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SUMMER 2019

GUIDE MAY | JUNE | JULY

I M A G I N E . C R E AT E . C O N N E C T.

A UNIVERSE OF STORIES An Evening With An Astronaut: Hoosier Legend Jerry Ross Wednesday, June 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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CONTACT Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library 1120 Stafford Rd. Plainfield, IN 46168 317-839-6602 plainfieldlibrary.net askus@plainfieldlibrary.net

HOURS Mon-Thurs | 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday | 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday | 1 - 5 p.m.

LIBRARY BOARD Director Montie Manning President Kevin Neal Vice President Mary Giesting Secretary Tina Lamb Treasurer Nelda Keltner Member Ed McElfresh Member Andy Richmond Member Chad Hauskins

To the Plainfield Community, The staff and I spent the bitterly cold, dark, and dreary winter months planning all kinds of stellar summer events for folks of all ages and interests. We’re so excited about what’s coming up, and we’re sure that you’re going to have a blast this summer! During the month of May, we’ll be gearing up for the official launch of the Summer Reading Club on Tuesday, May 28. This year’s theme, A Universe of Stories, focuses on all things outer space and is designed for all ages to participate. A new twist we’ve added this year is our Summer Reading Prize Patrol. We’ll distribute promotional summer reading signs to individual households, and you can place them in your yard or window for a chance to be selected as one of our weekly summer reading prize winners! Supplies will be limited, so be sure to make your way to the Summer Reading Prize Patrol table first thing during the launch party on Tuesday, May 28. On Monday, May 6, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., we begin our Essentials Of English program series for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). This new program is designed for those whom English is not their first language but wish to improve their English speaking skills. In June, the Friends of the Library host their 11th annual Plainfield Garden Tour fundraiser. Set for Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, this annual event featuring tours of local gardens is sure to please and inspire. Tickets are $12 each and go on sale Wednesday, May 1. Proceeds from the tour help support library programs and events. We’re also thrilled to announce that NASA astronaut and fellow Hoosier, Colonel Jerry Ross, will touch down at the library on Wednesday, June 19, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for An Evening With An Astronaut. Colonel Ross will speak about his experiences, answer questions, and sign copies of his books. You won’t want to miss your chance to meet a living Hoosier legend and one of the joint record holders for the most space flights! Even though Summer Reading begins to wind down in July, we have plenty of other activities planned to keep you going. One that I’m particularly excited about is A Starry Night: An Evening With Vincent on Friday, July 19, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in The Gallery. This event features artwork and activities inspired by master artist Vincent Van Gogh, and will include live music, an art scavenger hunt, and a virtual reality experience where participants view, in 3D, the starry night sky outside Vincent’s favorite cafe. That’s just a smattering of all that we’ve got planned for the summer. Be sure to read the rest of the Summer 2019 Library Guide to discover all of the great things waiting for you.

Best regards, Montie Manning LIBRARY DIRECTOR

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Independence Day Thursday, July 4

From The Director’s Chair............................2 Library Information........................................4 All Ages Programs...........................................5 Children’s Programs................................6-12 How To Overcome Summer Slide...........13 Teen Programs.........................................14-17 Summer Reading Club.........................18-19 Adult Programs.......................................20-25 My Library Rewards.....................................26 Senior Programs.....................................27-28 Plainfield Garden Tour................................29 Creativebug....................................................30 Stellar Books & Movies...............................31 Friends Of The Library.................................32

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SERVICES WOWBRARY: Sign up for a weekly email to stay informed on all recently added physical and digital materials! Program highlights and special events are also featured. To sign up, visit our website at plainfieldlibrary.net or ask at the main desk. COMPUTERS & WI-FI: Computers, high speed internet, free in-house WiFi, Pocket Wi-Fi Hotspots to check out and take home, and wireless printing are all available at the library. Download the PrinterOn App or visit plainfieldlibrary. net/services/technology to send your print jobs from home! BOOK-A-LIBRARIAN: Whether you need help getting started with your new device or want to learn how to access eBooks and streaming videos,we are here to help. You can easily make a 30-minute appointment with a staff member by emailing bookalibrarian@ plainfieldlibrary.net. HOMEBOUND SERVICES: If you cannot make it to the library because you are homebound, we will bring the library to you. We’ll deliver books and other library materials to your home, so you can still enjoy everything we have to offer! To sign up, visit plainfieldlibrary.net/ services/homebound and fill out the form or call us at 317-838-3800.

ITEMS

LOAN PERIOD

OVERDUE FEE

Audiobooks

21 days

$0.25/day

Board Games

7 days

$2/day

Books

21 days

$0.25/day

CDs

21 days

$0.25/day

DVDs

7 days

$0.25/day

Magazines

21 days

$0.25/day

Museum Passes, Pocket Wi-Fi

7 days

$2/day

Hold limit: 30 items▲▲—Holds are available for pick up for 7 days. Items will automatically renew if there are renewals available and no holds.

ART

MEETING

GALLERY

ROOMS

The next time you visit the library, be sure to head upstairs to see the artwork that is on display, rotating monthly. We keep the gallery fresh and new by rotating the featured work, so you never know what you will find. For more information or to submit your art for consideration visit: plainfieldlibrary.net/art-gallery.

BORROWING PRIVILEGES The PGTPL Resident Card (green) is free to all residents of Guilford Township in Hendricks County. Resident cards allow access to all items, including digital resources, as well as full access to the Evergreen Indiana Consortium.

Meeting Rooms are available for use by non-profit groups and local organizations of which a member holds a library card. Those outside of Guilford Township may reserve a room for a $25 fee. To book a meeting room, contact the Meeting Room Coordinator, Susie Geswein, at 317839-6602 ext. 2135 or by email at rooms@plainfieldlibrary.net. Students and teachers of Plainfield Schools are eligible for a PGTPL Student Card (blue). This card allows only access to PGTPL physical and digital materials, but does not allow full Evergreen Indiana access. For full borrowing privileges for those living outside of Guilford Township, a Public Library Access Card (PLAC) is available for purchase. The cost for a PLAC is established by the Indiana State Library, and it is currently $65 per year.

For more information on getting a library card, borrowing materials, placing holds or using library resources

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PROGRAMS May the 4th Be With You Saturday, May 4, 1-4 p.m.

Summer Reading Club Kick-Off! Tuesday, May 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Location Varies | Celebrate Star Wars, you must. Join staff and other fans as we geek out for this popular sci-fi saga!

Library Lawn | Join us as we kick off another funfilled Summer Reading Club! This year’s theme is A Universe of Stories.

Revenge of the Fifth Sunday, May 5, 2-4 p.m.

A Universe of Stories: Green Screen Saturday, June 8, 1-3 p.m.

McMillan A & B |Watch a movie from the Star Wars series!

Essentials of English: English for Speakers of Other Languages

Mondays, May 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m. & May 20, 6-7 p.m.

Mondays, June 3 & 17, 6-7 p.m. Mondays, July 1 & 15, 6-7 p.m.

Location Varies | Improve and expand on your English Language skills! Come join the fun whether you are just beginning to learn English or simply need assistance with English for school!

Stop-Motion Sunday Sunday, May 12, 2-4 p.m.

Lobby Conference Room | Imagine yourself as an astronaut in space. Use green screen technology, props, and other materials to create images and videos of yourself in space.

An Evening with an Astronaut: Hoosier Legend Jerry Ross Wednesday, June 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. McMillan A & B | We are excited to host Crown Point native, Purdue alum, and record-setting astronaut Jerry Ross at the library for our Summer Reading Club, A Universe of Stories. Hear Colonel Ross speak about his experiences and answer questions. Copies of both of his books will be available for purchase and autographs.

Lobby Conference Room | Creative thinkers of any age are invited to create their own stop-motion film. We will have a variety of found objects, a few green screen settings, and some iPads available for you to use. Bring your own smartphone or device to film with if you’d like.

Bike Safety Saturday, May 18, 2-2:45 p.m.

Family Escape Room Saturday, June 22, 1-4 p.m.

Parking Lot | Do you know how to signal for turning while riding a bicycle? Are you comfortable riding on the trails and throughout Plainfield? Join us for this family friendly bicycle safety program for some simple safety tips.

McMillan B | Can you solve puzzles, riddles, and codes under pressure? Team up with your friends and family to break out of the room in under 25 minutes.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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PROGRAMS Pop-Up Playgroup Fridays, May 3, 10 & 17, 10-11 a.m. New Picture Book Storytime Wednesday, May 1, 10-10:30 a.m. Children | Listen to Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel, make a fabric craft, and explore what it means to be brave while fighting for a better world.

Spring Cards Wednesday, May 1, 4:30-5 p.m. Tweens | Celebrate May Day by coloring a flowery card! All materials provided.

Baby Storytime

Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 10-10:30 a.m. Babies | Sing, clap, and bounce along with interactive rhymes and stories!

