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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.

Adventure Series for the younger crowd: Heroes in Training - 17 Nov 2014
Young readers who like adventure will devour the Heroes in Training series by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, which are available in the Library’s collection and also as downloadable e-books.  Full of excitement and adventure, the reader follows Zeus on a hilarious and unexpected journey to find his destiny. 

We meet Zeus in the cave where he grew up.  Raised by a goat, a nymph, and a bee, Zeus was a fairly normal kid—he just seemed to be struck by lightning a lot!  Zeus’ life changes when he is kidnapped by evil King Titan’s soldiers.  While trying to save his own life, he discovers a pet lightning bolt, which has awesome powers in Zeus’ hands!  Will Zeus and the lightning bolt be able to free themselves from the King and his soldiers?  And then will Zeus be able to return the lightning bolt to its rightful owner?  You will definitely want to read this book to find out!

This creative introduction to Greek Mythology is simple and funny enough to hold the attention of younger readers who are not yet ready to read the more advanced Percy Jackson and the Olympian series by Rick Riordan.  Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams also wrote The Goddess Girls series, which may appeal to readers wanting even more mythology.
Georgia O'Keeffe - 13 Nov 2014

Georgia O’Keeffe and the Southwestern Still Life, a special exhibit at the  Indianapolis Museum of Art, features works by O’Keeffe and other notable artists who painted the American Southwest. Everyday objects such as fruit or flowers are typically depicted in a still life painting. What makes Georgia O’Keeffe and the Southwestern Still Life unique, according to the IMA, is the way the more than 50 works on display “capture the essence” of a geographic place. The exhibition runs through February 15, 2015.

Georgia O'Keeffe by Charles C. Eldredge, former director of the National Museum of American Art, weaves the story of O'Keeffe's life with the art she produced. Each beautifully illustrated chapter focuses on one of the themes or subjects O'Keeffe explored in her paintings. Although not a biography, the text follows O'Keeffe's life, starting with her early abstractions, and then moving through cityscapes, flowers, deserts, and bones, to conclude with "a glimpse of the infinite," her final paintings of clouds and doors. For younger readers (ages 10 – 12), Wideness & Wonder: The Life and Art of Georgia O'Keeffe by Susan Goldman Rubin is an excellent introduction to the artist's life and work.  Both books can be found in the Library's adult nonfiction collection.

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Wonderful Ones -
When: Monday, November 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: Monday, November 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.
Books 'n Babies -
When: Monday, November 24, 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, November 24, 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, November 24, 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, November 24, 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.
Toddler Zone -
When: Tuesday, November 25, 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, November 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.
Stone Soup -
When: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 3 – 6. This old tale is a wonderful story to read at Thanksgiving! We will be reading the story and together we will make our own Stone Soup. Miss Kelli will provide the stones! Every else: bring a canned good that you feel would be a good addition to our soup--beans, potatoes, corn, etc.
Wonderful Ones -
When: Wednesday, November 26, 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, November 26, 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.
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.
LIBRARY CLOSES AT 5 PM FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY -
When: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: All Rooms

LIBRARY CLOSES AT 5 PM FOR THNAKSGIVING HOLIDAY
LIBRARY CLOSED - THANKSGIVING DAY -
When: Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Where: All Rooms

LIBRARY CLOSED - THANKSGIVING DAY
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY - LIBRARY CLOSED -
When: Friday, November 28, 2014 - All Day
Where: All Rooms

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY - LIBRARY CLOSED
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