Saturday, April 28, 2012 12pm-3pm Central Library: Learn about the events surrounding the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, targeted in retaliation as a site where civil rights leaders were organizing an African-American voter registration campaign. William “Sonny” Bates will perform a stage production of this monumental event based on the poem, “Ballad of Birmingham,” by Dudley Randall. Following the production, four speakers will discuss their experiences of that fateful day in 1963 and what it meant to them when they were first able to vote, including Dr. Derek B. King, Sr., the nephew of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Also, a representative from the Marion County Election Board will be on hand to assist individuals with voter registrations and present a mock voting exhibit to educate young ones on how to vote. This program is sponsored by the Library’s African-American History Committee.
- All seven Harry Potter books are available as eBooks and digital audio books from the website Pottermore. Love that Jim Dale on the audio books! You can borrow these with your library card now too. http://
ecollection.imcpl.org/. Just enter “harry potter” in the search box and there they are.
- “Shel”ebrate National Poetry Month (April) with Every Thing On It! Enjoy the Shel Silverstein inspired activities in this downloadable kit.
- 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 on The Indianapolis Public Library’s free 24-hour Call-a-Pacer telephone line at 275-4444. Pacers players can be heard reading stories from such authors as Dr. Seuss, Laura Numeroff and Eric Carle.
- Coming Soon! The 2012 Summer Reading Program “Gear Up for Good!” June 4 – July 28.
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