The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library Announces February Community Calendar

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Workshops throughout February on various topics for all age groups are now available for pre-registration, which is required for each event unless noted. 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.

 

Pop n’ Rocks and Prizes

Teens and College Students

Through Sunday, March 3

Pick up a Challenge Sheet from the Reference Desk and set your own personal reading goals.  It may be to read a book that is not assigned or to finally read that book that you got as a present two years ago and haven’t even opened.  Complete your challenge and turn your sheet in by Sunday, March 3 to win one of four awesome prize baskets!  No computers required.

 

Pop into a Book for Prizes

Through Sunday, March 3

Read anything you’ve been meaning to read, write it on your Challenge Sheet and submit it by March 3 for your chance at a basket full of prizes. Drop by the Teen and Adult Reference Desk to pick up your Challenge Sheet and a free book for participating!

 

Resume Writing

Thurs., Jan. 24

1 – 2:30 PM

Lora Hussey Room

Resumes should be revisited every six months for maximum effectiveness. Zionsville-based Career Coach and published job search writer Amy Connelly will teach you to develop your personal brand for successful self-marketing. Adults only, individual registration is required.

 

K-Plus: Warm Up by the Sea

Thurs., Jan. 24

4:30 – 5 PM

Registration begins Jan. 8

Ages 5 and 6

Got the winter blues? Come warm up with some after-school fun “by the sea” as we read, craft, snack, and sing about ocean animals.

 

Saturday Morning Chess Club

Sat., Jan. 26, Registration begins Nov. 28

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Ages: Pre-School to High School

Limit: 20

Are you interested in learning to play chess, or do you just love to play the game?  Starting December 8, join Paul Yearling at the Library every Saturday through February in the Mayfield Room to challenge your mind!  Kids of all ages, preschool through high school, are welcome.  Whether you’re an advanced player or just starting out, we will have something for you!

 

Game On!

Teens and College Students

Mondays, January 28

Teen Area

3:30 – 5 PM

No Registration Required

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

 

Read, Build, Play with DUPLOs:

Busy Farm

Mon., Jan.  28

6:30 – 7 PM

Ages 3-6

The Read, Build, Play program is a one-of-a-kind experience that combines

reading and building with LEGO DUPLO bricks. A Parent-Child interactive

story and playtime.

 

Percy Jackson: Adventures in being a Demigod

Tues., Jan. 29

4:30 – 5:30 PM

Tweens:  Grades 4 and 5

Transform into a demigod for the afternoon! Learn about Greek myths, gods, goddesses, demigods, and monsters. Train for an epic battle at Camp Half-Blood and explore the world of Percy Jackson through crafts, theater, and food.

 

College Knowledge: How to Save Today for a Brighter Tomorrow

Teens, College Students, and Parents

Lora Hussey Room

Wednesday, January 30

6:30 – 7:30 PM

Registration Recommended

It’s never too late to save for the future!  Learn the difference between saving for your children’s college today, versus taking loans in the future. Plus, find out how investing can provide tax benefits, how education costs increase with inflation, and how to offset those increases.

 

Cover Letter Writing

Thurs., Jan. 31

1 – 2:30 PM

Lora Hussey Room

Your cover letter is your sales pitch. Zionsville-based Career Coach and published job search writer Amy Connelly will teach techniques to successfully present your skills in writing to potential employers. Adults only, individual registration required.

 

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Fri, Feb. 1 @ 5 – 7 PM – Preview Sale

$5 admission for adults, $2.50 for ages 11 and younger

Sat., Feb. 2 @ 9:30 AM – 5 PM

Free Admission

Sun., Feb. 3 @ 1 – 5 PM

Free Admission

Bargain shoppers and book lovers of all ages will find a bonanza of items at the Friends of the Library Book Sale at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St. This huge fundraising sale will feature shelf-after-shelf of books, collectible books, audio books, music CDs, and movies in VHS and DVD formats – all at bargain prices. Proceeds from the weekend sale will help fund special library programs for all ages. For more information, call 317-873-8341 or log on to http://www.zionsville.lib.in.us/hmmpl/page/friends.

