— Avon-Washington Township Public Library
— Summer Reading Programs: Online reading clubs are available for all levels and the theme is “Dig Into Reading.” Register online at www.avonlibrary.net now through July. Choose which reading club desired, and complete the registration form. Attendees should include an e-mail address so contact can be made if a prize is won. Adding www.avonlibrary.net to your email address book ensures attendees will receive library communications about summer reading, raffle drawings, and prize notifications. Logging is running currently and ends 11:59 p.m. July 26. Watch the reading home page for important announcements throughout the summer, as prize notifications will be sent via e-mail or by phone if no e-mail is given.
— Pokemon League is from 2 to 4:30 p.m. today and July 20. Get together with other Pokemon fans to play, trade, and earn prizes. All ages are welcome. Bring own supplies.
— Cool Crew Club meets from11 a.m. to noon each Monday through July 15 and from 2 to 3 p.m. each Wednesday through July 17. This is a weekly craft program for students in grades five through 12.
— Webkinz Lunch Bunch is 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays or Wednesdays now through July 16 or 17. Attendees can bring a packed lunch and have fun with a Webkinz or other stuffed animal. Each week there will be games, a craft for the animal, and chances to win prizes. Registration is required and begins a week prior to each program.
— Investigation Destination is 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. each Friday through July 19. There will be a variety of nature-themed learning activities. Registration is required and begins a week prior to each program.
— American Girl Adventures is 2 p.m. Mondays through July 15. Dig into history and learn about different time periods and places with the American Girl series. Participants can bring their American Girl or other favorite doll for stories, crafts, and chances to win prizes. Each week will focus on a doll in the series. Registration is required and begins a week prior to each date.
— Chalk Walk is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 2. An annual tradition, patrons can create a masterpiece in the library parking lot. Parents must stay with their child at all times.
— Animal Tales is 2 p.m. July 5. Children ages 4 through 10 are welcome for stories and a craft with the Hendricks County Parks Department naturalists.
— Preschool Story Time, I Dig It is 10 a.m. July 9 and 16. The program will dig into reading with stories, songs, and crafts exploring dinosaurs, super heroes, gardening, fairies, and frogs. This program is for children ages 3 ½ through those entering kindergarten. Children will come into story time on their own for the first 30 minutes, and an adult will join them for the final 15 minutes to assist with the craft. Registration is required and begins a week prior to each program.
— Firefighter Ollie is 2 p.m. July 9 and 16. Firefighter Ollie will use stories and activities to provide safety education tips children can use. The program is for children preschool through those in fourth grade and an adult must attended with any preschool child. Registration begins a week prior to each date.
— Wii Move is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 9. This program is for children in grades one through four who want to play Wii games.
— Chess Nights are 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 9 and 23. All ages are welcome.
— Mommy and Me is 10 a.m. July 10 and 17. Children ages 18 months through 3 ½ who are accompanied by an adult can read books and sing songs in a 30-minute story time. Registration is required and begins a week prior to each program.
— Eat to Support the Library is all day July 11. City Barbecue will donate a portion of their sales to the Avon library. Present a special coupon when purchasing a meal, and the coupons are available at all library desks.
— Crafty Kids is 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. July 11 and 18. Attendees will have the opportunity to dig through library supplies and see what can be unearthed for creative fun. The program will also allow for the design of a room decoration or gift. Registration is required and begins a week prior to each program.
— PAWS to Read is open for registration for time slots at 6:30 or 7 p.m. July 11 and 23. Children can sign up to have a 10-minute reading time with Murray, the PAWS to Read dog.
— Drop-In Storytime is 10 a.m. July 12 and 19. Meet in the grassy area by the library entrance for stories, songs, and rhymes geared toward children ages 3 to 5, but all ages are welcome. Bring a blanket to sit on. In the event of inclement weather, story time will not be held.
— A Self Defense, Introduction to Karate class is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 17. The class is presented by Denise Moe, black belt instructor at Adamson’s Karate Studios. Attendees should be at least 14
and wear clothing fit to learn basic kicks, punches, and blocks. Basic escapes, important information, and tips for realistic self-defense will be covered.
