Plant Exchange, Tai Chi, and More at the Jefferson County Library!

May 1, 2019

 

April may have come and gone, but there are new library activities to check out this month!

Here are May 2019’s highlighted events:

On May 6, local forager, Kristen Giesting, will discuss common wild edible plants and where to find them. Wild greens, fruits, and nuts will be discussed.  Giesting will also give details on how to get started in foraging, as well as book suggestions and resources for further learning. Each year, Giesting continues to learn about new plants andpreparation techniques, and is always striving to increase the amount of wild food in her diet.  In December 2018, she spent nine days eating 100% wild foods, most of which she collected herself.

On May 28, our timely topic will be, “An Evening of Cordial Politics.” Presenter Mike Walro asks, “Are you as frustrated as I am that we can’t talk about politics without being afraid of offending someone?  Does the divisiveness of political discourse bother you?  If so, I invite you to meet at the Auditorium of the Madison Public Library on Tuesday, May 28 for ‘An Evening of Cordial Politics.’  There will be a few rules: 1) Bring a joke to start things off, the cornier the better; 2) Be prepared to answer some questions like, What am I afraid of and why? What are my hopes and how do we to get from here to there? and, 3) Be polite – no sarcasm, no name calling, no anger.  We’ll just be a bunch of friends getting together to discuss what’s important. No guarantees that this will work, but isn’t it worth a try?”

 

Library Programs for Youth   May 2019

Mother Goose on the Loose     May 7     10:00 – 10:30 AM   Madison Public Library

This story/activity time is for children 6mo. – 35mo. includes rhymes, songs, musical instruments and more for babies and toddlers and their caregivers.   This group meets for five weeks through May 7th. Participants do not have to attend all five weeks.  Registration is required. Free. Go to: www.mjcpl.org and click on “Events” to register or call the library at 812/265-2744.

All Ages Story Time                     May 2 & 9   10:00 AM   Hanover Branch Library

This fun story time includes books, songs, music shakers and crafts.  All ages welcome. This group meets for five weeks through May 9th.  Participants do not have to attend every week.  Registration is required. Free. Go to: www.mjcpl.org and click on “Events” to register or call the library at 812/265-2744.

Pajama Story Time May 8 6:00 – 6:30 PM Madison Public Library

This evening story time is for all ages. Children may wear pajamas if they wish. We will enjoy stories, music, rhymes and a craft. Themes will include wishes and dreams, fireflies, and bunnies. Registration is required. Free. Go to: www.mjcpl.org and click on “Events” to register or call the library at 812/265-2744. 

Young Writers Workshop         Tuesdays in May  4:00-5:30 PM Madison Public Library

Creative writing guided by Dominique Battles of Hanover College.  This program is for kids in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade.  The program is ongoing and meets on Tuesdays. Participants who finish a story may submit it to be added to the library’s collection. Registration is required. Free. Go to: www.mjcpl.org and click on “Events” to register or call the library at 812/265-2744.

STEM Saturday! May 25 10:00 AM Madison Public Library

Join us for lots of fun building activities!  All ages welcome, recommended for ages 4 and up. Make Easter Egg poppers, create a parachute for a peep and test it out, build a bridge with gumdrops and play with Legos or other building blocks. Registration required. Free. Go to: www.mjcpl.org and click on “Events” to register or call the library at 812/265-2744.

Movie: Into the Spider-Verse May 31 3:30 PM Madison Public Library

Join us for a free showing of the new animated film in the auditorium at the main library.  This is THE superhero movie to see with kids.  PG 117 Min.   Popcorn and drink provided.  Feel free to bring your own snack. All ages welcome. No registration required.

Youth Programs

Contact Information: Children’s Librarian, Kara Motsinger kara@mjcpl.org 812/265-2744

April 15, 2019

 

Library Programs for Teens       May 2019

Manga Club May 7 6:00 PM Madison Public Library

Come talk about anime and manga with us! Art supplies and a craft will be provided.  Recommended for ages 12 and up. No registration required.

Teen Volunteer Hour May 9 3:45 PM Madison Public Library

May 23 3:45 PM Madison Public Library

Teens help with various projects and earn community service hours! You must complete the Volunteer Application and background check to attend.  New applications are always being accepted.  Registration required. Go to: www.mjcpl.org and click on “Events” to register or call the library at 812-265-2744.

Teen DIY Craft: Slime May 28 4:00 PM Madison Public Library

Create a fun stress-relieving slime using your choice of essential oils! Supplies and instructions will be provided. This program is intended for 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.

Teen Programs

Contact Information: Teen Librarian, Megan Randall megan@mjcpl.org 812/265-2744             4/10/2019

 

 

Adult Programs ~ Jefferson County Public Library ~ May 2019

Tai Chi Class ~ May 1, 8 & 29 6:00pm-7:30pm Madison Public Library

Learn the ancient art of Tai Chi from instructor Debbie Elles. It is a moving meditation that is a great way to reduce stress and balance the body. Tai Chi is a low impact workout for all ages and fitness levels.  All ages.

