Tumblebooks is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, graphic novels, videos, and audio books! Go to www.indypl.org/downloadables to use your library card to get these free eBooks for anywhere and anytime.
The International Orangutan Center biome at the Indianapolis Zoo is scheduled to open May 24, 2014.
Cincinatti Zoo Sumatran Orangutan
San Diego Zoo Orangutans & Siamangs
Black History Books for Kids:
Black History Books for Adults:
During February, follow 28 Days Later, a month-long Black History Celebration of the best in Picture Books & Chapter Books for kids from the blog, The Brown Bookshelf. A stand-out author or illustrator will be saluted each day during February.
List of Featured Authors & Illustrators at IndyPL
Read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf blog here.
Indiana Black History Challenge – Learn about outstanding black Hoosiers in medical care and advocacy and test your knowledge by taking the online quiz. The first 5,000 entrants will receive two tickets to the Indiana Experience, and 30 lucky players will receive four tickets to see the Indianapolis Indians. One winner will receive the grand prize – an overnight stay at the Omni Severi Hotel in downtown Indianapolis, four tickets to The Children’s Museum and a household membership to the Indiana Historical Society, which includes free year-round Indiana Experience admission.
View the works of 18 prominent local African-American artists during the 26th annual presentation of “Meet the Artists,” beginning Wednesday, January 29 and continuing through Saturday, March 22 at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street. Details
On May 19, 1876 Fire Chief W. O. Sherwood appointed the first four black men to the Indianapolis Fire Department in Hose Company 9, located at 31 West Saint Joseph Street. This station, eventually renumbered as Station 1 and relocated to 441 Indiana Avenue, grew to become an all-black double company firehouse, with approximately 24 firefighters who rotated through two 24-hour shifts. View Photo Collection
The Coretta Scott King Award is given in January each year to one African American author and one African American illustrator for outstanding books that promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples.
The award is designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.
Author Winner: Rita Williams-Garcia for P.S. Be Eleven
Author Honor: John Lewis and Andrew Aydin for March
Author Honor: Walter Dean Myers for Darius & Twig
Author Honor: Nikki Grimes for Words with Wings
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Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.
Author: Kate DiCamillo
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