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RIP Neil Armstrong

RIP Neil Armstrong

American astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, died on August 25, 2012. He was 82. Neil is perhaps best known for what he said as he stepped onto the lunar surface, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

A message to you from Neil’s family:

“While we mourn the loss of a very good man, we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves.”

President Obama has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff today (Friday, August 31, 2012) for Neil Armstrong’s Funeral. The half-staff flag is a mark of respect for his memory.

Here are some books you can read about Neil and the Apollo missions:
Neil Armstrong the First Man on the Moon Armstrong's Moon Rock To the Moon Neil Armstrong Meet the Famous Astronaut
Man on the Moon The First Lunar Landing First on the Moon The First Moon Landing
Eight Days Gone I Want to Be an Astronaut Footprints on the Moon Team Moon
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Call-a-Pacer

Call-a-Pacer

Children and families are invited to listen to their favorite stories in children’s literature recorded by players from the Indiana Pacers or representatives of the Pacers organization.

Call  The Indianapolis Public Library’s free 24-hour Call-a-Story telephone line at 275-4444. Pacers players can be heard reading stories from such authors as Dr. Seuss, Laura Numeroff and Eric Carle. The Pacers will read from April 2 – June 18.

Pirates go to school
Beginning April 2
Pirates Go to School
by: Demas, Corinne
jP DEM Read by: A.J. Price
Click Clack Moo Cows That Type
Beginning April 9
Click clack moo cows that type
by: Demas, Corinne
jP DEM Read by: Mark Boyle
How do dinosaurs say good night
Beginning April 16
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night
by: Yolen, Jane
jP YOL Read by: Darren Collison
Cars galore
Beginning April 23
Cars Galore
by: Stein, Peter
jP STE Read by: Quinn Buckner
Pirates dont take baths
Beginning April 30
Pirates Don’t Take Baths
by: Segal, John
jP SEG Read by: Paul George
If you give a pig a pancake
Beginning May 7
If You Give a Pig a Pancake
by: Numeroff, Laura Joffe
jP NUM Read by: Brooke Olzendam
One fish two fish red fish blue fish
Beginning May 14
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
by: Seuss, Dr.
jZ SEU Read by: George Hill
Chicken Little
Beginning May 21
Chicken Little
by: Emberley, Rebecca
jP EMB Read by: Clark Kellogg
Bears loose tooth
Beginning May 28
Bears Loose Tooth
by: Wilson, Karma
jP WIL Read by: Jeff Pendergraph
Berenstain bears and the spooky old tree
Beginning June 4
Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree
by: Berenstain, Stan, 1923-2005
jZ BER Read by: Coach Frank Vogel
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Beginning June 11
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by: Carle, Eric
jP CAR Read by: Danny Granger
I am not going to get up today
Beginning June 18
I Am Not Going to Get Up Today
by: Seuss, Dr.
jZ SEU Read by: Chris Denari
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Indy 500 Parade

Indy 500 Parade

Don’t miss the Cat in the Hat during the 500 Festival Parade on May 26, 2012. The Cat is brought to you by us, your Indianapolis Public Library.

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Indy Cars Indy Cars Great Moments in American Auto Racing Why Things Don't Work Racecar
How to Drive an Indy Racecar Mario Andretti A.J. Foyt Danica Patrick
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A Sad Day: RIP Maurice Sendak

A Sad Day: RIP Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things AreA sad day today in the world of children’s books…the passing of a giant, Maurice Sendak,  author of Where the Wild Things Are and many more.

  • New York Times: Maurice Sendak, Author of Splendid Nightmares, Dies at 83
  • Los Angeles Times: Maurice Sendak, author of ‘Where the Wild Things Are,’ dies at 83
  • BBC News: Wild Things author Maurice Sendak dies at 83

 

According to the NYTimes: “A posthumous picture book, “My Brother’s Book” — a poem written and illustrated by Mr. Sendak and inspired by his love for his late brother, Jack — is scheduled to be published next February.” Just one more to look forward to with hopeful anticipation.

 

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