strengths and weaknesses. Please bring your pencils and calculator.

Take Over Your Teen Space

Teens (grades 10 & 11) Thu / Mar. 24 / 3:30-5 p.m. Calling all creative and artistic teens! Stop by during Spring Break to help create new decorations for your library’s Teen area. Make the space your own!

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Please register in-person, by phone or visiting pageafterpage.org


Teen Programs Animeniacs Club

Teens (ages 12-17) Thu / Mar. 31 / 3:30-5 p.m. Thu / Apr. 28 / 3:30-5 p.m. Thu / May 19 / 3:30-5 p.m. Do you love anime? Join the Animeniacs Club! We’ll meet to watch anime, talk about and draw manga, while enjoying Pocky.

April Craft Night: Bird’s Nest Painting

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Apr. 4 / 6:30-8 p.m. Discover your inner artist and paint a cute spring picture of a bird’s nest. All supplies will be provided.

Prom Makeup Tips

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Apr. 13 / 6:30-8 p.m. Renew your style just in time for prom! Get makeup tips and learn about new makeup trends from local Mary Kay consultant KimberLee Peters. Free swag included!

Safe Sitters

Teens (ages 11-16) Sat / Apr. 16 / 9:30-4:30 p.m. Safe Sitter is a full day babysitting course recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It teaches 1116 year olds how to be safe caregivers and to handle emergencies. $25.00 is due the day of class. Please bring a sack lunch. Registration forms may be picked up at any branch and must be filled out by a parent or guardian.

Inside the Indianapolis Zoo: A New Hope

All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required Wed / Apr. 20 / 6:30-8 p.m. Join Julie McDearmon, Director of Institutional Advancement at the Indianapolis Zoo, as she discusses the zoo’s animal conservation mission and provides WILD facts about the zoo’s animals and exciting future projects.

Animeniacs Club

Thu / Apr. 28: Details on page 19.

Craft Night: String Art

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / May 9 / 6:30-8 p.m. Everything old is new again and that includes string art from the 1970s! No hammer needed and all supplies will be provided.

Goodwill Hunting

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / May 19 / 6:30-8 p.m. Learn how to find the best thrift shop bargains and upcycle or restyle your second hand treasures from lifelong thrifters Erin Cataldi and Amy Dalton. Registration suggested but not required.

Snack and Study

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Tue / May 10 / 3:30-9 p.m. Need a break from studying for finals or finishing up that last minute project? The White River Branch will provide free coffee, soda and snacks in our community room from 3:30-9 p.m. to help you get through it.

Animeniacs Club

Thu / May 19: Details on page 19.

May Free Comic Book Day

School Age (ages 5-11), Teens (ages 12-17); Child’s Caregiver Required Sat / May 7 / 2-4 p.m. Whether you like superheroes, manga or anything in between come celebrate the 15th Annual Free Comic Book Day at the library. You can even show off your cosplay skills by coming in costume for the activities and crafts. Receive a free comic book!

Please register in-person, by phone or visiting pageafterpage.org

Mar / Apr / May 19


Adult Programs Other Locations

Registration Required Registration fills quickly

Tracing “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Mar. 24 / 7-9 p.m. Ivy Tech Community CollegeFranklin Campus 2201 McClain Drive, Franklin Ivy Tech Community College-Franklin campus and the Johnson County Public Library are partnering to promote a community read of the award winning book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. After reading this wonderful book that ties race, medicine, gender, science, history and ethics into one amazing tale, we invite you to join us for a lively discussion led by library staff and Ivy Tech faculty. Books will be available for checkout at any JCPL branch and on the Ivy Tech Franklin campus.

Voices from the Past Storyteller Series: James Madison, Two Hundred Years of Indiana History

All Ages Sat / May 7 / 1-2 p.m. Johnson County Museum of History 135 N. Main St, Franklin As we celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial, Jim Madison will present an overview of our past; from Hoosier pioneers, through the Civil War, to the 21st century. His illustrated talk will highlight connections between past, present and future.

