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Meet Llama Llama

See a baby alligator

Watch for the Prize Patrol

Craft for a Cause

Help us read 3 MILLION minutes

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JCPL

LIBRARIES TRANSFORM JCPL is passionate about making a lasting impact on the community. Each year our staff designs creative programming, resources and experiences to share with you. We wanted to introduce you to some of the projects we are working on for this year. We're bringing more yoga programs to our libraries! With a focus on making our Preschool Yoga Storytimes even better, we've added stepping blocks, energy chimes, yoga games, hoberman spheres and more yoga mats. Littles can build their muscles and minds during Preschool Yoga Storytimes at our White River and Clark Pleasant Branches. We're excited to offer more yoga programs for teens and adults, too. Our library computers have been helpful for research, homework, resume-building and even entertainment. But, we haven't offered computers with creative project work in mind. Later this summer, you'll notice an Apple workstation in each of our libraries. Each iMac will be loaded with Adobe's Creative Cloud, including Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign and more! You'll be able to tap your creative side to edit your photos or even create videos in Adobe Premier. Who says you have to choose between exercising your mind and your body? Enjoy quiet, low-impact exercise while working at one of our stationary bike desks located in the adult areas of our branches. Combine exercise with the tasks you do while at the library like reading, writing or working on your laptop! Desks will have device charging areas attached. We've told you all about the new items in our Library of Things collection. But, did you know adding a video game collection received the second highest number of votes during Explore Summer last year? We are excited to announce that starting in June, you will be able to check out popular PS4 and Xbox One games at JCPL! Our STEAM programming continues to grow and we are excited to explore new gadgets, robots and devices. Be on the lookout for more interactive STEAM programs this summer.

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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Johnson County Public Library

Johnson County Public Library

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 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

Although it’s been wonderful venturing out a bit as the weather has warmed up, we’re more than ready to ditch the jacket and Explore Summer with you! We have some fantastic programs planned to help people of all ages to learn, create and discover at the library and in the community.

TABLE OF CONTENTS Page

Locations and Hours 4

Library Information 5

Windisch Park StoryWalk Party 6

Library on the Prairie Festival 7

Explore Summer 8

Crafting for a Cause 9

Water Show Explore Summer Kick-Off 10

Reading with Friends 11

Meet Sarah Taylor Q & A 12

Llama Llama Party 13

Clark Pleasant Branch Programs 14-18

Newport Aquarium Croc Talk 19

Franklin Branch Programs 20-25

Trafalgar Branch Programs 26-29

White River Branch Programs 30-34

Beginning in May, we’ll be inviting you to Explore Summer during our summer learning program. Last year, we set a modest reading goal that you totally blew out of the water. So, we’re setting our sights a bit higher this year. Our goal is to read 3 MILLION MINUTES as a community, across Johnson County. And, I know we can do it! Of course, we’ve got some exciting options for our Library Prize for you to vote on this summer - STEAM kits, musical instruments and stargazing kits.

Summer is an exciting time to visit the library! Thanks to the JCPL Foundation and generous sponsors like our presenting sponsor, Home Bank, we’ve built on last summer’s program. We can’t wait to not only read, but to learn new skills like painting and sewing, to enjoy time together at events like our Explore Summer Kick-off parties (page 10,) Llama Llama’s visits (page 13) and our Movie on the Prairie (page 28.) We will also be out in the community with our Explore Summer Prize Patrol, at festivals and all week long at the Johnson County Fair (page 35.) We’re really excited to invite you to help us engage with our community during our Crafting for a Cause series (page 9.)

Visit Us at the Johnson County Fair 35 Friends Book Sales 36

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.

Be sure to mark your calendar to join us for our second annual Library on the Prairie pioneer festival on Saturday, June 8. We’ll travel back in time to the mid-1800s to explore pioneer life on our very own prairie at our Trafalgar Branch! Learn more about what we have in store on page 7. There’s plenty to learn and explore at the library this summer.

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Cover Photo: Franklin Branch patrons, Rose and Isabell, were thrilled to be visited by the Explore Summer Prize Patrol last summer.


LOCATIONS AND HOURS

JCPL

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GREENWOOD

Johnson County Public Library CPB

Clark Pleasant Branch

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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 FRB

CPB

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. TRB

Trafalgar Branch

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WHITELAND

BARGERSVILLE

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 WRB

FRB

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

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Library Services Center

49 E. Monroe Street Franklin, IN 46131 Administration; 317-738-9835; 317-738-9354 (F) 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 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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Join us for the Bargersville Windisch Park Playground Dedication and StoryWalk Party

Llama llama red pajama whimpers softly for his mama.

SAT / MAY 11 1:30-3:30 p.m. 248 N. West St., Bargersville 6 May–July 2019

Llama llama red pajama hollers loudly for his mama.

“Llama Llama Red Pajama” by Anna Dewdney

Celebrate the dedication of the new playground equipment and a year of StoryWalks at Windisch Park with a storytime, craft and games. Meet the character Llama from Anna Dewdney's book “Llama Llama Red Pajama.”


Johnson County Public Library

Travel back in time to the mid-1800s to explore pioneer life on the prairie in Indiana. Enjoy traditional crafts, games, live entertainment and more at this event that’s sure to be fun for the whole family. Watch for a full schedule of events in May. JJ Learn about the prairie with guided tours by Department of Natural Resources biologists JJ Meet the animals that call the prairie home, presented by Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators JJ Listen to live music including the Freetown Village Singers JJ Visit the antique farm machinery show JJ Watch a blacksmith at work JJ Plus, quilting demonstrations, one-room schoolhouse storytimes, pie baking contest, crafts and more

Trafalgar Branch Sat / Jun. 8 / 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. All Ages

Johnson County Public Library

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Explore Summer at JCPL

May 13-July 31

Read, Create and Discover!

All Ages!

JOHNSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Our Sponsors:

Johnson County Public Library

Johnson County Public Library

KeyBank

First Presbyterian

Burton’s Flooring Center • Crystal Springs Grain • Franklin Elks #1818 • Franklin Family Dentistry Hillview Veterinary Clinic • Huddleston & Huddleston • Johnson Gray & Johnson Matlock Ford • Rev. Stephen W. Giannini • Shiloh Community Church • Vaught Family Eye Care

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A Christ Centered Fellowship


FOR A Make the world a better place, one craft at a time! All Ages; Child's Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

SHELTER CAT TOYS

Craft homemade cat toys to be donated to cats in need. Clark Pleasant Branch Fri Jun. 7 1-3 p.m.

DOG TOYS

Make toys for the Johnson County Humane Society dogs. Pssst! Our partner organization just might visit with a four-legged friend to pick up their presents! Donations of clean t-shirts and empty water bottles are greatly appreciated. Franklin Branch Mon Jun. 10 1-3 p.m.

FERAL CAT SHELTERS

Put your crafting skills to good work and join us to make shelters for feral cats. Donations of plastic bins with lids and Styrofoam coolers with lids would be greatly appreciated. Trafalgar Branch Wed Jun. 19 3-5 p.m.

LINUS BLANKETS

Create blankets for children in need during this volunteer program. Blankets will be donated to Project Linus. White River Branch Wed Jul. 10 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

SEWN PILLOWCASES

Sew homemade pillowcases to donate to area shelters. Clark Pleasant Branch Mon Jul. 15 1-3 p.m.

SLEEPING MATS

Learn how to weave plastic shopping bags into sleeping mats. By collecting plastic bags and crocheting them in to sleeping mats, we can give people experiencing homelessness a soft place to lay their head and help keep plastic bags out of oceans and landfills. Franklin Branch Mon Jul. 22 1-3 p.m.

BIRD FEEDERS

Create bird feeders to feed the feathered friends in your backyard. Psst! Some adoptable animal friends might make an appearance! White River Branch Sat Jun. 29 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

NECESSITIES BAGS

Donate your time to help people experiencing homelessness. Drop in to create bags of necessities to donate to Sheltering Wings. Trafalgar Branch Tue Jul. 2 4:30-6:30 p.m.

