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Zionsville, IN 46077-0840
Phone: 317-873-3149
Fax: 317-873-8339
Attention! The library will be closed during the morning hours on October 21, 2014, while Citizens Water repairs a valve under the street. If everything goes as planned, the Library will open at 2:00 PM. If there is a delay in completion, this message will be changed to show the new opening time.
Surgery of the Late 19th Century (United We Read) - 20 Oct 2014




  
Learn the fascinating history of 19th century medicine from an author who has done extensive research on the topic. This talk is one of our programs tied to this year's United We Read book,  Destiny of the Republic. Candice Millard's book demonstrates  that President James Garfield died, not of an assassin's bullet, but of the medical treatment he received for his gunshot wound. At the time Garfield was assassinated, the value of antisepsis was still being debated by the American medical community. In this talk, Diane Prenatt, Professor of English at Marian University, surveys the consequences of that debate as they are depicted in American literature and visual art. To register, call (317) 873-3149 ext. 12400 or click here.


Are You Ready for Some Football? - 14 Oct 2014


Basketball may be “Indiana’s Game,” but we love football almost as much.  And with a premier team like the Indianapolis Colts in our neighborhood, it makes us love the sport even more.  After a rough start, Indy now has a 4-2 record.

The NFL is an elite club.  At any one time, there are only about 1,700 players in the league, and those players make an average of nearly two million dollars.  When we are able to go behind the scenes of the sport, it can be pretty interesting.

The cover of “Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile” pictures the author, Nate Jackson, face down on the turf.  In his career, Nate represented the hundreds to players who did not reach the level of super-stardom.  He was one of the players who fought through tenures on the practice squad to finally make it as a starter in the league.  

What price football?  Nate talks about debilitating physical injuries, including brain trauma, which young men risk to play in the NFL.  With all the recent attention given to NFL players with brain injuries, this book has a unique perspective on how the players deal (or don’t deal) with the very real possibility of disability after their NFL career.

In 2011, Nick Dawidoff was given unfettered access to the New York Jets.  This experience led to“Collision Low Crossers: Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football”.  The focus of this tale is head coach Rex Ryan and his coaching staff.  How did this staff coax the best out of their players?  How did the staff rein in the uncontainable coach?  You’ll find out in the pages of this book.  Recently Rex Ryan has acknowledged that his job is on the line.  Read the inside story of how he does his job, as Dawidoff goes from the early days of the February, 2011 scouting combine to the coaches “post mortem” at the end of the season.  

“Monsters: 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football” is the story of this team's lone championship season.  What a unique blend of personalities!  There was crazy quarterback Jim McMahon, quiet leader Walter “Sweetness” Peyton, and William "Refrigerator" Perry.  Rex Ryan’s dad Buddy was the defensive coordinator, and then there was “Iron Mike” Ditka, the mercurial head coach.  

All these characters melded to make one unforgettable year on and off the field.  The book not only details that season, but goes back in history to explain how the team and city made it to that pivotal year.  The story unfortunately ends, as so many Chicago sports stories do, with the downfall of the Bears team.  

It's been almost 30 years since that season, but who can forget the guys who brought us the "Super Bowl Shuffle"?  It was far from musical masterpiece, but it was sure fun.  And isn't that what the game is all about?






Historic Cartoons on Display at the Library - 14 Oct 2014
    
     Come to the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library to view the exhibit Campaigns & Cartoons. You’ll see original sketches and published political cartoons from 1860-1912. These unique art works demonstrate the evolution of such symbols as Uncle Sam, Miss Columbia, and the Democrat donkey and Republican elephant. They will be on display everyday except Sunday from now until Thurs., Oct. 30, from 2 - 4 PM. On Tues., Oct. 28 at 7 PM, the collection's owners, Sue and Julian Ridlen, will give a talk on the historical perspective that the cartoons represent. To register for the talk, click here. The exhibit is generously on loan from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Many thanks to the Library Foundation for making this possible.
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exhibtion set up -
When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

