Avon-Washington Township Public Library
— Animal Tales is 2 p.m. Dec. 6. Each month, join the Hendricks County Parks Department for a storytime/craft session featuring animals found here in Indiana. Programs are for children ages 4 to 10 and registration is required. Registration will begin Nov. 29 for Dec. 6 program. The Dec. 6 program will be Hear Canada Goose at Cattail Lane by Janet Halfmann, and make a goose craft
— The Pokémon League will meet from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and 21. Join the Pokémon Trading Card Game League that meets at 2 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month. The Pokémon League provides a nearby place for Pokémon enthusiasts to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun. Those who attend can use their own cards and Pokémon DS games, to play, trade, and there are even opportunities to earn cool prizes. Players who don’t know all the rules of the game can learn game basics and, in no time, perfect a strategy. Joining a league is the best way to hone skills to compete in Pokémon tournaments from Battle Roads all the way up to the World Championships. For more information, contact Circle City Gaming at Facebook.com/CircleCityGaming. Registration is not required.
— The Teen Advisory Group will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Anyone is grades 5 through 12 is welcome. There is no registration required. The group will be discussing Celebrity Auction letters and a YAR grant at the Nov. 5 meeting and at the Dec. 3 meeting, members will be setting up the Christmas tree and decorating the children’s area for the holidays. Snacks are provided.
— Chess Night runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26 and Dec. 10. Chess Night is for all ages and no registration is required, just stop by to play. Chess boards and snacks are provided. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Avon-Washington Township Public Library.
— Make it Monday will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25. Children in grades 1 through 4 are invited to join Miss Jo for an hour of crafting fun. Crafts may be messy, so children should wear old clothes. All supplies are provided. Registration is required and begins Nov. 18
— Winter Tree and Shrub Care will take place at 6 p.m. Dec. 4. Have you ever wondered how to give your trees and shrubs the best year-round care? What steps can you take during the winter to ensure your trees and shrubs do well in the summer? How involved should your tree and shrub care be? Join longtime Indiana state conservationist Bob Eddleman for answers to these questions and many more. Registration is required.
— All Aboard to Reading — Early Literacy Family Fun Night will take place at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16. In November it will be Make It and Take It Family Night. Learn through crafts with a Make It and Take It Family Fun Night. Little ones can practice ABCs, 123s and color with fun crafts to take home. All Aboard to Reading — Early Literacy Family Fun nights are sponsored a generous anonymous donor. These special literacy nights will take place once a month through December. An adult must also attend with the child. Registration is required and began Nov. 11.
In December it will be Polar Express Night. Join for a reading of Polar Express, crafts and other surprises. All Aboard to Reading — Early Literacy Family Fun nights are sponsored a generous anonymous donor. These special literacy nights will take place once a month through December. An adult must also attend with the child. Registration is required and begins Dec. 9.
— Letters to Santa will begin Nov. 29 and end Dec. 14. Children may write a letter to Santa and mail it in our special North Pole Express mailbox. Make it easy on Santa and his elves to answer your child’s letter by including a self-addressed stamped envelope. Santa will write a letter back to the child and the letter will be placed in the envelope and mailed to your child. The envelope must have a stamp in order for the child to receive a reply.
Brownsburg Public Library
— Happy Birthday Marc Brown will take place at 10 a.m. Nov. 25 in Children’s Preschool Program Room.
Come help celebrate his birthday. Best known for his Arthur the Aardvark series, Brown has made a career out of writing and illustrating children’s books. There will be stories, crafts, games, and cake. Registration is required.
Clayton-Liberty Township Public Library
— The Clayton Public Library has launched an e-newsletter and Facebook page to keep the community informed of library activities and news. To sign up for the e-newsletter, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, call 539-2991, or sign up at the library’s front desk. To become a “friend” of the library on Facebook, search Clayton Public Library and click “Like” to get in on the latest community events, library hours, resources, and children’s programs and events.
— Story Time for children ages 3 through those in pre-kindergarten is 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
— Little Listeners is a program for 18- to 36-month-old toddlers at 1 p.m. Thursdays.
— A naturalist from the McCloud Nature Center will visit at 4 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.
Coatesville-Clay Township Public Library
— McCloud Nature Park will present a nature program on the first Wednesday of each month.
— Storytime is held Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. for children ages 3 to 6. Stories, crafts, games, and refreshments are free of charge. No registration is required.
— Page Turners will take place at 5 p.m. every Tuesday.
— Little Listeners will take place at 1 p.m. every Thursday.
Danville Public Library
— Christmas Pajama Storytime will be from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Dec. 5. Come in your pj’s with your favorite stuffed animal and join the library for holiday stories and songs and then make a holiday craft. Registration is required for ages 2 to 7.
— Christmas in Who-Ville 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. will be from Dec. 8.
“It comes without ribbons! It comes without tags, It comes without packages, boxes or bags.”
The library will be transformed into Who-ville this holiday season. Bring the whole family, the tall and the small, for a heartwarming holiday program for all. Comedy-magician Don Miller, of Family Time Entertainment will bring humor and magic to the library with a “Tribute to Dr. Seuss” show. Following the show, enjoy a who-feast of juice and cookies, crafts and a visit with Santa.
