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November 2018-January 2019

DNA Reveal Event

Explore Winter at JCPL

Attend library programs Earn challenge badges Win great prizes

Find out who is in two Johnson County leaders' family trees

Teen Art Contest

Display your work–prizes in each category

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Come inside for holiday programs, meet Pinkalicious, Cookie Contest and more!


JCPL

LIBRARIES TRANSFORM Johnson County Public Library’s staff is passionate about providing new services and programming that inspires lifelong learning throughout our community. As we head into the colder months, we want to share highlights from this year, remind you about indoor activities and let you know about our most recent Make A Difference projects.

Johnson County Public Library

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

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Finishers We love celebrating milestones with your family. This year more than 36 littles celebrated their goal of reading 1,000 books before kindergarten! Is your preschooler registered? Visit pageafterpage.org/1000books to learn more about this program. Know Your Community Imagine how hard it must be for a neighbor or a co-worker who is new to the U.S. to get settled in a community with a different language and culture. Our Adult Learning Center is hosting bi-monthly Know Your Community sessions to help ESL learners get familiar with resources and services in our community. We kicked off the series in August with a JCPL 101 course sharing resources that can help our new neighbors with language tutoring and more. See page 15 for details. Starling Kits Speaking to your baby is easy. The hard part is knowing if you're saying enough to help your baby develop early language and literacy skills. Meet the Starling - the world's first wearable word counter that gives adults real-time insights into the child’s day. Pair the Starling with the free smart phone app, clip it to your baby's clothing and start talking! Virtual Reality Headsets Travel the world, venture into outer space or explore the depths of the ocean with JCPL’s new Oculus GO virtual reality headsets. Our librarians are planning events and dreaming up ways to incorporate virtual reality into programming. Book clubs can “visit” the settings of their books. Or you can “play” the drums without bothering anyone. Check out our program listings for your chance to try out the headsets. Learn about these projects and more at pageafterpage.org

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JCPL

JCPL

Johnson County Public Library

Johnson County Public Library

–FRIENDS–

FOUNDATION

Part of the Johnson County Public Library Foundation

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

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

You can learn more about the Friends of JCPL and the JCPL Foundation by visiting their webpage: pageafterpage.org/donate Marketing and Communications Team Kristen Grills, Manager Amy Kitchen, Graphic Designer Monica Harvey, Writer/Specialist Pam Caito, Assistant

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


FROM THE DIRECTOR, LISA LINTNER

TABLE OF CONTENTS Page

Locations and Hours 4

Library Information 5

Holiday Programs 6

DNA Reveal Event 7

Explore Winter

Winter StoryWalks 9

Meet Tom Randall

Read the Book, Watch the Movie 11

Clark Pleasant Branch Programs 12-16

From celebrating the opening of our fifth StoryWalk (at Windisch Park) and discovering coding camps for teens to learning about pioneer life on the prairie and meeting several best-selling authors, we had a fantastic time exploring summer with you! We're so pleased that we surpassed our goal of 35,000 hours, reading more than 55,000 hours – that’s over 3 million minutes – read together as a community this summer! Explore Summer offered some fun prizes and rewards including the Library Prize which you voted to have us add to our growing collection of items you can borrow. Be watching your email for a survey to help us select which items to add to our Library of Things. Congratulations on a successful summer filled with learning! This fall, the libraries of Johnson County partnered with over 50 businesses to bring you discounts, deals and freebies during Play Your Card Right. We hope you were able to take advantage of these deals and support the businesses in our community. Also in September, we kicked off our At Home in Johnson County events with Cultural Spotlights on Japan, China, India and Mexico as well as the free Film Series at The Historic Artcraft Theatre in October. We also particpated in the One State / One Story Frankenstein program celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.”

Teen Art Contest 17 Franklin Branch Programs 18-22 14th Annual Cookie Contest 19 New Year, New You

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Trafalgar Branch Programs 24-26 Smart Card 27 White River Branch Programs 28-31 Friends Used Book Sale 32

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

As we look ahead to the holidays, we're looking forward to our next DNA reveal event in November when we uncover the family stories of two well-known Johnson County leaders, the Queen of Free, Cherie Lowe and Maj. Gen (retired) R. Martin Umbarger (president of Umbarger Agribusiness and former Adjutant General of Indiana.) The holiday season will include visits from Santa Claus as well as from our reindeer friends from Silly Safaris. And, don’t forget to mark your calendar for our 14th Annual Cookie Contest at Downtown Franklin’s Holiday Lighting festival.

Cover Photo: Ellie and Dawson spend their Saturday afternoon reading and playing at the White River Branch Children's Department. -Photo by Captured Time Photography

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What a wonderful year this has been. I’m so very proud of everything that JCPL has accomplished in 2018.

We can't wait to Explore Winter with you this January and February with activities at the library as well as fun prizes you can earn.

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LOCATIONS AND HOURS

JCPL

WRB

GREENWOOD

Johnson County Public Library

CPB

Clark Pleasant Branch

65

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

CPB

Franklin Branch

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

Trafalgar Branch

NEW WHITELAND 31

WHITELAND

BARGERSVILLE

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

FRB

White River Branch

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

LSC

Library Services Center

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

Virtual Branch pageafterpage.org

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FRANKLIN

65

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TRAFALGAR TRB

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LIBRARY INFORMATION ITEMS Audiobooks Board Games Books CDs DVDs Launchpad Tablets Magazines

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

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

Hold limit = 25 items Holds are available for pickup for 7 days ILL (Interlibrary Loan) Limit= 10 items, limit of 5 requests per week Total number of items allowed on account at one time=100

Borrowing Privileges

The JCPL card is free to residents of the library district and is valid at all JCPL locations. Institutions and businesses within the library district may apply for an institutional/business card. Indiana residents with patron accounts in good standing at any library participating in the statewide reciprocal borrowing program may apply to receive reciprocal borrowing privileges at Johnson County Public Library. Reciprocal borrowers may place holds and check out any on-shelf item. Digital content, such as e-books, are not available to reciprocal borrowers. Please visit pageafterpage.org/reciprocal or contact your home library for more information. For full JCPL borrowing privileges, a Public Library Access Card (PLAC) is available for purchase. A PLAC makes it possible to borrow materials directly from libraries outside the borrower’s home library district. Ask at any JCPL service desk for information on this statewide card.

Get Text Notifications

Want to receive a text message when your holds are ready for pickup or when your materials are coming overdue? Sign up for text message notifications by visiting or calling the circulation desk at any JCPL branch. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Computers and Wi-Fi

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

Book-a-Librarian

Download Digital Content

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

Lucky 7

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

Read Down Your Fines

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

Ask-a-Librarian

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

Photo Guidelines

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

Meeting Spaces

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.

Visit pageafterpage.org/book-a-librarian or call your branch to schedule up to an hour of personalized reference assistance, basic computer training or help with FOLLOW US ON: navigating library resources.

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SILLY SAFARIS’ REINDEER RESERVE

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! Registration is required for this program and will fill up quickly. Is the program already full? No problem! Everyone is invited to get a photo with the reindeer after the presentation.

Registration opens November 1. Families

Franklin Branch Trafalgar Branch Clark Pleasant Branch White River Branch

Mon Mon Wed Wed

Dec. 3 Dec. 3 Dec. 5 Dec. 5

4-5 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m. 4-5 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

HOMEMADE HOLIDAY GIFTS

Create simple holiday gifts and decorations to give or to keep.

Please register.

Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults White River Branch

Thu

Dec. 6

6-8 p.m.

MEET MRS. CLAUS

Test your icing skills as you construct your very own gingerbread house. Enjoy holiday music until Mrs. Claus arrives for Christmas stories and photos! Graham crackers, icing, and candy provided. Bring your camera for a photo opportunity. Families Franklin Branch

Fri

Dec. 7

4-5:30 p.m.

AN AMERICAN GIRL HOLIDAY

Celebrate the holidays with the American Girls! Make a craft they would have in their time, like a delicious gingerbread house. Play holiday games, win prizes and don’t forget to bring your doll with you. Please register. Program will fill quickly. Families Trafalgar Branch

Sat

Dec. 8

1:30-3 p.m.

