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LIBRARIES TRANSFORM A Library isn’t just a building with books and other resources. The Library is the hub of the community, offering meaningful programs and services. That’s why the Johnson County Public Library offers a program each spring that helps teens find free dresses for their prom, homecoming and other special occasions. Girls attend Project Prom for a variety of reasons. Some are environmentally conscious and like the idea of re-using dresses instead of buying new. Others are budget-minded, not wanting to burden parents with an expensive prom experience. And some choose to pay it forward after prom and donate or even return their Project Prom dresses so another girl can wear it to her prom! One such budget-minded teen is 2018 Johnson County Fair Queen Hartlee Chadwell. When Hartlee was in search of the perfect dress for the Fair pageant, she discovered JCPL’s Project Prom on Facebook. While scrolling through the many dress showcased on the page, she came across a green dress and fell immediately in love with it. Then she realized the picture had been posted about a year ago. Even though the chance of getting that dress was slim, she decided to stop by and browse the racks. She visited Project Prom on the first day at our Franklin Branch last year. “As soon as I walked in, low and behold, hanging high on the wall, was that green dress!” Hartlee tried about a dozen other dresses, but in the end the green dress was the one she selected. Hartlee is proud that her dress is from the library. “Project Prom is a valuable library program because it gives young women in the community a way to find a formal dress, shoes and even jewelry, without having to spend an arm and a leg on prom,” she shared.

Johnson County Public Library

Since 1911, the Johnson County Public Library has worked toward improving the quality of life for all citizens of Johnson County, Indiana. The Johnson County Public Library is strengthening our community by connecting people, resources and experiences. The library’s new mission provides the direction for our future and communicates our purpose. From book clubs and family fun days, to author visits and storytimes, your library has a full schedule of engaging programs year-round.

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Part of the Johnson County Public Library Foundation

Philanthropy has provided programming and collection support for the Johnson County Public Library through generous donations from library patrons and residents of Johnson County since the public library was formed. The Friends of the Library and the Johnson County Public Library Foundation work together as a nonprofit organization to raise funds to support programs that encourage lifelong learning through the JCPL. In 2017, 53% of funding of all programs and events were supported by the Friends and JCPL Foundation. The Friends of JCPL raise funds through their quarterly book sales. The Friends also stock the many Little Free Libraries that are associated with JCPL StoryWalks throughout the county. The JCPL Foundation seeks donations from corporations, the local business community and other foundations and receives funding from individual donations, planned gifts and legacy bequests. Your donations or book sale purchases will support literacy initiatives like:

 Explore Summer  Authors at JCPL series  At Home in Johnson County series  1,000 Books Before Kindergarten  Programs at each library branch

You can learn more about the Friends of JCPL and the JCPL Foundation by visiting their webpage: pageafterpage.org/donate

As a part of her unofficial duties as Fair Queen, Hartlee read stories, assisted with crafts and took photos with the children during a royal storytime lead by Sarah Taylor.

Marketing and Communications Team Kristen Grills, Manager Amy Kitchen, Graphic Designer Monica Harvey, Writer/Photographer Pam Caito, Assistant

Please contact our team with questions, comments or to tell us your story at marketing@jcplin.org or at 317-738-2957.


FROM THE DIRECTOR, LISA LINTNER

Though the weather outside has been frightful at times, I hope you have found our programs delightful this winter. We really packed the calendar with exciting programming over the holidays starting with a fascinating genealogy event back in November, featuring Cherie Lowe and Retired Major General R. Martin Umbarger. You packed the house at all four of our branches (as well as our Library Service Center) to pet the baby reindeer and other animals from the North Pole. Santa and Mrs. Claus greeted dozens of children as they visited for storytimes and crafts. And we hosted our first JCPL Teen Art Contest - be sure to visit their artwork on display at our branches through April 30. During the past year, we’ve been at work preparing for the future and how to meet the needs of our growing county over the next five years and beyond. We have completed and submitted our strategic plan that will carry JCPL through 2023. In this plan, we outline our goals to expand and diversify our collections and to elevate our facilities, technology, resources and services to 21st century excellence. Our vision is to continue to build and support a community of empowered learners, enthusiastic readers and engaged citizens. We hope you share in our excitement to turn the page and start the next chapter of service. As we continue to Explore Winter at JCPL, we’re also celebrating Black History Month throughout February. When you flip through the pages, you’ll see programs with a Black History Month theme - look for the diamond symbol throughout the guide.

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Locations and Hours 4

Library Information 5

Spend Spring Break at JCPL 6

Spring StoryWalks 7

Authors at JCPL: Romance Authors 8

Authors at JCPL: Greg Iles 9

Meet Karen Emery 10

Staff Picks for Great Teen Reads 11

Beverly A. Martin Storytelling Event 12

Explore Summer 2019 13

Clark Pleasant Branch Programs 14-18

Teddy Bear Concert Series 18

Project Prom 19

Franklin Branch Programs 20-23

Trafalgar Branch Programs 24-26

Library of Things

White River Branch Programs 28-31 Friends Used Book Sale 32

What is a Library? A library is a place to connect people, resources and experiences. It’s a place where ALL people are welcome. It’s a place to learn through reading, discovering and creating. A library is a community of empowered learners, enthusiastic readers and engaged citizens.

Romance is in the air as the Historic Artcraft Theatre in Franklin transforms into the Heartcraft for the month of February as we host our first Authors at JCPL event of 2019 – a romance authors panel which includes best-selling authors Julia Quinn, Cathy Maxwell, Marie Tremayne and Vivienne Lorret. And then in March, our next Authors at JCPL guest, Greg Iles will be joining us. Be sure to read our interview with him on page 9. I’m so glad you’ve picked up our Spring Library Guide. We really do design all of our programming and select all of our resources (page 10) with YOU in mind. Hope to see you at the library, soon! Follow us on:

Cover Photo: Johnson County Fair Queen, Hartlee Chadwell–wearing a dress she selected from JCPL's Project Prom–pauses after Royal Storytime to take a princess photo with Lilah (4) and Lilly (4).

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LOCATIONS AND HOURS

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Clark Pleasant Branch

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530 Tracy Rd. , Suite 250 New Whiteland, IN 46184-9699 CPL_Ref@jcplin.org (317) 535-6206; (317) 535-6018 (Fax) Mon–Thu............. 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Fri............................ 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat.......................... 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun......................... Closed FRB

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Franklin Branch

401 State Street .Franklin, IN 46131-2561 FRL_Ref@jcplin.org (317) 738-2833; (317) 738-9635 (Fax) Mon–Thu............. 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Fri............................ 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat.......................... 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun......................... 1–5 p.m. TRB

Trafalgar Branch

NEW WHITELAND 31

WHITELAND

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424 S. Tower Street Trafalgar, IN 46181-8876 TRL_Ref@jcplin.org (317) 878-9560; (317) 878-4093 (Fax) Mon–Thu............. 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Fri............................ 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat.......................... 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun......................... Closed WRB

FRB

White River Branch

1664 Library Blvd. Greenwood, IN 46142-1563 WRL_Ref@jcplin.org (317) 885-1330; (317) 882-4117 (Fax) Mon–Thu............. 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Fri............................ 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat.......................... 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun......................... 1–5 p.m. LSC

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Library Services Center

49 E. Monroe Street Franklin, IN 46131 Administration; (317) 738-9835; (317) 738-9354 Adult Learning Center; (317) 738-4677 Marketing; (317) 738-2957 Mon–Fri................ 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

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LIBRARY INFORMATION ITEMS Audiobooks Board Games Books CDs DVDs Launchpad Tablets Lucky 7 - books Lucky 7 - DVDs Magazines

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

OVERDUE FEE 20¢ per day 20¢ per day 20¢ per day 20¢ per day 20¢ per day $1 per day 20¢ 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 a JCPL 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 JCPL. Reciprocal borrowers may place holds and check out any on-shelf item. Digital content, such as e-books, are not available to reciprocal borrowers. Visit pageafterpage.org 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.

Download Digital Content

JCPL patrons have access to our digital collections of e-books, e-audiobooks, magazines, comic books, music, movies and TV, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, using a home computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet device. For more info, visit pageafterpage.org/download.

