Apr
24
3:30 PM15:30

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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May
1
3:30 PM15:30

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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May
2
3:30 PM15:30

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
9
3:35 PM15:35

Great Beginnings Book Club

Great Beginnings Book Club

K-2nd Grade

 

  • Book club participants will read and discuss a book selected by the library staff.

  • Participants will be encouraged to enjoy different types of literature and discuss what they read.

  • After the book discussion, participants will engage in book-related activities.

  • 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.

  • All meetings will be held in the library conference room. Some activities may occur outdoors, weather permitting.


Brownstown Elementary Students: Bus 24 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.

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

 

Registration is required and limited to 25 participants.  You may register in person or by calling the library at 812-358-2853.

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May
9
5:00 PM17:00

The Social Side of Retirement Program

The Social Side of Retirement Program

 

Do you have these common questions regarding retirement planning?

  • How much do I need to have saved to successfully retire?

  • Can I count on Social Security?

  • What do my Social Security benefits look like, and what’s the best strategy for taking benefits?

  • How do I plan with my current assets to maximize my retirement income?

  • Will I need life insurance or long-term care insurance?

Join Michael Gorin and Joe Knoth or WestPoint Financial Group for an informative discussion regarding Social Security.


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


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May
10
11:00 AM11:00

Adult Book Club

The forgotten road by Richard Paul Evans

Summary: Chicago celebrity and successful pitchman Charles James is supposed to be dead. Everyone believes he was killed in a fiery plane crash. But thanks to a remarkable twist of fate, he's very much alive and ready for a second chance at life -- and love. Narrowly escaping death has brought Charles some clarity: the money, the fame, the fast cars -- none of it was making him happy. The last time he was happy -- truly happy -- was when he was married to his ex-wife Monica, before their connection was destroyed by his ambition and greed. Charles decides to embark on an epic quest: He will walk the entire length of Route 66, from Chicago to California, where he hopes to convince Monica to give him another shot. Along the way, Charles is immersed in the rich history of one of America's most iconic highways. But the greater journey he finds is the one he takes in his heart as he meets people along the road who will change his perspective on the world. But will his transformation be enough to earn redemption?

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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May
16
3:35 PM15:35

Kids Only Book Club

Kids Only Book Club

3rd & 4th Graders

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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Jun
6
3:30 PM15:30

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
14
11:00 AM11:00

Adult Book Club

The Late Bloomers’ Club by Louise Miller

Summary: Nora, the owner of the Miss Guthrie Diner, is perfectly happy serving up apple cider donuts, coffee, and eggs-any-way-you-like-'em to her regulars. But her life is soon upended when she discovers she and her free-spirited younger sister Kit stand to inherit the home and land of the town's beloved cake lady, Peggy Johnson. Kit, an aspiring - and broke - filmmaker, thinks her problems are solved when she and Nora learn Peggy was in the process of selling the land to a big-box developer before her death. The people of Guthrie are divided over the sale - some want opportunities the development will bring, while others are staunchly against any change - and they aren't afraid to leave their opinions with their tips. But Nora isn't quite ready to give up on Peggy's legacy and sell the land - complete with a charming farmhouse, an ancient apple orchard, and the clues to a secret life that no one knew Peggy led. Troubled by the tension, and confused by her growing feelings toward Elliot, the big-box developer's rep, Nora throws herself into solving the one problem that everyone in town can agree on: finding Peggy's missing dog, Freckles. When a disaster strikes the diner, the community of Guthrie bands together to help her, and Nora discovers that doing the right thing doesn't always mean giving up your dreams, or your chances for love.

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
11
3:30 PM15:30

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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Jul
12
11:00 AM11:00

Adult Book Club

The traveler’s gift by Andy Andrews

Summary: Outlines seven key decisions that can determine the amount of success in a person's life, and describes how to properly make these decisions to achieve success.

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
1
3:30 PM15:30

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
9
11:00 AM11:00

Adult Book Club

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Summary: After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.

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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Sep
5
3:30 PM15:30

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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Sep
13
11:00 AM11:00

Adult Book Club

Camino Island by John Grisham

Summary: Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts. Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer's block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable's circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets. But eventually Mercer learns far too much.

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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Oct
3
3:30 PM15:30

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
11
11:00 AM11:00

Adult Book Club

Before we were yours by Lisa Wingate

Summary: A tale inspired by firsthand accounts about the notoriously corrupt Tennessee Children's Home Society follows the efforts of a Baltimore assistant D.A. to uncover her parents' fateful secrets in the wake of a political attack and a chance encounter with a stranger.

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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Nov
7
3:30 PM15:30

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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Nov
8
11:00 AM11:00

Adult Book Club

Every breath by Nicholas Sparks

Summary: Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future. Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother's early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable...but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways.

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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Dec
5
3:30 PM15:30

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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Dec
6
11:00 AM11:00

Adult Book Club

The Christmas train by David Baldacci

Summary: Tom Langdon, a weary and cash-strapped journalist, is banned from flying when a particularly thorough airport security search causes him to lose his cool. Now, he must take the train if he has any chance of arriving in Los Angeles in time for Christmas with his girlfriend. To finance the trip, he sells a story about a train ride taken during the Christmas season.

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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Apr
18
3:35 PM15:35

Kids Only Book Club

Kids Only Book Club

3rd & 4th Graders

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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Apr
17
3:30 PM15:30

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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Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Hoopla and OverDrive Databases

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 device. It can be a smartphone, laptop, or tablet. If you do not have a device, one will be provided for use during the class.

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. 

Class is conducted by Natasha Perry.

