Winter Reading Club Registration
Welcome to HCPL's Winter Reading Club!

   Adult Winter 2015       Family Winter 2015       Teen Winter 2015   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Time
9:15 AM
Description
Join a new 5-week yoga series (1/31-2/28) at the Sugar Creek Branch in New Palestine for both beginning and advanced students.

Susan Goodart, a certified yoga teacher and fitness adviser, will conduct the course for those wanting to learn yoga or continue their practice.

Bring a mat or towel and a small pillow, and wear loose-fitting clothes. People with health issues should speak to their physicians before beginning any exercise.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Time
10:20 AM
Description
Join a new 5-week yoga series (1/31-2/28) at the Sugar Creek Branch in New Palestine for both beginning and advanced students.

Susan Goodart, a certified yoga teacher and fitness adviser, will conduct the course for those wanting to learn yoga or continue their practice.

Bring a mat or towel and a small pillow, and wear loose-fitting clothes. People with health issues should speak to their physicians before beginning any exercise.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Join a new 5-week series (1/31-2/28) in Greenfield for adults already familiar with yoga. Susan Goodart, a certified yoga teacher and fitness adviser, instructs the classes. Yoga increases strength, stamina, and flexibility and has been credited with improving mental health.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Time
2:45 PM
Description
Join a new 5-week series (1/31-2/28) in Greenfield for adults beginning yoga. Susan Goodart, a certified yoga teacher and fitness adviser, instructs the classes. Yoga increases strength, stamina, and flexibility and has been credited with improving mental health.

Use a chair or the floor depending on your abilities. Bring a mat or towel and a small pillow, and wear loose-fitting clothes. People with health issues should speak to their physicians before beginning any exercise.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Time
All Day
Description
Join our family, teen, or adult winter reading clubs that run February 1-28. Expect the unexpected during winter reading club mash-ups at the library. We’re hosting free events that mash together uncommon pairs with delightful results.

And everyone has multiple chances to win prizes for reading. Beginning February 1, adults, teens and families can sign up for winter reading clubs at hcplibrary.org.

Families are encouraged to read aloud together. Instead of counting books they've read separately, families who join will try reading as a group for up to four hours before February 28. Each accumulated hour logged online earns small prizes, which can be picked up at the children's desks in Greenfield and New Palestine.

In separate clubs, running February 1 to 28, each time teens and adults finish a book and log it online, they can request an entry slip for prize drawings and put the slip in a box for the prize of their choice. Adults have eight choices and teens have four.

To see the guidelines and to sign up, visit our homepage, beginning February 1. Computers are available for sign-up at the library. Prizes are co-sponsored by the Friends of the Hancock County Public Library through the sale of donated books, DVDs and CDs.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Personal Chefs Pam Cooley and Jan Owens present “Food Mash-up” recipes. In this free workshop, taste samples of delicious food fusions from exciting ingredients not usually paired together. Those who attend have a chance to win prizes, and everyone takes home a booklet of new recipes. This free event is featured in the library’s “Mid-winter Mash-up” reading club, which runs through February.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 07, 2015
Time
9:15 AM
Description
This is the second week in a 5-week yoga series (1/31-2/28) at the Sugar Creek Branch in New Palestine for both beginning and advanced students.

Susan Goodart, a certified yoga teacher and fitness adviser, will conduct the course for those wanting to learn yoga or continue their practice.

Bring a mat or towel and a small pillow, and wear loose-fitting clothes. People with health issues should speak to their physicians before beginning any exercise.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, February 07, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
See Emmy-nominated IndyProv, the only independent improvisational comedy troupe in Indianapolis. Laugh until you cry during this family-friendly event.

Performers make up everything off the tops of their heads after taking suggestions from the floor. That alters the way a show goes: whatever the audience wants, the actors try to deliver.

IndyProv is featured on the “Indy A-List” as one of the top 10 “Best Live Comedy” groups. The concept began during a series of workshops conducted by David Brunoehler, who co-founded the National Improv Theater in New York City. Since then, IndyProv has toured the U.S. and performed at multiple venues in Indiana including the Metro Nightclub, Canary Café, Talbott Street Nightclub, Theatre on the Square, and the Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival.

