Winter Program Guide – Dec 2015-Feb 2016

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Johnson County Public Library

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Program Guide

December 2015—February 2016

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LOCATIONS & HOURS CLARK PLEASANT BRANCH (317) 535-6206

530 Tracy Rd. , Suite 250 New Whiteland, IN 46184-9699 CPL_Ref@jcplin.org Monday–Thursday ; 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

FRANKLIN BRANCH (317) 738-2833

401 State Street Franklin, IN 46131-2561 FRL_Ref@jcplin.org Monday–Thursday; 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday; check pageafterpage.org

TRAFALGAR BRANCH (317) 878-9560

424 S. Tower Street Trafalgar, IN 46181-8876 TRL_Ref@jcplin.org Monday–Thursday; 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

WHITE RIVER BRANCH (317) 885-1330

1664 Library Blvd. Greenwood, IN 46142-1563 WRL_Ref@jcplin.org Monday–Thursday; 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday; check pageafterpage.org

LIBRARY SERVICES CENTER

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

VIRTUAL BRANCH pageafterpage.org

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

Ways to Register for Programs Online 1. Visit pageafterpage.org 2. Click on the orange “View Calendar” button 3. Select your program and complete registration

Phone/In-Person Call or visit a branch for assistance registering for a program.

Why are there fewer Franklin Branch programs? The Franklin Branch will be temporarily closed beginning November 23 for renovations. The project is expected to take about three weeks to complete with a projected re-opening in mid-December. Programs scheduled at the Franklin Branch during this time have been cancelled or rescheduled. Visit pageafterapage.org for further details and updates about closures.

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Children’s Programs Clark Pleasant Branch  Registration Required ⌛ Registration fills quickly F Part of Winter Reading

Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve

All Ages Wed / Dec 2 / 6:30–7:30 p.m. Join us for Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve starring one of Santa’s elves with a LIVE REINDEER and other animals from the North Pole!

The Grinch’s Holiday Good Deed Tracking  School Age (ages 6–11) Mon / Dec 7 / 6:30–7:30 p.m. Join us as we read “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss and make a Good Deed Tracker booklet to help you share the real holiday spirit!

Candy & Canvas for Kids: Star Wars! 

Grades 3–6 (ages 8–12) Tues / Dec 8 / 6:30–7:30 p.m. Snack on candy, practice your art skills and follow along as we create fabulous Star Wars themed paintings together. Please dress for a mess! All materials will be provided.

Toddler Dance Party Babies (Birth–age 2), Toddlers (age 2), Preschool (ages 3–5); Caregiver Required Fri / Dec 11 / 11 a.m.–Noon Children ages 6 months to 5 years old can explore the world of music and dance at the library.

Let’s Play!

Babies (Birth–age 2), Toddlers (age 2), Preschool (ages 3–5); Caregiver Required Sat / Dec 12 / 10–11 a.m. Sat / Jan 9 / 10–11 a.m. Sat / Feb 13 / 10–11 a.m. Spend Saturday morning at the library at this playdate especially for little ones! There will be plenty of fun to be had for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Stay for the whole hour or just part of the time.

Woofs and Books Canine Reading Buddies

Grades K-5 (ages 5–11) Mon / Dec 14 / 6:30–7:30 p.m. Mon / Jan 11 / 6:30–7:30 p.m. Mon / Feb 8 / 6:30–7:30 p.m. K-5th graders can improve their literacy skills and gain confidence by reading to canine buddies from Woofs and Books. To sign up for a 15-minute reading session, stop by the Information Desk or call 535-6206.

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Movie Night: “The Muppet Christmas Carol” 

All Ages Tues / Dec 15 / 5:30–7:30 p.m. Get in the holiday spirit by watching the Muppet version of the Charles Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol.” Hot chocolate and popcorn will be served.

Tot Art: Touch and Feel Books 

Ages 1-3; Caregiver Required Fri / Dec 18 / 11 a.m.–Noon Join us for an art program just for ages 1–3. Stick around after the craft for socialization and a short playtime. Please dress for a mess!

Winter Break Movie Matinee: “Inside Out” 

All Ages Mon / Dec 28 / 2–4 p.m. Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle at home and join us for a movie about a young girl dealing with her emotions during a big move. Snacks provided.


Children’s Programs Happy Noon Year 

Children of All Ages (birth–age 12) Thu / Dec 31 / 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Celebrate the new year a little early with music, dancing, games and crafts!

Preschool Storytime

Preschool (ages 3–5); Caregiver Required EVERY Tuesday Jan 5–July 26 / 11 a.m.–Noon Gather up your preschooler and join us for stories, rhymes, songs, activities and crafts.

Terrific Twos

Toddlers (age 2); Caregiver Required EVERY Thursday Jan 7–July 28 / 11 a.m.–Noon Thursdays are all about toddlers. So gather up your two-year-old and join in the fun. Each week we’ll have stories, rhymes and activities that are sure to keep your little one learning and having fun.

Saturday Family Fun: Cabin Fever Games 

All Ages Sat / Jan 16 / 10:30–11:30 a.m. Test your skills at our indoor games: ski ball, laser maze and dump truck races!

Science in Action: Lost in Space 

School Age (ages 6–11) Mon / Jan 18 / 2–3 p.m. Learn all about survival in space with activities and crafts.

Music and Movement Babies (Birth–age 2), Toddlers (age 2), Preschool (ages 3–5); Caregiver Required Wed / Jan 20 / 11 a.m.–Noon Wed / Feb 17 / 11 a.m.–Noon Children can explore the world of music and dance at the library.

Tot Art: Snowman 

Babies (Birth–age 2), Toddlers (age 2), Preschool (ages 3–5); Caregiver Required Fri / Jan 22 / 11 a.m.–Noon Join us for an art program just for toddlers, ages 1-3. Stick around after the craft for socialization and a short playtime. Please dress for a mess!

Safe Sitter Class 

Teens (ages 11–13) Sat / Jan 23 / 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Safe Sitter is a full day babysitting course recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It teaches 11–13 year olds how to be safe and nurturing caregivers and to handle emergencies. Please bring a sack lunch. $25.00 is due day of class. Registration forms may be picked up at any branch library and must be filled out by parent/guardian.

Middle Grade Book Club: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

 Grades 3–8 (Ages 8–14) Tues / Jan 26 / 6:30–7:30 p.m. Join us as we discuss the first book in the Origami Yoda series by Tom Angleberger, “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda!” Read the book before you come, and be prepared for out-ofthis-galaxy fun!

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All Ages Sat / Feb 6 / 2–3 p.m. What were Hoosiers Florence Henderson and Jim Nabors doing in Hollywood years ago? Join us for episodes from “The Andy Griffith Show” and “The Brady Bunch” to find out during Winter Reading month!

Valentine’s Make and Take Crafts

Children of All Ages (birth–age 12) Thu / Feb 11 / 3:30–5:30 p.m. Come to the library and make a Valentine’s Day card for your favorite person!

Science in Action: Popcorn Science F

School Age (ages 6–11) Mon / Feb 15 / 6:30–7:30 p.m. What makes popcorn pop? Learn all about popcorn with games, crafts and a taste test!

Saturday Family Fun: Drive-In Movie F

All Ages Sat / Feb 20 / 2–4 p.m. Decorate your own cardboard box car and enjoy the movie “Cars.” Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

Middle Grade Book Club: Darth Paper Strikes Back 

Grades 3–8 (ages 8–14) Tues / Feb 23 / 6:30–7:30 p.m. Join us as we discuss the second book in the Origami Yoda series by Tom Angleberger, “Darth Paper Strikes Back!” Read the book before you come, and be prepared for out-of-thisgalaxy fun!

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Art from the Masters in Action! 

Grades 1–8 (ages 6–14) Thu / Feb 25 / 2:30–3:30 p.m. Join us for an introduction into the world of art with creative projects inspired by famous masterpieces of artists from around the world.

Tot Art: Celery Stamping 

Babies (Birth–age 2), Toddlers (age 2), Preschool (ages 3–5); Caregiver Required Fri / Feb 26 / 11 a.m.–Noon Join us for an art program just for toddlers Ages 1-3. Stick around after the craft for socialization and a short playtime. Please dress for a mess!

