Zionsville library community calendar – June

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Pre-registration 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 at250 N. Fifth St., Zionsville.

 

Adult Summer Reading – “Library Five-O”

Fri., June 1 – Sat., July 28

Happy birthday, Hussey-Mayfield! Celebrate the 50th birthday of the Library attending great programs and reading and logging books to earn chances at prizes. Every book you read and log online earns you an entry slip to use in the weekly raffles- the more you read, the more entries you’ll earn. Everyone who logs at least one book will have a chance at the second and grand prize at summer’s end, and the Top Twenty Readers will also get a prize. This year, generous local merchants have again donated valuable coupons for adult patrons who read and log 5, 10, 15, and 20 books, so don’t stop at one! Come to the 2nd floor reference desk for details.

 

Teen Summer Reading – Diving Through the Decades

Fri., June 1 – Sat., July 28

Read books or listen to audiobooks and get prizes!  Log your pages online, at home or at the Library, and get guaranteed prizes.  Earn raffle tickets for weekly prizes; with three prizes raffled off each week, there are 24 awesome prizes and chances for you to win.  All raffle tickets entered into the drawing go into the weekly drawing for our two grand prizes, including a lava lamp and a plasma ball!  You can even earn extra raffle tickets by coming to Library programs and writing Thank You cards to our sponsors.  See our volunteers at the Teen Prize Desk for details.

 

Youth Summer Reading – Let’s Read 50!

Fri., June 1 – Sat., July 28

The Youth Summer Reading Program, begins Friday, June 1 for children ages birth through entering grade 5.  Earn prizes as you read your way through the summer! Keep track of your time in a reading log — available at the Library beginning June 1, or print one from our website: www.zionsville.lib.in.us.  The first 1000 children to report at least 3 hours of reading will receive a Squishy Reading Buddy or Rubber Duck!  To celebrate “Let’s Read 50!” completion of the program can be achieved in 3 different ways- 50 books, 50 days or 50 hours. The Celebration Station Prize Room opens Friday, June 8. When you have completed “50” on your reading log, you will earn a chance to win a Grand Prize:  Kindle Touch and Amazon Gift Card for school age children or a Gift Basket Books and Earth Explorers Gift Card for babies, toddlers and preschoolers!

 

Nifty-Fifty Extravaganza

Fri., June 1

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Toot the horn!  Bang the drum! It’s a party-can you come?  Join us at the

Library Friday, June 1st for our Nifty-Fifty Extravaganza!  It will be endless

EXCITEMENT for ALL AGES with a whole day of games, programs, raffles and

PRIZES!  You are sure to be movin’ and groovin’  all day with the Scholastic

book sale, an I-spy Extraordinaire, Wimpy Kid Craziness, beach blanket

bingo, Legos, and much more!  Registration for all activities begins May 15.

 

Teens Kick-Off Party

Teens

Fri., June 1

1 – 2 PM

Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Room

Registration Recommended

It’s the first day of Summer Reading!  Get a bonus raffle ticket for learning how to log your pages.  Plus, you can make a time capsule filled with your own personal summer predictions.  You can pick it up at our End of Summer Celebration on Friday, August 3.

 

Animal Adventure Extravaganza

Fri., June 1

10 – 10:45 AM

Registration begins May 17

Families with children ages 3 and up join Miss Laura and the naturalist from the Zion Nature Center to share stories, activities and real animals.

 

Texas Roadhouse:  tasty treats and a visit from Andy Armadillo

Fri., June 1

11 AM – 1 PM

All ages may enjoy snacks and fun with Andy Armadillo. Registration not required.

Mini-Lego-Mania

Fri., June 1

11:30 AM – Noon

Registration begins May 17

Grades K – 5

We don’t have much time, so build with a friend or alone, using our Lego collection.  Bring your imagination!

 

Beach Blanket Bingo

Fri., June 1

1 – 2 PM

Registration begins May 17

Ages 5 – 12

Bring your favorite beach towel to the Library and play bingo for special prizes!

 

Birthday Central

Fri., June 1

2:30 – 3:15 PM

Registration begins May 17

Ages 7 – 12

Celebrate the Library’s birthday with music, games and Marshmallow Towers—this party won’t disappoint!

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid School’s Out Blowout

Fri., June 1

3:45 – 4:30 PM

Registration begins May 17

Ages 7 – 12

Hooray for summer:  party Wimpy Kid style, but beware of the Cheese Touch!

