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

   Family Winter 2014       Teen Winter 2014       Adult Winter 2014   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Teens, ages 13-19, have the library's computer lab to themselves after school each week, Monday through Wednesday. Do homework, listen to music, or catch up with friends on your favorite social networking site. Teens don't need their library cards to use computers during these open lab days.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
People who knit whenever they sit are welcome 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 to this library sponsored event.
Location
GBC Community Room A
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
9:15 AM
Description
This is the second week in a five-week series (4/19-5/17) 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.

A $25 fee is paid to the instructor at the first session. Those ages 60+ may attend free.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
10:20 AM
Description
This is the second week in a five-week series (4/19-5/17) 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.

A $25 fee is paid to the instructor at the first session. Those ages 60+ may attend free.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Monday, April 28, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Teens, ages 13-19, have the library's computer lab to themselves after school each week, Monday through Wednesday. Do homework, listen to music, or catch up with friends on your favorite social networking site. Teens don't need their library cards to use computers during these open lab days.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Teens, ages 13-19, have the library's computer lab to themselves after school each week, Monday through Wednesday. Do homework, listen to music, or catch up with friends on your favorite social networking site. Teens don't need their library cards to use computers during these open lab days.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Teens, grade 6 to age 19, time to bling-out your sunglasses. Bring a pair of inexpensive sunglasses; and customize the frames using gems, silk flowers and other craft staples that are provided. Snacks are included.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Teens, ages 13-19, have the library's computer lab to themselves after school each week, Monday through Wednesday. Do homework, listen to music, or catch up with friends on your favorite social networking site. Teens don't need their library cards to use computers during these open lab days.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Teens, start a flower or herb garden in DIY plant potters. Use paint, beads, buttons, shells and more to create designer mini-pots for seedlings. All supplies are provided, including seeds and snacks. Please register to help us prepare.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 03, 2014
Time
9:15 AM
Description
This is the third week in a five-week series (4/19-5/17) 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.

A $25 fee is paid to the instructor at the first session. Those ages 60+ may attend free.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, May 03, 2014
Time
10:20 AM
Description
This is the third week in a five-week series (4/19-5/17) 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.

A $25 fee is paid to the instructor at the first session. Those ages 60+ may attend free.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Monday, May 05, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Teens, ages 13-19, have the library's computer lab to themselves after school each week, Monday through Wednesday. Do homework, listen to music, or catch up with friends on your favorite social networking site. Teens don't need their library cards to use computers during these open lab days.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Teens, ages 13-19, have the library's computer lab to themselves after school each week, Monday through Wednesday. Do homework, listen to music, or catch up with friends on your favorite social networking site. Teens don't need their library cards to use computers during these open lab days.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Teens, ages 13-19, have the library's computer lab to themselves after school each week, Monday through Wednesday. Do homework, listen to music, or catch up with friends on your favorite social networking site. Teens don't need their library cards to use computers during these open lab days.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Teens in grade 6 to age 19, sit in on the council; and put your mark on summer reading events. Help plan and assemble literacy materials for young children for this summer's "Teens Read the Way" series. The session will be valuable for teens interested in the teaching, child care, and librarian professions. After-school snacks are provided for brain fuel.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Feel comfortable in your skein 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 to this library sponsored event.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time
9:15 AM
Description
This is the fourth week in a five-week series (4/19-5/17) 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.

A $25 fee is paid to the instructor at the first session. Those ages 60+ may attend free.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time
10:20 AM
Description
This is the fourth week in a five-week series (4/19-5/17) 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.

A $25 fee is paid to the instructor at the first session. Those ages 60+ may attend free.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Time
All Day
Description
Both locations of the Hancock County Public Library will close for Mother's Day. Book drops at both buildings will also be closed. Items due during this time may be returned on Monday without fines.

Book drops on the parking lots of Mt. Comfort Elementary and Eastern Hancock Schools will remain open.

Cardholders may download eBooks, audio books, music, and magazines 24/7.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 12, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Teens, ages 13-19, have the library's computer lab to themselves after school each week, Monday through Wednesday. Do homework, listen to music, or catch up with friends on your favorite social networking site. Teens don't need their library cards to use computers during these open lab days.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Please 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
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Teens, ages 13-19, have the library's computer lab to themselves after school each week, Monday through Wednesday. Do homework, listen to music, or catch up with friends on your favorite social networking site. Teens don't need their library cards to use computers during these open lab days.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
This meeting is open to the public.
Location
GBC Community Room B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Teens, ages 13-19, have the library's computer lab to themselves after school each week, Monday through Wednesday. Do homework, listen to music, or catch up with friends on your favorite social networking site. Teens don't need their library cards to use computers during these open lab days.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Join a community of writers who gather for inspiration and support. People who attend this monthly meeting, whether they have been published or not, discuss their work and give each other mutual encouragement.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 16, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
The Friends of the Hancock County Public Library will hold their gently-used book sale from Friday to Monday, May 16 to 19, at the Greenfield location. The Friends also offer used audio books, DVDs and CDs.