29 Leaps For Leap Year! 

School Age (ages 6–11) Mon / Feb 29 / 6:30–7:30 p.m. Join us for some funny leapfrog stories as we enjoy an extra February day this year. Make a 29-item craft as we count down to March 1.


Children’s Programs

Franklin Branch  Registration Required ⌛ Registration fills quickly F Part of Winter Reading

Happy Noon Year

Children of All Ages (birth–age 12) Thu / Dec 31 / 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Can’t stay up until midnight? Celebrate the New Year with us as we count down to noon! We’ll have games, crafts, music and more.

Homeschool Hub 

Grades K–6 (ages 5–12) EVERY Monday: Jan 4–25 / 2–3:30 p.m. Feb. 1-29 / 2–3:30 p.m. Homeschoolers - join us for librarian led activities on the first and third Monday of each month. The room will be available on alternate Mondays for free play. 1/4: Gingerbread Mania! 1/18: Kid Inventors 2/1: Decorate Library Bookends 2/15: American Pioneers!

Preschool Storytime

Preschool (ages 3–5); Caregiver Required EVERY Tuesday: Jan 5–April 26, 10:30–11:15 a.m. & 1:30–2:15 p.m. Join us for our entertaining and educational early literacy storytimes. Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more!

LEGO Club: Winter Wonderland

Children of All Ages (birth–age 12) Tues / Jan 5 / 4:30–5:15 p.m. Come build with us and JCPL’s collection of LEGOs! Face a new building challenge each month.

Bouncing Babies

Babies (Birth–age 1); Caregiver Required Wed / Jan 6 / 9:30–10:30 a.m. Wed / Feb 3 / 9:30–10:30 a.m. Babies will enjoy stories, music, nursery rhymes and fun all from the comfort of their caregiver’s lap!

Wonderful Ones

One Year Olds; Caregiver Required EVERY Thursday: Jan 7 – April 28 / 9:30–10 a.m. Join us for an entertaining and educational early literacy storytime. Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more! While it’s cold outside, stick around for a short playtime.

Terrific Twos

Toddlers (age 2); Caregiver Required EVERY Thursday Jan 7 – April 28 / 10:30–11:15 a.m. Join us for an entertaining and educational early literacy storytime. Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more! While it’s cold outside, stick around for a short playtime.

Hop and Bop

Babies (Birth–age 2), Toddlers (age 2), Preschool (ages 3–5); Caregiver Required Fri. / Jan 8 / 10:30–11:00 a.m. Fri. / Feb. 12 / 10:30–11:00 a.m. Let’s dance! We’ll explore different kinds of music as we experiment with movement and rhythm in this fun and lively program for preschoolers.

Once Upon a Winter’s Night 

Children of All Ages (birth–age 12); Caregiver Required Fri / Jan 8 / 6–7:30 p.m. Join us after hours for a winter celebration! We’ll share stories, crafts and games while you enjoy our hot chocolate bar and end the night on the dance floor. Dress to impress in your fairytale best.

Celebrate Dr. King Day 

School Age (ages 6–11) Thu / Jan 14 / 4:30–5:15 p.m. Celebrate the life of Dr. King with a craft, story and a snack.

Messy Art Club: Collage 

All Ages Wed / Jan 20 / 4:30–5:15 p.m. Calling all kid artists! Come create with us. We’ll have new materials and a new project each month.

Saturday Showtime  All Ages Sat / Jan 23 / 2–4 p.m. Join us for a Saturday Showtime. Movie title is T.B.D. Refreshments will be served. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Trafalgar Branch  Registration Required ⌛ Registration fills quickly F Part of Winter Reading

Toddler Tales

Toddlers (ages 2-3); Caregiver Required EVERY Tuesday Dec 1–15 / 10:30–11:15 a.m. Jan 5–Feb 23 / 10:30–11:15 a.m. Enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs and fun with your little ones. Designed for ages 2–3 and their caregivers.

Little House HolidayThe Pioneer Trail: Covered Wagon Adventure 

School Age (ages 6–11) Tues / Dec 1 / 4–5 p.m. Take a wagon ride just like Laura Ingalls Wilder. Using a model covered wagon and miniature materials, we will learn about the hard decisions pioneers made to travel to the newly formed states in the west.

H–Club

School Age (ages 6–11) Thu / Dec 3 / 10–11 a.m. EVERY Thursday: Jan 7–Feb 25 / 10–11 a.m. Join us for our H-Club - short for our weekly homeschool club. We read, make things, play games and have fun!


Children’s Programs Preschool Storytime

Preschool (ages 3–5) EVERY Thursday: Dec 3–17 / 10–11 a.m. Jan 7–Feb 25 / 10–11 a.m. Have fun, be creative! Encourage a love of reading. Crafts, songs and fingerplays too!

Artsy Fartsy: Kandinsky

School Age (6–11) Thu / Dec 3 / 4–5 p.m. Every month we’ll learn about an artist, illustrator or style of art. Then we’ll recreate it! This month we’ll explore Wassily Kandinsky’s abstract art. Get creative, get messy and have fun at Artsy Fartsy!

Little House HolidayThe Pioneer Trail: Laura Ingalls’ Christmas Memories 

School Age (ages 6–11), Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Sat / Dec 5 / 1–3 p.m. Join Laura Ingalls as she reminisces with her family on Christmas Day out on the snowy prairie. Hear stories, favorite fiddle songs and see beloved Christmas gifts. Delicious home–baked cookies will be served.

Science Experiment Club: Holiday Science  School Age (ages 6–11) Wed / Dec 9 / 4–5 p.m. Check in to the Library Lab, and create some controlled chaos. This month we will do some experiments with a holiday feel. Please dress for a mess!

LEGO Club

All Ages Wed / Dec 16 / 6:30–7:30 p.m. Wed / Jan 27 / 6:30–7:30 p.m. Wed / Feb 24 / 6:30–7:30 p.m. If you can imagine it, you can build it! Join us at LEGO Club every month to create and construct.

An American Girl Holiday 

All Ages Sat / Dec 19 / 1:30–3:00 p.m. Celebrate the holidays with the American Girls! Make a craft that they would have in their time, like a delicious gingerbread house. Don’t forget to bring your doll with you!

Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve 

All Ages Mon / Dec 21 / 6:30–8:00 p.m. Join us for Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve starring one of Santa’s elves with a LIVE REINDEER and other animals from the North Pole!

Happy Noon Year! 

All Ages Thu / Dec 31 / 11 a.m.–Noon Too little to stay up until midnight, but old enough to want to join in on the fun? Join us at the library for a count-down party! Party hats, dancing and then it’s 3-2-1... Happy Noon Year!

Artsy Fartsy: Watercolors

School Age (ages 6–11) Thu / Jan 7 / 4–5 p.m. Every month we’ll learn about an artist, illustrator or style of art. Then we’ll recreate it! This month we’ll experiment with watercolors. Get creative, get messy and have fun at Artsy Fartsy!

Science Experiment Club: Brrrrrrrrr! 

School Age (ages 6–11) Wed / Jan 13 / 4–5 p.m. It’s cold outside! Check in to the Library Lab and experiment with temperature. Please dress for a mess!

Movers and Shakers 

Toddlers (age 2), Preschool (ages 3–5) Wed / Jan 13 / 6:30–7 p.m. Wed / Feb 10 / 6:30–7 p.m. Movers and Shakers is designed with the needs of high energy children in mind. Join us every month for songs, games and stories! We’ll be loud, we’ll get moving and we’ll always have fun!

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Family Craft Night: Family Name Scrabble 

All Ages Mon / Jan 25 / 6–7 p.m. Bring your family in and spell out your bond with word game letter tiles. Together, create artwork ready for your living room wall featuring the names of your family members. All materials will be provided.

Artsy Fartsy: Robert Indiana F

School Age (ages 6–11) Thu / Feb 4 / 4–5 p.m. Every month we’ll learn about an artist, illustrator or style of art. Then we’ll recreate it! This month we’ll imitate the style of Indiana’s own Robert Indiana. Get creative, get messy and have fun at Artsy Fartsy!

Science Experiment Club: Shocking! 

School Age (ages 6–11) Wed / Feb 17 / 4–5 p.m. Experiments with a jolt! Check in to the Library Lab for some electrifying experiments! Please dress for a mess!

