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Attention! Beginning June 1, 2014, our Pay Library Bills Online page will be redirected to the Evergreen My Account login. There, you will be able to manage your library account and pay all library bills by credit card. A 2.25% or $1 minimum convenience fee, whichever is greater, will be charged for each transaction.
Where did the fish go? - 19 Apr 2014


The fish tank is a landmark at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Library and regular visitors want to know, “What happened to the big fish?”  Don’t worry; our big fish are happily retired!  They get to enjoy warm temperatures, early dinners, and great company at retirement homes around Zionsville. 

The baby fish that we have at the Library are going to grow over the next few months and we will get to see them transform into big colorful cichlids.  These new fish are happy in their new home, they love to greet visitors, and they even follow visitors when they move in front of the tank!  We are so fortunate to have these colorful babies; we are definitely looking forward to watching them grow!
Ansel Adams - 18 Apr 2014


Ansel Adams is known for his sweeping black and white images of the natural world.  It has been thirty years since his passing, but fortunately his images live on.


Adams' life is the epitome of a second chance.  He started playing the piano seriously at the age of twelve, and for many years, strove to be an accomplished pianist.  Thwarted by his small hands, he faced reality, and shifted his focus to photography.


Adams was a purist when it came to photography.  He did not believe in making alterations to his images with filters or color, but he did use color on occasion.   Although we often think of his larger-than-life landscapes, one of his best still-life photographs is “Rose on Driftwood”.


Have you been, or are you planning to visit the Ansel Adams Exhibit?  It is currently at the 
Eiteljorg Museum.  You have until August 3rd to see 75 of his works on display.  In addition to the exhibit, the museum has several events scheduled that will be of interest to
photography enthusiasts.   

If you are interested in Adams, and want more resources, your library has the following:

 

He completed this book shortly before his death in 1984.  In “Ansel Adams: An Autobiography” you read his life story, interspersed with photographs on almost every page. He describes the struggle to include the newcomer of photography into the arts community.  You will also learn about his work with the Sierra Club.  Adams was one of our country's early conservationists, with a passion to preserve the beauty of the American West.
 


 “Looking at Ansel Adams” by Andrea Stillman is one of the latest books on the famous photographer.  The author knew Adams personally, and had worked with him on several projects.
She gives you the inside story of 20 of his most famous photographs.  You will gain insight into Adams' creative process.  The text adds the back story of each photograph, increasing the enjoyment of the images.



PBS has produced  "Ansel Adams: American Experience. This documentary features images of Adams' work and his writing.  In an attempt to get at the heart of what inspired him, the film follows in Adams' footsteps as he traveled around the America West, and shows footage of the actual sites of many of his iconic images.  

Adams was a pioneer in his field, and he gave us his images so we could appreciate the majestic landscapes that he loved. Whether you visit the exhibit or not, these resources will enhance your discovery of Ansel Adams' legacy.
 
Kids, Join Lemonade Day! - 16 Apr 2014

And learn how to start, own and operate a successful lemonade stand!

By participating in Lemonade Day, a metro Indianapolis area program, you can become a budding entrepreneur and learn practical business experience, while having fun with your family and friends.

Interested families, with students in grades pre-K through 12, may register for the program at indianapolis.lemonadeday.org and then stop by the Library to pick up a free Lemonade Day tote bag! and meet our new Lemonade guy for a flyer.  Participants will work through web-based lessons to prepare to open their first lemonade stand. The site is full of business start-up information for both the young entrepreneur and sponsoring adult. 

All stands should be open on the official  Lemonade Day:  Saturday, May 17. More information and a the online registration form are available here.

We look forward to meeting all the new entrepreneurs when they pick up their free tote bag at the Library!

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EASTER SUNDAY - LIBRARY CLOSED -
When: Sunday, April 20, 2014 - All Day
Where: All Rooms

EASTER SUNDAY - LIBRARY CLOSED
Wonderful Ones -
When: Monday, April 21, 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, April 21, 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.
PreSchool Pals -
When: Monday, April 21, 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.
K+: Lemonade Stand -
When: Monday, April 21, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Kindergarteners. Are you ready to earn money for your hard work? We will set up our very own Lemonade Stand in class at the Library. We will learn what it takes make lemonade, sell it, and budget your money to reach your goal.
Toddler Zone -
When: Tuesday, April 22, 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, April 22, 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.
Financial Savvy: IRAs -
When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

Mike Fetsch of FSA Advisors talks about IRAs, IRA rollovers and IRA distributions. FSA Advisors have over thirty years' experience in financial planning. Adults only. Please register for this program.
Wonderful Ones -
When: Wednesday, April 23, 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, April 23, 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.
Tween Council -
When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Tween council meeting.
Poem In Your Pocket Day -
When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - All Day

During the month of April, we will have a bulletin board where you can leave behind in a "pocket" a poem of your choosing. You can also take a poem with you for your own pocket. On Thursday, April 24, be sure to carry your poem(s) with you and randomly share them with those in your community.
Toddler Zone -
When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
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.
PreSchool Pals -
When: Thursday, April 24, 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.
Books 'n Babies -
When: Thursday, April 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.
Toddler Zone -
When: Thursday, April 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.
Introduction to Shutterfly -
When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Free computer class introduction to Shutterfly, a free unlimited personal photo storage service with the capability to create cards, calendars and other gifts (fee-based). Bring a flash drive with photos on it to upload. Adults Only. Registration required. Computer Lab B.
Animal Adventures: Frogs -
When: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 3 – 6. Meet at the Library for storytime fun, then walk to the Nature Center to meet and learn about the real animals that live there. Please dress appropriately for the weather. There is no parking at the Nature Center.
No programs for Sat
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