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June 2016 - August 2016

Summer Program Guide

Summer Learning Program June 6 - July 23, 2016

Johnson County Public Library

Johnson County Public Library pageafterpage.org


Libraries Transform Prom season is an exciting time for teens in high school. However, the fancy dresses, tuxes, corsages, dinners and transportation costs of the prom experience start to add up quickly. Project Prom provides free formal wear to teens who cannot afford to buy their dress or tux for prom. One teen shared that both her parents had health problems in the last year and because of medical bills, they were financially unable to buy her a dress this year. She was planning to go shopping after getting her paycheck for the week but stopped by and found the perfect dress.

Since 1911, Johnson County Public Library has worked toward improving the quality of life for all citizens of Johnson County, Indiana. For more than one hundred years JCPL has provided you with courteous, knowledgeable and efficient service, and access to a broad diversity of information through resources and programs. Today we offer four branches, a Library Services Center and a virtual branch. From book clubs and family fun days, to canning classes and storytime, your library has a full schedule of engaging programs year-round.

Stories like this one really highlight what JCPL’s Project Prom is all about and we are excited that the program could provide her with a dress and her date with a suit coat. This year, Project Prom had a record attendance with 186 teens stopping by the Clark Pleasant Branch or Trafalgar Branch to browse our selection of dresses, tuxes, shoes and accessories. 90 teens were able to renew their style and take home a dress or tux.

Friends of

Johnson County Public Library

Friends of the Library advocate for and support library services and resources while sharing their love of books with the community. They are committed to raising the standard of excellence of our library, while fostering a positive relationship between the Library and the Johnson County communities. Through book sales and fundraisers, they are able to fund programs and sponsor activities that are not part of the regular library budget, which bring together people who value libraries and literacy. Members of the Friendswork to support:  Winter Reading Program prizes and special events  Author visits  Summer Learning Program prizes and special events  Give-a-ways at Fairs and Festivals to promote the library  Craft materials at a variety of programs  Supplies to celebrate National Library Week in April, National Library Card Sign up Month in September and Children’s Book Week in November To join the Friends, visit any JCPL branch or pageafterpage.org/Friends

The programs listed in this guide are sponsored by

Friends of Johnson County Public Library

Cover Photo: MacKenzie, William and Jacob Byrd


From the Director, Lisa Lintner Johnson County Public Library makes learning fun! Just flip through these pages and you’ll see that we are celebrating learning in our community. Our Summer Learning Program is designed to encourage students and families to continue to expand their knowledge during their break. For kids, summer can be a fantastically fun time and participating in our Summer Learning Program will prevent summer learning loss. We want our kids to return to school this fall strong readers and engaged students. Taking part in educational activities throughout the summer will ensure they return to school ready to learn. Our staff has developed an abundance of free learning opportunities – something that will appeal to everyone! The library staff is ready to help you start a learning adventure this summer. Whether you find us at one of our four branches in Clark Pleasant, Franklin, Trafalgar or White River, at our Adult Learning Center in downtown Franklin or online at pageafterpage.org -- our team is ready to share expert assistance to meet your lifelong learning goals. New this summer: Sunday hours have been added to the Franklin and White River Branch locations to give you and your family more opportunities to visit the library and have fun learning! The library staff and the board of trustees are in the process of redeveloping our mission, vision and values of serving the educational needs of the community. We are energized to assess the needs of our library district and to develop programs and resources to respond to those needs. We are dedicated to making your library the very best destination for families and individuals in the county. I hope to see you at the library this summer! Enjoy everything we offer to keep you and your family learning.

Table of Contents Page Locations and Hours

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Programs At-a-Glance Clark Pleasant Branch

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Franklin Branch Trafalgar Branch

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White River Branch

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Programs by Interest Storytimes

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STEAM

11

Music and Movement

12

Fun and Games

13

Arts and Crafts

15

Do It Yourself: D.I.Y.

17

Let’s Celebrate

18

Enjoy the Show

20

The Local Connection

21

Learn Something New

22

Health and Wellness

24

Stress Free Zone

24

Book Lovers

25

Join the Club

27

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Locations and Hours Greenwood

WRB

65 CPB

Clark Pleasant Branch

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

CPB

New Whiteland

FRB

Franklin Branch

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

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Whiteland

Bargersville

TRB

Trafalgar Branch

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

LSC

FRB

Franklin 65

WRB

White River Branch

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

Library Services Center

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

Virtual Branch pageafterpage.org

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Amity

Trafalgar TRB


Clark Pleasant Branch At-A-Glance Category

Storytimes STEAM

(Sci., Tech., Eng., Art & Math)

Music and Movement

Fun and Games

Arts and Crafts

Title

Children

Preschool Storytime

C

10

Pajama Storytime

C

Binary Baubles

C

Straw Rocket Challenge

C

11

Gardening in Miniature

C

11

Let’s Play!

C

12

Music and Movement

C

12

Ninja Academy

C

12

Minute to Win It

C

Game On!

10 T

13 T

14

Children’s Bookmark Contest

C

15

Introduction to Watercolors

T

A

15

Memory Bottles

T

A

15

Tot Art

C

15 T A

16

Craft Closet Clean Out

A

16

T

17

Upcycled Magnets

A

17

Upcycled T-shirts

A

17

C

17

Home Food Canning 101

A

17

DIY: Useful Household Hacks

A

17

A

18

Summer Learning Kick-off Party

C

Pirate Party!

C

18

Coloring Book Party

C

19

Mario Party

C

Summer Learning Party: Wonderlab Presents “Bright Science, Bright Minds”

C

T

A

19

“Star Wars - The Force Awakens” Movie

C

T

A

20

Ronald McDonald® Library Show

C T

A

20

A

21

T

A

21

Roller Derby Demonstration

T

A

21

First Aid Class

T

A

22

A

23

A

24

Free and Low-Cost Summer Activities

C

Indiana: Naturally Awesome for 200 Years!

C

T

19

20

21

How to Subscribe and Listen to Podcasts Belly Dance Fitness

Stress Free Zone

Friday Family Fun: Fueling Your Engines

T C

24

Back to School Nutrition and Family Meals

A

24

Coloring Therapy and Tea Time

A

24

Keep Calm and Relax On

T

Book & Movie Discussion Woofs and Books Canine Reading Buddies

Book Lovers

Join the Club

17

C

Hiking in Johnson County

Health and Wellness

16

Geometric Watercolor Painting

Saturday Movie Matinee: “Hoosiers”

Learn Something New

13

C

Tie-Dye T-shirts

The Local Connection

11

Outdoor Olympics

DIY: Games

Enjoy the Show

Page # 10

DIY: Fitness

Let’s Celebrate

Adults

C

Teen Self-Portrait Art

Do It Yourself (DIY)

Teens

Terrific Twos

24 A

C

Pizza & Pages

25 25

T

25

School Age Extra: “Hurry Up, Slowpoke”

C

26

Middle Grade Book Club

C

26

Story Fest: “Pete the Cat”

C

26

Homeschool High Five

C

27

LEGO Club

C

Clark Pleasant Anime Club Star Wars Craft Club Community Art Club

27 T

27

C

27 T

A

27


Franklin Branch At-A-Glance Category

Storytimes

STEAM

(Sci., Tech., Eng., Art & Math)

Music and Movement

Title

Children C

10

C

10

Terrific Twos

C

10

Preschool Storytime

C

10

Read Alouds

C

10

Movers and Shakers

C

10

Tinker Tots

C

11

Amazing Robots

C

Squishy Circuits

C

Improv Play Acting

C

Hop and Bop

C

12

Kids in Motion

C

12

Let’s Play

C

12

Life-size Games

C

Let’s Celebrate

Enjoy the Show

11 11

T

12

13 13 13 T

13

C

13 T

13

A ‘Hole’ Lot of Fun: Library Mini Golf

C

14

Outdoor Olympics

C

14

Children’s Bookmark Contest 2016

C

15

Tot Art

C

15

Learn to Draw Action

C

Make ‘n Take: Model Car

C

T

15 15

Stone Painting

T

A

16

Paper Marbling

T

A

16

DIY: Games

C

17

Ice Dye Shirts

T

17

MiniLibaCon: Anime Mini-Con

T

18

Summer Learning Kick-off Party

C

T

A

18

Shake, Rattle, Roll (and Read)

C

T

A

18

Rock the Block

C

Summer Learning Party: Wonderlab Presents “Bright Science, Bright Minds”

C

T

A

19

“Star Wars - The Force Awakens” Movie

C

T

A

20

Concert on the Lawn: Songs from the Hoosier State

C

T

A

20

Saturday Movie Matinee: “Kung Fu Panda 3”

C

20

Ronald McDonald® Library Show

C

20

Beverly A. Martin Storytelling Event: The Charm, the Harm and the Daring of Dillinger Friday Movie Matinee

