Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

August 27, 2013

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Hendricks County Flyer

---- — Decatur Branch

— Preschool Storytime at Decatur, at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, and 25. Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories and activities.

— Celebrate German Culture featuring Albert Hien, Neon Artist, will be at 2 p.m. on Sept. 7 Children ages 5 and up and families are invited to discuss the use of neon in art in the style of artist Albert Hien and create their own neon-type sculpture using glow sticks. Younger children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 275-4330 to register.

— Edible Bugs and Insects: Preschool Cooking Workshop will be at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 16 Preschoolers ages 3 to 6 are invited for a special story program presented by Your Gourmet Girlfriends. Young ones will learn about bugs and insects and create their own edible creepy crawler snacks. This program is an activity of the Donna D. Talley Story Theatre. Registration is required. Call 275-4330 to register.

— Celebrate German Culture: Surreal Collage Photo Transfers will at 4 p.m. Sept. 23. Adults and teens are invited to create Max Ernst-style collages using photocopies from 19th century pictorial archives. Images will be transferred onto small wood panels using colorless blending markers. Call 275-4330 to register.

275-4330

www.imcpl.org/locations/decatur/

Eagle Branch

— Job Center at the Library, will be from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, and 25. 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.

— Computer Tips & Tricks: Computer Basics, will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sept. 5. Adults are invited to learn basic computer skills such as using a mouse, making a folder, and opening applications. Bring questions for help with individual problems.

— Weather Wonders: Preschool Science Workshop will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 11. Preschoolers ages 3 to 6 are invited to get swept away by taking a closer look at the weather. The children will learn about temperature, experiment with a Mad Science Pet Tornado, and see the different types of clouds. After attending this program, they just might be able to make some weather predictions of their own. Registration is required. Call 275-4340 to register.

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

— Paws to Read at Eagle, will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 16. 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.

— Romance Potluck Book Group will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 18. Adults are invited to this monthly discussion group based on various romantic themes and authors. This month’s theme is, “Love in the Paranormal.” Join in discussing romance novels in which love involves a werewolf, vampire, demon or alien.

— Celebrate German Culture: Oktoberfest! with Your Gourmet Girlfriends, will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 30 Families are invited to a workshop presented by Your Gourmet Girlfriends and learn to make delicious German dishes, some with a modern twist. Enjoy samples and leave with a booklet full of recipes. Call 275-4340 to register.

275-4340

www.imcpl.org/locations/eagle/

Haughville Branch

— English for . . . everyday living, will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28. 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.

— Celebrate German Culture: Cartooning Gothic Sculptures will be at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Children ages 5 and older are invited to study photos of German Gothic sculpture and create their own cartoon character inspired by it. Artists will use various drawing media. Young children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 275-4420 to register.

— Celebrate German Culture: Oktoberfest! with Your Gourmet Girlfriends, will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 25. Families are invited to a workshop presented by Your Gourmet Girlfriends and learn to make delicious German dishes, some with a modern twist. Enjoy samples and leave with a booklet full of recipes. Call 275-4420 to register.

Edible Bugs and Insects: Preschool Cooking Workshop at 1 p.m. Sept. 28. Preschoolers ages 3 to 6 are invited for a special story program presented by Your Gourmet Girlfriends. Young ones will learn about bugs and insects and create their own edible creepy crawler snacks. This program is an activity of the Donna D. Talley Story Theatre. Registration is required. Call 275-4420 to register.

275-4420

www.imcpl.org/locations/haughville/

Pike Branch

— Toddler Time at Pike will be at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Toddlers ages 18 through 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 be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25 and from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 9, 16, 23, 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.

— Preschool Storytime at Pike at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 5, 12, 19, and 26.Preschoolers 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.

— Barks to Books at Pike from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 7 and 21. 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 be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program. The book to be discussed is “Half Broke Horses” by Jeannette Walls.

— Edible Bugs and Insects: Preschool Cooking Workshop will be at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 26. Preschoolers ages 3 to 6 are invited for a special story program presented by Your Gourmet Girlfriends. Young ones will learn about bugs and insects and create their own edible creepy crawler snacks. This program is an activity of the Donna D. Talley Story Theatre. Registration is required. Call 275-4480 to register.

275-4480

www.imcpl.org/locations/pike/

Wayne Branch

— Preschool Stories Galore at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24. 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, the group will also create a craft.

— Family Kinect Gaming will be at 3 p.m. Sept. 3. Families are invited to play 10-minute segments of fun, family-friendly games.

— Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26. Babies and toddlers up to 2 years old and an adult are invited for stories, popular rhymes, fingerplays, and songs.

— PAWS to Read at Wayne will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 7. Children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to Gracie or Dandy, Golden Doodles. This activity can help young ones improve their reading skills and self-confidence. Participants may sign-up for a 10-minute reading session with Gracie or Dandy. Call 275-4530 to register.

— Celebrate German Culture: The Meister Winds will be at 2:00 p.m. Sept. 8. Families are invited to enjoy The Meister Winds, a traditional Bavarian-type band that will present German music, including selected dances and activities with audience participation.

— First Monday Book Club will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9. Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program. The book to be discussed is “The Face of a Stranger” by Anne Perry.

— Celebrate German Culture: Oktoberfest! with Your Gourmet Girlfriends will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Families are invited to a workshop presented by Your Gourmet Girlfriends and learn to make delicious German dishes, some with a modern twist. Enjoy samples and leave with a booklet full of recipes. Call 275-4530 to register.

— Weather Wonders: Preschool Science Workshop will be at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 18. Preschoolers ages 3 to 6 are invited to get swept away by taking a closer look at the weather. Children will learn about temperature, experiment with a Mad Science Pet Tornado, and see the different types of clouds. After attending this program, the children might be able to make some weather predictions of their own. Registration is required. Call 275-4530 to register.

— Edible Bugs and Insects: Preschool Cooking Workshop will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 21. Preschoolers ages 3 to 6 are invited for a special story program presented by Your Gourmet Girlfriends. Young ones will learn about bugs and insects and create their own edible creepy crawler snacks. This program is an activity of the Donna D. Talley Story Theatre. Registration is required. Call 275-4530 to register.

— Celebrate German Culture: Albert Hien, Neon Artist will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30. Children ages 5 and up and families are invited to discuss the use of neon in art in the style of artist Albert Hien and create their own neon-type sculpture using glow sticks. Younger children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 275-4530 to register.

275-4530

www.imcpl.org/locations/wayne/