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At Your

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March - May 2017

Spring Program Guide

Springtime Fun! -Authors at JCPL -Great Book Groups -StoryWalks -And much more!

Johnson County Public Library pageafterpage.org


Libraries Transform Since 1911, Johnson County Public Library has worked toward improving the quality of life for all citizens of Johnson County, Indiana. For more than one hundred years JCPL has provided you with courteous, knowledgeable and efficient service, and access to a broad diversity of information through resources and programs. Today we offer four branches, a Library Services Center and a virtual branch. Nearly 1 million items are checked out every year at Johnson County Public Library. Every day our staff handles thousands of items. Checking out large numbers of items can be time-consuming and items can accidentally get misplaced or overlooked. You may have heard the sounds of beeping throughout the stacks at the branches. Our staff has been working on a new RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) system. This new system has lots of benefits including quicker checkouts, more efficient handling of materials, better security and improved inventory functions. Additional checkout stations have been added at the branches to help patrons check out quicker. These stations will be equipped with software to allow for credit card payments. RFID allows for better security of library materials. CDs and DVDs will no longer be stored in bulky security cases, allowing for an easier checkout. This also frees up space on our shelves for more items and a broader range of material. Better security means that we can better maintain the library collection, a valuable community resource. Our staff will be able to inventory the collection and find misplaced items quicker. RFID does not replace our amazing staff members but it will free up time for more personalized interaction with our patrons. Look for smiling faces whenever you enter the library to help you get the most out of your library visit. Or look for us in the community at the many fairs, festivals and outreach events. We want to bring the library to you, and we’re always listening for new ideas to make that happen.

From book clubs and family fun days, to canning classes and storytime, your library has a full schedule of engaging programs year-round.

Friends of

Johnson County Public Library

Now 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 new Library Bingo Challenge prizes  Author visits  Summer Learning Program prizes and special events  Give-a-ways at fairs and festivals to promote the library  Craft materials at a variety of programs  Supplies to celebrate National Library Week in April, National Library Card Sign Up Month in September and Children’s Book Week in November To join the Friends, visit any JCPL branch or pageafterpage.org/Friends

The programs listed in this guide are sponsored by

Friends of Johnson County Public Library Cover Photo: Journey and her mom read together at the Franklin Branch.


From the Director, Lisa Lintner

Table of Contents

Page

Locations and Hours

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Library Information

5

StoryWalks in Johnson County

6

Join a Book Club

7

Authors at JCPL

8

Programs At-A-Glance

Seasonal Programs

Clark Pleasant Branch

10

Franklin Branch

11

Last year, JCPL staff and library board came together to develop a new mission, vision and values for our library. The Library’s vision and mission provide the direction for our future. Our values are the central ideas that every employee focuses on while they work at the Library. These new statements help us communicate to our patrons and ourselves the purpose of our work at JCPL.

Trafalgar Branch

12

White River Branch

13

Programs by Interest

We completed a variety of activities to help us clarify and develop our core staff values, from which grew our new mission. Finally, our vision communicates the community impact that will result when we live our library mission. After many months of work, I’m proud to present to you our new mission, vision and values.

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Storytimes 14 STEAM 15

STEAM / Music and Movement 16 Summer Learning Program

17

Fun & Games / Arts and Crafts

18

Arts & Crafts

19

Arts & Crafts / D.I.Y

20

Let’s Celebrate

21

Values Community: Provide a gathering place for all persons and points of view. Service: Treat everyone with respect and dignity. Making a difference: Work together to foster positive change. Learning: Inspire lifelong growth and creativity.

Enjoy the Show

22

The Local Connection /

Learning Something New

23

Learn Something New

24

Spring brings new beginnings at the library. This year, staff will be working on rebranding the library, including a new logo and visual identity for the library.

Health and Wellness

25

Book Lovers

26

Our Lucky 7 collection offers patrons a chance to skip the waiting list and immediately check out popular new books and DVDs for seven days.

Join the Club

27

Mission: Strengthening our community by connecting people, resources and experiences. Vision: A community of empowered learners, enthusiastic readers and engaged citizens.

In mid-March and early April, our Franklin and White River Branches will be hosting our annual Project Prom program. In April, we are kicking off our Authors at JCPL series with a visit from Adrian Matejka. In May, we will be celebrating the opening of our next StoryWalk and preparing for another fantastic Summer Learning Program. See you at the library this spring!

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Locations and Hours Greenwood

WRB

65 CPB

Clark Pleasant Branch

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

CPB

New Whiteland

FRB

Franklin Branch

401 State Street .Franklin, IN 46131-2561 FRL_Ref@jcplin.org (317) 738-2833 Mon–Thu............. 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Fri............................ 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat.......................... 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun......................... 1– 5 p.m.

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Whiteland

Bargersville

TRB

Trafalgar Branch

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

LSC

FRB

Franklin 65

WRB

White River Branch

1664 Library Blvd. Greenwood, IN 46142-1563 WRL_Ref@jcplin.org (317) 885-1330 Mon–Thu............. 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Fri............................ 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat.......................... 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun......................... 1– 5 p.m. LSC

Library Services Center

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

Virtual Branch pageafterpage.org

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Amity

Trafalgar TRB


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.

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.

Book-a-Librarian 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.


StoryWalks in Johnson County As the snow starts to melt and the weather starts to warm up it’s time to head outside! Spend a day with your family visiting the different StoryWalks and parks in Johnson County.

As you conclude your day at the Trafalgar Branch, stop inside to walk around, check out a few books to take home and see what programs are happening that afternoon.

We suggest starting your day at the north end of the county and working your way south. Visit Independence Park, stroll along the trail to read the story and then enjoy the fun playground area or play basketball.

Be on the lookout for a new book at each StoryWalk every two months. Visit pageafterpage.org/storywalk for StoryWalk updates and details about upcoming programs.

As you continue to journey south, stop by the Franklin Urban Forest to stroll along the trail there and learn about the different trees.

The Independence Park StoryWalk is sponsored by the Greenwood/White River Rotary Club with partners Johnson County Public Library and the Johnson County Parks and Recreation.

When you visit each of the StoryWalks be sure to check out the bottom of each page for a fun activity to enjoy with your family. These activities incorporate the five early literacy practices: Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing and Playing.

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

Once you’ve visited the Urban Forest then drive on down to our Trafalgar Branch to experience all the beauty that the Prairie Trail has to offer. Walk a lap around the paved path while enjoying the StoryWalk*. On your second lap, learn about the plants and wildlife that surround the prairie. Two full laps around the prairie make a mile.

Independence Park is located at 2100 S. Morgantown Road in Greenwood near Center Grove High School. The Urban Forest is located just a few blocks west of the Franklin Branch on South Street in Franklin. *Trafalgar StoryWalk is scheduled to open in May

Upcoming StoryWalk Titles Franklin’s Urban Forest

“Jonathan & Martha” by Petr Horacek “Tap the Magic Tree” by Christie Mathson

Independence Park

“Whoever You Are” by Mem Fox “Do Like a Duck Does” by Judy Hindley


Join a

BOOK CLUB Gather around with good friends and chat about the books you’re reading! Every JCPL Branch offers book clubs and discussions each month. We invite you to join the conversation. Books are available for checkout before each month’s discussion. Music fans will want to go to Clark Pleasant Branch to check out “Rockin’ Reads,” a monthly discussion that focuses on a biography of a popular musician. If you’d rather read great classic and contemporary novels, try the “Page Turners Book Discussion” at the Franklin Branch. This long-running group meets the third Monday evening of each month. New to the Franklin lineup is a quarterly Military Book Discussion. Get in on the ground floor at this group’s first meeting on April 22. Teens can enjoy a slice of pizza while discussing popular young adult fiction every month at “Pizza & Pages.” Our Trafalgar Branch offers a unique discussion every month called “Novels & Nosh.” This themed discussion invites members to share their favorite reads, old or new, while enjoying delicious refreshments. The White River Branch offers book lovers two different opportunities to get together. Our daytime group meets the last Wednesday afternoon of every month, while the Monday night group meets every third Monday. Each group discusses different titles, so come to both if you can’t get enough good book talk! A couple of JCPL book clubs meet outside the library. Every month we present “Stout Stories” at a local brewery for our 21 and over readers. We’re also delighted to host two “Novel and Movie Discussions” at the Historic Artcraft Theatre this April. Flip to page 26 to find more information about these book clubs and more programs for book lovers, or visit pageafterpage.org/bookclub. • Rockin’ Reads • Stout Stories • Pizza and Pages • Franklin Page Turners Book Discussion Group • Monday Night Book Discussion • Novel and Movie Discussions • Novels & Nosh • Afternoon Book Discussion • Miltary Reads There’s something for everyone!