Learn Something New

A

C

Game On! Games From Around the World

T

T

Minute to Win It

Do It Yourself (DIY)

Page #

Wonderful Ones

Old-School Recess

Arts and Crafts

Adults

Bouncing Babies

Chocolate Games

Fun and Games

Teens

19

T

20 20

CPR Certification Class

T

Safe Sitter

T

Beekeeping 101

T

E-book Apps Every Child Ready to Read

A

C

C

A

22 22

A

22

A

22

A

22

Health and Wellness

Intro to Zumba

T

A

24

Stress Free Zone

Yoga for Beginners

T

A

24

T

A

25

Book Lovers

Franklin Page Turners Book Discussion Group Dewey’s Amazing Race

C

26


Trafalgar Branch At-A-Glance Category

Storytimes

STEAM

(Sci., Tech., Eng., Art & Math)

Title

Children C

10

C

10

Family and Baby Storytime

C

10

Prairie Science

C

11

Science Experiment Club

C

11

To the Races! (School Age Extra)

C

11

Nature Scavenger Hunt (School Age Extra)

C

11

Games From Around the World (School Age Extra)

C

13 T

Life-size Games (School Age Extra)

13 T

13 A

Teen Mystery Dinner

T

Family Olympics

C

T

Muggle Quidditch (School Age Extra)

C

T

Children’s Bookmark Contest

C

14 A

14 14 15

T

A

15

Wrist Wraps

T

A

15

Create Your Own Smash Book!

C

15

Art in Motion

C

15

Art Rocks!

C

16

Olympic Crafts

C

Peg Doll Family Plaque

C

DIY: Games

C

17

Sharpie Tie-Dye T-shirts (School Age Extra)

C

17

T-shirt Crafts

16 T

A

T

16

17 A

17

Summer Learning Kick-off Party

C

T

A

18

Doughnuts with Dad

C

T

A

18

Whovian Celebration

T C

Team You (School Age Extra)

C

19

Stuffie Sleepover

C

19

Summer Learning Party: Wonderlab Presents “Bright Science, Bright Minds”

C

Viva Brazil

C

Father’s Day Movie Night

A Passion for Basketball: Hometown Star Anna Waugh

T

19

Muffins with Mom

Local Author Visit: Rick Weinheimer

The Local Connection

13

Wreath-of-the-Month

Home Food Canning 101

Enjoy the Show

13

C

Euchre Tournament

Let’s Celebrate

13

C

Chocolate Olympics

Do It Yourself (DIY)

Page #

Preschool Storytime

Great Recycling Relay

Arts and Crafts

Adults

Toddler Tales

Game On!

Fun and Games

Teens

A

T

A

T

A

19

20

T

A

21

19

C

Local Musician Jeremy Taylor

19

21 A

21

E-book Apps

A

22

Don’t Be A Victim: Protect Yourself from Scams and Identity Theft

A

22

Autism Speaker: David Powell

A

22

Stress Free Zone

Jigsaw Jamboree

A

24

Book Lovers

Book Chat

Learn Something New

T

Pinterest Club

Join the Club

T

Yarns About Yarn LEGO Club Trafalgar Anime Club

C

A

25

A

27

A

27 27

T

27


White River Branch At-A-Glance Category

Storytimes

STEAM

(Sci., Tech., Eng., Art & Math)

Title

Children

Terrific Twos

C

10

Preschool Storytime

C

10

Family Storytime

C

10

Saturday Storytime

C

10

Explosive Science

C

11

STEM Class

C

11

Mathletes

C

11

Preschool Science

C

Enjoy the Show

Play, Baby, Play

C

12

Hop and Bop

C

12

Jump and Jam

C

12

Mini Movers

C

13 T

14 T

C

14

Children’s Bookmark Contest

C

15

Tot Art

C

15 T

Fourth of July Crafts

C

Exercise Your Creativity

C

T

Craft Night: Marble Clay Bowls

T C

DIY Games

C

Summer Learning Kick-off Party

C

Teen Lock-In

16 A

16 16 17

T

A

T

18 18

C

T

A

19

Harry Potter Party

C

T

A

19

Ronald McDonald® Library Show

C

Saturday Showtime: “The Mighty Ducks”

C

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield: Teddy Bear Concert Series

C

Midwest Search Dogs

C

20 20 T

A

20

T

A

20

T

A

21

A

22

A

22

A

22

A

22

A

23

T

CPR Certification Class

T C

Archery Camp: Intro to Archery

T

A

23

Discover Essential Oils

T

A

23

A

24

Walgreens Health Matters Read & Bleed @ Your Library: American Red Cross Blood Drive

T

A

24

Yoga for Beginners

T

A

24

A

24

Colorful Coasters Tales for Tails

C

Ice Cream Social

C

25 T

Monday Night Book Club Take the Library Challenge

A

25

A

26

T

Book Discussions

Join the Club

15

Summer Learning Party: Wonderlab Presents “Bright Science, Bright Minds”

Agent G Bully Prevention

Book Lovers

15 15

Scrabble Tile Craft

Craft Closet Clean-Out

A

T

Real Estate Law: What You Need To Know To Buy, Sell, Lease or Rent

Stress Free Zone

14

Saturday Olympics

Self-Defense Class

Health and Wellness

13

C

Jump Start Your Job Search

Learn Something New

13

C

Teen Champion Chef Hooray for the Hula Hoop

12 T

Gold Medal Movie: “Chariots of Fire”

The Local Connection

11 11

Crafternoon: Tassel Jewelry

Let’s Celebrate

A

C

Teen Mystery Dinner

Do It Yourself (DIY)

11 T

Makey Makey

Flight Club

Arts and Crafts

Page # 10

Game On!

Fun and Games

Adults

C

Coders with Class: Make an App

Music and Movement

Teens

Wonderful Ones

26 A

26

Animeniacs Club

T

27

Coloring Club

T

27


Babies

Children of All Ages

Bouncing Babies

Pajama Storytime

Babies (birth-12 months); Child’s Caregiver Required Wed / Jun. 1, Jul. 6 and Aug. 3 / 9:30-10:30 a.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Babies will enjoy stories, music, nursery rhymes and fun all from the comfort of their caregiver’s lap.

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Child’s Caregiver Required Thu / Jun. 2, Jul. 7 and Aug. 4 / 6:30-7 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Put on your coziest pajamas then join us for a half-hour of stories and fun!

Family and Baby Storytime

Toddlers

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome Wed / Jun. 8 and Jul. 13 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Storytime can be fun for the whole family! Bring the whole crew to the library to sing songs, play games and share good books.

Wonderful Ones

Toddlers (ages 1-3); Child’s Caregiver Required [WRB] White River Branch: EVERY Tue / Jun. 7-Jul. 26 and Aug. 16-30 / 9:15-9:45 a.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch: EVERY Thu / Jun. 9-Jul. 28 / 9:30-10 a.m. Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more at early literacy storytime each week. Designed for 1-year-olds and their caregivers.

Read Alouds

Terrific Twos

Toddlers (ages 1-3); Child’s Caregiver Required [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: EVERY Thu / Jun. 2-Jul. 21 / 11 a.m.-12 p.m [WRB] White River Branch: EVERY Tue / Jun. 7-Jul. 26 / 10:15-10:45 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch: EVERY Thu / Jun. 9-Jul. 28 / 10:30-11:15 a.m. Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more at early literacy storytime each week. Designed for 2-year-olds and their caregivers.

Toddler Tales

Toddlers (ages 1-3); Child’s Caregiver Required EVERY Tue / Jun. 7-Jul. 19 / 10:30-11:15 a.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Enjoy 30 minutes of stories and songs with your little ones. Designed for ages 2-3 and their caregivers.

Preschoolers Preschool Storytime

Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required [WRB] White River Branch: EVERY Thu / Jun. 2-Jul. 28 / 10-11 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch: EVERY Tue / Jun. 7-Jul. 26 / 10:30-11:15 a.m. and 1:30-2:15 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: EVERY Tue / Jun. 7-Jul. 18 / 11-12 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch: EVERY Thu / Jun. 9-Jul. 21 / 10-11 a.m. Have fun and be creative! Encourage a love of reading and enjoy crafts, songs and fingerplays too!

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Families Welcome, Child’s Caregiver(s) Welcome [FRB] Franklin Branch Jun. 9, 17 and 24 / 4-4:45 p.m. Jul. 22 and 29 / 4-4:45 p.m. Listen to some wonderful award-winning picture books. Help read aloud or just sit back and enjoy the show! Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Wed / Jul. 6 / 3:30-4:15 p.m. Read Aloud with Piggie and Gerald! Listen to the stories of those crazy, fun-loving characters by Mo Willems.

Family Storytime

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome Thu / Jun. 16 and Jul. 7 / 7-8 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Listen to stories together as a family, then enjoy a craft and snack.