Drawing Class ~ May 2, 9, 23 & 30             6:00pm-7:30pm Madison Public Library
A comprehensive series of 10 classes on Thursdays, covering method and technique, and focusing on a particular project each week. Each student will need to purchase materials for the class. See website for materials list. May topics will be Drawing from Preston Blair’s Animation 1 Book, Perspective, More Perspective and Intro to Charcoal: Gesture Drawing. Adult and Young Adult. Instructor Russell Vossler.

Knitting: Fruit Bookmarks ~ May 2, 9, 16 & 23 5:00pm-6:00pm Hanover Public Library

For students with average knitting experience, students will learn to knit a pear, apple and pineapple bookmark. This project requires knowledge of simple increases and decreases, and is knit in pieces, seamed and stitched together. Materials to bring: DK weight yarn in scraps of yellow, red, light green, dark green, and brown. One pair of size 3 knitting needles, darning needle, polyester filling, craft glue and paperclips.  Instructor Pam Sinsel.

Big Oaks Conservation Society ~ Wild Edible Plants of Indiana ~ May 6 6:30pm-7:30pm Madison Public Library

Local forager, Kristen Giesting, will discuss common wild edible plants and where to find them. From the forests and fields to weedy gardens and landscaping, wild foods surround us in quiet abundance. Wild greens, fruits, and nuts will be discussed.  Giesting will also give details on how to get started in foraging, as well as book suggestions and resources for further learning. Her appreciation for wild plants began in early 2014; learning to forage opened an entirely new way of seeing the world and inspired her to complete a master’s thesis on the topic in 2016.  Each year, Giesting continues to learn about new plants and preparation techniques, and is always striving to increase the amount of wild food in her diet.  In December 2018, she spent nine days eating 100% wild foods, most of which she collected herself.

Knitting: Cross and Diamond Afghan ~ May 6, 13 & 20    5:00pm-7:00pm Hanover Public Library

The Cross and Diamond Afghan is an excellent project to learn color work. Students will learn to knit a color work afghan in a mosaic style by combining slipped stitches and knitting one color at a time. Materials to bring: Two-three skeins each of a light and dark color worsted weight yarn of your choice, Size 8 circular needles in a 29 inch length or longer, stitch markers, and darning needle to weave in ends. Instructor Pam Sinsel.

Recover Out Loud: It’s a We Thing ~ May 7     6:00pm-7:30pm Madison Public Library

John Cunningham and Meagan Cothron of Greensburg-based Recover Out Loud will present about different roads to addiction recovery and how to find support and strength. Presentation is open to everyone – addicts, recovering addicts, family members and others impacted directly or indirectly by addiction, or those interested in ways to battle addiction in our community.

Knitting: Lace Table Runner ~ May 7, 14, 21 & 28 5:00pm-6:30pm Hanover Public Library
Recommended for students with intermediate skills or higher. Students will use crochet cotton thread and an 8 stitch cross technique. Materials to bring: #10 crochet cotton thread (any color), Size 3 needles and one double pointed needle.  Instructor Pam Sinsel.

Plant Exchange ~ May 11  11:30am-1:30pm Madison Public Library

Plant Exchange ~ May 11  2pm-3:30pm Hanover Public Library

Setup first 30 minutes, followed by exchange. Bring extra plants from your garden to share with fellow gardeners and find some new varieties for your garden. The exchanges will be held in the Madison Auditorium and Hanover parking lot. Rain or shine. No non-native invasive plants. Sponsored by the Jefferson County Master Gardener Association.

Friends of the Library Book Sale~ Public Welcome ~ May 17 12:00-5:00pm Madison Public Library
Friends of the Library Book Sale~ Public Welcome ~ May 18 9:00am-5:00pm Madison Public Library
Friends of the Library Book Sale~ Public Welcome ~ May 19 12:00-5:00pm Madison Public Library
A Madison tradition! Add to your home library and support the Jefferson County Public Library at the Friends of the Library Book Sale. You never know what treasures you’ll find: books, DVDs, music, and more.

Book Group ~ May 20               5:30pm-6:30pm Hanover Public Library
Read a great book, and enjoy conversation and refreshments with fellow booklovers. This month’s book will be The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King. The books will be available at the patron services desks at both Madison and Hanover Public Libraries. Leader Judi Terpening. Adult.

An Evening of Cordial Politics ~ May 28       6:30pm-7:30pm Madison Public Library
Presenter Mike Walro asks, “Are you as frustrated as I am that we can’t talk about politics without being afraid of offending someone?  Does the divisiveness of political discourse bother you?  If so, I invite you to meet at the Auditorium of the Madison Public Library on Tuesday, May 28 for ‘An Evening of Cordial Politics.’  There will be a few rules: 1) Bring a joke to start things off, the cornier the better; 2) Be prepared to answer some questions like, What am I afraid of and why? What are my hopes and how do we to get from here to there? and, 3) Be polite – no sarcasm, no name calling, no anger.  We’ll just be a bunch of friends getting together to discuss what’s important. No guarantees that this will work, but isn’t it worth a try?”

Loose Ends Craft Group ~ May 30 5:00pm-6:00pm Hanover Public Library

Craft enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their latest projects to Hanover. All types of crafts and levels of experience are welcome. This class will provide encouragement as well as any troubleshooting needed to get you over the hump and finish that project! Pam Sinsel, instructor.

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.

4/15/19 ~ Ann Inman, Programming Coordinator ~ ann@mjcpl.org  ~ 812/265-2744