TBD
TEEN: Kitchen Sink Crafts MOVED -
When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This program has been moved. It will now be held on Friday, October 24th from 12pm-3pm in the Olive Hoffman Room. Be sure to register and bring a friend to this unique program.
Exhibit, "Campaigns & Cartoons." -
When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

Come to the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library to view the exhibit Campaigns & Cartoons: The Evolution of the Role of Caricature in Political Persuasion. You’ll see original political cartoons from 1860-1912. These unique art works demonstrate the evolution of such symbols as Uncle Sam, Miss Columbia, and the Democrat donkey and Republican elephant. Starting Monday, October 13th and ending on Thursday, October 30th, the cartoons will be on display in the Hussey Room from 2-4 PM Monday thru Saturday (not on Sundays). On Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7pm, Julian Ridlen will give a talk on the historical perspective that the cartoons represent. The exhibit, from the collection of Julian and Sue Ridlen, is generously on loan from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and was made possible by a grant from the Library Foundation.
exhibtion set up -
When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

TBD
Canceled-Some Slightly Spooky Stories -
When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 8 - 12. Come, if you dare, to hear some slightly spooky stories. Do you have some stories to share as well? Let’s turn them into a craft!

Medical Treatment at the Time of Garfield (United We Read) -
When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

Candice Millard's Destiny of the Republic demonstrates convincingly that President James Garfield died, not of an assassin's bullet, but of the medical treatment he received for his gunshot wound. At the time Garfield was assassinated, the value of antisepsis was still being debated by the American medical community. In this talk, Diane Prenatt, Professor of English at Marian University, surveys the consequences of that debate as they are depicted in American literature and visual art.
Intermediate Excel -
When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Go beyond the basics of MS Excel. For patrons who have already taken the Introduction to MS Excel class. Individual registration and library card required.
exhibtion set up -
When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

TBD
Exhibit, "Campaigns & Cartoons." -
When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

Come to the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library to view the exhibit Campaigns & Cartoons: The Evolution of the Role of Caricature in Political Persuasion. You’ll see original political cartoons from 1860-1912. These unique art works demonstrate the evolution of such symbols as Uncle Sam, Miss Columbia, and the Democrat donkey and Republican elephant. Starting Monday, October 13th and ending on Thursday, October 30th, the cartoons will be on display in the Hussey Room from 2-4 PM Monday thru Saturday (not on Sundays). On Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7pm, Julian Ridlen will give a talk on the historical perspective that the cartoons represent. The exhibit, from the collection of Julian and Sue Ridlen, is generously on loan from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and was made possible by a grant from the Library Foundation.
TEEN: Pizza and Scholarship Search -
When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join the folks from ISM College Planning and learn how to find great scholarship opportunities to help pay for college. Pizza will be provided after the scholarship search. Begin in Computer Lab B.
exhibtion set up -
When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

TBD
Simple Finger Knitting -
When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Grades 4-5. Try your hand at making a yarn bracelet.
Crafty Friends -
When: Thursday, October 23, 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.
Intermediate Excel -
When: Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Go beyond the basics of MS Excel. For patrons who have already taken the Introduction to MS Excel class. Individual registration and library card required.
Frogs, Bats, and Black Cats -
When: Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 3-6. Celebrate Halloween with funny non-scary stories and activities.
exhibtion set up -
When: Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

TBD
Exhibit, "Campaigns & Cartoons." -
When: Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

Come to the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library to view the exhibit Campaigns & Cartoons: The Evolution of the Role of Caricature in Political Persuasion. You’ll see original political cartoons from 1860-1912. These unique art works demonstrate the evolution of such symbols as Uncle Sam, Miss Columbia, and the Democrat donkey and Republican elephant. Starting Monday, October 13th and ending on Thursday, October 30th, the cartoons will be on display in the Hussey Room from 2-4 PM Monday thru Saturday (not on Sundays). On Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7pm, Julian Ridlen will give a talk on the historical perspective that the cartoons represent. The exhibit, from the collection of Julian and Sue Ridlen, is generously on loan from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and was made possible by a grant from the Library Foundation.
exhibtion set up -
When: Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