 

 

Food for Fines

Feb. 1 – 28

Erase your overdue fines and help area families in need! Throughout February, each $1 in overdue fines owed to Hussey-Mayfield can be “paid” with a nonperishable food item. Only overdue fines owed to Hussey-Mayfield are eligible for this program; lost and damaged fees may not be “paid” with a food donation. All food items collected will be donated to the Zionsville Food Pantry, located at Zionsville Presbyterian Church. Glass containers cannot be accepted. A complete list of needed items is available at www.zionsville.lib.in.us.

 

Saturday Morning Chess Club

Sat., Feb. 2, Registration is currently open

Sat., Feb. 9, Registration is currently open

Sat., Feb. 16, Registration is currently open

Sat., Feb. 23, Registration is currently open

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Ages: Pre-School-High School

Limit: 20

Are you interested in learning to play chess, or do you just love to play the game?  join Paul Yearling at the Library every Saturday in February in the Mayfield Room to challenge your mind!  Kids of all ages, preschool through high school, are welcome.  Whether you’re an advanced player or just starting out, we will have something for you!

 

Game On!

Teens and College Students

Monday, February 4, 11, 18, 25

Teen Area

3:30 – 5 PM

No Registration Required

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

 

PAWS to Read

Tues., Feb. 5

4 – 5 PM

Registration begins Jan. 15

Ages 6 – 11

Come and read aloud your favorite stories to a therapy dog. 15-minute timeslots available.

 

Baby and Preschool Storytimes:  Spring 2013

HMMPL cardholder registration begins 8:00 AM on Wed., Feb. 6

Open registration begins 8:00 AM on Wed., Feb. 13

Spring Session

March 11 – April 19

 

Teen Council

Teens

Wednesday, February 6

6:45 – 8:15 PM

No Registration Required

We will work on presenting our Youth as Resources grant to help fund our summer reading program.  Join us!

 

AARP Tax-Aide

Thursdays

Feb. 7 – Apr. 4

11:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Lora Hussey Room

Free tax help for taxpayers with low and middle income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Individual reservations required,for a specific day of service.

 

Babies in Jammies                                                                                                                               Thurs., Feb. 7                                                                                                                                                              6:30 – 7 PM                                                                                                                                                             Birth- 11 months

Babies with their parents ages birth to 11 months will enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays, action playing, a short book and play time. Even if your baby sleeps through the program, adults will enjoy learning new and old familiar songs while meeting others.

 

It’s a Mystery Book Club

Thurs., Feb. 7

7 – 8:30 PM

Read and discuss Woman in Black by Susan Hill. Enjoy light refreshments.

 

Happy New Year!

Fri., Feb. 8

10 – 10:30 AM

Registration begins Jan. 22

Ages 3 – 6

Celebrate Chinese New Year, the year of the snake, with stories, songs and a craft.

 

Safe-Sitter Class

Sat., Feb. 9

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Registration begins Jan. 15

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.

 

Lego Read, Build, Play: Let’s Go! Vroom!

Mon., Feb. 11

6:30 – 7 PM

Registration begins Jan. 17

Ages 3 – 6 with an adult

The Read, Build, Play program is a one-of-a-kind experience that combines reading and building with LEGO DUPLO bricks. A Parent-Child interactive story and playtime funded by the Library Foundation.

 

Books Over Coffee

Tues., Feb. 12

Noon – 1 PM

Hoffman Room

Drop in, bring your lunch and discuss the books you’ve recently read. Coffee and dessert will be provided. Registration is not required.

 

Alien Invasion

Tues., Feb. 12

4:30 – 5:15 PM

Registration begins Jan. 22

Grades 1-3

Join us for a galactic adventure at the Library, complete with mellow Jell-O Aliens, otherworldly games, and slimy space goo, too!

 

Wednesday AM Book Club

Wed., Feb. 13

10 AM

Hussey Room

Adults are invited to drop in and discuss A Secret Kept by Tatiana De Rosnay. Registration is not required.

