Sept. 2020 Library Guide–Johnson County Public Library

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September 2020

Family, Teen and Adult Programs

Curbside JCPL-to-Go

September is Literacy Month

into Storytime

Book Discussions



Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more, virtually via Zoom. Storytime kits, containing all the items we will be using in our program, are available from the branch upon request. | Ages birth-5 Clark Pleasant Branch Hosts Tuesdays;10:30 a.m. Sept. 8, 17, 22, 29 Franklin Branch Hosts Wednesdays;10:30 a.m. Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30 Trafalgar Branch Hosts Thursdays;10:30 a.m. Sept. 10, 17, 24 White River Branch Hosts Mondays;10:30 a.m. Sept. 14, 21, 28

FAMILY PROGRAMS Let's Celebrate Intergenerational Awareness Month Let's make a craft for the grandparents. Wed. Sep. 9; 3-4 p.m. | Trafalgar Branch

Kid’s Cooking

Dog Man Trivia

He’s part human, part canine…he’s Dog Man! Answer "Dog Man" trivia questions, for beginners to experts. Tue. Sep. 8; 6-7 p.m. | Ages 5-11 | Clark Pleasant Branch

Scavenger Hunt Around the House

Teams of 1 to 2 players will participate in gathering different materials around the house. Put on your running shoes! Wed. Sep. 9; 4:30-5:15 p.m. | Ages 5-11 | White River Branch

Zoom Into Tot Art

Create your own masterpiece! Create tot-friendly art projects together right in your own home. Fri. Sept. 11; 10:30-11:15 a.m. | Ages birth-5 | White River Branch Fri. Sep. 25; 10:30-11 a.m. | Ages birth-5 | Franklin Branch


This 90-minute program is designed for students in grades 4-6 to prepare them to be safe when they are home alone. $5 material fee. Sat. Sep. 12; 2-3:30 | Grades 4-6 | White River Branch

Kid’s Mindfulness

Enjoy virtual and interactive mindfulness exercises to deepen our breathing and de-clutter our brains. Wed. Sep. 23; 4:30-5:15 p.m. | Ages 5-11 | White River Branch

She Blinded Me with Science!

Join us for a couple of simple, fun science experiments you can do at your home (with adult supervision)! Wed. Sep. 23; 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Ages 5-11; Families Welcome | Trafalgar Branch

Outer Space Crafts

Create out-of-this-world space themed crafts like constellations and rockets in this virtual program. Wed. Sep. 30; 4:30-5:15 p.m. | Ages 5-11 | White River Branch

Collaborate with us as we share a couple stories about cakes and learn how to make a mug cake in the microwave. Tue. Sep. 15; 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Clark Pleasant Branch

Family Building Block Battle

Accept the challenge to build against your own family! Siblings compete against adults to build items for height, time, color sorting and best in show. Get ready to throw down your awesome creations. Wed. Sep. 16; 6:30-7:30 p.m. | White River Branch

Zoom into Family Storytime

Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more during this family Zoom storytime. Mon. Sep. 21; 6-6:45 p.m. | Trafalgar Branch

Puppet Theater Presents

Our puppet performers will present a new twist on the story of the Little Red Hen, with their own brand new ending! How do you think it should end? Tue. Sep. 22; 2:30-3 p.m. | Franklin Branch

Self-Care Crafts: Mindful Doodling and Zentangle

Take a moment to unwind and craft at the virtual library. Follow along and let your creativity flow. Tue. Sep. 29; 4:30-5:15 p.m. | White River Branch

TEEN PROGRAMS Virtual Teen Game Night: Quiplash

Play over Zoom! It is a gut-busting battle of wits and wittiness! Use your phone, tablet or computer to answer simple prompts with hilarious results. Thu. Sep. 3; 6-7 p.m. | Teens | Franklin Branch

Bad Art Battle

Gather some random art supplies and get ready to fail! Make the worst art possible and celebrate your failure! Fri. Sep. 11; 2-3 p.m. | Teens | Clark Pleasant Branch

Virtual Teen Game Night: Trivia Murder Party

Play Trivia Murder Party with fellow gamers over Zoom! Answer trivia questions correctly or you’ll find yourself on The Killing Floor, where players compete in devious mini-games. Thu. Sep. 17; 6-7 p.m. | Teens | Franklin Branch

Teen Crafts: DIY Head Planters

Paint a head-shaped planter where the plants are the hair! Wed. Sep. 23; 4-5 p.m. | Teens | Clark Pleasant Branch

Escape Room Live! FACEBOOK LIVE

Join us for an Escape Room experience. The librarian will be live in the escape room and it's up to you to tell them what to do, where to look and how to solve the puzzles. See if we can break out, together! Preregistration not required. Mon. Sep. 28; 6-7 p.m. | Teens | Trafalgar Branch

Star Wars Trivia

Find out if the force is really on your side as you try to impress your friends with your out-of-this-galaxy knowledge. Trivia will encompass ALL "Star Wars" movies and will be run through Zoom and Kahoot. Themed prizes will be awarded. Wed. Sep. 30; 4-5 p.m. | Teens | Clark Pleasant Branch

NOTE: All Programs Require Preregistration To sign up for a program visit our website, and click on “View Calendar of Online Events” to find your program and register.

If the program is presented via Zoom, a link will be emailed to you before the program. Storytime and craft kits available for pick up one week before program date. Questions? Contact your branch.

OUTDOOR PROGRAMS These Programs Require Preregistration

STEAM Workshop: Fizzy Explosions!

