Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

June 8, 2010

Library briefs for June 9, 2010

Staff Writer
CNHI

Avon-WashingtonTownshipPublic Library

— Registration for summer programs begins one week before the scheduled program date. All summer programs require registration unless otherwise noted. Programs fill up fast, so early registration is encouraged.

— The teen summer reading kick-off event is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 11. There will be food and lots of chances to win library bucks. This is for youth entering grades 5 through 12. Registration is required and begins June 4.

— Dedication of the Huron Heritage Room is from 1 to 3 p.m. June 12. This newly created space within the library is designed for patrons to do local history research.

— The Cool Crew Club for youth in grades 5 to 12 meets at 11 a.m. June 14 and 2 p.m. June 16. The Monday program will feature cartoonist Justin Barnes from Cartoon Express who will teach the art of drawing cartoons. The theme for Wednesday’s program is frisbees.

— Book Buddies meets at 2 p.m. Mondays for children entering grades one through four. Each week a different popular series will be featured with games, trivia, and an activity based on the series. On June 14, the Cam Jansen series by David Adler will be featured.

— Preschoolers are invited to a “Splashing Good Time” at 10 a.m. each Tuesday. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and a craft will be featured each time.

— The Webkinz Lunch Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays or Wednesdays for children entering grades one through four. Participants should bring their lunch, along with their Webkinz or other staffed animal. The theme for June 15 and 16 is Beach Blast!

— Mommy and Me “Wonderfully Wet Adventures” is a half-hour toddler program offered at 10 a.m. each Wednesday. This program is for children ages 18 months to 31⁄2 years who are accompanied by an adult.

— Wii Move! will be held on Thursdays with a choice of times — 10 or 11 a.m. or 2 or 3 p.m. Each session will last 30 to 45 minutes with a maximum of eight children. This is for children in grades one through four.

— PAWS to Read is 6:30 or 7 p.m. June 17. Call to register for a 10-minute session with Murray, the library’s volunteer therapy dog. Children who are unsure of their reading skills can practice with Murray.

— A special Cool Crew Club program is scheduled for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 17. Learn skills and techniques used by improvisational comedians from an instructor from Comedy Sportz Improv Comedy Club. This is for youth entering grades five through 12.

— A drop-in story time will be held June 18 in the library’s outside reading retreat, weather permitting. This half-hour program is geared toward toddlers and babies, but anyone is welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required.

— Investigation Destination is 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Fridays for children entering grades one through four this fall. “Trash to Treasure” will be the program for June 18. Take a little trash and a little time and see what you can create with Katie Archer from Hendricks County Solid Waste Management.

272-4818

www.avon.lib.in.us

 

Brownsburg Public Library

— Make a Splash Baby Program is 9:30 a.m. today for children ages 6 to 15 months and their adult caregivers. Registration is required.

— Splash Lagoon: Adventure Bay is 10 a.m. today for children ages 3 1/2 to those in kindergarten. Registration is required.

— Make A Splash Toddlers is 10:30 a.m. today for children ages 15 to 24 months and their adult caregivers. The program will include songs and activities. After a 20-minute group session, there will be time to play with toys and interact. Registration is required.

— Travel Club is 1 p.m. today for children ages 6 to 10. Each month will focus on a different country. There will be stories, eat snacks, play games, and make crafts related to each month’s country. Registration is required.

— Wii Play Wednesdays is 2 p.m. today and June 16, 23, and 30. Teens ages 11 to 19 can play Wii games, board and card games, and enjoy snacks. Registration is appreciated.

— Wednesday Night Summer Movie Series is 5:30 p.m. today and June 30. Registration is required. Call the library to see what movie is showing.

— Computer Savvy Seniors is 9:30 a.m. June 10 for senior citizens ages 55 and older to learn computer basics in a relaxed environment. The 10-week course will also include applications and shortcuts. Cost is $75 for the series and includes a manual. Registration is required.

— Travel Club meets at 3 p.m. June 10. Children ages 6 to 10 can travel the world without ever leaving the library. Each month the group will focus on a different country. Participants will read stories, eat snacks, play games, and make crafts related to each month’s country. Registration is required.

— Make Waves Sidewalk Mural is 6 p.m. June 10.  Teens ages 11 to 19 can hang out with friends, listen to music, and create a huge mural with sidewalk chalk at the library. Drinks and ice pops will be provided. Registration is requested. A rain date has been set for 2 to 3:30 p.m. June 17.