Authors at JCPL

A nationally renowned poet who makes his home right

here in Indiana, Adrian Matejka was the natural choice to kick off our brand new program series, “Authors at JCPL.” His collection “The Big Smoke” was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and his new collection, “Maps to the Stars,” is directly influenced by his childhood in Indianapolis. We asked Adrian a few questions ahead of his April 29 visit to the Franklin Branch. For the entire interview, visit pageafterpage.org/authors Johnson County Public Library: You’ve lived in a variety of places, including Germany, California and Indiana. How does where you live affect what you write? And what does Indiana mean to your writing? Adrian Matejka: For a long time, I didn’t think that any of the towns or cities I lived in mattered to my writing. I thought that poems were “POEMS” and should be bigger than place or time somehow. My poems often tell stories, though, and one of the most of the important things in a story is setting. This became especially clear when I moved back to Indiana after being gone for 22 years. I was immediately inspired (which is a nice way of saying “creatively forced”) to write about Indianapolis. Suddenly, all of these Indy landmarks became part of my poems, either as setting or as a signpost. Some of the things in the poems (like the mighty Lincoln Middle School) are

Adrian Matejka

gone now. But many other things I remember from the late 1980s—the Pyramids, the Speedway, Bertha Ross Park—are all still around. I didn’t realize how important those landmarks were to my perspectives until I came home. Where I live doesn’t necessarily influence the writing directly, but it is so important to the poems in one way or another. JCPL: If you weren’t a poet and a teacher, what would you do for a living? AM: I worked in bookstores in college and after, so I imagine I would have tried to continue in that business. In fact, I worked at Amazon.com way back 1996 when it was a very small company and only sold books. The only reason I left Seattle was so I could focus on my graduate studies and try to figure out how to write better poetry. JCPL: What is your favorite book and why? AM: That’s the hardest question of them all! In general, I spend time with writers and try to read all of their work, rather than single volumes. So James Baldwin, Gwendolyn Brooks, Raymond Chandler, Robert Hayden and Carl Sagan are all writers whose work I enjoy across the board and return to often. If I had to pick a favorite book today, it would probably be Yusef Komunyakaa’s “Neon Vernacular.” It’s a great sampling of his earlier work and includes some of my favorite poems like “Slam, Dunk, & Hook” and “You and I Are Disappearing.”

Sat / Apr. 29 / 1 p.m. Franklin Branch

Thu / Jun. 15 / 7 p.m. Clark Pleasant Branch

Sat / Aug. 19 / 2 p.m. White River Branch

Adrian Matejka

Kristy Cambron

Salina Yoon

author of

author of

author of

“The Big Smoke” “Maps to the Stars”

“The Ringmaster’s Wife” “The Illusionist’s Apprentice”

“Penguin and Pinecone” “Duck, Duck, Porcupine”


Seasonal Programs At-A-Glance Celebrate Women’s History Month in March Take Flight

Fri

Mar. 3

4:30-5:30 p.m.

[TRB] Trafalgar Branch

15

You Are the Scientist

Tue

Mar. 7

4:30-5:30 p.m.

[TRB] Trafalgar Branch

15

HERstory Time!

Wed

Mar. 8

6:30-7:30 p.m.

[TRB] Trafalgar Branch

14

Artsy Fartsy: Lois Ehlert

Tue

Mar. 14

4:30-5:30 p.m.

[TRB] Trafalgar Branch

19

Wednesday Night Movie: “Queen of Katwe”

Wed

Mar. 15

6:30-8:45 p.m.

[TRB] Trafalgar Branch

22

The Rev. Jackie Means

Thu

Mar. 16

6-7 p.m.

[TRB] Trafalgar Branch

23

Franklin Page Turners: “One Thousand White Women”

Mon

Mar. 20

6:30-8 p.m.

[FRB] Franklin Branch

26

Crafting with Feminism

Tue

Mar. 21

6-7:30 p.m.

[CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch

20

Inventions for All

Sat

Mar. 25

2-3 p.m.

[CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch

15

Novels & Nosh: Favorite Female Writers

Tue

Mar. 28

6-7:30 p.m.

[TRB] Trafalgar Branch

26

Spring Break Fun Family Fun Night: Happy Birthday Dr Seuss

Mon

Mar. 20

6:30-7:30 p.m.

[TRB] Trafalgar Branch

18

Discovery Lab

Tue

Mar. 21

4:30-5:15 p.m.

[WRB] White River Branch

15

Spring Break Make and Take Crafts

Wed

Mar. 22

2-4 p.m.

[CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch

19

Are You You the Next Michelangelo?

Thu

Mar. 23

4-5 p.m.

[TRB] Trafalgar Branch

23

“Beauty and the Beast” Party

Fri

Mar. 24

2:30-3:30 p.m.

[WRB] White River Branch

21

Spring Break Make and Take Crafts

Mon

Mar. 27

1-3 p.m.

[FRB] Franklin Branch

19

Messy Art

Mon

Mar. 27

4:30-5:15 p.m.

[WRB] White River Branch

19

SuperCrafters

Tue

Mar. 28

6:30-7:30 p.m.

[CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch

19

Escape @ the Library

Wed

Mar. 29

10 a.m-8 p.m.

[FRB] Franklin Branch

18

Clark Pleasant Anime Club

Wed

Mar. 29

6-7:30 p.m.

[CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch

27

Animeniacs Club

Thu

Mar. 30

3:30-5 p.m.

[WRB] White River Branch

27

Spring Break Movie Matinee

Fri

Mar. 31

2:30-4:30 p.m.

[FRB] Franklin Branch

22

Go Green for Earth Day STEM for Adults: Lawn Science with Dick Huber

Thu

Mar. 23

6:30-8 p.m.

[WRB] White River Branch

15

Musical Trash

Thu

Mar. 30

3-4 p.m.

[CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch

15

STEM for Adults: Solar Energy, Yes You Can!

Thu

Apr. 13

6:30-8 p.m.

[WRB] White River Branch

16

Love Our Home: Organic Gardening

Tue

Apr. 18

6-7:30 p.m.

[TRB] Trafalgar Branch

24

Earth Day Movie: “The Lorax”

Wed

Apr. 19

6-7:30 p.m.

[TRB] Trafalgar Branch

22

Sat

Apr. 22

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Franklin Urban Forest

23

Earth Day Crafts

Sat

Apr. 22

2-4 p.m.

[CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch

19

Prairie Science

Tue

May 9

4:30-5:30 p.m.

[TRB] Trafalgar Branch

16

Spice Up Your Life: DIY Herb Garden Cans

Tue

May 9

6-7:30 p.m.

[TRB] Trafalgar Branch

20

Birds of Prey with Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators

Sat

May 13

1-2 p.m.

[WRB] White River Branch

22

Bees, Please

Sat

May 20

2-3 p.m.

[CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch

24

Earth Day Celebration


Clark Pleasant Branch At-A-Glance PROGRAM Children

DAY

DATE(S)

TIME

Mar. 2 - May 25

10:30-11:15 a.m.

PAGE

Terrific Twos

Thu

14

Seuss Celebration

Mon

Mar. 6

6-7 p.m.

21

Preschool Storytime

Tue

Mar. 7 - May 30

10:30-11:15 a.m.

14

Kids Cooking

Tue

Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2

4:30-5:30 p.m.

20

Creation Station

Thu

Mar. 9, Apr. 13, May 11

6:30-7:30 p.m.

15

Preschool Edible Science

Fri

Mar. 10, Apr. 14, May 12

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

15

Music and Movement

Wed

Mar. 15, Apr. 19, May 17

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

16

STEAM Workshop

Thu

Mar. 16, Apr. 20, May 18

6:30-7:30 p.m.

15

Sat

Mar. 18, Apr. 15, May 27

2-3 p.m.

26

Tales for Tails

Snacks and Stories

Mon

Mar. 20, Apr. 17, May 8

6:30-7:30 p.m.

26

Spring Break Make and Take Crafts

Wed

Mar. 22

2-4 p.m.

19

Homeschool Hangout

Thu

Mar. 23, Apr. 27, May 25

2-3 p.m.

27

Inventions for All

Sat

Mar. 25

2-3 p.m.

15

SuperCrafters

Tue

Mar. 28, Apr. 24, May 23

6:30-7:30 p.m.

19

Musical Trash

Thu

Mar. 30

3-4 p.m.

15

Space Lab: Drones

Sat

Apr. 1

10-11:30 a.m.

15

Trivia Night: Superheroes

Mon

Apr. 3

6-7 p.m.

18

Earth Day Crafts

Sat

Apr. 22

2-4 p.m.

19

Star Wars Crafts

Mon

May 1

6-7 p.m.

20

Sewing Together

Sat

May 6

2-3 p.m.

24

Bees, Please

Sat

May 20

2-3 p.m.

24

Mon

May 22

6:30-7:30 p.m.

21

Rescued Fur Friends

Teens Intro to Drawing with Mark Brayer

Wed

Mar. 8

6:30-8 p.m.

18

Teen Tech Week – DIY Pac-Man Frames

Thu

Mar. 9

4-5 p.m.

20

Creation Station

Thu

Mar. 9, Apr. 13, May 11

6:30-7:30 p.m.

15

Crafting with Feminism

Tue

Mar. 21

6-7:30 p.m.

20

Clark Pleasant Anime Club

Wed

Space Lab: Drones

Sat

Mar. 29, Apr. 26, May 31

6-7:30 p.m.

27

Apr. 1

10-11:30 a.m.

15

Acrylic Painting

Thu

Apr. 6

6-7:30 p.m.

19

Poetry & Painting

Thu

Apr. 13

4-5 p.m.

21

Sewing Together

Sat

May 6

2-3 p.m.

24

Craft Closet Clean Out for Teens

Thu

May 11

4-5 p.m.

20

Rockin’ Reads

Wed

Mar. 1, Apr. 5, May 3

6-7:30 p.m.

26

Pine Cone Flower Wreaths

Thu

Mar. 2

6-7:30 p.m.

18

Creative Canvas Art

Sat

Mar. 11

2-3:30 p.m.

18

Adults

Non-Toxic Living

Wed

Mar. 15

6-7 p.m.

25

Crafting with Feminism

Tue

Mar. 21

6-7:30 p.m.

20 19

Acrylic Painting

Thu

Apr. 6

6-7:30 p.m.

Building a Healthy Salad

Mon

Apr. 10

6-7 p.m.

25

Mindfulness Meditation

Tue

Apr. 11

6-7:30 p.m.

25

DIY Sewing Projects for Beginners

Wed

Apr. 12

6-7:30 p.m.

20

Craft Closet Clean Out

Wed

Apr. 19

6-7:30 p.m.

19

Cinco de Mayo: More Than Margaritas

Thu

May 4

6-7:30 p.m.

21

Sewing Together

Tue

May 6

2-3 p.m.