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Explore Summer

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THE

WATER SHOW EXPLORE SUMMER KICK-OFF

MONDAY

Enjoy magic, laughter and fun with the whole family! Bring a towel to dry off and wear a bathing suit as you WILL get WET!

6:30 P.M.

Presented by

MONDAY

JUN. 3 4 P.M.

CLARK PLEASANT BRANCH

JUN. 3 FRANKLIN BRANCH

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Family Time Entertainment

TUESDAY

JUN. 4 4 P.M. TRAFALGAR BRANCH

TUESDAY

JUN. 4

6:30 P.M. WHITE RIVER BRANCH


Reading with Friends Meet new friends or spend time with old friends from some of our favorite children’s book series as they return with new adventures this summer.

Celebrate Children's Book Week, April 29-May 5

Circle by Mac Barnett

Picture Books and Early Readers

Chapter Books and Graphic Novels

Chapter Books and Graphic Novels

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Meet Sarah Taylor, Programming Manager JCPL: What are some unique programs that JCPL offers that maybe other libraries don’t offer? ST: It’s important that every library works to serve their particular community, and since Johnson County is different from other communities, it makes sense that we offer programs that are unique to our county. One such program is the Authors at JCPL series which brings best-selling and award winning authors right here to Central Indiana. Another is Project Prom, a program where teens can “shop” for free formal wear for their prom. Library on the Prairie is a living history pioneer festival on the prairie at our Trafalgar Branch. We are constantly looking for ways to meet the needs of our community.

Sarah Taylor is the Programming Manager at Johnson County Public Library. She oversees system-wide programs like the Authors at JCPL series and Explore Summer, our summer learning program. Sarah also works with our librarians to assist with program coordination for people of all ages at each of the branches. Read our interview with Sarah and learn about some of the exciting programs she plans throughout the year. Johnson County Public Library: You started out as a librarian, then a branch manager and now you’re the programming manager for the whole system. Could you tell us a little bit about how you transitioned from each role? Sarah Taylor: I’ve had the opportunity to do so many different things here and I learn new things every day! I actually started out as a part-time library assistant at the circulation desk at our White River Branch while I worked on my master’s degree. Then I worked for seven years as a Children’s Librarian/Children’s Services Manager at the Franklin Branch. This is where I found my calling - working with families in our community. When I was promoted to branch manager, I kept all my old duties and added in a few more so I had the opportunity work more closely with adults and other community organizations. In my role now, I serve the county as a whole, so I spend more time looking at the library’s big picture. JCPL: Why is programming at the library important? ST: One of my favorite parts about public libraries is that we are free and open to everyone in our community. The same goes for programming - programs provide learning opportunities free of charge, to anyone wanting to learn something new. From preschool storytimes and children’s coding programs, to programs on technology, sewing and gardening for adults, there’s something for everyone to learn at library programs. Programming brings us together for a shared purpose and that experience is an important part of what libraries do.

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JCPL: How have JCPL programs changed in the last few years? ST: We’ve always had fun programs at JCPL! Just recently, the Johnson County Public Library Foundation was created, which has allowed us to host some larger events like our Authors at JCPL program and the international film series. With these donated dollars, like the generous gift we received from Home Bank, we are able to expand our summer learning program and step-up our programming to do some new and exciting things. JCPL: What’s your favorite thing about programming at the library? ST: Attending an event and engaging with our community is by far my favorite part of programming. It’s exciting to plan an event that brings people together and creates a shared community experience. When you get so many people in a room talking about books or authors, there’s a real energy. It’s great to connect with library users, and also to meet new people who have never visited the library before. JCPL: What kinds of details do you have to plan for signature events like the Author Series or Explore Summer? ST: Each event is different, but there are several things that always go into creating our signature events. First of all, I need to consider costs, so I know whether I need to apply for grants to bring the program here. Then I look at anticipated attendance numbers. If the program is going to be larger than our branches can hold, I need to find a partnering event space that can host us. Once we have funding, a space and a date locked down, our marketing team starts promoting the event to draw a crowd while I coordinate staffing for the event. After the event, our team meets together to go over how the event went, spending time with community feedback and anecdotes so we know what went well and what we can improve for the future. With each event, we learn more about our community and what they want from their library. To read the entire interview, please visit pageafterpage.org/meet-Sarah-Taylor


Put on those red pajamas - Llama Llama is coming to the library! Celebrate your participation in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at these parties, with a special guest appearance from Llama Llama himself! Children who have completed their goal will be recognized for their accomplishment. All preschoolers welcome!

Franklin Branch

Mon / May 6 / 6 p.m.

Clark Pleasant Branch Wed / May 8 / 2 p.m.

Trafalgar Branch

Johnson County Public Library

Thu / May 9 / 4:30 p.m.

White River Branch

Sat / May 11 / 10:30 a.m.

Watch for future author announcements on pageafterpage.org

Haven’t registered for 1,000 Books? Sign up and see what it’s all about.

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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

NOT YOUR MOTHER’S BOOK CLUB

BEGINNING COMPOSTING

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 best-sellers, 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.

Think about the difference between a frozen dinner and a lovingly-prepared home cooked meal. Which would you rather have? Well, your plants are no different. Stop feeding them "Lean Cuisine" and give them what they want. They will reward you for your efforts. In this class, Teresa Gregory, will teach us several ways to start composting at little or no cost, including some surprising things you can toss in your compost and a few things to never add. Please register.

Adults

Adults

“Firefly Lane” by Kristin Hannah Wed May 1 6-7 p.m. “Notorious 92” by Andrew E. Stoner Wed Jun. 5 6-7 p.m. “Legend” by Marie Lu Wed Jul. 3 6-7 p.m.

DIY HEAD PLANTERS

Looking for garden inspiration? Let your plants become the hair on a DIY head shaped planter. We'll paint ceramic planters and play around with plants to create a cool hair effect. Please register. Program will fill quickly! Adults

Thu

May 2

10-11 a.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 Fri

May 3 Jun. 7

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

A WOOF AND BOOKS STORYTIME

Join us for a special storytime as we recognize our public servants with a visit from canine Vader and Officer Voss of the Whiteland Police Department. There will be stories, activities, crafts and a demonstration of how Vader helps in police duties. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Tue

May 7

10:30-11:30 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

May 7 Jun. 4 Jul. 2

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

Tue

May 7

6:30-8 p.m.

LLAMA LLAMA PARTY

Put on those red pajamas - Llama Llama is coming to the library! Celebrate your participation in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program with a special guest appearance from Llama Llama himself! Children who have completed their 1,000 Books goal will be recognized for their accomplishment. Not registered for 1,000 Books? No problem! Sign up and see what it's all about. Please register. Children (birth-age 5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Wed

May 8

2-3 p.m.

DIY CROCHET ROSES

Make a beautiful crochet rose for your mother or grandmother this Mother's Day! If you own crochet hooks (size F or G) please bring them. If not, the library has several you can use. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Wed

May 8

6-7 p.m.

DROP-IN TECH HELP

Bring your smartphone or laptop for help accessing library e-books and resources, email, Facebook, basic software and computer skills. We cannot repair devices or remove viruses. No appointment necessary! Adults

Thu Thu

May 9 May 30

1-3 p.m. 6-8 p.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

May 10

11 a.m.-noon


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

GET CAUGHT READING DAY

TALES FOR TAILS

Celebrate “Get Caught Reading Day” at the library! Stop in the library, check in with a staff member and enjoy reading. A "thank-you" prize will be provided.

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.

All Ages

Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Sat

May 11

9 a.m-4:45 p.m.

Mon Mon Mon

MUSIC & MOVEMENT

Children will explore the world of music and dance at the library. May 15 Jun. 19 Jul. 17

11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Get to know 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.

READY, SET, BUILD!

Children (grades K-7); Families Welcome

Drop in anytime to build and play with the library's LEGOs®. There will be a challenge each month.

Earth Cookie - Kea Deppe, Johnson County Recycling District Wed May 22 2-3 p.m. Bird Bingo - Blair Beavers, Johnson County Soil & Water Conservation Wed Jun. 26 2-3 p.m. Art Program – Laura Parkhurst, local artist Wed Jul. 24 2-3 p.m.

Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Thu Thu Thu

May 16 Jun. 13 Jul. 18

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

STEAM WORKSHOP

RELAXATION TECHNIQUES

Work out your science, technology, engineering, art and math skills with challenges to get you tinkering, imagining, building and problem-solving. Please register.

Use your breath and simple-but-effective visualizations to help you relax into the moment, release tension in your body and aid you in feeling less stressed. In this experiential class, you will learn and practice a few different tools you can add to your own relaxation toolbox-including breathwork, guided imagery, systematic physical relaxation, movement and essential oils. While this class will utilize some techniques often taught as part of meditation classes, this session will not have any attachment to religious or spiritual teachings or beliefs and is welcoming to all. Please register.

Children (grades K-5)

Mathemagic Thu May 16 Snow in Summer? Thu Jun. 20 Moon Landing Celebration Thu Jul. 18

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

TOT ART

Adults

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.

Wed

May 17 Jun. 21 Jul. 19

May 22

6-7 p.m.

GAME ON!

Bring the family for some friendly competition while playing board games or the Nintendo NES Classic.

Children (ages 1-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Fri Fri Fri

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

HOMESCHOOL HANGOUT

Children (ages 1-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Wed Wed Wed

May 20 Jun. 17 Jul. 15

11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Thu Thu

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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

SEWING BASICS FOR KIDS

Sewing is a practical life skill that's both valuable and fun. Learn sewing machine basics with sewing instructor, Kathy Anderson. Kids MUST be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the class. If you have a portable sewing machine you would like to learn on, please bring it. If not, the library has several for you to practice on. All materials will be provided. Please register. Children & Teens (grades 5-10); Child’s Caregiver Required

Thu

May 23

6-7:30 p.m.

POKEMON CLUB

Calling all Pokemon trainers and masters! Drop in all summer long for all things Pokemon. Talk, play, craft and battle or just make a quick stop at our Pokemon Go gym. With new activities each time, make sure you catch 'em all! Please register. Families

Tue Tue Tue

May 28 Jun. 11, 25 Jul. 9

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

INTRO TO CRICUT

Confused about your new Cricut machine and need help getting started? Don't know what a Cricut machine is but want to learn more? Our in-house expert will help you learn to navigate the basics of the Cricut Explore Air and time permitting, all participants will get to create a small project. Please register. Program will fill quickly! Teens (grades 11-12) & Adults

Tue

May 28

6-7 p.m.

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. Children (grades 3-6)

May 29 Jul. 31

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

DIY BLEACH T-SHIRTS

Create a unique bleached t-shirt to impress all your friends. Bring a new black or dark colored cotton t-shirt for bleaching. Please dress for a mess! Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Thu

May 30

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

Fri Fri

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

EXPLORE SUMMER KICK-OFF: THE WATER SHOW

Enjoy magic, laughter and fun! Bring a towel to dry off and wear a bathing suit as you WILL get WET! Families

Mon

Jun. 3

4-5 p.m.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

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

Tue Tue

Jun. 4, 11, 18, 25 Jul. 2. 9, 16, 23, 30

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

K-2 BOOKWORMS

Enjoy reading this summer with a book club for beginning readers. Join us for an interactive look at books and find out just how fun reading can be! We will read our books during the program. Please register. Children (grades K-2)

Wed Wed

Jun. 5, 19 Jul. 3, 17

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

4-5 p.m.

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

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

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

INTRO TO SEWING: BUTTONHOLES AND INTERFACING

Put your sewing machine to more use than just the basics! Learn to stabilize and stitch machine buttonholes for a polished finish. Also, learn the basics of interfacing. Time permitting; participants will create a small project to showcase their new skills. A limited number of sewing machines will be available to use, so please bring a portable sewing machine if you have one. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens (grades 11-12) & Adults

Thu

16 May–July 2019

May 31 Jul. 26

TERRIFIC TWOS STORYTIME

TASTY TRAVELS

Wed Wed

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.

Jun. 6

6-7:30 p.m.


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

CRAFTING FOR A CAUSE: SHELTER CAT TOYS

Make the world a better place one craft at a time! Craft some homemade cat toys to be donated to cats in need. All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Fri

Jun. 7

1-3 p.m.

Families (ages 3+)

PODCASTS AND PAINTING

Podcasts are one of the best ways to learn or be entertained while doing something else. So, why not paint a masterpiece (or disasterpiece) while learning something new? All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Mon

Jun. 10

4-5 p.m.

PAINT YOUR PET

Drop off a picture of your pet no later than June 10 and we will prepare your canvas, paint by numbers style, for you to fill in. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Wed

Jun. 12

6-7 p.m.

LEATHER REMNANT WORKSHOP

Create fun pieces such as keychains and bracelets out of leather scraps. All materials will be provided. Please register. Adults

Thu

Jun. 13

noon -1 p.m.

DONUTS WITH GROWN-UPS

You DONUT want to miss this program! Start your morning off at the library with some delicious donuts, a story and activity. Families

Fri Fri

Jun. 14 Jul. 12

FAMILY SPA DAY

Does your whole family need a breather? A tropical getaway? Get the next best thing at the library! All materials will be provided for everyone to unwind. Prepare to relax to the max! Please register.

9:30-10:15 a.m. 9:30-10:15 a.m.

Planning a family getaway? Borrow a travel kit today and check one thing off your packing list. Visit pageafterpage.org/travelkits

Sat

Jun. 15

11 a.m.-noon

PAINT AND SIP…JUICE BOXES

Play in the colorful world of paint. Kids will create a masterpiece with step by step instructions. Please register. Children (grades K-5)

Mon

Jun. 17

2-3 p.m.

VIRTUAL REALITY 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

Tue

Jun. 18

5-7 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. Our topic this month is Health and Wellness. Please register. Adults

Thu

Jun. 20

12:30-2 p.m.

JEWELRY MAKING WITH CRICUT

Learn fun and easy ways to create jewelry using our Cricut Explore Air 2! All materials will be provided. Please register. Program will fill quickly! Teens (grades 11-12) & Adults

Tue

Jun. 25

6-7 p.m.

TEEN ANIME & CANDY SUSHI WORKSHOP

Don't know what to do this summer? We've got a solution: lots of high-action anime and sugar. Learn how to make real-looking sushi from delicious candy treats. We've got anime and games, too. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Thu

Jun. 27

4-5 p.m.

May–July 2019

17


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

ALL SUMMER LONG: THE BEACH BOYS AND THE GENIUS OF BRIAN WILSON

Go behind the scenes of some of the biggest Beach Boys hits and learn how these timeless summer classics were made. We'll hear some old favorites and rare outtakes. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Thu

Jun. 27

7-8 p.m.

All Ages

CAT CAFE

Love cats? Relax and enjoy refreshments in the company of some irresistible, adoptable felines from the Humane Society of Johnson County. All Ages

Sat

EXPLORE SUMMER CELEBRATION: CROC TALK

Newport Aquarium’s Wave Foundation visits JCPL with a very special guest, a real baby alligator! Learn what it means to be a reptile and have an in-depth conversation about Crocodilians: crocodiles, alligators, gharials and caimans. Each person attending MUST register for this program. The program will fill quickly! Registration opens July 1.

Jun. 29

1-2 p.m.

Mon

Jul. 22

4-5 p.m.

CLARK PLEASANT BOOK CLUB

Love to read and talk about books? This month we'll read "The Buddha in the Attic" by Julia Otsuka. Contact the Reference Desk to get a copy to read in advance. Please register. Adults

QUILT YOUR OWN PILLOW

Want to spice up your living room? Join quilter, Erin Davis, as she teaches the basics of quilting. You'll come away with your own handcrafted pillow! A limited number of sewing machines will be available for use for anyone who is unable to bring a portable sewing machine. Please register. Program will fill quickly!

Tue

Jul. 23

2-3 p.m.

HOW TO MEAL PLAN

Using old Scrabble tiles, teens will get to create comic book charms to be used on keychains, magnets, bracelets, earrings or necklaces. Please register.

