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Music Play - 19 Sep 2014
Music in storytimes promotes numerous early literacy skills- music helps children learn the sounds of language, it enriches vocabulary, and music improves listening skills and memory.

Music isn’t just important during storytimes, though; music is a very important activity to do at home!  The good news is that you do not have to be a professional singer or musician to play with music at home.  You can sing nursery rhymes in your non-professional voice and kids won’t even notice.  The Library also has a great collection of music CDs that you can play at home so that you can sing and dance along to the professionals.

You may not know the name Jim Gill, but chances are if you go to storytime at HMMPL you have heard his music!  Jim Gill is a favorite children’s singer among the librarians at Zionsville because he creatively combines music and play, which always makes a great time.  We have fun learning and dancing to his music in storytime.

You have an excellent opportunity to see Jim Gill live at the Carmel Clay Library this weekend!  On September 20, 2014 Jim Gill will be putting on a concert at the Carmel Clay Library at 10:00AM and noon.  Stop by the Carmel Clay Library if you have a chance, this is an interactive concert you won’t want to miss! Click here if you want to put Jim Gill CDs on hold at HMMPL.

Click here for a great music video of Jim Gill putting music and play together.
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History - 13 Sep 2014

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, a seven-part PBS series that chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, premieres this Sunday, September 14, on WFYI at 8 PM.  PBS describes the 14-hour documentary created by acclaimed filmmaker, Ken Burns, as follows: "The series encompasses the history the Roosevelts helped to shape: the creation of National Parks, the digging of the Panama Canal, the passage of innovative New Deal programs, the defeat of Hitler, and the postwar struggles for civil rights at home and human rights abroad. It is also an intimate human story about love, betrayal, family loyalty, personal courage and the conquest of fear."

Look for the companion volume, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History  at the Library. Kirkus Reviews calls the book, co-authored by Roosevelt scholar Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns, "[A]n eye-opening look at a political dynasty worthy of the name and at a state of politics far better than our own."


Other fine books about this distinguished American family include: Young Mr. Roosevelt: FDR’s Introduction to War, Politics, and Life by Stanley Weintraub; The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio To Win the Presidency by James Tobin, No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough, and The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard. (Coincidentally, Millard's newest book, The Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, a gripping account of events surrounding President James A. Garfield's assassination, is the Library’s 2014 United We Read selection.)
Knitting at the Library - 10 Sep 2014



Join us on Wednesday, 9/17 from 2-4PM for a Debbie Macomber knit-along! We'll talk about The Shop on Blossom Street and work on afghan blocks that we'll donate to Warm Up America, an organization that  makes sure people get the clothing items and blankets they need. If you're not able to finish the block during the program, you may take it home and bring it back once you're done. Yarn will be provided, but additional worsted weight acrylic is welcome. Participants may either bring their own size 8 needles, or needles will be provided. Adults only, registration required.
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Wonderful Ones -
When: Monday, September 22, 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, September 22, 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, September 22, 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, September 22, 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, September 22, 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, September 22, 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.
TEEN: Paying for College -
When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

Students and parents of all ages are encouraged to attend this evening presentation to discuss the college planning and financial aid process. ISM College Planning Team Members will be on hand to present topics including picking the right major and college, searching for scholarships, the FAFSA, and more. Please feel free to join us for this event and bring your college planning and financial aid questions.
Lego Read, Build, Play -
When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 3 - 6 with a parent. The Read, Build, Play program is a one-of-a-kind experience that combines reading and building with LEGO DUPLO bricks. A Parent-Child interactive story and playtime.
Toddler Zone -
When: Tuesday, September 23, 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, September 23, 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.
Introduction to Powerpoint -
When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn the basics of PowerPoint. Individual registration and library card required.
3rd Grade Union Elementary School Tour -
When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

Class tour, eBook demonstration, searching for info on the catalog, online databases for students and overview search tools.
Wonderful Ones -
When: Wednesday, September 24, 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, September 24, 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.
Tween Council -
When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Tween council meeting.
Toddler Zone -
When: Thursday, September 25, 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.
Crafty Friends -
When: Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

Join the Crafty Friends, a group of our Friends of the Library, who make crafts to sell in support of Library programs. The Crafty Friends meet on the 4th Thursday of the month at 10 AM. Contact Lisa Hull at the link below for more information about this program and the Crafty Friends.
Introduction to Excel -
When: Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn the basics of MS Excel. Individual registration and library card required.
PreSchool Pals -
When: Thursday, September 25, 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.
Pizza Pizazz -
When: Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Grades K – 2. Party pizza style at the Library - you will even make your own English muffin pizza!
Simple Science Night -
When: Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 3 – 6. Learn and practice basic measuring skills using a balance scale, thermometers, and ruler.
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