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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 Mashcraft Brewing Company

Adults (ages 21+) Mon / Mar. 7 / 6:30-8 p.m. 1140 N. SR 135, Greenwood We will be discussing “The Thirteenth Tale” by Diane Setterfield. Ages 21 and up.

Stout Stories at Shallo’s Antique Restaurant & Brewhaus

Adults (ages 21+) Mon / Apr. 4 / 6:30-8 p.m. 8811 Hardegan St., Greenwood We will be discussing Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel’s autobiography, “Night”. Ages 21 and up.

Stout Stories at Taxman Brewing Company

Adults (ages 21+) Mon / May 2 / 6:30-8 p.m. 13 S. Baldwin St., Bargersville We will be discussing “A Canticle for Leibowitz” by Walter M. Miller Jr. Ages 21 and up.

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Adult Programs Clark Pleasant Branch

Registration Required Registration fills quickly

March

Book & Movie Discussion: “Bridget Jones’s Diary”

Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Mar. 2 / 5:30-7:45 p.m. “Bridget Jones’s Diary” chronicles a year in the life of a 30 something single working woman living in London. She writes about her career, vices, family, friends and romantic relationships. We’ll discuss the book and then watch the movie.

Indiana Authors Alive

All Ages Tue / Mar. 8 / 6-7:30 p.m. Count down Indiana’s greatest authors with the library and the Indiana Historical Society. We’ll take an interactive and educational look at the Hoosier giants of literature like Kurt Vonnegut, Lew Wallace and more.

Community Art Club: Glass Fusion

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Mar. 9 / 10-12 p.m. Wed / Mar. 23 / 10-12 p.m. Create your own window hanging, magnet and pin to wear! Jeremy South will teach you how to use glass, glass rods and frit to create your masterpiece. A fee of $20 is due on the day of the program and covers the cost of both sessions.

Visiting the National Parks on a Budget

Adults (ages 18+); Families Welcome Thu / Mar. 10 / 6-7 p.m. Are you interested in learning more about visiting our National Parks without spending a lot of money? Guest speaker Jeff Wilson will present some tips and tricks on how you can see the beauty of our nation on a budget.

DIY: Peep Painting

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Sat / Mar. 12 / 10-12 p.m. Create some sweet canvas art inspired by our favorite marshmallow candy. These cute paintings will brighten up your home just in time for spring.

Please register in-person, by phone or visiting pageafterpage.org

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Community Art Club: Glass Fusion

Wed / Mar. 23 : Details on page 21.

Adults (ages 18+) Tue / Mar. 15 / 6-7:30 p.m. Most people have used Microsoft Office products before, but did you know there’s a free alternative from Google? Patric Welch (a.k.a. Mr. Noobie) will demonstrate how to use the Google alternative including Docs (Word), Sheets (Excel) and Slides (PowerPoint).

Community Art Club: Acrylic Painting

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Mar. 17 / 6-7:30 p.m. Learn new painting skills in this acrylic painting class taught by local instructor Kira Brant. Participants will paint a beautiful spring scene using acrylic paints. All supplies will be provided and the cost is $10 per person, payable to the presenter on the evening of the program.

Spring Break Movie Series: “National Lampoon’s Vacation”

Adults (ages 18+) Tue / Mar. 22 / 5:30-7:30 p.m. Work your way through the National Lampoon Vacation series with popcorn and laughs. First up is the most critically acclaimed: “National Lampoon’s Vacation.” The Griswold family’s cross-country drive to a theme park turns into a hilarious adventure.

“Game of Thrones” Season 6 Kick-Off Party

Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Mar. 24 / 6-7:30 p.m. Winter is coming...and so is the sixth season of “Game of Thrones.” We will have trivia, a photo booth, crafts and more. Costumes are encouraged. This program is free, but will leave you feeling as rich as a Lannister!

