June is Jam-Packed with Things To Do at Jefferson Library

June 1, 2018

 

Below are a List of Programs Being Held by the Jefferson County Public Library in June of 2018. Youth Programs are listed first and then below those, Adult Programs.

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Summer Reading Kickoff: Touch-a-Truck   June 4th 10:00 AM – Noon         Madison Public Library ~ Summer reading club is for all ages birth through grade 12. Register online today at www.mjcpl.org The kickoff is a chance to pick up reading logs for younger children, teens, and elementary ages who have not received summer challenge booklets from school. All participants doing the ages 3 and up program can pick up their reading necklaces for the beads they will earn during the program. Many vehicles will be on display on Elm Street. A fire truck, ambulance, military vehicle, the Madison Trolley, a motorcycle and more! FREE for everyone in the community. No registration necessary. Ask for details about how to get a library card by calling 812/265-2744 

Young Writers Workshop June 4, 11, 18, 25 July 2, 9   4:00 PM  (Madison Library) ~ Creative writing guided by Dominique Battles of Hanover College. This program is for kids going into 4th, 5th, or 6th grade. The program is six weeks. Those who finish a story may submit it to be added to the library’s collection. Registration is required. Free. Call 812/265-2744 or go to www.mjcpl.org and click on “Events” to register.

Mother Goose on the Loose      June 5, 12, 19, 26 July 3, 10 10:00 – 10:30 AM (Madison Library) ~ This story/activity time for children 6mo. – 35mo. includes rhymes, songs, musical instruments and more for babies and toddlers and their caregivers.   This group meets for four weeks through July 10th. Participants do not have to attend all four weeks.  Registration is required. Free. Call 812/265-2744 or go to: www.mjcpl.org and click on “Events” to register.

Sidewalk Chalk ART       June 5    3:00 PM (Madison Library) ~ Get creative and join us in coloring the sidewalks around the library. Chalk provided. All ages. No registration required. 

Farmer’s Market: Story & Craft        June 9  8-10 AM  (Madison Farmer’s Market) ~ Join us at the downtown Madison Farmer’s Market. We will be near the fountain with a tent, crafts, library card applications, summer reading sign-up information and a story time. Drop-In.

Movie: Paddington 2         June 9       2:00 PM   (Madison Library) ~ Paddington is happy with the Brown family and is a popular member of the local community. He does odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday. Hi- jinx ensue when the present is stolen! PG 1h 43min Free. Popcorn and drink provided. No registration required.

Music Time                     June 11            10:00 AM        (Madison Library) ~ The library wants to share our instruments for a fun jam session. We have drums, bells, maracas, cymbals, rhythm sticks and more. Come and explore music with us! All ages welcome. Registration required. Call 812/265-2744 or go to www.mjcpl.org and click on “Events” to register.

Perler Bead Headphone Case Craft    June 12    6:00 PM   (Madison Library) ~ Make a headphone case of your own design using perler beads. Ages 12 and up. Registration required. Call 812/265-2744 or go to www.mjcpl.org and click on “Events” to register.

Jeanie B! Concert            June 13            11:00 AM      (Madison Library) ~ Jeanie B! Windy City Kindie-Rocker, is one of Chicago’s Best Children’s Musicians. She Was raised on Folk, Rock & Country Music and is bringing up the next generation on her special brand of it. A Billboard and Parent’s Choice award winner, this high energy performer has been called “Velcro for Kids”. Jeanie’s upbeat shows are jam-packed with dancing, sing-a-longs, and interactive music, and everyone goes home happy! Jeaniebmusic.com Free. No registration.

Retro Game Night            June 14            6:00 PM      (Madison Library) ~ Bring a friend and play tons of games! Both board and digital (Wii) games all ages will recognize and enjoy including: Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig dug, Galaxian, Hungry Hippos, Monopoly, D&D, Battleship and a remote control helicopter. Snacks provided. All ages. Free. No registration required.

T-Rex Tea             June 16            2:00 PM      (Madison Library) ~ Yes, even dinosaurs drink tea! Everyone is welcome at this unique dinosaur themed tea! There will be games, snacks, a brief lesson in tea time manners and… a dinosaur!!! Free. Registration required. Call 812/265-2744 or go to www.mjcpl.org and click on “Events” to register. Please, sign up as a group if two or more participants are attending! 

