Hot Jazz for Cool Kids – Children and families are invited to this outstanding series of free performances by Indy’s leading jazz musicians. These hour-long programs are presented by the Learning Curve at Central Library in partnership with The Indianapolis Jazz Foundation and Indy Jazz Fest. Details
Master Storyteller Bill Harley Sun. April 9 @ 2:00pm An afternoon of music and storytelling by two-time Grammy Award-winning performer Bill Harley. Harley has authored eight children’s picture books and two novels for preschoolers. Sales and autographing will follow the event to be held in Central Library’s Clowes Auditorium. Details
Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller. Details
Shake, Rattle & Roll: Infant & Toddler Music Class Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The program’s core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community. Details
Parent and Preschooler Yoga Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Details
Owls Preschool Art Workshop Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons. Details
Teddy Bear Concert Series: The Garden Symphony An introduction to instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music. This program will feature “The Garden Symphony,” an original story written by Victoria Griswold that follows a ladybug’s search through the garden for her own special song. Musicians from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will play musical excerpts that include Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” “The Flight of the Bumblebee” and “The Ants Go Marching One By One.” The performance will be narrated by Perry Accetturo of The ISO Learning Community. Children are encouraged to bring their teddy bears! Details
Classical Concerts at Central Library – Adults and families are invited to experience the dynamic world of chamber music with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This program is made possible by BMO Harris Bank and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Details
Sesame Street eBooks – Use your library card to borrow read along eBooks & eAudiobooks from home!
Devices: Sesame Street eBooks work on PCs & Macs and there are apps in both the App Store for iPad and the Play Store for most Android devices.
Preview eBook Sample: Sesame Street Celebrate!
Science Fair Ideas Looking for an idea for a science project? Here are several science experiment ideas that use materials easily found in your house. A couple of them might require a trip to the grocery store or pharmacy, but mostly you can just raid the garage, kitchen or medicine chest for the ingredients. Many experiments you will want to do OUTSIDE. Each experiment will give you directions as well as suggest websites and books that will help you explain what science is at work during the experiment.
BirdIndy Trunks Bring the wilderness inside or explore the outdoors with BIRDINDY! These bird-watching educational trunks and duffel bag kits are full of tools and activities to educate Indianapolis about urban bird-watching. Check one out at:
Try One Out – Listen Right Now!
Free Reading Programs All Year Long There are many opportunities all year long to encourage your child to read. Here is a listing of several organizations that champion literacy and celebrate reading for fun. Many are online – and several include free books! Read for fun, read for prizes, read every day! Schedule
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