Happy Holidays from GPL!
  » 12/21/2014
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Happy Holidays from all of us at GPL!


Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve (Wednesday, Dec 24): CLOSED
Christmas Day (Thursday, Dec 25): CLOSED


New Year's Eve (Wednesday, Dec 31): Close at 5pm
New Year's Day (Thursday, Jan 1): CLOSED


  Hoopla is here!
  » 12/7/2014
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Greenwood Public Library is excited to announce the launch of hoopla!  Hoopla gives online access to music, audiobooks, movies and TV series to anyone with a GPL Evergreen Indiana card.  Visit www.greenwoodlibrary.us/hoopla.asp to learn more!

What’s available with hoopla?
 -Music albums (a lot of them but nothing from the Sony Music Catalog) - loaned for 7 days
 -Audiobooks (such as The Hunger Games trilogy) - loaned for 21 days
 -Feature films and documentaries—loaned for 2-3 days
 -TV Series episodes—loaned for 3 days
Everything is simultaneous access so there are no holds!  However, at this time there is a limit of 3 titles per month per patron.


  Cartoon Guy coming to TV
  » 11/28/2014
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Cartoon Guy Justin Barnes is coming to PBS on WFYI in February and he needs our help! Join us on Saturday, December 6th at 1:30pm to watch a segment or two of the new show.  Justin will talk with kids and parents to get feedback.  Click here to register.


  Thanksgiving Hours
  » 11/23/2014
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The library will be closing at 5pm on Wednesday and will be closed all day Thursday for Thanksgiving.  Have a wonderful holiday!


  Greenwood-a-Glow this Saturday
  » 11/16/2014
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Join us this Saturday for Greenwood-a-Glow presented by Old Town Greenwood.  The event begins at the Greenwood Public Library with crafts, shows, food and Santa Claus.  Then at 5pm the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the new Greenwood City Center will take place.  For a full list of activities, click here.


  National Novel Writing Month
  » 11/12/2014
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It's National Novel Writing Month!  Are you writing a novel during the month of November?  If so, we're here to encourage you along!  We'll have Write Ins here at GPL every Tuesday evening from 5-8pm and every Saturday from 1-5pm.    So "Come Write In" and write the next great American novel!


  Library Closed for Veterans Day
  » 11/6/2014
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GPL will be closed Tuesday, November 11th for Veterans Day.  We apologize for any inconvenience.


  Library Closed 11/4 and 11/5
  » 11/3/2014
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Due to an emergency plumbing situation, the Library is closed Tuesday, November 4th and Wednesday, November 5th.  We apologize for the inconvenience!

 



  What does your library mean to you?
  » 10/25/2014
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This month in the exhibit hall, we're celebrating the American Library.  As a part of this exhibit, we've asked patrons to share with us what their library means to them.  Here are a few of our favorite responses.








  All are Invited to Monster Mash!
  » 10/19/2014
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Monster Mash
Fri | Oct 24 | 6-8pm
at the Greenwood Community Center


The whole family is welcome to this family-friendly
Halloween Party. Join us for bounce houses, games, storytimes, a teen space, trick-or-treating, costume contest, and more!  Hayride and dinner are available for $2.


All are welcome!





  Local Author Fair this Saturday
  » 10/13/2014
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Get an early start to your holiday shopping at our 2nd Annual Local Author's Fair this Saturday from 1-4pm!  Meet dozens of different authors, learn about different local writing organizations, and get a few tips on how to get started writing from the pros.  All are welcome!


  Library Closing Early October 9th
  » 10/5/2014
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The Library will be closing at 6pm on Thursday, October 9th for a special donor event.


  Literacy Open House
  » 9/27/2014
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Are you a preschool parent interested in preparing your child for kindergarten? Is your child struggling to read in elementary school? Are you a teacher interested in learning more about evidence-based techniques for helping dyslexic students? Please join us this Saturday, October 4th from 1-5pm for a Literacy Open House featuring:
  • A Viewing of The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia
  • Information sessions
  • Dyslexia simulation 

To register for the open house, please click here.



  Phones are Currently Down
  » 9/22/2014
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We are having trouble with our phones today.  Please be patient as we work to get them back up and running.  Thank you.


  Celebrate Banned Books Week
  » 9/21/2014
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  SALI 50th Anniversary Art Show
  » 9/14/2014
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Stroll through the Exhibit Hall and the 2nd floor of the Library to experience the SALI 50th Anniversary Art Show.  See the extraordinary talents of dozens of local artists.  The Art Show will be on display at GPL until September 27th.