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Apr
12
11:00 AM11:00

Adult Book Club

Lilac girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Summary: Manhattan, 1939. New York socialite Caroline Ferriday's biggest problem is resisting the advances of a married actor. Across the Atlantic, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish Catholic teenager, is affected when Germany declares war on Poland. As tensions rise, Caroline's interest in aiding the war effort in France grows; she hears about the dire situation at the Ravensbruck all-female concentration camp. Kasia's carefree youth is replaced by a fervor for the Polish resistance movement. Through Ravensbruck - and the horrific atrocities taking place there told in part by an infamous German surgeon, Herta Oberheuser - the two women's lives converge in unprecedented ways.

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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Apr
11
5:30 PM17:30

Adult Craft Program - Spring Wreaths

Spring Wreaths

 

We are going to create wreaths from coffee filters.

All supplies will be provided.

The class is $5.00 per person

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


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


Program facilitated by: Natasha Perry

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Apr
11
3:35 PM15:35

Great Beginnings Book Club

Great Beginnings Book Club

K-2nd Grade

 

  • Book club participants will read and discuss a book selected by the library staff.

  • Participants will be encouraged to enjoy different types of literature and discuss what they read.

  • After the book discussion, participants will engage in book-related activities.

  • 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.

  • All meetings will be held in the library conference room. Some activities may occur outdoors, weather permitting.


Brownstown Elementary Students: Bus 24 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.

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

 

Registration is required and limited to 25 participants.  You may register in person or by calling the library at 812-358-2853.

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Apr
10
3:30 PM15:30

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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Apr
4
3:30 PM15:30

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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Apr
3
3:30 PM15:30

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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Mar
21
3:35 PM15:35

Kids Only Book Club

Kids Only Book Club

3rd & 4th Graders

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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Mar
20
3:30 PM15:30

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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Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

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

 

We recommend that you 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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Mar
14
3:35 PM15:35

Great Beginnings Book Club

Great Beginnings Book Club

K-2nd Grade

 

  • Book club participants will read and discuss a book selected by the library staff.

  • Participants will be encouraged to enjoy different types of literature and discuss what they read.

  • After the book discussion, participants will engage in book-related activities.

  • 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.

  • All meetings will be held in the library conference room. Some activities may occur outdoors, weather permitting.


Brownstown Elementary Students: Bus 24 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.

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

 

Registration is required and limited to 25 participants.  You may register in person or by calling the library at 812-358-2853.

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Mar
13
3:30 PM15:30

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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Mar
8
11:00 AM11:00

Adult Book Club

The great alone by Kristin Hannah

Summary: It is 1974 when Leni Allbright's impulsive father Ernt decides the family is moving to Alaska. But the Alaskan winter is just as unforgiving as Ernt, and life quickly becomes a struggle for survival.

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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Mar
7
3:30 PM15:30

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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Mar
6
3:30 PM15:30

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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Feb
27
3:30 PM15:30

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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Feb
21
5:30 PM17:30

Essential Oils Program

Essential Oils

 

Are you interested in learning about essential oils and their various health and wellness benefits?

Essential Oils are everywhere these days. In this basic essential oils class, you will learn:

  • What essential oils are, why they work, how to use them, why purity matters, and which oils to start with

  • How they actually benefit you and how to know which ones are safe.

  • This class will help answer your questions and get you on your way to using essential oils in your day-to-day life, safely and successfully.

The adults only class is free.


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


This class is presented by Kimberly Sooy . The class will be 45 minutes to an hour.

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Feb
21
3:35 PM15:35

Kids Only Book Club

Kids Only Book Club

3rd & 4th Graders

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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Feb
20
3:30 PM15:30

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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Feb
14
3:35 PM15:35

Great Beginnings Book Club

Great Beginnings Book Club

K-2nd Grade

 

  • Book club participants will read and discuss a book selected by the library staff.

  • Participants will be encouraged to enjoy different types of literature and discuss what they read.

  • After the book discussion, participants will engage in book-related activities.

  • 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.

  • All meetings will be held in the library conference room. Some activities may occur outdoors, weather permitting.


Brownstown Elementary Students: Bus 24 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.

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

 

Registration is required and limited to 25 participants.  You may register in person or by calling the library at 812-358-2853.

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Feb
13
3:30 PM15:30

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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Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

General Computer Questions Answered

General Computer Questions Answered


This is a class for general questions for using your computer.  Please bring your own computer, eReader, iPad, tablet, or smartphone. If you are wanting to learn computer skills and do not have a computer, one will be provided for your use during the class.

Questions will be answered on any of the following items:

·       Internet searching
·       Email
·       Facebook
·       Overdrive
·       Hoopla
·       Basic information on how to use a computer
·       How to open a saved document

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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Feb
8
11:00 AM11:00

Adult Book Club

Blue Bottle Club by Penelope J. Stokes

Summary: Four friends gathered in a cold, dusty attic on Christmas day to make a solemn pact. “Our dreams for the future,” they whispered, placing tiny pieces of paper into a shimmering blue bottle. But that event happened in 1929, and it is decades later when local news reporter Brenna Delaney stumbles upon that bottle . . . and into the most meaningful story of her career. Life has taken those four girls’ dreams of love, fame, and faith on a path fraught with seduction, betrayal, and loss. Little has turned out as expected—and yet every choice, every tear has led each of them to a special place. Brenna’s search will uncover the secrets of that Blue Bottle Club . . . and her own life will never be the same.

 

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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Feb
7
3:30 PM15:30

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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Feb
6
3:30 PM15:30

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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