This free event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Hancock County Public Library through the sale of donated books, DVDs and CDs.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 07, 2015
Time
10:20 AM
Description
This is the second week in a 5-week yoga series (1/31-2/28) at the Sugar Creek Branch in New Palestine for both beginning and advanced students.

Susan Goodart, a certified yoga teacher and fitness adviser, will conduct the course for those wanting to learn yoga or continue their practice.

Bring a mat or towel and a small pillow, and wear loose-fitting clothes. People with health issues should speak to their physicians before beginning any exercise.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, February 07, 2015
Time
1:30 PM
Description
This is the second week in a 5-week yoga series (1/31-2/28) in Greenfield for adults already familiar with yoga. Susan Goodart, a certified yoga teacher and fitness adviser, instructs the classes. Yoga increases strength, stamina, and flexibility and has been credited with improving mental health.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 07, 2015
Time
2:45 PM
Description
This is the second week in a 5-week yoga series (1/31-2/28) in Greenfield for adults beginning yoga. Susan Goodart, a certified yoga teacher and fitness adviser, instructs the classes. Yoga increases strength, stamina, and flexibility and has been credited with improving mental health.

Use a chair or the floor depending on your abilities. Bring a mat or towel and a small pillow, and wear loose-fitting clothes. People with health issues should speak to their physicians before beginning any exercise.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 09, 2015
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Get a tax break for helping the library. Drop off your gently used books, DVDs, and music CDs at the side delivery entrance (northeast corner) of the library in Greenfield between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. A volunteer will assist when someone rings the bell. Please request your tax receipt at the same time.

Because of limited space, donations can only be made on specified dates.

Look for bargain books and other media for sale on shelves near the Greenfield entrance, to the left. Children’s books run 50 cents to $1.00. The branch in New Palestine also has sale items on a marked cart.

Proceeds from sales by the Friends of the Hancock County Public Library, a non-profit volunteer group, fund programs and special equipment.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 09, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Swap stories at the "Hancock County 'As I Recall' Storytelling Guild."

Share the benefits of monthly get-togethers: those who attend will finesse their storytelling skills over time. Meetings are informal and open to anyone interested. The guild was made possible by a grant from Storytelling Arts of Indiana.
Location
GBC Community Room A
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Jesse Keljo will discuss the literary mash-up by Seth Grahame-Smith, "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies."

The parody features the original text of Jane Austen's classic novel intermingled with scenes of zombie mayhem after a mysterious plague has fallen upon the English village of Meryton. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers, peppered with mash-up scenes as Elizabeth wages war against the undead (although she wonders if it's unladylike to carry a musket).
Location
GBC Community Room A
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
This meeting is open to the public.
Location
GBC Community Room B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Film critic Robert Horton argues that sometimes when a movie goes crazy with its source, it creates something fresh and exciting. He'll discuss a few of the wildest literary mash-ups during a SKYPE from Seattle.

Take a look at what makes us so protective of beloved books and why filmmakers so often re-imagine texts in order to make them breathe. A wild adaptation can not only illuminate the original--even when we barely recognize it—but can also teach us about being open to the unexpected.

How on Earth did the Coen Brothers take Homer's Odyssey and come up with "O Brother, Where Art Thou"? How did "The Tempest" become "Forbidden Planet"? How did "Jane Eyre" turn into "I Walked with a Zombie"?

Horton is a film critic for KIRO-FM's "Mark Rahner Show," the "Seattle Weekly," and the "Herald" in Everett, Washington. He curates the film-discussion program at the Frye Art Museum, teaches film at Seattle University, and is a guest speaker for Smithsonian Journeys and Humanities Washington. In 2013, he became part of the Fulbright Specialist program.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Fibernate among this social circle, open to congenial people of all skill levels. Beginning and experienced crafters offer advice on each other's handiwork. Bring supplies for a project.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Time
9:15 AM
Description
This is the third week in a 5-week yoga series (1/31-2/28) at the Sugar Creek Branch in New Palestine for both beginning and advanced students.

Susan Goodart, a certified yoga teacher and fitness adviser, will conduct the course for those wanting to learn yoga or continue their practice.