24

Kindergarten Readiness

Sat

May 13

2-3 p.m.

24

Keep Your Mind Sharp with Brain Games

Tue

May 16

6-7:30 p.m.

25

Five Legitimate Ways to Make Money On Your Own Time

Thu

May 25

6-7:30 p.m.

24


Franklin Branch At-A-Glance PROGRAM Children

DAY

DATE(S)

TIME

PAGE

Bouncing Babies

Wed

Mar. 1, Apr. 5 and May 3

9:30-10:30 a.m.

14

Block Party

Wed

Mar. 1 and Apr. 5

4:30-5:15 p.m.

18

Wonderful Ones

Thu

Mar. 2-Apr. 27

9:30-10 a.m.

14

Terrific Twos

Thu

Mar. 2-Apr. 27

10:30-11:15 a.m.

14

Meet the Author: Kimberly Hoffman

Sat

Mar. 4

2-3 p.m.

26

Mon

Mar. 6 & 20, Apr. 3 & 17, May 1

2-3 p.m.

27

Preschool Storytime

Tue

Mar. 7-Apr. 25

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

14

Full STEAM Ahead

Wed

Mar. 8, Apr. 12

4:30-5:15 p.m.

15

Mar. 10, Apr. 7, May 19

10:30-11 a.m.

16

Homeschool Hub

Hop and Bop

Fri

Artventures

Wed

Mar. 15, Apr. 19

4:30-5:15 p.m.

19

Tinker Tots

Fri

Mar. 24, Apr. 21

10:30-11:15 a.m.

15

Pajama Storytime

Mon

Mar. 13, Apr. 10

7-7:30 p.m.

14

Saturday Storytime

Sat

Mar. 25, May 20

10-10:30 a.m.

14

Spring Break Make and Take Crafts

Mon

Mar. 27

1-3 p.m.

19

Escape @ the Library

Wed

Mar. 29

10 a.m-8 p.m

18

Spring Break Movie Matinee: “Moana”

Fri

Mar. 31

2:30-4:30 p.m.

22

ISO Teddy Bear Concert Series

Sat

Apr. 1

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

22

Easter Egg Storytime

Tue

Apr. 11

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

14

Earth Day Celebration

Sat

Apr. 22

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

23

Kindergarten: Here I Come!

Mon

May 1

6-7:30 p.m.

24

Trivia Night: Harry Potter

Tue

May 2

7-8 p.m.

18

Spring Fling Family Prom

Sat

May 6

2-4 p.m.

16

Button Jewelry

Mon

Mar. 6

7-8 p.m.

18

Pizza and Pages

Fri

Mar. 10, Apr. 7, May 19

4:30-5:15 p.m.

26

Mar. 15

6:30-8:45 p.m.

22

Teens Wednesday Night Movie: “Queen of Katwe” Project Prom

Wed

Mar. 17-19

Times Vary

21

Escape @ the Library

Fri-Sun Wed

Mar. 29

10 a.m-8 p.m.

18

Earth Day Celebration

Sat

Apr. 22

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

23

Trivia Night: Harry Potter

Tue

May 2

7-8 p.m.

18

Get Great Deals and Earn Free Gift Cards with Swagbucks

Thu

Mar. 2

6-7:30 p.m.

23

Your House History Conversation Group

Mon

Mar. 6, Apr. 3, May 1

6-7 p.m.

23

Living With Alzheimer’s

Wed

Mar. 8, Apr. 12, May 10

1-3 p.m.

25

Wednesday Night Movie: “Queen of Katwe”

Wed

Mar. 15

6:30-8:45 p.m.

22

Franklin Page Turners Book Discussion Group

Mon

Mar. 20, Apr. 17, May 15

6:30-8 p.m.

26

Vintage Needle Holder

Mon

Mar. 27

6:30-8 p.m.

19

Escape @ the Library

Wed

Mar. 29

10 a.m-8 p.m.

18

Energy Deficiency: Why, How and What Do We Do About It?

Thu

Mar. 30

6:30-8 p.m.

25

Food Preservation 101

Wed

Apr. 5, Apr. 18, May 17, May 31

6-7:30 p.m.

23 & 24

Composting 101

Wed

Apr. 19

6-7 p.m.

24

Craft Closet Clean Out

Wed

Apr. 19

6-7:30 p.m.

19

Earth Day Celebration

Sat

Apr. 22

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

23

Adults

Military Reads

Sat

Apr. 29

1-2 p.m.

26

Kindergarten: Here I Come!

Mon

May 1

6-7:30 p.m.

24

Gardening with Color Throughout the Seasons

Tue

May 2

6:30-8 p.m.

24

Trivia Night: Harry Potter

Tue

May 2

7-8 p.m.

18

How to Manage and Protect Your Online Passwords

Wed

May 3

6-7:30 p.m.

24

Wednesday Night Movie: “La La Land”

Wed

May 10

6:30-8:45 p.m.

22


Trafalgar Branch At-A-Glance PROGRAM Children

DAY

DATE(S)

TIME

PAGE

Preschool Storytime

Thu

Mar. 2 - Apr. 27

10-11 a.m

14

H-Club

Thu

Mar. 2 - May 25

10-11 a.m

27

Take Flight

Fri

Mar. 3

4:30-5:30 p.m.

15

Toddler Tales

Tue

Mar. 7 - Apr. 25

10:30-11 a.m.

14

You Are the Scientist

Tue

Mar. 7, Apr. 11, May 16

4:30-5:30 p.m.

15

HERstory Time!

Wed

Mar. 8

6:30-7:30 p.m.

14

Altered Book Art

Mon

Mar. 13

6:30-7:30 p.m.

19

Artsy Fartsy: Lois Ehlert

Tue

Mar. 14

4:30-5:30 p.m.

19

Celebrate Women’s History Month: The Rev. Jackie Means

Thu

Mar. 16

6-7 p.m.

23

Family Fun Night: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Mon

Mar. 20

6:30-7:30 p.m.

18

Are You You the Next Michelangelo?

Thu

Mar. 23

4-5 p.m.

23

Block Party

Wed

Mar. 29, Apr. 26, May 31

6:30-7:30 p.m.

18

Dino Science

Tue

Apr. 4

4:30-5:30 p.m.

15

Celebrate National Siblings Day!

Mon

Apr. 10

6-7 p.m.

18

Family Fun Night: Life Size Games

Mon

Apr. 17

6:30-7:30 p.m.

18

Earth Day Movie: “The Lorax”

Wed

Apr. 19

6-7:30 p.m.

22

May the Fourth Be With You!

Thu

May 4

3 p.m.

20

Prairie Science

Tue

May 9

4:30-5:30 p.m.

16

Muffins With Mom

Fri

May 12

4-5 p.m.

21

Wed

May 17

6-7:30 p.m.

22

Thu

Mar. 16

4:30-5:30 p.m.

18

Pajama Movie Night: “Finding Dory”

Teens Superfight Celebrate Women’s History Month: The Rev. Jackie Means

Thu

Mar. 16

6-7 p.m.

23

Photo Crafts

Thu

Apr. 6

4:30-5:30 p.m.

20

Celebrate National Siblings Day!

Mon

Apr. 10

6-7 p.m.

18

Blackout Poetry

Wed

Apr. 12

6:30-7:30 p.m.

19

Tue

Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2

6-7:30 p.m.

18

Mini-Pallet Coasters

Thu

Mar. 9

6-7:30 p.m.

18

Handmade Happy Hour

Wed

Mar. 15, Apr. 19, May 17

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

19

Adults Wreath of the Month Club

Celebrate Women’s History Month: The Rev. Jackie Means

Thu

Mar. 16

6-7 p.m.

23

Prism Light Mason Jars

Thu

Mar. 23

6-7:30 p.m.

19

Novels & Nosh

Tue

Mar. 28, Apr. 25, May 30

6-7:30 p.m.

26

Financial Literacy: Tax Time Topics

Thu

Apr. 6

6-7:30 p.m.

23

Poet Nancy Pulley of Brick Street Poetry

Tue

Apr. 11

6-7 p.m.

22

Watercolor Cherry Blossoms

Thu

Apr. 13

6-7:30 p.m.

19

Love Our Home: Organic Gardening

Tue

Apr. 18

6-7:30 p.m.

24

Spice Up Your Life: DIY Herb Garden Cans

Tue

May 9

6-7:30 p.m.

20

Dealing With Anxiety

Tue

May 23

6-7 p.m.

25

Have a Healthy Barbecue

Thu

May 25

6-7:30 p.m.

25

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White River Branch At-A-Glance PROGRAM Children

DAY

Homeschool Hangout

Wed

Mar. 1, Apr. 5 , May 3

10:30-11:30 a.m.

27

Preschool Storytime

Thu

Mar. 2 - Apr. 27

10-11 a.m.

14

Saturday Storytime

Sat

Mar. 4, Apr. 1, May 6

10-10:30 a.m.

14

Preschool Science

Fri

Mar. 3, Apr. 7, May 5

10:30-11:30 a.m.

15

Play, Baby, Play

Mon

Mar. 6, Apr. 3, May 1

10-11 a.m.

18

Wonderful Ones

Tue

Mar. 7-Apr. 25

9:30-10 a.m.

14

Terrific Twos

Tue

Mar. 7-Apr. 25

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

14

Fairy Houses

Tue

Mar. 7

4:30-5:15 p.m.

18

Seuss Celebration

Thu

Mar. 9

4:30-5:15 p.m.

21

Tot Art

Fri

Mar. 10, Apr. 14, May 12

10:30-11:30 a.m.

18

Amazing Robots

Sat

Mar. 11

12-3 p.m.

15

Mon

Mar. 13, Apr. 10, May 8

6-8 p.m.

26

Block Party

Tue

Mar. 14, Apr. 11, May 9

4:30-5:15 p.m.

