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Upcoming Online Programs for Kids


10/22/2021 | Reading Ready, Programs & Events, Kids Programs

Online Storytime

Mother & Son Watching a Computer Video

Playdate with a Book
Play with library friends and have fun developing early literacy skills! We will read stories and sing songs. Demonstrate a craft or activity together with materials you might have at home.

  • Wednesday, October 27 at 3:00 pm Register
  • Wednesday, November 3 at 3:00 pm Register
  • Wednesday, November 10 at 3:00 pm Register
  • Wednesday, November 17 at 3:00 pm Register
  • Wednesday, November 24 at 3:00 pm Register

Reading Ready Time
Children 3-6 are invited to a virtual visit to the library! Join us from home to sing along, listen to a story, and see behind the scenes at library branches throughout the city.

  • Silly Safaris - Bugs!
    Friday, October 22 at 10:00 am Register
  • Garbage Trucks!
    Friday, October 29 at 10:00 am Register
  • JumpBunch
    Friday, November 5 at 10:00 am Register
  • Stories with Violet Duncan,
    Plains Cree & Taino from Kehewin Cree Nation
    Friday, November 12 at 10:00 am Register
  • Meet a Veterinarian
    Friday, November 19 at 10:00 am Register
  • JumpBunch
    Friday, November 26 at 10:00 am Register
  • Silly Safaris - Animals from the North Pole
    Friday, December 3 at 10:00 am Register

Did you miss a Reading Read Time? No worries! You can watch them here:

Tuesday Tales
Children ages 0-6 and their families are invited for an online storytime with Ms. Jess from the Wayne Branch.

  • Tuesday, October 26 at 10:30 am Register
  • Tuesday, November 2 at 10:30 am Register
  • Tuesday, November 9 at 10:30 am Register
  • Tuesday, November 16 at 10:30 am Register
  • Tuesday, November 23 at 10:30 am Register
  • Tuesday, November 30 at 10:30 am Register
  • Tuesday, December 7 at 10:30 am Register
  • Tuesday, December 14 at 10:30 am Register
  • Tuesday, December 21 at 10:30 am Register

Students Writing

Local Authors Writing Workshop

Youth ages 6-14 are invited to participate in a writing workshop featuring local Indiana authors and storytellers. In this one hour online workshop, youth are invited to create their own stories. Participants will receive a notebook, pencil, coloring pencils, eraser, and drawstring backpack. Writing prompts inspired by local Indiana authors will guide youth in writing their own stories.

  • Saturday, November 13 at 11:00 am featuring Emma Ohland Register

Kids on Mobile Phones

Totally Kids Trivia Online

Wake up your brain and reflexes and join Learning Curve Activity Guides online who will provide codes to players so they can use their devices to answer questions about science, technology, art, books, movies and more. Quicker answers mean more points – will you be this week’s champ? Players will need to have two screens or windows open to view Zoom and Kahoot! at the same time.


Mother and Daughter Meditating

Mindfulness Minute

Kids of all ages and their caregivers are invited to tune in for a moment of calm and focus. Learning Curve staff and occasional guests will lead mindful breathing exercises, movement inspired by yoga, brief guided meditations, and uplifting conversation to take into the weekend.


Child Exercising with a Computer Video

Friday Brain Break!

Kids ages 6-11 are invited to participate in 15-20 minutes of re-energizing and highly engaging activities that will help alleviate brain burnout from a long week of learning! This zero-prep, virtual program will give students and their teachers just the break they deserve!


Boys Building a Project

Digital Maker Lab Online

Let’s make together! Kids ages 6 – 11 are invited to join the Learning Curve online for STEM art projects, crafts, recipes, and experiments. Use household objects and materials to learn about everyday physics, chemistry, engineering and more.

  • Saturday, October 23 at 3:00 pm Register
  • Saturday, October 30 at 3:00 pm Register
  • Saturday, November 6 at 3:00 pm Register
  • Saturday, November 13 at 3:00 pm Register
  • Saturday, November 20 at 3:00 pm Register
  • Saturday, November 27 at 3:00 pm Register
  • Saturday, December 4 at 3:00 pm Register
  • Saturday, December 11 at 3:00 pm Register
  • Saturday, December 18 at 3:00 pm Register

Teens Cooking

Teen: Cooking Made Easy - Skillet Cooking

Do you cook for your family or want to learn to make healthy, delicious food? Learn how to make easy one dish meals in a skillet along with cooking techniques as you prepare to be your own personal chef! Due to variable branch capacities and Covid-19 concerns, please call your branch to register for this program. Schedule


Girl with Headphones Watching a Video on a Laptop

Write On!

Teens and tweens ages 12-17 are invited to practice creative writing and self-expression using a variety of mediums and share (or not share) their work with each other. No grades. Just fun! Participants can practice, try something new, and ask for advice any time. Laptops and iPads are available in the Learning Curve at Central Library for kids and teens attending virtual programs. Devices must be signed out and remain in the Learning Curve for the duration of the program.


Young Girl on a Laptop

After School Playdate Online: Kids Coding Club

Kids ages 8 and older and teens can join the Learning Curve online to learn about the Scratch programming language and work on a coding project. The emphasis will be on working on different long-term Scratch projects, whether by oneself or with a partner and socializing with other attendees!

  • Wednesday, October 27 at 4:30 pm Register
  • Wednesday, November 3 at 4:30 pm Register
  • Wednesday, November 10 at 4:30 pm Register
  • Wednesday, November 17 at 4:30 pm Register
  • Wednesday, December 1 at 4:30 pm Register
  • Wednesday, December 8 at 4:30 pm Register
  • Wednesday, December 15 at 4:30 pm Register
  • Wednesday, December 22 at 4:30 pm Register
  • Wednesday, December 29 at 4:30 pm Register

Legos

After School Playdate: Block Party

Calling all kid builders – you’re invited to the Block Party! Gather your LEGOs, Duplos, K’nex, or anything you enjoy building with and join Learning Curve Activity Guides for a chance to show off your creations and build something new every week.

  • Thursday, October 28 at 4:30 pm Register
  • Thursday, November 4 at 4:30 pm Register
  • Thursday, November 11 at 4:30 pm Register
  • Thursday, November 18 at 4:30 pm Register
  • Thursday, December 2 at 4:30 pm Register
  • Thursday, December 9 at 4:30 pm Register
  • Thursday, December 16 at 4:30 pm Register
  • Thursday, December 23 at 4:30 pm Register
  • Thursday, December 30 at 4:30 pm Register

Dungeons and Dragons Plastic Figure

Teens Dungeons & Dragons Club

Teens ages 13-17 are invited to join online and play Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition) with the Learning Curve! New and experienced players welcome. Every two weeks, a new 1-hour adventure will be ready to challenge our explorers. Materials will be provided.


Call-a-Story

Call-a-Story is a free local call at (317) 275-4444, seven days a week, 24 hours a day, or toll free (877) 275-9007. (Presione 2 para escuchar la historia en Español.)


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