Teens are invited to meet Mike Mullin, award-winning author of the “Ashfall” trilogy, who will help them learn how to break things with hammer-fist, become better writers, and more about the Yellowstone supervolcano! There will be door prizes and autographed books for purchase, provided by Kids Ink. This program is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund, Comcast, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Preschoolers ages 3 – 6 are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about dinosaurs. They’ll meet modern day reptiles and compare them with the reptiles of the past. This program is sponsored by Donald F. Woodley. This program will be held in the Learning Curve.
Children and young people ages 6 and up are invited to make a traditional Latin American frame drum with an authentic sound from common, everyday materials. This program is presented by Sancocho. This program will be held in the Learning Curve.
Preschoolers and an adult are invited to bring their teddy bears for “The Giant’s Violin,” an original story written by Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra violinist Victoria Griswold who will introduce them to the string instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music. Children will engage in movement activities that will be integrated into the telling of the story. “The Giant’s Violin” will feature five ISO string players performing excerpts from Camille Saint-Saëns classic “Carnival of the Animals” which will be narrated by Perry Accetturo of the ISO Learning Community. Following the performance, children will have the opportunity to try real instruments.
This program will be held in Central Library’s Clowes Auditorium.
Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 and Saturday October 8th @ 11:00AM
As part of Indy Jazz Fest 2016, take a historic musical journey exploring the roots of clave and its development from Africa to the Caribbean and back. This performance will feature Pavel & Direct Contact, with special guest artists Kwesi Brown and Sweet Poison Victim. This free program, sponsored by Eskanazi Health, IndyGo and the Library, will be hosted by Rafael Sanchez from RTV6. This program will be held in Central Library’s Clowes Auditorium