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Zionsville, IN 46077-0840
Phone: 317-873-3149
Fax: 317-873-8339
Attention! WE HAVE WATER!!!!!!!!!!! The water has been turned back on at the library, so we will be opening at approximately 2:00 PM.
No Rules Teen Program! - 22 Oct 2014
Our teen librarian should really clarify what she means here.  Kitchen Sink Crafts is a repeating program for students in grades 6-12 and college that tends to occur on no school days like fall and winter break.  As for that no rules thing, it is more of an "anything goes" policy.  You see, each teen program done at the library has supplies for 20-30 teens.  What happens if only 10 teens show up?  Our teen librarian is left with those supplies and after years and years of programs, our library owns a strange array of craft items, like bottle caps and clothespins.  We do not repeat programs and throwing away perfectly good items would be downright wasteful.  Thus, Kitchen Sink Crafts was born.  For a whopping three hours, we lay down tablecloths, throw open the craft cabinets and let the creating begin.  We are making nothing and everything all at once.  Perhaps you can find a use for a few of those plastic eggs we have left over from when we made dragon eggs during one of our Harry Potter programs.  Or maybe you missed it when we made a Wookie tissue box cover and desperately want to make one.  Either way, we've got you covered.  The fun begins this Friday at noon and registration is recommended.
National Book Award Finalists - 21 Oct 2014


Finalists for the 2014 National Book Award, one of the nation’s most prestigious literary prizes, were announced last week on NPR’s Morning Edition. Each year the National Book Foundation makes awards in four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. In order to be eligible, a book must be written by an American citizen and published by an American publisher between December 1 of the previous year and November 30 of the current year.

This year’s fiction and nonfiction finalists are:


Fiction

  • An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer
  • Redeployment by Phil Klay
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • Lila by Marilynne Robinson
Nonfiction
  • Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
  • No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes by Anand Gopal
  • Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh by John Lahr
  • Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos
  • The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson


For a complete list of finalists in all categories click here.  Winners will be announced November 19.
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.


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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
No programs for Sun
Exhibition Set Up -
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.
Exhibtion Set Up -
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.
TBD -
When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

TBD
Toddler Zone -
When: Tuesday, October 28, 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, October 28, 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.
Exhibit, "Campaigns & Cartoons." -
When: Tuesday, October 28, 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.
Exhibition Set Up -
When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

TBD
UWR: Campaigns and Cartoons: The Role of Caricature in Political Persuasion -
When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

Come to the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library on On Tues., Oct. 28 at 7 PM to hear a talk on the history of political cartoons. The Ridlens, proud owners of the Campaigns & Cartoons exhibit, will give a talk on the historical perspective the cartoons represent. You’ll see original sketches and published illustrations 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 also be on display Monday thru Saturday (not Sundays), 2-4 PM, starting Mon. Oct. 13 thru Thursday Oct. 30. The exhibit is generously on loan from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and is made possible by the Library Foundation. Registration required for the lecture.


Exhibition Set UP -
When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

TBD
Wonderful Ones -
When: Wednesday, October 29, 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, October 29, 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.
Exhibit, "Campaigns & Cartoons." -
When: Wednesday, October 29, 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: Gross Desserts -
When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

Learn how to make delicious food look gross, just in time for Halloween! Registration recommended.
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