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November 2019–January 2020


LIBRARIES TRANSFORM Libraries exist to provide a safe and inclusive spaces for everyone in our community to read, learn, share thoughts and experience new activities. Last fall we launched our JCPL Cares initiative. Johnson County Public Library partnered with the Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition and Upstream Prevention to provide programs and resources in honor of National Suicide Prevention Week.

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

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Our White River Branch hosted one of six QPR Gatekeeper Trainings to teach the community how to recognize the warning signs of suicide crisis and how to Question, Persuade and Refer someone to help. People who attended these programs said “yes” to helping save the life of a friend, colleague, family member or neighbor. Our Crafting for a Cause series continued throughout the year. Families joined together to create personalized rocks to share words of strength and encouragement for someone in our community. We look forward to sharing more JCPL Cares programs and resources with you in the coming year. In this guide, you’ll find programs like Safe at Home, SafeSitter and self-defense classes. Our librarians have also created a booklist of titles that will offer support and insight for those who struggle. Whether you’re talking to a librarian about something you’re experiencing or sharing your thoughts and opinions at a program, Johnson County Public Library always wants you to feel safe when visiting the library. Visit pageafterpage.org/suicideprevention for more resources to help you or someone you care about find support.

Johnson County Public Library

Johnson County Public Library

Part of the Johnson County Public Library Foundation

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

 Explore Summer  Authors at JCPL series  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

#Hope4JohnsonCounty #JCPLCares #UpstreamPrevention

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

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


FROM THE DIRECTOR, LISA LINTNER

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Locations and Hours 4

Library Information 5

Authors at JCPL 6

Snuggle Up with a Book Ball 7

Holiday Programs 8

Meet Heather Petro Q & A 9

Clark Pleasant Branch Programs 10-14

Winter Formal Pop-Up Shop 10

Thanks to our community, it’s been a great year at the Johnson County Public Library! I’m so very proud of everything the Library has been able to do to make Johnson County an even better place to live, work, learn and play in 2019. During our Explore Summer program, more than 13,000 people attended programs that brought us together to support local non-profits by Crafting for a Cause, to experience pioneer days during Library on the Prairie and even pet a baby alligator from the Newport Aquarium. We read over 3.6 million minutes and shattered our Community Reading Goal! And we can’t wait to add this year’s Library Prize – the new take-home STEAM kits - to our Library of Things collection. Congratulations on a successful summer filled with learning! This fall, we teamed up with our friends at the Greenwood Public Library to offer a new year-round reading rewards program, My Library Rewards, that makes your library card even more valuable. You’ll earn points for simply borrowing items from the library to cash in towards awesome rewards – everything from ice cream cones to gift cards! (pg. 17). Then, in October we were able to offer free viewings to some great movies at The Historic Artcraft Theatre, thanks to Heartland Films and Festival Country. And let’s not forget the fun we had during One Spooktacular Season of fall festivals and special programs. As we look ahead, we’re excited to welcome three more best-selling authors in our Authors at JCPL series – Lisa Jewell, Jan Brett and Tomi Adeyemi (pg. 6) and hosting our first Snuggle Up with a Book Ball un-event to raise funds to bring more authors to Johnson County in 2020 (pg. 7). This holiday season will also include visits from Mrs. Claus as well as from our reindeer friends from Silly Safaris. And, don’t forget to mark your calendar for our 15th Annual Cookie Contest (pg. 21) during Downtown Franklin’s Holiday Lighting festival.

Teen Art Contest 11 Silver Tree Society

Why I Give 15 Franklin Branch Programs 16-20 My Library Rewards 17 Frozen Party: Twice The Ice

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Explore Winter Preview

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15th Annual Cookie Contest 21 Trafalgar Branch Programs 22-25 Merry Prairie 23 Meet Paddington Bear 25 White River Programs 26-30 Winter StoryWalks 26

Book Giving List 28

Holiday Cookbooks 31

Friends 2020 Book Sales 32

Friends 40th Birthday Celebration 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.

We can’t wait for you to Explore Winter with us this January and February with weekly challenges and activities at the library, as well as fun prizes you can earn.

Cover Photo: Founding members of the Silver Tree Society of the Johnson County Public Library Foundation gathered at our Trafalgar Branch. Learn more about this giving society on page 15. -Photo by Captured Time Photography

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LOCATIONS AND HOURS Johnson County Public Library CPB

WRB

GREENWOOD

Clark Pleasant Branch

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

CPB

Franklin Branch

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

Trafalgar Branch

NEW WHITELAND 31

WHITELAND

BARGERSVILLE

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

FRB

White River Branch

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

LSC

Library Services Center

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

Virtual Branch pageafterpage.org

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

LOAN PERIOD 21 days 21 days 21 days 21 days 14 days 7 days 7 days 7 days 7 days 21 days 7 days

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

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

Borrowing Privileges

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

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. The Pocket Wi-Fi hotspot is a device you can use to connect a mobile-enabled device to the internet. Pocket Wi-Fi is portable and can connect your device wherever there is a strong cellular signal. Up to 10 devices can be connected, with unlimited, free data. Limit one hotspot per library card/ household.

Video Games

JCPL's video game collection features games compatible with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 game systems. Limit two games per library card/household.

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.

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 seven 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.

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JOHNSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION PRESENTS

Auth t a JCPL

Register

for your free tickets to meet each of these 3 best-selling authors!

LISA JEWELL THU / NOV. 7 / 7 P.M. The Pavilion at Downtown Franklin

Internationally Best-Selling Author of 18 Novels, Including The New York Times Best-Seller, “Then She Was Gone.�

JAN BRETT TUE / DEC. 3 / 5 P.M.

The Historic Artcraft Theatre

The #1 New York Times Best-Selling Children’s Book Author/Illustrator of Over 42 Million Books in Print.

TOMI ADEYEMI MON / DEC. 9 / 7 P.M.

The Historic Artcraft Theatre

The New York Times #1 Best-Selling Nigerian-American Author of “Children of Blood and Bone.�

pageafterpage.org/Authors-at-JCPL


an UN-event benefitting the Authors at JCPL series

It’s winter! Who wants to dress up and go out in the cold weather to attend a formal event? Attend our un-event from the comfort of your own home

Sat / Jan. 25 / All Day Door prizes announced on Facebook

RSVP today by donating to stay home and read a book in support our Authors at JCPL series

RSVP and Donate at pageafterpage.org/Snuggle

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PAINTED WOODEN ORNAMENTS

Get in the holiday spirit by creating ornaments! Nicole Vaught will teach you how to make a pretty acrylic painted wooden ornament for your tree or home. The design is up to you, but she will guide you through the steps. Each person will make two ornaments. All supplies will be provided. Please register. Teens & Adults Franklin Branch

HOLIDAY WREATH

Deck the halls with a one-of-a-kind holiday wreath made with fresh pine branches. Hang it on your front door or use it as a centerpiece with candles. We will have traditional red and white candles, different color ribbons and other materials available, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer. Please register. Adults Trafalgar Branch

Wed

Nov. 20

6-7:30 p.m.

CRAFT NIGHT: THANKFUL TREE

Show your gratitude with this pretty centerpiece decoration. Write what you are thankful for on your tree's leaves and let guests add their own leaves, too. Please register. Teens & Adults White River Branch

Wed

Nov. 20

6:30-8 p.m.

HOLIDAY TEA

Sip on festive teas. Create a vintage ornament. Listen to traditional holiday music. Snack on finger foods and play a few party games. Join us for an evening of fun! Please register. Adults Clark Pleasant Branch

Wed

Dec. 4

6-7 p.m.

HOLIDAY SOCK GNOME

Add to your holiday decorations with a cute sock gnome. Impress your family and friends with these easy decorations that require no sewing. All materials will be provided unless you’d like to bring two fuzzy socks in the colors of your choice. Please register. Adults Trafalgar Branch

Wed

Dec. 4

6-7:30 p.m.

MEET MRS. CLAUS

Enjoy Christmas stories and songs with Mrs. Claus then complete a holiday craft. Bring your camera for photo opportunities. Families Clark Pleasant Branch White River Branch

Fri Tue

Dec. 6 Dec. 17

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

STORYTIME WITH MRS. CLAUS

Get in the holiday spirit a bit early as Mrs. Claus hosts storytimes before Franklin's Holiday Lighting. Families

Hoosier Cupboard Sat Library Services Center Sat Library Services Center Sat

Dec. 7 Dec. 7 Dec. 7

11:30 a.m.-noon 1-1:30 p.m. 3-3:30 p.m.

