Avon-Washington Township Public Library
— Animal Tales is 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 the 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. Nov. 16 and 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. 12 and 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.
— Investigation Destination — Art at Our Fingertips — runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Bring your artistic talent and your fingers as the group does fingerprint art. This is for children in grades 1 through 4. Registration is required and began Nov. 7.
— An Introduction to Reflexology will take place at 10 a.m. today. This is for people who enjoy learning something new. Questions about Reflexology will be answered, such as what is it, where does it come from, where are the reflex points and areas, and what does a Reflexology session involve? Join local reflexologist Pam McIntyre for answers to these questions and others. Registration is required.
— PAWS to Read will take place at 6:30 or 7 p.m. Nov. 21. Sing up for 10 minute reading spots and practice reading aloud to Murray, the PAWS to Read dog. All participants will receive a free book. Registration begins Nov. 14.
— 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. Nov. 18 and 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 & begins Nov. 11. In December it will be Polar Express Night. Join for a reading of Polar Express, crafts and other surprises. 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 begins Dec. 9.
Brownsburg Public Library
— Hairy Tots & Tykes is 10:30 a.m. today in the Children’s School Age Program Room. Come celebrate hair and join for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft. After the 20 minute session, there will be time to play and interact together. This program is intended for children between the ages of 15 months and 3 1/2 years old with their adult caregiver. Registration is optional and does not guarantee program entry for late arrivals.
— Book Bites Storytime at Big Apple Bagel will take place at 10 a.m. Nov. 12. Join in for songs, stories, and fun at Big Apple Bagel. Come for some books and stay for some bites. It is conveniently located on the north side of town near the movie theater. No registration required. All ages welcome.
— AlphaTykes: UV will take place at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 12 in Children’s School Age Program Room. This program focuses on the alphabet. Each story time will focus on a different letter using stories, rhymes, songs, and a simple craft. This time, the group is doubling up the letters. This program is intended for children between the ages of 2 and 3 1/2 with an adult caregiver. After the 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.
— Keep It Crafty! will take place at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Children’s School Age Program Room.
Children ages 6 to 11 are invited to Keep It Crafty! a monthly arts and crafts club. Bring something you are working on, ideas for projects, or just bring yourself. Materials will be provided. Registration ensures that there will be enough materials for your child to complete the project. A child must be registered for each meeting they attend. Program entry for late arrivals is subject to programmer’s discretion.
— Family Time!: Itty Bitty Special will take place at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in Children’s School Age Program Room.
Celebrate family and join in 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 1/2 years old with an adult caregiver. Registration is optional and does not guarantee program entry for late arrivals.
— AlphaTykes: WX will take place at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 22 in Children’s School Age Program Room. Join this program focusing on the alphabet. Each story time will focus on a different letter using stories, rhymes, songs, and a simple craft. This time, the group is doubling up the letters. This program is intended for children between the ages of 2 and 3 1/2 with an adult caregiver. After the 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.
— Happy Birthday Marc Brown will take place at 10 a.m. Nov. 25 in Children’s Preschool Program Room.
Come help celebrate his birthday. Best known for his Arthur the Aardvark series, Brown has made a career out of writing and illustrating children’s books. There will be stories, crafts, games, and cake. Registration is required.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.
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.
— Animal Tales presented by the Hendricks County Parks and Recreation Naturalist will take place from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Preschoolers and young school age children are invited to take part in exciting animal adventures with the Hendricks County Park and Recreation naturalist. Animal Tales programs introduce young children to nature through a featured children’s book and fun crafts centered on the theme. These programs are free and registration is not required. This month book will be One Odd Old Owl by Paul S. Adshead.
— Krafty Kids will take place at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Children in grades K through 5 will be meeting in the Children’s Activity Room to create a Thanksgiving themed craft. They will also be given an ‘at home’ scavenger hunt list. Registration is required.
— Lego Club will take place at 4 p.m. Nov. 14. Children in grades K through 5 are invited to build with Legos in the children’s activity room. The theme for the program will be Thanksgiving. Registration is required. In honor of International Games Day, which is Nov. 16 the library will be hosting a family game night. This is an open game time for families with children of all ages to come to the library to play a game as a family. There will be some games here in the library or those who attend can bring a favorite of their own. Registration is required so the library staff knows how many refreshments to purchase.
— Family Game Night will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14.
— Christmas Ornament Pottery Workshop will be Nov. 18. For children ages 2 to 6, the fee is $12 per child and will take place from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. For children ages 6 to 12, the fee is $14 per child and it will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jeremy South from Rocky Ripple Clayworks will lead the class. The fees may be paid in advance or at the time of the workshop.
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library
— Awesome Apps Show and Tell will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 11. Show and tell and learn about awesome apps for Apple and Android devices. A list of cool apps library staff use and promote will be available and those who attend are invited to share favorites as well. As a bonus, learn about apps and websites that suggest other apps. Those who attend should bring a personal electronic device.
— Shaking the Leaves of Your Family Tree will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 11. Stop by the Indiana Room and let our genealogy expert help trace your family tree. The expert is also available for individual help on the second Monday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m.
— Great Beginnings: Terrific Twos and Threes will take place from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 12. 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.
— Reading with Dogs will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12. 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.
— Junior Chef will take place from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m. Nov. 14. Kids, come celebrate Thanksgiving with a yummy turkey cookie. Register online at www.plainfieldlibrary.net or by calling 838-3801.
— Open Studio Night will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14. Join the group for two hours of focused painting or drawing. This free, informal gathering is for artists of all skill levels. Still-life compositions will be set up in the center of the room for inspiration, though participants may work from their own photographs if they prefer. Artists will provide their own materials including easels if they desire. A drop-cloth is required if the artist uses paint or pastels. Gentle instruction will be available for those who desire it.
— Pathfinder Fantasy Role Playing Game will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Join other RPG loving teens for an evening of fantasy role playing games. Inexperienced players can stop by area T and find out when the beginner’s game meets.
— The Affordable Care Act in Indiana will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 14. Join the library for this seminar on the new laws that will go into effect in 2014. Learn about the options in Indiana and where to find the best health care options. Throughout the presentation there will be opportunities to ask questions. The program is presented by Carolyn Moore of Western & Southern Life Insurance. Register for this helpful program at www.plainfieldlibrary.net or by calling 838-3800.
— International Games Day will take palce from 12 to 2 p.m. Nov. 16. Nov. 16 is International Games Day. Participate in a Mario Kart tournament on the Wii, make video game Cubeecrafts, and play other fun board games. Prizes will be awarded to gaming participants and the tournament winner, while supplies last.