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Welcome to HCPL's Summer Reading Club 2018.

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Date
Thursday, August 16th, 2018
Greenfield
Grace Rea Study Room 2
Time
6:00pm
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.

Date
Thursday, August 16th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
6:00pm
Description
"Friends of the Library" shop their members-only preview sale. Walk-ins can join the non-profit organization at a cost of $15 and shop the preview that night. Ask for a membership form at the library circulation desk, or click the link below. Proceeds fund free concerts and children's special events. Join the Friends of the Library http://hcplibrary.org/files/FriendsBrochure.pdf.

Date
Thursday, August 16th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
6:30pm
Description
To the Bright Edge of the World, by Eowyn Ivey, is up for discussion in New Palestine. We encourage you to read the book in advance. Ask for a copy at the front desk. Book jacket description: In the winter of 1885, decorated war hero Colonel Allen Forrester leads a small band of men on an expedition that has been deemed impossible: to venture up the Wolverine River and pierce the vast, untamed Alaska Territory. Leaving behind Sophie, his newly pregnant wife, Colonel Forrester records his extraordinary experiences in hopes that his journal will reach her if he doesn't return--once he passes beyond the edge of the known world, there's no telling what awaits him. The truths that Allen and Sophie discover over the course of that fateful year change both of their lives--and the lives of those who hear their stories long after they're gone--forever About the Author: Eowyn Ivey's debut novel, The Snow Child, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and an international bestseller published in twenty-six languages. A former bookseller and newspaper reporter, Eowyn was raised in Alaska and continues to live there.

Date
Friday, August 17th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
9:00am
Description
Shop the "Friends of the Library" book sale, open to the public. Most hardbacks cost only a dollar, and paperbacks cost 50 cents. Children's books are 50 cents and 25 cents. DVDs, CDs and audio books are only $1. Proceeds fund free concerts and children's special events.

Date
Saturday, August 18th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
9:00am
Description
Shop the "Friends of the Library" book sale, open to the public. Most hardbacks cost only a dollar, and paperbacks cost 50 cents. Children's books are 50 cents and 25 cents. DVDs, CDs and audio books are only $1. Proceeds fund free concerts and children's special events.

Date
Saturday, August 18th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
9:15am
Description
This is the fourth week in a 5-week yoga series ( July 28- August 25 ) at the Sugar Creek Branch in New Palestine for both beginning and advanced students. 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. A $25 fee is paid to the instructor at the first session. Those 60+ may attend free.

Date
Saturday, August 18th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
10:15am
Description
This is the fourth week in a 5-week yoga series ( July 28- August 25 ) at the Sugar Creek Branch in New Palestine for both beginning and advanced students. 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. A $25 fee is paid to the instructor at the first session. Those 60+ may attend free.

Date
Saturday, August 18th, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
1:30pm
Description
This is the fourth week in a 5-week series (July 28- August 25) 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. 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. A $25 fee is paid to the instructor at the first session. Those 60+ may attend free.

Date
Saturday, August 18th, 2018
New Palestine
Time
2:00pm
Description
As requested by library users, this monthly club is a social gathering to work on your existing projects in a group setting and glean information from each other. Feel free to sit in.

Date
Saturday, August 18th, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
2:45pm
Description
This is the fourth week in a five week series (July 28 - August 25)  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. A $25 fee for the entire series is paid at the first session. Those ages 60+ may attend free.  

Date
Sunday, August 19th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
1:00pm
Description
Shop the "Friends of the Library" book sale, open to the public. Most hardbacks cost only a dollar, and paperbacks cost 50 cents. Children's books are 50 cents and 25 cents. DVDs, CDs and audio books are only $1. Proceeds fund free concerts and children's special events.

Date
Monday, August 20th, 2018
Greenfield
Time
9:00am
Description
This is close-out day at the Friends of the Library book sale. A standard paper grocery bag full of books sells for $3, a plastic grocery bag for $2. Hours are extended so that teachers and people who work during the day can stock up.

Date
Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
4:00pm
Description
Teens (grades 6-12) relax with your friends after a long day at school with snacks, shows, and games. 

Date
Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
6:00pm
Description
Adults who love reading novels written for teens are invited to a discussion in New Palestine. August's selection is It's a Wonderful Death by Sarah Schmitt. The author will be joining us to talk about her novel. We encourage you to read the book in advance. Ask for a copy at the circulation desk.

Date
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
7:00pm
Description
Musician Dianna Davis began her career as a classical pianist and clarinetist but has since expanded into folk, jazz, and improvisation. After hearing a gypsy band that thrilled an audience and moved them to dance wildly to music, she knew gypsy jazz was the kind of music she wanted to perform. Besides her clarinet, Dianna plays the accordion and sings with band members who play guitar and bass. A 2017 "Creative Renewal Fellow" for the Arts Council of Indianapolis and a three-time Indiana Arts Commission grant winner, Dianna received her Masters of Music in clarinet performance from Indiana University.

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Parents, our summer reading program for kids now counts time. Research shows that children reading 20 minutes a day maintain their reading skills over the summer. We want to help your children continue to succeed in school and life.

Kids Summer Reading Club Guidelines


Sign Up for the Kids Summer Reading Club by clicking the “Sign Me Up” button. The Kids Summer Reading Club is for babies up to students entering grade 5 in the fall. Looking for the Adult and Teen clubs? Click the tabs above (or the Home button on mobile).

Between June 1 and August 1
Read
20 minutes each day, then log your time by logging into your account and selecting Add/View Log. Need help? Ask at the Children’s Desk.

Earn Prizes for reaching reading milestones:
  1. Read 1 hour (60 minutes): Raid our prize stash! Choose one free small toy from the Children's Desk.

  2. Read 5 hours (300 minutes): pick out a free paperback book from our book cart.

  3. Read 10 hours (600 minutes): choose a free class, activity, or experience from a local business.

  4. Read 15 hours (900 minutes): receive a packet of coupons for free food and treats from local businesses.

  5. All reading prizes must be earned and picked up by Wednesday, August 1 at 9:00 PM.

Keep Reading books all summer long for more prizes! Every 20 minutes read gains one entry into our Grand Prize Drawings. The more you read, the greater your chances. The drawing takes place after August 1, and the winners will be notified. All Grand Prizes must be picked up by Friday, August 10 at 9:00 PM.

Teens and Adults who read 10 children's books can take credit for one book in their own clubs. So read to a child this summer!



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The Everything Kid's Baseball Book
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Rich Mintzer
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Let's Play Ball
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Al Janssen
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Jump into Sports: Baseball
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My First Book of Baseball
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Sports Illustrated
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