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2014 SRP Summer Workshops

2014 SRP Summer Workshops


Many Cultures, Many Instruments
Children of all ages and families are invited to enjoy a musical walk around the globe. Yurtfolk will play a collection of uncommon and unusual instruments that tell a story about different cultures. Registration is recommended. Limit 35 children per session. Schedule

Graffiti-Inspired Word Art Workshop
Children ages 8 and up are invited to discover how perspective drawing and painting changed art forever. They’ll use one-point perspective to make words and names pop off the page. To create a bold statement, they’ll finish the work using color fill techniques inspired by the best graffiti artists. Registration is required. Limit 20 children per session. Schedule

Paper Bead Jewelry Workshop
Children ages 7 and up are invited to learn the worldwide art of using paper to make jewelry during this workshop presented by Art With a Heart. Registration is required. Limit 25 children per session. Schedule

Duct Tape Tote Bag Workshop
Children ages 8 and up are invited to create a tote bag for all their travels out of duct tape during this workshop presented by Art With a Heart. Younger children will need assistance. Registration is required. Limit 15 children per session. Schedule

Indiana Pacers Summer Reading Tour
Children of all ages are invited to take a reading time out with community helpers and leaders and read like a pro during this storytime. Afterwards, those attending can spin the “wheel of prizes.” No registration required. Schedule

Critter Chats
Children of all ages and families are invited to meet animals face-to-face and spend time getting to know about them during this presentation by Animalia. No registration required. Schedule

Critter Shows
Children of all ages and families are invited for an engaging show presented by Animalia that introduces them to up to five different animals. No registration required. Schedule

Summer Family Concerts
Children of all ages and families are invited to jam in any language this summer! Three different bands will play throughout the Library system, and kids will have a chance to help out with the music during these 45-minute performances. Performing bands include the Jump Starters Trio (Cajun & New Orleans jazz), The Tides Trio (Caribbean/island music), and the Heartfelt Trio (American jazz & pop). Schedule

Digital Lab Workshops
Children ages 10 and up are invited to use iPads to explore and investigate the digital realm. Registration is required. Limit 12 children per session. Schedule

Furry Tails With a Twist
Families with children ages 2 – 11 are invited as Minnetrista Theatre Preserves will bring theater to life. They’ll enjoy the production of “Furry Tails With a Twist,” a play by Jennifer Hickock DeFratis, featuring off-beat characters and puppets. Those attending will help deconstruct and reconstruct three beloved fairy tales. Registration is recommended. Schedule

Summer Library Concert!
Monday, June 23 at 6 p.m. Central Library, Clowes Auditorium, 40 E. St. Clair St. Those of all ages are invited to a special summer concert at the Library with Wizard Rock & Nerd Rock, a jam session featuring Kirstyn Hippe, Justin Finch-Fletchley, Tonks & the Aurors. Free and open to the public. Schedule

For more information about summer activities for children and families, call 275-4099 or visit

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2014 Summer Reading Program Bonus Books

2014 Summer Reading Program Bonus Books

30 Points Each:

Author Title CD Audiobook E-Book En Español Large Type
Balliett The Danger Box
Bancks Mac Slater Hunts the Cool
Baskin Anything But Typical
Bauer Close to Famous
Baum The Wizard of Oz
Bemis The Nine Pound Hammer
Blackwood Around the World in 100 Days
Broach Missing on Superstition Mountain
Buzbee Steinbeck’s Ghost
Clements Extra Credit
Cochrane The Girl Who Threw Butterflies
Connor Waiting for Normal
Curtis The Mighty Miss Malone
Dahl Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Dashner The Journal of Curious Letters
Davis Mare’s War
Doyle The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Enright Gone-Away Lake
Fleming Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Gantos Dead End in Norvelt
George Tuesdays at the Castle
Gutman Mission Unstoppable
Hale Princess Academy
Halpern Dormia
Hiaasen Scat
Kelly The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
Kipling The Jungle Book
Kirby The Clockwork Three
Kuhlman The Last Invisible Boy
Levine The Lions of Little Rock
Lowry Number the Stars
Magoon The Rock and the River
McMann The Unwanteds
Nielsen The False Prince
Paulsen The Masters of Disaster
Peacock The Eye of the Crow
Philbrick The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
Preus Heart of a Samurai
Robinson Safe at Home
Ryan Esperanza Rising
Scott The Alchemyst
Smith Elephant Run
St. John The White Giraffe
Stead First Light
Tarshis Emma Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree
Taylor Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry
Turnage Three Times Lucky
Valente The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
Vanderpool Moon Over Manifest
Wood The Mysterious Howling
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