OWWN Winter Guide 2023

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REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 7 TH!

LETTER from the TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE

Winter is on its way! This is a time full of holiday traditions. One tradition that began at MacGregor Park in 2004, is when a visitor put an ornament on a small, two-foot-tall evergreen tree located on the back trail of the park. Over the years visitors have continued this special tradition. The small evergreen is now over 12’ tall and is sought out by so many individuals, groups and families. Many people bring a special ornament to place on the tree for decoration or to commemorate a loved one. Many come to visit the Christmas Tree year after year, searching for their ornament as the tree grows.

Recently, we have had someone remove all the ornaments without approval from our office. We have received an alarming amount of calls, emails and people stopping staff in the park about how angry and sad this has made them. We are asking that whoever is removing the ornaments from the Christmas Tree to please stop. We will be posting a new sign next to the tree to highlight this special tradition.

Patrons are encouraged to use natural materials in the ornaments that are placed on the tree. Take a selfie and post on our MacGregor Facebook page. We want to see our Christmas Tree decorated with memories.

As the temperature gets colder this winter, MacGregor is still open from dawn to dusk. There are many ways to enjoy the park including searching for our Christmas Tree. Not a fan of the Indiana chill? Take a look at the wide assortment of classes in this OWWN guide.!

2 Register online at westfieldwashingtontwp.us or by phone at 317-574-9490, ext 4
PROGRAM LOCATIONS W TO Township Office 1549 East Greyhound Pass • Carmel 46032 WTO Lower Lower Level: Take ramp towards back of building. WTO Main Main Level: Enter through front entrance. VF Clubhouse Upper Level Village Farms • 453 Greyhound Pass • Carmel 46032 MacGregor Park 21105 MacGregor Park Road • Westfield 46074 WWPL 333 West Hoover Street • Westfield 46074 Athena House 989 East Street, Westfield 46074 Staff Kim Daniels Investigator Kristin White Director of Education Terri Wolf Office Manager Suzanna Hobson - Manager of Public Outreach Mission Statement Educate. Advocate. Collaborate. Vision Statement We aspire to be a customer-centered organization through innovation and sustainability. Township Advisory Board David Gill | Erica Strahm | Danyele Easterhaus Park Advisory Council Martin Kirkwood | Dave Mueller Jim Peyton | Danielle Carey Tolan We will provide superior, reliable municipal services for the benefit of our citizens. We aim to be good stewards of both public resources and our natural environment as we embrace our heritage and yet recognize and act on opportunities to enhance the future quality of life in our community. About the cover: Decorated tree from previous year.

Preschool Enrichment Class Requirements

Ages 3-5. Children MUST be potty trained and be able to follow directions and participate in small group setting without a parent. Doors will be open 10 minutes prior to class. No make-up for canceled classes or missed classes. Kids will receive a snack and drink. Min 6/Max 12 $12 1 Class WTO Lower

SWEET STREET

Your child will build their very own neighborhood. They will learn about all the community helpers around them. Come over and visit our very sweet street!

Th 12:30 - 2 p.m. Dec 1 4231.101

SUPER HEROES

Boys and girls come dressed as your favorite super hero. Your child will show off their super powers with their creativity. Come join the adventure. WOW POW ZAM!!

M 12:30- 2 p.m. Dec 5 4231.102

10-9-8 COUNTDOWN

Your child will play games while exploring numbers. Everyone will be using early math skills while having a great time.

T 12:30- 2 p.m. Dec 13 4231.103

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

Run, run as fast as you can…. Can you catch the gingerbread man? I bet you can. Enjoy a tasty gingerbread treat.

F 9 -10:30 a.m. Dec 16 4231.104

HOLIDAY CHEER

Come and celebrate the holidays with us at the parks. We will play fun filled hol iday games, decorate cookies to eat, and make something special to take home. It promises to be a good time. Happy Holidays to all!

W 9 -10:30 a.m. Dec 21 4231.105

LET'S GET MOVING

It is a new year… time to get moving. Your child will participate in a class of exercise and movement. Don't worry they will have fun while working all their bones and muscles.

W 9 -10:30 a.m. Jan 4 4231.106

I SPY

Can your child join us for an I Spy adventure? They will need their detective skills to search for hidden things. Enjoy a mystery snack, games and a craft There will be plenty of I SPY books to search through while they're here.

T 12:30 - 2 p.m. Jan 10 4231.107

WADDLE LIKE A PENGUIN

Discover the world that penguins live in. We all love to watch these creatures as they waddle around. Your child will learn about Arctic animals and how they live. Enjoy a nice Arctic snack, and no it won’t be fish. Join us for a fun filled day with penguins!

F 9 -10:30 a.m. Jan 6 4231.108

BARNYARD BASH

Bring your child for a day at the farm. We will play farm animal games, do a craft and have some farm grown snacks. Don’t miss it!

Th 12:30-2 p.m. Jan 19 4231.109

OLAF'S FROSTY DAY

Would you like to build a snowman? Have you ever experienced an indoor snowball fight? Your child can do that here. Make snow that never melts. Join us for this blustery cold day.

M 12:30-2 p.m. Jan 23 4231.110

PRESCHOOL

FORTS OF ALL SORTS

Calling all builders! Your child will have the opportunity to create their own fort and have a great time playing in them. All budding architects and engineers welcome

F 9 – 10:30 a.m. Jan 27 4231.111

ALPHABET SOUP

Come and have fun with the world of letters. Your child will use each letter in the alphabet to make their very own soup. You will never believe how much fun learning your ABC’s can be. Come find out!