From 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Friends shop their members-only preview sale. Walk-ins can join the organization at a cost of $15 and shop the preview that night. Pick up a membership form across from the library circulation desk.

The sale opens to the public on Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, from 1:00 to 3:45 p.m. Most hardbacks cost only a dollar, and paperbacks cost 50 cents.

Closeout prices start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. on Monday. 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.

The next book donation date is Tuesday, May 13.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time
All Day
Description
The sale opens to the public on Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, from 1:00 to 3:45 p.m. Most hardbacks cost only a dollar, and paperbacks cost 50 cents.

Closeout prices start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. on Monday. 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, May 17, 2014
Time
9:15 AM
Description
This is the final week in a five-week series (4/19-5/17) 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.

A $25 fee is paid to the instructor at the first session. Those ages 60+ may attend free.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
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 appointed by the Indiana Historical Society for his knowledge of Hancock County's heritage.
Location
Local History Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time
10:20 AM
Description
This is the final week in a five-week series (4/19-5/17) 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.

A $25 fee is paid to the instructor at the first session. Those ages 60+ may attend free.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Friends Book Sale
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 19, 2014
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Friends of the Library book sale closeout prices start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. on Monday. 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.

The next book donation date is Tuesday, May 13.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 19, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Teens, ages 13-19, have the library's computer lab to themselves after school each week, Monday through Wednesday. Do homework, listen to music, or catch up with friends on your favorite social networking site. Teens don't need their library cards to use computers during these open lab days.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Teens, ages 13-19, have the library's computer lab to themselves after school each week, Monday through Wednesday. Do homework, listen to music, or catch up with friends on your favorite social networking site. Teens don't need their library cards to use computers during these open lab days.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Teens, ages 13-19, have the library's computer lab to themselves after school each week, Monday through Wednesday. Do homework, listen to music, or catch up with friends on your favorite social networking site. Teens don't need their library cards to use computers during these open lab days.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Time
2:45 PM
Description
LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! Teens starting grade 6 through age 19 are invited to be part of a student film project. Using a script written by New Palestine High School students, this first meeting will be the kick-off to a summer movie production. If you’re interested in acting, video editing, or just being a part of the film-making process, come for details about this exciting experience.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Teens in grade 6 to age 19, watch anime cartoons (PG or PG-13), read the latest manga series, catch up on your drawings, and enjoy Japanese snacks. (We'll also vote on activities and snacks for upcoming club days.) Please register so we'll have enough food on hand.
Location
GBC Community Room B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Gather purls of wisdom 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 to this library sponsored event.
Location
GBC Community Room A
Library
HCPL - Central Library

The program ended on Friday, February 28, 2014.
Important Messages
Celebrate Markus Zusak’s novel, The Book Thief, during the Hancock County Public Library’s “Winter Book Fest,” February 1-28. Zusak’s story, about the ability of books to feed the soul, takes place in Nazi Germany during WWII.

To participate, simply sign up above. Then each time you complete an activity below, fill out a paper slip and enter it in a prize drawing at the library’s information desk. Write down, briefly, the activity you completed on the back.

It’s that easy. (You may also opt to join the “Get Caught Reading” winter reading club with your family.) Prizes are four weekly drawings for gift cards from GameStop, Amazon, Starbucks, and iTunes.

Each completed activity below qualifies you for an entry slip
(one entry for each activity except where indicated):



  1. Read The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak. Get copies of the book from special displays at either library location.

  2. Attend a library event in February. We're hosting a series related to the book (multiple entries permitted).

  3. Attend a movie that is set in the same era as The Book Thief on Wednesday, February 19, at 4:00 p.m., in Greenfield (PG-13). Light refreshments will be served.

  4. Zusak’s protagonist, Liesel, loves books but can’t afford to buy them. Donate a gently-used book to charity by dropping it off in marked boxes at the library.

  5. Liesel shares books with neighbors. If you own a copy of The Book Thief, lend it to a friend.

  6. Read one of the books related to WWII from a special display at the library. Or choose a book from the “Teen Winter Reading List” in the teen area (multiple entries permitted).

  7. Create a work of art based on The Book Thief, and drop it off at the library for display.

  8. Zusak’s book centers on kindness in unexpected places. Perform one hour of community service for a non-profit organization in Hancock County.

  9. Post a photo of someone reading The Book Thief on your Facebook page, and tag the “Hancock County Public Library.” Please mark the post "public."

  10. Join our "Winter Book Fest" event on Facebook to earn one entry. Earn another entry each time you post a book review of The Book Thief, of a book from our WWII display, or of a book from the "Teen Winter Reading List." (Multiple entries permitted.)