Pop It! F All Ages Wed / Feb 17 / 6–7 p.m. From Orville Redenbacher to miles of farms, Indiana is known for its stellar corn. Sample popcorn and vote on the best. Then learn how to make your own specially seasoned popcorn treat!


Children’s Programs

White River Branch  Registration Required ⌛ Registration fills quickly F Part of Winter Reading

Tot Art 

Ages 1–3 yrs Fri / Dec 4 / 10:30–11:30 a.m. Fri / Jan 8 / 10:30–11:30 a.m. Fri / Feb 12 / 10:30–11:30 a.m. Join us for an art program just for toddlers, ages 1–3. Stick around after the craft for socialization and a short playtime. Please dress for a mess! Parents must attend with their child.

Ornaments! 

School Age (ages 5–11) Mon / Dec 7 / 4:30–5:15 p.m. Make a variety of holiday ornaments that you can take home with you or add to the library’s tree!

Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve 

All Ages Thu / Dec 10 / 6:30–8 p.m. Join us for Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve starring one of Santa’s elves with a LIVE REINDEER and other animals from the North Pole!

Tales for Tails 

School Age (ages 6–11) Mon / Dec 14 / 6–8 p.m. Mon / Jan 11 / 6–8 p.m. Mon / Feb 8 / 6–8 p.m. Improve your reading skills and enjoy time with a registered Pet Partner dog. Sign up for a 15 minute session at the Children’s Reference Desk or call 885–1330.

Kids Cooking 

School Age (ages 5–11) Tues / Dec 15 / 4:30–5:15 p.m. Tues / Feb 16 / 4:30–5:15 p.m. We’ll all work together to make one no-bake food item and one drink each month, then taste the results! Please notify us of allergies at time of sign-up.

Passport Club 

School Age (ages 5–11) Mon / Dec 21 / 4:30–5:15 p.m. Mon / Feb 22 / 4:30–5:15 p.m. Join us as we learn about countries around the world! 12/21: England 2/22: China

Penguin Party! 

Children of All Ages (birth–age 12) Tues / Dec 29 / 2:30–3:30 p.m. Join us for penguin fun as we enjoy crafts, games and a snack featuring these feathered friends!

Preschool Science: Counting and Measuring 

Family Forts

All Ages Sat / Jan 16 / 1–3 p.m. Come in from the cold and warm up with a good book! Bring a blanket and make a family fort with our tables and chairs. Grab some popcorn and read a story! Drop in, no registration required.

School Age (ages 5–11) Mon / Jan 25 / 4:30–5:15 p.m. Try your hand at making your very own puppet! We’ll have a snack, write a short script, and put on a show!

Dreaming of Summer 

School Age (ages 5–11) Mon / Jan 18 / 4:30–5:30 p.m. Let’s celebrate the fun of puzzles! Create and solve with us.

School Age (ages 5–11) Tues / Jan 26 / 4:30–5:30 p.m. Tired of cold, snowy and dark weather? Let’s dream up a hot, sunny, summer day as we play, craft and create in shorts and flip flops, if you dare!

Wonderful Ones

LEGO Club

Puzzle Party 

Ages 12–23 months EVERY Tuesday Jan 19 – April 26 / 9:30–10 a.m. Join us for songs, rhymes, stories and tons of fun!

Terrific Twos

Ages 24–35 months; Caregivers Required EVERY Tuesday Jan 19 – April 26 / 10:15–10:45 a.m. & 11–11:30 a.m. Come join us for songs, stories & other fun activities!

Snowflake Art 

School Age (ages 5–11) Tues / Jan 19 / 4:30–5:15 p.m. Create your own snowy masterpiece.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool (ages 3–5) Wed / Jan 6 / 10:30–11:30 a.m. Let’s learn about counting and measuring together! We’ll even make play dough for you to take home!

Puppet Palooza 

Preschool (ages 3–5) EVERY Thursday Jan 21 – April 28 / 10–11 a.m. & 1:30–2:30 p.m. Stop by for an hour of great stories, songs and activities!

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School Age (ages 5–11) Tues / Feb 2 / 4:30–5:15 p.m. Stretch your creativity with LEGOs! We’ll provide some inspiration, but you can use our huge bucket of pieces to build whatever you dream up as you hang out with other LEGO lovers!

Valentine’s Day Crafts 

Children of All Ages (birth–age 12) Thu / Feb 4 / 4:30–5:30 p.m. Spread your love by being creative with Valentine’s Day crafts!

Collage Self-Portraits 

School Age (ages 5–11) Tues / Feb 9 / 4:30–5:15 p.m. Using a variety of materials, we’ll make unique selfportraits!

Crafty Science 

School Age (ages 5–11) Mon / Feb 15 / 4:30–5:30 p.m. Combine your love of crafts with your love of science!


11th Annual Holiday

Saturday Showtime  All Ages Sat / Feb 20 / 2–4 p.m. Join us for a Saturday Showtime. Movie title is T.B.D. Refreshments will be served. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Constellation Champions 

School Age (ages 5–11) Tues / Feb 23 / 4:30–5:15 p.m. Become champions of the night sky! Join us to hear stories of the constellations and make a starry craft!

Magical Menagerie Small Pet Adoption Event

All Ages Sat / Feb 27 / 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Welcome to Diagon Alley, where you can see and adopt “magical” pets! EARPS Animal Rescue will have hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, rats and other small pets at the Magical Menagerie. Enjoy Harry Potter snacks and crafts.

T-Shirt Art 

COOKIE CONTEST

Part of Discover Downtown Franklin’s 2015 Holiday Lighting

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Win $50!

Mutual Savings Bank 80 East Jefferson St. Franklin, IN 46131

Age Division 1: Age Division 2: Age Division 3: 12 & Under 13 to 17 18 & up Online Preregistration Is Required Walk-in registration will not be available this year

3:00 to 4:30 Cookie Entries Accepted 4:30 to 5:00 Storytime with Mrs. Claus 5:30 to 6:00 Parade 6:00 to 7:00 Craft Time with Mrs. Claus & All Cookies on Display pageafterpage.org/cookiecontest Cookies Judged by Purdue Extension Services, Johnson County

School Age (ages 5–11) Mon / Feb 29 / 4:30–5:15 p.m. Bring your own white t-shirt to turn into an extraordinary masterpiece!

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Teen Programs Other Locations  Registration Required F Part of Winter Reading ⌛ Registration fills quickly

Author Visit: Sarah J. Schmitt 

Teens (ages 12–17) Tues / Dec 8 / 3–4 p.m. Get the behind the scenes look at publishing a book with Indiana’s own “It’s a Wonderful Death” author, Sarah J. Schmitt. 3:00 p.m. Q&A at Center Grove High School. 6:00 p.m. Author presentation at Trafalgar Branch. sarahjschmitt.com

Clark Pleasant Branch

DIY: Ornaments 

Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Wed Dec 9 / 6–7:30 p.m. Learn how to make a variety of ornaments using old books, glitter, scrabble tiles and more. Homemade ornaments are great for sprucing up your home or giving as gifts!

 Registration Required ⌛ Registration fills quickly F Part of Winter Reading

Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve

Movie Night: The Muppet Christmas Carol 

All Ages Wed / Dec 2 / 6:30–7:30 p.m. Join us for Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve starring one of Santa’s elves with a LIVE REINDEER and other animals from the North Pole!

DIY: Holiday Earrings 

All Ages Tues / Dec 15 / 5:30–7:30 p.m. Get in the holiday spirit by watching the Muppet version of the Charles Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol.” Hot chocolate and popcorn will be served.

Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Sat / Dec 3 / 6–7:30 p.m. Create two pairs of adorable holiday earrings and learn some jewelry making tips and tricks! All supplies will be provided.

Winter Break Movie Matinee: “Inside Out” 

All Ages Mon / Dec 28 / 2–4 p.m. Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle at home and join us for a movie about a young girl dealing with her emotions during a big move. Snacks provided.

