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June – August 2017

Summer Program Guide

SUMMER FUN! • Summer Learning Program • 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten • At Home in Johnson County • Authors at JCPL Series

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LIBRARIES TRANSFORM READ DOWN YOUR FINES

Since 1911, Johnson County Public Library has worked toward improving the quality of life for all citizens of Johnson County, Indiana. 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. From book clubs and family fun days, to canning classes and storytime, your library has a full schedule of engaging programs year-round.

Library fines got you down? Now you can read those fines away! For every fifteen minutes you spend reading in the library, we will take $1 off of your fines. Visit the reference desk and sign-up today!

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Do you have overdue fines on your library card? Read those fines away at your library! Johnson County Public Library offers the Read Down Your Fines program to help patrons manage their fines. For every 15 minutes you spend reading at the library, we will take one dollar off your overdue fines. Visit any reference desk at a JCPL Branch and tell the librarian you want to read down your fines. The librarian will sign you in and mark down your start time. In order to be eligible, you must be signed in and complete your reading in the library. When you’re done reading, stop by the desk again and sign out. The librarian will give you a voucher for the amount of time you read. You can read down any and all of your overdue fines or processing fees. The Read Down Your Fines program is open to all ages. Visit the reference desk to learn more and get started. Happy reading!

Friends of

Johnson County Public Library

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 THE to PROGRAMS LISTED INWeek THIS GUIDE ARE  Supplies celebrate National Library SPONSORED BY in April, National Library Card Sign Up Month in September and Children’s Book Week in November

FRIENDS OF JOHNSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

PART OF THE JOHNSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

To join the Friends, visit any JCPL branch or pageafterpage.org/Friends

Cover Photo: Anna and her dad, Matt guide robot, “Dash,” through the carpet village at the Franklin Branch. “Dash” is part of our new STEAM programming available at all the branches this summer!


FROM THE DIRECTOR, LISA LINTNER

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Locations and Hours 4

Library Information 5

Authors at JCPL, Kristy Cambron 6

Authors at JCPL, Salina Yoon 7

Authors at JCPL, Karin Slaughter 8

At Home in Johnson County 9

Warm weather and sunshine are perfect partners for summer fun with the Johnson County Public Library! Whether you’re looking for programs to keep the kids engaged in learning or if you’re looking for enriching opportunities for yourself, our libraries have plenty of options to fill your calendar. I want to take a moment to highlight some of these exciting programs and events as you fill in your summer calendar. Summer Learning Program (May 15-July 31) This summer’s “Build a Better World” theme encourages participants to read, create and discover. I encourage you to flip though this guide and discover book clubs, arts and crafts and special events to enjoy with the kids, as a family or as an adults-only escape. Authors at JCPL It’s a real treat to share that we will be welcoming some of our favorite authors to Johnson County this summer. Kristy Cambron, Salina Yoon and Karin Slaughter will join us as featured speakers during our Authors at JCPL series. You can learn more about these events on pages six through eight. At Home in Johnson County As a part of our partnership with the placemaking team of Aspire Johnson County, we’re spending each Saturday in July celebrating our neighbors who come to us from Syria, Burma, Japan, India, Mexico and China, and who now call our county home. Join us as we learn about a different culture each week through fabulous international foods, music, games and art. Learn more on page nine. Make a Difference In order to make a lasting impact in our community, we asked our staff to design programming in support of our new mission, vision and values to “strengthen our community by connecting people, resources and experiences.” Soon, we will be offering new park and museum passes, STEAM activities for all ages, colorblindness correction glasses, the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program and a new StoryWalk at Trafalgar Branch’s Prairie and at Country Gate Park in the Clark Pleasant area. We could not be more thrilled to bring you innovative and engaging programming at JCPL this summer!

Summer Learning Program 10, 11

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten 12

Movies at the Library 13

Clark Pleasant Branch Programs 14-17

Franklin Branch Programs 18-21

Trafalgar Branch Programs 22-25

White River Branch Programs 26-30

Library Programs at Other Locations 31

StoryWalk Celebrations 32

What App(s) Do I Use? 33

Friends of JCPL Used Book Sales 34

Design a Bookmark Contest 35

What is a library? A building with books? A place to use public computers? A quiet space to do homework? A library serves all of those purposes. But we believe a library IS so much more. 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. Our new look captures our vision of library as community for all. And we can’t wait to share it with you this summer!

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LOCATIONS AND HOURS WRB

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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 Audio Books Books CDs DVDs E-Readers Launchpad Tablets Magazines

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

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


Authors at JCPL

information “on the road” – such as to the Ringlings’ Ca’d‘Zan mansion from “The Ringmaster’s Wife” – and experience it much in the same way my characters would by seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching that world. I want to take the readers along with us whenever we can, so the concept of Research Files videos just evolved from there. I imagine we’ll take readers along on our adventures with each book! JCPL: What attracts you to write about Historical Fiction? KC: Even from childhood, I wanted to be a storyteller– specifically, a Disney animator. My mom would take me to the library every week and I’d sit on the floor in the aisles, reading animation books and art history volumes. I had one problem though– I wasn’t gifted with hands that could draw. But by the time I went to college and walked into my first art history class, I knew I was home. I often joke that God knew better than I did, because He now has me paint with words instead. When I felt the call to become an author, I couldn’t see writing about anything else than what my passions are: art, history and faith. JCPL: What is your favorite part of creating/writing your books? KC: I’m an art and history addict. I love the research part of each writing experience, and falling into the characters’ worlds. Sometimes the experience is so real, it takes me a few days to remember I’m not living in France, 1944 (to take an example from my next book – “The Lost Castle,” my new series coming in 2018). Examining a place in history and then breathing life into it through the characters’ eyes really is an incredible journey that I long to relive with each book.

Kristy Cambron

THU / JUN. 15 / 7 P.M. CLARK PLEASANT BRANCH Kristy Cambron is the bestselling author of “The Ringmaster’s Wife” and “The Illusionist’s Apprentice.” Her novels have been named to Library Journal Reviews’ Best Books and RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards Best lists for 2014 and 2015. Read our interview with the author before her visit at the Clark Pleasant Branch June 15. Johnson County Public Library: You document your research through fun videos. Can you tell us about your Research Files and why you chose that medium to document your research? Kristy Cambron: I’m a visual and kinesthetic learner, so I process information better if I can experience research. It really starts in the library chair– reading through books, articles, interviews, and watching documentaries and videos. But I then want to take that

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JCPL: Where do you get your inspiration and ideas for your books? KC: In a word? Everywhere! My debut novels were born out of undergraduate research I completed on the prisoner camp art of Auschwitz. While I’d always wanted to write stories set in the Jazz Age, my next books were born of research and an idea my publishing team actually brought me. Tying in entertainers such as John and Mable Ringling (of the Ringling Bros. circus fame), and Harry Houdini’s vaudeville world (in “The Illustionist’s Apprentice) really made that time in American history come alive. And the abandoned castles idea for my next series came from an article of a French fairy tale castle I found online. From books to articles, movies, or a trip to a museum… I’m always on the hunt for a niche that could become my next story! JCPL: If you could travel through time and experience another era, what era would you choose and why? KC: If I could have my eyes on one place in history, there’s no question– it would be Jerusalem in the first century. I’d want to be front and center to experience the impact of Jesus’ ministry, and see the early church come to life.


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SY: I never dreamed that I could be creating books for children for a living—without a supplemental day job to support this passion! It would have sounded too good to be true, but for the last 17 years, that’s exactly what I’ve done. It still feels like a dream come true! JCPL: How do you decide if a story is going to become a picture book, a novelty book, an early reader, etc.?

SY: I determine the format primarily by the complexity of the

subject matter, vocabulary and word count. A novelty book is usually an art and concept driven book with limited words. A picture book is often character and/or story driven. An early reader is determined by the vocabulary, word count and number of pages.

JCPL: If you weren’t an author and illustrator, what would

you do for a living? SY: I would be a kindergarten teacher! I love the idea of teaching in creative ways, using art, music and games to teach concepts. And I’ve always admired the art produced by kindergartners—it is fearless, joyful and unexpected!

JCPL: What is your favorite book and why? SY: My favorite book that I’ve written and illustrated myself is

Salina Yoon

SAT / AUG. 19 / 2 P.M. WHITE RIVER BRANCH Salina Yoon is the author and illustrator of over 160 books for children including the six-book Penguin picture book series that begins with “Penguin and Pinecone.” Read our interview with the author before her visit at the White River Branch Aug. 19.

Johnson County Public Library: What is your favorite part of creating your books? Salina Yoon: Completing the first loose draft of a project is my favorite part—before the self-doubt, critical editorial feedback and multiple revisions take place. JCPL: You’ve written and/or illustrated almost 200 books for children. What do you know now that you didn’t when you started out?

“Penguin and Pinecone.” The main character was inspired by my then toddler son, Max, who brought home a pinecone after a walk and asked me to cut it a blanket to keep it warm. This tender moment inspired the powerful friendship tale between Penguin and Pinecone. My favorite book from childhood was “Oh, What a Busy Day” by Gyo Fujikawa. At the time, I could not read this book on my own, but the illustrations pulled me into an idyllic world that I loved to escape to. I’d often imagine my own stories by being prompted by the beautiful illustrations.

JCPL: Where do you get your inspiration and ideas for your

books? SY: My ideas have come from as many things as I have books! Many of my novelty book ideas have come from my children’s toys, greeting cards, books, wrapping paper, plush dolls, kitchen utensils, pizza, video games, amusement parks and more! It sounds random because they are. Ideas can come from just about anything if one’s mind is open to exploring them! But for my picture book stories, the ideas are often inspired in part by real people in my life like my boys, my mother, my sister and even myself.

I NEVER DREAMED I COULD BE CREATING BOOKS FOR CHILDREN FOR A LIVING… June / July / August

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Harrison has written The Great American Novel about three times now. Margaret Atwood and John Irving have enviable careers because they’ve written in so many different styles. I also enjoy Neil Gaiman and Kelley Armstrong. Basically, if it’s a well-written story with solid characters and a real plot, then I’m there. Q: How do you do your research? KS: I have the great fortune of being able to ask agents at the GBI, or retired cops, for pointers and tips about solving (and committing!) crimes. A doctor friend of mine has been helping me since Kisscut so that Sara seems like she knows what she’s doing. Mostly, it’s me thinking a lot and trying to figure out a plot and then I call on the experts and say, “I need a cop to search this house and find this clue. How would they get a warrant?” or “I want Sara to stick her hands into a man’s chest and pump his beating heart. Tell me the steps.” I hope very much that the FBI is not monitoring my emails with these folks because we’re probably on a list somewhere. Q: How long does it take you to write a book? KS: It depends on what the book is about and how much research is involved. I’d say on average that the whole process takes around ten to twelve months. Sometimes it goes more quickly, sometimes more slowly. I never want to be in a position where I am rushing a story, and thankfully my publishers are very patient.

