Carmel Clay Public Library conducts lawn party

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The Carmel Clay Public Library will conduct a Library Lawn Party from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 17 at the library, 55 4th Ave. SE. There will be outdoor activities for all ages, including a trivia tent, mini book sale, musical performers and Biblio Fortune Tellers. Inside will be a variety of special events for preschoolers, including the Bounce Early Literacy Fair.

“Last year we had hundreds of people who attended our block party, and this event is growing out of that one,” said Christy Walker, CCPL communications manager. “It’s bigger and better than last year.”

Musical artists, including Jim Gill, Patchwork, Spring Mill String Band and Sharon Broyles, will perform during the event.

“We have so many activities going on both inside and outside,” Walker said.

Activities include Flash Fiction and One-Line-at-a-Time Story.
“These are designed to let people take a crack at being writers themselves,” Walker said. “For the Flash Fiction, there will be various story ‘prompts’ on hand to help people get their ideas going, then they can write a short story. People who want a smaller slice of writing can add a line to the One-Line-at-a-Time Story that will be composed throughout the day.”

There will be a bubble station and face painting for kids the Indiana Pacers Fan Van will be on-site.

Admission is free but tickets are required for the Jim Gill performances. Tickets will be available 30 minutes before his performances at the Children’s Reference Desk. For more, visit carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm.

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