AN AMERICAN GIRL HOLIDAY

Wed

Dec. 11

6:30-8 p.m.

WINTER WONDERLAND

Skate, build a snow fort and have an epic snowball fight when snowy winter fun moves inside the library! We’ll create craft and art projects, too. Families Clark Pleasant Branch White River Branch Trafalgar Branch

Thu Mon Tue

Dec. 12 Jan. 6 Jan. 7

4-5 p.m. 2-4 p.m. 4-5 p.m.

MERRY PRAIRIE: LIGHT UP THE LIBRARY

There’s a chill in the air and a twinkle in the eye; the holiday season is here! Celebrate the spirit of the season with friends, family and neighbors as we light up the library. Enjoy luminaries on our prairie walk, visit with beloved Christmas characters, pet a reindeer, make some ornaments in Santa’s Workshop, listen to holiday music and much more. All Ages Trafalgar Branch

Fri

Dec. 13

6:30-8:30 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 on November 11th. Families White River Branch Clark Pleasant Branch Franklin Branch

Fri Mon Mon

Dec. 13 Dec. 16 Dec. 16

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

WRAP UP AND WIND DOWN

Looking for a chance to wrap those last minute gifts before the holiday rush? Look no further! You bring the gifts and paper, we'll provide the space, the cocoa and the holiday cheer. Adults Trafalgar Branch

Wed

Dec. 18

6-7 p.m.

GINGERBREAD CONSTRUCTION

Join us for our annual gingerbread house program. We’ll provide the materials. You provide the creativity. Please register. Families Clark Pleasant Branch

Wed

Dec. 18

6:30-7:30 p.m.

HAPPY NOON YEAR

Celebrate the holidays with the American Girls. Make crafts the girls would have made in their time or make a present for your doll! Make and eat a delicious gingerbread house and play holiday games.

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

Children (ages 5-11)

Clark Pleasant Branch Franklin Branch

Trafalgar Branch

Sat

Dec. 7

1-2:30 p.m.

Families

Tue Tue

Dec. 31 Dec. 31

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


Meet Heather Petro, Circulation Manager these kits to learn new computer skills with free online resources to practice skills they learn when they use our Book a Librarian services, to complete online employment applications or to even to become more comfortable navigating the internet and the computer in general. JCPL: How will you collaborate with community organizations to ensure success for your project? HP: I’ve been meeting with local organizations to help determine how their organizations are working on digital inclusion and how this project may help them meet their goals to serve the community’s needs. We’re also discussing how best to get the kits to the people who could most benefit from their use. We’re discussing a referral program where partners will refer individuals who need personal computer assistance to the library’s Book a Librarian service. Heather Petro is the Circulation Manager at our Clark Pleasant Branch. Heather oversees the process of checking materials out from the library, and works to ensure excellent customer service for our patrons. Read our interview with Heather and learn about her work with digital inclusion at the library. Johnson County Public Library: What’s your library background? How long have you worked for JCPL? Heather Petro: I started off working full time in circulation at our Franklin Branch then after about two years I was promoted to Circulation Manager at our Clark Pleasant Branch. JCPL: What does your typical day look? HP: The great thing about my job is I don’t really have a typical day; each day is different. Some days I spend my entire day at the circulation desk interacting with our patrons. Other days I spend my time researching how to promote digital inclusion in our community. JCPL: What is digital inclusion? HP: Digital Inclusion is all about recognizing the areas in your community – rural areas, low-income areas that don’t have quality access to the internet and then working toward solutions to provide access to everyone. JCPL: Tell us about your Chromebooks and hot spots project. HP: I’m working on a project to expand our popular Pocket Wi-Fi mobile hot spot service across our county. My goal is to provide full internet access to adults through kits that will include a Wi-Fi hot spot, a Chromebook laptop and a list of helpful JCPL resources. JCPL: How does it work? HP: JCPL will have 12 kits each with a checkout period of six weeks, which allows for a nice length of time to really benefit from the service. I’m working with our IT department to get the laptops programmed and ready to circulate. Patrons can borrow

JCPL: Why are you passionate about this project? HP: I’m passionate about digital inclusion because I’ve lived in the rural areas of this community my entire life and I know how hard it is when you don’t have reliable internet access. Whether you’re an adult, a child or a senior, we need internet access to do everything from homework to banking to entertainment. JCPL: The Clark Pleasant area is expected to increase by 34% in the next 10 years. Do you have plans to expand on this project? HP: It would be great to provide hotspots to schools so kids without home internet access could borrow the kits for homework or distance learning. We take high-speed internet access for granted, but there are places in our county where reliable internet access is not available. There are also families who cannot afford home internet access. Kids who live in homes without reliable internet access have a learning disadvantage and can fall behind their classmates in school. JCPL: This September, you became our 11th staff member to participate in Leadership Johnson County. What are you looking forward to learning through this program? HP: I’m really excited to learn more about how the county works and about local agriculture, economics and business. I hope to have an opportunity to practice my public speaking skills, even though that scares me. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and making community connections and hearing what other people think about things that interest me, like digital inclusion.

To read all of our staff spotlights, visit pageafterpage.org/staff-spotlight

November 2019–January 2020

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Hours M-Th Fri Sat Sun

9 a.m.-8 p.m. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed

Clark Pleasant Branch 530 Tracy Rd., New Whiteland, IN 46184 317-535-6206 pageafterpage.org

COOKIE MONSTER DAY

ESL CONVERSATION GROUP

Join us in celebrating Cookie Monster’s birthday with stories, activities and, of course, cookies! Please register.

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

Sat

Wed Wed

Families

Nov. 2

10:30-11:30 a.m.

TWEEN CLUB

Hang out and try a new recipe, activity or craft each month at this club especially for tweens! Please register. Children (ages 9-12)

Popcorn Taste Test Mon Nov. 4 6:30-7:30 p.m. Ugly Sweater Craft - please bring a t-shirt or sweater to decorate Mon Dec. 9 6:30-7:30 p.m. Emoji Paint Workshop Mon Jan. 13 6:30-7:30 p.m. Pull on your Wellies and put on your Mac! Paddington Bear is visiting the library and he can’t wait to meet you! Listen to stories, take photos and celebrate this lovable character. Please register.

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

Nov. 5

10:30-11:15 a.m.

KIDS COOKING

Collaborate with us on kid-friendly concoctions! We'll all work together to make one no-bake food item related to the month's story theme, then taste the results. Please register. Children (ages 5-11)

Tue Tue Tue

Nov. 5 Dec. 3 Jan. 7

Nov. 6, 27 Dec. 11

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

INTRO TO SEWING: HANGING HAND TOWEL

Learn to sew a pretty and practical hanging hand towel for your kitchen or bathroom with sewing instructor, Kathy Anderson. This class will require basic skills like threading your machine and making a bobbin. Please come prepared (taking our Intro to Sewing class is recommended). A limited number of sewing machines will be available for use for anyone who is unable to bring a portable sewing machine. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 16+)

MEET PADDINGTON BEAR

Tue

Adults

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

Wed

Nov. 6

6-7:30 p.m.

TERRIFIC TWOS STORYTIME

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

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

Thu Thu Thu

Nov. 7, 14, 21 Dec. 5, 12 Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30

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

ELVIS PRESLEY: THE KING OF ROCK & ROLL

More than 60 years afer he first broke onto the national stage, Elvis Presley remains one of the most popular and recognizable rock 'n' roll performers of all time. Learn about his life and music and hear some of his best-loved recordings. Please register. Teens & Adults

Thu WINT

RMAL ER FO

Nov. 7

7-8 p.m.

PRESCHOOL EDIBLE SCIENCE

Preschoolers step into the library kitchen and see what’s on the menu! We’ll taste, learn and have fun as we experiment with hands-on kitchen science. Please register. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required Looking for a dress for your high school dance? Find one at the library! CLARK PLEASANT BRANCH

Nov. 8 Dec. 13 Jan. 10

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

WINTER FORMAL DRESS POP-UP SHOP

SAT / NOV. 9 / 1-4 P.M. TEENS, GRADES 9-12

Need a dress for your high school dance? Find one at the library! All dresses and accessories are FREE for the taking! Teens

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ALL DRESSES, SHOES AND ACCESSORIES ARE FREE FOR THE TAKING!

