Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

November 30, 2013

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Hendricks County Flyer

---- — Avon-Washington Township Public Library

— Animal Tales will take place at 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 be 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 will take place 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.

272-4818

www.avonlibrary.net

Brownsburg Public Library

— Elf: Interactive Movie will take place at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 in Meeting Room B. Get in the holiday spirit with an interactive viewing of Elf. Attendees will receive instructions for and materials to interact along with different scenes in the movie. Registration is required. Ages 6 and older, teens, and adults welcome! Free popcorn! The move is rated PG and has a runtime of 97 minutes.

— Toddlers and Teddy Bears will be at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Children’s Window. Toddlers and Teddy Bears is a special combined program for children 18 months to 3 1/2 years and their adult caregiver. Each week, the group shares stories, songs, and rhymes. After the 20 minute group session, we will have time to play with toys and interact together. Registration is optional and does not guarantee program entry for late arrivals.

— Christmas Under the Stars Ornament Decorating Workshop will be at 10 a.m. Dec. 3 or 5 p.m. Dec. 4 in Children’s Preschool Program Room. Join the Brownsburg Public Library and the Brownsburg Parks for an Ornament Decorating Contest. The winner, voted on by the community, becomes this year’s Junior Grand Marshal in the Christmas Under the Stars Parade on Dec. 7. Register online at www.brownsburgparks.com, or call 858-4172 for more details and how to register.

— Teddy Bear Time will take place at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 3 in in the Children’s School Age Program Room. Teddy Bear Time is full of songs, activities, and stories for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their adult caregiver. After the 25 minute group session, the group will have time to play with toys and interact together. Registration is optional and does not guarantee program entry for late arrivals.

— Mittens will take place at 1 p.m. Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. Dec. 10, at 1 p.m. Dec. 17, or at 10 a.m. Dec. 18 in the Preschool Program Room. Come hear stories and make a craft. Help support the children in the Community by donating new children’s hats and mittens. Hats and Mittens donated will go to the local schools and be used as needed. Donations can be hung on a tree in the Children’s Room at the Brownsburg Public Library.

— Book Babies will take place at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 4 in the Children’s School Age Program Room. Book Babies is full of songs, activities and stories for children 0 to 15 months and their adult caregiver. After the 20 minute group session, the group will have time to play with toys and interact together. Registration is optional and does not guarantee entry into program for late arrivals.

— Toddler Time will be at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 4 in the Children’s School Age Program Room. Toddler Time is full of songs, activities and stories for children 15 to 24 months and their adult caregiver. After the 20 minute group session, the group will have time to play with toys and interact together. Registration is optional and does not guarantee program entry for late arrivals.

539-2991

cltpl@tds.net

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.

(765) 386-2355

http://coatesvillectpl.lib.in.us

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. 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.

745-2604

www.dplindiana.org

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.

839-6602

www.plainfieldlibrary.net