Lucky 7

The Lucky 7 collection features popular new release books and DVDs. These titles can be checked out for 7 days and cannot be renewed or reserved. Look for Lucky 7 titles near the New Books section of your library branch.

Read Down Your Fines

Visit any reference desk and sign up to read down your fines. Every 15 minutes of reading in the library is worth $1 off your overdue fines and fees.

Ask-a-Librarian

Visit pageafterpage.org/ask-a-librarian or text 317-900-4LIB to chat live with a JCPL staff member. Receive help finding library materials, basic reference questions and instructions for using the library’s online resources.

Photo Guidelines

We are proud of the programs and events the library offers. Your photograph or video may be taken at the library and shared via social, local and other media. Please notify library staff if you or your child prefer not to be included in photos or video.

Meeting Spaces

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.

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.

Computers and Wi-Fi

Adult Learning Center (ALC)

Get Text Notifications

Computers, high speed internet, free Wi-Fi and wireless printing are available at all JCPL Branches.

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 navigating library resources.

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.

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EGGS-TRAORDINARY SCIENCE Raw, hard-boiled, colored and flying eggs will be the star of this eggs-cellent science experiment program. Please register. Children (grades K-5) White River Branch

Mon

Mar. 18

3:30-4:30 p.m.

QUILTING THE PATH TO FREEDOM Freedom quilts played an integral role in the Underground Railroad. Join us as we learn what each pattern meant and even make quilts of our own. Please register. Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome Trafalgar Branch

Mon

Mar. 18

6-7 p.m.

VIRTUAL REALITY ART PARTY Engage in art in multiple realms. Make creations with paint, paper and other craft supplies while also painting in a virtual realm. While paper and paint can limit us, in the virtual reality world the sky is the limit! Please register. Children (grades K-5) White River Branch

Tue

Mar. 19

2:30-3:30 p.m.

PAINT A DROID Need a little Star Wars in your Spring Break? Visit the library and paint a droid. Create your own or use one of our stencils. Please register. Children (grades K-5) & Teens (grades 6-12) Trafalgar Branch

Tue

Mar. 19

4:30-5:30 p.m.

BOOK REVIEWING FOR PLEASURE AND PROFIT Interested in getting your book reviews published and scoring free books in the process? Learn tips and tricks to writing successful reviews, how to get published and how to get loads of free books in the process from librarian and published book reviewer, Erin Cataldi. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults Clark Pleasant Branch

Tue

Mar. 19

6-7 p.m.

VIRTUAL SPRING BREAK Staying home for spring break? Travel wherever you'd like to go in virtual reality! All Ages

White River Branch

Wed

Mar. 20

5-6 p.m.

FORTNITE LOCK-IN Stay late in the library! We’ll be playing Fortnight, Roblox and Minecraft. Pizza and other snacks will be provided. Registration and signed parental permission slip are required. Teens must pick up a permission slip and register in-person at the library. Teens (grades 6-12) White River Branch

Fri

5-8 p.m.

LOCAL AUTHOR FAIR Meet local authors, find some great spring reads and enter to win fabulous prizes during our JCPL Local Author Fair. Stay tuned for a list of participating authors! All Ages

Clark Pleasant Branch

Sat

Mar. 23

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

SPRING BREAK BOREDOM BUSTER Stop by the library to indulge in fun activities. There will be games, crafts, snacks and much more. Please register. Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome Clark Pleasant Branch

Mon

Mar. 25

6:30-7:30 p.m.

ACRYLIC PAINTING Learn new painting skills in this acrylic painting class taught by local instructor Nicole Vaught. A $10 fee per person is payable to the presenter on the evening of the program. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults Franklin Branch

Tue

Mar. 26

6:30-8:30 p.m.

COMMUNITY YOGA This introduction to yoga class will be presented by Studio You and is tailored for beginner or intermediate yogis who want to relax, become more flexible, and have some fun. Bring a yoga mat if you have one (some available at library to borrow) and wear comfortable clothes you can move in. All ages welcome. Program will be repeated in April. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults White River Branch

Thu

Mar. 28

7:30-8:30 p.m.

SPRING BREAK CRAFTERNOON Wear an outfit for a mess, because we’ll be gluing, sculpting and cutting our way through art challenges. Please register. Children (grades K-6) White River Branch

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Mar. 22

Fri

Mar. 29

2-4 p.m.


Windisch Park StoryWalk Bargersville

Urban Forest StoryWalk Franklin Country Gate Park StoryWalk New Whiteland

Independence Park StoryWalk Greenwood

Kelsey Anne Devine StoryWalk Trafalgar Branch

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Authors at JCPL presents a

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Love is in the air

at this special Authors at JCPL event! Romance legends and New York Times best-selling authors, Julia Quinn and Cathy Maxwell, will be joined by rising stars

Join us for an author panel then stay to meet the authors and get your books signed. Titles from each author will be available for purchase.

Sun / Feb. 10 / 2-3 p.m. The Historic Artcraft Theatre 57 N. Main St., Franklin

The first 100 JCPL cardholders to reserve a seat and attend the event will receive one of the authors’ books. To register, visit pageafterpage.org/authorsatjcpl


Authors at JCPL presents

The #1 New York Times best-selling author of “Natchez Burning” series.

First 100 JC PL cardholders to reserve a seat and att end this event will re ceive a free copy o f "Cemetery Road."

Greg Iles is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of 17 novels. Join Greg as he talks about his newest novel, "Cemetery Road," an electrifying tale of friendship, betrayal and shattering secrets that threaten to destroy a small Mississippi town. Additional copies will be available for purchase.

Sun / Mar. 10 / 3-4 p.m. The Historic Artcraft Theatre 57 N. Main St., Franklin

To register, visit pageafterpage.org/authorsatjcpl

It’s coming… Johnson County Public Library

atJCPL Stay tuned for announcements about authors joining us later in this year’s Authors at JCPL series. Brought to you by

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AUTHOR FAIR

Sat / Mar. 23 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Clark Pleasant Branch Meet local authors, find some great spring reads and enter to win fabulous prizes during our JCPL Local Author Fair. Stay tuned for a list of participating authors!

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Meet Karen Emery, Adult Materials Selector JCPL: How do you decide what books, CDs, DVDs, etc. to purchase for the library? KE: A lot of the selection process is based on previous purchases because things have to prove their worth. Our libraries have limited space, so everything has to justify its space. We do our best to make sure that we choose items that are timely and will be of interest to our patrons so they will be checked out regularly. JCPL: Do you have any go-to resources when you’re selecting books? KE: Yes, we have a couple of different professional journals that we go to for suggestions. I read four or five library and industry journals. I’m on the library marketing lists at the major publishers to receive newsletters and announcements. I also browse sources like Entertainment Weekly to see what people are talking about, what’s creating buzz.

Libraries constantly update and add to the collection of books, movies and music we provide for our communities. We play the role of bookstore, music store and old-school video store, without any rental fees! And, of course, someone has to be in charge of choosing what we put on our shelves. At Johnson County Public Library that someone is Karen Emery, our Adult Materials Selector. Karen is responsible for selecting all of the books, audiobooks, movies and music available in our adult department. We thought it would be fun to give you a behind the scenes look at how the library selects the materials you check out every day. Johnson County Public Library: How long have you been working at JCPL? Karen Emery: I’ve been with JCPL for 25 years. I spent six years in Adult Services at the Franklin Branch, 10 years as the Audiovisual Manager and about nine years now in Collection Services. JCPL: What does the Adult Materials Selector do? KE: I choose all of our nonfiction, fiction, large type, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs and e-books for adults. Basically, I come in and I spend money. I get paid to shop! It really is kind of like Christmas everyday. On a typical day, I check my email to catch up on any purchase requests or things that came in overnight from our staff. Then, I go through several industry and publisher’s newsletters to see who’s been on the talk shows and who is out on book tours. Each week is a little different with different kinds of orders arriving throughout the month. I order adult nonfiction the second week and adult fiction the third week, with audiovisual orders sprinkled between the two. If I’m working on selecting audiovisual materials, I work within the database to order new titles.