Children | Enjoy a different activity, craft, or story followed by informal play. Drop by for a bit or stay the whole time.

Firefly Nominee Storytime Saturday, May 4, 11-11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 5, 2-2:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, 6:30-7 p.m. Children | It’s firefly season! The Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Book Award is an initiative of the Indiana Center for the Book. After hearing several of the current nominees, your child will vote for their favorite!

Wonderful Ones Mondays, May 6, 13 & 20, 10-10:30 a.m. Babies & Toddlers | This storytime develops early literacy skills with singing, reading, and playing!

Colorful Kids Thursday, May 2, 4:30-5:15 p.m. School Age | Explore the messy wonder of art! Children will learn various techniques to create their own art journal and express themselves with the joy of color.

Animal Tales Monday, May 6, 4:30-5 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Children | Join a park naturalist from Hendricks County Parks for a story featuring an animal native to Indiana. A craft or activity follows the story.

Did you know? Miss Humblebee’s Academy is a resource for PreK-K children to learn skills required by Head Start & Common Core.

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Tot Tuesday Tuesdays, May 7, 14 & 21, 10-10:30 a.m. Toddlers & Preschoolers | You and your child can sing, dance, do action rhymes, and hear a story.

Learning Mindfulness Tuesday, May 7, 6-6:30 p.m. Children | Explore the concept of mindfulness and learn how to practice mindful behaviors to help understand and manage feelings through fun activities.

Interactive Storytime Wednesday, May 8, 10-10:30 a.m. Preschoolers | Children are encouraged to stand up, shake their wiggles out, and have a good time while learning about the world around them.

Create Your Own Comic Wednesday, May 8, 4:30-5 p.m. Tweens | If you love reading comics and want to try drawing one, then use our prompts to make your own comic or mini graphic novel!

Comic Book Collecting Saturday, May 11, 11-11:45 a.m. School Age | What makes a comic book valuable? How do I start my own collection? Learn these answers, see some vintage comics, and leave with a free comic book to start your collection!

Kids Community Art: Torn Paper Planets May 13-17, All Day Children | Use your creativity to create a colorful planet out of paper! We will display the finished project in the Children’s Room to celebrate the start of Summer Reading Club.

Reading with Dogs Tuesday, May 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m. School Age | Children can practice reading and build self-esteem by reading aloud to a gentle certified therapy dog. Participants will be asked to sign up for a 15-minute session at the Children’s Desk upon arrival.

Classic Picture Book Storytime Wednesday, May 15, 10-10:30 a.m. Children | Listen to the Caldecott-nominated book Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin, learn about sticking together to make a better community, and create a fun craft!

Rainbow Jenga Wednesday, May 15, 4:30-5 p.m. Tweens | Try out a colorful version of this classic game! Play together while trying to build the tallest tower without knocking it over.

Homeschool Book Club Thursday, May 16, 11:30-12 p.m. School Age | Back with a new structure! Homeschooling families, bring your lunch for this monthly book club. This month, younger children will discuss If It Rains Pancakes by Brian P. Cleary and older children will discuss Out of Wonder by Kwame Alexander.

Tech Time Monday, May 20, 4:30-5:30 p.m. School Age | Do you love learning about technology? Explore computer coding, robotics, and electronics with a different activity each month.

Young Writers’ Club Tuesday, May 21, 4:30-5 p.m. School Age | Learn how to produce your own works of creative writing and work with others to come up with stories, poems, and more. Write on!

Storytime at Biggby Coffee Tuesday, May 14, 11-11:30 a.m.

Sensory Station Wednesday, May 22, 10-10:30 a.m.

Children | Join library staff every month for a storytime and craft at Biggby Coffee! Located at 302 Dan Jones Rd.

Children | Explore educational concepts and engage with stories, songs, and more while using our five senses. This month, learn about gardens!


Tween Try It: Pineapple Dip Wednesday, May 22, 4:30-5 p.m. Tweens | Do you enjoy cooking? Try a fun new recipe every month! This month, we are making pineapple dip.

Test It: Rising Raisins Thursday, May 23, 4:30-5:15 p.m. School Age | Raisins sink in water but rise in other fluids. Test it and find out why!

LEGO Brick Builders Fridays, May 24 & 31, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Children | Use our LEGO bricks to build something fun!

STEM Saturday Saturday, May 25, 1-3 p.m. Children | Drop by and try out a few of our STEM kits. If you find one you like, then these sciencebased activities are available to borrow!

Tot Tuesday: Eric Carle Flowers Tuesday, May 28, 10-10:30 a.m. Toddlers | Cut and glue painted Eric Carle style paper into a big flower in this simple process craft you and your child can do together.

Space Storytime Wednesday, May 29, 10-10:30 a.m. Preschoolers | Get ready for blastoff! Learn about outer space with fun space-themed stories.

Coloring & Crafts Wednesday, May 29, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Children | Want to relax and beat the heat? Bring your lunch and drop in for coloring and a simple do-it-yourself craft.

Outer Space Painting Wednesday, May 29, 4:30-5 p.m. Tweens | Imagine standing on an alien planet. What do you see? While looking at images from other planets, paint your own outer space landscape.

Build a Mania Saturday, June 1, 2-3 p.m. Children | Let your imagination run wild and show off your creative genius by using our collection of LEGO bricks to build alone or work with a friend.

Wonderful Ones Mondays, June 3, 10, 17 & 24, 10-10:30 a.m. Babies & Toddlers | This storytime develops early literacy skills with singing, reading, and playing!

Movie Monday: Inside Out Monday, June 3, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Children | Grab lunch and enjoy this free screening of a family-friendly movie, rated PG. Run time: 1 hr. 42 mins.

Animal Tales Monday, June 3, 4:30-5 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Children | Join a park naturalist from Hendricks County Parks for a story featuring an animal native to Indiana. A craft or activity follows the story.

Tot Tuesday Tuesdays, June 4, 11 & 18, 10-10:30 a.m. Toddlers & Preschoolers | You and your child can sing, dance, do action rhymes, and hear a story at toddler storytime.

New Picture Book Storytime Wednesday, June 5, 10-10:30 a.m. Children | Listen to Juliรกn Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love, make a mermaid craft, and discuss exploring new ideas while being true to yourself.

Coloring & Crafts

Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Children | Want to relax and beat the heat? Bring your lunch and drop in for coloring and a simple do-it-yourself craft.

Mars Mission Wednesday, June 5, 4:30-5 p.m. Tweens | Join our mission to Mars! Work collaboratively to solve problems and see what it takes to survive on another planet.

Did you know? Scholastic Go is a kid-friendly web search that is useful for schoolwork, projects, research, and more!

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Baby Storytime Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20 & 27, 10-10:30 a.m.

Interactive Storytime Wednesday, June 12, 10-10:30 a.m.

Babies | Sing, clap, and bounce along with interactive rhymes and stories!

Preschoolers | Children are encouraged to stand up, shake their wiggles out, and have a good time while learning about the world around them.

Colorful Kids Thursday June 6, 4:30-5:15 p.m. School Age | Explore the messy wonder of art! Children will learn various techniques to create their own art journal and express themselves with the joy of color.

LEGO Brick Builders Fridays, June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Science Fiction Book Club: Mars Evacuees Wednesday, June 12, 4:30-5 p.m. Tweens | Do you love science fiction or want to be more familiar with it? Come prepared to share your thoughts on Mars Evacuees by Sophia McDougall and discuss it together!

Children | Use our LEGO bricks to build something fun!

Movie Monday: Treasure Planet Monday, June 10, 12:30-2:15 p.m. Children | Grab lunch and enjoy this free screening of a family-friendly movie, rated PG. Run time: 1 hr. 35 mins.

Bedtime Stories Monday, June 10, 6:30-7 p.m. Children | Enjoy lively stories and songs before calming down with a bedtime story and lullaby.

Storytime at Biggby Coffee Tuesday, June 11, 11-11:30 a.m. Children | Join library staff every month for a storytime and craft at Biggby Coffee! Located at 302 Dan Jones Rd..

Campfire Tales: The Constellations Thursday, June 13, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Children | We’ll dim the lights, sit around a realistic “campfire,” and listen to stories of the constellations in the “night sky” projected onto the ceiling.

Butterfly Garden Storytime Saturday, June 15, 1-1:30 p.m. Children | Plant seeds for a butterfly garden and read a story! This storytime is part of the Hendricks County Nature Play Days, which encourages kids to play outdoors and includes a passport of local outdoor activities.

Movie Monday: E.T. Monday, June 17, 12:30-2:45 p.m. Tech Time Homeschool: Tuesday, June 11, 2-3 p.m. Everyone: Monday, June 17, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Children | Grab lunch and enjoy this free screening of a family-friendly movie, rated PG. Run time 2 hrs. 1 mins.