GREEN SCREEN HOLIDAY FLICKS & PICKS

Stop by the library and snap whimsical or wacky pictures for fun or to enjoy and share heart-warming winter photos this holiday season. Play storytelling games and make a mini green screen to take home. Don’t stop with photos, film a whole scene in front of our green screen or make a stop motion movie to show family and friends at your next get-together. Families Clark Pleasant Branch

Mon

Dec. 10

STORYTIME WITH SANTA

Santa Claus is coming to town! Stop by your favorite JCPL branch for a special Christmas storytime with Santa. Bring your camera to take your child’s picture with Santa, if desired. Participate in some holiday-themed craft and activity stations to complete your visit. Please register. Program will fill quickly. Children; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome Trafalgar Branch Franklin Branch White River Branch Clark Pleasant Branch

Mon Fri Tue Thu

Dec. 10 Dec. 14 Dec. 18 Dec. 20

YULE BALL

Step into the Great Hall and enter the magical world of Harry Potter for one whimsical night of food, music and dancing. Please register. Teens (grades 8-12) Franklin Branch

Thu

Dec. 13

6:30-8 p.m.

HATS OFF TO THE HOLIDAYS MILLINERY CHRISTMAS TEA

Sip on festive teas and learn about the art of hat-making and millinery from Susan Freese. Listen to traditional holiday music and create an easy Victorian ornament. Please register. Adults

Clark Pleasant Branch Tue

Dec. 18

6-7:30 p.m.

GINGERBREAD CONSTRUCTION

It’s time to unleash your creativity and design your dream home...gingerbread style! Bring your favorite flavor of canned frosting and bag of candy. Please register. Families Clark Pleasant Branch

Wed

Dec. 19

6:30-7:30 p.m.

HAPPY NOON YEAR

Celebrate the new year a little early with music, dancing, games and crafts! Please register. Families; Child's Caregiver Required Franklin Branch Clark Pleasant Branch

Mon Mon

Dec. 31 Dec. 31

4:30-6 p.m.

HOLIDAY PROGRAMS See each branch's listings for more holiday programming.

6 November 2018–January 2019

6:30-7:15 p.m. 4-4:45 p.m. 10:30-11:15 a.m. 2-2:45 p.m.

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


At Home in Johnson Count y

OUR HERITAGE REVEALED:

Every Family Has a Story

Retired Major General R. Martin Umbarger

The Queen of Free, Cherie Lowe

This special genealogy program, similar in style to the hit television series “Who Do You Think You Are?,” will present the diverse ancestry of two well-known Johnson County leaders – Cherie Lowe (The Queen of Free) and Retired Major General R. Martin Umbarger (president of Umbarger Agribusiness and former Adjutant General of Indiana.) Please register.

Teens & Adults White River Branch Sat | Nov. 10 | 2-4:30 p.m. 7


Explore Winter at JCPL

January 7-February 28 How do you Explore Winter? There's lots of different ways! Read a new genre, try a new recipe, attend library programs, visit a StoryWalk or watch a movie based on a book. Read books and complete activities to earn badges and fun prizes. Complete three badges and enter to win a family membership to a local museum or zoo.

Register at any JCPL branch or online at pageafterpage.org/ExploreWinter beginning Jan 7. If you participated in Explore Summer, sign into your Beanstack account to register to Explore Winter and log activities. 8 November 2018–January 2019


Visit Our StoryWalks All Year Long

Independence Park Greenwood

Country Gate Park New Whiteland Urban Forest StoryWalk Franklin If you need directions to our StoryWalks visit pageafterpage.org/StoryWalk

Windisch Park StoryWalk Bargersville

Kelsey Anne Devine StoryWalk Trafalgar Branch

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Meet Tom Randall, Circulation Manager / Baker JCPL: Your baking skills have become well known among your co-workers here at the library. How did you get started baking? TR: I work at the library to earn my living, but I’m a baker at heart. My grandparents owned a little bakery in my hometown. My dad worked his way through college in the family bakery. My uncle became the head baker when my grandparents retired. I started working in the bakery when I was in junior high school (before child labor laws.) I would go to work at 5 o’clock in the morning and I would have to walk down the alley past the police department. A few times they would stop me and want to know what I was doing out at that hour. But once they realized who my family was, they knew where I was going. I worked in the family bakery off and on through junior high and high school, but I’ve always liked baking. It just came naturally.

Tom Randall is the Circulation Manager at our White River Branch. As the Circulation Manager, Tom oversees the process of checking materials out from the library. He has a wide knowledge of what’s in the library and how to find it through the software. But Tom doesn't spend all his time behind the front counter, he's quite the accomplished baker, too. Read our interview with Tom and learn how his work at the library and his passion for baking come together. Johnson County Public Library: What's your library background? How long have you worked for JCPL? Tom Randall: I’ve been the Circulation Manager since I was hired at the White River Branch, and it was frankly a little awkward at first because I didn’t come from a library background. I came from retail background, having worked for a Borders bookstore for almost eight years. I’m very customer service oriented, so I bring a lot of that skill to the library. I’ve been here for nine years now. JCPL: What’s your favorite thing about working at JCPL? TR: The relationships that I have with people, both staff and patrons, are the best part about working at JCPL. I have an outstanding circulation crew and shelving crew; I wouldn’t trade them for anybody. But beyond that is developing the relationships with the people who come into the library. Over the years, I’ve gotten to know our regulars. I consider some of them friends now that we’ve shared interests in authors. We talk about who we’ve read and they make book recommendations for me, too. I’ve got a good friend, an 85-year-old former marine, who's moved out of this area. He used to come into the library like a ray of sunshine every time, always had a kind word to say to everybody. When he visits, we have lunch together to catch up. Relationships like that are one of the best parts about working at the library. I feel like I’m making a difference for people.

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JCPL: You put your baking skills to work at the library, from time to time. Could you tell us a little bit about the Bread of the Month Club that you do for JCPL staff? TR: As a part of our annual staff development day, we had a silent auction for employees to donate items for sale and the proceeds would benefit the staff benevolence fund. Each year, I would take the day off before staff day to bake bread from morning until the wee hours of the night so I could donate all the items for sale. But I just couldn't keep up with that. So I decided to offer a bread of a month kind of thing where I donated coupons and then staff could request items whenever they wanted them. JCPL: Over the summer you did a Sourdough Bread Baking class at our Trafalgar Branch, and it was quite a hit. Would you host another class at JCPL? TR: Yes. It's challenging to condense something that can take five or six hours (or even a couple of days) to process down to an hour program. It’s pretty tough to do but I'm happy to do it.

To read the entire interview, please visit pageafterpage.org/meet-tom-randall


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READ THE BOOK WATCH THE MOVIE Visit pageafterpage.org/book-and-movie to see our staff selections


HOURS

Clark Pleasant Branch

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

530 Tracy Rd., New Whiteland, IN 46184

TERRIFIC TWOS STORYTIME

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

Thu Thu Thu

Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29 Dec. 6, 13 Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31

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

All Ages

Nov. 6

9 a.m.-8 p.m.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

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

Tue Tue Tue

Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 Dec. 4, 11 Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29

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

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

Nov. 6 Dec. 4 Jan. 8

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

ESL CONVERSATION GROUP

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

Wed Wed Wed

Nov. 7 Dec. 12 Jan. 23

Wed

Nov. 7

6-7 p.m.

Sewing instructor, Kathy Anderson, will teach you what you need to know to use a sewing machine to take on simple sewing projects. While we will have a limited number of sewing machines available for use, those who have machines are encouraged to bring them to class. Please register. Sessions will fill quickly. Teens (grades 9-12) & Adults

“Sewing Machine Basics” Thu Nov. 8 6-7:30 p.m. “Sew Your Own Snowman Ornaments” Learn to make a simple and stunning fleece snowman ornament to adorn your Christmas tree. Thu Dec. 6 6-7:30 p.m. “Hemming Basics” Please bring a pair of pants or jeans that need hemming. Thu Jan. 3 6-7:30 p.m.

