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December 2016 - February 2017

Winter Program Guide

February 1-28

Take the Library Bingo Challenge and win prizes in February

Johnson County Public Library pageafterpage.org


Libraries Transform Torn between book club and happy hour? Why not do both? Gather round as we make a toast and take a look back at the first year of Stout Stories. Stout Stories is a hopping JCPL book club for adults 21 and older that meets at local breweries and wineries the first Monday of every month. Locations have included Taxman, Planetary Brewing, Scotty’s Brew Club, Shale Creek, Mashcraft, Shallo’s and Mallow Run Winery. “Stout Stories has really grown as a group, no longer is it just library patrons meeting together to discuss books. Every person has something to contribute to the conversation and it’s wonderful to see friendships grow and strengthen over our bond for books,” said Erin Cataldi, JCPL Librarian. Each month the group gets together in a laid back atmosphere and has dynamic conversations about the selected books. “Every month, I look forward to our conversations. I have always loved my job and my community, but Stout Stories has made me feel more invested than I ever thought possible,” said Keeley Payne, JCPL Librarian. “People have really started to come out of their shells and open up; I couldn’t ask for a greater meeting of the minds,” adds Erin. Join JCPL librarians Erin Cataldi and Keeley Payne for this monthly book club. Whether you’re a milleni-”ale” or an older “vintage,” come out and meet like-minded individuals. Together we’ll put the “pub” in public library! Check out page 25 for upcoming dates and details. Be sure to pick up a copy of the book from your local library. Cheers!

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.

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

The programs listed in this guide are sponsored by

Friends of Johnson County Public Library Cover Photo: Adult Learning Center Participants and Coordinator

First Row (kneeling): Maki Morimoto (and son), Risa Onuma, Emi Hamamoto Second Row (standing): Maria Godoy, Jenny Yiqin Zhang, Bend Qinbin Chen, Ernestina Cortez, Wendy Preilis (Adult Learning Center Coordinator)


From the Director, Lisa Lintner

Table of Contents

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Locations and Hours

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Library Information

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Award Announcement

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Library Bingo Challenge

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StoryWalk 8

Programs At-A-Glance

The weather may be cold and dreary but there is always something fun happening at your Johnson County Public Library during the winter months. Flip through these pages to find exciting programs to enjoy during your holiday breaks from school.

Seasonal Programs

Clark Pleasant Branch

10

Franklin Branch

11

Trafalgar Branch

12

White River Branch

13

Programs by Interest

9

Storytimes 14

If the snow and ice keeps you from visiting the library, never fear. The Virtual Branch is always here for you! Curl up on the couch with some hot chocolate and download digital content to your computer, smartphone or tablet.

STEAM 15

Music and Movement

16

Fun and Games

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Read a good e-book with Cloud Library or listen to an e-audiobook with OneClickDigital. Listen to the latest hits, explore a comic book and watch recent movies or television shows with Hoopla. Check out digital magazines through Zinio for Libraries. The Virtual Branch never closes and all you need to access JCPL’s digital content is your library card. Visit pageafterpage.org to learn how to get started.

Arts and Crafts

17

Stress Free Zone

18

Cookie Contest

19

Do It Yourself: D.I.Y.

20

The Winter Reading Program is now the “Library Bingo Challenge.” Bring your friends and family to the library this February to learn about the events and services that Johnson County Public Library provides.

Let’s Celebrate

21

Enjoy the Show

22

The Local Connection

22

Learn Something New

23

Health and Wellness

24

Book Lovers

25

Join the Club

27

Attend a library program, visit our branches, check out a magazine, explore the Historical Room and download digital content. Complete these activities and more to get a bingo then receive a prize. Learn more about the library by completing the whole card and be entered into the grand prize drawing for a family museum membership. Visit your branch Feb. 1-28 to register for the Library Bingo Challenge! See you at the library!

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Locations and Hours Greenwood

WRB

65 CPB

Clark Pleasant Branch

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

CPB

New Whiteland

FRB

Franklin Branch

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

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Whiteland

Bargersville

TRB

Trafalgar Branch

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

LSC

FRB

Franklin 65

WRB

White River Branch

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

Library Services Center

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

Virtual Branch pageafterpage.org

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Amity

Trafalgar TRB


Library Information ITEMS Audio Books Books CDs DVDs E-Readers Launchpad Tablets Magazines

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

OVERDUE FEE 20¢ per day 20¢ per day 20¢ per day $1 per day $1 per day $1 per day 20¢ per day

Hold limit = 25 items Holds will be held at the service desk for 7 days ILL (Interlibrary Loan) Limit= 10 items, limit of 5 requests per week Total number of items allowed on account at one time=100

Borrowing Privileges The JCPL card is free to residents of the library district and is valid at all JCPL locations. Institutions and businesses within the library district may apply for an institutional/business card. Indiana residents with patron accounts in good standing at any library participating in the statewide reciprocal borrowing program may apply to receive reciprocal borrowing privileges at Johnson County Public Library. Reciprocal borrowers may place holds and check out any on-shelf item. Digital content, such as e-books, are not available to reciprocal borrowers. Please visit pageafterpage.org/reciprocal or contact your home library for more information. For full JCPL borrowing privileges, a Public Library Access Card (PLAC) is available for purchase. A PLAC makes it possible to borrow materials directly from libraries outside the borrower’s home library district. Ask at any JCPL service desk for information on this statewide card. Get Text Notifications Want to receive a text message when your holds are ready for pickup or when your materials are coming overdue? Sign up for text message notifications by visiting or calling the circulation desk at any JCPL Branch. Standard text messaging rates apply. Ways to Renew Materials Phone, internet (pageafterpage.org) or in person at any JCPL location.

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. Computers and Wi-Fi Computers, high speed internet, free Wi-Fi and wireless printing are available at all JCPL branches. 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. 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. Photo Policy We are proud of the programs and events the library offers. Your photograph or video may be taken at the library and shared via social, local and other media. Please notify library staff if you or your child prefer not to be included in photos or video. Meeting Spaces The Community Rooms at all JCPL Branches are available for use by not-for-profit groups and business owners, as well as for special events. Non-commercial use of the room is at no charge. Business use and private social events have a nominal charge. The Study Rooms at the Trafalgar and White River branches are also open for not-for-profit and business use. For more information, please visit the website or contact the appropriate branch. Adult Learning Center (ALC) The Adult Learning Center (ALC) of the Johnson County Public Library provides small group or individualized one-on-one tutoring in Adult Basic Education and English as a second language. For more information about the ALC’s programs, to schedule tutoring or to volunteer, please call (317) 738-4677.

Read Down Your Fines Visit any reference desk and sign up to read down your fines. Every 15 minutes of reading is worth $1 off your overdue fines and fees. Follow us on:


Award Announcement JCPL Adult Learning Center Coordinator Receives Statewide Award Johnson County Public Library is pleased to announce that our Adult Learning Center (ALC) Coordinator, Wendy Preilis, has been selected to receive the Indiana Library Federation Tom Zupancic Literacy in Libraries Award for 2016. The Tom Zupancic Literacy in Libraries Award honors and recognizes community advocacy of literacy in libraries by an individual or organization in cooperation with a library.

Wendy Preilis, ALC Coordinator

ALC programs offer free literacy services in adult basic education and English as a Second Language. Wendy provides weekly programs for adults wishing to increase their English communication skills, reading skills and overall understanding of the American culture. The Adult Learning Center also partners with Johnson Memorial Hospital to provide the Baby TALK program, providing new families with a literacy packet, books and encouraging them to use the library. Wendy leads JCPL’s Literacy Awareness Month committee. Each year the committee works to raise awareness of adult illiteracy and ALC programming. She also serves on a variety of local committees representing the Johnson County Public Library, including the Leadership Johnson County Public Relations Committee and the Immediate Services Council (United Way of Johnson County). Wendy enjoys working in the community she grew up in and hopes that her efforts help to make Johnson County a great place to live. Congratulations Wendy! The Adult Learning Center is looking for volunteers to tutor adults with low English literacy skills and English as a Second Language learners. No foreign language knowledge or experience is necessary to help improve our students’ lives.

Adult

Learning Center

Johnson County Public Library

For more information about becoming an ALC volunteer, please contact Wendy Preilis by phone at 317-738-4677 or by email wpreilis@jcplin.org.