Karin Slaughter

Q: Where do you get your ideas? KS: I wish I knew! The stories form in my mind over a period of time, and before I know it, I’m sitting down at my computer writing. Mostly, it’s a matter of thinking of a crime and wondering how Sara, Jeffrey and Lena will respond. I’m also interested in seeing how the town will respond. It’s very important to me that “Grant County” seems like a fourth narrator in the story. There are a lot of recurring characters, so for instance when you see Old Man Burgess in Indelible, you know exactly who he is and you know some of his history. To me, that’s the best thing about reading a series. Those secondary characters really add to the fabric of the story.

Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. With more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her sixteen novels include the “Grant County” and “Will Trent” books, as well as, the Edgar-nominated “Cop Town” and the instant New York Times bestselling novel “Pretty Girls.”

Q: Are you related to the author Frank Slaughter? KS: Nope, but I admire his career. He was quite the prolific author. I am, however, related to Enos Slaughter, the baseball hall of famer. He is my grandfather’s brother, but they never got along in life so I never had the chance to meet him. My dad has some great stories, though, and it was really cool that I got to wear his number when I threw out the first pitch at a Yankee’s game.

THU / AUG. 24 / 7 P.M. FRANKLIN BRANCH

Read an interview with the author before her visit at the Franklin Branch August 24. Question: What authors do you like to read? Karin Slaughter: I’ve read all of Kate Atkinson’s stuff. I adored “Case Histories”. “Fingersmith” by Sarah Waters was one of my all-time favorites. Mo Hayder is fabulous. Peter Robinson, Fidelis Morgan, Mark Billingham, Lee Child, Lynda LaPlante… the list could go on. I also read a lot of books outside the thriller genre. I think Kathryn

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MOSTLY, IT’S ME THINKING A LOT AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A PLOT AND THEN I CALL ON THE EXPERTS… *Interview courtesy of karinslaughter.com/faq


Japan

Burma

China

AT HOME IN

JOHNSON COUNTY Syria

India

INDIA

SYRIA

Trafalgar Branch All Ages Sat / Jun. 24 / 2-4 p.m. Celebrate the culture of Syria with lots of fun activities for the whole family! Food, fun, music, games and more. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about one of the many cultures that can be found right here in Johnson County.

Mexico

White River Branch All Ages Sat / Jul. 15 / 1-3 p.m. All Summer, Johnson County libraries are celebrating the many people who call our county home. Enjoy Bollywood music and dancing, get a temporary henna tattoo and experience a taste of India.

MEXICO

BURMA

Clark-Pleasant Branch All Ages Sat / Jul. 1 / 1-3 p.m. Celebrate the culture of Burma with lots of fun activities for the whole family! Food, fun, music, games and more. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about one of the many cultures that can be found right here in Johnson County.

Greenwood Public Library All Ages Sat / Jul. 22 / 1-4 p.m. Join us as we celebrate the culture of Mexico. Enjoy traditional foods, games, crafts, music and more while learning first-hand about this vibrant and rich culture found in Johnson County.

CHINA

JAPAN

Franklin Branch All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required Sat / Jul. 8 / 1-3 p.m. Come learn about the traditional culture of Japan presented by Minori Abel from the Japan-America Society of Indiana. We will also have a fun origami or kirie paper craft following the presentation.

Edinburgh Public Library All Ages Sat / Jul. 29 / TBA Celebrate the culture of China with lots of fun activities for the whole family! Food, fun, music, games and more. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about one of the many cultures that can be found right here in Johnson County.

This program brought to you by: Edinburgh-Wright Hageman Public Library

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This Summer…

INFORMATION When does registration begin?

May 15. Register by May 31 and automatically be entered into a drawing for a family 4-pack of Kings Island 2017 general admission tickets.

What are the dates of the Summer Learning Program? May 15 - July 31, 2017

How do I register?

Register at pageafterpage.org/summer learning or in person at any JCPL Branch.

Who can participate? All ages!

How do I earn prizes?

Build a Better World Summer Learning Program

READ - Magazines, audiobooks and e-books count! CREATE - Create something new and exercise your imagination. DISCOVER - Discover something new at the library or in your community.

How do I earn Bonus Prize Tickets? • • • • •

Complete level one. Visit all four (4) branches. Attend six (6) library programs. Check out six (6) books. Complete level two.

How are prizes awarded?

Prizes are awarded at the library after participants complete each level.

How do I earn a Grand Prize Ticket? Complete levels one, two and three.

What if I complete the Summer Learning Program early? Move on to the Eager Reader program.

When is the last day to log and redeem minutes for prizes? July 31 at closing.

When will Bonus and Grand Prize Winners be notified? August 4

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PRIZES Tots infants through age three

1. Level 1: Construction Hat & Bonus Prize Ticket 2. Level 2: Linking Characters & Bonus Prize Ticket 3. Level 3: Book & Grand Prize Ticket

School Age age 4 through those entering 5th grade

1. Level 1: Brag Tag & Chain and Bonus Prize Ticket 2. Level 2: Mini Figs & Bonus Prize Ticket 3. Level 3: Book & Grand Prize Ticket

Teens those entering grades 6-12

Adults ages 18+

1. Level 1: $1 JCPL Punch Card & button/magnet & Bonus Prize Ticket 2. Level 2: Keychains & Bonus Prize Ticket 3. Level 3: Book & Grand Prize Ticket

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All prizes are subject to availability; substitutions may be necessary.

Al lA ge s!

1. Level 1: $1 JCPL Punch Card & button/magnet & Bonus Prize Ticket 2. Level 2: Earbuds & Bonus Prize Ticket 3. Level 3: Book & Grand Prize Ticket

Bonus Prizes

• Duplo/Mega Blocks • Lincoln Logs • Fast Food & Gas Card basket • Family Night Out basket • Shop Local basket • State Fair Passes

Finish all three levels and earn a drawing ticket for a chance to win one of these great GRAND PRIZES!

Children of all ages and walks of life suffer from summer learning loss, the loss of general knowledge over the course of an extended break from a learning environment.

Grand Prizes

Johnson County Public Library is working to bridge • Museum Experience Package choice of pass to: the gap between school years by engaging the Indianapolis Zoo, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis children and families of our county in reading and Museum of Art, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis learning activities during their summer break. Children’s Museum or Johnson County Museum of History. Help combat summer learning loss and keep • $100 VISA Gift Card • Private Pool Party at the Franklin your own mind sharp. Register your family Aquatic Center on Sat., Aug. 12, 7-9 p.m. to read, create and discover during • $250 Barnes & Noble Gift Card Summer Learning May 15 - July 31! (one awarded at each branch)

May 15 - July 31, 2017


What are the prizes? 200 Books Read – Finger Puppets 400 Books Read – Playdough and Cookie Cutter Set 600 Books Read – Foam Alphabet or Number Puzzle 800 Books Read – Workbook and Crayons 1,000 Books Read – Book and Library Recognition Stickers will be rewarded for every level of books read. Once your child has read 1,000 books, he or she will be recognized in library publications, through local media and at an annual celebration. Your child will feel a great sense of accomplishment after reaching these milestones. And you’ll know you gave your son or daughter a strong foundation for learning.

What is 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten? 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program designed to encourage families to start reading together from birth to encourage early language skills, stronger vocabulary and young imaginations. Why should our family participate? Experts agree that one of the best ways to give a child an early love of learning is to read to and with them in infancy and through early childhood. We couldn’t agree more! Early readers often become life-long readers – our favorite kind of reader. How do we sign up? Visit any JCPL Branch to sign your child up for this program and we will provide you with reading logs to keep track of all the books you read together. Logs can also be downloaded at pageafterpage.org. When your child reaches milestones, they will receive a prize. Why 1,000 books? We know that 1,000 books sounds like a lot to commit to reading, but we’re here to help offer suggestions and support to give your kids their best start in those early years. Think of it this way - the average child has 2,000 days between birth and kindergarten. Setting a goal to read 1,000 books together can be as simple as a book at bedtime every other night. And get this - every book counts! Already read it? It counts! Read a book during storytime at the library, at preschool or at day care? It counts! If your child listens to the whole book, you can count it on your child’s reading log. We’re confident you’ll find reading together easy and fun once you get those pages turning!

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When does the program begin? We will be kicking off the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program with an author visit on Aug.19. Children’s author and illustrator, Salina Yoon has written over 150 books for children including the popular Penguin picture book series and her new Duck, Duck, Porcupine early reader series. Join us to meet the author and learn more about her books. And while you’re there, take the opportunity to explore the library to find great reading material including picture books, board books, award winning books and much more.

Early readers often become life-long readers!


MOVIES at the Library Summer Movie Matinee

Cool off and enjoy the show as a family! Light refreshments will be served. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult. This movie is rated PG.

Mickey’s Movie Club

Share a piece of your childhood with your family with classic Disney films. Snacks will be provided. Trafalgar Branch “The Little Mermaid” Wed / Jun. 14 / 6-8 p.m.

White River Branch “Moana” Mon / Jun. 26 / 2-4 p.m.

“Hercules” Wed / Jul. 19 / 6-8 p.m. “Mulan” Wed / Aug. 16 / 6-8 p.m.

The LEGO Batman Drive-In Movie

Kids and parents can decorate cardboard cars and drive them up to our big screen for a showing of “The LEGO Batman Movie”. Trafalgar Branch Mon / Jul. 17 / 6-8 p.m.

Fantastic Evening

Cosplay is encouraged for this magical evening. We will make Potterverse crafts, play games and watch “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Trafalgar Branch Mon / Jul. 24 / 5:30-8 p.m.

Rockin’ Reads

Music lovers and bibliophiles unite! Each month we’ll read a different music biography and watch accompanying concert clips and have discussions over both. Clark Pleasant Branch “On the Road with Janis Joplin” by John Bryne Cooke Wed / Jun. 7 / 6-7:30 p.m. “Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur and the Birth of West Coast Rap” by Ben Westhoff Wed / Jul. 5 / 6-7:30 p.m. “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen Wed / Aug. 2 / 6-7:30 p.m.

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HOURS

Clark Pleasant Branch

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

530 Tracy Rd., New Whiteland, IN 46184

TERRIFIC TWOS

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

Jun. 8, 15, 22, 29 Jul. 6, 13, 20, 27 Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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

ACRYLIC PAINTING WITH AMBER

Have fun exploring several acrylic painting techniques, taught by local artist, Amber Hudson. All supplies will be provided. A $10 fee is due to the presenter on the evening of the class. Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+)

Thu

Jun. 1

6-7:30 p.m.