— Splash into Summer Movies is 1:30 p.m. June 11, 18, and 25. Families can enjoy watching water-themed movies throughout June and July. Children ages 8 and younger should be accompanied by an adult. Call the library to see what movie is showing.

— Silly Safari with Amazon John is 1 p.m. June 14.

— Weird and Wonderful Creatures of Indiana: A Wildlife Photography Adventure is 6 p.m. June 14. This is a family program hosted by Hendricks County Park naturalist Greg Jacobs who will share wildlife photography from his adventures in the Indiana landscape. Registration is required.

— Intermediate Excel 2007 is from 6 to 9 p.m. June 14. Participants can learn how to create formulas to make their calculations quicker and easier, and how to use the functions. Cost is $15 and registration is required.

— ESL Tutoring is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 14, 21, and 28. English as a Second Language volunteers will tutor people needing help with English and citizenship. Registration is required.

— Introduction to Excel 2007 is from 6 to 9 p.m. June 14, 21, and 28. Participants can learn to create a simple budget in Excel, the terminology of a spreadsheet, how to enter data, how to format data, and more. Cost is $15 and registration is required.

— Write Around-Read Around is from 3 to 4 p.m. June 15, 22, and 29. Dee Johnston, retired teacher and published author, will facilitate sessions designed to provide a listening ear and encouragement to those interested in improving their writing and getting published.

— Library Blood Drive is 10:30 a.m. June 15. The Indiana Blood Center Bloodmobile will be parked in the library lot for donations. Participants need to be 18 or older to donate blood and will need to bring a photo identification. Registration is required.

— Introduction to Excel 2007 is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 16. Participants can learn how to create a simple budget in Excel, learn the terminology of a spreadsheet, how to enter data, how to format data, and more. Cost: $15 and registration is required.

— Book Babies: Father’s Day Special is 9:30 a.m. June 16 for children ages 6 months to 15 months and their adult caregivers. The program will include rhymes, songs, and other Father’s Day fun. Registration if required.

— Splash Lagoon: Under The Sea is 10 a.m. June 16 for children ages 3 1/2 to those in kindergarten. Registration is required.

— I Love Dad: Father’s Day Special is 10:30 a.m. June 16. Children ages 18 months to 3 1/2 years and their adult caregivers can celebrate Father’s Day with stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft. After a 20-minute session, there will be time to play and interact. Registration is required.

— Fantastic Father’s Day is 1:30 p.m. June 16 for children ages 6 to 10. This will include stories and making a Father’s Day craft to take home as a gift. Registration is required.

— Family Wii Game Night is 5 p.m. June 16 and 30. Registration is optional, but appreciated.

— Wednesday Night Book Discussion is 6:30 p.m. June 16. The book The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon will be discussed. Copies are available for check out at the circulation desk.

— Jammin’ With Junk is 10 a.m. June 17 for children ages 6 to 10. This program is provided by the Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District. Participants can take a little trash, a little time, and some imagination to create a band. Registration is required.

— Splash Lagoon: Coral Cave is 10 a.m. June 17 for children ages 3 1/2 through those in kindergarten. Registration is required.

— Make Waves: Hydro-Bracelets is 6 p.m. June 17 for youth ages 11 to 19. Registration is required.

— Fantastic Father’s Day is 11 a.m. June 18 for children ages 6 to 10. This will include stories and making a special craft to take home as a gift. Registration is required.

— Library closed on June 20 for Father’s Day.

— Make a Splash! Family Storytime is 5:30 p.m. June 21 for all ages. Families can listen to stories and sing songs about making a splash. An easy craft will follow. No registration is required.

— Freezer Foods with the 30 Day Gourmet will be presented from 6 to 7:15 p.m. June 21. Nanci Slagle will present a system that teaches cooks how to fill their freezers with nutritious and great tasting food. She will discuss the three critical steps: choosing and planning, shopping and prepping food, and assembling and freezing. These tips as well as others are featured in her new release, 30 Day Gourmet’s BIG Book of Freezer Cooking. Registration is requested.

— The Sea Horse Show with Family Time is 6 p.m. June 21. The show includes comedy and magic, and gets both children and adults on stage to help Magic Don teach and explain the world of Sea Horses.

— Advanced Excel 2007 is from 6 to 9 p.m. June 21. Participants can learn how to master Excel software, sort data, filter data, pivot tables, and mail merge their spreadsheets. Cost is $15 and registration is required.

