• Shelby County Public Library: Lots of fun events to keep you out of the heat this week at the library

    Ease into autumn with the Shelby County Public Library in the next two weeks. Put on your calendars Shelby County Reads novels in library book clubs, crafts for adults, and clubs for kids of all ages.
    September is Shelby County Reads, where all county residents are encouraged to read and discuss one book. Our two adult book clubs are focusing on Shelby County Reads selections. Ken Jewell Literary Society at Morristown will discuss the adult selection, “If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name” by Heather Lende, at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 pm. The Book Club @ The Bookmark will discuss “Firekeeper’s Daughter” by Angeline Boulley, the teen selection, at noon at the café. Pick up a book at the library branches’ main desks.
    Fan Favorite Upcycled Book Art returns to the Velma Wortman Morristown Branch on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 6:30 pm just for adults.  Then on Thursday at 6:30 pm, Morristown staff present a Fall Wreath class. Thrift Store Painting – Ghost Vision! follows a week late at 6:30 pm Thursday, Sept. 14.Teens and adults can enjoy both of these crafts.
    A new LEGO Club for elementary-age students starts Thursday, Sept. 7 at 4 pm in Shelbyville Youth Services. Ages 6-11 will enjoy stretching their creativity every Thursday at LEGO Club. Storytime’s focus is on oceans this week and numbers next week. On Friday morning at 10 am, Baby / Toddler Play Time meets again just for the littlest patrons. Teens have their Hang Out on Wednesday at 4 pm, DND with Blake at 6 pm on Thursday, and Bubble Therapy at 4 pm on Friday. Next week, teens will make buttons on Tuesday at 4 pm, while Wednesday will have a YAB meeting at 4 pm.
    Mark down the Pirates and Princesses Party on Saturday, Sept. 16 from noon to 4 pm at Morristown. Drop in or stay the entire time; you won’t want to miss this! Regular LEGO League for elementary-age kids meets Wednesday at 4:30 pm, then the same age group meets Friday at 4:30 pm for Let’s Play a Game! Storytime remains at 1 pm Monday and 11 am Thursday with Play Date Socials on Tuesday from 1-3 pm. Teens have Make-It Monday on Sept. 11, when they will craft patriotic suncatchers.