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Holidays in Indianapolis

With the snow over the weekend, it is looking like winter is here a bit early. We love the look of the season. There’s so much to do, though! Finals! Shopping! Family Get-togethers! Holiday celebrations!

What’s that? Want some more? Here’s a few ideas for you to try out this month…

Library branches are hosting a program called Holiday Origami. You’ll get a chance to get folding during this program that’s presented by Art with a Heart. You’ll learn basic folds and create your own holiday masterpieces.

Every evening, Wednesday through Sunday during the month of December, surround yourself with the magic and beauty of the holiday season as the Indianapolis Zoo hosts its 45th year of Christmas at the Zoo. Details are here.

The Children’s Museum has a great holiday celebration every winter. Check out Jolly Days at the Children’s Museum this year!

One of our favorite things to do is climb into the car and go look at the lights. Several neighborhoods are locally famous for their light shows. There’s Christmas on Victory in Carmel, and of course, the HUGE display at the Reynolds John Deere dealership in Noblesville at 126th and SR 37. Make sure to allow extra time. Lines can be VERY long!

What do you like to do during this time of year? Let us know in the comments below!

World Smile Day

In October we usually celebrate fall, leaves, apples, and Halloween, instead why not celebrate World Smile Day  Oct 7th.  To find out more about this day or other unique or bizarre days in the month of October like: Do Something Nice Day, Fire Prevention Day, Moldy Cheese Day, Cookie Month, Eat Country Ham Month, International Drum Month, National Diabetes Month, National Pizza Month, National Vegetarian Month, and National Popcorn Popping Month visit Holiday Insights Bizarre and Unique Website .
 What are some unique or bizarre happenings or things to celebrate?  They could be family traditions, daily routines, habits you have formed, or who knows what.  Why don’t you share these ideas with your friends, teachers, classmates, family members or here on the blog.  Let’s see how strange, unique or bizarre your celebrations are with some of your fellow teens.

Here are some IMCPL Titles on the above topic:

Bizarre Buildings


Bizarre Buildings by Paul Cattermole 720 CAT





  The Bizarre Murders: Three Mysteries In One Volume, Complete and Unabridged  

That Gunk on your Car : Unique Guide to Insects of North America


That Gunk on your Car : Unique Guide to Insects of North America by Mark E Hostetler 595.7









X-Men: Bizarre Love Triangle


X-Men: Bizarre Love Triangle by Peter Milligan 741.5MIL









   Unique Games and Sports around the World: A Reference Guide


Unique Games and Sports around the World: A Reference Guide 790.1UNI








   Unique Handmade Books


Unique Handmade Books by Alisa J Golden 686 GOL



Bizarre Stuff: You Can Make in your Kitchen


With the beginning of a new year people usually set new traditions or goals for the next year. How many people actually follow these new traditions or goals throughout the year? Why not try something different? Try celebrating different or unusual days instead!

Here are some examples:

January 25th is Opposite Day.
January 27th is Chocolate Cake Day and Punch the Clock Day.
January 28th is National Kazoo Day.
January 29th is National Puzzle Day.
January 30th is National Inane Answering Message Day.
January 31st is Backward Day and Inspire Your Heart with Art Day.

To find out more about these days or others through out the next year go to a website called Holiday Insights   and choose the Bizarre and Unique Days on the left side of the page and then choose what month you would like to learn more about.

To get you started here are some titles that IMCPL has about topics above.


Chocolate Cake Day

Teens Cook Dessert
Teens Cook Dessert by Megan Carle TEEN   641.86 CAR










  National Kazoo Day

Potato Tree
Potato Tree by James Sallis    FIC SAL











National Puzzle Day

The Total Brain Workout
The Total Brain Workout: 450 Puzzle to Sharpen Your Mind, Improve Your Memory and Keep Your Brain Fit by Marcel Danesi   793.73 DAN





   IQ Boosters: More Than 300 Mind-Blowing Puzzles

IQ Boosters: More Than 300 Mind-Blowing Puzzles by Steve Ryan 793.73 RYA








Opposite Day

The Opposite of Invisible

The Opposite of Invisible by Liz Gallagher TEEN FIC GAL











The Opposite of Music

The Opposite of Music by Janet Ruth Young TEEN FIC YOU










The Opposite of Love

The Opposite of Love by Helen Benedict TEEN FIC BEN











  Backwards Day


Rewind by Laura Dower   FIC TEEN DOW












Seasons of the Sun: Celebrations From the World's Spiritual Traditions

Seasons of the Sun: Celebrations From the World’s Spiritual Traditions by Patricia Telesco   203.3 T269se









International Holidays

International Holidays: 204 Countries From 1994 Through 2015, with Tabular Appendices of Religious Holidays, 1900-2100 by Robert S. Weaver   394.26