317-579-0300 (Fishers) or 317-773-1384 (Noblesville)
FISH = Fishers Library • NOB = Noblesville Library • * = Registration Required
Anti-Bullying Workshop (All Ages)
Thu., Aug 22 • 6-8pm • NOB
In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn strategies to identify and prevent bullying in your community.
American Girl Club * (Grades K-5)
Tue., Aug 6 • 7-8pm • FIS
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.
STEAMPunks: Roller Coaster Challenge (Ages 9-13)
Mon., Aug 19 • 1-2pm • FIS
Join us for the Great Paper Roller Coaster Challenge. Build a giant roller coaster with loops and turns as we test what we know about inertia and gravity!
Ukulele Club * (Ages 8 and up)
Thu., Aug 29 • 6-7pm • FIS
Learn the play the ukulele! Learn such techniques as: how to hold the uke, how to tune, and how to read chords. Learn to play simple songs with 2 or 3 chords. We will also practice singing and playing at the same time. The library has five ukuleles available to use. Please sign up at the Youth Services desk or call 317-579-0304 to reserve a uke one week in advance.
Pre-K Explorers (Ages 4-6)
Tue. • 1-2pm • NOB
Thu. • 1-2pm • FIS
This program incorporates stories, songs, hands-on projects, and interactive activities that focus on helping preschoolers learn school-readiness skills, develop social skills, and explore more challenging concepts.
Scien-Tots (Ages 2-4)
1st Tue. of every month • 9:30-10am • NOB
Little scientists and their caregivers will investigate STEM concepts through a story and hands-on exploration at learning stations in this lab-style program.
Homeschool Hangout (Ages 5-13)
3rd Thu. of every month • 1-2pm • NOB
4th Wed. of every month • 2-3pm • FIS
Hangout with other homeschool families and students in a fun and unstructured environment. Play games and have fun with a variety of activities. All materials provided.
Full STEAM Ahead (Ages 5-8)
2nd Thu. of every month • 1-2pm • FIS
Calling all homeschoolers! Join us for this Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts and Math focused enrichment program with different themes each month!
Kid’s Open Lab * (Grades K-5)
2nd Wed. of every month • 4:30-5:30pm • NOB
Take advantage of the technology at the library! Children can choose to work on homework, play Minecraft EDU, or other free educational computer activities.
Homeschool Enrichment: Literati (Ages 9-13)
1st Wed. of every month • 1-2pm • NOB
Calling all young scholars! Come to the Noblesville Library to expand your mind on the liberal arts! This homeschool enrichment program will cover topics such as artist, author, world studies and more! Each session will include group instruction, a hands on activity and independent learning centers.
Homeschool Enrichment: L.E.A.P. (Ages 5-8)
4th Tue. of every month • 1-2pm • NOB
Take the L.E.A.P! Learn, Explore and Play at the library! Calling all young elementary homeschoolers! Join us at the Noblesville Library to expand your mind on the liberal arts! This homeschool enrichment program will cover topics such as artist, author, world studies and more! Each session will include group instruction, a hands on activity and independent learning centers.
Create, Color, and Chill (Grades 1-5)
1st Wed. of every month • 4:30-5:30pm • NOB
Create and relax at the library with various art activities. We will provide the art and craft supplies and play some relaxing music.
Ozobots Kids Club * (Grades 2-6)
3rd Wed. every month • 6:30-7:30pm • NOB
Learn how to make tiny robots move and dance with just paper and makers! We will also explore computer-based options
and scratch coding activities.
Lego League (Grades K-5)
4th Wed. of every month • 7-8pm • NOB
Do you love to build amazing Lego creations? Bring your friends and join us for some fun engineering creativity! Legos will be provided to create your masterpiece.
Lego Challenge (Grades K-5)
2nd and 4th Mon. of every month • 6-7pm • FIS
Want to test your master builder skills? Then, join us for our LEGO Challenge. Bring your own LEGOS or create with our collection.
Love on a Leash (Beginning readers age 5+)
4th Sat. of every month • 11am-1pm • NOB
2nd Sat. of every month • 11am-1pm • FIS
Would you like to read to a dog? How about just get a sloppy smooch from a library pooch? Read to a dog and build self-esteem, confidence and reading comprehension skills.
Waggin Tales (Beginning readers age 5+)
1st Sat. of every month • 6-7pm • FIS
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to a trained therapy dog. For beginning or hesitant readers or those who love to read aloud. Call 317-579-0304 to sign up for fifteen minutes of reading time.
