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The Zionsville Author Fair - 31 Mar 2015


Come one, come all to Zionsville's first-ever Author Fair! On Sat., April 11 from 2-4:30 PM, over 20 authors from the Indianapolis area will be on hand to sell, autograph, and talk about their books. There is something for everyone. If you like to laugh, Dick Wolfsie will be on hand with his latest volume of his humor columns. If you're into mysteries, Louis Janeira will talk about his medical murder mysteries set right here in Zionsville. There will also be romance, children's, and local history writers. The event will kickoff with a panel discussion of Zionsville authors that takes place at 2pm. For the rest of the afternoon you are free to peruse the books for sale and talk with some of Indiana's finest writing talent. Please register so we have enough refreshments for everyone.
See you at the Library!




Batter up! - 26 Mar 2015
Major League Baseball's opening day is coming soon.  This is a perfect time to read up on the All-American sport.  We have many choices for you, a few of our newer selections are highlighted below.

In a tip-of-the-hat to the "Cheers" theme song, the book "Where Nobody Knows Your Name", is about the International League of minor league baseball.  This book has local interest, as our Indianapolis Indians are in this league, and our team is referenced throughout.  Veteran sports writer John Feinstein followed several minor league players as they made their way during the 2012 season.    Feinstein clearly points out that the minors are a long way from the major leagues, and most do not make it to the "bigs".

One player that did make it to the big leagues is Derek Jeter.  The Book "Jeter: Unfiltered" is a collection of photographs taken during his final season in baseball.  You will get behind-the-scenes access into the off-field world of professional sports. Jeter was a fourteen-time all-star and five-time World Series winner.  I am sure that he would agree that he owes the pioneers of baseball integration a big debt of gratitude.

This next book, "1954" is about some of those pioneers.  The same year that the U.S. Supreme court ruled in "Brown vs the Board of Education," baseball was experiencing changes that would make the sport what it is today.  This was the first time that the two teams in the World Series featured players of color.  Dive into interviews with the men who were there, especially Larry Doby of the Indians and Willie Mays of the Giants.  In this book the author Bill Madden gives Major League Baseball credit for being ahead of the country when it came to racial tolerance.

There's nothing like the crack of the bat on a warm spring day, or singing "Take me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh inning stretch.  Get ready to enjoy our national pastime by immersing yourself in a book from your library.






Spring Cleaning? Give Us Your Books and Stuff! - 24 Mar 2015
The birds are out and the temps are up! Spring is calling us to reorganize our closets, our drawers, and our bookshelves! But what to do with the items you no longer want or need?

If your Spring cleaning leaves you piles of new or gently used books* or other items (toys or such) that could be used as incentives for our Youth Department's Summer Reading Program, please consider donating them to the Library.

Last Summer, we gave away approximately 3,000 books to children in the Zionsville community. We also offer small incentive items such as toys for those who do not choose a book as a prize. Any donations we receive offset our costs for the program. Cash donations are also welcome!
 
*Only books that are in good condition, with no writing or torn pages, are used for Summer Reading prizes. Books that are not used for SRP will be donated to the Friends of the Library book sale.


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Intro to PowerPoint -
When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn the basics of PowerPoint in Computer Lab B. Attendees should have some computer knowledge. Bring your library card or computer use card so you will be able to log on to a computer. Individual registration required. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, your seat may go to someone on the waiting list.
Adventures in Play -
When: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 6 - 36 months. No fooling around! Just free play, activities, and lots of fun.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Get moving with the XBox or Wii in the Teen Area. No registration is needed, just come in and have fun. TV not on? Just ask the friendly librarian! For students in grades 6-12 and college.
Minute to Win It Games -
When: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Grades 3 - 5. Ten challenges using household items--60 seconds on the clock. Think you can do it? You've got a Minute to Win It!
TEEN: Teen Council -
When: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

