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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


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  • 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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Can You Dig It Juggling Show with Troy Roark

Can You Dig It Juggling Show with Troy Roark


Children and families are invited for a funny and insightful educational program by Master Entertainer Troy Roark. His show is filled with juggling, magic and comedy. Attendees will leave with a message that will be remembered long after the show is over. Schedule



Juggling Crafty Juggling Juggling A Juggler
Activity TV DVD: Juggling Circus Arts
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Dr. David Wolf at The Children’s Museum

Dr. David Wolf at The Children’s Museum

wolf-thumbnailA real astronaut who has been to space four times, lived for128 days on the space station Mir, tcm1and went on seven spacewalks has agreed to work at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis this year.

Dr. Wolf was even born in Indianapolis. He went to North Central High School and Purdue University. Who could be better at designing things to do at the museum to make science fun?!

Find out more about Dr. Wolf:

Books about Space and the NASA Space Program:

An Illustrated Timeline of Space Exploration Out of This World Poems and Facts About Space The Apollo Missions and Other Adventures in Space Seven Wonders of Space Technology
Out of This World: All the Cool Stuff About Space You Want to Know Planets Mission Control This is Apollo

Space Activities:

Space Adventure Crafts How to Draw Science Fiction Space Jokes You Can Draw Rockets

Adventures in Space:

Aliens on Vacation Boom! City of Ember Cosmic
The Dead Gentleman The Doom Machine The Ear the Eye and the Arm Larklight
Mike Stellar Nerves of Steel Overlord Protocol The Search for Wondla The Tomorrow Code
The True Meaning of Smekday When You Reach Me A Wrinkle in Time Zita the Spacegirl
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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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