 

Summer Hours Begin at the Library

Sun., June 3

The Library will be closed on Sundays throughout the summer beginning Sunday, June 3. Regular hours will continue Mon. – Thurs. 9:30 AM – 8:30 PM and Fri. – Sat. 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM. Sunday hours will resume Sunday, Sept. 9.

 

Fines for a Cure

Mon., June 4 – Sat., June 16

Pay your library finesfrom Monday, June 4 through Saturday, June 16 and the Library will donate an equal amount to the American Cancer SocietyLost, damage or collection fees are not eligible for this program.

 

Antiques Appraisal with Solomon/Jones

Mon., June 4

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Lora Hussey Room

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Wonder if that antique brooch you bought at a garage sale is worth anything? Bring up to three items to be appraised by Ben Solomon of Solomon/Jones as we kick off the Adult Summer Reading Program. No coins, no stamps, no rugs.

 

Safe-Sitter Class

Mon., June 4

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Registration begins May 8

Ages 11 – 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.

 

Senior Book Talks

June 4

2:30 PM

Ages 55 and older may join other seniors on the second floor in the Large Print area and hear brief book talks from two or our Adult Services Librarians.

 

Junie B. Book Club

Mon., June 4

3:30 – 4:15 PM

Registration begins May 17

Ages 5 – 8 – Curious kids will want to take part in this Book Club!  Hear lots of Junie B. stories, and related activities and crafts.

 

Little Golden Storytime

Tues., June 5

10 – 10:30 AM

Registration begins May 22

Ages 3 – 6 – Little Golden books were first printed in 1942 for 25 cents apiece, changing the world by making durable children’s books available to all.  Join us for a look at some of these classic titles, such as The Poky Little Puppy and The Tawny Scrawny Lion, & a craft.

 

PAWS to Read

Tues., June 5

4:15 – 5:15 PM

Registration begins May 22

Grades 1 – 5 – Read a book to a furry four-legged friend. Certified therapy dogs are waiting for you to entertain them with your stories. Register and we’ll assign you a 15 minute time slot of one-on-one dog and kid bonding.

 

The Music Group

Tues., June 5

6:30 – 8:00 PM

Lora Hussey Room

“Night at the Cabaret.” Listen to and discuss hot nightclubs and hotter music. Refreshments provided.

 

Wii Gaming

Tues., June 5

3:30 – 5:00 PM

Teens

Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Room

No Registration Required – Come to the first floor for games on the big screen and more games!  90 minutes of fun and you’ll earn a bonus raffle ticket for each 15 minutes you stay and play.

 

School-Age Crafts:  Sand Art

Wed., June 6

10 – 11 AM

Registration begins May 22

Grades 1 – 5 – Beauty and fun. Whether it’s at the beach or in a glass kiln, sand holds all sorts of potential. Bring your creativity as we learn and create with sand paper, glass jars, and colored sand!

 

Big Machines

Thurs., June 7

10:00 – 10:30AM  or 11:00 – 11:30 AM

Registration begins May 22

Ages 3 – 6 – Let’s learn about big machines with books, games and songs!

 

It’s a Mystery Book Club

Thurs., June 7

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Lora Hussey Room

Please join the Mystery Book Club for a casual discussion and light refreshments.  The June

selection is Edgar Award-winning author Tom Franklin’s Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter.

 

Make Your Own Chewbacca Tissue Box Cover

Thursday, June 7

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Teens

Olive Hoffman Room

Registration Required – Celebrate Star Wars and fight allergies at the same time!  Whenever you need him, Chewy will be on hand to keep you company while you recover.

 

Toddler Time, Session I

Fridays:  June 8, 15, 22

9:45 – 10:15 AM

Registration begins May 22

Ages 1 – 2

Walkers and talkers can come to the Library to have a great time with stories, songs, finger plays and more!

 

Bad Kitty Craze

Fri., June 8

1:00 – 1:45 PM

Registration begins May 24

Ages 6 – 10 – Are you a Bad Kitty fan?  Test your knowledge and be entertained with Bad Kitty antics!

 

Happy Camper

Mon., June 11

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Registration begins May 24

Ages 3 – 6 – Sit around the Library campfire for stories, songs, and a yummy treat!  We will be using sliced cheese, pretzels and marshmallows.

 

Books and Babies

Mon., June 11 and 25

11:30AM  – Noon

Registration begins May 24

Ages Birth – 11 months – Babies will enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays, action playing, a short book and play time.

 

Movie Monday: Dolphin Tale (PG)

Mon., June 11

3:30 – 5 PM

Registration begins May 24

Families with children ages 3 and up

Bring your own cup with a lid and we will provide the movie, popcorn & lemonade.