Whether you’re the type of shopper who finds yourself lost at the grocery store unsure what to buy or you go in with a plan and buy plenty of groceries only to end up eating out every day anyway, meal planning is the cost-effective answer to the universal question - What is there to eat? Instructor Danielle Beers will share meal planning solutions for any size household. She is excited to share different plans that can work for any lifestyle and budget. Leave with a packet of resources and at least one meal plan to get you started. Please register.

Thu

Tue

Adults

Wed

Jul. 10

6-7:30 p.m.

CREATE YOUR OWN COMIC BOOK CHARMS

Teens (grades 6-12)

Jul. 11

4-5 p.m.

CRAFTING FOR A CAUSE: SEWN PILLOWCASES

Make the world a better place one craft at a time! Join us to sew homemade pillowcases to donate to area shelters. All Ages; Child's Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Mon

Jul. 15

1-3 p.m.

HOOP HEALTH AND INTRO TO ADULT HOOPING

Hoosier Hooper will introduce adult hooping for beginners and discuss the many physical and mental benefits associated with Hula hooping. Learn beginner moves that are easy for people of all ages. Hooping is a great thing for families to do together; the Hula hoop knows no age. See what all the hype is about! Hula hoops will be provided at workshop class. Please register. Teens (grades 11-12) & Adults

Wed

Jul. 17

6-7 p.m.

Adults

Jul. 23

6-7 p.m.

HARRY POTTER AND THE LOCKED CHAMBER: TEEN ESCAPE ROOM

Test your Harry Potter knowledge and your puzzle-solving skills in this challenging escape room. Can you put together the clues before time runs out? Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Thu

Jul. 25

4-5 p.m.

WEARABLE ART

Create jewelry out of popsicles sticks, washer pendants or other common household materials. Children (grades 3-7)

Fri

Jul. 26

3:30-4:30 p.m.

RESUME WORKSHOP

Build that resume with librarian, Erin Cataldi! Turn your academic and work experiences into relevant content for your resume. Get help with your new or existing draft. Learn important tips and strategies to land the perfect job. Please register. Teens (grades 11-12) & Adults

Tue

18 May–July 2019

Jul. 30

6-7 p.m.


Explore Summer Celebration

CROC TALK NEWPORT AQUARIUM VISITS THE LIBRARY Explore Summer at JCPL

ALL AGES REGISTRATION OPENS JULY 1

Newport Aquarium’s Wave Foundation visits JCPL with a very special guest, a real baby alligator! Learn what it means to be a reptile and have an in-depth conversation about Crocodilians: crocodiles, alligators, gharials and caimans. Registration for this program is capped at 100 participants per branch, at the request of the Aquarium. Each person attending must register.

MONDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

TUESDAY

4 P.M.

6:30 P.M.

4 P.M.

6:30 P.M.

CLARK PLEASANT BRANCH

TRAFALGAR BRANCH

FRANKLIN BRANCH

WHITE RIVER BRANCH

JUL. 22

JUL. 22

JUL. 23

Johnson County Public Library

JUL. 23

May–July 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

WHAT’S IN YOUR MAKE-UP?

It's hard to know exactly how many toxic chemicals you are putting into your skin when you apply your makeup. Studies have shown that manufacturers are legally allowed to hide hundreds of toxic chemicals under two labels: parfum and fragrance. During this class, essential oils consultant Stacy Quasebarth, will share ways to go chemical-free, saving your skin and your money! Please register. Adults

Thu

May 2

6:30-8 p.m.

TECHNOLOGY PETTING ZOO AT THE LIBRARY SERVICES CENTER

Visiting Downtown Franklin on the First Friday? Stop by the Library Services Center to try out our Virtual Reality headsets, robots and more! Library Services Center - 49 E. Monroe St., Franklin All Ages

Fri

May 3

5-7 p.m.

IMPROVE YOUR PICTURES: USING THE RULES OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Take photos like a pro! Join us when Jeff and Jessi Galbraith, Galbraith Photography, return to teach the basic rules and principles of photography composition. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Sat

May 4

10 a.m.-noon

JEDI TRAINING ACADEMY

May the force be with you! Play games, make a lightsaber, destroy the Death Star and participate in other fun activities as we celebrate Star Wars Day. Please register. Families

Sat

May 4

2-3 p.m.

LLAMA LLAMA PARTY

Put on those red pajamas - Llama Llama is coming to the library! Celebrate your participation in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program with a special guest appearance from Llama Llama himself! Children who have completed their 1,000 Books goal will be recognized for their accomplishment. Not registered for 1,000 Books? No problem! Sign up and see what it's all about. Please register. Children (birth-age 5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Mon

May 6

20 May–July 2019

6-7 p.m.

FAMILY STORYTIME

Enjoy stories and songs with your family. Children (birth-grade 2); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Tue Sat Tue Tue Sat

May 7, 14, 21, 28 May 25 Jun. 4, 11, 18, 25 Jul. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jul. 13

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

YOUR HOUSE CONVERATION 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

May 7 Jun. 4 Jul. 2

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

Tue

May 7, 28

6:30-8 p.m.

IMPROV PLAY ACTING

Act out with us! Have fun improvising scenes and learning acting games. Please register. Children & Teens (grades 5-10)

Wed Wed Wed

May 8, 22 4:30-5:15 p.m. Jun. 5, 12, 19, 26 4:30-5:15 p.m. Jul. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 4:30-5:15 p.m.

SELF-DEFENSE FOR WOMEN

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

Mon

May 13

6:30-8:30 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

ESSENTIAL OILS 101

Are you wondering about essential oils and if they would benefit you and your family? Oils can be useful powerful allies in our quest for wellness. There is virtually no limit on how essential oils can be used. Join Stacy Quasebarth, essential oils consultant, for an in depth 101 class as we review what essential oils are, how they work and how you can use them. Please register. Adults

Thu

May 16

6:30-8 p.m.

VOICES FROM THE PAST STORYTELLER SERIES: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

Join us at the Johnson County Museum of History as David Mosedale shares an in-character portrayal of Benjamin Franklin. Enjoy stories of Franklin's life and learn more about one of America's founding fathers and the namesake of Franklin, Indiana! Johnson County Museum of History – 135 N. Main St., Franklin All Ages; Families Welcome

Sat

May 18

1:30-3 p.m.

FAMILY PROM

Put on your dancing shoes and fanciest clothes then bring the whole family to dance the afternoon away at this fun family event. We'll have photo opportunities, refreshments, punch and of course, music! Please register.

AGING IN PLACE

What is aging in place? Simply put, it means a person is able to live in the place of their choice without losing their quality of life as they reach their senior years. Financial plans are just one part of preparing your life for aging. This seminar, taught by professional organizer, Laura Ecker, will provide valuable information about preparing your home and life for your senior years. Please register. Adults

Thu

May 23

3:30-4:30 p.m.

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. Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Mon Mon

Jun. 3, 17 Jul. 1, 15

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

EXPLORE SUMMER KICK-OFF: THE WATER SHOW

Enjoy magic, laughter and fun! Bring a towel to dry off and wear a bathing suit as you WILL get WET! Families

Mon

Jun. 3

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Families

Sat

May 18

2-4 p.m.

SCHOOL AGE STORYTIME

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

Mon Mon Mon

May 20 Jun. 10, 24 Jul. 8, 22

4:30-5:15 p.m. 4-4:45 p.m. 4-4:45 p.m.

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. Teens (grades 9-12) & Adults

"Where’d You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple Mon May 20 6:30-8 p.m. "Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate Mon Jun. 17 6:30-8 p.m.

Johnson County Public Library

Look for JCPL at these Events this Summer Strawberries on the Square, Franklin Fri / May 24 Franklin Farmers’ Markets Sat / Jun. 15, Jul. 13, Aug. 11 Firecracker Festival Wed / Jul. 3 Johnson County Fair Sun-Sat / Jul. 14-20

May–July 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

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

Tue Wed Tue Wed

Jun. 4, 11, 18, 25 Jun. 5, 12, 19, 26 Jul. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jul. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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

FANDOM FAIRY JARS

Bring your friends for a fun afternoon of crafting! Make a light-up jar featuring your favorite fandom. All supplies will be provided. Children & Teens (grades 5-12)

Tue

Jun. 4

1-2:30 p.m.

