Aug
23
3:30pm 3:30pm

Circle of Friends Story Time

Circle of Friends Story Time

 

This program is for children 2-6 years of age. This program begins promptly at 3:30 p.m. A library staff member will come to the Children’s Department to let children know that it is time for the program. Each week children will be introduced to a different theme through a combination of stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts. Children who attend this program should be able to color and use glue sticks independently. A parent or guardian must attend story time with children under 3 to assist with finger plays and craft projects.

In accordance with Library Policy 802 parents and guardians must remain in the building with all children under 5.

All the children will be escorted back to the Children’s Department at the end of the program.

If Brownstown Central Community School closes due to weather, all children’s programming will be canceled.

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Aug
30
3:30pm 3:30pm

Circle of Friends Story Time

Circle of Friends Story Time

 

This program is for children 2-6 years of age. This program begins promptly at 3:30 p.m. A library staff member will come to the Children’s Department to let children know that it is time for the program. Each week children will be introduced to a different theme through a combination of stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts. Children who attend this program should be able to color and use glue sticks independently. A parent or guardian must attend story time with children under 3 to assist with finger plays and craft projects.

In accordance with Library Policy 802 parents and guardians must remain in the building with all children under 5.

All the children will be escorted back to the Children’s Department at the end of the program.

If Brownstown Central Community School closes due to weather, all children’s programming will be canceled.

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Sep
7
3:30pm 3:30pm

TRAC: Teen Readers Advisory Club

TRAC: Teen Readers Advisory Club

What is TRAC?
The Teen Readers Advisory Club advises the library on teen interests and trends. Members recommend titles for the Young Adult collection and suggest ideas for teen programs. Occasionally, members help Youth Services facilitate programs for other age groups as well.

Who can participate in TRAC?
This program is for teens entering 5th—12th grades. Participants must have read one book from the young adult collection before each meeting. During the meeting each participant will give a brief book talk about their selection. Keep in mind that the goal of a book talk is to tell enough about the title to encourage fellow teens to read the title, without giving away the ending. Following the book talks, teens will have time to socialize, make recommendations for future programs, and participate in various group activities. Snacks will be provided during all meetings.

Registration is required.

If Brownstown Central Community School closes due to weather, all Youth Services programming will be canceled.

 

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Oct
5
3:30pm 3:30pm

TRAC: Teen Readers Advisory Club

What is TRAC?
The Teen Readers Advisory Club advises the library on teen interests and trends. Members recommend titles for the Young Adult collection and suggest ideas for teen programs. Occasionally, members help Youth Services facilitate programs for other age groups as well.

Who can participate in TRAC?
This program is for teens entering 5th—12th grades. Participants must have read one book from the young adult collection before each meeting. During the meeting each participant will give a brief book talk about their selection. Keep in mind that the goal of a book talk is to tell enough about the title to encourage fellow teens to read the title, without giving away the ending. Following the book talks, teens will have time to socialize, make recommendations for future programs, and participate in various group activities. Snacks will be provided during all meetings.

Registration is required.

If Brownstown Central Community School closes due to weather, all Youth Services programming will be canceled.

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Aug
19
10:00am10:00am

Microsoft Word

Learn how to use Microsoft Word

 

The following steps will be included in this class:

· Starting a new document.
· Select text
· Change text size and font
· Change text to bold, italicize, or underline
· Copy and paste text
· Print document
· Text layout- center, left align, right align
· Create numbered or bullets lists
· Save documents
· Open a saved document

Please bring your own computer, but if you do not have one, there
will be one available.

Registration is requested and may be done at the circulation desk or
by calling the library at 812-358-2853.

This program is free and open to the public.

Class is conducted by Natasha Perry.

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Aug
16
3:30pm 3:30pm

Circle of Friends Story Time

Circle of Friends Story Time

 

This program is for children 2-6 years of age. This program begins promptly at 3:30 p.m. A library staff member will come to the Children’s Department to let children know that it is time for the program. Each week children will be introduced to a different theme through a combination of stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts. Children who attend this program should be able to color and use glue sticks independently. A parent or guardian must attend story time with children under 3 to assist with finger plays and craft projects.