Trade Your Brown Thumb For a Green One

All Ages Mon / Mar. 28 / 6-7 p.m. This class will cover gardening topics including vegetables, herbs and container gardening. No experience is necessary with guidance from Sarah Hansen, Purdue Extension educator, Becky Haveman, Garden Center owner and Anne Young, Purdue Master Gardener.

Mar / Apr / May 21


Adult Programs April CPR Certification Class

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Apr. 4 / 5:30-8 p.m. Participants earn infant/ child/adult CPR Certification at the Heartsaver/General Public Level upon successful completion of the training. All materials provided for an $11.00 fee, which attendees pay the presenter at the program.

Book & Movie Discussion: “All the Pretty Horses”

Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Apr. 6 / 5:30-7:45 p.m. Two Texas cowboys head to Mexico in search of work, but soon find themselves in trouble with the law after one of them falls in love with a wealthy rancher’s daughter. We’ll discuss the book, “All the Pretty Horses,” and then watch the movie adaptation.

DIY: Marbled Glassware

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Apr. 7 / 6-7:30 p.m. Looking for an easy way to add color to your next tablescape? Learn an effortless method to marble glass using nail polish! Create swirl patterns that will make each piece unique. All supplies will be provided.

Watercolor Bookmarks

Adults (ages 18+) Tue / Apr. 12 / 1-2:30 p.m. Celebrate National Library Week by dropping in to create some unique watercolor bookmarks!

22 Mar / Apr / May

Spring Break Movie Series: “European Vacation”

Teens (ages 13-17), Adults (ages 18+) Tue / Apr. 12 / 5:30-7:30 p.m. Work your way through the National Lampoon Vacation series with popcorn and laughs. Next up is: “European Vacation.” The Griswolds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues.

Seven Apps You Absolutely Must Have on Your Smartphone

Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Apr. 14 / 6-7:30 p.m. With millions of apps to choose from, how are you supposed to find the very best apps that will make your life easier? Patric Welch (a.k.a. Mr. Noobie) will give you the shortcut by revealing seven apps you absolutely must have on your smartphone.

Coloring Therapy and Tea Time

Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Apr. 18 / 10-11:30 a.m. Coloring is one of the best forms of stress relief for adults! Choose from an array of beautiful coloring pages, sit down and let the stress slide from your shoulders. A variety of teas will also be available.

Upcycled Jewelry

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Apr. 20 / 6-7:30 p.m. Get in the Earth Day spirit by learning how to create unique jewelry out of old soda and water bottles.

Crochet Roses for Mom

Captain America Canvas Painting

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Sat / May 7 / 10-12 p.m. Excited about the new Captain America movie? Show off that excitement by creating a unique piece of art to hang in your home.

Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Apr. 21 / 1-2:30 p.m. Make a beautiful crochet rose for your mother or grandmother this Mother’s Day! All supplies will be provided, but if you own crochet hooks (size F or G) please bring them with you. No experience necessary.

May Book & Movie Discussion: “Eat, Pray, Love”

Adults (ages 18+) Wed / May 4 / 5:30-7:45 p.m. After a painful divorce, a woman takes off on a round-the-world journey to “find herself” and journals her experience in this moving memoir. We’ll discuss the book, “Eat, Pray, Love,” and then watch the movie adaptation.

Spring Break Movies Series: “Vegas Vacation”

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / May 11 / 5:30-7:30 p.m. Work your way through the National Lampoon Vacation series with popcorn and laughs. In the fourth outing for the Vacation franchise, the Griswolds have to survive Vegas fever when they go to Las Vegas for a fun family vacation.

How to Manage and Protect Your Online Passwords

Adults (ages 18+) Thu / May 12 / 6-7:30 p.m. Using the same password for multiple websites is risky and could expose your online accounts to hacking or identify theft. Patric Welch (a.k.a. Mr. Noobie) will cover strategies you can use to manage strong, unique passwords for every website you use.

Please register in-person, by phone or visiting pageafterpage.org


Adult Programs Spring Break Movie Series: “Vacation”

Adults (ages 18+) Tue / May 24 / 5:30-7:30 p.m. Work your way through the National Lampoon Vacation series with popcorn and laughs. In the newest installment, Rusty takes his family on a road trip to Walley World in order to spice things up with his wife and reconnect with his sons.