Bring a mat or towel and a small pillow, and wear loose-fitting clothes. People with health issues should speak to their physicians before beginning any exercise.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Time
10:20 AM
Description
This is the third week in a 5-week yoga series (1/31-2/28) at the Sugar Creek Branch in New Palestine for both beginning and advanced students.

Susan Goodart, a certified yoga teacher and fitness adviser, will conduct the course for those wanting to learn yoga or continue their practice.

Bring a mat or towel and a small pillow, and wear loose-fitting clothes. People with health issues should speak to their physicians before beginning any exercise.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Time
1:30 PM
Description
This is the third week in a 5-week yoga series (1/31-2/28) in Greenfield for adults already familiar with yoga. Susan Goodart, a certified yoga teacher and fitness adviser, instructs the classes. Yoga increases strength, stamina, and flexibility and has been credited with improving mental health.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Time
2:45 PM
Description
This is the third week in a 5-week yoga series (1/31-2/28) in Greenfield for adults beginning yoga. Susan Goodart, a certified yoga teacher and fitness adviser, instructs the classes. Yoga increases strength, stamina, and flexibility and has been credited with improving mental health.

Use a chair or the floor depending on your abilities. Bring a mat or towel and a small pillow, and wear loose-fitting clothes. People with health issues should speak to their physicians before beginning any exercise.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Talk to Hancock County's official historian, Joe Skvarenina, about the past. He will be available for informal conversations on local history.

Skvarenina is past president of the Hancock County Historical Society and has authored several books on Hancock County.
Location
Local History Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Homer's Odyssey arrives in 1937 Mississippi during an adventure-comedy movie mash-up.

The film's heroes encounter a Southern political boss and vengeful members of the Ku Klux Klan after a prison break that lands them in a valley about to be flooded by a public works project. Along the way, the convicts become legendary singers, The Soggy Bottom Boys, when they hide out in a recording studio.

The movie's Depression-era songs won a Grammy for "Album of the Year" in 2001, and musicians dubbed into the popular soundtrack launched a "Down from the Mountain" concert tour.
Location
GBC Community Room B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Get advice on ways to trace Kentucky ancestors during this genealogy gathering. Diana Hoy will share strategies for researching Southern ancestors, such as tracking migration patterns, finding specialized genealogical sources, and investigating Scots-Irish origins.
Location
GBC Community Room A
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Join a community of writers who gather for inspiration and support. People who attend this monthly meeting, whether they are published or not, discuss their work and give each other mutual encouragement.

Bring up to ten computer-printed pages of work to read aloud to the group and make six copies for everyone to share. First-time visitors are welcome to sit in and observe.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
"The Tiger in the Smoke," by Margery Allingham, is the featured selection for the next discussion in New Palestine.

Margaret Allingham was a prolific writer who sold her first story at age eight and published her first novel before turning 20. Allingham went on to become one of the pre-eminent writers who helped bring the detective story to maturity in the 1920s and 1930s. Famous for her London thrillers, she has been compared to Dickens in her evocation of the city's shady underworld.

In the story, Detective Albert Campion stalks "The Tiger," a knife artist on the loose in the faded squares of shabby houses, furtive alleys and darkened pubs.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Friday, February 20, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description
On this night, the Friends of the Hancock County Public Library shop their members-only preview sale. Walk-ins can join the organization at a cost of $15 and shop the preview that night. Or pick up a membership form anytime, across from the library circulation desk.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time
9:00 AM
Description
The Friends of the Hancock County Public Library will hold their gently-used book sale from Friday to Monday, November 15-17, at the Greenfield location. The Friends also offer used audio books, DVDs and CDs.

The sale opens to the public on November 15, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and November 16, from 1 to 3:45 p.m. Most hardbacks cost only a dollar, and paperbacks cost 50 cents.

Closeout prices start at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. on November 17. A standard paper grocery bag full of books sells for $3, a plastic grocery bag for $2.

Proceeds will help fund concerts, children’s events, and summer reading club prizes for the library.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time
9:15 AM
Description
This is the fourth week in a 5-week yoga series (1/31-2/28) at the Sugar Creek Branch in New Palestine for both beginning and advanced students.

Susan Goodart, a certified yoga teacher and fitness adviser, will conduct the course for those wanting to learn yoga or continue their practice.

