Summer Reading Club Registration
Welcome to HCPL's Summer Reading Club 2017.

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Teens (grade 6 to age 19), play a game-like, self directed tutorial for an hour; and, in the process, learn how to write computer code. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Angry Birds, and Plants vs. Zombies are your teachers.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Teens (grade 6 to age 19), help younger kids keep their reading skills over summer break. Be part of "Teens Read the Way," a weekly program that pairs teen buddies with children, age 3-grade 5. Read with a child and do activities together that encourage a love of books.

You only need to register once for the 6-week series. The final session includes a party for the kids and their teen buddies.

A teens-only volunteer reward party with pizza & a movie follows the buddy party. Signed volunteer service-hour letters will be handed out for your portfolios.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 01, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
This is the fifth week in a 5-week series (6/3-7/1) 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.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 01, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Teens (6th grade to 19 years old), have a hilarious time with a member from the official ComedySportz League of Indianapolis. Learn how improv works from the best local performers, and even try some ad-lib games yourself.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 01, 2017
Time
2:45 PM
Description
This is the fifth session in a 5-week series (6/3-7/1) 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.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 03, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Get ready for Independence Day with a little superhero action. Families are invited to watch our favorite bat hero on the big screen.

There are big changes brewing in Gotham, but if Batman wants to save the city from the Joker's hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 03, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
July is "National Ice Cream Month." Between 3 and 7 p.m., bring the whole family and check out at least one item each. When you present your checkout slip at the bookmobile (in front of the library in Greenfield), we'll give you a free ice cream treat. It's our way of celebrating Independence Day.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 03, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
July is "National Ice Cream Month." Between 3 and 7 p.m., bring the whole family and check out at least one item each. We'll give you a free ice cream treat. It's our way of celebrating Independence Day.
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Since 1980, with over 4,000 performances to his credit, Kevin Stonerock has brought history to life for thousands of young people and adults. The "Fur Trader" is a character Stonerock compiled from a variety of historic sources. The trader, a Scotsman named Jacob McLinden, takes the audience on a journey from Montreal to Indian Country and through a year in the fur trade in the mid-1700s. He discusses trade goods, fur bearing animals, voyageur life, fur trade vocabulary, music and the ways of Indians and traders.

This living history program will be performed in authentic period clothing with proper accoutrements in first-person style. A high degree of historic authenticity has been achieved as a result of hours of research and attention to detail and dialect. This program is sure to be both informative and entertaining for all ages, particularly 4th graders up to adults.

In addition to hundreds of schools, libraries, and museums, Stonerock has performed for organizations as diverse as the Indiana Historical Society, the Kentucky Historical Society, Indiana State Museum, and Ball State University. He connects with young and old in a captivating manner that leaves audiences curious to learn more.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Teens (grade 6 to age 19), help younger kids keep their reading skills over summer break. Be part of "Teens Read the Way," a weekly program that pairs teen buddies with children, age 3-grade 5. Read with a child and do activities together that encourage a love of books.

You only need to register once for the 6-week series. The final session includes a party for the kids and their teen buddies.

A teens-only volunteer reward party with pizza & a movie follows the buddy party. Signed volunteer service-hour letters will be handed out for your portfolios.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 07, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Kids entering grades 3-5, this interactive event from Conner Prairie combines Indiana history with science, engineering and technology through fun, hands-on activities. Meet a pilot from the early days of flight and hear her story about perseverance, innovation and invention. Then experiment with wind flow and wing angles when you make and test a paper airplane.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 08, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Join a new 5-week yoga series (7/8-8/5) 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.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 08, 2017
Time
2:45 PM
Description
Join a new 5-week series (7/8-8/5) 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.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Teens age 9-19, lend a hand by helping make bags full of craft supplies that will entertain young patients during their stay in the Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent.

If you'd like, bring unused supplies to donate (coloring books, Crayola crayons, washable markers, colored pencils, washable watercolors or finger paints, stickers, sketchbooks, beading kits, stencils, Fiskars scissors, and scrapbooking supplies).

You may earn community service time during this event.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Teens (grade 6 to age 19), using only the materials provided, build a contraption that can fling, throw, or shoot a ping pong ball the farthest.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Teens (grade 6 to age 19), help younger kids keep their reading skills over summer break. Be part of "Teens Read the Way," a weekly program that pairs teen buddies with children, age 3-grade 5. Read with a child and do activities together that encourage a love of books.

You only need to register once for the 6-week series. The final session includes a party for the kids and their teen buddies.

