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Zionsville, IN 46077-0840
Phone: 317-873-3149
Fax: 317-873-8339
Andrew Carnegie Medal Winners - 22 Jul 2014

Established in 2012 by the American Library Association, the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction “recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year.” This year's winners are The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
  
An ALA press release provides the following summaries:

"Tartt’s The Goldfinch, published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette BookGroup, Inc., tells the tale of 13-year-old Manhattanite Theo. In the wake of his father’s abandonment, Theo grows extremely close to his vivacious mother—until an act of terrorism catapults him into a dizzying world bereft of gravity, certainty or love. Tartt writes from Theo’s point of view with fierce exactitude and magnetic emotion.

Goodwin’s The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, published by Simon & Schuster, examines the complex relationship between two presidents, Roosevelt and Taft, who played major roles in the Progressive movement of the early twentieth century. Acclaimed historian Goodwin offers a superb re-creation of a period when many politicians, journalists and citizens of differing political affiliations viewed government as a force for public good."

Winners were selected from a shortlist of three fiction and three nonfiction finalists and a longlist of 50 titles.
Learn About Herbs at the Library - 15 Jul 2014



     



    This July, don’t miss a couple of exciting chances to learn about growing herbs. First, whether you want oregano for your spaghetti sauce, cilantro for your salsa, or lavender for you potpourri, Master Gardener and garden designer Amy Mullen can help you plant the perfect herb garden. Join us on July 17th for an introductory-level seminar to learn more about cultivating common garden herbs.
    Next, learn how herbs can heal. Have you ever wondered about which herbs to take for which ailments? If so, licensed practical nurse, holistic health practitioner, and master herbalist Dee Weis will cover the basics of herbal medicine, discussing safety issues and how to select herbal medicines. A beginner's guide to herbs will be raffled off to one lucky participant!
    Please register for both of these programs, either online (click here for Herb Gardens and here for Herbal Medicine 101) or by calling 317-873-3149.
Carnival Time!! Friday, August 1, 5:30pm - 7:00pm - 14 Jul 2014














Our annual carnival is a time to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program AND the library's birthday (52 years old this year!). Register NOW for the fun!

If you like bounce houses, fire and police vehicles and personnel, face painting, balloon animals, carnival games, popcorn, live music, and free raffles and prizes from Whole Foods Market, you will LOVE our carnival! Hot dogs and drinks will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Library.

Bring the family!

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Crafty Friends -
When: Thursday, July 24, 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.
Jungle Tales -
When: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 3-5. Join us for a wild Amazon Adventure!
Thursday Movies: Go Wild! - Knut and Friends -
When: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 5 - 12. Bring your own cup with a lid and we will provide the movie, popcorn and lemonade.
Summer Parent/Child Chess Club -
When: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages Preschool through High School. Spend quality time learning to play chess, or do you just love to play the game? Join Paul Yearling at the Library to challenge your mind. Whether you’re an advanced player or just starting out, we will have something for you! Parents, you don’t have to know how to play chess!
Night Readers PJ Party -
When: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 3-6. Finish up summer reading with wild stories and a guitar sing along. Get comfortable in your pajamas and bring a pillow along.
Toddler Time -
When: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 1-2. Walkers & Talkers are welcome to take a walk on the wild side! Have fun with stories, songs, finger plays, and more.
Toddler Time -
When: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 1-2. Walkers & Talkers are welcome to take a walk on the wild side! Have fun with stories, songs, finger plays, and more.
Read Wild Prize Market- LAST DAY! 9:30- 4:45 pm -
When: Saturday, July 26, 2014 - All Day

Last Day to record pick up your Read Wild! summer reading prizes in Youth Services!
LIBRARY CLOSED - SUMMER SCHEDULE -
When: Sunday, July 27, 2014 - All Day
Where: All Rooms

LIBRARY CLOSED - SUMMER SCHEDULE
American Girl Junior: Isabelle -
When: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 5 – 7. Celebrate the 2014 American Girl with dancing fun, games and making tutus!
American Girl: Isabelle -
When: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 8 - 11. Celebrate the 2014 American Girl with dancing fun, games and making tutus!
The Water Show! -
When: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Families with children ages 3 and up. You WILL GET WET at this program! Put on your bathing suit or something that can get wet, and join us on the 5th street lawn for some entertaining and soggy fun!
Spa Day -
When: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 9 - 11. Come pamper yourself with meditation, massage, and manicures. Bring a big beach towel, your favorite nail polish, and be prepared to relax!
TEEN: Teen Council -
When: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

Help us evaluate our Teen Summer Reading program and make changes to help next year be even better! All in grades 7-12 are welcome. No need to sign up, just show up.
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