Library Events For June

Summer Reading Challenge: All ages, birth through adult can register. Starting June 1, log time to earn prizes! Go to www.lpld.lib.in.us to register using our new program Beanstack app (https://lpld.beanstack.org/reader365 ).  Any time spent reading or listening to books counts. Attend programs to earn even more rewards! Prizes will be awarded at level 1: 120 minutes, level 2: 300 minutes and level 3: 600 minutes. Raffles will be drawn weekly for a wide variety of donated prizes. Lawrenceburg Main Library, 812-537-2775. All ages. Free.

Story Hunt: Stop by the Lawrenceburg Main Library during the month of June to “hunt” down the pages of the book Those Darn Squirrels by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri. Fun for the whole family! All ages. Free.

Genealogy 101: Join Dearborn County Genealogist Cassie Blankenhorn to learn how to research your family tree. Attendance at all the programs is encouraged, but not required! 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Lawrenceburg Main Library. 812-537-2775. Adults. Free.

D&D at the Library: Calling all adventurers! Join us in the café area on Tuesday evenings, June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., to play 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons. We offer a friendly, low-pressure environment for beginning players and veterans alike. For the summer sessions, track down great beasts and terrible monsters on behalf of the Great Guild, making civilization safe against the Wild. We provide snacks and character sheets. Bring your own dice or borrow ours. Registration is required. Register at: www.lpld.lib.in.us/calendar. Lawrenceburg Main Library. 812-537-2775. Ages 16-35. Free.

Among Us (teens): Teens! Come to the library for virtual game nights! We’ll be playing the free online multiplayer game Among Us! Take on the role of Crewmate or Imposter in this animated game of teamwork and betrayal! Never played? That’s okay! We’re happy to show you the ropes as we play together. If possible, please have the mobile app downloaded on your device (phone or tablet) prior to the event. Available free for Android and iOS. Personal laptops are not allowed. Must register at: www.lpld.lib.in.us/calendar. 5:30 p.m. June 1, 15 & 29, Lawrenceburg Main Library. 812-537-2775. Teens. Free.

Yin Yoga: Yin Yoga is a gentle stretching practice involving seated poses that are typically held for 3 to 5 minutes. It is designed to promote the health of the joints, specifically in the hips and spine. This class is led by Lawrenceburg Public Library District staff member and 500 Hour RYT Michael Spears. These practices will be released June 2, 16 & 30, and will always be available for viewing on our YouTube page, https://www.youtube.com/user/lpldyouth. No registration needed. Adults. Free.

Don’t Bug Us: In May of 2021, billions of cicadas will emerge and descend upon parts of the Midwest and Atlantic Coast. Come on by the Lawrenceburg Main Library to learn more about these bugs and the role they play in our environment. In partnership with Purdue University Extension, we will offer a fun hands-on BUG lesson for kids and teens of all ages. Must register at: www.lpld.lib.in.us/calendar. 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, Lawrenceburg Main Library. 812-537-2775. Kids & Teens. Free.

Genealogy Roundtable: Discuss genealogy at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 5, at the Lawrenceburg Main Library. No need to register. 812-537-2775. Adults. Free.

Minecraft and Munchies: Know how to play Minecraft? Want to learn in a safe environment? Love snacks? Join us for Minecraft play AND make your own delicious snacks! Must register at: www.lpld.lib.in.us/calendar. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 7, 14, 21 & 28. Lawrenceburg Main Library. 812-537-2775. Kids & Teens. Free.

Take & Make Craft: Family STEM Rollercoaster: Come grab some take and make craft bags, complete with everything kids will need to make an awesome craft! These STEM crafts are for families so all kids can participate with their parents! Use this kit to make your very own rollercoaster as a family! Starts Monday, June 7, at Lawrenceburg Main Library and North Dearborn Branch Library. Families. Free.

Monthly Meditation: Watch this video starting Monday, June 7, and learn how to relax with a guided meditation! This session is led by Lawrenceburg Public Library District staff member and 500 Hour RYT Michael Spears and will be released on YouTube for viewing at your convenience, www.youtube.com/user/lpldyouth. No registration needed. Adults. Free.

Among Us (kids): Kids in third, fourth and fifth grades! Come to the library for virtual game nights! We’ll be playing the free online multiplayer game Among Us! Take on the role of Crewmate or Imposter in this animated game of teamwork and betrayal! Never played? That’s okay! We’re happy to show you the ropes as we play together. If possible, please have the mobile app downloaded on your device (phone or tablet) prior to the event. Available free for Android and iOS. Personal laptops are not allowed. Must register at: www.lpld.lib.in.us/calendar. 5:30 p.m. June 10 & 24, North Dearborn Library. 812-637-0777. Grades third, fourth and fifth. Free.

Beginners Crochet: Bring a size 4 worsted weight yarn (nothing that says soft) in a light color and a crochet hook size H or I. Start learning at any level of experience. Noon, June 8. Register: www.lpld.lib.in.us/calendar. Lawrenceburg Main Library. 812-537-2775.  Adults. Free.