COFFEE AND CROCHET

Enjoy a cup of coffee (or two) while learning new crochet stitches each week. If you have a crochet hook, please bring it with you. Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+)

Sat

Jun. 3, 10, 17, 24

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

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, Families Welcome

Jun. 6, 13, 20, 27 Jul. 11, 18, 25 Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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

KIDS COOKING

Collaborate with us on kid-friendly concoctions. We’ll share a themed story for the month and then all work together to make no-bake food items, then taste the results. School Age (ages 5-11)

Tue Tue Tue

Jun. 6 Jul. 5 Aug. 1

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

SUMMER LEARNING KICK-OFF PARTY

Kick-off our 2017 Summer Learning Program with Magic Don in “Build a Better World...One Story at a Time!” Learn about architecture, tools and inventors through stories, comedy and magic! Children (birth-age 12); Families Welcome

Tue

Jun. 6

Adults (ages 18+)

Wed Jun. 7 6-7:30 p.m. “On the Road with Janis Joplin” by John Bryne Cooke Wed Jul. 5 6-7:30 p.m. “Original Gangstas: the Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap” by Ben Westhoff Wed Aug. 2 6-7:30 p.m. “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen

ESSENTIAL OILS 101

Curious about essential oils? Oils can be powerful allies in our quest for wellness. Join us for an in-depth 101 class as we review what oils are, how they work and ways you can put them to use in your home. Adults (ages 18+)

Thu

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Tue Tue Tue

ROCKIN’ READS

Music lovers and bibliophiles unite! Each month we’ll read a different music biography and watch accompanying concert clips and have discussions over both.

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Jun. 8

6-7 p.m.

CELEBRATING OUR SPECIAL MEN

Join us for a special craft to help celebrate the important men in our lives. On-site photos will be taken by guest photographer Patches Gregory and printed and placed in your personalized picture frames for use as gifts. School Age (ages 5-11)

Sat

Jun. 10

2-3 p.m.

CARDBOARD CONSTRUCTION

Try your hand at creating buildings, vehicles, costumes or whatever else you can imagine out of cardboard. We will be using the kid-safe Makedo cardboard construction tools. School Age (ages 5-11); Caregiver Supervision Required for Children Under 6 Years

Mon

Jun. 12

2-4 p.m.

HOME HORTICULTURE: WEEDS AND HERBICIDES

Are weeds taking over your yard? Sarah Hanson (Purdue Extension) will teach you how to identify weeds and manage them, with and without herbicides. Adults (ages 18+)

Mon

Jun. 12

6-7:30 p.m.

CREATION STATION

Build, craft, and create with LEGO bricks, Strawbees and more in a mini-makerspace. Stop by each month to make anything you can imagine. Children (birth-age 12), Adults (ages 18+); Families Welcome

14

June / July / August

Tue Tue Tue

Jun. 13 Jul. 11 Aug. 8

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


Clark Pleasant Branch, continued PODCASTS AND PAINTING

Podcasts are one of the best ways to learn or be entertained while doing something else. So why not paint a masterpiece (or disasterpiece) while learning something new? All supplies included. Adults (ages 18+)

Tue Tue Tue

Jun. 13 Jul. 11 Aug. 8

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

SENSORY SPECTACULAR

Use all senses to explore hands on activities. Please dress for a mess. Toddlers & Preschoolers (ages 1-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Wed Wed Wed

Jun. 14 & 28 Jul. 12 & 26 Aug. 9 & 23

1-2 p.m. 1-2 p.m. 1-2 p.m.

WATERCOLOR PORTRAITS

Learn to create simple watercolor portraits from photographs scanned into the computer. A selection of photos will be provided. To use your own photo, a copy must be dropped off at the Clark Pleasant Branch in advance of the program. Adults (ages 18+)

Wed

Jun. 14

6-7:30 p.m.

LITTLE BITS

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

SNACKS AND STORIES

Explore and share stories together while enjoying book-related snacks and crafts. School Age (ages 5-11)

Sat Sat Sat

Jun. 17 Jul. 15 Aug. 19

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

DIY BLEACH T-SHIRTS

Create a unique bleached t-shirt to impress all your friends! Bring a new black or dark colored cotton t-shirt for bleaching. Please dress for a mess. Teens (ages 12-17)

Mon

Jun. 19

3:30-4:30 p.m.

TALES FOR TAILS

Improve your reading skills and enjoy time with a registered Alliance of Therapy Dogs canine friend. Sign up for a 15-minute session at the Information Desk or call (317) 535-6206. School Age (ages 5-11)

Mon Mon Mon

Jun. 19 Jul. 17 Aug. 21

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

MEET PETE THE CAT!

Create a wacky invention using Little Bits easy to use electronic building blocks.

Should you miss this groovy opportunity to meet Pete the Cat? Goodness no! Join us for some books about Pete and the chance to meet your favorite cool cat.

Thu

Tue

School Age (ages 5-11)

Jun. 15

2-3 p.m.

AUTHORS AT JCPL: KRISTY CAMBRON

The Authors at JCPL series continues with Kristy Cambron, best-selling author of “The Ringmaster’s Wife” and “The Illusionist’s Apprentice.” Meet the author and learn more about her books. Adults (ages 18+)

Thu

Jun. 15

7-8 p.m.

TOT ART

Create your own masterpiece! 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

Jun. 16 Jul. 21 Aug. 18

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

ARCHKIDECTURE

Put your building skills to the test! Try to complete different challenges each session with the materials provided. School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome

Fri Fri

Jun. 16 & 30 Jul. 7 & 21

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

Children (ages 3-11); Child’s Caregiver Required

Jun. 20

2-3 p.m.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

Come explore the world of music and dance at the library.

Toddlers & Preschoolers (ages 1-5); Child’s Caregiver Required

Wed Tue Tue

Jun. 21 Jul. 19 Aug. 16

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

HOMESCHOOL HANGOUT

Homeschool families are invited to participate in a librarian-led activity about music, science, history, books or just plain fun. Time to socialize will follow. School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome

Thu Thu Thu

Jun. 22 Jul. 27 Aug. 24

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

STEAM WORKSHOP

Work out your Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math skills with challenges to get you tinkering, imagining, building and problem-solving. School Age (ages 5-11)

Thu Thu Thu

Jun. 22 Jul. 20 Aug. 24

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

June / July / August

15


Clark Pleasant Branch, continued ORIGAMI LIFE HACKS

Learn how to use paper to hide secret notes, wrap a present or prop up your phone. These every day origami tricks can make life a bit easier and a whole lot more fun. All materials will be provided. School Age (ages 5-11)

Fri

Jun. 23

2-3 p.m.

MAGICAL CREATURES WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

Explore illustrative watercolor and pen and ink techniques to create your own phoenix, taught by local artist Amber Hudson. All supplies provided. A $10 fee is due to the presenter on the day of the class. Teens (ages 12-17)

Sat

Jun. 24

2-3:30 p.m.

POPSICLE STICK ENGINEERING

Test your engineering skills by crafting a siege engine and a cork shooter out of simple popsicle sticks. School Age (ages 5-11)

Mon

Jun. 26

10:30-11:30 a.m.

MIGHTY GIRLS BOOK CLUB

Mighty girls unite! Join us for stories, snacks and a craft or activity. Late Elementary (ages 8-11)

Mon Mon Mon

Jun. 26 Jul. 31 Aug. 28

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

SUPERCRAFTERS

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

Tue Tue Tue

Jun. 27 Jul. 25 Aug. 22

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

Jun. 28 Jul. 26 Aug. 30

DECORATIVE ROCK PAINTING

Learn how you can transform an ordinary rock into a piece of art. Create a fun design to display in your home or garden. Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+)

Thu

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

OUT OF THIS WORLD: SPACE AND TRAPPIST-1

Jun. 29

6-7:30 p.m.

AT HOME IN JOHNSON COUNTY: BURMA

Celebrate the culture of Burma with lots of fun activities for the whole family! Food, fun, music, games and more. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about one of the many cultures that can be found right here in Johnson County. All Ages

Sat

Jul. 1

1-3 p.m.

CROSS STITCH FOR BEGINNERS

With simple step-by-step instructions, participants will learn basics of cross-stitch and make a small unique piece. Materials and instruction provided. Adults (ages 18+)

Thu

Jul. 6

4-5 p.m.

SIMPLY MARVELOUS MACHINES

Little ones will explore engineering hands-on as they get up close to the science of simple machines. Toddlers & Preschoolers (ages 1-5); Child’s Caregiver Required

Mon

Jul. 10

1-2 p.m.

DIY EMOJI PINS

DIY lapel pins are easy to make with plastic shrink film and are a whole lot of fun to wear! Pick your favorite emoji to wear or give them as gifts. Teens (ages 12-17)

Mon

Jul. 10

4-5 p.m.

CUBELETS!

Explore robots in a playful and creative setting using Cubelets robotic learning blocks that snap together to build robots that sense, act and move. All Ages

ANIME CLUB

Teens (ages 12-17)

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

Wed

Jul. 12

10:30-11:30 a.m.

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR BABIES AND KIDS

Come learn how to safely use essential oils for infants and toddlers. We will review tips for dilution, diffusing, safety and more. Adults (ages 18+)

Wed

Jul. 12

6-7 p.m.

HERBAL MEDICINE 101

Learn the basics of herbal medicine in this beginners class taught by Dolores E. Weis MH, HHP, LPN.

Think we could build a home for humans on another planet? Ever wonder how big our universe is? Want to build your own rocket? We do, too! Join us for some interstellar, outer space fun.

Adults (ages 18+)

Thu

Celebrate your Summer Learning success with Adzooks Puppets as they present “The Three Little Pigs.” Thanks for reading, creating and discovering during our Summer Learning Program.

School Age (ages 5-11)

Jun. 29

2-3 p.m.

Thu

Fri

June / July / August

6-7:30 p.m.

SUMMER CELEBRATION: ADZOOKS PUPPETS

All Ages

16

Jul. 13

Jul. 14

2-3 p.m.


Clark Pleasant Branch, continued SCRIBBLE BOTS

Create! Build! Explore! Join us as we merge science and art together to make a drawing robot. School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome

Mon

Jul. 17

2-3 p.m.

JEOPARDY WITH OAK STREET HEALTH AND HUMANA

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

TECHNOLOGY PETTING ZOO

Learn about the most popular tech toys and devices on the market. Our staff will teach you about Little Bits, Makey Makey, LEGO WeDo, Sphero and more. Then, get hands on experience trying them out during a tech petting zoo! All Ages

Thu

Aug. 10

4-5 p.m.

We’re hosting an afternoon of education and entertainment as a Humana representative will give a brief informational presentation in regards to living a healthy life, followed by an Oak Street Health representative hosting a Jeopardy game! Enjoy some snacks and prizes, too.

Preschoolers will 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.

Tue

Fri

Adults (ages 18+)

Jul. 18

2-3:30 p.m.

