Avon-Washington Township Public Library
— Animal Tales will take place at 2 p.m. Nov. 1 and 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 started Oct. 25 for the Nov. 1 program and will begin Nov. 29 for Dec. 6 program.
The Nov. 1 program will be Hear One Odd Old Owl, by Paul S. Adshead and make an owl craft.
The Dec. 6 program will be Hear Canada Goose at Cattail lane, by Janet Halfmann, and make a goose craft
— The Pokémon League will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 2 and 16 and 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. Nov. 5 and 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 will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and 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.
— Investigation Destination — Art at Our Fingertips — will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Bring your artistic talent and your fingers as the group does fingerprint art. This is for children in grades 1 through 4. Registration is required and beings Nov. 7.
— An Introduction to Reflexology will take place at 10 a.m. Nov. 9. This is for people who enjoy learning something new. Questions about Reflexology will be answered, such as what is it, where does it come from, where are the reflex points and areas, and what does a Reflexology session involve? Join local reflexologist Pam McIntyre for answers to these questions and others. Registration is required.
— PAWS to Read will take place at 6:30 or 7 p.m. Nov. 21. Sing up for 10 minute reading spots and practice reading aloud to Murray, the PAWS to Read dog. All participants will receive a free book. Registration begins Nov. 14.
— 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. Nov. 18 and 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 & begins 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.
— Santa visits will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 9 and 12. Children ages 3 and up can come for a visit with Santa. So there will be no waiting, patrons are asked to sign up for the half hour period they would like to come and arrive at the beginning of that half hour. They will be given a number and will see Santa in the order they arrive. While waiting, holiday books, music, and coloring sheets will be available Registration begins Dec. 2 for both dates. Parents who want pictures with Santa, for infants and children up to age 3 who will not talk to Santa do not need to be signed up, but can sit on Santa’s lap for a photo. Children who do not need to be signed up can come at any time and will be fit in for a picture as possible. The library does not take the pictures, so parents are encouraged to bring cameras. Sessions are from 4:30 to 5, 5 to 5:30, 5:30 to 6, 6 to 6:15, 6:30 to 7, and 7 to 7:30 p.m. Santa has a break from 6:15 to 6:30 p.m. (but he usually doesn’t take one). There will be 10 spots open each session (5 for the 6 to 6:15) for kids ages 3 and up only.
— Affordable Care Act: The Essentials will take place at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 and Dec. 11. Questions about the Affordable Care Act will be answered like: How does it work, how are you affected, and what are the requirements? Join Western and Southern Life’s Carolyn Moore for answers to these questions and more. Registration is required.
— Health Screenings at 1:15 p.m. Dec. 17. The following things will be included in the screening: Checking Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Oxygen Levels, Test Grip and Strength, and Analyze Body Fat Percentage. Join Keesha Crespo, health promotion Coordinator for the New Energy Wellness Center at Countryside Meadows for the Health Screening.
Brownsburg Public Library
— CLUE (LIVE!) @ Your Library will take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today.
Join for an evening of intrigue as the game of CLUE comes to life at the Brownsburg Public Library. Groups with a maximum of five members will be led through the mansion by a detective to visit each room and try to narrow the field of suspects, weapons, and locales. In several rooms players will encounter various characters from the game — Miss Scarlet, Colonel Mustard, etc. Players can talk with them, but they probably won’t reveal much (at least truthful anyway). Once a group thinks they have solved the crime, write down the solution and give it to your detective. In the final room the detectives will check the answers and the person who gave him the correct solution first is the winner. Everyone in your group will receive a certificate. Souvenir photos will also be taken. Timed tickets are available at the Brownsburg Public Library, located at 450 South Jefferson Street, in Brownsburg. Tickets are $30 a group (maximum of 5) or $7 a person. It will take approximately one hour to complete the investigation. Don’t miss out on kooky crime-solving fun for the whole family. For more information, contact Amie Thomas by e-mail at email@example.com at 852-3167, ext. 108.
— Brown Bag Travel Club-England & Europe in 1973 will take place at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 29 in Meeting Room B.
Bring a lunch and join the library for a presentation of lost slides recently digitized by our very own Larry Whitmore. These images are from a 1973 college trip to Europe, and were taken with an old Kodak pocket camera.
— Great Ideas Book Discussion Group will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in Meeting Room B.
Adult book discussion group for people who like to read and discuss books about important ideas from literature, science, government, culture and religion. Discussion books may be picked up and returned each month at our Customer Service Desk.
