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Events for Children
Tue, Nov 28, 10:00am - 10:45am
Main Library - Community Room
(Ages 3–5) Join us on three special occasions to watch the enchanting story of the Nutcracker... more
(Ages 3–5) Join us on three special occasions to watch the enchanting story of the Nutcracker as told by the beautiful dancers of area ballet groups. Read the full description for details!

Tue, Nov 28, 6:15pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Discovery Room
(Ages 6–8) Explore the STEAM-based chapter book series The Magic School Bus and build a... more
(Ages 6–8) Explore the STEAM-based chapter book series The Magic School Bus and build a magnetic-powered car! Read the full description for important info about choosing your book and registering.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Nov 29, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Main Library - Discovery Room B
(Ages 4–6) In this monthly program, we'll explore art through various mediums. Read the full... more
(Ages 4–6) In this monthly program, we'll explore art through various mediums. Read the full description for important registration info or call 317.844.3363. No younger or older siblings may attend.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Nov 29, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Discovery Room
(Ages 4–8) Drop off your stuffed or plastic dino on 11/27 for a sleepover! Then come on 11/29... more
(Ages 4–8) Drop off your stuffed or plastic dino on 11/27 for a sleepover! Then come on 11/29 for storytime and to hear about its adventure! Read the full description for important registration info.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Nov 30, All day
Main Library
(All Ages) Stop by the Main Library Kids Area to see items celebrating Japanese culture. This... more
(All Ages) Stop by the Main Library Kids Area to see items celebrating Japanese culture. This special exhibit is presented in partnership with the Carmel-Kawachinagano Sister City Committee.

Sat, Dec 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Discovery Room
(Ages 2–5) Caregivers and children will enjoy yoga fun together! Free tickets are required and... more
(Ages 2–5) Caregivers and children will enjoy yoga fun together! Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Sat, Dec 02, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - Teens Program Room
4th and 5th graders interested in coding are invited to attend a Coding with Curiosity workshop... more
4th and 5th graders interested in coding are invited to attend a Coding with Curiosity workshop taught by a local student.
This event is full

Sat, Dec 02, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Discovery Room A,Discovery Room B,Kids Study Room 1A,Kids Study Room 1B
(Ages 6–12) Like dogs? Come read for 15 minutes to a Paws & Think therapy dog! Registration is... more
(Ages 6–12) Like dogs? Come read for 15 minutes to a Paws & Think therapy dog! Registration is required—first come, first served—in person at the Kids Desk beginning at 1:30pm the day of the program.

Mon, Dec 04, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Library - Discovery Room
(Grades 3–5) Join us on either 11/20 or 12/4 to paint silhouettes of two dogs gazing at the... more
(Grades 3–5) Join us on either 11/20 or 12/4 to paint silhouettes of two dogs gazing at the colorful night sky. Read the full event description for important registration info or call 317.844.3363.
This event is full

Tue, Dec 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Community Room A
(Ages 2–5) Caregivers and children will enjoy yoga fun together! Free tickets are required and... more
(Ages 2–5) Caregivers and children will enjoy yoga fun together! Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Tue, Dec 05, 11:00am - 11:30am
Main Library - Community Room A
(Ages 2–5) Caregivers and children will enjoy yoga fun together! Free tickets are required and... more
(Ages 2–5) Caregivers and children will enjoy yoga fun together! Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Wed, Dec 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - Discovery Room B
(Ages 7–12) Join us at 10:30am or 3:30pm! Free tickets are required and available first come,... more
(Ages 7–12) Join us at 10:30am or 3:30pm! Free tickets are required and available first come, first served at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time. No younger siblings may attend.

Wed, Dec 06, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Library - Discovery Room B
(Ages 7–12) Join us at 10:30am or 3:30pm! Free tickets are required and available first come,... more
(Ages 7–12) Join us at 10:30am or 3:30pm! Free tickets are required and available first come, first served at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time. No younger siblings may attend.

Wed, Dec 06, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Main Library - Community Room
(Ages 3–5) Join us on three special occasions to watch the enchanting story of the Nutcracker... more
(Ages 3–5) Join us on three special occasions to watch the enchanting story of the Nutcracker as told by the beautiful dancers of area ballet groups. Read the full description for details!

Thu, Dec 07, 10:00am - 11:30am
Main Library - Discovery Room
(Ages 3–6) Come in and create crafts and busy bags tied to the five practices of early... more
(Ages 3–6) Come in and create crafts and busy bags tied to the five practices of early literacy. No tickets are required. Drop in anytime between 10:00–11:30am! Siblings are welcome.

Thu, Dec 07, 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Community Room
View a pop-up exhibition of holiday art from local schools. Create holiday-inspired art at... more
View a pop-up exhibition of holiday art from local schools. Create holiday-inspired art at various craft stations and enjoy holiday refreshments.

Sat, Dec 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - Teens Program Room
4th and 5th graders interested in coding are invited to attend a Coding with Curiosity workshop... more
4th and 5th graders interested in coding are invited to attend a Coding with Curiosity workshop taught by a local student.
This event is full

Mon, Dec 11, 10:00am - 11:30am
Main Library - Community Room B
(Ages 2–5) Drop in for stories about the winter season and enjoy activity stations and a... more
(Ages 2–5) Drop in for stories about the winter season and enjoy activity stations and a craft! No tickets are required. Stories and rhymes will be read aloud at 10am and repeated at 11:15am.

Fri, Dec 15, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Library - Discovery Room
(Ages 7–11) Sign up to compete in a 15-minute Grand Prix race against a fellow player on our... more
(Ages 7–11) Sign up to compete in a 15-minute Grand Prix race against a fellow player on our Nintendo Switch! Read the full event description for important registration info or call 317.844.3363.

Sat, Dec 16, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - Teens Program Room
4th and 5th graders interested in coding are invited to attend a Coding with Curiosity workshop... more
4th and 5th graders interested in coding are invited to attend a Coding with Curiosity workshop taught by a local student.

Sat, Dec 16, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Discovery Room A,Discovery Room B,Kids Study Room 1A,Kids Study Room 1B
(Ages 6–12) Like dogs? Come read for 15 minutes to a Paws & Think therapy dog! Registration is... more
(Ages 6–12) Like dogs? Come read for 15 minutes to a Paws & Think therapy dog! Registration is required—first come, first served—in person at the Kids Desk beginning at 1:30pm the day of the program.

Tue, Dec 19, 6:15pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Discovery Room
(Ages 9–12) Join us for a discussion of Wonder and participate in a sled building... more
(Ages 9–12) Join us for a discussion of Wonder and participate in a sled building competition. Read the full event description for important registration info or call 317.844.3363.

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