Volume 21 - April, 2022
April - National Poetry Month
Check out this poetry list of lists! That's right....poetry lists, curated by our awesome partners at IndyPL using Bibliocommons. The list feature in Bibliocommons is fantastic!
Earth Day is Approaching
Try going a day without plastic. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our own bodies. We see how our crazy for plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now. (Reel Thing Films)
Check out the trailer, below, and then read on to learn how to watch the entire show for FREE.
Watch Bag It for FREE, on Kanopy with your INDYPL card!
See the film in its entirety (79 minutes) at no cost with your IndyPL card....find the steps below:
- Navigate to the eBooks and streaming page at IndyPL.
- Click Kanopy
- Sign in with your IndyPL card
- Create a free account with Kanopy
- Search Bag It - enjoy!
*Note: Access Kanopy Kids by clicking "GO TO KANOPY KIDS" at the top right side if you would like to share Kanopy with your "Littles".
The Choice Academy is once again selling t-shirts to promote Earth Day. Make your orders here by Wednesday, April 6th.
Final RosieCon Session
Shaun David Hutchinson - Author - Brave Face
To find out more about the book, request a copy, or check out the ebook, visit the IndyPL catalog, or click here.
Can't catch the panels LIVE? Events are recorded and posted to YouTube. Educators and Librarians can view and use each session after it airs LIVE. Go to RosieCon YouTube Channel HERE.
Mindy McGinnis Comes to Indy!
A Favorite Comes to Town!
Mindy McGinnis has made multiple appearances on our Indiana Eliot Rosewater nominee list, some of which are pictured below. McGinnis's writing is edgy, engaging, and real - YA audiences and adults alike flock to her chilling and thought provoking tales.
- Date: Tuesday, April 26
- Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
- Location: Indianapolis Public Library Central Branch (downtown Indy)
- REGISTER HERE
PSSST....Teachers: There will be a session earlier in the day for schools who can take students on a field trip!
The Female of the Species
Edgar Award-winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a riveting contemporary YA novel that examines rape culture through alternating perspectives. A stunning, unforgettable page-turner.
Three screws in her hip. Two months until spring training. One answer to all her problems.
A Madness so Discreet
Murder, madness, and mystery combine in a beautifully twisted gothic historical thriller.
The Female of the Species
Axis 360 News/Update
We would like to draw your attention to one change in particular. The New Books list was removed and replaced with four narrower lists:
- Ebooks for Kids
- Audiobooks for Kids
- Ebooks for Teens
- Audiobooks for Teens
Let us know whether your students like these lists or would prefer a list of fiction and another of nonfiction.
The following collections are live. Titles are still being added to all of them, so check back in a few days to see what's new. They all have plenty in them to start off.
- World Water Day (New)
- Muslim Voices for Ramadan (Updated) (April is also Arab American Heritage Month, so that is included in this list)
- Eid Mubarak!: Ramadan 2022, April 2 – May 2 (New)
- 15 April 1912…10th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Titanic (New)
- Passover, April 15 – April 23, 2022 (New)
- Bunnies and Eggs, Oh My!: Easter 2022 (Updated)
- Reading Through Spring (Updated)
- How Does Your Garden Grow? (Updated)
- Caring for Our Earth and Her Creatures… (Updated)
Still coming will be a collection of Neurodiverse titles to celebrate Autism Awareness Month in April.
At the very top of the screen, both in the browser and on your device, you can set goals for the number of minutes you want to read or listen to each day, and the number of books you hope to read each month and each year. Note that this will (obviously) keep track only of ebooks and audiobooks in Axis 360, but it's still kind of cool. It also keeps track of your streaks - how many days in a row you meet your goal.
Hot Jazz for Cool Kids
Attention budding musicians everywhere! It's the ninth season of Hot Jazz for Cool Kids at Central Library.
Sunday, April 10 at 3pm
The Gene Markiewicz Band will perform the music of jazz legends to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month! Drummer Gene Markiewicz brings together an “A+” group of musicians who will lead the audience on a musical journey to some of the high points of jazz history.
A Few Updates
- We still continue to work through issues with our new virtual reality goggles.
- Our 3D projector computer is "in the shop", but we are confident that our vendor will have us up and running soon.
- Book Club in a Bag - we are ready to get you started using our kits! Reach out for a planning session!
Decatur Central High School Library Media Center
The Decatur Central High School media center strives to support the curriculum of the school, provide 21st century resources to all learners, and the skill development to use those resources.
The DCHS media center has a unique relationship with the Indianapolis Public Library (INDYPL). As a "Shared System Partner", DCHS students use their own INDYPL library card to borrow items not only from the DCHS media center but from any INDYPL branch. INDYPL also provides wonderful research tools for us, including online databases and eBooks. Free music and eMagazines are another added bonus.
Our goal is to motivate learners to be independent users of information, encourage critical thinking and problem solving, and to promote good digital citizenship.