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Events for April 21-August 21, 2014

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Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies ages up to 1 year and an adult are invited for board books, bounces and playtime.



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers 1 - 2 years old and an adult are invited for simple stories, songs and playtime.



Smart Start for Preschoolers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, April 25, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, coloring and writing activities or a simple craft.



Paws to Read at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, April 26, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Money Smart Week: Money Talks
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


In collaboration with the Money Smart Week national campaign, adults are invited to learn more about how to talk to children about money matters. They'll discover the tools and ideas for teaching elementary-age to high school children information about finances.



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies ages up to 1 year and an adult are invited for board books, bounces and playtime.



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 1, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers 1 - 2 years old and an adult are invited for simple stories, songs and playtime.



Smart Start for Preschoolers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, May 2, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, coloring and writing activities or a simple craft.



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies ages up to 1 year and an adult are invited for board books, bounces and playtime.



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 8, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers 1 - 2 years old and an adult are invited for simple stories, songs and playtime.



Smart Start for Preschoolers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, May 9, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, coloring and writing activities or a simple craft.



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies ages up to 1 year and an adult are invited for board books, bounces and playtime.



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 15, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers 1 - 2 years old and an adult are invited for simple stories, songs and playtime.



Smart Start for Preschoolers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, May 16, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, coloring and writing activities or a simple craft.



Contemporary Collage
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, May 17, 2014 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

As part of the Library's "Celebrate Brazil" series, children ages 5 and up with an adult are invited to learn about Brazilian culture and create collages using colorful translucent vellum, pattern paper, doilies/lace, compasses and stencils. Works are inspired by contemporary Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes. Registration is required by calling your local branch.



Lawrence Book Discussion
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 10:15 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman" by Robert K. Massie.



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies ages up to 1 year and an adult are invited for board books, bounces and playtime.



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers 1 - 2 years old and an adult are invited for simple stories, songs and playtime.



Smart Start for Preschoolers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, May 23, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, coloring and writing activities or a simple craft.



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies ages up to 1 year and an adult are invited for board books, bounces and playtime.



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 29, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers 1 - 2 years old and an adult are invited for simple stories, songs and playtime.



Smart Start for Preschoolers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, May 30, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, coloring and writing activities or a simple craft.



Furry Tails With a Twist
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, June 5, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Registration Required

Families with children ages 2 - 11 are invited as Minnetrista Theatre Preserves will bring theater to life. They'll enjoy the production of "Furry Tails With a Twist," a play by Jennifer Hickock DeFratis, featuring off-beat characters and puppets. Those attending will help deconstruct and reconstruct three beloved fairy tales.



Paws to Read at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, June 6, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Critter Chats
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, June 9, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet animals face-to-face and spend time getting to know about them during this presentation by Animalia.



Paper Bead Jewelry Workshop
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 7 and up are invited to learn the worldwide art of using paper to make jewelry during this workshop presented by Art With a Heart.



Paper Bead Jewelry Workshop
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 12:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 7 and up are invited to learn the worldwide art of using paper to make jewelry during this workshop presented by Art With a Heart.



Paper Bead Jewelry Workshop
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 7 and up are invited to learn the worldwide art of using paper to make jewelry during this workshop presented by Art With a Heart.



Summer Showtime: The Smurfs 2 (PG)
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, June 12, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Smurfs 2" (PG).



Paws to Read at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, June 13, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Critter Chats
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, June 16, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet animals face-to-face and spend time getting to know about them during this presentation by Animalia.



Lawrence Book Discussion
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:15 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "I Love You, Miss Huddleston: And Other Inappropriate Longings of My Indiana Childhood" by Philip Gulley.



Summer Family Concerts!
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 6:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to jam in any language this summer! Three different bands will play throughout the Library system, and kids will have a chance to help out with the music during these 45-minute performances.
This concert will be presented by the Tides Trio, featuring Caribbean and island music.



Indiana Pacers Summer Reading Tour
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Story Time


Children of all ages are invited to take a reading time out with community helpers and leaders and read like a pro during this storytime. Afterwards, those attending can spin the "wheel of prizes."



Summer Showtime: Planes (PG)
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, June 19, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Planes" (PG).



Paws to Read at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, June 20, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Critter Chats
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, June 23, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet animals face-to-face and spend time getting to know about them during this presentation by Animalia.



Duct Tape Tote Bag Workshop
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 8 and up are invited to create a tote bag for all their travels out of duct tape during this workshop presented by Art With a Heart. Younger children will need assistance.



Duct Tape Tote Bag Workshop
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 8 and up are invited to create a tote bag for all their travels out of duct tape during this workshop presented by Art With a Heart. Younger children will need assistance.



Duct Tape Tote Bag Workshop
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 8 and up are invited to create a tote bag for all their travels out of duct tape during this workshop presented by Art With a Heart. Younger children will need assistance.



Summer Showtime: Frozen (PG)
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, June 26, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Frozen" (PG).



Paws to Read at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, June 27, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Critter Chats
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, June 30, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet animals face-to-face and spend time getting to know about them during this presentation by Animalia.



Many Cultures, Many Instruments
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to enjoy a musical walk around the globe. Yurtfolk will play a collection of uncommon and unusual instruments that tell a story about different cultures.



Summer Showtime: Cloudy With a Chance for Meatballs 2 (PG)
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, July 3, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Cloudy With a Chance for Meatballs 2" (PG).



Critter Chats
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, July 7, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet animals face-to-face and spend time getting to know about them during this presentation by Animalia.



Graffiti-Inspired Word Art Workshop
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 8 and up are invited to discover how perspective drawing and painting changed art forever. They'll use one-point perspective to make words and names pop off the page. To create a bold statement, they'll finish the work using color fill techniques inspired by the best graffiti artists.



Graffiti-Inspired Word Art Workshop
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 8 and up are invited to discover how perspective drawing and painting changed art forever. They'll use one-point perspective to make words and names pop off the page. To create a bold statement, they'll finish the work using color fill techniques inspired by the best graffiti artists.



Graffiti-Inspired Word Art Workshop
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 3:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 8 and up are invited to discover how perspective drawing and painting changed art forever. They'll use one-point perspective to make words and names pop off the page. To create a bold statement, they'll finish the work using color fill techniques inspired by the best graffiti artists.



Summer Showtime: Monsters University (G)
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Monsters University" (G).



Paws to Read at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, July 11, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Critter Chats
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, July 14, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet animals face-to-face and spend time getting to know about them during this presentation by Animalia.



Summer Family Concerts!
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 6:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to jam in any language this summer! Three different bands will play throughout the Library system, and kids will have a chance to help out with the music during these 45-minute performances.
This concert will be presented by the Heartfelt Trio, featuring music from the American jazz and pop songbook.



Summer Showtime: The Lego Movie (PG)
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, July 17, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Movie" (PG).



Paws to Read at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, July 18, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.