Movers and Shakers

Toddlers (ages 1-3), Preschoolers (ages 3-5), Early Elementary (ages 5-8); Child’s Caregiver Required Thu / Jun. 23 and Jul. 21 / 7-7:30 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Can’t sit still? This is the storytime for you - music, instruments, books and more! We’ll be loud, we’ll get moving and we’ll always have fun!

Saturday Storytime

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Child’s Caregiver Required,Families Welcome EVERY Sat / Jul. 2-23 / 10-11 a.m. [WRB] White River Branch The whole family is welcome for stories, rhymes, and songs. Children will take home a craft.

Providing young children with opportunities to develop early literacy skills is important to their success in school, their success learning to read, and their success in life.

10 Jun / Jul / Aug

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

Registration fills quickly


S TEA M science

technology

Prairie Science: Meet Some Creepy Crawlies!

School Age (ages 5-11) Tue / Jun. 7 / 4-5 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch We’ll take a walk through our prairie and see what plants, bugs and animals we can identify. Please dress for a mess.

STEM Class

School Age (ages 5-11) Mon / Jun. 13 / 2:30-3:30 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Martial arts instructors will engage 4th-9th grade students interests in STEM fields by discussing physical education, martial arts and STEM topics in this STEM class.

Preschool Science

Preschoolers (ages 3-5) [WRB] White River Branch Let’s Be Fit: Wed / Jun. 15 / 10:30-11:15 a.m. Discover how important it is for our bodies to move and exercise through hands-on activities. Genie Garrett, a special guest from Indiana Montessori Community School, will lead a short yoga activity. Shadows: Wed / Jul. 13 / 10:30-11:15 a.m. Shadows are everywhere. Learn more about something we see every day and have fun too.

Science Experiment Club

School Age (ages 5-11) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Body Science: Wed / Jun. 15 / 4-5 p.m. Discover how the human body works with fun and fascinating experiments. Sports Science: Wed / Jul. 20 / 4-5 p.m. Experiment with the science behind your favorite sports.

School Age Extra: To the Races!

School Age (ages 5-11) Thu / Jun. 16 / 10-11 a.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Science and sports team up as we race to determine which things are the coldest, stickiest and melt the fastest.

Tinker Tots

Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required Fri / Jun. 17 and Jul. 15 / 10:30-11:15 a.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Explore, create and learn through interactive STEAM activities for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

Explosive Science

School Age (ages 5-11) Mon / Jun. 20 / 2:30-3:30 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Discover science with explosive experiments and have a blast.

Amazing Robots

All Ages Sat / Jun. 25 / 1-4 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Red Alert 1741, the award-winning Robotics Team from Center Grove High School, will showcase their latest creations at this demonstration for the whole family. You’ll be amazed at their high-tech know-how! Drop in any time between 1 and 4.

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

engineering

arts

math

Binary Baubles

Late Elementary (ages 8-11), Teens (ages 12-16) Mon / Jun. 27 / 2-3 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Binary coding isn’t as daunting as it appears. Learn what it is and how to write it and encode your initials in a bracelet that you can take home. It’s educational, stylish and geeky. Open to children and teens ages 8 to 16.

School Age Extra: Nature Scavenger Hunt

School Age (ages 5-11) Thu / Jun. 30 / 10-11 a.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Let’s go on a scavenger hunt outside! All you need to bring is your sense of adventure.

Straw Rocket Challenge

School Age (ages 5-11) Wed / Jul. 6 / 2-3 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch The sky is the limit as we build and test different types of straw rockets. Which will fly the furthest? Which will fly the fastest? Engineer your own rockets to find out.

Mathletes

School Age (ages 5-11) Mon / Jul. 11 / 4-4:45 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Exercise your mind with puzzles, tricks and activities that are all about math.

Coders with Class: Make an App

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [WRB] White River Branch Part 1: Thu / Jul. 14 / 6:30-8 p.m. Part 2: Thu / Jul. 21 / 6:30-8 p.m. Have a great idea for a mobile app but no idea where to start? Join Coders with Class to learn some basic app development skills and the building blocks of computer coding. Bring a laptop or ask staff if a library laptop is available.

Makey Makey

School Age (ages 5-11) Mon / Jul. 18 / 2:30-4 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Makey Makey is an invention kit for everyone. Turn everyday objects extraordinary while exploring projects including musical instruments and games or try creating your own.

Squishy Circuits

School Age (ages 5-11) Wed / Jul. 20 / 2-2:45 p.m. and 3:30-4:15 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Explore how electric currents work with simple items. Use homemade play dough, batteries and LED lights to invent your own squishy creations.

Gardening in Miniature

School Age (ages 5-11) Thu / Jul. 21 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Build your own miniature ecosystem and learn the science behind terrariums. All supplies will be provided.

Registration fills quickly

Jun / Jul / Aug 11


Music and Movement Play, Baby, Play

Babies (birth-age 2); Child’s Caregiver Required Mon / Jun. 6, Jul. 11 and Aug. 1 / 10-11 a.m. [WRB] White River Branch Explore the world of play with your baby (birth to age 2). We’ll share lots of fun, interactive sensory activities to stimulate your baby’s developing brain.

Improv Play Acting

Preteens and Teens (Ages 9-15) Jun.: EVERY Mon. Jun. 6-27 / 4:30-5:30 p.m. Jul: Jul. 7, 11, 18, 27 / 4:30-5:30 p.m. Aug: EVERY Mon. Aug. 1-29 / 4:30-5:30 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Act out with us! Improvisation builds public speaking skills, fosters collaboration in groups, uses multiple intelligences and discovers new stars! Join us for fun improv activities.

Hop and Bop

[FRB] Franklin Branch: Fri / Jun. 10, Jul. 8 and Aug. 19 / 10:30-11 a.m. Babies (birth-12 months), Toddlers (ages 1-3), Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required [WRB] White River Branch: Fri / Jun. 17 / 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Toddlers (ages 1-3); Child’s Caregiver Required Let’s dance! We’ll explore different kinds of music as we experiment with movement and rhythm in this fun and lively program for preschoolers.

Let’s Play!

Babies (birth-12 months), Toddlers (ages 1-3), Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: Sat / Jun. 11, Jul. 16, Aug. 20 / 10-11 a.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch: Every Tue / Aug. 2-30 / 10:30-11:30 a.m. Every parent knows that children learn through play. Come play with us at this special playdate just for little ones. We’ve got the space, the toys and the music. You provide the kids!

Music and Movement

Toddlers (ages 1-3), Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required Wed / Jun. 15 and Jul. 20 / 11 a.m.-12 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Children can explore the world of music and dance at the library.

Jump and Jam

School Age (ages 5-11) Tue / Jun. 28 / 4-5 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Jump in on the fun as we celebrate with jump ropes, hopscotch and other hopping games.

Ninja Academy

School Age (ages 5-11) Wed / Jun. 29 / 2-3 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Do you have what it takes to be a ninja? Attend our ninja academy to test your skills and train to be a stealthy ninja warrior!

Mini Movers

Preschoolers (ages 3-5) Thu / Aug. 4 / 10:30-11:15 a.m. [WRB] White River Branch Children naturally love to move, dance and make music. Join us for a morning of song, dance, and friendship presented by Julia Hittinger, co-founder and Lead Early Childhood/Elementary teacher at Greenwood Montessori Children’s House.

Kids in Motion

[FRB] Franklin Branch Preschool Yoga: Sat / Jun. 11 / 10:30-11:30 a.m. Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required Explore fun ways to be active in our community as Peaceful Heart Yoga leads a yoga class just for preschoolers. We will gain awareness of our bodies as we stretch our muscles through fun yoga asanas (poses), breathe deeply and relax. Martial Arts: Sat / Jun. 18 / 2-3 p.m. Preschoolers (ages 3-5), School Age (ages 5-11); Child’s Caregiver Required Calling all library ninjas! Explore a fun way to be active in our community. We’ll learn about martial arts with Tim White from Molum Combat Arts. Dance: Thu / Jul. 14 / 4-5 p.m. Preschoolers (ages 3-5), School Age (ages 5-11) Explore fun ways to be active in our community. Do you love ballet and learning about dance? Wear your tutus, leotards and other fancy gear, as a special guest instructor from Le Rose Dance Academy will attend to show us some dance moves. School Age Yoga: Sat / Jul. 16 / 10:30-11:30 a.m. School Age (ages 5-11) Explore fun ways to be active in our community as Peaceful Heart Yoga leads a yoga class just for school age children. We will gain awareness of our bodies as we stretch our muscles through fun yoga asanas (poses), breathe deeply and relax.