School Age | Do you love learning about technology? We will explore computer coding, robotics, and electronics with a different activity each month.

Build-Your-Own Kite Tuesday, June 18, 2-2:30 p.m.

Reading with Dogs Tuesday, June 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Classic Picture Book Storytime Wednesday, June 19, 10-10:30 a.m.

School Age | Children can practice reading and build self-esteem by reading aloud to a gentle certified therapy dog. Participants will be asked to sign up for a 15-minute session at the Children’s Desk upon arrival.

School Age | Learn about how kites fly, and then build and decorate your own kite to take home!

Children | Listen to the Batchelder-nominated book, The Collector of Moments by Quint Buchholz, and, through an exciting activity, think about how art has the power to transform everyday life.


Tween Try It: Galaxy Slushies Wednesday, June 19, 4:30-5 p.m.

Astronaut Training Camp Tuesday, June 25, 5-5:30 p.m.

Tweens | Do you enjoy cooking? Try a fun new Children | Test your astronaut skills with activities recipe every month! In June, we are making galaxy crafts, snacks, and out of this world fun! slushies.

Homeschool Book Club Thursday, June 20, 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. School Age | Homeschooling families, bring lunch for this monthly book club! Younger children will discuss Ralph and the Rocket Ship by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and older children will discuss Space Case by Stuart Gibbs.

Test It: Creeping Ink Thursday, June 20, 4:30-5:15 p.m. School Age | What colors make up the color black? Separate ink pigments from a black marker to create a virtual rainbow!

Movie Monday: Kung Fu Panda Monday, June 24, 12:30-2:15 p.m.

Sensory Station Wednesday, June 26, 10-10:30 a.m.

Children | Explore educational concepts and engage with stories, songs, and more while using our five senses. Learn about the moon this month!

Science Fiction Book Club: Dragon Pearl Wednesday, June 26, 4:30-5 p.m. Tweens | Do you love science fiction or want to be more familiar with it? Come prepared to share your thoughts on Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee and discuss it together!

STEM Saturday Saturday, June 29, 1-3 p.m. Children | Drop by and try out a few of our STEM kits. If you find one you like, then these sciencebased activities are available to borrow!

Children | Grab lunch and enjoy this free screening of a family-friendly movie, rated PG. Run time: 1 hr. 35 mins.

Wonderful Ones

Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 10-10:30 a.m. Babies & Toddlers | This storytime develops early literacy skills with singing, reading, and playing!

Story & Craft: Shooting Stars Monday, June 24, 6:30-7 p.m. Toddlers & Preschoolers | Hear the story On the Night of the Shooting Star by Amy Hest, and then make a shooting star wind sock to take home.

Tot Tuesday: Starry Spiral Tuesday, June 25, 10-10:30 a.m.

Movie Monday: A Wrinkle in Time Monday, July 1, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Children | Grab lunch and enjoy this free screening of a family-friendly movie, rated PG. Run time: 1 hr. 50 mins.

Animal Tales Monday, July 1, 4:30-5 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Toddlers & Preschoolers | Decorate a spiral with swinging stars in this simple process craft you and your child can create together.

Children | Join a park naturalist from Hendricks County Parks for a story featuring an animal native to Indiana. A craft or activity follows the story.

Young Writers’ Club Tuesday, June 25, 4-4:30 p.m.

Tot Tuesday Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16 & 23, 10-10:30 a.m.

School Age | Learn how to produce your own works of creative writing and work with others to come up with stories, poems, and more. Write on!

Toddlers & Preschoolers | You and your child can sing, dance, do action rhymes, and hear a story at toddler storytime.

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Homeschool Young Writers’ Club Tuesday, July 2, 2-2:30 p.m.

Reading with Dogs Tuesday, July 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

School Age | Learn how to produce your own works of creative writing and work with others to come up with stories, poems, and more. Write on!

School Age | Practice reading and build selfesteem by reading aloud to a gentle, certified therapy dog. Participants can sign up for a 15-minute session at the Children’s Desk upon arrival.

New Picture Book Storytime Wednesday, July 3, 10-10:30 a.m. Children | Listen to The Fox on the Swing by Evelina Daci, and make a craft exploring what friendship and happiness mean to you.

Coloring & Crafts

Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Children | Want to relax and beat the heat? Bring your lunch and drop in for coloring and a simple do-it-yourself craft.

Design an Alien Wednesday, July 3, 4:30-5 p.m. Tweens | What would an alien culture look like? Bring your creativity and introduce us to a new species!

Interactive Storytime Wednesday, July 10, 10-10:30 a.m. Preschoolers | Children are encouraged to stand up, shake their wiggles out, and have a good time while learning about the world around them.

Science Fiction Book Club: Hunt for the Hydra Wednesday, July 10, 4:30-5 p.m. Tweens | Do you love science fiction or want to be more familiar with it? Come prepared to share your thoughts on Hunt for the Hydra by Jason Fry and discuss it together!

LEGO Brick Builders Fridays, July 5, 12, 19 & 26, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Colorful Kids Thursday, July 11, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Children | Use our LEGO bricks to build something fun!

Rocks & Minerals Show Saturday, July 6, 11-11:45 a.m. School Age | Learn about rocks and minerals and see a display of some amazing, real samples!

Movie Monday: Muppets From Space Monday, July 8, 12:30-2 p.m. Children | Grab lunch and enjoy this free screening of a family-friendly movie, rated G. Run time: 1 hr. 27 mins.

Bedtime Stories Monday, July 8, 6:30-7 p.m. Children | Enjoy lively stories and songs before calming down with a bedtime story and lullaby.

Storytime at Biggby Coffee Tuesday, July 9, 11-11:30 a.m. Children | Join library staff every month for a storytime and craft at Biggby Coffee! Located at 302 Dan Jones Rd.

School Age | Explore the messy wonder of art! Children will learn various techniques to create their own art journal and express themselves with the joy of color.

Stop-Motion Star Wars Saturday, July 13, 2-4 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

School Age | Calling all Rebels and nerf herders! Enjoy a Star Wars themed movie making challenge, presented by Snapology.

Movie Monday: The Incredibles 2 Monday, July 15, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Children | Grab lunch and enjoy this free screening of a family-friendly movie, rated PG. Run time: 2 hrs.

Tech Time Monday, July 15, 4:30-5:30 p.m. School Age | Do you love learning about technology? Explore computer coding, robotics, and electronics with a different activity each month.


Tot Tuesday: Your Rocket Tuesday, July 16, 10-10:30 a.m. Toddlers & Preschoolers | Use the letters in your child’s name to make a construction paper rocket in this simple craft you create together.

Classic Picture Book Storytime Wednesday, July 17, 10-10:30 a.m. Children | Listen to the Schneider-winning book Kami and the Yaks by Andrea Stenn Stryer, followed by an activity exploring how we can communicate in different, but meaningful ways.

Constellation Projector Wednesday, July 17, 4:30-5 p.m. Tweens | Learn about the night sky and stars and create a projector to show different constellations!

Homeschool Book Club Thursday, July 18, 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. School Age | Homeschooling families, bring lunch for this monthly book club! Younger children will discuss Rockets and Spaceships by Karen Wallace and older children will discuss Mae Jemison by Jill C. Wheeler.

Story & Craft: The Big Dipper Monday, July 22, 6:30-7 p.m. Toddlers & Preschoolers | Listen to the story First Star: A Bear and Mole Story by Will Hillenbrand, and use stickers and chalk to create a picture of the Big Dipper.

Young Writers’ Club Tuesday, July 23, 4:30-5 p.m. School Age | Learn how to produce your own works of creative writing and work with others to come up with stories, poems, and more. Write on!

Sensory Station Wednesday, July 24, 10-10:30 a.m. Children | Explore educational concepts and engage with stories, songs, and more while using our five senses. This month, learn about food!

Tween Try It: DIY Ice Cream Wednesday, July 24, 4:30-5 p.m. Tweens | Do you enjoy cooking? Try a fun new recipe every month! In July we are making DIY ice cream.

Test It: Salt Water Floats Thursday, July 25, 4:30-5:15 p.m. School Age | Items that sink in water will float in salt water. Find out why when we Test It!

Children’s Summer Reading Club Completion Party Saturday, July 20, 3-4 p.m.

STEM Saturday Saturday, July 27, 1-3 p.m.

Children | Drop by and try out a few of our STEM kits. If you find one you like, then these scienceChildren | Celebrate the completion of Summer based activities are available to borrow! Reading by blasting off into fun with Mr. Molecule’s fast-paced, energetic, and educational program! Movie Monday: Space Jam This event is for children (birth to 5th grade) who Monday, July 29, 12:30-2:15 p.m. have completed all three levels of their Summer Children | Grab lunch and enjoy this familyReading Log. Wear your Summer Reading t-shirt friendly movie. Rated PG. Run time: 1 hr. 40 mins. for admission!