Fri Fri Fri

Sat N O N E E D TO R E G I S T E R , B U T D O T E L L A F R I E N D.

10 November 2019–January 2020

Nov. 9

1-4 p.m.


Hours M-Th Fri Sat Sun

Clark Pleasant Branch

9 a.m.-8 p.m. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed

530 Tracy Rd., New Whiteland, IN 46184 317-535-6206 pageafterpage.org

LET’S READ LEADERSHIP: A BOOK CLUB FOR EMERGING LEADERS

Reading new and classic leadership books can help you gain a fresh perspective, reenergize you and your team and help you learn more about different strategies and best practices! Snacks and good conversation are guaranteed at each book discussion. This book club is in partnership with Leadership Johnson County. Adults

"Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us" by Daniel H. Pink Mon Nov. 11 6-7:30 p.m.

TEEN ART CONTEST

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. 12, 19, 26 Dec. 3, 10 Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28

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

MAGNET SCIENCE

Explore magnetism through fun stations. Do different liquids change a magnet's power? Can you keep the magnet pendulum spinning? Try these activities and more. Please register. Children (ages 5-11)

Tue

Nov. 12

4:30-5:30 p.m.

CONQUERING THE FIRST DRAFT OF YOUR NOVEL

Celebrate National Novel Writing Month with us! Bring your preferred writing tools – laptop or pen and paper – as Brooke Davis, young adult novelist, shares tips for conquering one of the toughest steps of the writing process, finishing the dreaded first draft. Please register. Teens & Adults

Tue

Nov. 12

6:30-7:45 p.m.

DIY PERLER BEAD MAGNETS

Use perler beads to create your favorite superheroes, Disney characters or fandoms, then turn them into a fun magnet for your school locker. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens (ages 13-18)

Wed

Nov. 13

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 with all who visit our libraries. Contest Dates:

Artwork may be submitted November 2-December 1, 2019 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 11, during the Teen Art Contest Reception. All artists are invited to attend to showcase their submissions.

Pick up an entry form for a full list of rules at any JCPL Branch or at pageafterpage.org/teens

6-7 p.m.

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November 2019–January 2020

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Hours M-Th Fri Sat Sun

Clark Pleasant Branch

9 a.m.-8 p.m. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed

530 Tracy Rd., New Whiteland, IN 46184 317-535-6206 pageafterpage.org

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

TASTY TRAVELS

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

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.

Thu Thu

Wed Wed

Teens (ages 13-18)

Nov. 14 Jan. 23

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

POKÉMON CLUB

Calling all Pokémon trainers: celebrate the newest release in the world of Pokémon! We'll welcome the Galar region and its new Pokémon with a night of festivities, games, crafts and prizes. Get pumped for the Sword and Shield game coming out for the Nintendo Switch this month. Please register. Children (ages 5-11); Families Welcome

Thu

Nov. 14

6-7:30 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. 15 Dec. 20 Jan. 17

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

DIY CORK OWLS

Make adorable owls using wine corks and felt. All materials will be provided. Please register. Adults

Mon

Nov. 18

10-11 a.m.

TALES FOR TAILS

Improve your reading skills and enjoy time with a registered Alliance of Therapy Dogs canine friend. Sign up for a 15-minute session at the Information Desk or call 317-535-6206. Children (ages 5-11)

Mon Mon Mon

Nov. 18 Dec. 16 Jan. 20

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

HOP AND BOP

Let’s dance! We’ll explore different kinds of music as we experiment with rhythm in this fun, high-energy program for preschoolers.

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

Wed Wed Wed

Nov. 20 Dec. 18 Jan. 22

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

12 November 2019–January 2020

Children (ages 7-11)

Nov. 20 Jan. 29

6:30-7:30 p.m. 6:30-7:30 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 (ages 5-11)

Thu Thu Thu

Nov. 21 Dec. 12 Jan. 30

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

SUPERCRAFTERS: DISNEY

Craft nerds unite! Kids will create masterpieces themed around their favorite sci-fi, fantasy or fandom worlds. Please register. Children (ages 5-11)

Tue

Nov. 26

6:30-7:30 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 or just plain fun. Time to socialize will follow. Please register. Children (ages 5-11); Families Welcome

Wed Nov. 27 2-3 p.m. Wed Dec. 18 2-3 p.m. Model Steam Engines –Indiana Live Steamers Wed Jan. 22 2-3 p.m.

HOLIDAY TEA ❃ Sip on festive teas. Create a vintage ornament. Listen to traditional holiday music. Snack on finger foods and play a few party games. Join us for an evening of fun! Please register. Adults

Wed

Dec. 4

6-7 p.m.


Hours M-Th Fri Sat Sun

Clark Pleasant Branch

9 a.m.-8 p.m. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed

530 Tracy Rd., New Whiteland, IN 46184 317-535-6206 pageafterpage.org

INTRO TO SEWING: HOLIDAY FUN ❃ Learn how to sew a fun holiday decoration with sewing instructor, Kathy Anderson. This class will require basic skills like threading your machine and making a bobbin. Please come prepared (taking our Intro to Sewing class is recommended). A limited number of sewing machines will be available for use for anyone who is unable to bring a portable sewing machine. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 16+)

Thu

Dec. 5

6-7:30 p.m.

PRESCHOOL YOGA STORYTIME

Build little muscles and minds! We'll combine simple yoga poses and gentle stretching with stories and rhymes to make an interactive, movement-filled story time experience. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required

Fri Fri

Dec. 6 Jan. 3

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

MEET MRS. CLAUS ❃ Enjoy Christmas stories and songs with Mrs. Claus then complete a holiday craft. Bring your camera for photo opportunities. Families

Fri

Dec. 6

4-5 p.m.

CROCHET CHRISTMAS CREATIONS ❃

Decorate your home for the holidays with festive crocheted ornaments! These cute and easy creations will also make great gifts. All materials will be provided. Basic crocheting skills required. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 13+)

Tue

Dec. 10

6-7 p.m.

SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE

Meet us in our library laboratory and we’ll conduct some wild science experiements. Don’t worry, you won’t really be blinded! Please register. Children (ages 5-11)

Wed

Dec. 11

4-5 p.m.

DIY HOLIDAY GIFTS ❃ Strapped for cash? Need to find gifts for your friends and family this holiday season? Create unique gifts that everyone will love and won't cost you a dime! All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens (ages 13-18)

Wed

Dec. 11

6-7 p.m.

WINTER WONDERLAND ❃ Skate, build a snow fort and have an epic snowball fight when snowy winter fun moves inside the library! We’ll create craft and art projects, too. Families

Thu

Dec. 12

4-5 p.m.

HOLIDAY CANVAS PAINTING ❃ Create a mini winter masterpiece to decorate your house for the holidays or to give as a gift. All materials will be provided. Please register. Adults

Mon

Dec. 16

10-11 a.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. Program 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 on November 11. Families

Mon

Dec. 16

4-5 p.m.

STAR WARS TRIVIA

Find out if the force is really on your side as you try to impress your friends with your out-of-this-galaxy knowledge of the Star Wars universe. Themed prizes will be awarded. Please register. Teens (ages 13-18)

Tue

Dec. 17

6-7 p.m.

GINGERBREAD CONSTRUCTION ❃ Join us for our annual gingerbread house program. We’ll provide the materials. You provide the creativity. Please register. Families

Wed

Dec. 18

6:30-7:30 p.m.

DROP-IN TECH HELP

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

Thu

Dec. 19

2-4 p.m.

HAPPY NOON YEAR ❃ Celebrate the new year a little early with music, dancing, games and crafts. Families

Tue

Dec. 31

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

November 2019–January 2020

13


Hours M-Th Fri Sat Sun

Clark Pleasant Branch

9 a.m.-8 p.m. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed

530 Tracy Rd., New Whiteland, IN 46184 317-535-6206 pageafterpage.org

WHAT’S YOUR SIGN? ASTROLOGY AND READING LISTS

Whether you believe in the zodiac or not, most people know their star signs and a few traits associated with those signs. Discover cultural zodiacs and pick up a reading list based on your astrological sign. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 13+)

Tue

Jan. 7

6:30-7:30 p.m.