 

Live Music: Less Is More

Mon., June 11

6:30 – 8:00 PM

Lora Hussey Room

Bring your friends and enjoy this evening of live music by folk pop duo Less Is More.

 

Books Over Coffee

Tues., June 12

Noon

Adults may enjoy a casual discussion about the book(s) they have recently read. Bring your lunch, bring a friend. Registration is not required for this drop-in program.

 

Don Edwards of Clayworks

Tues., June 12

1:00 – 3:00 PM or 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Registration begins May 24

Ages 2 – 12

Cost:  $32 per child, CASH ONLY

Design and create your own clay pot with a professional potter. Pick up finished pot at the Library in about 2 weeks.

 

Clay Bead Making

Tues., June 12

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Olive Hoffman Room

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Create beautiful polymer clay beads in this class for adults.

 

Duct Tape Lockers

Tuesday, June 12

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Teens

Lora Hussey Room

Registration Required – Use our many fun colors of duct tape to create your own tiny locker for your room.  Also, we have just stocked up on new, recently released duct tape designs!

 

Wii Gaming

Tuesday, June 12

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Teens

Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Room

No Registration Required – Come to the first floor for games on the big screen and more games!  90 minutes of fun and you’ll earn a bonus raffle ticket for each 15 minutes you stay and play.

 

Imagination Exploration

Wed., June 13

10:00 – 10:45 AM

Registration begins May 29

Ages 5 – 6 – Get creative with your mind and join us for imagination-stretching stories, activities, and a craft!

 

Afternoon Art:  Wind Chimes

Wed., June 13

3:30 – 4:15 PM

Registration begins May 29

Ages 7 – 12 – Decorate the outdoors with a beautiful work of art.

 

Magic Tree House Adventures

Thurs., June 14

11:00 – 11:45 AM

Registration begins May 29

Ages 5 – 10 – Join Jack and Annie in the Amazon for a wild adventure, stories, and a painting craft.

 

American Girl:  Cecile & Marie Grace

Thurs., June 14

3:30 – 4:30 PM

Registration begins May 29

Grades 1 – 5 – Join Cecile & Marie Grace, the newest of the American Girl historical dolls, to travel back in time to 1850s New Orleans where we’ll explore culture, food, and their adventures!

 

Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (PG-13)

Thurs., June 14

2:00 PM Movie

4:15 PM Activity

Teens

Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

Registration Recommended – Watch Part 1 of the last movie and stay to make your own magic wand.

 

Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (PG-13)

Friday, June 15

2:00 PM Movie

4:15 PM Activity

Teens

Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

Registration Recommended – Watch the final Harry Potter movie and then stay to learn how to make a set of your own Pygmy Puff Pastries to take home!

 

Spanish in the Summertime

June 15 and June 29 (Registration begins May 31 for each)

July 20 and July 27 (Registration begins June 28 for each).

Have fun and learn some Spanish at the same time with teachers from Learn Another Language (LAL).Whether you are a beginner, or have had some Spanish in school, these classes will make learning another language fun!  Registration required.  Cost: $5 per class, cash only.

Preschool – K; 11 – 11:30 AM

Grades 1 – 2; 1 – 1:30 PM

Grades 3 – 5; 2 – 2:30 PM

 

Smelly Stories

Mon., June 18

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Registration begins May 31

Ages 3 – 6 – Hold your nose for this storytime as we read some super smelly stories!

 

Yoga Storytime for Peaceful Children

Mon., June 18

1:00 – 1:45 PM

Registration begins May 31

Ages 5 – 10 – Are you ready for a relaxing afternoon?  Move your way through folktales from around the world.  Wear comfortable, stretchy clothes.

 

Author Talk: Mickey Maurer

Mon., June 18

7:00 – 8:00 PM

Lora Hussey Room

Local author Mickey Maurer shares stories behind the exceptional Hoosier men and women profiled in his book, “19 Stars of Indiana.”

 

Grave Robbing in 19th Century Indiana

Tues., June 19

7:00 – 8:00 PM

Lora Hussey Room

Get your history on at this program about grave robbing in 19th century Indiana. Historian David Heighway will tell you who did it and why.

 

Little Golden Storytime

Tues., June 19

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Registration begins June 5

Ages 3 – 6 – Little Golden books were first printed in 1942 for 25 cents apiece, changing the world by making durable children’s books available to all.  Join us for a look at some of these classic titles, such as The Poky Little Puppy and The Tawny Scrawny Lion, & a craft.

