Small children will love the bright colors and adorable pictures in these sturdy board books. Along the way, they'll be introduced to Spanish words and phrases, popular figures from the Spanish speaking world (caregivers will find themselves hunting up bios after reading these fun books), and the celebrations and songs that enrich many Latin cultures around the world!
A real life town-wide tomato fight? (Food Fight Fiesta) A festival of lights? (The Diwali Gift) Noisemaking groggers? (Is It Purim Yet?) There are so many incredible celebrations and stories from all around the world. Check out the New Book Shelf in the Children's Department to find your new favorite holiday!
Head to the Makerspace today at 3:45pm for Jr. Makers and Blow Paint Germ Art (Not Real Germs!)
We're making Chalkboard Houses (materials donated by The Wood Shed in Wabash) tonight at 6pm at Evening Tales! This fun craft will give us the opportunity to learn about homes around the word and to dream about our own future lodgings!
Happy October! With a new month comes amazing new programs! First, we have NEW Binge Boxes available to check out, so be sure to take a look at those next time you are in the library! Jr. Makers will be making Blow Paint Germ Art on Monday at 3:45pm (don't worry, no real germs will be involved!) - join us in the Makerspace! Making Chalkboard Houses (materials donated by The Wood Shed in Wabash) at Evening Tales at 6pm will give us the opportunity to learn about homes around the word and to dream about our own future lodgings! Storytime is Tuesday and Thursday at 11am and our hugely popular Community Storytime will be Tuesday at 4:30pm - this week we're having a visit from a firetruck! Come learn to craft your own Halloween costume at Masters of Disguise on Tuesday at 6pm and make graceful angel wings out of paper plates. An Elephant Toothpaste Experiment is on the agenda at Creative Kids on Wednesday at 3:45pm, and Open Lego Hour will be making Lego Zip Lines on Thursday at 3:45pm. Lastly, don't miss the Writing Retreat on Saturday at 10am. All adult patrons are invited to participate!
Tomorrow: Drawing & Storytelling with Children's Book Authors & Illustrator Robyn & Gijsbert Van Frankenhuyzen
We're so excited to welcome Children's Book Authors and Illustrator Robyn and Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen to NMPL and we can't wait for their special presentation tomorrow! Join us Saturday at 1pm in the Blocher Room for this event. All ages are invited!
Brrr! Feel that chill in the air? Fall is here, and what better way to celebrate than making a bowl of hot popcorn, grabbing your favorite blanket, and curling up on the couch to watch a movie! We have five new Binge Boxes now available to check out for the month of October, and these films will be just perfect for your next movie night! Each Binge Box comes with FIVE DVDs and can be checked out for a week at a time. (For more information, click HERE.) Happy watching!
October Binge Boxes
Help us decide our 2020 Adult, Teen and Children Summer Reading Themes by voting for your top pick in the following polls! Thank you to all of our patrons who submitted these wonderful ideas!
"Beloved" by Toni Morrison is now available for check out to all patrons participating in the October Book Discussion! Regular print and large print copies are available at the front desk.
"Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.
Sethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. Her new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.
Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement by Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison."
Storytime is today at 11am! We’ll be reading “A Parade of Elephants”, singing silly songs and coloring elephants with dot markers! 🐘
BeTween is today at 3:45pm in the Makerspace and come to Open Lego Hour in the children's department today at 3:45pm to build and create with legos!
Teen Makers is today at 3:45pm in the Makerspace, and we're making Animal Leaf Art at 3:45pm in the Children's Department for Creative Kids! We'll head outdoors to collect leaves and seeds to turn into adorable woodland animal art!
We are so excited to have published author and Hoosier Storyteller, Drema Drudge, with us tonight at 6:30pm for a special presentation on Victorine Meurent, Edouard Manet's favorite model. Drema Drudge will talk on her forthcoming novel, Victorine, which outlines Victorine's biography as well as some of the seminal paintings of Victorine (Olympia, The Luncheon on the Grass) and by Victorine. The evening will conclude with a short reading from Drema's novel. Invite a friend! (This program is for adults 18 and older.)
Storytime is today at 11am! Join us for silly songs, a story and a fun craft!
Community Storytime is today at 4:30pm - we'll have a special visit from a real farm tractor!
Our NEW program, Masters of Disguise, begins tonight at 6pm! This program is perfect for kids who like to create their own costumes. Each week we'll make a fun piece that can be incorporated into your own Halloween costume! All ages are welcome (younger kids should bring an adult or older sibling to help them out) and no sign up is necessary.
Tonight we'll learn how to make Animal Ears - we have all kinds of felt and fake fur to choose from. Go realistic with grey Big Bad Wolf ears or fanciful with hot pink Antelope Ears!
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