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China’s Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor’s Painted Army The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis May 10 – Nov. 2

China’s Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor’s Painted Army The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis May 10 – Nov. 2

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Stand face to face with 8 real Terra Cotta Warriors each with a unique face like the ones found in massive pits in Xi’an, China. Work like a real archaeologist to piece together clues and unravel the mystery of who made these figures, and what is their purpose.

 

Websites:

The Terra Cotta Army:

Emporer Quin's Terra Cotta Army The incredible story of China's buried warriors The Terracotta Army and Other Lost Treasures The emperor's silent army : terracotta warriors of Ancient China
Hidden army : clay soldiers of ancient China Terra-Cotta Solders

Ancient China:

Ancient China What did the ancient Chinese do for me? Hail! Ancient Chinese The ancient Chinese
The ancient Chinese Warriors and Wailers Everyday life in Ancient China Yangtze River
Ancient China Technology in Ancient China The ancient Chinese The Great Wall of China
Ancient China: beyond the Great Wall Ancient China Science in ancient China Exploring the life, myth, and art of ancient China
Kung Fu The Chinese : life in China's golden age At Home in Her Tomb The Great Wall of China
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Chinese Culture:

Chinese Culture Cultural Traditions in China Mrs. Harkness and the Panda The Cooking of China
The Food in China Foods of China Celebrating Chinese Festivals Super Simple Chinese Art

Fiction:

Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier Wushu Were Here Dragon Moon Year of the tiger
The Warlord's Kites The Emperor’s Army Ming’s Adventures with the Terracotta Army

Folklore:

The Chʻi-lin purse : a collection of ancient Chinese stories Eight Dragons on the Roof and Other Tales Auntie Tigress What the Rat Told Me
The Great Race: the Story of the Chinese Zodiac The Race for the Chinese Ziodiac Chinese myths Chinese mythology
Chinese fables The gods and goddesses of ancient China The Legend of the Panda Fa Mulan
Ten Suns Tikki Tikki Tembo The jade horse, the cricket, and the peach stone The beggar's magic : a Chinese tale
The Magic Paintbrush Dragon Prince Yeh-Shen Lon Po Po
The Empty Pot The Silk Princess Rabbit's Gift The magic horse of Han Gan
The Real Story of Stone Soup Two of Everything The horse race : based on the ancient Chinese classic The Cat’s Tale: Why the Years are Named for Animals
The master swordsman & the magic doorway : two legends from ancient China No Year of the Cat Grandma Panda’s China Storybook
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2014 Summer Reading Program

2014 Summer Reading Program

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Rules:

  1. Sign up at the Summer Reading Desk.
  2. Everyone who registers for the Summer Reading Program must receive a POINT CARD at the Library Summer Reading Desk.
  3. Books must be checked out on an Indianapolis Public Library Card or a Beech Grove Public Library Card.
  4. No books will be counted which are returned before MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014. BOOKS RETURNED AFTER SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014 WILL NOT EARN POINTS.
  5. FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, POINTS CAN BE EXCHANGED FOR PRIZES UNTIL SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2014.
  6. Books must be returned to the designated check in area between JUNE 2 and JULY 26, 2014.
  7. Books must be read which are at or above the participant’s reading level.
  8. A total of no more than 600 points will be awarded to any participant.
  9. Each participant is responsible for his or her Point Card. It must be presented to the librarian each time books are returned to receive reading points.
  10. Any unused reading credit will be lost if a participant’s Point Card is lost. A new card will be issued, and the participant may start over.
  11. The decision of the librarian is final to accept any book for reading credit.
  12. You can not accumulate points beyond the total number on the Point Card.

A new component this year will involve a drawing for two $529 scholarships good toward a college savings account courtesy of CollegeChoice Direct 529 Savings Plan and CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan. Participants can learn about qualifications to become eligible for the drawing upon registration at any Indy Library branch, Central Library and the Beech Grove Public Library.

Adults also are invited to be armchair travelers this summer by participating in an Adult Summer Reading Program that showcases books from around the world. A reading list of selected fiction and nonfiction books relating to numerous countries, cultures and travel themes is available. Additionally, the Library will host travelogues, author talks and book discussions throughout the summer.


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Indianapolis Zoo Orangutan Exhibit

Indianapolis Zoo Orangutan Exhibit

indyzooThe International Orangutan Center biome at the Indianapolis Zoo is scheduled to open May 24, 2014.

 

Websites:

Cincinatti Zoo Sumatran Orangutan

San Diego Zoo Orangutans & Siamangs

Orangutan Stories:

Goodnight, me Operation orangutan Miracle in Sumatra : the story of Gutsy Gus Rainforest Rescue An Island Escape
The last notebook of Leonardo Orangutan tongs : poems to tangle your tongue

Orangutan Non-Fiction:

Orangutans Let's make a difference : we can help orangutans Orangutans Orangutans Orangutans
Orangutans Orangutans Orangutan Suryia & Roscoe : the true story of an unlikely friendship Suryia swims! : the true story of how an orangutan learned to swim
Survival in the Jungle Orangutans are ticklish : fun facts from an animal photograph
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Ice Age Giants Indiana State Museum thru August 17

Ice Age Giants Indiana State Museum thru August 17

Here are some great opportunities to learn about mammoths and mastodons right here in Indiana:

Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and MastodonsStateMuseum

Exhibit at The Indiana State Museum: Nov. 16, 2013 – Aug. 17, 2014 Underneath Indiana’s soil lies a hidden graveyard of Ice Age giants. Entombed for thousands of years, the remains of these ancient elephants continue to be uncovered by Hoosiers across the state. The Indiana State Museum has been hard at work for decades – discovering, digging, studying and preserving the remains of mammoths, mastodons and other Ice Age animals.

 

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Mastodon Skeleton at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

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Picture Books:It’s not often that you find the remains of a prehistoric animal right in your own backyard. That’s what happened on the Christensen farm, near Greenfield, Indiana, in 1976. As workers used machinery to create a pond, they accidentally scooped up the skull, teeth, and some rib bones of a mastodon. The mastodon is an extinct relative of the modern elephant that roamed the earth more than 10, 000 years ago. The bones were excavated by a cooperative effort of the IUPUI Department of Geology, the Indiana Amateur Archaeological Society and The Children’s Museum.

Picture Books:

Larry Gets Lost in Prehistoric Times A Mammoth in the Fridge Mammoth and Me Can I Bring Wooly to the Library Ms. Reeder? Me Want Pet!

Chapter Books:

The Chilly Mammoth Tusk the Mighty Mammoth Meet Mammoth Life With Mammoth The Mammoth Academy
Ice Age: Continental Drift Geronimo Stilton: The Great Ice Age Mites to Mastodons a Book of Animal Poems

Non-Fiction:

Baby Mammoth Mummy Frozen in Time Wooly Mammoth Meet Mammoth Ice Age Giants Mastodon
Mammoths and Mastodons Woolly Mammoth Mammoth Bones and Broken Stones
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