DIY: Crayon American Flag

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / May 26 / 6-7:30 p.m. Create your own crayon canvas creation just in time for Memorial Day. We’ll show you a new technique using melted crayons to create a patriotic work of art. All supplies will be provided.

Franklin Branch Registration Required

Registration fills quickly

March

College Saving and Planning

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Mar. 10 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn ways you can save money and also pay for college. ISM College Planning will be on hand to provide free resources for students and their families.

Busy Bags for Parents

Franklin Page Turners Book Discussion Group: “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Mar. 21 / 6:30-8 p.m. If you love to read and chat about books, join us as we discuss “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith. We’ll share ideas and insights in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Everyone is welcome! Borrow a copy at the reference desk.

April Seven Legitimate Ways to Make Money from Home

Adults (ages 18+); Families Welcome Wed / Mar. 16 / 10-11 a.m. Add something new to your bag of tricks every month for keeping your preschooler busy! Busy bags are a great way to encourage fine motor skills, literacy skills and school readiness. Children are welcome to play while parents create.

Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Apr. 7 / 6-7:30 p.m. It’s easy to make money from home using a computer and the Internet. During this presentation, Patric Welch (a.k.a. Mr. Noobie) will demonstrate seven legitimate ways to make money from home using the Internet. He will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Painting with Simplify

Cookies and Coloring for Adults

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Mar. 16 / 6-9 p.m. Instructors from Simplify in Franklin will teach you how to paint a beautiful bird painting. Class cost is $15 per person and should be paid during registration. To register, call 738-9711 or visit the Franklin Branch.

Please register in-person, by phone or visiting pageafterpage.org

Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Apr. 11 / 6:30-8 p.m. Looking for a way to reduce stress and unwind? Join us for an evening of fun and coloring. Grab a friend, bring a beverage, sit back and have a good time. Supplies, soothing music and cookies will be provided!

Busy Bags for Parents

Adults (ages 18+); Families Welcome Wed / Apr. 13 / 10-11 a.m. Add something new to your bag of tricks every month for keeping your preschooler busy! Busy bags are a great way to encourage fine motor skills, literacy skills and school readiness. Children are welcome to play while parents create.

So They Will Know My Wishes

Adults (ages 18+) Sat / Apr. 16 / 1-3 p.m. What kind of medical care would you want if you were too ill or hurt to express your wishes? Learn about advance directives, legal documents that allow you to spell out your decisions about end-of-life care for your family, friends and health care professionals in order to avoid confusion later on.

Franklin Page Turners Book Discussion Group: “Wonder”

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Apr. 18 / 6:30-8 p.m. If you love to read and chat about books, join us as we discuss “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio. We’ll share ideas and insights in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Everyone is welcome! Borrow a copy at the reference desk.

Mar / Apr / May 23


Adult Programs May Vintage Map Necklaces

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / May 2 / 7-8 p.m. Love to travel? Show off your favorite place to visit with a one of a kind vintage inspired map necklace. All supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring in your own map or atlas to add a more personal touch to your creation.

Summer Salads

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / May 12 / 6:30-8 p.m. Discover healthy, tantalizing ways to include fresh fruits and vegetables at your family table. Learn about selecting, storing and preparing salad ingredients. Recipes and tasting opportunities provided.

Busy Bags for Parents

Adults (ages 18+); Families Welcome Mon / May 16 / 10-11 a.m. Add something new to your bag of tricks every month for keeping your preschooler busy! Busy bags are a great way to encourage fine motor skills, literacy skills and school readiness. Children are welcome to play while parents create.

24 Mar / Apr / May

Franklin Page Turners Book Discussion Group: “The Kept”

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / May 16 / 6:30-8 p.m. If you love to read and chat about books, join us as we discuss “The Kept” by James Scott. We’ll share ideas and insights in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Everyone is welcome! Borrow a copy at the reference desk.

