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Find Your Next Volunteer Opportunity

Posted by: Amy Dalton, Librarian, White River Branch on [[date]] Tuesday, March 27, 2018

April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month, and our White River Branch is having its annual Volunteer...

Discover a Diverse Book

Posted by: Amy Dalton, Librarian, White River Branch on [[date]] Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Recognizing that reading is a wonderful way to empathize with people whose lives are different from your...

Tabletop Games are Back

Posted by: Amy Dalton, Librarian, White River Branch on [[date]] Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Once left to gather dust in hall closets and under beds, tabletop games are making a comeback as mainstream...

Community Career+Education Forum

Posted by: Amy Dalton, Librarian, White River Branch on [[date]] Friday, August 25, 2017

If you know any seventh, eighth or ninth graders, then you need to sign them and their schools up for...

Check Out a Museum Pass at Your Library

Posted by: Amy Dalton, Librarian, White River Branch on [[date]] Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Visit the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art on us! All four JCPL Branches have museum...

Racing Through May

Posted by: Amy Dalton, Librarian, White River Branch on [[date]] Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May brings one of the biggest sporting events in the world to Central Indiana, the Indianapolis 500....

Get Your Nerd On

Posted by: Amy Dalton, Librarian, White River Branch on [[date]] Monday, March 27, 2017

Our state has earned a reputation as being a great place for conventions—especially Pop Culture events!...

Plan a Trip to the Museum

Posted by: Amy Dalton, Librarian, White River Branch on [[date]] Monday, February 20, 2017

There’s still time to join your friends and family in a game of Library Bingo this February. Complete...

Trivia Nights

Posted by: Amy Dalton, Librarian, White River Branch on [[date]] Monday, January 16, 2017

Trivia can be even more fun than squabbling with your family over plastic triangles. There are many places...

Indoor Adventures

Posted by: Amy Dalton, Librarian, White River Branch on [[date]] Friday, December 9, 2016

The weather is finally turning, and it’s time to have some indoor adventures! Luckily, there are lots...

Make Movie Night Special

Posted by: Amy Dalton, Librarian, White River Branch on [[date]] Monday, November 7, 2016

We all seem to have easy access to movies these days. Streaming services like Netflix, Redbox rentals...

Volunteering Makes a Difference

Posted by: on [[date]] Monday, October 3, 2016

Volunteering doesn’t have to be a huge time commitment. There are opportunities in Johnson...

Find the Perfect Book Club

Posted by: Amy Dalton, Librarian, White River Branch on [[date]] Monday, August 29, 2016

Book Clubs. It seems like everyone is in one! How did they find a group? Did they start one? What's a...

Find Unique Animal Adventures in Indiana

Posted by: Amy Dalton, Librarian, White River Branch on [[date]] Monday, July 25, 2016

Did you know that there are lots of places in Indiana to meet and greet animals? Our Indianapolis Zoo...

How to Eat Local in JoCo

Posted by: Amy Dalton, Librarian, White River Branch on [[date]] Friday, June 24, 2016

Summer is a great time to visit farmers markets and try new foods. There are several farmers markets...

It’s Not Art, I Just Like to Make Stuff

Posted by: Amy Dalton, Librarian, White River Branch on [[date]] Thursday, May 26, 2016

Everyone needs a creative outlet, whether it's an art or a craft. While it can be relaxing to work on...

Shop for Great Deals Around Johnson County

Posted by: Amy Dalton, Librarian, White River Branch on [[date]] Tuesday, March 22, 2016

One of the best things about shopping is finding great deals, but what if you could also help your community...



Amy Dalton

Amy is a librarian at the White River Branch. At heart, she is an adventuress who loves to try and learn new things with family and friends…even if she ends up an epic failure. Having fun while doing good for others makes for the best adventures. So look for Amy shopping at thrift stores, running for a cause or eating and drinking at fundraisers!

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Stuff to Do Recommended Library Resources

Free Library Events - Check this page frequently, sign up for book clubs, craft programs, movie nights and more!

Daily Journal Calendar of Events and Local Lifestyle - Print editions of the Daily Journal are available to read at all library branches. Find things to do for every day of the week.

Volunteer Match - Make new friends while giving back to the community. Find your perfect match. (Sort these by Distance for best results)

Indiana Guidebooks - Go on a staycation or take a day trip! The library has all sorts of guides to take you on local adventures.