• Shelby County Public Library: February Happenings at the Library

    After battling extreme cold, water leaks, and furnace breaks in January, the Shelby County Public Library is back to its normal schedule for February. New programs, new programs times, and crafts for Valentine’s Day are ready for patrons. Check the library’s website calendar or pick up a newsletter to plan your library outings.
    Teens have a choice on Tuesday between a Boxes of Love craft / Boxes of Lovecraft at the Velma Wortman Morristown Branch, starting at either 4 pm or 6:30 pm, while Shelbyville Youth Services hosts Movies with Molly at 4:45 pm, where teens pick the movie. On Wednesday, Shelbyville’s Youth Advisory Board meets at 5 pm, and Morristown’s Library Camp activity is Silent Book Club. Library Camp runs from 3 pm to 5:30 pm and has 2 simultaneous programs: one for ages 6-11 and one for ages 12-18.
    Creative Club at Shelbyville Youth Services has moved days; it is now meeting on Thursdays at 6 pm starting this week. This club alternates Thursdays with the new Nintendo Club. Both clubs are for ages 6-1.
    Morristown Branch is packed up of craft and art programs this week, plus a Lunar celebration and a new program called “When I Grow Up …”. This presentation-style meeting on the second Thursday of the month will feature Tim Butcher, a meat cutter and butcher with 30 years of experience; he works at Morristown’s Kopper Kettle Inn Restaurant. Ages 17 and older will get the most from this program.
    Boxes of Love craft / Boxes of Lovecraft is a special Valentine craft on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Back to give you dreams of loved ones (and eldritch horrors), our crafts will make giving gifts and receiving (the Great Old Ones) Valentines personally perfect. Register for either the 4 pm session or the 6:30 pm session for this Free craft: 765-818-1718. Make celestial skyscapes with markers and paint at 2 pm Saturday, Feb. 10 with Space Art on Glass. Enter this image into the Eclipse Art Show, if you like. Register for this event or get more details by calling the Morristown Branch. All ages can do these crafts, so bring everyone in the family.
    Celebrate the Year of the Dragon at 10 am Saturday, Dec. 10. Children ages 6-11 can join the Morristown Branch to explore the holiday and traditions of the Lunar New Year.