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JCPL: How many items do we have? KE: Right now we have 280,111 print items, 9,023 e-books, 31,678 DVDs, 23,812 physical audiobooks and 7,025 e-audiobooks. That total does not include Hoopla, our digital books, movies and more e-resources, which adds another several hundred thousand items. JCPL: How many items circulate throughout the year? KE: Last year our circulation number was just over a million items - 1,048,422. JCPL: How many items do you buy each year? KE: Just counting the purchase of materials for the Adult Department, not including purchases for our Children’s and Young Adult Departments, we ordered more than 15,000 items in 2017. JCPL: How does selecting items work with JCPL’s budget? KE: Our budget is determined by tax dollars from our county library district. Our library board approves how money is allocated to cover purchases from our operating expenditures. We are fortunate to have a well-managed budget. That budget is used to not only order new titles, but also replacement titles for items that have a lot of wear and tear, like children’s books or DVDs. We also have budgets and guidelines for purchasing non-traditional items like Launchpads and board games. To read the entire interview, please visit pageafterpage.org/meet-Karen-Emery


Staff Picks for Great Teen Reads

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VOICES FROM THE PAST STORYTELLER SERIES: MADAM C.J. WALKER ◆

In celebration of Black History Month, Vickie Daniel will be performing and sharing The Madam C.J. Walker story. Learn about the life this African-American entrepreneur, philanthropist and a political and social activist for whom Indianapolis’ Walker Theatre was named. In conjunction with the Museum of History, this program is part of the Beverly A. Martin Storytelling Series sponsored by the JCPL Foundation. Please register.

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

Sat

Feb. 23

1:30-3 p.m.

JCPL is celebrating Black History Month throughout February with special programming. Look for the "◆" symbol in the program listings.

Explore Winter

continues through February

Don’t forget to track your progress at pageafterpage.org/Explore-Winter 12 February-April 2019


Explore Summer begins May 13, 2019

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HOURS

Clark Pleasant Branch

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

530 Tracy Rd., New Whiteland, IN 46184

PRESCHOOL YOGA STORYTIME

Preschoolers will build their muscles and their minds as we combine simple yoga poses and gentle stretching with stories and rhymes to make an interactive, movement-filled storytime experience. Children (ages 3-5)

Fri Fri Fri

Feb. 1 Mar. 1 Apr. 5

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ROSA AND HANK ◆

In honor of Black History Month, we’ll learn about how Rosa Parks and Hank Aaron made their mark on America’s history. Make a historical bookmark about them to be given to residents at Christina Place senior community. Please register. Families

Mon

Feb. 4

6:30-7:30 p.m.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Have fun and be creative, together! Enjoy stories, crafts, songs and more. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Tue Tue Tue

Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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

KIDS COOKING

Collaborate with us on kid-friendly concoctions! We’ll all work together to make one no-bake food item related to the month’s story theme, then taste the results. Please register. Children (grades K-5)

Tue Tue Tue

Feb. 5 Mar. 5 Apr. 2

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

NOT YOUR MOTHER’S BOOK CLUB

TERRIFIC TWOS STORYTIME

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

Thu Thu Thu

Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25

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

PRESCHOOL EDIBLE SCIENCE

Preschoolers, step into the library kitchen and see what’s on the menu! We’ll taste, learn and have fun as we experiment with hands-on kitchen science. Please register. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required

Fri Fri Fri

Feb. 8 Mar. 8 Apr. 12

11 a.m.-noon 11 a.m.-noon 11 a.m.-noon

CHANGE THE WORLD!

Do you ever feel too small to make a difference? Join us to craft and discover ways to brighten your neighborhood. No need for tons of time or money - get started right away. All materials will be provided. Please register. Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Tue

Feb. 12

6:30-7:30 p.m.

ESL CONVERSATION GROUP

English language learners – practice speaking English and learn American culture. Adults

Wed Wed Wed Wed

Feb. 13 Feb. 27 Mar. 13 Apr. 10

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

INTRO TO SEWING: SEW YOUR OWN FABRIC COASTERS

Sick of reading highbrow literature? Tired of intense, deep analytical discussion over books that make you feel as if you’re back in high school English class? If so, we have the perfect book club for you! Join this book club where book lovers aren’t shamed for reading hot bestsellers, bodice rippers, young adult novels or the newest thrillers. This book club is all about reading for fun and having a laid back, snack-filled discussion with like-minded bibliophiles. Please register.

Learn to make easy fabric coasters with fun spring and holiday fabrics that you can choose. This beginner level sewing program is perfect for teens and adults, no experience necessary! If you have a portable sewing machine please bring it, if not we’ll have a few on hand. Please register.

Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Share some Valentine stories and make a card for the Clark Pleasant Branch to show why you love coming to the library. Design an extra card to take home and give to someone special. Please register.

“The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas ◆ Wed Feb. 6 6-7 p.m. “Flowers in the Attic” by V.C. Andrews Thu Mar. 14 6-7 p.m. “Gulp” by Mary Roach Wed Apr. 3 6-7 p.m.

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Teens & Adults (ages 16+)

Wed

Feb. 13

6-7 p.m.

HOW TO LOVE YOUR LIBRARY

Families

Thu

Feb. 14

4-5 p.m.

◆ Celebrate Black History Month


HOURS

CLARK PLEASANT BRANCH

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

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

IT CAME FROM MEMPHIS: OTIS REDDING, STAX RECORDS AND THE SOUL MUSIC EXPLOSION ◆

Some of the greatest R&B music of all time came out of a converted movie theater on McLemore Avenue in Memphis in the 1960s. Find out how it all happened and hear some classic hits from Otis Redding, Booker T & The MG’s and many more. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Thu

Feb. 14

7-8 p.m.

TOT ART

Create your own masterpiece! Create tot-friendly art projects together. Stick around after the craft for socialization and a short playtime. Please dress for a mess. Please register. Children (ages 1-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Fri Fri Fri

Feb. 15 Mar. 15 Apr. 19

11 a.m.-noon 11 a.m.-noon 11 a.m.-noon

CITIZEN SCIENCE: THE GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT

Take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count in the green space around the library. Inside learn some bird-watching tips, then walk outside to look for and count birds. Hot chocolate provided and a craft for children. Please register. Families

Fri

Feb. 15

4-5 p.m.

TALES FOR TAILS

Children can improve their reading skills and enjoy time with a registered Alliance of Therapy Dogs canine friend. Sign up for a 15-minute session at the reference desk or call 317-535-6206. Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Mon Mon Mon

Feb. 18 Mar. 18 Apr. 15

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

CLARK PLEASANT BOOK CLUB

Love to read and talk about books? Join this monthly book discussion group. Contact the reference desk to get a copy to read in advance. Please register. Adults

“The Waiting Years” by Fumiko Enchi Tue Feb. 19 2-3 p.m. “Bel Canto” by Ann Patchett Tue Mar. 12 2-3 p.m. “This Is Where I Leave You” by Jonathan Tropper Tue Apr. 16 2-3 p.m.

◆ Celebrate Black History Month

SPA NIGHT

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

Tue

Feb. 19

6-7 p.m.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

Children will explore the world of music and dance at the library. Children (ages 1-5); Child’s Caregiver Required

Wed Wed Wed

Feb. 20 Mar. 20 Apr. 17

11 a.m.-noon 11 a.m.-noon 11 a.m.-noon

ANIME NIGHT

Do you love reading manga? Watching anime? Creating cosplay costumes? If so, then this is the night for you! Join us and watch anime, talk about manga, play ninja and hang out. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Wed

Feb. 20

6-7 p.m.

KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY

Johnson County is full of valuable resources! English language learners are invited to learn how to access and engage with local organizations. Presentations will include Q&A, guest speaker and attendance gifts. Please register. Adults

Consumer Awareness Thu Feb. 21 Public Education Thu Apr. 18

12:30-2 p.m. 12:30-2 p.m.

STEAM WORKSHOP

Work out your Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math skills with challenges to get you tinkering, imagining, building and problem-solving. Please register. Children (grades K-5)

Thu Thu Thu

Feb. 21 Mar. 21 Apr. 18

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

PRESCHOOL STEAM LAB

Bring your little one as we explore the concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math through hands on experiments, crafts, games and more. Please register. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required

Fri Fri Fri

Feb. 22 Mar. 22 Apr. 26

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

February–April 2019

15


HOURS

Clark Pleasant Branch

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

530 Tracy Rd., New Whiteland, IN 46184

VR FREE PLAY

Enter the world of virtual reality. Ride a roller coaster. Play with friends. Encounter fantasy beasts. Walk on the other side of the world. Stop by, try on a headset and go wild! All Ages

Mon

Feb. 25

5-7 p.m.

