Category Archives: Non-Fiction

Lego League & Junior First Lego League Robotics Day

Lego League & Junior First Lego League Robotics Day

 

LegoLeagueGraphicAll day on Saturday, Nov. 23rd, everyone is invited to check out Central Library’s inaugural LEGO robotics tournament! LegoLogoThis is your chance to meet 18 real-life central Indiana FIRST LEGO League and Jr. FIRST LEGO League robotics teams who will be showcasing their research, ideas, and solutions for extreme weather! The morning will highlight Jr. FLL teams presenting natural disaster preparedness and response projects, while the afternoon will feature this year’s exciting robot game challenges which face the FLL teams! Be sure to drop in, experience the fun, share the enthusiasm, and cheer the teams on! Event Details.

There are some things you can just never have enough of…M&Ms…and Legos! Here are some websites & books to keep ideas coming little brick by little brick.

There are two places you can go in Indianapolis this summer to experience exceptional Lego play – The Library and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis:

Lego Library books to keep you building:
LegoCity LegoMinifigs LegoStarWars LegoAdventure
LegoSuperheroes LegoSith LegoSummer LegoBook
LegoMan LegoIdeas LegoCool LegoBible
LegoFarm LegoCoolCars LegoCoolCastles LegoCoolCity
LegoRobots LegoToys
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Staff Pick: Saving Audie: a Pit Bull Puppy Gets a Second Chance

Staff Pick: Saving Audie: a Pit Bull Puppy Gets a Second Chance

Saving Audie

A moving rehabilitation story of a pit bull that was rescued from Michael Vick’s notorious dog-fighting ring describes how he and his kennel mates were saved from being euthanized before he was retrained to be a gentle companion animal and adopted by a loving family.

Many pit bull dogs are raised for dog fighting.  It’s a brutal life and can make the dogs mean.  In 2005 the famous football player, Michael Vick, was arrested for training fighting dogs. Some of his rescued dogs were puppies.  This is the story of one of them.  Audie started out as a scared little puppy and through love and hard work he became a loving companion.  If you love dog stories, this book is for you.

Recommended by: Mary Sullivan – Decatur Branch Library

 

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Lincoln’s Grave Robbers

Lincoln’s Grave Robbers

Lincoln's Grave Robbers

Describes how a counterfeiting ring plotted to ransom Lincoln’s body to secure the release of their imprisoned ringleader, and how a fledging Secret Service and an undercover agent conducted a daring election-night sting operation.

Counterfeiting, the Secret Service, and Abraham Lincoln.  Though seeming to have little in common, the connection between these three led to an incredible chain of events in 1875.  When master counterfeiter Benjamin Boyd  is arrested, members of the counterfeiting ring conspire to steal the body of Abraham Lincoln from his resting place and ransom his body for money and demand Boyd freed from prison.  With Secret Service on their heels, the conspirators unknowingly allow a double agent in on the plot, who kept the Secret Service updated every step of the way and ultimately helped bring about the downfall of the conspirators.

            Based on true events, Sheinkin has created a thrilling and suspenseful true crime account for  children that reveals much about the counterfeiting problems that plagued the later part of the 19th century.  Even more, children will be fascinated by the crime-fighting methods of that time, and will be drawn in  by the action and liveliness of the plot.   With just the right amount off factual information woven into the story, readers will find themselves on a rollicking historical ride that won’t stop until the thrilling conclusion.  A must-read for children!  

Recommended by: Emily Chandler, Lawrence Library

 

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Chemistry

Chemistry

Below are books and websites that will help you get started on your Chemistry Homework. Stuck? Remember you can always call the Rose-Hulman Homework Help Hotline.

Websites

Books:

Why Is Milk White? Step by Step Science Experiments in Chemistry Analyze This Testing Materials Cool Chemistry for Girls
The Elements Kitchen Chemistry Chemistry Get a Big Reaction Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects
It's Elementary Mixtures and Solutions Chemical elements from Carbon to Krypton
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