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  • marilyn You might be old if... Dr. Marilyn S. Skinner is famous for wearing statement T-shirts, one very special one she wears very proudly. It reads: "Teachers Make All Other Professions Possible." Retired from her 37 years in the Kokomo school system, she now does many special programs, some which include those aforementioned shirts. Hear Dr. Skinner use her statement shirts to determine if you are old in a very entertaining program. Monday, Feb., 15 @ 6:30 p.m. Library Community Room

  • crochet Learn to Crochet

    Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet; to make cute gifts and priceless heirlooms for your family?
    In this four part series of classes you will learn the basics and how to read a pattern and take your projects home.

    Week 1—Dishcloth ($3.00)
    Week 2—Pot holders ($3.00)
    Week 3—Scarf ($5.00)
    Week 4—Lap afghan ($10.00)

    There is no charge for these classes unless the library purchases your materials for you, which appear in the parenthesis
    Call to register at 628-3534

    Feb. 6, 13, 27, March 5, 2016
    Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to noon

    Card Classes

    Our once-a-month class where you will enjoy creating beautiful and useful cards to give away! There are two class times, so give us a call to register at 628-3534-$1 fee.

    Tuesdays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

    January 12, February 9, March 8 and April 12, 2016.
    Knitting Club

    Join our crafty ladies as they knit, crochet and gab every week to make lovely items of interest and usefulness.

    Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. to noon.

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    Bahler’s “Golden Age” Band

    On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish. Bring on the corned beef and cabbage and the green beer, but let’s consider the Irish in America. We have the Irish immigrants who settled on the east coast and moved inward and their Scotch-Irish brethren (Ulster Protestants) who settled in Appalachia. Why not celebrate a mixed-up all-American/all-Irish St. Patty’s Day with Blue Grass Music and Irish fare.

    On Tuesday, Mar. 15 at 6:30 p.m., bring your toe-tappin’ shoes and join us for an American/Irish celebration. We’ll supply the main entrees, but feel free to bring accompaniments or side dishes. Inclusive, but not exclusive suggestions are potato dishes, soda bread, bread pudding and shortbread cookies.

    Bluegrass music will be provided by the Bahler Family Blue Grass Band.

    Obviously, this will take some coordination, so be sure to call with what food item you intend to bring. Registration is helpful to us to plan and prepare. Call 628.3534.

    Tuesday, Mar. 15 @ 6:30 p.m.

  • Creativity with MAC

    Thursdays @ 6:30

    *Movie Making on Mac using iMovie:iMovie is extremely powerful. Not only can you put together a full movie with soundtracks, sound effects, and transitions but you can also do advanced editing. Feb. 25

    *Creating Print Materials in Pages: In this class we will learn the basics of Pages for print publishing. How do you make a snazzy newsletter or a printed brochure using Apple’s flagship word processor. Mar. 24

    *Mac Image Editing with GIMP: Photoshop is amazing, but if you are on a budget, nothing beats free. Come join our Mac class to see how GIMP (a Photoshop alternative) can help you do basic and advanced image editing. Apr. 21

    Attendees to this series of classes will be in a MAC lab, but MACs are available at the library. Call 765.628.3534 to register.


  • Lunch Time Book Clubs

    7th graders will read If You’re Reading This by Trent Reedy

    8th graders will read Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz

    H.S. students will discuss John Green novels.

    Anime Club

    Meets every Thursday 3:10—4:00 p.m. in Library Community Room.

  • oils Essential Oils are thousands of years old, but in recent times, we’ve lost sight of their healing properties. On Monday, April 11 at 6:30, learn how you can incorporate them into your lifestyle by hearing Connie Dennis

    *What are essential oils?
    *What is the difference between essential and carrier oils?
    *Ways to use?

    Call 628.3534 to register
  • Makerspaces are creative, DIY spaces where students can gather to create, invent, and learn with a variety of materials.

    Tuesday, January 12 - 3:00– 3:45                          
    •  Puppet Making Workshop
      Create puppets using a variety of materials such as paper bags, socks, wooden spoons, etc...
    Tuesday, February 9 - 3:00– 3:45
    • Learn to Code
      Scratch is an easy-to-use programming language that allows kids to build almost anything they can dream up. Arrange and snap together Scratch blocks as if they were virtual LEGOS.

    Tuesday, March 8 - 3:00– 3:45

    • Recycled Robots
      Make a variety of robots from recycled materials.

    Call 628-2882 to Register      

  • When: Tuesday, February 23
    Where: Idyl Wyld Roller Palace
    Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

    The children’s library is renting the roller palace and the only cost is $2.00 each for skate rental. It’s located at 4013 S. Meridian Street, Marion, IN  46953.At Idyl Wyld there is plenty to do besides skating! There is a big arcade complete with video games, ski ball, etc... A skate at your own risk event. The library is not liable for any injury.

  • DISNEY “Inside Out” Party

    Join us on Tuesday, March 22 from 6-7 p.m. for a night of fun emotions. Watch the movie while exploring activities galore to celebrate the Disney movie - Register @ 628-2882




    ·Character Egg Dyeing and Decorating


    Enter your original LEGO creations in the Children’s Library LEGO Building Contest. Open to all elementary students and preschool. Entries accepted March 7 thru 11. The official rules and guidelines for the contest are available @ greentownlib.org or can be picked up at the library prior to entering. LEGO creations will be displayed in the library, March 14 thru 23. Prizes:1st place: $20, 2nd place: $15: 3rd place: $10.

    Creations need to be picked up & prizes will be awarded on Thursday, March 24.

  • News from the Library

    eMagazines are here!


    Now you'll be able to download full color magazines to your phone, tablet or computer.  This service by Zinio provides library patrons with FREE access to over 50 top digital magazines. There are no line-ups, no due dates and you are free to keep any issues you download…FOREVER.

    Download free eMagazines from the library with Zinio!  


    How to create a Zinio account on your computer:
    Click to link to our collection:

    You can browse the list of available magazines on the Zinio site without logging in, but you will need an account to check out any titles.  You only need to do this once. 

    • Click on Create new account and enter your information. You will need your library card number and will be automatically logged in.
    • Find the magazine you want, checkout, and read in your browser. 
    Reading magazines on an iPad or Android Device 

    • Set up a Zinio account using the instructions above. This must be done using a browser (either on a computer or the browser on your device).
    • Search for and checkout magazines using your browser. 
    • Download theZinio for Libraries app from the app store or google play. KINDLE USERS CLICK HERE FOR SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS.  Kindle requires a change in the settings to allow use of outside apps.
    • IMPORTANT!  This is a shared collection, to set up your login you must select the following: Country=United States, State=Maryland, Library Name=Popular 50eMagzine Collection. Our library name will not appear in the drop down list.
    • Enter your email and password (established in step one above).
    • The magazines you have checked out will be shown in the Zinio app and are ready to read. 
    The Zinio app doesn't have the capability to browse and check out magazines; you'll need to do this through a browser (either on your computer or the browser on your device).  They will then be accessible to read through the app even without an internet connection.  

    If you are having any issues setting up your account, please call 628-2882 and we'll be happy to help.
  • cover Cookbooks are on sale @ both libraries.

    Cost is $10

    All proceeds benefit children's programming

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