The Garfield Park Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library will soon be celebrating its grand re-opening. The Garfield Park Branch is on the south side of Indianapolis. There will be three days of fun to help you get to know the renovated building:
Garfield Park Branch Grand Re-Opening
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011
12pm – 8pm
You are invited to the grand re-opening of the newly-renovated Garfield Park Branch (formerly known as the Shelby Branch).
- Ribbon-cutting ceremony – 10 a.m.
- Stories for children
- Introduction to classes in the new computer lab
Garfield Park Branch Family Day
Friday, Nov. 4, 2011
10am – 6pm
Throughout the day, the library will present stories for children and introductions to classes in the new computer lab. Docents will be present to talk with patrons about new features relating to the “Green Library in the Park.”
Garfield Park Branch Community Day
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011
11am – 4pm
- Stories and crafts for children
- Introduction to classes in the new computer lab
- See new features relating to the “Green Library in the Park.”
- Plant daffodils in the garden area
- Community information fair.
- Library tote bags will be given away
To get to know some facts about being green, take a look at these:
Peck, Jan and David Davis
The Green Mother Goose: Saving the World One Rhyme at a Time
These rhymes sing to the ear, and their “green” twists will plant ecological seeds in your small child’s mind. From the little piggy who “squealed Re-re-recycle! all the way home” to the “Old Woman” who weatherproofed her shoe. Even the illustrations feature recycled materials.
Build It Green
Calling something “green” means that it is good for the Earth. Green buildings and homes use less enery and are healthier to live in. Find out what makes a home or building green. Glossary, index, and websites are included.
Heroes of the Environment: True Stories of People Who Are Helping to Protect Our Planet
These are inspiring stories about twelve people making a difference. A teenage girl saved her town from a polluter. A young man in New York started a company which sells recycled building materials. The last chapter tells how you can get involved in your community.
Human Footprint: Everything You Will Eat, Use, Wear, Buy, and Throw Out In Your Lifetime
Each person’s footprint is incredibly large – 43,371 cans of soda, 13,056 pints of milk, 9,917 pounds of potatoes, 4,376 loaves of bread and many more items during an averagelifetime. Read the suggestions on decreasing your impact on the Earth’s resources.
Remake It! Recycling Projects From the Stuff You Usually Scrap
These projects, using glass, plastic, paper, old clothes, etc., vary from the usual – glass bottle vase and magazine beads–to the unique—tshirt rug and mint tin wordplay game. Eco-friendly and useful with skill levels given.
Miss Fox’s Class Goes Green
Miss Fox’s class will show you how to go “green”. Join them in all their “green” activities – recycling, using less, and keeping the environment clean.
TEEN FIC HIA
What do burrowing owls, a new teen in town and a mysterious running boy have in common? Roy, the new teen in town, finds himself with strange allies in this ecological struggle.
Mallory Goes Green
When Mallory’s school decides to go “green”, she goes overboard to reduce, reuse and recycle. Why doesn’t everyone see things Mallory’s way? Ideas on how you can do the 3Rs are included.
Ants In Your Pants, Worms In Your Plants! (Gilbert Goes Green)
Gilbert has trouble deciding what to do for his “green” school project. All the good ideas are taken. Then, his disappointing school picnic inspires him with the perfect idea for his project.
Siddals, Mary McKenna
Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth
From apple cores to zinnia heads from flower beds, this rhyming recipe for compost (earth food) is entertaining and informative. The collages feature recycled items such as newspaper and small pieces of cloth.
Home, and Other Big, Fat Lies
The community of Forest Glen depends on the logging industry. Whitney, a foster child, is placed with a family there to “tide them over” with some income. Termite, as she calls herself, falls in love with the forest environment including Big Momma, a redwood tree. An excellent story with some surprises.
Casey, Dawn and Anne Wilson
The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales
Seven folktales from all over the world present the same message – each person’s special responsibility to protect and preserve the Earth. Each tale is followed by a fun cultural activity such as anything-goes soup, mini water garden, and growing tomatoes.
My Mother Talks to Trees
Mom talks to trees, and her daughter is embarrassed by this. Who knows? Trees may grow better when you talk to them. Mom does know a lot about trees, and you will, too, after you read this book.
We Planted a Tree
This book features people around the world planting trees. From clues in the pictures, you may be able to determine in which country or city the people are living and why they have planted a tree.
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