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Dr. David Wolf at The Children’s Museum

Dr. David Wolf at The Children’s Museum

wolf-thumbnailA real astronaut who has been to space four times, lived for128 days on the space station Mir, tcm1and went on seven spacewalks has agreed to work at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis this year.

Dr. Wolf was even born in Indianapolis. He went to North Central High School and Purdue University. Who could be better at designing things to do at the museum to make science fun?!

Find out more about Dr. Wolf:

Books about Space and the NASA Space Program:

An Illustrated Timeline of Space Exploration Out of This World Poems and Facts About Space The Apollo Missions and Other Adventures in Space Seven Wonders of Space Technology
Out of This World: All the Cool Stuff About Space You Want to Know Planets Mission Control This is Apollo

Space Activities:

Space Adventure Crafts How to Draw Science Fiction Space Jokes You Can Draw Rockets

Adventures in Space:

Aliens on Vacation Boom! City of Ember Cosmic
The Dead Gentleman The Doom Machine The Ear the Eye and the Arm Larklight
Mike Stellar Nerves of Steel Overlord Protocol The Search for Wondla The Tomorrow Code
The True Meaning of Smekday When You Reach Me A Wrinkle in Time Zita the Spacegirl
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Dogs at the Library

Dogs at the Library

LayleBooksThis is my dog. Her name is Layle. She’s a golden retriever and she is 2 years old. She took her first class at Indy Humane when she was 5 months old. The class was for puppies to learn how to play together. Since then she has completed 2 levels of obedience classes. Someday, she will be a therapy dog that can visit nursing homes, hospitals…and the library!

In this picture she is practicing “wait”. She doesn’t want me to read anymore. She wants to go for a walk!

If you have a dog and would like to learn how to communicate with him/her you should try the Dog Communications Class. One of the best things I learned in dog class was how to “speak dog”. Most of the time, Layle just needed to understand what I was asking her to do. She learned English words like “wait,” “come,” and “sit,” but we had to practice a lot. She learned English and I learned how to “speak dog”! I know what she means when she looks at me like this and wags her tail. She is saying, “I am waiting patiently because I love you but you have been reading for a long time and I want to go for a walk now!”

  • 2013JanDogCommunicationsDog Communications Class Adults and families are invited as representatives from the Humane Society explain what your dog may be saying to you when he is stubborn, bites, or doesn’t seem to be listening. Attendees will learn the tools to “speak dog.” A dog will be in attendance. Schedule
  • Pets: Stories & Safety Children ages 4 – 7 and an adult are invited as Rebecca Warren of the Humane Society shares with them some of the basics of pet ownership. The focus will be on cats and dogs. A dog may be in attendance at this program. Schedule

Books and dogs are a great combination! The Paws to Read dogs are at PuppiesDummiesseveral library branches. They love to listen to stories! Ask your parents if you can come and have a turn reading out loud to Gracie or Dandy!

We have some great dog books too! Books can help you learn about dog training, dog rescue and working dogs. There are also some OUTSTANDING dog stories. Give some of these a try:

My Dog is a Hero Search and Rescue Helping Dogs Guide Dog Heroes
The Right Dog for the Job Looking Out for Sarah Therapy Dogs Helpers
Police Dogs Dog Finds Lost Dolphins Saving Audie Rescuing Rover
Dog Obedience A Dog's Life: an Autobiography of a Stray Everything for a Dog One Dog and His Boy
Cracker the Best Dog Vietnam The Incredible Journey Shiloh Big Dogs: Drawing and Reading


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Tribute to Percy Jackson: Greek Mythology 101

Tribute to Percy Jackson: Greek Mythology 101


Children ages 8 and older are invited to explore the world of Greek mythology mixed in with a little magic during this program presented by FamilyTime Entertainment. Fans of the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan can pick up a
free copy of one of the books in the series, while supplies last, at the program
. Program Schedule



 Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series:

#1: The Lightning Thief on CD, Downloadable Audiobook and Graphic Novel
#2: The Sea of Monsters on CD, Downloadable Audiobook and Graphic Novel
#3: The Titan’s Curse on CD and Downloadable Audiobook
#4: The Battle of the Labyrinth on CD and Downloadable Audiobook
#5: The Last Olympian on CD and Downloadable Audiobook

Greek Mythology books:

The Demigod Files The Unofficial Heroes of Olympus Companion Heroes of Olympus Gods and Goddesses in Greek Mythology Rock!
Treasury of Greek Mythology Gifts from the Gods Greek and Roman Mythology A to Z Tales of the Greek Heroes

Book Suggestions by Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl


It’s time again for the big game, even if our Colts can’t be in it this time. The Super Bowl has been around for 47 years. The first Super Bowl was played on January 15, 1967 in Los Angeles, California. It was between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. This year, the Super Bowl takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana on Febuary, 3, 2013. The game is between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers.



Baltimore Ravens:

Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens The History of the Baltimore Ravens

San Francisco 49ers:

The San Francisco 49ers The San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers
The History of the San Francisco 49ers

Football Books:

Football The Ultimate Guide to Pro Football Teams Pro Football’s Dream Teams Pro Football’s Most Spectacular Quarterbacks
Pro Football’s Stars of the Defense Pro Football’s Stars of the Offense AFC North NFC West
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Homework Help – Elementary & Middle School

Homework Help – Elementary & Middle School

Homework Help Elementary & Middle School:

RoseHulman Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Homework Hotline Provides FREE math and science homework help. Just call them up!

  • Tutors help students in grades 6-12
  • 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Eastern Time)
  • Sunday – Thursday
  • September – May
  • Call toll free at 1-877-ASK-ROSE.

ChildrensDyslexiaLogo The Children’s Dyslexia Center The Center is located in the Scottish Rite Cathedral, downtown Indianapolis. The Center provides FREE remediation for school-aged  children with dyslexia. Kids receive one on one tutoring twice a week.

  • 650 North Meridian Street
    Indianapolis, In 46204
  • Main:  317-262-3115  ext. 250
  • Toll Free:  800-489-3579, ext. 250

Learning Express Library Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks & more for: (Requires an IndyPL Library Card)

  • Elementary School
  • Middle School

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