Young girl dressed up as superhero
Main Library
Conference Room
Thursday, July 28 at 11:30 am

Ages 5–19: Your child can develop strong life and leadership skills, prevent bullying, and become a positive role model with Girls of Excellence Mentoring. Each session, Executive Director Tante Vaughn will encourage girls to examine the complex issues they face through group discussion, bolster their self-esteem, and teach them how to set goals for themselves.

Young girl dressed up as superhero
Main Library
Conference Room
Thursday, July 21 at 11:30 am

Ages 5–19: Your child can develop strong life and leadership skills, prevent bullying, and become a positive role model with Girls of Excellence Mentoring. Each session, Executive Director Tante Vaughn will encourage girls to examine the complex issues they face through group discussion, bolster their self-esteem, and teach them how to set goals for themselves.

Young girl dressed as superhero
Main Library
Conference Room
Thursday, July 14 at 11:30 am

Ages 5–19: Your child can develop strong life and leadership skills, prevent bullying, and become a positive role model with Girls of Excellence Mentoring. Each session, Executive Director Tante Vaughn will encourage girls to examine the complex issues they face through group discussion, bolster their self-esteem, and teach them how to set goals for themselves.

Young girl dressed up as superhero
Main Library
Conference Room
Thursday, July 7 at 11:30 am

Ages 5–19: Your child can develop strong life and leadership skills, prevent bullying, and become a positive role model with Girls of Excellence Mentoring. Each session, Executive Director Tante Vaughn will encourage girls to examine the complex issues they face through group discussion, bolster their self-esteem, and teach them how to set goals for themselves.

Teenagers hanging out together
Main Library
Teen Space
Wednesday, July 13 at 6:30 pm

Ages 12-19: Do you want to impact what you see at the Library? As a Teen Advisory Board member, you can plan incredible programs, implement popular trends, and serve as a positive role model for your peers and community. TAB meets monthly and welcomes all newcomers.

Bag of groceries with staple foods
Community Locations
630 Wabash Avenue
Saturday, July 9 at 10:30 am

Ages 0-10: Not everyone has access to fresh fruits and vegetables, but spaces like food pantries and community kitchens ensure that everyone can enjoy a decent meal. Learn more about food insecurity and the measures that can be taken to combat it with age-appropriate stories, open discussion with peers, and helpful tips and resources to keep the conversation going with your child after storytime has ended.

Illustration of woman wearing Pan-African flag blowing in the breeze
Main Library
Lobby
Thursday, June 30 at 12:00 pm

Even though Juneteenth has only recently been recognized as a federal holiday, observations of this date has played an important role in the development of American culture. Dr. Kimberly Stanley, assistant history professor at Indiana State University, will explain the history of Juneteenth and the impact that its celebration has had over the past 150 years.

Young child with rainbow patch on shirt, outside on a sunny day
Community Locations
630 Wabash Avenue
Saturday, June 11 at 10:30 am

Ages 0–10: Introduce your children to how other families’ experiences and situations differ from their own lives. In LGBTQIA+ Rights, you and your child will listen to age-appropriate stories and discuss how families are both different and the same as your own. Each storytime will end with helpful tips and additional resources you can use to continue the conversation at home. Each storytime will end with helpful tips and additional resources you can use to continue the conversation at home. 

Young girl in superhero costume, flexing her bicep and smiling at camera
Main Library
Conference Room
Thursday, June 30 at 11:30 am

Ages 5–19: Your child can develop strong life and leadership skills, prevent bullying, and become a positive role model with Girls of Excellence Mentoring. Each session, Executive Director Tante Vaugh will encourage girls to examine the complex issues they face through group discussion, bolster their self-esteem, and teach them how to set goals for themselves. 

Teddy bear with arm around another teddy bear, comforting gesture, blue sky and green grass
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, June 25 at 10:30 am

Ages 0–10: Emotions can be difficult—especially if your child doesn’t understand what they can do when someone else feels bad. In E is for Empathy, you and your child will explore the powers of kindness, understanding, and patience when dealing with another person through stories, songs, and group discussion. Each storytime will end with helpful tips and additional resources you can use to continue the conversation at home.

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