Read Together, Right Now – Summer Reading Program 2013

srp_littleIt’s almost here! June 3rd is first day of the summer reading program here at IndyPL! The theme this year is “Read Together, Right Now” complete with a 60’s theme and artwork. Peter Max rocks! More details about the program are here.

What?! It’s just for kiddies? Nope, it’s for you, too, teen reader. Here’s the scoop….

First, we’ve got books just for you. Worth more than average book, check out our bonus book list. Good reading and worth 30 points a piece.

What? You don’t want to read a lot for yourself this summer? Well, did you know that you get points for reading aloud to your younger brothers and sisters? Tis true, and the points add up quickly. And if you want, you can share the points with others in your family!

The Duct Tape Messenger Bag workshop is for teens only (13-17). You’ll be using cutting tools and duct tape to create a one-of-a-kind messenger bag that you’ll be proud of. But hurry and sign up at your local branch, there is a limit of 15 teens per workshop. All the different workshops are listed here.

Like swimming for free (well, BOG, actually.)? How about a fun package at Royal Pin Fun Center? What? Need more? Okay, how about free tickets to the County Fair, worth $5.00? Free tickets to the STATE Fair, worth $10.00? Haunted House passes, worth $7.00? They can all be yours. The biggest prizes can be won by reading five teen novels. Just five! And there are a lot more prizes to be won.

We’ve even got a few teen films  to show you this summer, titles and times vary with location.

It’s going to be a great summer, we hope to see you here at the Library!

Free Comic Book Day!

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On Saturday May 4th, we will be giving away comic books for free! Comics will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Limit one per patron. Don’t forget to browse our extensive collection of comics and graphic novels that are always available for checkout. (At the Flanner House Branch, Free Library Day will be Monday, May 6th.)

You can also check out Free Comic Book Day at our friendly neighborhood comic book store, Downtown Comics.

They go quickly, so get out of bed and get to the Library early.

What will you get this Saturday? Let us know in the comments below!

Did you know that comic books are big business, generating more than $700 million in sales in North America alone last year? First created in the early 1930s, the modern comic book featuring superheroes has expanded into a wide range of storylines and characters, making the genre more popular than ever.

MOVIE MADNESS 2013

We LOVE going to the movies. Really. This last weekend we watched “Jurassic Park in 3D” at the IMAX. It was awesome sauce. But looking ahead, we are realizing that this movie season is just unreal. So many movies to see, almost one a week for the entire summer.
Here’s our quick list of upcoming movies that we would like to see. What do you think? What romantic films are coming out? Comedies? Which ones do you want to see? Which ones did we miss? Comment below!

Oblivion — Friday, April 19, 2013
Iron Man 3 — Friday, May 03, 2013
Epic — Sunday, May 12, 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness — Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Fast and the Furious 6 — Friday, May 24, 2013
After Earth — Friday, June 07, 2013
Now You See Me — Friday, June 07, 2013
Much Ado About Nothing — Friday, June 07, 2013
Man Of Steel — Friday, June 14, 2013
Monsters University — Friday, June 21, 2013
World War Z — Friday, June 21, 2013
Despicable Me 2 — Wednesday, July 03, 2013
The Lone Ranger — Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Pacific Rim — Friday, July 12, 2013
The Wolverine — Friday, July 26, 2013
Planes — Friday, August 09, 2013
Kick-Ass 2 — Friday, August 16, 2013
Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters — Friday, August 16, 2013

–sent by Michael

Teen Tech Week @ Your Library – March 10-17

Teens, March is your month at the Library. We’re celebrating Teen Tech Week all month with events at your branch. What will you do?

MuVChat: Ever watched a movie and wanted to comment on it LIVE with your friends? Kind of like Imgur, Tumblr and YouTube all rolled up in one? Then you have got to try out MuVChat . Visit your local branch and watch a movie with friends and strangers. When you want to comment on what you see on the screen, just send a text to a number that we’ll hand out. Then it appears on the screen!

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• Mar 4, 2013 6:00 pm, Warren Branch
• Mar 6, 2013 5:30 pm, Eagle Branch
• Mar 9, 2013 2:00 pm, Fountain Square Branch
• Mar 12, 2013 3:00 pm, Pike Branch
• Mar 15, 2013 4:00 pm, Spades Park Branch
• Mar 16, 2013 2:00 pm, Central Library

 

Your Gourmet Girlfriends: Want to make something wicked tasty for a movie night with your friends? Check out this cooking workshop hosted by Your Gourmet Girlfriends. Will it be a snack mix that is a salty-sweet combination of everything you might find on the floor of a movie theater? Something even better? Come on in and learn some great recipes for your next movie night!

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• Mar 12, 2013 3:30pm, Glendale Branch
• Mar 12, 2013 5:30pm, West Indianapolis Branch
• Mar 13, 2013 6:00pm, Wayne Branch
• Mar 14, 2013 4:30pm, Pike Branch
• Mar 16, 2013 11:00am, Fountain Square Branch
• April 27, 2013 2:00pm, Southport Branch

 

Gamer Jewelry: Show your inner gamer pride by creating bracelets and earrings made from d20 die and other gamer pieces during this workshop presented by And Sewing Is Half the Battle. Get ready for Gencon!

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• Mar 18, 2013 4:00pm, Decatur Branch
• Mar 19, 2013 4:00pm, College Avenue Branch
• Mar 25, 2013 4:00pm, Brightwood Branch
• Mar 27, 2013 4:00pm, Franklin Road Branch
• Mar 28, 2013 4:00pm, Irvington Branch
• Apr 15, 2013 4:00pm, Haughville Branch
• Apr 16, 2013 4:00pm, InfoZone Branch

 

CD Sun Catchers: Teens are invited to celebrate Teen Tech Week by creating their own unique sun catcher using od CDs and 3D paint. All supplies will be provided.

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• Mar 11, 2013 4:00pm, Wayne Branch

CHANGE THE WORLD. (Or at least your Library…)

Have you ever wanted to have an adult listen to you and your concerns? I mean REALLY listen to you? And wouldn’t it be great if that person had the power to make the changes that you suggest? Well, when it comes to your Indianapolis Public Library, that time is right now.

trumpetPresenting the We Love Our Library Tour. The CEO of our library is Jackie Nytes (pronounced NEE-tus). Over the next six weeks, she will be visiting every branch of the Indianapolis Public Library system. (Here’s her calendar of visits.) She’s interested in hearing about our library, what we do right and what we can do better. Even what we do wrong.

“Whoa…” you say in your best Neo-from-The-Matrix voice. Talk to a CEO? Me? Yep. Jackie is very approachable, open-minded and very willing to hear from all of our patrons. And she can make the changes you suggest.

The concentration during this year’s tour is on our collection. eBooks? Teen fiction? More databases? Large print? What can we add or change to make our Library better for you.

Want to make a difference? Then this is your opportunity. It’s knocking, don’t pass it up.