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Reading Champion Nov. 15: Rob Scotton CATS



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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.

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

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

Downloadable Audiobooks:


PeteBeach PeteLunch PeteBall SplatAudio
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Reading Champion Nov. 13: Jesse Klausmeier BOOKS



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Reading Champion Nov. 11 Dianna Aston SEASONS



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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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Julian Toha Workshop & Piano Performance


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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Critter Chats


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


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

Find more books with these Catalog Searches:

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CLANG! Concert


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



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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Curious Critters – Family Program


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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Summer Reading Program Kickoff with Cubbie & Digit


Children and families are invited for stories from guest readers, games, activities and snacks during this program sponsored by IMCU. Meet the Library's mascot, Digit, as well as Cubbie from IMCU. Those attending are encouraged to register for the Library's 2013 Summer Reading Program and receive a prize. Schedule

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International FireFighters’ Day – May 4


HorseDrawnFiretruckIn celebration of International FireFighters' Day take a look at these images from the history of firefighting right here in Indianapolis. At right is a photo of a horse drawn firetruck from 1874. In this digital collection you will be able to show your kids photos of old firetrucks and actual fires being fought right here in Indianapolis. A great hometown field trip? The Indianapolis Firefighters Museum and Historical Society on Massachusetts Ave.




Fire Safety A Day With Firefighters A Trip to the Firehouse Meet the Fireman Firefighters
Fire! Fire! Molly, By Golly!: the Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighter The Firefighters' Thanksgiving Firefighteres A to Z The Fire Cat
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Clifford the Big Red Dog 500 Festival Parade Balloon


Memorial Day Closing
All Indianapolis Public Library locations will be closed May 25 - 27 for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, except for the InfoZone which will be open each day from 10am - 5pm.

That lovable little red puppy who grew up and became Clifford the BIG RED DOG is coming to town! Clifford will appear in the 2013 Indy 500 Festival Parade with library staff making sure he doesn't take any wrong turns or float away!

Made possible by The Indianapolis Public Library Staff Association and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. 

Here are some websites and books that will help you know all the fun details of Clifford's BIG adventures with Emily Elizabeth.


Clifford the Big Red Dog Clifford at the Circus Clifford Gets a Job Clifford Takes a Trip Clifford’s Good Deeds
Clifford’s Good Deeds The Clifford Collection Clifford the Small Red Puppy Clifford’s Puppy Days Clifford, We Love You

Clifford DVDs:

Clifford the Big Red Dog Big, big Collection Dog Days of Summer

Downloadable Audiobooks:

Books Recommended By: Janet Spaulding - Selection Services

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