— Splash Lagoon: Island Oasis is 1 p.m. June 22 for children ages 3 1/2 to those in kindergarten. Registration is required.

— Messy Science is 1:30 p.m. June 22, 3 p.m. June 23, and 2 p.m. June 24 for children ages 6 to 10. Registration is required.

— Life-Sized Monopoly is 2 p.m. June 22. Participants can become the hat, the car, or token of their choice as you walk around the library’s room-sized playing “board.” Roll giant dice and buy properties, land in jail, do everything as in the regular game. This is for teens ages 11 to 19 and registration is requested.

— Introduction to Word 2007 is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 23. Participants can learn the basics of word processing, and how to type, format, print, save, retrieve, and edit a letter. Cost is $15 and registration is required.

— Make a Splash Teddy Bears is 10:30 a.m. June 23 for children ages 2 to 3 1/2 and their adult caregivers. It will include songs, activities, stories, and a simple craft. After a 25-minute group session, there will be time to play with toys and interact. Registration is required.

— The Magic Of Marcus Lehmann will be presented at 1 p.m. June 23. This is a family show suitable for all ages.

— Rambling Sailors: An Evening of Seafaring Folk Music is 6:30 p.m. June 23. Susan Hickey and Gregg Csikos will perform sea songs and salty pirate folk music. Registration is required.

— Safe Sitter will b offered for youth ages 11 to 13 at 10 a.m. June 24. Safe Sitter is a medically accurate, hands-on, class that teaches boys and girls how to handle emergencies when caring for children. For more information or to register for a class, visit the Brownsburg Fire Territory website at www.brownsburgfire.org or call 852-1190. Cost is $30.

— Pages in the Park: Adult Book Discussion Group meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. June 24 at McCloud Nature Park in North Salem. There will be time afterwards for a group walk. This month’s discussion is on Sarah Addison Allen’s The Sugar Queen.

— Make Waves: Bubble Mania! is 6 p.m. June 24 for youth ages 11 to 19. Learn the science of bubbles, how to create a double bubble, how to put your hand through a bubble, and how to create monster bubbles with homemade bubble wands. Registration is requested.

— Water Show with Family Time is 1 p.m. June 28. Watch water disappear, reappear, and magically move from one place to another in this wacky, wild free outdoor show. Children should wear swimsuits and bring a towel.

— Make a Splash Toddlers & Teddy Bears is 5:30 p.m. June 28 for children ages 18 months to 3 1/2 years and their adult caregivers. Each week, there will be stories, songs, and rhymes. After a 20-minute group session, there will be time to play with toys and interact. Registration is required.

— One in 16 Million is 6 p.m. June 28. James H. Day was one of 16 million men in uniform during World War II. His nephew, Mark Hamilton, and Mark’s wife, Denise, will present a video slide show using Jim’s own photos accompanied by big band and swing music. Wartime artifacts and home front items and memorabilia will be on display. Registration is required.

— Introduction to Word 2007 is from 6 to 9 p.m. June 28. Learn the basics of word processing, how to type, format, print, save, retrieve, and edit a letter. Cost is $15 and registration is required.

— 4th of July Spectacular is 1:30 p.m. June 29. Children ages 6 to 10 can enjoy patriotic stories, snacks, and crafts. Registration is required.

— Intermediate Word 2007 is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 30. Learn basic formatting techniques, how to use Word templates, how to modify them for your own use, and how to create your own from scratch. Cost is $15 and registration is required.

— Splash Lagoon: Treasure Island is 10 a.m. June 30 for children ages 3 1/2 through those in kindergarten. Registration is required.

852-3167

www.brownsburg.lib.in.us

 

Clayton-LibertyTownshipPublic Library

— Enjoy stories, crafts, and games during children’s storytime at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays.

— Saturday hours have resumed. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday.

— A naturalist from the Hendricks County Parks and Recreation Department will present an animal program from 4 to 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. This program is for children in kindergarten through third grade. The naturalist will read a story about the chosen animal and the children will complete a craft.

— Blaze a Trail to Your Library! Get ready for a camping adventure at the Clayton-Liberty Township Public Library. Join us as we blaze a trail to several national parks. Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, Mammoth Cave, Everglades, and Dinosaur National Monument are campsites along the trail. Smokey Bear will visit at 2 p.m. June 22 and we will be decorating camping book bags donated by Tri Kappa.

539-2991

cltpl@tds.net

 

Coatesville-ClayTownshipPublic Library

— The library’s summer reading club begins today and concludes July 7. Children entering grades one through three will meet from 1 to 1:45 p.m. and those entering grades four to seven will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. The theme this year is Make a Splash READ! There will be prizes, books, snacks, crafts, and fun.

(765) 386-2355

http://coatesvillectpl.lib.in.us

 

DanvillePublic Library

— African Drumming Workshop is from noon to 4 p.m. June 12. Registration is required.

— Genealogy Nuts Luncheon and Heirloom Show & Tell is noon June 14. The special Genealogy Nuts meeting will begin with a pitch-in lunch in the library’s program room. Afterwards, bring an heirloom or antique to share. The Genealogy Nuts are a support group for genealogy enthusiasts who regularly meet at 1:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. The next meeting is 1:30 p.m. July 12.

— Creative Crafters is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 15. This is a family program in which participants will make a kite. All materials are provided and registration is requested.

— Just the Basics: Computer Classes are offered from 4 to 5 p.m. June 23. This is a friendly class where  participants’ level of computer knowledge can be as little as none at all, and they won’t feel out of place. The class will start at the basics of Windows operations and progress at the pace set forth by the class, learning what the class desires to know. Registration is required.

— Teen Game Day: Summer Reading is from 1 to 4 p.m. June 26. Students in grades six through 12 to play board, card, and role playing games. Registration is requested.

— Creative Crafters is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 29. This is a family program in which participants will make puppets out of felt, yarn, and assorted odds and ends. All materials are provided and registration is requested.

— Teens, Express Yourself: Plan for your Future is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 30. This is a guided discussion about how to plan and prepare for college. This program is geared for students in 6th -9th grade but all students and parents are welcome. Each summer reading participant will receive a grand prize drawing entry for attending this summer reading program and a second entry if a parent or guardian attends with you.

— The June Indiana Room display at the Danville Public Library features the family of Richard and Nancy Downs Christy/Christie. It will be organized by James and Robert Tharp who are descendants of the family. The Christy’s bought land in Center Township in 1834.  The display will also feature Christy’s daughter and son-in-law, Delia and Lewis Stipe. It will also include maps, land grant, photographs, and memorabilia.

— Preschool Storytimes are at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, and 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursdays. Each week will include a 15-minute group storytime and a 15-minute craft time. Registration is requested.

— Toddler Tales is 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays for children ages 24-36 months. Toddlers must be accompanied by an adult for the 30-minute program which is designed to stimulate pre-reading skills and hand-eye coordination. Registration is requested.

— Cuddlebugs is 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays for babies ages 12-24 months and their guardians. It will include fingerplays, songs, and stories. Registration is requested.

— Creative Kiddos is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays for children ages 3 to 6. Each week there will be an artistic activity or craft for children ages 3-6 as part of the summer reading program. Registration is requested.

— Wiggleworms is 9:30 a.m. Mondays for children ages 6 to 12 months. Enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories. Registration is required once for the eight-week session.

— Found Underground Storytime is from 4 to 4:30 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. Children ages 4-10 are invited to take part in adventures with the Hendricks County Parks and Recreation naturalist. Each month, a different animal found in Indiana will be studies while reading a story that helps young audiences discover their wild neighbors.

— Warm Up With a Good Book, an informal winter reading program for teens in grades six through 12, runs from now through March 31. Teens will log the titles and a brief response to the books they read and those who read at least five books during the program will receive a small prize. A collective list of all the books read will be printed in the library’s teen publication, The DRIFT.

— The Teen Department at Danville Public Library (DPL) has a Facebook account and is looking for friends. Anyone interested can go to “Teens at Dpl.” There is a blog on information about tween and teen programs at http://kydds-books-now.blogspot.com/. The library is also on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/danvillelibraryteens.

745-2604

www.dpl.lib.in.us

 

Plainfield-GuilfordTownshipPublic Library

— Thursday Night at the Movies: Vintage Films is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 10. Enjoy comedies “Tars and Stripes” (1935) and “The Princess Comes Across” (1936) screened on vintage projectors with commentary by film historian Eric Grayson. Both movies are unrated. Drinks and snacks will be provided. This is a free program, but registration is required.

— The Incredible Journey is from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. June 11. Children ages 8 through 12 can conduct an experiment to see how water moves through and around the earth. This is a free program, but registration is required.