Teens (grades 6-12)

BOOK TASTING FOR ADULTS

Stuck in a reading rut? Drop by to sample some delicious titles and authors you may not be familiar with (as well as some appetizers.) Fill out your menu to remember which titles you enjoyed the most. At the end of the tasting you’ll be able to walk away with at least one new favorite to borrow. Please register. Adults

Tue

Feb. 26

6-7 p.m.

Here’s a chance to get to know other local homeschool students while you learn at the library. Homeschool families are invited to participate in a librarian-led activity about music, science, history, books or just plain fun. Time to socialize will follow. Please register. Children (grades K-7); Families Welcome

Bird Nest Helpers with Kea Deppe, Johnson County Recycling District Wed Feb. 27 2-3 p.m. We Need Wildlife presented by Blair Beavers, Johnson County Soil & Water Conservation Wed Mar. 20 2-3 p.m. Martial Arts Self-Defense with Cletis Gipson, Martial Arts Black Belt Master Wed Apr. 24 2-3 p.m.

TASTY TRAVELS

If you love food and learning new things, we have the perfect program for you. Each month we’ll learn about a new country and discover the best snacks and candies that country has to offer together, as we unbox the surprise country’s goodies. No peeking ahead of time! Please register.

Feb. 28 Mar. 21 Apr. 25

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

HAPPY OOBLECK TO YOU, DR. SEUSS!

Help celebrate Dr. Seuss’ March 2nd birthday today with stories, activities and Oobleck-making to remember his fun books full of rhyming words and silliness. Please register. Fri

Mar. 1

4:30-5:30 p.m.

INTRO TO SEWING

Sewing instructor, Kathy Anderson, will teach you what you need to know to use a sewing machine to take on simple sewing projects. While we will have a limited number of sewing machines available for use, those who have machines are encouraged to bring them to class. Please register. Sessions will fill quickly. Teens & Adults (ages 16+)

Sew Your Own Table Runner A table runner is one of the easiest ways to dress up a plain tablecloth or bare table. Thu Mar. 7 6-7:30 p.m. Sewing Machine Basics Thu Apr. 25 6-7:30 p.m.

FAMILY BOARD GAME DAY

Looking for board game buddies? Want to try some of the latest tabletop games? Learn a new game or play old favorites. The library will have many games for all ages to play, but feel free to bring your own! A librarian game master will be present to teach and troubleshoot. Please register. Families

Children (grades 3-6)

Feb. 27 Mar. 20 Apr. 24

Thu Thu Thu

Families; Child’s Caregiver Required

HOMESCHOOL HANGOUT

Wed Wed Wed

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

Help plan teen library events and earn community service hours. Advisory Board members will help plan programs and events for teens, recommend books and materials for the library, help the library stay up to date on teen trends and hot topics. Enjoy snacks, too! Please register.

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

Sat

Mar. 9

1-3 p.m.

Stop by your branch for activities in celebration of National Library Week, April 7-13. 16 February–April 2019


HOURS

CLARK PLEASANT BRANCH

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

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

AMERICAN POLAR BEARS – DOUGH BOYS IN RUSSIA

Experience history from the contents of a trunk! Historical Interpreter William Hendricks will present “History in a Trunk” to tell of the contingent of 5,000 U.S. troops who were sent to Russia in 1918 to help the British and French protect the Trans-Siberian Railroad and Allied supply lines from the Germans and the revolutionary Bolshevik troops. See a military uniform, documents, photos and even some letters that belonged to one of the participants of the expedition. Please register. Adults

Tue

Mar. 12

6-7 p.m.

It’s a magical party! Bask in rainbows, sparkles and whimsical fun as we read stories, make crafts and enjoy a treat. Please register. Children (ages 3-8)

Mar. 13

6:30-7:30 p.m.

HOMESCHOOL ROBOTICS

The library robots are out and about for some in-depth coding fun. Stop by and explore the robotic possibilities. Please register. Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Tue

Mar. 19

1-2:30 p.m.

BOOK REVIEWING FOR PLEASURE AND PROFIT

Interested in getting your book reviews published and scoring free books in the process? Learn tips and tricks to writing successful reviews, how to get published and how to get loads of free books in the process from librarian and published book reviewer, Erin Cataldi. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Tue

Mar. 19

6-7 p.m.

LOCAL AUTHOR FAIR

Meet local authors, find some great spring reads and enter to win fabulous prizes during our JCPL Local Author Fair. Stay tuned for a list of participating authors. All Ages

Sat

Mar. 23

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

SPRING BREAK BOREDOM BUSTER

Stop by the library to indulge in fun activities. There will be games, crafts, snacks and much more. Please register. Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Mon

Mar. 25

Teens (grades 9-12)

Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

Mar. 26 Mar. 27 Mar. 28 Mar. 29 Mar. 30

noon-6 p.m. noon-6 p.m. noon-6 p.m. noon-6 p.m. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

SAFE SITTER

UNICORN PARTY

Wed

PROJECT PROM

Going to Prom but don’t have a dress to wear? We can help! Browse our selection of dresses. If you find one, take it home. All dresses, shoes and accessories are free! No appointments or registration needed.

6:30-7:30 p.m.

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

Sat

Apr. 6

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

CLARK PLEASANT BRANCH ROCKS

Celebrate National Library Week with us as we share stories, enjoy activities and decorate a rock to share how you feel about your JCPL Branch. Please register. Families

Mon

Apr. 8

6:30-7:30 p.m.

PREVENTING CHILD ABUSE WITH ASSIST

Abuse can happen to children of any race, socioeconomic status, religion and culture. Ashley Reagan from ASSIST Indiana will provide the “Stewards of Children” training, offering tips on ways to keep the children in your life safe by preventing, identifying and responding to child sexual abuse. Adults

Tue        Apr. 9                   

6-8 p.m.

READING ALONG, TOGETHER: GOODREADS, THE LIBRARY AND YOU

Over 16 million people use Goodreads every month - are you one of them? Goodreads is a social networking site (and mobile app) where bibliophiles gather with other book lovers and authors to talk about and discover books. Learn how to set up a free account and use it to track the books you’ve already read and the books you want to read. Also, learn how to connect with your friends and the library. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Tue

Apr. 10

6-7 p.m.

February–April 2019

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HOURS

Clark Pleasant Branch

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

530 Tracy Rd., New Whiteland, IN 46184

EARTH DAY: GROW GREEN

Get out your green thumb and celebrate Earth Day. Join in the flora-filled fun as we learn about easy-peasy plants and ways to keep them growing at home. Take home and nurture a little green friend from the library. Not a space alien, silly - a plant! All materials will be provided. Please register. Families

Sat

Apr. 13

1-2 p.m.

WHAT TO DO IN AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION

It’s always a good idea to be prepared for any situation. Lt. James Hoeing, Franklin Police Department, will teach us how to respond in an active shooter situation. Using the “Avoid, Deny, Defend” model from Texas State University, he will explain what you can do to protect yourself and reduce the dangers faced during one of these events. Please register.

SPROUT HOUSE

Build a sprout house out of simple materials then watch your seeds grow. All materials will be provided. Please register. Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Mon

Apr. 22

6-7 p.m.

SUPER CRAFTERS

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

Tue

Apr. 23

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Adults

Wed

Apr. 17

6-7:30 p.m.

ol

ISO TEDDY BEAR CONCERT SERIES

Preschoolers will enjoy an interactive performance designed to introduce children to the instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music played by musicians from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This program is sponsored by PNC, Riley Children’s Health and The Tobias Family Foundation. Please register. Children (ages 1-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

The Big Note Trafalgar Branch White River Branch

Sat Mon

Mar. 2 Mar. 11

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

The next chapter doesn't start until you turn the page. To learn more about the Plan for proposed Clark Pleasant Branch Project visit pageafterpage.org

18 February–April 2019


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! No appointments or registration needed. Teens (grades 9-12)

Clark Pleasant Branch Tue / Mar. 26 / noon-6 p.m. Wed / Mar. 27 / noon-6 p.m. Thu / Mar. 28 / noon-6 p.m. Fri / Mar. 29 / noon-6 p.m. Sat / Mar. 30 / 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Franklin Branch

Sun / Mar. 31 / 1-3 p.m. Mon / Apr. 1 / 3-8 p.m. Tue / Apr. 2 / 3-8 p.m. Wed / Apr. 3 / 2-5 p.m.