Clark Pleasant Anime Club 

Teens (ages 12–18) Wed / Dec 30 / 6–7:30 p.m. Wed / Jan 27 / 6–7:30 p.m. Wed / Feb 24 / 6–7:30 p.m. Do you love reading manga? Watching anime? Creating cosplay costumes? If so, then this is the club for you! Join us on the last Wednesday Jessie McClain: Author of every month as we get Reading and Signing  together to watch anime, play ninja and hang out. Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Dec 16 / 6–7 p.m. Listen to local author, Jessie McClain, read passages from her books “Awakening Iris” and “Sparks Ignite.” The talk will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. Copies of the author’s books will be for sale.

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Teen Programs Pizza & Pages: “The 5th Wave” 

Teens (ages 12–18) Tues / Jan 5 / 6–7:30 p.m. Are you excited for the upcoming movie, “The 5th Wave”? There’s no better way to prepare for the movie than by reading and discussing the bestselling book while enjoying some pizza!

Teen Movie Night: Jurassic World 

Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Tues / Jan 12 / 5:30–7:30 p.m. Get out of the cold and get your blood pumping with the newest thrilling installment of Jurassic Park! “Hold on to your butts!” Popcorn will be served.

Safe Sitter Class 

Teens (ages 11–17) Sat / Jan 23 / 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Safe Sitter is a full day baby-sitting course recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It teaches 11–13 year olds how to be safe and nurturing caregivers and to handle emergencies. Please bring a sack lunch. $25.00 is due day of class. Registration forms may be picked up at any branch and must be filled out by a parent/guardian.

Introduction to Drawing 

Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Jan 25 / 4–5:30 p.m. Learn how to begin using line shading and textures by selecting a variety of drawing surfaces and tools. All supplies will be provided.

DIY: Lightbulb Balloons ⌛

Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Fri / Jan 29 / 2:30–3:30 p.m. Turn your ordinary burned out lightbulbs into adorable hot air balloons! All supplies will be provided. Space is limited to 15 participants.

Resume Workshop  Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Feb 3 / 6–7 p.m. Build that resume! Turn your academic and work experiences into relevant content for your resume. Get help with your new or existing draft. Learn important tips and strategies to land the perfect job. If you have a resume, bring it! If not you’ll learn how to make one.

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All Ages Sat / Feb 6 / 2–3 p.m. What were Hoosiers Florence Henderson and Jim Nabors doing in Hollywood years ago? Join us for episodes from “The Andy Griffith Show” and “The Brady Bunch” to find out during Winter Reading month!

Pizza & Pages: “Ashfall" F

Teens (ages 12–18) Tues / Feb 9 / 6–7:30 p.m. There’s no better way to get in the Winter Reading spirit than by uncovering an incredible Indiana author! Mike Mullin lives in Indianapolis. We’ll discuss his bestselling book, “Ashfall,” and enjoy some pizza!

DIY: Incredible Indiana Painting ⌛ F Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Feb 10 / 5:30–7:30 p.m. Learn how to paint a simple statement piece that all your friends will want! Participants will paint an awesome Hoosier piece that will help give their homes that down to earth Midwestern feel. Please dress for a mess.

Ultimate 90’s Throwback Party 

Teens (ages 12–18) Wed / Feb 17 / 6–7:30 p.m. Teens will get crafty with pony beads and friendship bracelets, play Beanie Baby bingo and MASH and watch some classic 90’s television shows. This 90’s party will be all that and a bag of chips!

DIY: Duct Tape Roses 

Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Fri / Feb 19 / 2–3 p.m. Create simple roses using colorful duct tape! All supplies provided.

Oscar Week: West Side Story 

Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Feb 24 / 12:30–3 p.m. Celebrate Oscar Week by watching previous best picture winners. “West Side Story” won an Oscar in 1962 for best motion picture and best director along with eight other Oscars! It was directed by a past Franklin College student, Robert Wise. Popcorn will be served.

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Art From the Masters in Action!  Grades 1–8 (ages 6–14) Thu / Feb 25 / 2:30–3:30 p.m. Join us for an introduction into the world of art with creative projects inspired by famous masterpieces of artists from around the world.

Oscar Week: Rocky 

Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Feb 25 / 5:30–7:30 p.m. Celebrate Oscar Week by watching previous best picture winners. “Rocky” is one of the greatest and most inspiring sports movies ever made and is a three time Academy Award winner. Popcorn will be served.

Oscar Week: Casablanca 

Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Fri / Feb 26 / 1–3 p.m. Celebrate Oscar Week by watching previous best picture winners. “Casablanca” is consistently ranked as one of the best movies of all time and won three Academy Awards in 1943. Popcorn will be served.


Teen Programs Clark Pleasant Branch (Continued) Oscar Week: Pre-Oscar Party 

Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Sat / Feb 27 / 2–4 p.m. Get ready for the 88th Annual Academy Awards! Enjoy movie-themed games, refreshments, screenings of the nominated movie trailers, and an Oscar Pick contest! Attendees can cast their votes for a chance to win. Red carpet attire is encouraged but not required.

Franklin Branch

An Evening with Michael Koryta 

 Registration Required ⌛ Registration fills quickly F Part of Winter Reading

Franklin Page Turners Book Discussion Group 

Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Dec 21 / 6:30–8 p.m. “Leaving Time” by Jodi Picoult Mon / Jan 18 / 6:30–8 p.m. “Plainsong” by Kent Haruf Mon / Feb 15 / 6:30–8 p.m. “Defending Jacob” by William Landay If you love to read and chat about books, join us as we share ideas and insights in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Everyone is welcome! Borrow a copy at the reference desk.

Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Feb 8 / 6–7 p.m. Enjoy a Skype visit from Bloomington native, Michael Koryta, the NY Times Bestselling author of “So Cold the River” and “Last Words.” There will be time for Q&A with the author and refreshments will be provided.

Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Feb 22 / 6:30–8:30 p.m. Show your Hoosier pride with this lovely Indiana painting for your home! We’ll have a variety of colors to fit your personality, but please bring your own 8x10 frame. All other supplies will be provided.

Painted Heart Tote  Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Tues / Feb 9 / 6:30–8 p.m. Create this Valentineinspired tote for yourself or someone special using a fun and foolproof stamping technique. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required.

As found on: infarrantlycreative.net

Falcons F

Anime Club

Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Sat / Feb 27 / 1–2 p.m. Learn about the different species of falcons that live in incredible Indiana! Jeff Canada from the Indiana Audubon Society will give a presentation.

Teens (ages 12–17) Thu / Jan 21 / 4:30–5:15 p.m. Do you love anime? Come hang out, watch an episode or two and talk with other fans about your favorites.

Saturday Showtime  All Ages Sat / Jan 23 / 2–4 p.m. Join us for a Saturday Showtime. Movie title is T.B.D. Refreshments will be served. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Indiana Love Sign  

As found on: vanessachristenson.com

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Teen Programs

Trafalgar Branch  Registration Required ⌛ Registration fills quickly F Part of Winter Reading

An American Girl Holiday 

All Ages Sat / Dec 19 / 1:30–3:00 p.m. Celebrate the holidays with the American Girls! Make a craft that they would have in their time, like a delicious gingerbread house. Don’t forget to bring your doll with you!

Little House Holiday - The Pioneer Trail: Laura Ingalls’ Christmas Memories   Silly Safaris’ School Age (ages 6–11), Reindeer  Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Sat / Dec 5 / 1–3 p.m. Join Laura Ingalls as she reminisces with her family on Christmas Day out on the snowy prairie. Hear stories, favorite fiddle songs and see beloved Christmas gifts. Delicious home-baked cookies will be served.

Author Visit: Sarah J. Schmitt 

Teens (ages 12–17) Tues / Dec 8 / 6–8 p.m. Get the behind the scenes look at publishing a book with Indiana’s own “It’s a Wonderful Death” author, Sarah J. Schmitt. 3:00 p.m. Q&A at Center Grove High School. 6:00 p.m. Author presentation at Trafalgar Branch. sarahjschmitt.com

Book Page Ornaments 

Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Dec 14 / 6–7:30 p.m. “Spruce” up your Christmas tree with these recycled book page ornaments. All materials will be provided.

All Ages Mon / Dec 21 / 6:30–8 p.m. Join us for Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve starring one of Santa’s elves with a LIVE REINDEER and other animals from the North Pole!

Happy Noon Year!  All Ages Thu / Dec 31 / 11 a.m.–Noon Too little to stay up until midnight, but old enough to want to join in on the fun? Join us at the library for a count-down party! Party hats, dancing, and then it’s 3-2-1... Happy Noon Year!

