Health & Wellness Resources
Although our programs are appropriate for all ages, some are especially helpful for older adults. Whether you are learning a new technology, researching your family tree, or exploring a creative hobby, we have something for you.
Libraries today offer much more than books, movies, and quiet spaces! Literacy, adventure, and exploration are built into our adult programs, so you can enjoy the Library in new and exciting ways as everyone reads, learns, connects, and creates!
Our adult collection includes materials for ages 18 years and older including fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, audiobooks, Playaways, western section, Christian fiction, large print, large print Christian fiction, magazines, and DVDs. Be sure to stop by our Indiana Room for your family tree exploration. We also have an extensive eLibrary collection! To learn more about how we choose materials, see our Collection Development Policy.
Summer Reading 2022 Reading: Adventure Awaits (click the link to the left to see all our programs)
Registration begins at both branches for all ages 1-111 on Monday, May 23-June 3 during library hours. You can register anytime during the summer, however, the sooner you register the more prizes you will collect/win.
After reading books, adults will spin the wheel to win entries for one of 10 gift baskets at the Dale Branch or one of 5 baskets at the Chrisney Branch.
Youth will play the Plinko Peg Game to win weekly prizes as well as to receive their BOOK BUCKS to spend at the Scholastic Book Fair in August! Each child could earn up to $5 in book bucks to buy FREE, NEW books!
Chrisney: Kick-Off Bash on Tuesday, May 31 at 4:30 p.m. Bubbles, Sidewalk Chalk, Outdoor games, Face Paint Food Trucks: Bee Original Dawgs, LLC; Alpha Nutrition and Kona Ice from 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Dale: Kick-Off Bash on Saturday, June 4 at 10:00 a.m. Glow Party; Food Truck: Kona Ice from 10:00-2:00 p.m.
Door Prizes will be drawn at each location! You must be registered for youth summer reading to enter. Dubois County Bombers Baseball 5 tickets and Evansville Otters 4 tickets, 1 logo baseball, and 4 popcorns.
Dale: Sam with WorkOne Mondays through May
|Special Olympics Young Athletes Backpack for checkout!!
Lincoln Heritage Public Library was fortunate to receive three amazing backpacks to get all kids outside and moving. Rainy day no problem. There are so many activities you can do with the included items. These are for LHPL patrons and will not transit. Please stop by and check out yours this weekend.The Chrisney Branch has one backpack and Dale has two backpacks that can be checked out for a week, with no renewals.
Dale: Creative Colors Art Group: will meet on Thursday, June 9, July 14 & August 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Spencer County Room. This art group is for anyone to come and paint together. It does not matter if you've never painted before and just want to try it or if you are an advanced artist. Anyone is welcome at any session. Bring a painting you are currently working on or start a new one that evening. Supplies are provided for your first time, but established artists should bring their own. Discuss techniques, media, and all related topics with like-minded people while working on your projects together. This group meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month.
The group will meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Anyone can join at any time.
May: Games, coloring sheets & crayons will be left out on the table in the Café of the basement for anyone to use for de-stressing, taking a time out, or just needing a break, etc. for National Mental Health. Anyone can use them at any time during our regular hours.
Chair Exercises: Mondays, May 23; June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; August 8, 15, 22, 29 at 5:00-5:30 p.m.: Fun and effective exercises done while sitting in a chair. we do a different and fun routine each week. From chair aerobics to chair Zumba, we do it all and have a blast! All workouts are seated and beneficial for all fitness levels.
Yoga with Angie: Thursdays, May 19, 26; June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18 & 25 at 5:00-5:30 p.m. We will do a Yoga routine for beginners, but it will always be beneficial for any skill level. Learn new yoga skills each week. at 5 pm in the Hoosier Room (Bring your mat and water bottle. The workouts are between 30 and 45 minutes. What happens at Yoga class STAYS at Yoga class!
LHPL Afternoon Book Club: Wednesday, June 8 at 1:00-2:00 p.m.: Held on the 2nd Wednesday. You earn incentives for attending book club, and after you have attended 12 discussions, you will receive a nice tote bag. At most meetings, you are allowed to keep the books we read. Attend the book club when you want: afternoon, evening, or both. Books are always available at the circulation desk.