An Evening with Kimberly McCreight

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / May 26 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join us for a Skype visit with Kimberly McCreight, the New York Times bestselling author of “Reconstructing Amelia” and the new YA novel, “The Outliers.” There will be time for a Q&A and light refreshments will be served.

Trafalgar Branch

Registration Required Registration fills quickly

March

Pinterest Club: T-Shirt Crafts ⌛

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Mar. 10 / 6-8 p.m. Make your very own T-shirt tote bag as well as T-shirt bracelets and headbands. Please bring two T-shirts.

Wreath-of-the-Month: Egg Carton Wreaths Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Tue / Mar. 1 / 6-8 p.m. Make colorful flower wreaths from repurposed egg cartons at this month’s Wreath-of-the-Month program. All supplies will be provided.

Bath Bombs ⌛

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Mar. 7 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Make delightful, relaxing bath bombs and take them home for your own spa day.

Women’s History Month

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Mar. 14 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Celebrate the strong women in your life and throughout history for Women’s History Month. Learn about several strong women and their contributions to the lives we live now.

Yarns About Yarn: Knitting 101

Book Chat: “A Man Called Ove”

Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Mar. 9 / 10:30-12 p.m. Read it or not, be ready to chat! Are you excited about “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrick Backman? Let’s discuss this novel about the “thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others.”

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Mar. 16 / 10:30-12 p.m. Learn how to knit, crochet and needlepoint while making new friends. Bring your projects and questions as we gain knowledge from each other. This month we will be exploring knitting basics.

Please register in-person, by phone or visiting pageafterpage.org


Adult Programs Family Craft: Salt Dough Footprints

All Ages Mon / Mar. 21 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Use salt dough to make footprints, hand prints or another creative keepsake.

Coloring Party

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Mar. 23 / 1-2:30 p.m. Coloring is a great way to reduce stress and relax! Let’s color, converse and enjoy tasty refreshments. Avid coloring fans, feel free to bring your own supplies and coloring books!

Recipe Card Frenzy

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Mar. 24 / 5:30-7:30 p.m. Looking for new recipes? Create recipe cards with instructions from some of our favorite cooking books! Participants will have the chance to peruse our books and jot down their favorite recipes on provided recipe cards.

April Gregory Peck’s 100th Birthday Movie Night

Adults (ages 18+) Tue / Apr. 5 / 6-8 p.m. Celebrate Gregory Peck’s 100th birthday with us. We will be screening his classic film, “Roman Holiday,” while enjoying some tasty Italian eats. Space is limited, so registration is required.

A Musical Afternoon with Don Ford and David Robbins Jr.

All Ages Sat / Apr. 9 / 1:30-3 p.m. Join local musicians Don Ford and David Robbins Jr. as they discuss, play and write music! Participants will learn more about the benefits of music, listen to a miniconcert, participate in songwriting, play instruments and sing-along.

Canvas Quote Craft

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Apr. 11 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Create art with your favorite song lyrics, quotes or whatever words you choose.

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Tue / Apr. 12 / 6-8 p.m. Choose from a wide array of patterns and designs at this month’s Wreath-of-theMonth program to make a folded scrapbook paper wreath that is truly one of a kind.

Book Chat: “Eat, Pray, Love”

Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Apr. 13 / 10:30-12 p.m. Read it or not, be ready to chat! Are you excited about “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert? Let’s discuss the story of “a transformational journey through Italy, India and Bali searching for pleasure and devotion.”

Pinterest Club: Cat Tents

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Apr. 14 / 6-8 p.m. Using a repurposed T-shirt, make a cozy cat tent fit for your feline friends. Please bring an adult size medium or larger T-shirt.

Historic Indiana Theaters

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Apr. 21 / 6-7:30 p.m. Jeannie Regan-Dinius from the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology will discuss some of the Hoosier state’s most historic theaters.

