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PCL News - May 2024

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PCL NEWSB R O W S E A L L T H A T Y O U R L I B R A R Y H A S T O O F F E RM A Y 2 0 2 4

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Last month, two staff members and I headed to Columbus, Ohio with 10,000 other librarians toattend the Public Library Association conference. It’s about what you’d expect. A sea oflibrarians attending sessions, roaming the exhibit floor, and meeting up with colleagues. Youmight think a conference full of librarians would be a snooze-fest, but it’s actually quite theopposite. Believe it or not, we can be quite the rowdy bunch!I have probably attended a dozen of these conferences. I actually landed my first professionaljob at a PLA conference in Portland, Oregon back in 1996. And since then, I’ve seen an awfullot change in this profession. When I started as a librarian, the Internet was as new to libraries as I was. Card catalogs werejust starting to go by the way. E-books and streaming services weren’t a thing. And, AI was inthe fiction we held on our shelves. Oh, how things have changed.The people working in libraries have changed too. In the late 90’s, you could spot a librarianfrom a mile away. She was wearing a tribal skirt and carrying a cat bag. In the 2000’s, westarted to see more young men coming into the profession, and they could be identified by theirbowties and Batman shirts. Now, librarians often have brightly-colored hair and rainbowwatchbands. I suppose like anything else, librarianship has its trends.But one thing that’s not a trend in public librarianship is good-old public service. Being here foryou, our patrons, is the sole reason for our existence. We go to conferences to learn things thatwe can use to help us do more and do better. At our core, we are public servants, and we arehere, ready to assist.Lynn HobbsLibrary DirectorFROM THE DIRECTORThe library will be closed on Monday, May 27thin observance ofMemorial Day.CLOSURE THIS MONTH

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ALL AGESLEGO AFTERNOONSaturday, May 25th1:00 - 3:00 p.m.All ages are invited to the Sycamore Room for an afternoon of open building and engineering.Classic LEGO bricks as well as Duplos, Lincoln Logs, and old fashioned wooden blocks will beavailable.EVENT FORSTORYTIME WITHMS. RACHELLEdates and themes varysee below10:00 - 11:00 a.m.FIREFLY BOOK AWARDSWednesday, May 15th10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Children ages 0-5 are invited to listen to and voteon five books nominated for the Early LiteracyFirefly Award.CHILDRENEVENTS FORThursday, May 2nd: GardeningFriday, May 10th: Mother’s DayThursday, May 30th: HairStorytime is aimed for children ages 0through 6. Come visit for snacks, songs,crafts, and playtime!SCHOOL’S OUT! MOVIE AFTERNOON: A "Wimpy" FilmFriday, May 24th3:00 - 4:45 p.m.Start summer break off right with popcorn and a fun flickbased on Jeff Kinney's award-winning book series.

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THE GAME CORNERWednesday, May 1st & 15th3:00 - 5:00 p.m.CROCHET CLUBSaturday, May 11th & 25th10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.A friendly video game tournament for teensin grades 6-12. On May 1st, we’ll haveQdoba queso and chips, and on May 15th,we’ll have Pizza Hut! TEENSEVENTS FORAFTER HOURS –MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOUSaturday, May 4th4:30 - 7:30 p.m.We’re having a Star Wars-themed AfterHours program! We’ll have a Star Warsmovie playing as well as some games to goalong with it. Costumes / cosplay isencouraged. Ages 12 – 18 are welcome toattend. Registration is required. This club is for 14 – 18 year olds and iswelcome to all skill levels.If you don’t know how to crochet, the hostcan show you. If you do know how and justwant to go at your own pace, that’s goodtoo!This will be a casual, quiet, group setting.Registration is required to attend.NEEDLE FELTING WITH NELLYSaturday, May 18th10:00 - 11:30 a.m.Nelly – Fiber Artist from the Fairy TaleFiber Farm – will be teaching simple needlefelting techniques. Ages 10 – 18 arewelcome to attend. Registration isrequired.

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CANDLELIGHT YOGATuesday, May 21st & 28th6:45 - 7:45 p.m.Candlelight yoga is a gentle,flow-style class that focuses onbreathing and light stretching.AllAll skill levels and bodies are welcome!Mats and props are available for use.BOUND TO BOOKS:A BOOK CLUBWednesday, May 15th6:30 - 7:30 p.m.We'd love to have you join our newest bookclub at PCL. Like reading a variety of genres?Bring yourself and join us--we don't even careif you're late or didn't finish the book! Thismonth’s selection is The Boys in the Boat byDaniel James Brown. Check out this group’sFacebook page for more information.Experience the profound connections as ourgifted medium bridges the gap between thisworld and the next. Reserve your place nowfor an intimate and enlightening experience.Registration is required to attend.MEDIUM READING(W/ ANGELA ENRIQUEZ)Wednesday, May 15th6:00 - 7:00 p.m.ADULTSEVENTS FORBLOOD DRIVE Thursday, May 9th2:00 - 7:00 p.m.Make an appointment (or just walk-in) to donateblood at PCL through Versiti Blood Center ofIndiana. Help us save lives! The library has set agoal of getting 45 donors signed up to donate. Click here to make an appointment to donateblood.Dive into the world of watercolors! Learnfundamental techniques, color mixing, andunleash your creativity in this beginner-friendly class. Registration is required to attend.AQUA ARTS:BEGINNER WATERCOLORMonday, May 20th6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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Entertaining ThingsBinoculars Bocce setCD player with radio (portable)Chess & Backgammon set with bookCorn Hole game (portable)Croquet setKaraoke machinePickleball setProjectorProjector screenRecord player (w/Bluetooth)UkuleleYardzee (giant Yahtzee) & other yard games (combined set) Museum PassesEiteljorg MuseumEugene and Marilyn Glick History CenterIndiana Medical History Museum Indiana State Museum Kurt Vonnegut Museum & LibraryCrafty ThingsCricut Explore Air 2Dremel engraving setPyrography (wood burning) setRubber stamps and ink setSewing machineSafety ThingsCaneCombustible gas detectorKnee scooterRadon detectorSafety gogglesKitchen & Cooking ThingsAir fryerBread machineCrock potFood dehydratorIce cream makerSous vide setYonanas vegan soft serve dessert makerCheck it out (literally).The Library of ThingsToolsAll in one hanging tool (for pictures, shelves, etc.)Black light flashlightBolt cutterChainsaw (mini cordless)Edger and trimmer (cordless)Hammer drill and masonry bitsHand truck / Moving dollyImpact power driver with bits (cordless)Kill a Watt electricity usage meterLadders (fiberglass 8’ & 12’)Laser level and tripodMagnetic pick-up toolMetal detectorMover’s dollies (2 flat dollies)Nail and staple gunNail clipper set (for dogs)Pipe wrenchPower drill with bits (cordless)Random orbit sander (with discs)Saw 2-in-1 reciprocating and jigsawStud finderWallpaper steamerLawn and Garden ThingsAuger (earth / cordless)Cordless hedge trimmerExtendable tree prunerLawn spreader (rolling)Leaf blower (cordless)Portable spreaderPost hole diggerPressure washerPressure washer accessory (for wide paths)Telescoping loppersTiller (corded)Tiller (cordless)WheelbarrowHome Electronic ThingsElectric typewriterExtension cord (100 ft)Label makerPhoto scannerSlide and film converterTravel adapterTV antenna

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