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February–April 2019

19


HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

Franklin Branch

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

401 State St., Franklin, IN 46131

TINKER TOTS

Explore, create and learn through interactive STEAM activities for preschoolers. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Fri Fri Fri

Feb. 1 Mar. 1 Apr. 5

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

Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Feb. 4 Mar. 4 Apr. 1

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

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

Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr. 2, 9, 23 Apr. 3, 10, 24

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

FAMILY STORYTIME

Enjoy stories and songs with your family.

Children (birth-grade 2); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Tue Sat Tue Sat Tue Sat

Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 Feb. 23 Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 Mar. 30 Apr. 2, 9, 23, 30 Apr. 27

6-6:30 p.m. 10-10:30 a.m. 6-6:30 p.m. 10-10:30 a.m. 6-6:30 p.m. 10-10:30 a.m.

YOUR HOUSE CONVERSATION GROUP

Want to learn more about the history of your house? Bring your own information or just listen in. Exchange stories and resources for researching the history of your own home. Please register. Adults

Tue Tue Tue

Feb. 5 Mar. 5 Apr. 2

Wed Wed Wed

Feb. 6, 13 Mar. 6, 13 Apr. 3, 24

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

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

Babies (birth-24 months); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Thu Thu Thu

Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25

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

TERRIFIC TWOS STORYTIME

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Have fun and be creative together. Encourage a love of reading and enjoy crafts, songs and fingerplays too! Drop in for exploration stations before stories begin at 10:45 a.m. Tue Wed Tue Wed Tue Wed

Children & Teens (grades 5-10)

TINY TOTS STORYTIME

FULL STEAM AHEAD

Encounter a new STEAM adventure each month as we explore projects combining science, technology, engineering, art and math in a hands-on, creative experience. Please register. Mon Mon Mon

IMPROV PLAY ACTING

Act out with us! Have fun improvising scenes and learning acting games. Please register.

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

20 February–April 2019

Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more during this early literacy storytime each week. Visit our exploration stations before stories start at 10:45 a.m. Children (2 year olds); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Thu Thu Thu

Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25

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

HOP AND BOP

Let’s dance! We’ll explore different kinds of music as we experiment with movement and rhythm in this fun, high-energy program for preschoolers. Children (ages 1-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Fri Fri Fri

Feb. 8, 22 Mar. 8, 22 Apr. 12, 26

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

FRIDAY CRAFTERNOON

Bring your friends for a fun afternoon of crafting. All materials will be provided. Please register. Children and Teens (grades 5-12)

Beginning Cross-Stitch: Learn the basics and make a simple Valentine pattern. Fri Feb. 8 4:30-5:15 p.m. Paint Your Pet: Drop off a picture of your pet by March 1 and we’ll prepare your paint-by-number canvas for you. Fri Mar. 8 4:30-5:15 p.m. Felt Succulents: Create cute plants that require no watering. Fri Apr. 5 4:30-5:15 p.m.


HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

FRANKLIN BRANCH

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

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

INTRODUCTION TO YOUR CAMERA

If you received a new digital camera for Christmas and you need to learn how to do more than just point and shoot, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from a pro. Jeff Galbraith, Galbraith Photography, will teach you the basics of photography and show you how to use all of those awesome features on your new camera. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Sat

Feb. 9

10 a.m.-noon

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

The Chinese New Year starts Feb. 5 and celebrations last for several days. Join us for crafts and games! Please register. Families

Sat

Feb. 9

2-3 p.m.

AUTHORS AT JCPL: ROMANCE AUTHORS PANEL

Love is in the air at this special Authors at JCPL event! Romance legends and New York Times best-selling authors, Julia Quinn and Cathy Maxwell, will be joined by rising stars, Marie Tremayne and Vivienne Lorret. Join us for an author panel then stay to meet the authors and get your books signed. Titles from each author will be available for purchase from Wild Geese Bookshop. The first 100 JCPL cardholders to register and attend will receive one of the authors' books. To register, visit pageafterpage.org/authorsatjcpl The Historic Artcraft Theatre - 57 N. Main St., Franklin Adults

Sun

Feb. 10

2-3 p.m.

VALENTINE MAKE AND TAKE

Drop by our children’s department anytime this week and create a special valentine at our craft table. Families

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

Feb. 11 Feb. 12 Feb. 13 Feb. 14 Feb. 15 Feb. 16

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

TRAVEL CLUB

Travel to a unique destination each month without leaving the comfort of the library! Join us for crafts and activities as we discover new cultures. Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Hawaii Tue Feb. 12 4:30-5:15 p.m. Lithuania: Guest speaker and Lithuanian exchange student, Rimgaile Bulovaite, will guide us through her home country. Tue Mar. 12 4:30-5:15 p.m. Morocco Tue Apr. 9 4:30-5:15 p.m.

TOT ART

Create your own masterpiece! Create tot-friendly art projects together. Stick around after the craft for socialization and a short playtime. Please dress for a mess. Children (ages 1-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Fri Fri Fri

Feb. 15 Mar. 15 Apr. 19

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

TRADITIONAL WEST AFRICAN SONG, DANCE AND DRUM ◆

Celebrate the traditions of West Africa through song, dance and drums as Ronne Stone, Epiphany Dance Collective, takes us on a journey of Mali, Senegal, Gambia and Guinea’s cultural traditions. Learn about elements of rhythm, shape, space, force/energy, patterns and stories. All Ages

Sun

Feb. 17

3-3:45 p.m.

SCHOOLAGE STORYTIME

Listen to stories while engaging in activities: create, move, build, stretch, draw and more. Please register. Children (grades K-3); Families Welcome

Mon Mon Mon

Feb. 18 Mar. 18 Apr. 15

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

CHESS CLUB

Do you have a passion for playing chess? Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned player, test yourself against others in a friendly atmosphere. Chess sets will be provided. Bring your own set if you prefer. Please register. All Ages

Mon Mon Mon

Feb. 12, 26 Mar. 12, 25 Apr. 8, 23

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

◆ Celebrate Black History Month

February–April 2019

21


HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

Franklin Branch

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

401 State St., Franklin, IN 46131

FRANKLIN PAGE TURNERS BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

If you love to read and chat about books, join us as we discuss this month’s book. We’ll share ideas and insights in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Borrow a copy at the reference desk. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

“Monuments Men” by Robert Edsel Mon Feb. 18 6:30-8 p.m. “Beartown” by Fredrik Backman Mon Mar. 18 6:30-8 p.m. “In A Dark, Dark Wood” by Ruth Ware Mon Apr. 15 6:30-8 p.m.

VOICES FROM THE PAST STORYTELLER SERIES: MADAM C.J. WALKER ◆

In celebration of Black History Month, Vickie Daniel will be performing and sharing The Madam C.J. Walker story. Learn about the life of this African-American entrepreneur, philanthropist and a political and social activist for whom Indianapolis’ Walker Theatre was named. In conjunction with the Museum of History, this program is part of the Beverly A. Martin Storytelling Series sponsored by the JCPL Foundation. Please register. Johnson County Museum of History - 135 N. Main St., Franklin All Ages

Sat

Feb. 23

1:30-3 p.m.

PLAY DOUGH PARTY

Try a variety of easy recipes to make your own play dough. Then, test them out with printable play-mats. Please dress for a mess. Please register. Families

Tue

Feb. 26

4:30-5:15 p.m.

MOTOWN MAGIC WITH THE FRANKLIN COMMUNITY BAND ◆

Join the Franklin Community Band as they celebrate the rich musical contributions of many Motown artists and other classic American pop and soul musicians. Please register. Adults

Thu

Feb. 28

7-8 p.m.

10 FREE THINGS I CAN DO WITH MY LIBRARY CARD Never stop learning with your JCPL card! Check out all the FREE apps, resources and perks that your library has to offer. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Tue

Mar. 5

READ AND BLEED AT YOUR LIBRARY

Give the gift of life and roll up your sleeve while you read. All blood types are urgently needed. To schedule an appointment, please call 800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. Adults (ages 17+)

Wed

Mar. 6

2-6 p.m.

