Avon-Washington Township Public Library
— Chess Night will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Chess Night is for players of all ages. No registration is required. Chess boards and snacks are provided.
— Make-It Monday will take place at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30. Children in grades 1 through 4 are invited to join Ms. Jo for an hour of crafting fun. Crafts may be messy, so attendees should wear old clothes. All supplies are provided. Registration is required and begins Sept. 23.
Brownsburg Public Library
— Brown Bag Travel Club: Buenos Aires will meet at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 24 in meeting room B. Bring a lunch and enjoy an episode of the PBS Globe Trekker series, all about Buenos Aires. The club is for ages 18 and older. No registration required.
— Great Ideas Book Discussion Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in meeting room B. Adult book discussion group for people who like to read and discuss books about important ideas from literature, science, government, culture, and religion. Discussion books may be picked up and returned each month at the Customer Service Desk.
— Teen Photo Frames will meet at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in Meeting Room A. Join this group to create and decorate a personalized photo frame made from old CDs. All supplies will be provided and snacks will be served. Open to teen in grades 6 through 12.
— Young at Heart: A YA Book Club for Adults will meet at 1 p.m. Sept. 25 in the CML room. This month’s title is “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. Join this adult book group which focuses young adult titles. If interested, contact Patti at 852-3167 ext.128 or Faythe at 852-3167 ext.136. The group is for ages 18 and older. Please register.
— One Stroke Painting Class will meet at 10 a.m. Sept. 28 in meeting room B. One Stroke is a decorative painting technique where an artist blends, shades, and highlights all in one stroke of the brush. The project will be a sunflower on a 12” by 12” gallery wrapped canvas. All supplies will be provided for a fee of $30. Payment accepted only at time of class. Checks need to be made out to Marilyn Tentler. It is taught by Marilyn Tentler a level 2 One Stroke Certified Instructor. Registration required and ends at noon Sept. 27.
— Third Thursday Crafts will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in meeting room B. Bring craft projects to work on, chat with friends, and take a look at the newest craft books the library has to offer. All crafters age 18 and older are welcome, including knitters, crocheters, and scrapbookers.
Clayton-Liberty Township Public Library
— The Clayton Public Library has launched an e-newsletter and Facebook page to keep the community informed of library activities and news. To sign up for the e-newsletter, e-mail to email@example.com, call 539-2991, or sign up at the library’s front desk. To become a “friend” of the library on Facebook, search Clayton Public Library and click “Like” to get in on the latest community events, library hours, resources, and children’s programs and events.
Coatesville-Clay Township Public Library
— Storytime is from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. each Wednesday when Mill Creek Schools are in session, for preschoolers ages 3 to 6. Korleen Bledsoe will again serve as children’s programmer. McCloud Nature Park will present a nature program on the first Wednesday of each month.
Danville Public Library
— Friends Jam is 6 to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday at the Train Station in Ellis Park. Friends Jam is a collection of local musicians who perform, primarily using acoustic instruments. They play and sing a variety of music. Donations received go to Friends of the Library and Friends of the Park.
— Banned Book Week will take place Sept. 22 through 28. Come to the library during this week to learn about Banned Book Week and see a book display.
— Anime and Manga Club will meet from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Sept. 24. The program is for students in grades 6 through 12. Registrations is requested but not required. Attendees take turns bringing in anime to watch, do crafts, have snacks, and play games. Every month is something a little different.
— Never too Old for a YA Book Club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25. This book club is for those who continue to love teen literature and are never too old for YA books. The program is for those 16 and older. For more information contact Kris Kydd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 745-2604.
— The face to face and virtual discussion of book one of the “Bartimaeus Trilogy: The Amulet of Samarkand” by Jonathan Stroud will take place at 6 p.m. on Sept. 25.
— The Beyblades program will meet from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sept. 29. Bring Beyblades tops as well as friends for an afternoon of fun. This program is from ages 6 to 12. Registration is requested, but not required.
— The Pottery Workshop: Make a Pumpkin will take place from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Sept. 30. Jeremy South, from Rocky Ripple Clayworks, will lead a pottery class from ages 2 to 6. The class will make clay pumpkins. Registration is required. There is a $12 fee, which may be made in advance or at the time of the workshop.
— The library will host a multimedia program about the book “Maggie: The Civil War Journals of Margaret Nichol Vaulx,” which will be presented by Ross E. Hudgins from 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 5. Maggie Vault was a young girl living at the time of the Civil War. The presentation will cover the Nashville and Franklin, Tenn., area with references to Gettysburg and Lincoln’s assassination. The book will be on sale after the presentation. Registration is not required and the publicis invited to this free event.
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library
— Pinwheels for Peace will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today. Imagine “whirled” peace. Today is the International Day of Peace. Join the group in Area T to create a peaceful pinwheel.
— Banned Books Week will be from Sept. 22 to 28. Celebrate Banned Books Week in Area T. Use the button maker to make a book-themed button to share the love of reading with the world.
— Great Beginnings: Wonderful Ones will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Sept. 23. Great Beginnings is a series of fun, lively programs with stories and activities supporting the five early literacy practices: Reading, playing, talking, singing/rhyming, and writing. Each age group is geared to match the attention span and developmental level of the children. This is a free program, but registration is required. Register online at www.plainfieldlibrary.net or by calling 838-3801.
— Great Beginnings: Fabulous Fours and Fives will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 24. Great Beginnings is a series of fun, lively programs with stories and activities supporting the five early literacy practices: Reading, playing, talking, singing/rhyming, and writing. Each age group is geared to match the attention span and developmental level of the children. This is a free program, but registration is required. Register online at www.plainfieldlibrary.net or by calling 838-3801.
— Introduction to Microsoft Word will be from 10 a.m. 12 p.m. Sept. 24. Learn how to use Microsoft Word 2010 on a laptop computer. Learn the layout of the program, how to change font, styles, and do basic formatting. A small fee for the booklet due at sign-up and registration is in-person at the Help Desk in the library. Class requires minimum of 4 participants.
— Marble Run will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 25. The group will tip some tables and provide tubes, bottles, egg cartons, scissors, and tape, all supplies to build a temporary marble run and play with it. Register online or by calling 838-3801.
— Pathfinder Fantasy Role Playing Game will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Join other RPG loving teens for an evening of fantasy role playing games. Stop by area T and find out when the beginner’s game meets.
— Tom Wright Presents “Radio Nights” will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 26. “Thanks for the memories.” That is the response given most often as Tom Wright shakes the hand of an audience member after a performance. Wright is a crooner who brings to the stage the unforgettable songs from a golden era of music. With his velvety smooth, baritone voice he brings to life the great singers of the past and their hits songs.
Guests will smile and sing along as song after song strikes a chord of remembrance. “Swingin’ On A Star,” “Blue Skies,” “Sentimental Journey,” “It’s Been A Long, Long Time,” “That’s Amore,” and “Moon River” are just a few of the number one hits Wright has in his show. The faces of Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Andy Williams, Perry Como, Nat “King” Cole, Eddie Arnold, and many others will come to mind as some of the best songs ever written are listened to.
The fact that Wright is one of Indiana’s favorite humorists only adds color and laughter to his performance. He has been performing for four decades with “Indiana’s Band,” The Wright Brothers. This experienced and talented performer will delight one and all as the memories come flooding back.
Reserve a spot online or by calling 838-3800.