DIY TATTOO SCARF

Make a fun and creative summer scarf with some sharpies and tattoo flash. All supplies will be provided. Teens (ages 12-17)

Tue

Jul. 18

6-7 p.m.

Create a colorful crochet organizer that can make someone’s belongings easy to transport on their walker or keep within reach while relaxing in a chair. If you have a crochet hook, please bring it. Sat

Jul. 22 & 29

2-3:30 p.m.

Learn new painting skills in this acrylic painting class taught by local instructor Kim Brant. All supplies will be provided. A $10 fee per person to the presenter on the evening of the program. Thu Thu

Jul. 27 Aug. 31

Aug. 11

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

5 COOL THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH THE DIGITAL PICTURES ON YOUR SMARTPHONE

If you’re like us, you probably have hundreds of photos saved in your phone. What are you doing with this treasure trove of memories? Patric Welch will show you 5 cool things you can do with the photos on your smartphone. Wed

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

Aug. 16

6-7:30 p.m.

WINE CORK COASTERS

Create a unique coaster using wine corks. Choose from two different patterns, or create your own! All supplies will be provided. Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+)

Thu

ACRYLIC PAINTING

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+)

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

Adults (ages 18+)

CROCHET ORGANIZER

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+)

PRESCHOOL EDIBLE SCIENCE

Aug. 17

6-7:30 p.m.

A SOLAR ECLIPSE, OH MY!

See the astronomical event of the decade: a solar eclipse! We’ll provide the eclipse-safe glasses so you won’t miss out on the action. Celebrate this extraordinary eclipse with crafts and stories while you wait for the main event. All Ages

BENEFITS OF MASSAGE

Mon

Adults (ages 18+)

Back to school time brings more exposure to germs, viruses and pathogens. It’s important to build a strong immune system to avoid school absences. We’ll help you discover how to utilize essential oils for healthy families.

Come learn about the benefits of massage therapy! The healing touch of massage relieves a number of chronic conditions including anxiety, depression, arthritis and low back pain - just to name a few. Tekla Bedwell, certified massage therapist, will provide you with several tools for your self care box. Tue

Aug. 1

6:30-7:30 p.m.

POP CULTURE PAPERCRAFTS

Aug. 21

2-3p.m.

BACK TO SCHOOL WITH ESSENTIAL OILS

Adults (ages 18+)

Wed

Aug. 23

6-7 p.m.

PENGUINS AT JCPL

Why spend hundreds on pricey collectibles when you can make your own!? Toilet paper rolls, construction paper and other recyclables can be used to craft superheros, tv icons, movie idols and more.

Our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten kick-off celebration continues as a penguin from the Newport Aquarium visits JCPL. Come learn all about our ocean friends. Fun for all ages!

Wed

Sat

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+)

Aug. 9

6-7 p.m.

All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required

Aug. 26

3-4 p.m.

June / July / August

17


HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

Franklin Branch

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

401 State St., Franklin, IN 46131

WONDERFUL ONES

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

1 Year Olds; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Thu

Jun. 1-Jun. 27

9:30-10 a.m.

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+)

TERRIFIC TWOS

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

2 Year Olds; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Thu

Jun. 1-Jun. 27

10:30-11:15 a.m.

SATURDAY STORYTIME

Enjoy stories and songs with your family.

Children (birth-age 8); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Sat Sat

Jun. 3 Jul. 1

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

SUMMER LEARNING KICK-OFF PARTY

Come kick-off our 2017 Summer Learning Program with Magic Don in “Build a Better World...One Story at a Time!” Learn about architecture, tools and inventors through stories, comedy and magic. Children (birth-age 12); Families Welcome

Mon

Jun. 5

4-5 p.m.

YOUR HOUSE HISTORY CONVERSATION GROUP

Want to learn more about the history of your house? You’ll want to attend this new conversation group. Come with your own information or just to listen in. Exchange stories and resources for researching the history of your own home. Adults (ages 18+)

Tue Wed Tue

Jun. 6 Jul. 5 Aug. 1

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

Enjoy a relaxing night at the library as we make sugar scrubs and bath bombs. Mon

Jun. 5

7-8 p.m.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

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

Tue Tue Tue Tue

Jun. 6, 13, 20, 27 Jun. 6, 13, 20, 27 Jul. 11, 18, 25 Jul. 11, 18, 25

18

June / July / August

Tue

Jun. 6, 13, 20

6-7 p.m.

BOUNCING BABIES

Babies will enjoy stories, music, nursery rhymes and fun all from the comfort of their caregiver’s lap. Babies (birth-12 months); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Wed Wed Wed

Jun. 7 Jul. 5 Aug. 2

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

CARDBOARD CONSTRUCTION

Try your hand at creating buildings, vehicles, costumes or whatever else you can imagine out of cardboard. We will be using the kid-safe Makedo cardboard construction tools. School Age (ages 6-11)

Wed

Jun. 7

2-4 p.m.

JAZZ REFLECTIONS: A CONCERT ON THE LAWN

Join the Franklin Community Band as they play music recounting the history of jazz in America. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Light refreshments will be served. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Community Room. All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required

Thu

Jun. 8

7-8 p.m.

HOP AND BOP

Let’s dance! We’ll explore different kinds of music as we experiment with movement and rhythm in this fun, high-energy program for preschoolers. Children (birth-age 5); Child’s Caregiver Required

SPA NIGHT

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+)

CRIBBAGE 101

Want to learn how to play Cribbage? All you need is enthusiasm and a friend. We will teach you how to play the game and supply the cards and scoring deck. For beginners and experts - everyone is welcome to join!

10:30-11:15 a.m. 1:30-2:15 p.m. 10:30-11:15 a.m. 1:30-2:15 p.m.

Fri Fri

Jun. 9 Jul. 7

BLEACH TEES

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

Create a cool galaxy effect or intricate patterns on a t-shirt using nothing but bleach. Be sure to bring a dark colored, cotton t-shirt. Teens (ages 12-17)

Fri

Jun. 9

2-3 p.m.


Franklin Branch, continued CLOTH 101: NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S DIAPERS!

Curious about modern cloth diapers? Join us for a free, fun and informative class presented by Allison Snoddy of the Rebecca Foundation. Children and infants welcome. A new Bum Genius diaper will be raffled at the end of the program. Adults (ages 18+)

Mon

Jun. 12

6:30-7:30 p.m.

IMPROV PLAY ACTING

Act out with us! Have fun improvising scenes and learning acting games. Ages 10-15

Tue Tue

Jun. 13 & 27 Jul. 11 & 25

3-4 p.m. 3-4 p.m.

POPSICLE STICK ENGINEERING

Test your engineering skills by crafting a siege engine and a cork shooter out of simple popsicle sticks. School Age (ages 5-11)

Wed

Jun. 14

2-3 p.m.

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

MAKING THE PIECES FIT: THE ABC’S OF ESTATE PLANNING

Learn the basics of estate planning with a discussion of planning documents that include: power of attorney, health care representative, living wills, wills and trusts. Attendees will get a basic understanding of the uses of each document. Adults (ages 18+)

Wed

Jun. 21

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

ALL ABOUT DIABETES: SUGAR

What is Sugar/Carbohydrates? What is on a food label? What to do to “balance” my plate? Adults (ages 18+)

Thu

Jun. 22

1-3 p.m.

TOT ART

Join us for an art program just for toddlers and preschoolers. Please dress for a mess. Toddlers & Preschoolers (ages 1-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO SPOT SKIN CANCER?

Fri Fri

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+)

Learn how to draw from artist Laura Parkhurst. She will demonstrate techniques and help each participant. All supplies will be provided.

Dr. Juliana E. Meyer, M.D., F.A.C.S., of Franciscan Health Cancer Center will talk about skin cancer prevention and how to spot and recognize spots on your own skin. Free samples of sunscreen and refreshments provided! Thu

Jun. 15

6:30-7:30 p.m.

MEET PETE THE CAT!

Should you miss this groovy opportunity to meet Pete the Cat? Goodness no! Join us for some books about Pete and the chance to meet your favorite cool cat. Preschoolers (ages 3-5), School Age (ages 5-11); Child’s Caregiver Required

Fri

Jun. 16

4-5 p.m.

Jun. 23 Jul. 21

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

LEARN TO DRAW

Ages 10-18

Fri Fri

Jun. 23 Jun. 23

1-2 p.m. 2:30-3:30 p.m.

BEE KEEPING: THE IMPORTANCE OF HONEY BEES TO OUR SURVIVAL

Honeybees are essential to our food chain. Come learn about their importance to our survival and how they help build a better world! Presented by Roger Graham, Graham’s Beeworks. Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+)

FRANKLIN PAGE TURNERS BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Mon

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+)

Can you drop an egg from 30 feet without breaking it? Explore gravity with this hands-on program using eggs. We’ll build contraptions to keep our eggs safe and test them in an unexpected way.

If you love to read and chat about books, join us as we share ideas and insights in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Borrow a copy at the reference desk. ”Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter Mon Jun. 19

6:30-8 p.m.

LEGO WEDO BUILDING CHALLENGE

Take LEGOs to the next level with our LEGO WeDo 2.0 building challenge. Come ready to build and code your creation! This program is part of the Robot Tinker Tote. Teens (ages 12-17)

Tue

Jun. 20

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Wed

Jun. 21

2-3 p.m.

Children (ages 5-11); Child’s Caregiver Required

Jun. 26

6:30-8p.m.

EGG DROP

School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome

Wed

Jun. 28

2-3 p.m.

RONALD MCDONALD LIBRARY SHOW

Meet Ronald McDonald® at your library! He’ll be performing magic tricks and talking about the importance of reading. Children (birth-age 12); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Thu

Jun. 29

6:30-7:30 p.m.

June / July / August

19


Franklin Branch, continued POKÉCON

Calling all Pokémon trainers! It doesn’t matter what team you’re on, this program is all about your favorite Pokémon. Drop in and catch ‘em all. Preschoolers (ages 3-5), School Age (ages 5-11); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Wed

Jul. 5

2-4 p.m.

ESCAPE ROOM

You and your friends are locked in a room filled with puzzling objects and riddles to solve. Can you figure out how to escape before time runs out? Teens (ages 12-17)

Fri

Jul. 7

2-3 p.m.

AT HOME IN JOHNSON COUNTY: JAPAN

Come learn about the traditional culture of Japan presented by Minori Abel from the Japan-America Society of Indiana. We will also have a fun origami or kirie paper craft following the presentation. All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required

Sat

Jul. 8

1-3 p.m.

