April 2019
1828: The Worst Election in HistoryFeatured
1828 Worst Election in History

Wed., Apr. 3,  7-8 PM
Greenfield GBC Community Rm .

If you think elections are bad now, think again! The vicious tactics used by Andrew Jackson VS. John Quincy Adams in the 1828 presidential race made election history: mudslinging, corruption, character assassination, intrigue!

Presenter Donna Tressler has an MA in history from Cleveland State University and an MLS in library and information science from Kent State University.
Transitioning into Retirement
Be Money Smart
Wed., Apr. 3,  10-11 AM
Greenfield GBC Community Rm .

For "Money Smart Week," VP Jeff Somers and Investment Advisor Rob Caird from Greenfield Banking Company will share essential information about retirement finances. Get answers to important questions, learn what to expect, and leave with enough facts to make a plan before you retire:
  • Identify sources of retirement income.
  • Account for health care costs.
  • Recognize the impact of taxes.
  • Understand potential financial risks.
Library Trivia Competition
Epic Trivia Details
Thu., Apr. 4,  6 PM
Greenfield GBC Community Rm .

Join us for a fun-filled evening of friendly competition as the library holds its 5th annual trivia contest. Entry is free! 
Teams (up to six members of all ages) can consist of friends, family, coworkers--anyone.

First- and second-place teams win gift cards, and the team that shows the most spirit wins an award.
12 Secrets to Happiness in Your Garden
Sat., Apr. 6: Greenfield GBC Community Rm.
  • 9:30-10 AM Sign-in, Information Booths Open
  • 10-11 AM Speaker Carol Michel
  • 11 AM-12 PM Book Signing, Refreshments, Door Prizes
Author, blogger, and eccentric gardener Carol Michel is the featured speaker. She will present "Twelve Secrets to Happiness in Your Garden," based on a lifetime of gardening experience, wisdom and charming humor

This free event is co-sponsored by the Hancock County Master Gardeners.
Banister Family Bluegrass
Banister Family Bluegrass
Mon., Apr. 15
7-8 PM
Greenfield GBC Community Rm .

The Banisters bring a unique sound to bluegrass, gospel, and traditional country with powerful lead vocals, tight harmonies, and strong instrumentals .

This free concert is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Hancock County Public Library.
Author-Humorist Philip Gulley
Mon., Apr. 22
7-8 PM
Greenfield GBC Community Rm .

Humorist Phillip Gulley, often called "the voice of small-town American life," will speak, read from his books, and answer questionsHis memoir, I Love You, Miss Huddleston: And Other Inappropriate Longings of My Indiana Childhood, was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor.

Gulley's current essays appear in Indianapolis Monthly and the Saturday Evening Post.

This event is made possible by the Indiana Humanities "Novel Conversations" series with support generously provided by the Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation .
Where it applies, we encourage you to read the selected books in advance. Ask for a copy at the information desk.

Storytelling Guild, Mon., Apr. 8, 1-3 PM, Greenfield GBC Comm. Rm. A. SIGN UP. Improve your storytelling skills among this group of appreciative listeners.

Brown Bag Book Discussion,
Thu., Apr. 9, 9:30-11 PM
Greenfield GBC Comm. Rm. A.  SIGN UP.
Paul McNeil will lead a discussion of Graeme Simsion's rom-com The Rosie Effect.

Writers Helping Writers,
Thu., Apr. 18, 6-8:45 PM, 
Greenfield Grace Rea Study Rm. 2. SIGN UP.
Join a community of writers who gather for inspiration and support.

YA Book Club for Adults, Tue., Apr. 9, 6-7 PM, New Palestine, Martha M. Willis Study Rm. SIGN UP. We'll discuss the novel Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein.

Women's Book Discussion ,   Thu., Apr. 18, 6:30-8 PM, New Palestine, NineStar Connect Study Rm . SIGN UP Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi, is the featured selection.
GENEALOGY Interest Group genealogy
Genealogy Interest Group
Wed., Apr. 17, 6:30-8 PM
Greenfield Computer Lab. SIGN UP.
Research your ancestors using the library's free databases.
GENEALOGY Jam Sessions
Greenfield Local History & Genealogy Rm. Walk-in.
Talk one-on-one with Hancock County's official genealogist, Paul McNeil. Ask questions, get help, or have an informal conversation:
  • Fri., Apr. 5, 10 AM-12 PM
  • Thu., Apr. 11, 3-6 PM
  • Fri., Apr. 19, 3-5 PM
  • Fri., Apr. 26, 3-5 PM
Tired of beige and gray? April's issue of House Beautiful features " Wild Ways with Color."