In accordance with Library Policy 802 parents and guardians must remain in the building with all children under 5.

All the children will be escorted back to the Children’s Department at the end of the program.

If Brownstown Central Community School closes due to weather, all children’s programming will be canceled.

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Aug
11
11:00am11:00am

Adult Book Club

All the Light We Cannot See by: Anthony Doerr


Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural
History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When
she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect
miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and
navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and
father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where
Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea.
With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and
dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his
younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes
an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a
talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth,
then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware
of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the
heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and
Marie-Laure’s converge.

The Adult Book Club provides an informal, congenial atmosphere for patrons over eighteen years of age to share their literary interpretations of the current book selection. Everyone should read the month’s selection before the meeting.  Please feel free to attend even if you haven’t finished the book as long as you don’t mind hearing how the book ends.  Everyone is encouraged to participate in the discussion, but listeners are welcome.

Light refreshments are served by individuals from the group on a volunteer basis.  Extra copies of the book selection are available one month in advance at the library circulation desk.
 
Registration is required.
Program facilitated by: Karen Raymer

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Aug
9
3:30pm 3:30pm

Circle of Friends Story Time

Circle of Friends Story Time

 

This program is for children 2-6 years of age. This program begins promptly at 3:30 p.m. A library staff member will come to the Children’s Department to let children know that it is time for the program. Each week children will be introduced to a different theme through a combination of stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts. Children who attend this program should be able to color and use glue sticks independently. A parent or guardian must attend story time with children under 3 to assist with finger plays and craft projects.

In accordance with Library Policy 802 parents and guardians must remain in the building with all children under 5.

All the children will be escorted back to the Children’s Department at the end of the program.

If Brownstown Central Community School closes due to weather, all children’s programming will be canceled.

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Aug
3
3:30pm 3:30pm

TRAC: Teen Readers Advisory Club

TRAC: Teen Readers Advisory Club


What is TRAC?
The Teen Readers Advisory Club advises the library on teen interests and trends. Members recommend titles for the Young Adult collection and suggest ideas for teen programs. Occasionally, members help Youth Services facilitate programs for other age groups as well.

Who can participate in TRAC?
This program is for teens entering 5th—12th grades. Participants must have read one book from the young adult collection before each meeting. During the meeting each participant will give a brief book talk about their selection. Keep in mind that the goal of a book talk is to tell enough about the title to encourage fellow teens to read the title, without giving away the ending. Following the book talks, teens will have time to socialize, make recommendations for future programs, and participate in various group activities. Snacks will be provided during all meetings.

Registration is required.

If Brownstown Central Community School closes due to weather, all Youth Services programming will be canceled.

 

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Aug
2
3:30pm 3:30pm

Circle of Friends Story Time

Circle of Friends Story Time

 

This program is for children 2-6 years of age. This program begins promptly at 3:30 p.m. A library staff member will come to the Children’s Department to let children know that it is time for the program. Each week children will be introduced to a different theme through a combination of stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts. Children who attend this program should be able to color and use glue sticks independently. A parent or guardian must attend story time with children under 3 to assist with finger plays and craft projects.

In accordance with Library Policy 802 parents and guardians must remain in the building with all children under 5.

All the children will be escorted back to the Children’s Department at the end of the program.

If Brownstown Central Community School closes due to weather, all children’s programming will be canceled.

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Jul
26
3:30pm 3:30pm

Circle of Friends Story Time

Circle of Friends Story Time

 

This program is for children 2-6 years of age. This program begins promptly at 3:30 p.m. A library staff member will come to the Children’s Department to let children know that it is time for the program. Each week children will be introduced to a different theme through a combination of stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts. Children who attend this program should be able to color and use glue sticks independently. A parent or guardian must attend story time with children under 3 to assist with finger plays and craft projects.

In accordance with Library Policy 802 parents and guardians must remain in the building with all children under 5.

