Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

January 10, 2014

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Hendricks County Flyer

---- — Avon-Washington Township

— Pokemon League will be from 2 to 4:45 p.m. Jan. 18 and 25. Join the Pokémon Trading Card Game League. The Pokémon League provides a nearby place for fans to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun. Using each person’s own cards and Pokémon DS games, they can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes. The best part is that those who attend can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as they do. No registration is required. The program will meet upstairs in the Children’s Program Rooms Players should check at the Children’s Desk to find out the location of each month’s meeting, as it will change.

Even if you don’t know all the rules of the game, at a league you can learn game basics and, in no time, perfect a strategy. Joining a league is the best way to hone your 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

— Chess Night will be 6 p.m. Jan. 14.

This is for kids and adults. No registration is required. Snacks provided. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Public Library.— Paws to Read will be at 6:30 or 7 p.m. Jan. 16. Get of the cold and cozy up to Murray and a good book. Murray is the PAWS to Read therapy dog and he is waiting for you, so sign up for a ten minute reading session. You may bring a book from home or choose one from the library. All participants will receive a free book. Registration is required and begins Jan. 9.

— Teen Program will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Make duct tape cuffs and lanyards. You are welcome to bring your own duct tape, but a variety will be provided. Registration is required and begins 14th.

— Make it Monday will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27. If the winter weather has given you a case of the blues (or even if it hasn't), stop by the library for a crafty make and take. Kids in grades 1 through 4 are invited to register for an evening of hands-on projects with Miss Jo, as we make fun crafts together to brighten our chilly days. Registration is required and begins Jan. 21st.

— Storytime Session will run from Jan. 15 to Feb. 7. Registration begins Jan. 8. Register once for a time and day and you are registered for the entire 4 weeks of the session.

— Bouncy Babies will be at 10 a.m. Jan 16, 23, 30, and Feb. 6. Miss Jo will lead parents and children in songs, fingerplays, bounce rhymes, and short stories. A parent must attend with the child.

— Toddler Time — Cozy KidsLaptime and Toddlers have been combined to provide a wider range of options. For ages 1.5 to 3.5 and an adult. Be cozy this winter with stories, songs and fingerplays with Miss Jo.

Will take place at 10 a.m. Jan. 15, 22, 29, and Feb. 5, at 11 a.m. Jan. 16, 23, 30, and Feb. 6, and at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. Jan. 17, 24, 31, and Feb. 7.

— Preschool Storytime — Nursery Rhyme Time. Join the library on a four week adventure and learn some favorite nursery rhymes and make some crafts too. Children should feel comfortable coming in on their own for the first 30 minutes. An adult is asked to remain in the library and return to the program room for the last 15 minutes to assist with the craft. For children ages 3.5 to kindergarten.

Will take place at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Jan. 15, 22, 29, and Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. Jan. 16, 23, 30, and Feb. 6, and at 10 a.m. Jan. 17, 24, 31, and Feb. 7.

— Genealogy 101 will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16. Join area genealogist Sandy Schonegg for answers to these questions and many more. Sandy will teach you genealogy basics. Space is limited. Sign up today by calling 272-4818 ext. 229.

— A Downton Abbey Tea will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 18. Are you a fan of the television series Downton Abbey? Perhaps you like to drink tea? We have just the event for you. Join native Brit Tina Jesson for a talk and then an English tea, complete with scones, sandwiches, hot tea and a Downton Abbey theme. The cost is $10, payable by cash or check. Please make checks out to Tina Jesson. Please note: Attendees must be at least 13 years of age. Please note: Registration is required, and attendees are not fully registered until payment is received. For more information call 272-4818.

272-4818

www.avonlibrary.net

Brownsburg

— Family Time Special will at 6 p.m. Jan. 13 in Children’s School Age Program Room. Bring the family and join the library for stories, songs, rhymes and more. After the 20-minute session, there will be time to play and interact together. This program is intended for children between the ages of 0 and 3.5 years old with an adult caregiver, although hopefully the whole family will come. Registration is optional and does not guarantee program entry for late arrivals.