Adult Learning Center Located at the Library Services Center, 49 E. Monroe St., Franklin (317) 738-4677 • pageafterpage.org/ALC


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Register at any JCPL Branch Clark Pleasant, Franklin, Trafalgar or White River

Play Library Bingo Win Prizes

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February 1-28, 2017 Register individually or as a family. Complete a bingo to receive a prize! Complete the entire card to receive an entry into a drawing for a family membership to an Indiana museum of your choice. Museums include: Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis Children’s Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis Zoo or Kidscommons. For registration and program information, please visit one of our branches or pageafterpage.org/bingo


Visit a StoryWalk Second StoryWalk Now Open In October, JCPL, Greenwood/White River Rotary Club and Johnson County Parks and Recreation celebrated Greenwood’s first StoryWalk and a new Little Free Library with a great big grand opening at Independence Park. Families read the first book, “Count Down to Fall” by Fran Hawk, enjoyed outdoor activities and went trick-or-treating during the Halloween themed event. StoryWalks and Little Free Libraries are popping up all over Johnson County. In summer 2016, JCPL and Franklin Parks and Recreation celebrated Franklin’s first StoryWalk with a grand opening ceremony at the Urban Forest in Franklin. Since the celebration, a Little Free Library has been added and two additional stories have been featured. The weather may be getting colder but you can still visit Independence Park or the Franklin Urban Forest and stroll along the trails while reading the different books. Be on the lookout for a new book at each StoryWalk every two months. Visit pageafterpage.org for StoryWalk updates and details about upcoming programs. The Independence Park StoryWalk is sponsored by the Greenwood/White River Rotary Club with partners Johnson County Public Library and the Johnson County Parks and Recreation. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. Independence Park is located at 2100 S. Morgantown Road in Greenwood near Center Grove High School. The Urban Forest is located just a few blocks west of the Franklin Branch on South Street in Franklin.


Seasonal Programs At-A-Glance Get In The Holiday Spirit This December Altered Book Tree Ornaments

Thu / Dec. 1 / 6-7:30 p.m.

Trafalgar Branch

17

Holiday Painting with Simplify

Thu / Dec. 1 / 6-9 p.m.

Franklin Branch

17

Essential Oils, Healing Gifts for the Holidays

Thu / Dec. 1 / 6:30-8 p.m.

White River Branch

24

Trim-a-Tree

Fri / Dec. 2 / 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Franklin Branch

21

An American Girl Holiday

Sat / Dec. 3 / 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Trafalgar Branch

21

Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve

Mon / Dec. 5 / 6-7 p.m.

Trafalgar Branch

21

Wreath of the Month Club: Jingle Bells

Tue / Dec. 6 / 6-7:30 p.m.

Trafalgar Branch

20

Holiday High Tea

Tue / Dec. 6 / 6-8 p.m.

Clark Pleasant Branch

23

Healthy Holiday Desserts

Tue / Dec. 6 / 6:30-8 p.m.

Franklin Branch

24

Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve

Wed / Dec. 7 / 6:30-7:30 p.m.

White River Branch

21

Merry Grinchmas

Thu / Dec. 8 / 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Franklin Branch

21

Holiday Storytime

Fri / Dec. 9 / 4-5 p.m.

Trafalgar Branch

14

Saturday Showtime: “The Polar Express”

Sat / Dec. 10 / 2-4 p.m.

White River Branch

22

Snowmen Cork Ornaments

Sat / Dec. 10 / 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Clark Pleasant Branch

17

Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve

Mon / Dec. 12 / 6-7:30 p.m.

Clark Pleasant Branch

21

Craft Night: Snow Globe Necklaces

Tue / Dec. 13 / 6:30-8 p.m.

White River Branch

17

Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve

Thu / Dec. 15 / 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Franklin Branch

21

Storytime with Mrs. Claus

Fri / Dec. 16 / 4:30-5 p.m.

Franklin Branch

14

D.I.Y. Christmas Ornaments

Mon / Dec. 19 / 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Trafalgar Branch

20

Gingerbread Dreams

Thu / Dec. 29 / 2-3 p.m.

White River Branch

17

New Year, New You This January Tax Law Changes

Tue / Jan. 3 / 7-8:30 p.m.

White River Branch

23

Tax Law Changes

Thu / Jan. 5 / 7-8:30 p.m.

Franklin Branch

23

New Year, New Career

Tue / Jan. 10 / 6-7:30 p.m.

Trafalgar Branch

23

The Bullet Journal: Easily Organize, Journal and Envision Your Life

Wed / Jan. 11 / 6:30-8 p.m.

White River Branch

23

Soups, Stews and Chili, Oh My

Thu / Jan. 12 / 6-7 p.m.

Clark Pleasant Branch

24

Do You Know How to Spot Skin Cancer?

Mon / Jan. 23 / 6:30-8 p.m.

Franklin Branch

24

Financial Aid Night

Thu / Jan. 26 / 6-7 p.m.

Clark Pleasant Branch

23

All About ”The Climb”

Fri / Jan. 27 / 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Trafalgar Branch

24

Celebrate Black History Month With Us This February Celebrate Black History Month

Thu / Feb. 2 / 4:30-5:15 p.m.

White River Branch

21

Celebrate Black History Month

Mon / Feb. 6 / 4-5 p.m.

Trafalgar Branch

21

Kappas, Alphas, Sigmas and More, The National Pan-Hellenic Council in Indiana

Wed / Feb. 8 / 6:30- 8 p.m.

White River Branch

22

“Black Lives Matter:” The Local Impact of a National Phenomenon

Wed / Feb. 15 / 6-7 p.m.

Franklin Branch

23

Celebrate Black History Month

Fri / Feb. 17 / 4:30-5:15 p.m.

Franklin Branch

21

Underground Railroad and Civil War Traveling Trunk

Mon / Feb. 20 / 4:30-5:15 p.m.

White River Branch

22

Celebrate Black History Month

Mon / Feb. 20 / 6-7 p.m.

Trafalgar Branch

21


Clark Pleasant Branch At-A-Glance PROGRAM

DATE(S)

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Children Terrific Twos

EVERY Thu / Dec. 1-15 and Jan. 5-Feb. 23 / 10:30-11:15 a.m.

14

Pajama Storytime

Thu / Dec. 1, Jan. 5 and Feb. 2 / 6:30-7 p.m.

14

Woofs and Books Canine Reading Buddies

Mon / Dec. 5, Jan. 9 and Feb. 13 / 6:30-7:30 p.m.

25

Preschool Storytime

EVERY Tue / Dec. 6-13 and Jan. 3-Feb. 28 / 10:30-11:15 a.m.

14

Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve

Mon / Dec. 12 / 6-7:30 p.m.

22

Block Party

Tue / Dec. 13, Jan. 17 and Feb. 21 / 6:30-7:30 p.m.

16

Tot Art

Fri / Dec. 16, Jan. 20 and Feb. 17 / 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

17

Snacks and Stories

Sat / Dec. 17, Jan. 21 and Feb. 18 / 2-3 p.m.

25

Music and Movement

Tue / Dec. 20, Jan. 18 and Feb. 15 / 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

16

Happy Noon Year

Sat / Dec. 31 / 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

21

Preschool Edible Science

Fri / Jan. 13 and Feb. 10 / 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

15

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Kindness

Mon / Jan. 16 / 3-4 p.m.

21

Meet Elephant and Piggie

Fri / Jan. 27 / 4:30-5:30 p.m.

22

SuperCrafters

Tue / Jan. 31and Feb. 28 / 6:30-7:30 p.m.

18

Make & Take: Inventors

Fri / Feb. 10 / 4-5 p.m.

15

Tabletop Game Day

Sat / Dec. 3, Jan. 7 and Feb. 4 / 1-5 p.m.

16

Crochet Christmas Creations

Wed / Dec. 7 / 6-7:30 p.m.

17

Community Art Club: Earrings

Thu / Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 / 6-7:30 p.m.

27

Snowmen Cork Ornaments

Sat / Dec. 10 / 2:30-3:30 p.m.

17

Clark Pleasant Anime Club

Wed / Dec. 28, Jan. 25 and Feb. 22 / 6-7:30 p.m.

27

Crochet Pillows

Mon / Jan. 9, Jan. 16, Jan. 23 and Jan. 30 / 10-11:30 a.m.

17

Snowmen Mason Jars

Thu / Jan. 19 / 6-7:30 p.m.

17

Financial Aid Night

Thu / Jan. 26 / 6-7 p.m.

23

Light Up Circuit Valentines

Thu / Feb. 9 / 4-5 p.m.

15

Crayon Canvas Heart Art

Thu / Feb. 9 / 6-7:30 p.m.

18

Spa Night

Wed / Feb. 15 / 6-7 p.m.

18

Community Art Club: Acrylic Painting

Thu / Feb. 16 / 6-7:30 p.m.

27

Tabletop Game Day

Sat / Dec. 3, Jan. 7 and Feb. 4 / 1-5 p.m.

16

Holiday High Tea

Tue / Dec. 6 / 6-8 p.m.

23

Crochet Christmas Creations

Wed / Dec. 7 / 6-7:30 p.m.

17

Community Art Club: Earrings

Thu / Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 / 6-7:30 p.m.

27

Snowmen Cork Ornaments

Sat / Dec. 10 / 2:30-3:30 p.m.

