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Date
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
9:30am
Description
For babies up to 24 months and a caregiver (Jan. 9-Feb. 13), join a storytime that combines stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.When babies are read to, they experience the rhythm and melody of language even before they understand the spoken or printed word. Please note: when events are full, children 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
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
10:15am
Description
Kids (ages 2-3 1/2 with a caregiver), join us for stories, music, crafts and lots of fun! The series runs Jan. 9 -Feb. 13. Please note: when events are full, children 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
Tuesday, January 23rd, 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
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
7:00pm
Description
Who doesn't love a steaming-hot bowl of soup on a cold day?  "Your Gourmet Girlfriends," Pam Cooley and Jan Owens, will ladle out some of their favorite soup recipes with tasty twists on old favorites and delicious new flavor combos. Participants get to taste samples and will receive a how-to booklet with recipes to try at home. “Your Gourmet Girlfriends” is a personal chef service that covers Indianapolis and surrounding areas. This popular event is in high demand. If you must cancel, please call 462-5141, ext. 240, as soon as possible so that those on the waiting list may attend. 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
Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
9:30am
Description
For babies up to 24 months and a caregiver (Jan. 10-Feb. 14), join a storytime that combines stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.When babies are read to, they experience the rhythm and melody of language even before they understand the spoken or printed word. Please note: when events are full, children 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
Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
10:00am
Description
Kids, ages 2-K (with caregiver), share stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts (Jan. 10-Feb. 14). Younger siblings are welcome to attend. Please note: when events are full, children who have not registered but who are present will be admitted when there are openings. Those on the waiting list be will be admitted first.

Date
Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
10:15am
Description
Kids (ages 2-3 1/2 with a caregiver), join us for stories, music, crafts and lots of fun (Jan. 10-Feb. 14)! Please note: when events are full, children 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
Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
11:00am
Description
Kids, ages 3 1/2-K, join us for crafts, stories, and songs (Jan. 10-Feb. 14). Please note: when events are full, children 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
Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
9:30am
Description
Kids (ages 2-3 1/2 with a caregiver), join us for stories, music, crafts and lots of fun (Jan. 11-Feb. 15)! Please note: when events are full, children 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
Thursday, January 25th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
10:00am
Description
Kids, ages 2-K (with caregiver), share stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts (Jan. 11-Feb. 15). Younger siblings are welcome to attend. Please note: when events are full, children 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
Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
10:15am
Description
Kids, ages 3 1/2-K, join us for crafts, stories, and songs (Jan. 11-Feb. 15). Please note: when events are full, children 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
Thursday, January 25th, 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 you to react and plan ahead every second. Players of all skill levels are invited to compete.

Date
Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
4:00pm
Description
Teens, grades 6-12, relax after a long day at school with snacks, shows, and games. 

Date
Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Greenfield
Grace Rea Study Room 3
Time
6:30pm
Description
En--gauge in wool gathering 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
Saturday, January 27th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
9:15am
Description
This is the final week in a 5-week yoga series (12/30/17-1/27/18) 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, January 27th, 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.

Date
Saturday, January 27th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
10:15am
Description
This is the final week in a 5-week yoga series (12/30/17-1/27/18) 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, January 27th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
1:30pm
Description
This is the final week in a 5-week series (12/30/17-1/27/18) 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 program has not started yet but will begin on Thursday, February 01, 2018.
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.

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