INTRO TO SEWING: SEWING MACHINE BASICS

Learn sewing machine basics from 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. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens & Adults (ages 16+)

Wed

Jan. 8

6-7:30 p.m.

SEW YOUR OWN HAIR SCRUNCHIES

Everyone’s favorite hair accessory from the '80s and '90s is making a major comeback. Learn to make your very own scrunchies. It’s easy and fun! A limited number of sewing machines will be available for use for anyone who is unable to bring a portable sewing machine. No sewing experience necessary. Please register. Teens (ages 13-18)

Thu

Jan. 9

4-5 p.m.

GOAL SETTING AND YOUR PLANNER

It’s a new year and that means it’s time to set new goals and resolutions. Planner enthusiast, Savannah Williams, will teach participants a variety of ways to effectively use any type of planner to set your goals and make your resolutions stick this year! Please register. Adults

Tue

Jan. 14

6-7 p.m.

ANIME CLUB

Don't know what to do after Christmas Break? We've got a solution - lots of high-action anime and snacks! Hang out with other teens, participate in a chibi drawing contest and watch anime. Please register. Teens (ages 13-18)

Wed

Jan. 15

6-7:30 p.m.

SEW YOUR OWN BOOKMARK

Create confetti and fabric strap bookmarks with items you can find around the house. No sewing experience required. All materials will be provided. Please register. Adults

Mon

Jan. 20

10-11 a.m.

14 November 2019–January 2020

DIY SUCCULENT DIFFUSER POT

You don’t have to have a green thumb to enjoy cute plants at home. Make your own succulent essential oil diffuser planter. Learn about basic care for succulents and houseplants, then make a planter and choose between real and artificial plants. All materials will be provided. Please register. Adults

Wed

Jan. 22

6-7 p.m.

FAMILY CONVERSATION CAFÉ: LGBT+

Broaden your worldview with stories that confront bias and explore other cultures. Learn strategies to start and extend conversations about our diverse world, even with younger children. Join us for snacks in a welcoming space to practice empathy and understanding. Please register. Families

Thu

Jan. 23

6:30-7:30 p.m.

CAT CAFÉ

Relax and enjoy some refreshments and quality time with furry, adoptable felines from the Humane Society of Johnson County. All Ages

Sat

Jan. 25

1-2 p.m.

CLARK PLEASANT BOOK CLUB

Love to read and talk about books? This month's book is "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman. Contact the reference desk to get a copy to read in advance. Please register. Adults

Tue

Jan. 28

2-3 p.m.

SUPERCRAFTERS: POP CULTURE CATS

Craft nerds unite! Kids will create masterpieces themed around their favorite sci-fi, fantasy or fandom worlds. Please register. Children (ages 5-11)

Tue

Jan. 28

6:30-7:30 p.m.

LITTLE SCIENTISTS

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

Fri

Jan. 31

10:30-11:30 a.m.


Clark Pleasant Branch

Hours M-Th 9 a.m.-8 p.m. When think back over our lives, we think 530 Tracy Rd., New Whiteland, IN 46184 Fri we 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 317-535-6206 about will be remembered for and Sat what 9 we a.m.-5 p.m. about the people and the things that matter pageafterpage.org Sunto us.Closed most We wonder what impact we have made and what we leave behind. Planned giving is simply making your decision to leave a portion of your assets – your savings, property, life insurance or even stocks or a trust – to support a charity or a cause. Some refer to this when they talk about leaving a legacy. The JCPL’s Silver Tree Society was created to honor donors who have chosen to leave a portion of their legacy to support literacy and the Library. Regardless of the dollar value of the gift, planned gifts make a difference at the Library. To learn more about how joining the Silver Tree Society can help secure the future of the Library for generations to come, visit us at pageafterpage.org/jcpl-foundation or contact us at jcplfoundation@jcplin.org. Pictured: (top left to right) *Jackie McNeelan, *Lisa Lintner - JCPL Director, Beverly Martin and Ruth Freese and (front, left to right) *Gretchen Beaman -JCPL Board President, *Diane Black and *Merilee Allen. Not pictured: Jane Bingham. *JCPL Foundation Board Members

Why I Give

JCPL Foundation Silver Tree Society:

Leaving a Legacy

Jane Bingham has spent much of her life visiting, working and advocating for the public library in Franklin, IN. Jane is also a founding member of the Foundation’s Silver Tree Society. So, we asked Jane why she supports the JCPL Foundation and what the library means to her. “I love the library, I always have. I’ve been coming to [the Franklin Branch] library since I was a child and I worked here as an associate. I became a Friend of the Library and eventually, their President. I want my grandchildren to have an excellent public library as they grow up. I’m hoping that my grandkids will attribute their love of reading to their grandma. When they think of me, I want them to remember their grandma taking them to visit the library and reading books to them.

Jane Bingham & Grandkids

Teagan, Briley, Drew, Ellie & Charlotte

I think it’s really important to give what you can rather than worrying about ‘I don’t have enough,’ or ‘They won’t want my $25’ or whatever. A small donation could provide snacks for a children’s program, support author visits or help buy prizes for summer and winter learning programs.”

“When they think of me, I want them to remember their grandma taking them to visit the library and reading books to them.”

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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 317-738-2833 pageafterpage.org

CREATION STATION

CHESS CLUB

Each Saturday, we'll have a new craft, writing prompt, activity or challenge available for your whole family to discover in the Children's Department.

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned player, come and test yourself against others in a friendly atmosphere. Chess sets will be provided. Bring your own set, if you prefer. Please register.

Being Thankful Writing Prompts Puppet Palooza Pipe Cleaner Ninjas Build from a Book Robots Make Your Own Card Puppet Palooza LEGO Ornaments New Year’s Writing Prompt Paper Mosaic Snowflake Puppet Palooza Chinese Lanterns Winter Writing Prompts

Tue Tue Tue

Families

Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat

Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23 Nov. 30 Dec. 7 Dec. 14 Dec. 21 Dec. 28 Jan. 4 Jan. 11 Jan. 18 Jan. 25

MEET PADDINGTON BEAR

Pull on your Wellies and put on your Mac! Paddington Bear is visiting the library and he can’t wait to meet you! Listen to stories, take photos and celebrate this lovable character. Please register. Children (ages 0-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Mon

Nov. 4

10:30-11:30 a.m.

FULL STEAM AHEAD

Explore your world through science and technology! Discover a new STEAM adventure each month as we conduct hands-on creative experiments, code our own video games and more. Please register. Children (ages 5-11)

Mon Mon Mon

Nov. 4 Dec. 2 Jan. 13

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

Have fun and be creative together! Enjoy stories, crafts, songs and more. Drop in for exploration stations before stories begin at 10:45 a.m. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

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

Nov. 5, 19 Dec. 3, 17 Jan. 7, 21

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

FAMILY STORYTIME

Have fun and be creative together! Enjoy stories, songs and more with your family. Families; Child’s Caregiver Required

Tue Sat Tue Sat Tue Sat

Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov. 9 Dec. 10, 17 Dec. 14 Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 Jan. 11

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

GENEALOGY GET TOGETHER

Need motivation to work on your genealogy? Bring your project to the Historical Room each month and plan to organize your genealogy records or do further research. Please register. Adults

Tue Tue Tue

Nov. 5 Dec. 3 Jan. 7

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 (ages 10-15)

Wed Wed Wed

Nov. 6, 20 Dec. 4, 18 Jan. 8, 22

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

SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Tue Wed Tue Wed Tue Wed

All Ages

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.

16 November 2019–January 2020

Meet us in our library laboratory and we’ll conduct some wild science experiments. Don’t worry, you won’t really be blinded! Please register. Children (ages 5-11)

Wed

Nov. 6

6:30-7:30 p.m.


Hours M-Th Fri Sat Sun

Franklin Branch

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

401 State St., Franklin, IN 46131 317-738-2833 pageafterpage.org

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. 7, 14, 21 Dec. 5, 12 Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30

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. 7, 14, 21 Dec. 5, 12 Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30

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

GET READY FOR SCHOOL: TALK! SING! READ! WRITE! PLAY!

Pamela Martin-Diaz, Early Literacy Coordinator at the Allen County Public Library, will share fun ways you can help your children develop their early literacy skills. This program is intended for adults with preschool or kindergarten-age children. Please register. Adults

Thu

Nov. 7

6:30-8 p.m.

