Explore Beyond the Classroom

Two Girls with Safety Glasses Looking at Beakers
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, May 12 10:00 am to 11:00 am
All Ages: Explore and create while learning about science, art, history, and other subjects. Free-play will also be available for younger children.

Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Three Colorful Worms with Books
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, May 13 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 2-5: Interact with engaging books, sing, and move your body while building early literacy skills. Thirty minutes of free play will follow storytime.

Books Before Bedtime

Owl in Crescent Moon Reading to Two Owlets
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, May 14 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Ages 0-5: Wind down with a bedtime story, sing songs,and participate in lap bounces as your children build their early literacy skills.

Read to Rover

Young Girl Reading with a Dog
Main Library
Youth Services Multipurpose Room
Saturday, May 16 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
All Ages: Therapy dogs from Love on a Leash will provide a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere in which kids of any reading level can practice their reading skills. Bring your favorite reading material or choose from books and magazines that will be provided by the Library. To reserve a time slot at the Main Library, call 812.232.1113, ext 4242.

Tiny Tot Time

Whale Reading to Baby Whale
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, May 18 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 0-24 months: Listen to books, rhymes, and songs while letting your baby experience a group setting for the first time.  Thirty minutes of free play will follow storytime.

Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Three Colorful Worms with Books
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, May 20 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 2-5: Interact with engaging books, sing, and move your body while building early literacy skills. Thirty minutes of free play will follow storytime.

Through Another Lens: Paranorman

Poster: ParaNorman
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, May 20 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Ages 9-12: In ParaNorman, a stop-motion, animated film, a young boy who can communicate with ghosts attempts to break a 300-year-old curse on his hometown.

Books Before Bedtime

Owl in Crescent Moon Reading to Two Owlets
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, May 21 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Ages 0-5: Wind down with a bedtime story, sing songs,and participate in lap bounces as your children build their early literacy skills.

Intro to Podcasting

Young Girl with Headphones & Microphone
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Friday, May 22 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Ages 9-19: Step up to the microphone and get started with basic podcast equipment. Learn how to use the equipment properly, improvise a short segment with a friend, and record with Audacity®. Those who complete this class may reserve the podcasting equipment at the Youth Services desk to use on their own. No experience is necessary.

Fear Factor: Food Challenge

Shocked Teenage Girl
Main Library
LifeLong Learning Center
Thursday, May 28 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Ages 9-19: Are you brave enough to eat a cricket? An ant? A wasp larva? Learn about alternative types of protein that are better for the environment than traditional meat. Test your food fortitude by tasting some insect dishes for yourself, and ask Purdue Extension's Tabby Flinn your insect-related questions. 

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