• Shelby County Public Library: This week's Summer Reading Events

    Princesses, pirates, and adventure reign at the Shelby County Public Library’s summer reading events this week. Meanwhile, adults can go retro with a 1931 movie, while also supporting Turning Point and the Alzheimer’s Association.

    Disney songs on the Plaza at the Shelbyville Branch will give off a punk rock vibe when Stephanie takes the stage to play piano and sing songs. Come dressed as your favorite princess or sport a punk rock vibe on Monday, June 17 at 6 pm.

    The Morristown Branch hosts a Pirates and Princesses party from 1 to 3 pm on Tuesday, June 18, which is perfect for ages 6 and up to adults. Shout along with an interactive movie about Princess Buttercup and Westly, aka the Dread Pirate Rogers. Inconceivable as it is, the shouting might be too much for preschoolers, so ages 6 and up would be recommended for the audience. Journey to the lands of Florin and Guilder for an adventure based on the iconic movie at 2 pm, Saturday, June 22.

    Turning Point sponsors Game Night at the Shelbyville Branch at 6 pm Tuesday, June 18. Meet in Room D of the Shelbyville main building.

    Register to walk in the 4th Annual Longest Day Walk at 8:30 am Friday, June 21 at the Blue River Memorial Park at 725 Lee Blvd. Walking to fight Alzheimer’s begins at 9 am and lasts until noon. The Shelby County Active Aging Council sponsors the walk.

    Days Gone Dry, the Genealogy & History Department’s 1920s commemoration brings James Cagney’s 1931 film “The Public Enemy” to The Strand Theatre on Thursday, June 20 at 7:30 pm. This movie is loosely based on the story of Al Capone, so dress up in your best zoot suit men, and women might sport a cloche hat and flapper dress.

    Reading has started in earnest for the library’s summer reading program. Youth from babies to age 18 must read 600 minutes while adults need to read 10 books. Reading to children counts for adults, well. For more information, see the Summer Reading 2024 page on the library’s website, myshelbylibrary.org, or contact either Morristown or Shelbyville branches.