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June 2015

Amigo: A Superhero Service Horse

June 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
White River Branch – Johnson County Public Library,
1664 Library Blvd., Columbus, IN 46142-1563 United States
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 Meet Amigo, a miniature horse, and his owner, Jennifer Wright. Learn about how Amigo helps others as a registered Pet Partner therapy animal and get to know how sweet and special he is!

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School Age Extra: Summer: Heroes of Greek Mythology

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Clark Pleasant Branch – Johnson County Public Li,
530 Tracy Road, Suite 250, New Whiteland, IN 46184-9699 United States
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Hercules, Perseus, Theseus-these are just a few heroes from Greek mythology. Learn about their heroic acts and explore the world of ancient Greece.

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The Science of Water

June 16 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
White River Branch – Johnson County Public Library,
1664 Library Blvd., Columbus, IN 46142-1563 United States
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Experiment with H2O and prepare to get wet!

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Cholesterol

June 16 @ 6:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library,
536 5th St, Columbus, IN 47201 United States

Cholesterol itself isn’t bad. We all have and need this wax-like substance in our bodies. But, high cholesterol is bad and is a major risk factor leading to heart disease, heart attack and stroke.  Dr. Firas Ghanem, Columbus Regional Health, will cover what you need to know about cholesterol and how to treat it.  

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Yarns About Yarn: Knitting 101

June 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Trafalgar Branch – Johnson County Public Library,
424 Tower Street, Trafalgar, IN 46181-8876 United States
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Join our resident yarn-aholic and discover the exciting world of yarn. Meet others and learn how to knit, crochet, and needlepoint. Bring your projects and questions as we learn from each other. This month the basics of knitting-very basic. Bring yarn and your knitting needles.

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Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Franklin Branch – Johnson County Public Library,
401 State. Street, Columbus, IN 46131 United States
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Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Every Hero Has a Story: Tragedy to Triumph: A Quilter is Born

June 18 @ 10:00 am
Bartholomew County Public Library,
536 5th St, Columbus, IN 47201 United States

Visually impaired Elizabeth Burns’ program is about her journey through life that will take you on an emotional ride.  She will amaze and inspire and leave you with a new understanding of what each of our inner strengths and abilities can be. Elizabeth’s quilts play a part in her presentation.  Program sponsored by the Bartholomew County Library Associates.

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Comic Book Crafts

June 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Trafalgar Branch – Johnson County Public Library,
424 Tower Street, Trafalgar, IN 46181-8876 United States
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 Have you ever wondered what happens to comics when they just can’t hold themselves together anymore? We take them apart to make crafts! Join us to make fun things from tired comics.

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Centra Foundation Smart Money Family Fun Bike Ride

June 20 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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    A family friendly bike ride with prizes and activities along the way! The Smart Money Family Fun Ride will raise funds to support and expand Centra Foundation’s financial literacy programs in Bartholomew and surrounding counties schools. The main route uses the people trail. Stops include North High School, Mill Race, Lincoln Parks, and the Atterbury Bakalar Air Museum. The Short Route is designed for young children and walkers. The route will follow Middle Road and Rocky Ford Road,…

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Get Outdoors Day – Hoosier National Forest

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Murray Forest Park,
420 W Street, Bedford, IN 47421 United States
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Get Outdoors Day is a Presidential initiative encouraging healthy, active outdoor fun. A variety of local organizations have teamed up to offer opportunities for southern Indiana families to experience traditional and non-traditional types of outdoor activities. The intent is to introduce and reconnect people to the outdoors and the many opportunities that are here. Activities include: bounce house, horseback riding, snakes, water and boat safety, archery, mountain bike riding and many more. A free lunch will be provided for children…

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