 

Financial Aid Night

Teens, College Students and Parents

Wednesday, February 13

Mayfield North and South

6:30 PM

Registration Recommended

Teens and their parents are invited to hear about the types of financial aid learn how to fill out the FAFSA.  Be sure to sign up for the FAFSA Completion Night on Wednesday, February 27th when experts will be on hand to help you fill out the FAFSA online.

 

Friends of the Library Book / Movie Discussion Group

Wed., Feb. 13 @ 6 PM for Julie & Julia Movie Showing

Wed., Feb. 27 @ 7 PM for Movie & Book Discussion

The newest book discussion group at the Library, one that compares books with the movies that are based on them, is sponsored by our Friends of the Library and is for our Friends.  If it sounds like something you’d be interested in and you’re not a Friend, become one and join the fun on the second and fourth Wednesdays each month!  Complete a membership application, available on the Library’s website or at the Library and turn it in at the Library.

February’s title is Julie & Julia by Julie Powell and the movie starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams.   Join us in the Lora Hussey Room on Wed., Feb. 13 at 6 pm to view the movie and again on Wed., Feb. 27 at 7 pm to discuss the movie and the book.  Light refreshments will be served.

March’s title is Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie and the movie starring Albert Finney & many other stars.

Register via the event calendar on the Library’s website at www.zionsville.lib.in.us.  For more information, contact Kelly Mills at kellydmills@gmail.com.

 

Introduction to PowerPoint

Thurs., Feb. 14

10 AM – 12 PM

Computer Lab B

Free computer class introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Adults only, individual registration required. NOTE: 24 hours’ cancellation notice is required. If you do not give 24 hours’ cancellation notice, you will be restricted from computer classes until next season.

 

American Girl:  Addy

Thurs., Feb. 14

4:30 – 5:30 PM

Registration begins Jan. 22

Grades  1 – 5

Discover love with Addy Walker! As we celebrate love this month, come

explore life in the 1860s with crafts, games, and discussions, and learn

how Addy’s courage and love helped her to endure terrible trials.

 

Animal Adventure:   Animal Food

Fri., Feb. 15

10 – 11 AM

Registration begins Jan. 31

Ages 3 – 6 with a parent

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

 

Presidents’ Day Chess Tournament: All Levels

Mon., Feb. 18

10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Registration begins Jan. 10

Ages 5 to 14 years old

Cost: $15 Registration ($20 after 2/11)

Join Aaron Dean, of Learning Through Games, for a Swiss system chess tournament appropriate for all skill levels. Send all payments to Learning Through Games, 11504 Senie Lane, Carmel, IN 46032. Register by emailing adean@learningthroughgames.com. This a Swiss system chess tournament appropriate for all skill levels. Lunch and snack items will be available to purchase. There will be four rounds with 30 minutes per side. Trophies will be awarded.

 

SOAR – Senior Book Talks

Mon., Feb. 18

2:30 PM

Adults 55 and older are invited to join their peers for a book discussion led by Hussey-Mayfield librarians. Every three weeks, a variety of books and genres will be reviewed, with copies available to attendees for checkout after the program. Interested adults may drop by the Adult Large Print area and join the conversation. Registration is not required.

 

Chocolate Ice Cream Taste Test

Teens and College Students

Monday, February 18 (No School Day)

Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

4 – 5 PM

Registration Required

Not all ice creams are created the same.  Learn what makes ice creams taste so different as we compare color, texture, taste and more.  Yum, free ice cream!

 

Tandem Read Book Club: Frindle

Mon., Feb. 18

6:30 – 7:30 PM

Registration began Dec. 4

Ages 8-12 plus an adult

Join the Youth librarians for our new 5 month book club (January-May).  Bring your favorite dish/appetizer for our Pitch-in Meal and we will eat and discuss the book of the month.

 

Single Session Toddler Time

Thurs., Feb. 21

9:45 – 10:15 AM

Registration begins Feb. 7

Ages 1-2

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

 

Introduction to Excel

Thurs., Feb. 21

10 AM – 12 PM

Computer Lab B

Free computer class introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010. Adults only, individual registration required. NOTE: 24 hours’ cancellation notice is required. If you do not give 24 hours’ cancellation notice, you will be restricted from computer classes until next season.

