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  • hat Harry Potter Party
    Hogwarts @ the Children’s Library
    Hogsmeade @ Century Villa Health Care

    Come dressed in your Halloween costume for a magical evening full of fun events.
    When: Tuesday, October 27
    Where: Begin @ the Greentown Children’s Library
                 End @ Century Villa Health Care
    Time: 6 – 8 p.m. (open house format)

    Order of Events:

    ¨Visit Ollivanders to find out which wand will choose you!

    ¨Proceed to our “floating candles” room where the “Sorting Hat” will magically sort you into one of these four houses; Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin. You’ll receive a badge to decorate & wear.

    ¨Attend potions class and create a magical experimental brew to take home.

    ¨Vote on your favorite Storybook pumpkins that will be on display throughout the library by putting change in the buckets.

    ¨Stop by the train depot and have your picture taken with one of the messenger owls.

    ¨End your time at Hogwarts by racing a Nimbus 2000 (broom) in a Quidditch Match!

    ¨Before leaving “Hogwarts” you’ll receive a Marauder’s Map that will lead you to Hogsmeade @ Century Villa Health Care. There you will find:

    ¨Cookies and butter brew snacks

    End your magical adventure by trick-or-treating throughout the facility.

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    We will put your pumpkin characters on display in
    the library along with the book they are from.
    Pumpkin book characters can be brought to the
    library on:
    ~Oct. 26 & 27 (The week after fall break).
    Vote for your favorites by putting change in the buckets onOct. 28 & 29. Winners will be announced on October 30, and students can take them home that day.

    Here are the contest rules:
    Pumpkins should represent a favorite book
    character and should be accompanied by a
    book with that character (library books can be
    used). For ideas go to: www.hardin.k12.ky.us/creekside/hh/favorites.htm
    Pumpkins and books from home should be
    labeled with your name. Borrowed books
    (classroom, library, etc.) should have a bookmark
    inserted with your name. Although this is a family project, a majority of the work should be done by the student.

    Students’ entries will be voted on with others in their age group—
    K/1, 2/3 and 4/5.

    ~ First place per age group– $10

    ~ Second place per age group– $5

    ~ Overall Grand prize—$25

  • 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.
          Children's Library
                 3:00—4:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, Sept. 15Game Day
    Board games, Wii games, & computer games will be available to play.

    Tuesday, Sept. 22Cupcake-A-Palooza  
    Create your very own cupcake design with icing, sprinkles, etc.

    Tuesday, Nov. 10LEGO League
    Build, create, & explore with friends. The library will supply the LEGOs.

    Tuesday, Dec. 1Fabric Scrap Paper Dolls
    Calling all fashion designers… Create clothing and accessories for a paper doll with scrap fabric, buttons, colored pencils, etc. The library will provide all materials.

    Tuesday, Dec. 15Elf on a Shelf Gala
    Candy cane scavenger hunt, elf crafts, yummy snacks, tattoo station, etc...

    Call 628-2882 to register

  • cover Cookbooks are on sale @ both libraries.

    Cost is $10

    All proceeds benefit children's programming


    The #1 Howard County Reads selection for 2015 is "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie

    ·All the Bright Places—Jennifer Nixon

    ·All the Light We Cannot SeeAnthony Doerr

    ·And Then There Were NoneAgatha Christie

    ·Angels WalkingKaren Kingsbury

    ·Before I GoColleen Oakley

    ·Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid’s Memoir That Inspired “Upstairs Downstairs” and “Downton Abbey”Margaret Powell

    ·Calling Me HomeJune Kibler

    ·Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?Roz Chast

    ·Family RomanovCandace Fleming

    ·Mindless EatingBrian Wansink

    ·Positive: A MemoirPaige Rawl

    ·The Boys in the BoatDaniel James Brown

    ·The Lazarus ProjectAleksander Hemon

    ·The Sisters BrothersPatrick deWitt

    ·WildCheryl Strayed


    You bring the interest and we’ll bring the popcorn to our Howard County Reads
    combination movie screening and book discussion.
    And Then There Were None
    by Agatha Christie, is one of the Howard County Reads book nominees and
    Christie’s masterpiece.

    Greentown Public Library
    Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6:00 p.m.

    The Greentown Public Library will host a display of ham radios and equipment
    during the month of November. Ham radios played an important part in the HCR’s
    All the Light You Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.


    “What does your favorite comfort food say about you? Why do you eat
    more when you dine with friends.”
    Mindless Eating by Dr. Brian Wansink
    is a HCR nominee.
    Dr. Peter M. Todd is the Director of the IU Food
    Institute who uses this book in his classes. Hear him and learn how
    you can improve your eating habits on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
    This fun and informative program will “feed” your brain as well as your
    Call 628.3534 to register.


