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Zionsville, IN 46077-0840
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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! 

Don't Take Awkward Family Photos! - 20 Nov 2014
Along with your family and great food, there's the ever-present camera at holiday gatherings.  Do your family pictures turn out like this? 
Thank goodness that we can now easily erase bad photos.  But we do want to have some good pictures to help us remember the happy times in our lives.  Our photography section on the second floor has the inspiration you need for great holiday images.

In the book "The Design Aglow Posing Guide for Family Portrait Photography" author Lena Hyde shares images from several different photographers in sections on babies, children, siblings, and families.  Be inspired by the images, as well as the tips on lighting, lenses and props. 

Everyone knows that children are the hardest to capture, as noted in the picture with the bawling trio ironically holding the word "joy".   In her book "Moments that Matter", mom of 3 and photographer Farrah Brannif answers the questions parents ask about photographing their children.  She covers both point-and-shoot as well as DSLR cameras, so this is a guide for all levels.  

Our photography section has these books as well as information on many other facets of photography.  Come visit your library so you don't get stuck with pictures like these in your holiday photo album.

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TEEN: Ninja Bread Men -
When: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

Forget gingerbread men, we will decorate cookies doing karate chops! Plus we'll make hot cocoa from scratch. Yum! Registration required so we know how many ninja bread to bake.
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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