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Homeschooler Fridays

Friday mornings at the library are Homeschooler Fridays.  Every Friday at 10:30 we have an exciting hands-on activity or presenter.  So far this year we’ve made our own stop-motion animation movies, had a robot battle with Edison robots, played a variety of math games, enjoyed a board game day, learned about tools, tested out some [...]

By | October 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Books by Latinx Authors

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 and this is a great time to pick up a book written by a Latinx author. Here are a few of my favorites for kids of all ages. For the littles: Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales (2013). If you have a wrestling fan [...]

By | October 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Favorite Picture Books from Early 2019

I've been catching up on reading picture books from this year, and a few from early 2019 have caught my eye.  Here's what impressed me from a crop of books published earlier this year!   B is for Baby by Atinuke (2019) In this sweet adventure focusing on the letter "B," Baby has fallen into [...]

By | October 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Horror reads for Halloween fans who don’t usually read horror

With our neighbors decorating their homes for Halloween and planning their seasonal parties, spooky season is upon us! If you're not a longtime fan of horror authors like Stephen King and Ania Ahlborn, it can be tough to know what to pick up when you want to be scared. I've got you covered with some [...]

By | September 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ahoy, Matey! It Be Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Arrrrr! September 19 be talk like a pirate day. If ye be hankerin' fer a bucketfull of great pirate books, take a gander at these! Roger the Jolly Pirate by Brett Helquist (2004). Jolly Roger is not like the other pirates. He smiles instead of scowls and the other pirates banish him belowdecks when there [...]

By | September 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Knowing Your Government

Here is Your Indiana Government, a biennial publication of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce is an excellent resource for learning about Indiana's government.  It contains: Descriptions and contact information for the various government offices throughout the state. An explanation of how the voting process works. An explanation of how the legislative process works. Links for [...]

By | September 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Register to VOTE!

THERE’S AN ELECTION COMING UP, and there’s a lot of things to do to get ready! It can be pretty overwhelming, and you might even be thinking it’s not even worth it. Well, all the friendly staff here at the library can make it easy for you. Here is all the information that you need [...]

By | September 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mix-It-Up Monday

Join us for Mix-It-Up Monday, a weekly teen program on Monday nights from 5:30-7 PM.  The first Monday of the month is our Teen Advisory Board meeting and the last Monday is typically our Anime Club meeting, but we'll be doing a variety of programs on the other nights of the month (come to our [...]

By | September 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Take the guilt out of “guilty pleasure” reading

  We've all done it - I know I have.  Someone asks us what we like to read, and even if we're honest, we might mention certain genres sheepishly or with the caveat, "Yeah, that's one of my guilty pleasures."  Why do we sometimes feel guilt or shame for reading what we want to read?  [...]

By | September 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Good Talk

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacobs (2018; 355 pages) Mira Jacobs starts this book with a conversation she had with her biracial (half-Jewish, half-Indian) 6-year-old son who is starting to get obsessed with Michael Jackson. Like all children, he has a lot of questions: “Who taught Michael Jackson to dance?” “Is that [...]

By | August 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments