Avon-Washington Township Public Library
— Teen Craft will take place at 2 p.m. Oct. 15 and Oct. 24. Join the group over fall break and get creative with fall crafts. This is for grades 5 through 12. Registration is required and began Oct. 8.
— Bingo Blast! will take place at 10 a.m. Oct. 16. This program takes place over fall break. Those who attend will have chances to win prizes. The group is for students in grades 1 through 4. Registration is required and began Oct. 9.
— Paws to Read will take place at 6:30 or 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Read aloud to the Paws reading dog Murray. Murray is a great listener, and reading aloud is a great way to get practice. Paws to Read is for children of all ages. Sign up for a 10 minute reading session and receive a free book. Registration is required and began Oct. 10.
— Pokémon League meets at 2 p.m. Oct. 19. Join the Pokémon Trading Card Game League that meets at 2 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month. The Pokémon League provides a nearby place for Pokémon enthusiasts to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun. Those who attend can use their own cards and Pokémon DS games, to play, trade, and there are even opportunities to earn cool prizes. Players who don’t know all the rules of the game can learn game basics and, in no time, perfect a strategy. Joining a league is the best way to hone skills to compete in Pokémon tournaments from Battle Roads all the way up to the World Championships.
For more information, contact Circle City Gaming at Facebook.com/CircleCityGaming. Registration is not required.
— Make-It Monday will take place at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Oct. 21. Children in grades 1 through 4 can make a Halloween craft to take home. Crafts may be messy, so wear old clothes. All supplies are provided. Registration is required and begins Oct. 15.
— Chess Night will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 22. The group is for all ages and no registration is required. Chess boards and snacks are provided.
— All Aboard to Reading — Early Literacy Family Fun Night is at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29. This program helps parents get their children prepared for kindergarten. Tips and suggestions are offered from Maple Kindergarten teachers Janet Craig and Renee Moore. The program is for parents only. The program is sponsored by a generous anonymous donor. The special literary nights take place once a month through December. Registration is required and beings Oct. 22.
Brownsburg Public Library
— Round Table Readers will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in Meeting Room C.
The book Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen will be discussed. Copies are available at the front desk for check out.
— What’s sticking to my socks? will take place at 7 p.m. in Meeting Room B. This program is the amazing story of how plants have figured out how to move from where they are growing to another spot. Seed dispersal is fascinating. The program is presented by Master Gardener Colletta Kosiba. Registration is required.
— Getting Started with E-Books will take place at 10 a.m. Oct. 17 in the CML Room. Bring a personal device and learn how to download and read e-books like a pro. Registration is not required.
— Young at Heart Book Group will take place at 1 p.m. Oct. 23 in the CML Room. Join this adult book group where the group will read young adult books with crossover appeal. We will be discussing The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey and handing out copies of the November discussion title. For those who miss the meeting and need a copy of the book, contact Faythe or Patti at 852-3167 ext. 2. Registration is required and is for people ages 18 and up.
— Movie night: Jack Reacher will take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 24 in Meeting Room B. Enjoy free popcorn and a viewing of the 2012 film Jack Reacher, based on the Lee Child book, One Shot. Runtime is 130 minutes. The screening is for ages 18 and older.
— CLUE (LIVE!) @ Your Library will take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26.
Join for an evening of intrigue as the game of CLUE comes to life at the Brownsburg Public Library. Groups with a maximum of five members will be led through the mansion by a detective to visit each room and try to narrow the field of suspects, weapons, and locales. In several rooms players will encounter various characters from the game — Miss Scarlet, Colonel Mustard, etc. Players can talk with them, but they probably won’t reveal much (at least truthful anyway). Once a groups thinks they have solved the crime, write down thesolution and give it to your detective. In the final room the detectives will check the answers and the person who gave him the correct solution first is the winner. Everyone in your group will receive a certificate. Souvenir photos will also be taken. Timed tickets are available at the Brownsburg Public Library, located at 450 South Jefferson Street, in Brownsburg. Tickets are $30 a group (maximum of 5) or $7 a person. It will take approximately one hour to complete the investigation. Don’t miss out on kooky crime-solving fun for the whole family. For more infroamtion, contact Amie Thomas by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org at 852-3167, ext. 108.
— Brown Bag Travel Club-England & Europe in 1973 will take place at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 29 in Meeting Room B.
Bring a lunch and join the library for a presentation of lost slides recently digitized by our very own Larry Whitmore. These images are from a 1973 college trip to Europe, and were taken with an old Kodak pocket camera.
— Great Ideas Book Discussion Group will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 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 our Customer Service Desk.
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.
— Story Time for children ages 3 through those in pre-kindergarten is 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
— Little Listeners is a program for 18- to 36-month-old toddlers at 1 p.m. Thursdays.
— A naturalist from the McCloud Nature Center will visit at 4 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.
Coatesville-Clay Township Public Library
— Local authors Gail Sharp and Phyllis Parsons will visit the library from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. today to share their experiences in researching, writing, and publishing the book Hendricks County.
— McCloud Nature Park will present a nature program on the first Wednesday of each month.
— Story Time will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday for preschooler children age 3 to 6.
— Page Turners will take place at 5 p.m. every Tuesday.
— Little Listeners will take place at 1 p.m. every Thursday.
— Mystery Mania will take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 17. In the spirit of Halloween, the library will have a night of “Whodunit?” mysteries and look and find games. Be sure to wear a Halloween costume for a night full of detective work.