SOURDOUGH BREAD BAKING

There’s something about mixing together simple and humble ingredients that will produce beautiful life-giving sustenance: modern day alchemy. Discover the magic of naturally leavened breads as our own library baker, Tom Randall, teaches us to create and maintain a sourdough starter. Leave with the knowledge you need to bake your own sourdough bread at home. Please register. Adults

Thu

Mar. 7

6:30-8 p.m.

(DON’T) PANIC!

Grab your towels! March 9 is both National Panic Day and “Get Over It” Days. Practice ways to let something go from your life and reduce stress. Please register. All Ages

Sat

Mar. 9

2-3 p.m.

AUTHORS AT JCPL: GREG ILES

Greg Iles is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of 17 novels. Join Greg as he talks about his newest novel, "Cemetery Road," an electrifying tale of friendship, betrayal and shattering secrets that threaten to destroy a small Mississippi town. The first 100 JCPL cardholders to reserve a seat and attend this event will receive a free copy of "Cemetery Road." Additional copies will be available for purchase. To register, visit pageafterpage.org/authorsatjcpl The Historic Artcraft Theatre - 57 N. Main St., Franklin Adults

Sun

Mar. 10

3-4 p.m.

ESTATE AND DISABILITY PLANNING: PLANNING EARLY FOR LONG TERM CARE COSTS

Join attorney David L. Yount of Deppe, Fredbeck & Yount, LLP for an introduction to Medicaid rules and estate planning options for individuals seeking to qualify for Medicaid. David will also cover the basics of estate and disability planning, wills, trusts and durable power of attorney. Please register. Adults

Wed

Mar. 20

6-7 p.m.

6:30-8 p.m.

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◆ Celebrate Black History Month


HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

FRANKLIN BRANCH

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

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

ACRYLIC PAINTING

Learn new painting skills in this acrylic painting class taught by local instructor, Nicole Vaught. A $10 fee per person is payable to the presenter on the evening of the program. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Tue

Mar. 26

6:30-8:30 p.m.

PRESCHOOL YOGA STORYTIME

Preschoolers will build their muscles and their minds as we combine simple yoga poses and gentle stretching with stories and rhymes to make an interactive, movement-filled storytime experience. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Fri

Mar. 29

10:30-11 a.m.

NUTS AND BOLTS OF ESTATE PLANNING AND LEAVING YOUR LEGACY

Join Attorney Eric Fredbeck of Deppe Fredbeck & Yount, LLP as he explains the basics of estate planning, including a discussion on charitable giving. Please register. Adults

Tue

Apr. 9

6-7 p.m.

SCRABBLE SCRAMBLE

The inventor of Scrabble was born on April 13. Help us celebrate by dropping in to play Bananagrams, life-sized Scrabble and the classic board game. All Ages

Sat

Apr. 13

2-4 p.m.

EASTER EGG STORYTIME

LIBRARY TOWN

Explore and play in a variety of child-sized community locations, including a library, a laundromat and a post office.

Join us for stories and a craft followed by an Easter egg hunt in the children’s department just for preschoolers.

Families; Child’s Caregiver Required

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

Fri

Tue Wed

Mar. 29

4:30-5:15 p.m.

PROJECT PROM

Going to Prom but don’t have a dress to wear? We can help! Browse our selection of dresses. If you find one, take it home. All dresses, shoes and accessories are free! No appointments or registration needed. Teens (grades 9-12)

Sun Mon Tue Wed

Mar. 31 Apr. 1 Apr. 2 Apr. 3

1-3 p.m. 3-8 p.m. 3-8 p.m. 2-5 p.m.

TECHNOLOGY PETTING ZOO AT THE LIBRARY SERVICES CENTER

Visiting Downtown Franklin on the First Friday of the month? Stop by the Library Services Center to try out our virtual reality headsets, robots and more! All Ages

Fri

Apr. 5

5-7 p.m.

PROTECT YOURSELF: YOUTH SELF DEFENSE

Apr. 16 Apr. 17

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

RECYCLED JEWELRY

Celebrate Earth Day by making a piece of jewelry from old newspapers and magazines. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Tue

Apr. 16

7-8 p.m.

CRAFT CLOSET CLEAN-OUT

We have lots of leftover crafts. Drop in to make a new craft or an old favorite. Make something for yourself or make some gifts. You don’t know what treasure you’ll create. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Thu

Apr. 25

7-8 p.m.

FAMILY ART NIGHT

Get the whole family together for a variety of fun art projects. Please dress for a mess. Please register. Families

Mon

Apr. 29

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Learning to defend yourself is a useful skill in many different situations. Cletis Gipson, black belt in Keisatsu Jujitsu, will teach basic strategies and techniques that will help keep you safe. Please register. Children & Teens (grades 3-12)

Mon

Apr. 8

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Stop by your branch for activities in celebration of National Library Week, April 7-13. February–April 2019

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HOURS

Trafalgar Branch

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

424 S. Tower St., Trafalgar, IN 46181

TUESDAY STORYTIME

Have fun and be creative, together! Enjoy stories, crafts, songs and more. Children (ages birth-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Tue Tue Tue

Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23

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

TAKE FLIGHT ◆

Learn about famous aviators and astronauts, Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison, then become one yourself. We’ll make paper airplanes and race them around the library. Please register. Children (grades K-5)

Tue

Feb. 5

4:30-5:30 p.m.

THURSDAY STORYTIME

Have fun and be creative, together! Enjoy stories, crafts, songs and more. Children (ages birth-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Thu Thu Thu

Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25

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

H-CLUB

Homeschoolers! Join us for H-Club to hear stories, make crafts and play games. Children (grades K-6); Child’s Caregiver Required

Thu Thu Thu

Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25

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

POLYMER CLAY VALENTINES

Use colorful polymer clay to create hearts, arrows, roses and more to give your valentine this year. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Thu

Feb. 7

6-7 p.m.

DIY COSMETICS ◆

Celebrate the legacy of Madam C.J. Walker by creating your own cosmetics. In just nine years, Madam C.J. Walker went from only having $2 to her name to having a net worth of over one million dollars! Please register. All Ages

Mon

Feb. 11

ROMANCE COVER POSTCARDS

Send your friends "the man or woman of their dreams" when you turn old romance novel covers into postcards. Please register. Adults

Tue

Feb. 12

6-7 p.m.

AND ALL THAT JAZZ ◆

Be-bop your way to the library to learn about the Harlem Renaissance - a real swingin’ time. We’ll look at the contributions of black artists in the worlds of poetry, music and art. Please register. Children (grades K-6); Families Welcome

Thu

Feb. 14

4:30-5:30 p.m.

RANDOM FANDOM MINICON

Drop in for a couple hours of fun, games and crafts for the Otaku, Whovian, Trekkie, Potterhead or any other random fandom in you. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Sat

Feb. 16

1-3 p.m.

AM I SAFE FROM A STROKE?

While family history plays a part in our risk for heart and vascular disease, we can take many steps to reduce our chances of having a heart attack or stroke. February is Heart Month, so we’ve invited Dr. Daly to teach us to recognize the signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke, and how to prevent one from even happening. Learn how diet, exercise and medications can lower your risk of heart disease. Bring your questions for the cardiologist. Program will include information on adult topics. Please register. Adults

Mon

Feb. 18

6-7 p.m.

TRAFALGAR BOOK CLUB

Join us for our monthly book club as we discuss the month’s selection. Please register. Adults

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot ◆ Tue Feb. 19 6-7 p.m. “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion Tue Mar. 19 6-7 p.m. “The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford Tue Apr. 16 6-7 p.m.

6:30-7:30 p.m.

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HOURS

TRAFALGAR BRANCH

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

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

HANDMADE HAPPY HOUR

STOP MOTION AND GREEN SCREEN

Bring your unfinished projects and make use of the time and space to finish your creations. There will be plenty of time to socialize with other creative people as well. Please register.

Learn stop motion animation techniques and have fun playing with our green screen. We can help you bring your favorite toys to life! Please register.

