Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
June 8-1o, 2011
Preview some of the books that will be at the sale.
Preview Sale Here
If you want to be sure to get the titles you want before they are sold out send us your wish list.
Last year we raise over $1,000 in books. New books were added to our collection and given during our summer reading program to kids who read and recorded 5 hours.
One for Books promotion.
Every Dollar is Matched and given to:
Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc.,
Kids In Need Foundation
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Friday, May 20, 2011
The spring book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library is this weekend, Friday, May 20th through Sunday, May 22nd, and an event you won’t want to miss! Although it’s called a “book sale”, because that’s the main item that the Friends sell, it’s much more than that! Books of all types can be found, both used and new, library discards and books originally purchased by others, from baby board books to hardcover and paperback fiction and nonfiction books for children, teens and adults, to reference books, magazines and large print books. VHS and audio tapes, music CDs and books on CD, as well as a few posters, LP albums, children’s puzzles and other odds and ends also await shoppers. And all at bargain prices! Magazines are the lowest priced items at 10 cents each and items for sale go up from there to $2 for adult hardbacks. Some special quality items are priced at higher prices.
The sale times are Friday evening, May 20th, 5 – 7 PM with an entrance fee of $5 for the opportunity to preview the sale; Saturday, May 21st, 9:30 AM – 5 PM, with a bag sale, $10 per brown grocery bag of items from 3 – 5 PM; and Sunday, May 22nd, 1 – 5 PM, a brown grocery bag of items all afternoon for $5 per bag.
Come enjoy shopping for bargains and support the Friends of the Library at the same time! Proceeds from this and all book sales go directly to support the Library and its services. Our Friends have donated more than $120,000 to the Library in the last 30 years to support programming and to purchase items for the Library during building projects. The Library would not be the special place that it is today without the ongoing support of our Friends group. Become a Friend of the Library for just $10 per year – you can join when you visit the sale this weekend!
Have you heard of this very old fitness tool that is making new waves in the fitness world? A kettlebell is a hand weight that is shaped like a cannonball with a handle. While relatively new in its popularity in the U.S., it has been used in Russia for centuries.
The interest in the kettlebell has grown because of its effectiveness in toning the body. It is used to perform explosive moves that combine strength training, cardiovascular fitness and flexibility training. It provides a shorter workout, because you are exercising multiple parts of the body at once.
Besides the “buzz,” the other reason we know kettlebells are gaining in popularity is that you can purchase them at your local discount retailer. They come in different weights, starting at 5 pounds. Normally, you will only use one bell in a workout, so that is all you need to purchase to get started. If you haven’t decided if the kettlebell is for you, give the workout a try using a dumbbell held by one end.
Where can you learn about the kettlebell? You need a good instructor. This can be at a local gym, or through a good book or DVD. I recommend a DVD or live class, because you need to see how the instructor interacts with the kettlebell to learn proper form.
Currently, the library has “Power Body Kettlebell Boot Camp” a DVD by Angie Miller. Angie also includes a kettlebell section on her DVD “Give me 10! 10 Minute Workouts for a Total Body Tone Up!” We also have “The Kettlebell Goddess Workout” by Andrea DuCane. One book resource that is available is, “Kettlebells for Dummies” by Sarah Lurie.
At prevention.com you will be linked to several articles and videos that will help you get started. Don’t be afraid of this piece of equipment. It will do great things for you if you start slowly and receive good instruction.
If you are looking for an awesome way to spend your Saturday, join the Library Staff at Boone Village to participate in our Relay For Life Corn Hole Tournament to raise money for a great cause.
100% of money raised at the Corn Hole Tournament goes to Relay For Life to help fight cancer. Let’s make a world with more birthdays!
The Corn Hole booth opens at 11:00am. Stop by the booth to register and play. There will be a $10 entry fee per team (2 people). And each team has a chance to win super prizes!
1st prize receives a “Pop-A-Shot” indoor basketball game and 2 Relay for Life Coolers
2nd prize will receive 2 Relay for Life Baseball Caps
Also on Saturday, the Black-Top BBQ begins at 1:00 where you can sample BBQ for just $10. Additional items will be for sale such as chips, cookies, pop and luminaries.
You and your family are welcome to join in the fun--games, music and food 'round the clock!
THANK YOU for all your help.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The Summer Reading program begins June 7th. Right after the kids get out of school they can start keeping track of how many minutes they are reading. You can stop by the Library to pick up a reading log or print one from our website; however, the reading logs will not be available until June 7.