Silly Story Time              June 18            2:00 PM      (Madison Library) ~ Do you love to laugh out loud and hear funny stories? In this story time we will share a lot of great books that will tickle your funny bone. We will also dance around, play with our shakers and scarves and make a fun craft. Registration required. Call 812/265-2744 or go to www.mjcpl.org and click on “Events” to register.

Aromatherapy Slime         June 19            6:00 PM     (Madison Library) ~ Create a fun stress-relieving slime using your choice of essential oils. Participants under twelve must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Registration required. Call 812/265-2744 or go to www.mjcpl.org and click on “Events” to register.

Movie: Ferdinand         June 20            6:00 PM       (Madison Library) ~ Ferdinand is a bull with a big heart. He is mistaken for a dangerous beast and taken from his home. He rallies a misfit team on the ultimate journey to return to his family. PG 1hr 48min Free. Popcorn and drink provided. No registration required.

Dance Party             June 25            2:00 PM           (Madison Library) ~ Everyone is invited to a fun dance party at the library. Not a great dancer? No problem, we just want to have fun. We will learn some dance moves together and have a good time. All ages. No registration required.

Star Wars Crafts          June 26            2:00 PM           (Madison Library) ~ Create multiple Star Wars themed crafts. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Call 812/265-2744 or go to www.mjcpl.org and click on “Events” to register.

Silly Safari Live Animal Show        June 28            2:00 PM    (Madison Library) ~ Silly Safaris of Indianapolis is the leading provider of LIVE animal conservation education in Indiana. Their mission is to create positive human animal interactions that inspire responsible pet ownership and wild animal conservation. The audience will learn a lot about various reptiles, mammals, birds and bugs. Special guests from the audience will join each animal in a game that teaches about the natural world. Free. No registration required.

Instrument Crafts: Use everyday objects to create the extraordinary!  Let’s make some music. All ages welcome. Materials provided. Free. Registration required. Call or go to www.mjcpl.org and click on ‘Events’ to register. Please, sign up as a group if two or more people are participating.

Maracas Craft     June 5         2:00 PM     (Madison Library)

Maracas Craft     June 7          2:00 PM      (Hanover  Library)

Drum Craft          June 12        2:00 PM      (Madison Library)

Drum Craft        June 14         2:00 PM      (Hanover Library)

Trumpet Craft    June 19       2:00 PM        (Madison Library)

Trumpet Craft   June 21      2:00 PM      (Hanover Library)

Duct Tape Crafts     June 28  6:00 PM  (Madison Library) ~ Create colorful fun crafts using duct tape. We have awesome duct tape and can show you how to make bookmarks, keychain fobs, and duct tape roses. Ages 12 and up. Registration required. Go to www.mjcpl.org and click on “Events” to register or call the library at 812/265-2744

Movie: Black Panther     June 30        2:00 PM   (Madison Library) ~ Did you miss seeing this movie on the big screen? Black Panther is the second-highest grossing film of 2018. The movie has received praise for its screenplay, direction, performances, action, costume design and more. Black Panther is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Rated PG-13. 2 hrs 14 min. Popcorn and drink provided.

ADULT PROGRAMS

Adult Summer Reading Program ~ June 1 to July 31 ~ For each book read, submit an entry form at either library. Three gift card winners each week.

Knitting 101 ~ June 4, 11, 18 and 25     5:00pm-6:30pm (Hanover Library) ~ Introduction to knitting class for those who have always wanted to learn to knit! Instructor Pam Sinsel will teach the foundation skills needed to knit a dishcloth, and students will learn about equipment needed to knit, how to read knitting directions, how to “Cast on,” the purl stitch, and how to “Bind off” when finished. The class series is six weeks and meets at the Hanover Public Library. Students need to purchase size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles. The Library will provide yarn. Pam Sinsel, instructor. Registration required. Space is limited. Call 812/866-1470 or email events@mjcpl.org for more information.

Loose Ends Craft Group ~ June 5 and 26    5:00pm-6:30pm (Hanover Library) ~ Craft enthusiasts bring their latest projects to Hanover. All types of crafts and levels of experience are welcome. This class will provide encouragement to help you finish what you’ve started. Pam Sinsel, instructor. Registration required. Space is limited.  Call 812/866-1470 or email events@mjcpl.org for more information.

