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  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    The whole month of September
    See 24 of his historical and inspired renderings of his architectural designs
    at the Greentown Public Library

    Samara House and Frank Lloyd Wright Historical Presentation with Associate Curator, Linda Eales
    Monday,September 14 @ 6:30 
    Greentown Public Library.
    Call 628-3534 to register.

    Bus Trip to Samara House
    Friday, September 25, 2015
    Departing from Eastern Performing Arts Center @ 8:30 a.m.
    Cost: $30 per person
    Lunch break in West Layfayette (not included in fare)
    Visit the Home of West Lafayette's own Frank Lloyd Wright designed home.


    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 book All the Light You Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. The display is the collection of


    “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 tummy. 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.

  • cover On Thursday, September 10th the Greentown Public Library will be hosting a recipe tasting party to launch our new cookbook. The party will be held from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the adult library community room located at 421 S. Harrison St. in Greentown. Many tasty recipes from the book will be available to sample! The cookbooks will be sold for $10 and all proceeds will benefit children’s programming. Thanks to all of the wonderful ladies who contributed to this awesome fund raiser.

          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


    The #1 Howard County Reads selection for 2015 is still a mystery, but stay tuned for the announcement on Oct. 1.

    ·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


    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.

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    The Greentown Children’s Library
    will be hosting our annual fall
    book fair on the following dates and

    Monday, Oct. 5 / 8 – 6

    Tuesday, Oct. 6 / 8 – 8

    Wednesday, Oct 7 / 8 – 6

    Thursday, Oct. 8 / 8 – 6

    Friday, Oct. 9 / 8 - 4

    It’s a great opportunity to shop for
    Christmas gifts! All proceeds benefit
    children’s programming.

  • 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

    ¨A pumpkin carving demonstration

    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

  • 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

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    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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