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Date
Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
6:00pm
Description
Half-Broke Horses, by Jeanette Walls, is the featured novel for discussion in New Palestine. We encourage you to read the selection in advance. Ask for a copy at the desk. Book jacket description: So begins the story of Lily Casey Smith, Jeannette Walls’s no-nonsense, resourceful, and spectacularly compelling grandmother. By age six, Lily was helping her father break horses. At fifteen, she left home to teach in a frontier town—riding five hundred miles on her pony, alone, to get to her job. She learned to drive a car and fly a plane. And, with her husband, Jim, she ran a vast ranch in Arizona. She raised two children, one of whom is Jeannette’s memorable mother, Rosemary Smith Walls, unforgettably portrayed in The Glass Castle. Lily survived tornadoes, droughts, floods, the Great Depression, and the most heartbreaking personal tragedy. She bristled at prejudice of all kinds—against women, Native Americans, and anyone else who didn’t fit the mold. Rosemary Smith Walls always told Jeannette that she was like her grandmother; and in this true-life novel, Jeannette Walls channels that kindred spirit. 

Date
Thursday, December 20th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
4:00pm
Description
Silly Safaris' Reindeer Reserve, starring Jingle John the Elf, brings live reindeer and other animals from the North Pole. Audience members interact with Jingle John’s menagerie during the show, and everyone has the opportunity to pet the animals afterwards.

Date
Thursday, December 20th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
7:00pm
Description
Silly Safaris' Reindeer Reserve, starring Jingle John the Elf, brings live reindeer and other animals from the North Pole. Audience members interact with Jingle John’s menagerie during the show, and everyone has the opportunity to pet the animals afterwards.

Date
Saturday, December 22nd, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
9:15am
Description
This is the second  week in a 5-week yoga series  (December 15--January 12, 2019) 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. Hatha yoga is a term that refers to any type of yoga that teaches physical postures. It generally means that you will get a gentle introduction to the most basic yoga poses. You should end up leaving class feeling longer, looser, and more relaxed without working up too much of a sweat. 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, December 22nd, 2018
Greenfield
Local History Room
Time
10:00am
Description
Talk to Hancock County's official historian, Joe Skvarenina, about the past. He will be available for informal conversations on local history. Skvarenina was named winner of the 2015 Hubert Hawkins History Award from the Indiana Historical Society, given to a local historian for distinguished service during his or her career in local history. Skvarenina has been the county historian since 1992. He serves on the boards of the Hancock County Historical Society, Indiana National Road Assn., Shirley Historical Society and Riley Old Home Society. He recently authored a book with genealogist Paul McNeil, reseached by Cindi Faunce, called 120 Year History of the Hancock County Public Library. Copies are for sale on the "Friends of the Library" bookshelf for $10. Skvarenina has written several books on Hancock County and Indiana history. Enter "Skvarenina" in the library catalog to see the collection

Date
Saturday, December 22nd, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
10:15am
Description
This is the second week in a 5-week yoga series  (December 15--January 12, 2019) 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. Hatha yoga is a term that refers to any type of yoga that teaches physical postures. It generally means that you will get a gentle introduction to the most basic yoga poses. You should end up leaving class feeling longer, looser, and more relaxed without working up too much of a sweat. 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, December 22nd, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
1:30pm
Description
This is the second week in a 5 week series (December 15- January 12, 2019)  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. THE FEE is for a 5-week session.

Date
Saturday, December 22nd, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
2:45pm
Description
This is the second week in a 5-week series (December 15--January 12, 2019) in Greenfield for adults who have never taken a yoga class. 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. THE FEE is for a 5-week session.

Date
Monday, December 24th, 2018
Greenfield New Palestine Bookmobile
Time
12:00am
Description
The library is closed for Christmas Eve. To prevent damage of materials, the book drops on both buildings will also be closed; however, the drop boxes on the parking lots of Mt. Comfort Elementary and Eastern Hancock Schools will remain open.

Date
Tuesday, December 25th, 2018
Greenfield New Palestine Bookmobile
Time
12:00am
Description
The library is closed for Christmas Day. To prevent damage of materials, the book drops on both buildings will also be closed; however, the drop boxes on the parking lots of Mt. Comfort Elementary and Eastern Hancock Schools will remain open.

Date
Saturday, December 29th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
9:15am
Description
This is the third week in a 5-week yoga series  (December 15--January 12, 2019) 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. Hatha yoga is a term that refers to any type of yoga that teaches physical postures. It generally means that you will get a gentle introduction to the most basic yoga poses. You should end up leaving class feeling longer, looser, and more relaxed without working up too much of a sweat. 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, December 29th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
10:15am
Description
This is the third week in a 5-week yoga series  (December 15--January 12, 2019) 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. Hatha yoga is a term that refers to any type of yoga that teaches physical postures. It generally means that you will get a gentle introduction to the most basic yoga poses. You should end up leaving class feeling longer, looser, and more relaxed without working up too much of a sweat. 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, December 29th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
1:30pm
Description
This is the third week in a 5 week series (December 15- January 12, 2019)  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. THE FEE is for a 5-week session.

Date
Saturday, December 29th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
2:45pm
Description
This is the third week in a 5-week series (December 15--January 12, 2019) in Greenfield for adults who have never taken a yoga class. 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. THE FEE is for a 5-week session.

Date
Tuesday, January 1st, 2019
Greenfield New Palestine Bookmobile

Date
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
4:00pm
Description
Kids, grades K-5, compete against friends during this month's challenge by building your favorite winter scene. The day's creations will remain on display in the children's room for a month.

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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!



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