Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

March 18, 2013

March Library calendar


Avon-Washington Township Public Library

 — Friends of the Library Book Sale is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. 

 — Pokemon League is 2 to 4:30 p.m. today. This program provides a place for Pokemon trading card and video game fans to meet. Participants use their own cards and Pokemon DS games and can earn prizes. Beginners can learn the game and the basics. For more information, contact Circle City Gaming at Facebook.com/CircleCityGaming.

 — Armchair Travel to Warmer Places is 2 p.m. March 19. Join area photographers Joe and Debbie Ashby for a travelogue on the Rocky Mountains that will combine photography and a history lesson.

— Beginning Photograpy Class is 6 p.m. March 20 through May 8. Join local photographer Joe Ashby as he teaches an eight-week session. There is an $80 fee for the course payable to the instructor the first night of class. Registration is required.

 — The Mystery Discussion Group meets at 11 a.m. March 21. Newcomers are invited to join the group.

 — The Teen Advisory Group meets at 6:30 p.m. March 21. Teens who would like to be involved at the library by helping to plan programs and select reading materials are welcome to attend the meeting.

 — Human Trafficking: The Facts will be presented at 6:30 p.m. March 21. Join Katie Bieda with U-Act for an informative session regarding the facts of human trafficking. Registration is required.




Brownsburg Public Library

 — Lucky Tots & Tykes is 10:30 a.m. today. Children ages 15 months to 3 1/2 years with their adult caregivers can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft. After a 20-minute session, children will have the opportunity to play and interact with one another.

— Yield for Yarn is 2:30 p.m. March 18. Come to the library to work on a yarn project, get help with crafting problems, or help other needle artists with theirs.

 — Tumble Into a Good Book is 10:30 a.m. March 19. Children ages 15 months to 3 1/2 years and their adult caregivers can come for digital story time using Tumblebooks.

 — Hands On: Book Lovers’ Sites is 6 p.m. March 19. Join for a tour of three of the best websites for book lovers: Goodreads, Library Thing, and Shelfari. See how to use them in life and have an opportunity to join the sites. Registration is requested.

 — Intermediate Excel is 6 p.m. March 20. Develop Excel skills by learning how to make calculations easier, put spreadsheets in your presentations, add functions to your spreadsheets, and more. Cost is $15.

 — World Storytelling Day is 5:30 p.m. March 20. This program is for children and will feature storytelling games.

— Round Table Readers is 6:30 p.m. March 20. This month’s discussion will be Cup of Gold: A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History by John Steinbeck. Copies are available for check-out at the front desk.

— Movie Night: Life of Pi is 5 p.m. March 21. Come for free popcorn and a viewing of “Life of Pi,” run time 127 minutes. The program is for patrons ages 18 and older.

— AlphaTykes: F is 10:30 a.m. March 22. This new program focuses on the alphabet. Each story time will focus on a different letter for stories, rhymes, songs, and a craft. It is intended for children ages 2 to 3 1/2 and their adult caregivers. After the group session, there will be time to play with toys and interact.

 — Introduction to PowerPoint is 6 p.m. March 25. Learn to make professional-looking presentations in just minutes by adding video, photographs, and audio files to a PowerPoint presentation. Basic beginner skills are also included. Cost is $15.

— Brown Bag Travel Club-Winter at Lake Tahoe meets at 11:30 a.m. March 26. Bring a lunch and take a photographic journey with BPL staff member Larry Whitmor as he recounts a recent trip to Lake Tahoe.

 — Movie Days For Kids: Ice Age, Continental Drift is 1 p.m. March 26. This movie is rated PG with a run time of 88 minutes. Children are allowed to bring their own snacks, and anyone younger than 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

 — Little Carver’s Garden Science Club is 5:30 p.m. March 26. Children ages 6 to 10 are invited to help beautify the library while doing plant-based science experiments. The group will meet on the last Tuesday of each month and will be outside as weather permits. For more information, call 852-3167 ext. 2 or e-mail to jstates@brownsburg.lib.in.us.

— Great Ideas Book Discussion Group meets at 6:30 p.m. March 26. This is an adult book discussion group. Books may be picked up and returned each month at the customer service desk.

 — Easter Babies is 9:30 a.m. March 27. This is a one-time Book Babies special for children up to 15 months  and their adult caregivers that will feature Easter-themed rhymes and songs.

 — Hoppy Tots & Tykes is 10:30 a.m. March 27 for children ages 15 months to 3 1/2 and their adult caregivers. It will feature an Easter-theme using stories, songs, rhymes, and an Easter craft. After a 20-minute session, children will have time to play and interact.

 — Lego Club meets at 5:30 p.m. March 27. The library will provide Legos for this program intended for children ages 1 to 10. Each session has a different theme and a different Wii Lego video game to play, as well as free building time.

 — Intermediate Word is 6 p.m. Develop word-processing skills with shortcuts to creating documents and templates, using clipart, smart art, and more. Cost is $15.

 — Advanced Excel is 6 p.m. March 27. Build on spreadsheet skills with practice in pivot tables, filters, mail merges, and look-up functions. Cost is $15.

 — YES Hands On: PC Practice Sessions are 10 a.m. March 28. This is a free adult PC training practice session in the library training lab. Work on different computer programs and learn with a librarian available for assistance.




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 claytonlibnews@tds.net, 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.

— There is an after school program at 5 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.

— Mad Scientist Children’s Program is at 5 p.m. March 28. All ages are welcome to learn science facts and participate in experiments.




