Date: Sunday, Nov 10, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Glendale Branch
Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Families and fans of children’s literature are invited as award-winning children’s author Kate diCamillo discusses her works, which include “Because of Winn-Dixie” (a Newbery Honor book), “The Tiger Rising” (a National Book Award finalist), “The Tale of Despereaux” (a Newbery Medal winner), and her most recent, “Best Friends Forever: A Bink & Gollie Story.” This program, which will include book sales and autographing, is co-sponsored by KIDS INK.
Questions about this event? Please contact:
- Because of Winn Dixie eBook
- The Magician’s Elephant eBook
- Flora and Ulysses eBook
- The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane eBook
- The Tale of Despereaux eBook
- The Tiger Rising eBook
- Because of Winn-Dixie eAudio
- Flora & Ulysses eAudio
- Louise the Adventures of a Chicken eAudio
- The Magician’s Elephant eAudio
- The Mercy Watson Collection Vol. 1 eAudio
- The Mercy Watson Collection Vol. 2 eAudio
- The Mercy Watson Collection Vol. 3 eAudio
- The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane eAudio
- The Tale of Despereaux eAudio
- The Tiger Rising eAudio
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- Because of Winn-Dixie CD
- Flora and Ulysses CD
- The Magician’s Elephant CD
- The Mercy Watson Collection Vol. 1 CD
- The Mercy Watson Collection Vol. 2 CD
- The Mercy Watson Collection Vol. 3 CD
- The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane CD
- Tale of Despereaux CD
- The Tiger Rising CD
If you are an Indiana student in 6-12 grade, Indiana Repertory Theatre’s (IRT’s) Young Playwrights in Process (YPiP) Program wants to hear from you. Whether you’ve written a play before or you’ve never SEEN a play before, we know you have a story to tell. Maybe it’s about you. Maybe it’s about someone you know. Maybe it’s about somewhere that doesn’t exist (except in your head). But it’s there. And we want to help you bring it to life. Details
DEADLINE TO ENTER THE CONTEST: DECEMBER 16, 2013
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Through October there are several programs at the Library featuring German Culture: art, music, cooking – all of it. Pick a day to help celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Sister Cities relationship between Indianapolis and Cologne, Germany.
“Cartooning Gothic Structures”
Children ages 5 and older and families are invited to study photos of German Gothic sculpture and create their own cartoon character inspired by it. Artists will use various drawing media. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Registration is recommended.
“Albert Hien, Neon Artist”
Children ages 5 and older and families are invited to discuss the use of neon in art in the style of neon artist Albert Hien and create their own neon-type sculpture using glow sticks. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Registration is recommended. A separate program for teens will be presented on Saturday, September 14 at 2 p.m. at Central Library in the Learning Curve.
“Oktoberfest! with Your Gourmet Girlfriends”
Families are invited to a program presented by Your Gourmet Girlfriends where they’ll learn to make delicious German dishes, some with a modern twist! Enjoy samples and leave with a booklet full of recipes. Space is limited. Registration is recommended.
“The Meister Winds”
Families are invited to enjoy a performance of The Meister Winds, a traditional Bavarian-type band that will present German music, including selected dances and activities that will involve the audience. No registration is required.
“German Cooking, Hoosier Style”
Families are invited to discover foods that modern Germans as well as their modern Hoosier descendants have embraced from other cultures. The program will include a food demonstration and tasting. Space is limited. Registration is recommended.
Books about German culture:
German Fairytales and Folklore:
Books With German authors:
Historical Fiction set in Germany:
Selected by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services
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The Big Library Read – Everybody able to read or listen to the same book at the same time for two weeks! Mystery Activities everyday from September 16-30th!
Nancy (as in Fancy Nancy!) and her best friend, Bree, have everything they need to solve a mystery, from their totally professional trench coats to their top-secret code. But when crime strikes in their classroom, will these super sleuths be able to crack the case? Find out in the glamorous start to an all-new chapter book series featuring everyone’s favorite fancy girl!
Nancy Clancy Series:
#1 Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth
#2 Nancy Clancy Secret Admirer
#3 Nancy Clancy Sees the Future
If you are like Nancy and want to be a detective…uncover clues…follow leads…solve mysteries – here are some online detective activities to get you started. Detective Activities will appear on the Kid’s Blog every day from September 16-30th. On the 30th you can try to solve online mysteries using your new skills! Make a Rookie ID and stash it in one of these homemade wallets:
New Activities & Online Mysteries Each Day Sep. 16 – Sep. 30:
Now you’re ready to learn a new detective skill each day for two weeks. Tomorrow you can begin by assembling a detective tool kit with things found easily around the house. Check in every day to learn a new detective skill and read a free online mystery!
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Harry Potter. We’ll probably never see the likes of his phenomenon again – it sure was fun while it lasted! If you saw the movies, don’t miss the books, if you read the books, don’t miss the CD or Audiobook. Listed below are several other adventure series about friends like Harry, Ron and Hermione. Some of them are just as good. Seriously. Trust me.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone became available to American readers on Sept. 1, 1998 – 15 years ago. Scholastic has released new covers to commemorate the 15th anniversary. View Covers
1: Sorcerer’s Stone on CD, eBook, eAudio
2: Chamber of Secrets on CD, eBook, eAudio
3: Prisoner of Azkaban on CD, eBook, eAudio
4: Goblet of Fire on CD, eBook, eAudio
5: Order of the Phoenix, CD, eBook, eAudio
6: Half Blood Prince on CD, eBook, eAudio
7: Deathly Hallows on CD, eBook, eAudio
More great reading adventure suggestions at “If You Like Harry Potter“
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