Story Time for Little Learners

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December @ the Learning Curve

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Game Day is Tomorrow (Saturday 21st) 12pm-4pm!

IGD_LOGO_AmericasInternational Games Day is an annual event which is now available at Central Library! Bring a friend, compete for bragging rights, and have a blast!

Special events and open gaming for families, teens, and adults begin at noon and include access to The Learning Curve’s entire game collection, Minecraft tournaments, giant-sized games, Yu-Gi-Oh! dueling and giveaways, board game demos, an iPad Spaceteam challenge, and more!

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED! While we have great games for kids as young as preschool, children under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

If you love games, you don’t want miss this! All games and events are first-come, first-served, so be sure to drop in and have some fun!

What is it?
International Games Day @ your library is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world and auspiced by the American Library Association, in collaboration with Nordic Game Day and the Australian Library and Information Association, to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games. For more info, check out http://igd.ala.org/about

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What are we playing?
The Learning Curve has a collection of nearly 150 board games for all ages from around the world, including classics as well as some of the latest designer games. GIANT games will include Chess, Tumbling Tower, Bananagrams, three rounds of team Word on the Street (as seen at Gen Con!), and more! The iPad Spaceteam Challenge is your team’s chance to achieve ultimate glory and bragging rights as our IGD Hyperspace Champions! Finally, you can even compete to be Central Library’s tributes for this year’s International Hunger Games Minecraft Tournament, hosted online by the Ann Arbor District Library! Our two tributes will be representing the Indy Race Car District, and an audience area will be set up to cheer them on while watching the action on big screens!

Schedule:
12pm – Open gaming, Learn to Play Yu-Gi-Oh, iPad Spaceteam Challenge, and game demos begin
12:30 – Giant Word on the Street
1:00 – Curve Minecraft Tournament (winner and runner-up will be tributes for the 3pm tournament!)
1:30 – Giant Word on the Street
2:00 – Minecraft open play begins
2:30 – Giant Word on the Street
3:00 – Minecraft Hunger Games Regional Tournament
3:30 – Last call for borrowing games and Minecraft open play
4:00 – Game Day is over! iPad Space Team Hyperspace Champions announced

See our list of games here: https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/

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Teen Read Week 2015: Paper Towns – Rounding Off the Edges

 

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Teens are invited to learn how to create well-rounded characters in their stories by examining the characters from John Green’s “Paper Towns” and comparing them to other favorite characters. This workshop will be led by Butler Bridge MFA student Bailey Merlin. This program will be held in the Learning Curve.

Date: Tue, Nov 17, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Central Library
Ages: Teen (12-17)
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November @ the Learning Curve!

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Make a Difference Day!

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Children and families are invited to five Library locations on Saturday, October 24 for a variety of fun activities that celebrate reading! Meet PBS and storybook characters, Celebrity Readers, and dress up to “Be a Star” of your own photo. All children will receive a free book and a goody bag. Enter to win free Marsh gift cards and a Kindle eReader! #StarOfYourStory

Locations: Central Library, College Avenue, East 38th Street, Haughville, Southport

Saturday, October 24
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YAT Performs Oliver Twist at Central Library!

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Fall Break at the Learning Curve!

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October @ the Learning Curve

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ISO Teddy Bear Series: The Giant’s Violin

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Saturday October 3rd at 11 am and Friday October 9th at 11 am

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to bring their teddy bears for “The Giant’s Violin,” an original story written by Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra violinist Victoria Griswold who will introduce them to the string instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music. Children will engage in movement activities that will be integrated into the telling of the story. “The Giant’s Violin” will feature five ISO string players performing excerpts from Camille Saint-Saëns classic “Carnival of the Animals” which will be narrated by Perry Accetturo of the ISO Learning Community. Following the performance, children will have the opportunity to try real instruments. This program will be held in Central Library’s Clowes Auditorium.

Individuals and groups can register for this event by calling 275-4222

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