Valentine’s Day: Loving the library


This Valentine’s Day, there’s something for everyone at your local library. Here are some Valentine’s Day-themed events happening at branches across Current’s coverage area.

Blind Date with Book Ends
From now through Valentine’s Day, Carmel Clay Public Library is looking to hook you up on a blind date with a book. Adults are encouraged to stop by the Readers’ Advisory display on the second floor or check the special cart in the first floor lobby. Readers’ Advisory staff have chosen a variety of books, wrapped them, and shared the first sentence of the book with you. All you need to do is stop by and choose a book, sight unseen, based on the first line of the book. Check out your book in the usual manner, but don’t unwrap it until you get home. All the staff asks is that you give your date a chance; read at least 50 pages. Be sure to complete the “Rate Your Date” slip inside the book. Return it to the Readers’ Advisory desk before Friday, February 23, and you will be entered in a drawing for a movie theater gift card. Blind Date with a Book titles will be available until Feb. 14. For more, visit

Color Yourself Calm
Join the staff of Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7 to color and construct a heart-themed, 3D, papercraft ornament to decorate your own space or to give to a special someone in honor of Cupid’s day of love. Techniques used are coloring, scoring, cutting and pasting. Romantic music will set the mood as the group creates the project. This class is intended for those 18 and above. Registration is required by visiting

Cocoa and crafts
Warm up from the cold weather with hot cocoa and crafts from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville. Registration required at

Love on a Leash
The Fishers and Noblesville branches of Hamilton East Public Library each will host animals from Love on a Leash for February installments of its regular Paws and Read program. The registered therapy animals will be on site from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 10 in Fishers and Feb. 24 in Noblesville for kids to read stories to them. This program is aimed to help build confidence in reading out loud. For more, visit

Valentine’s Day string art
From 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 13, Hamilton East Public Library in Fishers is welcoming those in grades 5 to 8 to its string art craft class. Attendees can pick a design or draw their own to then use nails and string/yarn to make a unique piece of art on a wood blond. Guests should bring a hammer if they can. Registration is required by visiting

Un-Valentine’s Day for Teens
Beginning at 3 p.m. Feb. 14, Westfield Washington Public Library will host an Un-Valentine’s Day Party for teens. Guests can enjoy crafts, games and a movie in the teen room. Snacks will be provided. For more, visit

Kids Valentine’s Day party
Join the staff of the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., Zionsville, for a Valentine’s Day Party from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 14. For ages 3 to 6, this event will feature Valentine’s Day-themed games and activities.  For more, visit

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