17

Book & Movie Discussion

Wed / Dec. 14, Jan. 11 and Feb. 1 / 5:30-7:30 p.m.

25

An Author Talk with Dr. David Carlson

Mon / Dec. 19 / 6-7 p.m.

22

Crochet Pillows

Mon / Jan. 9, Jan. 16, Jan. 23 and Jan. 30 / 10-11:30 a.m.

17

Soups, Stews and Chili, Oh My

Thu / Jan. 12 / 6-7 p.m.

24

D.I.Y. Cat Castles

Wed / Jan. 18 / 6-7 p.m.

20

Snowmen Mason Jars

Thu / Jan. 19 / 6-7:30 p.m.

17

Sewing 101

Wed / Feb. 8 / 6-7 p.m.

23

Crayon Canvas Heart Art

Thu / Feb. 9 / 6-7:30 p.m.

18

Spa Night

Wed / Feb. 15 / 6-7 p.m.

18

Community Art Club: Acrylic Painting

Thu / Feb. 16 / 6-7:30 p.m.

27

Teens

Adults


Franklin Branch At-A-Glance PROGRAM

DATE(S)

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Children Wonderful Ones

EVERY Thu / Dec. 1-15 and Jan. 5-Feb. 23 / 9:30-10 a.m.

14

Terrific Twos

EVERY Thu / Dec. 1-15 and Jan. 5-Feb. 23 / 10:30-11:15 a.m.

14

Trim-a-Tree

Fri / Dec. 2 / 3:30-5:30 p.m.

21

Homeschool Hub

Mon / Dec. 5, Jan. 16, Feb. 6 and Feb. 20 / 2-3 p.m.

27

Preschool Storytime

EVERY Tue / Dec. 6-13 and Jan.3-Feb.28 / 10:30-11:15 a.m. and 1:30-2:15 p.m.

14

Bouncing Babies

Wed / Dec. 7, Jan. 4 and Feb. 1 / 9:30-10:30 a.m.

14

Merry Grinchmas

Thu / Dec. 8 / 6:30-7:30 p.m.

21

Hop and Bop

Fri / Dec. 9, Jan. 6 and Feb. 10 / 10:30-11 a.m.

16

Jedi Training Academy

Wed / Dec. 14 / 4:30-5:15 p.m.

21

Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve

Thu / Dec. 15 / 6:30-7:30 p.m.

22

Tinker Tots

Fri / Dec. 16, Jan. 13 and Feb. 17 / 10:30-11:15 a.m.

15

Storytime with Mrs. Claus

Fri / Dec. 16 / 4:30-5 p.m.

14

Happy Noon Year

Sat / Dec. 31 / 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

21

Block Party

Wed. / Jan. 4 and Feb. 1 / 4:30-5:15 p.m.

16

Saturday Storytime

Sat / Jan. 7 and Feb. 18 / 10-10:30 a.m.

14

Pajama Storytime

Mon / Jan. 9 and Feb. 13 / 7-7:30 p.m.

14

Full STEAM Ahead

Wed / Jan. 11 and Feb. 8 / 4:30-5:15 p.m.

15

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Kindness

Thu / Jan. 12 / 4:30-5:15 p.m.

21

Artventures

Wed / Jan. 18 and Feb. 15 / 4:30-5:15 p.m.

17

Meet Elephant and Piggie

Wed / Jan. 25 / 4:30-5:15 p.m.

22

Valentine Make and Take

Feb. 6-11 / All Day

18

Musical Trash

Mon / Feb. 6 / 4:30-5:15 p.m.

22

Celebrate Black History Month

Fri / Feb. 17 / 4:30-5:15 p.m.

21

Penguin Party

Wed / Feb. 22 / 4:30-5:15 p.m.

21

Holiday Painting with Simplify

Thu / Dec. 1 / 6-9 p.m.

17

Healthy Holiday Desserts

Tue / Dec. 6 / 6:30-8 p.m.

24

Pizza and Pages

Fri / Dec. 9, Jan. 13 and Feb. 10 / 4:30-5:15 p.m.

25

Franklin Page Turners Book Discussion Group

Mon / Dec. 19, Jan. 16 and Feb. 20 / 6:30-8 p.m.

25

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

Fri / Dec. 30 / 1-5 p.m.

24

3-D Flower Art

Mon / Feb. 6 / 6:30-8 p.m.

18

“Black Lives Matter:” The Local Impact of a National Phenomenon

Wed / Feb. 15 / 6-7 p.m.

23

Holiday Painting with Simplify

Thu / Dec. 1 / 6-9 p.m.

17

Healthy Holiday Desserts

Tue / Dec. 6 / 6:30-8 p.m.

24

Franklin Page Turners Book Discussion Group

Mon / Dec. 19, Jan. 16 and Feb. 20 / 6:30-8 p.m.

25

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

Fri / Dec. 30 / 1-5 p.m.

24

Tax Law Changes

Thu / Jan. 5 / 7-8:30 p.m.

23

Do You Know How to Spot Skin Cancer?

Mon / Jan. 23 / 6:30-8 p.m.

24

Cookies and Coloring for Adults

Tue / Jan. 31 / 6:30-8 p.m.

18

3-D Flower Art

Mon / Feb. 6 / 6:30-8 p.m.

18

“Black Lives Matter:” The Local Impact of a National Phenomenon

Wed / Feb. 15 / 6-7 p.m.

23

Short Stories and Writer Discussion: Cathy Day

Mon / Feb. 27 / 6:30-8 p.m.

26

Teens

Adults


Trafalgar Branch At-A-Glance PROGRAM

DATE(S)

PAGE

Children Preschool Storytime

EVERY Thu / Dec. 1-15 and Jan. 5-Feb. 23 / 10-11 a.m.

14

H-Club

EVERY Thu / Dec. 1-15 and Jan. 5-Feb. 23 / 10-11 a.m.

27

An American Girl Holiday

Sat / Dec. 3 / 1:30-2:30 p.m.

21

Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve

Mon / Dec. 5 / 6-7 p.m.

22

Toddler Tales

Tue / Dec. 6-13 and Jan. 3-Feb. 28 / 10:30-11 a.m.

14

Holiday Storytime

Fri / Dec. 9 / 4-5 p.m.

14

Singer/Songwriter Don Ford

Sat / Dec. 10 / 2-4 p.m.

22

Science Experiment Club: Holiday Science

Wed / Dec. 14 / 4-5 p.m.

15

Celebrate National “Write to a Friend” Month

Wed / Dec. 14 / 6:30-7:30 p.m.

17

D.I.Y. Christmas Ornaments

Mon / Dec. 19 / 6:30-7:30 p.m.

20

Block Party

Wed / Dec. 21, Jan. 25 and Feb. 22 / 6:30-7:30 p.m.

16

Happy Noon Year

Sat / Dec. 31 / 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

21

Family Movie Night:“The Secret Life of Pets”

Mon / Jan. 9 / 6-8 p.m.

22

Artsy Fartsy: Pastels

Tue / Jan. 10 / 4-5 p.m

17

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Kindness

Mon / Jan. 16 / 3-4 p.m.

21

Science Experiment Club: Brrrrrr!:

Wed / Jan. 18 / 4-5 p.m.

15

Meet Elephant and Piggie

Mon / Jan. 23 / 6-7 p.m.

22

Celebrate Black History Month

Mon / Feb. 6 / 4-5 p.m.

21

Science Experiment Club: Inventors

Wed / Feb. 15 / 4-5 p.m.

15

Artsy Fartsy: Abstract Art

Tue / Feb. 21 / 4-5 p.m.

17

Singer/Songwriter Don Ford

Sat / Dec. 10 / 2-4 p.m.

22

D.I.Y. Christmas Ornaments

Mon / Dec. 19 / 6:30-7:30 p.m.

20

Paint & Pages: “Harry Potter and The Cursed Child”

Tue / Jan. 24 / 4-5 p.m.

26

Easy Fleece Scarves

Mon / Jan. 30 / 6-8 p.m.

17

Altered Book Tree Ornaments

Thu / Dec. 1 / 6-7:30 p.m.

17

Wreath of the Month Club: Jingle Bells

Tue / Dec. 6 / 6-7:30 p.m.

20

Singer/Songwriter Don Ford

Sat / Dec. 10 / 2-4 p.m.

22

Handmade Happy Hour

Wed / Dec. 14, Jan. 18 and Feb. 15 / 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

17

Crayon Teacup Candles

Thu / Dec. 15 / 6-7:30 p.m.

20

Selected Shorts: David Sedaris

Fri / Dec. 16 / 12-1 p.m.

25

D.I.Y. Christmas Ornaments

Mon / Dec. 19 / 6:30-7:30 p.m.

20

Novels & Nosh: Favorite Winter/Holiday Reads

Tue / Dec. 20 / 6-7:30 p.m.