Wed Wed Wed

Tue

Adults

Feb. 20 Mar. 20 Apr. 17

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

ARTSY FARTSY

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

Thu Thu Thu

Feb. 21 Mar. 21 Apr. 25

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

SNOWY DAY CELEBRATION

Celebrate our winter StoryWalk book, “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats. We’ll enjoy stories, snacks, games and crafts as well as an indoor snowball fight! Make and eat snowy snacks, too. Please register. Families

Mon

Feb. 25

7-8 p.m.

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

Dennis Stone of Columbus, aka “Doctor Photo,” will talk about photographing nature and offer tips to home shutterbugs. Please register. Adults

Thu

Feb. 28

2-3 p.m.

ISO TEDDY BEAR CONCERT SERIES: THE BIG NOTE

Enjoy an interactive performance designed to introduce children to the instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music played by musicians from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This program is sponsored by PNC, Riley Children’s Health and The Tobias Family Foundation. Children (ages 1-5); Children’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Sat

Mar. 2

10:30-11:15 a.m.

BOOK BINGO

Bring the family to play a few fun rounds of BINGO featuring your favorite book characters. Everyone leaves with a prize! Please register. Families

Mon

Mar. 4

Children (grades K-5), Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Mar. 5

4:30-5:30 p.m.

PAINT YOUR PET

Drop off a picture of your pet no later than Feb. 26 and we will prepare your canvas-paint by numbers style-for you to paint during this program. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Tue

Mar. 5

6-7 p.m.

SELF-DEFENSE FOR WOMEN

No victim ever expects to be one. Rose Myers, Pilsung ATA Martial Arts, will show us how to avoid being a target, how to escape common physical situations, how to overcome your body’s natural response and actively defend yourself. Program will include information on adult topics. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Mon

Mar. 11

6-8 p.m.

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: WHAT’S IN THAT VAPE?

With an estimated 1/3 of high school students reporting e-cigarette usage and 1 of every 11 vaping marijuana, parents should be concerned. Local experts from Empower Johnson County and Tobacco Free Johnson County will lead this discussion. Please register. Adults

Tue

Mar. 12

6-7:30 p.m.

QUILTING THE PATH TO FREEDOM

Freedom quilts played an integral role in the Underground Railroad. Join us as we learn what each pattern meant and even make quilts of our own. Please register. Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Mon

Mar. 18

6-7 p.m.

PAINT A DROID

Need a little Star Wars in your spring break? Visit the library and paint a droid. Create your own or use one of our stencils. Please register. Children (grades K-5) & Teens (grades 6-12)

Tue

Mar. 19

4:30-5:30 p.m.

4:30-5:30 p.m.

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HOURS

Trafalgar Branch

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

424 S. Tower St., Trafalgar, IN 46181

BACKYARD WILDLIFE: HOW TO ATTRACT THE GOOD GUYS AND REPEL THE BAD

Megan Dillon, Urban Wildlife Biologist with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, will talk about ways to make backyards more attractive to certain members of the wildlife community…and less so to others. Please register. Adults

Thu

Mar. 28

2-3 p.m.

UNNOTICED PHOTOGRAPHY

Retired Franklin College professor, David Chandler, will share some of his photos of “unnoticed” things. His work brings together the present moment many of us often miss. Please register. Adults

Tue

Apr. 23

6-7 p.m.

SPRING FEVER

Celebrate the return of warm weather with games, stories and spring-themed slime. Please register. Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Tue

Apr. 2

4:30-5:30 p.m.

CRAFT CLOSET CLEAN OUT

We have lots of leftover crafts. Stop by to make a new craft or an old favorite. Make something for yourself or make some gifts. You don’t know what treasure you’ll create. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Thu

Apr. 4

6-7 p.m.

LOVE TO BUILD

Celebrate your love of construction. We will build with blocks, cardboard and even spaghetti! Please register. Families

Tue

Apr. 9

4:30-5:30 p.m.

PLANNING YOUR FUNERAL

No one wants to think about their own funeral, but there are real benefits to making decisions now. Capri Bowles, Jessen Funeral Homes, will show you easy ways to plan ahead and make a painful time less stressful for your family members. Please register. Adults

Tue

Apr. 9

6-7 p.m.

LET’S GET MESSY

Did you know that you can make paint out of mud?! We'll make our very own mud paint and create a masterpiece. Please dress for a mess. Please register. Children (ages 3-grade 5); Families Welcome

Thu

Apr. 11

4:30-5:30 p.m.

FAMILY ESCAPE ROOM

Can your family work as a team to escape? Decode our clues and break out together. Please register. Families

Mon

Apr. 22

6-7 p.m.

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#neverstoplearning

of What is our Library of Things? It's simply a collection of items that you can borrow from the library. We offer fun and useful things from board games and experience passes to mobile wi-fi and ukuleles for you to try out and enjoy for FREE with your library card. Last summer, we set an Explore Summer community reading goal of 35,000 hours to be read by the end of summer. Well, you surpassed our goal and cast the most votes for Library Prize #3 - Expansion of our Library of Things! Then, via survey, you helped choose which items we would add to our collection. So, beginning in February, the following items will also be available: ∎ ∎ ∎ ∎

Cake Pans / Cookie Cutter Sets Retro Gaming System-Nintendo NES Microscope Kits Sewing Machines

Donated by Tri Kappa

∎ Snap Circuit Kits ∎ Outdoor Lawn Games

Expansion of our Library of Things

Learn more about all of these items and more at pageafterpage.org/library-of-things February–April 2019

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HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

White River Branch

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

1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, IN 46142

TINY TOTS STORYTIME

Enjoy books, bounces, songs, rhymes and more at this early literacy storytime each week. Babies (birth-24 months); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Mon Tue Mon Tue Mon Tue

Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25 Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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

TERRIFIC TWOS STORYTIME

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

Mon Tue Mon Tue Mon Tue

Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 Mar. 4, 18, 25 Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

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

Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28 Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25 Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25

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

VALENTINE’S DAY CRAFTS

Get creative and crafty making items for your loved ones in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Please register. Families

Thu

Feb. 7

4:30-5:30 p.m.

TOT ART

Create your own masterpiece! Create tot-friendly art projects together. Stick around after the craft for socialization and a short playtime. Please dress for a mess. Children (birth-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Fri Fri Fri

Feb. 8 Mar. 8 Apr. 12

Children (grades K-5): Families Welcome

Mon Mon Mon

Feb. 11 Mar. 11 Apr. 8

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

TROMBONE STORYTIME ◆

Discover African American musicians Trombone Shorty and Little Melba during this musical storytime. The stories come alive as adult librarian, Miss Linda, plays her trombone. Please register. Children (age 3-grade 3); Families Welcome

Tue

Feb. 12

4:30-5:15 p.m.

COOKIN’ COUPLES AND SIZZLIN’ SINGLES

Utilizing the Crock-Pot or slow cooker is an excellent option for a busy lifestyle. Danielle Dennis, Purdue Extension, will share ways to trim grams of fat as well as calories and still have great tasting and nutritious meals! Try out some recipes for 1-2 people. Please register. Adults

Have fun and be creative, together! Enjoy stories, crafts, songs and more. Thu Thu Thu Thu Thu Thu

TALES FOR TAILS

Enjoy time with a registered Pet Partners dog by reading to them. Sign up for a 20-minute session at the Children’s Reference Desk or call 317-885-1330.

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

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Tue

Feb. 12

6-7 p.m.

CRAFT NIGHT: WIRE RINGS

Using beads, wire and imagination, create gorgeous rings for yourself or to give as gifts. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens (grades 5-12) & Adults

Wed

Feb. 13

6:30-8 p.m.

TEEN CHOCOLATE TASTING

Even if you hate Valentine’s Day, come for the chocolate! We will be tasting a variety of chocolates and other candies. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Thu

Feb. 14

4-5 p.m.

PRESCHOOL YOGA STORYTIME

Preschoolers will build their muscles and their minds as we combine simple yoga poses and gentle stretching with stories and rhymes to make an interactive, movement-filled storytime experience. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required

Fri Fri Fri

Feb. 15 Mar. 15 Apr. 19

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

◆ Celebrate Black History Month


HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

WHITE RIVER BRANCH

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

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

IDITAROD OR BUST! JOURNEY TO THE WORLD’S GREATEST RACE

Iditarod musher and Indianapolis native, Karen Land, has run the Iditarod Sled Dog Race three times. Join us as Karen shares what it’s like to run in this grueling race in the wilds of Alaska and about life with her beloved dogs. You don’t want to miss this thrilling opportunity to meet a veteran Iditarod musher and her sled dog, Noggin. Please register. All Ages

Sat

Feb. 16

10-11:30 a.m.

MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP

Interested in a book club but don’t know where to start? Discuss books in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk the month before each meeting. Adults

“Black Rose” by Tananarive Due ◆ Mon Feb. 18 7-8:30 p.m. “Atomic Weight of Love” by Elizabeth Church Mon Mar. 18 7-8:30 p.m. “Case Histories” by Kate Atkinson Mon Apr. 15 7-8:30 p.m.

MAKE AND TAKE ROBOTS

Make your own art bot - a robot that can move and draw pictures! We will create and test the robots together, then take your creation home. Please register. Children (grades K-5)

Tue

Feb. 19

4:30-5:15 p.m.

LITTLE SCIENTISTS

Discover the wonders of science through books, simple experiments and interactive learning. Please register. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required

Wed Wed Wed

Feb. 20 Mar. 20 Apr. 17

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

READ AND BLEED AT YOUR LIBRARY

Give the gift of life and roll up your sleeve while your read. All blood types are urgently needed. To schedule an appointment, please call 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org. Adults (ages 17+)

Tue Tue

Feb. 26 Apr. 23

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

BOOK DISCUSSION

If you love talking with others about a book you’ve just read, you’ll want to join us for these book discussion groups. Copies of the titles will be available at the circulation desk a month before each meeting. Adults

“The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead ◆ Wed Feb. 27 1:30-3:30 p.m. “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Vergese Wed Mar. 27 1:30-3:30 p.m. “Animal Farm: A Fairy Story” by George Orwell Wed Apr. 24 1:30-3:30 p.m.

WHO WAS?

Calling all fans of the popular “Who Was?” biography series! If you love learning about famous figures from history, this program is for you. Each month we’ll talk about a different person featured in a “Who Was?” book and learn about their life through activities. Please register. Children (grades K-5)

Harriet Tubman ◆ Wed Feb. 27 Milton Bradley Wed Mar. 27 Rachel Carson Wed Apr. 24

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

SAFE @ HOME

Safe@Home by Safe Sitter® is designed for students in grades 4-6 to prepare them to be safe when they are home alone. It teaches students how to practice safe habits, how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies. Students are also introduced to the Safe Sitter® First Aid Chart and learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses. Please register. Children (grades 4-6)

Sat

Mar. 2

2-3:30 p.m.

ISO TEDDY BEAR CONCERT SERIES: THE BIG NOTE

Enjoy an interactive performance designed to introduce children to the instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music played by musicians from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This program is sponsored by PNC, Riley Children’s Health and The Tobias Family Foundation. Children (ages 1-5); Families Welcome

Mon

◆ Celebrate Black History Month

4:30-5:15 p.m.

Mar. 11

10:30-11:15 a.m.

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HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

White River Branch

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

1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, IN 46142

CRAFT NIGHT: LACE AND BURLAP ART

Create a picture using lace on burlap or denim covered canvas. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens (grade 5-12) & Adults

Wed

Mar. 13

6:30-8 p.m.

EGGS-TRAORDINARY SCIENCE

Eggs–raw, hard-boiled, colored and flying–will be the star of this eggs-cellent science experiment program. Please register. Children (grades K-5)

Mon

Mar. 18

3:30-4:30 p.m.

VIRTUAL REALITY ART PARTY

Engage in art in multiple realms. Make creations with paint, paper and other craft supplies while also painting in a virtual realm. While paper and paint can limit us, in the virtual reality world the sky is the limit! Please register. Children (grades K-5)

Tue

Mar. 19

2:30-3:30 p.m.

VIRTUAL SPRING BREAK

Staying home for spring break? Travel wherever you'd like to go in virtual reality! All Ages

Wed

Mar. 20

5-6 p.m.

FORTNITE LOCK-IN

Stay late in the library! We’ll be playing Fortnight, Roblox and Minecraft. Pizza and other snacks will be provided. Registration and signed parental permission slip are required. Teens must pick up a permission slip and register in-person at the library. Teens (grades 6-12)

Fri

Mar. 22

5-8 p.m.

SPRING BREAK CRAFTERNOON

Wear an outfit for a mess, because we’ll be gluing, sculpting and cutting our way through art challenges. Please register. Children (grades K-6)

Fri

Mar. 29

2-4 p.m.

DNA AND GENEALOGY DISCUSSION GROUP

Learn more about using DNA testing in genealogy research. A member of the Central Indiana DNA Interest Group (CIDIG) will moderate a “round table” discussion on various genetic genealogy topics. Share your experiences using DNA testing along with your genealogical research. If time allows, brief individual consultations may be possible. Please register.

A SPECIAL STORYTIME WITH THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR

Our very own Lisa Lintner is a dynamic storyteller from her many years as a children’s librarian. In honor of National Library Week, she will entertain us with a very special storytime. Craft a unique bookmark, too. Please register. Families

Wed

Apr. 10

7-7:45 p.m.

GARDENING FOR YOUR HEALTH

A Master Gardener will talk about growing and cooking herbs and using them for healing. Please register. Adults

Thu

Apr. 11

6-7:30 p.m.

TAPE TOWN

Drive your favorite toy cars and trucks through fun stops like the car wash, post office, ice cream shop and more. Zoom through our Tape Town while learning about early literacy through singing, reading, writing, talking and playing. Please register. Children (ages 3-5); Children’s Caregiver Required; Families Welcome

Sat

Apr. 13

10:30-11:30 a.m.

POLLUTION SCIENCE

Earth Day is coming! Do you want to learn more about how pollution harms the Earth and ways we can help? We will conduct experiments on oil spills and water pollution, then talk about ways we can help our planet. Please register. Children (grades K-5)

Tue

Apr. 16

4:30-5:15 p.m.

CRAFT NIGHT: STEPPING STONES

Using broken china, glass beads and other items, make a concrete mosaic stepping stone for your yard or patio. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens (grades 5-12) & Adults

Wed

Apr. 17

6:30-8 p.m.

ESL CONVERSATION GROUP

English language learners – practice speaking English and learn American culture. Adults

Wed

Apr. 24

10:30 a.m.-noon

Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Sat

Mar. 30

10 a.m.-noon

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HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

WHITE RIVER BRANCH

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

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

FAMILY ESCAPE ROOM: ISLAND ESCAPE

Work as a team and try to escape the island. Solve all the puzzles before the time runs out! We’ll host three sessions with a maximum of eight people per session. Please register. Program will fill quickly! All Ages; Families Welcome

Sat Sat Sat

Apr. 27 Apr. 27 Apr. 27

1-1:45 p.m. 2-2:45 p.m. 3-3:45 p.m.

CARDBOARD CONSTRUCTION

Try your hand at creating buildings, vehicles, costumes or whatever else you can imagine out of cardboard. We will be using the kid-safe Makedo cardboard construction tools (ages 6+). Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Please register. Children (grades K-6)

Tue

Apr. 30

4:30-5:30 p.m.

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Friends of Johnson County Public Library

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A Part of the Johnson County Public Library Foundation

2019

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Gently used hardback and paperback books, CDs, DVDs, audio and video tapes and books-on-tape/CD for every age in every genre, including large print titles.

Want to become a Friend or renew your membership? Visit pageafterpage.org/Friends

July 25-27, 2019

Thu, Jul. 25; 4–8 p.m. (Friends Night) Fri, Jul. 26; 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat, Jul. 27; 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ($5 Bag Day) White River Branch

APRIL 11-13, 2019

Thu, Apr. 11; 4–8 p.m. (Friends Night) Fri, Apr. 12; 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat, Apr. 13; 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ($5 Bag Day) Trafalgar Branch

OCTOBER 17-19, 2019

Thu, Oct. 17; 4–8 p.m. (Friends Night) Fri, Oct. 18; 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat, Oct. 19; 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ($5 Bag Day) Clark Pleasant Branch

Proceeds provide extra resources and boosts support for library programming like author visits and reading program giveaways.

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

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