  Motorcycle Festival of Fun
  » 9/9/2014
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Join us this Saturday from 2-5 pm for a festival of fun all about motorcycles! The day will begin with the “Ride for Reading” Observation ride that will take participants to Libraries in Johnson County. Registration is from 10am to Noon at the JCPL branch in Trafalgar. Check in your riders (and you can do this in cars as well as motorcycles) and go to each location listed on our map. It will end at Old City Park where riders who finished can be put into a drawing for fun prizes. AT 2:00 p.m. we will begin the fun with the Tiny Tots Experience by ABATE of Indiana where those under 80 pounds can ride a motorcycle (fixed with safety equipment just for kids), games, crafts, music, and a photo booth. We will also feature Jean Davidson, internationally known speaker and granddaughter of Walter Davidson, one of the founders and first president of Harley-Davidson Motor Company, who will talk about her “Yell and Tell” program. We will also host several local food trucks with a variety of foods for sale including: Johnsons BBQ Shack, The Flying Cupcake, Mrs. Curl’s, Happy Jack’s Hot Dogs, Kitchen Little and more!


  Find us on Goodreads
  » 9/2/2014
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Greenwood Public Library's Bookshelf
Greenwood Public Library 87 members
What do staff and patrons of Greenwood Public Library in Greenwood, Indiana read? Find out here!

Books we're currently reading

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Mum's the Word
The Hornet's Nest
A Dog's Journey
The Engagements


View this group on Goodreads »


  Library Closed Monday
  » 8/28/2014
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The Library will be closed Monday, September 1st for Labor Day.  We will reopen at 9am on Tuesday.


  New Features for Holds
  » 8/22/2014
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Overdrive, GPL's eBook lending system, has recently announced two new features for holds!  Patrons can now have their holds automatically download once their available.  They also have the opportunity to suspend a hold from 1 week to 90 days.  Learn more about these useful new features on the Overdrive blog by clicking here.


  Hit the Road, READ!
  » 8/15/2014
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 Stop by GPL to check out this cool 1965 Sprint H vintage motorcycle that is on display at GPL in celebration of the County-Wide Read!   Join the Johnson County Public Library, Greenwood Public Library and Edinburgh Public Library, in cooperation with ABATE and Southside Harley-Davidson as we present Hit the Road, READ! County-wide Read program for all ages.  Learn more about the program and our upcoming events at www.CountyWideRead.com.  Thanks to Southside Harley Davidson for lending us the motorcycle.


  Friends Book Sale
  » 7/22/2014
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The Friends Book Sale is coming!  Join us July 31st - August 2nd for some awesome deals on some great titles, including a bag of books for $5!  All proceeds go towards the Friends of Greenwood Public Library.

Thursday, July 31st: 10am - Noon; 5pm - 7pm
Friday, August 1st: 1pm - 5pm
Saturday, August 2nd: 1pm - 4pm


  Great Cow Drop this Saturday
  » 7/14/2014
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Join us on Saturday, July 19th for food, Silly Safaris, a craft fair, games, raffle prizes (including a trip for 4 to Walt Disney World!)  and flying cows!  Hundreds of mini parachuted cows will be dropped from a helicopter as participants watch from below. 

Tickets are $10 for admission, raffle drawing and your own mini cow to take home or $2 for general admission (no cow or raffle).  Tickets can be purchased at the Greenwood Public Library, Chick-fil-A on 135, Chick-fil-A at Greenwood Park Mall, Home Enhanced on 135, First Merchants Bank, the City Building,  the Greenwood Community Center or at the gate.  All proceeds will go to the Greenwood Public Library.  Special thanks to the Friends of the Greenwood Public Library and Chick-fil-A for sponsoring the event.

Date: Saturday, July 19
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: Greenwood Middle School Football Field



  Starlight Movie Night presents The Lego Movie
  » 7/8/2014
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Join us for a night full of fun at this summer's Starlight Movie Night! We're getting crazy with legos! There will be crafts, games, trivia, and raffle prizes before the movie. The fun starts at 8pm and the movie will start at dusk. Popcorn will be available for purchase, but feel free to bring snacks, drinks, and your coziest blankets and chairs as we watch a movie under the stars!


  Library Closed for Freedom Festival and 4th of July
  » 6/25/2014
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Greenwood Public Library will be closed on Saturday, June 28th for the Greenwood Freedom Festival and on Friday, July 4th for Independence Day.  Happy 4th of July from all of us at GPL!



  June GPL Talk
  » 6/22/2014
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We're back with another fun #GPLtalk! Find out what Valerie, Anna, and Emily have to say about summer fun and library programs.

 


  30+ things, 4 hours, 100% free
  » 6/14/2014
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Have you ever found yourself saying "I wish I knew how to..."?  Then this is the event for you!  Join us on Saturday from 1pm - 4pm for our How-to Fair, and learn how to do 30+ things in one afternoon for free!  From learning how to make cake pops to playing cricket to starting your own business, we have a session for everyone.  Click the image below for our full schedule.