18

Crafty Crafters

Wed

Mar. 15 , Apr. 19, May 17

4:30-5:15 p.m.

19

Tales for Tails

DATE(S)

TIME

PAGE

ISO Teddy Bear Concert Series

Sat

Mar. 18

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

22

Discovery Lab

Tue

Mar. 21, Apr. 18, May 16

4:30-5:15 p.m.

15

Fri

“Beauty and the Beast” Party

Mar. 24

2:30-3:30 p.m.

21

Messy Art

Mon

Mar. 27, Apr. 24

4:30-5:15 p.m.

19

Kindergarten Skills

Tue

Mar. 28, Apr. 25, May 30

4:30-5:15 p.m.

23

Playdough Party!

Sat

Apr. 22

10-11 a.m.

19

Kindergarten: Here I Come!

Thu

May 4

6-7:30 p.m.

24

Free Comic Book Day

Sat

May 6

2-4 p.m.

21

Birds of Prey with Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators

Sat

May 13

1-2 p.m.

22

Preschoolers Busy Bag Party

Tue

May 23

4:30-5:30 p.m.

21

Teens Safe Sitter

Sat

Mar. 4

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

25

Mon

Mar. 6

6:30-8 p.m.

15

Sat

Mar. 11

12-3 p.m.

15

Wed

Mar. 15

6:30 p.m.

19

Animeniacs Club

Thu

Mar. 30, Apr. 27, May 25

3:30 p.m.

27

Craft Night: Map Necklaces

Wed

Apr. 26

6:30-8 p.m.

19

Fri-Sun

Apr. 7-9

Times Vary

21

Sat

May 6

2-4 p.m.

21

Makey Makey: Music Amazing Robots Craft Night: Yarn Birds

Project Prom Free Comic Book Day Birds of Prey with Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators

Sat

May 13

1-2 p.m.

22

Wed

May 24

6:30-8 p.m.

20

Craft Night: Yarn Birds

Wed

Mar. 15

6:30-8 p.m.

19

Monday Night Book Club

Mon

Mar. 20, Apr. 17, May 15

7-8 p.m.

26

STEM for Adults: Lawn Science with Dick Huber

Thu

Mar. 23

6:30 p.m.

15

Book Discussions

Wed

Mar. 29, Apr. 26, May 31

1:30-3:30 p.m.

26

Cake Decorating Techniques with To The Nines Restaurant

Tue

Apr. 11

6-7:30 p.m.

23

STEM for Adults: Solar Energy, Yes You Can!

Thu

Apr. 13

6:30-8 p.m.

16

So They Will Know My Wishes

Sat

Apr. 15

1-3 p.m.

23

Keep Your Mind Sharp with Brain Games

Tue

Apr. 18

6-7:30 p.m.

25

Craft Night: Map Necklaces

Wed

Apr. 26

6:30-8 p.m.

19

Money Smart Week: Get Out of Debt in Nine Years

Thu

Apr. 27

6-7:30 p.m.

24

Kindergarten: Here I Come!

Thu

May 4

6-7:30 p.m.

24

Free Comic Book Day

Sat

May 6

2-4 p.m.

21

Wed

May 10

6:30-7:30 p.m.

23

Birds of Prey with Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators

Sat

May 13

1-2 p.m.

22

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

Tue

May 23

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

25

Craft Night: Paint Your Pet

Wed

May 24

6:30-8 p.m.

20

Craft Night: Paint Your Pet

Adults

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Babies

Children of All Ages

Bouncing Babies

Saturday Storytime

Toddlers

Pajama Storytime

Babies (birth-12 months); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome [FRB] Franklin Branch Wed / Mar. 1, Apr. 5 and May 3 / 9:30-10:30 a.m. Babies will enjoy stories, music, nursery rhymes and fun all from the comfort of their caregiver’s lap.

Wonderful Ones

Toddlers (ages 1-3); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome [FRB] Franklin Branch: EVERY Thu / Mar. 2-Apr. 27 / 9:30-10 a.m. [WRB] White River Branch: EVERY Tue / Mar. 7-Apr. 25 / 9:30-10 a.m. Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more during this early literacy storytime each week. Designed for 1-year-olds and their caregivers.

Terrific Twos

Toddlers (ages 1-3); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: EVERY Thu / Mar. 2-May 25 / 10:30-11:15 a.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch: EVERY Thu / Mar. 2-Apr. 27 / 10:30-11:15 a.m. [WRB] White River Branch: EVERY Tue / Mar. 7-Apr. 25 / 10:15-10:45 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m. Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more during this early literacy storytime each week. Designed for 2-year-olds and their caregivers.

Toddler Tales

Toddlers (ages 18 months-3 years) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch: EVERY Tue / Mar.7-Apr.25 / 10:30-11 a.m. Enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes with your little ones. Designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers.

Preschoolers Preschool Storytime

Preschoolers (ages 3-5) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch: EVERY Thu / Mar. 2-Apr. 27 / 10-11 a.m. [WRB] White River Branch: EVERY Thu / Mar. 2-Apr. 27 / 10-11 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: EVERY Tue / Mar. 7-May 30 / 10:30-11:15 a.m. Child’s Caregiver Required [FRB] Franklin Branch: EVERY Tue / Mar. 7-Apr. 25 / 10:30-11:15 a.m. and 1:30-2:15 p.m. Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome Have fun and be creative! Encourage a love of reading and enjoy crafts, songs and fingerplays too.

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome [WRB] White River Branch: Sat / Mar. 4, Apr. 1 and May 6 / 10-10:30 a.m. The whole family is welcome for stories, rhymes and songs. Kids will take home a craft. [FRB] Franklin Branch: Sat / Mar. 25 and May 20 / 10-10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories and songs with your family. Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome [FRB] Franklin Branch: Mon / Mar. 13 and Apr. 10 / 7-7:30 p.m. Snuggle together in your favorite PJs as we share a half-hour of stories, songs and rhymes before heading home to have sweet dreams of this fun family storytime.

HERstory Time!

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Families Welcome [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Wed / Mar. 8 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Celebrate International Women’s Day (and Women’s History Month) as a family with stories of brave, intelligent and pioneering women.

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Easter Egg Storytime

Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome [FRB] Franklin Branch Tue / Apr. 11 / 10:30-11:15 a.m. and 1:30-2:15 p.m. Join us for stories and a craft followed by an egg hunt in the Children’s Department just for preschoolers.

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Preschool Science

Preschoolers (ages 3-5) [WRB] White River Branch Fri / Mar. 3, Apr. 7, May 5 / 10:30-11:30 a.m. Explore the world of science through stories, hands-on learning and fun.

Take Flight

School Age (ages 5-11) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Fri / Mar. 3 / 4:30-5:30 p.m. Learn about famous aviators Amelia Earhart and Bessie Coleman- then become one yourself. We’ll make paper airplanes and race around the library.

Makey Makey: Music

Grades 5-12 [WRB] White River Branch Mon / Mar. 6 / 6:30-8 p.m. Build a banana piano or become a human drum. Orchestrate and invent with the library’s Makey Makey circuit boards during Teen Tech Week.

You Are the Scientist

School Age (ages 5-11) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Tue / Mar. 7 / 4:30-5:30 p.m. Be a Chemist: What does a chemist do at work? Perform experiments and explore the work of chemists like Marie Curie who discovered a new element or Reatha Clark King, who contributed important research to NASA. Tue / Apr. 11 / 4:30-5:30 p.m. Be A Physicist: What does a physicist do at work? Perform experiments and explore the work of physicists like Isaac Newton and Katharine Burr Blodgett, the first woman to get her PhD from Cambridge and discover a way to measure things you can’t see. Tue / May 16 / 4:30-5:30 p.m. Be An Archaeologist: What does an archaeologist do at work? Perform experiments and explore the work of archaeologists like Gertrude Bell who was also a spy, and Howard Carter, who discovered King Tut’s tomb.

Full STEAM Ahead

School Age (ages 5-11) [FRB] Franklin Branch Wed / Mar. 8, Apr. 12 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Encounter a new STEAM adventure each month as we explore projects combining science, technology, engineering, art and math in a creative, hands-on experience.

Creation Station

All Ages; Families Welcome [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Thu / Mar. 9, Apr. 13, May 11 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Build, craft and create with LEGO bricks, Strawbees and more in a minimakerspace. Stop by each month to make anything you can imagine.

Preschool Edible Science

Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Fri / Mar. 10, Apr. 14, May 12 / 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Preschoolers, step into the library kitchen and see what’s on the menu! We’ll taste, learn and have fun as we experiment with hands-on kitchen science.

Amazing Robots

All Ages [WRB] White River Branch Sat / Mar. 11 / 12-3 p.m. In honor of Teen Tech Week, observe, explore and marvel at the amazing inventions of Red Alert 1741, the award-winning Robotics Team from Center Grove High School.

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STEAM Workshop

School Age (ages 5-11) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Thu / Mar. 16, Apr. 20, May 18 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Work out your science, technology, engineering, art and math skills with challenges to get you tinkering, imagining, building and problem-solving.

Discovery Lab

School Age (ages 5-11) [WRB] White River Branch Tue / Mar. 21, Apr. 18, May 16 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Build your 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.

STEM for Adults: Lawn Science with Dick Huber

Adults (ages 18+) [WRB] White River Branch Thu / Mar. 23 / 6:30-8 p.m. Master Gardener Dick Huber is a lawn expert. He’ll show you not only what to do but when to do it to get your best lawn. It’s easier than you think! Registration recommended but not required.

Tinker Tots

Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required [FRB] Franklin Branch Fri / Mar. 24, Apr. 21 / 10:30-11:15 a.m. Explore, create and learn through interactive STEAM activities for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

Inventions for All

School Age (ages 5-11) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Sat / Mar. 25 / 2-3 p.m. Jump into Women’s History Month with a celebration of women and their great ideas. Explore inventions, patents and some women who can inspire us all to think outside the box.

