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Zionsville, IN 46077-0840
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Happy Thanksgiving!! - 26 Nov 2014

As the holiday season begins, the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library would first like to wish everybody a happy Thanksgiving!
To allow everyone enough time to make their way over the river and through the woods, as well as to enjoy the holiday, the Library will be closing at 5 PM Wednesday.  The Library will remain closed all day Thursday and Friday but will reopen for normal operating hours Saturday, November 29 beginning at 9:30 AM.  To accommodate the closure, no items will be due on the two closed days.
During this time, we will likely receive a lot of returns in our drop boxes and it will take more time than usual to check it all in when we return Saturday.  Because of this, we would like to ask that you have patience and not be too concerned if it takes more time than usual for returned items to be cleared off of your account.  We will also be treating all returns during the holiday as if they were returned on Wednesday.
And so, you can be thankful for no library-related worries this Thanksgiving and we hope you will enjoy the time with family, friends, food, football, or anything else with which you choose to fill your day.

Crackerjack Books for Seniors - 25 Nov 2014

Meet the OWLS (Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors) from the Garden Homes at Zionsville Meadows. These enthusiastic readers meet once a month to talk about books. In honor of Veterans Day, the OWLs read and discussed Fannie Flagg’s bestselling novel, The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion, a terrific story that brings to life some unsung heroines of WWII, the Women Airforce Service Pilots. They also celebrated the launch of the Library’s new Crackerjack Book program, which enables senior book groups to check out multiple copies of large print books to use in their discussions.  At the end of the hour, the OWLS presented the Library with a copy of the DVD American Experience: Fly Girls  for other seniors to enjoy!

Each Crackerjack Book box contains 8 large print copies, an audio copy, and a discussion guide for a popular book. Crackerjack borrowers may also request a Kindle Paperwhite preloaded with the book. Thanks to a generous grant from the Library Foundation, nine different Crackerjack Book sets are available for checkout to local assisted living facilities and their residents. For more information, stop by the Library and pick up a brochure, or email

Elf Hunt: Help us choose our Elf's name! - 25 Nov 2014
This holiday season Santa is sending the Youth Services Department an elf, and we need your help deciding on the perfect elf name! Please help us decide by taking the elf poll.

Our elf will arrive on December 1st and will be hiding out to keep an eye on all the good little boys and girls at the HMMPL up until Christmas to let Santa know who has been naughty or nice.  

Will you be able to find the elf when you visit the Library? 
What kind of mischief does an elf get into in the Library?

Come on in and find out! If you find him, let us know at the Youth Services Reference Desk for a prize! 

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When: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: All Rooms

When: Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Where: All Rooms

When: Friday, November 28, 2014 - All Day
Where: All Rooms

No programs for Sat
No programs for Sun
Scholastic Book Sale -
When: Monday, December 01, 2014 - All Day

Put these dates on your calendar and stop by Youth Services for our holiday Book Sale. Books make great gifts for any occasion! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
A Dancer's “The Nutcracker” Story Time -
When: Monday, December 01, 2014 - 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

Ages 3-12. Come listen to the wonderful story of “The Nutcracker” as told by the beautiful dancers followed by a performance from Clara and The Sugar Plum Fairy! Enjoy pictures and dancing with the characters after the story!
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Monday, December 01, 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.
LEGO Read, Build, Play -
When: Monday, December 01, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 3 – 6 with a parent. The Read, Build, Play program combines reading and building with LEGO DUPLO bricks. A Parent-Child interactive story and playtime.
Scholastic Book Sale -
When: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - All Day

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Your support of our Scholastic book sales enabled us to receive hundreds of new books that were added to our collection and used as prizes for our Summer Reading program!
Use What You've Got For Holiday Decorating -
When: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

Want to have a frugal holiday? Amy Mullen will show you how to dazzle your home this December by using materials you already have around the house. Adults only, registration required.
PAWS to Read -
When: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 7 - 12. Come and read for 15 minutes with a trained therapy dog.
Nonfiction Book Club -
When: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Just the Facts Nonfiction Book Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7PM. Each talk is in the Conversation Corner, the southeast corner of the second floor. On Tuesday, 12/02 we will be discussing Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. This book has been made into a movie that will be released on Christmas Day.
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