June 8: "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens
July 13: TBD
August 10: TBD
Creative Colors Art Group: Thursday, June 9, July 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Anyone is welcome at any session. Bring a painting you are currently working on or start a new one that evening. Supplies are provided for your first time, but established artists should bring their own. Discuss techniques, media, and all related topics with like-minded people while working on your projects together. This group meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month.
Book Bingo: Monday, June 20, July 18, August 15 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.: Play bingo for books and book-related prizes. Always an entertaining time. Bring your friends and family.
LHPL Evening Book Club: Tuesday, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16 at 6:00 p.m.: Held on the 3rd Tuesday in the Genealogy Room. You earn attendance incentives! Book Club at its best. You earn incentives for attending book club, and after you have attended 12 discussions, you will receive a nice tote bag. At most meetings, you are allowed to keep the books we read. Attend the book club when you want: afternoon, evening, or both. Books are always available at the circulation desk.
May 17: "Steel Tide" by Natalie C. Parker
June 21: "Whale Talk" by Chris Crutcher
July 19: "Hell's Corner" by David Baldacci
August 16: Title TBD
Purdue Master Gardener Volunteer Jane Jenkins: Monday, May 23 at 6:00 p.m.: Jane will teach us about planting for late spring/early summer and everyone will plant and take home appropriate seeds for the season.
Sewing Life Hacks: Learn the Basics with Gabriella Mayhall: Monday, June 6 at 6:00 p.m.: "Everyone should know how to sew" this is a belief held by Gabriella Mayhall, a local seamstress. She will be at the library to help make that a reality by teaching anyone who wants to learn some basic sewing techniques. This will include sewing on buttons, threading a needle, ironing, and measuring.
Hand massage: Monday, June 13 at 6:00 p.m. No matter what someone is going through, the power of caring touch combined with pure aromatherapy can offer connection and gentle nourishment to the soul. Join us for a relaxing calming hand massage.
Painting Class: Monday, June 27 at 6:00 p.m. A local artist is going to teach us to paint a picture suitable for hanging. All supplies will be provided and this class is 100% FREE!
Succulent Planting: Monday, July 11 at 6:00 p.m. We will be making succulent planters. All supplies will be provided by the Dale Friends Group. FREE to you! Everyone will get to choose multiple succulents for their planters.
Cards Against Humanity Night: Monday, July 25 at 6:00 p.m. Cards Against Humanity has created a library-friendly set of cards that we will be using. Don't make the mistake of thinking that this means the game is any tamer than the regular pack! Prepare to laugh your butt off! Trophy for the winners.
Movie Night: "The Lost City" PG-13: Monday, August 1 starting at 5:30 p.m. and will last for 1 hr. 52 min. "The Lost City" starring Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Brad Pitt, and Daniel Radcliffe. Popcorn and bottled water will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own soda or other (non-alcoholic) drink in a bottle or cup with a lid.
Would You Rather? Monday, August 22 at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy a fun and funny hour of this popular game! With questions as silly as "Would you rather be a werewolf who's afraid of the moon or a vampire who faints at the sight of blood?", you are in for a good time. Trophies for the winners!
Let's Make some Jewelry: Monday, August 29 at 6:00 p.m. All supplies are donated by the Dale Friends of LHPL. You will be able to make a necklace, bracelet, or a pair of earrings. We look forward to seeing you!
Chrisney Adult Programs:
Tuesdays: May 24; June 7, 14, 21 & 28; July 5, 12, 19, & 26. Walking Club at 9:15 a.m. Meet at the library. This club is for beginners. The walking trail is approximately a half-mile long. Grab a friend, bring your water bottle, and walk for fun.
Tuesday: June 14, July 12 & August 9 Book Bingo from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Play Bingo and win books or book-related items. This program will be held on the 2nd Tuesday each month.
Thursday, May 19 Canvas & Cookies with Scott Dugas: from 5:00-6:00 p.m. All supplies will be furnished. Ages 18 & Up. Please bring 1 dozen cookies to share.
Tuesday, May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23 Chrisney Friends Meeting from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Everyone welcome. Bring your fresh ideas to make YOUR Chrisney Branch work for YOU.
Thursday, May 26 Afternoon Book Club from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Books are available at the Branch. "The Pearl Sister" by Lucinda Riley. New members are welcome.