All the children will be escorted back to the Children’s Department at the end of the program.

If Brownstown Central Community School closes due to weather, all children’s programming will be canceled.

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Jul
19
3:30pm 3:30pm

Circle of Friends Story Time

Circle of Friends Story Time

 

This program is for children 2-6 years of age. This program begins promptly at 3:30 p.m. A library staff member will come to the Children’s Department to let children know that it is time for the program. Each week children will be introduced to a different theme through a combination of stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts. Children who attend this program should be able to color and use glue sticks independently. A parent or guardian must attend story time with children under 3 to assist with finger plays and craft projects.

In accordance with Library Policy 802 parents and guardians must remain in the building with all children under 5.

All the children will be escorted back to the Children’s Department at the end of the program.

If Brownstown Central Community School closes due to weather, all children’s programming will be canceled.

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Jul
14
11:00am11:00am

Adult Book Club

The Adult Book Club will discuss Still Alice by Lisa Genova

 

Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At fifty years old, she’s a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she becomes increasingly disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life--and her relationship with her family and the world--forever. 
 

The Adult Book Club provides an informal, congenial atmosphere for patrons over eighteen years of age to share their literary interpretations of the current book selection. Everyone should read the month’s selection before the meeting.  Please feel free to attend even if you haven’t finished the book as long as you don’t mind hearing how the book ends.  Everyone is encouraged to participate in the discussion, but listeners are welcome. 


Light refreshments are served by individuals from the group on a volunteer basis.  Extra copies of the book selection are available one month in advance at the library circulation desk.
 

Registration is required.
Program facilitated by: Karen Raymer

 

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Jul
12
3:30pm 3:30pm

Circle of Friends Story Time

Circle of Friends Story Time

 

This program is for children 2-6 years of age. This program begins promptly at 3:30 p.m. A library staff member will come to the Children’s Department to let children know that it is time for the program. Each week children will be introduced to a different theme through a combination of stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts. Children who attend this program should be able to color and use glue sticks independently. A parent or guardian must attend story time with children under 3 to assist with finger plays and craft projects.

In accordance with Library Policy 802 parents and guardians must remain in the building with all children under 5.

All the children will be escorted back to the Children’s Department at the end of the program.

If Brownstown Central Community School closes due to weather, all children’s programming will be canceled.

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Jul
11
10:00am10:00am

Ronald McDonald Program

Ronald McDonald Program

 

Kindergarten - Third Grade Participants

 

Ronald McDonald will be performing at the library on June 7th. This program is recommended for kindergarten through third grade students. Ronald McDonald will be performing magic and sharing books full of surprises. Don’t miss out on the fun!


Space is limited to 36 participants.


Registration is required and begins May 31st.

Program sponsored by: McDonalds

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Jul
8
1:00pm 1:00pm

Email Class

Email Class

 

Some things to learn in this class:
• Set up an account
• Send and Forward
• Password help
• Add contacts

 

Please bring your own laptop, notepad, iPad, or tablet, but if you do not have one, there will be one available.

 

Registration is requested and may be done at the circulation desk or by calling the library at 812-358-2853.

 

This program is free and open to the public.

 

Class is conducted by Natasha Perry.

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Jun
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

Build A Better Garden

Build A Better Garden

 

Richard Beckort, Extension Educator with Purdue Extension - Jackson County, will offer tips to improve your summer gardens and landscapes. 


Bring your plant problems and questions to this program and find answers to help you in your garden or yard this summer.


Registration is requested and may be done at the circulation desk or by calling the library at 812-358-2853.


This program is free and open to the public.

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Jun
29
3:30pm 3:30pm

TRAC: Teen Readers Advisory Club

TRAC: Teen Readers Advisory Club

 

What is TRAC?
The Teen Readers Advisory Club advises the library on teen interests and trends. Members recommend titles for the Young Adult collection and suggest ideas for teen programs. Occasionally, members help Youth Services facilitate programs for other age groups as well.