    Gather your investigative skills and join us for a fun evening of good food
    and super sleuthing at the Elite Banquet Conference Center, 2820 S.
    Lafountain St. on Friday, Nov. 20 from 7-9 p.m. Local thespians will present
    a spine chilling and perhaps funny-bone tickling mystery play. You can
    also pick up a keepsake at the silent auction. Early bird tickets are $25 from
    10/19-11/6. Thereafter, they are $35. They can be purchased at the
    Greentown Public Library or Kokomo Howard County Public Library.
    For more information, call 628.3534.

    Thursday, Dec. 10 at 7:00 p.m.
    No tickets required, but limited seating.
    A “don’t miss” for students, teachers, parents and school administrators.

    Mark your calendars for Dec. 5 for a fabulous day-trip of shopping, dining, and having fun in an enclosed mall, out of the weather OR taking the trolley to visit 10 other Schaumberg, Illinois locations.

    Also on this trip, there is the opportunity to attend the Holiday Jewelry, Fashion and Accessory Show. Call for details.

    The charter motor coach from Imperial Travel will leave the Greentown Library at 7:15 a.m. and drop us off at the Woodfield Mall. It will pick us back up at 5:30 p.m. for the return ride home. Cost is $42. Space is limited, so call the library to reserve your spot. Reservations are not complete until non-refundable money is received. Make checks payable to Greentown Public Library. Call 765-628-3534.    

    Deadline: When filled.

  • Robert Shaw, as crusty sea-captain, Quint, both mesmerized and terrified audiences when he told the story of the USS Indianapolis in the movie
    Jaws. The sinking of the USS Indianapolis was a horrific event, termed by some, the “worst naval disaster in U.S. history.” Hear the story from officials of the USS Indianapolis Museum and survivor, Richard Thelen. Learn about the important contribution and sacrifice this ship and her crew made to help end World War II and ensure our freedom.

    When: Monday, November 9 @ 6:30 p.m.
    Where: Library Community Room

    Call 628-3534 to register


    Our once-a-month class where you will enjoy creating beautiful and useful cards to give away. Tuesdays-Sept. 8, Oct. 6, Nov. 10, Dec. 8; Classes start at 9:30 & 10:30. Cost $1.00. Please call 765-628-3534 to register.

  • Best Books for Young Adults best of the best chosen
    by YALSA--Young Adult Library Services Association,
    American Library Association

    Best Young Adult Books 2014 from Goodreads

    Readalikes -  If you liked reading ___ , then you might
    want to read....this site suggests titles based on what
    book you've just read

    Lists for Guys:

    Boy Meets Book - best books for YA boys from Reading Rants

    Boys Rule, Boys Read - a guy YA librarian picks some great reads for guys http://jaja-cas.blogspot.com/

    Best Young Adult Books 2013
    from Goodreads

    101 Books for College bound Kids--
    read these before college

    Young Adult Books--What We're Reading
    Now from a young adult librarian and book
    reviewer http://booksbypamelathompson.blogspot.com/

    Lists for Teen Girls:

    Top Ten Books for Teen Girls

    Books Every Guy Should Read - a page from Boys Rule, Boys Read http://boysrockbr.blogspot.com/2010/07/books-every-guys-should-read.html

    Guys Read - a website devoted to guys and reading; scroll down to the
    books and click on the link of your choice http://www.guysread.com/


  • Fall/Winter Holiday
    closings and Hours

    Mon., Sept. 7—Labor Day

    Thur. & Fri., Nov. 26-27—Thanksgiving Holiday

    Wed. & Thur., Dec. 24 & 25—Christmas Holiday

    Wed. & Thur., Dec. 31 & Jan. 1—New Year’s Holiday

    Adult Library Holiday hours:

    Mon., Dec. 21—12:00-4:00      

    Tues., Dec. 22—12:00-6:00

    Wed., Dec. 23-12:00-4:00

    Sat., Dec. 26—9:00-1:00

    Mon., Dec. 28—12:00-4:00

    Tues., Dec. 29—12:00 –6:00

    Wed. Dec. 30-12:00-4:00

    Sat., Jan. 2—9:00-1:00

    Children's Library Closed Dec. 21 - Jan 1

  • autumn
    Babes in Story Land
    When: Mondays,
    Next Session: September 14, 21, 28, Oct. 12, 19
    Time: 11—11:30

    Age: Birth to 2 years

    What: Mother Goose
    When: Thursdays,
    Next Session: September 14, 24 Oct. 1, 15. 22
    Time: 11—11:30

    Age: 3 years

    What: Story Hour
    When: Tuesdays,
    Next Session: Septermber 15 - April 12
    Time: 10:30—11:30
    Age: 4-5 years

    egistration is required for preschool programs. Call 628-2882 to register.

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