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Sing along with the SongFarmers Monday at the library

Join the SongFarmers of Shelby County at 7 p.m. Monday at the Shelby County Public Library outdoor plaza, 57 W. Broadway.

Bring your string and woodwind instruments to play with them or sing along as they present their “Front Porch ’round the World.”

Make yourself and your family comfortable tonight by bringing snacks and drinks as you enjoy the SongFarmers’ toe-tapping music. Shoot, dance around if you want to. The library will have tables and chairs set up on the plaza, but bring lawn chairs if you prefer.

While the SongFarmers play bluegrass music, they bring toe-tapping, popular tunes that everyone knows and loves to listen or sing. Their performances are enjoyed by the entire family, from ages 1 to 101 and more. The library will be open until 9 p.m., so visitors will have access to restrooms and books, movies, and music to check out.

Monday sees even more activity at the library besides the SongFarmers. Dungeons and Dragons Journeys for 18+ begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Annex Room C, while the Writers Group meets at 7 pm in the Annex Room A. On Wednesday, the library’s popular Euchre Fun returns at 6 pm in the Main library Room D.

Morristown’s Make-It Monday at 4 p.m. will craft with paper quilling. Teens and tweens won’t want to miss this craft taking Pinterest by storm. 

The library has packed this week before the Labor Day holiday weekend. The library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4, but will open on Tuesday, Sept. 5 for regularly scheduled hours.

The rest of the week at Morristown has a full slate. Cookbook Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss “Summer: A Cookbook” and taste-test on yummy morsels. This book club is best for teens and adults.  Paint Your Pet on Glass starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31. Bring at 5” x7” photo of your pet or favorite animal with you, or send it to Registration is suggested due to demand of this craft, but it is Free. All ages are welcome for this craft, but adult supervision is requested for age 12 and below.

Preschool activities continue at their normal times at both library branches. Play Date Socials from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Morristown is popular for energetic socialization, and Storytime at 11 am Thursday offers a more relaxing atmosphere. At Shelbyville, Storytime focuses on frogs this week. Ribbit! Times are 10 a.m. Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, and 1 p.m. Thursday.

Teens at the Shelbyville library branch can enjoy crafting a miniature bookshelf at 6 p.m. Tuesday. This will be perfect to display the miniature books teens have crafted previously. On Wednesday at 6 p.m., teens can attend the DND Character Workshop to create a character and back story for use in DND play. On Thursday at 6 p.m., teens can join DM Black for a two-hour DND adventure using their new character or a pre-created one by the library. Beginning and experienced players are welcome.

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