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19Nov/130

Reading Champion Nov. 19: Heidi Stemple DINOSAURS

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EarlyReadersClub100 The Read Right Now! books below you can read online, right now, with no waiting! Also don't miss the Early Readers Club - your child can pick up a free book at participating IndyPL branches from Sep. - May each year until age six. Really! Books to Keep! Details.

 

Websites:

 


Read Right Now!

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Watch Let's Look Dinosaurs - Discover huge and gentle plant eaters, and small and fierce meat eaters, as your child learn all about dinosaurs. The Let's Look series uses colorful images, simple text labels, and fun "I spy" games to introduce curious preschoolers to the world. Try these activities at home:

 


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Read Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones - Holy guacamole! Skippyjon Jones is crazy-loco for dinosaurs! The kitty boy enters (via his closet) the land of dinosaurs in search of the fabled Skipposaurus. Instead he runs into his old amigos, the Chimichango gang. Try these activities at home:


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Read Quincy and the Dinosaurs - Rocket takes the Little Einsteins to the jungle. They are looking for dinosaurs. But they see and hear much more than they thought they would! Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card. See books below for more downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks.

Want to read more without ever leaving home? Use your indyPL library card to download eBooks and audiobooks. Click on a book jacket to choose a book to download.

Downloadable eBooks:

GeorgeDinosaurs BerenstainBone DancingDinos DancingDinosSchool
NumbersDinosaurs DinosaurCrafts DinosaurBones

Downloadable Audiobooks:

DinosaursWell DannyDinosaur DinosaursGoodnight
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17Nov/130

Reading Champion Nov. 17: Sue Fliess ROBOTS

 

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EarlyReadersClub100 The Read Right Now! books below you can read online, right now, with no waiting! Also don't miss the Early Readers Club - your child can pick up a free book at participating IndyPL branches from Sep. - May each year until age six. Really! Books to Keep! Details.

 

Websites:

 


Read Right Now!

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Read Robomop - A robotic mop, assigned to clean a basement restroom, yearns to feel the sunshine, see the world, and more, but when he is finally outside, he discovers that what he needs most of all is a friend.

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Read Ruby Scores a Goal - Ruby is learning how to score a soccer goal while Max plays with his wind-up robots on the sidelines. Time and time again, Max's robots get in Ruby's way and prevent her from scoring.Try these activities at home:


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Read Robot & Mr. Mole - A beginning reader featuring the long "O" sound.

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Read Wall-e the Movie Storybook - A little robot named WALL-E cleans up the big mess people have left behind on Earth. When a mysterious visitor arrives, WALL-E rejects his programming and takes off across the galaxy on the most amazing adventure of his life. Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card. See books below for more downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks.

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Read Burn-e the Fit It Bot - BURN-E fixes the spaceship. SUPPLY-R gives him the tools. Together, they make sure the Axiom stays in tip-top condidtion! Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card. See books below for more downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks.

Want to read more without ever leaving home? Use your indyPL library card to download eBooks and audiobooks. Click on a book jacket to choose a book to download.

Downloadable eBooks:

eBookBoyBot DougUnplugged BeeBah
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16Nov/130

Reading Champion Nov. 16: Hazel G. Mitchell SEA

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EarlyReadersClub100 The Read Right Now! books below you can read online, right now, with no waiting! Also don't miss the Early Readers Club - your child can pick up a free book at participating IndyPL branches from Sep. - May each year until age six. Really! Books to Keep! Details.

 

Websites:

 


Read Right Now!

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Read Look into a Tide Pool - What are tide pools and what kinds of animals live in them? Discover the world of anemones, hermit crabs, and a host of other animals in this audio article.

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Read What Happens in a Tide Pool? - What are tide pools and what kinds of animals live in them? Discover when you read and listen to this article that features words including anemones, camouflage, tentacles, and shallow.

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Read Mission: Ocean Rescue - Rocket is taking the Little Einsteins to enjoy a day at the beach when they discover that the beach is full of trash. The team joins together to clean up the beach but soon they find a baby sea turtle needs their help! Join the team while they complete these two very important missions. Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card. See books below for more downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks.

Want to read more without ever leaving home? Use your indyPL library card to download eBooks and audiobooks. Click on a book jacket to choose a book to download.

Downloadable eBooks:

BusOcean ThomasLost SeaCountdown DownSea
FrankTank NumberOcean FrankTank NumberOcean
DeepDown
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15Nov/130

Reading Champion Nov. 15: Rob Scotton CATS

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EarlyReadersClub100 The Read Right Now! books below you can read online, right now, with no waiting! Also don't miss the Early Readers Club - your child can pick up a free book at participating IndyPL branches from Sep. - May each year until age six. Really! Books to Keep! Details.

 

Websites:

 


Read Right Now!

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Watch Millions of Cats -An old man makes an unwise decision when he brings too many cats home to his wife.

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Read Axle the Freeway Cat - A lonely cat meets a new friend in a traffic jam.

