January 19 – March 13, 2021
Once again, it’s time for the Adult Winter Read at the Shelby County Public Library! Hardees of Shelbyville has sponsored the Adult Winter Read program again for 2021. We extend the heartfelt thanks of the Library and all who participate in the Adult Winter Read to the staff, management, and owner of Hardees.
New this year, we are offering completely online registration for the Adult Winter Read! To sign up, simply click the button below. This year all reading and prize entries will be logged through Beanstack.
Due to expected inclement weather, kits will be available to pick up on Thursday, February 25 for those who have pre-registered. All available kits have been requested.
Beat the winter blues with our soothing DIY Lavender Bath Salts Program in a Bag. Stop by the Library anytime on Thursday, February 25 to pick up all the ingredients you need for February’s Program in a Bag. (For ages 13+)
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Join the rock painting craze with March’s Grab and Go Kit! Paint a rock to keep, give as a gift, or to hide for someone to find. Stop by the Library anytime on Thursday, March 18 to pick up your Grab and Go Kit. (For all ages) Limit one per child; available while supplies last.
Request a Program in a Bag kit online. Registration will open one week prior, on Thursday, March 11 at 10 AM.
Monday, February 22 at 6:30 PM
Nancy Green was hired to be the face of pancakes: Aunt Jemima. Playing Aunt Jemima made Green one of the first prosperous African American women in the country. She used her wealth to empower herself and her community. Nancy Green is portrayed by Debra Faulk of Lexington.
Register for this virtual event online. Event description courtesy of Kentucky Chautauqua. Registration will end on Monday, February 22 at 6 PM. You will receive an email 30 minutes before the start of the event with a Zoom meeting ID and password.
2nd Monday of the month from 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM in the Carnegie Library Center
If you love discussing plot twists and talking about characters like they’re real people, then this new book club is for you! Join Whitney and Amanda for some refreshments and time to focus on one of your favorite obsessions: good books!
How it works:
This year’s book selections:
2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 PM in the Carnegie Library Center
What is Brown Bag Book Club?
It’s a group of ladies who enjoy chatting about all things book-related, hosted by Pam Federspiel and Whitney Wooters.
It’s called Brown Bag Book Club because when the book club started in 1992, everyone brought their own lunch in a brown paper bag. Now, the library serves refreshments! Also, if the book club likes the books they read, they are turned into book kits that anyone can check out to use for their book club, and they are kept in brown bags.
How it works:
This year’s book selections:
Mondays from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM and
Thursdays from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM in the Carnegie Library Center
Join instructor Helen in Gentle Yoga. Stretch, strengthen, and breathe in this gentle class for seniors ages 50+.
Mondays from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM in the Carnegie Library Center
Join instructor Helen for Nia, a conditioning program that stands for Non-Impact Aerobics. You’ll enjoy gentle dancing that helps your mind and body!
Tuesdays from 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM in the Carnegie Library Center
Join instructor Tristan for this fun class! You’ll enjoy it so much, you won’t even notice burning approximately 225 calories! Increase your heart rate, strengthen your core, and improve your coordination and focus.
All you need to bring is an exercise ball. We will provide the 17-gallon bucket (to use as a stand for your ball) and drumsticks.
Tuesdays from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the Carnegie Library Center
Join instructor Tiffany for the party of a lifetime…oh, did we mention you will be exercising, too?
Wednesdays from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the Carnegie Library Center
Join instructor Bayley as she teaches Tai Chi. Often referred to as “moving mediation” – a powerful key to relaxation, increased focus, and concentration.
3rd Friday of the month (unless otherwise noted) at 1:00 PM in the Carnegie Library Center
Enjoy a movie on the big screen while eating snacks and drinking water.
If you have a movie suggestion, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
November 15: Second Act (PG-13)
December 20: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (PG)
Available all day, every day by the public printer on the Main Floor.
In search of a new puzzle or game to try, or wanting to get rid of puzzles or games you no longer want? Stop by the library and exchange what you don’t want with what you do!
The first Monday of the month from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Library Center Meeting Room B, beginning August 5. By appointment only.
Veterans Benefits Field Representative Tom Hanner will be at the Library each month to help veterans navigate health care, education, and more.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM in the Community Room (Beginning August 6, GED will be held in the Carnegie Library Center.)
GED coordinator Venita would be glad to help you prep for the GED test or tutor you in improving your college class scores.
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM in the Study Room (Beginning in August, Vocation Rehab will be held in the Carnegie Library Center.)
Assists Kentuckians with disabilities to achieve suitable employment and independence.
The first Monday of the month from 5:30 PM – 7 PM in Room A of the Carnegie Library Center
Beginning February 3
If you are passionate about writing but need some encouragement to stay focused, keep going, or continue growing, then join author Kay Roberts and wiriting enthusiast Whitney Wooters for a new monthly writers group. Writers ages 13+ are welcome.
Here’s what to expect:
If you’re looking for an online community of writers, then join our Shelby County Writers Group Facebook group. We love to:
We’re looking forward to getting to know you and encouraging you as you write!
If you are interested or have questions, please email Whitney at email@example.com.