Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

October 15, 2013

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Westside Flyer

---- — Decatur Branch

— Preschool Storytime at Decatur will take place at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30. Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories and activities.

— Weather Wonders: Preschool Science Workshop will take place at 10:30 a.m. today. Preschoolers ages 3 to 6 are invited to get swept away by taking a closer look at the weather. Those who attend will learn about temperature, experiment with a Mad Science Pet Tornado, and see the different types of clouds. Registration is required. Call 275-4330 to register.

— ALA Teen Read Week: Ghostbusters will take place at 3:30 p.m. today. As part of ALA Teen Read Week, which features the theme, “Seek the Unknown,” teens are invited to a special movie night to view the film, “Ghostbusters.”

— ALA Teen Read Week: Haunted Indianapolis will take place at 5:30 p.m. today. As part of ALA Teen Read Week, which features the theme, “Seek the Unknown,” teens are invited to learn about local haunted sites during a program presented by authors of the book, “Ghost Hunter’s Guide to Indianapolis.”

— Basics of Magic will take place at 1 p.m. Oct. 26. 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 275-4330 to register.

— Second Chance Series . . . Everybody Deserves a Second Chance! will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28. 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 eight years to petition for expungement. Participating in this session will be District 91 Indiana State Representative Robert Behning and District 35 Indiana State Senator Michael Young.

— Rhyme Time will take place at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 30. Babies and toddlers with an adult are invited to rhyme their way to reading. Those who attend will join Miss Elaine and Express Kids for fun and rhyming through music and sign language.

275-4330

www.imcpl.org/locations/decatur/

Eagle Branch

— Job Center at the library will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30. 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.

— Romance Potluck Book Group will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 16. Adults are invited to this monthly discussion group based on various romantic themes and authors. This month’s theme is, “Romantic Comfort Food.” No matter how bad a day has been, cuddling up with a romance novel can make it better.

— Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Lab will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 17. Adults are invited to bring questions or problems relating to using a computer, including applications such as Word or Excel, along with using e-mail or the Internet. One-on-one help will be provided.

— Indiana Authors Fair: Getting Started will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 19. 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. Those who attend will 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 and will be also held Oct. 26 at Central Library.

— Paws and Think at Eagle will take place at 4 p.m. Oct. 21. 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.

— Rhyme Time will take place at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 24. Babies and toddlers, along with an adult are invited to rhyme their way to reading. Those who attend will join Miss Elaine and Express Kids for fun and rhyming through music and sign language.

— Family Halloween Storytime & Craft Party! will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Families and children of all ages are invited to listen to Halloween stories, make a craft and get a treat!

275-4340

www.imcpl.org/locations/eagle/

Haughville Branch

— English for ... everyday living from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26. Adults who are beginning English as a Second Language learners are invited to learn the English skills needed for everyday living. Topics include daily greetings, emergency situations, and more. Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, this program is presented in partnership with the Burmese American Community Institute, Esperanza Ministries and IUPUI. Call 275-4420 to register.

— Second Chance Series ... Everybody Deserves a Second Chance! will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21. 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 eight 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.

— Weather Wonders: Preschool Science Workshop will take place at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 23. Preschoolers ages 3 to 6 are invited to get swept away by taking a closer look at the weather. Those who attend will learn about temperature, experiment with a Mad Science Pet Tornado, and see the different types of clouds. Registration is required. Call 275-4420 to register.

275-4420

www.imcpl.org/locations/haughville/

Pike Branch

— Toddler Time at Pike will take place at 10:15 a.m. Oct. 15, 22, and 29. Children ages 18 to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities that foster a love of books and reading.

— Job Center at the Library will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 16, 23, and 30 from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 14, 21, and 28. 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.

— Preschool Storytime at Pike will take place at 10:15 a.m. Oct. 17, 24, and 31. Children 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.

— ALA Teen Read Week: Tarot Card Workshop will take place at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 16. As part of ALA Teen Read Week, which features the theme, “Seek the Unknown,” teens are invited to participate in a Tarot Card workshop presented by Art With a Heart. During the workshop teens can create and design tarot cards.

— Weather Wonders: Preschool Science Workshop at 10:15 a.m. Oct. 17. Preschoolers ages 3 to 6 are invited to get swept away by taking a closer look at the weather. Those who attend will learn about temperature, experiment with a Mad Science Pet Tornado, and see the different types of clouds. Registration is required. Call 275-4480 to register.

— Game Night at Pike will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 17. Individuals of all ages are invited for an evening of fun by playing games brought in themselves or provided by the Library.

— Barks to Books at Pike will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 19. 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.

— Pike Book Club will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program. The book to be discussed is “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks.

275-4480

www.imcpl.org/locations/pike/

Wayne Branch

— Preschool Stories Galore will take place at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 15, 22, and 29.

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.

— Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne will take place at 11 a.m. Oct. 24, 31.

Babies and toddlers up to 2 years old and an adult are invited for stories, popular rhymes, fingerplays and songs.

— Rhyme Time will take place at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 17. 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.

— Basics of Magic will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 21. 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 275-4530 to register.

— Star Wars Origami Workshop will take place at 4 p.m. Oct. 22. Children ages 9 and up are invited to get folding during this program presented by Art With

a Heart. Those who attend will learn basic folds and create out-of-this-world masterpieces. Call 275-4530 to register.

275-4530

www.imcpl.org/locations/wayne/