12 Jun / Jul / Aug

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Fun and Games

LIFE-SIZE GAMES Life-size Games

Play some of your favorite games a whole new way: blown up to life-size proportions! [FRB] Franklin Branch: Wed / Jun. 8 / 2-2:45 p.m. and 3:30-4:15 p.m. School Age (ages 5-11); Child’s Caregiver(s) Welcome Try out life-size Candy Land, Connect Four and more. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch: Fri / Jun. 17 / 3-4 p.m. Teens (ages 12-17) Test your mystery solving skills and become a character in a life-size game of Clue. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch: Thu / Jun. 23 / 10-11 a.m. School Age (ages 5-11) School Age Extra: Try out life-size Connect Four, Hungry Hungry Hippos and Jenga.

Games From Around the World

School Age (ages 5-11) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch: Thu / Jun. 9 / 10-11 a.m. School Age Extra: Exercise your mind and body with games that children enjoy on playgrounds in other countries. [FRB] Franklin Branch: Tue / Jul. 12 / 3:30-4:15 p.m. Explore the games children play in China, Kenya, Australia and more.

Game On!

Want to learn some table top games and make like-minded friends who love a good challenge? Look no further! [WRB] White River Branch: Thu / Jun. 9 / 3:30-5 p.m. Grades 5-12 (ages 10-18) Get in the game and challenge others in a Wii sports competition. Up to a Yu-Gi-Oh duel? Bring your deck. Or try your hand at an old school board game. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch: Fri / Jun. 10 / 4-5 p.m. Teens (ages 12-17) Move over Monopoly, these games are like nothing you’ve ever played before. Discover a new favorite or bring one to share. [FRB] Franklin Branch: Thu / Jun. 23 / 3:30-5 p.m. Teens (ages 12-17) Get your game on with a variety of board games beyond the basics. Run from zombies, find the werewolves and start your own revolution! [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: Tue / Aug. 9 / 6-7:30 p.m. Teens (ages 12-17) We’ll have games like: Settlers of Catan, Zombie Fluxx, Exploding Kittens and more.

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Chocolate Games

Teens (ages 12-17) Thu / Jun. 9 / 6:30-7:15 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Compete in a variety of chocolate-themed challenges. Who will take home the chocolate trophy?

Minute to Win It

[CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: Fri / Jun. 10 / 2-3 p.m. Children of All Ages (birth-age 12) [FRB] Franklin Branch: Thu / Jul. 14 / 6:30-7:15 p.m. Teens (ages 12-17) Can you complete crazy challenges with everyday objects in just one minute? You have just ONE minute to WIN IT!

Great Recycling Relay

Mon / Jun. 13 / 3-4 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Get your move on and play this fast-paced game about keeping our planet healthy.

Chocolate Olympics

Teens (ages 12-17) Tue / Jun. 14 / 2-3 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Compete in sweet games to win glory and chocolate filled medals.

Old-School Recess

Preschoolers (ages 3-5), School Age (ages 5-11); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome Wed / Jun. 15 / 2-4 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch School’s out for the summer, but we can still have recess! Drop in with your family to play old-school games like hopscotch and four square in the parking lot and lawn on the south side of the library. Rain location: Community Room.

Teen Champion Chef

Grades 5-12 (ages 10-18) Thu / Jun. 16 / 3:30-5 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Are you the ultimate Teen Champion Chef? Get your game face on and demonstrate your gold-medal winning culinary skills by creating a unique dish using the secret ingredient. Sign up as a team or by yourself.

Flight Club

School Age (ages 5-11) Tue / Jun. 21 / 4:30-5:30 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch From world record-breaking paper airplanes to parachutes, explore the world of extreme flying.

Euchre Tournament

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Jun. 23 / 5:30-8 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Get ready to trump the competition at the library in an eight team Euchre tournament! Register to play the classic Hoosier card game and indicate your preferred partner in the notes field (both partners must be registered) or sign up without a partner to be paired at the time of the program. Refreshments will be provided.

Registration fills quickly

Jun / Jul / Aug 13


Fun and Games Teen Mystery Dinner

[TRB] Trafalgar Branch: Mon / Jun. 27 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Teens (ages 12-17) Who is the werewolf? It’s up to you to solve the mystery. Join us for pizza and an evil plot. [WRB] White River Branch: Wed / Jul. 13 / 5:30-8:30 p.m. Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18) Unmask the villain during a dinner filled with murder, suspects and clues. Registration is limited, so sign up early.

A ‘Hole’ Lot of Fun

Hooray for the Hula Hoop

Tue / Jul. 5 / 4-5 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Explore the wonders of the hula hoop through games, science and crafts.

A ‘Hole’ Lot of Fun: Library Mini Golf

All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required Sun / Jul. 10 / 2-4 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Experience the library in a ‘hole’ new way as you play through the temporary miniature golf course in the Children’s Department and on the south lawn. Check in at the Community Room for your club and ball before hitting the mini links.

Outdoor Olympics

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Child’s Caregiver Required,Families Welcome [FRB] Franklin Branch: Mon / Jul. 11 / 6:30-8 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: Thu / Jul. 14 / 2-3 p.m. Experience a series of fun outdoor games designed for the whole family. In case of inclement weather, this program will be held inside.

Family Olympics

All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required Mon / Jul. 18 / 6-7 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Train your family for some fun competition. We will play games, compete for prizes and have fun!

Outdoor Olympics Olympic Games

School Age Extra: Muggle Quidditch

Preschoolers (ages 3-5), School Age (ages 5-11), Teens (ages 12-17) Thu / Jul. 21 / 10-11 a.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Pretend to fly and lead your team to victory in this game based on the Harry Potter sport.

Saturday Olympics

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Families Welcome Sat / Aug. 13 / 10-11 a.m. [WRB] White River Branch Compete against yourself and your family in Minute To Win It games, create Olympic artwork and have gold medal fun as a family.

14 Jun / Jul / Aug

QUIDDITCH

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Arts and Crafts Bookmark Contest Children’s Bookmark Contest 2016 School Age (ages 5-11) Jun. 1 - Jul. 15 / All Day All Branches Take part in JCPL’s 2016 Bookmark Contest. Design a bookmark based on the theme “On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!” Bookmarks will be printed using the winner’s designs. Pick up an entry form at any branch or visit pageafterpage.org/bookmark contest.

Be creative!

Wreath-of-the-Month

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Sun Wreaths: Tue / Jun. 7 / 6-8 p.m. Make cheery, summer sun wreaths from paint stirrers at this month’s Wreath-of-the-Month program. All supplies will be provided. Fourth of July Star Wreaths: Thu / Jun. 30 / 6-7 p.m. July’s Wreath-of-the-Month is happening early! Create a patriotic star wreath just in time for the Fourth of July holiday. All supplies will be provided. Popsicle Wreaths: Tue / Aug. 2 / 6-8 p.m. Make a wreath that looks good enough to eat! Inspired by one of the season’s favorite treats, this wreath will give you that festive summer feel. All supplies will be provided.

Tot Art

[WRB] White River Branch Toddlers (ages 1-3); Child’s Caregiver Required Fri / Jun. 10, Jun. 24 and Jul. 15 / 10:30-11:30 a.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Toddlers (ages 1-3), Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required Fri / Jun. 24 and Jul. 22 / 10:30-11 a.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Toddlers (ages 1-3); Child’s Caregiver Required Fri / Jun. 24 and Jul. 22 / 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Join us for an art program just for tots. Stick around after the craft for socialization and a short playtime. Please dress for a mess.

Introduction to Watercolors

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Jun. 13 / 4-5 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Instructor Frank Downton will share the basics of watercolor painting. All supplies will be provided.

Wrist Wraps

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Jun. 13 / 6-7 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Craft a wristband or bracelet using one of several different techniques. Use paper, washers or seed beads. Craft a keepsake or spell out a message.

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Crafternoon: Tassel Jewelry

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Sat / Jun. 18 / 2-3:30 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Tassels have both a sign of prestige and rank, and used to ward off evil spirits. Even King Tut’s mummy wore them. Today, they are used to decorate most everything. Design and make a pretty tassel necklace and bracelet.

Memory Bottles

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Jun. 23 / 6-7:30 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Creating memory bottles is an easy and inexpensive way to display your favorite photos with tiny keepsakes and mementos. Bring a photo and/or a keepsake to make your very own memory bottle.

Fourth of July Crafts

School Age (ages 5-11) Mon / Jun. 27 / 4-4:45 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Create sparkling fireworks and fun patriotic artwork.

Create Your Own Smash Book!

Grades 5-7 (ages 10-13) Tue / Jun. 28 / 2:30-4:30 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Spend an afternoon creating a smash book with us. Smash books are like scrapbooks, but easier and more creative. Please bring a notebook or composition pad.

Learn to Draw Action

Preteens and Teens (ages 10-18) Tue / Jul. 5 / 3-4 p.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Learn about drawing the human figure in action. Our bodies are made to move. Artist, Laura Parkhurst, will demonstrate how to draw people playing your favorite sports, walking and running. All supplies will be provided.

Art in Motion

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12) Tue / Jul. 5 / 4-5 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Channel your inner Jackson Pollock and splatter your way to great art. We’ll work indoors and outdoors to craft a giant painting that you need your whole body to create. Please dress for a mess.