— Cutting to the Bone: Minimalism and Revision, A Writing Workshop will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 13 in Meeting Room A.In this creative writing workshop, writers will become familiar with the philosophy of writing in the sparest fashion, and will practice techniques for making a wordy draft economical and clean. They will follow the examples set by Ernest Hemingway, Elmore Leonard, Ray Carver, Amy Hempel and others, and we’ll learn to make every word count. Registration required, and ends on at 2 p.m. Jan. 12. This is for ages 18 and older.— Winter Wonderland will be at 5 p.m. Jan. 14 in the Children’s Program Rooms.Stories, songs, crafts, and snacks all around a Winter/Snowman theme for children ages 6 through 10.

— Round Table Readers will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15 in Meeting Room C.The group will be discussing Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan. Copies are available at the front desk for check out.— Ask a Lawyer Day will be at 3 p.m. Jan. 20 in Meeting Room A and B.Need legal advice? Come and ask attorneys from the Hendricks County Bar Association.

— Travel Club will be at 5 p.m. Jan. 21 in the Children’s School Age Program Room.Do you like learning about new places and cultures? Then Travel Club is for you. Please join the library in exploring six countries on six different continents. We will have crafts, games and food. For children ages 6 through 10.— Young at Heart Book Group will be at 1 p.m. Jan. 22 in CML Room.The group will be discussing Paper Towns by John Green. Join for this lively adult book group where the group will read and discuss only young adult books. If interested, contact Patti or Faythe at 852-3167. — Tots & Tykes Read ... Kevin Henkes will be at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 22 in the Children’s School Age Program Room.Join the library for this new series of programs that will introduce you and your toddler to fun authors. Whether they’re already household names or you’ve never heard of them, come sing, rhyme, read, and do other fun activities with the library as it explores the authors behind some of the most well-loved and some not-so-well-known picture books. This program is intended for children ages 15 months to 3.5 years old with an adult caregiver. Registration is optional and does not guarantee program entry for late arrivals.— Movie Night: The Great Gatsby will be at 5 p.m. Jan. 23 in Meeting Room B.Enjoy free popcorn and a viewing of the 2013 film, The Great Gatsby. Runtime is 143 minutes. Ages 18 and older, no registration required.— Brown Bag Travel Club: Buenos Aires will be at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 28 in Meeting Room B.Bring a lunch and travel to Buenos Aires as the group watches an episode of the PBS series, Globe Trekker. Ages 18 and older, no registration required.

— Lego Club will be at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Children’s School Age Program Room.Activities with Legos, intended for children ages 6 through 10.— Chilly Babies will be at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 31 in the Children’s School Age Program Room.It’s a one-time Book Babies special. There will be rhymes, songs, and lots of fun as we celebrate the season together. This program is intended for children 0 to 15 months old and their adult caregiver. Registration is optional and does not guarantee program entry for late arrivals.

539-2991

www.brownsburg.lib.in.us

Coatesville-Clay Township

— 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.

(765) 386-2355

www.coatesvillectpl.lib.in.us

Danville

— Teen Winter Reading Program: Warm up with a Good Book will be from Jan. 2 to Feb. 28

The teen winter reading program, Warm up with a Good Book, was suggested by a member of our teen advisory board, years ago. Teens will log the titles of the books they read between Jan. 2 and Feb. 28. This is a very informal reading program, those teens who read at least 3 books during the program will receive a small prize. Each participant who completes the program will get a free book and a mug with hot chocolate packages and Hershey’s Kisses. A collective list of all the books read will be posted in the teen area of the library. Nothing is better on a cold blustery day than hot chocolate, a snuggly blanket, and a really good book.

— Wheeee Love Reading! Kids Winter Reading Program will be from Jan. 4 to Feb. 28. It’s cold outside. Stay cozy reading a good book this winter. Children from birth through grade 5 are encouraged to take part in the winter reading program, “Wheeee Love Reading.” Children in kindergarten and younger will receive a small prize after 10 picture books have been read and children in grades 1 through 5 will receive a prize after completing 4 hours of reading. A reading log may be picked up at the children’s desk on or after Jan. 4. The program needs to be completed by Feb. 28.