TBD
Frogs, Bats, and Black Cats -
When: Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 3-6. Celebrate Halloween with funny non-scary stories and activities.
exhibtion set up -
When: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

TBD
Art Adventure: Pumpkin Painting -
When: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 3 – 6. Bring your OWN pumpkin and use our paint supplies to decorate your pumpkin.
TEEN: Kitchen Sink Crafts -
When: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Olive Hoffman Room

Moved from Tuesday: NO SCHOOL DAY! We're throwing open the craft cabinets for open crafting and creating! Three hours will be dedicated to having fun. Sign up and bring a friend.
Exhibit, "Campaigns & Cartoons." -
When: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

Come to the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library to view the exhibit Campaigns & Cartoons: The Evolution of the Role of Caricature in Political Persuasion. You’ll see original political cartoons from 1860-1912. These unique art works demonstrate the evolution of such symbols as Uncle Sam, Miss Columbia, and the Democrat donkey and Republican elephant. Starting Monday, October 13th and ending on Thursday, October 30th, the cartoons will be on display in the Hussey Room from 2-4 PM Monday thru Saturday (not on Sundays). On Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7pm, Julian Ridlen will give a talk on the historical perspective that the cartoons represent. The exhibit, from the collection of Julian and Sue Ridlen, is generously on loan from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and was made possible by a grant from the Library Foundation.
exhibtion set up -
When: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

TBD
exhibtion set up -
When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

TBD
Exhibit, "Campaigns & Cartoons." -
When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

Come to the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library to view the exhibit Campaigns & Cartoons: The Evolution of the Role of Caricature in Political Persuasion. You’ll see original political cartoons from 1860-1912. These unique art works demonstrate the evolution of such symbols as Uncle Sam, Miss Columbia, and the Democrat donkey and Republican elephant. Starting Monday, October 13th and ending on Thursday, October 30th, the cartoons will be on display in the Hussey Room from 2-4 PM Monday thru Saturday (not on Sundays). On Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7pm, Julian Ridlen will give a talk on the historical perspective that the cartoons represent. The exhibit, from the collection of Julian and Sue Ridlen, is generously on loan from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and was made possible by a grant from the Library Foundation.
exhibtion set up -
When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

TBD
TBD -
When: Sunday, October 26, 2014 - All Day
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

TBD
TBD -
When: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

TBD
Wonderful Ones -
When: Monday, October 27, 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, October 27, 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, October 27, 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, October 27, 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.
Exhibit, "Campaigns & Cartoons." -
When: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

Come to the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library to view the exhibit Campaigns & Cartoons: The Evolution of the Role of Caricature in Political Persuasion. You’ll see original political cartoons from 1860-1912. These unique art works demonstrate the evolution of such symbols as Uncle Sam, Miss Columbia, and the Democrat donkey and Republican elephant. Starting Monday, October 13th and ending on Thursday, October 30th, the cartoons will be on display in the Hussey Room from 2-4 PM Monday thru Saturday (not on Sundays). On Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7pm, Julian Ridlen will give a talk on the historical perspective that the cartoons represent. The exhibit, from the collection of Julian and Sue Ridlen, is generously on loan from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and was made possible by a grant from the Library Foundation.
SOAR (Seniors Out and About Reading) -
When: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Book talk by ZPL librarians for those over 55. Time to listen, time to browse. Will meet on the second floor in the conversation corner in the south east corner of the fiction collection.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Monday, October 27, 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, October 27, 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.
TBD -
When: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

TBD
Skype Chat with Candice Millard -
When: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

Join us for a Skype session with Destiny of the Republic author Candice Millard. She will be joining us by live video to talk about her book, the writing process, and what we can expect from her next. A rare opportunity to speak with a bestselling author.
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