Brownsburg Public Library
— Beneath the Surface: Plant-able Bookmarks is 5 p.m. July 1. Attendees can make a plant-able bookmark. When a book is finished being read, the bookmark can be buried to produce an array of flowers. This program is for ages 11 through 19.
— Independence Day Crafts are 11 a.m. July 2. This program for children will include making special Independence Day crafts. For all children’s programs, attendance tickets will be available 20 minutes before each program up to the number that can safely be fit into the program rooms. A child must be present to get a ticket, and everyone attending a program must present a ticket at the door.
— Tomb Raider 2: Coins and Fossils is 2:30 p.m. July 2. From Lara Croft to Indiana Jones, this program will delve deeper into ancient artifacts. This program is designed for children ages 10 through 13.
— Groundbreaking Reads: Garden Markers and Seed Packets is 6 p.m. July 2. Join for a fun garden-themed craft program where attendees will make garden markers and paper seed packets, which can make gifts or party favors. The program is for ages 18 and older.
— Beneath the Surface: Creative Writing is 6 p.m. July 2 and 9. This program is for ages 11 through 19 and is a teen creative writing session focusing on how to get started, what to do when stuck, and is a chance to play games with other like-minded teens. Stacy Post, author of poetry chapbook Sudden Departures will offer critiques of poems or short stories through the mail.
— Independent Babies is 9:30 a.m. July 3. This program will have Independence Day themed rhymes, songs, and fun. This program is intended for children ages 6 to 15 months. All Itty Bitty Programs require the attendance of an adult caregiver who must present a ticket at the door.
— Independent Tots and Tykes is 10:30 a.m. July 3. This program will have Independence Day themed activities for children between the ages of 15 months and 3.5-years and an adult caregiver.
— Animal Tales: Fireflies! is 4 p.m. July 3. Children ages 3 through 12 are invited to take part in an animal adventure with the Hendricks County Park and Recreation naturalist. Each month features a new animal found in Indiana.
— The Care and Keeping of Carver’s Garden is 9 a.m. July 5. Once the seeds are in the ground, they’ll need water, weeds pulled, and bugs plucked. Children ages 6 through 10 and their families are invited to an open session to help tend to the library’s flower and vegetable garden. This event will take place outside, so sun block and appropriate attire should be worn. If there is rain the night before or the day of the event, it is cancelled.
— Dig It Movies for Kids is 10 a.m. July 5. This session’s movie is “How to Eat Fried Worms,” which has a run time of 98 minutes and is rated PG.
— Tykes Dig Machines is 10:30 a.m. July 5. Children ages 2 through 3.5 and an adult caregiver are invited for a summer story time that will revolve around tractors, diggers, dump trucks, and other big machines.
— Preschool I DIG: Life Underground is 5:30 p.m. July 8 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 9. It is also 1 p.m. July 10. This program is intended for preschool aged children.
— Intermediate Word is 6 p.m. July 8. Attendees can develop word processing skills with shortcuts to creating documents and templates, using clipart, smart art, and more. The cost is $15.
— SecondHand Tuesdays $1 a Bag Sale! is all day July 9. Every second Tuesday through September, the library shop will feature a $1 a bag day. Attendees can come in and grab a bag or two or more, which are provided in the shop.
— The Tortoise, the Hare, and Other Aesop’s Fables is 10 a.m. July 10. Minnetrista Theatre Preserves brings five of Aesop’s most treasured stories to life with bright costumes, quirky characters, singing, and dancing. It will include shadow, body, and rod puppets and a flea circus to the stage, inviting children to sing along and create shadow puppets of their very own. This program is best suited for ages 2 through 11.
— Dinosaur Science Fun is 3 p.m. July 10. This is the last event before the Big Dig, and children ages 6 through 10 are invited to explore the science behind dinosaur bones, preservation, and fossil formation.
— Intermediate Excel is 6 p.m. July 10. Attendees can develop Excel skills by learning how to make calculations easier, put spreadsheets into presentations, add functions to spreadsheets, and more. The cost is $15.
— Volcano Building: Messy Science Club Special is 5:30 p.m. July 10 and 11:30 a.m. July 11. Children 6 and older are invited to help build one of three active volcanos out of the provided materials. At the end of the third session, the volcanos will be made to erupt. Materials will be provided.