Coatesville-Clay Township Public Library

— Storytime is from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. each Wednesday when Mill Creek Schools are in session, for preschoolers ages 3 to 6. Korleen Bledsoe will again serve as children’s programmer. McCloud Nature Park will present a nature program on the first Wednesday of each month.

— The library will be hosting a timely program on the disturbing subject of human trafficking in Indiana at 7 p.m. April 18. This program is not appropriate for children and attendees are asked to be at least 16. Presenters will be Tamara Weaver from the Indiana Attorney General’s office and Sarah Hurley, president of Kristy’s House, a shelter for victims of commercial sex exploitation. Refreshments will be provided.

(765) 386-2355



Danville Public Library

— Wiggleworms is 9:30 to 10 a.m. each Friday for babies ages 6 to 12 months and their adult craegivers. The program includes songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories. Registration is required once for the 12-week program.

— Cuddlebugs is 10:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday for babies ages 12 to 24 months and their adult caregivers. The program includes fingerplays, songs, and stories. Registration is required once for the 12-week series.

— Toddler Tales is 11:30 a.m. to noon each Friday for children ages 2 to 3 and their adult caregivers. The program includes short stories, action rhymes, songs, and simple crafts. Class size is limited. Register once for the series.

— Preschool Storytime is 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Each week includes a 15-minute group storytime and a 15-minute craft time. Parents are encouraged to leave their child for the first part of the program and then return to help with the craft.

— Poetry in Motion is 11:30 am. to 1 p.m. March 19. Children will have an opportunity to play a game, read poetry, and compose their own poems. Registration is required.

— Teen Advisory Board Meeting is 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 20. The board is made up of teens in grades six through 12 who have an interest in teen materials, programs, and activities offered. For more information, call 745-2604.

— Never Too Old for a YA Book Club meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 27. This is the first meeting for this group and the featured book is Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. This is a club for those who continue to love teen literature. Refreshments will be provided.

— Melba Geoffroy Memorial Poetry Contest for all ages and runs throughout April 1. Poems must be original, and the three divisions for judging will be 18 to adult, 13 to 17, and 12 and younger. Contestents may enter up to two poems. Submit poems, attached to the entry forms which may be obtained at either the circulation desk of the library or online at dplindiana.org. For more information, call 745-2604.




Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library

 — Teen Tech Week ends today. Teens are encouraged to stop by area T to talk about what they would do without modern technology or what they’d miss the most.

 — Duplo Party! is 2 p.m. today. Celebrate the fun of Duplos and Legos by playing games like pin the head on the Duplo Dude, I Spy the Lego Guy, Super Tower Building Race, and Brick Scavenger Hunt. Design a Lego guy or gal and enjoy refreshments. Registration is required.

 — Library Fundraiser at Barnes & Noble is all day today. Barnes & Noble is at 2540 Futura Park Way. Have fun and support the library at the same time. Get a photo taken at the library photo booth at the store, check out the new Little Free Libraries and donate books to go in them, and participate in fun activities throughout the store.

 — Junior Chef is 4:45 p.m. March 18. Children can learn to make their own quick and delicious snacks. This session, participants will make a walk-around taco. The children’s desk has a list of ingredients for those concerned about food allergies. Registration is required.

 — Metamorphosis Collage Art: Session 2 is 2, 5, or 6:30 p.m. March 19 and 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. March 20.

 — Game of Thrones Night is 7 p.m. March 19. Get ready for Season 3 of the Game of Thrones at the library. Test knowledge of the television series with a trivia challenge and win a prize. A handful of Game of Thrones related prizes will be given away.

 — The Plainfield Writers’ Group meets at 7 p.m. March 19. Whether an experienced writer or one just starting out, this group is a place to join other writers from the area. Meetings will give the chance to explore new ideas, talk about the writing process, or just meet fellow authors. The group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

 — Duct Tape Creations is 3:30 p.m. March 20. Teens are invited to use duct tape to make creations. Supplies will be provided.

 — Candy Sushi is 3:30 p.m. March 21. Teens can use Fruit Roll-ups, Twizzlers, and other sweet treats to create a candy sushi roll.

 — Pathfinder Fantasy Role Playing Game Night is 6:30 p.m. March 21, and 28. Join other RPG loving teens for an evening of fantasy role playing games. Stop by area T to find out when the beginners’ game meets.

 — Pajama Time is 6:30 p.m. March 21. In this monthly program, families can enjoy a variety of stories and activities in preparation for bedtime. A puppet story will be featured and children will take home a memento from one of the stories. Children may wear pajamas and bring their teddy bears.

 — Teen Library Advisory Board meets at 4 p.m. March 25. Teens are encouraged to join and give feedback on library programs and new teen books.

 — Minecraft Party is 3:30 p.m. March 28. Stop by to make Minecraft-themed crafts, answer trivia questions, and win prizes.

 — Protect Yourself from Identity Theft is 7 p.m. March 28. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, an estimated 8.6 million households had at least one person age 12 or older who experienced identity theft victimization in 2010. Learn how to prevent identity theft. Join for a free identity theft seminar with Thomas Mass of Western and Southern Life. The seminar will offer various practical methods to protect yourself and your information from falling into the wrong hands. This is a free program, but registration is required.

 — Build-a-Mania is 2 p.m. March 29. Show off your creative genius by using the library’s collection of Legos to build alone or work with a friend. This is a free program for children in grades kindergarten through fifth.