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.
You are invited to scare'crow' the library!! Families, Businesses, School Clubs, Churches... (Everyone!)... build a scarecrow to display in the library's front yard. Set it up anytime between 9am-5pm on Sat., October 12.
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.
Join us in the Indiana Room (located in the library’s annex next to the main library). Benjamin W. Bass will be in talking about his new book Alone in the Light and signing copies.
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.
An Indiana History Book Club meets monthly in the library's Genealogy and History Dept. of the library. RAINBOW HOOSIER by Elmer W. Sherwood will be discussed in September.
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.
An Indiana History Book Club meets monthly in the library's Genealogy and History Dept. of the library. THE SAGA OF FRANCES SLOCUM by Kitty Dye will be discussed in July.
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 familysearch.org"
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!
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.
Join us in making paracord bracelets for our troops! Anyone at anytime can make a bracelet and bring it to our Genealogy Department where they are collecting items for Operation Gratitude. A special bracelet-making event will be held for teens on Thurs., July 11 at 5pm.
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.
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!
An Indiana History Book Club meets monthly in the library's Genealogy and History Dept. of the library. A CABINET OF CURIOSITIES FROM THE CIVIL WAR IN INDIANA by Nancy Niblack Baxter will be discussed in April.
The main Shelby County Public Library will be CLOSING EARLY at 3pm on Sat., April 27 so we can get ready for our fundraiser, Night in the Stacks. Facilities will reopen at 9am on Mon., April 29.
An Indiana History Book Club meets monthly in the library's Genealogy and History Dept. of the library. LEWIS WETZEL: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A FRONTIER HERO by C.B. Allman will be discussed in April.
An Indiana History Book Club meets monthly in the library's Genealogy and History Dept. of the library. DEEP FOREST: A NOVEL OF THE INDIANA FRONTIER by Emsley W. Johnson, Sr will be discussed in March.