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2014 Newbery Medal Winner: Flora & Ulysses

2014 Newbery Medal Winner: Flora & Ulysses

FloraRescuing 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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Indiana Black History Challenge 2014

Indiana Black History Challenge 2014


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.


More Info Guides about Black History:

If you like reading about the story of America and African Americans try these::
Traveling Experience Miles Powerful
Crafts Woodson Moving Job
Marching Culture Come Color
Handy Harlem Sugar Courage
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MEET author Kate diCamillo Nov. 10

MEET author Kate diCamillo Nov. 10


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


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


Kate deCamillo Kate deCamillo


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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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Indiana Pacers Fan Van & Call-a-Pacer

Indiana Pacers Fan Van & Call-a-Pacer


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





Indiana Pacers The Story of the Indiana Pacers The Indiana Pacers
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Dogs at the Library

Dogs at the Library

LayleBooksThis 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!”

  • 2013JanDogCommunicationsDog 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 PuppiesDummiesseveral 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!

We have some great dog books too! Books can help you learn about dog training, dog rescue and working dogs. There are also some OUTSTANDING dog stories. Give some of these a try:

My Dog is a Hero Search and Rescue Helping Dogs Guide Dog Heroes
The Right Dog for the Job Looking Out for Sarah Therapy Dogs Helpers
Police Dogs Dog Finds Lost Dolphins Saving Audie Rescuing Rover
Dog Obedience A Dog's Life: an Autobiography of a Stray Everything for a Dog One Dog and His Boy
Cracker the Best Dog Vietnam The Incredible Journey Shiloh Big Dogs: Drawing and Reading


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