Wreath-of-theMonth: DIY Snowflake Wreaths!  Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Jan 4 / 6–8 p.m. Create a festive snowflake wreath for the month of January. We will show you step-by-step how to make a wreath that will give you that winter feeling! All supplies will be provided.

Stemware Snow Globes 

Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Jan 11 / 6:30–8 p.m. Create a winter wonderland inside a wine glass. All materials will be provided.

Pinterest Club: Paint Chip Calendars! 

Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Jan 14 / 6–8 p.m. At our monthly Pinterest Club we will create an easy DIY craft from start to finish! Join us as we make wall art, coasters, calendars, and everything in between! For this month’s Pinterest Club craft, with the New Year finally here, it is time for a new calendar! Join us as we make colorful and reusable monthly calendars from paint swatches that you can easily personalize with a dry erase marker. All supplies will be provided.

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Family Craft Night: Family Name Scrabble 

All Ages Mon / Jan 25 / 6–7 p.m. Bring your family in and spell out your bond with word game letter tiles. Together, create artwork ready for your living room wall featuring the names of your family members. All materials will be provided.

Wreath-of-the-Month: Heart Twig Wreath  Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Feb 1 / 6–8 p.m. Create a romantic heart wreath with twigs. We will show you step-by-step how to make a wreath that will be sure to put you in the Valentine’s Day spirit! All supplies will be provided.

Sitting In A Tree Craft 

Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Feb 8 / 6–7 p.m. Looking for a great Valentine’s Day gift? Make “your song” into romantic art, just in time for Valentine’s Day! All supplies will be provided.


Teen Programs Trafalgar Branch (Continued)

White River Branch

Spa and Coloring Night 

Pinterest Club: Indiana Wall Art! F  Registration Required Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Feb 11 / 6–8 p.m. At our monthly Pinterest Club we will create an easy DIY craft from start to finish! Join us as we make wall art, coasters, calendars, and everything in between! For this month’s Pinterest Club craft, join us as we make wall art with Incredible Indiana as our inspiration! We will create a personalized framed piece of art using Indiana state cutouts from an array of paper choices with tons of options for fun personalized details. All supplies will be provided.

⌛ Registration fills quickly F Part of Winter Reading

Little House Holiday - The Pioneer Trail: Pioneer Toys to Fill Your Stockings 

Teens (ages 13–18), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Dec 2 / 6:30–8 p.m. Learn to make several different traditional toys that still fascinate and entertain. These stocking stuffers are sure to impress your own half-pint today just as they might have amused Laura Ingalls and pioneer children.

Pop It! F

All Ages Wed / Feb 17 / 6–7 p.m. From Orville Redenbacher to miles of farms, Indiana is known for its stellar corn. Sample popcorn and vote on the best. Then learn how to make your own specially seasoned popcorn treat!

Slow Cooker Recipes

Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Feb 18 / 6–8 p.m. Utilizing the crock pot or slow cooker is an excellent option for busy families. We will be looking at ways to trim grams of fat as well as calories, and still have great tasting and nutritious meals!

Teen (12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Jan 13 / 6:30–8 p.m. Beat the winter blahs by creating your own scentsational bath bombs and soothing face masks while relaxing with calming coloring pages.

Zumba! 

Cold Case File: Murder in Wauwatosa with Paul Hoffman 

Teens (ages 13–18), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Feb 3 / 6:30–8 p.m. Want to solve a crime? Join Daily Journal editor Paul Hoffman as he discusses his book, “Murder at Wauwatosa.” In 1925, eight year old Buddy Schumacher was found murdered. The case was never solved, and the investigation had many inconsistencies.

Teens (ages 13–18), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Jan 20 / 7–8 p.m. Want to try a Zumba workout that’s fun, burns about 500 calories, but is easy to follow and low impact? Lisa Wilde’s classes bring people of all shapes and sizes together to dance their way to better health. Dress for a workout!

Teens (ages 10–18) Thu / Feb 11 / 6:30–8 p.m. Calling all chocolate lovers! Join us for chocolate trivia and other games. Revel in taste testing and indulge in chocolaty treats!

Craft Night: Flower Pot Candy Dish 

Craft Night: Indiana Art F

Teens (ages 13-18), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Jan 25 / 6:30–8 p.m. Paint a flower pot and turn it into a cute candy dish!

Chocolate Party! 

Teens (ages 13–18), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Feb 17 / 6:30–8 p.m. Celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial and show your Hoosier pride with a unique painting.

Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve 

All Ages Thu / Dec 10 / 6:30–8 p.m. Join us for Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve starring one of Santa’s elves with a LIVE REINDEER and other animals from the North Pole!

Animeniacs Club  Teens (ages 11–18) Thu / Jan 28 / 3:30–5 p.m. Thu / Feb 25 / 3:30–5 p.m. Do you love anime? Join us! We’ll meet to watch anime, talk about and draw manga and enjoy Pocky.

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Saturday Showtime  All Ages Sat / Feb 20 / 2–4 p.m. Join us for a Saturday Showtime. Movie title is T.B.D. Refreshments will be served. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.


Magical Menagerie Small Pet Adoption Event

All Ages Sat / Feb 27 / 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Welcome to Diagon Alley, where you can see and adopt “magical” pets! EARPS Animal Rescue will have hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, rats and other small pets at the Magical Menagerie. Enjoy Harry Potter snacks and crafts.

@ your library!

Johnson County Public Library / pageafterpage.org

Free digital video, music and audiobooks with your library card!

3-Step Sign-Up 1 Download the app or go to hoopladigital.com

2 Log in with your library card & pin 3 Borrow free digital movies, music, and more with no late fees!

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Adult Programs t S o r t u i e o s t S

JOHNSON COUNTY

PUBLIC LIBRARY

Don’t choose between book club and happy hour! Whether you're a milleni-"ale" or an older "vintage," together we’ll put the “pub” in public library.

Other Locations  = Registration Required F = Part of Winter Reading ⌛ =Registration fills quickly

Stout Stories: “A Christmas Story” 

Adults (ages 21+) Mon / Dec 7 / 6:30–8 p.m. For our first meeting, let’s discuss Jean Shepherd’s beloved classic, “A Christmas Story” at Taxman Brewing Company.

Stout Stories:  “To Kill A Mockingbird” Adults (ages 21+) Mon / Jan 4 / 6:30–8 p.m. Let’s discuss Harper Lee’s timeless classic, “To Kill A Mockingbird” at Mallow Run Winery.

Stout Stories: “Big Little Lies” 

Adults (ages 21+) Mon / Feb 1 / 6:30–8 p.m. Let’s discuss Liane Moriarity’s popular book, “Big Little Lies” at Scotty’s Brew Club.

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Adult Programs

Clark Pleasant Branch  = Registration Required F = Part of Winter Reading ⌛ =Registration fills quickly

Hoosier Author Book Club Jean Shepherd 

Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Tues / Dec 1 / 6–7:30 p.m. Discuss Jean Shepherd’s best-selling novel and beloved holiday classic, “A Christmas Story.” Shepherd was a storyteller, radio and TV personality, writer and actor from Hammond, Indiana. Refreshments will be served.

DIY: Crocheted Christmas Creations ⌛

Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Dec 2 / 1–2:30 p.m. Make simple crocheted Christmas ornaments and magnets that can decorate your tree or refrigerator. All supplies will be provided, but if you have your own crochet hook (size F) please bring it with you. No experience necessary.

Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve

All Ages Wed / Dec 2 / 6:30–7:30 p.m. Join us for Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve starring one of Santa’s elves with a LIVE REINDEER and other animals from the North Pole!

DIY: Holiday Earrings 

Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Sat / Dec 3 / 6–7:30 p.m. Create two pairs of adorable holiday earrings and learn some jewelry making tips and tricks! All supplies will be provided.

Cocoa & Canvas ⌛

Adults (ages 18+) Sat / Dec 5 / 10 a.m.–Noon Learn how to paint a simple statement piece that all your friends will want! Participants will create a cute winter scene perfect for the holidays! Hot chocolate will be served.

DIY: Ornaments ⌛

Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Dec 9 / 6–7:30 p.m. Learn how to make a variety of ornaments using old books, glitter, scrabble tiles and more. Homemade ornaments are great for sprucing up your home or giving as gifts!

