Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

November 5, 2013

What's going on at your local library?


Westside Flyer

---- — Decatur Branch

— Preschool Storytime at Decatur will be at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27. Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories and activities.

— Holiday Origami Workshop will be at 5 p.m. Nov. 19. Children ages 9 and up are invited to get folding during this program presented by Art With a Heart. They’ll learn basic folds and create their own holiday masterpieces. Call 275-4330 to register.

275-4330

www.imcpl.org/locations/decatur/

Eagle Branch

— Job Center at the Library from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27. In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

The Job Center is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

— Paws to Read at Eagle will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 6 and 20 and from 4 to 5 p.m. Nov. 18. School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories. It’s a great way to improve a child’s reading skills and self-confidence.

— Computer Tips & Tricks: E-Mail Basics will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Nov. 7. Adults are invited to learn the basics of using e-mail, including sending and opening email, sending attachments and organizing email into folders.

— Indiana Authors Fair: Self-Publishing eBooks will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 7. Adults are invited to learn the basics of self-publishing an eBook during this workshop presented by the Indiana Writers Center. It will include information about services available to distribute eBooks, what technical skills are required, the costs of publishing, how to make eBooks available on eReader devices, and tips about marketing eBooks. This program is presented in connection with the Indiana Authors Fair held Oct. 26 at Central Library.

— Star Wars Origami Workshop will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 9. Children ages 9 and up are invited to get folding during this program presented by Art With a Heart. They’ll learn basic folds and create their own out-of-this-world masterpieces. Call 275-4340 to register.

— Writing Across the Community will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 12. Adults and teens are invited to receive one-on-one help with their writing from members of Marian University’s Writing Center. Whether it’s a homework paper, resume, book or anything else, this program will help make one’s writing stand out and get noticed.

— Edible Bugs and Insects: Preschool Cooking Workshop will be at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 14. Preschoolers ages 3 to 6 are invited for a special story program presented by Your Gourmet Girlfriends. Young ones will learn about bugs and insects and create their own edible creepy crawler snacks. This program is an activity of the Donna D. Talley Story Theatre. Registration is required. Call 275-4340 to register.

— Making Trade Beads will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 16. Children ages 12 and up and adults are invited to learn about the concept of African trade beads which were used as money and gifts in various African cultures. They’ll make beads from polymer clay and other decorative materials which they can trade with others or take home. Call 275-4340 to register.

— Second Chance Series . . . Everybody Deserves a Second Chance! will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 18. Adults are invited to a series hosted by District 68 Indiana State Representative Jud McMillin that will give them an opportunity to learn about House Bill 1482, which took effect July 1. It describes several levels of expungement for different levels of crime. Misdemeanors can be expunged five years after a conviction, while those convicted of class D felonies or higher must wait at least 8 years to petition for expungement. Participating in this session will be District 99 Indiana State Representative Vanessa Summers and District 33 Indiana State Senator Greg Taylor.

— Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Lab will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Nov. 21. Adults are invited to bring questions or problems relating to using a computer, including applications such as Word or Excel, along with using email or the Internet. One-on-one help will be provided.

— Family Storytime at Eagle will be at 4 p.m. Nov. 25 Families and children of all ages are invited for stories, songs and activities.

— Indiana Authors Fair: Writing Your Life will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 30. Adults are invited to a free workshop presented by the Indiana Writers Center that will provide insight and resolution in their storytelling. This introduction to the memoir will help attendees find the voice to tell their own stories and set them on the writer’s path. This event is held in connection with the Indiana Authors Fair held on October 26 at Central Library.

275-4340

www.imcpl.org/locations/eagle/

Haughville Branch

Basics of Magic will be at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Children ages 8 and up are invited to try their hand at learning magic tricks during this fun workshop presented by Don Miller. An adult may accompany the child to help them remember the tricks they learn. Call 275-4420 to register.

— Rhyme Time will be at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 21. Babies and toddlers with an adult are invited to rhyme their way to reading. They’ll join Miss Elaine and Express Kids for fun and rhyming through music and sign language.

