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Upcoming Events
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Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
9:30 AM
Description
Get a free 30-minute, one-on-one tutoring session from a reference librarian! We can help you with your tablet or mobile device; basic computer skills; internet use; signing up for an email account; using Microsoft Office; using the library's electronic collections, catalog, or databases; and more. We are not able to help with hardware or virus/malware issues. Be sure to have any logins and passwords with you when you arrive for your session. We'll meet in the computer training lab. Please register to reserve your session by calling the Noblesville Library at 317-770-3215.
Location
Computer Training Lab (Only reservable for computer training)
Library
Noblesville Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Learn the basics of using the internet as a tool to find information! Some familiarity with the computer is recommended. 
Location
Computer Training Lab (Only reservable for computer training)
Library
Fishers Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Storytime is for older toddlers through preschoolers and their caregiver. Sing, play and listen to stories followed by an activity or craft. Our programs are designed to include STEAM activities, help young children develop the skills they will need to be ready to read, and encourage the development of fine and gross motor skills.
Location
Children's Programming Room
Library
Noblesville Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Learn the technique of Iris Folding to create beautifully unique greeting cards for any holiday or occasion. Instructor Susan Fintz will host an Iris Folding Class at the Noblesville Library from 6 - 8 PM. Students will make two different cards; all materials will be provided free of charge. Registration is required and space is limited to 20 students. To register call 770-3209 or you may register on-line at http://hepl.lib.in.us/evanced/. For further information about Iris Folding, please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iris_folding.
Location
Noblesville South Meeting Room
Library
Noblesville Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Come celebrate our Summer Reading Program with this fun and exciting music bingo game for teens. The music theme for all bingo games will feature Indiana musicians and song titles/subjects as we celebrate this great state's bicentennial anniversary. Come check out this awesome HOOSIER STATE PRIDE program. There will be 3 games total with prizes for each game played. This program is for teens only (Grades 8-12).
Location
Children's Program Room 169/170
Library
Fishers Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Join the Youth Services for our Lego Challenge. If you would like to leave your creation in our display case we will happy to show it off for you. Please bring your own legos. For more information call 579-0304.
Location
Children's Program Room 172/173
Library
Fishers Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Are you really more of a nonfiction reader? Come to our off-site nonfiction book club and discuss people and events throughout history and today. We will meet on the fourth Monday of each month at Barley Island Brewing Company (639 Conner Street, Noblesville). We buy the apps, and you buy the taps! Feel free to pick up a copy of each month's book at the Noblesville Adult Services Desk!
Library
Offsite

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Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Families are welcomed to come play together with a childhood favorite -- Play Dough!  We will provide the supplies you need to create and do the clean-up, too.  You need to bring your imagination and just have fun! This program is great for families with children ages 3-10.  No registration is required.
Location
Children's Programming Room
Library
Noblesville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Enjoy the musical stylings of Mr. Daniel! You AND your children will have a blast in this fun, interactive music program.  This monthly music series is possible due to the generous funding of our Friends of the Library group. 
Location
Fishers East/Center
Library
Fishers Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
10:30 AM
Description
This lapsit program is for infants through young toddlers and their caregiver. Participate in rhymes, songs, and stories with your little one. Babytimes are designed to familiarize babies with sounds, words, and stories and to encourage the development of motor skills. Caregivers will take away ideas for playing with baby in a meaningful way.
Location
Children's Programming Room
Library
Noblesville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
A new book discussion group focusing on books that are retellings, prequels, and sequels to classic literature, fairy tales, and mythology.  Our first reading will be Lyndsay Faye's retelling of Jane Eyre called Jane Steele, in which Jane is a heroic serial killer.  Join us in discussing this new mystery novel, a suspenseful retake of Charlotte Bronte's classic gothic romance.
Location
Fishers East
Library
Fishers Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
We will use PowerPoint 2013 to create a PowerPoint presentation. You will learn how to create slides, insert text, pictures, shapes, add transitions and animations, including audio and video. We will also cover finalizing your presentation, learn how to rehearse timings, record the show, and other tips so that you will be able to create and give a PowerPoint presentation. Registration required.
Location
Computer Training Lab (Only reservable for computer training)
Library
Noblesville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Minecraft Open Play is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-6:30 p.m.  All ages are welcome to play the educational version of Minecraft in the computer classroom on the second floor of the Noblesville Library. Children under the age of 12 should have an adult with them since this is not a supervised program.
Location
Computer Training Lab (Only reservable for computer training)
Library
Noblesville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Come help celebrate our Summer Reading Program and Indiana's Bicentennial as we paint mugs with a Hoosier state theme. These make really cool gifts, so swing on by the Fishers Teen Zone and join this very creative program. All supplies will be provided. Teens only, grades 6-12 please. 
Location
Teen Program Room
Library
Fishers Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Thirty miles north of Indianapolis just to the east of U.S. 31 on 276th Street in western Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana, stand the remains of an African-American pioneer farm settlement. It was founded in 1835 by free blacks of mixed racial heritage who migrated mostly from North Carolina and Virginia to escape deteriorating racial conditions in the South.  Their goals were the pursuit of economic, educational and religious aspirations with greater freedom and fewer racial barriers. Spend an evening with several Roberts descendants and learn about these African-American pioneers and their descendants that helped to shape Indiana's earliest history. Registration requested but not required.