Movie Monday: The Lorax Monday, July 22, 12:30-2:15 p.m. Children | Grab lunch and enjoy this free screening of a family-friendly movie, rated PG. Run time: 1 hr. 35 mins.

Tot Tuesday: Night Sky Paintings Tuesday, July 30, 10-10:30 a.m. Toddlers & Preschoolers | We’ll make beautiful paintings of the night sky with white paint and sticker stars in this simple process craft for you and your child to paint together.

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How To Overcome

SUMMER SLIDE “Summer Slide” might sound fun if you don’t know what it means, but caregivers and educators are becoming more aware of the loss of skills that students experience over summer break. According to the National Summer Learning Association, most students lose two months of math skills, and low-income students can lose two to three months of reading skills each summer. The statistics are scary, but there are some easy ways to keep your child’s skills sharp. There are a few library resources that can help!

a library of animated math books that are fun to explore. Each activity also has a link to explain which Indiana State standard it aligns with. Access Tumblemath through our website at plainfieldlibrary.net.

STEM KITS: Don’t forget about science and math skills over the summer! The library’s STEM Kits are a great way for kids to explore some handson science, technology, and engineering activities, such as writing simple code, creating a unique marble maze, or using a microscope. You can find a complete listing of the STEM Kits at plainfieldlibrary. net/stemcollection or stop by the library to ask a staff member.

your child’s latest interest. This is a great resource for busy parents! Access Scholastic Teachables by visiting plainfieldlibrary.net and viewing our digital resources.

MUSEUM PASSES: For a fun and educational family activity, consider checking out one of the library’s museum passes. PGTPL circulates passes for the Indiana State Museum, Eiteljorg Museum, and Indiana Historical Society for free! These passes are always popular, so it’s a good idea to SUMMER READING CLUB: Reading every day is put them on hold in advance. Visiting a museum is the best way to keep your child’s skills strong. The a great opportunity to work on observational skills PGTPL Summer Reading Club rewards the time and learn in an interactive way. spent reading with a sense of accomplishment SCHOLASTIC TEACHABLES: It can be and cool prizes. Allow kids to choose materials that overwhelming to come up with activities for interest them; all reading counts, even magazines, kids. Fortunately, Scholastic Teachables has eBooks, and audiobooks! It’s also important for an abundance of worksheets, crafts, and other kids to see adults reading, so sign up for our adult projects that can be printed and completed. You Summer Reading Club, too. can select by grade level, theme, or just search for

While “Summer Slide” can be scary, the ways to counter it don’t have to be. Reading every day and having access to books are the most important things you can do to make sure your child is ready for school next year. PGTPL has even more amazing TUMBLEMATH: If you’re looking for an online resources available, so stop by the Children’s Desk resource to hone those math skills, then look and ask how we can make your summer a little no further than Tumblemath! Broken down into easier! categories from fractions to finance, it features Sign-up for the library’s Summer Reading Club plainfieldlibrary.net


PROGRAMS Grades 6-12 Homeschool Jeopardy! Wednesday, May 1, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Teen Central | Test your knowledge of trivia in this quick-paced game. Buzz in before your competitors to earn the most points and win a prize.

Teen Screen: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Monday, May 6, 3:15-5:15 p.m.

West Meeting Room | Enter the Spider-Verse and watch a new superhero fight to save the multiverse during this month’s movie viewing. Snacks provided.

Ear Bud Organizer Wednesday, May 8, 3:15-4:15 p.m. How to Draw Anime Wednesday, May 1, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Teen Central | Have you ever wanted to draw in the style of anime? Stop by to get tips and learn how to draw your favorite characters.

TableTop Thursday: Kingdomino Thursday, May 2, 4:15-5:45 p.m.

West Meeting Room | Explore fields, lakes, mountains, and lands to expand your new kingdom. Can you lay claim to the best territories in this dominoes-based game from the library’s circulating collection?

West Meeting Room | Create an ear bud organizer to keep wires from getting tangled

Suncatchers Friday, May 10, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

West Meeting Room | Does your home need new decorations to match the joy of warmer weather? Paint your own suncatcher and take it home to add a little color to your windows.

Soda Straw Rockets Monday, May 13, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

West Meeting Room | Learn how to design and make rockets that can be launched with a straw. Who can launch their rocket the farthest?

Did you know? The library not only has a ton of board games available for check-out but also provides How To Play guides for each game.

plainfieldlibrary.net/boardgames


Drop in and Create: Sumi Ink Wednesday, May 15, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Library Lawn | Do you love drawing? Have fun learning how to draw with Sumi Ink, which is used by artists for painting and calligraphy.

TableTop Thursday: Thanos Rising Thursday, May 16, 4:15-5:45 p.m.

Children’s Activity Room | Recruit heroes and defeat villains in this Avengers-themed board game from the library’s circulating collection. Work with your teammates to deal damage and protect the universe. Can you prevent Thanos from collecting all six infinity stones?

Minute to Win It Monday, May 20, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

West Meeting Room | Compete to complete assigned challenges in just one minute...or less! Winners will receive a prize and bragging rights.

Roving on the Moon Friday, May 24, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Teen Central | Learn the engineering design process to make a cardboard rover that can move across the room. See whose rover can travel the farthest!

Galaxy Tote Wednesday, May 29, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Teen Central | Celebrate the Summer Reading Club by painting your own galaxy creation on a tote bag. Carry a universe of stories in your new bag this summer!

Written In Stars Thursday, May 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Teen Central | Look to the stars to find reading inspiration this summer. Learn about the myths behind constellations and discover book recommendations based on your favorite legends.

Movie Making Monday: Scripts Monday, June 3, 1:30-2:45 p.m.

Teen Central | Every Monday in June learn how to create short videos to enter the CSLP Teen Video Contest. This week, write a script for short videos.

Wii Summer Games Tournament Tuesday, June 4, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Teen Central | Compete in a different game each Tuesday in June to see if you can beat your friends. Can you become the champion of this summer’s tournament?

Roswell That Ends Well Mystery Lunch Wednesday, June 5, 1-4 p.m. Friday, June 7, 1-4 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

West Meeting Room | Someone has been involved in extra-terrestrial foul play! Join seven other suspicious characters to solve the mystery of who the culprit is while enjoying a free lunch.

TableTop Thursday: Alien Frontiers Thursday, June 6, 1-3 p.m.

Teen Central | Do you have what it takes to be a deep space colonist? Learn to manage resources and develop planets while blocking your opponents’ colonial expansion in this circulating game from the library.

Movie Making Monday: Directing Monday, June 10, 1:30-2:45 p.m.

Teen Central | Create short videos to enter the CSLP Teen Video Contest. This week, learn how to shoot a video.

Wii Summer Games Tournament Tuesday, June 11, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Teen Central | Compete in a different game each Tuesday in June to see if you can beat your friends. Can you become the champion of this summer’s tournament?

Out of This World Laces Wednesday, June 12, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Teen Central | Want to have the coolest sneakers? Learn how to create your own custom laces. Shoe laces will be provided.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Green Lantern Friday, June 14, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Teen Central | Come prepared to heckle and provide fun commentary of the live-action Green Lantern movie. Snacks provided.


Movie Making Monday: Filming Monday, June 17, 1:30-3 p.m.

Teen Central | Create short videos to enter the CSLP Teen Video Contest. Film your video today!

Wii Summer Games Tournament Tuesday, June 18, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Teen Central | Compete in a different game each Tuesday in June to see if you can beat your friends. Can you become the champion of this summer’s tournament?

TableTop Thursday: Constellations Thursday, June 20, 1-3 p.m.

Teen Central | Compete with your friends to fill the night sky with the most creative constellations in this myth-filled board game from the library’s circulating collection. Can you make the most combinations and prevent others from fitting theirs on the board?

Radio Theater: War Of The Worlds Friday, June 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

West Meeting Room | Get a behind-the-scenes look at how radio dramas occur as you take part in this recreation of a classic! Each participant will choose a speaking role, then the story will be practiced and recorded. To finish, we will listen to our performance and learn about editing.

Movie Making Monday: Editing Monday, June 24, 1:30-2:45 p.m.

Teen Central | Create short videos to enter the CSLP Teen Video Contest. Learn how to edit your video like a professional.

Wii Summer Games Tournament Tuesday, June 25, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Teen Central | Compete in a different game each Tuesday in June to see if you can beat your friends. Can you become the champion of this summer’s tournament?

Recycled Bottle Bubble Art Wednesday, June 26, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Library Lawn | Learn how to create a one-of-akind, colorful piece of artwork.

Virtual Reality Thursday, June 27, 12-4 p.m.

Teen Central | Want to have a chance to play a game on the HTC Vive? Stop by to have your own 20-minute session. Availability is on a first-comefirst-served basis.

