Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

August 17, 2013

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Hendricks County Flyer

---- — Avon-Washington Township Public Library

— One County, One Book runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon today. This is a special event celebrating the 150th birthday of Indiana author Gene Stratton Porter. There will be birthday cake and punch. Barbara Morrow, author of Nature’s Storyteller: the Life of Gene Stratton-Porter, will be the speaker; she will bring copies of her book to sell and sign.

— Pokemon League meets from 2 to 4:30 p.m. today and Aug. 31. Using their own cards and Pokémon DS games, patrons can play, trade, and even earn prizes. For more information, contact Circle City Gaming at Facebook.com/CircleCityGaming .

272-4818

www.avonlibrary.net

Brownsburg Public Library

— Computer Savvy Seniors is 9 a.m. Aug. 23 and 30. Senior ages 55 and older can learn computer basics in a relaxed environment during this 10-week course. Cost is $75 for the series.

— Boogie Babies is 9:30 a.m. today for babies up to 15 months old and their adult caregivers. The program includes rhymes and songs.

— Messy Tots & Tykes: Rub-a-Dub is 10:30 a.m. today for tots ages 15 months to 3 ½ years and their adult caregivers. The program includes songs, rhymes, messy fun, and a sensory painting activity.

— Introduction to Powerpoint is 6 p.m. Aug. 19. 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. Cost is $15.

— Author Visit: Ruth Ann Hanley will be at the library at 6 p.m. Aug. 20. Join Hanley as she talks about her book, No Pulling Back. Registration is requested.

— Round Table Readers is 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21. The group will be discussing Devils Trill, the first book in the Daniel Jacobus mystery series by Gerald Elias. Copies are available at the front desk for check out.

— Advanced Excel is 6 p.m. Aug. 21. Build on your spreadsheet skills with practice in pivot tables, filters, mail merges and look-up functions. Cost is $15.

— Letters, Licenses & Ledgers: Digitizing Family Archives will be offered at 10 a.m. Aug. 24. Family documents such as personal letters, diaries, vital records documents, military papers, wills and real estate documents are just as valuable as photographs for passing on family history. Learn to use the library’s flatbed scanner to create digital copies to protect and share these family treasures. Bring an item up to 12x18-inches to try scanning and a flash drive to save the image (optional).

— Brown Bag Travel Club-Peru is 11:30 a.m. Aug. 27. Adults may bring their lunch and enjoy a trip to Peru as they view an episode of the PBS series, Globe Trekker.

— Great Ideas Book Discussion Group is 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27. This is an adult book discussion group 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.

— AlphaTykes: P is 10:30 a.m. Aug. 27 for toddlers ages 2 to 3 ½ and their adult caregivers. Each story time will focus on a different letter using stories, rhymes, songs, and a simple craft. After the group session, there will be time to play with toys and interact.

— Little Carver’s Garden Science Club is 5:30 p.m. Aug. 27. Children ages 6 to 10 can help beautify the library while doing some plant based science experiments. For more information call 852-3167 ext.2 or e-mail to jstates@brownsburg.lib.in.us.

— Young at Heart: A YA Book Club for Adults meets at 1 p.m. Aug. 28. Adults can read young adult books with crossover appeal. Copies of the September discussion title, The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak, will be distributed, along with discussing the latest YA book trends. Registration is requested.

— Hands On: PC Practice Session is 10 a.m. Aug. 29. This is a free adult PC training practice session in the Library Training Lab. Work on different computer programs and learn with a librarian available to assist.

— Movie night: Amour is 5 p.m. Aug. 29. Enjoy free popcorn and the Oscar-nominated film “Amour.”

852-3167

www.brownsburg.lib.in.us

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 claytonlibnews@tds.net, 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 6 p.m.

539-2991

cltpl@tds.net

Coatesville-Clay Township Public Library

— Storytime is from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. each Wednesday when Mill Creek Schools are in session, for preschoolers ages 3 to 6. Korleen Bledsoe will again serve as children’s programmer. McCloud Nature Park will present a nature program on the first Wednesday of each month.

(765) 386-2355

http://coatesvillectpl.lib.in.us

Danville Public Library

— Friends Jam is 6 to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday at the Train Station in Ellis Park. Friends Jam is a collection of local musicians who perform, primarily using acoustic instruments. They play and sing a variety of music. Donations received go to Friends of the Library and Friends of the Park.

— Teen Advisory Board meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Students in grades six through 12 can participate in activities, plan future programs and activities, develop and refine the teen volunteer program, and participate in community service activities. Registration is appreciated, but not required.

— A Book and a Meal is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 22.

— The Inside Story about Saving for College with 529s will be presented at 6 p.m. Aug. 22. William Castetter of College Savings Bank will provide answers to college savings questions.

— Classic Literature Club meets from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 25. In this first meeting of the classic literature book club the book to be discussed is The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett.

— Anime and Manga Club meets from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 27 for students in grades six through 12. Each month a member chooses an anime program to share with the group. They also do crafts, origami, drawing, and other activities. Registration is appreciated, but not required.

— Never Too Old for a YA Book Club meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Patrons ages 16 and older are welcome. The group this month will kick off its virtual book discussions with the Hunger Games trilogy.

— Storytime will begin the week of Sept. 9. Information on signups will be coming soon. Wiggleworms is for babies ages 6 to 12 months and will take place from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Mondays from Sept. 9 through Nov. 18; Cuddlebugs is for those ages 1 to 2 and will take place from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Fridays; Toddler Tales is for toddlers ages 2 to 3 and will take place from 9:30 to 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and 9:30 to 10 a.m. on Fridays from Sept. 10 to Nov. 15; and Preschool Storytime is for children ages 3 to 6 and will take place from 9:30 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 1 to 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays from Sept. 11 through Nov. 14.

— Genealogy Nuts Monday will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 9. The meeting will cover searching the census records for ancestors using the new family search interface.

745-2604

www.dplindiana.org

Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library

— Lego Yourself, All Day is throughout the day Aug. 18 and 25. Stop by Area T to get a coloring sheet to design yourself as a Lego character.

— Pathfinder Fantasy Role Playing Game runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 22 and 29. 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.

— Goodreads Help is from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 19. Learn about Goodreads, a social network that helps readers keep track of books, rate them, discover new books and authors, and find similar books to read. Drop in anytime during the program to discover the website. Laptops will be provided to practice with, or patrons may bring their own laptop or device.

— The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will run from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Gear up for the movie release of “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” based off the novel written by Cassandra Clare. This program will include snacks, trivia, crafts, and more.

— A Visit to the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy at 5402 S. C.R. 700 E., Plainfield, is planned for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 24. The ILEA is the state’s center for law enforcement education, providing training for police officers and other law enforcement personnel. Staff from the academy will conduct a tour of the facilities as well as give demonstrations that may include emergency driving, physical tactics, a firearms simulation, or K-9 dog handling. The program is free. Attendees should arrive early, park in the academy’s parking lots on either the north or south sides of the building, enter the building near the flags, and gather in the foyer near the reception desk to check in. Space is limited so registration is required. Participants must be age 12 or older.

— Teen Library Advisory Board meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 26.

— Women’s Equality Day is 7 p.m. Aug. 26. Celebrate the history of the Women’s Suffrage movement and learn about Alice Paul, one of the leaders of the movement. Registration is required.

839-6602

www.plainfieldlibrary.net