 

K-Plus: Celebrate Lincoln

Thurs., Feb. 21

4:30 – 5:15 PM

Registration begins Feb. 7

Ages 5 and 6

Celebrate the life of President Abraham Lincoln through crafts, songs, and snacks!

 

Pink Party

Fri., Feb. 22

11:00 – 11:30 AM

Registration begins Feb. 7

Ages 3-6

Put on your favorite pink outfit and join us for Perfect Pink Festivities – our Pink Party will be full of fluff and frills for your little Pink Princess!

 

International Fair

Sat., Feb. 23

1 – 2:30 PM

First Floor

Registration begins Feb. 5

Join local residents and area friends in celebrating their diverse backgrounds and nationalities at the Library’s International Fair.  Visit with folks from other countries and heritages as they introduce you to their culture through visual aids, music, traditional costumes, books, videos, hands-on crafts, curios, language … and food!  Registration for the International Fair is encouraged to help our guests prepare for visitors.

 

Dora the Explorer- An International Story Time

Mon., Feb. 25

10:30-11:00 AM

Registration begins Feb. 7

Ages 3-6

Join Dora for an international Story Time presented by English for Internationals. Fly around the world with Dora!  Explore new countries and learn about their culture and language.  Dora loves learning words from different languages.  Come play a game with Dora to help her practice her new words! This program is encouraged for families whose native language is

not English.

 

Busy Bags

Mon., Feb. 25

6:30 – 8 PM

Registration begins Feb. 5

Parents Only, No childcare provided

Busy Bags are small, portable manipulative activities for a toddler and/or preschooler that aid in developing motor and literacy skills. Join the Friends of the Library for $10/year and attend our Busy Bag workshop where you will assemble 12 different busy bags for your child, all housed in a special Friends of the Library tote bag.

 

 

Let’s Workout!

Tues., Feb. 26

4:30 – 5:30 PM

Registration begins Feb. 12

Tweens:  Grades 4 and 5

Come enjoy staying healthy and fit at the library with Zumba and other workouts and healthy snacks. Bring an old t-shirt to transform into a workout tank and wear comfy clothes!

 

FAFSA Completion Night

Teens, College Students and Parents

Wednesday, February 27

Computer Lab B

6:30 PM

Registration Recommended

Fill out your FAFSA online with the help of financial professionals!  Families planning to attend should bring their social security numbers, completed federal tax forms and W-2 forms of both the student and parents.  Families should also bring any other asset or income information they may have.

 

A Box Storytime

Thurs., Feb. 28

10 – 10:30 AM

Registration begins Feb. 12

Ages 3-6

Boxes are fun for so many reasons: the mystery of what’s inside and using our imaginations to use them for different things. We’ll read stories about boxes and do some fun activities.

 

American Girl Junior:  Addy

Thurs., Feb. 28

4:30 – 5:30 PM

Registration begins Jan. 22

Ages 4 – 7

Discover love with Addy Walker! As we celebrate love this month, come

explore life in the 1860s with crafts, games, and discussions, and learn

how Addy’s courage and love helped her to endure terrible trials.

 

Winter Reading Preschool Party!

Fri., March 1

11 AM – Noon

Registration begins Feb. 4

Completion of Winter Reading Goal Required

Ages 2 – 5

Join us at the Library for a special party to celebrate the end of Winter Reading! Story, craft and activity stations, and special guests will be available for the entire family of readers.

 

Winter Reading Event!

Night at the Library Prize

Fri., March 1

6 – 8 PM

Registration begins Feb. 4

Completion of Winter Reading Goal Required

Grades K – 5

Join Youth Services staff for a special night at the Library.  Hear Community Helpers,  Firefighter, Police Officer, Doctor, Nurse, Veterinarian, and more for a special read aloud story. Craft and activity stations will be available for the entire family of readers.

 

Safe-Sitter Class

Sat., Mar. 9

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Registration begins Feb. 14

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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