Scavenger Hunt Friday, June 28, 1-3 p.m.

Teen Central | Team up with friends to complete tasks in the library! This scavenger hunt provides opportunities to discover our many library services, and there will be prizes awarded to those who finish.

Movie Making Monday: Screening Monday, July 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Teen Central | View the entries made by your friends for the CSLP Teen Video Contest and vote for your favorite!

Sci-Fi Jeopardy! Tuesday, July 2, 1-2 p.m.

Teen Central | Think you know everything about science fiction? Test your knowledge by answering the most questions before your competitors!

Galaxy Skyline Wednesday, July 3, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Teen Central | Learn how to paint a cool city skyline with watercolors. Once it dries, you can keep it to hang up in your room!

Social Media Ambassadors Friday, July 5, 1-2 p.m.

Teen Central | Are you a fan of Teen Central? Are you interested in suggesting new book titles or program ideas? Join this Social Media Ambassadors meeting to have your voice heard, promote teen programs, and have fun playing a group game.

Moon Rocks Monday, July 8, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Teen Central | While you may not be able to travel to the moon, you can still own a piece of it. Learn how to make your very own moon rock to keep.

Did you know? The library is never closed if you have downloaded our many mobile apps. Hoopla, Libby, RBdigital & others bring the library to you! plainfieldlibrary.net/digital-resources/downloadable-media


Spaceteam Tuesday, July 9, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Teen Central | Do you like pushing buttons and shouting at your friends? If so, then this is the game for you! Collaborate with your friends in the chaos of this app to prevent your ship from exploding.

Drop in and Create: Sumi Ink Wednesday, July 10, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Space Capsules Monday, July 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Teen Central | Design and create your own space capsule out of simple supplies. Can you land yours safely?

How to Draw Anime Wednesday, July 24, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Teen Central | Have you ever wanted to draw in the style of anime? Get tips and learn how to draw your favorite characters.

Library Lawn | Do you love drawing? Have fun learning how to draw with Sumi Ink, which is an ink TableTop Thursday: Space Cadets used by artists for painting and calligraphy.

TableTop Thursday: Terraforming Mars Thursday, July 11, 1-3:30 p.m.

Teen Central | Join the movement to make Mars inhabitable in this game from the library’s circulating collection! Become a corporation whose goal is to win victory points for advancing human infrastructure in the solar system. Do you have what it takes to gain the highest rating for your corporation?

Teen Screen: First Man Monday, July 15, 1:30-4 p.m.

Teen Central | Join us for the movie First Man. which offers a look at the life of Neil Armstrong and the space mission that made him the first man to walk on the moon. Snacks provided.

Starfinder Tuesday, July 16, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

West Meeting Room | Shoot for the stars in this role-playing game set thousands of years in Pathfinder’s future. With your friends, become a member of an alien race and join a starship crew as you explore new worlds in this science-fantasy universe.

Teen Summer Reading Completion Party Saturday, July 20, 5-8 p.m.

Throughout the Library | We will have an afterhours party for all teens who completed Summer Reading! Join us for food, raffle prize drawings, virtual reality, escape rooms, and more. The only thing you need to attend this party is the invitation you received after completing Level Three of your reading log. Raffle prize winners don’t have to be present to win.

Thursday, July 25, 1-2:30 p.m.

Teen Central | Join the quick-paced combat in this team versus team game from the library’s circulating collection. Can your team destroy your opponents’ spaceship before they destroy yours?

Fanfiction 101 Tuesday, July 30, 1-2 p.m.

Teen Central | Have you ever finished a TV show, movie, or book with the feeling that you needed more time with those characters? Fanfiction may be your answer! Learn the basics of writing your own stories featuring your favorite characters, and feel free to share tips if you are a seasoned fanfiction author.

Harry Potter Pencil Wands Wednesday, July 31, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Teen Central | You can still have an incredible wand without traveling to Ollivander’s! Bring out your inner wizard by creating your own wand that you can write with.

teencontests Teen Central hosts contests just for teens, and each month begins a new contest. May: Design Your World June: Universe of Characters & Stories July: Universe of Characters & Stories: Voting Have a picture you want to submit to the Art Contest? Stop by Teen Central to submit a picture. Everyone will vote and choose a winner.


A UNIVERSE OF STORIES

SUMMER READING CLUB KICK-OFF

The Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library, along with 16,000 libraries across the United States, will celebrate space exploration as part of the 2019 Summer Reading Club (SRC). PGTPL is excited about the theme A Universe of Stories, which was chosen by the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) to help inspire children and people of all ages to dream big, believe in themselves, and create their own story.

Blast off on your reading journey at the SRC Kick-Off party on Tuesday, May 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Online pre-registration begins on Wednesday, May 1. There will be lots of fun activities, such as a bounce house, fire truck, Pacers Fan Van, moon walk, snacks, and even more activities that are out of this world!

The SRC will coincide with NASA’s 60 years of achievement and the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing. The goal of the SRC is to encourage reading for all ages during the summer months. SRC begins on Tuesday, May 28, and runs through Saturday, July 13, with completion parties for children and teens on Saturday, July 20. AN EVENING WITH AN ASTRONAUT Speaking of outer space, we are excited to host Hoosier native, Purdue alum, and record-setting astronaut Jerry Ross at the library on Wednesday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m. Hear Colonel Ross, who is the first astronaut to have been to space seven times, speak about his experiences and answer questions about being a part of the Space Program. This event is for all ages. Copies of both of his books, Spacewalker and Becoming a Spacewalker, will be available for purchase and autographs. You won’t want to miss this exciting opportunity!

SRC PRIZE PATROL Attend the Summer Reading Club Kick-Off on Tuesday, May 28, at 5:30-7:30 p.m., and pick up your SRC Prize Patrol yard sign. The first 100 households to visit the Prize Patrol Station at the SRC Kick-Off will receive their very own sign to proudly display! Throughout the summer, we will be selecting random winners in true prize patrol fashion. Library staff could be on your doorstep this summer with a special prize package just for you! We have a limited amount of signs, so be sure to stop by the Prize Patrol Station before supplies run out. SRC COMPLETION PARTIES To celebrate the end of Summer Reading, children and teens will have separate completion parties on Saturday, July 20. The Children’s Completion Party will feature a special visit from Mr. Molecule at 3 p.m. The Teen Central Completion Party will be after library hours at 5 p.m. No tickets are required. Children are encouraged to wear their completion prize SRC t-shirt to the party. Thank you for your participation in the Summer Reading Club, and we hope you enjoy all the fun events and programs lined up this summer! If you have any questions, please contact the library at 317-839-6602 or askus@plainfieldlibrary.net.

Did you know? The library has a monthly podcast where you can learn about what’s going on at the library as well as what the library staff is currently geeking out about. plainfieldlibrary.net/podcast


LOGS CHILDREN

TEENS

Beginning May 28, children can pick up their reading logs at the desk in the Children’s Room. To receive the most prizes, complete all three levels. Level One: Receive a prize, coupon, and one raffle ticket Level Two: Receive a free book and three raffle tickets. Level Three: Receive five raffle tickets and a free t-shirt (first-comefirst-serve, while supplies last, which provides admission to the Summer Reading Completion Party on Saturday, July 20, 3-4 p.m.

Beginning May 28, teens can pick up their reading logs at the desk in Teen Central. To receive the most prizes, complete all three levels. Each level that a teen completes will reward them with prizes such as coupons, raffle tickets, and a free book. Complete all levels to get a stellar pair of sunglasses!

ADULTS & SENIORS Beginning May 28, adults and seniors may enter to win raffle prizes for each book read throughout the summer. One book is equal to one raffle ticket.

Each program that you attend, regardless of age, will earn you a BONUS raffle ticket. The more programs you attend, the more chances you have to win!

PRIZES CHILDREN

TEENS

Harry Potter Box Set

Harry Potter Box Set

Indianapolis Zoo Family Membership

Video Game System

Plainfield Fire Department Fire Truck Ride To School

Rocket Fizz Gift Card

Telescope

Star Wars Visual Guide

Space LEGO Set

LEGO Apollo Saturn V Set

Fly Guy Book Package

Board Game Bundle

Llama Llama Prize Package

And More!

Barnes & Noble Gift Card

And More!

SRC When is Summer Reading Club at PGTPL? SRC begins on Tuesday, May 28, and runs through Saturday, July 13, with completion parties for children and teens on Saturday, July 20. Children: 3-4 p.m. Teens: 5-8 p.m. Where and when can I register for SRC? Register online at plainfieldlibrary.net or in person beginning Wednesday, May 1. The challenge will begin on Tuesday, May 28. Do I need to have a library card to participate? No, anyone and everyone is welcome! What counts as reading? Magazines, newspapers, eBooks, eAudio, physical books, blogs, fanfiction, ancient scrolls, and more! Anything read to you or by you, whether you own the materials or borrow them, counts as reading to us! When do you draw the raffle prize winners? Raffle winners will be drawn on Saturday, July 20. Winners will be contacted by phone. Do children and teens have to be present at the Completion Parties to receive their prizes? No, they do not.

