Conversations in Education: Crazy About Kids

The entire community is invited to Central Library’s Clowes Auditorium for a free series of public forums exploring educational issues facing the Indianapolis community. Parents, teachers and community leaders can join together in discussion and learn about options for local improvements. Join in on Wed. Oct. 9 at 6:00pm for the first program, entitled ”Are We Crazy About Kids?” which will feature a preview of the new PBS documentary series, “The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation.” This series explores the economics and benefits of investing in preschool. A discussion among local early childhood education leaders and the audience will follow. This program is presented by WFYI, United Way of Central Indiana and the Library. For more info and future program dates, see the Eventbrite and IndyPL event pages.

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Story Time: Talk Like a Pirate!

littlepiratesAhoy, mateys! In honor of National Talk Like a Pirate Day, we dug out the ol’ story time treasure chest, sang some sea shanties, told tales of adventure, and crafted our own swashbucklin’ swag of pirate hats and eye patches for every young lad n’ lass! Aye, now sail ho, me hearties–off to plunder more stories!

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Big Library Read!

Join the Big Library Read by reading or listening to “Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth” as eBook or audiobook between September 16th – 30th.  Also, check out the daily detective activities at IndyPL Kids’ Blog!

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Gray Road Christian School Reports!

4th and 5th graders from Gray Road Christian School visited the Learning Curve to research historic Hoosiers. Click the play button(s) below to hear their discoveries!

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Story Time: Jobs We Can Do!

In celebration of the recent Labor Day holiday, today’s story time was all about different jobs that people do. We shared ideas of what might be a fun job to have when we’re big, and we also learned about some interesting jobs we might not always think or know about. We sang, read, and made little worker people for our craft–sporting all sorts of work-ready styles and accessories to get the job done!

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Story Time: Off to School!

This morning for story time, we read books all about going to school! We also sang about the wheels on the (school) bus, plus made little bookworms to hang out on our pencils. See some pics below:

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Google Science Fair 2013

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If you haven’t yet, check out the 15 Google Science Fair finalists then vote for the project which is most likely to change the world!

 

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Stories with the Indiana Fever!

This week in the Curve, special guests from the Indiana Fever visited the Curve and read stories to second graders from IPS School #96.  Check out some photos below!

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Happy 15th Anniversary, Harry Potter!

Harry Potter (the books) turns 15 today! To celebrate, we “played” Quidditch on the computer with Pivot Stick Figure Animator. Stop by the Curve and you can take a look at our Harry Potter Lego sets on display, plus see sneak peaks of the new book covers featured on our Harry Potter book display! Which covers are your favorite?

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Story Time: Things that Go!

Last week for story time, we sang and read about things that go: cars, trucks, trains, you name it! For our craft, we made little cars from TP cardboard tubes, corrugated paper, and drinking straws! See the pics below:

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