— Groundbreaking Reads: Using Seeds in Your Garden is 6:30 p.m. July 10. Master Gardener Jackie Rosales will give an informative presentation about how seeds are produced, and how to collect, process, and store them. She will also discuss testing for germination, selecting a site, and soil preparation for sowing. This adult program requires registration.
— Groundbreaking Reads Movie Night: Hyde Park on Hudson (not Armour) is 5 p.m. July 11. Enjoy free popcorn and a viewing of the 2012 film “Hyde Park on Hudson,” which has a run time of 95 minutes.
— Volcano Eruption Day: Messy Science Club Special is 10 a.m. July 12. After volcanos are built, they will explode at this session. They will be taken outside for the explosions if weather permits. Attendees are encouraged to wear sunscreen and proper attire. Eruption will begin at 11:30 a.m.
— AlphaTykes: M is 10:30 a.m. July 12. Join for a program focusing on the alphabet using stories, rhymes, songs, and a craft. This program is intended for children ages 2 through 3.5.
— Silly Safaris is 1 p.m. July 15. This program allows children to see their favorite furry, feathered, scaly, and slimy friends.
— Teen Game Days is 3 p.m. July 12. Teens can come to the library and play Rock Band, Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros., Just Dance, and more on the Nintendo Wii as well as a host of card and board games. There will also be a trivia challenge. This program is for ages 11 through 19.
— Tots and Tykes Dig Gardens is 5:30 p.m. July 15. This program is for children ages 15 months through 3.5-years with an adult caregiver and will include garden themed stories, songs, and rhymes. Participants will be able to get plant seeds to take home.
— Introduction to PowerPoint is 6 p.m. July 15. 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. The cost is $15.
— The Big Dig (Dinosaur Club) is 5 p.m. July 16. Children who have been attending the Dinosaur Club sessions meet near the gazebo for The Big Dig, where they will be working like real archaeologists to excavate some fossils and other objects.
— Groundbreaking Reads: Wire Wrapped Pendants is 6 p.m. July 16. Attendees can turn ordinary river rocks into wire wrapped pendants at this program. Supplies will be provided, but patrons can bring their own jewelry pliers or rocks. Registration is required for this adult program.
— Beneath the Surface: Movie and Craft is 1 p.m. July 17. Attendees ages 11 through 19 can come watch “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” and create a message in a bottle craft. Popcorn and drinks will be served.
— Dig It: Summer Reading Wrap-up Scavenger Hunt is 6 p.m. July 17. This event will help wrap up the summer reading program, and attendees can drop in for a special geocaching hunt. Geocaching is a treasure hunting game where GPS is sued to find containers with other participants in the activity. GPS apps can be downloaded on most smartphones or the library will have a supply to borrow. This is a family event that takes about 30 minutes to complete. Light refreshments will be served.
— Advanced Excel is 6 p.m. July 17. Build on spreadsheet skills with practice in pivot tables, filters, mail merges, and look-up functions. The cost is $15.
— Round Table Readers will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 17. The book for discussion will be What Came First? by Carol Snow. Copies are available at the front desk.
— Water Show is 1 p.m. July 18. Children and adults alike can enjoy an outdoor show where everyone gets wet and tricks using water are done. Children should wear swim suits and bring a towel to the show.
— Freaky Fridays: Lego Club Special Event is 3 p.m. July 19 and 1 p.m. July 20. This event will feature a top secret theme, games, and fun.
— Life and Times Book Discussion Group will meet at 3:30 p.m. July 20. This book club is for biography lovers. This quarter’s subject of discussion is Betty White. Members can stop by the customer service desk to check out a biography, then join for a discussion, tea, and cookies. The club will meet every three months.
— Survival Book Club meets at 10 a.m. July 22. Building on the popularity of Gary Paulsen’s Brain Series of books, the Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District is sponsoring a summer book club centered around Hatchet, the first book in the series. Come and discuss what living alone in the wild would be like, receive a copy of the book, and learn how to create survival tools from household items. This program is for children ages 9 through 13 and registration is required. S’mores will be served, and the library should be notified of any potential food allergies.