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

Jun. 5

2-6 p.m.

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

Thu Thu

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

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. Visit our exploration stations before stories start at 10:45 a.m.

Children (2 year olds); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Thu Thu

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

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

TINKER TOTS

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

Fri Fri

Jun. 7 Jul. 5

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

Calling all artists in grades K-8! Design a bookmark with this year’s theme, “Explore Summer.” Entries accepted May 20-July 20. Winners will have their artwork made into bookmarks.

Register at any JCPL Branch or visit pageafterpage.org 22 May–July 2019


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

LEARN TO DRAW

Learn how to draw from local artist Laura Parkhurst. She will demonstrate techniques and help each participant. All materials will be provided. Please register. Children & Teens (grades 5-12)

Fri Fri

Jun. 7 Jun. 7

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

CRAFTING FOR A CAUSE: DOG TOYS

Make the world a better place one craft at a time! Give back to your community and strengthen your crafting skills by making toys for the Johnson County Humane Society's dogs. Pssst! Our partner organization just might visit with a four-legged friend to pick up their presents! Donations of clean t-shirts and empty water bottles are greatly appreciated. All Ages; Families Welcome

Mon

Jun. 10

1-3 p.m.

MARSHMALLOW MADNESS

Play games, create a Peeps diorama and participate in a marshmallow recipe challenge! Then, check out the Marshmallow Madness book to try making your own marshmallows at home. Please register. Children & Teens (grades 5-12)

Tue

Jun. 11

1-2:30 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. Please register. Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Ireland Tue Brazil Tue

Jun. 11

4:30-5:15 p.m.

Jul. 16

4:30-5:15 p.m.

CYBERSECURITY

Learn about practicing safe computing when a representative from the Indiana Attorney General's Office visits the library. Leave with an understanding of common threats like phishing and a few practical tips to help keep your information secure. Please register. Adults

Tue

Jun. 11

6:30-7:30 p.m.

I SURVIVED: EXTREME WEATHER

Are your kids fans of the “I Survived” series? We’ll explore activities about tornadoes, blizzards, hurricanes and more! We’ll also talk about how to stay safe in the worst kinds of weather. Please register. Children (grades K-6)

Thu

Jun. 13

3-4 p.m.

HOP AND BOP

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

Fri Fri

Jun. 14, 28 Jul. 12, 26

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

BEGINNING ORIGAMI

Learn to fold a variety of paper figures. Instruction sheets and paper will be provided. Please register. Ages 5+; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Fri

Jun. 14

1-2:30 p.m.

STRING ART GRAFFITI

Create your own string art graffiti canvas. Bring your friends for an afternoon of crafting. Please register. Children & Teens (grades 5-12)

Tue

Jun. 18

1-2:30 p.m.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: IMMIGRATION 101

In collaboration with the Immigrant Welcome Center and Sarah Burrow, an immigration attorney with Lewis and Kappes, this presentation will cover the various U.S. immigration policies that have an impact on immigrants and refugees in Indiana. Topics will include rights for new naturalized citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents ("green card" holders), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients and interacting with law enforcement and immigration officers. The Immigrant Welcome Center will also present about its organization mission and the ways it serves immigrants in our community. Please register. Adults

Tue

Jun. 18

6-7:30 p.m.

DIY POP SOCKETS

Pop sockets are all the rage! We'll make our own customizable pop-up phone stands with fun designs. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Wed

Jun. 19

4-5 p.m.

May–July 2019

23


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

CONCERT ON THE LAWN: SONGS FROM SCREEN AND STAGE

Music lovers of all ages will enjoy listening to some of our favorite tunes from Broadway, movies and television performed by the Franklin Community Band. Please bring a chair or blanket. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside. All Ages; Families Welcome

Thu

Jun. 20

7-8:30 p.m.

TOT ART

Children (ages 1-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Jun. 21 Jul. 19

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

GETTING READY FOR SCHOOL

Pamela Martin-Díaz, Early Literacy Coordinator at the Allen County Public Library, will share fun ways you can help your children develop their early literacy skills as we talk, sing, read, write and play! This program is intended for adults with preschool or kindergarten-age children. Please register. Adults; Families Welcome

Sat

Jun. 22

10 a.m.-noon

BUBBLES AND ICE POPS: FRANKLIN URBAN FOREST STORYWALK

Visit the new story at our Franklin StoryWalk, “The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do” by Ashley Spires. Enjoy ice pops and some fun with bubbles! In case of inclement weather, this program will be held at the Franklin Branch. Urban Forest – 201 W. South St., Franklin Children of All Ages; Families Welcome

Fri

Jun. 28

3-4 p.m.

BLEACH TEES AND TIE-DYE

Make a creation to wear all summer. If you want to tie-dye, bring a light colored, pre-washed cotton item. If you want to bleach, bring a dark colored, pre-washed, cotton item. Please register. Children & Teens (grades 5-12)

Tue

Jul. 2

1-2:30 p.m.

WHAT IS WHOLE 30?

Some food groups that include sugar, grains, dairy and legumes could be having a negative impact on your health and fitness without you realizing it. Certified Whole 30 Coach, Chelsea Hoyt, will give you an introduction to the Whole 30 program and talk about how it can benefit your life. Please register. Adults

Sat

Children & Teens (grades 5-12)

Tue

Jul. 9

1-2:30 p.m.

DIY MINI CRATES

Make your own miniature crate with jumbo popsicle sticks. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

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. Fri Fri

MICROWAVE MEALS

Need a quick meal or snack? Learn some new recipes you can make in minutes in the microwave! Please register.

Jul. 6

24 May–July 2019

10-11:30 a.m.

Tue

Jul. 9

6:30-8 p.m.

I SURVIVED: WHEN ANIMALS ATTACK

Are your kids fans of the “I Survived” series? Join us as we explore activities about bears, sharks, jellyfish and more! Kids will also learn how to stay safe if confronted by a wild animal. Please register. Children (grades K-6)

Thu

Jul. 11

3-4 p.m.

FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS

Make some wearable art for your BFF. Children (grades 3-7)

Fri

Jul. 12

3:30-4:30 p.m.

CAT CAFE

Love cats? Relax and enjoy refreshments in the company of some irresistible felines from the Humane Society of Johnson County. All Ages

Sat

Jul. 13

1-2 p.m.

DIY SHARPIE MUGS

Make a mug for yourself or a gift! Decorate your mug with an initial or a silhouette and Sharpie markers. All materials will be provided. Please register. Children & Teens (grades 5-12)

Tue

Jul. 16

1-2:30 p.m.

YARN EXCHANGE

Do you have yarn that you'd like to share with other crafters? Are you looking for a new stash of yarn for your upcoming fall and winter projects? Now’s your chance to swap yours for theirs during our Yarn Exchange! Drop off your yarn any time July 1-17. We’ll sort and organize all the donations. Come back to browse and choose some new-to-you yarn on exchange day! Teens (grades 6-12) and Adults

Fri

Jul. 19

1-5 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

CRAFTING FOR A CAUSE: SLEEPING MATS

Make the world a better place one craft at a time! Learn how to weave plastic shopping bags into sleeping mats. By collecting plastic bags and crocheting them in to sleeping mats, we can give people experiencing homelessness a soft place to lay their head and help keep plastic bags out of oceans and landfills. All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Mon

Jul. 22

1-3 p.m.

DIY GALAXY JARS

Stressed out? Make your own Galaxy Jar at the library. Create jars that will look just like the night sky. Perfect for decorating your room or to give as a gift. Please register. Children & Teens (grades 5-12)

Tue

Jul. 23

1-2:30 p.m.

EXPLORE SUMMER CELEBRATION: CROC TALK

Newport Aquarium’s Wave Foundation visits JCPL with a very special guest, a real baby alligator! Learn what it means to be a reptile and have an in-depth conversation about Crocodilians: crocodiles, alligators, gharials and caimans. Each person attending MUST register for this program. The program will fill quickly! All Ages; Families Welcome

Tue

Jul. 23

4-5 p.m.