Thursday, June 23 Afternoon Book Club at 1:00 p.m. Books are available at the Branch. New members are welcome.
Thursday, June 23 Picnic Recipe Swap at 5:00 p.m. Bring your favorite picnic recipe and food to share. Registration is requested.
Thursday, July 28 Afternoon Book Club at 1:00 p.m. Books are available at the Branch. New members are welcome.
Thursday, July 28 Garden Recipe Swap at 5:00 p.m. Bring your favorite garden recipe and food to share. Registration is requested.
Thursday, August 25 Afternoon Book Club at 1:00 p.m. Books are available at the Branch. New members are welcome.
|Dale: Library Board Meeting:
The board meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the basement boardroom. Regular, special, and executive session meetings will be publicized and conducted by the Open Door Law of Indiana (IC 5-14-1.5).
2022 Board Meeting Dates: June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, November 21, and December 19.
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Library materials may still be returned via the book return.
| Dale: LHPL Pen Pal Club:
|Dale: Genealogy Assistance via email or phone:
|Dale: Karen Moran Memorial StoryWalk®:
This activity is for readers of all ages. Take a walk around the Dale Branch starting at the back patio near the Dale Community Center. On Monday, April 23, 2018, Lincoln Heritage Public Library dedicated an outdoor StoryWalk® with a ribbon-cutting in memory of former library director, Karen Moran, who passed away in 2017. Karen served as the library director from 1997-to 2008. The inaugural story was Karen's favorite book "Heidi".
Books by Month on the StoryWalk®
May: "Randy Riley's Really Big Hit" by Chris Van Dusen
Books by Month on the StoryWalk®
May: "Can I Be Your Dog" by Troy Cummings
Dale: Friends Silent Book Auction:
The Dale Friends of Lincoln Heritage Public Library are offering an opportunity to shop at the library for gifts. Silent book auction items will be displayed at the Dale Branch near the circulation desk. Bids are made in increments of no less than $.50 and accepted until noon on the last Friday of the month. You may place a bid in person OR by calling the library at 812.937.7170. Monthly winners will be notified by phone.
The Dale Friends of Lincoln Heritage Public Library are offering an opportunity to shop at the library for gifts. Silent book auction items will be displayed at the Dale Branch near the circulation desk. Bids are made in increments of no less than $.50 and accepted until noon on the last Friday of the month. All monies brought in by the silent auction are used on Dale Programming (youth, adult, homebound).
May Silent Auction Items: Accepted until noon on Friday, May 27, 2022
Starting Bid - $3.00
"Hugs for Mom: Stories, Sayings, and Scriptures to Encourage and Inspire (Hugs Series)" by John Smith
"Sold on a Monday" by Kristina McMorris
"A 5th Portion of Chicken Soup for the Soul" by Jack Canfield
"The Innocent Man" by John Grisham
"The Becoming: The Dragon Heart Legacy, #2" by Nora Roberts
June Silent Auction Items: Accepted until noon on Friday, June 24, 2022
Starting Bid - $3.00
"All Things Wise and Wonderful (All Creatures Great and Small Series)" by James Herriot
"Congo, the Miserable Expeditions and Dreadful Death of Lt. Emory Taunt, USN" by Andrew C.A. Jampoler
"We Were the Lucky Ones" by Georgia Hunter
"The Kings of Torts" by John Grisham
"Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone (Outlander Series) " by Diana Gabaldon
July Silent Auction Items: Accepted until noon on Friday, July 29, 2022
Starting Bid - $3.00
"My First Coach: Inspiring Stories of NFL Quarterbacks and Their Dads" by Gary Myers
"Run Away" by Harlan Coben
"What We Find (Sullivan's Crossing, 1)" by Robyn Carr
"The Giver of Stars" by Jojo Moyes
Set of Six Sesame Street: Elmo Movies
August Silent Auction Items: Accepted until noon on Friday, August 26, 2022Starting Bid - $3.00
"Hugs for Women: Stories, Sayings & Scriptures to Encourage & Inspire (Hugs Series)" by Mary Hollingsworth
"The Appeal" by John Grisham
"A Perfect Life" by Danielle Steel
"Guts: A Graphic Novel" by Raina Telgemeier
"A Cup of Comfort for Inspiration: Uplifting stories that will brighten your day (Cup of Comfort Books)" by Colleen Sell