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“Back Stories” tells the stories behind authors, books, movies, music and anything else you might ask us to discuss. Produced by the Johnson County Public Library in Indiana, it is hosted by JCPL librarians.

Slide into our virtual storytime room

Join us in our Google Slides storytime room for a fun-filled bedtime bonanza! Read stories from our Tumblebooks and Hoopla digital collections, enjoy songs and rhymes from our favorite children’s performers and JCPL Children’s Librarians, and explore STEAM and movement activities as you get comfy-cozy and ready for bed.

Attend JCPL Programs Online

We're moving some of our programs online! We invite you to participate virtually with your computer or mobile device. Follow the link for each program for more information or to register if needed - you'll receive a Zoom link and password prior to the event.

Adult Learning Center Programs

Contact Wendy at to receive an online invitation to any of the classes.

Mondays / 10 a.m.
Beginning English Conversation Group
Learn new words, practice communication skills and very basic grammar.

Tuesdays /  10 a.m. 
Book Discussion
Please contact Wendy for a copy of the book.

Wednesdays / 10:30 a.m.
ESL Conversation Group
Practice speaking English and learn American culture.

Thursdays / 1:30 p.m.
Advanced English
Practice speaking English in a variety of different situations.

Fridays / 10 a.m.
News for You
Discuss current news topics with others studying English as a second language. Reading group that focuses on vocabulary development and reading comprehension. Contact Wendy for the password.

Zoom Into Storytimes

Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more during this Zoom storytime each week. A Zoom link will be sent to you before the program. Please include an e-mail address with registration. Registration Required. If you'd like a storytime kit to use at home, please let us know and we can provide one for you! Kit contains all the items we will be using in our program so you can follow along with us. For Ages 0-5.
View  upcoming Storytimes