ADULTS & SENIORS Star Wars Fan Package

Newfields Family Membership

Family Membership to Rec Center Brewery Bundle Gift Card Package

Astronaut Jerry L. Ross autographed book, Spacewalker

Space Game Board Package

Local Distillery Gift Card Package

Space Entertainment Package

Space LEGO Kit Package

How do I get a rad Summer Reading Club T-Shirt? Children from birth-5th grade will receive a t-shirt as a completion prize once they have completed their challenge, while supplies last. Firstcome-first-served. Adults may enter a raffle to win an SRC t-shirt. T-shirts are not available for purchase.


PROGRAMS Sit-N-Knit Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 1-4 p.m. Record Club Thursday, May 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Location Varies | Knitters, crocheters, and needle crafters of all skill levels are invited to join this social crafting group. No instructor. Bring your own project and supplies. Light refreshments will be provided.

West Meeting Room | Discuss new music released in April. In a group setting, talk about what you liked and what you didn’t care for. All genres are open for discussion.

Yoga at the Library Wednesdays, May 1, 8 & 15, 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Mystery CafĂŠ Saturday, May 4, 3-4 p.m.

Location Varies | Join instructor Donna McFarland. This class is suited for all skill levels and is $5 per person. Bring your own mat and water, and wear comfortable clothes.

Family History Hounds Genealogy Group: Go West Young Man Thursday, May 2, 1-3 p.m. McMillan B | Does your genealogy research include a ghost town? We join Steve Smith of the Danville Public Library, as he discusses the Westside of Marion County and the 100+ years of settling, working, building, and growing of those early communities and their eventual loss of community identity. Refreshments provided.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Second Floor Conference Room | Join us for this new book club meeting the first Saturday of each month. Read any Agatha Christie book then join us for lively discussion. Refreshments will be served in the form of a coffee bar.

The Gallery Reception: Hendricks County Photography Club Sunday, May 5, 2-4 p.m.

The Gallery | The May display features the second annual exhibit of the Hendricks County Photography Club. Open to the public, this reception will have light refreshments. The exhibit will be displayed May 3-31.

Did you know? A library card provides you with free access to Ancestry Library Edition when you are inside of the library. Search for your family history today!

plainfieldlibrary.net/digital-resources/online-databases


Never Too Old for YA Book Club Monday, May 6, 6-7 p.m.

Off Site | Celebrate that you’re never too old to read and enjoy young adult fiction! This book club will meet at locally owned Johnson’s Coffee Shop in The Shops at Perry Crossing. This month we will discuss Scythe by Neal Shusterman and then vote on future discussion titles.

Perennial Plant Exchange Tuesday, May 7, 6:30-8 p.m.

West Meeting Room | Master Gardener Colletta Kosiba will give tips for each plant, and then participants can pick a few to take home. Bring four to six individually labeled plants (divided several days in advance), along with soil to keep their roots moist. You are welcome even if you do not have plants since many gardeners bring extra to share.

Crafty Crew: Hypertufa Planter

Thursday, May 16, 2-3 p.m. OR 6:30-7:30 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Lobby Conference Room | Create a fun, simple craft inspired by Pinterest. Participants will create their own hypertufa planter. Materials are provided by the Friends of the Library. Plants not included.

Books on Tap Book Club Tuesday, May 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Off Site | Join us at Bru Burger (The Shops at Perry Crossing) to discuss books in which an animal plays a significant role. This is a very casual club, so stop in whether you have read a book or not!

Summer Movie Night: Hitchhiker’s Guide to Paint Along the Galaxy Wednesday, May 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 6-8 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED REGISTRATION REQUIRED

McMillan B | Come to the library for dinner and a movie on us! Watch the classic space adventure The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy along with dinner of nachos with meat and cheese sauce. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

McMillan B | Bring your own supplies and paint along as artist Laura Appleby demonstrates stepby-step creation of a seasonal landscape painting in Acrylic.

Marketing Bootcamp: Art/Product Photography Tips & Tricks Monday, May 13, 5-6:15 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

McMillan A | Who knew taking pictures of a stationary object could be so tricky? Join artist, businesswoman, and library assistant, Sara Miller, as she leads this workshop on the ins and outs of product photography. Bring a laptop, tablet, or smartphone to try the steps as you learn.

Into the Great Unknown! A Sci-Fi Book Discussion Everyday Gourmet: Marvelous Mushrooms Thursday, May 30, 6:30-7:30 p.m. West Meeting Room | Following the theme of Tuesday, May 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

West Meeting Room | As a group, we will cook a savory mushroom vegetable pot pie alongside a video provided by the library’s streaming service, Kanopy. This month’s topic will highlight the unique flavor and texture of a variety of mushrooms from shiitake to crimini!

our Summer Reading Club, A Universe of Stories, we are hosting a discussion of science fiction literature. This month’s discussion will focus on classic science fiction, so come ready to discuss the works of Asimov, Le Guin, Heinlein, and more! For the purposes of this program, we will define classic as anything published before 2000.


Sit-N-Knit Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 1-4 p.m. Digital Drop-In Saturday, June 1, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Lobby Conference Room | Stop by to learn a few things about your technology. From downloading eBooks and streaming videos with your library card to opening an email account and learning how to use your new iPhone, we’re here to help you find an answer. Please bring your device and any necessary logins and passwords. Sessions are limited to 30 minutes.

Mystery Café Saturday, June 1, 3-4 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

West Meeting Room | Join us for this new book club meeting the first Saturday each month. Read any mystery of your choice then join us for lively discussion. Refreshments will be served in the form of a coffee bar.

Never Too Old for YA Book Club Monday, June 3, 6-7 p.m.

Location Varies | Knitters, crocheters, and needle crafters of all skill levels are invited to join this social crafting group. No instructor. Bring your own project and supplies. Light refreshments will be provided.

Open Game Night Wednesday, June 5, 6-8 p.m.

McMillan A | Learn a new game from our growing collection of board games!

Yoga at the Library Wednesdays, June 5, 12 & 19, 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Location Varies | Join instructor Donna McFarland. This class is suited for all skill levels and is $5 per person. Bring your own mat and water, and wear comfortable clothes.

Off Site | Celebrate that you’re never too old to read and enjoy young adult fiction! This book club will meet at locally owned Johnson’s Coffee Shop located in The Shops at Perry Crossing. Come ready for a good discussion over great drinks!

Ernie Pyle: Stories from the War Front Tuesday, June 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

McMillan B | In remembrance of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, see local author, historian, and speaker, Ronald May, portray Hoosier legend Ernie Pyle in a multimedia presentation of Pyle’s experiences as a World War II correspondent.

Cold Drink Mixology Tuesday, June 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

West Meeting Room | Get your summer on! Create and sample a selection of cold summer mocktails and punches using surprising and delicious flavor combinations.

Family History Hounds Genealogy Group: Genealogical Cold Cases Thursday, June 6, 1-3 p.m.

McMillan B | Anyone researching their family history has hit a brick wall. Cindy Rutledge will demonstrate strategies that will help scale your family’s brick wall. Just like a cold case detective, discover how to investigate a genealogical cold case. Refreshments provided.

Summer Movie Night: Apollo 13 Thursday, June 6, 6-8 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

McMillan B | Visit the library this summer for dinner and a movie on us! This month we present Apollo 13 along with a dinner of baked ziti, salad, and garlic bread, sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Did you know? The library has more than books, movies, and music. From Pocket Wi-Fi Hotspots to colorblind glasses, the library’s collection is large and varied. plainfieldlibrary.net


Record Club Thursday, June 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

West Meeting Room | Discuss new music released in May. In a group setting, talk about what you liked and what you didn’t care for. All genres are open for discussion.

Books on Tap Book Club Tuesday, June 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Off Site | Join us at Bru Burger at The Shops at Perry Crossing to discuss science fiction books or books about space. This is a very casual club, so stop in whether you have read a book or not!

The Gallery Reception: Art On Main Sunday, June 9, 2-4 p.m.

The Gallery | Join us as we celebrate young artists with featured works by students and instructors from Art On Main, a local art studio. This reception is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Marketing Bootcamp: Creative Social Media Marketing Monday, June 10, 5-6:15 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

McMillan A | Stop potential customers from scrolling by. This presentation provides the essential tools needed to create successful social media posts using Canva, Adobe Spark, and Piktochart. Bring a laptop, tablet, or smartphone if you want to try the steps as you learn.

