genealogy & local history events
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 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.
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.
All Shelby County Public Library locations will be CLOSED on Mon., Sept. 2 for the Labor Day holiday.
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.