Movie Night: The Muppet Christmas Carol 

All Ages Tues / Dec 15 / 5:30–7:30 p.m. Get in the holiday spirit by watching the Muppet version of the Charles Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol.” Hot chocolate and popcorn will be served.

Jessie McClain: Author Reading and Signing 

Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Dec 16 / 6–7 p.m. Listen to local author, Jessie McClain, read passages from her books “Awakening Iris” and “Sparks Ignite.” The talk will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. Copies of the author’s books will be for sale.

Coloring: Not Just for Kids! 

Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Dec 21 / 10–11 a.m. Coloring isn’t just for kids! Coloring for grown-ups can be extremely beneficial - namely for its relaxing power. Get rid of the holiday stress by coloring inside the lines with us. Coffee and hot chocolate will be served.

Winter Break Movie Matinee: “Inside Out” 

All Ages Mon / Dec 28 / 2–4 p.m. Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle at home and join us for a movie about a young girl dealing with her emotions during a big move. Snacks provided.

Downton Abbey Season 6 Kick-Off Party 

Adults (ages 18+) Tues / Dec 29 / 5:30–7:30 p.m. Before the start of Downton Abbey’s sixth season, immerse yourself in the scandal, intrigue and British properness of our favorite aristocratic family. We’ll watch the last episode of season 5, play some trivia and drink plenty of tea.

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Watercolor Portraits ⌛

Adults (ages 18+) Sat / Jan 2 / 10 a.m.–Noon Learn a technique to create simple watercolor portraits from photographs scanned into the computer. A selection of photos will be provided. To use your own photo, a copy must be dropped off at Clark Pleasant Branch in advance of the program. Photos will be returned day of the class.

Elvis’ Birthday Movie Matinee 

Adults (ages 18+) Fri / Jan 8 / 2–4 p.m. Celebrate the king’s birthday in style! Join us for a screening of “Blue Hawaii” and sample some of Elvis’ favorite birthday treats.

Letter Writing, Mail Art, and SelfPublishing: An Author Talk with Bill Bridges  Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Jan 13 / 6–7 p.m. Bill Bridges, a Franklin resident and author, has published eight books including memoirs, poetry and essays. At this program, he will discuss “A Weird Unfathomable Ordinary Everyday Life: A Mail–Art Conversation” and touch upon self–publishing.


Adult Programs DIY: Wine Cork Party Garland ⌛

Introduction to Drawing 

Bleach Patterned Towels 

DIY: Lightbulb Balloons  ⌛

Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Jan 14 / 2:30–3:30 p.m. Looking for a quick and classy way to decorate for a special occasion? Why not make some festive garland from beads and wine corks! All supplies will be provided. Space is limited to 15 participants, so register in advance.

Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Jan 18 / 10–11:30 a.m. Spruce up your kitchen towels with this fun and easy printing technique! Use common household items, like cookie cutters and bleach, to create a unique towel. Please dress for a mess!

What All Americans Need to Know about ISIS 

Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Jan 20 / 6–7:30 p.m. Americans are concerned about and confused by ISIS. Where did they come from? Why is the group so angry and brutal? What is their goal? This presentation by Franklin College professor, Dr. David Carlson, answers those questions and more.

What’s New in Windows 10? 

Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Jan 21 / 6–7:30 p.m. Thinking about upgrading to Windows 10? In this presentation, “Mr. Noobie®” will demonstrate the new features of Windows 10. He will outline what you need to know and what you need to do before upgrading to Windows 10.

Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Jan 25 / 4–5:30 p.m. Learn how to begin using line shading and textures by selecting a variety of drawing surfaces and tools. All supplies will be provided.

Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Fri / Jan 29 / 2:30–3:30 p.m. Turn your ordinary burned out lightbulbs into adorable hot air balloons! All supplies will be provided. Space is limited to 15 participants.

Resume Workshop 

Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Feb 3 / 6–7 p.m. Build that resume with Librarian Erin Cataldi! Turn your academic and work experiences into relevant content for your resume. Get help with your new or existing draft. Learn important tips and strategies to land the perfect job. If you have a resume, bring it! If not you’ll learn how to make one from scratch!

Hoosiers in Hollywood! F

All Ages Sat / Feb 6 / 2–3 p.m. What were Hoosiers Florence Henderson and Jim Nabors doing in Hollywood years ago? Join us for episodes from “The Andy Griffith Show” and “The Brady Bunch” to find out during Winter Reading month!

DIY: Incredible Indiana Painting ⌛ F Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Feb 10 / 5:30–7:30 p.m. Learn how to paint a simple statement piece that all your friends will want! Participants will paint an awesome Hoosier piece that will help give their homes that down to earth Midwestern feel. Please dress for a mess.

DIY: Duct Tape Roses 

Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Fri / Feb 19 / 2–3 p.m. Create simple roses using colorful duct tape! All supplies provided.

Oscar Week:  West Side Story

Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Feb 24 / 12:30–3 p.m. Celebrate Oscar Week by watching previous best picture winners. “West Side Story” won an Oscar in 1962 for best motion picture and best director along with eight other Oscars! It was directed by a past Franklin College student, Robert Wise. Popcorn will be served.

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Oscar Week: Rocky 

Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Feb 25 / 5:30–7:30 p.m. Celebrate Oscar Week by watching previous best picture winners. “Rocky” is one of the greatest and most inspiring sports movies ever made and is a three time Academy Award winner. Popcorn will be served.

Oscar Week: Casablanca 

Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Fri / Feb 26 / 1–3 p.m. Celebrate Oscar Week by watching previous best picture winners. “Casablanca” is consistently ranked as one of the best movies of all time and won three Academy Awards in 1943. Popcorn will be served.

Oscar Week:  Pre-Oscar Party

Teens (ages 12–18), Adults (ages 18+) Sat / Feb 27 / 2–4 p.m. Get ready for the 88th Annual Academy Awards! Enjoy moviethemed games, refreshments, screenings of the nominated movie trailers, and an Oscar Pick contest! Attendees can cast their votes for a chance to win. Red carpet attire is encouraged but not required.


Adult Programs

Franklin Branch  Registration Required ⌛ Registration fills quickly F Part of Winter Reading

Read and Bleed @ Your Library: American Red Cross Blood Drive Adults (ages 18+) Sat / Dec 5 / 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Roll up your sleeve while you read! All blood types are urgently needed. Registration is required; to schedule an appointment call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcross.org. Must be 17 or older.

Franklin Page Turners Book Discussion Group 

Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Dec 21 / 6:30–8 p.m. “Leaving Time” by Jodi Picoult Mon / Jan 18 / 6:30–8 p.m. “Plainsong” by Kent Haruf Mon / Feb 15 / 6:30–8 p.m. “Defending Jacob” by William Landay If you love to read and chat about books, join us as we share ideas and insights in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Everyone is welcome! Borrow a copy at the reference desk.

Tax Law Changes 

Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Jan 7 / 7–8:30 p.m. It’s tax time and tax professional Karen Lunsford will discuss tax law changes affecting the 2015 fiscal year. The presentation will conclude with a Q&A session.

Busy Bags for Parents 

Adults (ages 18+); Children are welcome to attend with parents. Wed / Jan 13 / 10–11 a.m. OR Sat / Jan 16 / 10–11 a.m. Wed. / Feb. 10 / 10–11 a.m. OR Sat / Feb. 13 / 10-11 a.m. Add something new to your bag of tricks every month for keeping your preschooler busy! Busy bags are a great way to encourage fine motor skills, literacy skills and school readiness. Children are welcome to play while parents create!

Slow Cooker Recipes ⌛

Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Jan 14 / 6:30–8:30 p.m. Utilizing the crock pot or slow cooker is an excellent option for busy families. We will be looking at ways to trim grams of fat as well as calories, and still have great tasting, nutritious meals! Space is limited.

An Evening with Michael Koryta 

Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Feb 8 / 6–7 p.m. Enjoy a Skype visit from Bloomington native, Michael Koryta, the NY Times Bestselling author of “So Cold the River” and “Last Words.” There will be time for Q&A with the author and refreshments will be provided.

Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Feb 22 / 6:30–8:30 p.m. Show your Hoosier pride with this lovely Indiana painting for your home! We’ll have a variety of colors to fit your personality, but please bring your own 8x10 frame. All other supplies will be provided.