A Day at the Beach Breakout Room (Grades 6-12)*
Thu., Aug 1 • 2-3pm, 3-4pm, 4-5pm • FIS
Teens are at the beach and ready for some fun in the sun, but the sunscreen is locked in the breakout box. Teens must work together to get the box open before they burn! Please register for only one time slot.
Crafty Teens (Grades 6-12)*
Tue., Aug 6 • 4-5pm NOB
Teens get creative and make new projects each month. Epic Pens in August, Duct Tape Designs in September, and Slime Time! in October. Supplies provided.
Write On!: Teen Writing Group (Grades 6-12)
Tue., Aug 6 • 6-7pm • NOB
Write On! is a writing group exclusively for teens!
Teen Advisory Board (TAB) (Grades 8-12)
Tue., Aug 13 • 6-7pm • FIS
Thu., Aug 15 • 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 JPOP Club (Grades 6-12)
Wed., Aug 14 • 4-5pm • NOB
At this monthly club, teens will gather to watch anime, talk about manga, eat Japanese snacks, and other activities inspired by Japanese culture.
Teen Games (Grades 6-12)
Mon., Aug 19 • 4-6pm • FIS
Tue., Aug 13 • 4-6pm • NOB
Hang out with friends and meet new people while playing games at the library! Bring your own favorite games or play one of ours. Snacks provided.
Random Fandom (Grades 6-12)
Tue., Aug 20 • 4-6pm • FIS
Celebrate your fandom! Every month we will explore the realms of a different fandom! We will geek out together over Pokemon, Harry Potter, and Percy Jackson, respectively, in an open and accepting evening of fun. Cosplaying is encouraged but not required.
Teen Movie Nights (Grades 6-12)*
Tue., Aug 20 • 4:30-7:00pm • NOB
Teens are invited to relax at the library after school and watch a movie! Pizza and refreshments 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 Lit Café (Grades 6-12)
Wed., Aug 21 • 6-7pm • FIS
Thu., Aug 22 • 6-7pm • NOB
New book clubs for teens! The Fishers group will meet monthly at The Well (8890 E 116th St., Fishers) and the Noblesville group will meet monthly at Noble Coffee & Tea (933 Logan St., Noblesville) to discuss the current book selection and any other books we want to talk about. Teens will have the opportunity to choose future book selections for the group. At the August meeting, free copies of We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart, will be handed out as the first book selection! We’ll begin reading at the meeting and then get back together in September to discuss. Teens will receive the next book selection at the September meeting and discuss in October.
Bullet Journals 101
Tue., Aug 27 • 6-7:30pm • NOB
Bullet journals are a great way to keep organized by combining a calendar, scrapbook, notebook, journal, and to-do list all in one! Teens will learn about bullet journals and begin creating their own in a way that fits their lives. Supplies and snacks provided.
Saving Seeds (Ages 18+) *
Mon., Aug 5 • 2-3pm • NOB
Mon., Aug 12 • 7-8pm • FIS
Save money, save heirlooms, save diversity! Join the Hamilton County Master Gardeners to learn when, where and how to collect, clean, prepare and store seeds. Become knowledgeable about the traditional techniques used for centuries to pass on and improve our garden heritage.
Open Board Game Night (All Ages)
Mon., Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 • 6-9pm • NOB
Do you like playing strategy board games? Or have you heard about Ticket to Ride or Catan and wondered how to play? Check out our board game night at HEPL where we’ll have a wide variety of games to play for all skill levels. This program is open to teens and adults.
Recipes from the Garden (Ages 18+) *
Mon., Aug 5 • 6:30-8pm • FIS
Mon., Aug 12 • 6:30-8pm • NOB
Learn new and exciting ways to prepare your garden vegetables this summer from Executive Chef Brett Lewis of 502 East Event Centre & Catering by Jonathan Byrd’s.
ENL (English as a New Language) Conversation Group – Evening Session (Ages 18+)
Tue., Aug 6, 13, 20, 27 • 7-8pm • FIS
Come practice speaking English in a casual and comfortable setting. Volunteers will lead the sessions.
ENL (English as a New Language) Conversation Group – Daytime Session (Ages 18+)
Wed., Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 • 10-11am • FIS
Come practice speaking English in a casual and comfortable setting. Volunteers will lead the sessions.
Catching Dreams (Ages 18+) *
Thu., Aug 8 • 6:30-8:30pm • NOB
Learn to make a colorful dream catcher with twine, yarn, beads and feathers over a wooden embroidery hoop. Only a half-hitch knot is needed to complete this delightful craft.
The Write Stuff! Adult Writer’s Group (Ages 18+)
Mon., Aug 12 • 7-8:30pm • NOB
Calling all wordsmiths! 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!
