Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month @the Library!

Concert:

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Música de las AméricasSunday, October 16, 3pm at Central Library. Individuals of all ages are invited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a high energy performance by Pavel and Direct Contact! Experience the music and irresistible rhythms of North, Central and South America. This program will be held in Central Library’s Clowes Auditorium. Details


Instrument & Dance Programs:

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¡RITMO LATINO! Frame Drum Making Workshop Children and young people ages 6 and up are invited to make a traditional Latin American frame drum with an authentic sound from common, everyday materials. Schedule

¡TUMBAO! CHANCLETA: DANCE AND MUSIC of Cuba Teens are invited to learn the chancleta, a dance created by African slaves popular in the eastern part of Cuba. They’ll also learn the traditional rhythms as both dancers and drummers. Schedule

Read Right Now! CONSTRUCTION

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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!


FREE Online eBooks about Construction:

Time to Build a New LibraryTonka Chuck and FriendsToolsI Like Work Trucks

Construction eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card:

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Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE Online eBooks & eAudiobooks. Click on a book jacket & enter your Library Card number and PIN to borrow. What’s My PIN?
Building Our HouseGoodnight Goodnight Construction SiteThis is the House that Jack BuiltC Is For ConstructionCurious George Builds a HomeOne Big BuildingPete the Cat Construction DestructionWhere Do Diggers Sleep at Night

More FREE Online Reading:


Printables, Crafts & More about Construction:

Bob the Builder Connect the DotsCement Mixer TracerT is for Truck Tracer

Building a Library:

ConstructionA Library StoryMighty Mike Builds a Library

Building:

Alphabet Under ConstructionBuilding a HouseBuilding Our HouseBuilt to LastDemolitionDesign a SkyscraperThe House That Max BuiltHow Did They Build That House?

Construction Equipment:

Bulldozer's Big DayDiggersGoodnight Digger Goodnight Goodnight Construction SiteI Am a BackhoeThe Little Dump TruckMachines at WorkMachines at a Construction SiteMike Mulligan and His Steam ShovelTools We Use BuildersYou Can Draw Construction Vehicles

Construction Workers:

Amelia Bedelia Under ConstructionBuild Dogs BuildBuilder GooseBuilding With DadConstruction WorkersConstruction Workers HelpJackhammer SamThe Night WorkersPop's BridgeSky BoyzSky Walkers

Directions: Sesame Street eBooks for Kids

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Sesame Street eBooks – Use it to borrow read along eBooks & eAudiobooks.
Devices: Sesame Street eBooks work on PCs & Macs and there are apps in both the App Store for iPad and the Play Store for most Android devices.
Formats: eBooks & eAudiobooks
Loan Limit: Unlimited checkouts
Loan Period: Unlimited loan period
Preview eBook Sample: Sesame Street Celebrate!

 

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What You Need:


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1. Click here to begin. Click on “Library Card Login”. Enter your IndyPL Library Card number and your Library Card PIN. What’s My Pin?

 


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Download and install the iOS app for iPads here or the Android app here (Currently, for Apple, this app only works on iPads.) When you open the app for the first time, click on the “Already A Subscriber? Login” button.  please enter the following information:

E-mail address:           sesame@indypl.org
Password:                      sesameebooks

You will not be asked to reenter this information unless you reinstall the app.


TIPS:

  1. You will then have access to all of the eBooks.
  2. Click the Download Now button to add any of the 200 eBooks to your bookshelf.  Once the title is downloaded, you can read it immediately by clicking Read.
  3. You will always be able to access the books you have chosen by tapping My Bookshelf at the bottom of the screen.  You can even read them offline!

More eBooks, eAudio, eMusic & eVideo to check out with your card can be found at:

DIY Birthday Party: Arthur

Athurs BirthdayBook characters make great birthday party themes because they are FAVORITES. Arthur is always a hit! Below you will find everything you need to plan a fun Arthur Birthday Party on the cheap. All you need is a computer, printer, some time…and your library card! We have the books, movies & music to make your party a memorable hit.

For our Arthur Party we looked at these sources of Arthur fun and picked our very favorites. You can follow our plan or mix and match activities that make sense to you and your birthday kid.

Websites:


Invitations:

To get your party organized from the start, click and print the printable guest list tracker and invitation of your choice, full color or color your own!

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Decorations:

Arthur & DW party hats and a birthday banner to print and color.

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Party Activities:

1. Greeting Guests Music & Coloring Activity 15-20 min

Arthur Frame

  • Play the Arthur Theme Song
  • Printable Crayola Picture Frame (Best to print on card stock if you have it.) Make sure each child puts their name on their own picture frame! Later, a party picture will go in the frame.
  • Hand out paper and pens/pencils/crayons and have the guests learn to draw Arthur from this great video – the teacher is Marc Brown himself!

2. Game 10 min

3. Read Aloud 10 min

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4. Music Craft 15 min

Arthur Shake the Shaker

5. Game 15 min

6. Take a Group Picture 5 min (Print one for each guest.)

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  • Crayola Printable Picture Frame (Print copies of the picture while guests are eating cake. If you have time, attach the picture to the frame guests colored during the greeting time. If you don’t have time, add frame and photo to their take home bags!)
  • 7. Cake/Food Sing and eat cake 10-15 min

    8. Games 15-2o min

    9. Videos During Pickup Time

    Arthur Hoopla

    10. Take Home Bags and Say Goodbye 10-15 min

    You can make a printed Arthur Activity book for guests to take home. Follow these links to printable pages. Add your own small favors or treats.