Family Baby Playdate Babies (birth-12 months), Toddlers (ages 1-3), Adults (ages 18+); Child’s Caregiver Required Mon / Apr. 25 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Bring in your little ones (ages 0-2) for a fun family playdate. Meet other local families and have fun!

May Silhouette Portraits

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / May 2 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Bring in your favorite photo in profile or sit for a tracing and we will turn it into a beautiful, colorful silhouette.

Yarns About Yarn: Finger Knitting

Spring Break Movie: “Inside Out”

All Ages Mon / Mar. 28 / 2:30-4 p.m. Bring the whole family and watch as Riley’s emotions try to guide her through the stress of a big move. Snacks will be provided. Rated PG. 102 minutes. Children under the age of seven must be accompanied by an adult.

Wreath-of-the-Month: Scrapbook Paper Wreaths

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Please register in-person, by phone or visiting pageafterpage.org

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Apr. 20 / 10:30-12 p.m. Learn how to knit, crochet and needlepoint while making new friends. Bring your projects and questions as we gain knowledge from each other. This month we will be exploring finger knitting.

Mother’s Day Movie Night

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / May 5 / 5:30-7:30 p.m. Bring your mom to celebrate Mother’s Day with a screening of “Steel Magnolias,” a story of a close-knit group of friends whose lives come together in a small town. Refreshments will be served.

Mar / Apr / May 25


Adult Programs CPR Certification Class

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / May 9 / 5:30-8 p.m. Participants earn infant/ child/adult CPR Certification at the Heartsaver/General Public Level upon successful completion of the training. All materials provided for an $11.00 fee, which attendees pay the presenter at the program.

Family Craft: Hula Hoop Rug

All Ages Mon / May 23 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Use T-shirts and hula hoops to weave a throw rug.

Yarns About Yarn: Knitting, Crochet, and Needlepoint Resources

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / May 18 / 10:30-12 p.m. Learn how to knit, crochet and needlepoint while making new friends. Bring your projects and questions as we gain knowledge from each other. This month we will be exploring ways to find tutorials, project ideas and supplies.

26 Mar / Apr / May

Registration Required

Registration fills quickly

March

Amazing Robots

Book Chat: “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”

Adults (ages 18+) Wed / May 11 / 10:30-12 p.m. Read it or not, be ready to chat! Are you excited about “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer? Let’s discuss “a celebration of the written word in all its guises.”

White River Branch

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Wreath-of-the-Month: Toilet Paper Roll Wreaths

All Ages Sat / Mar. 5 / 1-4 p.m. To celebrate “Teen Tech Week,” come see the fabulous inventions of Red Alert 1741, the awardwinning Robotics Team from Center Grove High School. Stop by and marvel at their creations!

Should You Write Your Own Will?

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Tue / May 24 / 6-8 p.m. Create wreaths out of repurposed toilet paper rolls at this month’s Wreathof-the-Month program. All supplies will be provided.

Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Mar. 7 / 6:30-8 p.m. Family Law Attorney, Alaina Sullivan will help you in understanding basic estate planning and when it is best to seek professional assistance. Bring your questions for a brief Q&A after the presentation.

Pinterest Club: Seed Bombs

Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Mar. 10 / 6:30-8 p.m. Make a beautiful spring accessory from an old T-shirt. All supplies will be provided however, color choice is not guaranteed, please bring your own T-shirt (without seams), if desired.

DIY: T-shirt Scarves

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / May 26 / 6-8 p.m. Seed bombs are a great and easy way to plant new flowers in your garden. For this program, we will be using wildflower seeds!

Monday Night Book Club: “Dead Wake” by Erik Larsen

Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Mar. 21 / 7-8 p.m. Discuss books in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Copies of the titles will be available at the circulation desk the month before each meeting. March’s book is “Dead Wake” by Erik Larsen.

Book Discussions: “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel Brown

Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Mar. 30 / 1:30-3:30 p.m. If you love talking with others about a book you’ve read, you’ll want to attend these events. This time we’ll discuss “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel Brown.

