The library will be closed from 9:00am - 1:00pm for staff training on Friday, May 17. The library will reopen at 1:00pm and will remain open until 6:00pm.
Summer Reading Club 2013: Dig Into Reading!
It's time to Dig Into Reading this summer with the Summer Reading Club! The Kick-Off for the Summer Reading Club: Dig Into Reading is on Monday, June 3 from 5:30-7:00pm. Children, teens and adults are welcome to come and enjoy fun dirt-inspired activities. While supplies last, children birth - 5th grade who are registered for the Summer Reading Club will receive a FREE t-shirt sponsored by Trine University at the Kick-Off.
To pre-register for the Summer Reading Club just click here! Reading begins on June 3 and ends on July 31. Just set a goal as to how many books you think you can read during that time and once you meet your goal you are eligible to win some great prizes!
Children who complete their Summer Reading Club goal are eligible to win a FREE book to keep and other goodies.
Teens and adults are eligible to enter their names into drawings for awesome prizes all throughout the Summer Reading Club. For each book read teens and adults will be eligible to enter their names for the following prizes:
- Family membership to the Plainfield Recreation and Aquatic Center
- Family membership to the Indianapolis Zoo
- Tickets to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
- Tickets to the Eiteljorg Museum
- Night on the town package
- Tickets to an Indians baseball game
- A Wii U gaming console
- Hot Topic gift card
- iTunes gift card
In addition to the Summer Reading Club, the library will be offering lots of fun programs this summer. Take a look at the library's Events Calendar for more details!
High Tea at Downton Abbey - Sunday, May 19
Anglophiles and Downton Abbey fans! Get a taste of Downton Abbey life with a special English high tea at the library. Tina Jesson from Tina's Old Traditional English Tea Kitchen will talk about life during the time of Downton Abbey, etiquette, and master/servant relations during the post-Edwardian era.
Participants will enjoy scrumptious scones served with several jams and clotted cream, a variety of delicious sandwiches, as well as English Breakfast Tea with cream served straight from the pot. Attendees are encouraged to dress up and bring their own tea cup and saucer. Registration for this event can be done at the main Desk in the library beginning April 1. A registration fee of $13 will be accepted at the time of sign-up.
Stop by the Circulation/Reference Desk to sign up or contact Joanna Carter (839-6602 x2159) for more information!
Check Out Our Newest Art Programs!
Open Studio Night
Thursday, May 9 from 6 - 8pm
Join us the second Thursday of each month for 2 hours of focused painting or drawing. This free, informal gathering is for artists of all skill levels. Still- life compositions will be set up in the center of the room for inspiration, though participants may work from their own photographs if they prefer. Artists will provide their own materials including easels if they desire. A drop-cloth is required if the artist uses paint or pastels. Gentle instruction will be available for those who desire it.
Friday, May 10, 24, 31 from 10 - 11am
Support the arts at your library! Hands are needed to help create collaborative art pieces that will be exhibited in The Gallery each month. Materials and instructions will be provided. February’s project will be a Chihuly-style sculpture, created from recycled plastic bottles.
See the most recent edition of the library's newsletter, TitlePages, for library news and information about upcoming programs and events.