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Would you like to create awesome scrapbook pages but you don’t have the cash or the ideas to get started?  Come to the Budget Scrapbooking class at the Monroeville Branch on the third Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m. to learn a new technique for your scrapbook.  Bring an acid free glue-stick and a good pair of scissors and they will provide the rest.  Starting with a sheet of brown, white or tan paper you will create your own page based on a chosen theme.  There are pre-cut shapes and letters and a sample page.  Let your imagination take it from there! If you know the theme in advance you can bring pictures and finish the page in one sitting or you can find the pictures after you make the page.  Either way, you are sure to have a great time and learn something new.  Call ahead for the month’s theme at 260-421-1340.

  • Chain Reaction Challenge
  • Main Library, Meeting Rooms A, B, C
  • July 19, 2014
  • 9:00 am – 12 noon

The 7th Chain Reaction Challenge is a three hour-long event to look forward to!  “Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’” will feature the work of kiddos ranging in grades from Kindergarten through 5th.  Each team will build a contraption that fits on one half of an eight foot table; each contraption starts with a golf ball rolling down a ramp and ends with a golf ball rolling down a ramp — which will start the next contraption.

Trust me folks, you don’t want to miss the creativity that will be on display!  Check out this video for a hint of what you may expect.

Some upcoming titles for our book discussions:  These are from the Book Talk section of our web page.

Aboite Branch: Choose Your Own Book ClubThursday, July 17 at 7:00pmChoose Your Own Book Club is a monthly young adult book club with snacks, games and discussion.Eragon
ByPaolini, Christopher

Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy–until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save–or destroy–the Empire.
Main Library: Chapter Two Book ClubTuesday, July 22 at 10:00amStarted Early, Took My Dog
ByAtkinson, Kate

Tracy Waterhouse leads a quiet, ordered life as a retired police detective-a life that takes a surprising turn when she encounters Kelly Cross, a habitual offender, dragging a young child through town. Both appear miserable and better off without each other-or so decides Tracy, in a snap decision that surprises herself as much as Kelly. Suddenly burdened with a small child, Tracy soon learns her parental inexperience is actually the least of her problems, as much larger ones loom for her and her young charge.
Meanwhile, Jackson Brodie, the beloved detective of novels such as Case Histories, is embarking on a different sort of rescue-that of an abused dog. Dog in tow, Jackson is about to learn, along with Tracy, that no good deed goes unpunished.
Aboite Branch: Adult Book GroupWednesday, July 23 at 2:00pmDearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
BySpitz, Bob

The stunning story of how Julia Child transformed herself into the cult figure who touched off a food revolution that has gripped the country for more than 50 years. Spanning Pasadena to Paris, acclaimed author Spitz reveals the history behind the woman who taught America how to cook.

Here, in Spitz’s biography, the Julia Child we know and love comes vividly to life. Spitz provides a clear-eyed portrait of one of the most fascinating and influential Americans of our time – a woman known to all, yet known by only a few. ‘Dearie’ is a story about a woman’s search for her own unique expression.

Young Adults’ Services: First Fridays Book GroupFriday, August 1 at 10:00amFirst Fridays Book Group is for homeschoolers age 11-14. It takes place in Young Adults’ Services at the Main Library. Refreshments provided. Call 421-1255 for more information.The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen
ByAlexander, Lloyd

Bearing six unusual gifts, young Prince Jen embarks on a perilous quest and emerges triumphantly into manhood. This rich fantasy was named “School Library Journal” Best Book of the Year and a “Booklist” Top of the List Award winner.
Grabill Branch: Monday Night Book ClubMonday, August 4 at 7:00pmThe Girl Who Fell from the Sky
ByDurrow, Heidi W.

This debut novel tells the story of Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., who becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy. Growing up in the 1980s, she confronts her identity as a biracial young woman in a world that wants to see her as either black or white.
Aboite Branch: You Name It Book ClubMonday, August 4 at 7:00pmTell the Wolves I’m Home
ByBrunt, Carol Rifka

In this striking literary debut, Brunt unfolds a moving story of love, grief, and renewal in 1987 as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don’t know you’ve lost someone until you’ve found them.
Young Adults’ Services: Books-n-BagelsFriday, August 8 at 10:00amBooks-n-Bagels is for homeschoolers in grades 9-12. It takes place in Young Adults’ Services at the Main Library. Refreshments provided.The Phantom of the Opera
ByLeRoux, Gaston

He lurked in the shadows of the Paris Opera House–a man with the voice of an angel but the face of a monster. His only hope for love is a beautiful soprano who draws him . . . to disaster. Filled with the colour and theatrical spectacle of the Paris Opera House and the fascination of love transformed into murderous obsession, this work of suspense remains a rivetting journey into the dark regions of the human heart.

For more book groups, view our events calendar.


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Saving Mr. Banks
  • Movie Night: Saving Mr. Banks
  • Main Library, Theater
  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014
  • 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
  • Free admission, no tickets required
  • Rated PG-13, 125 minutes

This month’s movie is Saving Mr. Banks:  come see it on the big screen!  The story of how Walt Disney courted P.L. Travers into letting him option the rights to Mary Poppins is brought to the screen in this non-fiction drama starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, and Colin Farrell.

Everyone is invited.  Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.  Limited seating, first-come, first-served.  Doors open at 6:00.

Visit the Maker Lab at the Georgetown Branch Library

July/August classes:

Sewing 101

Tuesdays and Wednesdays,  10:00 am – 12:00 noonIMG_0204

Learn the basics of machine sewing while doing a hands on project to make your own shopping bag. Registration is required. Maximum of 2 participants. You must attend both days.



Illustrator 101

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Learn how to make artwork and images in Adobe Illustrator.illustrator

Registration is required.



3D Printing 101

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturdays, 11;00 am – 1:00 pm

Explore our 3D printer and use tinkercad.com to create original 3D objects. Registration is required. Maximum of 6 participants.




Arduino 101: LEDs

Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Learn the basics of Arduino programming and how to light up LEDs. Registration is required.




Soldering 101

Saturdays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Learn how to solder and make a cool Altoids tin flashlight. Registration is required.

Register through the events calendar or calling the Georgetown branch at 421-1320.  Tour of the Maker Lab are available by appointment.


Trash to Treasure 2014


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