    Arthur Mini Book 150Arthur Paper Doll 150Binky Maze 150Go Fetch Game 150

    Thank You Notes:

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    Alternate Activity for a longer party or for older guests – Put on Play:


    Library Books:

    IndyPL Downloadable Audiobooks:

    • Marc Brown’s Arthur Chapter Books Vol 1 
    • Marc Brown’s Arthur Chapter Books Vol 2
    • Marc Brown’s Arthur Chapter Books Vol 3
    • Marc Brown’s Arthur Chapter Books Vol 4
    • Marc Brown’s Arthur Chapter Books Vol 5
    • Arthur Anniversary Collection

    Indianapolis StoryWalks: Take a Walk – Read a Story!

    Take a walk and read a story as you go! The Indianapolis Public Library invites you to visit two Indianapolis StoryWalks. Stroll through the parks 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

    There are TWO StoryWalks for you to choose from:

    • StoryWalk® in the Ruckle Street Park
    • StoryWalk® at Ft. Harrison State Park

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

    The Sunhat by Jennifer Ward – Rosa has a wonderful hat that fits her just right, but when the wind blows it away the hat shelters a wide variety of desert creatures from a storm.The Sunhat More about: Jennifer Ward This StoryWalk is made possible by Regions Bank through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
    NOTE: This storyWalk closes in December – it reopens in April/May, depending on the weather.


    Now appearing on StoryWalk® at Delaware Lake in Ft. Harrison State Park:

    Fort Harrison StorywalkWoodpecker Whem by April Pulley Sayre – Enter woodpecker world and get a bird’s eye view of everyday life: hiding from hawks, feeding hungry chicks, and drilling holes to build homes. Woodpeckers are nature’s home builders, creating holes that many other animals live in when the woodpeckers move on. A variety of woodpecker species fly through these pages–perhaps some that live near you! Woodpecker Wham Official Website: April Pulley SayreThis StoryWalk® is made possible by a grant from the Indiana Arts Commission. It is co-sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources, Friends of Ft. Harrison State Park, and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. The activity is also recognized as by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.
    NOTE: This StoryWalk is located INSIDE Fort Harrison State Park, which requires an entrance fee. The StoryWalk is available for families to visit through October of this year (2016).

    Read Right Now! STARTING SCHOOL

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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!


    FREE Online eBooks about Starting School:

    School ToolsSchool HelpersWhat Good Is a LineEmilySchoolAreYouReadyForSchoolSchool is Out for Summer

    eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card about Starting School:

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    Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE Online eBooks & eAudiobooks. Click on a book jacket & enter your Library Card number and PIN to borrow. What’s My PIN?
    Alice Miranda at SchoolBack to School RulesThe Berenstain Bears and the Homework HassleThe Berenstain Bears Go to SchoolThe Berenstain Bears Trouble at SchoolBoomer Goes to SchoolCurious George First Day of SchoolDancing Dinos Go to SchoolA Day at SchoolEdward Almost Goes to SchoolFirst Day JittersFirst Year LettersFranklin Goes to SchoolKindergarten CountdownLate for SchoolMax Goes to SchoolOllie's School DayRufus and Friends School DaySammy Spider First Day of SchoolSchool Day MathSnuffy Goes to SchoolWe Love Our SchoolAmelia Bedelia First Day of SchoolPinkalicious School RulesBiscuit Goes to SchoolMittens at SchoolMorris Goes to School
    Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

    More FREE Online Reading:


    Printables, Crafts & More about Starting School:

     

    Family Music Play with Jim Gill Coming Soon!

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    Preschoolers and their families are invited to sing, clap, dance and sneeze along during this concert by award-winning musician and author Jim Gill. His distinctive music play creates the spirit of a family room in the concert hall and serves as an invitation to families to sign and play together. Schedule


    Take a look at the fun you’ll have!:

     


    Books & CDs:

    Jim Gill Makes It Noisy in Boise, Idaho Jim Gill Sings Do Re Mi on His Toe Leg Knee Jim Gill Sings Moving Rhymes for Modern Times Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song
    Jim Gills Irrantional Anthem and More Salutes to Nonsense Music Play for Folks of All Stripes Vote for Jim Gill May There Always Be Sunshine
    Soup Opera

    indyPL Children’s Librarians: Favorite Books for Starting Kindergarten

    Going to Kindergarten for the first time is exciting…and maybe a little scary! IndyPL Children’s Librarians have put together this list of their favorites to put even the most reluctant student in the mood for school. Start a reading tradition in your family like this one from Shellie Rich, Public Services Librarian at Central Library:

    “I love that book so much. With quotes like, “Alligator is for fancy. For school, stripes are nice,” I am pretty sure it is the best kindergarten book ever. And we still call my twelve-year-old’s school uniform her schooliform because of that book.”

    Also, you can read FREE books online, play online games & find FREE printables at: IndyPL Read Right Now! Starting School

    New York Public Library: The Top 3 Books to Read Before Starting Kindergarten


    More Recommendations:

    Chicka Chicka Boom BoomClick Clack Moo Cows That TypeCorduroyFoxyGreen Eggs and HamI Like MeI Like MyselfThe Kissing HandLeaf ManMonkey Not Ready For KindergartenThe Pigeon Wants a PuppyPlease Baby PleaseTell Me a DragonThe Very Hungry CaterpillarZ is for Moose