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Welcome to HCPL's Summer Reading Club 2018.

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Date
Saturday, May 26th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
9:15am
Description
This is the second week in a 5-week yoga series ( May 19-June 16) 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, May 26th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
10:15am
Description
This is the second week in a 5-week yoga series ( May 19-June 16) 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, May 26th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
1:30pm
Description
This is the second week in a 5-week series (May 19-June 16) 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, May 26th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
2:45pm
Description
This is the second week in a five week series (May 19 -June 16) 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, May 28th, 2018
Greenfield New Palestine Bookmobile
Time
12:00am
Description
The library is closed for Memorial 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
Tuesday, May 29th, 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 and table-top games between rounds. 

Date
Friday, June 1st, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
10:00am
Description
Babies, kids, teens, and adults, join us for our "Libraries Rock!" summer reading club kick-off. Start a season of fun by signing up for our library-wide literacy program. Community heroes from the fire and police departments will fill the library's front circle. Talk with them and take photos together. Inside, local "Bentley's Buddies and Friends" dogs will be waiting for children to read them a story. If you'd like, buy lunch from a local food truck; or get a free Popsicle from our youth librarians.

Date
Friday, June 1st, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
1:00pm
Description
Libraries Rock! Babies, kids, teens & adults can sign up for the summer reading club with community heroes from the fire department. Play an oversized game, make a craft, buy lunch at a food truck or get a free frozen treat from our youth librarians.

Date
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
9:15am
Description
This is the third week in a 5-week yoga series (May 19-June 16) 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, June 2nd, 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 on sale by the "Friends of the Library" 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, June 2nd, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
10:15am
Description
This is the third week in a 5-week yoga series (May 19-June 16) 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, June 2nd, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
1:30pm
Description
This is the third week in a 5-week series (May 19-June 16) 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, June 2nd, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
2:45pm
Description
This is the third week in a five week series (May 19 -June 16) 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, June 4th, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
9:30am
Description
For babies up to 24 months and a caregiver, 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
Monday, June 4th, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
2:00pm
Description
Tweens, ages 8-12, learn monster-weaving skills (using straws & yarn) that you can take on the road for entertainment during long vacation drives.

Date
Monday, June 4th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
7:00pm
Description
The nationally-recognized Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra (IJO) is Indiana’s premier ensemble of big band jazz. Composed of leading professional instrumentalists and vocalists, the IJO was created to preserve the dynamic history of big bands. IJO is committed to performing world-class musical arrangements based on classics from the early twentieth century's Great American Songbook.

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club!
Earn prizes by tracking what you read this summer.

If you have already registered for the 2018 Summer Reading Club, enter your user name and click on the Login button. New users click on the Sign Me Up button.
Important Messages
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 library of American landmarks; Mount Rushmore
Author
Thomas S. Owens
Review
An interesting history of Mount Rushmore
Rating
Title
There's no place like space
Author
Dr. Seuss
Review
A brief introduction to the planets
Rating
Title
The library of American landmarks; Mount Rushmore
Author
Thomas S. Owens
Review
An interesting history of Mount Rushmore
Rating
Title
There's no place like space
Author
Dr. Seuss
Review
A brief introduction to the planets
Rating