Feel Better! Food Allergies and Sensitivities Thursday, June 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

West Meeting Room | Our guest Tabatha Starr of the Real Food Shoppe will share her journey of discovering the effect of food allergies and sensitivities for herself and her daughter. She will show their return to health by keeping a detailed food journal. Participants will receive a free copy of a food journal for their own use.

Plainfield Walking Tour Sunday, June 23, 1-2:30 p.m. OR 3:30-5 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Everyday Gourmet: Carrots Tuesday, June 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

West Meeting Room | This month’s topic will highlight two savory and surprising dishes starring carrots! As a group, we will prepare and sample a tasty carrot tartare and simmered baby carrots in a butter sauce alongside a video provided by the library’s streaming service, Kanopy.

Crafty Crew: Acrylic Pour Painting

Thursday, June 13, 2-3 p.m. OR 6:30-7:30 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

West Meeting Room | Create a fun, simple craft inspired by Pinterest. Participants will create a painting using the Acrylic Pour technique. Materials are provided by the Friends of the Library.

Off Site | Rain or shine! The tour includes walking by some of Plainfield’s oldest buildings and houses, as well as looking at sites where buildings once were. The route is about 1.5 miles, and lasts about 90 minutes, so good walking shoes and physical ability are required. We’ll provide bottled water. This is a very popular program, so register each individual separately and register early!

Cookbook Book Club: Summer Picnic Recipes Tuesday, June 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

McMillan A | Join us for Cookbook Book Club where we celebrate all things culinary, especially eating. Each month we focus on a different cookbook or cooking-related theme and then come together to discuss, share recipes, and sample homemade treats. Send your menu items in advance to Jo Sibley at jsibley@plainfieldlibrary. net.

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Paint Along Wednesday, June 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

McMillan B | Bring your own supplies and paint along as artist Laura Appleby demonstrates the creation of a seasonal landscape painting stepby-step in Acrylic.

Into the Great Unknown! A Sci-Fi Book Discussion Thursday, June 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

West Meeting Room | In conjunction with our summer reading program, A Universe of Stories, we are hosting a discussion of science fiction literature. This month’s discussion will focus on books from the 21st century, so get ready to discuss the works of Mieville, Scalzi, Corey, and more!

Digital Drop-In Saturday, July 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Lobby Conference Room | Stop by to learn a few things about your technology. From downloading eBooks and streaming videos with your library card to opening an email account and learning how to use your new iPhone, we’re here to help you find an answer. Please bring your device and any necessary logins and passwords. Sessions are limited to 30 minutes.

Mystery Café Saturday, July 6, 3-4 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

West Meeting Room | Join us for this new book club meeting the first Saturday afternoon each month. Read any mystery of your choice then join us for lively discussion. Refreshments will be served in the form of a coffee bar.

Never Too Old for YA Book Club Monday, July 1, 6-7 p.m.

Off Site | Celebrate that you’re never too old to read and enjoy young adult fiction! This book club meets at locally owned Johnson’s Coffee Shop located in The Shops at Perry Crossing. Come ready for a good discussion over great drinks!

Sit-N-Knit

Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 1-4 p.m. Location Varies | Knitters, crocheters, and needle crafters of all skill levels are invited to join this social crafting group. No instructor. Bring your own project and supplies. Light refreshments will be provided.

Open Game Night Wednesday, July 3, 6-8 p.m.

West Meeting Room | Meet new people and learn a new board game from the library’s collection.

Marketing Bootcamp: Networking Panel & Meet-Up Monday, July 8, 5-6:30 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

West Meeting Room | Networking is the key to business success. Ask a panel of local artists, entrepreneurs, and business owners all of your burning questions about marketing a small business. Afterwards, enjoy refreshments and mingle with other local entrepreneurs.

Everyday Gourmet: Corn Tuesday, July 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

West Meeting Room | This month’s topic highlights the versatility of corn, alongside a Yoga at the Library Wednesdays, July 3, 10 & 17, 6:30-7:45 p.m. video provided by the library’s streaming service Location Varies | Join instructor Donna McFarland. Kanopy. Prepare and sample a creamy corn butter This class is suited for all skill levels and costs $5 with buttermilk biscuits and an esquites salad per person, paid at the door. Bring your own mat inspired by the bright, bold flavors of Mexican and water, and wear comfortable clothes. street corn. Did you know? The library has more than books, movies, and music. From Pocket Wi-Fi Hotspots to colorblind glasses, the library’s collection is large and varied. plainfieldlibrary.net


Summer Movie Night: Interstellar Thursday, July 11, 6-8 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

McMillan B | Visit the library this summer for dinner and a movie on us! This month we present Interstellar, along with a dinner of Chicago’s Pizza sponsored by Chicago’s Pizza of Plainfield.

Record Club Thursday, July 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

West Meeting Room | Discuss new music released in June. In a group setting, talk about what you liked and what you didn’t care for. All genres are open for discussion.

Books on Tap Book Club Tuesday, July 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Off Site | Join us at Bru Burger at The Shops at Perry Crossing to discuss humorous books. This is a very casual club, so stop in whether you have read a book or not!

Crafty Crew: Paper Stars

Thursday, July 18, 2-3 p.m. OR 6:30-7:30 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

West Meeting Room | Calling all adult crafters! Create your own set of paper stars inspired by Pinterest. Materials provided by the Friends of the Library.

Paint Along Wednesday, July 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

McMillan B | Bring your own supplies and paint along as artist Laura Appleby demonstrates the creation of a seasonal landscape painting stepby-step in Acrylic.

A Taste of Wine & Cheese Saturday, July 27, 2-3:30 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

McMillan B | With wine enthusiast Mark Vickery, learn about the complex world of wine. Enjoy wine samples along with cheese pairings that enhance the flavors. Participants must be over the age of 21 and provide a state issued photo ID. A $5 registration fee will be charged at the door.

The Gallery Reception: A Starry Night Friday, July 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Gallery | This gallery event featuring artwork and activities inspired by Vincent Van Gogh, including live music, an art scavenger hunt through the augmented reality app WallaMe (Pokemon Go fans will love it!), and a virtual reality experience where participants view the starry night sky through Vincent’s favorite cafe.

littlefreepantry Lookout for the library’s latest community project: Little Free Pantries. The library has been working diligently to get approval, build, and install these community-driven pantry boxes. Little Free Pantries are similar to Little Free Libraries with the “take what you need, leave what you can” philosophy. These pantries aim to connect the community with non-perishable food, hygiene, and paper products, rather than books. Pantries will be installed in May at various locations, including the library. Check our social media pages and website for more information about when they will be installed and what products they will be providing free to the community. Thank you to the Town of Plainfield for approving this project and working with the library, as well as to the Library Staff Association for supporting this community project with funds and enthusiasm!

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REDEEM. At the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library, your library card is worth a lot more than you might think. My Library Rewards is one of the ways you can maximize the value of your library card. Each time you check out library materials with your card, you’ll earn reward points to redeem at local businesses.

many points you have already earned. You might be surprised to see you’ve been earning points all along! After registering your library card, you can begin searching for rewards to redeem with your points.

These rewards are redeemable at restaurants and businesses throughout Plainfield and Points are earned each time you check out the surrounding area. Use 300 points for free library materials with your PGTPL card. Different breadsticks at either Chicago’s Pizza or Hot Box materials have different point values: DVDs and Pizza. Redeem 250 points for a free museum pass music CDs will earn two points each and books will to the Eiteljorg Museum, or 300 points for one earn twenty points each. You can earn a maximum month free membership at Anytime Fitness. There of 100 points every week. Still not enough points? are rewards for everyone, so start redeeming your You can add your family members’ PGTPL cards points today! to your My Library Rewards account. Since each Visit PGTPL today for help with My Library library cardholder can earn up to 100 points per Rewards or visit mylibraryrewards.com to check week, those points will add up fast! your point balance. What rewards will you decide Head over to mylibraryrewards.com and register to redeem? by using your library card number to see how Did you know? You can schedule pick-up service from the library. Use our PGTPL To-Go service to order books to be picked up. A staff member will even bring them to your car! plainfieldlibrary.net/services/pgtpl-to-go


PROGRAMS Hand & Foot For Seniors Tuesday, May 28, 1-3:30 p.m. Euchre For Seniors Saturday, May 11, 1-4 p.m. Mondays, May 13 & 20, 6-9 p.m.

McMillan B | Join us for a fun-filled afternoon playing Indiana’s favorite card game. All you need to bring is a desire to have fun and make new friends. Refreshments provided.

Spring Crafts For Seniors Wednesday, May 15, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

McMillan B | Do you enjoy making crafts? Join us at the library as we make crafts for spring. This program is sponsored by Plainfield Health Care.

Free Lunch & A Classic Movie Wednesday, May 22, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

McMillan B | Join us for a delicious free lunch provided by Sugar Grove Senior Living of Plainfield followed by a showing of the romantic comedy House Boat, filmed in 1958 and starring Cary Grant and Sophia Loren.

