“A Universe of Stories” Summer Reading Program (All ages)
Sat., Jun 1 through Wed., July 31 • FISH and NOB
Read to win books, prizes, and more! Join us for our Summer Reading Program, June 1 - July 31. Open to babies, kids, teens, and adults. Register anytime through Beanstack, available on the library’s website, www.hepl.lib.in.us. Start logging and collecting prizes beginning June 1!
Professor Steve (Ages 5+)
Mon., Jul 15 • 10am • FISH
Mon., Jul 15 • 2:30pm • NOB
Join Professor Steve as he amazes and entertains with his collection of incredible and unusual space and flight-related fun! Things are going to fly, hover, crash and change shape. In this program, we will learn about some of those who dreamed about flying like the birds and laid the groundwork needed to make space travel a reality.
Silly Safaris presents: Aliens on Earth! (Ages 3+)
Thu., Jul 18 • 12:30pm • FISH
Thu., Jul 18 • 3pm • NOB
Ever wanted to explore the universe to find other life forms? Who wouldn’t want to make friends with aliens? Here is your chance! Join us as we welcome Silly Safaris as they introduce us to some animals that are so unique, they seem out of this world! This show is for explorers and animal-lovers of all ages!
Musical Conexion Bilingual Family Concert (All ages)
Tue., Jul 30 • 10:30-11:30am • FISH
Tue., Jul 30 • 3-4pm • NOB
Experience a fun-filled and unique bilingual and cultural experience of age appropriate songs, movements, and finger plays in Spanish and English with instruments like guitar and cajón peruano! The concert is designed for both non-Spanish speaking and Spanish speaking families.
American Girl Club (Grades K-5) *
Mon., Jul 1 • 7-8pm • NOB
Tue., Jul 16 • 7-8pm • FISH
Do you love everything about American Girl dolls? Bring your doll and make a perfect sized doll craft, have fun with imaginative play, games, and snacks.
Fancy Nancy Party (Families with children ages 3-10)
Sat., Jul 20 • 10-11am • FISH
Fancy Nancies, dapper Dans and ALL children are welcomed to this special costumed tea party. Dress in your fanciest attire (that’s a fancy word for clothes) and join us for tea and refreshments, a story, crafts, and a fashion show!
Chess Club (Grades 2+)
Sun., Jul 21 • 2-3pm • FISH
Calling all kids interested in the game of chess. Learn and play this strategy board game with guidance from trained volunteers. No previous knowledge or skills
Mr. Dan the Music Man
Wed., Jul 31 • 10-11am • FISH
Enjoy the musical stylings of Mr. Daniel! You AND your children will have a blast in this fun, interactive music program. This monthly music series is possible due to the generous funding of our Friends of the Library group.
NJABBIM: Never Judge a Book by Its Movie (Grades 6-12)
Book – Mon., Jul 1 • 3-4pm • NOB
Movie – Tue., Jul 23 • 2-4:30pm • NOB
NJABBIM is a summer book club for teens! In the first meeting of the month we will begin reading the book selection. Then we’ll watch the movie version at the second meeting of the month. We’ll discuss the differences between the book and movie and decide which one was better. Books and snacks provided. (IMPORTANT NOTE – Our licensing agreement prohibits us from publishing the titles of the movies in any source outside of the library’s website or library publications.)
Crafty Teens (Grades 6-12) *
Tue., Jul 2, 16 • 2-3:30pm • FISH
Thu., Jul 11, 18 • 2-3:30pm • NOB
Get creative and work on new projects at each session. Learn how to make paracord bracelets, galaxy ornaments, bleach star bandanas, and more. Supplies are provided.
Teen Advisory Board (Grades 8-12)
Tue., Jul 9 • 6-7pm • FISH
Thu., Jul 18 • 6-7pm • NOB
TAB members become leaders, share opinions, make decisions about library programming, and meet new friends! Apply online to join the team!
Teen Movie Marathons (Grades 6-12)
Thu., Jul 11 • 11am-3:30pm • FISH
Join us for a movie marathon, where we’ll watch two movies! There will be a 10-minute break in between films to stretch our legs. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. (IMPORTANT NOTE – Our licensing agreement prohibits us from publishing the titles of the movies in any source outside of the library’s website or library publications.)
Teen Game Days (Grades 6-12)
Tue., Jul 9 • 2-4pm • NOB
Mon., Jul 15 • 2-4pm • FISH
Hang out with friends and meet new people while playing games at the library! Bring your own favorite games or play one of ours.
Teen Movies (Grades 6-12)
Tue., Jul 16 • 1-3:30pm • NOB
Chill at the library with some popcorn and a movie! (IMPORTANT NOTE – Our licensing agreement prohibits us from publishing the titles of the movies in any source outside of the library’s website or library publications.)
Random Fandom (Grades 6-12)
Tue., Jul 23 • 4-6pm • FISH
Celebrate your fandom! Every month we’ll explore the realms of a different fandom! We will geek out together over Sherlock, Disney, and Star Wars, respectively, in an open and accepting evening of fun. Cosplaying is encouraged but not required.
