Shelby County Public Library

Rise of the Robots!

Kids Create* (Signup Encouraged)
Every Monday 5:30-6:30pm (Jan. 22-Mar. 3)
Elementary version of the TEEN Creation Club... Youth Director, Brandy Graves, will lead the group through building different types of robots, and teach them about how robots help people around the world.  

Lego Club
Every Thursday 5:30-7pm (Jan. 22-Mar. 3)
Fun club where kids can build until their hearts content

Every Monday 4:30-5:00pm (Jan. 22-Mar. 3)
Storytimes led by Youth Director, Brandy Graves, featuring super fun science based crafts

K-2 Book Club
Jan 31, Feb 28th, 4:30-5:15pm (Jan. 22-Mar. 3)
This group will talk about topics from different books ~ ‘Robots’ in January and ‘Scientists’ in February.

Inbetween the Pages (Upper Elem Book Group)
Feb 15th, 4:30pm
The upper elementary book group will read and discuss James Patterson’s House of Robots in February.
Earn Prizes! You will get a bingo card with small reading goals. When you have a bingo, you can bring it in for a small prize off of our prize cart. (Much like summer reading). Attend programs and build your own robot!

Rise of the Robots! is a fun FREE winter reading program at the Shelby County Public Library based on robots, AI, and the questions that scientific progress bring. Programs will be held for teens and children (preschool through elementary) at both the Shelbyville and Morristown branches from Jan. 22 - Mar. 3 ~ enroll at the library anytime.

Want more info? Contact Young Adult Librarian, Roger Stremming (317-398-7121 ext. 244 or

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Creation Club* (Signup Encouraged)
Every Monday, 4:30-6pm (Jan. 22-Mar. 3)
Teens will design and build a robot as a group, using the tools available. They will also learn about relevant news and questions regarding robot design and construction. 

Teen Tuesdays
Every other Tuesday starting Jan 23rd, 
6:30-8pm (Jan. 22-Mar. 3)
Less involved activities and crafts based around the main ideas of the program. 

Coding Club
Alternating Wednesday and Friday starting Jan 24th, 6-7pm (Jan. 22-Mar. 3)
Group meets to design and build stuff in Scratch and related languages. Great starter for anyone interested in building games/software/computers. 

Rise of the Robots! Book Club* (Signup 
Every other Tuesday (So, opposite weeks of Teen Tuesday) starting Jan 30th, 6-7:30pm (Jan. 22-Mar. 3)
Group gets together to learn about and read 
relevant selections with themes that connect to our other programs and to our modern world. 

STEAM Workshop
Every other Wednesday starting Jan 31st 5-6pm (Jan. 22-Mar. 3)
We will be combining art and science to make some fun crafts and do some cool activities
Sci-Fi Writing Camp* (Signup Encouraged)
Special event on Feb. 15th at 6-8pm
Rise of the Robots! Calendar
A grant from Indiana Humanities with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities has made this program possible.