Location
Noblesville South Meeting Room
Library
Noblesville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
9:30 AM
Description

This is a "hands on" class. After demonstrations of using Fold3 and American Ancestors, participants will be able to research their own ancestors in these databases so they should bring family information to the class from which to work. Basic computer skills are a must. Registration is required. LEUs are available for this class.

Location
Computer Training Lab (Only reservable for computer training)
Library
Noblesville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
9:30 AM
Description
Get the answers to your computer questions. Whether or not you're a computer beginner, we are happy to offer you a free, half-hour, one-on-one session with one of our reference librarians. Receive basic computer tutoring in areas like basic computer/internet/email use, iPad & eReaders, digital downloads, Microsoft Office, library catalog and other online resources. We cannot help troubleshoot or fix hardware issues. Please come prepared with your questions and any passwords related to your issue. We will meet in the computer training lab at the Fishers Library. Sign up by calling 579-0307 or stopping by the Adult Services Department. jkd
Location
Computer Training Lab (Only reservable for computer training)
Library
Fishers Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
9:30 AM
Description
For toddlers and preschoolers and their caregiver. Start your morning with music and movement! This program incorporates songs, rhymes, and dance that will help get you ready for your busy day. Encourages the development of gross motor skills and language skills. Rhythm instruments for 25 children will be available. The program may be enjoyed without instruments.
Location
Children's Programming Room
Library
Noblesville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
10:30 AM
Description
This lapsit program is for infants through young toddlers and their caregiver. Participate in rhymes, songs, and stories with your little one. Babytimes are designed to familiarize babies with sounds, words, and stories and to encourage the development of motor skills. Caregivers will take away ideas for playing with baby in a meaningful way.
Location
Children's Programming Room
Library
Noblesville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
This program incorporates stories, songs, hands-on projects, and interactive activities that focus on helping children ages 4-6 learn school-readiness skills, develop social skills, and explore more challenging concepts. No registration is required.
Location
Children's Programming Room
Library
Noblesville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
In part two we will learn how to manipulate data already in a spreadsheet. You will learn about relative and absolute references, formatting data, subtotals, charts, tables, Pivot tables, IF function, VLOOKUP, and other subjects. Students should have taken Excel I, or be comfortable with basic Excel to take this class. Registration is required.
Location
Computer Training Lab (Only reservable for computer training)
Library
Noblesville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Join us for our offsite book club, Books on Tap. We buy the apps, you buy the taps. We meet the 4th Wednesday of the month at local restaurants and pubs in Fishers. 
July 27 - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr -Rockstone Pizza Pub, 11501 Allisonville Road, Fishers
August 24 - My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrick Backman - Pure Eatery, 8235 E 116th St, #245 Fishers
September 28 - Room by Emma Donoghue - Chatham Tap, 8211 E. 116th Street, Fishers 
October 26 - The Book of Speculation by Erica Swyler - Heady Hollow Brewery, 11069 Allisonville Road, Fishers
December 7 - Childhood Classic (Reader's Choice!) - Location TBD
Books are distributed at each meeting.  Extras are available after the meetings in the Adult Services Department.  

Library
Offsite

Important Messages
Happy 200th Birthday, Indiana! Welcome to the 2016 Hamilton East Public Library Summer Reading Program: Summer Under the Stars for Kids! Registration begins May 1st, but the actual reading fun doesn't start until June! This programs runs from June 1st through July 31st and is open to everyone from babies to students entering fifth grade (Fall 2016). Just keep track of how many pages you read (or have read to you) and record them in your account. This program has four levels of 400 pages each (which is about 12 picture books). Once you finish each of the four levels, you may stop by either location at Fishers or Noblesville to collect a prize. But don't stop reading! For every additional 400 pages completed, you are entered into our end-of-summer raffle! Good luck!

REGISTRATION UPDATES:
Having trouble registering? Due to a software upgrade, participants may need to create individual accounts rather than use a previously active User Name and Password. We apologize for the issues this may cause and are always available to help!

Make sure when logging in that you are in the "correct" program: Summer Under the Stars for Kids, Summer Under the Stars for Teens, or Summer Under the Stars for Adults. Double check the tabs at the top of the Reading Program Page to make sure you're in the right spot! If you are logging for or as a kid, the tab highlighted will be "Summer Under the Stars for Kids." Otherwise, you may receive an error message. If you need to log pages for yourself, please remember to select "Summer Under the Stars for Adults" by clicking on the tab at the top.


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