Canine First Aid and CPR (Ages 18+) *
Wed., Aug 14 • 7-8pm • FIS
Learn how to help your dog in an emergency! Join the trainers from Paws and Play in learning how to perform canine first aid and CPR.
Woodstock Revisited (All Ages)
Thu., Aug 15 • 7-8pm • NOB
On the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, Patchwork will perform a variety of songs that were actually played by several of the 33 acts that performed at the original music festival! You’re welcome to wear your favorite tie-dye, bell bottoms, or appropriate Woodstock-style apparel.
Sat., Aug 17 • 2-3:30pm • NOB
We’ll play the instrumental version of popular songs from the Broadway hit Hamilton. Please note: The lyrics of this Broadway Show contain profanity. Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Movie Matinee (Ages 18+)
Mon., Aug 19 • 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.)
Open Game Day with Who’s Yer Gamers (Family)
Sat., Aug 24 • 10am-4pm • FIS
Families and gamers of all ages can challenge their friends and have fun while exploring the engaging world of tabletop gaming. Members of Who’s Yer Gamers will be on hand to teach how to play titles from their game library.
Scottish Country Dancing (Ages 18+)*
Sat., Aug 24 • 3-4:30pm • FIS
Learn several social dances of Scotland, including a wee bit of Scottish dance etiquette, setting and traveling steps, and a few dance patterns from the Indianapolis Scottish Country Dance (affiliated with the Scottish Society of Indianapolis). Wear comfortable shoes (no sandals) and bring smiles and a sense of humor.
ENL Family Gathering (All Ages)
Tue., Aug 27 • 7-8pm • FIS
A gathering for members of our ENL Conversation group and their families to meet, enjoy desserts and drinks provided by the Friends of the Library, and have fun!
Memory Café (Ages 18+)*
Thu., Aug 29 • 10-11:30am • FIS
Join us for a Memory Café - a welcoming gathering for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their family members. This event is in collaboration with Dementia Friends Indiana.
Genealogy Roundtable: Focus on Fraternal Organizations (Ages 18+)
Tue., Aug 13 • 2:15-3:15pm • NOB
In this informal discussion group, participants will share stories, documents, photos, and/or mementos of their ancestors who were members of fraternal organizations.
Noblesville Story Slam (Ages 18+)
Thu., Aug 15 • 7:00-8:30pm • NOB
Join us for our first Storytelling Slam in partnership with Storytelling Arts of Indiana. Participants will have up to five minutes to tell a story based on the theme “Family Stories”. Prizes will be awarded to the best stories!
An Eight-Step Approach to Genealogy (Ages 18+)*
Sat., Aug 17 • 9:30am-12:30pm • NOB
This is a good class for those just beginning to research their family trees or experienced researchers returning to the ancestor hunt from a short break.
As I Recall Storytelling Guild (Ages 18+)
Tue., Aug 20 • 7:00-8:30pm • NOB
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 Newspapers.com, FamilySearch.org, and Findagrave.com (Ages 18+)*
Wed., Aug 21 • 9:30am-12:00pm • NOB
Participants will explore these websites, learning how to search effectively for ancestors. After the demonstration, there will be time to research individual ancestors. Attendees are encouraged to bring family information and a flash drive to save any information you may find.
Digital Media Lab Help Desk Hours
Mon., Aug 12 • 4:30-6:30pm
Sun., Aug 18 • 2-4pm
Mon., Aug 26 • 4:30-6:30pm • FIS
Sit down one-on-one with a volunteer expert to learn about what’s offered in Ignite’s Digital Media Labs including Apple OS and a brief overview of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite.
Wed., Aug. 14 • 6-8 p.m. • FIS
Bring your own projects or we can set you up with one. Come make art and meet other artists!
Plein Air Painting Workshop*
Sat., Aug 17 • 9am-12pm
Tue., Aug 27 • 5:30-8:30pm • FIS
Join us for a plein air (outdoor) painting workshop led by professional artist and author, Addie Hirschten.
Silkscreen Printing Workshop*
Sat., Aug 24 • 1-4pm • FIS
Come learn about the photo emulsion method of screen printing using our Pro-Light Exposure unit. This versatile method of screen printing has virtually endless applications.
Artist Open Mic
Sun., Aug 25 • 2:30-4:30pm • FIS
Are you an aspiring or emerging artist working on your portfolio? Do you have plans to submit your work for professional experiences? Join this group as the share about their work in an open mic setting. Get the practice you need to present your work in a public setting, as you build your creative confidence.
Film and Video Equipment Training*
Sat., Aug 31 • 12-4pm • FIS
Learn how to set up and shoot a short video program using professional equipment. In four hours, you will be part of a studio crew while you learn.