Mr. Eric’s Interactive Kids Music: Get ready to make some music! Join long-time musician and performer Mr. Eric in singing popular children’s songs, and grab some instruments to make some music of your own! Kids can sing, dance, and even play along with Mr. Eric in this highly interactive concert, featuring songs like “Down By the Bay,” “Baby Beluga,” “You Are My Sunshine,” and “Old MacDonald”! Tuesday, June 8. 2 p.m. @ Civic Park, Lawrenceburg. All ages. Free.

Indiana Moneywise: Investing: A representative of the Indiana Secretary of State’s office will present a series of topics through the Indiana Moneywise program via Zoom presented by the Lawrenceburg Public Library District. The topic for June is investing- this program will be prerecorded. August and October programs will be live on Zoom and recorded to post on the library district’s YouTube page, www.youtube.com/user/lpldyouth. Registration not required for the June program, but is for August and October programs at: www.lpld.lib.in.us/calendar. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, YouTube. Adults. Free.

Summer Explorers Storytime: Become a summer explorer! Bring your little ones to hear songs and stories on a variety of themes while developing early literacy and language skills. Summer storytimes are designed specifically for children ages 1-6. Must register at: www.lpld.lib.in.us/calendar. 10:30 a.m. June 9, 16, 23 and 30 @ Lawrenceburg Main Library & 10:30 a.m. June 10, 17 and 24 @ North Dearborn Branch Library. Ages 1 to 6. Free.

Exploradores de Verano! Bilingual storytime: Bienvenidos! Bring your little summer explorer to our bilingual storytime, where they will use stories and songs and rhymes to learn basic Spanish words and phrases, all while developing early literacy and language skills. No previous knowledge of Spanish is necessary – Ms. Megan will conduct storytime primarily in English! Must register at: www.lpld.lib.in.us/calendar. 11:30 a.m. June 9, 16, 23 and 30 @ Lawrenceburg Main Library & noon June 10, 17 and 24 @ North Dearborn Branch Library. Ages 1 to 6. Free.

Making Stuff Up for a Living: A virtual behind-the-scenes look at what it’s really like to be a published author with Saundra Mitchell, teen and tween author.  Registration required – please indicate if you will be attending in person or would prefer a Zoom link. Register: www.lpld.lib.in.us/calendar. 2 p.m. June 9, Lawrenceburg Main Library & Zoom. 812-537-2775. Grades three to eight. Free.

Where Do I Go From Here?: How a girl who grew up in a ghetto became a published author – and how you can make your dreams come true, too.  Get the inside scoop on writing, living, and surviving through the eyes of YA author Saundra Mitchell.  Saundra will appear via the magic of Zoom, but you can meet at the library to watch. Registration required – please indicate if you will be attending in person or would like a Zoom link emailed to you. Register: www.lpld.lib.in.us/calendar. 5:30 p.m. June 9, Lawrenceburg Main Library & Zoom. 812-537-2775. Grades six to 12. Free.

Fairytale Hacks!: Kids K-5! Come to your Lawrenceburg Main Library for some STEM Fairytale Hacks! Help fairytale characters’ escape by thinking and building a way out!  Register: www.lpld.lib.in.us/calendar. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 10, Lawrenceburg Main Library. 812-537-2775. Grades K-5. Free.

Creative Writers Guild: This is a support group for writers of all locales, genres, and skill levels. They will meet Thursday, June 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. Register at www.lpld.lib.in.us/calendar or email Denise at: adultprograms@lpld.lib.in.us. Lawrenceburg Public Library District. 812-537-2775. Adults. Free.

Goat Yoga: Come enjoy a relaxing yoga class with a twist, baby goats! 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at Lawrenceburg Main Library. 812-537-2775. Register: www.lpld.lib.in.us/calendar. Adults. Free.

DIY Unicorn Foot Scrub: Transform your hooves into sparkling feet everyone poolside will envy by making a magical DIY Unicorn Foot Scrub from 2:10 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 12, with the Lawrenceburg Public Library District Mobile Library at the Greendale Utility Building. 812-537-2775. Register: www.lpld.lib.in.us/calendar. Adults. Free.

Trash to Treasure: Let’s turn some trash into treasure! In partnership with the Dearborn County Solid Waste Management District, Lawrenceburg Public Library District will be using items from the Creation Station to create a bird feeder. This will be a Take & Make craft. Pick up supplies (while they last) at the Lawrenceburg Main Library starting June 14 then watch our YouTube video for instructions at: www.youtube.com/user/lpldyouth. No registration needed. Adults. Free.

Where the Wild Show is with Tony Sweetland: Join Professor Tony (a professor of nonsense and throwing things) for 45 minutes of Tails-themed comedy, juggling, and magic! Tuesday, June 15. 2 p.m. @ Civic Park, Lawrenceburg. All ages. Free.

Backyard Conservation: Beneficial Bugs: Kirsten Carlson, adjunct assistant professor of Biology at Ivy Tech, will present Beneficial Bugs for Your Yard. Some bugs will destroy your garden and landscape and then there are those that help your plants to grow. Learn about how to attract the beneficial bugs that will keep the damaging bugs at bay. 5 p.m. June 15, Lawrenceburg Main Library. 812-537-2775. Register: www.lpld.lib.in.us/calendar. Adults. Free.