PRESCHOOL EDIBLE SCIENCE

KIDS COOKING

Tue Tue Tue

Teens & Adults

INTRO TO SEWING

VOTE FOR BOOKS

Stop by the library on Election Day and vote for your favorite book character. Who’s on the ballot? Are you team Clifford, Pete the Cat, Piggy and Elephant, Pigeon, Arthur, Curious George? Maybe you have another character in mind. Cast your own crayon-colored ballot in the voting box near the children's play area. May the best storybook character win! Tue

CRAFT CLOSET CLEANOUT

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! Please register.

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

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

Fri Fri Fri

Nov. 9 Dec. 14 Jan. 11

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

ISO TEDDY BEAR CONCERT SERIES: THE GARDEN SYMPHONY

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

Sat

12 November 2018–January 2019

Nov. 10

10:30-11:30 a.m.


HOURS

CLARK PLEASANT BRANCH

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

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

RESUMÉ WORKSHOP

Let us help you build your resumé. Turn your academic and work experiences into relevant content for your resumé. Get help with your new or existing draft. Learn important tips and strategies to land the perfect job. Please register. Adults

Tue

Nov. 13

6-7 p.m.

MEET PINKALICIOUS

All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required

Hold onto your pink cupcakes, Pinkalicious is coming to the library! We'll have a pinkeriffic good time hearing stories, taking photos and celebrating this lovable character. Are you Purplicious? Goldilicious? You don't have to love pink to join the fun. Please register. Program will fill quickly. Families

Wed

Nov. 14

11 a.m.-noon

STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER

Do you ever wonder what your stuffed animals do while you're asleep? Wear your PJs and bring your favorite stuffed friend to the library for storytime, then leave them overnight for a sleepover! Return the next day after 10 a.m. to pick them up. See their adventures on the library's Facebook page. Please register. Children (ages 3-8); Families Welcome

Wed

Nov. 14

6:30-7:15 p.m.

STEAM WORKSHOP

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

Thu Thu Thu

Nov. 15 Dec. 20 Jan. 17

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

TOT ART

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

Fri Fri Fri

Nov. 16 Dec. 21 Jan. 18

WELCOME TO VIRTUAL REALITY

Want to try out virtual reality? If you're thinking about buying a VR headset this holiday season, stop by for this open house demo day. You’ll get to (virtually) walk on the other side of the planet, step into a cartoon world or even explore the depths of the ocean. We’ll show you how to use VR to explore and play like never before! Try it before you buy it and see what all the hype is about.

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

Sat

Nov. 17

noon-1 p.m.

TALES FOR TAILS

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

Mon Mon Mon

Nov. 19 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 6:30-7:30 p.m.

CLARK PLEASANT BOOK CLUB

Love to read and talk about books? Join this monthly book discussion group. Contact the reference desk to get this month's book selection. Please register. Adults

“The Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver Tue Nov. 20 2-3 p.m. “The Housekeeper and the Professor” by Yoko Ogawa Tue Dec. 18 2-3 p.m. “Case Histories” by Kate Atkinson Tue Jan. 15 2-3 p.m.

WHAT’S IN YOUR MAKEUP?

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

Tue

Nov. 20

6-7 p.m.

November 2018–January 2019

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HOURS

Clark Pleasant Branch

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

530 Tracy Rd., New Whiteland, IN 46184

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

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

Wed Wed Wed

Nov. 21 Dec. 19 Jan. 16

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

Families

HOMESCHOOL ROBOTICS

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

Tue

Nov. 27

1-2:30 p.m.

EMBRACE WELLNESS WINTER EDITION: SUPPORTING YOUR BODY SYSTEMS NATURALLY

Winter can be a difficult season for physical and emotional health. The days are shorter, it’s cold outside, and colds and the flu are more prevalent. During any season, there are a few basics that can help to maintain optimal physical and mental health. Essential oils consultant Stacy Quasebarth will share ways to tweak your daily routine to support your health. Please register. Adults

Tue

Nov. 27

6-7 p.m.

HOMESCHOOL HANGOUT

Get to know other local homeschool students while you learn at the library. Homeschool families are invited to participate in a librarian-led activity about music, science, history, books and more. Time to socialize will follow. Please register. Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Wed Wed Wed

Nov. 28 Dec. 19 Jan. 23

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

ANIME NIGHT

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

Wed

Nov. 28

6-7 p.m.

COCOA AND COLORING FOR ADULTS

Holidays got you stressed? Discover the therapeutic benefits of coloring while enjoying a nice cup of hot chocolate at the library. Relax, reduce stress and leave feeling restored! Please register. Teens & Adults

Tue

Dec. 4

SILLY SAFARIS’ REINDEER RESERVE

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! Registration is required for this program and will fill up quickly. Is the program already full? No problem! Everyone is invited to get a photo with the reindeer after the presentation. Registration opens November 1.

6-7 p.m.

14 November 2018–January 2019

Wed

Dec. 5

4-5 p.m.

PRESCHOOL YOGA STORYTIME

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

Fri Fri

Dec. 7 Jan. 4

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

GREEN SCREEN HOLIDAY FLICKS AND PICKS

Stop by the library to snap whimsical or wacky pictures for fun or to enjoy and share heart-warming winter photos this holiday season. Play storytelling games and make a mini green screen to take home. Don't stop with photos, film a whole scene in front of our green screen or make a stop motion movie to show family and friends at your next get-together. Families

Mon

Dec. 10

4:30-6 p.m.

CROCHET CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

Make simple crocheted Christmas ornaments and magnets with crochet enthusiast, Connie Henderson. Decorate your Christmas tree or refrigerator with your creations. If you own a size F or G crochet hook, please bring it with you to the program. A limited number of hooks will be available. Please register. Teens & Adults

Tue

Dec. 11

6-7:30 p.m.

DIY STOCKING STUFFERS FOR TEENS

Don't have a lot of money to buy gifts for your friends and family? Don't worry! Join us for this fun and free program where you can make a variety of gifts that everyone will love. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Wed

Dec. 12

6-7 p.m.


HOURS

CLARK PLEASANT BRANCH

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

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

KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY

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

Community Safety Thu Dec. 13

12:30-2 p.m.

CLAYMANIA

Children (grades K-5)

Dec. 13

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Thu

Dec. 13

6-7 p.m.

HATS OFF TO THE HOLIDAYS MILLINERY CHRISTMAS TEA

Sip on festive teas and learn about the art of hat-making and millinery from Susan Freese. Listen to traditional holiday music and create an easy Victorian ornament. Please register. Adults

Tue

Dec. 18

Families

Mon

Dec. 31

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN SCAVENGER HUNT

Learn about working with clay as potter Jeremy South, owner, Ripple Mobile Arts, guides aspiring potters to create a holiday-themed piece to give as a gift or keep at home. Please dress for a mess. Please register. Program will fill quickly. Thu

HAPPY NOON YEAR

Celebrate the new year a little early with music, dancing, games and crafts! Please register.

6-7:30 p.m.

Preschoolers are invited to a guided tour to find articles of clothing in the library in order to create their own snowmen. A warm, toasty treat is included. Please register. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Wed

Jan. 2

10:30-11:15 a.m.

SUPPLEMENTS 101: NUTRITION FOR WHOLE BODY SUPPORT

Would you like more energy, vitality and immune support for your body? Join Stacy Quasebarth, essential oils consultant, to learn how essential oils infused supplements can deliver! Please register. Adults

Wed

Jan. 2

6-7 p.m.

PRESCHOOL STEAM LAB

Bring your little one to explore the concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math through hands-on experiments, crafts, games and more. Please register.

GINGERBREAD CONSTRUCTION

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

Families

You don’t have to choose between book club and happy hour. We’re putting in the PUB in public library at this monthly book club. To obtain a copy of the book, see one of our librarians.

It's time to unleash your creativity and design your dream home... gingerbread style! Bring your favorite flavor of canned frosting and bag of candy. Please register. Wed

Dec. 19

6:30-7:30 p.m.

CRAFTERNOON: BEADED EARRINGS

Learn how to make unique and beautiful beaded earrings that will be a delight to wear or give as gifts. A wide assortment of beads and materials will enable everyone to express their creativity. Please register. Teens & Adults

Thu

Dec. 20

11 a.m.-noon

STORYTIME WITH SANTA

Santa Claus is coming to town! Stop by your favorite JCPL branch for a special Christmas storytime with Santa. Bring your camera to take pictures with Santa. Participate in some holiday-themed craft and activity stations to complete your visit. Please register. Program will fill quickly. Children; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Thu

Dec. 20

2-2:45 p.m.