The More You READ, the More You EARN!

AUTHORS AT JCPL: LISA JEWELL

The Authors at JCPL series continues with a visit from internationally best-selling author of 18 novels, Lisa Jewell. Lisa will share about her new book, "The Family Upstairs." Make it an evening out! Doors open at 6 p.m. to enjoy drinks with friends at The Pavilion's cash bar or to dine at their restaurant, Shale Creek Brewing, before the event. Please register at pageafterpage.org/authors Adults

The Pavilion at Downtown Franklin - 176 W Jefferson St., Franklin

Thu

Nov. 7

7-9:30 p.m.

PRESCHOOL YOGA STORYTIME

Build little muscles and minds! We'll combine simple yoga poses and gentle stretching with stories and rhymes to make an interactive, movement-filled story time experience.

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

Fri Fri Fri

Nov. 8 Dec. 6 Jan. 3

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

AMERICAN INDIANS

Each month explore the achievements, history and culture of an American Indian Nation. Please register. Children & Teens (ages 5-18)

Navajo Code Talkers Mon Nov. 11 Traditional Games Mon Dec. 9

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

TRAVEL CLUB

Travel to a unique destination each month without leaving the comfort of the library! Join us for crafts and activities as we discover new cultures. Please register. Children (ages 5-11)

Indiana Tue Nov. 12 Italy Tue Dec. 10 Georgia Tue Jan. 14

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

WHAT HAPPENS AT GRANDMA’S: AN EVENING WITH LORI BORGMAN

Join Lori Borgman, nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, for a lively and tenderhearted foray into grandparenting as she speaks about her new book, “What Happens at Grandma’s, Stays at Grandma’s.” Books will be available for purchase and Lori will sign after her presentation. Please register. Adults

pageafterpage.org/rewards

Tue

Nov. 12

6:30-7:30 p.m.

November 2019–January 2020

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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 317-738-2833 pageafterpage.org

FRANKENBRAIN

Have fun trying science experiments about the brain with Franklin College Psychology students. Please register. Children (ages 5-11); Families Welcome

Wed

Nov. 13

4:30-5:30 p.m.

MAKE & TAKE: PAINT A SIGN

Get creative at this make and take sign program. Pam Stovall from Chick and Bourbon will show you how to create a decorative piece for your home. Choose from several different design types and colors to make it your own. All materials will be provided. Class cost per person is $11. Please register. Teens & Adults

Wed

Nov. 13

6:30-8:30 p.m.

AN INTRODUCTION TO WHOLE 30

Ever wondered what the benefits of the Whole 30 diet are and how you can adjust your diet to eliminate sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes, soy and dairy? Learn about this popular program from Whole 30 coach, Ali Prichett. Please register. Adults

Thu

Nov. 14

6:30-7:30 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 birth-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Fri Fri Fri

Nov. 15, 29 Dec. 13 Jan. 10, 24

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

FRIDAY CRAFTERNOON

Bring your friends for a fun afternoon of crafting! All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens

Sharpie Stained-Glass Candle Holder Fri Nov. 15 4:30-5:15 p.m. Tissue Paper Canvas Art Fri Dec. 20 4:30-5:15 p.m. Silhouette Art Fri Jan. 17 4:30-5:15 p.m.

SCHOOL-AGE YOGA STORYTIME

Not your little siblings' storytime! Engage in a short yoga practice then vote on stories. Listen while engaging in activities like LEGOs, puzzles and dominoes. Create, build, draw and more! Children (ages 5-11)

Mon Mon Mon

If you love Anna, Elsa and Olaf, join us as we celebrate the release of “Frozen 2!” Let it go (again) and enjoy games, crafts, music, warm hugs and more. Costumes are welcome. Please register. Families

White River BRANCH Sat / Nov. 16 10-11 a.m. Trafalgar BRANCH Mon / Nov. 18 6:30-7:30 p.m. Franklin BRANCH Fri / Nov. 22 4:30-5:15 p.m.

18 November 2019–January 2020

Nov. 18 Dec. 16 Jan. 20

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

FRANKLIN PAGE TURNERS BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

If you love to read and chat about books, join us as we discuss this month’s book. We'll share ideas and insights in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Borrow a copy at the reference desk. Teens & Adults (16+)

"The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie" by C. Alan Bradley Mon Nov. 18 6:30-8 p.m. "Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty Mon Dec. 16 6:30-8 p.m. "The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson Mon Jan. 20 6:30-8 p.m.

LITTLE SCIENTISTS

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

Fri Fri

Nov. 22 Jan. 31

10:30-11 a.m. 10:30-11 a.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, IN 46131 317-738-2833 pageafterpage.org

FROZEN PARTY: TWICE THE ICE

If you love Anna, Elsa and Olaf, join us as we celebrate the release of "Frozen 2!" Let it go (again) and enjoy games, crafts, music, warm hugs and more. Costumes are welcome. Please register. Families

Fri

Nov. 22

4:30-5:15 p.m.

CRAFTY KIDS CLUB

Calling all kid artists! Create with us. We'll have a new project each month. All materials will be provided. Please dress for a mess. Please register. Children (ages 5-11)

Pine Cone Turkeys Tue Nov. 26 Papercraft Snowflakes Thu Dec. 19 Printmaking Thu Jan. 16

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

AUTHORS AT JCPL: JAN BRETT

The Authors at JCPL series continues with a visit from best-selling children’s author and illustrator, Jan Brett. Learn about her new book, “The Tale of the Tiger Slippers.” A signing will follow the presentation, and Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore will be on site selling copies of Jan’s book. Doors open at 4 p.m. for fun children's activities before the presentation. Please register at pageafterpage.org/authors All Ages

The Historic Artcraft Theatre - 57 N. Main Street, Franklin

Tue

Dec. 3

5-7 p.m.

PAPER SNOWFLAKES ❃

Make beautiful paper snowflakes to decorate your house for winter or the holidays. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens & Adults

Thu

Dec. 5

7-8 p.m.

STORYTIME WITH MRS. CLAUS ❃

Get in the holiday spirit a bit early as Mrs. Claus hosts storytimes before Franklin's Holiday Lighting. Families

Hoosier Cupboard Candy, Snacks & Ice Cream - 370 E. Jefferson St., Franklin

Sat Dec. 7 11:30 a.m.-noon Library Services Center - 49 E. Monroe St., Franklin Sat Dec. 7 1-1:30 p.m. & 3-3:30 p.m.

AUTHORS AT JCPL: TOMI ADEYEMI

The Authors at JCPL series continues with a visit from best-selling teen author, Tomi Adeyemi. Learn about her new book, “Children of Virtue and Vengeance,” the second book in the popular Legacy of Orisha series. Please register at pageafterpage.org/authors Teens & Adults

The Historic Artcraft Theatre - 57 N. Main Street, Franklin

Mon

Dec. 9

7-9 p.m.

MAGNET SCIENCE

Explore magnetism through fun stations. Do different liquids change a magnet's power? Can you keep the magnet pendulum spinning? Try these activities and more. Please register. Children (ages 5-11)

Wed

Dec. 11

4:30-5:15 p.m.

PAINTED WOODEN ORNAMENTS ❃ Get in the holiday spirit by creating ornaments! Nicole Vaught will teach you how to make a pretty acrylic painted wooden ornament for your tree or home. The design is up to you, but she will guide you through the steps. Each person will make two ornaments. All supplies will be provided. Please register. Teens & Adults

Wed

Dec. 11

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! Program will fill up quickly. Registration opens on November 11. Is the program already full? No problem! Everyone is invited to get a photo with the reindeer after the presentation. Registration is required. Families

Mon

Dec. 16

6:30-7:30 p.m.

READ & BLEED AT YOUR LIBRARY

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

Thu

Dec. 26

2-6 p.m.

HAPPY NOON YEAR ❃

Celebrate the new year a little early with music, dancing, games and crafts. Families

Tue

Dec. 31

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

November 2019–January 2020

19


Hours M-Th Fri Sat Sun

Franklin Branch

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

401 State St., Franklin, IN 46131 317-738-2833 pageafterpage.org

SAFE SITTER®

AGING IN PLACE

Safe Sitter is a full-day babysitting course recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It teaches 11-16 year-olds how to be safe and nurturing caregivers and to handle emergencies. Please bring a sack lunch and $25.00 fee to class. Pre-registration forms need to be filled out by parent/guardian at the library or at pageafterpage.org/safesitter. Please call 317-738-2833 to register. Children & Teens (ages 11-16)

Thu

Jan. 2

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

Professional organizer, Victoria Thompson of Victoria's Organizers, will explain what aging in place is. Learn about how you can live in the place of your choice without losing your quality of life as you reach your senior years. She will also touch on financial planning. Please register. Adults

Wed

Jan. 15

3-4 p.m.