— The Big Dig (Tomb Raider Club) is 4 p.m. July 22. Children who have been participating in the Tomb Raider Club are invited to this Big Dig, where they will work like real archaeologists to excavate artifacts, tag them, and map them. This program will take place outside, so sunblock and proper attire are recommended.
— Introduction to Publisher is 6 p.m. July 22. Attendees can learn to make professional-looking flyers, brochures, signs, certificates, and newsletters the easy way with Publisher wizard. The cost is $15.
— Tots Dig Animals is 10:30 a.m. July 23. Join for a story time about animals that live underground. This program features stories, songs, rhymes, and interactive play time. It is for children ages 15 months through 2years and their adult caregivers.
— Mad Science Spectacular is 11 a.m. July 23. This show will feature several safe combustion demonstrations, some accompanied by some loud noise. There will be several demonstrations based on the many and varied properties of air, including Bernoulli’s flying toilet paper. There will also be chemistry and dry ice demonstrations.
— Careers with Animals is 1:30 p.m. July 24 and 5 p.m. July 25. Presented by Misty Eyes Adoption Center, this program explores the variety of careers that work with animals, including a guest speaker from a local pet-related business.
— Hands On: PC Practice Sessions is 10 a.m. July 25. This is a free adult PC training session in the library training lab. Attendees can work on different computer programs and learn with a librarian able to assist.
— At 1 p.m. July 25, Ronald McDonald will visit the library.
— Brown Bag Travel Club: London is 11:30 a.m. July 30. Attendees can bring their lunch and travel the world with the club as they watch a few episodes of the PBS series “Rick Steves’ Europe.” This adult program has optional registration.
— Beach Babies is 9:30 July 27. This program will feature stories, songs, rhymes, and interactive play time.
— Summer Tots and Tykes is 10:30 a.m. July 27. This program is for children ages 15 months through 3.5 years and an adult caregiver. It will feature stories, songs, and rhymes as well as interactive play time.
— Science Club Special is 11 a.m. July 27. This program is restricted to children entering the fourth grade or higher and will include an explosive science experiment. The event will take place outside, so attendees are urged to wear proper clothing. In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled.
— Alpha Tykes: N is 10:30 a.m. July 30. This program is for children between the ages of 2 and 3.5 years and their adult caregivers. It will include stories, rhymes, songs, and a simple craft. There will be interactive play time after the session.
— Great Ideas Book Discussion Group meets at 6:30 p.m. July 30. This adult book discussion group is 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 the customer service desk.
— Lego Club meets 5:30 p.m. July 31. Legos are provided and each session will have a different theme and Nintendo Wii video game to play as well as building time for attendees to make their own creation. This club is for children ages 6 through 10.
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.
— Special guest Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” will host a story time at 6 p.m.
— Ronald McDonald will visit the library and share magic and fun at 6 p.m. June 24.
— Movie Night is 6 p.m. July 1.
— Michelle Marti of Divas, Dudes, and Doodlebugs will join the library for songs and dancing at 6 p.m. July 8.
— Reading stars of the library will perform in a talent show at 6 p.m. July 15.
Coatesville-Clay Township Public Library
— Dig Into Reading is the theme of the library’s 2013 summer reading program. Sessions are every Wednesday, July 3 through 17. Children entering grades one through three will meet from 1 to 1:45 p.m. and children entering grades four through six will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. The summer reading program will conclude with a party from 1 to 3 p.m. July 17. All sessions and activities are free and will include snacks. Visit the library on Facebook by searching for Coatesville-Clay Township Public Library or check the website for updates. For more information, call the library from 1 to 7 p.m. during the week and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
Danville Public Library
— The Adult Department Summer Reading Program runs from now through Aug. 2. Patrons may register at the adult services desk. Every 500 pages read earns one entry into the prize drawing.
— Dream Big: Read is the theme for the Summer Reading Program, ongoing from now through Aug. 2 for children in grades kindergarten through six.
— Own the Night is the theme for the Teen Summer Reading Program, taking place now through Aug. 12 for students in grades six through 12.
