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Here’s a look at what’s happening at local Hancock County libraries.

Encanto Fiesta in Fortville

FORTVILLE – Mark your calendar for a magical Madrigal party with songs and crafts from the Disney movie “Encanto.” The Township of Fortville-Vernon Public Library will host an Encanto Fiesta from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at the Fortville Community Center, 400 W. Church St., Fortville. Participate in Encanto-inspired crafts, songs, dances and stunts, but don’t talk about Bruno! All ages are welcome; no registration required. To find out more, send an e-mail [email protected] or visit the event page via

Star Wars day is coming

GREENFIELD – “May the Fourth Be With You” in upcoming Star Wars themed events at the Hancock County Public Library.

Star Wars Day will be celebrated at 4 p.m. on May 4 for children in grades K-12; costumes are encouraged. The event will be held at the Main Library Branch, 900 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield. Register at under the Events tab.

Jedi-in-training can also pick up a craft at the Main Branch or the Sugar Creek branch of the library. Teens and tweens can pick up a DIY Baby Yoda plush starting May 9 while supplies last.

Art, planned activities for children

GREENFIELD — Several free programs are offered for children and teens in May at the Hancock County Public Library.

The main branch, 900 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield, will host a Bugs and Butterflies craft at 5 p.m. on May 10. A free Lego build event will take place at 3:30 p.m. on May 18. A Seek and Find Mystery event is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on May 23. Teen Rock Painting is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. on May 19, while Teens Throw Things is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. on May 24.

The Sugar Creek branch will also host several programs. Minecraft Selfies will premiere at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on May 12. A painting night for teens and tweens will be held at 4 p.m. on May 17. The Sugar Creek branch is located at 5731 WUS 52, New Palestine. Visit and click on the Events tab for more details and to register.

Scheduled adult book clubs

GREENFIELD — Hancock County Libraries are hosting book clubs and programs for adults in May.

“The Plot” by Jean Hanff Korelitz will be discussed at 7 p.m. May 5 at the Fortville-Vernon Township Public Library, 625 E. Broadway St., Fortville. Visit to learn more.

Sandy Miller will lead a discussion on Etaf Rum’s novel “A Woman Is Not a Man” in a brown bag book discussion at 10:00 a.m. May 10 at the Main Branch of the Hancock County Public Library , 900 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield. A Bring Your Own Book Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on May 24. Visit for details.

The main branch of the library will also host the Writers Helping Writers workshop at 6 p.m. on May 18.

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