A huge Summer Reading Kick-Off Party will be Friday, June 10th. It’s a day-long celebration of reading, games, prizes, and fun! Join us for a Scholastic Book Sale, Knight stories with Lady Howard, Hip hop dance classes with Indy Dance Academy, Ronald McDonald will impress us with his magic, the Indianapolis Fencing Club will perform a fencing demonstration; you don't want to miss this day!
Monday, May 9, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Give teens the freedom of Facebook and limitless story telling possibilities and what do you get? An action-packed story! Now, I like action books, don’t get me wrong, but when Zionsville teens think, they think BIG! Check out the Library’s first ever social experiment as part of Teen Tech Week 2011, which is hosted by the American Library Association!
Once there was a little troll walking through the forest when she met a robot. The robot jumped out and said, "BLLAAARRRG!" and then shot lasers out of its eyes. The troll does a Matrix dodge and then casts a spell that chains the robot to a wall, immobilizing him. Then the troll does the traditional troll rain dance and rusts the robot and then he does a dance like this (visualize three teens doing a stiff version of Michael Jackson's Thriller). The robot sputtered, sparked and blew up. The troll screamed. The robot formed back together and fought like a MANIAC! Suddenly, a dragon comes and breathes fire at the robot. The robot is so hot that it melts and immobilizes the troll in liquid metal. Suddenly, the robot springs up and swears revenge on the dragon that melted him. Out of nowhere the robot sees a shooting star; and she wishes to meet her true love because even though she was hard on the outside, she was mushy on the inside. Little did he know, the troll saw the star first and wished for an object, or weapon, to defeat the robot once and for all. The troll then, being who she is, used her powers to steal all of the light from the land, ALL OF IT. She also stole the dragon's and robot's luck so she had all of that too.
If you would like to keep track of this story and other information about the Library, be sure to "Like" the Library's Facebook Page.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
I happen to know of IU's offerings because I'm a grad student at IU's School of Library & Information Science at Indianapolis, so I get the university's newsletters about information technology. I was surprised to learn that all the technology training that's available for free to faculty, staff and students is also available for $25-$65 to the general public. IU alumni get a discount. Class subjects include: Microsoft Office applications, such as Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word; website creation and management tools; Adobe Creative Suite (CS5) and Flash; and global information systems (GIS).
You can visit the IU IT training website for more information, including a downloadable PDF copy of the university's technology classes' descriptions and summer schedule for the Indianapolis campus.
Do you know of any other good sources of continuing education? Please let us know by clicking the comments link below.
If you have any questions about technology training that you've received from me here at Hussey-Mayfield, click the comments link to post your question and I'll answer it right away. Or you can visit my Blogger page, which has a link for sending me an email.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
It’s getting to be that time already! What time you ask? School visits for the Summer Reading Program! The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library Summer Reading Program starts in little over a month, and though earlier than usual, we actually started school visits last week.
My first time to actually go – by myself – to do an SRP presentation, I had a lot of fun talking with the kids about our way cool theme this year & doing some storytelling. During a Q&A time with the third graders at Pleasant View Elementary, several of the kids asked if reading from an iPad, Kindle, Nook, etc counted towards their reading time. “You bet,” I replied, intrigued that this technology is an option and consideration for them. Later that night, I got on to peruse the blogs I follow, and what do I find? An Association of Library Services to Children blog post about “iPad and Smart Phone Apps for Kids.” Need some ideas or want recommendations – check out the post!
For you adults, you might also find a recent talk on TED.com interesting. Mike Matas talks about the next generation digital book - http://www.ted.com/talks/mike_matas.html. Even though I have a distinct fondness from the beauty and comfort of paper, I’ve got to admit, it’s pretty cool! For those of you interested in e-books and down-loadable audiobooks, you can check out our growing collection from Overdrive.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Boone County Extension Educator Doug Akers set up the incubator and eggs this morning. Eggs stay in the incubator 21 days before hatching, which means that most of the eggs will hatch Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. It is always EGG-CITING to watch a chick work itself out of the egg, and quite EGGS-hausting as well!
If you don’t want to miss any of the excitement you can view chicks from home by visiting our website and clicking on the “Watch us Hatch” banner. After all of the eggs have hatched, the webcam will move to the live baby chicks.
Some of the chicks will be at the Library all week so patrons can watch them grow. Others will go home with our 12 foster families for two weeks. Foster families came Sunday to learn how to care for the baby chicks.
Special thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this amazing program!