It may be April, but we have been thinking about summer reading since last September. This meeting, we will be stuffing grab bags. Students in grades 7-12 who are interested in joining Teen Council are welcome to show up (registration is not required) and get additional information on how to become a member.
Health Care Book Club -
When: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Conversation Corner, second floor.
Doctors and nurses aren’t perfect. Nor are the systems in which they work. Fortunately, consumers now have access to lots of information about how health care works. In our Health Care Book Club, we’ll discuss books, periodicals and online resources about health care so you have the information you need when you or a member of your family becomes a patient.
For more information, call Bob 317 694-5906.
Bead It! -
When: Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Grades K - 5. Join us for some beading fun. Make fabulous jewelry from our large collection of beads.
AARP Tax Assistance -
When: Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

AARP is offering free tax help to patrons with moderate income, special attention to those 60 and older. LIMITED SPACE, REGISTRATION REQUIRED, YOU MUST HAVE A RESERVATION. Those filing joint returns should only make one reservation; couples filing separately are asked to reserve different time slots. Appointments can be made for any Thursday starting February 12 and ending on April 9. Sessions are from either 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM or 12:30PM – 2:30 PM. Contact the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library at (317) 873 3149 for registration, or register via our Web site, http://www.zionsville.lib.in.us/hmmpl/page/events.
YOU MUST CANCEL IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND. Call (317) 873 3149 ext 12400 to cancel.
TEEN: Kitchen Sink Crafts -
When: Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Olive Hoffman Room

Missed a program lately? This is a time for open crafting! We throw open the craft cabinets and let you create whatever you want. The possibilities are endless!
AARP Tax Assistance -
When: Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

ARP is offering free tax help to patrons with moderate income, special attention to those 60 and older. LIMITED SPACE, REGISTRATION REQUIRED, YOU MUST HAVE A RESERVATION. Those filing joint returns should only make one reservation; couples filing separately are asked to reserve different time slots. Appointments can be made for any Thursday starting February 12 and ending on April 9. Sessions are from either 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM or 12:30PM – 2:30 PM. Contact the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library at (317) 873 3149 for registration, or register via our Web site, http://www.zionsville.lib.in.us/hmmpl/page/events.
YOU MUST CANCEL IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND. Call (317) 873 3149 ext 12400 to cancel.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Get moving with the XBox or Wii in the Teen Area. No registration is needed, just come in and have fun. TV not on? Just ask the friendly librarian! For students in grades 6-12 and college.
Chocolate Tasting Laboratory -
When: Friday, April 03, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 3 - 5. Enter a Cacao Laboratory! Explore the history, geography and science behind chocolate. Discover the steps required to transform a cacao bean into chocolate to eat, and make tasty creations to take home and share with your family. Please bring chocolate to share.
Chocolate Tasting Laboratory -
When: Friday, April 03, 2015 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Grades K - 5. Enter a Cacao Laboratory! Explore the history, geography and science behind chocolate. Discover the steps required to transform a cacao bean into chocolate to eat, and make tasty creations to take home and share with your family. Please bring chocolate to share.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Friday, April 03, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Get moving with the XBox or Wii in the Teen Area. No registration is needed, just come in and have fun. TV not on? Just ask the friendly librarian! For students in grades 6-12 and college.
No programs for Sat
LIBRARY CLOSED - EASTER SUNDAY -
When: Sunday, April 05, 2015 - All Day

LIBRARY CLOSED - EASTER SUNDAY
Create-A-Plate -
When: Monday, April 06, 2015 - All Day

All Ages. Cost: $9.25 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 4 - 6 weeks.
Wonderful Ones -
When: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 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, April 06, 2015 - 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, April 06, 2015 - 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, April 06, 2015 - 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.
Story Soup For Kindergarteners -
When: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Kindergarten. Warm up with delicious stories and activities especially for kindergarteners.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Get moving with the XBox or Wii in the Teen Area. No registration is needed, just come in and have fun. TV not on? Just ask the friendly librarian! For students in grades 6-12 and college.
Toddler Zone -
When: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 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.
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