Stranger Things Craft & Trivia (Ages 14+) *
Mon., Jul 1 • 7-8:30pm • NOB
Celebrate the release of Season Three of Netflix’s Stranger Things with a craft and trivia, plus light refreshments!
Open Board Game Night (All ages)
Mon., Jul 1, 8, 22 • 6:30-9pm • NOB
Check out our board game night where we’ll have a wide variety of games to play for all skill levels.
ENL (English as a New Language) Conversation Group (Ages 18+)
Tue., Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • 7-8pm • FISH
Come practice speaking English in a casual and comfortable setting. Volunteers will lead the sessions.
Adulting 101: Quick Prep Meals (Ages 18+) *
Wed., Jul 3 • 7-8pm • FISH
Find materials on meal prep strategy that includes quick recipes and scheduling tips. We encourage people to bring their favorite meal prep strategies and recipes to share!
The Write Stuff! Adult Writer’s Group (Ages 18+)
Mon., Jul 8 • 7-8:30pm • NOB
If you love to write, or want to get started, join our monthly writer’s group where we will discuss literary genres, practice with writing exercises, share our work for honest and friendly feedback, encourage and inspire each other and more!
Paper Accordion Ornaments (Ages 18+) *
Thu., Jul 11 • 6:30-8:30pm • NOB
Celebrate the holidays in July! We will make one-of-a-kind ornaments for your holiday decorating or gifting; the holidays are just six months away! Using strips of holiday-themed paper, and a simple back-and-forth accordion fold, you’ll be amazed at how cute these ornaments are.
Introduction to Dot Journaling (Ages 18+) *
Thu., Jul 11 • 7-8:30pm • FISH
Join us for an overview of the organizational technique called dot journaling. Basic notebooks and colored pencils will be provided, please feel free to bring your favorite pens for more variety.
Poetic Narrative Workshop (Ages 18+) *
Sat., Jul 13 • 1-3pm • NOB
Nearly every culture across time, space, and place has ascribed to a creation narrative of how the world began and how people came to inhabit it. This interactive and insightful poetry workshop presented by Manon Voice will invite participants to explore their personal creation narrative by giving voice to the themes, people, and places that shaped their becoming.
Movie Matinee (Ages 18+)
Mon., Jul 15 • 1-3pm • NOB
Join us for a bag of popcorn and a beverage as we watch a variety of movies! (IMPORTANT NOTE – Our licensing agreement prohibits us from publishing the titles of the movies in any source outside of the library’s website or library publications.)
Remixing the Universe Writing Workshop (Ages 14+) *
Mon., Jul 15 • 7-8:30pm • NOB
As writers of fanfiction know, it can be a lot of fun to play in the universe of a story, making up new stories about the characters we know and love. In this interactive workshop, local author Bryan Furuness will show you some ways to play in your favorite universe, from mash-ups to prequels, spinoffs to total reboots.
Midseason Gardening & Planning for the Future (Ages 18+) *
Tue., Jul 16 • 7-8pm • NOB
Andrew Fritz, Urban Agriculture Conservationist with the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, will discuss some problems and issues beginning and seasoned gardeners may experience in the middle of the season, how to reframe and solve the problems, and share what steps you can take now that will improve your garden next year.
Observing the Night Sky (Ages 3+) *
Wed., Jul 17 • 7-8pm • NOB
Learn how to use inexpensive household items to view stars and planets, tips on locations, good times to observe, what you can see, and basics of telescopes.
Recycled Cardboard Cat Scratch Pad (Ages 18+) *
Thu., Jul 18 • 6:30-8:30pm • NOB
Use cardboard, paper, tape, and some cloth to make a scratch pad for your favorite cat!
“Reaching for the Moon” Family Book Discussion (Ages 3+)
Sun., Jul 21 • 2-3pm • FISH
Join us for this all-ages family book discussion as we discuss Buzz Aldrin’s picture book “Reaching for the Moon” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Limited copies of the book are available to borrow from the Fishers Public Services Desk starting June 1.
Back to School Basics: Braids and Style Ideas for Kids (Ages 3+) *
Tue., Jul 23 • 7-8pm • NOB
Cookie Cutters, Haircuts for Kids presents Back to School Basics: Braids & Style Ideas for Kids. They will show you how to do some easy braids and ponytail styles for girls and how to use the right products to style your boy’s hair into the current popular trendy looks.
Understanding and Using Financial Statements *
Wed., Jul 24 • 9:30am-12pm • FISH
Financial Statements are the "Report Card" of your business. Learn how to read and use financial statements to better manage your business. This workshop is for those with no prior accounting knowledge. We start with the basics. This is accounting for non-accounting people - learn the language of business. Learn how to analyze your business, increase your profits, forecast your business future and create documents you will need for financing.
Memory Café (Ages 18+) *
Thu., Jul 25 • 10-11:30am • FISH
A gathering for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their family members. This event is in collaboration with Dementia Friends Indiana. May’s theme is Storytelling, June’s theme is international activities and the moon landing and July’s theme is the space anniversary.