— Lego Club will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 16

— Krafty Kids will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 21.

— Genealogy Nuts Meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 13.

This month the group will learn about Midwestern archives and libraries. There are many well-known libraries and archives in our area that researchers should investigate before they say nothing more can be found on my families. The websites give a window into the collections and a trip to the “brick-and-mortar” buildings will provide more information. Midwesterners are not afraid of a drive to a library. Many of these libraries are less than a day’s drive away. In some cases, the drive is a few hours. The group will explore some of the unique features of these libraries at the meeting. Come and enjoy learning about some new resources that might answer some questions about our troublesome ancestors.

— Teens Like Legos Too! will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 14. 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 through12. Registration is appreciated but not required.

January 2014 TAB Meeting will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15. This is the monthly TAB meeting. Everyone in grades 6 through 12 who has an interest in teen materials collection, programs, and activities offered for teens and “tweens” should consider being part of the Teen Advisory Board of the Danville Public Library. All of our meetings are open to everyone in grades 6 through 12. The group does fun activities at most meetings, plan future programs and activities, develops a volunteer program, and participates in community service activities in addition to helping with other programs offered at the Danville Public Library. Members are not expected to attend every meeting or every event. Once on the board, members will receive monthly information from the meetings even if they are not able to attend. Those who participate regularly in TAB, for six months or more, can request personal letters of recommendation from Kris. For more information, call or e-mail Kris at 745-2604 orkristink@dplindiana.org

— Never too old for a YA book club will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 in the DPL Program Room.Face to Face Discussion of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

— Teen Late Night: A Costume Party will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 24. Youth Services of Danville-Center Township Public Library will be hosting a "Teen Late Night" at the library to break up the January “blahs.” Teens should plan to arrive at 6 p.m. to sign in and get started on some games. The library will provide some snacks but we would like the teens to each bring a favorite dessert to share with the group. Please eat dinner at home before you come to the library. We plan on playing video games, making crafts, playing board or card games, listening to music, and enjoying large group activities like werewolf, the cup game, and hide and go seek and much more. This program is for students in grades 6 through 12, and we require a permission slip signed by the parent or guardian with a Danville Library employee as a witness. Checking out library books will not be allowed at this time. We require that parents deliver and pick up their children. Children will not be allowed to walk home. The program will end at 10 p.m. If a child has not been picked up by 10:20 p.m., library policy requires we notify the police. If someone other than a parent will be picking up a child, we must have their name in advance and we must see picture identification. Register for this event, so the library will know how much food and other items to purchase.

— Anime and Manga Club will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 28. This is the 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, doing crafts, have snacks, play games. Every month it is something a little different.

— Adult Winter Reading Program will be from Jan. 2 to Feb. 28.

The Adult Department invites you to sign up for the Winter Reading Program. You’ll receive a reading log and pencil at sign up. For every 500 pages read you earn an entry to win one of 2 $50 gift cards.

The gift cards were generously donated by Tri Kappa and Friends of the Library.

— A Book and a Meal will be at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 23 and feature Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks.

745-2604

www.dplindiana.org

Plainfield-Guilford Township

— Miniature Masterpieces will take place for the entire month of January. Create a miniature masterpiece on a post-it note to display in Area T. Make your own design or put a new twist on a classic work of art! All participants will be entered into a prize drawing.

— Winter Reading Club 2014 will meet Jan. 13. Relax and read with others this winter. Each time you finish reading a book between Jan. 13 and Feb. 28 come into the library and drop an entry form into the box. Three winners will be randomly drawn after the Winter Reading Club ends, in early March.

— Great Beginnings: Incredible Infants will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Jan. 13. 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.

— Shaking the Leaves of Your Family Tree will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 13. Do you want to trace your family tree and don't know where to start? Or have you begun and reached a snag? Stop by the Indiana Room on Monday nights and get some one-on-one help from our genealogy librarians. No registration is required.

— Great Beginnings: Terrific Twos & Threes will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 14. 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.