Painted Heart Tote 

Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Tues / Feb 9 / 6:30–8 p.m. Create this Valentineinspired tote for yourself or someone special using a fun and foolproof stamping technique. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited.

As found on: infarrantlycreative.net

Falcons F

Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Sat / Feb 27 / 1–2 p.m. Learn about the different species of falcons that live in incredible Indiana! Jeff Canada from the Indiana Audubon Society will give a presentation.

Prime Time Health  Adults (ages 18+) Tues / Jan 20 / 6:30–7:30 p.m. T.B.A. Check pageafterpage.org for further details as announced.

Indiana Love Sign ⌛

As found on: vanessachristenson.com

Saturday Showtime 

All Ages Sat / Jan 23 / 2–4 p.m. Join us for a Saturday Showtime. Movie title is T.B.D. Refreshments will be served. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Adult Programs

Trafalgar Branch  Registration Required ⌛ Registration fills quickly F Part of Winter Reading

Little House Holiday– The Pioneer Trail: Laura Ingalls’ Christmas Memories ⌛

School Age (ages 6–11), Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Sat / Dec 5 / 1–3 p.m. Join Laura Ingalls as she reminisces with her family on Christmas Day out on the snowy prairie. Hear stories, favorite fiddle songs and see beloved Christmas gifts. Delicious home–baked cookies will be served.

Every Child Ready to Read Parent and Child Workshop 

Adults (ages 18+); Children are welcome to attend with parents. Wed / Dec 9 / 6:30–7:30 p.m. Learning to read begins at birth! Get your child on the road to reading success with tips from this Every Child Ready to Read workshop. Receive goodie bags full of tools you can use at home.

Book Page Ornaments 

Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Dec 14 / 6–7:30 p.m. “Spruce” up your Christmas tree with these recycled book page ornaments. All materials will be provided.

Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve 

All Ages Mon / Dec 21 / 6:30–8 p.m. Join us for Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve starring one of Santa’s elves with a LIVE REINDEER and other animals from the North Pole!

Happy Noon Year! 

Yarns About Yarn: Knitting 101

Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Dec 16 / 10:30 a.m.–Noon Learn to knit, crochet and needlepoint while making new friends. Bring your projects and questions as we learn from each other. This month we will explore knitting. Bring yarn, hooks and knitting needles.

LEGO Club

All Ages Wed / Dec 16 / 6:30–7:30 p.m. Wed / Jan 27 / 6:30–7:30 p.m. Wed / Feb 24 / 6:30–7:30 p.m. If you can imagine it, you can build it! Join us at LEGO Club every month to create and construct.

An American Girl Holiday 

All Ages Sat / Dec 19 / 1:30–3:00 p.m. Celebrate the holidays with the American Girls! Make a craft that they would have in their time, like a delicious gingerbread house. Don’t forget to bring your doll with you!

All Ages Thu / Dec 31 / 11 a.m.–Noon Too little to stay up until midnight, but old enough to want to join in on the fun? Join us at the library for a count-down party! Party hats, dancing and then it’s 3-2-1... Happy Noon Year!

Book Chat: The Aviator’s Wife 

Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Jan 13 / 10:30 a.m.–Noon Read it or not, be ready to chat! Are you excited about “The Aviator’s Wife” by Melanie Benjamin? Join us as we discuss the New York Times Bestseller that details ‘the story of the Lindberghs’ troubled marriage in all its triumph and tragedy.’

Pinterest Club: Paint Chip Calendars! 

Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Jan 4 / 6–8 p.m. Create a festive snowflake wreath for the month of January. We will show you step-by-step how to make a wreath that will give you that winter feeling! All supplies will be provided.

Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Jan 14 / 6–8 p.m. At our monthly Pinterest Club we will create an easy DIY craft from start to finish! Join us as we make wall art, coasters, calendars, and everything in between! For this month’s Pinterest Club craft, with the New Year finally here, it is time for a new calendar! Join us as we make colorful and reusable monthly calendars from paint swatches that you can easily personalize with a dry erase marker. All supplies will be provided.

Stemware Snow Globes 

Yarns About Yarn: Arm Knitting

Wreath-of-theMonth: DIY Snowflake Wreaths! 

Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Jan 11 / 6:30–8 p.m. Create a winter wonderland inside a wine glass. All materials will be provided.

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Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Jan 20 / 10:30 a.m.–Noon Learn how to knit, crochet and needlepoint while making new friends. Bring your projects and questions as we learn from each other. This month we will explore arm knitting. Bring yarn, hooks and knitting needles.


Adult Programs Family Craft Night: Family Name Scrabble 

All Ages Mon / Jan 25 / 6–7 p.m. Bring your family in and spell out your bond with word game letter tiles. Together, create artwork ready for your living room wall featuring the names of your family members. All supplies will be provided.

Book Chat: “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” 

Pop It!  F

Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Feb 10 / 10:30 a.m.–Noon Are you excited about “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin? Join us as we discuss ‘A wonderful, moving, endearing story of redemption... that will sing in your heart for a very, very long time.’

Pinterest Club: Indiana Wall Art! F

Wreath-of-the-Month: Heart Twig Wreath  Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Feb 1 / 6–8 p.m. Create a romantic heart wreath with twigs. We will show you step-by-step how to make a wreath that will be sure to put you in the Valentine’s Day spirit! All supplies will be provided.

Sitting In A Tree Craft 

Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Feb 8 / 6–7 p.m. Looking for a great Valentine’s Day gift? Make “your song” into romantic art, just in time for Valentine’s Day! All supplies will be provided.

Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Feb 11 / 6–8 p.m. At our monthly Pinterest Club we will create an easy DIY craft from start to finish! Join us as we make wall art, coasters, calendars, and everything in between! For this month’s Pinterest Club craft, join us as we make wall art with Incredible Indiana as our inspiration! We will create a personalized framed piece of art using Indiana state cutouts from an array of paper choices with tons of options for fun personalized details. All supplies will be provided.

All Ages Wed / Feb 17, 6–7 p.m. From Orville Redenbacher to miles of farms, Indiana is known for its stellar corn. Sample popcorn and vote on the best. Then learn how to make your own specially seasoned popcorn treat!

Slow Cooker Recipes 

Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Feb 18 / 6–8 p.m. Utilizing the crock pot or slow cooker is an excellent option for busy families. We will be looking at ways to trim grams of fat as well as calories, and still have great tasting, nutritious meals!

Yarns About Yarn: Needlepoint 101

Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Feb 17, 10:30 a.m.–Noon Learn how to knit, crochet and needlepoint while making new friends. Bring your projects and questions as we learn from each other. This month we will be exploring needlepoint basics. Bring yarn, hooks and knitting needles.

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Adult Programs

White River Branch  Registration Required ⌛ Registration fills quickly F Part of Winter Reading

Little House HolidayThe Pioneer Trail: Pioneer Toys to Fill Your Stockings 

Teens (ages 13–18), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Dec 2 / 6:30–8 p.m. Learn to make several different traditional toys that still fascinate and entertain. These stocking stuffers are sure to impress your own half-pint today just as they might have amused Laura Ingalls and other pioneer children.

Monday Night Book Club: “Duck the Halls” by Donna Andrews

Adults (ages 18+) Mon Dec 21 / 7–8 p.m. Discuss books in a relaxed atmosphere. Copies of the titles will be available at the circ desk the month before each meeting. December’s choice is “Duck the Halls” by Donna Andrews.

Tax Law Changes 

Adults (ages 18+) Tues / Jan 5 / 7–8:30 p.m. It’s tax time and tax professional Karen Lunsford will discuss tax law changes affecting the 2015 fiscal year. The presentation will conclude with a Q&A session.

All Ages Thu / Dec 10 / 6:30–8 p.m. Join us for Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve starring one of Santa’s elves with a LIVE REINDEER and other animals from the North Pole!

Teens (ages 13–18), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Jan 20 / 7–8 p.m. Want to try a Zumba workout that’s fun, burns about 500 calories, but is easy to follow and low impact? Lisa Wilde’s classes bring people of all shapes and sizes together to dance their way to better health. Dress for a workout!

Craft Night: Flower Pot Candy Dish 

Teens (ages 13–18), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Jan 25 / 6:30–8 p.m. Paint a flower pot and turn it into a cute candy dish!

