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  • orphan THE ORPHAN TRAIN

    by Christina Baker Kline. This 2014 selection from over 40 nominees, features Molly, a troubled teenager whose life revolved around one foster home after another. She finds herself in service to Vivian, a 91-year-old Irish immigrant orphan who relates to Molly her early life on the orphan trains of the early 20th century and subsequent placements with several Midwest families. Through their common histories and adversities they discover friendship and even self-made “family” devotion.

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  • AUTHOR VISIT:

    Author Christina Baker Kline, will speak at IUK Kresge Auditorium on Dec. 4 at 7:00 p.m. Bring your book for her to sign, or buy one there. Tickets are free at each library location, but you must have one to attend.


    A WHITE HOUSE TEA:

    Jackie Kennedy was the epitome of grace as First Lady and never more so than when she hosted the wives of the Apollo 7 at tea in the White House. In recognition of one of the other HCR 15 finalists, The Astronauts Wives Club by Lily Koppel, you are invited to come to our version of a presidential tea and program in the Greentown Public Library Meeting Room at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9. Reservations required. Call 628-3534.


    BOOK DISCUSSIONS:

    Lively discussions of Orphan Train and other HCR 15 Finalists will take place at these venues:

    ·11/3—Orphan Train at Greentown Public Library @ 6:30

    ·11/5—Orphan Train at Kokomo Main Library @ 6:30

    ·11/13– Whistling Past the Graveyard at Kokomo South Branch Library @ 6:30 with author Susan Crandall. Books will be available for purchase and signing at this event.

    ·12/11—Orphan Train at Kokomo South Branch Library @ 6:30


  • $500 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST

    Theme: Molly’s teacher discusses how the Native Americans had to carry their canoes and everything they possessed across land from one water body to the next. They had to think carefully about what to keep and what to discard. The teacher asks the students to interview someone—a mother, father or grandparent—about their own portages, the moments in their lives when they’ve had to take a journey. We are asking you to do the same.

    Talk to someone significant in your lIfe about when they’ve had to take a journey, literal or metaphorical. Ask them the same questions: “What do you choose to bring with you to the next place in your life? What do you leave behind? What insights did you gain about what’s important?” Discuss how these ideas and this concept of portage relates to the journey of the characters of Orphan Train and also how it connects to your significant person and to your personal journey as you prepare for college?

    Eligibility:

    ·Howard County residents

    ·Current high school junior or senior, current college student, adult planning to enroll in an accredited college during the next 12 months

    Deadline: Sunday,Nov. 9

    See: www.howardcountyreads.org or and Kokomo or Greentown Library branch.

  • GET JIGGY WITH IT - FUNDRAISER

    Get “jiggy” with us at the Elite Banquet Conference Center, 2820 S. Lafountain St. on Friday, Oct. 17 from 7-9 for a fun-filled and dance-filled evening as we listen to lively Celtic music by The Ennis Clare Band. Irish cuisine will be provided and you can pick up a keepsake at the silent auction. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. and can be picked up at the Greentown Public Library or Kokomo Howard County Public Library. For more information, call 628.3534.


  • 80/20 LANDLORDING

    Own property that you want to lease? Learn the tricks of the trade from the people who literally wrote the book on the topic. Join us for this presentation on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Adult Library Community Room. Be sure to call 765.628.3534 to register.


    DIY GLOVE SNOWMEN

    Tuesday, December 2 @ 6:30 pm we will be making a snowmen center piece out of gloves. The cost of this craft will be $2.00 and we will provide all the material needed for this project. Registration is required please call the library @ 628-3435 to register.


    CARD MAKING CLASS

    Our once-a-month class where you will enjoy creating beautiful and useful cards to give away. Tuesdays-Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10; Classes start at 9:30 & 10:30. Cost $1.00. Please call 765-628-3534 to register.







  • LINUX: THE UNKNOWN OPERATING SYSTEM

    Tues., Sept. 16 @ 6:30 p.m.

    Come find out what you can do with your older PC that is still running Microsoft XP and learn about the operating system that runs the Internet and other things you probably did not realize.

    BASIC STRATEGIES FOR PHOTOGRAPHING PEOPLE

    Tues., Oct. 14 @ 6:30-8:00 p.m.

    This class, taught by local photographer Elizabeth Hannah, will teach basic strategies for photographing people. Basic posing, lighting, and composition will be discussed.  This class is good for anyone who wants to capture better images of their loved ones, both candid and posed. Bring your cameras! 







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    weird2 Hear author, Mark Marimen, as he talks about writing and researching his very popular series of books on Indiana spookiness, more aptly considered to be the real “Hoosier hysteria.” Mark’s fun and energetic “spirit” captivates and “possesses” his audiences. He has eclectic interests ranging from the ghostly to the weird to Alice Cooper...oh, wait, those are all the same thing. And just wait until you hear what his day job is!

    Mark will be selling and signing books at this free program, but be sure to register at 765.628.3534.



     
               
         
  • preschool

    What: Babes in Story Land
    When: Mondays,

    1st session - Sep. 22—Oct. 13
    2nd session– Nov. 3—Dec.. 8
    Time: 11—11:30
    Age: Birth to 2 years

    What: Mother Goose
    When: Thursdays,
    1st session - Sep., 25—Oct., 16
    2nd session– Nov. 6—Dec., 11
    Time: 11—11:30
    Age: 3 years

    What: Story Hour
    When: Tuesdays,
    Sep., 23—April 14
    Time: 10:30—11:30
    Age: 4-5 years
     
    Toddler Biting Book    Registration is required for preschool programs. Call 628-2882 to register.


  • cardboard
    What:
    Preschool Drive-in Movie
    When:
    Tuesday, September 23
    Where:
    Children’s Library
    Time: 6 – 7 p.m.

    It’s drive-in movie night at the library. All the materials will be provided for preschoolers to make and decorate their own car. Once their cars are assembled, they can park them in front of the TV and enjoy a movie. There will also be a snack bar!

    Registration is required. Call 628-2882


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  • scrabble

    What: Scrabble Tournament
    When:
    Tuesday, October 7
    Where: Children’s Library
    Who: 5th & 6th graders
    Time:
    6 – 8 p.m.


    Join the library for a Scrabble challenge. Play against your peers and win prizes. The top prize will be a twenty five dollar gift certificate for the book fair.

    Registration is required. Call 628-2882.




  •   IT’S A PUMPKIN PARADE
    DECORATE A PUMPKIN LIKE YOUR FAVORITE BOOK CHARACTER    

    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. 27 & 28 (The week after fall break). 

    They will be voted on:

    ·Oct. 29 & 30. 

    Winners will be announced on
    October 31, and students can take them home that day. 


    Here are the contest rules: 
    ·NO CARVED PUMPKINS
    ·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 judged with others in their age group—K/1, 2/3 and 4/5/6.

    ·First place per age group– Ten dollar book fair gift certificate.

    ·Second place per age group– Five dollar book fair gift certificate

    ·Overall Grand prize– Twenty five dollar book fair gift certificate



     
  • book fair

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

    Monday, Nov. 17 / 8 – 6

    Tuesday, Nov. 18 / 8 – 8

    Wednesday, Nov. 19 / 8 – 6

    Thursday, Nov. 20 / 8 – 6

    Friday, Nov. 21 / 8 - 4

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




  • rein


    What: Make a Christmas Ornament
    When: Tuesday, December 9
    Where: Children’s Library
    Time: 6 p.m.


    Registration is required. Call 628-2882

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