275-4420

www.imcpl.org/locations/haughville

Pike Branch

Barks to Books at Pike will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2 and 16. Beginning or struggling young readers are invited to read to a trained therapy dog for a 15-minute session. Studies have shown that a child’s confidence and competence increase when reading to a patient and non-judgmental canine listener.

— Job Center at the Library will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 18 and 25 and from 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 6, 13, 20, and 27. In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

— Toddler Time at Pike will be at 10:15 a.m. Nov. 5, 12, 19, and 26. Toddlers ages 18 to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities that foster a love of books and reading.

— Preschool Storytime at Pike will be at 10:15 a.m. Nov. 7, 14, and 21. Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and other activities to encourage their love for books and desire to read.

— International Game Day will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 9. Children of all ages are invited to join the fun for International Game Day. They will play larger than life board games.

— eBook Tinker Station will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 9. Patrons are invited to learn how to select and use eReaders, as well as search and download materials from the library’s extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks and digital music. Patrons can drop in anytime during this two-hour visit by the library’s traveling eBook Tinker Station, which is staffed by an eReader expert who can answer questions about the equipment and collection. The Station provides reliable and unbiased information about this growing technology. The Tinker Helpline is also available to call for answers to your questions at 275-4500. This service is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

— Indiana Authors Fair: Writing Your Life will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 13. Adults are invited to a free workshop presented by the Indiana Writers Center that will provide insight and resolution in their storytelling. This introduction to the memoir will help attendees find the voice to tell their own stories and set them on the writer’s path. This event is held in connection with the Indiana Authors Fair held on Oct. 26 at Central Library.

— Indiana Authors Fair: Self-Publishing eBooks will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 16. Adults are invited to learn the basics of self-publishing an eBook during this workshop presented by the Indiana Writers Center. It will include information about services available to distribute eBooks, what technical skills are required, the costs of publishing, how to make eBooks available on eReader devices, and tips about marketing eBooks. This program is presented in connection with the Indiana Authors Fair held Oct. 26 at Central Library.

— Pike Book Club will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program. The book to be discussed is “The Burgess Boys” by Elizabeth Strout.

— Open Game Night at Pike will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 19. Individuals of all ages are invited for an evening of fun by playing games brought in themselves or provided by the Library.

275-4480

www.imcpl.org/locations/pike/

Wayne Branch

Preschool Stories Galore will be at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 5, 12, 19, and 26. Preschoolers ages 2 to 5 and an adult are invited to have fun listening to stories and singing songs. During the second and fourth programs each month, they’ll also create a craft.

— Family Kinect Gaming will be at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 5. Families are invited to play 10-minute segments of fun, family-friendly games.

— Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 7, 14 and 21. Babies and toddlers up to 2 years old and an adult are invited for stories, popular rhymes, fingerplays and songs.

— Indiana Authors Fair: Getting Started will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 10. Adults who are thinking about writing or wishing to connect with other local writers are invited to this workshop presented by the Writers Center of Indiana. They’ll participate in writing exercises and lively conversation about writing and the writing life that will jump-start the process of becoming a writer. This program is presented in connection with the Indiana Authors Fair held on Oct. 26 at Central Library.

— Indiana Authors Fair: Self-Publishing eBooks will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 24. Adults are invited to learn the basics of self-publishing an eBook during this workshop presented by the Indiana Writers Center. It will include information about services available to distribute eBooks, what technical skills are required, the costs of publishing, how to make eBooks available on eReader devices, and tips about marketing eBooks. This program is presented in connection with the Indiana Authors Fair held Oct. 26 at Central Library.

275-4530

www.imcpl.org/locations/wayne/

West Indianapolis Branch

Library Board of Trustees will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 25. The public is invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees and meet Board members. Call 275-4003 to confirm the time of the meeting.

275-4540

www.impcpl.org/locations/westindianapolis/