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.
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Children of all ages and families are invited to take a reading time out and read like a pro with members of the Indiana Pacers. This storytime will feature community guest readers and the Indiana Pacers’ “wheel of prizes.” Schedule
This is my dog. Her name is Layle. She’s a golden retriever and she is 2 years old. She took her first class at Indy Humane when she was 5 months old. The class was for puppies to learn how to play together. Since then she has completed 2 levels of obedience classes. Someday, she will be a therapy dog that can visit nursing homes, hospitals…and the library!
In this picture she is practicing “wait”. She doesn’t want me to read anymore. She wants to go for a walk!
If you have a dog and would like to learn how to communicate with him/her you should try the Dog Communications Class. One of the best things I learned in dog class was how to “speak dog”. Most of the time, Layle just needed to understand what I was asking her to do. She learned English words like “wait,” “come,” and “sit,” but we had to practice a lot. She learned English and I learned how to “speak dog”! I know what she means when she looks at me like this and wags her tail. She is saying, “I am waiting patiently because I love you but you have been reading for a long time and I want to go for a walk now!”
Dog Communications Class Adults and families are invited as representatives from the Humane Society explain what your dog may be saying to you when he is stubborn, bites, or doesn’t seem to be listening. Attendees will learn the tools to “speak dog.” A dog will be in attendance. Schedule
Pets: Stories & Safety Children ages 4 – 7 and an adult are invited as Rebecca Warren of the Humane Society shares with them some of the basics of pet ownership. The focus will be on cats and dogs. A dog may be in attendance at this program. Schedule
Books and dogs are a great combination! The Paws to Read dogs are at several library branches. They love to listen to stories! Ask your parents if you can come and have a turn reading out loud to Gracie or Dandy!
Children ages 8 and older are invited to explore the world of Greek mythology mixed in with a little magic during this program presented by FamilyTime Entertainment. Fans of the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan can pick up a free copy of one of the books in the series, while supplies last, at the program. Program Schedule
Did you catch that? A FREE COPY OF A PERCY JACKSON BOOK!
Hurricane Sandy, she’s all over the news. As if the word “hurricane” isn’t scary enough, they’re not just calling her “Sandy”. They’re calling her a “Superstorm” and even “Frankenstorm”. Even though we don’t live in the path of Sandy here in Indiana, she’s still kind of scary. Being from Indiana, we know what it feels like to be afraid of storms because we have tornadoes here. Just like the tornadoes here, hurricanes can be less scary if we learn about them. Knowledge is power – when you understand what is going on you feel safer; confident that you know what to do.
Wherever you live, Indiana or New Jersey, it’s important to remember that there are grownups out there that know a lot about storms and how to keep people safe. Meteorologists and scientists and policemen and firemen…plus all kinds of other people who are trained to know what to do during weather emergencies. On this page are books and websites that can help you understand Sandy and hurricanes in general, as well as what can be done to keep you and the people you care about safe.
Usually, air pressure pulls hurricanes out to sea…but at this time of year, there happens to be a winter storm coming from the West and cold air coming from the North. These air pressures make Sandy come ashore instead of blowing out to sea.
The moon affects tides…today is a full moon.
Sandy is hitting in a VERY populated area – 50-60 million people could be affected