Make ‘n Take: Model Car

Late Elementary (ages 8-11); Child’s Caregiver(s) Welcome Wed / Jul. 13 / 3:30-5 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Building model kits is a hobby everyone can enjoy for a lifetime. It’s a fun and creative way for kids to develop valuable skills. Each participant will receive one Snap-Tite model car kit to build and decal. Space is limited.

Exercise Your Creativity

Grades 4-12 (ages 9-18) Thu / Jul. 14 / 2:30-3:30 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Have a passion to draw, but the ideas just stick in your head? Loosen up your drawing hand with doodles and exercise your mind with creative time-based sketch challenges. Then design a unique creature in a group-based project.

Registration fills quickly

Jun / Jul / Aug 15


Arts and Crafts Art Rocks!

Paper Marbling

Teen Self-Portrait Art

Craft Night: Marble Clay Bowls

Preschoolers (ages 3-5), School Age (ages 5-11) Fri / Jul. 15 / 2-4 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Do you enjoy painting? Are you creative? Come paint some rocks with us to display inside, outside or wherever you like.

Teens (ages 12-17) Tue / Jul. 19 / 6-7 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Learn how to make some fun and funky self-portrait artwork using sharpies and watercolors. It’s much easier than it sounds. Please bring one or two large selfies (self portraits).

Geometric Watercolor Painting

Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Jul. 20 / 6-7 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Get creative and learn some fun techniques to create unique geometric watercolor masterpieces. All skill levels welcome.

Scrabble Tile Craft

Grades 5-12 (ages 10-18) Thu / Jul. 21 / 3:30-4:30 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Craft with winning words. Create your own jewelry or drink coasters with Scrabble tiles.

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Aug. 8 / 7-8 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Learn how to create beautiful stationary by using the technique of paper marbling. Space is limited and registration is required. All supplies provided.

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Tue / Aug. 9 / 6:30-8 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Learn a little about polymer clay and create a small marbled bowl to hold your rings or keys.

Craft Closet Clean Out

[CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: Wed / Aug. 10 / 6-7 p.m. Adults (ages 18+) We have lots of craft kits and craft leftovers. 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 leave with! [WRB] White River Branch: Thu / Aug. 11 / 4-5:30 p.m. Children of All Ages (birth-age 12) Explore your creative side and help us clean out the craft closet. Drop in any time between 4 and 5:30 p.m. for crafty fun.

Olympic Crafts

School Age (ages 5-11) Fri / Jul. 22 / 4-5 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch On your mark, get set...get ready for the 2016 Summer Olympics by making some Olympic themed crafts.

Stone Painting

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Tue / Jul. 26 / 6:30-8 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Want to try a craft that rocks? We’ll provide the inspiration and supplies for you to create your own garden art, paperweights, magnets...the possibilities are endless. Space is limited and registration is required.

Peg Doll Family Plaque

All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required Mon / Aug. 8 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Make a sweet, one-of-a-kind family plaque that reflects each member of your family.

16 Jun / Jul / Aug

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Do It Yourself (D.I.Y.) DIY: Games

School Age (ages 5-11) [WRB] White River Branch: Wed / Jun. 15 / 2-3 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: Thu / Jun. 23 / 2-3 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch: Wed / Jun. 29 / 2-2:45 p.m. and 3:30-4:15 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch: Wed / Jul. 6 / 2-3 p.m. Construct your own games from household objects. We’ll make a jump rope from plastic bags, a pompom shooter from a pool noodle and a ball catch game from milk cartons.

DIY: Fitness

Teens (ages 12-17) Wed / Jun. 15 / 6-7 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Get in the game with these fun fitness crafts and activities. Decorate a water bottle, create a fitness planner, learn how to make easy energy bars and much more.

Upcycled Magnets

Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Jun. 30 / 2-3 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Turn everyday household items into something useful. Corks, bottle caps, Scrabble tiles and other miscellany can be upcycled into fun and funky magnets.

School Age Extra: Sharpie Tie-Dye T-shirts

School Age (ages 5-11) Thu / Jul. 7 / 10-11 a.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Summer is a time for T-shirts and vibrant colors. Let’s combine the two as we make our own tie-dye T-shirts! Please bring a white T-shirt.

Tie-Dye T-shirts

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12) Fri / Jul. 15 / 2-3 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Hone your DIY skills and create a terrific tie-dye T-shirt. Please bring your own plain T-shirt, all other supplies will be provided.

Ice Dye Shirts

Teens (ages 12-17) Thu / Jul. 21 / 3:30-4:30 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Try tie-dye in a whole new way with unpredictable results. Bring a white or light-colored 100 percent cotton item to dye. Please dress for a mess.

Home Food Canning 101

Adults (ages 18+) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: Mon / Aug. 1 / 6-7:30 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch: Thu / Aug. 11 / 6-8 p.m. Learn more about food preservation and canning from Purdue Extension educator, Stacey Faith. Stacey will discuss the basics of home canning to ensure safe food for your family and offer free pressure canner dial gauge tests.

DIY: Useful Household Hacks

Adults (ages 18+) Tue / Aug. 30 / 6-7 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Many household products start out with one specific purpose in mind, but many new uses have been discovered in addition to that product’s original intent. Save time and sanity by learning about dozens of hacks that will simplify your life!

T-shirt Crafts

Teens (ages 12-17) Fri / Jul. 8 / 3-4 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Create wearable art in one of two ways. Bring a white T-shirt to make a sandpaper print, or bring a dark colored shirt to make bleach patterns.

Upcycled T-shirts

Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Jul. 13 / 10-11:30 a.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Learn how to turn that ratty old T-shirt into something cool. Librarian Erin Cataldi, will show participants how to turn their T-shirts into pillows, yarn, scarves, bracelets and more! Please bring a cotton blend shirt (not 100 percent cotton).

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Jun / Jul / Aug 17


Let’s Celebrate StoryWalk Grand Opening CELEBRATION StoryWalk Grand Opening Celebration

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Child’s Caregiver Required Mon / Jun. 6 / 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Urban Forest, Franklin Celebrate the opening of Johnson County Public Library and Franklin Parks and Recreation’s StoryWalk at this fun farm-themed event. Take a stroll through the urban forest reading the first book, “Duck on a Bike” by David Shannon.

Summer Learning Kick-off Party

All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome [WRB] White River Branch: Mon / Jun. 6 / 4-5 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch: Mon / Jun. 6 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: Tue / Jun. 7 / 4-5 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch: Tue / Jun. 7 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. THE WATER SHOW, presented by Family Time Entertainment. Come enjoy magic, laughter and fun. Bring a towel to dry off and wear a bathing suit as you WILL get WET!

Grand Opening Activities: • ribbon cutting with the mayor • StoryWalk • farm petting zoo • cookout (free lunch for children only) • farm craft • bounce house • scavenger hunt and more!

MiniLibaCon: Anime Mini-Con

Teens (ages 12-17) Sun / Jun. 5 / 1 p.m.-4 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Otaku, Gamers and Sci-Fi fans unite to kick off summer. We’ll have a cosplay contest, gaming stations, anime viewings, food and lots of other activities.

Pirate Party!

School Age (ages 5-11) Wed / Jun. 15 / 2-3 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Be prepared to walk the plank, hunt for treasure and practice your “ARR’s!”

Shake, Rattle, Roll (and Read)

Franklin Parks & Recreation

All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required Fri / Jun. 17 / 6-8 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Throw on your poodle skirts and blue suede shoes, because we’re going to rock around the clock tonight! This 1950s event will have something for everyone a sock hop, costume contest and tons of fun activities for the whole family.

Teen Lock-In

Grades 5-12 (ages 10-18) Fri / Jun. 17 / 6-10 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Get locked in the library after hours! We’ll supply new books, pizza and games. You bring the pajamas and pillows. Register in person only; signed permission slips required.

Doughnuts with Dad

Through the Indiana Authors Award, The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, is proud to support libraries and authors from across Indiana.

18 Jun / Jul / Aug

All Ages Mon / Jun. 20 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Extend your Father’s Day celebration by joining us for doughnuts, milk, coffee and quality time with Dad.

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Let’s Celebrate Whovian Celebration

Teens (ages 12-17) Wed / Jun. 22 / 3-4:30 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Exterminate boredom with a Dr. Who themed discussion, crafts and other fun. Allons-y!

Coloring Book Party

All Ages Fri / Jun. 24 / 2-3 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Have a blast at our coloring book party! Customize your own personal coloring book then spend some time coloring pages in it while you enjoy a snack and listen to music.

Rock the Block

Preschoolers (ages 3-5), School Age (ages 5-11); Child’s Caregiver Required Sun / Jun. 26 and Jul. 17 / 2-3:30 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Like LEGOs? Drop in and build with us at this special block party. We’ll provide the LEGOs and music so you can dance along as you build.