UNLOCKING THE MYSTERIES OF LAND RECORDS

Discover the history of land records in Indiana; public domain states; state land states; bounty land warrants; section, township and range and other topics. Sarah Pfundstein from the Indiana State Library will present. Adults (ages 18+)

Mon

Jul. 10

6-7 p.m.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Holiday Card Workshop - Beat the holiday rush! This is the perfect time to create your own one-of-a-kind holiday cards using a variety of techniques. You’ll take home several completed cards and/or gift tags. All supplies will be provided. Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+)

Tue Jul. 11 6:30-8 p.m. Holiday Ornament Workshop - Stay cool and get a head start on your holiday decorating! We’ll make unique holiday ornaments that you can keep for yourself or use as gifts for friends or family. All supplies will be provided. Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+)

Tue

Jul. 25

6:30-8 p.m.

INDOOR SANDCASTLES

Try making sandcastles inside, with unique kinds of sand you won’t find on the beach. School Age (ages 5-11)

Wed

Jul. 12

2-3 p.m.

BEES WAX HAND CREAM

Come watch this demonstration on making hand cream from beeswax! Presented by Roger Graham from Graham’s Bee Works. Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+)

Wed

20

Jul. 12

June / July / August

6-7:30 p.m.

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

SUMMER CELEBRATION: ADZOOKS PUPPETS

Celebrate your Summer Learning success with Adzooks Puppets as they present “The Three Little Pigs.” Thanks for reading, creating and discovering during our Summer Learning Program! All Ages

Fri

Jul. 14

4:30-5:30 p.m.

MILITARY READS

Are you a reader of military non-fiction and the occasional military fiction book? If so, your orders are to attend the discussion for “Black Hawk Down” by Mark Bowden. Books will be available at the reference desk. Adults (ages 18+)

Sat

Jul. 15

2-4 p.m.

DECOUPAGE TIN CAN PLANTERS

Build a better world by recycling instead of throwing away! We’ll make fun planters out of tin cans and scrapbook paper and fill them with sweet succulents for your home. Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+)

Mon

Jul. 17

7-8 p.m.

MAGNIFICENT MAZES

Learn to code while playing your way through our magnificent maze! Manipulate our robot’s sensors and action components to code your way through the maze with Sphero, Dash and much more. This program is part of the Robot Tinker Tote. School Age (ages 5-11)

Wed

Jul. 19

2-3 p.m.

BEGINNING ORIGAMI

Learn how to fold a paper dog and other simple shapes. Instruction sheets and paper provided.

School Age (ages 5-11), Teens (ages 12-17); Child’s Caregiver Required for ages 7 and under, Families Welcome

Thu

Jul. 20

2-3 p.m.

ROBOT ROUNDUP: OPEN HOUSE

Do you want to learn about robotics and coding? Or do you just want to tinker with amazing technology? Drop in anytime between 2-4 pm for a hands-on exploration of our herd of robots, including Spheros, Dash, Lego Wedo, Cubelets, Littlebits and more! This program is part of the Robot Tinker Tote. All Ages

Fri

Jul. 21

2-4 p.m.

BOOK TALK WITH LOCAL AUTHOR JAMES ELLSBERRY

Johnson County resident and retired teacher James Ellsberry will talk about his new book “Dark Souls,” a historical fiction tale from the 1800s. James will sign copies of the book at the end of the program. Adults (ages 18+)

Thu

Jul. 27

4-5 p.m.


Franklin Branch, continued CRAZY FOR CRAFTS!

Help us clean out our craft closet. Make cards to send, posters to decorate your room and gifts to giveaway. Children (ages 1-17); Child’s Caregiver Required for children under 7 years, Families Welcome

Fri

Jul. 28

3-4 p.m.

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

PENGUINS AT JCPL

Our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten kick-off celebration continues as a penguin from the Newport Aquarium visits JCPL. Come learn all about our ocean friends. Fun for all ages! All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required

Sat

Aug. 26 1-2 p.m.

SPACE LAB: DRONES

Explore your “Inner Astronaut” by engaging in experiments, projects and launches that are fun and educational. A $5 fee is due to the presenter on the day of the program. Late Elementary (ages 8-11), Teens (ages 12-17)

Sat

Jul. 29

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

CRAFT CLOSET CLEAN OUT

Miss one of our popular craft programs? Come make it from our leftover supplies at the craft closet clean out program! Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+)

Mon

Aug. 14

Park and Museum Passes Available for Checkout! Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum Pass

7-8 p.m.

JOB SEEKER TRAINING DEVELOPMENT SERIES

50% off entire party’s admission.

Part 1 - The Resume: Learn how to properly structure a resume and choose which format is best for you. Part one of three in the Job Seeker Training & Development series. Class taught by Express Employment Professionals in Greenwood. Adults (ages 18+)

Tue Aug. 8 4-5 p.m. Part 2 - The Job Search: Learn about the job market forecast, how to find available jobs and how to analyze job descriptions. Class taught by Express Employment Professionals in Greenwood. Adults (ages 18+)

Tue Aug. 15 4-5 p.m. Part 3 - The Interview: Learn how to prepare, what to bring, what to wear and how to answer the questions like a pro. Class taught by Express Employment Professionals in Greenwood. Adults (ages 18+)

Tue

Aug. 22

Richard Brendan, Chaplain & Bereavement Coordinator at Alpha, will hold an open conversation on death, dying, grief and the afterlife. Join us if you are looking for support or feel like sharing with others. Thu

Aug. 17

AUTHORS AT JCPL: KARIN SLAUGHTER

Thu

Aug. 24

Indiana State Museum Pass

Free admission for up to four people.

6:30-8 p.m.

The Authors at JCPL series continues with Karin Slaughter, best-selling American crime writer of “Blindsighted” and “Pretty Girls.” Meet the author and learn more about her books. Adults (ages 18+)

Indiana State Park Pass

Free admission for everyone in a single vehicle or two motorcycles.

4-5 p.m.

OPEN CONVERSATION: DEATH & DYING

Adults (ages 18+)

2017 ANNUAL ENTRANCE PERMIT

7 p.m.

The passes can be checked out by an cardholding adult in the JCPL area. You may keep the pass for up to seven days, and you may check out a pass up to two times in one year. Passes are available on a first come, first served basis. Ask the staff at the circulation desk for details. June / July / August

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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 W. Tower St., Trafalgar, IN 46181

SUMMER LEARNING KICK-OFF PARTY

Come kick-off our 2017 Summer Learning Program with Magic Don in “Build a Better World...One Story at a Time!” Learn about architecture, tools and inventors through stories, comedy and magic! Children (birth-age 12); Families Welcome

Mon

Jun. 5

6:30-7:30 p.m.

All Ages; Families Welcome

TODDLER TALES

Enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes with your little ones. Toddlers (ages 1-3); Child’s Caregiver Required

Tue / Jun. 6, 13, 20, 27 Tue / Jul. 11, 28, 25

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

PRAIRIE SCIENCE: ECOSYSTEMS

What IS a prairie? Learn about the different ecosystems in Indiana, where to find them, how they grow and how to help protect them. School Age (ages 5-11)

Tue

Jun. 6

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Create a cool galaxy effect or intricate patterns on a t-shirt using nothing but bleach. Be sure to bring a dark colored cotton t-shirt. Wed

Jun. 7

4:30-5:30 p.m.

SCHOOL AGE EXTRA: BLOCK PARTY

If you can imagine it, you can build it! Create and construct with our collection of LEGO bricks. School Age (ages 5-11)

Thu

Jun. 8

Sat

Jun. 10

10-11 a.m.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

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

1-4 p.m.

DOUGHNUTS WITH DAD

Get an early jump on celebrating Dad (or the man you look up to) with this special evening of crafts, conversations and best of all doughnuts! All Ages; Families Welcome

Mon

Jun. 12

6:30-7:30 p.m.

YOU BE THE ENGINEER

What does an engineer do at work all day? Build a better world, that’s what! School Age (ages 5-11)

BLEACH TEES

Teens (ages 12-17)

STORYWALK GRAND OPENING

Celebrate the opening of our Kelsey Anne Devine StoryWalk. Take a stroll along our Prairie Path and StoryWalk while reading “Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef,” by Marianne Berkes, and enjoy other fun activities. The Prairie Path and Kelsey Devine StoryWalk is an Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project.

Tue

Jun. 13

4:30-5:30 p.m.

TAI CHI AT THE LIBRARY

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise that improves balance and increases calmness. All of its movements are slow and gentle. Join instructor Michael Heinz for an enjoyable introduction to Tai Chi. Adults (ages 18+)

Tue

Jun. 13

6-7 p.m.

MICKEY’S MOVIE CLUB

Share a piece of your childhood with your family with classic Disney films. Snacks will be provided. All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Create a mixed media skyline of your favorite city, or get creative and design your own.

“The Little Mermaid”: Watch The Little Mermaid bargain with a sea witch to try and win the heart of a prince. Rated G, 83 minutes. Wed Jun. 14 6-8 p.m. “Hercules”: Watch Hercules go from zero to hero and join the ranks of the Gods. Rated G. 93 minutes. Wed Jul. 19 6-8 p.m. “Mulan”: Cheer on Mulan as she tries to save China and bring honor to her family. Rated G, 90 minutes. Wed Aug. 16 6-8 p.m.

Thu

SCHOOL AGE EXTRA: MINECRAFT

Preschoolers (ages 3-5)

Thu Thu

Jun. 8, 15, 22, 29 Jul. 6, 13, 20, 27

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

NEWSPAPER CITYSCAPES

Adults (ages 18+)

Jun. 8

6-7 p.m.

No matter if you are new to Minecraft or an experienced crafter, you’ll have fun with these games and crafts. School Age (ages 5-11)

Thu

22

June / July / August

Jun. 15

10-11 a.m.


Trafalgar Branch, continued ESCAPE ROOM

NOVELS AND NOSH

Adults (ages 18+)

Locked in the Library, can you escape? Teens (ages 12-17)

Fri

Jun. 16

5-6 p.m.

TEEN MYSTERY DINNER: WEREWOLF!

Who is the werewolf? Join us for pizza and an evil plot! Teens (ages 12-17)

Mon

Jun. 19

6:30-7:30 p.m.

PRAIRIE SCAVENGER HUNT

Celebrate National Great Outdoors Month by joining us for a scavenger hunt in our beautiful prairie! Children (ages 3-11); Families Welcome

Tue

Jun. 20

4:30-5:30 p.m.

HANDMADE HAPPY HOUR

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

Wed Wed Wed

Jun. 21 Jul. 19 Aug. 16

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

Test your engineering skills by crafting a siege engine and a cork shooter out of simple popsicle sticks. Wed

Jun. 21

2-3 p.m.

SCHOOL AGE EXTRA: MEET PETE THE CAT!

Should you miss this groovy opportunity to meet Pete the Cat? Goodness no! Join us for some books about Pete and the chance to meet your favorite cool cat. School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome

Thu

Jun. 22

10-11 a.m.