Mon

Jan. 7

10:30-11:30 a.m.

STOUT STORIES

Adults (ages 21+)

“Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café” by Fannie Flagg Planetary Brewing – 188 S. Madison Ave., Greenwood Mon Jan. 7 6:30-8 p.m.

Remember Your Public Library In Your Year-End Giving Donations to the Johnson County Public Library Foundation provides support for innovative, multi-generational cultural programs and experiences that our librarians and staff create to ensure that learning is accessible and relevant for everyone in our community. It's easy to give at pageafterpage.org/donate

November 2018–January 2019

15


HOURS

Clark Pleasant Branch

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

530 Tracy Rd., New Whiteland, IN 46184

NOT YOUR MOTHER’S BOOK CLUB

SELF-DEFENSE FOR WOMEN

Sick of reading highbrow literature? Tired of intense, deep discussion over books that makes you feel like you're back in high school English class? If so, we have the perfect book club for you! Join this book club where book lovers aren't shamed for reading hot bestsellers, bodice rippers, young adult novels or the newest thrillers. This book club is all about reading for fun and having a laid back, snack-filled discussion with like-minded bibliophiles. For our first meeting, we'll read the groundbreaking adult graphic novel, “Watchmen” by Alan Moore. Please register.

No victim ever expects to be one. Rose Myers, Pilsung Martial Arts, will demonstrate how to avoid being a target, how to escape common physical situations, overcoming your body's natural response and how to actively defend yourself. Learn some techniques. Leave empowered! Note: adult topics will be discussed. Parental discretion advised. Please register.

Wed

Craft nerds unite! Kids can create masterpieces themed around their favorite sci-fi, fantasy or comic book characters.

Adults

Jan. 9

6-7 p.m.

SMALL MOVEMENTS MAKE BIG CHANGES

Sick of only feeling motivated on January 1 and then feeling defeated in a few weeks? Curious how to make lifelong changes? Ditch the unattainable goals and learn about how to proactively make goals that can lead to big changes. Danielle Dennis, Purdue Extension, will discuss your "why" and how you have the power to take control of your life. Please register. Adults

Tue

Jan. 15

5-6 p.m.

GAMERS GUILD: SETTLERS OF CATAN

Want to learn how to play the wildly popular tabletop game, Settlers of Catan? Already know how to play it but are looking for some new people to against? Hang out and play with other gamers! If you love the game you can even check it out afterwards. Please register.

Teens & Adults

Mon

Jan. 28

6-8 p.m.

SUPERCRAFTERS

Children (grades K-5); Families Welcome

Tue

Jan. 29

6:30-7:30 p.m.

TASTY TRAVELS

If you love food and learning new things, we have the perfect program for you. Each month, we’ll learn about a new country and discover the best snacks and candies that country has to offer together, as we unbox the surprise country’s goodies. No peeking ahead of time! Please register. Children (grades 3-6)

Wed

Jan. 30

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Teens (grades 6-12)

Wed

Jan. 16

6-7:30 p.m.

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

Help plan teen library events and earn community service hours. Advisory Board members will help plan programs and events for teens and recommend books and materials for the library. Help the library stay up-to-date on teen trends and hot topics. Enjoy snacks, too! Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Wed

Jan. 23

6-7 p.m.

CAT CAFÉ

Love cats? Need some quality time with new fuzzy friends? Relax with us and enjoy refreshments in the company of some irresistible, adoptable felines from the Humane Society of Johnson County. All Ages; Child’s Caregiver Required

Sat

Jan. 26

1-2 p.m.

16 November 2018–January 2019

ISO TEDDY BEAR CONCERT SERIES

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

The Giant's Violin Mon Nov. 5 The Garden Symphony Clark Pleasant Branch Sat Nov. 10 Franklin Branch

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


Johnson County Public Library

TEEN ART CONTEST Many teen artists have a limited number of places to freely express and showcase their talents. This contest is an opportunity to share your talent and reach a large audience - all who visit our libraries. How to Enter:

Pick up an entry form for a full list of rules at any JCPL Branch or at pageafterpage.org/teens All artwork should be submitted to any JCPL reference desk along with a completed and signed entry form.

Contest Dates:

Artwork may be submitted November 1-December 8, 2018 by 5 p.m. The top three winners in each age category (grades 6-9 and grades 10-12) will win a prize. Winners will be announced in January.

Teen Art Contest Reception:

All submissions will be on display at the Franklin Branch from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, for the Teen Art Contest Reception. All artists are invited to attend to showcase their submissions.

Artwork Display Information:

Artwork will be displayed in each branch until April 30, 2019.

November 2018–January 2019

17


HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

Franklin Branch

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

401 State St., Franklin, IN 46131

TINY TOTS STORYTIME

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

Thu Thu Thu

Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29 Dec. 6, 13 Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31

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

TERRIFIC TWOS STORYTIME

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

Thu Thu Thu

Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29 Dec. 6, 13 Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31

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

EAT RIGHT NOW WITH CHEF WENDELL FOWLER

Interested in a plant-based diet? Want to learn how to eat healthier? Chef Wendell Fowler, syndicated feature writer and WISH-TV celebrity chef, shares his 28 years of research to tell us how to do it. Chef Wendell’s humorous anecdotes, attitude, food history and medically-supported information offer solutions, encouragement and food for thought to help us get on the path to our healthiest self. The chef will be selling and signing books after the program. Please register. Adults

Thu

Nov. 1                  

6:30-7:30 p.m.

ISO TEDDY BEAR CONCERT SERIES: THE GARDEN SYMPHONY

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

Mon

Nov. 5

10:30-11:30 a.m.

FAMILY ART NIGHT

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

Mon

Nov. 5

6:30-7:30 p.m.

STOUT STORIES

You don’t have to choose between book club and happy hour. We’re putting in the PUB in public library at this monthly book club. To obtain a copy of the book, see one of our librarians. Adults (ages 21+)

“All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr Greek’s Pizzeria and Tapp Room - 18 E. Jefferson St, Franklin, IN Mon Nov. 5 6:30-8 p.m.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

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

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

Tue Wed Tue Wed Tue Wed

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

FAMILY STORYTIME

Enjoy stories and songs with your family.

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

Tue Tue Sat Tue Sat

Nov. 6 Dec. 4, 11, 18 Dec. 29 Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 Jan. 26

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

YOUR HOUSE CONVERSATION GROUP

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

Tue Tue Tue

Nov. 6 Dec. 4 Jan. 8

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

IMPROV PLAY ACTING

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

Wed Wed Wed

18 November 2018–January 2019

Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28 Dec. 4, 11 Dec. 5, 12 Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30

Nov. 7 Dec. 5, 12, 19 Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30

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


14th Annual

HOLIDAY Saturday, December 1, 2018 Mutual Savings Bank, 80 E. Jefferson St., Franklin 3–4:30 p.m. 3–7 p.m. 4:30–5 p.m. 6–7 p.m.

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

awarded to the winner in each age category

Contest open to all ages For complete rules and to register online, visit pageafterpage.org/cookiecontest Cookies Judged by Purdue Extension Services, Johnson County


HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

Franklin Branch

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

401 State St., Franklin, IN 46131

TINKER TOTS

WRECK THE INTERNET PARTY

Explore, create and learn through interactive STEAM activities for preschoolers.

Celebrate the opening of the new Wreck-it Ralph movie, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” with crafts, activities and games!

Fri Fri Fri

Wed

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

Nov. 9 Dec. 7 Jan. 4

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

STOP MOTION ANIMATION & GREEN SCREEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Learn to make stop motion videos, create characters to animate and have fun posing in front of the green screen. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Fri

Nov. 9

4:30-5:15 p.m.

"SLEEPING IN DIXIE’S FEATHER BED: GROWING UP WHITE IN THE SEGREGATED SOUTH" Lou Ellen Watts, author of "Sleeping in Dixie’s Feather Bed: Growing Up White in the Segregated South," will be talking about her book and experiences during the 40s and 50s. Please join us for vivid personal recollection. Please register. Adults

Sat

Nov. 10

11 a.m-noon

CHESS CLUB

All Ages

Nov. 12, 26 Dec. 10 Jan. 14, 28

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

TRAVEL CLUB

Travel to a unique destination each month without leaving the comfort of the library! Join us for crafts and activities as we discover new cultures.