26

Wreath of the Month Club: I Heart Wreaths

Tue / Jan. 3 / 6-7:30 p.m.

20

Cracked Marble Jewelry

Thu / Jan. 5 / 6-7:30 p.m.

20

New Year, New Career

Tue / Jan. 10 / 6-7:30 p.m.

23

Selected Shorts: Margaret Atwood

Fri / Jan. 13 / 12-1 p.m.

25

Novels & Nosh: Inspiring Reads

Tue / Jan. 24 / 6-7:30 p.m.

26

All About ”The Climb”

Fri / Jan. 27 / 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

24

Easy Fleece Scarves

Mon / Jan. 30 / 6-8 p.m.

17

Stone Mandala Art

Thu / Feb. 2 / 6-7:30 p.m.

18

Wreath of the Month Club: Spring Celebration

Tue / Feb. 7 / 6-7:30 p.m.

20

Selected Shorts: Poetry of Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes

Fri / Feb. 10 / 12-1 p.m.

25

Trivia Night: “Parks and Recreation”

Mon / Feb. 13 / 6-7:30 p.m.

16

Healthful Eating

Thu / Feb. 16 / 6-7 p.m.

24

Yoga for the Young at Heart

Mon / Feb. 27 / 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

24

Novels & Nosh: Diverse Reads

Tue / Feb. 28 / 6-7:30 p.m.

26

Teens

Adults


White River Branch At-A-Glance PROGRAM

DATE(S)

PAGE

Children Preschool Storytime

EVERY Thu / Dec. 1-15 and Jan. 19-Feb. 23 / 10-11 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m.

14

Preschool Science

Fri / Dec. 2, Jan. 6 and Feb. 3 / 10:30-11:15 a.m.

15

Saturday Storytime

Sat / Dec. 3, Jan. 7 and Feb. 4 / 10-10:30 a.m.

14

Play, Baby, Play

Mon / Dec. 5, Jan.9 and Feb. 6 / 10-11 a.m.

16

Wonderful Ones

EVERY Tue / Dec. 6-Dec. 13 and Jan. 17-Feb. 28 / 9:30-10 a.m.

14

Terrific Twos

Tue / Dec. 6-Dec. 13 and Jan. 17-Feb. 28 / 10:15-10:45 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

14

Homeschool Hangout

Wed / Dec. 7, Jan. 4 and Feb. 1 / 10:30-11:30 a.m.

27

Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve

Wed / Dec. 7 / 6:30-7:30 p.m.

22

Tot Art

Fri / Dec. 9, Jan. 13 and Feb. 10 / 10:30 -11:30 a.m.

17

Saturday Showtime: “The Polar Express”

Sat / Dec. 10 / 2-4 p.m.

22

Tales for Tails

Mon / Dec. 12, Jan. 9 and Feb. 13 / 6-8 p.m.

25

Block Party

Tue / Dec. 13, Jan. 10 and Feb. 14 / 4:30-5:15 p.m.

16

Crafty Crafters

Wed / Dec. 14, Jan. 18 and Feb. 15 / 4:30-5:30 p.m.

17

Pete the Cat Party

Wed / Dec. 28 / 2:30-3:30 p.m.

21

Gingerbread Dreams

Thu / Dec. 29 / 2-3 p.m.

17

Happy Noon Year

Fri / Dec. 30 / 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

21

Origami

Wed / Jan. 4 / 2-3 p.m.

23

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Kindness

Mon / Jan. 16 / 4-5 p.m.

21

Meet Elephant and Piggie

Sat / Jan. 21 / 2-3 p.m.

22

Fred the Mastodon Puppet Show

Sat / Jan. 28 / 2-3 p.m.

22

Messy Art

Mon / Jan. 30 and Feb. 27 / 4:30-5:15 p.m.

17

Kindergarten Skills

Tue / Jan. 31and Feb. 28 / 4:30-5:15 p.m.

23

Celebrate Black History Month

Thu / Feb. 2 / 4:30-5:15 p.m.

21

Valentine Make and Take

Feb. 7-14 / All Day

18

Fairy Tale Bash

Tue / Feb. 7 / 6-7 p.m.

21

Beach Day

Wed/ Feb. 8 / 4:30-5:15 p.m.

16

Underground Railroad and Civil War Traveling Trunk

Mon / Feb. 20 / 4:30-5:15 p.m.

22

Essential Oils, Healing Gifts for the Holidays

Thu / Dec. 1 / 6:30-8 p.m.

24

Virtual Reality: Get in the Game!

Mon / Dec. 5 / 6:30-8 p.m.

15

Craft Night: Snow Globe Necklaces

Tue / Dec. 13 / 6:30-8 p.m.

17

Animeniacs Club

Thu / Dec. 15, Jan. 26 and Feb. 23 / 3:30-5 p.m.

27

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

Wed / Dec. 21 and Tue / Feb. 21 / 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

24

The Bullet Journal: Easily Organize, Journal and Envision Your Life

Wed / Jan. 11 / 6:30-8 p.m.

23

Escape Room

Thu / Jan. 19 / 6:30-7:30 p.m.

16

Trivia Night: “Game of Thrones”

Wed / Jan. 25 / 6:30-8 p.m.

16

Genetic Genealogy: Trace Your Roots Through Your DNA

Wed / Feb. 1 / 6:30-8:30 p.m.

23

Craft Night: Poppy Painting

Mon / Feb. 6 / 6:30-8 p.m.

17

Kappas, Alphas, Sigmas and More, The National Pan-Hellenic Council in Indiana

Wed / Feb. 8 / 6:30- 8 p.m.

22

Un-Valentine’s Day Party

Thu / Feb. 9 / 6:30-7:30 p.m.

21

Underground Railroad and Civil War Traveling Trunk

Mon / Feb. 20 / 4:30-5:15 p.m.

22

Essential Oils, Healing Gifts for the Holidays

Thu / Dec. 1 / 6:30-8 p.m.

24

Virtual Reality: Get in the Game!

Mon / Dec. 5 / 6:30-8 p.m.

15

Craft Night: Snow Globe Necklaces

Tue / Dec. 13 / 6:30-8 p.m.

17

Book Discussion

Wed / Dec. 14, Jan. 25 and Feb. 22 / 1:30-3:30 p.m.

25

Monday Night Book Club

Mon / Dec. 19, Jan. 16 and Feb. 20 / 7-8 p.m.

26

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

Wed / Dec. 21 and Tue / Feb. 21 / 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

24

Tax Law Changes

Tue / Jan. 3 / 7-8:30 p.m.

23

The Bullet Journal: Easily Organize, Journal and Envision Your Life

Wed / Jan. 11 / 6:30-8 p.m.

23

Trivia Night: “Game of Thrones”

Wed / Jan. 25 / 6:30-8 p.m.

16

Genetic Genealogy: Trace Your Roots Through Your DNA

Wed / Feb. 1 / 6:30-8:30 p.m.

23

Craft Night: Poppy Painting

Mon / Feb. 6 / 6:30-8 p.m.

17

Kappas, Alphas, Sigmas and More, The National Pan-Hellenic Council in Indiana

Wed / Feb. 8 / 6:30- 8 p.m.

22

Cookin’ Couples and Sizzlin’ Singles

Tue / Feb. 14 / 6-7 p.m.

24

Heart Health Month: Are You Safe from a Heart Attack?

Wed / Feb. 22 / 6:30-8 p.m.

24

Teens

Adults


Babies

Children of All Ages

Bouncing Babies

Pajama Storytime

Babies (birth-12 months); Child’s Caregiver Required Wed / Dec. 7, Jan. 4 and Feb. 1 / 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, Families Welcome [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: Thu / Dec. 1, Jan. 5 and Feb. 2 / 6:30-7 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch: Mon / Jan. 9 and Feb. 13 / 7-7:30 p.m. Snuggle together in your favorite PJs as we share a half-hour of stories, songs and rhymes before heading home to have sweet dreams of this fun family storytime.

Toddlers

Saturday Storytime

Wonderful Ones

Toddlers (ages 1-3); Child’s Caregiver Required [FRB] Franklin Branch EVERY Thu / Dec. 1-15 and Jan. 5-Feb. 23 / 9:30-10 a.m. [WRB] White River Branch EVERY Tue / Dec. 6-Dec. 13 and Jan. 17-Feb. 28 / 9:30-10 a.m. Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more during this early literacy storytime each week. Designed for 1-year-olds and their caregivers.

Terrific Twos

Toddlers (ages 1-3); Child’s Caregiver Required [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch EVERY Thu / Dec. 1-15 and Jan. 5-Feb. 23 / 10:30-11:15 a.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch EVERY Thu / Dec. 1-15 and Jan. 5-Feb. 23 / 10:30-11:15 a.m. [WRB] White River Branch Tue / Dec. 6-Dec. 13 and Jan. 17-Feb. 28 / 10:15-10:45 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m. Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more during this early literacy storytime each week. Designed for 2-year-olds and their caregivers.