TOT ART

Collaborate with us on a kid-friendly, snowy no-bake recipe with a January winter theme. Please register.

Create your own masterpiece! Create tot-friendly art projects together. Stick around after the craft for socialization and a short playtime. Please dress for a mess.

Thu

Fri

KIDS COOKING

Children (ages 6-9)

Jan. 9

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Adults

Jan. 9

Jan. 17

10:30-11 a.m.

DIY SUCCULENT DIFFUSER POT

ESSENTIAL OILS 101

If you’re wondering about essential oils and if they would be of benefit for you and your family, you won’t want to miss this class. Stacy Quasebarth will teach us how oils can be useful powerful allies in your quest for wellness. Please register. Thu

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

You don’t have to have a green thumb to enjoy plants at home. Make your own succulent essential oil diffuser planter. Learn about basic care for succulents and houseplants, then make a planter and choose between real and artificial plants. All materials will be provided. Please register. Teens & Adults

6:30-8 p.m.

Sat

TEEN ART CONTEST RECEPTION

Jan. 18

10-11 a.m.

View entries from the Teen Art Contest. Celebrate the artwork, mingle with other teens and enjoy light refreshments. Artwork entries may be picked up at the reception. Teens & Adults

Sat

Jan. 11

2-4 p.m.

Explore Winter at JCPL

Register at any JCPL Branch or online at pageafterpage.org/explorewinter beginning Jan. 6

20 November 2019–January 2020

Read. Create . Discov er.

Earn Pr

izes!


15th Annual

HOLIDAY Saturday, December 7, 2019 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 Holiday Singers 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 Registration deadline: Dec. 5

Johnson County Public Library

Cookies Judged by Purdue Extension Services, Johnson County


Hours M-Th Fri Sat Sun

Trafalgar Branch

9 a.m.-8 p.m. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed

424 S. Tower St., Trafalgar, IN 46181 317-878-9560 pageafterpage.org

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. 5, 12, 19, 26 Dec. 3, 10 Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28

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

PROTECT YOURSELF! SELF DEFENSE FOR YOUTH

Learning to defend yourself is a useful skill in many different situations. Cletis Gipson, black belt in Keisatsu Jujitsu, will teach kids basic strategies and techniques that will help keep them safe. Please register. Children & Teens (ages 8-18)

Mon

Nov. 11

6:30-7:30 p.m.

PAINT YOUR PET

MEET PADDINGTON BEAR

Pull on your Wellies and put on your Mac! Paddington Bear is visiting to the library and he can’t wait to meet you! Listen to stories, take phtos and celebrate this lovable character.

Drop off a picture of your pet by Nov. 5 and we will prepare your canvas paint-by-numbers style for you to fill in. All materials will be provided. Please register.

Thu

Tue

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

Nov. 7

10-11 a.m.

Homeschoolers! Join us for H-Club to hear stories, make crafts and play games. Children (ages 5-11); Child’s Caregiver Required

Nov. 7, 14, 21 Dec. 5, 12 Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30

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

SAFE@HOME BY SAFE SITTER®

This program is designed for students in grades 4-6 to prepare them to be safe when they are home alone. It teaches students how to practice safe habits, how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies. Students are also introduced to the Safe Sitter First Aid Chart and learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses. A fee of $10 for materials is due the day of the program. Please register. Children (grades 4-6)

Thu

Nov. 7

6-7:30 p.m.

FAMILY CONVERSATION CAFÉ: RACE

Broaden your worldview with stories that confront bias and explore other cultures. Learn strategies to start and extend conversations about our diverse world, even with younger children. Join us for snacks in a welcoming space to practice empathy and understanding. Please register. Families

Mon

Nov. 12

6-7:30 p.m.

CRAFT NIGHT: THANKSGIVING CENTERPIECE

H-CLUB

Thu Thu Thu

Teens & Adults

Nov. 11

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Start with an empty mason jar and create a beautiful centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. We will paint the jars and use different materials to decorate and make them uniquely your own. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring any other items that you'd like to use in your design. Please register. Adults

Wed

Nov. 13

6:30-7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY STORYTIME

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

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

Thu Tue Tue

Nov. 14, 21 Dec. 5, 12 Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30

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

CELEBRATE NANOWRIMO!

How do you write your first book? One chapter at a time! Join us for this year's National Novel Writing Month and become the next great American author. Please register. Children & Teens (ages 11-18)

Thu

Nov. 14

4:30-5:30 p.m.

FROZEN PARTY: TWICE THE ICE

If you love Anna, Elsa and Olaf, join us as we celebrate the release of "Frozen 2"! Let it go (again) and enjoy games, crafts, music, warm hugs and more. Costumes are welcome. Please register. Families

Mon

22 November 2019–January 2020

Nov. 18

6:30-7:30 p.m.


Hours M-Th Fri Sat Sun

Trafalgar Branch

9 a.m.-8 p.m. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed

424 S. Tower St., Trafalgar, IN 46181 317-878-9560 pageafterpage.org

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. 20 Dec. 18 Jan. 15

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

HOLIDAY WREATH ❃ Deck the halls with a one-of-a-kind holiday wreath made with fresh pine branches. Hang it on your front door or use it as a centerpiece with candles. We will have traditional red and white candles, different color ribbons and other materials available. Feel free to bring your own if you prefer. Please register. Adults

Wed

Nov. 20

6-7:30 p.m.

BEADED SNOWFLAKES ❃ Decorate your home or office with this fun wintry craft made of beads. Please register.

HOLIDAY SOCK GNOME ❃ Add to your holiday decorations with a cute sock gnome. Impress your family and friends with these easy decorations that require no sewing. All materials will be provided unless you’d like to bring two fuzzy socks in the colors of your choice. Please register. Adults

Wed

Dec. 4

6-7:30 p.m.

AN AMERICAN GIRL HOLIDAY ❃ Celebrate the holidays with the American Girls. Make crafts the girls would have made in their time or make a present for your doll! Make and eat a delicious gingerbread house and play holiday games. Please register. Children (ages 5-11)

Sat

Dec. 7

1-2:30 p.m.

CRAFTING ACROSS THE GALAXY

Get ready for the newest Star Wars movie by perfecting your Jedi arts... and crafts! Please register. Children (ages 5-11)

Tue

Dec. 10

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Teens & Adults

Tue

Dec. 3

6-7 p.m.

Merry Prairie

Luminaries on our prairie walk • Visit with Christmas characters • Pet a reindeer • Crafts, music and more November 2019–January 2020

23


Hours M-Th Fri Sat Sun

Trafalgar Branch

9 a.m.-8 p.m. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed

424 S. Tower St., Trafalgar, IN 46181 317-878-9560 pageafterpage.org

KRAMPUS CRAFT NIGHT ❃ Everyone knows Santa, but tonight we're going to celebrate his mischievous twin, Krampus! Join us as we create crafts that celebrate the darker side of the holiday season. Please register.

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

Tue

Thu

Teens & Adults

Dec. 10

6-7 p.m.

PRESENTS, PRESENTS, PRESENTS: DIY GIFTS FOR YOUR GROWN-UPS ❃

All out of money for the perfect gift for Mom or Dad? No idea what to get them? Join us to make a gift they can enjoy all year. Please register. Children & Teens (ages 5-18)

Wed

Dec. 11

4-5 p.m.

MERRY PRAIRIE: LIGHT UP THE LIBRARY ❃

There’s a chill in the air and a twinkle in the eye; the holiday season is here! Celebrate the spirit of the season with friends, family and neighbors as we light up the library. Enjoy luminaries on our prairie walk, visit with beloved Christmas characters, pet a reindeer, make some ornaments in Santa’s Workshop, listen to holiday music and much more. All Ages

Fri

Dec. 13

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Paint a new droid to get ready for the release of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” Use a stencil or create a completely custom droid. Please register. Children & Teens (ages 5-18)

Dec. 16

6-7:30 p.m.