AT HOME IN JOHNSON COUNTY: SYRIA

Celebrate the culture of Syria with lots of fun activities for the whole family! Food, fun, music, games and more. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about one of the many cultures that can be found right here in Johnson County! All Ages

Sat

Jun. 24

2-4 p.m.

CUBELETS!

Explore robots in a playful and creative setting using Cubelets robotic learning blocks that snap together to build robots that sense, act and move. Children (ages 8-11)

Mon

Jun. 26

“The Crossing: My Journey into the Shattered Heart of Syria” by Samar Yazbek: Forced to flee from her homeland, Syrian journalist, Samar Yazbek, recounts the first rallies for democracy, the beginnings of the Free Syrian Army, the rise of ISIS and every day moments of ordinary Syrians. Tue Jun. 27 6-7 p.m. “Loving Frank” by Nancy Horan: An account of the relationship between world famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney that perfectly blends fact and fiction. Tue Jul. 25 6-7 p.m. “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver: Follow the author and the family as they spend one year growing their own food and discovering that you truly are what you eat. Tue Aug. 29 6-7 p.m.

STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER

Bring your favorite stuffed friend to the library for a sleepover. Make a craft with them and then let them explore the library overnight. Pick up is Friday, June 29 starting at 9 a.m. Children (birth-age 12)

Wed

Jun. 28

6-7 p.m.

SCHOOL AGE EXTRA: COMMUNITY HELPERS

POPSICLE STICK ENGINEERING

School Age (ages 5-11)

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

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Meet some of our community’s police officers and firefighters who are helping to build a better world right here in Trafalgar. School Age (ages 5-11)

Thu

Jun. 29

10-11 a.m.

SALT PAINTING

Design your own masterpiece using glue, salt and food coloring. Adults (ages 18+)

Thu

Jun. 29

6-7 p.m.

CARDBOARD CONSTRUCTION

Try your hand at creating buildings, vehicles, costumes or whatever else you can imagine out of cardboard. We will be using the kid-safe Makedo cardboard construction tools. School Age (ages 6-11); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Fri

Jun. 30

4:30-5:30 p.m.

ART IN MOTION

Channel your inner Jackson Pollock and splatter your way to great art! We’ll work indoors and out to create a giant painting. Please dress for a mess. School Age (ages 5-11)

Mon

Jul. 3

4:30-5:30 p.m.

SCHOOL AGE EXTRA: ENVELOPE CITIES

Plan and create your own paper town. School Age (ages 5-11)

Thu

Jul. 6

10-11 a.m.

June / July / August

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Trafalgar Branch, continued STRING LETTERS

Using yarn and glue, create initials to hang in your home. Adults (ages 18+)

Thu

Jul. 6

6-7 p.m.

ANIME <3

Share your love for anime and manga through art, discussion, anime viewing and games. Teens (ages 12-17)

Fri

Jul. 7

4:30-5:30 p.m.

SUMMER CELEBRATION: ADZOOKS PUPPETS

Celebrate your Summer Learning success with Adzooks Puppets as they present “The Three Little Pigs.” Thanks for reading, creating and discovering during our Summer Learning Program. All Ages; Families Welcome

Mon

Jul. 10

6:30-7:30 p.m.

PRAIRIE SCIENCE; EXPLORERS

Learn how to identify the bugs, plants and animals that call Trafalgar’s prairie home. We’ll take a walk on the prairie path and see what we can find. School Age (ages 5-11)

Tue

Jul. 11

4:30-5:30 p.m.

DIY MOSAIC STEPPING STONES

Create mosaic concrete stepping stones to add beauty to your garden. Adults (ages 18+)

Tue

Jul. 11

6-7:30 p.m.

PAPER CITIES

Come show us what YOU can build using nothing but paper! Build a replica of Paris, the Golden Gate Bridge or something from your own imagination. School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome

Wed

Jul. 12

6-7 p.m.

SCHOOL AGE EXTRA: BE THE CHANGE

Build a better world all year long by learning to be the kindest person you can be! School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome

Thu

Jul. 13

10-11 a.m.

GAMETERNOON

Do you like board games? Bring your friends to play an old favorite or find a new one. Teens (ages 12-17)

Thu

Jul. 13

4:30-5:30 p.m.

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

HISTORIC PRESERVATION: THE ULTIMATE RECYCLING

Historic preservation provides the perfect opportunity to reduce, reuse and recycle. The adaptive reuse of buildings keeps materials out of landfills, provides jobs, revitalizes communities and reconnects us with our heritage. Join Indiana Landmarks on an exploration of preservation reuses from Carnegie libraries turned into restaurants, or a historic baseball stadium that’s hit a homerun with apartment dwellers. Adults (ages 18+)

Thu

Jul. 13

THE LEGO BATMAN DRIVE IN MOVIE

Kids and parents can decorate cardboard cars and drive them up to our big screen for a showing of “The Lego Batman Movie.” Children (birth-age 12); Families Welcome

Mon

Jul. 17

LET’S GO FLY A KITE!

School Age (ages 5-11)

Tue

Jul. 18

4:30-5:30 p.m.

YOU BE THE ECOLOGIST

Find out how ecologists build a better world. We’ll also perform some experiments! School Age (ages 5-11)

Tue

Jul. 18

4:30-5:30 p.m.

SCHOOL AGE EXTRA: PLANTING A BETTER WORLD

Healthy plants contribute fresh air, places for bugs and birds to live and feed, and shady spaces for everyone to enjoy. Join us to plant flowers and make birdfeeders that will make your corner of the world more beautiful! Please dress for a mess. School Age (ages 5-11)

Thu

Jul. 20

10-11 a.m.

SPACELAB: DRONES

Explore your “Inner Astronaut” by engaging in experiments, projects and launches that are fun and educational. Join our Mission Specialists from Spaceport Indiana and find out how drones evolved, how they fly and try your hand at being a Pilot! A $5 fee is required at the program. Children (ages 8-11), Teens (ages 12-17)

Sat

Jul. 22

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

FANTASTIC EVENING

Cosplay is encouraged for this magical evening. We will make Potterverse crafts, play games and watch “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Mon

June / July / August

6-8 p.m.

Have you ever built a kite? Come build one with us. Then, see whose kite flies the highest!

Teens (ages 12-17)

24

6-7 p.m.

Jul. 24

5:30-8 p.m.


Trafalgar Branch, continued ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER

Anyone can be an engineer! Join us for an hour of stories and building projects perfect for small hands. Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required

Tue

Jul. 25

4:30-5:30 p.m.

SCHOOL AGE EXTRA: LITTLE BITS

Create a wacky invention using Little Bits - easy to use electronic building blocks. School Age (ages 5-11)

Thu

Jul. 27

10-11 a.m.

Sharpen your STEM skills as we try to solve various challenges using a select few materials and our noggins! Thu

Jul. 27

PENGUINS AT JCPL

Our 1,000 Book Before Kindergarten kick-off celebration continues as a penguin from the Newport Aquarium visits JCPL. Come learn all about our ocean friends. Fun for all ages! All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required

Sat

Aug. 26

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT: PICNIC ON THE PRAIRIE

Summer is running out, but we still have time left for one more family picnic. Bring a picnic dinner, we will provide dessert, games and crafts. Children (ages 3-11); Families Welcome

STEM PROBLEM SOLVING

Children (ages 3-11); Families Welcome

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

Mon

Aug. 28

4:30-5:30 p.m.

6-7 p.m.

JOHNSO N COUN TY PUBLIC LIBR ARY

READERS’ ADVISORY FOR BEGINNERS

Don’t know what to read next? Librarians Elyssa Everling and Kelley Gilbert will show you where to find help to discover your next favorite book! Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+)

Tue

Aug. 1

6-7 p.m.

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ABSTRACT CANVAS ART

Be the artist you always wanted to be! Create your own abstract art piece to decorate your house. Adults (ages 18+)

Thu

Aug. 3

6-7 p.m.

TEEN DATING VIOLENCE

Join us for a presentation on teen dating violence by ASSIST victim advocate Ashley Watkins. While everyone hopes their child never faces violence at the hands of a loved one, it is beneficial to be able to recognize the signs and know how to respond. Teens (ages 12-17), Parents Welcome

Mon

Aug. 14

6:30-7:30 p.m.

DIY SUNCATCHERS

Capture the beautiful rays of the August sun by making your own sun catcher. Adults (ages 18+)

Thu

Aug. 17

6-7 p.m.

CRAFT CLOSET CLEAN OUT

Help clear out leftover craft supplies by making some past favorites and creating new projects with old supplies! Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+)

Tue

Aug. 22

6-7 p.m.

MINUTE TO WIN IT: FAMILY EDITION

Enjoy a fun evening of games, laughter and friendly competition with the whole family, as we play some classic “minute to win it” games! Children (ages 3-11), Teens (ages 12-17); Families Welcome

Wed

Aug. 23

JCPL to Go! This summer, the Johnson County Public Library will introduce a new service available at each of our four branches - JCPL to Go! It’s a call ahead reserve system that will allow you to call your local library and request a book or movie to be checked out for you to pick up without leaving your car. A librarian will get your request ready and will notify you when it’s available for pick-up. When you arrive, you’ll pull into the parking space and call the number on the sign. A staff member will come to your vehicle with your items and you’ll be on your way! Like us on Facebook or follow @jcplin on Instagram to know when JCPL to Go! will be available for use. Just another way JCPL is evolving to help add service and convenience into your already busy life.

6-7:30 p.m.

June / July / August

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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. 1-5 p.m.

1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, IN 46142

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

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

Thu Thu

Jun. 1-Jul. 27 Jun. 1-Jul. 27

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

PRESCHOOL SCIENCE

Explore the world of science through stories, hands-on learning and fun! Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Fri Fri

Jun. 2 Jul. 7

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

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Sign up for Summer Learning and start earning minutes right away! Check out a book, find a comfy spot and read quietly for a half hour. When you’re done, you’ll be rewarded with an ice cream treat. Children (birth-age 12); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Fri

Jun. 2

2-3 p.m.

The whole family is welcome for stories, rhymes and songs. Kids will take home a craft. Children (birth-age 12); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Jun. 3 Jul. 3 Aug. 5

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

VIRTUAL REALITY OPEN HOUSE

Drop in during this technology open house and experience virtual reality with the HTC Vive headset. Paint with light. Swim under the sea. Play dodgeball with the planets. Toss a stick to a robot dog. Oh, the places you’ll “go”! All Ages; Families Welcome

Sat Wed Wed

Jun. 3 Jun. 14 Jun. 28

1-2:30 p.m. 6:30-8 p.m. 6:30-8 p.m.

PLAY, BABY, PLAY

Bring your baby and explore the world together through play. You’ll share lots of fun and interactive sensory activities to stimulate their developing brains! Birth to age 2; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Mon Mon Mon

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Jun. 5 Jul. 3 Aug. 7

June / July / August

School Age (ages 5-11)

Mon Mon

Jun. 5 Jun. 5

2-3 p.m. 3:30-4:30 p.m.