DIY SUMMER FLORAL ARRANGMENTS

Learn the basics of creating a fresh floral centerpiece for nextto-nothing from a pro! Emily Snider, owner of Emily’s Backyard Blooms in Fortville, will share her techniques and experience so each person can create their very own homemade summer arrangement. Fresh flowers, plants and a few vases will be provided. Please bring any specific items you would like to use in your display (or extra items you would like to share.) Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Wed

Jul. 24

6:30-8 p.m.

ACRYLIC PAINTING

Learn new painting skills in this summer themed 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

Thu

Jul. 25

6:30-8 p.m.

HARRY POTTER PARTY

Do you have Harry Potter or Fantastic Beasts on the brain? We do! Explore all things Harry Potter with our crafts, activities, food and fun during this magical drop-in party. Families

Fri

Jul. 26

3-4:30 p.m.

Johnson County Public Library

BOOK clubs Read alone. Discuss together.

pageafterpage.org/join-a-book-club May–July 2019

25


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

FELT SUCCULENTS

No green thumb? No problem. Make cute plants from felt--no watering required. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Tue

May 7

6-7 p.m.

LLAMA LLAMA PARTY

Put on those red pajamas - Llama Llama is coming to the library! Celebrate your participation in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program with a special guest appearance from Llama Llama himself! Children who have completed their 1,000 Books goal will be recognized for their accomplishment. Not registered for 1,000 Books? No problem! Sign up and see what it's all about. Please register. Children (birth-age 5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Thu

May 9

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Muffins, crafts and quality time! Can you think of a better way to celebrate the woman who is always there for you? Join us in celebrating moms, aunts, grandmas and all the other women who have helped us to grow. Please register. Families

May 13

6:30-7:30 p.m.

HANDMADE HAPPY HOUR

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

Wed Wed Wed

May 15 Jun. 19 Jul. 17

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

ALL ABOUT HOSPICE

No one wants to think about death, but it's an inevitable part of life. Join us for this informative program on hospice care. Christina McCord from Our Hospice of South Central Indiana will talk about eligibility requirements, admissions, payment sources, benefits and services. Please register. Adults

Thu

May 16

Adults

“The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman Tue May 21 6-7 p.m. “I Love You, Miss Huddleston” by Phil Gulley Tue Jun. 18 6-7 p.m. “Animal Farm” by George Orwell Tue Jul. 16 6-7 p.m.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, START YOUR ENGINES!

May is race time. What better way to learn about the Indianapolis 500 than racing your way around the library on scooters? Participate in several different races and don't forget the cold milk for winners! Please register. Children (grades K-6); Families Welcome

MUFFINS WITH MOM

Mon

TRAFALGAR BOOK CLUB

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

6-7 p.m.

Thu

May 23

4:30-5:30 p.m.

GET THE DIRT ON SOIL: HELP FOR THE HOME GARDENER

Kevin Allison of the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District, will talk about soil, what it's made of and how to make it better in the backyard garden. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Thu

May 30

6-7 p.m.

TUESDAY STORYTIME

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

Children (birth-age 5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Tue Tue

Jun. 4, 11, 18, 25 Jul. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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

EXPLORE SUMMER KICK-OFF: THE WATER SHOW

Enjoy magic, laughter and fun! Bring a towel to dry off and wear a bathing suit as you WILL get WET! Families

Tue

Jun. 4

4-5 p.m.

SCHOOL AGE EXTRA: PLAYGROUND GAMES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

What games to kids around the world play at recess? Find out and have fun! Please register. Children (grades K-6)

Thu

26 May–July 2019

Jun. 6

10-11 a.m.


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

THURSDAY STORYTIME

POOL NOODLE ROCKET FLINGERS

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

Using pool noodles and foam, we will create awesome rocket flingers. Please register.

Children (birth-age 5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Thu Thu

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

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

Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Thu

LIBRARY ON THE PRAIRIE PIONEER FESTIVAL

Make a creation you can wear all summer. If you want to tie-dye, bring a light colored, pre-washed cotton t-shirt. If you want to bleach, bring a dark colored, pre-washed cotton t-shirt. Please register. Children & Teens (grades 5-12)

Mon

Jun. 10

6:30-7:30 p.m.

10-11 a.m.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

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

BLEACH TEES AND TIE-DYE

Jun. 13

Feeling adventurous? Join us for a fun and lively introduction to the world of Dungeons & Dragons. The game will be played over three-sessions. For beginners and intermediate players. Please register.

All Ages

Jun. 8

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Children (grades K-6)

6-7:30 p.m.

Experience pioneer days at the library. See page 7 for details. Sat

Jun. 12

Meet us in the “laboratory” and help conduct some wild science experiments. Don't worry, you won't really be blinded! Please register.

Join Erin Davis as she teaches you to sew your own tote bag using an old t-shirt. Please bring a t-shirt. Please register. Jun. 6

Wed

SCHOOL AGE EXTRA: SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE

SEW YOUR OWN TOTE BAG

Thu

Children (grades 3-7)

Children & Teens (grades 5-12)

Thu

June 13, 20, 27

6-7:30 p.m.

DONUTS WITH DAD

Donuts, games and quality time! Can you think of a better way to celebrate the man who has helped you tie your shoes, learn to read and more? Join us as we celebrate the men who have helped raise us. Please register. Families; Child’s Caregiver Required

Mon

Jun. 17

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Explore Summer JCPL Prize Patrol

Be on the lookout for this year's Prize Patrol!

May–July 2019

27


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

Movie on the

PRAIRIE

Celebrate the end of summer with a party on our prairie. We will have food, games and a special showing of Jurassic Park (1993). Fun and games start at 8 p.m. Movie starts at 8:45 p.m. Make sure to bring your chairs and blankets! Movie rated PG-13. Families Welcome Trafalgar Branch Fri / Jul. 26 / 8-11 p.m.

CRAFTING FOR A CAUSE: FERAL CAT SHELTERS

Make the world a better place one craft at a time! Put your crafting skills to good work and join us to make shelters for feral cats. Donations of plastic bins with lids and Styrofoam coolers with lids would be greatly appreciated. All Ages; Families Welcome

Wed

Jun. 19

3-5 p.m.

SCHOOL AGE EXTRA: PRAIRIE CRAFTS

Take a walk through our prairie and gather ideas and materials for a one-of-a-kind craft. Please register. Program will fill quickly! Children (grades K-6)

Thu

Jun. 20

10-11 a.m.

ROBOT FIGHT CLUB

Build a robot, then send it into battle! Use your engineering skills to create the mightiest fighter. Will you be victorious? Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Sat

Jun. 22

1-2 p.m.

POPCORN TASTE TEST

Which popcorn is the best? Fresh popped or bagged? Flavored or plain? Microwave or kettle? Choose the best, but taste the rest. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Mon

Jun. 24

6:30-7:30 p.m.

SUMMER CAMP FOR ADULTS

Are you missing the carefree summer days of your childhood? Join as we recreate some of your favorite camp crafts, enjoy snacks and reminisce. Adults

Tue

Jun. 25

6-7 p.m.

STUFFIE SLEEPOVER

Bring your favorite stuffed friend to the library for a sleepover. Make a craft with them and then let them explore the library overnight. Pick up is Thursday, June 27 at 9 a.m. Please register. Children (birth-age 12); Families Welcome

Wed

Jun. 26

5:30-6:30 p.m.

SCHOOL AGE EXTRA: WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

Something is hiding in the box, but no peeking! It could be a snake, but it could be a bowl of marshmallows. The only way to find out is to reach in. Please register. Children (grades K-6)

Thu

28 May–July 2019

Jun. 27

10-11 a.m.


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

WHAT’S NEW WITH ROSES

Teresa Byington, President of the Indianapolis Rose Society, will talk about new rose varieties. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Thu

Jun. 27

6-7 p.m.

CRAFTING FOR A CAUSE: NECESSITIES BAGS

SCHOOL AGE EXTRA: ROARING REPTILES

From crocodiles to chameleons, reptiles are fascinating! Join us to learn more about them, and maybe even go look for some in the prairie. Please register. Children (grades K-6)

Thu

Jul. 18

10-11 a.m.