Who can participate in TRAC?
This program is for teens entering 5th—12th grades. Participants must have read one book from the young adult collection before each meeting. During the meeting each participant will give a brief book talk about their selection. Keep in mind that the goal of a book talk is to tell enough about the title to encourage fellow teens to read the title, without giving away the ending. Following the book talks, teens will have time to socialize, make recommendations for future programs, and participate in various group activities. Snacks will be provided during all meetings.

Registration is required.

If Brownstown Central Community School closes due to weather, all Youth Services programming will be canceled.

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Jun
28
3:30pm 3:30pm

Circle of Friends Story Time

Circle of Friends Story Time


This program is for children 2-6 years of age. This program begins promptly at 3:30 p.m. A library staff member will come to the Children’s Department to let children know that it is time for the program. Each week children will be introduced to a different theme through a combination of stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts. Children who attend this program should be able to color and use glue sticks independently. A parent or guardian must attend story time with children under 3 to assist with finger plays and craft projects.

In accordance with Library Policy 802 parents and guardians must remain in the building with all children under 5.

All the children will be escorted back to the Children’s Department at the end of the program.

If Brownstown Central Community School closes due to weather, all children’s programming will be canceled.

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Jun
21
3:30pm 3:30pm

Circle of Friends Story Time

Circle of Friends Story Time


This program is for children 2-6 years of age. This program begins promptly at 3:30 p.m. A library staff member will come to the Children’s Department to let children know that it is time for the program. Each week children will be introduced to a different theme through a combination of stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts. Children who attend this program should be able to color and use glue sticks independently. A parent or guardian must attend story time with children under 3 to assist with finger plays and craft projects.

In accordance with Library Policy 802 parents and guardians must remain in the building with all children under 5.

All the children will be escorted back to the Children’s Department at the end of the program.

If Brownstown Central Community School closes due to weather, all children’s programming will be canceled.

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Jun
19
to Jun 23

Build A Better World Science Camp - Grades 1-5

Build A Better World Science Camp - Grades 1-5

 

Children grades 1-5 will participate in various science related activities during these one hour daily sessions.


Each session will include oral story presentations and hands on demonstrations of science experiments.

 

Participants will learn the importance of group participation, quiet observation, and consideration to peers as we discover how to Build a Better World using science.

 

This program will be held at the Jackson County Park in Brownstown. Participants should be brought to the park and picked up following the program each day. 

Participants should wear clothing and shoes that are comfortable for active play and hands on experimentation.

Program facilitated by: 
Michelle Owens, Melanie Preston, Karen Raymer & Courtney Whipker

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Jun
15
5:30pm 5:30pm

Dreamcatchers

Learn how to make a dreamcatcher

 

This program is free and open to adults.

The basic supplies, such as the ring and the string, will be provided, but make it your own by bringing in your own lace, long pieces of fabric, beads, or feathers. Anything you want to decorate your dreamcatcher.

Registration is requested and may be done at the circulation desk or by calling the library at 812-358-2853.

The class is limited to 10 as supplies and space are limited.

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Jun
12
to Jun 16

Books Build Better Readers 3-5 Year Old Camp

Books Build Better Readers 3-5 Year Old Camp


Registration Required.

This camp is for children three to five years old.

 

Each session will include oral story presentations, music appreciation activities, crafts, games and light refreshments.

 

Participants will discover the importance of group participation, quiet observation, and consideration to peers while exploring their natural curiosity for building through hands-on learning.
 

Topics for the week include: 
Three Little Pigs Build a House
Build a Better Pizza
Bob the Builder and Wendy
Mighty Construction Site
Build a Better Garden

Program facilitated by: Michelle Owens

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Jun
10
1:00pm 1:00pm

iPad Class

iPad Class

 

Some things to learn in this class:
• Manage settings
• Navigate device
• Download and work with apps
• Other questions you might have

 

Please bring your own iPad, but if you don’t have one there will be one available for you to use.

Registration is requested and may be done at the circulation desk or by calling the library at 812-358-2853.

 

This program is free and open to the public.

 

Class is conducted by Natasha Perry.