 

Plastic Bag “Upcycling”

Tues., June 19

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Teens

Lora Hussey Room

Registration Required – What do you do with all those plastic bags you have at home?  Make a bag!  Learn how to give these old bags new life and take home your own bag.

 

Wii Gaming

Tuesday, June 19

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Teens

Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Room

No Registration Required – Come to the first floor for games on the big screen and more games!  90 minutes of fun and you’ll earn a bonus raffle ticket for each 15 minutes you stay and play.

 

School-Age Crafts:  Puppets

Wed., June 20

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Registration begins June 5

Grades 1 – 5 – Puppets + imagination + your voice = all sorts of fun! Bring your imagination, invite a friend, and join us as we create our own cast of unique puppet characters.

 

Ronald McDonald @ the Library!

Thurs., June 21

11:00 – 11:45 AM

Registration begins June 5

Ages 2 – 12 – Come celebrate the first day of summer at the Library with Ronald McDonald.

 

American Girl Junior: Cecile & Marie Grace

Thurs., June 21

3:30 – 4:30 PM

Registration begins May 29

Ages 4 – 7 – Join Cecile & Marie Grace, the newest of the American Girl historical dolls, to travel back in time to 1850s New Orleans where we’ll explore culture, food, and their adventures!

 

Inventor Gadget

Fri., June 22

1:00 – 1:45 PM

Registration begins June 7

Grades 1 – 5 – Have you ever dreamed about inventing something out of this world?  Team up to make a Balloon Rocket to shoot across the room!

 

Safe-Sitter Class

Mon., June 25

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Registration begins May 29

Ages 11 – 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.

 

Movie Monday: Adventures of Tin Tin (PG)

Mon., June 25

3:30 – 5:00 PM

Registration begins June 12

Families with children ages 3 and up – Bring your own cup with a lid and we will provide the movie, popcorn & lemonade.

 

Silk Brooch Workshop

Tues., June 26

6:30 – 8:00 PM

Olive Hoffman Room

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Artist Paula Scott-Franz will teach you to turn hand-dyed silk into gorgeous brooches in this adult class.

 

Make Your Own Journal

Tues., June 26

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Teens

Olive Hoffman Room

Registration Required – Put pride and your own spin on making a book just for you!  We’ll have a book binding expert on hand and special materials to help you create a unique journal.

 

Wii Gaming

Tues., June 26

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Room

No Registration Required – Come to the first floor for games on the big screen and more games!  90 minutes of fun and you’ll earn a bonus raffle ticket for each 15 minutes you stay and play.

 

Cookie Decorating Class

Wed., June 27

6:30 – 8:00 PM

Olive Hoffman Room

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Celebrate the fiftieth birthday of the Library when you decorate cookies in this adult class. Please bring two butter knives and a cookie tray.

 

Introduction to Ancestry.com

Thurs., June 27

6:30-8:30 PM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Computer Lab B – Certified genealogist Betty Warren will teach you how to research your family history using Ancestry.com. Ages 18 and up only. Computer Lab B.

 

Preschool Art & Stories

Wed., June 27

9:45 – 10:15AM  or  10:45 – 11:15 AM

Registration begins June 12

Ages 3 – 6 – Lines, dots, paints and pencils … join us for an artistic storytime full of books, activities, and original artwork!

 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thurs., June 28

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Registration begins June 12

Ages 1 – 2 – Join Miss Kelli as we sing songs and nursery rhymes and play with puppets, scarves, and rattles. Oh, and we’ll use books, too, for learning about the world around us.

 

Family Math and Science Night

Thurs., June 28

4:30 – 7 PM

Registration begins June 12 – Families with children ages 3 – 12 – Participate in interactive science and math activities throughout Youth Services.Scientists, naturalists, and teachers will engage you in fun exploratory activities.Science Ambassadors from Dow AgroSciences will be available to talk to you aboutcareers in science, engage you with hands-on activities related to agricultureand healthy foods & will design activities for advanced students.

 

Movie: Back to the Future (PG)

Thurs., June 28

2:00 PM Movie

4:00 PM Activity

Teens

Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Room

Registration Recommended – Bring your own chairs and take a blast into the past with “Back to the Future.”  Plus stay and make your own flux capacitor replica.

 

Teddy Bear Sleep Over

Fri., June 29

3:00 – 3:30 PM

Registration begins June 14

Ages 3 – 7 – Bring your teddy bears into the Library for a special storytime and then leave them with the librarians for an adventure-filled slumber party.  When you pick them up the next morning, they will have special photos to share with all their antics and adventures at the library.

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