March events at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library

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Preregistration is required for each event unless noted otherwise. Payment, if required, is due at registration. Residents may register online at www.zionsville.lib.in.us or by calling the library at 873-3149. The library is located at 250 N. Fifth St., Zionsville.

 

Youth Art Month at the Library

Runs until March 31

The library is collaborating with art teachers from the Zionsville Community Schools to support the Youth Art Month initiative. Begun in 1961, YAM is an annual, 31-day observance that emphasizes the value of art and art education for all children, and encourages public support for quality school art programs. Throughout March, residents will find areas on both floors of the library have been transformed into gallery space featuring art created by ZCS students in grades kindergarten through 12. All ages may enjoy and be amazed by the spectacular art produced by local children.

 

March artwork contest for PAWS to Read doggies!

Runs until March 31

All ages are invited to submit original artwork of our beloved PAWS to Read dogs. Six selections will be reprinted and used in a greeting card set. All participants will be invited to a pizza party to be held April 10.

Artwork may feature dogs in any setting – reading with the children, visiting the hospital, playing outside, etc. Artwork can be submitted on white copy paper. It is suggested to use markers, crayons or colored pencils. Final artwork will be resized to the best fit for a greeting card.

Please drop off your submissions to the youth librarians any time during the month of March and include the creator’s name, age/grade and phone number on the back.

All entrants must sign a permission slip to participate and all submissions become property of TheraPets of Indiana with free rights to use for promotional purposes.

 

Wii Gaming

Teens

Today

Teen Area

3:30 to 5 p.m.

No registration required

Join us in the Teen Area as we make some noise with the Wii!

 

Couponing with Bargain Briana

Today

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Lora Hussey Room

Money-saving coupon tips from “Bargain Briana,” expert couponer featured in Indianapolis Woman, the Indianapolis Star and WTHR Channel 13’s “Saving Your Money” segment. Please register for this program.

 

Cake Pops

Teens

Wednesday

Olive Hoffman room

6 to 7 p.m.

Registration required

Cake on a stick! Learn how to make the dessert catching everyone’s attention. Spaces limited.

 

Introduction to Excel

Thursday

10 a.m. to noon

Computer Lab B

 

AARP tax aide

From Thursday to April 5, every Thursday

11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lora Hussey Room

AARP free tax assistance for taxpayers with low and middle income, with special attention to those age 60 and older. Sessions continue each Thursday through April 5. Bring all 2011 tax documents. A list of additional suggested documents to bring is available at the Teen and Adult Reference Desk. You must register to attend on a specific Thursday. The time you arrive is open anytime between 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Animal Adventures: Salamanders

Friday

1 to 2 p.m.

Ages 3 to 6 with a parent

The librarians from the Hussey-Mayfield Library and the naturalist from the Zion Nature Center join together to share with you stories, activities and real animals. Meet at the library for a story or two, and then walk over to the Nature Center to visit with the real animals that live there. No parking available at the Nature Center.

 

Safe-sitter class

Saturday

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ages 11 to 13

Cost: $55

A course designed to teach babysitters how to be safe and nurturing caregivers, and how to handle children’s emergencies. Please bring a sack lunch.

 

Wii gaming

Next Tuesday

Teen Area

3:30 to 5 p.m.

No registration required

Join us in the Teen Area as we make some noise with the Wii!

 

“Drafting your Dream”

Next Tuesday

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Zionsville authors of “Hand Me Down Heart” discuss the inspiration and process behind publishing their book, and share insights on organizing, networking, marketing and promoting your idea, battling the demons of doubt, asking for help and celebrating your success. Please register for this program.

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