— Dreamcrafters is 10 to 11 a.m. each Thursday through Aug. 1. This program is for children ages 2 through 6 and includes crafts and activities. Registration is required by week.
— Hoots ‘n Giggles will be from 2 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday through July 30. This program is for children in grades one through six and includes crafts and activities. Registration is required by week.
— Children’s Pottery is 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for children ages 2 through 6 with a cost of $13 and 10:45 to 12:15 for ages 6 through 12 with a cost of $17, both sessions on July 1. Jeremy South of Rocky Ripple Clayworks will lead a pottery class where all participants will use the pottery wheel to create a birdhouse. Registration is required and payment may be made in advance.
— Birdhouses is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. July 1 for children ages 2 through 6 and 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. July 1. Cost to attend is $13 for the 2 through 6 age group and $17 for the 6 through 12 group. Jeremy South of Rocky Ripple Clayworks will lead a pottery class where all participants will use the pottery wheel to create a birdhouse. Registration is required and payment may be made in advance of the workshop.
— Paws to Read is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 1, 8 and 15. Children in second through sixth grades read to therapy dogs for 20-minute sessions at the same time slot each week for three weeks. If anyone is interested in having their child participate, registration is required.
— The Ronald McDonald Show is 10 a.m. July 3. Ronald will be in attendance and entertain families with magic, surprises, and audience participation. Registration required.
— Own the Night: Creatures of the Night is 2 to 3:30 p.m. July 3. Attendees can come to the library and play monster-related games, including an urban legend version of “Jeopardy.” Registration is appreciated.
— Animal Tales “fireflies” is 4 to 4:30 p.m. July 5. Children ages 4 through 10 are invited to take part in this animal adventure led by the Hendricks County Park and Recreation naturalist.
— American Girl Party with Julie is 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 7. Girls ages 7 and older are invited to bring a favorite doll to a party celebrating the 1970s with Julie, a girl growing up in a time of great social change and possibilities. The program will have crafts and activities, food, prizes, and even a chance to learn the Hustle. Registration is required.
— Pajama Storytime is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 9. Children ages 2 through 6 are invited to wear their pajamas, bring a favorite stuffed animal to hear stories and make a special craft. Registration is required.
— Own the Night: Owl Crafts is 2 to 3:30 p.m. July 10. This teen program will involve making owl-themed crafts including an owl shaped phone case, owl origami, or an owl plush character. There are also ideas for owl paper weights and Christmas ornaments. Attendees will earn a summer reading grand prize drawing ticket for every summer reading program attended in July.
— Own the Night: Teen Advisory Board meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 10. Anyone in grades six through 12 who has an interest in teen materials collection, programs, and activities offered for teens and tweens can be a part of the board. At meetings, there are activities, future program planning, refining of the teen volunteer program, and participation in community service activities. For more information, call 745-2604 or e-mail to email@example.com.
— Teddy Bear Picnic is 3 to 4 p.m. July 12. Children preschool through grade four are invited to bring their favorite Teddy Bear to a picnic. Afterwards, all the teddy bears stay overnight in the library, and the next morning the children can pick up their bears and see photos of the fun they had.
— Own the Night: Teen Late Night is 6 to 10 p.m. July 12. The library will provide snacks, but teens are encouraged to bring a favorite dessert to share with the group. At this program, teens will be playing video games, making crafts, playing board or card games, listening to music, and enjoying large group activities. Teens should bring a glow-in-the-dark shirt made the first week of the summer reading program. This is for students in grades six through 12 and requires a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian in the presence of a staff member.
— Art Meets Science: Appreciation is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13. In this session, attendees will look at poetry, plays, essays, and fiction inspired by scientific ideas. The course was designed by Jessica Reed, which has a B.S. in physics as well as an M.F.A. in poetry and has designed courses on the intersection of science and art.
— Own the Night: Personal Safety Workshop is 2 to 3:30 p.m. July 24. Lt. Jim Yetter from the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department will discuss personal safety for teens and young adults. This would include student safety for beginning college students.
— Own the Night: Recycled Film Lamp Craft is 2 to 3:30 p.m. July 31. Attendees can come to the library with a plastic bottle and some old photo negatives to make a lamp craft.
