Read Right Now! No Mirrors in My Nana’s House

No Mirrors in Nana's HouseStory of the Day:
Read Right Now! No Mirrors in Nana’s House by Synthia Saint James

A girl discovers the beauty in herself by looking into her Nana’s eyes. From Storyline Online. Read by Tia and Tamera Mowry.


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Listen Right Now! Suzan-Lori Parks

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Listen Right Now! Suzan-Lori Parks

Suzan-Lori Parks is the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize (2002) for her play Topdog/Underdog. 

 


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Read Right Now! VALENTINE’S DAY

What is the best way to celebrate this day? Cuddle up with a good book!

FREE Online eBooks about Valentine’s Day:

Somebody Loves You Mr HatchDo You See Hearts?

Valentine’s Day eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card:

Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE Online eBooks, eAudiobooks & Story Videos. Click on a book jacket & enter your Library Card number and PIN to borrow. What’s My PIN?
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Printables, Crafts & More about Valentine’s Day:

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Valentine’s Day Favorites:

Amelia Bedelia’s First ValentineArthur’s ValentineOne Zillion ValentinesThe Valentine BearsIt’s Valentine’s DayThe Day It Rained HeartsRoses are Pink, Your Feet Really StinkClifford’s First ValentineFroggy’s First KissLittle Bear’s ValentineIf You’ll Be My ValentineLove SplatSomebody Loves You Mr. HatchYou're Loveable to MeNote the Great and the Mushy ValentinePete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool

Learn About Valentine’s Day:

What is Valentine’s DayLet’s Throw a Valentine’s Day party!Valentine’s dayValentine’s Day OrigamiValentine’s Day Sweets and TreatsValentine Be MineI Haiku YouValentine’s DayValentine’s Day CraftsValentine’s DayValentine’s DayFunny Valentine’s Day jokesValentine’s DayA Valentine’s Day Drawing TreatHappy Valentine’s Day!

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Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® is a program of the Association for Library Service to Children and Public Library Association, divisions of the American Library Association.

Use IndyPL’s Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home – no waiting!

Read Right Now! Harlem: a Poem

HarlemStory of the Day:
Read Harlem: a Poem by Walter Dean Myers

A poem celebrating the people, sights, and sounds of Harlem. Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book, 1998


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Read Right Now! White Socks Only

White Socks OnlyStory of the Day: Read Right Now! White Socks Only by Evelyn Coleman

Grandma tells the story about her first trip alone into town during the days when segregation still existed in Mississippi. From Storyline Online. Read by Amber Rose Tamblyn.


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Watch Right Now! George Washington Carver

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Watch Right Now! George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver was an American botanist and inventor. He is most well known for his research on cotton, peanuts, soybeans, and sweet potatoes. Read about more about African-American scientists & inventors.

 


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Read Right Now! Ruby the Brave

Ruby the BraveStory of the Day: Read Right Now! Ruby the Brave

The year was 1960. In some places, African-American children went to different schools than white children. They could not go to school together. A brave girl named Ruby Bridges helped change that.


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Hot Jazz for Cool Kids! Concert Series

 

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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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Listen Right Now! Jack Johnson

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Watch Right Now! Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson “the Galveston Giant” was the first African-American world heavyweight boxing champion (1908-1915). He was also an inventor. Jack improved on the design of a wrench to make it work better.


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Listen Right Now! Garrett Morgan

Video Story of the Day: Watch Right Now! Garrett Morgan

Garrett Morgan was an African-American inventor. His inventions include a hair straightening cream, a “safety hood” used by firefighters and soldiers during World War I, and first 3 color traffic single that added the yellow light, which gave drivers a heads up that the light was about to turn red. Library Books about Garett Morgan. Read about more about African-American scientists & inventors.


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