— Reading with Dogs will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14. Trained and certified Therapy Dogs provide a relaxed and dog-friendly atmosphere which allows children to practice the skill of reading. These are real dogs with gentle personalities who love to listen to stories. Children should bring a book to read. No registration is required.

— Snowflake Bracelets will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 15. Stop by area T to make yourself (or a friend!) a snowflake bracelet using beads and snowflake charms.

— Junior Chef will be from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m. Jan. 16. Kids, join us as we make no-bake trail mix cookies! Please register online at www.plainfieldlibrary.net or by calling 838-3801.

— Pathfinder Fantasy Role Playing Game will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 16. Are you an RPG fan? Join other RPG loving teens for an evening of fantasy role playing games. Never played before? Stop by area T and find out when the beginner’s game meets.

— Groove with Pete the Cat will be from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Jan. 18. Have fun with Pete the Cat books, dances, and all-new activities. Pete is a groovy cat with a sunny outlook and a bunch of books. The book neighborhoods come and they go. During this program the library will open the brand new Pete the Cat Neighborhood.

— Great Beginnings: Wonderful Ones will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Jan. 20. 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.

— Goodreads Help will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 20. Learn about Goodreads, a social network that helps you keep track of books, rate them, discover new books and authors, and find similar books to read.

— Shaking the Leaves of Your Family Tree will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 20. Do you want to trace your family tree and don't know where to start? Or have you begun and reached a snag? Stop by the Indiana Room on Monday nights and get some one-on-one help from our genealogy librarians. No registration is required.

— Great Beginnings: Fabulous Fours & Fives will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 21. 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.

— Lunch and Learn: Manage your Migraines will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Migraine headaches are one of the most common medical complaints. One out of every six people suffers from them each year. If you are one of the million Americans hurting from migraines, cluster or tension headaches, you know the frustrations of living in pain day after day. Come learn about how to reduce these headaches and Spinal Care Physical Medicine cutting edge procedure for treatment of migraines. Lunch is included at this free program. Register at www.plainfieldlibrary.net or by calling 838-3800.

— Just Dance will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Enjoy a snack and play Just Dance after school with your friends.

— Pathfinder Fantasy Role Playing Game, 6:30-8:30pm Jan. 23. Are you an RPG fan? Join other RPG loving teens for an evening of fantasy role playing games. Never played before? Stop by area T and find out when the beginner’s game meets.

— Great Beginnings: Wonderful Ones, 10 to 10:45 a.m. Jan. 27. 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 be from 4 to 5 p.m. Jan. 27. Are you a fan of area T? Are you interested in giving feedback on library programs? Are you interested in new teen books? We want to hear from you. Join TLAB and let your voice be heard.

— Shaking the Leaves of Your Family Tree will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 27. Do you want to trace your family tree and don't know where to start? Or have you begun and reached a snag? Stop by the Indiana Room on Monday nights and get some one-on-one help from our genealogy librarians. No registration is required.

— Pajama Time will be from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Jan. 27. Families will enjoy a variety of stories & activities. A puppet story will be featured & children will take home a memento of one of the stories. Children may wear pajamas & bring their teddy.

— Great Beginnings: Fabulous Fours & Fives will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 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.

— National Puzzle Day will be from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Join us in area T to celebrate National Puzzle Day! We'll have word puzzles, brain teasers, and free jigsaw puzzles while supplies last.

— Splash! A STEAM Program About Water will be from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Jan. 29. An investigation of water including the book Froggy Learns to Swim. There will also be two hands-on explorations; Sink or Float? and Will It Dissolve in Water? No registration is required for this hands-on program.

— The Dome in the Valley will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30. It’s been called the eighth wonder of the world, and it is just a few hours south of Plainfield. Join us as we learn more about the history and rebirth of the West Baden Springs Hotel in French Lick. Author James Vaughn will share pictures chronicling the 158 year history of the hotel and some of its builders, owners, restorers, and prominent visitors. After the program, Mr. Vaughn will be available to sign copies of his recently released, ‘Dome in the Valley.’ Register today for this free program at www.plainfieldlibrary.net or by calling 838-3800.

839-6602

www.plainfieldlibrary.net