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Date
Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
4:00pm
Description
Relax after a long day at school with some snacks, shows, and games. 

Date
Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
Greenfield
Computer Lab
Time
4:00pm
Description
Kids, grades K-5, play Minecraft, a game about building virtual blocks into just about anything. Experiment, take risks, and learn from mistakes. It's an interactive playground where constant challenges require your brain to think every moment. Players of all skill levels are invited to compete.

Date
Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
Greenfield
Grace Rea Study Room 3
Time
6:30pm
Description
Cuddle up with a good hook 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.

Date
Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
7:00pm
Description
Whether you consider yourself a chocoholic, have an astounding sweet tooth, or just enjoy a decadent dessert from time to time, this workshop will not disappoint. Pam and Jan will demo several of their favorite desserts, candies, cookies, cakes and unique sweet treats. All participants taste samples and take home a recipe booklet. "Your Gourmet Girlfriends" is a professional catering service based in New Palestine. This event is identical to the workshop on February 7. Please sign up for only one. Please note: when events are full, people who have not registered but who are present will be admitted when there are openings. Those on the waiting list will be admitted first.

Date
Saturday, February 24th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
9:15am
Description
This event is part of a combined series. If you register for this event, you will be automatically registered for all of the following events in the series and will receive a reminder email before each event. This is the fourth week in a 5-week yoga series (Feb. 3-Mar. 3) 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, February 24th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
10:15am
Description
This event is part of a combined series. If you register for this event, you will be automatically registered for all of the following events in the series and will receive a reminder email before each event. This is the fourth week in a 5-week yoga series (Feb. 3-Mar. 3) 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, February 24th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
1:30pm
Description
This event is part of a combined series. If you register for this event, you will be automatically registered for all of the following events in the series and will receive a reminder email before each event. This is the fourth week in a 5-week series (Feb. 3-Mar. 3) 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, February 24th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
2:45pm
Description
This event is part of a combined series. If you register for this event, you will be automatically registered for all of the following events in the series and will receive a reminder email before each event. This is the fourth session in a 5-week series (Feb. 3-Mar. 3) 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
Monday, February 26th, 2018
Greenfield
Time
10:00am
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 10:00 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.

Date
Monday, February 26th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
5:00pm
Description
Kids grades 2-5, create a fused-glass project with artist Jeremy South, from Ripple Mobile Arts. Assemble a cupcake image from colored glass, and see what happens after it's heated in a kiln (special oven). Jeremy holds a degree in Art Studio from Indiana Wesleyan University. His mission statement is summed up into two words: encourage creativity. Jeremy's commitment to personal attention and simplified instruction makes the class enjoyable for kids.

Date
Monday, February 26th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
7:00pm
Description
If you like Michael Buble, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, sit back and enjoy the smooth music of Greg Anderson and Steve Quinn, "The Crooners Duo." They'll sing old standards that make you recall where you were "the first time you heard that song." Look back to a time when crooners shaped a great melody with nuance, charm and implication to tell a story.

Date
Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
4:00pm
Description
'Tweens & teens (ages 9-19), challenge friends to Wii and Xbox 360 games, like "Super Mario Brothers" and "Guitar Hero." Enjoy snacks between rounds. 

Date
Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
Greenfield
Time
9:00pm
Description
"Reading is Sweet" during the Hancock County Public Library's winter reading club. Families, teens, and adults are encouraged to find their sweet spot in the comfort of books during February's frigid weather. Beginning February 1, sign up at hcplibrary.org and log your reading. The clubs end on February 28. Prize drawings take place on March 8. We'll notify winners on the same day. FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN, read aloud together for a total of four hours and earn a prize for each hour. Track your time through the library's winter reading club links at hcplibrary.org. (Teens and adults may participate in both the family reading club and the teen or adult winter reading club.) TEENS, each book (including magazines) you read or program you attend earns an entry slip you may enter in the prize box of your choice—plus, there's a drawing every week. The more you log online and enter, the more chances to win. ADULTS may enter slips in prize boxes for $25 gift cards to Applebee's, Starbucks, Cracker Barrel, and Walmart. You have four ways to recieve a slip when you log one of these options at hcplibrary.org: 10 kids' books read = 1 entry 5 magazines read = 1 entry 1 library event attended = 1 entry 1 adult/teen book read = 1 entry

Date
Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
New Palestine
Time
9:00pm
Description
"Reading is Sweet" during the Hancock County Public Library's winter reading club. Families, teens, and adults are encouraged to find their sweet spot in the comfort of books during February's frigid weather. Beginning February 1, sign up at hcplibrary.org and log your reading. The clubs end on February 28. Prize drawings take place on March 8. We'll notify winners on the same day. FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN, read aloud together for a total of four hours and earn a prize for each hour. Track your time through the library's winter reading club links at hcplibrary.org. (Teens and adults may participate in both the family reading club and the teen or adult winter reading club.) TEENS, each book (including magazines) you read or program you attend earns an entry slip you may enter in the prize box of your choice—plus, there's a drawing every week. The more you log online and enter, the more chances to win. ADULTS may enter slips in prize boxes for $25 gift cards to Applebee's, Starbucks, Cracker Barrel, and Walmart. You have four ways to recieve a slip when you log one of these options at hcplibrary.org: 10 kids' books read = 1 entry 5 magazines read = 1 entry 1 library event attended = 1 entry 1 adult/teen book read = 1 entry

If you have already registered for the 2018 Winter Reading Club, enter your user name and click on the Login button.
New users click on the Sign Me Up button.
Important Messages

Guidelines:

Join our Winter Reading Club, and read together as a family for a total of 4 hours during the month of February.

Sign up your family as a group by clicking the “Sign Me Up” button above.

Log your family’s reading time by logging into your account and selecting Add/View Log. Then collect your prizes at the Children’s Desk.

Earn a prize for every hour your family reads together.
  • Hour 1: Each child and teen receives a small prize.

  • Hour 2: Each child and teen receives a food coupon.

  • Hour 3: Choose one hardback book for the whole family.

  • Hour 4: Pick up a family library book bag.

Books are read aloud by family members, so audiobooks do NOT count in the Family program.

Prizes will be available for pick-up until 9:00 PM, Thursday, March 8.

* Teens and adults may participate in both the family reading club and the teen and adult winter reading club.

Reviews
Rating
Title
Frindle
Author
Andrew Clements
Review
This book was a super fun read aloud. We laughed out loud and had good conversations. Even my 5 year old enjoyed this one.
Rating
Title
goes potty
Rating
Title
bathtime
Rating