Musical Trash

School Age (ages 5-11) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Thu / Mar. 30 / 3-4 p.m. Get in the reusing and re-purposing mood as Alley from the Johnson County Recycling District teaches us what can be recycled or left in the trash with this fun-filled game of musical chairs.

Space Lab: Drones

Late Elementary (ages 8-11), Teens (ages 12-17) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Sat / Apr. 1 / 10-11:30 a.m. 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 test your piloting skills! Registration ends March 18.

Dino Science

School Age (ages 5-11) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Tue / Apr. 4 / 4:30-5:30 p.m. What was the world like when dinosaurs roamed the Earth? How do we learn about dinosaurs today? Explore the world of dinosaurs and the people who study them!

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Music & Movement

STEAM STEM for Adults: Solar Energy, Yes You Can!

Adults (ages 18+) [WRB] White River Branch Thu / Apr. 13 / 6:30-8 p.m. Curious about alternative power but don’t know where to start? Johnson Melloh Solutions will show how it all works. From one panel to a larger system, there are ways to save money using clean energy. Registration recommended but not required.

Prairie Science

Preschoolers (ages 3-5), School Age (ages 5-11) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Tue / May 9 / 4:30-5:30 p.m. Every year, thousands of endangered monarch butterflies make their way through Indiana, sampling the sweet flowers that grow in our state. Get your hands dirty while planting flowers as a treat for these amazing guests.

Hop and Bop

Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required [FRB] Franklin Branch Fri / Mar. 10, Apr. 7, May 19 / 10:30-11 a.m. Let’s dance! We’ll explore different kinds of music as we experiment with movement and rhythm in this fun, high-energy program for preschoolers.

Music and Movement

Toddlers (ages 1-3), Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Wed / Mar. 15, Apr. 19, May 17 / 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Children ages 1-5 can explore the world of music and dance at the library.

Spring Fling Family Prom

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome [FRB] Franklin Branch Sat / May 6 / 2-4 p.m. Put on your dancing shoes and fanciest clothes, then bring the whole family to dance the afternoon away at this fun event. We’ll have photo opportunities, refreshments and punch and of course, music!

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Arts & Crafts

Fun & Games Block Party

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Families Welcome If you can imagine it, you can build it! Create and construct with the library’s collection of LEGO bricks each month. [FRB] Franklin Branch: Wed / Mar. 1 and Apr. 5 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch: Tue / Mar. 14, Apr. 11, May 9 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch: Wed / Mar. 29, Apr. 26, May 31 / 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Play, Baby, Play

Babies (birth-12 months); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome [WRB] White River Branch Mon / Mar. 6, Apr. 3, May 1 / 10-11 a.m. Bring your baby (birth to age 2) and explore the world together through play. You’ll share lots of fun and interactive sensory activities to stimulate their developing brains!

Superfight!

Teens (ages 12-17) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Thu / Mar. 16 / 4:30-5:30 p.m. Superfight is a hilarious card game where characters with superpowers and super problems fight. In a fight between a a T-Rex in a hamster ball versus a rabbit armed with a chainsaw, who would win?

Family Fun Night: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Mon / Mar. 20 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 2 is Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Celebrate with your family through stories, games and crafts.

Escape @ the Library

All Ages [FRB] Franklin Branch Wed / Mar. 29 / 10 a.m-8 p.m. Find hidden clues, solve puzzles and work as a team in our family-friendly escape room! Sign up for a time slot at the children’s reference desk.

Trivia Night: Superheroes

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Families Welcome [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Mon / Apr. 3 / 6-7 p.m. Blast through some tenacious trivia questions with your superpowers and win a prize!

Celebrate National Siblings Day!

Children of All Ages, Teens; Families Welcome [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Mon / Apr. 10 / 6-7 p.m. Do you have any siblings? Play some games with them in celebration of National Siblings Day!

Pine Cone Flower Wreaths

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Thu / Mar. 2 / 6-7:30 p.m. Create a colorful wreath for spring by painting pine cones to look like zinnias!

Button Jewelry

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [FRB] Franklin Branch Mon / Mar. 6 / 7-8 p.m. Buttons make beautiful earrings! LLearn how to make lovely dangle earrings featuring new and vintage buttons. Feel free to bring your button jar from home.

Fairy Houses

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Families Welcome [WRB] White River Branch Tue / Mar. 7 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Create your own fairy house to place in your home or garden.

Wreath of the Month Club

Adults (ages 18+) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Tue / Mar. 7 / 6-7:30 p.m. Tissue Paper Flowers: Get ready for spring by creating a tissue paper flower wreath to remind you that winter is coming to an end. Tue / Apr. 4 / 6-7:30 p.m. Celebrate National Library Week: Get ready to celebrate National Library week and show off your love of libraries by creating a book themed wreath. Tue / May 2 / 6-7:30 p.m. Patriotic Wreath: This month we’ll create a patriotic wreath to display at your Memorial Day barbecue.

Intro to Drawing with Mark Brayer

Teens (ages 12-17) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Wed / Mar. 8 / 6:30-8 p.m. Learn to draw with some basic techniques from famed illustrator Mark Brayer. In this all skill level program you’ll learn to break everything down into shapes, bring life and energy into your drawings and discuss the use of pencils versus computers.

Mini-Pallet Coasters

Adults (ages 18+) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Thu / Mar. 9 / 6-7:30 p.m. Rings are for fingers and phones, not coffee tables. Create a set of mini pallet coasters out of popsicle sticks.

Tot Art

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Mon / Apr. 17 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Have fun with your family playing life size games. Try out Connect 4, Jenga and Hungry Hungry Hippos!

Toddlers (ages 1-3); Child’s Caregiver Required [WRB] White River Branch Fri / Mar. 10, Apr. 14, May 12 / 10:30-11:30 a.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Fri / Mar. 17, Apr. 21, May 19 / 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Create your own masterpiece! Toddlers ages 1-3 with their caregivers can create tot-friendly art projects. Stick around after the craft for socialization and a short playtime. Please dress for a mess.

Trivia Night: Harry Potter

Creative Canvas Art

Family Fun Night: Life Size Games

All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required [FRB] Franklin Branch Tue / May 2 / 7-8 p.m. Test your Harry Potter knowledge at trivia night! Dress like your favorite characters, get sorted in to your Hogwarts house and enjoy a night of fun with other Muggles.

18 Mar / Apr / May

Adults (ages 18+) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Sat / Mar. 11 / 2-3:30 p.m. Paint away the winter blues and usher in spring by painting a flower and a ladybug. All skill levels welcome.

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

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Arts & Crafts Altered Book Art

School Age (ages 5-11), Early Elementary (ages 5-8), Late Elementary (ages 8-11) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Mon / Mar. 13 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. March is Youth Art Month! Get creative with us as our imaginations are reflected onto old book pages.

Artsy Fartsy: Lois Ehlert

School Age (ages 5-11) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Tue / Mar. 14 / 4:30-5:30 p.m. Learn about an artist, illustrator or style of art and then recreate it. We’ll get creative, get messy and have fun with the illustrations of Lois Ehlert.

Handmade Happy Hour

Adults (ages 18+) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Wed / Mar. 15, Apr. 19, May 17 / 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Bring your unfinished projects to Handmade Happy Hour to make use of the time and space and finish your creations. There will be plenty of time to socialize with other creative people as well.

Artventures

School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome [FRB] Franklin Branch Wed / Mar. 15 and Apr. 19 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Learn all about famous artists and art techniques. Try your hand at a different art activity every month. Please dress for a mess.

Crafty Crafters

School Age (ages 5-11) [WRB] White River Branch Wed / Mar. 15 , Apr. 19, May 17 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Explore your creativity thorugh fun craft projects.

Craft Night: Yarn Birds

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [WRB] White River Branch Wed / Mar. 15 / 6:30 p.m. Use yarn to create an adorable little bird. All materials provided.

Spring Break Make and Take Crafts

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Families Welcome We’re celebrating spring break with crafts! Drop in to make a selection of spring-themed crafts and get in the mood for the new spring season. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: Wed / Mar. 22 / 2-4 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch: Mon / Mar. 27 / 1-3 p.m.

Prism Light Mason Jars

Adults (ages 18+) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Thu / Mar. 23 / 6-7:30 p.m. Add some sparkle and shine to your home decor with this unique candle holder.

Messy Art

School Age (ages 5-11) [WRB] White River Branch Mon / Mar. 27, Apr. 24 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Explore the world of art through new creations each month. Please dress for a mess.

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Vintage Needle Holder

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [FRB] Franklin Branch Mon / Mar. 27 / 6:30-8 p.m. Make your own needle holder, plus one for a friend, based on a pattern used in the 18th century. We’ll drink tea and eat cookies made from a recipe your great-great-grandmother might have used!

SuperCrafters

Early Elementary (ages 5-8), Late Elementary (ages 8-11) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Tue / Mar. 28, Apr. 24, May 23 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Craft nerds unite! Kids can create masterpieces themed around their favorite sci-fi, fantasy or comic book characters.

Acrylic Painting

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Thu / Apr. 6 / 6-7:30 p.m. Learn new painting skills in this acrylic painting class taught by local instructor Kira Brant. All supplies will be provided. A $10 fee per person is payable to the presenter on the evening of the program.

Blackout Poetry

Teens (ages 12-17) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Wed / Apr. 12 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Are you a poet and don’t even know it? Find out as we use the existing words on a book page to create our own poetry!

Watercolor Cherry Blossoms

Adults (ages 18+) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Thu / Apr. 13 / 6-7:30 p.m. Celebrate the blooming of the cherry blossom trees in Washington D.C. by creating your own watercolor painting of these beautiful trees.

