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Go Ahead and Play Piano at Central Library

Go Ahead and Play Piano at Central Library

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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

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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

 

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Websites:

Books:

Indiana Pacers The Story of the Indiana Pacers The Indiana Pacers
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Can You Dig It Juggling Show with Troy Roark

Can You Dig It Juggling Show with Troy Roark

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Children and families are invited for a funny and insightful educational program by Master Entertainer Troy Roark. His show is filled with juggling, magic and comedy. Attendees will leave with a message that will be remembered long after the show is over. Schedule

Websites:

Books:

Juggling Crafty Juggling Juggling A Juggler
Activity TV DVD: Juggling Circus Arts
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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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