Busy Builders

Mother and daughter playing with blocks
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, October 4 at 1:00 pm

Ages 0-12: From simple towers to intricate structures, you and your child can create anything you can imagine with Busy Builders. Playing with blocks in an open, social setting encourages your child to problem-solve, cooperate with others, and develop coordination and motor skills. Blocks and building toys appropriate for all ages will be available—including Magna Tiles®, giant Legos®, giant and regular Lincoln Logs®, and more! Stop in to build anytime during the program.

Busy Builders

Mother and daughter playing with blocks
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, October 4 at 1:00 pm

Ages 0-12: From simple towers to intricate structures, you and your child can create anything you can imagine with Busy Builders. Playing with blocks in an open, social setting encourages your child to problem-solve, cooperate with others, and develop coordination and motor skills. Blocks and building toys appropriate for all ages will be available—including Magna Tiles®, giant Legos®, giant and regular Lincoln Logs®, and more! Stop in to build anytime during the program.

Introduction to JavaScript

Close-up of a computer screen with JavaScript
Main Library
Haute Create
Tuesday, October 4 at 5:00 pm

Ages 9 & Up: Do you want to develop web apps, add interest to your website, or expand your résumé with a sought-after skill? JavaScript, one of the world’s most popular programming languages, allows you to make basic web pages interactive—whether you want to add pop-ups, auto-update content, or animate graphics! Get familiar with the basics of this powerful language with an overview of the terms and operations necessary to start your own JavaScript program before you learn how to build and test a simple calculator. No prior coding knowledge is required.

Wiggle Worm Storytime

Mother reading to toddler daughter
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, October 5 at 10:00 am

Ages 2-5: Start your toddler or preschooler on the path to a successful year in Kindergarten with Wiggle Worms. At Wiggle Worms, your child will build early learning skills through listening to, reading, and discussing stories; practicing the alphabet; and expanding their vocabulary. They will also develop fine motor skills by performing fingerplays and body movement-based activities while learning how to cooperate with others in a group setting. Each storytime ends with a half-hour free-play session for you and your child to socialize with others.

Wiggle Worm Storytime

Mother reading to toddler daughter
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, October 5 at 10:00 am

Ages 2-5: Start your toddler or preschooler on the path to a successful year in Kindergarten with Wiggle Worms. At Wiggle Worms, your child will build early learning skills through listening to, reading, and discussing stories; practicing the alphabet; and expanding their vocabulary. They will also develop fine motor skills by performing fingerplays and body movement-based activities while learning how to cooperate with others in a group setting. Each storytime ends with a half-hour free-play session for you and your child to socialize with others.

Free HIV and Hepatitis C Testing with Positive Link

Glove-covered hands taking a finger prick blood sample from another hand
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, October 5 at 11:00 am

Worried that you or a loved one may have been exposed to HIV or Hepatitis C? Get tested quickly and easily with Positive Link. Positive Link provides free testing, comprehensive prevention information, and services for people infected with or at risk of contracting these two viruses in South Central Indiana. If needed, Positive Link will refer you to a disease intervention doctor for help with treatment.

All testing is done on-site, no appointment necessary. HIV testing requires a simple finger prick and your results will be available in one minute. Hepatitis C testing requires a blood sample; Positive Link will contact you with your test results.

Lego® Lab

Boy building with plastic blocks
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, October 6 at 6:00 pm

Ages 5-11: Challenge your child’s construction skills, teamwork abilities, and creativity at Lego® Lab! Every month, your child can attempt the monthly challenge’s theme or build their own designs. At the end of the evening, spend a few minutes touring everyone’s designs and learn how others solved problems in their own builds. Your child’s design will be part of a month-long display in Youth Services.

Parents and caregivers with children under 9 should assist with building.

Ready to Read Storytime

Mother reading to daughter
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Friday, October 7 at 10:30 am

Ages 0–5: Whether you’re looking to bond with your little one, meet new friends, or prepare for their first day at Kindergarten, you can capture your child’s imagination at Ready to Read Storytime. At Ready to Read Storytime, your child will learn new words and sounds, practice good listening and social skills, and develop fine motor skills with music, dance, and songs.

Ready to Read Storytime

Mother reading to daughter
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Friday, October 7 at 10:30 am

Ages 0–5: Whether you’re looking to bond with your little one, meet new friends, or prepare for their first day at Kindergarten, you can capture your child’s imagination at Ready to Read Storytime. At Ready to Read Storytime, your child will learn new words and sounds, practice good listening and social skills, and develop fine motor skills with music, dance, and songs.

Friends Book Sale

Cheerful woman holding large stack of books
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Saturday, October 8 at 9:00 am

Shop for books, DVDs, CDs, and more at the Friends of the Library Book Sale. Thousands of items will be available at low prices, from current bestsellers to your favorite classics. Proceeds from your purchases will be used to fund Library programs and services you enjoy!

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