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome [WRB] White River Branch Sat / Dec. 3, Jan. 7 and Feb. 4 / 10-10:30 a.m. The whole family is welcome for stories, rhymes and songs. Kids will take home a craft. [FRB] Franklin Branch Sat / Jan. 7 and Feb. 18 / 10-10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories and songs with your family.

Holiday Storytime

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome Fri / Dec. 9 / 4-5 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Bring the whole family to share classic Christmas stories, songs and a festive craft

Storytime with Mrs. Claus

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome Fri / Dec. 16 / 4:30-5 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Enjoy Christmas stories and songs with Mrs. Claus.

Toddler Tales

Toddlers (ages 18 months-3 years) EVERY Tue / Dec. 6-13 and Jan. 3-Feb. 28 / 10:30-11 a.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes with your little ones. Designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers.

Preschoolers Preschool Storytime

Preschoolers (ages 3-5) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch EVERY Thu / Dec. 1-15 and Jan. 5-Feb. 23 / 10-11 a.m. [WRB] White River Branch EVERY Thu / Dec. 1-15 and Jan. 19-Feb. 23 / 10-11 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Child’s Caregiver Required EVERY Tue / Dec. 6-13 and Jan. 3-Feb. 28 / 10:30-11:15 a.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Child’s Caregiver Required EVERY Tue / Dec. 6-13 and Jan.3-Feb.28 / 10:30-11:15 a.m. and 1:30-2:15 p.m. Have fun and be creative! Encourage a love of reading and enjoy crafts, songs and fingerplays too. Designed for ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

14 Dec / Jan / Feb

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

Registration fills quickly


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Preschool Science

Preschoolers (ages 3-5) Fri / Dec. 2, Jan. 6 and Feb. 3 / 10:30-11:15 a.m. [WRB] White River Branch Explore the world of science through stories, hands-on learning and fun!

Virtual Reality: Get in the Game!

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Dec. 5 / 6:30-8 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Virtual reality headsets are a popular gift this season. Experience the best apps and make a working cardboard headset to use as a stocking stuffer or keep for yourself. All you need is a smartphone.

engineering

arts

math

Light Up Circuit Valentines

Teens (ages 12-17) Thu / Feb. 9 / 4-5 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Make light up conversation hearts or anglerfish with a built-in LED bulb and battery to share with the light of your life. Playing with circuits has never been so fun!

Make & Take: Inventors

School Age (ages 5-11) Fri / Feb. 10 / 4-5 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Celebrate National Inventors’ Day by creating your own exciting inventions.

Science Experiment Club

School Age (ages 5-11) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Holiday Science: Wed / Dec. 14 / 4-5 p.m. Ho-ho-holiday science! Drop into the library lab and make merry. Brrrrrr!: Wed / Jan. 18 / 4-5 p.m. It’s cold outside. Stop by the warm library and experiment with freezing temperatures. Inventors: Wed / Feb. 15 / 4-5 p.m. Check into the library lab and learn about inventors. You’ll have a chance to try inventing too!

Tinker Tots

Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required Fri / Dec. 16, Jan. 13 and Feb. 17 / 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.

Discovery Lab

School Age (ages 5-11) Tue / Dec. 20, Jan. 24 and Feb. 21 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Build your Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math skills with engaging STEAM lessons and fun, hands-on activities that allow children to explore new topics through building, creating, experimenting and problem-solving.

Full STEAM Ahead

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

Preschool Edible Science

Preschoolers (ages 3-5) Fri / Jan. 13 and Feb. 10 / 11 a.m.-12 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch 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 in-person, by phone or visiting pageafterpage.org

Registration fills quickly

Dec / Jan / Feb 15


Music and Movement Hop and Bop

Babies (birth-12 months), Toddlers (ages 1-3), Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome Fri / Dec. 9, Jan. 6 and Feb. 10 / 10:30-11 a.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Let’s dance! We’ll explore different kinds of music as we experiment with movement and rhythm in this fun, high-energy program for preschoolers.

Music and Movement

Toddlers (ages 1-3), Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required Tue / Dec. 20, Jan. 18 and Feb. 15 / 11 a.m.-12 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Children ages 1-5 can explore the world of music and dance at the library.

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Fun and Games

Tabletop Game Day

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Sat / Dec. 3, Jan. 7 and Feb. 4 / 1-5 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Drop in and learn to play a variety of tabletop games, including dice, cards and other board games. Hosted by The Dragon Scale. All skill levels welcome.

Play, Baby, Play

Babies (birth-age 2); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome Mon / Dec. 5, Jan.9 and Feb. 6 / 10-11 a.m. [WRB] White River Branch Bring your baby (birth to age 2) and explore the world together through play. You’ll share lots of fun and interactive sensory activities to stimulate their developing brains.

Block Party

All Ages [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: Tue / Dec. 13, Jan. 17 and Feb. 21 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch: Wed. / Jan. 4 and Feb. 1 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch: Wed / Dec. 21, Jan. 25 and Feb. 22 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch: Tue / Dec. 13, Jan. 10 and Feb. 14 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. If you can imagine it, you can build it! Create and construct with the library’s collection of LEGO bricks each month.

Escape Room

Teens (ages 12-17) Thu / Jan. 19 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch You and your friends are locked in a room filled with puzzling objects and riddles to solve. Can you figure out how to escape before time runs out?

Trivia Night

[WRB] White River Branch: Wed / Jan. 25 / 6:30-8 p.m. Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) “Game of Thrones”:Who will take home the coveted Iron Throne trophy? Have a great evening out at Trivia Night. Come in costume for extra points and feast on themed snacks. Test your knowledge of George R.R. Martin’s series and the incredible HBO show. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch: Mon / Feb. 13 / 6-7:30 p.m. Adults (ages 18+) “Parks & Recreation”:Were you sad to say “Bye, bye, Lil’ Sebastian”? Have you ever wanted to play Cones of Dunshire or eat at the Low-Cal Calzone Zone? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, join us for an evening of “Parks & Recreation” trivia!

Beach Day

School Age (ages 5-11) Wed/ Feb. 8 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Shake off the winter blues with sunny beach fun. Enjoy sandy stories, shell crafts and beach ball games.

16 Dec / Jan / Feb

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Registration fills quickly


Arts and Crafts Holiday Painting with Simplify

Celebrate National “Write to a Friend” Month

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Dec. 1 / 6-9 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Get in the holiday spirit by crafting a unique decorative piece for your home. Simplify in Franklin will teach you the painting techniques. Space is limited and will fill quickly. Class cost is $20 per person.

School Age (ages 5-11);Families Welcome Wed / Dec. 14 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch December is National “Write to a Friend” Month. Celebrate with us by stopping in to write to someone you care about or even create a beautiful card for that special person.

Altered Book Tree Ornaments

Gingerbread Dreams

Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Dec. 1 / 6-7:30 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Add a literary flair to your holiday cheer with these tree ornaments made from pages of recycled books. Each handmade ornament will showcase your love of books and recycling. All supplies will be provided. Please register in advance.

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Families Welcome Thu / Dec. 29 / 2-3 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Come build your own winter wonderland while enjoying stories, activities and hot cocoa galore.

Tot Art

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Christmas Creations: Wed / Dec. 7 / 6-7:30 p.m. Make simple crocheted Christmas ornaments and magnets that can decorate your tree or refrigerator. If you already own a size F or G hook, please bring it with you to the program. Pillows: Mon / Jan. 9, Jan. 16, Jan. 23 and Jan. 30 / 10-11:30 a.m. Calling all crocheters of all experience levels! Come and join the fun of making a granny square pillow. This project will span four class sessions. Bring your own crochet hook, size K.

Toddlers (ages 1-3); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome [WRB] White River Branch: Fri / Dec. 9, Jan. 13 and Feb. 10 / 10:30 -11:30 a.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: Fri / Dec. 16, Jan. 20 and Feb. 17 / 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Create your own masterpiece! Toddlers ages 1-3 with their caregivers can create tot-friendly art projects. Stick around after the craft for socialization and a short playtime. Please dress for a mess.

Snowmen Cork Ornaments

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Sat / Dec. 10 / 2:30-3:30 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Get into the spirit of winter! Make adorable snowmen ornaments using wine corks. All supplies will be provided.

Craft Night

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [WRB] White River Branch Snow Globe Necklaces: Tue / Dec. 13 / 6:30-8 p.m. Make a cute, miniature snow globe pendant for yourself or for a gift. All supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring tiny (under 1/2 inch) objects to add, if they wish. Poppy Painting: Mon / Feb. 6 / 6:30-8 p.m. Paint a pretty poppy, step by step. All supplies will be provided.