Craft Closet Clean Out

Adults (ages 18+) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Wed / Apr. 19 / 6-7:30 p.m. Help clear out leftover craft supplies by making some past favorites and creating new projects with old supplies!

Playdough Party!

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Families Welcome [WRB] White River Branch Sat / Apr. 22 / 10-11 a.m. Squish, slice and squash different types of playdough. What can you create?

Earth Day Crafts

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Families Welcome [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Sat / Apr. 22 / 2-4 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day by creating unique crafts from recycled materials. Drop in any time between 2-4 and start crafting!

Craft Night: Map Necklaces

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [WRB] White River Branch Wed / Apr. 26 / 6:30-8 p.m. Keep a favorite place and memory close to you by making a pendant from a map. All materials provided, but feel free to bring your own map piece.

Registration fills quickly

Mar / Apr / May 19


Arts & Crafts

Do It Yourself

Star Wars Crafts

Kids Cooking

May The Fourth Be With You!

Teen Tech Week - DIY Pac-Man Frames

Craft Closet Clean Out for Teens

Crafting with Feminism

School Age (ages 5-11) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Mon / May 1 / 6-7 p.m. Use glue sticks and Jedi mind tricks to craft some awesome Star Wars creations just in time to celebrate Star Wars Day. School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Thu / May 4 / 3 p.m. Do you love “Star Wars”?” Come celebrate “Star Wars” day with some crafts and time with your fellow Jedi! Teens (ages 12-17) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Thu / May 11 / 4-5 p.m. Help clear out leftover craft supplies by making some past favorites and creating new projects with old supplies!

Craft Night: Paint Your Pet

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [WRB] White River Branch Wed / May 24 / 6:30-8 p.m. Drop off a photo of your pet by May 17 and we’ll prepare your canvas, paint by numbers style, for you to fill in. All materials will be provided.

School Age (ages 5-11) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Tue / Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2 / 4:30-5:30 p.m. Collaborate with us on kid-friendly concoctions! We’ll all work together to make one no-bake food item and one drink each month, then taste the results. Teens (ages 12-17) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Thu / Mar. 9 / 4-5 p.m. Make an awesome arcade-inspired picture frame in honor of Teen Tech Week! All supplies will be provided. Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Tue / Mar. 21 / 6-7:30 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Celebrate Women’s History Month by making some girl-powered projects. Get crafty and make a queen bling ring, heroes of feminism finger puppets and a coat of arms banner.

Photo Crafts

Teens (ages 12-17) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Thu / Apr. 6 / 4:30-5:30 p.m. Bring in your photos to turn them into works of art. Make a watercolor portrait, silhouette or letter collage.

DIY Sewing Projects for Beginners

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Wed / Apr. 12 / 6-7:30 p.m. Sewing doesn’t have to be daunting. Learn how to make hand warmers, pencil cases, keychains and more in this easy workshop. All supplies are provided.

Spice Up Your Life: DIY Herb Garden Cans

Adults (ages 18+) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Tue / May 9 / 6-7:30 p.m. If your garden is looking a little bland this spring, add some flair with these unique herb containers made from recycled soda cans.

20 Mar / Apr / May

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Let’s Celebrate Seuss Celebration

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Families Welcome Join in the Seussational fun and help us celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with crafts, activities and stories! [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: Mon / Mar. 6 / 6-7 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch: Thu / Mar. 9 / 4:30-5:15 p.m.

Project Prom

Teens (High School age) Teens, going to the Prom but don’t have formal wear? Project Prom has you covered! Stop by to browse our selection of dresses, tuxes, shoes and accessories. If you find something, take it home for free! Project Prom is especially in need of plus size dresses! If you formal wear you’d like to donate, drop it off at any JCPL location or Sophia’s Bridal, Tux and Prom in Southport. [FRB] Franklin Branch: Fri / Mar. 17 / 3:30-6 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch: Sat / Mar. 18 / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch: Sun / Mar. 19 / 1-4 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch: Fri / Apr. 7 / 2 -5p.m. [WRB] White River Branch: Sat / Apr. 8 / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch: Sun / Apr. 9 / 1-4 p.m.

Muffins with with Mom

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Families Welcome [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Fri / May 12 / 4-5 p.m. Join us as we celebrate the moms in our lives with muffins and crafts.

Rescued Fur Friends

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Families Welcome [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Mon / May 22 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Celebrate animal rescues with stories and a visit from real canine adopted “kids.”

Preschoolers Busy Bag Party

Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome [WRB] White River Branch Tue / May 23 / 4:30-5:30 p.m. Get tips and ideas to help your child prepare for school as we make Busy Bags to take home. Based on the Every Child Ready to Read practices, we’ll be making busy bags with the themes of singing, talking, reading, writing and playing.

“Beauty and the Beast” Party

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Families Welcome [WRB] White River Branch Fri / Mar. 24 / 2:30-3:30 p.m. Be our guest as we celebrate all things “Beauty and the Beast.” Dress in costume, then enjoy snacks and activities featuring Belle and her friends. Enter for a chance to win tickets to see the new movie in theaters.

Project Prom

Poetry & Painting

Teens (ages 12-17) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Thu / Apr. 13 / 4-5 p.m. Celebrate National Poetry Month by making a unique canvas painting inspired by a poem. If you have a favorite poem, bring it with you or discover a poem to get your creativity flowing. All supplies will be provided. Grades 6-12.

Children’s Book Week

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12) Celebrate Children’s Book Week! Enter our Guess the Shredded Book Contest for a chance to win an awesome prize. Then see if you can find all of the classic children’s books hiding in the stacks in our scavenger hunt. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch [FRB] Franklin Branch [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch [WRB] White River Branch Mon / May 1-7 / During Library Hours

Cinco de Mayo: More Than Than Margaritas

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Thu / May 4 / 6-7:30 p.m. The epic battle at Puebla in 1862 led to the liberation of Mexico and helped save the United States of America. Examine the causes and the ramifications of the those who dared stand up to the mightiest force on Earth.

Teens, going to the Prom but don't have formal wear? Project Prom has you covered! Stop by to browse our selection of dresses, tuxes, shoes and accessories. Find something you like and take it home for free!

Franklin Branch 401 State St., Franklin • (317) 738-2833

Fri / Mar. 17 / 3:30-6 p.m. Sat / Mar. 18 / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun / Mar. 19 / 1-4 p.m.

White River Branch 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood • (317) 885-1330

Fri / Apr. 7 / 2-5 p.m Sat / Apr. 8 / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun / Apr. 9 / 1-4 p.m.

Free Comic Book Day

All Ages [WRB] White River Branch Sat / May 6 / 2-4 p.m. Whether you like superheroes, manga or anything in between come celebrate the annual Free Comic Book Day at the library! Show off your cosplay skills by dressing in costume for activities, crafts and a free comic book.

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

Renew Your Style!

Check Out a Prom Dress!

Project Prom is especially in need of plus size dresses! If you have formal wear you'd like to donate, drop it off at any JCPL location or Sophia's Bridal, Tux and Prom, 2025 E. Southport Rd., Indy 46227

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Mar / Apr / May 21


Enjoy the Show Wednesday Night Movie

[FRB] Franklin Branch Wed / Mar. 15 / 6:30-8:45 p.m. Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Celebrate Women in film during Women’s History Month with a screening of the film “Queen of Katwe.” A Ugandan chess prodigy traces her journey from the slums of Katwe to the top of the chess world. Rated PG. 124 min. Refreshments will be provided. Wed / May 10 / 6:30-8:45 p.m. Adults (ages 18+) Enjoy a movie on the big screen. Showing: “La La Land,” an award-winning story of a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. Rated PG-13. 128 min. Refreshments provided.

ISO Teddy Bear Concert Series

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12) Families Welcome The music at these concerts is basedon stories written by ISO violinist Victoria Griswold. These performances willintroduce children to the stringedinstruments of the IndianapolisSymphony Orchestra throughmovement and live music. Presented by: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Associate Sponsors: PNC and Riley Children’s Health. The ISO Teddy Bear Concerts are underwritten by Friends of Ava Button. [WRB] White River Branch “The Garden Symphony”: Sat / Mar. 18 / 11 a.m.-12 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch “The Giant’s Violin”: Sat / Apr. 1 / 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Spring Break Movie Matinee

All Ages [FRB] Franklin Branch Fri / Mar. 31 / 2:30-4:30 p.m. Celebrate spring break at the library as we show Disney’s “Moana” on the big screen. Refreshments will be provided.

Poet Nancy Pulley of Brick Street Poetry

Adults (ages 18+) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Tue / Apr. 11 / 6-7 p.m. Nancy Pulley, a graduate of Indiana Central College—now the University of Indianapolis, has had poems appear in several journals and publications. She has been a recipient of an Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant in Poetry. She has published two poetry chapbooks and in 2014, a full length poetry book, Warren Avenue, published by Chatterhouse Press.

Earth Day Movie: “The Lorax”

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Families Welcome [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Wed / Apr. 19 / 6-7:30 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day with Dr. Seuss’ classic, “The Lorax.” We’ll read the book, watch the movie and learn how to care for our own Truffula trees. Snacks will be provided. Rated PG. 93 min. Children under the age of seven must be accompanied by an adult.

“The Notebook” Novel and Movie Discussion at The Artcraft Theatre

Adults (ages 18+) The Artcraft Cottage, 49 E. Madison St., Franklin, IN 46131 Fri / Apr. 21 / 6-10 p.m. The Historic Artcraft Theatre is hosting the second movie in their “Reel Women, Vintage Wine” series with a screening of “The Notebook” (2004). Come to The Artcraft Cottage (49 E. Madison Street directly behind the Willard) before the show at 6 p.m to discuss Nicholas Sparks’ book and receive early access to theatre seating for the movie (the movie begins at 7:30). Directly after the film, join a book to film comparison at The Willard. To register for the book discussion, sign up online at www.pageafterpage.org or at any JCPL branch. Tickets for the movie are NOT included. They may be purchased at the Artcraft Theatre or at http://www. historicartcrafttheatre.org/. Movie tickets for this evening are $10 which includes either a glass of wine or small popcorn.

