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This Week in a Photo

December 8th, 2014

It’s the 2nd week of December, and it’s going to be a big one at HCPL. :)

I’m sure you’ve all been dying of anticipation for Guardians of the Galaxy to come out on DVD like me, AND the day is finally almost upon us TOMORROW (12/9)!!! To celebrate this joyous occasion, we will be throwing a costume/ DVD release party in Greenfield. Come dressed as your favorite GOTG character or other Marvel character (school appropriate, please), vote on your favorite costume, and watch the movie. This event will make you leave saying, “I am Groot!”

dec 9-10 LG

The next day (Wed. Dec. 10) will be full of fluffy fun at our DIY Tube Animal Pillow program! Perfect as a holiday present or as a gift to yourself, these fleecy pillow pals are the perfect prop for late-night reading. By popular request we will be watching The Polar Express while we make our pillows, so expect hot chocolate too!

And as an on-going event, please make an ornament for our teen room tree! I have plenty of sonic screwdrivers, Tardis, Homestuck characters, Batmans, Rocket and Groots, etc. I will print ornaments by request as well – Just ask.

Have an awesome week. See you at the library!





After pulling myself off the floor from my major fangirling-freak-out over this glorious news, I proceeded to watch these upcoming movie trailers again and again. If you haven’t had the chance to see them yet, enjoy, and if you have, enjoy again!

Chris Pratt in another sure-to-be-amazing-role! Genetically engineered dinosaurs – What could POSSIBLY go wrong?? Hahaa.

Frimmin on the frim fram!

Your fangirling librarian,
– Sarah Skywalker/ Clever Girl

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27th, 2014






See you turkeys later this week!

Sarah (also a turkey) :)

The Teen Library Council had a packed schedule today: Dinner then off to a United Way grant writing workshop at the Greenfield Chamber of Commerce!

HUGE thank you to the team at Hey Cafe in downtown Greenfield for a wonderful dining experience and amazing food! The teens and I were certainly impressed. THANK YOU!!!


After our fabulous dinner, we walked over to the Central Indiana United Way’s Youth as Resources grant writing workshop where we got some great tips for our 2015 proposal for Teens Read the Way. I can’t wait to get back together with the Council to recap the workshop and get started on our 2015 project.

Thank you too, Teen Library Council AND parents for braving the chilly-blustery weather to meet me out on this fun and productive library outing!

Until next time!


Student Library Council: Remember we are meeting at the Hey Cafe (16 N State St, Greenfield, IN 46140) today at 5:15. We will then be walking over to Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce at One Courthouse Plaza, Greenfield for the Youth As Resources Grant Workshop. This meeting will last from 6:30 – 7:30, so please have a ride waiting for you at the Chamber of Commerce by 7:30pm.

If you or a parent/ guardian have questions, please call me at 317-462-5141 x 225 or email me at sryan@hcplibrary.org.

Thanks and see you later TLC!


Excited for Weekend Reads!

November 9th, 2014

My weekend was certainly all booked up! What was on your weekend reading list?

Sarah – finished The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, by Holly Black ; currently reading Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire



Yes, you too can drink coffee & make stuff up today at HCPL from 4-6pm! Enjoy a relaxing space to take your novel to the next level. Writing prompts will be available if you get stuck.

Start channeling those creative threads, and I’ll see you at 4!



Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2014


Hope you all have a fun Halloween! Get your fill of candy

and scary movies!

And remember to watch out for friends trying to sneak up behind you and scare you.



Have a scary good day!




Post your results below! I want to know what kind of MONSTERS you guys are! Hahaa
Sarah – aka Bride of Frankenstein

We had an awesome turnout for the Injustice: Gods Among Us tournament on Oct. 15! Thanks to all the ladies and gents who came out and battled in our double-elimination event.


Big congrats to our tournament winners:

Caden (1st place): $25 GameStop gift card, $10 Chicago’s Pizza, retro Mountain Dew, tournament poster

Tyler (2nd place): $15 GameStop gift card, gaming snacks, retro Dew

Aden (3rd place): gaming snacks, retro Dew


Our next gaming event is Teen/Tween Gaming on Nov. 25, 4-6 @ Greenfield! More gaming tournaments are coming up in the coming months (Madden 15 & Super Smash Bros. Brawl @ Sugar Creek), so keep practicing!