The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., offers a variety of events. Library staff can be reached at 317-873-8342, or visit www.zionsville.lib.in. Events require registration, and registration is open unless otherwise noted.
Let’s Go! Winter Reading — In January: The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library is having a Winter Reading event for all ages. Read 20 Minutes for 21 Days. Prizes include a Grand Prize Drawing for a gift card to Great Wolf Lodge. The gift card will be issued to the parent or guardian of any youth and teen winners. A travel lunch bag or free book will be awarded to the first 500 people to complete their 21-Day Winter Reading journey. Weekly drawings will be held for those who record their reading online, and a full-sized candy or snack will be awarded to everyone who registers for Let’s Go! Winter Reading! Register online at http://bit.ly/ZPLBeanStk or drop by the library to pick up a paper log.
Yoga 4 Kids and Families with Melissa Whybrew: 4:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Feb. 5. For families with children 4 and older. This class pairs stories and imaginative adventures with poses, games, and breathing techniques allowing your little yogi an opportunity to exercise, play, and learn how to manage challenging emotions. Melissa is a NETA Certified Personal Trainer, Adult & Children’s Yoga Instructor and more.
Safe Sitter: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25. For youths in grades 6-8. Cost is $55. This course is designed to teach babysitters how to be safe and nurturing caregivers, and how to handle children’s emergencies. Participants should take a sack lunch.
Lego Read, Build, Play: 6:30 to 7 p.m., today, for ages 3-6 with a parent. Registration underway. The Read, Build, Play program combines reading and building with LEGO DUPLO bricks, creating a Parent-Child interactive story and playtime.
Robotics Workshop and Battle with Brian Hull: 2 to 4 p.m., Jan. 18, for age 10 and older. Registration underway. Robot building workshop and battle at the Zionsville Library. We will build a few robots and attach balloons them. Try to see if you can pop your opponents in the battle ring! For more information see Indianapolis MakerSpace Facebook page. Younger participants will need parent or guardian assistance. A 3D Printer and snap circuits will be available.
Wings of Fire: 3 to 4 p.m., Jan. 19. Grades 3 and up. Registration underway. Love dragons? Come join us for a Wings of Fire party! We’ll enjoy trivia, crafts, and other activities related to the world of Tui Sutherland’s Wings of Fire book series.
Cybersecurity 101: 5 to 5:45 p.m., Jan. 22, for grades 4-6. Registration underway. Talk with Cynthia Argentine, author of STEAM Jobs in Cybersecurity, about cybersecurity basics AND interesting jobs in this field. Like cybersecurity pros, we’ll form a “red team” and a “blue team,” and then play games to win prizes. Snacks provided! Come join the fun — no tech knowledge required! Books available to purchase through 4Kids Books during the event.
Storytime STEAM: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Jan. 31, for ages 3 to 6. Registration underway. Half storytime, half laboratory! Together we’ll read a story and then explore a STEAM concept relating to the book. This month’s theme is Simple Machines. STEAM is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.