WONDERFUL ONES

Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more at early literacy storytime each week. 1 year olds; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Tue Tue

Jun. 6, 13, 20, 27 Jul. 11, 18, 25

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

TERRIFIC TWOS

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

Tue Tue Tue Tue

Jun. 6, 13, 20, 27 Jun. 6, 13, 20, 27 Jul. 11, 18, 25 Jul. 11, 18, 25

10:15-10:45 a.m. 11-11:30 a.m. 10:15-10:45 a.m. 11-11:30 a.m.

SUMMER LEARNING KICK-OFF PARTY

SATURDAY STORYTIME

Sat Sat Sat

MAGNIFICENT MAZES

Manipulate our robot’s sensors and action components to code your way through our magnificent maze with Sphero, Dash and much more. Thisprogram is part of the Robot Tinker Tote.

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

Come kick-off our 2017 Summer Learning Program with Magic Don in “Build a Better World...One Story at a Time!” Learn about architecture, tools and inventors through stories, comedy and magic! Children (birth-age 12); Families Welcome

Tue

Jun. 6

4-5 p.m.

ROBOT ROUNDUP

Want to learn about robotics and coding? Drop in anytime during this open house for an exploration of our herd of robots, including Spheros, Dash, Lego Wedo, Cubelets, Littlebits and much more. This program is part of the Robot Tinker Tote. Children (birth-age 12); Families Welcome

Wed

Jun. 7

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

BLEACH TEES

Bring a new black or dark colored cotton t-shirt, and create unique designs using bleach and other random objects. Please dress for a mess. Teens (ages 12-17)

Thu

Jun. 8

3:30-4:30 p.m.


White River Branch, continued CRAFT NIGHT: CONSTRUCT YOUR OWN DRINK COASTER

Create your own drink coasters using either colorful scrapbook paper or intricate coloring pages. Give as a gift or keep for your own summer luncheons. All supplies will be provided. Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+)

Thu

Jun. 8

6-7:30 p.m.

TOT ART

Create your own masterpiece! Toddlers can create tot-friendly art projects. Stick around after the craft for socialization and a short playtime. Please dress for a mess.

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

MARTIAL ARTS STEM CLASS

Martial arts instructors will engage students interested in STEM fields by discussing physical education, martial arts and STEM topics. School Age (ages 5-11)

Wed

Jun. 14

10:30-11:15 a.m.

GAME ON!

Calling all gamers! Experience Virtual Reality using Google Cardboard and the HTC Vive. Challenge others in a Wii competition, a Yu-Gi-Oh duel or try your hand at an old school board game.

Toddlers (ages 1-3); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Teens (ages 12-17)

RONALD MCDONALD LIBRARY SHOW

Learn about the Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program as a way to volunteer with your pet in your community. We’ll cover requirements and the process for registering with Pet Partners so that you and your companion can help others.

Fri Fri

Jun. 9 Jul. 14

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

Meet Ronald McDonald® at your library! He’ll be performing magic tricks and talking about the importance of reading. Children (birth-age 12); Families Welcome

Fri

Jun. 9

2-3 p.m.

BUILDING TIME

Learn about how Johnson County builds a better world with local builders. Explore how Caterpiller builds engines, Shiel Sexton is creating the Sports Legends Center and Gettum Associates builds houses. Touch a truck in the parking lot, make a craft and more! All Ages

Sat

Jun. 10

1-2:30 p.m.

PERLER PARTY

Create your own melted masterpiece with Perler beads! All supplies will be provided. School Age (ages 5-11)

Mon

Jun. 12

4-4:45 p.m.

TALES FOR TAILS

Improve your reading skills and enjoy time with a registered Pet Partners dog. Sign up for a 20-minute session at the Children’s Reference Desk or call (317) 885-1330. School Age (ages 5-11)

Mon Mon Mon

Jun. 12 Jul. 10 Aug. 14

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

BLOCK PARTY

If you can imagine it, you can build it! Create and construct with our collection of LEGO bricks. Children (birth-age 12); Families Welcome

Tue Tue Tue

Jun. 13 Jul. 11 Aug. 8

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

Thu

Jun. 15

3:30-5 p.m.

GET INVOLVED WITH THERAPY DOGS

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+), Families Welcome

Thu

Jun. 15

6:30-8 p.m.

DESPICABLE ME PARTY

Assemble the Minions for some despicable fun just before the new movie hits theaters. Children (birth-age 12), Families Welcome

Mon

Jun. 19

2:30-3:30 p.m.

MONDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB

Come and discuss a book in a fun and relaxed setting. Come once, a few times a year, or every month! Copies of each book will be available at the beginning of the month prior, at the Reference Desk. Adults (ages 18+)

“Lady Catherine, The Earl and The Real Downton Abbey” by Fiona, 8th Countess of Carnarvon Mon Jun. 19 7-8 p.m. “Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot Mon Jul. 17 7-8 p.m. “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter Mon Aug. 21 7-8 p.m.

STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER

What do stuffed animals do at night while you are sleeping? Bring your favorite stuffed animal for storytime and then leave them for a sleepover to find out! Cameras will catch them as they explore the library. Pickup is 10 a.m. the next day. Children (birth-age 12); Families Welcome

Tue

Jun. 20

6-7 p.m.

CARDBOARD CREATIONS

Create your own fort, creature or costume using cardboard. All supplies will be provided. Teens (ages 12-17)

Thu

Jun. 22

3:30-5 p.m.

June / July / August

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White River Branch, continued CAREER BUILDING

LANDFILL COOKIE

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+)

Mock Interviews with Express Employment: Build up your interview skills by participating in mock interviews. Professionals will offer interview tips and tricks to help you land the job! Bring any questions regarding interviews that you may have. Thu Jun. 22 6-7:30 p.m. Construct a Winning Résumé with Express Employment: Bring your current résumé (if available) and any questions you have regarding résumé writing. Professionals will offer tips to help you build a résumé that will stand out from the crowd. Tue Jun. 27 6-7:30 p.m. Résumé Writing Drop-In: Bring your resume and get personalized formatting and content assistance. Tue Jul. 18 6-8 p.m. Thu Aug. 24 10 a.m.-12 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 and lively program for preschoolers. Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Fri Fri

Jun. 23 Jul. 28

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

MEET PETE THE CAT!

Should you miss this groovy opportunity to meet Pete the Cat? Goodness no! Join us for some books about Pete and the chance to meet your favorite cool cat. Preschoolers (ages 3-5), School Age (ages 5-11); Child’s Caregiver Required

Fri

Jun. 23

4-5 p.m.

HAVE ROBOT, WILL TRAVEL

Come see and drive robots of various sizes during this demonstration put on by the award winning Red Alert Robotics teams from Center Grove High School. There will also be coloring activities, LEGOs to play with, and of course some great robot books to read! All Ages

Sun

Jun. 25

1 -4 p.m.

SUMMER MOVIE MATINEE: “MOANA”

Cool off and enjoy the show as a family! Light refreshments will be served. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult. This movie is rated PG. Children (birth-age 12); Families Welcome

Mon

Jun. 26

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

2-4 p.m.

Discover what goes into our landfills each day with guests, Recycle Johnson County. We’ll become garbologists to fill a “landfill” cookie with edible “trash” and learn to build a better world. Once complete, we’ll share the tasty treat! School Age (ages 5-11)

Tue

Jun. 27

2-3 p.m.

POPSICLE STICK ENGINEERING

Test your engineering skills by crafting a siege engine and a cork shooter out of simple popsicle sticks. Early Elementary (ages 5-8); Families Welcome

Wed

Jun. 28

10:30-11:30 a.m.

AFTERNOON BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Adults (ages 18+)

Come share your insights and enjoy hearing from others about these books. Copies of the books will be available to checkout the month before each meeting. “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman Wed Jun. 28 1:30-3:30 p.m. “Hidden Figures: the American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race” by Margot Lee Shetterly Wed Jul. 26 1:30-3:30 p.m. “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi Wed Aug. 30 1:30-3:30 p.m.

ANIMENIACS CLUB

If you’ve got a passion for anime, this is the club for you! We’ll meet to watch anime, talk about/draw manga and enjoy Pocky. Teens (ages 12-17)

Thu Thu Thu

Jun. 29 Jul. 27 Aug. 31

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

FOURTH OF JULY CRAFTS

Come celebrate America with patriotic crafts. Children (birth-age 12); Families Welcome

Mon

Jul. 3

3-4 p.m.

CRAFT NIGHT: BLOCK PRINTED NOTECARDS

Learn an easy way to print your own designs and create some pretty cards with upcycled styrofoam. All materials will be provided. Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+)

Wed

Jul. 5

6:30-8 p.m.

LEGO WEDO BUILDING CHALLENGE

Take LEGOs to the next level with our LEGO WeDo 2.0 building challenge. Come ready to build and code your creation! This program is part of the Robot Tinker Tote. Late Elementary (ages 8-11), Teens (ages 12-17)

Thu

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Jul. 6

3:30-4:30 p.m.


White River Branch, continued SELF-DEFENSE

SPACE LAB: DRONES

Explore your “inner astronaut” by engaging in experiments, projects and launches that are fun and educational. A $5 fee is due to the presenter on the day of the program. Late Elementary (ages 8-11), Teens (ages 12-17)

Sat

Jul. 8

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

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

SUMMER CELEBRATION: ADZOOKS PUPPETS

All Ages

No victim ever expects to be one. Rose Myers (Pilsung Martial Arts) will host a demonstration on how to avoid being a target, how to escape common physical situations, overcoming your body’s natural response and how to actively defend yourself. Learn some techniques. Leave empowered! Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+)

Mon

Jul. 24

6:30-8:30 p.m.

CARDBOARD CONSTRUCTIONS

Mon Jul. 10 4-5 p.m. Celebrate your Summer Learning success with Adzooks Puppets as they present “The Three Little Pigs”. Thanks for reading, creating and discovering during our Summer Learning Program.

Try your hand at creating buildings, vehicles, costumes, or whatever else you can imagine out of cardboard. We will be using the kid-safe Makedo cardboard construction tools.

TEEN MYSTERY DINNER

Tue

Unmask the villain during a dinner filled with murder, suspects and clues. Teens (ages 12-17)

Wed

Jul. 12

5:30-8:30 p.m.

CODING 101

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+)

Part One: Want to learn how to code but don’t know where to start? Learn the basics on coding and programming in this first of two sessions presented by Coders with Class. Limited supply of library laptops available, or bring your own. Thu Jul. 13 6:30-8 p.m. Part Two: Pick up where you left off and get a little more hands-on coding and programming to help you create awesome projects. Limited supply of library laptops available, or bring your own. Thu Jul. 20 6:30-8 p.m.