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Read Disney's Marie - Join Marie, the charming kitten from The Aristocats, as she goes on an all-day adventure exploring the wonders of Paris, France. With her mouse friend, Roquefort, Jr., by her side, Marie samples fine cuisine at her favorite café (and just wail till you see who's at the next table!), strolls along the banks of the Seine, travels to the top of the Eiffel Tower, and much more! The delightful day ends back at home with a swingin' surprise that is tres magnifique. Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card. See books below for more downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks.

Want to read more without ever leaving home? Use your indyPL library card to download eBooks and audiobooks. Click on a book jacket to choose a book to download.

Downloadable eBooks:

ThreeKittens CalicoKittens ReadCat FiveKittens
ShyKitten TomKitten DogKittenseBook KittenMouse
MyKitten PattyCat KittenCat Cat Mat
CatTraps

Downloadable Audiobooks:

 

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SplatSplish
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13Nov/130

Reading Champion Nov. 13: Jesse Klausmeier BOOKS

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EarlyReadersClub100The Read Right Now! books below you can read online, right now, with no waiting! Also don't miss the Early Readers Club - your child can pick up a free book at participating IndyPL branches from Sep. - May each year until age six. Really! Books to Keep! Details.

 

Websites:

 

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11Nov/130

Reading Champion Nov. 11 Dianna Aston SEASONS

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EarlyReadersClub100 The Read Right Now! books below you can read online, right now, with no waiting! Also don't miss the Early Readers Club - your child can pick up a free book at participating IndyPL branches from Sep. - May each year until age six. Really! Books to Keep! Details.

 

Websites:

 


Read Right Now:

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Read Thumper's Autumn Adventure - Thumper and his sisters discover everything from falling leaves to forest friends getting ready to hibernate as they hop through the forest on a crisp autumn day. Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card.

Downloadable eBooks

">Autumn ">FallAcrostic ">Fall Orange ">FLeap Jumpers

New Fall Picture Books:

Fall Ball Sophie's Squash Squirrel's Fall Search Apples and Butterflies
I See Fall Fall Mixed Up

New Non-Fiction:

How Do You Know It's Fall? How Do We Know It Is Fall? Fall Walk Fall Shakes to Harvest Bakes
What Happens to Leaves in the Fall? What Happens to Animals in the Fall? What Happens to People in the Fall? What Happens to Weather in the Fall?
>Fall Signs
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8Oct/130

Julian Toha Workshop & Piano Performance

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Just Imagine: A Multimedia Workshop for Children with Julian Toha

Date: Tue, Oct 22, 2013
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Central Library

Children ages 4 - 8 are invited to tap into their vivid imaginations and creative powers during a workshop presented by multimedia performance artist and contemporary pianist Julian Toha. Participants will help compose a piece of music, create a story to accompany the music, and finish by designing artistic visuals for the final performance. Toha will present a free public concert later in the day at 5 p.m. in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium. Registration required. Please call 275-4222. This children's workshop, which parents or caregivers can attend, will be held in the Learning Curve.

Julian Toha Piano Performance

Date: Tue, Oct 22, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Central Library

Individuals of all ages are invited for a performance by multimedia performance artist and contemporary pianist Julian Toha. Having emerged as one of the industry's leading innovators, Toha inspires and nurtures human creativity through the fusion of concert music, technology and the visual arts. This program will be held in the Clowes Auditorium at Central Library.

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29May/130

Critter Chats

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Children and families are invited to meet an animal face-to-face and spend time getting to know about it. Presented by Animalia, this program will allow attendees to ask questions about the animal they see. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Critter Chat programs made possible by The Kroger Co. Schedule

Websites:

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 critter adventures:

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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28May/130

CLANG! Concert

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Children and families are invited to a fun music concert featuring the percussion group, CLANG! Its musicians play homemade and wacky instruments. Kids will have a chance to help out with the music! Schedule

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Books:

How Things Work: Musical Instruments Musical Instruments Percussion Drums and Percussion Instruments
Are the Drums for You? The Drum and Other Percussion Instruments
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26May/130

Curious Critters – Family Program

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Sunday, June 9, 2013
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Central Library

Families are invited to join award-winning photographer and writer David FitzSimmons in exploring the amazing world of animals as described in his award-winning children's picture book, "Curious Critters," and found in his 24-image exhibit at Central Library on display through June 28.

  • Silly Safaris will present live animals for children and families to ask questions about from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • At 2 p.m. in Learning Curve's Green Screen Theater, FitzSimmons will perform parts of his picture book. Children will shriek like hawks, hop like toads, and slither like snakes. They'll learn how butterflies drink, the ways mammals fly, and why frogs sing.
  • The show will include puppets and take-home activities for all children.
  • At 3 p.m. in the Atrium, FitzSimmons will show his unique animal photos and describe how he turned these mesmerizing portraits into his award-winning picture book. He'll discuss the techniques, challenges and purposes for photographing creatures against white backgrounds, as well as the process of bringing a book from idea to reality.
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