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Zionsville, IN 46077-0840
Phone: 317-873-3149
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Don't Miss This LEGO Event Downtown! - 31 Oct 2014


All you LEGO lovers, be sure to check out LEGO KidsFest at the Indiana Convention Center, coming up November 7-9. Hurry to get your tickets now because this traveling event has sold out at other tour locations in the recent past; in other words, you might not be able to purchase tickets at the door. This tour includes interactive play and build areas, LEGO Master Builders, and intricate models of LEGO structures and creations.

Watch for LEGO programs at the library!
Starting November 11, you can sign your kiddos up for LEGO Read, Build, Play on Monday nights in December at the library. We will have three different story sessions of LEGO play on Monday, December 1, 8, and 15, from 6:30-7:00pm. This is an interactive storytime for ages 3-6 with a parent.


Great News for Lifelong Learners - 30 Oct 2014

Understanding the World's Greatest Structures: Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity
If you like learning new things and enjoy listening to distinguished experts talk about subjects that matter, you’ll want to try one of The Great Courses. 

The Library recently added over twenty new lectures in this acclaimed instructional series, and more terrific titles are coming soon!  Explore astronomy with Skywatching: Seeing and Understanding Cosmic Wonders. Delve into the relationship between neuroscience and consciousness with Origins of the Human Mind. Roam the galleries of the world with How To Look At and Understand Great Art. Challenge yourself with Understanding the World’s Greatest Structures: Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity. And these are just a few of the intriguing offerings.

We're in the process of consolidating The Great Courses in one convenient location.  For now, you'll find our latest additions on second floor next to the World Languages. Or you can search the online catalog.

Since The Great Courses have no exams or homework, they're perfect for lifelong learners!
That's Gross - 28 Oct 2014
October is a month full of bonfires, candy, scares, and sometimes things that are gross.  
Our teen librarian knows the students of Zionsville love any program that deals with food, so she decided to mix it with something that is just plain gross.  
In the past we've had October programs centered around cupcakes and there's this other book that is downright disgusting, but don't worry, it's pure fake. 
Now if you are looking for something that leaves you reading about gross things and not eating foods that look gross, the library has you covered.  If you want to make something that looks gross and tastes delicious, students in grades 6-12 will have to join us on Wednesday, October 29 at 5:30PM for our Gross Desserts program.  Registration is recommended to ensure we have enough supplies.  What are we making?  Let's just say that is so gross that you don't have to worry about anyone eating it.

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Romp and Stomp! -
When: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 2 –6. Join us at the Library as we get wild with music and movement!
No programs for Sat
No programs for Sun
Create-A-Plate -
When: Monday, November 03, 2014 - All Day

All Ages. Cost: $6.50 per plate. Draw on a special paper to be transformed into a melamine plate! Kids may do as many as they want; finished plates may be picked up in 6 – 8 weeks.
Wonderful Ones -
When: Monday, November 03, 2014 - 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 12 - 23 months. The one-year-olds' program focuses on a theme and uses books, flannelboard stories, fingerplays, puppets, songs and a craft.
Terrific Twos -
When: Monday, November 03, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 24 - 35 months. Two-year-olds are exploring the world around them and their storytime covers a wide range of themes using books, puppets, songs, fingerplays, complete with a craft.
Books 'n Babies -
When: Monday, November 03, 2014 - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages birth to 11 months. Babies will enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays, action playing, a short book and play time.
PreSchool Pals -
When: Monday, November 03, 2014 - 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Three to six year-old children are introduced to longer stories and will enjoy various interactive activities, fingerplays, use of the flannelboard, songs and a craft.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Monday, November 03, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Our teen librarian doesn't always think the library should be a quiet place. Join us every Monday from 3:30-5:00 in the teen area for group gaming on the Wii and Xbox. No registration required, just show up.
Toddler Zone -
When: Monday, November 03, 2014 - 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 12 - 35 months. This active and fun-filled program uses books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and nursery rhymes to foster a familiar environment for little ones where they feel comfortable to learn.
Create-A-Plate -
When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - All Day

All Ages. Cost: $6.50 per plate. Draw on a special paper to be transformed into a melamine plate! Kids may do as many as they want; finished plates may be picked up in 6 – 8 weeks.
Toddler Zone -
When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 12 to 35 months. This active and fun-filled program uses books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and nursery rhymes to foster a familiar environment for little ones where they feel comfortable to learn.
PreSchool Pals -
When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Three to six year-old children are introduced to longer stories and will enjoy various interactive activities, fingerplays, use of the flannelboard, songs and a craft.
PAWS to Read -
When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 7 – 12. Read for 15 minutes to a therapy dog.
Advanced Ancestry.com -
When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Further hone your genealogy skills! Certified researcher Betty Warren will teach you the ins and outs of advanced research with Ancestry.com. It is highly recommended that participants have taken the introductory course, or at least have experience with Ancestry.com. Basic computer skills a must, registration required.
Just The Facts Nonfiction Book Club -
When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

Join us for our monthly nonfiction book discussion. November's pick will be Outliers; The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. No need to register, just read the book!
Create-A-Plate -
When: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - All Day

All Ages. Cost: $6.50 per plate. Draw on a special paper to be transformed into a melamine plate! Kids may do as many as they want; finished plates may be picked up in 6 – 8 weeks.
Wonderful Ones -
When: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 12 - 23 months. The one-year-olds' program focuses on a theme and uses books, flannelboard stories, fingerplays, puppets, songs and a craft.
Terrific Twos -
When: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 24 - 35 months. Two-year-olds are exploring the world around them and their storytime covers a wide range of themes using books, puppets, songs, fingerplays, complete with a craft.
TEEN: Teen Council -
When: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

Teens in grades 7-12 can come help change programming! This meeting we will focus on getting ready for summer reading. No need to sign up, just show up.
Create-A-Plate -
When: Thursday, November 06, 2014 - All Day

All Ages. Cost: $6.50 per plate. Draw on a special paper to be transformed into a melamine plate! Kids may do as many as they want; finished plates may be picked up in 6 – 8 weeks.
Toddler Zone -
When: Thursday, November 06, 2014 - 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 12 - 35 months. This active and fun-filled program uses books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and nursery rhymes to foster a familiar environment for little ones where they feel comfortable to learn.
PreSchool Pals -
When: Thursday, November 06, 2014 - 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Three to six year-old children are introduced to longer stories and will enjoy various interactive activities, fingerplays, use of the flannelboard, songs and a craft.
It's a Mystery Book Club -
When: Thursday, November 06, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join the casual book discussion. Light refreshments served. Will be held in the fiction Conversation Corner in the southeast corner of the second floor.
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