Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

August 31, 2013

What's going on at your local library?

Hendricks County Flyer

---- — Avon-Washington Township Public Library

— Pokemon League meets from 2 to 4:30 p.m. today. 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.

— Teen Advisory Group will take place at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3. The library invites anyone in grades 5 through 12 to join the Teen Advisory Group. The group meets once a month to plan programs and apply for grants. TAG members are the first to be notified of volunteer activities, which allow them to earn library bucks to use at the Celebrity Auctions at the end of Summer Reading each year. Snacks are provided. Celebrity Auction letters, a United Way Youth as Resources grant, volunteer opportunities, and other activities for the school year will be discussed at the September meeting.

— All Aboard to Reading — An Early Literacy Family Fun Night — will take place at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5. Family Time Entertainment returns to the library with Colors, Numbers & Magic, a family show that encourages children to share knowledge of colors and numbers, while being entertained with some magic. The program is for children age 3 1/2 to kindergarten age and an adult must also attend. Registration begins on Aug. 29.

— Pokémon League will meet at 2 p.m. Sept. 7. The league allows Pokémon fans to get together with others interested in the cards and video games.

— Chess Night will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 and 24. Chess Night is for players of all ages. No registration is required. Chess boards and snacks are provided.

— Investigation Destination: Butterflies! Will take place at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Registration is required and begins Sept. 5.



Brownsburg Public Library

— Scrabble Time will take place at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 5 in meeting room B. Play friendly games of Scrabble with other word-lovers in a non-competitive environment. Adults and teens age 11 and older are welcome. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month.

— SecondHand Tuesdays $1 a Bag Sale will take place all day Sept. 10. Every second Tuesday, February through September the Library Shop will feature a $1 a Bag day. Bags are provided in the shop so stop in for some great bargains.

— Women’s Health will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in meeting room B. This program is for women who are peri-menopausal or menopausal, and are gaining belly fat, having hot flashes, insomnia, anxiety, and have a decreased libido. Come and find out how to balance hormones with natural hormones, supplements, and lifestyle. It is taught by Registered Nurse and Health Coach Robin Edlib and is for ages 18 and older. Registration required and ends at noon on Sept. 10.

— The library blood drive will take place at 10 a.m. Sept. 18. The Indiana Blood Center Bloodmobile will be parked in the library lot donations. A photo ID is required. Time slots are available from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Check the IBC website for eligibility at www.indianablood.org/donating/Pages/Eligibility.aspx.

— Round Table Readers will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 18 in meeting room C. This book that will be discussed is “Good-bye for Now” by Laurie Frankel. Copies are available at the front desk for check out.

— Third Thursday Crafts will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in meeting room B. Bring craft projects to work on, chat with friends, and take a look at the newest craft books the library has to offer. All crafters age 18 and older are welcome, including knitters, crocheters, and scrapbookers.



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.



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.

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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.

— 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.

— Animal Tales will be from 4 to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 6. The program is presented by Hendricks County Parks and Recreation Naturalists and introduces young children to nature through a featured children’s book and fun crafts centered around the theme. The programs are for ages 4 through 10.

— The Truth is out There: 30th Anniversary of the X-Files will be 5 to 6:30 p.m. The program will explore the world of Fox Mulder and Dana Scully and all the weird cases that they investigated as fringe members of the FBI. The series was heralded as one of the greatest shows of all time. The program is for students in grades 6 through 12. Registration is appreciated but not required.



Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library

— Great Beginnings: Terrific Twos and Threes will take place from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 3. 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.

— Introduction to Computers will take place from 10 to 12 p.m. Sept. 3. This class will introduce the major parts of computer set-up and moving through a generic computer interface. Registration is required and a fee for the booklet will be due at sign-up, which is at the front desk in the library. Class requires a minimum of four participants. For more information, call 838-3800.

— BYOC Windows 8 will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 3. Bring a Windows 8 laptop computer for a casual open help session with other Windows 8 users. Share tips and tricks on using this new operating system.

— DIY Dobby Socks will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 4. Harry Potter was published 15 years ago. This group aims to make Dobby proud by crafting some of his favorite clothing — socks. The group will create zany socks with tie-dye and fabric paint. Materials will be provided.

— Perrenial Plan Exchange will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 5. This popular program with plant exchange expert Colletta Kosiba returns for the 11th year. Bring 4 to 6 individually labeled plants to trade for new plants. Kosiba will give gardening tips for each perennial and then attendees will get to pick a few favorites to take home. Autumn is the perfect time to divide plants and get a garden ready for next season. Don’t have any plants to exchange this year? Come anyway, this is great informative program and many gardeners bring extra plants to share.

— Animal Tales will take place 12:30 to 1 p.m. Sept. 6. Join the Park Naturalist from McCloud nature Park for a reading of “In the Trees, Honey Bees,” by Lori Mortensen and make a craft to take home. No registration is required.

— Build-a-Mania will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 7 Those who attend can let imaginations run wild and show off creative genius by using a collection of Legos to build alone or work with a friend. No registration is required.

— Gallery Opening will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 8. September features “Art in Bloom” with crewel embroidery “paintings” by Marci Alvis Slinski, florals in acrylic by Connie Wagner, strikingly realistic floral sculptures by Karen Pedevilla along with works by Molly Hammond and students of the Porcelain Art Studio. ARTZONE and Gallery Hands contributions complete the exhibit. Refreshments will be served.