Hamiltunes Sing-a-long! (Ages 14+)
Thu., Jul 31 • 7-8:30pm • FISH
Hamiltunes is an officially licensed sing-a-long program. We’ll play the instrumental version of popular songs from the Broadway hit Hamilton and the audience can sing along. Please note: Although this program is open to anyone, the lyrics of this Broadway show contain profanity, and your participation in this program acknowledges that. Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Genealogy Roundtable: Focus on the Genealogical Proof Standard (Ages 18+)
Tue., Jul 9 • 2:15-3:15pm In this informal discussion group, participants will explore and discuss what the genealogical proof standard is and how to use that in genealogy research.
As I Recall Storytelling Guild (Ages 18+)
Tue., Jul 16 • 7-8:30pm
Everybody has a story to tell! Come listen, learn, and share your family stories. It is a chance to recall a moment from your life, try out a new story with an audience, or just listen to some good family stories.
Exploring Fold3 and American Ancestors (Ages 18+) *
Wed., Jul 17 • 9:30am-12pm
This “hands-on” class will explore the features of Fold3 and American Ancestors. Participants are encouraged to bring family information, as there will be time after the demonstration to research ancestors. They should also bring a flash drive to capture any information they may find.
Digitizing Your Family Photos (Ages 18+) *
Sat., Jul 20 • 9:30am-12:30pm
Participants will learn how to digitize, preserve, and organize those family photos they’ve been storing in the attic. We will also explore various ways of turning those photos into keepsakes such as calendars and books to share with family members.
Ignite Emerging Maker-in-Residence
Emerging Maker-in-Residence Open Studio "Artist Zoo"
Sat., Jul 6, 13, 20, 27 • 1-5pm • FISH
Join our Emerging Maker-in-Residence, Kassie Woodworth as she hosts open studio hours. Woodworth is a visual artist, who makes a variety of work including sculpture, printmaking, and mixed media. She graduated from Herron School of Art and Design in 2019 with a BFA in Sculpture. Woodworth has exhibited in various galleries including the Indianapolis Art Center, the Indiana State House, Gallery 924, Indianapolis Arts Garden, the Harrison Center for the Arts, and the Tube Factory.
Sewn Circuits (Ages 8+)
Mon., Jul 1 at 10am-12pm
Tue., Jul 2 at 6-8pm
Wed., Jul 3 at 2-4pm
Fri., Jul 5 at 10am-12pm
Sat., Jul 6 at 2-4pm • FISH
Create your own light up sewing project!
Paper Engineering (Ages 5+)
Mon., Jul 8 • 6-8pm
Tue., Jul 9 • 2-4pm
Wed., Jul 10 • 2-4pm
Thu., Jul 11 • 2-4pm
Fri., Jul 12 • 10am-12pm
Sat., Jul 13 • 2-4pm • FISH
Learn how to make pop-ups out of card stock.
Glow-in-the-Dark Paint (All Ages)
Mon., Jul 15 • 10am-12pm
Tue., Jul 16 • 4-6pm
Wed., Jul 17 • 2-4pm
Fri., Jul 19 • 10am-12pm
Sat., Jul 20 • 2-4pm • FISH
Create something out of this world with glow-in-the-dark paint!
Wrapping Paper Crafts (Ages 5+)
Mon., Jul 22 • 10am-12pm
Tue., Jul 23 • 2-4pm
Wed., Jul 24 • 2-4pm
Thu., Jul 25 • 2-4pm
Fri., Jul 26 • 10am-12pm • FISH
Help celebrate our first birthday with some easy wrapping paper crafts!
Build Your Own Rocket (Ages 5+)
Mon., Jul 29 • 10am-12pm
Tue., Jul 30 • 2-4pm
Wed., Jul 31 • 2-4pm • FISH
Build your own rocket using a plastic bottle, paint, and your imagination!
Galaxy Slime Party! (Ages 6+)*
Wed., Jul 17 • 6:30-7:30pm • FISH
What's more fun to make than slime? Galaxy slime! Come make super sparkly, super colorful outer space slime in Ignite Studio. Space is limited so registration is required. If you can't make the July date, we're repeating this program on June 5. For those going into 1st grade and up.
Mars Colony Maker Challenge (Grades 4+)
Thu., Jul 18 • 1-4pm • FISH
Step inside Ignite Studio's very own Mars Colony Bio Dome! Imagine what life would be like living on the Red planet 54.6 million kilometers away. Create your own contributions to this new Martian lifestyle as you go inside our plastic bio dome. Grades 4 and up.
Negative Space Workshop(Ages 13+) *
Sat., Jul 13, 20 • 2-4pm • FISH
Explore the mystery of negative space and its importance in design. Learn to look at art with a fresh eye. Using your new perspective, make an art canvas using negative space. This same program is offered on July 13 and 22: Please only sign up for one.
Happy Birthday, Ignite! (All Ages)
Ignite Studio’s 1st Birthday Party
Sat., Jul 27 • 2-4pm • FISH
Celebrate Ignite Studio's birthday with a special party to honor year one of this new makerspace! Enjoy treats and surprises as we look back on a year of spectacular art, maker-projects, and our fabulous community of local makers.