Muffins with Mom

All Ages Fri / Jul. 1 / 5-6 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch After you finish dinner, join us for some muffins, milk and quality time with Mom.

Harry Potter Party

Summer Learning Party: Wonderlab Presents “Bright Science, Bright Minds”

All Ages [FRB] Franklin Branch: Mon / Jul. 25 / 4-5 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: Mon / Jul. 25 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch: Tue / Jul. 26 / 4-5 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch: Tue / Jul. 26 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Celebrate the end of the Summer Learning Program with Wonderlab. You’ll experience science like never before during this interactive demonstration. Enjoy challenges, flames, explosions and more!

Viva Brazil!

School Age (ages 5-11) Fri / Aug. 12 / 4-5:30 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Will you be watching the Summer Olympics in Brazil? Join us for some Brazilian crafts and games to learn more about the nation hosting the Olympics this year.

All Ages Tue / Jul. 12 / 2-4 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Are you ready for the newest Harry Potter book? We are! Explore all things Harry Potter with crafts, activities, food and fun. Drop in any time between 2- 4 p.m. to enjoy the magic.

Mario Party

School Age (ages 5-11) Wed / Jul. 13 / 2-3 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Calling all video game enthusiasts. Celebrate your love for the Mushroom Kingdom at our Mario Party! We’ll make Mario-themed crafts and do other fun activities.

School Age Extra: Team You

School Age (ages 5-11) Thu / Jul. 14 / 10-11 a.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Be your own biggest fan. We’ll make crafts that celebrate the awesomeness that is YOU!

Stuffie Sleepover

Preschoolers (ages 3-5), School Age (ages 5-11) Tue / Jul. 19 / 4-5 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch 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 Wednesday, July 20 at 12:30 p.m.

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Jun / Jul / Aug 19


Enjoy the Show “Star Wars - The Force Awakens” Movie

All Ages [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: Fri / Jun. 3 and Sat / Jun. 4, 2-4 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch: Sat / Jun. 11 / 2-4 p.m. Get an exciting start to your summer by coming to the library to watch the newest Star Wars movie: “Episode VII, The Force Awakens.” Refreshments will be served. This film is rated PG-13. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Ronald McDonald® Library Show

All Ages; Families Welcome [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: Fri / Jun. 10 / 11 a.m.-12 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch: Tue / Jun. 14 / 4-5 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch: Thu / Jul. 7 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Meet Ronald McDonald® at your library! He’ll be performing magic tricks and talking about the importance of reading.

Father’s Day Movie Night

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Jun. 16 / 6-8 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Bring your dad to celebrate Father’s Day with a screening of “Field of Dreams.” Refreshments will be provided.

Concert on the Lawn: Songs from the Hoosier State

All Ages Thu / Jun. 16 / 7-8 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Join the Franklin Community Band for a special BicenTUNEial concert in celebration of Indiana’s 200th Birthday. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Refreshments will be provided. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Community Room.

Saturday Movie Matinee: “Hoosiers”

All Ages Sat / Jun. 25 / 2-4 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch “Welcome to Indiana Basketball.” Get in the game with this Indiana classic. Popcorn will be served.

Saturday Showtime: “Mighty Ducks”

All Ages Sat / Jun. 25 / 2-4 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Catch a show during Saturday Showtime at the library. Refreshments will be served. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday Movie Matinee: “Kung Fu Panda 3”

All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required Sat / Jul. 2 / 2-4 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Refreshments will be served. Rated PG. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

20 Jun / Jul / Aug

Beverly A. Martin Storytelling Event The Charm, the Harm and the Daring of Dillinger Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Sat / Jul. 9 / 2-3 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Sally Perkins, professional storyteller, presents “The Charm, the Harm and the Daring of Dillinger,” a suspense-filled tale tracing the life of a run-of-the-mill boy who inadvertently received a world class criminal education that propelled him into a criminal career. In following John Dillinger from boredom to desperation to sheer audacity, the story depicts the infamous trickster who out-witted law enforcement in a 14-month wild chase in and around the state of Indiana. Guests are encouraged to dress in period costume. Sponsored by Beverly A. Martin Storytelling Fund.

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield: Teddy Bear Concert Series All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required Mon / Jul. 18 / 10-11 a.m. [WRB] White River Branch “The Giant’s Violin” is based on a story written by ISO violinist Victoria Griswold. This story is the centerpiece of the event that will introduce preschoolers to the string instruments of the orchestra through movement and live music.

Friday Movie Matinee

All Ages Fri / Aug. 5 / 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Family movie title to be announced. Refreshments will be served. Rated PG. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Gold Medal Movie: “Chariots of Fire”

Late Elementary (ages 8-11), Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Sat / Aug. 6 / 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Get ready for the 2016 Summer Olympics by watching the internationally acclaimed, Oscar-winning drama about two very different men who compete as runners in the 1924 Paris Olympics. This film is rated PG. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

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The Local Connection Local Author Visit: Rick Weinheimer

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Jun. 9 / 6-8 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Join Rick Weinheimer as he discusses his recent book “Move Your Chair,” a guide to everyday excellence. Enjoy the local author’s message of inspiration, motivation and humor.

Local Musician Jeremy Taylor

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Aug. 18 / 6-8 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Join musician Jeremy Taylor for an evening full of music and storytelling. Jeremy is a solo acoustic singer-songwriter from Johnson County who performs in the folk, acoustic and rock genres. Come ready to listen, enjoy and ask questions!

Hiking in Johnson County

Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Jun. 16 / 6-7:30 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch It’s time to tie on those boots, slip on those flip-flops and move those bones. Johnson County has so many awesome places to run around, walk, hike and play outdoors for all ages and abilities. Get to know the outdoor opportunities in your own backyard and the surrounding areas including some safety tips and outdoor activity ideas.

Free and Low-Cost Summer Activities

All Ages Sat / Jun. 18 / 2-3 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Looking for fun activities to do over the summer? Branch manager, Tiffany Wilson, will share her tips and tricks for free and low cost activities in Johnson and surrounding counties.

A Passion for Basketball: Hometown Star Anna Waugh Preschoolers (ages 3-5), School Age (ages 5-11) Fri / Jun. 24 / 4-5 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Get an exciting glimpse into a Johnson County basketball star, Anna Waugh’s athletic career and some words of wisdom.

Indiana: Naturally Awesome for 200 Years!

All Ages Thu / Jul. 7 / 2-3 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Indiana isn’t flat and boring, but very diverse with some really COOL wildlife and landscapes. Learn about our crossroad heritage and how we can preserve Indiana’s diversity as we continue to grow. Enjoy an indoor presentation and an outdoor exploration!

Midwest Search Dogs

All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required Sat / Jul. 16 / 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Search and Rescue dogs are trained by volunteers to help first responders find people who are lost or missing. Find out more about these amazing animals and what to do if you get lost outdoors.

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Roller Derby Demonstration

All Ages Sat / Jul. 23 / 10-11:30 a.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Circle City Derby Girls (CCDG) is an all-women’s flat track roller derby league located in Indianapolis. Players will answer questions about how roller derby has enriched their lives, explain the rules of the game and do a brief demo of the sport in the parking lot. The CCDG competes against other leagues throughout the Midwest. 2016 home bouts are held at Perry Park on Stop 11 Road Find them on Facebook or at circlecityderbygirls.com.

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Jun / Jul / Aug 21


Learn Something New CPR Certification Class

First Aid Class

Safe Sitter

Don’t Be A Victim: Protect Yourself from Scams and Identity Theft

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [FRB] Franklin Branch: Thu / Jun. 2 / 5:30-8 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch: Tue / Aug. 16 / 5:30-8 p.m. Participants earn infant/child/adult CPR Certification at the Heartsaver/General Public Level upon successful completion of the training. All materials provided for an $11 fee, which attendees will pay the presenter at the program.

Teens (ages 11-16) Sat / Jun. 4 / 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Safe Sitter is a full day baby-sitting course recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It teaches 11-16 year olds how to be safe caregivers and how to handle emergencies. $25 is due the day of class. Please bring a sack lunch. Registration forms may be picked up at any branch and must be filled out by a parent or guardian.

Beekeeping 101

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [FRB] Franklin Branch Backyard Beekeeping: Tue / Jun. 14 / 6-7 p.m. Live in town and want to keep bees but don’t know where to start? Learn about backyard beekeeping from Roger Graham, owner of Graham’s Beeworks. Apitherapy, Health from the Beehive: Tue / Jun. 21 / 6-7 p.m. Keeping honeybees and products from the hive have many health benefits. From the relaxation of watching the honeybees work to Honey Bee venom therapy, we’ll explore ways apitherapy can improve your life. Taught by Roger Graham, owner of Graham’s Bee Works How to Make Beeswax Lip Balm: Tue / Jun. 28 / 6-7 p.m. Beeswax is great for making all natural beauty products. Learn how to make beeswax lip balm during this demonstration by Roger Graham, owner of Graham’s Bee Works.

