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Big Library Read: Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth

Big Library Read: Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth
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Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth

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

Detective Activities:

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 – 15th Anniversary

Harry Potter – 15th Anniversary

Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsHarry 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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Free Online Book – Spindlers by Lauren Oliver

Free Online Book – Spindlers by Lauren Oliver

The Spindlers Accompanied by an eccentric, human-sized rat, Liza embarks on a perilous quest through an underground realm to save her brother Patrick, whose soul has been stolen by the evilest of creatures–the spider-like spindlers.

Limited Time!
Read the entire book
for free online.


“Have you ever wondered how a book becomes a book?
Well, I’m going to show you.”
—Lauren Oliver

New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver presents How a Book Is Made:
Go behind the scenes and follow the book publishing process from
start to finish in a seven-video series for book lovers, students, and aspiring writers.

Watch the complete video series at

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Go Ahead and Play Piano at Central Library

Go Ahead and Play Piano at Central Library


Between August 1-18th, there will be 20 pianos all over Indianapolis that have been transformed by local artists. On the streets, in parks, on trails, at museums, and at community centers, the pianos are available for any member of the public to play and enjoy! Visit the GO Wild for Tape! piano outside Central wflogo_170Library! Come on over and show us your chops! Led by local 6-12th grade students, Women’s Fund GO Ahead & Play is a public art project designed to bring music to public spaces, and make arts accessible to the community.

  • Map to all 20 Pianos
  • Instagram Go Ahead and Play – Cool Pictures of the Painted Pianos
  • Twitter Go Ahead and Play @womensfundindy and #indypianos
  • Facebook Go Ahead and Play

Women’s Fund GO Ahead & Play from Women’s Fund of Central Indiana on Vimeo.

Piano Books for Kids:

What in the World is a Piano? Pianos and Keyboards The Piano Should I Play the Piano?
How to Improve at Playing Piano Play piano in a flash-- for kids! Usborne easy piano tunes Usborne easy piano classics
Piano starts here : the young Art Tatum Blind Boone : piano prodigy Duke Ellington : the piano prince and his orchestra The Piano Man
Moxy Maxwell does not love practicing the piano : (but she does love being in recitals) A Crooked Kind of Perfect Gilda Joyce : the ghost sonata
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Indiana Pacers Fan Van & Call-a-Pacer

Indiana Pacers Fan Van & Call-a-Pacer


Children of all ages and families are invited to take a reading time out and read like a pro with members of the Indiana Pacers. This storytime will feature community guest readers and the Indiana Pacers’ “wheel of prizes.” Schedule





Indiana Pacers The Story of the Indiana Pacers The Indiana Pacers
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