West Meeting Room | We’ll teach you how to play, just bring one full deck of new or used playing cards. Make new friends and have fun!

Free Blood Pressure Screenings Tuesday, June 4, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Lobby | Are you concerned about your blood pressure? Have it checked for free, compliments of Countryside Meadows.

Euchre For Seniors Saturday, June 8, 1-4 p.m. Mondays, June 10 & 24, 6-9 p.m.

McMillan B | Join us for a fun-filled afternoon playing Indiana’s favorite card game. All you need to bring is a desire to have fun and make new friends. Refreshments provided.

Joint Pain Talk Thursday, June 20, 6-7:30 p.m.

McMillan B | If you are having joint pain, then you will not want to miss this talk presented by Hendricks Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Please register at hendricks.org/talks, not on the library’s website.

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Hand & Foot For Seniors Tuesday, June 25, 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 1-3:30 p.m. McMillan B | We will teach you how to play, just bring one full deck of new or used playing cards. Make new friends and have fun!

Euchre For Seniors Mondays, July 8 & 22, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 1-4 p.m. McMillan B | Join us for a fun-filled evening playing Indiana’s favorite card game. Bring a desire to have fun and make new friends.

Free Lunch & A Classic Movie Wednesday, June 26, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

McMillan B | Join us for a delicious free lunch provided by Sugar Grove Senior Living of Plainfield followed by a showing of the 1958 Rogers and Hammerstein’s romantic musical South Pacific starring Rossano Brazzi and Mitzi Gaynor.

Free Lunch & A Classic Movie Wednesday, July 24, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

McMillan B | Join us for a delicious free lunch provided by Sugar Grove Senior Living of Plainfield followed by a showing of the classic movie McLintock starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara.

THE GALLERY

AT PGTPL

THE GALLERY AT PGTPL is the only public art gallery located in Plainfield, Indiana. The Gallery features a new local artist each month and is open to the public during library hours. To show your art at THE GALLERY AT PGTPL visit plainfieldlibrary.net/art-gallery and apply.

HENDRICKS COUNTY PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB RECEPTION: SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2-4 P.M. GALLERY: MAY 3-31

A Starry Night: An Evening with Vincent

May’s Gallery will feature the second annual exhibit of the Hendricks County Photography Club. The reception is open to the public. Refreshments provided.

Reception: Friday, July 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Gallery: July 5-31

The Gallery | This gallery event featuring artwork and activities inspired by Vincent Van Gogh includes live music, an art scavenger hunt through the augmented reality app WallaMe (Pokemon Go fans will love it!), and a virtual reality experience where participants view the starry night sky through Vincent’s favorite cafe.

ART ON MAIN

RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2-4 P.M. GALLERY: JUNE 7-30

June’s Gallery exhibit will feature work by students and instructors of “Art on Main” art studio. The reception is open to the public. Refreshments provided.

Did you know? The library offers print, copy, and fax services for a small fee. Scanning services are also available for free! See a library staff member for assistance. plainfieldlibrary.net/services/technology


PLAINFIELD GARDEN TOUR Great landscapes and gardening inspiration await you and your family and friends this summer. Enjoy a day outside taking in the beauty of local gardens while supporting the Plainfield GuilfordTownship Public Library. This tour features gardens in Plainfield, and surrounding areas, that are sure to please everyone. The 2019 Friends of the Library Plainfield Garden Tour is on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23. You won’t want to miss it!

through community involvement.” This year’s tour will feature seven beautiful area gardens, which range in size from city and suburban lots to several acres. These gardens are the creations of avid gardeners. Most of the gardens are located in Plainfield with a few gardens only a short driving distance from town.

“The tour format has remained quite the same over the years,” said Chapin. “We have six to eight The Plainfield Garden Tour, sponsored by the gardens open to the public each year. We always Friends of the Library, is a unique, family-friendly have a variety of gardens so that people going event that has been an annual tradition since through them can get ideas and inspiration, as well 2009. All proceeds from the Plainfield Garden Tour as simply enjoy the flowers and landscaping.” directly support library programs and initiatives. For the two-day Plainfield Garden Tour, tickets The Plainfield Garden Tour committee solicits cost $12 per person. Plan to purchase tickets at one sponsors for this tour and is thankful for the many of the following locations: Avon Perennial Gardens, local businesses that have supported it over the Frazee’s Brownsburg Landscape, “The” Hardware: past decade. “We all love and appreciate our local Do It Best, or PGTPL, starting on Wednesday, May library,” explains Plainfield Garden Tour committee 1, until the day of the tour. member, John Chapin. “This is a great way we can support the library’s wonderful programming

Do you have an idea for programming? Visit plainfieldlibrary.net/program-submission to suggest programs and events


TRY IT NOW AT

plainfieldlibrary.net Summer is the perfect time to get creative, and we’ve got you covered. Creativebug is one of our newest digital resources, providing access to over 1,000 video lessons taught by well-known artists, designers, and crafters.

making. It is a great place to find ideas for new projects or to show off what you have been working on.

Take your creativity to the next level with one of the library’s hottest digital resources. Creativebug On the Creativebug website, you will find online gives you access to over 1,000 craft classes classes, daily practice opportunities, Creativebug taught by well-known artists and designers. There Television (CBTV), and an inspirational section. are classes, videos, and patterns on a variety of Lessons are divided into a variety of topics, projects, including yarn crafts, sewing, paper including yarn crafts like knitting and crocheting, crafts, holiday and party planning, and much more. sewing, paper crafts, projects for kids, holidays and From quick tutorials to in-depth lessons, there is parties, food, etc. something for every skill level. The best part? Your Each online class shows the time commitment library card gives you access to Creativebug for needed to learn and a skill level. A summary covers free! Try it today by visiting the library’s website what you’ll learn, often with downloadable patterns at plainfieldlibrary.net. We can’t wait to see what and instructions. At the end of each lesson, you’ll inspires you and what you create. find comments from other users, as well as related classes. It’s a great place to ask questions, discuss the project, and find similar projects. The CBTV section features lists of the top Creativebug classes. There are also lots of minidocumentaries and timelapse videos of projects in the making. The Inspiration section includes a pattern library, as well as a place for Creativebug users to share pictures of the projects they are

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When you’re gearing up for Summer Reading this year, keep in mind that we have tons of cool digital materials that are available with your library card! Here are a few titles we recommend: Fight for Space (Available through Hoopla or Kanopy) In the 1960s and 1970s, the Space Race inspired a generation to pursue careers in science and technology, and then it all ended. This Neil deGrasse Tyson documentary looks at why this happened and reawakens our sense of wonder and discovery. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Stranded in Space (Available through Hoopla) The gang on the Satellite of Love have a gag weapon war with the Mads and watch an unsuccessful TV pilot about an astronaut stranded on an Earth-like planet where “perfect order” rules.

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo (Available through Hoopla) At the heart of the Apollo space program was the team in Mission Control. They came from the farms and smokestack towns of 20th-century America, but from these humble beginnings came the extraordinary team who helped put a man on the moon.

Legacy (Deluxe Edition) by David Bowie (Available through Freegal) This greatest hits album by the late David Bowie includes out-of-this-world tracks, such as Ziggy Stardust, The Man Who Sold the World, Starman, Space Oddity, and more! The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd (Available through Freegal) Released in 1973, this has become one of the best-selling albums of all time. Download or stream it today!

If you really want to study up on space before you hear Astronaut Jerry L. Ross speak at the library in June, then check out a few of The Great Courses that are available through Kanopy! Some of the many titles available include Ancient Astronomy, Understanding Gravity, Our Night Sky, Experiencing Hubble, and Inexplicable Universe.

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Get exclusive updates on upcoming library events, programs, materials, and more! Text YOURLIBRARY to 22828 to receive our digital newsletter! Our Friends of the Library are an outstanding group of volunteers who support and contribute to make our library activities and events a reality. We are grateful for their continued commitment to the library, our staff, and future goals. Our Friends provide funding for our events and programs for all ages. They also support the library’s Summer Reading Club, which is one of the library’s largest programs involving babies, children, teens, and adult readers. The Plainfield Garden Tour happens each year in June, as well as quarterly book sales at the library. All of these fundraisers are hosted by the Friends to help raise funds to support library activities and events.

The Friends are welcoming new members to join them in helping support the library. If you have fresh ideas and are ready for some fun and making new friends, then contact us today at plainfieldlibrary.net/support-the-library/friends-of-the-library.

SUPPORT:

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The Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library’s Friends of the Library group offers options for members of the community to get involved and support the library.

May 1-5 July 31-August 4 September 18-22 December 4-8

We are excited to have you volunteer your time and give back to the community! Contact the Friends of the Library today to learn more about supporting your library. 317-839-6602 ext. 2198 friendsofthelibrary@plainfieldlibrary.net

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