  Bob Evans Fundraiser
  » 6/6/2014
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Enjoy a meal out and support GPL at the same time!  From June 7th - 15th, if you bring in one of our flyers to Bob Evans 15% of your total will come back to support the library.  Stop by the library or click here to print out a flyer.


  Join us for the Big Library Read
  » 6/3/2014
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Join the world for a Big Library Read!   From June 3 - 18, Laurien Berenson’s murder-mystery A Pedigree to Die For is available for everyone to check out via Overdrive with no waits or holds.  Visit the eIndiana site to learn more and to download the eBook.


  Sign up for Summer Reading!
  » 5/12/2014
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Celebrate 150 years of Greenwood this summer!  Win prizes for reading from May 12th - August 2nd.  All ages are welcome!  Click here for more information!



  Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare!
  » 4/21/2014
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Join us this Wednesday at 6:30pm for a celebration!  Celebrate 450 years of William Shakespeare with two 15-minute adaptations of some of the bard's famous works performed by EclecticPond Theatre Group. Perfomances of Hamlet and Julius Caesar will be performed. All are invited!  Click here to learn more!


  Indiana State Museum Passes Now Available at GPL
  » 4/3/2014
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Come to GPL and  check out a pass that gives you FREE general admission for up to four people to the Indiana State Museum! Special exhibits and the IMAX theater are not included.  Passes can be checked out for one week.  Any tickets you get with the pass must be used the day you receive them.  Click here to place a hold on a pass.

Learn more about the history of the Hoosier state through interactive and informative exhibits in this world-class museum located in White River Park in downtown Indianapolis.  Want to learn more about the museum?  Visit their website www.indianamuseum.org.


  eBooks for Youth
  » 3/18/2014
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There is now an eBook catalog on Overdrive just for Kids and Teens!  This new resource makes it easier to find age appropriate titles for this age group, including searching by reading level.

Click here to check it out!


  Library Closed March 13th
  » 2/17/2014
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The library will be closed on Thursday, March 13th for a Staff Development Day.  We apologize for any inconvenience.


  Looking for a great Valentine's Day read?
  » 2/9/2014
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Are you looking for a great romance to enjoy this Valentine's Day?  Check out one of our Romance booklists for some suggestions!

General Romance Booklist

Christian Romance Booklist


  Learn how-to...
  » 2/5/2014
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If you've ever found yourself saying "I wish I could learn how to..." then this event is for you! Come learn how to do a whole variety of things in one afternoon. From learning how to get started tracing your family tree to training your dog to learning to knit, we've got sessions for everyone! Join us for a FREE afternoon of learning fun!

Click here to learn more including a full list of presenters!


  Library Closing at 5pm
  » 2/4/2014
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Greenwood Public Library is closing at 5pm today due to the weather.


  What's GPL's Value to You?
  » 1/27/2014
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Curious how much the services the library provides you would cost if you had to pay for them directly? Visit our Library Value Calculator to find out! 


  Winter Reading Coming Soon!
  » 1/15/2014
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This February, GPL will be offering a Winter Reading Program for the whole family!  Spend the coldest time of the year with some good books by the fire, and win a few prizes along the way!

How does it work?
For every two hours you read during the month of February, you'll be awarded a raffle ticket for the week's drawing.  Each week, we'll be giving away a different gift pack.  After a winner is drawn for the week, the raffle will start over the next week.

What can you read?
Basically, anything.  School books, newspapers, reading to your children, it all counts!

How do you sign up?

The Winter Reading Program will run from February 1st - February 28th.  Sign ups begin February 1st.  Stop by either the Children's or Reference desk to get started.


  Library Closed
  » 1/5/2014
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To ensure the safety of our employees and to allow us time to deal with a burst pipe at our building, the library will be closed on Wednesday the 8th. 


  Learn a New Language in 2014!
  » 1/2/2014
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Did you make a New Year's resolution to finally learn a new language?  We're here to help! 

Greenwood Public Library is happy to offer Mango, an online language learning software system.  Learn over 30 languages via a step-by-step conversational method.  Several versions of ESL are offered for non-English speakers.  You can even learn on the go, with a mobile app!

Click here to try it today!


  Pardon our mess!
  » 12/9/2013
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Please forgive our mess in the children's department for the next few weeks! We will be getting new flooring in our play area, programming rooms and restrooms! And NEW SINKS! We still have the Little Tikes Tree, Space Ship, Fire Truck, and Train available for imaginative play! Santa has been very very good to us!


  International Games Day
  » 11/11/2013
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Love games?  Then be sure to stop by this Saturday from 2-5 for International Games Day at Greenwood Public Library!  Play board games, card games and video games with friends and family.  All are welcome!


