Paper craft robot
Main Library
Haute Create
Monday, August 1 at (All day)

Revisit three popular Create This! projects or experience them for the first time. This month, you can learn to sew by making a whimsical coaster, experiment with electrical circuits and make a paper circuit robot, or animate an undersea creature using Krita. Create This! introduce you and your family to easy STEAM activities that require no previous experience and are completely self-directed.

Pinecone in grass
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, August 24 at 5:00 pm

Ages 5-11: Inspire your young poet with the natural beauty of Indiana! You and your child will explore examples of Indiana’s native flora at individual stations where you will learn how to write poems like those found in this year’s One State/One Story selection, World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil. This program has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for Humanities.

Boy building with plastic bricks
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, August 4 at 6:00 pm

Ages 5-11: Challenge your child’s construction skills, teamwork abilities, and creativity at Lego® Lab! Every month, your child can attempt the monthly challenge’s theme or build their own designs. At the end of the evening, spend a few minutes touring everyone’s designs and learn how others solved problems in their own builds. Your child’s design will be part of a month-long display in Youth Services. Parents and caregivers with children under 9 should assist with building.

Little girl with painting supplies
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, August 4 at 3:00 pm

Ages 5-15: Whether your child is a seasoned artist or a first-time painter, they can learn the basics of working with acrylic paint, develop their hand-eye coordination, explore their creativity, and take home their very own painting on canvas.

Mother and daughter building a tower out of wooden blocks
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, August 30 at 2:00 pm

Ages 0-12: From simple towers to intricate structures, you and your child can create anything you can imagine with Busy Builders. Playing with blocks in an open, social setting encourages your child to problem-solve, cooperate with others, and develop coordination and motor skills. Blocks and building toys appropriate for all ages will be available—including Magna Tiles®, giant Legos®, giant and regular Lincoln Logs®, and more!

Mother and daughter building a tower out of wooden blocks
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, August 23 at 2:00 pm

Ages 0-12: From simple towers to intricate structures, you and your child can create anything you can imagine with Busy Builders. Playing with blocks in an open, social setting encourages your child to problem-solve, cooperate with others, and develop coordination and motor skills. Blocks and building toys appropriate for all ages will be available—including Magna Tiles®, giant Legos®, giant and regular Lincoln Logs®, and more!

Mother and daughter building a tower out of wooden blocks
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, August 16 at 2:00 pm

Ages 0-12: From simple towers to intricate structures, you and your child can create anything you can imagine with Busy Builders. Playing with blocks in an open, social setting encourages your child to problem-solve, cooperate with others, and develop coordination and motor skills. Blocks and building toys appropriate for all ages will be available—including Magna Tiles®, giant Legos®, giant and regular Lincoln Logs®, and more!

Mother and daughter building a tower out of wooden blocks
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, August 9 at 2:00 pm

Ages 0-12: From simple towers to intricate structures, you and your child can create anything you can imagine with Busy Builders. Playing with blocks in an open, social setting encourages your child to problem-solve, cooperate with others, and develop coordination and motor skills. Blocks and building toys appropriate for all ages will be available—including Magna Tiles®, giant Legos®, giant and regular Lincoln Logs®, and more!

Mother and daughter building a tower with wooden blocks
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, August 2 at 2:00 pm

Ages 0-12: From simple towers to intricate structures, you and your child can create anything you can imagine with Busy Builders. Playing with blocks in an open, social setting encourages your child to problem-solve, cooperate with others, and develop coordination and motor skills. Blocks and building toys appropriate for all ages will be available—including Magna Tiles®, giant Legos®, giant and regular Lincoln Logs®, and more!

Little girl looking at walking stick in a jar
Main Library
Pickup at South Entrance
Monday, August 1 at (All day)

Ages 6-11: Experience nature with your child—whether you’re in a city, a park, or your own yard! Build your own wind chime for a relaxing outdoor melody, create a temporary home for backyard bugs, and find more to do outside in the Exploring Nature Activity Book for Kids.

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