Bicentennial Sculpture Artist Reception ~ June 6    4:00-6:00pm                        (Madison Library) ~ All are invited to the Madison Public Library to visit with the sculptor who will create Madison’s public artwork to commemorate the Bicentennial and will be installed on the Library lawn at the corner of Main and Elm Streets. The community-wide reception will be open house format, and will include refreshments and a brief presentation that will begin at 4:20pm.

Intermediate Knitting: Risotto Stitch Dishcloth ~ June 12 5:00-6:30pm  (Hanover Library) ~ Intermediate skills required. Students need to purchase 100% cotton yarn in Worsted Weight (Peaches & Cream) and size 7 knitting needles. Pam Sinsel, instructor. Registration required. Space is limited.  Call 812/866-1470 or email events@mjcpl.org for more information.

Author Visit: Kamra Smith, Becoming Peace ~ June 16    10:00-11:00am    (Madison Library) ~ Kamra Smith is a local author from Madison, Indiana. Becoming Peace is her first novel. It is about 16 year old Salome growing up in the time of Jesus Christ. A radical group called the Sicarri is invading Jerusalem and murdering innocent Jews. Join Salome on this journey of discovering who she is, who Jesus is and this new in-depth look at the brief biblical encounters of Barabbas, the Good Samaritan, and the woman at the well.

Book Group ~ June 18    5:30-6:30pm      (Hanover Library)
Read a great book, and enjoy conversation and refreshments with fellow booklovers. This month’s book will be One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd, by Jim Fergus and J. Will Dodd. The books will be available at the patron services desk at both Madison and Hanover Public Libraries. Leader Judi Terpening. To register go to http://mjcpl.evanced.info/signup Call 812/866-1470 or email events@mjcpl.org for more information. Adult.

Intermediate Knitting: Cable Stitch Dishcloth ~ June 19  5:00-6:30pm                      (Hanover Library) ~ Intermediate skills required. Students need to purchase 100% cotton yarn in Worsted Weight (Peaches & Cream) and size 7 knitting needles. Pam Sinsel, instructor. Registration required. Space is limited.  Call 812/866-1470 or email events@mjcpl.org for more information.

Red Cross Blood Drive ~ June 21     12:00-5:00pm (Madison Library) ~ To save time, donors may use RapidPass on June 21 to complete pre-reading and donation questions online before arriving at the Library at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and either print pass or save on a smartphone. Appointment times may be scheduled before arriving at the Library, by calling 800/733-2767, going to redcrossblood.org, or downloading the Blood Donor App.

Bicentennial Speaker Series: Dr. Barb Garvey ~ If We Had Listened to Warnings 100 Years Ago, Might Political Debate Be More Civil Today? ~ June 21                       6:30–7:45pm (Madison Library) ~ Barbara Garvey (PhD Communication, Ohio State University), a retired professor of communication, and an Arthur and Ilene Baynham Outstanding Teaching Award honoree, taught at Hanover College from 1977 – 2013. Her areas of expertise include presidential rhetoric, political advertising, gender communication and leadership, and first ladies. All ages are welcome. Email events@mjcpl.org or call 812/265-2744 for more information. The Bicentennial Speaker Series presents experts speaking about timely topics.

Sam Woodfill’s Life: Dr. Robert Woodfill ~ June 30   6:30-7:30pm                        (Madison Library) ~ Examine the life of Major Samuel Woodfill, the only Congressional Medal of Honor recipient from Indiana in World War I, from his early childhood in Bryantsburg, Indiana to his death in Vevay, Indiana. The presentation will focus on Woodfill’s military service, and include his family, wife, and personal traits. Dr. Robert Woodfill, the great-great-nephew of Sam, graduated from Vevay High School and received a Ph.D. from Purdue University. Retired and living in Vevay, Bob writes for several periodicals. Over the last 20 years he has researched and written biographical works on Major Woodfill. With access to new, and previously unreported works, Bob has given the Jefferson County Historical Center many new Sam Woodfill artifacts to be displayed for the Indiana Centennial Commission-sponsored “Samuel Woodfill Day” on October 12, 1918, the 100th anniversary of when Sam Woodfill earned his Medal of Honor at Cunel, France in World War I.

All events free unless otherwise noted. No registration necessary unless otherwise noted. Register at www.mjcpl.evanced.info/signup unless otherwise noted. Call Library site, Madison 812/265-2744 or Hanover 812/866-1470, or email events@mjcpl.org for more information.