This program will feature a performance by the Allen Turk Burke Quintet. Allen’s talent on keyboard and vocals and skill as a music director has been tapped by celebrated performers such as the Spinners, Patti LaBelle and Marvin Gaye. Attendees will be enchanted by Allen’s interpretation of jazz and R&B classics.
These concerts are a great way to share jazz music with children that will be fun for everyone! These hour-long programs are presented by the Learning Curve at Central Library in partnership with The Indianapolis Jazz Foundation and Indy Jazz Fest. This series is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Details
Check-out or download some jazz stories and music to enjoy at home!
Take a walk and read a story as you go! The Indianapolis Public Library invites you to visit StoryWalk. Stroll through the park and read a book displayed in mounted frames. Stories will be rotated on a monthly basis. Families are encouraged to post photos of their visit on social media: twitter.com/indylibrary & www.facebook.com/indypl
Now appearing on StoryWalk® in the Ruckle Street Park 3025 Ruckle Street:
I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King Jr. Illustrated by Kadir Nelson – Presents the text of the famous speech given on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. by Martin Luther King, Jr., complemented by paintings illustrating the ideals the civil rights leader described. This StoryWalk is made possible by Regions Bank through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
“Daily reading to infants, toddlers and preschoolers is the best way to establish a habit that will benefit them for a lifetime,” according to Abby Brown, IndyPL’s Early Literacy Specialist. “Whereas 1,000 books may sound daunting, if a parent reads one book a night to a child for three years, they will have read 1,095 books!”
You can do it and we can help! How to participate:
Register at any IndyPL location
Take home a tracking sheet to log their first 100 books
Books can be from home or the Library and can be read repeatedly. If you read The Cat in the Hat 5 times, that counts for 5 books.
After completing the first tracking sheet, return it to the Library to receive a progress sticker and additional tracking sheets another 100 books.
Prizes will be awarded for levels of 100, 500 and 1,000 books read.
Here are some more ways to read and enjoy stories (eBooks & read aloud videos) from home. Snuggle up with a child and a computer or iPad!