Handmade Happy Hour

Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Dec. 14, Jan. 18 and Feb. 15 / 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Bring your unfinished projects to Handmade Happy Hour to make use of the time and space and finish your creations. There will be plenty of time to socialize with other creative people as well.  

Crafty Crafters

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Families Welcome Wed / Dec. 14, Jan. 18 and Feb. 15 / 4:30-5:30 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Explore your creativity through fun craft projects.

Crochet

Artsy Fartsy

School Age (ages 5-11); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Learn about an artist, illustrator or style of art and then recreate it. We’ll get creative, messy and have fun. Pastels: Tue / Jan. 10 / 4-5 p.m Abstract Art: Tue / Feb. 21 / 4-5 p.m.

Artventures

School Age (ages 5-11) Wed / Jan. 18 and Feb. 15 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Learn all about famous artists and art techniques. Try your hand at a different art activity every month. Please dress for a mess.

Snowmen Mason Jars

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Jan. 19 / 6-7:30 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Create an adorable snowman using a Mason jar to light up your home during the winter months. All supplies will be provided.

Messy Art

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

Easy Fleece Scarves

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Jan. 30 / 6-8 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Keep cozy and cute by making your own fleece scarf. No sewing talent is required.

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

Registration fills quickly

Dec / Jan / Feb 17


Arts and Crafts

Stress Free

Zone

SuperCrafters

School Age (ages 5-11) Tue / Jan. 31and Feb. 28 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Craft nerds unite! Kids can create masterpieces themed around their favorite sci-fi, fantasy or comic book characters.

3-D Flower Art

Cookies and Coloring for Adults

Adults (ages 18+) Tue / Jan. 31 / 6:30-8 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Looking for a way to reduce stress and unwind? Join us for an evening of fun and coloring. Bring a friend and a beverage, sit back and have a good time. Supplies, soothing music and cookies will be provided.

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Feb. 6 / 6:30-8 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Create your own 3-D flower art with hearts. Using a simple technique, you’ll design and construct a unique piece of wall art which will brighten your home year-round. All supplies will be provided.

Stone Mandala Art

Valentine Make and Take

Spa Night

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Families Welcome [FRB] Franklin Branch: Feb. 6-11 / All Day [WRB] White River Branch: Feb. 7-14 / All Day Drop in to the children’s department any time to create a Valentine for the special people in your life. We’ll have a new Valentine craft each day.

Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Feb. 2 / 6-7:30 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Slow down from the craziness of life, focus, relax and create your own unique mandala using a rock and acrylic paint.

Teens (ages 16-17), Adults (18+) Wed / Feb. 15 / 6-7 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Get out of the cold and pamper yourself with an evening of manicures, massages and fancy treats. For teens and adults, ages 16 and up.

Crayon Canvas Heart Art

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Feb. 9 / 6-7:30 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Create your own crayon canvas creation just in time for Valentine’s Day. We’ll show you a new technique using melted crayons to create a work of art. All supplies will be provided.

Project Prom Donate Your Gently Used Formal Wear You can help teens find their perfect dress or tux for prom.

Project Prom is especially in need of plus size dresses! If you have formal wear you'd like to donate, drop it off at any JCPL location or Sophia's Bridal, Tux and Prom, 2025 E. Southport Rd., Indy 46227 Teens can take home free prom attire during Project Prom events, March 2017.

18 Dec / Jan / Feb

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

Registration fills quickly


12th Annual Holiday

COOKIE CONTEST Saturday, December 3, 2016

Win $50

Friends Holiday Book sale

Mutual Savings Bank 80 East Jefferson St., Franklin

Age Division 1: Age Division 2: Age Division 3: 12 & Under 13 to 17 18 & Up

Online Preregistration Is Required pageafterpage.org/cookiecontest 3–4:30 p.m. 3–7 p.m. 4:30–5 p.m. 6–7 p.m.

Cookie Entries Accepted Holiday Book Sale Storytime with Mrs. Claus Craft time with Mrs. Claus & All Cookies on Display

Cookies Judged by Purdue Extension Services, Johnson County

Part of Discover Downtown Franklin’s 2016 Holiday Lighting

Sponsored by Johnson County Public Library and Mutual Savings Bank


Do It Yourself (D.I.Y.) Wreath of the Month Club

Adults (ages 18+) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch All supplies will be provided. Please register in advance. Tue / Dec. 6 / 6-7:30 p.m. Jingle Bells: You don’t need a horse and sleigh to jingle all the way with this holiday-inspired wreath. Tue / Jan. 3 / 6-7:30 p.m. I Heart Wreaths: Show your love for wreaths by creating a heart-shaped wreath this month. Tue / Feb. 7 / 6-7:30 p.m. Spring Celebration: After a long, cold winter we’ll prepare for the warm, sunny days of spring by making a wreath to showcase the season’s blooms.

D.I.Y. Christmas Ornaments

Preschoolers (ages 3-5), School Age (ages 5-11), Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+); Families Welcome Mon / Dec. 19 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season to make some Christmas ornaments, listen to seasonal music and spend quality time with your family.

Crayon Teacup Candles

Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Dec. 15 / 6-7:30 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Using melted crayons and old teacups create a unique, vintage inspired candle. All supplies will be provided. Please be sure to register in advance.

Cracked Marble Jewelry

Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Jan. 5 / 6-7:30 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Don’t lose your marbles, bake them! In this program, participants will create a unique piece of jewelry using marbles and an oven. All supplies will be provided. Please be sure to register in advance.

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D.I.Y. Cat Castles

Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Jan. 18 / 6-7 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Do you have a cat and a bunch of cardboard boxes lying around? Bring some cardboard boxes and the library will provide the rest of the supplies to create a new playhouse or home for your feline friend.

20 Dec / Jan / Feb

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Let’s Celebrate Trim-a-Tree

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12) Fri / Dec. 2 / 3:30-5:30 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Deck the halls with us at the library. Drop in to create some fun holiday-themed decorations. Make some ornaments for our tree and some for yours!

An American Girl Holiday

Preschoolers (ages 3-5), School Age (ages 5-11), Teens (ages 12-17); Families Welcome Sat / Dec. 3 / 1:30-2:30 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Celebrate the holidays with the American Girls. Make a craft that they would have in their time, and don’t forget to bring your doll if you have one.

Merry Grinchmas

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Families Welcome Thu / Dec. 8 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Calling all Whos - don’t be a Grinch! Grow your heart three sizes at this special party celebrating one of Dr. Seuss’ most famous characters.

Jedi Training Academy

All Ages Wed / Dec. 14 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Get ready for “Star Wars: Rogue One” by answering trivia questions, playing games, making your own lightsaber and more.

Pete the Cat Party

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Families Welcome Wed / Dec. 28 / 2:30-3:30 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Chill out with Pete, the cool cat, through great stories, a craft and a snack.

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Celebrate Black History Month

School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome [WRB] White River Branch: Thu / Feb. 2 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch: Mon / Feb. 6 / 4-5 p.m. America wouldn’t be America without the contributions of black artists, scientists, inventors and writers. Celebrate the people who’ve made America great with books, crafts and games. [FRB] Franklin Branch: Fri / Feb. 17 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. Uncover the history of black athletes in sports, with a focus on Kadir Nelson’s book “We Are the Ship.” [TRB] Trafalgar Branch: Mon / Feb. 20 / 6-7 p.m. Explore many fascinating people and traditions through eye opening education and great conversation in celebration of Black History Month.

Fairy Tale Bash

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Families Welcome Tue / Feb. 7 / 6-7 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Dress up and listen to some of your favorite fairy tales. We’ll make crafts, do activities based on the stories and enjoy a snack.

Un-Valentine’s Day Party

Teens (ages 12-17) Thu / Feb. 9 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Hate the sentiment, but love the candy? Make un-valentines for your friends and create black duct tape roses while enjoying some chocolate.

Penguin Party

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome Wed / Feb. 22 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Celebrate our penguin pals and their icy habitat with cool games, crafts and other activities.

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Families Welcome [WRB] White River Branch: Fri / Dec. 30 / 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch: Sat / Dec. 31 / 11 a.m.-12 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: Sat / Dec. 31 / 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch: Sat / Dec. 31 / 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Celebrate the new year a little early with music, dancing, games and crafts!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Kindness

School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome [FRB] Franklin Branch: Thu / Jan. 12 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: Mon / Jan. 16 / 3-4 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch: Mon / Jan. 16 / 3-4 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch: Mon / Jan. 16 / 4-5 p.m. Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy with acts of kindness and service. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Dec / Jan / Feb 21


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Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve

All Ages [TRB] Trafalgar Branch: Mon / Dec. 5 / 6-7 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch: Wed / Dec. 7 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: Mon / Dec. 12 / 6-7:30 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch: Thu / Dec. 15 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join us for Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve starring one of Santa’s Elves with a LIVE BABY REINDEER and other animals from the North Pole!