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.
— DPL Dot Day will take place Oct. 15 at the library. All ages are welcome and no registration is required. It is inspired by Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot. International Dot Day encourages people all over the world to try something new, be brave, and make their mark. There will be crafts to make and take and crafts to leave to decorate the library. There will be “Celebridots” to view and those who attend can discover authors and illustrators. For more information, contact Megan Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 745-2604.
— A virtual book discussion of “City of Ashes” by Cassandra Claire will take place at 6 p.m. starting Oct. 21 and for two weeks following.
— Fall into Storyville will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 24. Join the library from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for fun suitable for all ages. See some popular storybook and literary characters come to life. There will also be fall crafts, stories, and refreshments available. Registration is required. Contact the library to register or for more information at 745-2604.
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library
— Hendricks County Probate Work Day will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct.12. Those who like history will love working on this project. The Indiana Genealogical Society needs help organizing Hendricks County’s early probate records in order to place them online. Drop into the library for as much time as possible and help other volunteers sort and organize Hendricks County probate records, some dating back to 1824. Those who volunteer will learn about the lives of early settlers, including info about their families, bills, and correspondence. Wear old clothes because some of the records may be dusty. Registration is required at www.plainfieldlibrary.net or by calling 838-3800.
— Teen Read Week will be Oct. 13 to 19. Join the library in Area T to become a book in a photo. Everyone who gets a picture taken while creating a bookface, which is where a person aligns any part of their body — usually the face — with a book cover to form and illusion they are one, will win a free paperback book, while supplies last.
— Great Beginnings: Incredible Infants will take place from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Oct. 14. 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.
— iPad Help will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 14. Drop by anytime between 4 and 6 p.m. to get an iPad set up, learn some tips and tricks, or share skills with others. A few laptops will be available for those that may need a computer connection. This is a free program, but registration is required. Register online at www.plainfieldlibrary.net or by calling 838-3801.
— Shaking the Leaves of Your Family Tree will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14. Stop by the Indiana Room and get help from a genealogy expert help with tracing family trees. The expert is also available for individual help on the second Monday of each month from 6 to 8 pm.
— Great Beginnings: Fabulous Fours &Fives will take place from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 15. 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.
— Microsoft Excel 2010 Class will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15. Learn about Microsoft Excel and spreadsheets in this two-part series. The first session will talk about moving around in Excel, creating workbooks and worksheets, entering data, and formatting worksheets. Session two will go into more detail about formatting, learn some basic functions and formulas, and experiment with charts and graphs. Register online at www.plainfieldlibrary.net or by calling 838-3800.
— Flu Shot Clinic will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Oct. 16. Visiting Nurse Service will be at the library to administer flu shots to children ages 6 months and up. Flu shots are $35. Visiting Nurse Service accepts payment by Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield Insurance Plans, Medicare Part B and Select Medicare Advantage Plans (MAP), cash or check. Insurance and Medicare cards must be presented at time of service.
— Junior Chef will take place from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m. Oct. 17. Make a pumpkin gingersnap parfait. It’s like a pumpkin pie in a cup. Register online at www.plainfieldlibrary.net or by calling 838-3801.
— Pathfinder Fantasy Role Playing Game will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Join other RPG loving teens for an evening of fantasy role playing games. For first time players, stop by area T and find out when the beginner’s game meets.
— Managing Your Grief will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 17. The grieving process is difficult for everyone. Join Jessica Cadwell, a professional counselor with Sudsberry & Associates, as she gives advice and tips for dealing with and managing grief. This free program is open to anyone. Register at www.plainfieldlibrary.net or by calling 838-3800.
— Pumpkin Painting will take place from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Oct. 19. Paint a mini-pumpkin to display at home. This is a free program, but registration is required. Register online at www.plainfieldlibrary.net or by calling 838-3801.
— Great Beginnings: Wonderful Ones will take place from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Oct. 21. 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.
— Zombie Makeup will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Zombies have taken over the library. Learn how to create realistic looking wounds with zombie makeup made from common household products.
— Great Beginnings: Fabulous Fours &Fives will take place from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 22. 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.
— Halloween Cubeecrafts will be from 2:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22. Teens, stop by Area T to make your own Halloween Cubeecraft!
— Trick-or-Treat at the Library will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24. This is one of the library’s biggest events of the year. Wear Halloween costumes (or not) and enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the library for candy provided by local businesses and organizations. Anyone in the community is welcome to participate in this great family event. No registration required.
— Fun with Roy G. Biv will take place from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Hear a story and learn about the science of mixing colors. Try three hands-on stations to learn and play with “Roy G. Biv” (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet). Register online at www.plainfieldlibrary.net or by calling 838-3801.
— Great Beginnings: Wonderful Ones will take place from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Oct. 28. 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.
— Teen Library Advisory Board will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 28.
— Facebook Help will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 28. Drop in get help with Facebook, from signing up and starting a Facebook profile to learning the difference between posting on someone’s wall and sending a message. Laptop computers will be available to practice on, or bring a personal laptop.
— Zombie Coloring Pages will take place all day Oct. 31. Turn favorite characters into a zombie or yourself into a zombie. Ask Area T staff for a coloring page.
— Candy Books will take place from 2:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. This is for those who love candy and love books? Stop by Area T to make a miniature book out of candy.