This is a book group geared toward those in 6th-8th grades. We’ll talk about Doll Bones by Holly Black on Oct. 14, 2019 at 4pm (…and maybe talk about some other books that you like too!).
Adulting 101: Budgeting and Finance! The library introduces a new series of programming for late teens and young professionals, ‘Adulting 101.’ We will be covering a bunch of stuff in life that we wished people would have told us, but never did!!! The second in this monthly series will deal with budgeting and finance. We’ll meet on October 14 at 6pm.
The orphan trains moved over 200,000 homeless children from Five Points, NYC to the farms of Midwest farmers who fostered or adopted them. Shelby County Reads is happy to sponsor storyteller and author Cleo Lampos to visit the Shelby County Public Library to talk about this part of American History. The presentation will be held on Wed., October 16 at 7pm in the Indiana Room (located inside the library's annex).
This is a book group geared toward those in 3rd-5th grades. We meet on the third Thursday of each month in the youth department! We’ll talk about The Real Boy by Anne Ursu on October 17 at 4pm (…and maybe talk about some other books that you like too!).
A morning to celebrate all things Anne will be held in the Old Streets of Shelby! Children (and adults!) are cordially invited to participate in an Anne of Green Gables party with fellow kindred spirits in conjunction with Shelby County Reads. Join us for an hour of activities and sweet treats. Root beer floats will be served at noon. RSVP Required.
Kids, get out your costumes and join us for our fall festival on Sat., October 26 from 10am-1pm! Free games, crafts and activities! Grover Museum will also be having “Trick or Street” at the same time. Have fun on Broadway Street!
Come find the library at Morristown Park for crafts, library information, Imagination Library sign-ups, and more! There will be a Chili & Soup Cook-Off (enter to claim 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place!), entertainment by local organizations along with a bounce house and several activities for the kids. Stop by anytime between 11am-5pm.
Are you beginning an ancestry project and need help? All ages are welcome to come to the department to learn how to trace their ancestry! A workshop is held on the last Wednesday of every month. This workshop will be "Using 'Find a Grave.'"
Unplug from the digital world and relax! Join us for socializing and coloring! The Color Club will meet on Sat., October 12 from 10am-12pm. No registration is required. We will provide coloring pages and colored pencils but feel free to bring your own pages and art supplies!
Decorate the Morristown Branch with your own scarecrow or pumpkin design— the community will vote for their favorite and the winner with the most donation votes will receive a prize!! (*you can also scare”crow” the library in Shelbvyille as well!!)
Come have a fireside chat with Daniel Boone on Wed., Oct. 9 at 7pm! Our finest frontiersman, relives years filled with adventure, hardship and danger. Love of exploration, skill in the outdoors, facility with native peoples, and dignity in the face of death — he’s a natural leader whose exploits amply justify his larger-than-life reputation.
Enjoy the 8th and final film in the magical series on Sat., October 5 at 1:30pm! Watch a movie at the library featuring magic and friendship! Snacks will be available, and we’ll get ready for the library’s Harry Potter Party on Wed., October 16! All ages are welcome! FREE. If you have any questions, contact us at (765) 818-1718.
An Indiana History Book Club meets monthly in the library's Genealogy and History Dept. of the library. HOOSIER PUBLIC ENEMY: A LIFE OF JOHN DILLINGER by John A. Beineke will be discussed in October.