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.
— Story Time will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday for preschooler children age 3 to 6.
— 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
— Friends Jam is 6 to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday at the Train Station in Ellis Park. Friends Jam is a collection of local musicians who perform, primarily using acoustic instruments. They play and sing a variety of music. Donations received go to Friends of the Library and Friends of the Park.
— Animal Tales presented by the Hendricks County Parks and Recreation Naturalist will take place from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Preschoolers and young school age children are invited to take part in exciting animal adventures with the Hendricks County Park and Recreation naturalist. Animal Tales programs introduce young children to nature through a featured children’s book and fun crafts centered on the theme. These programs are free and registration is not required. This month book will be One Odd Old Owl by Paul S. Adshead.
— Krafty Kids will take place at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and 19. Children in grades K through 5 will be meeting in the Children’s Activity Room to create a Thanksgiving themed craft. They will also be given an ‘at home’ scavenger hunt list. Registration is required.
— Lego Club will take place at 4 p.m. Nov. 14. Children in grades K through 5 are invited to build with Legos in the children’s activity room. The theme for the program will be Thanksgiving. Registration is required. In honor of International Games Day, which is Nov. 16 the library will be hosting a family game night. This is an open game time for families with children of all ages to come to the library to play a game as a family. There will be some games here in the library or those who attend can bring a favorite of their own. Registration is required so the library staff knows how many refreshments to purchase.
— Family Game Night will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14.
— Christmas Ornament Pottery Workshop will be Nov. 18. For children ages 2 to 6, the fee is $12 per child and will take place from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. For children ages 6 to 12, the fee is $14 per child and it will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jeremy South from Rocky Ripple Clayworks will lead the class. The fees may be paid in advance or at the time of the workshop.
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library
— Great Beginnings: Wonderful Ones will take place from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Oct. 28. 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. Register online at www.plainfieldlibrary.net or by calling 838-3801.
— Teen Library Advisory Board will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 28.
— Facebook Help will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 28. Drop in get help with Facebook, from signing up and starting a Facebook profile to learning the difference between posting on someone’s wall and sending a message. Laptop computers will be available to practice on, or bring a personal laptop.
— Zombie Coloring Pages will take place all day Oct. 31. Turn favorite characters into a zombie or yourself into a zombie. Ask Area T staff for a coloring page.
— Candy Books will take place from 2:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. This is for those who love candy and love books? Stop by Area T to make a miniature book out of candy.
Animal Tales will take place from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Nov. 1. Join the Park Naturalist from McCloud Nature Park for a wonderful story of One Odd Old Owl written by Paul S. Adshead and create a related craft. No registration is required.
— Build-a-Mania will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 2. Let the imagination run wild and show off creative genius by using the collection of Legos to build alone or work with a friend. No registration is required.
— Great Beginnings: Incredible Infants will take place from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Nov. 4. 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. Register online at www.plainfieldlibrary.net or by calling 838-3801.
— Clang! Will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4. Children and families are invited to a fun music concert featuring the percussion group, Clang! Its musicians play homemade and wacky instruments. Children will have a chance to help out with the music. No registration is required for this fun family program.
— The Affordable Care Act in Indiana will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 4. Join the library for this seminar on the new laws that will go into effect in 2014. Learn about the options in Indiana and where to find the best health care options. Throughout the presentation there will be opportunities to ask questions. The program is presented by Carolyn Moore of Western & Southern Life Insurance. Register for this helpful program at www.plainfieldlibrary.net or by calling 838-3800.
— Great Beginnings: Terrific Twos and Threes will take place from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 5. 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. Register online at www.plainfieldlibrary.net or by calling 838-3801.
— My Little Pony Party will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 5. Can’t get enough of My Little Pony? Come to the party. The library will have My Little Pony themed crafts, snacks, and games.
— Veteran’s Day Celebration with Indy Honor Flight will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 5. Celebrate Veteran’s Day at the library and learn about the great work Indy Honor Flight is doing for Central Indiana veterans. Indy Honor Flight transports Hoosier veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their sacrifices. Grant Thompson, Chairman of Indy Honor Flight and a Veteran will present the program and will focus on the reason the program was started, the history, the network as a whole and what they are doing here in Indiana to make sure Hoosier Heroes are honored in the best way. All are welcome to join this inspirational program highlighting a great organization and local veterans.
— Gratitude Journals will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 7. With Thanksgiving only three weeks away, create a gratitude journal — a journal to write down what you’re thankful for. Materials will be provided.