April Every Child Ready to Read Training: Adults & Children 0-5

Babies (birth-12 months), Toddlers (ages 1-3), Preschoolers (ages 3-5), Adults (ages 18+); Child’s Caregiver Required Sat / Apr. 2 / 10:30-11:30 a.m. Learning to read begins at birth! Learn how to get your child on the road to reading success at this workshop. Designed for parents and caregivers of children ages birth to five. Adults are welcome to bring their children.

Please register in-person, by phone or visiting pageafterpage.org


Adult Programs Craft Night: Bird’s Nest Painting

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Apr. 4 / 6:30-8 p.m. Discover your inner artist and paint a cute spring picture of a bird’s nest. All supplies will be provided.

Inside the Indianapolis Zoo: A New Hope

All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required Wed / Apr. 20 / 6:30-8 p.m. Join Julie McDearmon, Director of Institutional Advancement at the Indianapolis Zoo, as she discusses the zoo’s animal conservation mission and provides WILD facts about the zoo’s animals and exciting future projects.

Book Discussions: “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah Growing Uncommon Fruits

Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Apr. 7 / 7-8 p.m. Anne Young, Purdue Master Gardener, and her husband and fellow gardener, Steve, will discuss each of the fruits currently growing in their garden at Cardinal Point Farm. See what adding an uncommon fruit can do for your garden.

Monday Night Book Club: “The Light Between Oceans” by M. L. Stedman

Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Apr. 18 / 7-8 p.m. Discuss books in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Copies of the titles will be available at the circulation desk the month before each meeting. April’s book is “The Light Between Oceans” by M. L. Stedman.

Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Apr. 27 / 1:30-3:30 p.m. If you love talking with others about a book you’ve read, you’ll want to attend these events. This time we’ll discuss “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah.

Free Comic Book Day

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / May 19 / 6:30-8 p.m. Learn how to find the best thrift shop bargains and upcycle or restyle your second hand treasures from lifelong thrifters Erin Cataldi and Amy Dalton. Registration suggested but not required.

Craft Night: String Art

Adults and Teens (ages 17+) Mon / May 23 / 10-2 p.m. Roll up your sleeve while you read! All blood types are urgently needed. Refreshments provided. Ages 17 and up. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcross.org.

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / May 9 / 6:30-8 p.m. Everything old is new again and that includes string art from the 1970s! No hammer needed and all supplies will be provided.

May

CPR Certification Class

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / May 5 / 5:30-8 p.m. Participants earn infant/ child/adult CPR Certification at the Heartsaver/General Public Level upon successful completion of the training. All materials provided for an $11.00 fee, which attendees pay the presenter at the program.

Please register in-person, by phone or visiting pageafterpage.org

Read and Bleed @ Your Library: American Red Cross Blood Drive

Book Discussions: “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough

Windows 10 Basics

Adults (ages 18+) Wed / May 4 / 6-7:30 p.m. Learn all about Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 10. Whether you recently upgraded or are thinking about doing so, Patric Welch (a.k.a. Mr. Noobie) will walk you through what’s new, what’s changed and how to navigate Windows 10.

Goodwill Hunting

School Age (ages 5-11), Teens (ages 12-17); Child’s Caregiver Required Sat / May 7 / 2-4 p.m. Whether you like superheroes, manga or anything in between come celebrate the 15th Annual Free Comic Book Day at the library. You can even show off your cosplay skills by coming in costume for the activities and crafts. Receive a free comic book!

Monday Night Book Club: “Reconstructing Amelia” by Kimberly McCreight

Adults (ages 18+) Wed / May 25 / 1:30-3:30 p.m. If you love talking with others about a book you’ve read, you’ll want to attend these events. This time we’ll discuss “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough.

Adults (ages 18+) Mon / May 16 / 7-8 p.m. Discuss books in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Copies of the titles will be available at the circulation desk the month before each meeting. May’s book is “Reconstructing Amelia” by Kimberly McCreight.

Mar / Apr / May 27


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PUBLIC SALE

Friends Used Book Sale May 12-15, 2016 Trafalgar Branch

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