Jump Start Your Job Search

Adults (ages 18+) [WRB] White River Branch Elements of Effective Job Searching: Tue / Jun. 14 / 6-7:30 p.m. What is the best way to search for and land that perfect job? Join Franklin College Career Services Director Kirk Bixler, as he discusses solid job searching and networking strategies, as well as ways to make a good first impression. Writing a Résumé That Sells: Tue / Jun. 21 / 6-7:30 p.m. Kirk Bixler, Franklin College Career Services Director, will discuss how to sell your skills and experiences through your résumé. Get help with a new or existing résumé that will show potential employers why you are perfect for the job.

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Jun. 27 / 5:30-8 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Receive a 3-year Basic First Aid Certification through the American Safety and Health Institute. A fee of $14, payable at the beginning of the class, will cover the cost of the required book.

Adults (ages 18+) Tue / Jul. 19 / 6-8 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Barb Miller from the Attorney General’s Office will give a presentation on how to protect yourself from the latest telephone, mail and internet scams. Hear about the latest tactics fraudsters use and how to avoid becoming a victim.

Real Estate Law: What You Need To Know To Buy, Sell, Lease or Rent

Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Jul. 25 / 6:30-8 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Real estate transactions can be risky for buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants. Attorney Eric Farr will provide guidelines for safe property contracts and answer your real estate and rental law questions.

Every Child Ready to Read

Babies (birth-12 months), Toddlers (ages 1-3), Preschoolers (ages 3-5), Adults (ages 18+); Child’s Caregiver Required Sat / Jul. 30 / 10:30-11:30 a.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Learning to read begins at birth! Learn how to get your child on the road to reading success at this fun and interactive program for parents and children. Designed for parents and caregivers of children ages birth to five.

E-book Apps

Adults (ages 18+) [FRB] Franklin Branch: Thu / Jun. 16 / 2-4 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch: Thu / Jul. 14 / 6-8 p.m. Learn all about the different apps you can use to read the library’s e-books, where to find app information and what digital content the library offers.

Self-Defense Class

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Jun. 22 / 6:30-8:30 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch No victim ever expects to be one. Join Rose Myers from Pilsung Martial Arts as she demonstrates how to avoid being a target, escape common physical situations, overcome your body’s natural response, and actively defend yourself.

22 Jun / Jul / Aug

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Learn Something New Autism Speaker: David Powell

Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Aug. 4 / 6-7:30 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch David Powell will speak about different autism organizations and share his story as a college student with autism.

Archery Camp: Intro to Archery

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+); Child’s Caregiver Required Sat / Aug. 13 / 10-11:30 a.m. [WRB] White River Branch Honey Creek Tackle 2380 N. St. Road. 135 Bargersville, IN 46106 Katniss Everdeen, Green Arrow, Hawkeye, Robin Hood, Merida, Legolas-so many fictional characters are also archers. If you’ve ever wanted to try shooting a bow and arrow, meet up at Honey Grove Tackle for a morning of recreational archery.

Discover Essential Oils

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Tue / Aug. 23 / 6:30-8 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Diane Castle will discuss essential oils and how they can improve your life. We will be making something with the oils that you can take home with you. Be sure to bring a friend to this relaxing and fun evening.

How to Subscribe and Listen to Podcasts

Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Aug. 25 / 6-7:30 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Podcasts are a great way to educate and entertain yourself for free. Whether you want to learn more about managing your money, sports or history, there’s something for everyone. Patric Welch will educate patrons on the ins and outs.

Agent G Bully Prevention

Grades 2-6 (ages 7-12), Adults (ages 18+) Sat / Aug. 20 / 10 a.m.-12 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch This video-enhanced training session will teach children how to avoid being bullied through confidence and self-control. Agent G also teaches children why they shouldn’t bully others and how to become a leader, a defender of others!

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

• Looking for “Technology Tips” to make life easier? Connect with Davin at Davin@jcplin.org • Always on the hunt for “Stuff to Do” in Johnson County? Connect with Amy at Amy@jcplin.org • Need some thoughts and motivation to live healthfully? Connect with Linda at Linda@jcplin.org • Interested in local history, including your own? Connect with Pam at Pam@jcplin.org Receive a monthly “Now You Know” blog written by one of our dedicated and knowledgeable staff members and reply with your questions and comments to start a conversation.

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Jun / Jul / Aug 23


Health & Wellness Walgreens Health Matters

Adults (ages 18+) [WRB] White River Branch Medication Management: Wed / Jun. 8 / 1-1:30 p.m. Your pharmacist is a great resource for learning ways to manage your medications, and ensure you are taking them correctly. Common adverse drug interactions will also be discussed. Presented by Walgreens. Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Management: Wed / Jun. 8 / 3-3:30 p.m. A Walgreens pharmacist will discuss how to check your blood pressure, what your numbers mean, and how to maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Free blood pressure screenings will be provided by a registered pharmacist.

Belly Dance Fitness

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Jun. 22 / 6-7 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch This Middle Eastern dance tones your core, stretches your muscles and can burn 300 calories per hour. Plus, it’s so much fun you won’t know you’re working out! Come shake it off and learn about this amazing dance style.

Friday Family Fun: Fueling Your Engines

All Ages Fri / Jul. 1 / 2-3 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch “Fuel Your Engine” the right way by making healthy choices. We’ll be reading fun stories, tasting healthy and delicious recipes and learning the science behind Jell-O.

Intro to Zumba

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Jul. 6 / 7-8 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch If you’ve always wanted to try Zumba, test it out with this introductory class. Paige Wassel will get you moving and show you just how fun and easy Zumba can be.

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

Stress Free Zone Coloring Therapy and Tea Time

Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Jun. 20, Jul. 18 and Aug. 22 / 10-11 a.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Coloring is one of the best forms of stress relief for adults. Choose from an array of beautiful coloring pages, sit down and let the stress slide from your shoulders. A variety of tea will also be available.

Yoga for Beginners

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [WRB] White River Branch: Tue / Jun. 28 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Stretch, unwind, and relax with Beginning Yoga. Instructor Teresa Middleton will teach basic yoga postures that serve as the foundation of a Hatha yoga practice as well as breath techniques (pranayama) and relaxation. Please bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket. [FRB] Franklin Branch: Sat / Jul. 9 / 10-11 a.m. Kendra Spruill, owner of Soul’s Journey Yoga, will lead a few poses and share how the ancient practice of yoga can bring balance to the body, mind and emotions. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Bring water, a yoga mat and a yoga block if you have one.

Jigsaw Jamboree

Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Jul. 7 / 5:30-8 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Mingle and relax with jigsaw puzzles. Assemble jigsaw puzzles while enjoying some tasty refreshments and listening to classic tunes. Refreshments will be provided.

Keep Calm and Relax On

Teens (ages 12-17) Tue / Jul. 12 / 6-7:30 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Life can be stressful. Waking up early for school, studying late for tests, juggling sports, work and homework. It’s a lot to balance! Learn some meditation and yoga basics to help you de-stress. We’ll also create a stress ball and calming jar.

Colorful Coasters

Teens (ages 17+), Adults (18+) Tue / Aug. 9 / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Roll up your sleeve while you read. All blood types are urgently needed! Refreshments provided. Ages 17 and up. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcross.org.

Adults (ages 18+) Tue / Jul. 12 / 6:30-8 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Coloring is not just for kids anymore. Relax and color some intricate designs that will be used to create drink coasters.

Back to School Nutrition and Family Meals

Adults (ages 18+) Tue / Aug. 23 / 6-7:30 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch While we prepare our children to succeed in the classroom, we must also prepare them to succeed in the lunchroom by making healthy choices. Learn some tips to encourage healthy eating for the new school year and try some tasty recipes to add to school lunches.

24 Jun / Jul / Aug

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Book Lovers Stout Stories

Adults (ages 21+) Don’t choose between book club and happy hour! Whether you’re a milleni-“ale” or and older “vinatge,” together we’ll put the “pub” in public library. To obtain a copy of each month’s book contact one of our librarians. Mallow Run Winery: Mon / Jun. 6 / 6:30-8 p.m. 6964 W Whiteland Rd., Bargersville, IN 46106 We will discuss “The Persian Pickle Club” by Sandra Dallas. Scotty’s Brew Club: Mon / Jul. 11 / 6:30-8 p.m. 1800 E. King St. Franklin, IN 46131 We will discuss Kurt Vonnegut’s classic, “Welcome to the Monkeyhouse.” Mashcraft Brewing Company: Mon / Aug. 1 / 6:30-8 p.m. 1100-1140 IN-135 Greenwood, IN 46142 We will discuss “The End of Your Life Book Club” by Will Schwalbe.