Monday Night Book Club: “An Abundance of Katherines” by John Green

Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Feb 15 / 7–8 p.m. Discuss books in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Copies of the titles will be available at the check-out desk the month before each meeting. Feb’s choice is “An Abundance of Katherines” by John Green.

Craft Night: Indiana Art F

Teens (ages 13–18), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Feb 17 / 6:30–8 p.m. Celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial with a unique painting.

Spa and Coloring Night 

Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Jan 13 / 6:30–8 p.m. Beat the winter blahs by creating your own scentsational bath bombs and soothing face masks while relaxing with calming coloring pages.

Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve 

Zumba! 

Monday Night Book Club: “So Cold the River” by Michael Koryta

Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Jan 18 / 7–8 p.m. Discuss books in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Copies of the titles will be available at the check-out desk the month before each meeting. January’s choice is “So Cold the River” by Michael Koryta.

Cold Case File: Murder in Wauwatosa with Paul Hoffman 

Teens (ages 13–18), Adults (ages 18+) Wed / Feb 3 / 6:30–8 p.m. Want to solve a crime? Join Daily Journal editor Paul Hoffman as he discusses his book, “Murder at Wauwatosa.” In 1925, eight year old Buddy Schumacher was found murdered. The case was never solved, and the investigation had many inconsistencies.

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Saturday Showtime  All Ages Sat / Feb 20 / 2–4 p.m. Join us for a Saturday Showtime. Movie title is T.B.D. Refreshments will be served. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.


Magical Menagerie Small Pet Adoption Event

All Ages Sat / Feb 27 / 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Welcome to Diagon Alley, where you can see and adopt “magical” pets! EARPS Animal Rescue will have hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, rats and other small pets at the Magical Menagerie. Enjoy Harry Potter snacks and crafts.

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Winter

Program Guide December 2015—February 2016

Children’s Programs Franklin Branch  Registration Required ⌛ Registration fills quickly F Part of Winter Reading

Hop and Bop

Babies (birth–age 2), Toddlers (age 2), Preschool (ages 3–5); Caregiver Required Fri / Jan. 8 / 10:30–11 a.m. Fri / Feb. 12 / 10:30–11 a.m. Let’s dance! We’ll explore different kinds of music as we experiment with movement and rhythm in this fun and lively program for preschoolers.

Busy Bags for Parents 

Adults (ages 18+); Children are welcome to attend with parents Wed / Jan 13 / 10–11 a.m. OR Sat / Jan 16 / 10-11 a.m. Wed / Feb. 10 / 10–11 a.m. OR Sat / Feb 13 / 10–11 a.m. Add something new to your bag of tricks every month for keeping your preschooler busy! Busy bags are a great way to encourage fine motor skills, literacy skills and school readiness. Children are welcome to play while parents create.

Homeschool Hub 

Grades K-6 (ages 5–12) EVERY Monday: Jan. 4–25 / 2–3:30 p.m. Feb. 1–29 / 2–3:30 p.m. Homeschoolers – join us for librarian led activities on the first and third Monday of each month. The room will be available on alternate Mondays for free play. 1/4: Gingerbread Mania! 1/18: Kid Inventors 2/1: Decorate Library Bookends 2/15: American Pioneers

Hoosier Hysteria: Racecars F

Preschool (ages 3–5), School Age (ages 6–11) Tue / Feb. 2 / 4:30–5:15 p.m. Celebrate incredible Indiana at this party all about racecars! Bring your matchbox cars and race them down our ramp.

Lego Club: Fairy Tale Fun 

Children of All Ages (birth-age 12); Families welcome Fri / Feb. 5 / 4:30–5:15 p.m. Come build with us and JCPL’s collection of LEGOs! Face a new building challenge each month. The whole family is welcome.

Make and Take Valentines

Children of All Ages (birth–age 12) Feb. 8–14 / All Day Come to the Children’s Department to make a Valentine for a special person in your life. We’ll have a new Valentine craft each day!

Make a Corn Husk Doll F

Grades K–6 (ages 5 – 12) Wed / Feb. 10 / 4:30–5:15 p.m. Have fun learning how to make a corn husk doll. Children seven years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Minecraft Club 

School Age (ages 6–11), Teens (ages 12–17) Sat / Feb. 13 / 2–4 p.m. Do you love Minecraft? We do too! Bring your laptop and come prepared to play with others who love the game as much as you do. Drop in anytime between 2–4 p.m.

Messy Art Club: Matisse Masterpieces 

Preschool (ages 3–5) , School Age (ages 6–11) Tue / Feb. 16 / 4:30–5:15 p.m. Calling all kid artists! Come create with us. We’ll have new materials and a new project each month.

Want to register for a program? Call or visit a branch:

Clark Pleasant: 535-6206 • Franklin Branch: 738-2833 Trafalgar Branch: 878-9560 • White River Branch: 885-1330

or register online at pageafterpage.org

Programs Recently Added! Cards for Kids

Preschool (ages 3–5), School Age (ages 6–11) Mon / Feb. 22–27 / All Day Brighten someone’s day with a handmade card made by you! Completed cards will be sent to hospitalized children around the country. More information can be found at www.cardsforhospitalizedkids.com.

Garfield Gala F

Children of All Ages (birth–age 12) Wed / Feb. 24 / 4:30 –5:15 p.m. Come celebrate incredible Indiana native Jim Davis’ most famous creation, Garfield! We’ll have games, crafts and more featuring the lasagna–loving cat and his friends.


Other Location

Adult Programs Franklin Branch

 Registration Required ⌛ Registration fills quickly F Part of Winter Reading

Voices from the Past Storyteller Series: Harriet Tubman

All Ages Sat / Feb. 20 / 1:30–3 p.m. Location: Johnson County Museum of History, 135 N. Main St., Franklin Meet Harriet Tubman, an African–American abolitionist, humanitarian and Union spy during the American Civil War. Learn how she escaped slavery, made 13 missions to rescue numerous slaves using the Underground Railroad and the struggle for woman’s suffrage.

Teen Programs Trafalgar Branch  Registration Required ⌛ Registration fills quickly F Part of Winter Reading

All About Doulas 

Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Feb. 15 / 6–8 p.m. Join us as we learn more about doulas! Learn about the benefits of having a doula, what the role of a doula is in pregnancy and birth and what it takes to become a certified doula yourself.

Clark Pleasant Branch Community Art Club: Bracelets ⌛

Teen (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Feb. 4 / 6–8 p.m. Thu / Feb. 11 / 6–8 p.m. Learn how to make a Valentine’s weave bracelet using needle and thread, with a choice of a toggle or magnetic clasp. No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided. Sessions include Feb. 4 & 11.

 Registration Required ⌛ Registration fills quickly F Part of Winter Reading

Busy Bags for Parents 

Adults (ages 18+), Children are welcome to attend with parents Wed / Jan 13 / 10 a.m.–11 a.m. OR Sat / Jan 16 / 10-11 a.m. Wed / Feb. 10 / 10 a.m.–11 a.m. OR Sat / Feb 13 / 10 a.m.–11 a.m. Add something new to your bag of tricks every month for keeping your preschooler busy! Busy bags are a great way to encourage fine motor skills, literacy skills and school readiness. Children are welcome to play while parents create.

Clark Pleasant Branch  Registration Required ⌛ Registration fills quickly F Part of Winter Reading

Community Art Club: Bracelets ⌛

Teen (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Thu / Feb. 4 / 6–8 p.m. Thu / Feb. 11 / 6–8 p.m. Learn how to make a Valentine’s weave bracelet using needle and thread, with a choice of a toggle or magnetic clasp. No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided. Sessions include Feb. 4 & 11.

DIY: Duct Tape Roses 

Teen (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Fri / Feb. 19 / 2–3:30 p.m. Create simple roses using colorful duct tape! All supplies will be provided.

Trafalgar Branch  Registration Required ⌛ Registration fills quickly F Part of Winter Reading

All About Doulas 

Teens (ages 12–17), Adults (ages 18+) Mon / Feb. 15 / 6–8 p.m. Join us as we learn more about doulas! Learn about the benefits of having a doula, what the role of a doula is in pregnancy and birth and what it takes to become a certified doula yourself.


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