— Big Screen Movies: “Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey” will be shown from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. June 14. Children of all ages can bring a snack and watch the extraordinary wilderness journey of two dogs and a cat who struggle to find their way home. The movie is rated G and children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

— Shaking the Leaves of Your Family Tree is from 6 to 9 p.m. June 14. Genealogy specialist Phyllis Walters will provide free one-on-one help in the North Research Room.

— Flip Out is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. June 15. Youth in grades 6 through 12 can bring a new pair of flip-flops and decorate them.

— Learn to Draw! is from 4 to 4:45 p.m. or from 6 to 6:45 p.m. June 15. Youth ages 9 through 12 can learn basic drawing skills in this six-week course. Participants receive individual instruction as they work from photographs and still life compositions. Students should bring pencils, an eraser, and a sketchbook to class. This is a free program, but registration is required.

— Water Wonders of Indiana will be presented at 7 p.m. June 15. This is a fast-paced slide show medley of spas and sprinklers, bridges and bathhouses, boatyards, canals, lakes, and fountains, with commentary by cultural historian Glory-June Greiff.  This is a free program, but registration is required.

— Tots, Tales, and Tunes is from 10 to 10:30 a.m. or from 11 to 11:30 a.m. June 16. This is the first in a three-part series for toddlers ages 2 and 3 and their caregivers. Listen to stories and participate in action rhymes and songs. This is a free program, but registration is required.

— Riptide Movies: “Pearl Harbor” will be shown from 1 to 4 p.m. June 16. Youth in grades 6 through 12 can watch the PG 13 rated movie.

— Underwater World is from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. or from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 16. Youth ages 6 through 12 can create their own underwater world picture using a variety of art materials. This is a free program, but registration is required.

— Rubber Stamping for Kids: Father’s Day is from 4:15 to 5 p.m. June 16. Brenda Ramsey will teach children ages 6 through 12 how to use rubber stamps to create a special Father’s Day card. This is a free program, but registration is required.

— Desert Island Books is from 3 to 4 p.m. June 17. Children ages 9 through 12 can enjoy snacks while discussing books they would like to read if stranded on a desert island.

— Thursday Night at the Movies: “The Perfect Storm” will be shown from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. June 17. George Clooney and Diane Lane star in this terrifying tale of a boat caught in the biggest storm in modern history. The movie is rated PG. Drinks and snacks will be provided. This is a free program, but registration is required.

— Suitcase Stories: Splash! Act It Out is from 10 to 10:30 p.m. June 18. Children ages 4 through 8 can hear three stories, choose a part, and help act them out. Children may also just listen to the stories. Caregivers must stay in library during this program.

— Unbound Book Club is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 22. Adults will read and discuss The Glass Castle and enjoy coffee and dessert. This is a free program, but registration is required.

— Riptide Movies: “Water World” will be shown from 1 to 3:15 p.m. June 23. Youth in grades 6 through 12 can watch the PG 13 rated movie.

— Big Screen Movies: “The Black Stallion” will be shown from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 24. Children of all ages can bring a snack and watch the story of a shipwrecked young boy saved by a black stallion. The Academy Award winning movie stars Mickey Rooney and is rated G. Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

— Thursday Night at the Movies: Vintage Films is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 24. Those attending can enjoy “The River” (1937) and “Law of the Sea” (1932) screened on vintage projectors, with commentary by film historian Eric Grayson. Both movies are unrated. Drinks and snacks will be provided. This is a free program, but registration is required.

— Teddy Bear Sleepover is from 5 to 5:45 p.m. June 25. Children ages 5 through 8 may bring a favorite teddy bear, stuffed animal, or doll (along with a towel for the teddy to sleep on) to the library for a beach party and sleepover.  Children can enjoy party snacks and games with their teddies. Teddies spend the night at the library, and children pick them up from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday. This is a free program, but registration is required.

— Big Screen Movies: “Dumbo” will be shown from 1:30 to 2:35 p.m. June 28. Children of all ages can bring a snack and watch the story of Dumbo, a circus elephant teased because of his enormous ears and befriended by a mouse. The movie is rated G. Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

— Pre-Eclipse Premiere is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 29. Youth in grades 6 through 12 can play games and win prizes while waiting for the midnight premiere of the latest Edward and Bella movie. This is a free program, but registration is required.

— Big Screen Movies: “Lady in the Water” will be shown from 1 to 3 p.m. June 30. Youth in grades 6 through 12 can watch the PG 13 rated movie.

www.plainfieldlibrary.net

839-6602