4:30-5:30 p.m.

KIDS CODE

Children (grades 3-6); Families Welcome

Thu Thu Thu

Nov. 15 Dec. 6 Jan. 24

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

HEALTHY INSTAPOT COOKING

Jump into the latest cooking craze with Danielle Dennis, Health and Human Sciences Educator with Purdue Extension Johnson County. Danielle will teach you how to make healthy recipes for your family using your InstaPot. Please register. Adults

Nov. 15

6-8 p.m.

HOP AND BOP

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

Fri Fri Fri

Nov. 16, 30 Dec. 14 Jan. 11, 25

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

MEET PINKALICIOUS

4:30-5:15 p.m.

Hold onto your pink cupcakes, Pinkalicious is coming to the library! We’ll have a pinkeriffic good time hearing stories, taking photos and celebrating this lovable character. Are you Purplicious? Goldilicious? You don’t have to love pink to join the fun. Please register. Program will fill quickly.

4:30-5:15 p.m.

Fri

4:30-5:15 p.m.

Bring your kids and get into the Thanksgiving spirit. Drop in anytime between noon and 2 p.m. for fun games, crafts and much more! Program hosted by Franklin High School Rotary Interact Club.

Children (grades 1-5); Families Welcome

Turkey Tue Nov. 13 Thailand Tue Dec. 11 South Africa Tue Jan. 15

Nov. 14

Experience the basics of computer programming by playing games and solving puzzles. “Hour of Code™” is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. Please register.

Thu

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

Families

Families

Nov. 16

4-4:45 p.m.

THANKSGIVING KIDS’ SOCIAL

Families

Sat

20 November 2018–January 2019

Nov. 17

noon-2 p.m.


HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

FRANKLIN BRANCH

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

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

FRANKLIN PAGE TURNERS BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

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

“The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas Mon Nov. 19 6:30-8 p.m. “The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir” by Jennifer Ryan Mon Dec. 17 6:30-8 p.m. “Our Souls at Night” by Kent Haruf Mon Jan. 21 6:30-8 p.m.

ESL CONVERSATION GROUP AT THE ADULT LEARNING CENTER

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

Wed Wed

Nov. 21 Dec. 19

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

TOT ART

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

Fri Fri

Nov. 23 Jan. 18

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

ALCOHOL INK WASHER PENDANTS

Try your hand at hardware store crafting! Using alcohol inks and metal washers, you’ll create unique and fun pendants for yourself and others. Please register. Teens & Adults

Tue

Nov. 27

PAINTING WITH SIMPLIFY

Adults

Nov. 29

Families

Mon

Dec. 3

4-5 p.m.

CHRISTMAS COOKIE MIX IN A JAR

Looking for a last-minute Christmas present idea? Make a cookie mix in a jar! Perfect for gift-giving with a special homemade touch. All supplies will be provided. Please register. Adults Mon      Dec. 3                    7-8 p.m. Thu        Dec. 6                    7-8 p.m.

MEET MRS. CLAUS

Test your icing skills as you construct your very own gingerbread house. Enjoy holiday music until Mrs. Claus arrives for Christmas stories and photos! Graham crackers, icing and candy will be provided. Bring your camera for a photo opportunity. Families

Fri

Dec. 7

4-5:30 p.m.

TECHNOLOGY PETTING ZOO AT THE LIBRARY SERVICES CENTER

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

Library Services Center, 49 E. Monroe St., Franklin

Fri

Dec. 7

5-7 p.m.

6:30-8 p.m.

Create a rustic monogrammed statement piece for your home with Simplify in Franklin. Use stencils and paint to create a wooden sign that says “Home,” including your last name and the year your home was established. This class has a $15/person fee. All supplies will be provided. Please register and indicate the name you’d like to include on your sign. Thu

SILLY SAFARIS’ REINDEER RESERVE

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! Registration is required for this program and will fill up quickly. Is the program already full? No problem! Everyone is invited to get a photo with the reindeer after the presentation. Registration opens November 1.

6-8 p.m.

Bring the family to meet

Clark Pleasant Branch White River Branch Trafalgar Branch Franklin Branch

Wed Nov. 14 Wed Nov. 14 Thu Nov. 15 Fri Nov. 16

11 a.m. 4 p.m. 10 a.m. 4 p.m.

November 2018–January 2019

21


HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

Franklin Branch

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

401 State St., Franklin, IN 46131

YULE BALL

BUNNY YOGA

Step into the Great Hall and enter the magical world of Harry Potter for one whimsical night of food, music and dancing. Please register.

Practice beginner’s yoga with adorable bunnies from Tagalong Farms and Studio You Yoga in Franklin. This class has a $5/person fee. Please bring a mat. Please register.

Thu

Sat

Teens (grades 8-12)

Dec. 13

6:30-8 p.m.

STORYTIME WITH SANTA

Santa Claus is coming to town! Stop by your favorite JCPL branch for a special Christmas storytime with Santa. Bring your camera to take pictures with Santa. Participate in some holiday-themed craft and activity stations to complete your visit. Please register. Program will fill quickly. Children; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Fri

Dec. 14

4-4:45 p.m.

HAPPY NOON YEAR

Celebrate the new year a little early with music, dancing, games and crafts! Families; Child’s Caregiver Required

Mon

Dec. 31

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

READ & BLEED @ YOUR LIBRARY

Give the gift of life! Roll up your sleeve while you read. All blood types are urgently needed. Donors will receive a long-sleeve holiday t-shirt. Refreshments will be provided. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcross.org. Teens & Adults (ages 17+)

Thu

Jan. 3

2-6 p.m.

WINTER WONDERLAND

Not enough snow for your favorite outdoor winter activities? Find them at your library instead! Build a snow fort, have a snowball fight, skate in your socks and more - all while staying toasty. Families

Wed

Jan. 9

Teens & Adults

Jan. 12

2 p.m.

MAKE A DREAM CRAFT TABLE

Drop in to the Children’s department anytime during the week of Jan. 21-Jan. 26 to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy at our craft table. All Ages

Mon-Thu Jan. 21-24 Fri Jan. 25 Sat Jan. 26

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

BAD ART NIGHT

We’ll provide the supplies, you create the bad art. Make a sculpture, painting, jewelry or whatever you want, as long as it’s bad. The best bad art will win the Bad Art trophy! Please register. Teens (grades 8-12)

Mon

Jan. 21

7-8 p.m.

LIBRARY TOWN

Explore and play in a variety of child-sized community locations including a library, a laundromat and a post office. Families; Child’s Caregiver Required

Wed

Jan. 23

4:30-5:15 p.m.

TEEN ART CONTEST RECEPTION

Join us for a reception to honor all of our Teen Art Contest entries. Artwork will be on display for a public viewing and light refreshments will be served. Bring your friends and family to celebrate your art! Teens; Families Welcome

Sat

Jan. 26

2-4 p.m.

4-6 p.m.

INTRO TO SEWING: SEWING MACHINE BASICS

Learn sewing machine basics with sewing instructor, Kathy Anderson. A limited number of sewing machines will be available for use for anyone who is unable to bring a portable sewing machine. Please register. Teens (grades 9-12) & Adults

Thu

Jan. 10

6-7:30 p.m.

Johnson County Public Library

pageafterpage.org/1000books

22 November 2018–January 2019

Register your child (birth to Pre-K) and start earning rewards!


New Year, New You SUPPLEMENTS 101: NUTRITION FOR WHOLE BODY SUPPORT

Would you like more energy, vitality and immune support for your body? Join Stacy Quasebarth, essential oils consultant, to learn how essential oils infused supplements can deliver! Please register. Adults Clark Pleasant Branch

Wed

Jan. 2

6-7 p.m.

READ & BLEED @ YOUR LIBRARY

Give the gift of life! Roll up your sleeve while you read. All blood types are urgently needed. Donors will receive a long-sleeve holiday t-shirt. Refreshments will be provided. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcross.org. Teens & Adults (ages 17+) Franklin Branch

Thu

Jan. 3

2-6 p.m.

