This week, Sunnyside Elementary came with 3rd and 4th grade classes to visit the library!
During their visit, they participated in Storytime 2.0. The students were split up into small groups of 3-4 and were able to collaborate together to write a 5 sentence short story. The goal for each story was to have a setting, characters, and a beginning, middle, and end. Once they were all done with their stories, each group had the opportunity to come up onto the stage in our Green Screen Theater to read and act out their story! We recorded each story using Mixcraft so that you can listen to all of their stories below! They did a fantastic job!
Minecraft Club has been very busy lately and has crafted an amazing replica of downtown Indianapolis’ Monument Circle! Check out a presentation from members of Minecraft Club showing off their amazing work!
Minecraft Club’s mayor of Central Land, CreeperMaster, is showing off his Creeper-themed White House! Check out his mayoral office here:
Join us as Minecraft Club continues to make amazing builds. We are currently working on a replica of Chase Tower complete with a hidden underground vault!
Minecraft Club meets Wednesdays from 5:30pm to 7:30pm right here in the Learning Curve @ Central Library!
What does Habari gani mean? It means “What’s up?” or “What’s the news?” in Swahili!
So what’s up?
I’ll tell you what’s up….
Story Tellers Drum threw us a party in the Learning Curve this past Sunday!
Brought to us from Arts for Learning for our Journey Around the World in 30 Days program, this band of very talented folks played some fantastic traditional West African music on handmade drums such as a Djembe (a drum made out of a hollowed out tree trunk), told us stories, and helped us learn some rhythm through playing drums and dancing!
The music could be heard throughout the entire Learning Curve so even those who weren’t participating could move to the beat as they worked!
If you missed them at the Curve you can catch them again at the Flanner House Branch on May 4th! Find more information here.
In partnership with Reach Out and Read Indiana, families and children of all ages are invited for a celebration of language and learning throughout the Learning Curve. Beginning at 10 a.m., guest celebrities will read stories each half hour. Families and individuals can read books to win prizes. Every book read will help build the home library of an at-risk preschooler. At 11 a.m., Grammy-nominated artist José-Luis Orozco will present a family concert in Central Library’s Clowes Auditorium at which the first 150 children in attendance will receive a free book title by the musician and story performer. There will be strolling magic and face painting beginning at 12:30 p.m., arts and crafts, and appearances by Curious George and The Man With the Yellow Hat. Reach Out and Read is a non-profit organization that supports medical providers who give books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud at well-child exams.
Children ages 6 – 12 are invited to get ready for spring by making a kite to fly! This program is presented by The Art Lab. Adults with children ages 6 – 8 are encouraged to stay for the program to assist their child if needed. This program will be held in Central Library’s Learning Curve.
Children ages 4 – 10 and families are invited to experience rhythms in West African music and dance and hear stories in some of the languages of West African culture. This program will be held in the Learning Curve.
Families and children of all ages are invited as the Indianapolis School of Ballet presents a sneak peak of the magical world of Carnival of the Animals. Following the performance, children will be invited on stage to explore the brightly-colored costumes and participate in an introductory ballet class. This program will be held in Central Library’s Clowes Auditorium.
Babies up to age 2 are invited for an interactive program with music, action songs and movement presented by Bongo Boy Music Center. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The program’s core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring and connected rhythmic community. This 30-minute class requires the participation of caregivers. No older siblings, please. Space is limited. Registration is required. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. This program will be held in the Learning Curve at Central Library.