Johnson County Public Library celebrates storytelling



Library group hosts Freetown Village Singers

Johnson County Public Library’s annual Friends’ meeting will celebrate Hoosier history and storytelling with song on Oct. 11.

Starting at 6:30 p.m. at the White River library, a short meeting will commence, followed by light refreshments and a program featuring the Freetown Village Singers.

The group preserves African-American traditions and culture through storytelling and song. They will present an interactive collection of traditional folk songs singing in a cappella. The performance will be approximately 30 minutes long with time for questions afterward.

The public is invited to attend the Friends of JCPL annual meeting to learn more about the Friends and enjoy fun entertainment for the whole family. You do not have to be a Friends member to attend this event, however they are always looking for excited volunteers.

The Friends of Johnson County Public Library are a nonprofit group that supports library services and resources while sharing their love of books with the community.

The library has many more fall and Halloween-oriented programs in store for the month of October.

Here are just a few more coming up during the library’s Booktoberfest:

Paint a Pint at the at the White River Branch on Oct. 8 or the Clark Pleasant Branch on Oct. 19

Create a masterpiece you can drink out of. Paint a pint glass to celebrate “Booktoberfest.” Learn how to paint a themed design on a pint glass. All supplies will be provided.

Movie: “Strange Brew” at the Clark Pleasant Branch on Oct. 12

Bob & Doug McKenzie get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it. Celebrate “Booktoberfest” by watching this classic comedy starring Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas (1983, Rated PG).

Wine-making: From the vine to the bottle at the Franklin Branch Oct. 13

Celebrate Oktoberfest and learn how wine is made. Sarah Shadday from Mallow Run Winery in Bargersville will explain how grapes go from the vine to wine. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or just curious, come learn something new.

Homebrewing 101 at the Clark Pleasant Branch on Oct. 18

Final Gravity Homebrew Supply will teach attendees the basic process of brewing beer, as well as explore ingredients and equipment that one would need to get started in this fun hobby. No experience necessary for this class.

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