 

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Jun
1
3:30pm 3:30pm

TRAC: Teen Readers Advisory Club

TRAC: Teen Readers Advisory Club

 

What is TRAC?
The Teen Readers Advisory Club advises the library on teen interests and trends. Members recommend titles for the Young Adult collection and suggest ideas for teen programs. Occasionally, members help Youth Services facilitate programs for other age groups as well.

Who can participate in TRAC?
This program is for teens entering 5th—12th grades. Participants must have read one book from the young adult collection before each meeting. During the meeting each participant will give a brief book talk about their selection. Keep in mind that the goal of a book talk is to tell enough about the title to encourage fellow teens to read the title, without giving away the ending. Following the book talks, teens will have time to socialize, make recommendations for future programs, and participate in various group activities. Snacks will be provided during all meetings.

Registration is required.

If Brownstown Central Community School closes due to weather, all Youth Services programming will be canceled.

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May
31
3:00pm 3:00pm

Creative Builders

Creative Builders

 

Grades 1-5
 

Drop in and make something creative with our building supplies. 
You can look through our idea books or design your own structure. 
Leave your name with your creation, and we’ll display it during the month of June.

Building supplies include: Legos, Lincoln Logs, Mega Blocks, Laser Pegs, craft sticks, etc.

All building supplies and completed projects are property of the library.

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May
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Magazine Flowers

Learn how to make flowers out of old magazine pages

 

We will be upcycling magazine pages into bouquets flowers. All
supplies will be provided.

This program is free and open to adults.

Registration is requested as space and supplies are limited and may be
done at the circulation desk or by calling the library at
812-358-2853.

Limited to 10 patrons

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May
18
3:35pm 3:35pm

Cub Club Book Club

Cub Club Book Club

Kindergarten & 1st Grade

 

 

Brownstown Elementary Students: Bus 14 will transport children from the school to the library.  Lutheran Central Students: Bus 12 will transport children from the school to the library.  Please send a note to your child’s teacher the day of the meeting explaining the bus change.

All Parents: Should make arrangements to pick up their children promptly at 4:30 p.m.

Registration is required.

If school is canceled due to weather, the book club will also be canceled and that meeting will not be rescheduled.

Join the Brownstown Public Library’s after-school book club. 

Kindergarten participants will be paired with a first grade student who will read the book selection aloud to them.  During the discussion each participant will explain what they like or dislike about the book. All meetings will be held in the library conference room.

After school snacks will be provided. If your child has any food allergies or food-related medical conditions, please make the club facilitators aware of any restrictions. Videos may be viewed when pertaining to the book selection.
Book-related games, puzzles, and crafts may be used at some meetings.
Some activities may occur outdoors, weather permitting.

 

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May
13
1:00pm 1:00pm

Learn how to use Hoopla and OverDrive

Have you wanted to borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, tv series, movies, or other items online from your home but didn't know how? Learn how to use these free databases.   

 

In this class you learn how to:
• Download app
• Set up account
• How to read, listen, or watch material
• Search for material
• Navigate website
• And other questions you may have


Please bring your own computer, iPad, or tablet

Registration is requested and may be done at the circulation desk or by calling the library at 812-358-2853.

This program is free and open to the public. 

This class is limited to 4 Adults. 

Class is conducted by Natasha Perry.

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May
11
3:35pm 3:35pm

Kids Only Book Club

Kids Only Book Club

3rd & 4th Grade

Participants must have read one book before each meeting. During the meeting each participant will give a brief book talk about their selection. Keep in mind that the goal of a book talk is to tell enough about the title to encourage fellow participants to read the title, without giving away the ending. 
Following the book talks, participants will have time to socialize, make recommendations for future programs, and participate in various group activities. 


Snacks will be provided during all meetings. If your child has any food allergies or food related medical conditions, please send a snack with your child.

Bus transportation after school is available to the library, please check with your school for current bus route.

All Parents: Should make arrangements to pick up their children promptly at 4:30 p.m.

If school is canceled due to weather the book club will also be canceled and that meeting will not be rescheduled.

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