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Indy 500 Parade

Indy 500 Parade

Don’t miss the Cat in the Hat during the 500 Festival Parade on May 26, 2012. The Cat is brought to you by us, your Indianapolis Public Library.

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Rick Riordan Webcast Now Available

Rick Riordan Webcast Now Available

If you missed the live webcast you can watch the archived video here. This video will be available until May 1, 2013.

The Kane Chronicles #3: The Serpent’s Shadow comes out May 1, 2012.

“He’s b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sade Kane can’t seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos.”

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A Sad Day: RIP Maurice Sendak

A Sad Day: RIP Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things AreA sad day today in the world of children’s books…the passing of a giant, Maurice Sendak,  author of Where the Wild Things Are and many more.

  • New York Times: Maurice Sendak, Author of Splendid Nightmares, Dies at 83
  • Los Angeles Times: Maurice Sendak, author of ‘Where the Wild Things Are,’ dies at 83
  • BBC News: Wild Things author Maurice Sendak dies at 83

 

According to the NYTimes: “A posthumous picture book, “My Brother’s Book” — a poem written and illustrated by Mr. Sendak and inspired by his love for his late brother, Jack — is scheduled to be published next February.” Just one more to look forward to with hopeful anticipation.

 

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The Serpent’s Shadow Live Webcast

The Serpent’s Shadow Live Webcast

The Kane Chronicles #3: The Serpent’s Shadow comes out May 1, 2012.

“He’s b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sade Kane can’t seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos.”

Join the author, Rick Riordan, for a live webcast tomorrow, May 1st! Join Rick at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum Planetarium in San Jose, California for a tour of actual Egyptian artifacts and a chance to ask Rick questions live!

Can’t make it on May 1? No problem! Register now and you will get an email reminder from post-live event when the webcast is archived and available for on-demand viewing at your convenience!

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Your Wild Backyard

Your Wild Backyard

 

The Indiana Wildlife Federation has an online contest going on during the month of April called “What’s in your Wild Backyard? Take the online quiz for your age group (1st – 8th grade) and be entered to win one of three great prizes. Deadline to enter the contest is April 22, 2012.

We’ve had great Indiana weather this Spring! Here are some ideas to get you started exploring and having fun in your own wild backyard:

If you want to explore a little further than your own backyard here are some great places right here in Indianapolis to go find some outdoor adventure:

Some books you might like about animals, science and nature crafts right in your own backyard:
Backyard Bugs Think Like a Scientist in the Backyard Yard Monsters Backyard Cookbook
Wildlife Gardening Backyard Science Backyard Pets Backyard Detective
Backyard Science Birdhouses Organic Crafts Eco Crafts

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