WRAP UP AND WIND DOWN ❃ Looking for a chance to wrap those last minute gifts before the holiday rush? Look no further! You bring the gifts and paper, we'll provide the space, the cocoa and the holiday cheer. Adults

Wed

Dec. 18

6-7 p.m.

BAKING 101: CINNAMON ROLLS AND GOOEY STICKY BUNS

Our own library baker, Tom Randall, will introduce us to the magic of cinnamon rolls and gooey sticky buns. Please register. Program will fill quickly! Adults

Tue

Dec. 19

Teens & Adults (ages 17+)

Jan. 2

1-6 p.m.

WINTER WONDERLAND \ Skate, build a snow fort and have an epic snowball fight when snowy winter fun moves inside the library! We’ll create craft and art projects, too. Families

Tue

Jan. 7

4-5 p.m.

CRAFTING WITH CRICUT

Learn how to use a Cricut machine to create your own unique designs. Please register. Teens & Adults

Tue

Jan. 7

6-7 p.m.

FEED THE BIRDS

With the colder weather, it is harder for our winged friends to find food. So let's help them out and make some easy bird feeders that they can enjoy until it gets warmer. Please register. Children (ages 5-11)

PAINT A DROID

Mon

READ & BLEED AT THE LIBRARY

6-7:30 p.m.

24 November 2019–January 2020

Wed

Jan. 8

4-5 p.m.

UNFAIR BOOK TRIVIA

The trivia may be easy, but the rules aren't fair. Answer questions from recent popular books and picture books you can read when your arrive. You'll win points for every correct answer, but you won't know if it will add or subtract points until you've answered! Snacks and drinks will be provided. Please register. Teens

Mon

Jan. 13

6:30-7:30 p.m.

MAGNET SCIENCE

Explore magnetism through fun stations. Do different liquids change a magnet's power? Can you keep the magnet pendulum spinning? Try these activities and more. Please register. Children (ages 5-11)

Tue

Jan. 14

4:30-5:15 p.m.


Hours M-Th Fri Sat Sun

Trafalgar Branch

9 a.m.-8 p.m. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed

424 S. Tower St., Trafalgar, IN 46181 317-878-9560 pageafterpage.org

WINTER HOUSE LUMINARIES

Let's bring winter inside as we make simple white houses out of construction paper. Less is sometimes more, like these easy white cutout houses made of construction paper. Placed in front of a light source they will light up your home with a warm winter wonderland glow. Please register. Adults

Wed

Jan. 15

CRAFTING FOR A CAUSE: DOG TOYS

Make the world a better place, one craft at a time! Help us make some dog toys out of old jeans fabric. Toys will be donated to the Humane Society of Johnson County. Please register. All Ages; Child's caregiver required

Wed

Jan. 22

FAMILY FUN NIGHT

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Have fun with the family! Enjoy games, crafts, snacks and more at this event designed for the whole family. Please register.

IRON CHEF: CUPCAKE WARS

Compete for the number one spot in our hearts (and tummies!) Families as you decorate cupcakes according to our favorite theme: BOOKS! Mon Jan. 27 Please register. Jan. 20

6-7 p.m.

KIDS COOKING

Collaborate with us on a kid-friendly, snowy no-bake recipe with a January winter theme. Please register. Children (ages 6-9)

Thu

Jan. 21

It's National Hot Chocolate Day! Find out who invented hot cocoa, explore the different ways you can make it and then, of course, enjoy some cocoa, too. Please register. Children (ages 5-11)

Wed

Jan. 29

4-5 p.m.

MINI FLOWERPOT SNOWMEN

4:30-5:30 p.m.

DIY FELT HAND WARMERS

6-7 p.m.

HOT, HOT, HOT CHOCOLATE

Children (ages 5-11)

Mon

4-5 p.m.

Keep your fingers warm this winter with your own handmade set of felt hand warmers. Please register.

Create your own snowman decoration out of a mini flowerpot. Please register. Teens & Adults

Thu

Jan. 30

6-7 p.m.

Teens & Adults

Tue

Jan. 21

6-7 p.m.

at the library Children (ages birth-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome • Please Register

Pull on your Wellies and Mac! Paddington Bear is visiting the library and he can’t wait to meet you! Listen to stories, take photos and celebrate this lovable character.

Johnson County Public Library

Franklin Branch: Clark Pleasant: Trafalgar Branch: White River Branch:

Mon / Nov. 4 / 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tue / Nov. 5 / 10:30-11:15 a.m. Thu / Nov. 7 / 10-11 a.m. Fri / Nov. 8 / 10:30-11:30 a.m. November 2019–January 2020

25


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 317-885-1330 pageafterpage.org

TINY TOTS STORYTIME

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

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

Mon Tue Mon Tue Mon Tue

Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 Dec. 2, 9 Dec. 3, 10 Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27 Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28

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.

Teens & Adults

Wed

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

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

Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 Dec. 2, 9 Dec. 3, 10 Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27 Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28

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.

FAMILY STORYTIME

Tue Wed Thu

Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 Dec. 4, 11, 18 Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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

6:30-7:30 p.m.

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. 7, 14, 21 Nov. 7, 14, 21 Dec. 5, 12 Dec. 5, 12 Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30

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.

MEET PADDINGTON BEAR

Have fun and be creative together! Enjoy stories, songs and more with your family. Families

Nov. 6

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

TERRIFIC TWOS STORYTIME

Mon Tue Mon Tue Mon Tue

BE A PUBLISHED AUTHOR WITHOUT A PUBLISHER

Self-publishing used to be a last resort, but the publishing world has changed. Published author Myra Levine will tell the story of how she chose to self-publish and explain how you can fulfill your dream of publication with virtually no money and no technical expertise. Please register.

Pull on your Wellies and put on your Mac! Paddington Bear is visiting the library, and he can’t wait to meet you! Listen to stories, take photos and celebrate this lovable character. Please register. Children (ages birth-5); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome

Fri

Nov. 8

10:30-11:30 a.m.

If you need directions to our StoryWalks, visit pageafterpage.org/StoryWalks

Country Gate Park New Whiteland

Urban Forest Franklin

26 November 2019–January 2020

Kelsey Anne Devine Trafalgar

Independence Park Greenwood

Windisch Park Bargersville


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 317-885-1330 pageafterpage.org

TALES FOR TAILS

Enjoy time with a registered Pet Partners dog by reading to them. Sign up for a 15-minute session at the Children's Reference Desk or call 317-885-1330. Children (ages 5-11)

Mon Mon Mon

Nov. 11 Dec. 9 Jan. 13

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

FROZEN PARTY: TWICE THE ICE

If you love Anna, Elsa and Olaf, join us as we celebrate the release of "Frozen 2!" Let it go (again) and enjoy games, crafts, music, warm hugs and more. Costumes are welcome. Please register with the exact number of persons attending, including adults. Families

Sat

Nov. 16

10-11 a.m.

VIRTUAL REALITY OPEN HOUSE

CRAFTERNOON: BOOK TURKEYS

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

Try out Oculus Go virtual reality. Travel to outer space, the bottom of the ocean or the Taj Mahal. Become a wizard or fly like a bird. It's virtual play time! Please register. Choose one session.

Adults

All ages

Tue

Nov. 12

1-2:30 p.m.

ESL CONVERSATION GROUP

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

Wed Wed

Nov. 13 Dec. 4

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

Sat Sat

Nov. 16 Nov. 16

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

PLASTIC CANVAS STITCHES

Choose your yarn color and learn about plastic canvas stitching. We'll practice threading a large needle with yarn and trying out different stitches. Take home your project at the end of the program. Please register. Children (ages 5-11)

ROMANCE BOOK CLUB

Love to read romance? Join us for discussions and recommendations of our favorite romance novels. We’ll have a new theme each month. Please register.

Mon

Nov. 18

4-5:15 p.m.

Adults

Childhood Sweethearts Thu Nov. 14 Favorite Holiday Read Thu Dec. 12 Snowbound & Stranded Thu Jan. 9

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

PRESCHOOL YOGA STORYTIME

Build little muscles and minds! We'll combine simple yoga poses and gentle stretching with stories and rhymes to make an interactive, movement-filled story time experience. Children (ages 3-5); Child’s Caregiver Required

Fri Fri Fri

Nov. 15 Dec. 20 Jan. 24

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

Remember Your Public Library in Your Year-End Giving Donations provide support for innovative, multi-generational cultural programs and experiences that ensure learning is accessbile and relevant for everyone.