Tales for Tails

School Age (ages 5-11) Mon / Jun. 13, Jul. 11 and Aug. 8 / 6-8 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Improve your reading skills and enjoy time with a registered Pet Partners dog. Sign up for a 15-minute session at the Children’s Reference Desk or call 317-885-1330.

Woofs and Books Canine Reading Buddies

School Age (ages 5-11) Mon / Jun. 13, Jul. 11 and Aug. 8 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch K-fifth graders can improve their literacy skills and gain confidence by reading to “Canine Good-Citizen Certified” reading buddies from Woofs and Books. Sign up for a 15-minute reading session at the Information Desk or call 317-535-6206.

Ice Cream Social

All Ages [WRB] White River Branch Tue / Jun. 7 / 3-5 p.m. Sign up for Summer Learning and start earning minutes right away! Check out a book, find a comfy spot and read for a half hour. When you’re done, you’ll be rewarded with an ice cream treat.

Book Chat

Adults (ages 18+) Read it or not, be ready to chat! [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Wed / Jun. 8 / 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Are you excited about “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game” by Michael Lewis? Let’s discuss a “moving portrait of the positive effect that love, family and education can have...” Wed / Jul. 13 / 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Are you excited about “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown? Join us as we discuss a “celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.” Wed / Aug. 10 / 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Are you excited about “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Tracy Chevalier? Join us as we discuss the “story of sixteen-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius.”

Book & Movie Discussion

Adults (ages 18+) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Wed / Jun. 8 / 5:30-7:45 p.m. “The Bourne Identity” tells the story of Jason Bourne, a man with remarkable survival abilities who suffers from retrograde amnesia, and must seek to discover his true identity. We’ll discuss the book and then watch the movie. Wed / Jul. 6 / 5:30-7:45 p.m. “A Walk to Remember” is set in 1958-59 in Beaufort, North Carolina, and tells the story of two teenagers who fall in love with each other despite the disparity of their personalities. We’ll discuss the book and then watch the movie. Wed / Aug. 3 / 5:30-7:45 p.m. “The Hobbit” follows the quest of home-loving hobbit Bilbo Baggins to win a share of the treasure guarded by the dragon, Smaug. This fantasy novel is a classic for all ages. We’ll discuss the book and then watch the movie.

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Pizza & Pages

Teens (ages 12-17) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Tue / Jun. 14 / 6-7 p.m. “The Berlin Boxing Club” : “The Berlin Boxing Club” is a historical fiction novel about a young secular Jewish teen coming of age in Nazi Germany and is loosely based on true events. We’ll discuss the book while enjoying a slice or two of pizza. Tue / Jul. 5 / 6-7 p.m. “Gym Candy”: Football is the only thing that matters to Mick. Once he makes varsity team as a freshman he tries to hold on to his edge by using steroids, with disastrous results. We’ll discuss the book while enjoying a slice or two of pizza. Tue / Aug. 2 / 6-7 p.m. “Cinder”: Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. Based on the fairy-tale Cinderella. We’ll discuss the book while enjoying a slice or two of pizza.

Franklin Page Turners Book Discussion Group: “Me Before You”

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Jun. 20 / 6:30-8 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch If you love to read and chat about books, join us as we discuss “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes. We’ll share ideas and insights in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Everyone is welcome! Borrow a copy at the reference desk.

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Jun / Jul / Aug 25


Book Lovers School Age Extra: “Hurry Up, Slowpoke”

School Age (ages 5-11) Mon / Jun. 20 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch We’ll compare different versions of the famous story about a racing “slowpoke” tortoise and a “hurry-up” hare. Does slow and steady win the race?

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Monday Night Book Club

Adults (ages 18+) [WRB] White River Branch Discuss books in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Copies of the titles will be available at the circulation desk the month before each meeting. Mon / Jun. 20 / 7-8 p.m. June’s book is “Where Did You Go Bernadette” by Maria Semple. Mon / Jul. 18 / 7-8 p.m. July’s book is “Don’t Let’s Go To the Dogs Tonight” by Alexandra Fuller. Mon / Aug. 15 / 7-8 p.m. August’s book is “Stardust” by Neil Gaiman.

Dewey’s Amazing Race

School Age (ages 5-11) Wed / Jun. 22 / 2-2:45 p.m. and 3:30-4:15 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Explore the Dewey decimal system through a series of games and challenges. Do you have what it takes to complete them all?

Take the Library Challenge

Grades 5-12 (ages 10-18) Thu / Jun. 23 / 3:30-5 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Test your library skills with relay races, speed shelving, book bingo and other games. Olympic-themed snacks will be served.

Middle Grade Book Club “Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus” Grades 3-8 (ages 8-14) Tue / Jun. 28 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch The Force is strong with this book club. We will discuss the final book in the Origami Yoda series by Tom Angleberger, “Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus.” Read the book before you come, and be prepared for out-of-this-galaxy fun!

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Book Discussions

Adults (ages 18+) [WRB] White River Branch If you love talking with others about a book you’ve read, you’ll want to attend these events. Copies of the titles will be available at the checkout desk the month before each meeting. Wed / Jun. 29 / 1:30-3:30 p.m. “Dead Wake” by Erik Larson Wed / Jul. 27 / 1:30-3:30 p.m. “The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman Wed / Aug. 31 / 1:30-3:30 p.m. “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson

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Story Fest: “Pete the Cat”

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12) Fri / Aug. 12 / 4:30-5:30 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Do you love “Pete the Cat”? Join us for a celebration filled with songs, stories, crafts and fun. Register and then drop in anytime between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. to visit each hands-on activity station.

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Join the Club Homeschool High Five

[CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Summer Social: Thu / Jun. 9 / 2-3 p.m. School Age (ages 5-11), Teens (ages 12-17) Spend the afternoon with your homeschool friends during an ice cream social with board games and puzzles. Writing a Nature Poem: Thu / Aug. 25 / 2-3 p.m. School Age (ages 5-11) In this writing workshop, Indiana Poet Laureate, Shari Wagner, will read and discuss her poem, “Buckeye” and then lead students in a series of creative activities that will culminate in the writing of poems inspired by an object from nature.

Pinterest Club

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Felt Flowers: Tue / Jun. 14 / 6-8 p.m. Add color and beauty to your home without the pesky chore of watering. Learn how to make many different flowers from felt including succulents, peonies and everything in between! Adventure Canvas Art: Tue / Jul. 5 / 6-8 p.m. We will show you step by step how to create a colorful work of art on canvas. All supplies will be provided. Please dress for a mess. Craft Can Organizer: Tue / Aug. 23 / 6-7:30 p.m. Organize crafting or office supplies with this handy can organizer. All supplies will be provided.

Yarns About Yarn

Adults (ages 18+) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Learn how to knit, crochet and needlepoint while making new friends. Bring your projects and questions as we gain knowledge from each other. Organizing Your Supplies: Wed / Jun. 15 / 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. This month we will be exploring ways to keep your project materials organized. Crochet 101: Wed / Jul. 20 / 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. This month we will be exploring the basics of crochet. Arm Knitting: Wed / Aug. 17 / 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. This month we will be exploring arm knitting.

LEGO Club

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Child’s Caregiver Required [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: Tue / Jun. 21 and Aug. 16 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch: Wed / Jun. 29, Jul. 27 and Aug. 31 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. If you can imagine it, you can build it! Create and construct with us at LEGO Club.

Clark Pleasant Anime Club

Teens (ages 12-17) Wed / Jun. 29, Jul. 27 and Aug. 31 / 6-7:30 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Do you love reading manga? Watching anime? Creating cosplay costumes? If so, then this is the club for you! Join us on the last Wednesday of every month as we get together and watch anime, talk about manga, play ninja and hang out.

Animeniacs Club

Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18) Thu / Jun. 30, Jul. 28 and Aug. 18 / 3:30-5 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Do you love anime? Join the Animeniacs Club! We’ll meet to watch anime, talk about/draw manga and enjoy Pocky.

Star Wars Craft Club

All Ages Fri / Jul. 8 / 2-3 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Use glue sticks...and Jedi mind-tricks to craft some awesome Star Wars creations.

Trafalgar Anime Club

Teens (ages 12-17) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Anime Relaunch: Tue / Jul. 12 / 4-5 p.m. Celebrate the relaunch of the Trafalgar Anime Club! At this meeting, we will plan for the future, talk, watch and snack. Mon / Aug. 29 / 6-7 p.m. Do you love anime? Come hang out, watch an episode or two and talk with other fans about your favorites.

Community Art Club

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Bracelets: Thu / Jul. 14 and Jul. 28 / 6-7:30 p.m. Learn how to create a peyote stitch bracelet with a button clasp that is great for any occasion. The creativity will start promptly at 6 p.m. All supplies will be provided.

Coloring Club

Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18) Wed / Aug. 10 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch De-stress and relax with calming coloring pages.

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