• Shelby County Public Library: This week at the Library 9/11/2023

    Thrift Store Painting – Ghost Vision! taps into a popular upcycling trend, and patrons can join the fun on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 pm at the Velma Wortman Morristown Branch. Create spooky art by adding your own ghosties to these thrift store finds. Not into ghosts? Add your own autumn vibe to the painting! Registration is recommended so plenty of paintings are available. Register by calling 765-818-1718 or emailing morristown@sscpl.lib.in.us. Meet at the Morristown Branch, 127 E. Main St., Morristown, IN 46161.

    This week, two Shelby County Public Library book clubs meet. Morristown’s Ken Jewell Literary Society gathers at 6:30 pm Tuesday, Sept. 12 to discuss “If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name” by Heather Lende. This event is part of Shelby County Reads! Anyone can come to this book club. If you haven’t read the book yet, come for the discussion and then check out the book. This thriving book club would love to have you!  On Thursday, Sept. 14 The Horizon Center Book Club will meet at 1 pm to talk about its selection, “The Other Einstein” by Marie Benedict. This book club meets in Shelby Senior Services inside the YMCA building, 2120 Intelliplex Drive, Shelbyville.

    Youth and teens have activities each weekday, plus a party on Saturday, at the Shelby County libraries. Teens start with Make-It Monday in Morristown at 4 pm to make patriotic suncatchers on Sept. 1, then on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 4 pm, teens will create buttons at the Shelbyville branch. Shelbyville’s YAB meets at 4 pm Wednesday, Sept. 13; DND with Blake starts at 6 pm on Thursday, Sept. 14, and the week ends at 4 pm Friday, Sept. 15 with Bubble Therapy.

    Morristown’s week builds to a finale on Saturday, Sept. 16 with a Pirates and Princesses Party from noon to 4 pm. Stop by to enjoy games, crafts, snacks, and fun while celebrating “Talk Like A Pirate Day” and have a royally good time! Sailors and other royalty (families and all ages) are also welcome to attend.

    Until the party, youth and preschoolers have multiple program times at the Morristown Branch. Playdate Socials meets from 1 to 3 pm Tuesday, Sept. 12 for socialization and play; Lego League lets kids ages 6-11 build something incredible on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 4:30 pm; Storytime at 11 am Thursday, Sept. 14 focuses on our littlest learners; while Let’s Play A Game! at 4:30 pm Thursday, Sept. 14 encourages positive competition in school-age learners, ages 6-11.