It’s easy to give at pageafterpage.org/donate

Johnson County Public Library

November 2019–January 2020

27


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 317-885-1330 pageafterpage.org

MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP

BOOK DISCUSSION

Interested in a book club but don't know where to start? Join us as we discuss books in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk the month before each meeting.

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

Adults

Adults

"Replacement Life" by Boris Fishman Mon Nov. 18 7-8:30 p.m. "By Invitation Only" by Dorothea Benton Frank Mon Dec. 16 7-8:30 p.m. "Forgotten Garden" by Kate Morton Mon Jan. 20 7-8:30 p.m.

LET’S VISIT MARS

"Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman Wed Nov. 20 1:30-3:30 p.m. "Turtles All the Way Down" by John Green Wed Dec. 18 1:30-3:30 p.m. “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” by Benjamin Alire Sáenz Wed Jan. 29 1:30-3:30 p.m.

JAN BRETT CRAFTERNOON

Experience a STEAM exploration of space. We will make our own moving space rovers and use virtual reality to explore other planets. Please register.

Let's celebrate Jan Brett with stories and crafts. We'll craft our own Hedgie Hedgehog and more! Please register.

Children (ages 5-11)

Families

Tue

Nov. 19

4:30-5:30 p.m.

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

Nov. 20 Dec. 18 Jan. 22

Nov. 20

4:30-5:15 p.m.

CRAFT NIGHT: THANKFUL TREE ❃

LITTLE SCIENTISTS

Wed Wed Wed

Wed

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

Show your gratitude with this pretty centerpiece decoration. Write what you are thankful for on your tree's leaves and let guests add their own leaves, too. Please register. Teens & Adults

Wed

Librarians offer the best book recommendations! Pick up our Book Gift Guide in a branch or take a peek at pageafterpage.org/GiftGuide Johnson County Public Library

28 November 2019–January 2020

Nov. 20

6:30-8 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, IN 46142 317-885-1330 pageafterpage.org

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

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

Thu Thu Thu

Nov. 21 Dec. 19 Jan. 16

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

I AM AN ILLUSTRATOR LIKE…

Let's get inspired by the amazing art in children's books and create pictures just like those wonderful illustrators. Each month focuses on a different illustrator. Please register. Children (ages 5-11)

Laura Vaccaro Seeger Mon Nov. 25 Todd Parr Mon Dec. 16 Peter H. Reynolds Mon Jan. 27

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

BOARD GAME MONDAYS

Let’s play! Bring your games or let us teach you one of our ours. We’ll meet on the fourth Monday of the month. Sponsored by Patrick Olmstead Law. Please register. All Ages; Child’s caregiver required

Mon Mon Mon

Nov. 25 Dec. 23 Jan. 27

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

ANIME CLUB

Do you love anime? Join the Anime Club! We'll watch anime, discuss manga and eat snacks. Please register. Teens

Mon

Dec. 2

6:30-7:30 p.m.

DNA & GENEALOGY DISCUSSION GROUP

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

READ & BLEED AT YOUR LIBRARY

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

Tue

Dec. 10

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

FAMILY CONVERSATION CAFÉ: FAMILIES

Broaden your worldview with stories that confront bias and explore other cultures. Learn strategies to start and extend conversations about our diverse world, even with younger children. Join us for snacks in a welcoming space to practice empathy and understanding. Please register. Families

Tue

Dec. 10

6:30-7:30 p.m.

CRAFT NIGHT: WINTER VILLAGE ❃ Fold and decorate paper buildings lit with tea lights to make a lovely winter tableau. Please register. Teens & Adults

Wed

Dec. 11

6:30-8 p.m.

TOT ART

Create your own masterpiece! Come 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

Dec. 13 Jan. 10

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

Wait, What? Yes, it’s true! You can check out BOARD GAMES at your library! Stop by a branch today.

Teens & Adults

Sat

Dec. 7

10 a.m.-noon Johnson County Public Library

November 2019–January 2020

29


Hours M-Th Fri Sat Sun

White River Branch

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

1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, IN 46142 317-885-1330 pageafterpage.org

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 on November 11th. Families

Fri

Dec. 13

4-5 p.m.

MEET MRS. CLAUS ❃ Enjoy Christmas stories and songs with Mrs. Claus then complete a holiday craft. Bring your camera for photo opportunities. Families

Tue

Dec. 17

6:30-7:30 p.m.

ROBLOX/MINECRAFT CLUB

Play Roblox or Minecraft at the library! Enjoy playing with fellow teens and friends. Let us know if you can bring your own laptop or if you need to use one of ours. Please register. Teens

Fri

Jan. 3

3-5 p.m.

WINTER WONDERLAND

Skate, build a snow fort and have an epic snowball fight! Snowy winter fun moves indoors at your library with fun craft and art projects on the side. Families

Mon

Jan. 6

2-4 p.m.

SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE

Meet us in our library laboratory and we’ll conduct some wild science experiments. Don’t worry, you won’t really be blinded! Please register. Children (ages 5-11)

Wed

Jan. 8

6:30-7:30 p.m.

FLOATING HEADS: MAKE YOUR OWN HOLOGRAM

Learn about holograms and how to make your own using your cell phone or tablet. Film yourself to create a hologram video message. Please register. Children & Teens (ages 10-18)

Sat

Jan. 11

2-3:30 p.m.

CRAFT NIGHT: YEAR-ROUND WELCOME SIGN

Customize a wooden welcome sign with interchangeable seasonal decorations. Please register. Teens & Adults

Wed

READ

Jan. 15

6:30-8 p.m.

KIDS COOKING

DOWN YOUR FINES

Collaborate with us on a kid-friendly, snowy no-bake recipe with a January winter theme. Please register. Children (ages 6-9)

Thu

Jan. 16

4:30-5:30 p.m.

STEAM BUILDING CHALLENGE

Build 2-D and 3-D shapes, solve puzzles and build famous landmarks to see how many STEAM engineering challenges you can complete! Please register. Children (ages 5-11)

Tue

Library fines got you down? Now you can read those fines away! For every 15 minutes you spend reading in the library, we will take $1 off of your fines. Visit the reference desk and sign-up today! pageafterpage.org/read-down-your-fines Johnson County Public Library

30 November 2019–January 2020

Jan. 21

4:30-5:15 p.m.

DINOSAUR PARTY

Roar! T-Rex is calling all dinosaur lovers to join her for a story, dino dig, craft, balloons, music and more. Dress up and bring your favorite dinosaur. Please register. Children (ages birth-5); Child’s caregiver required, Families welcome

Fri

Jan. 31

10:30-11:30 a.m.


WE MAKE HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING EASY. CHECK OUT A COOKBOOK TODAY! Visit pageafterpage.org/cookbooks to see our staff selections


Friends of Johnson County Public Library A Part of the Johnson County Public Library Foundation

2020

JANUARY 23-25, 2020

Franklin Branch Thu, Jan. 23; 4–8 p.m. (Friends Night) Fri, Jan. 24; 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat, Jan. 25; 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ($5 Bag Day)

APRIL 16-18, 2020

Lo 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.

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

Trafalgar Branch Thu, Apr. 16; 4–8 p.m. (Friends Night) Fri, Apr. 17; 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat, Apr. 18; 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ($5 Bag Day)

July 23-25, 2020

White River Branch Thu, Jul. 23; 4–8 p.m. (Friends Night) Fri, Jul. 24; 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat, Jul. 25; 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ($5 Bag Day)

OCTOBER 22-24, 2020

Clark Pleasant Branch Thu, Oct. 22; 4–8 p.m. (Friends Night) Fri, Oct. 23; 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat, Oct. 24; 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ($5 Bag Day)

Our friends at Wild Geese Bookshop are hosting our Johnson County Public Library

40th Birthday Celebration and YOU’RE Invited! JCPL Friends members will receive a FREE gift (while supplies last) plus 15% off any purchase Not a member yet? Sign up for $5 and receive full Friends benefits immediately! Birthday refreshments will be provided.

Wild Geese Bookshop 107 S. Water St., Franklin, IN 46131 Sun / Nov. 17 noon to 4 p.m.

Profile for Johnson County Public Library (Indiana)

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