MARBLE MOON PHASE WALL HANGING

Make the world a better place one craft at a time! Donate your time to help people experiencing homelessness. Drop in to create bags of necessities to donate to Sheltering Wings.

Create a unique wall hanging to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Please register.

All Ages; Child's Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Tue

Thu

Jul. 2

4:30-6:30 p.m.

GIGANTIC GAMES

Navigate the tape maze to play Pac Man or bump your friends in Sorry. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Wed

Jul. 3

4-5:30 p.m.

PIZZA AND AN EVIL PLOT

A werewolf is killing people in your village. Can you catch it before you are a victim? Eat pizza and do some sleuthing. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Mon

Jul. 8

6:30-8 p.m.

LEMONADE AND COLORING

Visit the library to cool down with some lemonade and coloring. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Tue

Jul. 9

6-7 p.m.

Jul. 18

6-7 p.m.

EXPLORE SUMMER CELEBRATION: CROC TALK

Newport Aquarium’s Wave Foundation visits JCPL with a very special guest, a real baby alligator! Learn what it means to be a reptile and have an in-depth conversation about Crocodilians: crocodiles, alligators, gharials and caimans. Each person attending MUST register for this program. The program will fill quickly! All Ages

Mon

Jul. 22

6:30-7:30 p.m.

SCHOOL AGE EXTRA: TRAVELERS’ CLUB

Join us for a trip around the globe in sixty minutes! We'll enjoy music, snacks and learning about various cultures around the globe. Please register. Children (grades K-6)

Thu

Jul. 25

10-11 a.m.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

SCHOOL AGE EXTRA: GREAT GAMES

Join us for a Christmas celebration...in July! We'll escape the summer heat long enough to have treats, play games and get in the holiday spirit. Please register.

Children (grades K-6)

Families

Play some great indoor and outdoor games. Please register. Thu

Jul. 11

10-11 a.m.

PARANORMAL ESCAPE

Creepy things are happening in the abandoned house at the end of the road. Is it a ghost or something more human? You go to investigate and are trapped! Can you solve the mystery and make it out? Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Mon

Jul. 15

6-8 p.m.

Thu

Jul. 25

4:30-5:30 p.m.

MOVIE ON THE PRAIRIE

Celebrate the end of summer with a party on our prairie. We will have food, games and a special showing of Jurassic Park (1993.) Fun and games start at 8 p.m. Movie starts at 8:45 p.m. Make sure to bring your chairs and blankets! Movie rated PG-13. Families Welcome

Fri

Jul. 26

8-11 p.m.

AFTER WHILE, CROCODILE!

Before our visit from a REAL alligator, let's learn about these fascinating crocodilians! Join us for stories and crafts related to these wonderful beasts. Please register. Children (grades K-6); Families Welcome

Tue

Jul. 16

4:30-5:30 p.m.

May–July 2019

29


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

BLOOMS, BUTTERFLIES AND GARDEN TIPS

Master Gardner, Mary Kooi, wiill take us on an armchair amble through gardens of colorful, fragrant, low maintenance plants that delight us and winged creatures! See basic design tips at play in a variety of gardens. Please register. Adults

Wed

May 8

6-7:30 p.m.

TEEN STUDY BREAK

Drop-in and play with animals from the Johnson County Humane Society, explore meditation through virtual reality headsets, color and eat snacks. Teens (grades 6-12)

Thu

May 9

6-8 p.m.

TALES FOR TAILS

Enjoy time with a registered Pet Partners dog by reading to them. Sign up for a 15-minute session at the Children's Reference Desk or call 317-885-1330. Children (grades K-5)

Mon Mon Mon

May 13 Jun. 10 Jul. 8

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

TOT ART

Wed Wed Wed

Children (ages 1-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Using clay, make pendants, rings, earrings or beads. Then put a drop of essential oil on them to scent your day. Please register.

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. Fri Fri Fri

May 10 Jun. 14 Jul. 12

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

LLAMA LLAMA PARTY

Put on those red pajamas - Llama Llama is coming to the library! Celebrate your participation in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program with a special guest appearance from Llama Llama himself! Children who have completed their 1,000 Books goal will be recognized for their accomplishment. Not registered for 1,000 Books? No problem! Sign up and see what it's all about. Please register.

Children (birth-age 5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Sat

May 11

10:30-11:30 a.m.

MAKE A GAME IN ROBLOX

Join game developer C.J. Oyer, creator of Super Hero Life, and learn how to make a Roblox game or improve on your creations. Let us know if you can bring your own laptop or if you need to use one of ours. Please register. Children & Teens (grades 5-12)

Sat

May 11

1-5 p.m.

WINDISCH PARK PLAYGROUND DEDICATION AND STORYWALK PARTY

Celebrate the dedication of the new playground and a year of StoryWalks at Bargersville’s Windisch Park. Join us for a special storytime, craft and games. Meet Llama from Anna Dewdney's book, “Llama Llama Red Pajama.” Families

Sat

May 11

30 May–July 2019

1:30-3:30 p.m.

May 15 Jun. 19 Jul. 17

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

CRAFT NIGHT: ESSENTIAL OILS JEWELRY

Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Wed

May 15

6:30-8 p.m.

MUSIC TIME WITH MR. DANIEL

It's time to sing, dance and play with local musician, Mr. Daniel! Find a new favorite song at this interactive musical concert. Please register. Families

Sat

May 18

11 a.m.-noon

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

"Girl in Translation” by Jean Kwok Mon May 20 7-8:30 p.m. "Beartown” by Frederick Backman Mon Jun. 17 7-8:30 p.m. "Grandma Gatewood’s Walk” by Ben Montgomery Mon Jul. 15 7-8:30 p.m.

ESL CONVERSATION GROUP

Practice speaking English and learn American culture. Adults

Wed

May 22

10:30 a.m.-noon


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

INTRODUCTION TO CODING

Why should kids have all the fun? Get a short introduction to JavaScript and code Sphero robots to perform basic tasks. Absolutely no experience required. Please register. Children & Teens (grades 5+) & Adults

Wed

May 22

6:30-8 p.m.

MAKING ART IN VIRTUAL REALITY

Paint or sculpt in virtual reality. Create with virtual materials or paint with light. There's no limit to what you can make! All Ages

Sat

May 25

2-3 p.m.

ANIMAL CRAFTS

Bring the whole family to be creative with a variety of arts and crafts projects all about animals. Please dress for a mess! Please register. Families; Child's Caregiver Required

Wed

May 29

10:30-11:30 a.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.

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

Jun. 3, 10, 17, 24 Jun. 4, 11, 18, 25 Jul. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jul. 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.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Sign up for Explore Summer, our Summer Learning Program and start earning minutes right away! Check out a book, find a comfy spot and read quietly for a half hour. When you’re done, you’ll be rewarded with an ice cream treat. Please register. Families

Mon

Jun. 3

3-4 p.m.

EXPLORE SUMMER KICK-OFF: THE WATER SHOW

Enjoy magic, laughter and fun! Bring a towel to dry off and wear a bathing suit as you WILL get WET! Families

Tue

Jun. 4

6:30-7:30 p.m.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

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

Teens (grades 9-12) & Adults

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

TINKER TIME: PICK A PART

Dress up and bring your favorite dinosaur to this very special dinosaur tea party. With stories, a craft, balloons and music, you’re sure to have a dino-riffic time! Please register.

“A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles Wed May 29 1:30-3:30 p.m. “The Light of Paris” by Eleanor Brown Wed Jun. 26 1:30-3:30 p.m. “Woman Warrior” by Maxine Hong Kingston Wed Jul. 31 1:30-3:30 p.m. Kids, bring your adults and explore a room full of stuff to take apart. Peek inside electronics and appliances, check out how they work and break things without getting in trouble! No kid? No problem. Tinkering is fun for grown-ups, too. All Ages

Sat

Jun. 1

1-2:30 p.m.

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

Jun. 3, 10, 17, 24 Jun. 4, 11, 18, 25 Jul. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jul. 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.

