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Shelby County Reads Writing and Art Contest
Aug
21
to Oct 1

Shelby County Reads Writing and Art Contest

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The Shelby County Reads Writing and Art Contest is back! The theme for Shelby County Reads 2019 is ‘Adoption and Family.’ All ages will respond to the same question: “What makes a family?”  The responses can be an essay, a story or a work of art. Prizes will be awarded to five age groups. View entry form.

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Anne of Green Gables Party!
Oct
19
10:30 AM10:30

Anne of Green Gables Party!

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.

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Author Meet & Greet: Robin Benway
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Author Meet & Greet: Robin Benway

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Shelby County Reads is honored to host Robin Benway on Tues., September 17. Robin is the author of Far from the Tree, the 2019 Shelby County Reads’ high school book selection. She will be giving two presentations to high school students (closed to the general public). Take advantage of the opportunity to meet her and get your books signed at a Meet & Greet at Queen’s Cafe and Dining at 6pm. $10 will cover your dinner cost. Space is limited. Please RSVP here.

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Genealogy Workshop: Cemetery Symbolism with Jeannie R. Regan-Dinius
Aug
28
7:00 PM19:00

Genealogy Workshop: Cemetery Symbolism with Jeannie R. Regan-Dinius

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Join us for a special free presentation about the state of cemeteries in Indiana, the presumed meanings of markings, how pop culture affects stones, and what you need to look at when you walk through a cemetery. Jeannie R.Regan-Dinius will lead the discussion.

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Operation Gratitude Packing Party
Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

Operation Gratitude Packing Party

Meet us on Tuesday, July 23 from 6-8pm as we pack Care Kits for Operation Gratitude with donated items we have collected from our generous community to send in official Care Packages! These gifts of gratitude will be received by new recruits, deployed troops, veterans, and first responders. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors! We’ll meet in the Genealogy & History Dept.’s Indiana Room at the library’s annex, the Carnegie East Wing. You provide the helping hands — we’ll provide finger food!

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WWI Reenactor Chris Schneider
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

WWI Reenactor Chris Schneider

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WWI Reenactor Chris Schneider will bring history to life at the library’s annex, the Carnegie East Wing! Come for his presentation and check out the WWI Traveling Exhibit from Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in our military rooms. FREE EVENT / NO RESERVATIONS NECESSARY.

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Exhibit: Greentown Glass
Jul
1
to Aug 31

Exhibit: Greentown Glass

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In our gallery (located in the library’s annex, the Carnegie East Wing), we are pleased to present an exhibit of ‘Greentown Glass.’ These glassworks were produced in Greentown, IN from 1894 until 1903 —when the factory was destroyed by fire. Come see this very special collection in the Indiana Room.

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One Stop Shop, Demo and Quilt Show
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

One Stop Shop, Demo and Quilt Show

The 2019 One Stop Shop, Demo and Quilt Show will take place on Saturday, June 15. Join others to celebrate your love for quilting and perhaps learn a thing or two! The cost of the one-day event is $5.00 to support crafting at the library. Pre-registration is highly recommended so that event planners can anticipate set-up for the festivities. GET TICKETS!

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