  Friends Book Sale
  » 10/31/2013
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Want to support the library?
Want to find some great books at awesome deals?
Then stop by the Friends of GPL Book Sale November 7-9th! The sale runs Thursday noon-7pm, Friday 1-5pm, and Saturday 1-4pm. Saturday is a bargain day with a bag of books for a special price. All days are open to the public, and all proceeds go to the Friends of the Greenwood Public Library to help fund library programming and more!



  Are you ready for NaNoWriMo?
  » 10/15/2013
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November is just a few weeks away, which means National Novel Writing Month is quickly approaching.  We've got a full line up of author events once again this year, starting with Barbara Shoup on Tuesday, October 22nd at 6pm.

Barbara Shoup will be covering the basics of getting started writing for those interested in writing, but not sure where to start.  Shoup is the Executive Director of the Writer's Center of Indiana, author of seven novels, and co-author of two books on the writing process.  Click here to register.

Upcoming writing programs:

Getting Started Writing with Barbara Shoup
Tuesday, October 22nd 6pm

Local Author Fair

Saturday, November 9th 1-4pm

Skype with Author Kimberly McCreight
Monday, November 11th 6pm

Marketing Your Work with Sandy James
Thursday, November 14th 6pm

How to Self-Publish an eBook

Tuesday, December 3rd  6pm

Getting Published with Colleen Coble

Thursday, December 12th 6pm


  Online Catalog Down
  » 10/14/2013
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Our online catalog is currently down for maintenance.  It should be back up and running starting tomorrow morning.  We apologize for any inconvenience.


  eBook Renewals Now Available!
  » 10/8/2013
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The wait is over!  Overdrive is now offering renewals on most eBook titles.  Unless, there is a waiting list for a book, you will be given the option to renew your title three days before the expiration date.  Have questions or problems?  You can always call the Reference Desk at 317-885-5036 or email us at questions@greenwoodlibrary.us


  Embrace Your Inner Nerd!
  » 9/30/2013
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Calling all Whovians, Whedonites, Potterheads, and anyone who has ever said “Coulson Lives!” Embrace your inner (or outer!) nerd at the Greenwood Public Library! Due to the overwhelming success of GPL’s Doctor Who Day this summer, we are presenting Nerd Proud, one night a month dedicated to all things nerd-like.

Which fandoms, you ask? All of them! Any of them! It’s up to you!

Starting this month, teens and adults are encouraged to come and try to deduce how Sherlock survived, mourn the ending of Firefly, and share your predictions for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who!

Nerds unite to chat, compete in trivia, and make a craft (because everybody needs their own sonic screwdriver)! 

Sign up for the Adult Nerd Proud Club or the Teen Nerd Proud Club!


  Snap Your Joy
  » 9/16/2013
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This summer the library captured expressions of Love, Joy, Excitement, and Contentment in our community. Stop by the library to experience the result.  You may just see someone you know.   Want to take your own snap of joy?  Be show to take advantage of our photo op and share your own joy snap with us on Facebook and Twitter using #joysnapgpl


  The Music of GPL
  » 9/10/2013
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Join us this fall as we explore the power of music.  Connect with local talent, experience how to make instruments, imagine the effect of music on the brain and much, much more.

We have programs available for all ages culminating in a library wide talent show, Greenwood's Got Talent on October 5th.  Here are just a few of the upcoming programs:

Music and the Brain | Tuesday, September 17th at 6pm
Come and learn about how music engages more of the brain than nearly any other activity.

Guitar Music Performance | Saturday, September 21st at 2pm
Cale Hoeflicker will present a guitar performance with historical information from the Renaissance to today.

Boys Adventure Club | Wednesday, September 18th at 6pm
Explore how sounds are made and make your own instruments.

Check out our calendar for our full program line up.


  New Graphic Novels & Manga
  » 9/3/2013
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Looking for the latest superhero comics or manga series? Check out the new graphic novel display in the teen room and find your manga faster with our new, more browse-ablesections!



  Library Closed for Labor Day
  » 8/29/2013
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Greenwood Public Library will be closed on Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday, September 3rd at 9am.


  Butterflies and Books
  » 8/19/2013
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Have you taken a stroll through the butterfly garden recently? Visitors can not only enjoy the flowers and butterflies, but can now enjoy reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar as well.

 



  Share Your Favorite Reads
  » 8/13/2013
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Do you enjoy sharing your favorite books with others?  Stop by the 2nd floor desk to fill out a Patron's Picks survey and we'll create a book display showcasing all of your favorites! 


  Have you visited our blog lately?
  » 8/5/2013
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Get book recommendations from GPL staff, see what books just came in and much more on the Bookmark Blog!



  Thank you for your support!
  » 7/29/2013
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Thank you to everyone who helped with or attended the Cow Drop this past Saturday!  We couldn't have asked for better weather or a better turnout.


