Cover: The Sweet Life by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
Friday, August 19 at 4:00 pm

Best-selling author Suzanne Woods Fisher will virtually discuss her latest book, The Sweet Life—a romance set in Cape Cod—and answer your questions about her books. Ice cream will be served and the first ten attendees will also receive a free copy of The Sweet Life.

Boy building with plastic bricks
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, August 4 at 6:00 pm

Ages 5-11: Challenge your child’s construction skills, teamwork abilities, and creativity at Lego® Lab! Every month, your child can attempt the monthly challenge’s theme or build their own designs. At the end of the evening, spend a few minutes touring everyone’s designs and learn how others solved problems in their own builds. Your child’s design will be part of a month-long display in Youth Services. Parents and caregivers with children under 9 should assist with building.

Illustration of prehistoric ocean life
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Tuesday, July 19 at 12:00 pm

Discover the abundant marine life that flourished in the prehistoric waters which once covered Indiana—including primitive corals, unusual sponges, and extinct species of fish—with Polly Sturgeon from the Indiana Geological and Water Survey.

Illustration of woman wearing Pan-African flag blowing in the breeze
Main Library
Lobby
Thursday, June 30 at 12:00 pm

Even though Juneteenth has only recently been recognized as a federal holiday, observations of this date has played an important role in the development of American culture. Dr. Kimberly Stanley, assistant history professor at Indiana State University, will explain the history of Juneteenth and the impact that its celebration has had over the past 150 years.

Detail of Into Bondage. Oil on Canvas by Aaron Douglas. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art.
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Saturday, June 18 at 2:00 pm

Ages 16 & Up: President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, which declared “that all persons held as slaves [in the Southern states which had seceded] …are, and henceforward shall be free.” But for enslaved people in remote areas of Texas, it would be two more years before they were told that their freedom had been granted. Learn more about the origins of this “second Independence Day” and how local Black communities have celebrated it through the years.

Underwater Photo of Coral
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
Wednesday, June 1 at 6:00 pm

Ages 16 & Up: Ocean water covers 70% of the Earth’s surface and plays an important role in maintaining the global environment—from absorbing excess heat to safely storing carbon dioxide. However, ocean temperatures, currents, and sea levels are being drastically altered as the climate changes. Dr. James Brinson, Associate Professor of Ecology and the Environmental Science Program Coordinator at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, will discuss the impact of these changes on critical marine ecosystems, local communities, and global systems which effect everyone’s lives.

Piggy Bank
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
Tuesday, May 24 at 10:30 am

Instances of fraud and identity theft have been on the rise over the past four years, with an increased number of scammers targeting older adults and stealing billions through both phone and online cons. You can avoid becoming a scammer's next target-or get help if you've been the victim of this crime-with tools, tips, and resources provided by First Farmers Bank & Trust. Refreshments will be served.