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2014 SRP Summer Workshops

2014 SRP Summer Workshops


Many Cultures, Many Instruments
Children of all ages and families are invited to enjoy a musical walk around the globe. Yurtfolk will play a collection of uncommon and unusual instruments that tell a story about different cultures. Registration is recommended. Limit 35 children per session. Schedule

Graffiti-Inspired Word Art Workshop
Children ages 8 and up are invited to discover how perspective drawing and painting changed art forever. They’ll use one-point perspective to make words and names pop off the page. To create a bold statement, they’ll finish the work using color fill techniques inspired by the best graffiti artists. Registration is required. Limit 20 children per session. Schedule

Paper Bead Jewelry Workshop
Children ages 7 and up are invited to learn the worldwide art of using paper to make jewelry during this workshop presented by Art With a Heart. Registration is required. Limit 25 children per session. Schedule

Duct Tape Tote Bag Workshop
Children ages 8 and up are invited to create a tote bag for all their travels out of duct tape during this workshop presented by Art With a Heart. Younger children will need assistance. Registration is required. Limit 15 children per session. Schedule

Indiana Pacers Summer Reading Tour
Children of all ages are invited to take a reading time out with community helpers and leaders and read like a pro during this storytime. Afterwards, those attending can spin the “wheel of prizes.” No registration required. Schedule

Critter Chats
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. No registration required. Schedule

Critter Shows
Children of all ages and families are invited for an engaging show presented by Animalia that introduces them to up to five different animals. No registration required. Schedule

Summer Family Concerts
Children of all ages and families are invited to jam in any language this summer! Three different bands will play throughout the Library system, and kids will have a chance to help out with the music during these 45-minute performances. Performing bands include the Jump Starters Trio (Cajun & New Orleans jazz), The Tides Trio (Caribbean/island music), and the Heartfelt Trio (American jazz & pop). Schedule

Digital Lab Workshops
Children ages 10 and up are invited to use iPads to explore and investigate the digital realm. Registration is required. Limit 12 children per session. Schedule

Furry Tails With a Twist
Families with children ages 2 – 11 are invited as Minnetrista Theatre Preserves will bring theater to life. They’ll enjoy the production of “Furry Tails With a Twist,” a play by Jennifer Hickock DeFratis, featuring off-beat characters and puppets. Those attending will help deconstruct and reconstruct three beloved fairy tales. Registration is recommended. Schedule

Summer Library Concert!
Monday, June 23 at 6 p.m. Central Library, Clowes Auditorium, 40 E. St. Clair St. Those of all ages are invited to a special summer concert at the Library with Wizard Rock & Nerd Rock, a jam session featuring Kirstyn Hippe, Justin Finch-Fletchley, Tonks & the Aurors. Free and open to the public. Schedule

For more information about summer activities for children and families, call 275-4099 or visit

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Staff Pick: Robot Dreams

Staff Pick: Robot Dreams

Robot Dreams

The enduring friendship between a dog and a robot is portrayed in this wordless graphic novel.

Dog builds a robot from a kit and after visiting the library to find out where dog beaches are, they go to the beach. Robot jumps into the water and then rests on a towel. Oh no, he rusts solid! Dog doesn’t know what to do. He goes home alone and when he comes back, the beach is closed. Dog can’t get robot out. Over the winter, robot has dreams about better times while Dog looks for other friends. There are no words in this book. Check out ROBOT DREAMS to find out what happens to Dog and Robot.

Recommended by: Mary Sullivan, Decatur Branch

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Read Right Now Mysteries

Read Right Now Mysteries
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Watch The Mystery of the Missing Dictionary – You all know that Wimpy Kid Greg Heffley. He’s got a mystery in his classroom that needs clearing up. Can Greg help, or will he just make it worse? You be the judge

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Watch Private I Guana – Leon the chameleon is missing! But Ace Detective Private I. Guana is on the case. This engaging adventure will tickle your funny bone.

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Read Dinosaur Detectives – This introduction to paleontology weaves together facts about fossil hunting with fictionalized first-person accounts from dinosaur detectives.

  • MysteryNet; A-Z Mysteries Mini mysteries to read and solve yourself.



Easy Mystery eBooks:

The Nystery of the Blue Ring The Fenway Foul Up Who Cloned the President?
The Case of the Lost Boy The Bobbsey Twins of Lakeport The Absent Author
January Joker The Great Cake Mystery The Boxcar Children
The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds The Chameleon wore Chartreuse Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective

Easy Mystery eAudiobooks:

A to Z Mysteries Vol. 1 Calendar Mysteries Vol. 1 The Boxcar Children Collection
The Great Cake Mystery Geronimo Stilton, vol. 1 The Bunnicula Collection
Encyclopedia Brown Mysteries, Vol. 1

Easy Mystery Books:

The Absent Author January Joker The Great Cake Mystery The Boxcar Children The Absent Author
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse Bunnicula Howliday Inn
The Case of Hermie the Missing Hamster Scooby Doo! And the Groovy Ghost Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Soccer Scheme

Chapter Book Mysteries:

Rescuing Seneca Crane Shakespreare's Secret Found The Mysterious Benedict Society
Half Moon Investigations The Dead Drop The Pickle King The Case of the Gypsy Goodbye
The Vanishing Girl When You Reach Me The Name of this Book is Secret The Mysterious Case of the Allbright Academy
Scat The Danger Box The London Eye Mystery Joey Fly Private Eye


Want to read more without ever leaving home? Use your indyPL library card to download eBooks and audiobooks. Click on a book jacket to choose a book to download.

Downloadable Books:

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DollhouseMurders DangerBox RunawayRacehorse TVDog
PabloNose JeffersonMansion AirportMystery SchoolhouseMystery
BrokenLocket EnolaGypsy EnolaMissing EyeCrow

Downloadable Audiobooks:

HalfMoonAudio GhostSecret SherlockSecret SherlockBeast
TimeForgot SherlockAdventures MysteriesAC MysteriesDG
MysteriesHJ MysteryKN MysteriesOR MysteriesSV

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