Singer/Songwriter Don Ford

All Ages Sat / Dec. 10 / 2-4 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Don Ford, songfarmer and regional singer/songwriter, will inspire an appreciation of music and artistic expression. Enjoy and participate in a mini-concert. If you play, bring your instrument!

Saturday Showtime: “The Polar Express”

All Ages Sat / Dec. 10 / 2-4 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch All aboard! Enjoy a showing of “The Polar Express” with your family. Train crafts to follow. Light refreshments will be served. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Rated G.

Family Movie Night:“The Secret Life of Pets”

All Ages Mon / Jan. 9 / 6-8 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch It’s family fun night! Bring your whole family to play games, eat popcorn and watch a movie.

Meet Elephant and Piggie

All Ages [WRB] White River Branch: Sat / Jan. 21 / 2-3 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch: Mon / Jan. 23 / 6-7 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch: Wed / Jan. 25 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch: Fri / Jan. 27 / 4:30-5:30 p.m. You are invited to a party - an Elephant and Piggie party, that is. Join us as we celebrate Mo Willems’ famous duo with stories, crafts, activities and a special visit from Elephant and Piggie!

An Author Talk with Dr. David Carlson

Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Dec. 19 / 6-7 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch “Enter by the Narrow Gate,” is the first book in a riveting new mystery series by Franklin College professor, David Carlson. Meet the author and hear all about his new series. Pick up a copy of the book to read or give as a Christmas gift.

Musical Trash

School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome Mon / Feb. 6 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Want to learn more about where recycled materials go in our county? Join us as Kim from the Johnson County Recycling District teaches us what can be recycled, reused or left in the trash with this fun-filled game of musical chairs.

Kappas, Alphas, Sigmas and More, The National Pan Hellenic Council in Indiana

All Ages Wed / Feb. 8 / 6:30- 8 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Join members from the National Pan-Hellenic Council at IUPUI to learn about how these historically African-American and multicultural fraternities and sororities have supported students in Indiana both academically and socially.

Underground Railroad and Civil War Traveling Trunk

Late Elementary (ages 8-11), Teens (ages 12-17) Mon / Feb. 20 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch On loan from Lyles Station, this display (which contains shackles, cotton, Underground Railroad quilt blocks, Union and Confederate coins, slave reward posters and more) gives students a unique glimpse into black history. The book “Trapped Between the Lash and the Gun” will also be discussed.

Fred the Mastodon Puppet Show

All Ages Sat / Jan. 28 / 2-3 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Join Fred the Mastodon and learn about the ice age in Indiana as he tries to find his way home. The Indiana State Museum will bring artifacts from the museum’s collection to explore after the puppet show.

22 Dec / Jan / Feb

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Learn Something New Holiday High Tea

Adults (ages 18+) Tue / Dec. 6 / 6-8 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Karen Buckler from Suzy’s Teahouse & Bakery will treat us to traditional tea and other brews you may not have tried. Learn about teas and traditional high tea while enjoying mini quiche, egg salad sandwiches, holiday brownies, sugar cream tartlets and banana bread. All items will be 100 percent gluten-free.

Genetic Genealogy: Trace Your Roots Through Your DNA

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Feb. 1 / 6:30-8:30 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Discover how DNA testing can help with your genealogy research. Steven Frank, Genetic Genealogy Specialist, will explain the different kinds of DNA tests and their results, what different companies offer and privacy concerns.

Tax Law Changes

Kid Activists

Adults (ages 18+) [WRB] White River Branch: Tue / Jan. 3 / 7-8:30 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch: Thu / Jan. 5 / 7-8:30 p.m. It’s tax time and tax professional Karen Lunsford will discuss tax law changes affecting the 2016 fiscal year. The presentation will conclude with a question & answer session.

School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome Mon / Feb. 6 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Make a difference in the world, no matter how old you are! Learn about kids who are changing and improving the world. Share your ideas by creating a poster to display in the library.

Origami

Sewing 101

New Year, New Career

  “Black Lives Matter:” The Local Impact of a National Phenomenon

School Age (ages 5-11) ; Families Welcome Wed / Jan. 4 / 2-3 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Learn all about origami, the art of paper folding. We’ll have origami challenges ranging from simple to more complex.

Adults (ages 18+) Tue / Jan. 10 / 6-7:30 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch If you’re looking for a new career in 2017, have the library help you polish that resume. Learn tips and tricks to help you land your dream job. If you don’t have a resume, we will gladly help you start the process off right.

The Bullet Journal: Easily Organize, Journal and Envision Your Life

Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Feb. 8 / 6-7 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Learn how to darn and patch jeans in this informative hands on class led by Darlene Sipes, member of the National Sewing Guild. She’ll walk you through the ins and outs. You’ll leave the class ready to tackle your wardrobe. If you have a sewing machine, please bring it.

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Feb. 15 / 6-7 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Explore recent thinking on social justice movements and activism then discuss the impact on the community of Franklin. This program is presented by Terri L. Roberts-Leonard, M.Ed., M.A, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Franklin College.

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Jan. 11 / 6:30-8 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Find out why, when there are thousands of planners, calendars and electronic apps to keep you organized, people are returning to the humble notebook and the Bullet Journal system to plan and organize their lives.

Financial Aid Night

Teens (ages 12-17) Thu / Jan. 26 / 6-7 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Review financial aid terms and processes with an emphasis on how and when to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Presented by Christina Lucas, Associate Director of Financial Aid at Franklin College.

Kindergarten Skills

Preschoolers (ages 3-5); Families Welcome Tue / Jan. 31and Feb. 28 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Is your child going to kindergarten next August? Get ready by finding out what’s expected through stories and activities. Kids and parents are welcome to attend together.

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Dec / Jan / Feb 23


Health & Wellness Healthful Eating

Essential Oils, Healing Gifts for the Holidays

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Dec. 1 / 6:30-8 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Diane Castle, Essential Oils Specialist, will discuss health benefits of essential oils and how to use them to create crafts and gifts.

Healthy Holiday Desserts

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) Tue / Dec. 6 / 6:30-8 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch The holidays are right around the corner. Learn how to make delicious yet healthy dessert options for your family dinners.

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

Teens (ages 17+), Adults (ages 18+) [WRB] White River Branch: Wed / Dec. 21 and Tue / Feb. 21 / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch: Fri / Dec. 30 / 1-5 p.m. Give the gift of life this season and roll up your sleeve while you read! All blood types are urgently needed. Refreshments provided. Ages 17 and up. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Soups, Stews and Chili, Oh My

Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Jan. 12 / 6-7 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Warm up during the winter months. Stacey Faith from the Purdue Extension-Johnson County Office will demonstrate how to create slow cooker-style meals while pointing out how to freeze soup properly.

Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Feb. 16 / 6-7 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Obesity, diabetes, heart disease, many cancers and other diseases are lifestyle-related. Learn about the connections between diet and health, discuss ways that informed dietary choices can help prevent or relieve disease, and investigate the use of antibiotics and hormones on animals raised in modern farms.

Heart Health Month: Are You Safe from a Heart Attack?

Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Feb. 22 / 6:30-8 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch February is Heart Health Month - become more heart aware! Hear about the risk factors for heart disease and the treatment options available. Bring any questions you have for the cardiologist.

Yoga for the Young at Heart

Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Feb. 27 / 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Join Mendy Williams, C.Y.T., as she guides a gentle seated yoga practice. This is a wonderful practice for those with less mobility. In this one hour workshop, we will learn how to safely bring more flexibility to the body while connecting to the breath for bringing more peace to the mind.

Do You Know How to Spot Skin Cancer?

Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Jan. 23 / 6:30-8 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch Dr. Juliana E. Meyer, M.D., F.A.C.S., of Saint Franciscan Health Cancer Center will talk about skin cancer prevention and how to recognize spots on your own skin.

All About ”The Climb”

Adults (ages 18+) Fri / Jan. 27 / 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Lindsey Weaver, M.S., O.T.R., from the Indiana Parkinson Foundation will introduce“The Climb” program. “The Climb” is an exercise program that allows opportunity for physical recovery and prevention for those with Parkinson’s disease.

Cookin’ Couples and Sizzlin’ Singles

Adults (ages 18+) Tue / Feb. 14 / 6-7 p.m. [WRB] White River Branch Utilizing the Crock-Pot or slow cooker is an excellent option for a busy lifestyle. We will be looking at ways to trim grams of fat as well as calories, and still have great tasting and nutritious meals! Try out some recipes for 1-2 people.

