• Shelby County Public Library: Love, Space Art in the Library Air

    Love, Space Art in the Library Air
    Love is in the air and eclipse art is in library at the Shelbyville and Morristown branches of the Shelby County Public Library. Librarians and staff have stuffed their programs like custard into a heart-shaped pastry, and they are so sweet you will want to visit multiple time.
    Valentine’s celebrations begin on Tuesday, Feb. 13 with the movie “Much Ado About Nothing” at the Morristown Branch at 4 pm. Enjoy a version of Shakespeare’s timeless tale of misunderstandings, manipulations, and interrupted weddings, then discussion the movie and the written play at 6:30 with the Ken Jewell Literary Society.
    Mix up a sparkling “love potion” with Molly and Myla in Youth Services in the Shelbyville Branch on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 5 pm. Or stop by Morristown Branch’s Library Camp for Anti-Valentine’s Day Art. At 2 pm on Wednesday, Stephanie brings her musical talents for a session of “Name That Tune” in Room D of the Shelbyville Main building. A hint: all songs will have the word “love” in the title.
    A movie matinee with a hilarious take on love and marriage will screen at 2 pm Feb. 16 in Room B of the Carnegie East Wing. Actors and comedians Tim Allen and Kirstie Alley entertain in another tale of mishaps and understandings.
    Eclipse art takes center stage this week at both library branches. Adults and teens can meet at either 2 pm or 6 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 13 in Room D of the mail building. These workshops are free, but registration is recommended. Sign up near the adult circulation desk or call the library 1t 317-398-7121. Youth ages 6-18 may create space art at Library Camp from 3 pm to 5:30 pm Wednesday, Feb. 14.
    All eclipse/space art is due at the Shelbyville Branch by 7 pm for entry into the Community Art Project. Art will be displayed from March 1 to April 15 at various locations to be announced later by the Blue River Community Foundation. Check this website for more information; https://serveshelby.com/nonprofit-december-2023/eclipse-art-project
    Teens ages 12-18 have Trivia and Twister this week. Match wits with Molly’s Trivia Knowledge at 4:30 pm Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the Shelbyville Branch. Join stop in for Mega-Twister on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Morristown Branch. Get creative when traveling to find your spot!
    Families will enjoy Homeschool Geek Out on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 2 to 4 pm. Build something amazing with other homeschool families. Baby/Toddler Playtime returns this Friday, Feb. 16 at 10 am at the Morristown Branch. This new program takes place the first and third Fridays of each month.
    Nintendo Club has sparked lots of questions online, so elementary-age kids, prepare to game with Molly on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6 pm. Meet in Youth Services in the Gaming Room with warmed-up thumbs.
    Storytimes still take place at their usual times. Morristown Branch meets at 11 am on Thursday, Feb. 15, while the Shelbyville Branch meets at 10 am Tuesday, 10:30 am Wednesday, and 1 pm Thursday. Youth Services head Dustin reads on Tuesday and Thursday, while Molly reads on Wednesday. They love stories, sons, crafts and bubbles; join them.