Bring a mat or towel and a small pillow, and wear loose-fitting clothes. People with health issues should speak to their physicians before beginning any exercise.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time
10:20 AM
Description
This is the fourth week in a 5-week yoga series (1/31-2/28) at the Sugar Creek Branch in New Palestine for both beginning and advanced students.

Susan Goodart, a certified yoga teacher and fitness adviser, will conduct the course for those wanting to learn yoga or continue their practice.

Bring a mat or towel and a small pillow, and wear loose-fitting clothes. People with health issues should speak to their physicians before beginning any exercise.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time
1:30 PM
Description
This is the fourth week in a 5-week yoga series (1/31-2/28) in Greenfield for adults already familiar with yoga. Susan Goodart, a certified yoga teacher and fitness adviser, instructs the classes. Yoga increases strength, stamina, and flexibility and has been credited with improving mental health.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time
2:45 PM
Description
This is the fourth week in a 5-week yoga series (1/31-2/28) in Greenfield for adults beginning yoga. Susan Goodart, a certified yoga teacher and fitness adviser, instructs the classes. Yoga increases strength, stamina, and flexibility and has been credited with improving mental health.

Use a chair or the floor depending on your abilities. Bring a mat or towel and a small pillow, and wear loose-fitting clothes. People with health issues should speak to their physicians before beginning any exercise.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description
The Friends of the Hancock County Public Library will hold their gently-used book sale from Friday to Monday, November 14-17, at the Greenfield location. The Friends also offer used audio books, DVDs and CDs.

The sale opens to the public on November 15, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and November 16, from 1 to 3:45 p.m. Most hardbacks cost only a dollar, and paperbacks cost 50 cents.

Closeout prices start at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. on November 17. A standard paper grocery bag full of books sells for $3, a plastic grocery bag for $2.

Proceeds will help fund concerts, children’s events, and summer reading club prizes for the library.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 23, 2015
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Closeout prices start at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. A standard paper grocery bag full of books sells for $3, a plastic grocery bag for $2.

Proceeds will help fund concerts, children’s events, and summer reading club prizes for the library.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Music and philosophy go hand in hand when jazz guitarist Ray Kamalay performs.

Kamalay, who holds a philosophy degree from the University of Detroit, gives audiences a different understanding of African-American culture. The sensitivity, intelligence and courage of slaves in the New World created a vast musical legacy. Using his guitar, he'll open the treasury of Haitian slave music that evolved into ragtime, minstrel, and old-time blues.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Fibernate among this social circle, open to congenial people of all skill levels. Beginning and experienced crafters offer advice on each other's handiwork. Bring supplies for a project.
Location
GBC Community Room A
Library
HCPL - Central Library

The program has not started yet but will begin on Friday, January 30, 2015.
Important Messages

Guidelines:


Sign Up for the Adult Winter Reading Club by clicking the “Sign Me Up” button above. The Adult Winter Reading Club is for those ages 18 and up.

Log Books that you read or listen to in February by logging into your account and selecting Add/View Log. We only need the Title, but feel free to enter more information and leave a review!

Get Entry Slips at the Information Desk for every book you log. You may also earn entry slips for attending library programs!

Enter Prize Drawings by placing your entry slips in one of eight marked boxes:
  1. $25.00 Applebee's gift card.

  2. $25.00 O' Charley's gift card.

  3. $25.00 AMC Theaters gift card.

  4. $25.00 Cracker Barrel gift card.

  5. Movie bundle of family classics: Wizard of Oz, E.T., Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, plus popcorn.

  6. Harry Potter movie marathon: ALL 7 Harry Potter movies on 2 DVDs, plus popcorn.

  7. Disney movie bundle: Frozen and Monsters Inc., plus popcorn.

  8. Book bundle (2 books): Ripley's Believe It or Not and Guinness World Records 2015, plus chocolate and chips.
All entry slips must be in by February 28, 2015 at 5:00 PM. Prize drawings will be held Monday, March 2 (one prize per person), and winners will be notified the same day. Winners have until Sunday, March 8 at 4:00 PM to claim their prizes.

* Adults may also participate in the Family Winter Reading Club.



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