Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

November 16, 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. 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.



Brownsburg Public Library

— 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.



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.



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


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.

— 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.

— 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

— International Games Day will take palce from 12 to 2 p.m. Nov. today. 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.

— Great Beginnings: Wonderful Ones will take place from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Nov. 18. 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.

— Teen Library Advisory Board will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Nov. 18.

— Words & Pictures: Talking Comics with Brownfield & Olson will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18. The great Harvey Pekar once said of comics “you can do anything with words and pictures.” Find out how it’s done (and what you can do, too) with local comic creators Troy Brownfield and Ben Olson. In addition to having written for DC Comics, Dynamite, and Zenescope, Brownfield writes two webcomics set in Indianapolis. Olson is the artist of one, “Solo Acoustic.” Spend a fun hour with Troy and Ben as they talk comics’ history, working in the business, and the creative process of going from idea to page (or computer screen). Sign up online at www.plainfieldlibrary.net or by calling 838-3800.