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Spades Park Book Discussion
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is The Big Read selection, "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears" by Ethiopian-American author Dinaw Mengestu.



The Big Read: Book Discussions
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


As part of The Big Read, during which Indianapolis residents are encouraged to read "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears" by Ethiopian-American author Dinaw Mengestu, adults are invited to discuss the themes of the book during this program led by expert discussion guides from the Indiana Writers Center. Free copies of the book will be available at all book discussion locations for book groups who would like to discuss this chosen novel.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, April 24, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Saak, who was trained by The Reader Organisation, will read excerpts from the book, but group members may volunteer to do so. The reading is interspersed with discussion. Refreshments will be served.



Lemonade Stand Recipes
Spades Park Branch (East)
Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to get ready for Lemonade Day (May 16) by making and sampling lemonade recipes during this workshop by Gourmet Girlfriends. Participants can vote for the best recipe!



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Baby Music Class
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 12:00 pm

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Babies up to age 2 and an adult are invited for an interactive program with music, action songs and movement. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums will be used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The goal of the program is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community. The program requires the participation of the caregiver. No older siblings, please. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, May 1, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Saak, who was trained by The Reader Organisation, will read excerpts from the book, but group members may volunteer to do so. The reading is interspersed with discussion. Refreshments will be served.



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, May 4, 2015 11:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore the ocean with Mad Science of Indiana! They'll learn about how sand is made and make some of their own. They'll also discover animals that live in the sea, touch different shells, and "beach-comb" for shells to take home. This program is made possible by Lilly through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Hidden Colors Documentary & Discussion
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Movie


Adults are invited for a showing of two important segments of the documentary, "Hidden Colors," which describes the real and untold history of people of color from around the globe. Following the showing, an open discussion will be led by Apostle David A. Scott, Sr., Visionary Founder of the African-American Restoration Movement, AARM Up.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, May 8, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Saak, who was trained by The Reader Organisation, will read excerpts from the book, but group members may volunteer to do so. The reading is interspersed with discussion. Refreshments will be served.



Reading Around the World with Yurtfolk!
Spades Park Branch (East)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Activity


Preschoolers and families are invited to join Yurtfolk for an interactive hour of exploring music, stories and folk dance from around the globe. They'll sing in different languages and dance together as they learn about different cultures, literature and unique instruments. This program is made possible by gifts from the PNC Foundation and Friends of the Library to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Pioneer Life in Indiana
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Adults, Families
Category: Author Visit


Adults, families and children of all ages are invited as Robert Hessong, author of "Ollie's Cabin in the Woods," will discuss various aspects of pioneer life in Indiana.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, May 15, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Saak, who was trained by The Reader Organisation, will read excerpts from the book, but group members may volunteer to do so. The reading is interspersed with discussion. Refreshments will be served.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, May 22, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Saak, who was trained by The Reader Organisation, will read excerpts from the book, but group members may volunteer to do so. The reading is interspersed with discussion. Refreshments will be served.



Spades Park Book Discussion
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, May 29, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Saak, who was trained by The Reader Organisation, will read excerpts from the book, but group members may volunteer to do so. The reading is interspersed with discussion. Refreshments will be served.



Summer Showtime: Maleficent
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Maleficent" (PG).



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, June 5, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Saak, who was trained by The Reader Organisation, will read excerpts from the book, but group members may volunteer to do so. The reading is interspersed with discussion. Refreshments will be served.



Critter Chats
Spades Park Branch (East)
Saturday, June 6, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet animals face-to-face and spend time getting to know about them during this presentation by Animalia. This program is made possible by Lilly & Mary Frances Rubly through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Planes: Fire & Rescue
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Planes: Fire & Rescue" (PG).



Move & Groove Jump Rope Show
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages are invited to watch the expertise of The Rope Warrior and try some rope tricks during this interactive show. Jump roping may be easier for older children.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, June 12, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Saak, who was trained by The Reader Organisation, will read excerpts from the book, but group members may volunteer to do so. The reading is interspersed with discussion. Refreshments will be served.



Recycled Art Class
Spades Park Branch (East)
Saturday, June 13, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to use recycled materials to make either a jewelry project or a unique collage piece with "punched" guitar picks. Attendees are encouraged to bring old gift cards and other thick materials to use in this class presented by Art With a Heart.



Clay Bells for Kids
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, June 15, 2015 3:30 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 and up are invited as the Clay Man leads a hands-on class for kids to make their own clay bell. A toaster oven will be in operation.



Combo Beat Box & Performance
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 8 and up are invited as rising local star Tony Styxx will help them focus on style, originality and techniques to rock a family get-together or on a stage in no time!



Summer Showtime: Dolphin Tale 2
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Dolphin Tale 2" (PG).



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, June 19, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Saak, who was trained by The Reader Organisation, will read excerpts from the book, but group members may volunteer to do so. The reading is interspersed with discussion. Refreshments will be served.



Summer Showtime: Big Hero 6
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Big Hero 6" (PG).



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, June 26, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Saak, who was trained by The Reader Organisation, will read excerpts from the book, but group members may volunteer to do so. The reading is interspersed with discussion. Refreshments will be served.



Heavy Metal Art Clinic 2015
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, June 29, 2015 3:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create an interesting design or bracelet during this workshop presented by Art With a Heart. They will use a variety of thin, malleable metal wires in a variety of colors. They are encouraged to bring a piece of junk jewelry or small object to incorporate into their creation.



Summer Showtime: 101 Dalmatians
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "101 Dalmatians" (G).



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, July 3, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Saak, who was trained by The Reader Organisation, will read excerpts from the book, but group members may volunteer to do so. The reading is interspersed with discussion. Refreshments will be served.



Summer Showtime: The Boxtrolls
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Boxtrolls" (PG).



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, July 10, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Saak, who was trained by The Reader Organisation, will read excerpts from the book, but group members may volunteer to do so. The reading is interspersed with discussion. Refreshments will be served.



Summer Showtime: Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day" (PG).



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, July 17, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Saak, who was trained by The Reader Organisation, will read excerpts from the book, but group members may volunteer to do so. The reading is interspersed with discussion. Refreshments will be served.



Summer Showtime: Annie
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Annie" (PG).



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, July 24, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Saak, who was trained by The Reader Organisation, will read excerpts from the book, but group members may volunteer to do so. The reading is interspersed with discussion. Refreshments will be served.



Indiana Pacers Summer Reading Tour
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, July 27, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Story Time


Children of all ages are invited to take a reading time out with community readers and read like a pro during this storytime. Afterward, those attending can spin the "wheel of prizes."



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, July 31, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Saak, who was trained by The Reader Organisation, will read excerpts from the book, but group members may volunteer to do so. The reading is interspersed with discussion. Refreshments will be served.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, August 7, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Saak, who was trained by The Reader Organisation, will read excerpts from the book, but group members may volunteer to do so. The reading is interspersed with discussion. Refreshments will be served.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, August 14, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Saak, who was trained by The Reader Organisation, will read excerpts from the book, but group members may volunteer to do so. The reading is interspersed with discussion. Refreshments will be served.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, August 21, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Saak, who was trained by The Reader Organisation, will read excerpts from the book, but group members may volunteer to do so. The reading is interspersed with discussion. Refreshments will be served.