It's HOT! With the temperature hitting 85 degrees today, few want to venture outside into the heat! So what are you going to do? We suggest going some where cool and reading! So what are you going to read? How about one of these intriguing titles? Fans of books like Anne of Green Gables and Little Women will want to pick up Carney's House Party. Anyone missing sports and the summer Olympics should grab Fast Girls. There's something here for every reader!
Check these out here at the library or on Hoopla or Overdrive, our two free e-libraries!
Sensory Idea Club will be today at 10am on Facebook! Join us as use tape to discover the fun of peeling and pulling!
Tune in at 11am on Facebook for our popular Storytime program - complete with silly songs and a delightful story!
Now is the time to head outdoors and explore! Kids, get your deed to your very own corner of the Children of Indiana Nature Park (COINP). Then grab one of our new field guides and take a trip to COINP, a local ACRES preserve, or a State Park. You'll be amazed at all the incredible plants and animals you can discover when you start looking!
Sometimes the only way to spend a hot summer evening is by pouring yourself a glass of lemonade and settling in on the couch for a good movie! We've released 5 new Binge Boxes for your summer movie nights, from Family Animal Movies to Kid's Beach Movies to Patriotic Movies. We also have a couple of important films on race in our Racial Justice Binge Box and some delightful period romances in our BBC Lovers Binge Box. Check one out today either in the library or via Curbside!
It's time to play another round of I Spy! Take a look at the picture below and see if you can find the following items:
Make the perfect Pokemon pal with us on Facebook at 10am! All you need is origami paper or any paper in the shape of a square.
Today is our final Firefly Storytime program so be sure to tune into Facebook at 7pm. We'll read "Firefly Home," sing a firefly song, and do a brief recap of the previous 4 books we read. We'll then vote for our favorite book!
The uber popular I Survived chapter books are being made into graphic novels! The first - The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 - is now available for checkout.
Monster Mayhem is the perfect choice for sci-fi fans who love lots of thrills and lots of laughs.
Children of Aramar features a quest through rock and fire in a fantasy about friendship and self-esteem.
Join us on Facebook Live to watch us cook and if you'd like to cook along with us, make sure you have the following ingredients on hand!
Sweetened Whipped Cream Filling:
Entertaining - even family and friends - can be unnerving for a lot of people. Alison Roman's "Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over" seeks to remove the pressure of a get together. After all, "Roasting a nice chicken for people is such a good way to say, 'I love you.'" Frizzled Chickpeas and Onions is a great option for a side as it can be made ahead a few hours in advance and reheated for a few minutes before serving.
Want to cook along with us? Click HERE for the ingredient list!
Need a fun afternoon activity for the whole family? How about Crunchy Slime! Learn how to make it at our online program at 2pm on Facebook.
Explore the natural world with board and picture books from the new book shelf!
Compost Stew: An Z to Z Recipe for the Earth is full of incredible ideas for enriching the soil in your backyard.
The beautifully illustrated From Eden to Bethlehem features rams, lions, donkeys and more.
Spring Primavera introduces the season of growth and renewal with the added bonus of bilingual phrasing.
Today is the deadline to send in your art masterpieces for our Virtual Art Show! For those who may not know, NMPL will be holding our annual art show virtually this year and we invite all patrons to submit photos of your artwork! We will display them on our website and Facebook page. We will also choose 1st-3rd place winners for each age group (children, teen and adult). Winners will receive a ribbon and their artwork will be featured on NMPL's online media pages. All participants will receive certificates thanking them for participating in NMPL's 3rd annual art show. To enter, email all photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include the artists name, age (for children & teens) and the title of each piece of art. Each artist is welcome to submit up to three works of art.
NOTE: By submitting artwork, you are giving NMPL permission to post photos and details involving the submission.
Storytime is today at 11am on Facebook! Sign in and sing silly songs with us and hear a fun story!
Gather up your art supplies and join us at 3pm on Facebook for Doodle Club! Use your imagination to draw a fantastic, funny, scary, goofy monster!
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