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library
— Great Beginnings: Incredible Infants is 10 to 10:45 a.m. July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. This program features stories and activities supporting the five early literacy practices of reading, playing, talking, singing/rhyming, and writing. Each age group is geared to match the attention span and developmental level of the children. Registration is required.
— Great Beginnings: Terrific Twos and Threes is 10 to 10:30 a.m. July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. The program focuses on early literacy practices. Registration is required.
— I Dig Big Machines is 6:30 to 7 p.m. July 3 and 10 to 10:30 a.m. July 6. Children can enjoy songs and stories about trucks and other big machines. At the end of the program, adults can help the children make a personalized license plate to take home.
— Animal Tales is 12:30 to 1 p.m. July 5. Children can join the park naturalist from McCloud Nature Park for a story about fireflies and make a craft to take home.
— Build-A-Mania is 2 to 3 p.m. July 5. Children can use their imaginations by using the library’s collection of Legos to build alone or work with a friend.
— Guess the Book is all day July 7, 14, 21, and 28. Stop by area T and check out the jar of shredded book pages and guess the book. Names with guesses will be entered into a jar for a weekly drawing.
— Gallery Art Party is 2 to 4 p.m. July 7. Visit the Gallery the first Sunday afternoon each month for an art party where patrons can meet Gallery exhibitors and learn about the art process. July features “Art on Fire,” an exhibition of furnace-blown, flame-worked, and slumped and fused art glass creations. This exhibit is sponsored by the Indiana Glass Trail, Visit Hendricks County, and the Hot Blown Glass Studio.
— Itsy, Bitsy Storycraft is 1:30 to 2 p.m. and 6:30 to 7 p.m. July 8, 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 7 p.m. July 9, and 10 to 10:30 a.m. and 2 to 2:30 p.m. July 10 and 24. It is also 1:30 to 2 p.m. and 6:30 to 7 p.m. July 22 and 23. Gather under the tree for a simple 30-minute story and craft based on the theme “Digging at the Beach.”
— Microsoft Excel Help is 4 to 6 p.m. July 8. Get help using Microsoft Excel 2010 during this drop-in session. Stop by anytime the program is going on to ask specific questions and learn a few basics of the spreadsheet program. Laptops with Excel 2010 will be available to practice with, or patrons can bring their own laptop computer with the program installed.
— Shaking the Leaves of Your Family Tree is 6 to 8 p.m. July 8. Stop by the Indiana Room as the library’s genealogy expert help anyone who wants to trace their family tree or has reached a snag in trying.
— eReader Rescue is 10:30 to noon July 10 and 24. This program is for those who have an eReader and don’t know how to use it. The library can help in setting up the new device, learning how to borrow books from the OverDrive and Freading collections, and test driving other devices.
— Time Capsules is noon to 5 p.m. July 10. Stop by area T and transform an old box into a time capsule to take home and fill with memories.
— Mystical Creatures of Harry Botter is 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. July 10. Investigate the mystical creatures of the world with Harry Potter and Professor McGonagall. Harry Potter-theme costumes are welcome to be worn. Register online or by calling 838-3800.
— The WATER Show is 10 to 11 a.m. July 11. Watch water as it disappears, reappears, and magically moves from one place to another as all participants get wet. Attendees should wear a swimsuit and bring a towel to dry off to fully enjoy the water fun. A dry area will be available for younger children and adults. This program is located across the street on the grassy area at First Baptist Church. Children must be accompanied by an adult and everyone will meet across the street on the grassy area at the church.
— Summer Fun is 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. July 11. Attendees can use colorful sand to create a star keychain. Register online or by calling 838-3800.
— Open Studio Night is 6 to 8 p.m. July 11. Join for two hours of focused painting and drawing. This free, informal gathering is for artists of all skill levels. Still-life compositions will be set up in the center of the room for inspiration, or participants may work from their own photographs. Artists will provide their own materials.
— Pathfinder Fantasy Role Playing Game is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 11, 18, and 25. This is for RPG loving teens to come together for an evening of fantasy role playing games. Those who have never played before can stop by area T and find out when the beginner’s game meets.
— Gallery Hands is 10 to 11 a.m. July 12, 19, and 26. Support the arts at the library as hands are needed to help create collaborative art pieces that will be exhibited in the Gallery each month. Materials and instructions will be provided. The July project will encompass making a colorful paper mache chicken or rooster sculpture. Participants may keep their creation after the August exhibit.
— Junior Chef is 3 to 3:30 p.m. July 12. Children can learn to make delicious snacks. At this session, they will make Wiggle Worm Dirt Pudding. Register online or by calling 838-3800.
— Great Beginnings: Wonderful Ones is 10 to 10:45 a.m. July 15. This program will feature stories and activities supporting early literacy practices. Each age group is geared to match the attention span and developmental level of the children. Register online or by calling 838-3801.
— Storytime Classic is 1:30 to 2:15 and 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. July 15 and 16. In this 45-minute story time, the classic children’s story The Turnip will be explored through a variety of formats with the help of an audience. A simple make and take craft will conclude the program.
— Great Beginnings: Fabulous Fours and Fives is 10 to 10:30 a.m. July 16, 23. This program will feature stories and activities supporting early literacy practices. Each age group is geared to match the attention span and developmental level of the children. Register online or by calling 838-3801.
— Clay Imprint Magnets is noon to 5 p.m. July 17. Stop by area T to create a clay imprint magnet out of clay, leaves, and paint.
— Where Trash Goes is 1 to 2 p.m. July 17. Attendees can view an episode of Indiana Expeditions about trash and recycling and create a garbage pizza. Register online eor by calling 838-3801.
— Careers with Animals is 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. July 18. Attendees can learn more about various careers that work with animals every day from Misty Eyes Animal Shelter and Learning Center. Learn what qualifications are necessary and how to get started in these careers. Register online or by calling 838-3801.
— Pajama Time is 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. July 18. Families can enjoy a variety of stories and activities and a puppet show will be featured. Children will take home a memento of one of the stories, and they are welcome to wear pajamas and bring their teddy.
— Facebook Help is 4 to 6 p.m. July 22. Patrons can drop in to 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 attendees are welcome to bring their own.
— The Magic Man Show is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 22. Join for a free magic show performed by a local father and son duo in a family friendly setting. Children and adults of all ages are welcome to attend. Register online or by calling 838-3800.
— Homemade Ice Cream is 1 to 2 p.m. July 23. Attendees will use simple ingredients to create their own homemade ice cream.
— Gnomes is 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. July 24. Attendees can make a gnome hat, try a gnome catapult, and do a little gnome bowling as well as play Ring-a-Gnome and hear a bit about the tradition of garden gnomes. Register online or by calling 838-3801.
— Rock Band is 2 to 3 p.m. July 25. Teens can drop by the library to play the Rock Band video game.
— An Evening with ‘The Birds’ is 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 25. Attendees can join for an evening of learning about birds of prey in Indiana from a Hendricks County Park Naturalist. The lecture will include a number of models of these raptors. There will be a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” and dinner after the lecture. Register online or by calling 838-3801.
— Hendricks County Probate Work Day is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 27. The Indiana Genealogical Society needs help organizing Hendricks County’s early probate records in order to place them online. Patrons can drop into the library for any amount of time to help other volunteers and organize probate records dating back to 1824. Wear old clothes, as some of the records may be dusty. Registration is required.
— End of Summer Reading Ice Cream Party is 2 to 4 p.m. July 27. Attendees can celebrate the final days of Summer Reading at the Friends of the Library Ice Cream Party. Children birth-age through 12th grade can receive free ice cream from 2 to 3 p.m. while supplies last. The Game Truck will be available throughout the program, where children and teens can hop on to play various age-appropriate video games.
— Teen Library Advisory Board meets 4 to 5 p.m. July 29. This group is open to all teens who are interested in giving feedback on library programs and new teen books.
— Ultimate Trivia Challenge is 7 to 8 p.m. July 29. Attendees can test their book knowledge and compete for prizes. Questions will become more difficult as the challenge progresses. All ages are welcome.
— Paper Gnomes is noon to 5 p.m. July 31. Stop by area T to create a gnome from a paper template provided.