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Batter up! - 26 Mar 2015
Major League Baseball's opening day is coming soon.  This is a perfect time to read up on the All-American sport.  We have many choices for you, a few of our newer selections are highlighted below.

In a tip-of-the-hat to the "Cheers" theme song, the book "Where Nobody Knows Your Name", is about the International League of minor league baseball.  This book has local interest, as our Indianapolis Indians are in this league, and our team is referenced throughout.  Veteran sports writer John Feinstein followed several minor league players as they made their way during the 2012 season.    Feinstein clearly points out that the minors are a long way from the major leagues, and most do not make it to the "bigs".

One player that did make it to the big leagues is Derek Jeter.  The Book "Jeter: Unfiltered" is a collection of photographs taken during his final season in baseball.  You will get behind-the-scenes access into the off-field world of professional sports. Jeter was a fourteen-time all-star and five-time World Series winner.  I am sure that he would agree that he owes the pioneers of baseball integration a big debt of gratitude.

This next book, "1954" is about some of those pioneers.  The same year that the U.S. Supreme court ruled in "Brown vs the Board of Education," baseball was experiencing changes that would make the sport what it is today.  This was the first time that the two teams in the World Series featured players of color.  Dive into interviews with the men who were there, especially Larry Doby of the Indians and Willie Mays of the Giants.  In this book the author Bill Madden gives Major League Baseball credit for being ahead of the country when it came to racial tolerance.

There's nothing like the crack of the bat on a warm spring day, or singing "Take me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh inning stretch.  Get ready to enjoy our national pastime by immersing yourself in a book from your library.






Spring Cleaning? Give Us Your Books and Stuff! - 24 Mar 2015
The birds are out and the temps are up! Spring is calling us to reorganize our closets, our drawers, and our bookshelves! But what to do with the items you no longer want or need?

If your Spring cleaning leaves you piles of new or gently used books* or other items (toys or such) that could be used as incentives for our Youth Department's Summer Reading Program, please consider donating them to the Library.

Last Summer, we gave away approximately 3,000 books to children in the Zionsville community. We also offer small incentive items such as toys for those who do not choose a book as a prize. Any donations we receive offset our costs for the program. Cash donations are also welcome!
 
*Only books that are in good condition, with no writing or torn pages, are used for Summer Reading prizes. Books that are not used for SRP will be donated to the Friends of the Library book sale.


JOIN LEMONADE DAY 2015! - 23 Mar 2015


Starting today, you can pick up your Lemonade Day gear at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library.  This includes the bright yellow bag and money apron seen below.


What is Lemonade day?  Lemonade Day is an event that teaches young people (grades pre-k to age 12) in Central Indiana how to start, own, and operate their own businesses by selling Lemonade in their communities.  This year’s event is scheduled for May 16.  All you need to do is register to get started.  Registration is open online at indianapolis.lemonadeday.org.  Once registered, you will have access to Lemonopolis, the online training program for Lemonade Day.  Kids who complete the Lemonopolis game can print their completion certificate and bring it into the Library to receive a Lemonade Day apron that can be used for the business.  Just bring the completion certificate to the Circulation Desk to receive the apron and a bright yellow Lemonade Day bag.  Then you will be set to prepare your business for the big day on May 16!
The supply of bags and aprons is limited, so hurry into the Library before they’re gone!

While you are at the Library, go ahead and check out some of our great books on lemonade stands to get yourself ready for the big day.  See some of them HERE.

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Movie: Thomas and Friends--Dinos and Discoveries -
When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Families. Bring a cup with a lid and we'll supply the drink and a snack.
TEEN: Pie Day -
When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