NEW YEAR, NEW TECHNOLOGY

Device Drop In If you received a new tech gadget for Christmas and don't quite know how to use it, visit the library! We can teach you the basics of your device as well as show you some of the awesome resources the library has to offer. Adults

Trafalgar Branch Tue Jan. 8 6-7 p.m. Virtual Reality If you've ever wanted to give virtual reality a try, here's your chance.

Teens & Adults Trafalgar Branch

Tue

Jan. 29

6-7 p.m.

ENVISION 2019

Start 2019 inspired by creating a vision board. A vision board helps keep you on track with your hopes, dreams and goals for the new year. Please register. Adults

Trafalgar Branch

Thu

Jan. 10

6-7 p.m.

BUNNY YOGA

Practice beginner’s yoga with adorable bunnies from Tagalong Farms and Studio You Yoga in Franklin. This class has a $5/person fee. Please bring a mat. Please register. Teens & Adults Franklin Branch

Sat

Jan. 12

2 p.m.

SMALL MOVEMENTS MAKE BIG CHANGES

Sick of only feeling motivated on January 1 and then feeling defeated in a few weeks? Ditch the unattainable goals and learn about how to make goals that can lead to big changes. Danielle Dennis, Purdue Extension, will discuss your "why" and how you have the power to take control of your life. Please register. Adults Clark Pleasant Branch

Tue

Jan. 15

5-6 p.m.

MAKE A BLANKET, COMFORT A CHILD

Learn how to become a “blanketeer” with Project Linus, which provides blankets to children who need a sense of security, warmth and comfort due to an illness or traumatic event. Project Linus coordinator, Jeannie Brammeier, will share how you can get involved. Work together to make several no-sew blankets that will be donated to the project. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens & Adults White River Branch

Wed

Jan. 23

6:30-8 p.m.

SELF-DEFENSE FOR WOMEN

No victim ever expects to be one. Rose Myers, Pilsung Martial Arts, will demonstrate how to avoid being a target, how to escape common physical situations, overcoming your body's natural response and how to actively defend yourself. Learn some techniques. Leave empowered! Note: adult topics will be discussed. Parental discretion advised. Please register. Teens & Adults Clark Pleasant Branch

Mon

Jan. 28

6-8 p.m.

CHANGING LIVES THROUGH FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION

Emily Beerbower, Johnson County’s Adoption Champion for the Indiana Department of Child Services, will share about the Indiana Adoption Program, including foster care, the need for adoptive homes, the adoption process and the needs of children waiting to be adopted. Learn how you can make a difference in a child’s life! Please register. Adults

White River Branch

Mon

Jan. 28

6:30-8 p.m.


HOURS

Trafalgar Branch

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

424 S. Tower St., Trafalgar, IN 46181

THURSDAY STORYTIME

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

Thu Thu Thu

Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29 Dec. 6, 13 Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31

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

H-CLUB

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

Thu Thu Thu

Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29 Dec. 6, 13 Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31

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

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

Join us as we learn about the Day of the Dead and make a pair of festive earrings. Please register. Teens & Adults

Thu

Nov. 1

6-7 p.m.

TUESDAY STORYTIME: OUTSIDE THE LINES

Kids will participate in a story, learn how a character is made, create a masterpiece and have their photo taken with children's author and illustrator team, Jamie and Gabriel Lehman. Preschoolers (ages birth-5); Families Welcome

Tue

Nov. 6

10-11 a.m.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

Over the past couple of years, you've probably heard a LOT of talk about politics. Before you know it, you'll be voting and discussing it. Civics can be fun and entertaining. Join us for a crash course in campaigns, how to vote and what it all means! Please register. Children (grades K-6); Families Welcome

Tue

Nov. 6

4:30-5:30 p.m.

DIVE INTO VR

Want to try out virtual reality? You’ll get to (virtually) walk on the other side of the planet, step into a cartoon world or even explore the depths of the ocean. We’ll show you how to use VR to explore and play like never before! Please register. This program will fill quickly. Teens (grades 6-12)

Mon

Nov. 12

6:30-7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY STORYTIME

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

Tue Tue Tue

Nov. 13, 20, 27 Dec. 4, 11 Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29

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

KID SKILLS

Children (grades K-6)

Ouch! Cuts, scratches, bruises and sprains happen to everyone but not everyone knows how to treat them. Learn the basics of first aid during Kid Skills. Please register Tue Nov. 13 4:30-5:30 p.m. No Present Like the Present What do Christmas, your birthday, and Mother's Day and Father's Day all have in common? PRESENTS! You love opening them- but do you know how to wrap them? After Kid Skills you will. Learn the ins and outs of wrapping a picture-perfect present and making awesome homemade bows. Please register Tue Dec. 11 4:30-5:30 p.m. Stop, Drop and Roll Tornadoes, storms and fires may sound scary, but if you know how to protect yourself, you'll always feel safe! Let Kid Skills teach you how to practice safety at home and away. Please register Tue Jan. 15 4:30-5:30 p.m.

COOKING WITH YOUR CROCKPOT

Join Johnson County Health and Human Science Educator, Danielle Dennis, as she teaches us about cooking with crockpots. Participants will learn about safety, tips for success and will take home healthy soup recipes. A perfect take-away for a November evening! Please register. Adults

Thu

Nov. 8

6-7:30 p.m.

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HOURS

TRAFALGAR BRANCH

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

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

HANDMADE HAPPY HOUR

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. Please register. Adults

Wed Wed Wed

Nov. 14 Dec. 19 Jan. 16

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

SILLY SAFARIS’ REINDEER RESERVE

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! Registration is required for this program and will fill up quickly. Is the program already full? No problem! Everyone is invited to get a photo with the reindeer after the presentation. Registration opens November 1. Families

Mon

Dec. 3

6:30-7:30 p.m.

LEARNING TO READ WITH ARTS AND CRAFTS

MEET PINKALICIOUS

Hold onto your pink cupcakes, Pinkalicious is coming to the library! We'll have a pinkeriffic good time hearing stories, taking photos and celebrating this lovable character. Are you Purplicious? Goldilicious? You don't have to love pink to join the fun. Please register. Program will fill quickly.

Getting your child ready for school is important, but you may not know where to start. Let us show you how to make learning to read simple and fun. Bring your children and we'll make crafts that emphasize the building blocks of early learning. Please register.

Thu

Wed

Families

Nov. 15

10-11 a.m.

You don't have to dress up for storytime with us. Wear your comfiest jammies and enjoy stories, songs and snacks with your family. Families

Nov. 19

6:30-7 p.m.

GRIM READERS

Join us for this book club that focuses on all things macabre. We’ll read and discuss a different book each month. Please register. Teens & Adults

"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons From the Crematory" by Caitlin Doughty Tue Nov. 20 6-7 p.m. "Children of Men" by P.D. James Tue Dec. 18 6-7 p.m. "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak Tue Jan. 15 6-7 p.m.

OWLS OF INDIANA

Whoooo’s visiting the library? Why, it’s four different kinds of owls commonly found in Indiana. Learn about these amazing birds of prey then see them up close and personal. Families

Mon

Nov. 26

Dec. 5

6-7 p.m.

PAPER SNOWFLAKES

PAJAMA STORYTIME

Mon

Adults with Children (ages 2-5)

6-7 p.m.

SPA NIGHT

Get ready for the holiday rush with some relaxing time at the library. We'll make bath bombs, paint our nails and enjoy other relaxing activities. Please register.

Move over coffee filters! Our three-dimensional paper snowflakes are a lovely addition to any winter or holiday decor. We'll provide the materials and share the simple technique for making these easy, stunning creations. Please register. Adults

Thu

Dec. 6

6-7 p.m.

AN AMERICAN GIRL HOLIDAY

Celebrate the holidays with the American Girls! Make a craft they would have made in their time, like a delicious gingerbread house. Play holiday games, win prizes and don't forget to bring your doll with you. Please register. Program will fill quickly. Families

Sat

Dec. 8

1:30-3 p.m.

STORYTIME WITH SANTA

Santa Claus is coming to town! Stop by your favorite JCPL branch for a special Christmas storytime with Santa. Bring your camera to take pictures with Santa. Participate in some holiday-themed craft and activity stations to complete your visit. Please register. Program will fill quickly. Children; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Mon

Dec. 10

6:30-7:15 p.m.