“To Kill a Mockingbird” Novel and Movie Discussion at The Artcraft Theatre

Adults (ages 18+) The Artcraft Cottage, 49 E. Madison St., Franklin, IN 46131 Fri / Apr. 28 / 6-10 p.m. The most beloved and widely read Pulitzer Prize Winner now comes vividly alive on the screen! The Historic Artcraft Theatre is screening the classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962). Come to The Artcraft Cottage (49 E. Madison Street directly behind the Willard) before the show at 6:00pm to discuss Harper Lee’s classic novel and receive early access to theatre seating for the movie (the movie begins at 7:30). Directly after the film, join a book to film comparison at The Willard. The first 20 patrons to register will receive a complimentary ticket to the movie at the book discussion.

Birds and Birds of Prey with Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators

All Ages Sat / May 13 / 1-2 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Join educators from Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators on a fun, fast-paced visit to the world of birds and Birds of Prey. You’ll meet the most amazing creatures, and the awesome part is these birds live right here in Indiana!

Pajama Movie Night: “Finding Dory”

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12; ); Families Welcome [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Wed / May 17 / 6-7:30 p.m. Bring the whole family and watch as Dory, Marlin and Nemo head to California to reunite Dory with her long-lost family. Snacks will be provided. Rated PG. 103 mins. Children under the age of seven must be accompanied by an adult.

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The Local Connection Celebrate Women’s History Month: The Rev. Jackie Means

All Ages Families Welcome [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Thu / Mar. 16 / 6-7 p.m. On January 1, 1977, Rev. Jackie Means became the first woman to be regularly ordained by the Episcopal Church in the United States in Indianapolis. Join us as she talks about what it means to be a part of history.

Earth Day Celebration

All Ages Province Park and the Urban Forest (Franklin) Sat / Apr. 22 / 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Join the Johnson County Planet Partners for a free celebration of Earth Day! The event will be held at Province Park and the Urban Forest in Franklin. Enjoy family-friendly environmental projects, tree giveaways, food vendors and more!

Learn Something New Get Great Deals and Earn Free Gift Cards with Swagbucks

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [FRB] Franklin Branch Thu / Mar. 2 / 6-7:30 p.m. Swagbucks is a website that allows you to perform tasks which earn you virtual Swagbucks that can redeemed for gift cards! Patric Welch (a.k.a. Mr. Noobie) will tell you how he used Swagbucks to earn hundreds of dollars in gift cards & freebies along the way.

Are You You the Next Michelangelo?

School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Thu / Mar. 23 / 4-5 p.m. In celebration of Youth Art Month, we’ll learn about artistic greats Michelangelo and Seurat. Then we’ll use their methods to create our own works of art!

Historical Markers of Johnson County: A Virtual Tour

Kindergarten Skills

Your House History Conversation Group

Food Preservation: Home Food Canning 101

Adults (ages 18+) [WRB] White River Branch Wed / May 10 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Take a virtual tour of some of our County’s historical spots and learn more about Johnson unty’County’s past. Pick up maps and plan your own driving tour! Registration recommended but not required. Adults (ages 18+) [FRB] Franklin Branch Mon / Mar. 6, Apr. 3, May 1 / 6-7 p.m. Want to learn more about the history of your house? Then 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.

Preschoolers (ages 3-5) [WRB] White River Branch Tue / Mar. 28, Apr. 25, May 30 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Is your child going to kindergarten next August? Get ready by finding out what’s expected through stories and activities. Kids and parents are welcome to attend together. Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [FRB] Franklin Branch Wed / Apr. 5 / 6-7:30 p.m. Want to learn how to safely can fruits and vegetables? Whether you are a beginner or experienced food preserver, you can learn the latest canning techniques recommended by the USDA. Taught by Purdue Extension Educator, Stacey (Faith) Grogg.

Financial Literacy: Tax Time Topics

Adults (ages 18+) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Thu / Apr. 6 / 6-7:30 p.m. Don’t know what to do with your tax refund? Josh DeArmitt, CFP®, from DeArmitt Financial Group will give a timely presentation on tax refunds and retirement topics.

Cake Decorating Techniques with To The Nines Restaurant

Adults (ages 18+) [WRB] White River Branch Tue / Apr. 11 / 6-7:30 p.m. Learn buttercream piping and decorating techniques with students from Central Nine Career Center’s To The Nines Restaurant. Participants will rotate through stations to practice mixing icing, script, and decorating techniques. Each participant will leave with a set of piping tips & a pastry bag. All supplies will be provided. Cost is $10 per participant.

So They Will Know My Wishes

Adults (ages 18+) [WRB] White River Branch Sat / Apr. 15 / 2-3 p.m. What kind of medical care would you want if you were too ill or hurt to express your wishes? Learn about legal documents that allow you to explain your decisions about end-of-life care for your family, friends and health care professionals.

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Registration fills quickly

Mar / Apr / May 23


Learn Something New Food Preservation: Pickling 101

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [FRB] Franklin Branch Tue / Apr. 18 / 6-7:30 p.m. Want to learn about pickling fruits and vegetables? Whether you are a beginner or experienced food preserver, you can learn the latest pickling techniques recommended by the USDA. Taught by Purdue Extension Educator, Stacey (Faith) Grogg.

Love Our Home: Organic Gardening

Adults (ages 18+) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Tue / Apr. 18 / 6-7:30 p.m. If you find the smell of rich earth invigorating, wait and see how your plants will like it. Learn the philosophy behind organic gardening as well as tips and tricks that will make your garden bloom with healthier food and plants.

Composting 101

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [FRB] Franklin Branch Wed / Apr. 19 / 6-7 p.m. Just in time for Earth Day, an expert from the Johnson County Soil and Water District will present a basic composting class focusing on soil health, what/how to compost and vermicomposting.

Money Smart Week: Get Out of Debt in Nine Years

Adults (ages 18+) [WRB] White River Branch Thu / Apr. 27 / 6-7:30 p.m. Rick Gard from Community Outreach for Financial Education (COFFE) will discuss how to be completely debt-free in nine years or less, including your mortgage, without spending any more money than you are right now.

Kindergarten: Here I Come!

Adults (ages 18+), Children going into kindergarten; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome Bring your child to this fun, free and interactive event to learn about kindergarten readiness. Guest speakers will share all the information you need to know to get your child on the road to kindergarten success. [FRB] Franklin Branch: Mon / May 1 / 6-7:30 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch: Thu / May 4 / 6-7:30 p.m.

Kindergarten Readiness

Adults (ages 18+) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Sat / May 13 / 2-3 p.m. Parents, get your preschoolers ready to start Kindergarten with hands-on lessons and take-home goodie bags to practice critical school-readiness skills at home.

Food Preservation: Dehydrating 101

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [FRB] Franklin Branch Wed / May 17 / 6-7:30 p.m. Want to learn about dehydrating fruits & vegetables? Whether you are a beginner or experienced food preserver, learn the latest dehydrating techniques recommended by the USDA. Taught by Purdue Extension Educator, Stacey (Faith) Grogg.

Bees, Please

School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Sat / May 20 / 2-3 p.m. We’ll be buzzy at the library! See (and taste) what bees can do for you. It’s pretty sweet!

Five Legitimate Ways to Make Money On Your Own Time

Adults (ages 18+) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Thu / May 25 / 6-7:30 p.m. Patric Welch (a.k.a. Mr. Noobie) will demonstrate five brand new 100 percent legitimate ways you can make money on your own time and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Food Preservation: Jellies and Jams 101

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [FRB] Franklin Branch Wed / May 31 / 6-7:30 p.m. Want to learn about making jellies and jams with your produce? Whether you are a beginner or experienced food preserver, you can learn the latest jelly and jam making techniques. Join the Purdue Extension Educator Stacey (Faith) Grogg.

Gardening with Color Throughout the Seasons

Adults (ages 18+) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Tue / May 2 / 6:30-8 p.m. Learn how to add more color in your garden all season long from Johnson County Purdue Extension Educator, Sarah Hanson. She will share ways to have a more colorful flower garden so you can enjoy the beauty from spring to summer to fall.

How to Manage and Protect Your Online Passwords

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [FRB] Franklin Branch Wed / May 3 / 6-7:30 p.m. Using the same password is risky and could expose your online accounts to hacking or identify theft. Patric Welch (a.k.a. Mr. Noobie) will cover strategies to create strong, unique passwords without having to remember any complicated passwords.

Sewing Together

Late Elementary (ages 8-11), Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Sat / May 6 / 2-3 p.m. Parent and child teams will work on some basic sewing skills to decorate canvas bags. Please bring in a bag of your color and size choice.

24 Mar / Apr / May

The Adult Learning Center provides free tutoring services to adult residents of the Johnson County area, focusing on English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education. Tutoring is provided by volunteers and ALC staff in both one-on-one and small group settings. Call Wendy at (317) 738-4677 for more info. 49 E. Monroe St., Franklin, IN 46131

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

Registration fills quickly


Health & Wellness Safe Sitter

Effective Communication Strategies for Alzheimer’s

Teens (ages 11-16) [WRB] White River Branch Sat / Mar. 4 / 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Safe Sitter is a babysitting course recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It teaches 11-16 year olds how to be safe and nurturing caregivers and to handle emergencies. Please bring a sack lunch. $25.00 is due on the day of class.

Adults (ages 18+) [FRB] Franklin Branch Wed / May 10 / 1-3 p.m. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress, their use of words is lost. Families need new ways to connect. Explore how communication takes place and learn new strategies to help connect and communicate.

Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s

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

Adults (ages 18+) [FRB] Franklin Branch Wed / Mar. 8 / 1-3 p.m. This introductory program provides attendees with an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s and what to do if they or someone they know has signs of the disease.

Non-Toxic Living

Adults (ages 18+) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Wed / Mar. 15 / 6-7 p.m. Learn how to reduce your toxic load, starting with your home!

Energy Deficiency: Why, How and What Do We Do About It?

Adults (ages 18+) [FRB] Franklin Branch Thu / Mar. 30 / 6:30-8 p.m. Most people feel they don’t get enough sleep and lack energy. This program will look at how your diet, emotions and activities affect your energy levels. Discover how to regain lost energy levels.

Building a Healthy Salad

Adults (ages 18+) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Mon / Apr. 10 / 6-7 p.m. April is National Garden Month! Learn tips on how to create delicious and nutritious salads from Stacey (Faith) Grogg of Purdue Extension.

Mindfulness Meditation

Adults (ages 18+) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Tue / Apr. 11 / 6-7:30 p.m. Interested in mindfulness? Spend an hour learning some simple techniques to introduce you to mindfulness, a tool for battling stress, increasing happiness and producing calm.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Adults (ages 18+) [FRB] Franklin Branch Wed / Apr. 12 / 1-3 p.m. Develop better habits for living a healthy lifestyle. Proper brain and heart health can contribute to the possible risk reduction of diseases and can ultimately lead to a longer and healthier life.

Keep Your Mind Sharp with Brain Games

Adults (ages 18+) Playing games is a great way to keep your mind sharp. Patric Welch (a.k.a. Mr. Noobie) will demonstrate several games you can play on the internet or any device that will challenge your thinking and improve your brain’s cognitive ability. [WRB] White River Branch: Tue / Apr. 18 / 6-7:30 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: Tue / May 16 / 6-7:30 p.m.

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Adults (ages 17 and up) [WRB] White River Branch Tue / May 23 / 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Roll up your sleeve while you read! All blood types are urgently needed. Refreshments provided. Ages 17 and up. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Dealing With Anxiety

Adults (ages 18+) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Tue / May 23 / 6-7 p.m. Facing the pressures of life can cause anxiety. From worry to panic attacks, conditions that create anxiety range from bothersome to debilitating. Debbie Dukate, MA, from Kenosis Franklin Counseling, will present tips to help combat anxiety.

Have a Healthy Barbecue

Adults (ages 18+) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Thu / May 25 / 6-7:30 p.m. What’s one of the best activities for this time of the year? BBQs! They’re a great way to get together and eat good food. There are ways we can make them healthier. Stacey (Faith) Grogg from Purdue Extension will provide tips and recipes.

Connect with JCPL Besides being dedicated library staff, our team also has knowledge and expertise in lots of subjects. For some, it’s a hobby. For others, it’s part of their job. Connect with our staff to learn more and ask questions online and via email. Together we’ll explore new places around Johnson County, find a family member on your family tree, learn about social media, try some healthy recipes, find your next great read and much more!

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Book Lovers Franklin Page Turners Book Discussion Group

Rockin’ Reads

Adults (ages 18+) Music lovers and bibliophiles unite! Each month we’ll read a different music biography and watch accompanying concert clips and have discussions over both. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Wed / Mar. 1 / 6-7:30 p.m.: “Just Kids” by Patti Smith Wed / Apr. 5 / 6-7:30 p.m.: “Kansas City Lightning” by Stanley Crouch Wed / May 3 / 6-7:30 p.m.: “Light My Fire: My Life with The Doors” by Ray Manzarek

Meet the Author: Kimberly Hoffman

All Ages [FRB] Franklin Branch Sat / Mar. 4 / 2-3 p.m. Author Kimberly Hoffman will read her new book, “Emma’s Dancing Day,” conduct an interactive ballet demonstration, and talk through the author process. Books will be available for purchase.

Stout Stories

Adults (ages 21+) Don’t choose between book club and happy hour! Whether you’re a milleni-“ale” or an older “vintage,” together we’ll put the “pub” in public library. Please read and drink responsibly. To obtain a copy of the book contact one of our librarians. Taxman Brewing, 13 S Baldwin St, Bargersville, IN 46106 Mon / Mar. 6 / 6:30-8 p.m.: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon Planetary Brewing, 188 S Madison Ave., Greenwood, IN 46142 Mon / Apr. 3 / 6:30-8 p.m.: “1984” by George Orwell Mashcraft Brewing, 1140 IN-135, Greenwood, IN 46142 Mon / May 1 / 6:30-8 p.m.: “The Yellow Birds” by Kevin Powers

Pizza and Pages

Teens (ages 12-17) We’ll discuss the book while enjoying pizza and other goodies. Pick up a copy of this month’s book at the children’s reference desk. [FRB] Franklin Branch Fri / Mar. 10 / 4:30-5:15 p.m.: “Graceling” by Kristin Cashore: Fri / Apr. 7 / 4:30-5:15 p.m.: “The Lightning Thief ” by Rick Riordan: Fri / May 19 / 4:30-5:15 p.m.: “Hate List” by Jennifer Brown:

Tales for Tails

School Age (ages 5-11) [WRB] White River Branch Mon / Mar. 13, Apr. 10, May 8 / 6-8 p.m. Improve your reading skills and enjoy time with a registered Pet Partners dog. Sign up for a 15-minute session at the Children’s Reference Desk or call 317-885-1330. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Mon / Mar. 20, Apr. 17, May 8 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. 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.

Snacks and Stories

School Age (ages 5-11) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Sat / Mar. 18, Apr. 15, May 27 / 2-3 p.m. Explore and share stories together while enjoying book-related snacks and crafts.

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Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [FRB] Franklin Branch If you love to read and chat about books, join us as we discuss each month’s book. We’ll share ideas and insights in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Borrow a copy at the reference desk. Mon / Mar. 20 / 6:30-8 p.m.: “One Thousand White Women: The Journals of Mary Dodd” by Jim Fergus Mon / Apr. 17 / 6:30-8 p.m.: “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion Mon / May 15 / 6:30-8 p.m.: “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng

Monday Night Book Club

Adults (ages 18+) Discuss a book in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Come once, a few times a year, or every month! [WRB] White River Branch Mon / Mar. 20 / 7-8 p.m.: “The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat,” with a special Skype appearance by author Edward Moore! Mon / Apr. 17 / 7-8 p.m.: “Territory” by Tricia Fields Mon / May 15 / 7-8 p.m.: “Ghost of Black Mountain” by Ann Hite

Novels & Nosh

Adults (ages 18+) Have a book that you just can’t stop talking about? This is the book discussion for you! Maybe you’ll discover your next read. Each month we’ll discuss your favorite books on a selected theme and hear about other particpants’ favorite books. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Tue / Mar. 28 / 6-7:30 p.m.: Favorite Female Writers Tue / Apr. 25 / 6-7:30 p.m.: Rainy Day Reads Tue / May 30 / 6-7:30 p.m.: Nonfiction Reads

Afternoon Book Discussions

Adults (ages 18+) If you love talking with others about a book you’ve read, you’ll want to attend these events. Copies of the books will be available to check out the month before each meeting. [WRB] White River Branch Wed / Mar. 29 / 1:30-3:30 p.m.: “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce Wed / Apr. 26 / 1:30-3:30 p.m.: “Eighty Days” by Matthew Goodman Wed / May 31 / 1:30-3:30 p.m.: “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes

Military Reads

Adults (ages 18+) [FRB] Franklin Branch Sat / Apr. 22 / 2-4 p.m. Are you a reader of military nonfiction and the occasional military fiction book? If so, your orders are to attend the discussion for “Escaped With Honor” by Charles Layton. Books will be available at the reference desk.

Authors at JCPL: Adrian Matejka

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [FRB] Franklin Branch Sat / Apr. 29 / 1-2 p.m. Our 2017 “Authors at JCPL” program series kicks off with award-winning Hoosier poet Adrian Matejka, who will join us for a reading and discussion. Matejka’s last collection, “The Big Smoke,” was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. His new book, “Maps to the Stars,” draws from his childhood in Indianapolis in the 1980s. This program is supported by a Novel Conversations grant from Indiana Humanities.

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Join the Club Homeschool Hangout

School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome Homeschool families are invited to participate in a librarian-led activity about music, art, science, books or just plain fun. Time to socialize will follow. [WRB] White River Branch: Wed / Mar. 1, Apr. 5 , May 3 / 10:30-11:30 a.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: Thu / Mar. 23, Apr. 27, May 25 / 2-3 p.m.

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H-Club

School Age (ages 5-11) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch EVERY Thu / Mar. 2-Apr. 27 / 10-11 a.m. Homeschoolers! Join us for H-Club to hear stories, make crafts and play games.

Homeschool Hub

School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome [FRB] Franklin Branch Mon / Mar. 6 & 20, Apr. 3 & 17, May 1 / 2-3 p.m. Homeschool families, meet us at the Franklin Branch for a program series just for you! We’ll meet new people, learn something new and have a blast at each session.

Clark Pleasant Anime Club

Teens (ages 12-17) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Wed / Mar. 29, Apr. 26, May 31 / 6-7:30 p.m. Do you love reading manga? Watching anime? Creating cosplay costumes? If so, then this is the club for you! Join us on the last Wednesday of every month as we get together and watch anime, talk about manga, play ninja and hang out.

Animeniacs Club

Teens (ages 12-17) [WRB] White River Branch Thu / Mar. 30, Apr. 27, May 25 / 3:30-5 p.m. Do you love anime? Join the Animeniacs Club! We’ll meet to watch anime, talk about/draw manga and enjoy pocky.

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