Thu Thu Thu Thu

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

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

TEA REX PARTY

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

Fri

Jun. 7

10:30-11:30 a.m

DNA AND GENEALOGY DISCUSSION GROUP

Join us for an informative morning to 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. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Sat

Jun. 8

10 a.m.-noon

May–July 2019

31


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

INTRODUCTION TO 3D PRINTING

Create a simple design and get it 3D printed to take home. Learn about modeling software and printing with plastic filament. Children & Teens (grades 5-12)

Sat

Jun. 8

1-2:30 p.m.

Discover your inner scientist and experiment with us at the library during one of these back-to-back sessions. Please register. Children (grades K-5)

Jun. 10 Jun. 10

2:30-3:30 p.m. 4-5 p.m.

Create your own melted masterpiece with Perler beads! All materials will be provided. Please register. Children (grades K-5)

Jun. 11

3:30-5 p.m.

SAFE SITTER

Safe Sitter is a full day 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 and $25 fee to class. Pre-registration forms need to be filled out by parent/guardian at the library or on pageafterpage.org/safesitter. Children & Teens (ages 11-16)

Wed

Jun. 12

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

Enjoy a book discussion while snacking and crafting a project connected to the book. Copies of the titles will be available at the circulation desk a month before each meeting. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

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

Ready for fun, prizes and candy? Let's play Bingo! Please register. Families

Jun. 17

2:30-3:30 p.m.

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+)

Tue

Jun. 18

32 May–July 2019

2-3:30 p.m.

CRAFT NIGHT: 3D PRINTING

Crafters are using 3D printers to make things like buttons, stamps, cookie cutters, jewelry, keychains and more. Learn to design and print your own creations. Wed.

Jun. 19

6:30-8 p.m.

PODCASTING FOR KIDS

Learn about what it takes to make a podcast. We will listen to a short episode of a kid-friendly podcast then make our own podcast segment together. Experiment with mixing audio, microphones and editing software. Please register. Children (grades 1-6)

Thu.

Jun. 20

3-4:30 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 story time experience. Fri Fri

Jun. 21 Jul. 19

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

STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER

Have you ever wondered what goes on in the library at night? Your stuffed animal can find out when they stay over at the library! Bring your favorite stuffed animal for storytime and activities. Return the next day after 10 a.m. to pick them up. See their adventures on the library's Facebook page. Please register. Children (birth-grade 6)

CANDY BINGO

Mon

Jun. 18

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

TEEN SUMMER BOOK CLUB

“Legend” by Marie Lu Thu Jun. 13 “Artemis Fowl” by Eoin Colfer Thu Jul. 11

Tue

Teens & Adults

PERLER PARTY

Tue

Visit the new story at our Independence Park StoryWalk. Enjoy ice pops with us as we play chalk games. Independence Park–2100 S. Morgantown Rd., Greenwood Families

AWESOME SCIENCE

Mon Mon

INDEPENDENCE PARK STORYWALK: CHALK AND ICE POPS

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

Mon

Jun. 24

6-7 p.m.

MINDFULNESS FOR KIDS

Kids will learn techniques to relax and be centered. We will explore different ways to engage our senses and quiet our minds. Make special crafts to help remember some of the mindfulness tricks we discuss. Please register. Children (grades K-5)

Tue

Jun. 25

2:30-3:30 p.m.


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

SELF-DEFENSE FOR WOMEN

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

Tue

Jun. 25

6:30-8:30 p.m.

TESSELLATION ART

Make an amazing art piece using a unique repeating pattern called a tessellation. Children (grades 3-7)

Wed

Jun. 26

10:30-11:30 a.m.

PLAYDOUGH PLAYTIME

Let your preschooler practice their fine motor skills while squishing and squashing playdough. Playtime with toys to follow. Please register. Children (ages 1-5); Child’s Caregiver Required

Fri

Jun. 28

10:30-11:30 a.m.

CRAFTING FOR A CAUSE: BIRD FEEDERS

Make the world a better place one craft at a time! Drop in to this family volunteer program to create bird feeders to feed the feathered friends in your backyard. Psst! Some adoptable animal friends might make an appearance! All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Sat

Jun. 29

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

PROTECT YOURSELF: YOUTH SELF-DEFENSE

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 youth safe. Please register. Children & Teens (grades 3-12)

Mon

Jul. 1

6:30-7:30 p.m.

PROFESSOR WATERMELON’S SHOWTIME STORYTIME

We can’t wait for our friend Professor Watermelon to share puppets and stories all about outer space! Families

Tue

Jul. 2

6:30-7:30 p.m.

PINT-SIZED PROM

Put on your dancing shoes and favorite outfit then head over to a special prom for toddlers and preschoolers. Make a craft, have a snack and dance the morning away! Please register. Children (ages 2-5); Child’s Caregiver Required

Fri

Jul. 5

10:30-11:30 a.m.

ONLINE Music & Art Lessons • Taught by accomplished and Grammy Award-winning fine arts professionals • Beginner to intermediate instruction • Choose from an array of instruments, music theory, scratching and art • Self-paced, step-by-step video lessons • Enjoy on-the-go learning–browser enabled for desktop and mobile devices

LESSON CATEGORIES: Art Bass Bluegrass Classical Guitar Harmonica

Hip-Hop Jazz Percussion Piano Ukelele Voice

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HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

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

White River Branch

1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, IN 46142

TILE ART

CRAFT NIGHT: INTRODUCTION TO DIE CUTTING

Create your own tile coaster. We'll use markers and rubbing alcohol to make a colorful masterpiece. Please register.

Create a simple T-shirt transfer design using a Cricut machine to make it and take it home.

Children (grades K-5)

Children & Teens (grades 5+) & Adults

Tue Tue

Jul. 9 Jul. 9

4-4:45 p.m. 6-6:45 p.m.

CRAFTING FOR A CAUSE: LINUS BLANKETS

Make the world a better place one craft at a time! Drop in to help create blankets for children in need at this volunteer program. Blankets will be donated to Project Linus. All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Wed

Jul. 10

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

AUGMENT YOUR REALITY

Augmented Reality (AR) is how Pokemon Go lets you see Pikachu through your phone camera. Drop in and play an AR scavenger hunt at the library anytime, July 6-13. Then, attend this program to learn more about AR works. Learn to make scavenger hunts, games and other types of AR. Please register. Children & Teens (grades 5-12)

Sat

Jul. 13

1-2:30 p.m.

DJ MIXING WITH CODE

Are you interested in how DJs make their beats? Create your own DJ mixing tool using code. Use the Scratch program to make musical loops, add samples and sounds and make a unique beat all your own. Please register. Children (grades 1-6)

Tue Tue

Jul. 16 Jul. 16

2:30-3:30 p.m. 4:30-5:30 p.m.

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Wed

Jul. 17

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

CRAZY ABOUT REPTILES

It's Croc Week so let's celebrate all reptiles. Enjoy books, crafts and activities. Please register. Families

Mon

Jul. 22

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

EXPLORE SUMMER CELEBRATION: CROC TALK

Newport Aquarium’s Wave Foundation visits JCPL with a very special guest, a real baby alligator! Learn what it means to be a reptile and have an in-depth conversation about Crocodilians: crocodiles, alligators, gharials and caimans. Each person attending MUST register for this program. The program will fill quickly! All Ages

Tue

Jul. 23

6:30-7:30 p.m.


at the Stop by for interactive STEAM activities. Fun for the whole family! MON / JUL. 15

1-2:30 p.m. - Robots: Meet Dash 6:30-8 p.m. - Robots: Meet Dash

July 14-20

Herring Hall

TUE / JUL. 16

1-2:30 p.m. - Snap Circuits

WED / JUL. 17

1-2:30 p.m. - Experience Makey-Makey 3:30-5 p.m. - Light Table/Magni-tiles 6:30-8 p.m. - VR Headset

THU / JUL. 18

1-2:30 p.m. - Microscopes 3:30-5 p.m. - Robots: Meet Dash

FRI / JUL. 19

1-2:30 p.m. - Light Table/Magni-tiles 3:30-5 p.m. - Microscopes

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Friends of Johnson County Public Library

k o o B s e l a S

A Part of the Johnson County Public Library Foundation

2019

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.

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

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.

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

Johnson County Public Library

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

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