We're outside for experiments too BIG to fit indoors! Work out your STEAM skills with challenges to get you imagining, building and problemsolving. Thu. Sep. 10; 6-7p.m. | Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome | Clark Pleasant Branch

Pumpkin Cross Stitch

Learn how to cross stitch a simple pumpkin! Beginners and experienced stitchers welcome. Materials provided, please bring a chair for seating. Thu. Sep. 14; 4-5 p.m. | Teens & Adults | Windisch Park, 248 N. West St. Bargersville

Little Scientists

Discover the wonders of science through books, simple experiments and interactive learning. In case of inclement weather, we will conduct the program via Zoom. Fri. Sep. 18; 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required | Franklin Branch

Prairie Walk

Join the DNR for a socially distanced walk through our prairie and learn all about the plants that grow here. Groups of five will tour the prairie every 20 minutes. Tue. Sep. 22; 4-5:30 p.m. | Teens & Adults | Trafalgar Branch

Preschool Yoga Storytime

We'll combine simple yoga poses and gentle stretching with stories and rhymes to make an interactive storytime experience. In case of inclement weather, we will meet via Zoom. Sat. Sep. 26; 10-10:30 a.m. | Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome | Clark Pleasant Branch

BOOK DISCUSSIONS Authors at JCPL Book Club Join us to discuss books written by authors from our Authors at JCPL series! This month Lisa Jewell's, The Family Upstairs." Reserve it at your branch or via Cloud Library. Tue. Sep. 1; 6-7 p.m. | Adults

Military Reads

Enjoy military nonfiction and fiction books? If so, orders are to attend the discussion of "On Desperate Ground" by Hampton Sides. Sat. Sep. 19; 2-3 p.m. | Teens (16-18) & Adults | FRB

Franklin Page Turners

This month: “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman. Available at any JCPL Branch. Mon. Sep. 21; 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Adults | FRB

Monday Night Book Group

Join us to discuss "The Commoner" by John Schwartz in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Copies will be available at the circulation desk starting Aug. 21. Mon. Sep. 21; 7-8 p.m. | Adults | WRB

Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion

"Rules of Civility" by Amor Towles Wed. Sept. 23; 1:30-3:30 p.m. | Adults | WRB

Middle School Book Club Join us as we discuss "Aru Shah and the End of Time" by Roshani Chokshi. Available on Hoopla. Mon. Sept. 28; 7-8 p.m. | Ages 10-14 | WRB

All Booked: Amish Romance

ADULT PROGRAMS DIY Holly Golightly Sleep Set

Love Breakfast at Tiffany's? Channel your inner Holly Golightly and make a fun sleep-mask and earplug set. Pick up a craft kit at the Clark Pleasant Branch one week before the program. Tue. Sep. 1; 6-7 p.m. | Clark Pleasant Branch

DIY Tassel Bookmark and Fall Book Preview

Make a fun and funky bookmark! Pick up a craft kit from the Clark Pleasant Branch one week before the program. While crafting, librarian Erin will preview hot adult book titles for the fall. Wed. Sep. 9; 10-11 a.m. | Clark Pleasant Branch

JCPL Cooks: Dorito Salad

We will make a quick and simple salad that the entire family will love. Wed. Sep. 9; 6-7 p.m. | Teens & Adults | Trafalgar Branch

Craft-a-Long: Easy Macramé Feather Wall Art Kit

Decorate your home with this craft. Pick up a craft kit at the White River Branch one week before the program. Wed. Sep. 9; 7-8 p.m. | White River Branch

JCPL Cooks: Chicken Parmesan

Learn how to make an easy, delicious chicken Parmesan dinner for a date night or family night in. Thu. Sep. 10; 6-7 p.m. | Franklin Branch

DNA & Genealogy Discussion Group

Central Indiana DNA Interest Group leads a discussion about DNA testing in genealogy research. Share your experiences and ask questions. Sat. Sep. 12; 10-noon | White River Branch

African Americans of Johnson County: A Celebration and Commemoration Join local resident, Douglas Gray, for a brief history of African Americans in Johnson County. Thu. Sep. 17; 6-7 p.m. | Trafalgar Branch

Gal's Guide to History: Films Directed by Women Virtual Podcast

Join Leah, Bonnie and Katie from the Gal's Guide to History podcast as they talk about films directed by women. Fri. Sep. 18; 7-8:30 p.m. | Trafalgar Branch

Do you think Amish romances are wunderbaar? Then join us while we discuss our favorite bonnet rippers. Tue. Sep. 29; 6-7 p.m. | Adults | TRB

Elvis Presley: The King of Rock & Roll

Danger! Banned Books Discussion

Make an adorable hanging planter! Pick up a craft kit from the Clark Pleasant Branch one week before the program. Tue. Sep. 29; 6-7 p.m. | Clark Pleasant Branch

We discuss why some children's books were once banned. Wed. Sep. 30; 4-5 p.m. | Ages 13-18 | WRB CPB=Clark Pleasant Branch FRB=Franklin Branch TRB=Trafalgar Branch WRB=White River Branch

Learn about his life and hear some of his best-loved recordings. Thu. Sep. 24; 7-8 p.m. | Clark Pleasant Branch

DIY Macramé Hanging Planter

Beginning Classic Rock Guitar

Want to learn a classic rock guitar riffs? The grab your guitar and laptop with a camera and mic. No prior knowledge of music theory is needed. Tue. Sep. 29; 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Teens (16-18) & Adults | Franklin Branch

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