Registration is required for the 2:30 p.m. program and began Nov. 17. No registration is required for the other fun activities scheduled for the day.
— Family Gingerbread House Program will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12.
Celebrate the Christmas season by creating your own gingerbread house with us. Bring the whole family and make it a special holiday tradition. We’ll supply most of the materials. Please bring a can of frosting and a bag of candy to share. Registration is required.
— Spine Crackers will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Dec. 3. This is the ongoing teen book discussion group. This group is for students in grade 6 to 12. We meet about every other month to discuss books and other media.
— Teens Like Legos Too! will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 10. You are never too old to play with Legos. The grade school students started their Lego club in October; now it is your turn. Come into the library to hang out with friends and play with our HUGE Lego collection. This program is exclusively for students in grades 6 to 12. Registration is appreciated but not required.
— Teens Like Candy Too! Gingerbread House Program will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11. All students in grades 6 through 12 are invited to make a gingerbread house at the library. Bring a can of frosting and a bag of candy to share. Please register for this program so we know what to purchase.
— Anime and Manga Club will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 17. This is the library’s monthly Anime and Manga club. This is a program for 6 through 12 grade students. Registration is requested but not required. The group takes turns bringing in anime to watch, do crafts, have snacks, and play games. Every month it is something a little different.
— December TAB Meeting will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18. This is the library’s monthly TAB meeting. Everyone in grades 6 through 12 who has an interest in teen materials collection, programs, and activities offered for teens and “tweens” should consider being part of the Teen Advisory Board of the Danville Public Library. The group does fun activities at most meetings, plan future programs and activities, develop a volunteer program, and participate in community service activities in addition to helping with other programs offered at the Danville Public Library. Members are not expected to attend every meeting or every event. Once on the board, members will receive monthly information from the meetings even if they are not able to attend. It is the library’s hope that it would develop into a large enough group to have at least eight to 10 members at each meeting and 20 (hopefully more) members on the board. Serving on this board looks great on college applications and job applications. Those who participate regularly in TAB, fosix6 months or more, can request personal letters of recommendation from Kris Kydd. Please feel free to bring friends with you to meetings. For more information, call or e-mail Kydd at 745-2604 or email@example.com
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library
— Make Boomwhacker Music will take place from 3 to 3:45 p.m. today. Come play with Boomwhackers, plastic tubes tuned to musical notes. The group will experiment with the sounds they make, and whack out rhythm patterns and even songs. Especially fun for kids who like music and/or how things work. Adults are invited to attend and play along with their child. Register online at www.plainfieldlibrary.net or by calling 838-3801.
— Great Beginnings: Wonderful Ones will take place from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Nov. 25. Great Beginnings is a series of fun, lively programs with stories and activities supporting the five early literacy practices: Reading, playing, talking, singing/rhyming, and Writing. Each age group is geared to match the attention span and developmental level of the children. This is a free program, but registration is required.
— Quick Computer Basics will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 25. Drop in and learn just a few computer basics, including how to turn on your computer, using your keyboard, using your mouse or mousepad, and maneuvering around the Windows 7 interface. Laptop computers will be available to practice on, or bring your own Windows 7 laptop computer.
— Great Beginnings: Fabulous Fours and Fives will take place from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 26. Great Beginnings is a series of fun, lively programs with stories and activities supporting the five early literacy practices: Reading, playing, talking, singing/rhyming, and Writing. Each age group is geared to match the attention span and developmental level of the children. This is a free program, but registration is required.
— Library Legos for Teens will take place from 10 to 10:30 Nov. 29. Teens aren’t too old to play with Legos. Stop by Area T to create a Lego masterpiece.
— Design A Snow Globe will take place throughout the month of December. Visit Area T for a snow globe coloring sheet to make your own winter wonderland.
— Gingerbread House Contest will take place this December. Show off your sweet-making skills in the library’s first ever Gingerbread House Contest. Drop-off entries Dec. 2 or 3 in the Gallery during library hours. Entries will be accepted in three categories. Traditional-(the house is made of traditional gingerbread and everything on the house is edible). Non-traditional- (includes gingerbread “style” houses that are non-edible). Children-(houses of all types that are made by children under age 12). Entries will be on display in the Gallery December 9th-20th. Gingerbread houses be judged and prizes will be awarded. An Awards Reception will be held Monday, December 9th, 6:00-7:30pm. Houses may be picked up during library hours December 21st. Contact Laura Appleby at 839-6602 ext. 2136 with questions.
— Homemade Holiday Gifts will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 4. Love giving gifts but trying to stay within a budget? Stop by and learn about some DIY gift ideas inspired from the photo sharing website, Pinterest. Have an awesome homemade gift idea? Bring it and share with the group. Register online at www.plainfieldlibrary.net or by calling 838-3800.
— Incredible Snowflakes will take place from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Dec. 4. Be inspired by close-up photographs of real snowflakes, and then learn how to cut six-sided snowflakes. We will make them sparkly and cover them with contact paper so the glitter will stay on. Register online at www.plainfieldlibrary.net or by calling 838-3801.
— Holiday Stockings will take place from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Join the group in Area T any time between 2:30 and 5:30 to decorate a wooden stocking. Materials will be provided.