Celebrate Pie Day over spring break by making a mini pie.
Beach Blanket Bingo -
When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Grades K - 5. Not going to the beach for Spring Break? Bring your beach towel and have fun playing Bingo at the Library, where it's always sunny and warm!
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Get moving with the XBox or Wii in the Teen Area. No registration is needed, just come in and have fun. TV not on? Just ask the friendly librarian! For students in grades 6-12 and college.
Intro to PowerPoint -
When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn the basics of PowerPoint in Computer Lab B. Attendees should have some computer knowledge. Bring your library card or computer use card so you will be able to log on to a computer. Individual registration required. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, your seat may go to someone on the waiting list.
Adventures in Play -
When: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 6 - 36 months. No fooling around! Just free play, activities, and lots of fun.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Get moving with the XBox or Wii in the Teen Area. No registration is needed, just come in and have fun. TV not on? Just ask the friendly librarian! For students in grades 6-12 and college.
Minute to Win It Games -
When: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Grades 3 - 5. Ten challenges using household items--60 seconds on the clock. Think you can do it? You've got a Minute to Win It!
TEEN: Teen Council -
When: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

It may be April, but we have been thinking about summer reading since last September. This meeting, we will be stuffing grab bags. Students in grades 7-12 who are interested in joining Teen Council are welcome to show up (registration is not required) and get additional information on how to become a member.
Health Care Book Club -
When: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Conversation Corner, second floor.
Doctors and nurses aren’t perfect. Nor are the systems in which they work. Fortunately, consumers now have access to lots of information about how health care works. In our Health Care Book Club, we’ll discuss books, periodicals and online resources about health care so you have the information you need when you or a member of your family becomes a patient.
For more information, call Bob 317 694-5906.
Bead It! -
When: Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Grades K - 5. Join us for some beading fun. Make fabulous jewelry from our large collection of beads.
AARP Tax Assistance -
When: Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

AARP is offering free tax help to patrons with moderate income, special attention to those 60 and older. LIMITED SPACE, REGISTRATION REQUIRED, YOU MUST HAVE A RESERVATION. Those filing joint returns should only make one reservation; couples filing separately are asked to reserve different time slots. Appointments can be made for any Thursday starting February 12 and ending on April 9. Sessions are from either 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM or 12:30PM – 2:30 PM. Contact the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library at (317) 873 3149 for registration, or register via our Web site, http://www.zionsville.lib.in.us/hmmpl/page/events.
YOU MUST CANCEL IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND. Call (317) 873 3149 ext 12400 to cancel.
TEEN: Kitchen Sink Crafts -
When: Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Olive Hoffman Room

Missed a program lately? This is a time for open crafting! We throw open the craft cabinets and let you create whatever you want. The possibilities are endless!
AARP Tax Assistance -
When: Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

ARP is offering free tax help to patrons with moderate income, special attention to those 60 and older. LIMITED SPACE, REGISTRATION REQUIRED, YOU MUST HAVE A RESERVATION. Those filing joint returns should only make one reservation; couples filing separately are asked to reserve different time slots. Appointments can be made for any Thursday starting February 12 and ending on April 9. Sessions are from either 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM or 12:30PM – 2:30 PM. Contact the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library at (317) 873 3149 for registration, or register via our Web site, http://www.zionsville.lib.in.us/hmmpl/page/events.
YOU MUST CANCEL IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND. Call (317) 873 3149 ext 12400 to cancel.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Get moving with the XBox or Wii in the Teen Area. No registration is needed, just come in and have fun. TV not on? Just ask the friendly librarian! For students in grades 6-12 and college.
Chocolate Tasting Laboratory -
When: Friday, April 03, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 3 - 5. Enter a Cacao Laboratory! Explore the history, geography and science behind chocolate. Discover the steps required to transform a cacao bean into chocolate to eat, and make tasty creations to take home and share with your family. Please bring chocolate to share.
Chocolate Tasting Laboratory -
When: Friday, April 03, 2015 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Grades K - 5. Enter a Cacao Laboratory! Explore the history, geography and science behind chocolate. Discover the steps required to transform a cacao bean into chocolate to eat, and make tasty creations to take home and share with your family. Please bring chocolate to share.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Friday, April 03, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Get moving with the XBox or Wii in the Teen Area. No registration is needed, just come in and have fun. TV not on? Just ask the friendly librarian! For students in grades 6-12 and college.
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LIBRARY CLOSED - EASTER SUNDAY -
When: Sunday, April 05, 2015 - All Day

LIBRARY CLOSED - EASTER SUNDAY
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