  Congratulations to our Summer Reading Raffle Winners!
  » 7/29/2013
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Children's Winners
Bikes: Ryan Lacho, Reece Mucci
House to Color: Katelyn Slaughter, Kiera Beck
Mickey Mouse Diaper Bag: Jasmine Crady
Legos: Jordan Manning
Barnes & Noble Gift Card: Elizabeth Metzger
Simon Mall Gift Package: Faith Phillips
Guitar: Keily Tiscareno
Lightsabers: Casey Seitzinger, Mason Simpson, Matthew Placek, Kolby Burroughs
Fish Tank: Emily Metzger, Lauren Fish, Annie Brownley
Piano: Tatum Albury, Caleb Ollanketo
Tool Bench: Addyson Matern

Adult/Teen Winners
Cake Pops Set: Molly Jacobs, Brandy Unger
Dinner and a Movie: Matt Pridemore
Klipsch Concert Tickets: Cecelia Hicks
Barnes & Noble Gift Card: Cassiana Kennedy
Kings Island Tickets: Ronnie Scott
Nook Simple Touch: Micah Hoffmann
Teen Only Prize:Amazon Gift Card: Ella Black
Teen Only Prize: Remote Control Car: Zackary Babcock

Be sure to join us next summer for even more reading fun!



  Don't miss out on the fun!
  » 7/13/2013
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Have  you signed up for summer reading yet?  There's still two weeks left to register for our annual event.  Earn prizes for hours read and attend fun programs centered around our SciFi theme.  Over 1,600 have already signed up and read nearly 30,000 hours.

 


  Starlight Movie Night this Friday!
  » 7/6/2013
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This summer we’re traveling to unknown territory with the hilarious SciFi spoof Galaxy Quest. Join us for a FREE night full of science fiction fun including stormtroopers, a performance by the Greenwood Community Band, crafts, games, trivia and more!  Don’t forget to wear your best science fiction costume for the chance to win a prize. The fun starts at 6pm and the movie will start at dark.

When: Friday, July 12th
Time: 6pm
Where: Old City Park (park near the library)



  Holiday Closings
  » 6/28/2013
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GPL will be closed Saturday, June 29th for the Greenwood Freedom Festival and Thursday, July 4th for Independence Day.  Enjoy the holiday!


  Enjoy BBQ, Help GPL
  » 6/21/2013
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What's better than BBQ?  How about BBQ that helps the library!  Eat at City Barbeque in Greenwood on Thursday, June 27th and 25% of your total bill will go towards the Friends of Greenwood Public Library.  You'll need to stop by the library to pick up a coupon or print your own by clicking here.  A flyer is needed to participate in the fundraiser.


  Girl Talk is Back!
  » 6/1/2013
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Girl Talk is back with another exciting night of games, crafts, and discussion... summer style… on Friday, June 7th from 5-9:30pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun activities that focus on the theme: Be Proud, Be Yourself, a night that encourages positive self-expression and confidence building. The evening’s itinerary includes a high energy scavenger hunt, a hilarious pop culture trivia event, water gun canvas art, recycled bracelets, and a fun game of Sardines with the lights out! Every participant will receive a goody bag to take home. Snacks will be provided throughout the night and prizes will be awarded!

Participants must be in grades 6-10 and fill out a permission slip to attend. For more information, contact Emily at eellis@greenwoodlibrary.us or call the library. Older teens may apply to be a chaperone. See Emily for more details!


  Closed Monday
  » 5/23/2013
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GPL will be closed Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday, May 28th at 9am.


  Summer Reading is Here!
  » 5/12/2013
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Experience science fiction fun and win prizes for reading this summer!  Summer Reading is an annual program which encourages reading for all ages by rewarding hours read and providing programs on a common theme.  Receive prizes and raffle tickets for reading and attending programs this summer!  

This year we're celebrating science fiction with a full calendar of related programs for the entire family.  This summer you can experience mad science, robotics, a ‘stranger than fiction’ Wonderlab, Doctor Who Day, geeky crafts, and more!  Starlight Movie Night on Friday, July 12th will feature a full evening of entertainment with the Greenwood Community Band, costumed actors, children’s games and crafts, and an outdoor showing of the movie Galaxy Quest.

Click here to register for Summer Reading!


  Book Sale This Week!
  » 5/5/2013
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Looking for that perfect Mother's Day gift?  Stop by the Friends of the Greenwood Public Library's Book Sale this Thursday - Saturday!  Sale runs Thursday noon-7pm, and Friday and Saturday 1-5pm. Saturday is a bargain day with a bag of books for a special price! All days are open to the public, and all proceeds go to the Friends of the Greenwood Public Library to help fund Library programming and more!


