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MEET author Kate diCamillo Nov. 10

MEET author Kate diCamillo Nov. 10

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Date: Sunday, Nov 10, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Glendale Branch
Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families

Families and fans of children’s literature are invited as award-winning children’s author Kate diCamillo discusses her works, which include “Because of Winn-Dixie” (a Newbery Honor book), “The Tiger Rising” (a National Book Award finalist), “The Tale of Despereaux” (a Newbery Medal winner), and her most recent, “Best Friends Forever: A Bink & Gollie Story.” This program, which will include book sales and autographing, is co-sponsored by KIDS INK.

Questions about this event? Please contact:
Glendale Branch
275-4410

Books:

Because of Winn-Dixie Flora and Ulysses Tale of Despereaux The Tiger Rising The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Flora and Ulysses The Magician's Elephant Great Joy Bink and Gollie Bink and Gollie Best Friends Forever
Bink and Gollie Two for One Mercy Watson Fights Crime Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride Mercy Watson Princess in Disguise Mercy Watson Something Wonky This Way Comes
Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig Mercy Watson to the Rescue

Biographies:

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eBooks:

  • Because of Winn Dixie eBook
  • The Magician’s Elephant eBook
  • Flora and Ulysses eBook
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane eBook
  • The Tale of Despereaux eBook
  • The Tiger Rising eBook

eAudiobooks:

  • Because of Winn-Dixie eAudio
  • Flora & Ulysses eAudio
  • Louise the Adventures of a Chicken eAudio
  • The Magician’s Elephant eAudio
  • The Mercy Watson Collection Vol. 1 eAudio
  • The Mercy Watson Collection Vol. 2 eAudio
  • The Mercy Watson Collection Vol. 3 eAudio
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane eAudio
  • The Tale of Despereaux eAudio
  • The Tiger Rising eAudio

CDs:

  • Because of Winn-Dixie CD
  • Flora and Ulysses CD
  • The Magician’s Elephant CD
  • The Mercy Watson Collection Vol. 1 CD
  • The Mercy Watson Collection Vol. 2 CD
  • The Mercy Watson Collection Vol. 3 CD
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane CD
  • Tale of Despereaux CD
  • The Tiger Rising CD
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Big Library Read: Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth

Big Library Read: Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth
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No waiting in line!

Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth

The Big Library Read – Everybody able to read or listen to the same book at the same time for two weeks! Mystery Activities everyday from September 16-30th!

Nancy (as in Fancy Nancy!) and her best friend, Bree, have everything they need to solve a mystery, from their totally professional trench coats to their top-secret code. But when crime strikes in their classroom, will these super sleuths be able to crack the case? Find out in the glamorous start to an all-new chapter book series featuring everyone’s favorite fancy girl!

Websites:

Nancy Clancy Series:

#1 Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth
#2 Nancy Clancy Secret Admirer
#3 Nancy Clancy Sees the Future

Detective Activities:

If you are like Nancy and want to be a detective…uncover clues…follow leads…solve mysteries – here are some online detective activities to get you started. Detective Activities will appear on the Kid’s Blog every day from September 16-30th. On the 30th you can try to solve online mysteries using your new skills! Make a Rookie ID and stash it in one of these homemade wallets:

New Activities & Online Mysteries Each Day Sep. 16 – Sep. 30:

Now you’re ready to learn a new detective skill each day for two weeks. Tomorrow you can begin by assembling a detective tool kit with things found easily around the house. Check in every day to learn a new detective skill and read a free online mystery!

 

 

 

 

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Harry Potter – 15th Anniversary

Harry Potter – 15th Anniversary

Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsHarry Potter. We’ll probably never see the likes of his phenomenon again – it sure was fun while it lasted! If you saw the movies, don’t miss the books, if you read the books, don’t miss the CD or Audiobook. Listed below are several other adventure series about friends like Harry, Ron and Hermione. Some of them are just as good. Seriously. Trust me.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone became available to American readers on Sept. 1, 1998 – 15 years ago. Scholastic has released new covers to commemorate the 15th anniversary. View Covers

1: Sorcerer’s Stone on CD, eBook, eAudio
2: Chamber of Secrets on CD, eBook, eAudio
3: Prisoner of Azkaban on CD, eBook, eAudio
4: Goblet of Fire on CD, eBook, eAudio
5: Order of the Phoenix, CD, eBook, eAudio
6: Half Blood Prince on CD, eBook, eAudio
7: Deathly Hallows on CD, eBook, eAudio

Websites

More great reading adventure suggestions at “If You Like Harry Potter

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Free Online Book – Spindlers by Lauren Oliver

Free Online Book – Spindlers by Lauren Oliver

The Spindlers Accompanied by an eccentric, human-sized rat, Liza embarks on a perilous quest through an underground realm to save her brother Patrick, whose soul has been stolen by the evilest of creatures–the spider-like spindlers.

Limited Time!
Read the entire book
for free online.

FIND OUT HOW THE SPINDLERS WAS MADE

“Have you ever wondered how a book becomes a book?
Well, I’m going to show you.”
—Lauren Oliver

New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver presents How a Book Is Made:
THE SPINDLERS.
Go behind the scenes and follow the book publishing process from
start to finish in a seven-video series for book lovers, students, and aspiring writers.

Watch the complete video series at www.thespindlersbook.com.

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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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