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Summer Showtime & Fun Workshops for Children

Free Hollywood box office hits and educational and entertaining workshops are among the many activities during the summer for children and families at The Indianapolis Public Library.

To accompany the Library's 2015 Summer Reading Program, the "Summer Showtime" film series will offer a steady dose of movie madness during June and July for the entire family. This year's lineup of films includes:

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day (PG)
Annie (PG)
Big Hero 6 (PG)
The Boxtrolls (PG)
Divergent (PG-13)
Dolphin Tale 2 (PG)
Into the Woods (PG)
Maleficent (PG)
Muppets Most Wanted (PG)
101 Dalmatians (G)
Planes: Fire Rescue (PG)
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast (G)


Check your local branch for dates, showtimes and free ticket information. Visit www.indypl.org for helpful movie links to help determine if a film is right for your family.

The Library also will host several fun workshops on a variety of topics to keep children stimulated and engaged during the summer, including:

Move & Groove Jump Rope Show Featuring The Rope Warrior
Children of all ages are invited to watch the incredible expertise of The Rope Warrior and try some jump rope tricks during this interactive show. Jump roping may be easier for older children. No registration required.

Clay Bells
Children ages 5 and up are invited as The Clay Man will lead a hands-on class for kids to make their own bell.
A toaster oven will be in operation. Registration is required. Limit of 25 per class.

Heavy Metal Arty Clinic 2015
Children ages 6 and up are invited to use a variety of thin, malleable metal wires in various colors to create an interesting design or make into a bracelet. They're encouraged to bring a piece of junk jewelry or small object to incorporate into their creation during this workshop presented by Art With a Heart. Registration is required. Limit of 25 per class.

Recycled Art Class
Children ages 6 and up are invited to use recycled materials to make either a jewelry project or unique collage piece with "punched" guitar picks. They're encouraged to bring old gift cards and other thick materials during this workshop presented by Art With a Heart. Registration is required. Limit of 25 per class.

Indiana Pacers Summer Reading Tour
Children of all ages are invited to join the Indiana Pacers for special storytime programs led by community readers. Following the stories, children can spin the prize wheel! No registration required.

For more information about these free Library programs, contact your local branch or visit www.indypl.org.

 

Summer Garden Series @ the Library!

It's not just young ones who get to have all the summer fun at the Library! As part of the Library's Adult Summer Reading Program, adults are invited for a variety of cultural and fulfilling events in June during the "Summer Garden Series" at Central Library outdoors in the East Garden, 40 St. Clair Street.

The lineup of free activities includes:

Adult Summer Reading Book Discussion
Monday, June from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
This expert-led discussion program will focus on one of the book selections during the Library's Adult Summer Reading Program.

Daniel Bennett Group Jazz Performance
Wednesday, June 10 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Adults are invited for a free performance by the Daniel Bennett Group, a jazz quartet. In case of rain, the program will be held in Central Library's Atrium.

Garden Tea Party
Sunday, June 14 from 2 - 3 p.m.
This program, "Understanding the Health Benefits of Tea 101," will be presented by Tina's Traditional Old English Kitchen. Attendees will learn about real tea and herb and spice blends that can improve health and wellness. Enjoy free samples of various flavors of hot tea. Registration is required by callling 275-4099.

Sunset Yoga in the Garden
Monday, June 22 from 7 - 8 p.m.
Adults are invited for motivational and relaxing yoga sessions led by City Yoga. In case of rain, the program will be held in Central Library's Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor.

Comedy Sportz Musical Improv Night
Tuesday, June 30 from 7 - 7:30 p.m.
This improv showcase will feature four performers working together to play games, act out scenes and sing songs. In case of rain, the program will be held in Central Library's Riley Meeting Room.

Other programs presented at non-Library locations as part of the Adult Summer Reading Program include:

Adult Summer Reading Book Discussion
Thursday, June 18 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Hubbards and Cravens, 4930 N. Pennsylvania Street
This expert-led discussion program will focus on one of the book selections during the Library's Adult Summer Reading Program.

Library Trivia at Sun King Brewery
135. N. College Avenue
Monday, June 22 from 6 - 8 p.m.
In partnership with The Indiana Historical Society, adults are invited for a fun trivia night featuring questions about Indiana authors, authors who have appeared at the Library's annual McFadden Lecture, and book selections included in the Library's Adult Summer Reading Program.

To learn more about these free Library programs, call 275-4099 or visit www.indypl.org.

 

Indy Library Store Booksale

Individuals can buy new and used books and other items at discount prices during the "Indy Library StoreBooksale" on June 19 & 20 and June 25 - 27 at the Library Services Center, 2450 N. Meridian St.

Friends of the Library Preview Night is Friday, June 19 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friends of the Library memberships will be sold in the lobby of the Library Services Center at the Friends sign-up
table. The Booksale opens to the public on Saturday, June 20 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and continues on Thursday, June 25 from 12 noon – 7 p.m. Half-Price Day will be on Friday, June 26 from 12 noon – 7 p.m. $7 Bag Day is scheduled for Saturday,June 27 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Standard prices of Booksale materials are: adult hardbacks - $2; juvenile hardbacks - $1; oversized
paperback books - $1; paperbacks - :50; juvenile paperbacks - :25; records, tapes & CD's - :50 - $1, and DVDs - $2. Items is the special sales area are priced individually.

Proceeds from the Booksale support Library programs and services sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

For more information about the Booksale or becoming a Friend of the Library, call 275-4700.

Dates to remember: Friday, June 19 – Friends Preview Night from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 20 – Public Booksale from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday, June 25 - Public Booksale from 12 noon - 7 p.m.
Friday, June 26 – Half-Price Day from 12 noon - 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 27 – $7 Bag Day from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.