A teens-only volunteer reward party with pizza & a movie follows the buddy party. Signed volunteer service-hour letters will be handed out for your portfolios.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Bring you ball and chain (of yarn that is) to our 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.
Location
Grace Rea Study Room 3
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 14, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
The Shark Cart brings live sharks to the library! This program demystifies common misconceptions about sharks and gets you up-close and personal with these amazing creatures. In addition to the live sharks, several animal artifacts are used in this presentation like shark jaws, a can of shark fin soup, and shark eggs. Discover how you can make a difference in shark conservation.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 14, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
The Shark Cart brings live sharks to the library! This program demystifies common misconceptions about sharks and gets you up-close and personal with these amazing creatures. In addition to the live sharks, several animal artifacts are used in this presentation like shark jaws, a can of shark fin soup, and shark eggs. Discover how you can make a difference in shark conservation.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 15, 2017
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 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.
Location
Local History Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
This is the second week in a 5-week series (7/8-8/5) 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.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time
2:45 PM
Description
This is the second session in a 5-week series (7/8-8/5) 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.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 17, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
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 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
Monday, July 17, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Teens (grade 6-age 19), play a giant, real life version of one of the most famous game apps in history: Angry Birds. Fling the "birds" at the bad piggies' structures to knock them down.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Families, celebrate the end of the summer reading club during a free, outdoor carnival. Play sixteen games in the shade of a big tent. Afterward, redeem your game card for a prize and refreshments.

(Remember to claim your summer reading club prizes before school starts.)
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Learn a technique that transforms pulp from recycled paper into textured sheets with deckled (feathery) edges. The possibilities are endless for making unique cards, invitations, and art pieces that have a personal touch.

We'll also discuss design variations such as color, embossing, and embedding elements in the pulp to give depth and personality.

All supplies are provided for this free workshop. Dress for a mess.
Location
GBC Community Room B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Learn a technique that transforms pulp from recycled paper into textured sheets with deckled (feathery) edges. The possibilities are endless for making unique cards, invitations, and art pieces that have a personal touch.

We'll also discuss design variations such as color, embossing, and embedding elements in the pulp to give depth and personality.

All supplies are provided for this free workshop. Dress for a mess.
Location
GBC Community Room B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
Families, celebrate the end of the summer reading club during a free, outdoor carnival. Play sixteen games in the shade of a big tent. Afterward, redeem your game card for a prize and refreshments.

(Remember to claim your summer reading club prizes before school starts.)
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
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.
Location
Grace Rea Study Room 2
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
This is the third week in a 5-week series (7/8-8/5) 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.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time
2:45 PM
Description
This is the third session in a 5-week series (7/8-8/5) 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.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Be an unstrung hero 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.
Location
Grace Rea Study Room 3
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club!
Earn entries in prize drawings by tracking what you read this summer.

If you have already registered for the 2017 Summer Reading Club, enter your user name and password and click on the Login button. New users click on the Sign Me Up button.
Important Messages

Teen Summer Reading Club Guidelines:


Sign Up for the Teen Summer Reading Club by clicking the “Sign Me Up” button. The Teen Summer Reading Club is for those entering Grade 6 through Age 19.

Log Books that you read this summer by logging into your account and selecting Add/View Log. We only need the Title, but feel free to enter more information and leave a review! You may read and log books, graphic novels, magazines, ebooks, or listen to audiobooks.

Read to Others! Reading 10 children's books will count as 1 adult book. Simply type "10 children's books" in the title field of your entry log.

Earn a Free Book after reading and logging 5 books (limit 1 free book).

Get Entry Slips at the Information or Children's Desks, or from the Teen Librarian for every book you log.

Enter Prize Drawings by placing your entry slips in one of ten marked boxes:
  1. $50 Hometown Comics Gift Card

  2. $100 Walmart Gift Card

  3. $50 iTunes Gift Card

  4. $50 Regal Movie Theater Gift Card

  5. $25 Starbucks Gift Card + 4 Books

  6. Senior Photo Package - Shawna Marie Photography

  7. $50 GameStop Gift Card

  8. Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet

  9. Ten Toes Longboard

  10. Syma RC Quadcopter Drone
All entry slips must be in by August 1 at 9:00 PM. Grand Prize drawings will be held Wednesday, August 2 (one prize per person), and winners will be notified soon afterward. Weekly prize drawings will be held throughout the club. Winners have until Thursday, August 10 at 9:00 PM to claim their prizes.



Reviews
Title
The Fellowship of the Rings
Author
J.R.R. Tolkein
Review
I really liked this book. It was a good starter to the series.
Rating
Title
the forgotten warrior
Author
erin hunter
Review
holyleaf diyed and her brothetrs are trying to find out how she diyed
Rating
Title
Alex, Approximately
Author
Jenn Bennett
Review
One of my favorite books, good for a summer romance book!
Rating