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Read Right Now! MONKEYS

FREE Online eBooks about Monkeys:

Monkey MannersCount the BananasAkira Grows Up

More FREE Online Reading:


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Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the BedCurious GeorgeHand Hand Fingers ThumbNineMonkeysMonkeysBoy

Printables, Crafts & More about Monkeys:




Hot Jazz for Cool Kids! Concert Series



Hot Jazz for Cool Kids! @Central Library

Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3pm

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!

Jazz Stories:


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Downloadable Jazz Album for Kids:

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Things to Do in Indianapolis with Kids – StoryWalk® in Ruckle Street Park

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: &

Now appearing on StoryWalk® in Ruckle Street Park 3025 Ruckle Street:

I Am Rosa ParksI Am Rosa Parks by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos – Recounts Rosa Parks’ daring effort to stand up for herself and other African Americans by helping to end segregation on public transportation. This StoryWalk is made possible by Regions Bank through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

  • Download fun activities from the Ordinary People Change The World series
  • Learn more about the author, Brad Meltzer, and the illustrator, Christopher Eliopoulos


A Word from the Author about the Ordinary People Change the World Series:

I wanted my kids to see more than fame. I wanted them to see real heroes, Amelia Earhart…Abraham Lincoln…Rosa Parks, real people no different than themselves. For that reason, each book tells the story of a hero when THEY were a kid.  We see them as children.  So it’s not just Amelia Earhart and Abraham Lincoln and Rosa Parks being famous, but them being just like us.

For me, this isn’t just a book series.  It’s my dream for my daughter.  My dream for my sons.  My dream for all of us who need to see the power of an ordinary person…and the power¾and potential¾in each of us.

Look around. We live in a world that is starving for heroes. This is my solution.

So take this walk with a child and learn what made Rosa Parks into the hero we know her as today. I promise, you’ll learn just as much as they do.

~Brad Meltzer

More Books in the Ordinary People Change the World Series:

I Am Rosa ParksI Am Abraham LincolnI Am Albert EinsteinI Am Amelia EarhartI Am George WashingtonI Am Helen KellerI Am Jackie RobinsonI Am Jane GoodallI Am Jim HensonI Am Lucille BallI Am Martin Luther King Jr.