AT HOME IN JOHNSON COUNTY: INDIA

All Summer, Johnson County libraries are celebrating the many people who call our county home. Enjoy Bollywood music and dancing with Bollywood Beats, get a temporary henna tattoo and have a taste of India. All Ages

Sat

Jul. 15

1-3 p.m.

HARRY POTTER PARTY

We do! Explore all things Harry Potter with our crafts, activities, food and fun. Drop in for the magic. Children (birth-age 12); Families Welcome

Mon

Jul. 17

2:30-4 p.m.

What is Bad Kitty up to now? Read “Bad Kitty School Daze” by Nick Bruel and be ready to discuss it and laugh about her mis(adventures). Must pick up book at Children’s desk by July 14 to participate. Wed

Jul. 19

Jul. 25

2:30-3:30 p.m.

3-5 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. Refreshments provided. To schedule an appointment, please call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. Adults (ages 18+), Ages 17 and up

Tue

Aug. 1

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

CRAFT NIGHT: CHICKEN WIRE MESSAGE BOARD

Transform an old frame into a rustic message board. These cute boards can also be used to hang photos, jewelry or hair clips. All materials will be provided. Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+)

Wed

Aug. 9

6:30-8 p.m.

DISCOVERY LAB

Build Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math skills with engaging STEAM lessons and fun, hands-on activities that allow children to explore new topics through building, creating, experimenting and problem solving. School Age (ages 5-11)

Tue

Aug. 15

4:30-5:15 p.m.

50 SHADES OF DARK: PREPARING FOR THE SOLAR ECLIPSE

Join John Shepherd, Senior Astronomer at the Link Observatory in Mooresville, as he shares about the spectacular total solar eclipse that will occur on August 21, 2017. Learn about safe ways to view the eclipse and receive free safe eclipse-watching glasses (while supplies last.) Ages 5-Adult; Families Welcome

BAD KITTY BOOK CLUB

School Age (ages 5-11)

Children (ages 6-12)

Wed

Aug. 16

6:30-8 p.m.

LOCKER MAKEOVER

Start the school year in style, and make over your locker. All supplies will be provided. Teens (ages 12-17)

Thu

Aug. 17

4-5 p.m.

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White River Branch, continued

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

AUTHORS AT JCPL: SALINA YOON

The Authors at JCPL series continues with prolific childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s author and illustrator, Salina Yoon. She has authored over 150 books for children including the popular Penguin picture book series and her new Duck, Duck, Porcupine early reader series. Join us to meet the author and learn more about her books. This event kicks off our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. The first 100 children ages 0-5 to register for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program will receive a free copy of one of Salina Yoonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books. All Ages; Families Welcome

Sat

Aug. 19

2-3 p.m.

SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING PARTY

If you are one of the 300 million people who struggle with color vision deficiency, enchroma glasses could help you experience life in full color!

Learn about this phenomenal celestial event and then observe it with free safe eclipse-watching glasses (while supplies last) as it occurs from 1-3:50 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a hat for outside viewing comfort. In case of inclement weather, we will watch a live feed of the eclipse inside. Ages 5-Adult; Families Welcome

Mon

Aug. 21

12:30-4 p.m.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS

Explore your creativity through fun craft projects. Children (birth-age 12); Families Welcome

Wed

Aug. 23

4:30-5:30 p.m. (Image colors are simulated. Red-green color deficiency varies by individual.)

MESSY ART

Explore the world of art through new creations. Please dress for a mess. School Age (ages 5-11)

Mon

Aug. 28

4:30-5:15 p.m.

Now available for checkout at JCPL! Ask a staff member at the circulation desk for more details.

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Library Programs at Other Locations STOUT STORIES AT GREEK’S PIZZERIA AND TAPP ROOM

You don’t have to choose between book club and happy hour. We will discuss “Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides. Contact a librarian to get a copy of the book. Adults 21+

Greek’s Pizzeria and Tapp Room 18 E. Jefferson St., Franklin Mon Jun. 5

6:30-8 p.m.

JOHNSON COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY STORYTELLER SERIES: INDIANA’S WWI HISTORY

J. Stewart Goodwin, Brig Gen, USAF (Ret) Executive Director Indiana War Memorials Commission will talk about Indiana’s involvement in WWI, provide a background on the Indiana War Memorials properties and their association with WWI and the centennial. All Ages

STOUT STORIES AT MALLOW RUN WINERY

“You don’t have to choose between book club and happy hour. We will discuss “The Historian” by Elizabeth Kostova. To obtain a copy of the book contact one of our librarians.” Adults 21+

Mallow Run Winery 6964 W. Whiteland Rd., Bargersville, IN Mon Jul. 3 6:30-8 p.m.

STORY TIME IN THE PARK

Celebrate our heroes! Join us at Proctor Park to make a craft, complete an obstacle course and listen to stories. All Ages

Proctor Park 499 Tracy Rd., New Whiteland Sat Jul. 8

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

STOUT STORIES AT RIVER CITY WINERY

Johnson County Museum of History 135 N. Main St., Franklin Sat Jun. 10 1:30-3 p.m.

You don’t have to choose between book club and happy hour! We will discuss “Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout. To obtain a copy of the book contact one of our librarians.

SUMMER STORYWALK CELEBRATION

River City Winery 25 N. Main St., Franklin Mon Aug. 7

Visit the Franklin StoryWalk to read our new summer story, “Muncha! Muncha! Munch!” by Candace Fleming. Stick around for lemonade, a scavenger hunt and fun outdoor games. Children (birth-age 12); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Franklin’s Urban Forest 308 W. South St., Franklin Mon Jun. 12

3-7 p.m.

FAMILY FUN AT INDEPENDENCE PARK

Build a Better World at Independence Park with Johnson County Parks and the library! Learning how to make the world a little brighter, practice your building skills and read the new Storywalk book, “Mighty, Mighty Construction Site.” Children (birth-age 12); Families Welcome

Independence Park , Greenwood 2100 S. Morgantown Rd., Greenwood Wed Jun. 14 2:30-4 p.m.

STORY TIME IN THE PARK

Bring the family to Country Gate park to enjoy stories, activities and a craft.

Adults 21+

6:30-8 p.m.

STORYWALK GRAND OPENING

Celebrate the opening of Johnson County Public Library and Country Gate Park’s StoryWalk at this fun event. Take a stroll through the park reading the first book, “Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes” by Eric Litwin. All Ages; Families Welcome

Country Gate Park Country Gate Park, 600 Country Gate Blvd., New Whiteland Sat Aug. 5 10 a.m.

STORY TIME IN THE PARK

Bring the family, a blanket and snacks to enjoy while listening to stories. Afterwards, participate in a scavenger hunt. All Ages

Country Gate Park Country Gate Park, 600 Country Gate Blvd., New Whiteland Sat Aug. 12 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

All Ages

Country Gate Park, 600 Country Gate Blvd., New Whiteland Sat Jun. 17 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Join us for these

StoryWalk Grand Opening Celebrations! Kelsey Anne Devine StoryWalk at the Trafalgar Branch Sat / Jun. 10 / 1-4 p.m. “Over the Ocean: In a Coral Reef” by Marianne Berkes In memory of Kelsey, and in celebration of her love for this community.

Country Gate Park, New Whiteland Sat / Aug. 5 / 10 a.m. “Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes” by Eric Litwin StoryWalk stands were built by Sean Donaldsen for his Eagle Scout Project

Don’t forget to visit our other StoryWalks: Urban Forest, Franklin “Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!” by Candace Fleming Independence Park, Greenwood “Mighty, Mighty Construction Site” by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.


What App(s) Do I Use to Download Digital… Type

App Name

 e-books

Cloud Library, Hoopla

 e-audiobooks

Hoopla, RBdigital

 comic books

Hoopla

 magazines

RBdigital

 movies

Hoopla

 TV shows

Hoopla

 music

Hoopla

Hoopla

Hoopla offers a wide variety of e-audiobooks, e-books, music, movies, TV shows and comics. Check out up to six titles across all formats every month, with no waiting. How do I access Hoopla? 1. Download the free Hoopla Digital app to your mobile device, or visit www.hoopladigital.com on your computer. 2. Tap or click the “Sign Up” link and follow the prompts to create your account. 3. Browse, select and enjoy.

cloudLibrary

cloudLibrary offers over 7,000 e-books, including brand-new bestsellers and old favorites from popular authors like James Patterson, John Grisham and Nicholas Sparks. How do I access cloudLibrary? 1. Download the free cloudLibrary app to your mobile device, or visit pageafterpage.org/cloudLibrary on your computer. 2. Click the login button on the website, or follow the prompts in the app to reach the login screen. 3. Enter your library card number and PIN (the last 4 digits of your card number) for immediate access to the cloudLibrary collection. 4. Check out and read instantly, or place holds on unavailable titles.

RBdigital

RBdigital offers thousands of e-audiobooks, as well as dozens of popular magazines, including “Indianapolis Monthly,” “Us Weekly,” and “Country Living,” all in one convenient access point. All audiobooks and magazines are available for immediate checkout. How do I access RBdigital? 1. Visit pageafterpage.org/rbdigital. 2. Click the “Register” button at the top of the screen and follow the prompts to create your account. 3. Browse, select and enjoy. 4. Download the free RBdigital app to your mobile device to enjoy your content on the go. JOHNSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

pageafterpage.org

All FREE with your library card!

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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

USED

Proceeds provide extra resources and boosts support for library programming like Author Visits and reading program giveaways.

Jan. 19–22

Franklin Branch

May 11–14

Trafalgar Branch

Aug. 24–27

White River Branch

Nov. 9–12

Clark Pleasant Branch

HOURS Friends Night (For members and those wishing to join) Thursdays – 4-8 p.m.

Public Sale

Fridays – 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays – 9 a.m.-5p.m. Sundays – 1-4 p.m.


JCPL wants you to enter our

Contest Entry Form Design a bookmark based on the theme “Build a Better World”

All designs must be 2-inches by 6-inches

School Age (ages 5-11) Entries accepted June 1 - July 21. Participant’s Name: Home Address:

Phone: Age: Grade participant will enter in the fall: Library Branch:

Release Statement: I hereby grant the right to use the participant’s name, creative work and visual image on the Johnson County Public Library website, in publicity. I hereby grant the right for JCPL to print bookmarks of the winning design to be made available free of charge in the JCPL Branches. Parent’s Signature: Date:

All submissions are due to any JCPL Branch by 6 p.m. on Friday, July 21.


COUNTRY NIGHTS CARNIVAL LIGHTS Look for our JCPL booth at the Johnson County Fair July 16-22. Stop by Herring Hall to experience STEAM activities, learn about exciting new programs and more!

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At Your Library Summer 2017 Program Guide - Johnson County Public Library  

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