  Draw Greenwood
  » 4/28/2013
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GPL is encouraging the community to draw people, places, things, and events in Greenwood during the Draw Greenwood project.  Kits with drawing supplies will be available to check out at the Library May 1st - June 29th, and the project will culminate with a gallery show of participants’ drawings in the Exhibit Hall July 3rd - 31st.

“The Library is hoping the Draw Greenwood project will inspire people to experience their community in a new way by drawing it. We are looking forward to giving participants a chance to show their work, and for everyone to see the different ways people decided to connect to their community through drawing,” said Sara O’Sha, Reference Librarian.

Those new to drawing or just looking to brush up on their sketching skills can register for one of the Library’s drawing classes.  Learn more about the Draw Greenwood Art Project and the Drawing Fundamentals drawing classes by clicking here.


  We Love our Volunteers!
  » 4/21/2013
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In celebration of National Volunteer Week we'd like to thank our many volunteers.  Volunteers make a difference everyday at GPL, from checking in books, to helping with storytime, to assisting patrons with computer questions, their helping hands are felt throughout the entire library.  Their hours of contribution are an inspirational show of commitment to the community, and we are extremely grateful for their service.

In the past year more than 70 volunteers completed over 2,000 hours of service at GPL.  We truly cannot imagine where we would be without them.  To our volunteers- thank you for your contribution, your help makes all GPL does possible!


  Experience the New GPL Play Area
  » 4/14/2013
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A goal of the Children’s Department is to be a Gateway of Learning by stimulating the imagination and creativity of children. By revamping the play area we have created a space that will facilitate free play which is essential to the healthy physical and mental development of a child.  Special thanks to Scarlett Kapke Memorial Fund, Target Corporation, and Southside Parents of Multiples for making the new GPL Play Area possible!

Little Tykes Tot Tree: Gross motor skills are vital for brain development. This sturdy tree not only provides exercise of these skills but encourages imaginative play as well.

My HomeTown: To encourage dramatic play we have added this wonderful center where children can dress up, use a cash register, and enter the pretend world of entrepreneurship. This center has interchangeable signs: Post Office, Grocery Store, Pet Shop, Ice Cream Shop, Fruit Stand, and many others.

Tent: Children find time to explore a new book in the privacy of the circus tent.

Writing Center:
To encourage writing we have a table set up where children do creative writing and can place their creations in the library mailbox.

Pre Writing Center
: Little ones are preparing their writing skills by playing with the Aqua Doodle and Magna Doodle. Developing these fine motor skills is vital for physical writing development.

Puppet Theater
: We were able to replace our puppet theater where our children have spent countless hours putting on shows for their parents.


  Connect. Experience. Imagine.
  » 4/7/2013
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Three little words – but they somehow encompass the hundreds of ways people interact with our library every day. In the downstairs hallway, patrons connect to art through the Southside Art League display. Recently, people experienced the Civil War through our community read and the great programs we offered. And you only have to look at the bright eyes of children coming and going from storytime to know that they have imagined all sorts of things during their library visit.

This year you’ll see these three simple words used frequently as we talk with you, tell you about programs, and plan for the future.  Stop by the lobby to share your ideas about what it mean to connect, experience and imagine.  

Visit the Director's Desk blog to read Cheryl's full blog post about the connect. experience. imagine. campaign.


  Celebrate National Poetry Month at GPL
  » 3/31/2013
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Celebrate National Poetry Month by experiencing poetry at the Greenwood Public Library with a new exhibit and a visit from the Indiana Poet Laureate. The Indiana Poetry exhibit features the work of 20 living Indiana poets as well as a listening station and a magnetic poetry wall where visitors can create their own lines of poetry.  The exhibit is made possible by Indiana Humanities and Indiana Poet Laureate, Karen Kovacik.  "I'm grateful to Indiana Humanities and to the Greenwood Public Library for showcasing the fine work of poets from around the state." states Kovacik.

Kovacik will be at the Library for an “Evening of Poetry” on Tuesday, April 9th from 6:30 - 7:30pm.  Participants will have a chance to meet the Poet Laureate, enjoy a few poetry readings and try their hand at writing a few poems of their own.   Click here to register for our Evening of Poetry program.


  Library Closed Today
  » 3/25/2013
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Greenwood Public Library is closed today, Monday, March 25th due to the snow.

 



  Art Open House at GPL
  » 3/24/2013
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This past Thursday and Friday, crowds of people visited Greenwood Public Library to view the Art Open House featuring artwork by 1st - 5th graders from Isom Elementary, Northeast Elementary, Southwest Elementary and Westwood Elementary.   We were so impressed by the artwork created by these talented Greenwood students.


