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National Parks Service – 100 Years Old Today!

National Parks Service – 100 Years Old Today!

Happy Birthday to the National Parks Service – bringing us outdoor adventure and wonder for 100 years!

President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service On August 25, 1916. The Service was a new federal bureau in the Department of the Interior. It was established to protect 35 national parks and monuments that existed at the time as well as those yet to be created. Today, the National Park Service is responsible for 59 National Parks and 78 National Monuments.



National Parks Guide USA Our Great Big Back Yard Death Valley Everglades
Grand Canyon Great Smoky Mountains Yellowstone Yosemite
A Weird and Wild Beauty WHere is the Grand Canyon Where is Mount Rushmore THe 12 Most Amazing American Natural Wonders
Death Valley Take a Hike Teddy Roosevelt Grand Canyon National Park Everglades National Park
Death Valley National Park Great Smoky Mountains National Park Yosemite National Park Yellowstone National Park
Park Scientists What are the 7 Natural Wonders of the United States My Book of Animals National Parks a Kids' Guide
The Camping Trip That Saved America


Sand Dune Pony The Grand Canyon Burros that Broke The Everglades Poacher Who Pretended The Mount Rushmore Face That Couldn't See
The Yellowstone Kidnapping That Wasn't Strangers on a Train Danger in the Narrows Glacier National Park Going to the Sun
Grand Canyon National Park Tail of the Scorpion Great Smoky Mountain National Park Ridge Runner Rescue Mount Rushmore, Badlands & Wind Cave Going Underground Olympic National Park Touch of the Tide Pool Crack of the Glacier
Rocky Mountain National Prk Peril on Longs Peak Yellowstone National Park Eye of the Grizzly Yosemite National Park Harrowing Ascent of Half Dome Arches and Canyonlands National Park The Land of Standing Rocks


Ken Burns the National Parks




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Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight!

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight!

The Perseid Meteor Shower will peak TONIGHT, August, 11th, 2016. This Meteor Shower happens every year in August when Earth passes through a trail of debris left by an ancient comet. The debris become meteors in Earth’s atmosophere, more commonly called “shooting stars” or “falling stars” because they create an arc of light in the sky before the heat of re-entry burns the debris completely up. The Perseid Meteor Shower is famous for having bright meteors. This year, it is expected to be even better. NASA predicts that there will be double the normal rate of shooting stars on the night of August 11th. Some say up to 200 an hour! Start asking now to stay up late!

The best way to see meteors is to go outside after dark, lie on your back and look straight up. You might have to wait. Bring a good snack – like popcorn!

TCM Meteor


This meteorite is an Artifact at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

Meteorites are one of the few extraterrestrial, from outer space, materials scientists have to study. Most meteorites found on the ground are iron, which are very dense and appear quite different from ordinary rock. This is a Gibeon meteorite made up mostly of iron and nickel. These meteorites resulted in a huge meteor shower that occurred thousands of years ago. Upon hitting he earth’s atmosphere, a large iron mass (or masses) fragmented, showering down to Earth. These fragments were first reported in 1838, with more fragments showing p in following years as Europeans moved in.





Comets Meteors and Asteroids How the Meteorite Got to the Museum Meteor Showers Meteors
National Geographic Kids Meteors Seven Wonders of Asteroids Meteors and Comets Shooting Stars Meteor!
My Friend the Starfinder Olivia Wishes on a Star One Starry Night Pieces of Another World
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Harry Potter Birthday Bash July 30th

Harry Potter Birthday Bash July 30th

16-11137_HarryPotterBirthday_CCI_300x200Harry Potter Birthday Bash – Celebrate the script release of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II,” as well as Harry Potter’s 36th birthday at Glendale Library, Saturday, July 30th from 10am – 4pm. Schedule

  • games
  • prizes
  • Harry Potter movie marathon
  • photo booth
  • 2 p.m. performance by the improv group, One Size Fits All
  • costumes are welcome
  • birthday cake will be served at 3 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is an upcoming stage play that opens July 30, 2016 at the Palace Theatre, London, England. This book of the play’s script will be released July 31, 2016. We have the book on order now – you can start placing holds! Choose which format:

The story is set nineteen years after the ending of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and follows Harry Potter, now a Ministry of Magic employee, and his youngest son Albus Severus Potter.

“As an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and a father, Harry Potter struggles with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs while his youngest son, Albus finds the weight of the family legacy difficult to bear.”


Cursed Child Photo



The Unofficial Guide to Crafting the World of Harry PotterJ.K. Rowling: Author of Harry PotterJ.K. Rowling: Creator of Harry Potter

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook The Unofficial Harry Potter Party Book Harry Potter Handbook The Unofficial Harry Potter Vocabulary Builder
Kids’ letters to Harry Potter The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter The Sorcerer’s Companion Ultimate Unofficial Harry Potter Trivia Book
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Free Comic Book Day May 7, 2016

Free Comic Book Day May 7, 2016

Free Comics TODAY at indyPL Locations
While Supplies Last


TODAY, IndyPL and Downtown Comics are giving away comic books at all indyPL branch locations on a first come, first serve basis, until supplies run out.

If you really like comics – here are some you can read online and links to some of our favorites you can check out!

Free Comics to Read Online:

Toon Book Reader Go Comics
DC Nation Comics Big Nate Go Comics

Comic Books to Check Out:

Missile Mouse Amulet Smile Zebrafish
Secret Science Alliance Calvin and Hobbes Diary of a Wimpy Kid Big Nate
Joey Fly Tiger Moth Lunch Lady Amelia Rules
Captain Underpants Rapunzels Revenge Into the Volcano
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