LEGO Mania!: Whether you’re an experienced LEGO Builder or a first timer, this is the club for you! We give you a theme, and you create. LEGOs are provided, but feel free to bring your own! Must register at: www.lpld.lib.in.us/calendar. 5:30 p.m. June 16, Lawrenceburg Main Library. 812-537-2775. For all ages. Free.

Teen Advisory Group: What’s new with the Lawrenceburg Public Library Teen Advisory Group? What programs do you want for teens here at the library?  Have a new book we can add to the collection?  Do you have an idea for a creative display?  How can you volunteer?  Let’s get busy! Applications are available at the Youth Services help desk. Next meeting is 4 p.m. June 16, Lawrenceburg Main Library. 812-537-2775. Teens. Free.

Birds of the Oxbow: Learn about the Birds of the Oxbow during a presentation by Jon Seymour. 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, Lawrenceburg Main Library & Zoom. 812-537-2775. Register: www.lpld.lib.in.us/calendar. Adults. Free.

Scratch Into Coding: Teens! Come to your library to learn some basic coding! We will be using the library’s laptops to code our very own animation! Using this software, we will animate our own names! If we have time we will also animate a character to fly past an object of our choosing! No previous knowledge of coding needed! 4 p.m. June 17, Lawrenceburg Main Library. 812-537-2775. Register: www.lpld.lib.in.us/calendar. Teens. Free.

Tales to Tell: Digging Up the Roots of Your Family Tree: Dig up the roots of your family tree, shake off the dirt and discover family tales you never knew!  Hands-on research with all the resources the library has to offer.  Registration is required – limit 20.  After registration, you’ll be sent a Pedigree Chart to begin your investigation. Register: www.lpld.lib.in.us/calendar. 6 p.m. Thursday, June 17 & 24, Genealogy Room, Lawrenceburg Main Library. 812-537-2775. Grades five to 12. Free.

JCAP Alumni Project Hope: Program alumni will reveal an art project in the courtyard of the Lawrenceburg Main Library noon Thursday, June 17. 812-537-2775. Adults. Free.

Barks and Books: Sit. Stay. Read! Dogs make great listeners, and reading out loud to them can improve reading comprehension and confidence. Grab a book and take a paws to read out loud to a trained therapy dog 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 19, at the Lawrenceburg Main Library or North Dearborn Branch! Dogs will be at both locations. Dogs are handled by volunteers from Pet Partners of Greater Cincinnati. No registration needed. All ages. Free.

Indiana and the Great Flood of 1913: Author Nancy Germano will discuss her book Indiana and the Great Flood of 1913 which includes photos of Dearborn County. She also will sell and sign copies of the book. Program is presented in partnership with the Dearborn County Historical Society. 11 a.m. Saturday, June 19, Lawrenceburg Main Library. 812-537-2775. Register: www.lpld.lib.in.us/calendar. Adults. Free.

Pint Size Polkas: Join award-winning polka musician Mike Schneider and his iconic accordion for Music & Magic from the Animal Kingdom! Mike Schneider’s music will have patrons of all ages singing, clapping, and dancing to favorites like the “Chicken Dance” and more. Tuesday, June 22. 2 p.m. @ Civic Park, Lawrenceburg. All ages. Free.

DIY Saturday with Carisa Bunten: 2021 is the year for flowers with Carisa Bunten. Each month she will show you ways to use the flower of the month, with limited supplies available for pick up at the Lawrenceburg Main Library. June flower is Jasmine. Reserve your supplies then watch the DIY video on YouTube starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, www.youtube.com/user/lpldyouth. Register at: www.lpld.lib.in.us/calendar. When supplies are ready you will receive an email.  Adults. Free.

Reminiscing: Reminiscing is a trivia game with questions from the 40s through the 90s. Players score points for correctly answering the questions using as few clues as possible. Also has times for telling stories about personal experiences on a variety of topics. Come spin the wheel of decades and work that brain muscle! 10 a.m. Monday, June 28, Lawrenceburg Main Library. 812-537-2775. No registration needed. 812-537-2775. Adults. Free.

Twelve Terrific Tails: Join Hedgehog Hannah’s own Paul Venckus with Twelve Terrific Tails! Paul has travelled through the desert, the rain forest, the plains, and more to show you the amazing wonders of the animal kingdom. Both children and adults can touch, handle, and learn about critters from all over the world. Tuesday, June 29. 2 p.m. @ Civic Park, Lawrenceburg. All ages. Free.

Movie and a Snack: Come to the library for a snack and a movie! We’ll be watching Gretel and Hansel. A young girl leads her little brother into dark woods in search for food and work but stumble upon evil. Enjoy snacks and drinks on us at the Lawrenceburg Main Library. 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 30. Must register at: www.lpld.lib.in.us/calendar. 812-537-2775. Adults. Free.

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