  A Space Just for Teens
  » 3/16/2013
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GPL’s new teen room is a safe haven, a home away from home for many teens throughout Greenwood. It’s a place where teens can beat the Librarian during a competitive video game tournament, challenge one another to an intense card game, finish eminently due homework assignments, attend a club or participate in a program that might have them dressing up as a zombie or racing around the room in a rolling chair, and sit back and relax with friends.

If you haven’t visited, come see the origami butterflies folded by several fantastic teenagers. Or the ceiling tiles being painted to bring the room a little more color. Or the book display put together by a Teen Advisory Board member. Come see the wonderful things that can happen when teens are given the opportunity to take ownership in their library. And to think, this is just the beginning of this new room’s story.


  Celebrate Teen Tech Week
  » 3/12/2013
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Celebrate Teen Tech Week all week long at GPL!   All activities are for teens in grades 6-12 and are held in the teen room from 3-5pm.

Each day we'll have a different techy topic, so check in at the teen room often this week!
Monday: eIndiana – digital scavenger hunt
Tuesday: GPL’s social media accounts – digital scavenger hunt
Wednesday: GPL’s eResources – digital scavenger hunt
Thursday: Video game tournament
Friday: This week’s Friday Random Film Fest is going Techie with Tron Legacy.

 



  GPL Closing Early
  » 3/5/2013
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Due to the weather, GPL will be closing at 7pm this evening


  Spring into Spring at GPL!
  » 2/27/2013
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Are you ready for visions of spring?  Then stop by GPL!  We're hosting a new show from Southside Art League (SALI) artists entitled ‘Spring Into Spring.’  The paintings depict many versions of spring designed to celebrate the coming of the season. Various SALI artists are represented, and all paintings will be available for purchase. The show will be on display until March 29th.


  eBook Check Out Raised to 5 Titles
  » 2/20/2013
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Good news!  The total number of eBook and/or e-audiobook checkouts through Overdrive has been increased to five!
Learn more about using Overdrive with our Compatible Devices Guide.  This guide will help you get started with Overdrive with step-by-step instructions and video tutorials. 


  Join in the Discussion!
  » 2/14/2013
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Have you been joining the Greenwood community in reading Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz?  We want to know what you think of the book!   Join in our online discussion on Facebook, or join the Primetime Book Club this Tuesday at 6:30pm for a friendly discussion!  All are welcome!


  GPL Buzz
  » 2/13/2013
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Have you seen the GPL Buzz?  You can get new book suggestions by finding out what GPL staff is reading, and you can watch short commercials of our upcoming programs to stay on top of what exciting events are coming up at GPL.  Learn about Overdrive on the video below, and our check out our YouTube channel to see all of our current videos!


  Join the Discussion!
  » 1/31/2013
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Community Read 2013 is here!  Pick up your own copy of Tony Horwitz’s Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War at the 2nd floor reference desk, then follow us on Facebook and Twitter to take part in our online book club.  We’ll post discussion questions and trivia each week!

Would you rather attend an in-person book club?  All are invited to join the Primetime Book Club's discussion on Tuesday, February 19 at 6:30pm.


  GPL to Host National Civil War Exhibition
  » 1/22/2013
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GPL is one of 50 sites nationwide selected to host the Civil War 150 traveling exhibition. The exhibit was developed to mark the 150th anniversary of the war allowing for viewers to experience the battle through the eyes of major political figures, soldiers, families, and freedmen. It will be on view at the library from January 28th to February 16th.

GPL is holding free programs for all ages in connection with the exhibit with assistance from the Johnson County Museum of History, Conner Prairie, and the Indiana Medical History Museum. Events will include reenactments and programs on Civil War music and dancing, cooking, and medicine. The library is also planning a community read of Tony Horwitz’s Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War. The Greenwood community is encouraged to read the title and join in book discussions hosted by the library.

The “Civil War 150” project is presented by The Library of America, in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of America, and is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The initiative was designed to encourage public exploration of the transformative impact and contested meanings of the Civil War through primary documents and firsthand accounts.  For a preview,
click to hear a letter from Mary Kelley to her sister Sarah Gordon.

View our Events Calendar or the Scoop for a full list of upcoming programs!


  Check out the Bookmark Blog!
  » 1/11/2013
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Want to get some book recommendations from GPL staff or see what books are new at the library?  Then be sure to check out the Bookmark Blog!



  Financial Literacy at GPL
  » 1/3/2013
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Did you make a New Year's resolution to get your finances in order for 2013?  Then join us this winter for our FREE Financial Literacy classes.  Thanks to a grant from the Johnson County Community Foundation, this program is free and open to all.

Mon | Jan 7 | 6pm
Where Does Your Money Go?  Creating a Personal Budget (Part 1)
Click here to register.

Mon | Jan 21 | 6pm
Where Does Your Money Go? Creating a Personal Budget (Part 2)
Click here to register.