24 Dec / Jan / Feb

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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 an older “vintage,” together we’ll put the “pub” in public library. Please read and drink responsibly. To obtain a copy of each month’s book, contact one of our librarians. Mallow Run Winery: Mon / Dec. 5 / 6:30-8 p.m. 6964 W. Whiteland Rd, Bargersville, IN 46106 We will discuss”Nickel and Dimed” by Barbara Ehrenreich. Scotty’s Brew Club: Mon / Jan. 9 / 6:30-8 p.m. 1800 E. King St. Franklin, IN 46131 We will discuss “The Book Thief ” by Markus Zusak. Mashcraft Brewing: Mon / Feb. 6 / 6:30-8 p.m. 1140 IN-135, Greenwood, IN 46142 We will discuss “A Girl of the Limberlost” by Gene Stratton-Porter.

Woofs and Books Canine Reading Buddies

School Age (ages 5-11) Mon / Dec. 5 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Kindergartners through fifth-graders, improve your reading skills and enjoy time with a canine reading buddy from Woofs and Books. Sign up for a 15-minute reading session at the Information Desk or call 317-535-6206.

Pizza and Pages

Teens (ages 12-17) [FRB] Franklin Branch Fri / Dec. 9 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. “Artemis Fowl”: Described by its author as “Die Hard with fairies,” this novel follows the adventures of Artemis Fowl, 12-year-old criminal mastermind, as he kidnaps a fairy for a large ransom of gold. Grab a slice of pizza at our new teen book group. Fri / Jan. 13 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. “Carter Finally Gets It”: Carter isn’t exactly smooth; he’s got ADD and tends to stutter in moments of duress, but he has great friends, determination and a wise sister who’ll help him stumble through his freshman year. We’ll discuss this hilarious book while enjoying pizza. Fri / Feb. 10 / 4:30-5:15 p.m. “Paper Towns”: One month before graduating from high school, Quentin Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until classmate Margo Roth Spiegelman takes him on a midnight adventure and then disappears. We’ll discuss the book while enjoying pizza. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Tue / Dec. 20 / 6-7 p.m. “My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories”: We’ll discuss the book while enjoying pizza. Make some Christmas cards and gift tags too. Tue / Jan. 10 / 6-7 p.m. “The Raven Boys”: Read the first book in Maggie Stiefvater’s popular paranormal series, “The Raven Cycle.” The Raven Boys is described as unique, eerie, compelling and magical. We’ll discuss the book while enjoying pizza. Tue / Feb. 7 / 6-7 p.m. “March”: Celebrate Black History Month by reading John Lewis’ graphic novel, “March.” A riveting tale of the civil rights era told from the perspective of U.S. Congressmen John Lewis. We’ll discuss the graphic novel while enjoying pizza.

Tales for Tails

School Age (ages 5-11) Mon / Dec. 12, Jan. 9 and Feb. 13 / 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.

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Book Discussion

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 / Dec. 14 / 1:30-3:30 p.m. “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith Wed / Jan. 25 / 1:30-3:30 p.m. “Follow the River” by James Alexander Thom Wed / Feb. 22 / 1:30-3:30 p.m. “After the Funeral” by Agatha Christie

Book & Movie Discussion

Adults (ages 18+) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Wed / Dec. 14 / 5:30-7:30 p.m. “Skipping Christmas”: Celebrate the holidays with John Grisham’s “Skipping Christmas” and watch the film adaptation “Christmas with the Kranks” starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis. We’ll discuss the book and then watch the movie. Wed / Jan. 11 / 5:30-7:30 p.m. “The Maltese Falcon”: Start off the new year by reading and watching a classic. A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar and their quest for a priceless statuette. Humphrey Bogart stars in this noir classic. We’ll discuss the book and then watch the movie. Wed / Feb. 1 / 5:30-7:30 p.m. “Malcolm X”: Celebrate Black History Month by reading the autobiography of Malcolm X and watching the movie adaptation starring Denzel Washington. We’ll discuss the book and then watch the movie.

Selected Shorts

Adults (ages 18+) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Can’t commit to a book club? Each month we’ll listen to a short story and have a brief discussion. This storytime for adults will be no longer than an hour. Fri / Dec. 16 / 12-1 p.m. David Sedaris Fri / Jan. 13 / 12-1 p.m. Margaret Atwood Fri / Feb. 10 / 12-1 p.m. Poetry of Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes

Snacks and Stories

School Age (ages 5-11) Sat / Dec. 17, Jan. 21 and Feb. 18 / 2-3 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Explore and share stories together while enjoying book-related snacks and crafts.

Franklin Page Turners Book Discussion Group

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [FRB] Franklin Branch If you love to read and chat about books, join us as we discuss each month’s book. We’ll share ideas and insights in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Borrow a copy at the reference desk. Mon / Dec. 19 / 6:30-8 p.m. “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman Mon / Jan. 16 / 6:30-8 p.m. “Moloka’i” by Alan Brennert Mon / Feb. 20 / 6:30-8 p.m. “The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant

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Dec / Jan / Feb 25


Book Lovers Monday Night Book Club

Adults (ages 18+) [WRB] White River Branch Discuss books in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Copies will be available the month before book club at the information desk. Mon / Dec. 19 / 7-8 p.m. “Christmas Bells” by Jennifer Chiaverini Mon / Jan. 16 / 7-8 p.m. “The Mountain Between Us” by Charles Martin Mon / Feb. 20 / 7-8 p.m. “Defending Jacob” by William Landay

Novels & Nosh

Adults (ages 18+) [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Have a book that you just can’t stop talking about? This is the book discussion for you! Maybe you will discover your next read. Tue / Dec. 20 / 6-7:30 p.m. Favorite Winter/Holiday Reads: Bring your favorite winter or holiday themed book to discuss and hear about other participants’ favorite books. Tue / Jan. 24 / 6-7:30 p.m. Inspiring Reads: Bring your favorite inspiring book to tell others about and discover other life-changing books. Tue / Feb. 28 / 6-7:30 p.m. Diverse Reads: Bring your favorite novel that promotes diversity to discuss and hear about other participants’ favorite books.

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Reading Buddies

School Age (ages 5-11) Mon / Jan. 9 and Feb. 13 / 6:30-7:30 p.m. [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Kindergartners through fifth-graders, improve your reading skills and enjoy time with a reading buddy. Sign up for a 15-minute reading session at the Information Desk or call 317-535-6206.

Paint & Pages: “Harry Potter and The Cursed Child” Teens (ages 12-17) Tue / Jan. 24 / 4-5 p.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Discuss a book with your friends and paint a canvas inspired by that book. This month, read and paint about the newest Harry Potter!

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Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Feb. 27 / 6:30-8 p.m. [FRB] Franklin Branch In advance of short story writer, Cathy Day’s reading at Franklin College (March 2, 7p.m., at the Richardson Chapel), Dr. Jennifer Smith will discuss short stories, the short story cycle and Cathy Day’s book, “The Circus in Winter.”

26 Dec / Jan / Feb

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Join the Club H-Club

School Age (ages 5-11) EVERY Thu / Dec. 1-15 and Jan. 5-Feb. 23 / 10-11 a.m. [TRB] Trafalgar Branch Homeschoolers! Join us for H-Club to hear stories, make crafts and play games.

Homeschool Hub

School Age (ages 5-11); Families Welcome [FRB] Franklin Branch Mon / Dec. 5, Jan. 16 and Feb. 20 / 2-3 p.m. Homeschool families, meet us at the Franklin Branch for a program series just for you! We’ll meet new people, learn something new and have a blast at each session. Musical Trash: Mon / Feb. 6 / 2-3 p.m. Join us at this special Homeschool Hub as Kim from the Johnson County Recycling District teaches us what can be recycled, reused or left in the trash with this fun-filled game of musical chairs.

Friends of JCPL

Homeschool Hangout

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Families Welcome Wed / Dec. 7, Jan. 4 and Feb. 1 / 10:30-11:30 a.m. [WRB] White River Branch Homeschool families are invited to participate in a librarian-led activity about music, art, science, books or just plain fun. Time to socialize will follow.

Community Art Club

Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18+) [CPB] Clark Pleasant Branch Earrings: Thu / Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 / 6-7:30 p.m. Create fun snowflake earrings to celebrate the season. All supplies will be provided. Acrylic Painting: Thu / Feb. 16 / 6-7:30 p.m. Learn new painting skills in this acrylic painting class taught by local instructor Kira Brant. All supplies will be provided. A $10 fee per person is payable to the presenter on the evening of the program.

Animeniacs Club

Teens (ages 12-17) Thu / Dec. 15, Jan. 26 and Feb. 23 / 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.

Clark Pleasant Anime Club

Friends of JCPL MEMBERS-ONLY SALE

Memberships available at the door

Thu / Jan. 19 / 4–8 p.m.

PUBLIC SALE Fri / Jan. 20 / 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat / Jan. 21 / 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun / Jan. 22 / 1–4 p.m.

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Teens (ages 12-17) Wed / Dec. 28, Jan. 25 and Feb. 22 / 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! We meet on the last Wednesday of every month to watch anime, talk about manga, play ninja and hang out.

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