DIY LITERARY HOLIDAY DECORATIONS

Show your love of literature and recycling by creating holiday decorations using old book pages. Please register. Teens & Adults

Tue

Dec. 11

6-7 p.m.

Teens & Adults

Tue

Nov. 27

6-7 p.m.

November 2018–January 2019

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Trafalgar Branch

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

424 S. Tower St., Trafalgar, IN 46181

QUILT YOUR OWN PILLOW

Need a last-minute Christmas gift? Quilter, Erin Davis, will teach us the basics of quilting. You'll leave with your own handcrafted pillow! We have a limited number of sewing machines available for use, but if you have one at home, please bring it with you. Please register. Teens & Adults

Thu

Dec. 13

6-7 p.m.

DIY HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

Join us for this annual tradition at the library. We'll have hot chocolate, listen to holiday music and make decorations for your home. You bring the good cheer, we'll provide the rest! Please register. Families

Tue

Dec. 20

4:30-5:30 p.m.

SAFE SITTER

Safe Sitter is a full-day babysitting course recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It teaches 11-to-16-yearolds how to be safe and nurturing caregivers and to handle emergencies. Please bring a sack lunch. $25 is due day of class. Pre-registration forms need to be filled out by parent/guardian at the library or on pageafterpage.org/safesitter. Please register. Teens (ages 11-16)

Sat

Jan. 19

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

MLK JR. DAY OF KINDNESS

Learn about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrate his legacy with acts of kindness and service. Please register. Children (grades K-6)

Mon

Jan. 21

4:30-5:30 p.m.

NEW YEAR, NEW TECHNOLOGY

Device Drop In If you received an e-reader, tablet, smartphone or some other hip new tech gadget for Christmas and don't quite know how to use it, visit the library! Drop by and we'll help you learn the basics of your device as well as show you some of the awesome resources the library has to offer that will help you get the most out of your new Christmas gift. Adults

Tue Jan. 8 6-7 p.m. Virtual Reality If you've ever wanted to give virtual reality a try, here's your chance. During this drop in program you'll have a chance to experience a different reality using the library's VR headsets. Teens & Adults

Tue

Jan. 29

6-7 p.m.

ENVISION 2019

When you’re doing your holiday gift shopping on Amazon.com this season, don’t forget to select “Johnson County Public Library Foundation” as your “supporting” charity. Learn more at pageafterpage.org/Friends

Start 2019 inspired by creating a vision board. A vision board helps keep you on track with your hopes, dreams and goals for the new year. Please register. Adults

Thu

Jan. 10

6-7 p.m.

STEAM SHOWCASE

Meet all of the library's STEAM toys and tools. Code-a-pillar for preschoolers, Little Bits for kids, VR headsets and green screen fun for adults, plus much more. Families that learn together grow together! Please register. Program will fill quickly. Families

Mon

Jan. 14

6:30-7:45 p.m.

JCPL

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More than 8,400 Center Grove students now have access research databases and thousands of books through JCPL. Our partnership with JCPL helps us continue to encourage a love for reading, inquiry and accessible information for our students through SMART accounts.

Melissa Bardack, STEM Instructional Coach/Media Specialist Center Grove Community School Corporation pageafterpage.org/smart

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White River Branch

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

1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, IN 46142

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

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

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

Thu Thu Thu Thu Thu Thu

Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29 Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29 Dec. 6, 13 Dec. 6, 13 Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31

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

DINOVEMBER IN THE PARK

Calling all dinosaur lovers to Windisch Park for a dinsosaur storytime from 3-3:30 p.m. Afterwards, there will be a Jurassic craft, scavenger hunt and chance to crack open your own dinosaur egg. Walk the park’s trail to read the newest StoryWalk title. Take home a book from the Little Free Library located at the end of the StoryWalk.

Families; Child’s Caregiver Required

Windisch Park - 248 N. West St., Bargersville

Sat

Nov. 3 3-5 p.m.

BLOCK CHALLENGE

Accept the monthly challenge and engineer your solution using the library LEGO blocks. Every month we’ll test your skills with a problem and timed build. At the end, show off your solutions to the other participants. Please register.

Children (grades K-6); Families Welcome

Mon Mon Mon

Nov. 5 Dec. 3 Jan. 7

4:30-5:20 p.m. 4:30-5:20 p.m. 4:30-5:20 p.m.

HUMAN BODY SCIENCE

Calling all scientists! Discover the mysteries of the human body through experiments and hands-on activities. Examine X-rays, use a stethoscope and more. Please register. Children (grade K-5)

Wed

Nov. 7

4:30-5:30 p.m.

TOT ART

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

TINY TOTS STORYTIME

Fri Fri Fri

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

AT HOME IN JOHNSON COUNTY: OUR HERITAGE REVEALED

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

Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 Dec. 3, 10 Dec. 4, 11 Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29

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

Nov. 9 Dec. 14 Jan. 11

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

This special genealogy program, similar in style to the hit television series “Who Do You Think You Are?,” will present the diverse ancestry of two well-known Johnson County leaders - Cherie Lowe (The Queen of Free) and Retired Major General R. Martin Umbarger (president of Umbarger Agribusiness and former Adjutant General of Indiana.) Please register.

TERRIFIC TWOS STORYTIME

Teens & Adults

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

Sat

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

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

Mon Tue Mon Tue Mon Tue

Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 Dec. 3, 10 Dec. 4, 11 Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29

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

28 November 2018–January 2019

Nov. 10

2-4:30 p.m.

TALES FOR TAILS

Children (grades K-5): Families Welcome

Mon Mon Mon

Nov.12 Dec.10 Jan.14

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


HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

WHITE RIVER BRANCH

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

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

RESUMÉ REBOOT

Take your resumé from stale to stellar with tips and tricks presented by Toni Bolen, Account Executive, experienced manager and mentor at Express Scripts. Learn how to make your resumé get noticed and how to ace your next job interview. Please register. Teens & Adults

Tue

Nov. 13

4-5 p.m.

MEET THE AUTHOR: JAMIE LEHMAN

Jamie Lehman has written playful, singsong stories about good-natured children making accidental messes! Lehman will share her books. The first book, “Splat”, a little boy wrecks the house while making a painting for his mom. In the second story, “Kitty Calamity,” a little girl rescues a stray cat and, in doing so, also wrecks the house. Copies of both books will be available for sale during the program. Children can ask the author questions, have their book signed and make a craft. Please register. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Wed

Nov. 14

10:30-11:15 a.m.

BOOK DISCUSSION

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

“Queen Sugar” by Natalie Baszile Wed Nov. 14 1:30-3:30 p.m. “Where’d You Go, Bernadette: A Novel” by Maria Semple Wed Dec. 12 1:30-3:30 p.m. “One-in-a-Million Boy” by Monica Wood Wed Jan. 30 1:30-3:30 p.m.

MEET PINKALICIOUS

Hold onto your pink cupcakes, Pinkalicious is coming to the library! We’ll have a pinkeriffic good time hearing stories, taking photos and celebrating this lovable character. Are you Purplicious? Goldilicious? You don’t have to love pink to join the fun. Please register. Program will fill quickly. Families

Wed

Nov. 14

4-5 p.m.

CRAFT NIGHT: BOOK TURKEYS

ESL CONVERSATION GROUP

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

Thu Wed Wed Wed Wed

Nov. 15 Nov. 28 Dec. 5 Jan. 9 Jan. 30

1:30-3 p.m. 10:30 a.m.-noon 10:30 a.m.-noon 10:30 a.m.-noon 10:30 a.m.-noon

FALL FOR FURBABIES

Tails and Trails will be bringing pups to the library. Stop by to learn about adoption, fostering or just to play with dogs. Bring your leashed pet and get a nail trim in exchange for a donation. All Ages

Sat

Nov. 17

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

BUTTON MAKING AND RETRO GAMING

Use our button makers to make your very own creations. Bring artwork from home or use our comic books. Play classic computer games while you wait to use the button maker. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Mon

Nov. 19

4-5 p.m.

MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP

Talk about books in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Join us once or every month! Books are available at the reference desk the month before each meeting. Adults

“Promise Not To Tell” by Jennifer McMahon Mon Nov. 19 7-8 p.m. “Letters From Skye” by Jessica Brockmole Mon Dec. 17 7-8 p.m. “A Cook’s Tour” by Anthony Bourdain Mon Jan. 21 7-8 p.m.

INTRO TO 3D PRINTING

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

Tue

Nov. 20

4-5:30 p.m.

LITTLE SCIENTISTS

Craft a nifty centerpiece out of old, damaged books. All materials will be provided.

Discover the wonders of science through books, simple experiments and interactive learning. Please register.

Wed

Wed Wed Wed

Teens (grades 8-12) & Adults

Nov. 14

6:30-8 p.m.

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

Nov. 21 Dec. 19 Jan. 23

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

November 2018–January 2019

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HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

White River Branch

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

1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, IN 46142

WRITERS’ CAFÉ

Celebrate National Novel Writing Month while enjoying a hot beverage. Write or share your work with others! There will be coffee, hot chocolate and a variety of teas. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Sun

Nov. 25

2-4 p.m.

LET’S GO! VIRTUAL REALITY WITH OCULUS GO

Drop in and experience virtual reality with the Oculus Go headset. Explore the world, pet a dinosaur or play a game. Reservations are not required. All Ages

Mon Tue

Nov. 26 Dec. 4

5-7 p.m. 5-7 p.m.

DASH AND SPHERO SPORTS CHALLENGE

How would you like to have a robot as a teammate? Let’s put our robot coding skills to work as we navigate Dash and Sphero through different sports challenges such as basketball and bowling. Please register. Children (grades K-6)

Tue

Nov. 27

4:30-5:30 p.m.

WHO WAS?

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

Roberto Clemente Wed Nov. 28 Sacagawea Wed Dec. 19 Abraham Lincoln Wed Jan. 30

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

PRESCHOOL YOGA STORYTIME

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

Fri Fri Fri

Nov. 30 Dec. 21 Jan. 25

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

MAJOR LIBRARY GAMERS: FORTNITE TOURNAMENT AND DANCE OFF

Who will earn the coveted Llama trophy? Play in person 1:1 in duos and may the best player win! Get a second chance at glory in the emote dance off contest. Please register. Children & Teens (grades 5-12)

Sat

Dec. 1

1-4 p.m.

STOUT STORIES

You don’t have to choose between book club and happy hour! We’re putting in the PUB in public library at this monthly book club. To obtain a copy of the book, see one of our librarians. Please register. Adults (ages 21+)

“Same Kind of Different as Me” by Ron Hall Mashcraft Brewing - 1140 IN-135, Greenwood, IN 46142 Mon Dec. 3 6:30-8 p.m.

SILLY SAFARIS’ REINDEER RESERVE

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! Registration is required for this program and will fill up quickly. Is the program already full? No problem! Everyone is invited to get a photo with the reindeer after the presentation. Registration opens November 1. Families

Wed

Dec. 5 6:30-7:30 p.m.

HOMEMADE HOLIDAY GIFTS

Create simple holiday gifts and decorations to give or to keep. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12) & Adults

Thu

Dec. 6 6-8 p.m.

PODCASTING FOR KIDS

Learn about what it takes to make a podcast as we listen to a short episode of a kid-friendly podcast then make our own podcast segment together at the library. Please register. Children (grades 1-6)

Tue

Dec. 11 4:30-5:30 p.m.

CRAFT NIGHT: SOCK SNOWMEN

Winter decorations couldn’t be simpler than this no-sew snowman. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens (grades 8-12) & Adults

Wed

Dec. 12 6:30-8 p.m.

MARY POPPINS CELEBRATION

Enjoy a practically perfect Poppins party! We’ll dance with penguins, fly over the rooftops of London and race with spoonfuls of sugar. Dress as your favorite character if you’d like. Please register. Families

Sat

30 November 2018–January 2019

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


HOURS M-Th Fri Sat Sun

WHITE RIVER BRANCH

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

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

STORYTIME WITH SANTA

Santa Claus is coming to town! Stop by your favorite JCPL branch for a special Christmas storytime with Santa. Bring your camera to take pictures with Santa. Participate in some holiday-themed craft and activity stations to complete your visit. Please register. Program will fill quickly. Children; Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Tue

Dec. 18 10:30-11:15 a.m.

CREATIVE CHRISTMAS CRAFTS

School is out and Christmas is almost here! Let’s get creative making crafts to take home as decorations or to give as gifts to loved ones this holiday season. Please register. Families

Fri

Dec. 21

3-4 p.m.

READ & BLEED AT YOUR LIBRARY

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

Thu

Dec. 27

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

DOLL TEA PARTY

Dress fancy for a doll tea party. Bring your favorite doll, stuffed animal or action figure for crafts, treats and play. Please register. Children (ages 1-5)

Fri

Jan. 4

10:30-11:30 a.m.

CRAFT IN THE MORNING: SWEATER MITTENS

Upcycle old sweaters into cute mittens. No sewing experience required and all materials will be provided. Please register. Teens (grades 8-12) & Adults

Mon

Jan. 7

10:30 a.m.-noon

ROBOT FASHION SHOW

Test out your designer skills to give Dash an interesting new look. Once our outfits and styles are ready, we will code Dash to do a special dance down our robot fashion show runway. We hope Dash is ready for the paparazzi! Please register. Children (grades K-6)

Tue

Jan. 8

4:30-5:30 p.m.

CRAFT NIGHT: SWEATER MITTENS

Upcycle old sweaters into cute mittens. No sewing experience required and all materials will be provided. Please register. Teens (grades 8-12) & Adults

Wed

Jan. 9

6:30-8 p.m.

KEEP TALKING AND NOBODY EXPLODES

Experience virtual reality with Oculus Go. Can a team of experts help someone diffuse a bomb that only he or she can see? Everyone has to work together to beat the clock. Please register. Children & Teens (grades 5-12)

Sat

Jan. 12

1-2 p.m.

E-READER BASICS

Digital books are everywhere these days, including your local library. Do you know how to access them? Mr. Noobie, Patric Welch, will explain how to download a digital book and use apps to read e-books on your tablet or smartphone. Please register.

Teens & Adults

Tue

Jan. 22

6-7:30 p.m.

DIY FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS

Create friendship bracelets to keep or give to a good friend. All supplies will be provided. Please register. Teens (grades 6-12)

Wed

Jan. 23

3:30-4:30 p.m.

MAKE A BLANKET, COMFORT A CHILD

Learn how to become a “blanketeer” with Project Linus. This group provides blankets and quilts to children who need a sense of security, warmth and comfort due to an illness or traumatic event. Project Linus coordinator, Jeannie Brammeier, will share how you can get involved and will demonstrate how to make an easy no-sew blanket. Work together to make several blankets that will be donated to the project. No sewing experience necessary. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens & Adults

Wed

Jan. 23

6:30-8 p.m.

CHANGING LIVES THROUGH FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION

Are you curious about what it takes to open your heart and life to children who need a loving, committed and safe home? Emily Beerbower, Johnson County’s Adoption Champion for the Indiana Department of Child Services, will share about the Indiana Adoption Program, including foster care, the need for adoptive homes, the adoption process and the needs of children waiting to be adopted. Learn how you can make a difference in a child’s life! Please register. Adults

Mon

Jan. 28

6:30-8 p.m.

POPCORN PARTY

Pop! Pop! Pop! Let’s celebrate all things popcorn with a taste test, a unique craft, games and a story. Please register. Children (grades K-6); Families Welcome

Thu

Jan. 31

4:30-5:30 p.m.

November 2018–January 2019

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Friends of Johnson County Public Library

k o o B s e l a S

A Part of the Johnson County Public Library Foundation

2019

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

JANUARY 17-19, 2019

APRIL 11-13, 2019

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

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

July 25-27, 2019

OCTOBER 17-19, 2019

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

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

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

Friends Nights: For members & joiners. Memberships available at the door.

32 November 2018–January 2019 $5 Bag Day: Bags provided by the Friends.

Profile for Johnson County Public Library (Indiana)

Winter Library Guide 2018-2019-Johnson County Public Library  

Winter Library Guide 2018-2019-Johnson County Public Library  

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