Mon | Feb 18 | 6pm
Mortgages: True Cost of Homeownership
Click here to register.

Mon | Mar 11 | 6pm
Roadmap to Retirement
Click here to register.



  Library Closed
  » 12/26/2012
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Due to the weather, Greenwood Public Library is closed today, Wednesday, December 26th.


  GPL Holiday Hours
  » 12/18/2012
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Monday, December 24 (Christmas Eve): Closed

Tuesday, December 25 (Christmas): Closed

Monday, December 31 (New Year's Eve): Close at 5pm

Tuesday, January 1 (New Year's Day): Closed

Happy Holidays from all of us at GPL!

 



  Middle Earth Day this Friday!
  » 12/8/2012
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Celebrate the release of the movie The Hobbit and all things Middle Earth with an afternoon of games, crafts and activities! Try your hand at the One Ring Toss, join the scavenger hunt and search for Dwarvish treasure hidden by the dragon Smaug, run like a hobbit and more! Furry feet and pointed ears are optional -- but encouraged, so come dressed like your favorite Middle Earth character.  We will show the animated movie, The Hobbit, at 3pm. Free popcorn and water will be provided.  All are invited to this afternoon full of family-friendly fun!


  GPL now on Pinterest!
  » 12/1/2012
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Greenwood Public Library is now on Pinterest!  Follow our boards for some great staff picks of books, crafts and recipes!  Click here to see our boards!

Don't forget to find us on Facebook and Twitter as well!


  Greenwood Community Day December 1st!
  » 11/27/2012
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You are invited to Greenwood Community Day at Hinkle Fieldhouse this Saturday that will include a Butler University men’s basketball game against the Ball State Cardinals.

Click here to purchase your tickets online.

By purchasing tickets through this offer you will:

•Receive discounted tickets
•Cheer on the Bulldogs with Mayor Mark W. Myers
•Show your Greenwood Community Spirit
•Join in a post-game shoot-around on the court (bring own ball)
•Be a part of community pictures on the court after the game

Hope to see you there!


  Closed for Thanksgiving
  » 11/18/2012
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Greenwood Public Library will be closing at 5pm on Wednesday, and will be CLOSED on Thursday for Thanksgiving.  We will reopen on Friday, November 23rd at 1pm.

Happy Thanksgiving!



  Greenwood-a-Glow is this Saturday!
  » 11/11/2012
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Join us on Saturday, November 17th from 4-8pm for carriage rides, crafts and pictures with Santa as we celebrate the holiday season. Carriage rides will be available for $2 while pictures with Santa will be available for $1. All are welcome to this annual event sponsored by Old Town Greenwood.


  New Flag at GPL
  » 11/3/2012
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We are so excited to have a new flag flying outside GPL just in time for Veteran's Day!  A special thank you to Boy Scout Pack #621 for helping us properly retire our tattered flag as part of earning their citizenship badges!


  Election Day is Novemeber 6th
  » 11/1/2012
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Election Day is quickly approaching!  Get ready and get informed.

Click here to see who is on your ballot.

Click here to see a list of voting locations in Johnson County.

 

 



  All are invited to Monster Mash!
  » 10/19/2012
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The whole family is welcome to this family-friendly Halloween Party. Businesses from all over Johnson County will be giving away treats¯ while the Library will be providing the tricks¯.  Pizzas will be on sale from Little Caesar's and you can register your daughters for Girl Scouts that evening!

Celebrate Halloween with this fun, safe, kid-friendly party! All profits from the evening will go to purchase materials for the Library.



  Join us for a Knight to Remember
  » 10/9/2012
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Tickets are still available for A Knight to Remember on Thursday, October 18 at 7pm.

Legendary former IU Coach Bob Knight will be the keynote speaker at the Greenwood Public Library fundraiser. The event was conceived by local supporters in honor of hometown heroes Tom and Dick Van Arsdale. The Van Arsdale twins grew up in Greenwood and while they now reside near Phoenix, they wanted to honor their mother by creating a library fund in her name. Proceeds from this event will go to the Friends of the Greenwood Public Library’s newly established Hilda Van Arsdale Library Fund.

Visit www.Knight2Remember.com for more information and to purchase tickets.  Tickets will also be on the sale the night of the event.


  InOMN this Saturday!
  » 9/16/2012
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GPL is joining with the Indiana Astronomical Society and millions of people around the world for the annual International Observe the Moon Night this Saturday at 6:30pm.  The Indiana Astronomical Society will be bringing their telescopes for attendees to observe the moon. Experts from the Society will also be on hand to guide participants through the night sky and answer questions about the moon and astronomy in general. Several educational stations will be available with activities designed to educate and entertain amateur astronomers of all ages.  InOMN is free and open to the public.  Be sure to come join in on the fun!