W 9 – 10:30 a.m. Feb 1 4231.112

MAGIGAL MUSIC

Does your child love to sing and dance? Today they will discover a world of music instruments and even make their own instrument. Be ready to play songs and dance along. This is sure to be a fun filled afternoon.

M 12:30-2 p.m. Feb 6 4231.113

TEDDY BEAR PICNIC

Your child should bring their favorite bear (or any stuffed friend) along for a picnic at the parks. Be ready for songs and games and a picnic size snack.

Th 12:30 – 2 p.m. Feb 9 4231.114

BE MINE

Will you be my Valentine? Your child will make Valentines for their loved ones. We will celebrate this special day with games and cookie decorating. Happy Valentine’s Day!

T 9-10:30 a.m. Feb 14 4231.115

CONSTRUCTION ZONE

Your child will use their creativity to build at Washington Township Parks and Recreation. They will have fun building with the tools that construction workers use every day. There are Lincoln Logs, Legos, K’nex, nuts, bolts, gears, and much, much more. A guaranteed day of fun.

W 12:30-2 p.m. Feb 22 4231.116

COMMOTION IN THE OCEAN

Discover the beauty under the sea. Your child will learn all about ocean life. Join us to find out if there are creatures that cause commotion in the ocean. You will even create your own ocean creature to take home.

F 9 – 10:30 a.m. Feb 24 4231.117

WEE PLAY

Ages 1-5 with Adult. Toddlers love to play! They love social interaction with other children and they love to explore new surroundings. Wee Play allows you and your little ones to meet new friends. Each toddler hour has a new theme for your child to learn and explore about a new topic. Grab a Starbucks and bring a friend, you’ll be glad you did.

PARENT WITH CHILD Min 5/Max $4 1 class WTO Lower

Sweet Street

Th 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Dec 1 4231.301 Creature Connection

Th 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Jan 19 4231.302

Construction Zone

W 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Feb 22 4231.303

3REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 7 DAYS PRIOR TO EACH CLASS.
ENRICHMENT

STORYWALK® BOOK REVEAL

All Ages. MacGregor Park is home to a StoryWalk® where visitors can enjoy reading a children's book while walking the park trails. This project is a partnership between Westfield Washington Township and the Westfield Washington Public Library. The story will remain up for several months so stop by anytime the park is open from sunrise to sunset. The book will be ideal for ages 7 and under and can be found on the small trail behind the park shelters. “StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and was developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.”

A MAKE-AND-TAKE ART PROJECT FOR VALEN TINE'S DAY

All Ages. Janus Development is taking their talents on the road and providing a make and take art class for Valentine's Day at the Westfield Washington Township Parks Dept. A great way to make something for someone you love. Min 2/Max 20 $10 1 class WWT Lower T 10 - 11 a.m. Feb 7 6231.301

CPR/AED (ADULT AND PEDIATRIC)

Ages 16+. This American Red Cross, Instructor-Led by Deborah Miller, course incorporates the latest science and teaches students how to re spond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED valid for 2 years. Min 3/Max 9 1x/month WWT Lower

3 - 6:30 p.m. Dec 8 6231.302

3 - 6:30 p.m. Jan 12 6231.303

9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Feb 10 6231.304

4 Register online at westfieldwashingtontwp.us or by phone at 317-574-9490, ext 4 ENRICHMENTYOUTH & FAMILY
To guarantee a return letter, please send your letter to Santa by Dec 13th! November 25thTownship O ce (1549 East Greyhound Pass) City Services (2728 E. 171st Street) Grand Junction Plaza (225 S. Union Street) Grand Park Sports Campus (located inside the Events Center at 19000 Grand Park Blvd.) *There will also be a letter writing station at West eld in Lights! Drop off locations: December 13th
5REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 7 DAYS PRIOR TO EACH CLASS. ENRICHMENT YOUTH & FAMILY

ADULTS ENRICHMENT

MEDICARE BASICS 101

Ages 55+. Approximately 10,000 Americans turn 65 years old every day and become eligible to enroll in Medicare. But choosing Medicare coverage can some times seem difficult. This workshop will explain the ba sics of Medicare and the options for coverage available to Medicare beneficiaries. The class is open to anyone eligible or soon to be eligible for Medicare, or anyone with an interest in learning more about how Medicare works. Min 1/Max 10

FREE 1 class WWT Mainr

M 6 – 7 p.m. Dec 5 2231.308

M 6 – 7 p.m. Jan 16 2231.309

M 6 – 7 p.m. Feb 6 2231.310

UNDERSTANDING YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS

Ages 55+. If you are a person who is pre-Social Security age or current ly receiving your Social Security benefits, please plan on attending this free educational seminar about them and the impact they can have on your retirement years. Discussion topics will include how and when to apply for benefits, when is the best age to access your benefits, understanding your Social Security Benefit Statement, how to access beneficiary benefits, what impact will inflation have on your benefits and how your Social Security Benefits are affected by other retirement income and other benefits supplied by the Social Security Administra tion. Min 2/Max 12

FREE 1x/month WWT Main

Tu 6 – 7 p.m. Jan 10 2231.311

Tu 6 – 7 p.m. Feb 14 2231.312

TOP TEN MISTAKES SMART PEOPLE MAKE WHEN PREPARING THEIR HOUSE FOR SALE

Ages 18+. The market is changing...FAST! What things are critical you do to get your house ready for sale to get TOP dollar? We will cover market outlook and how to prepare to get the MOST out of your home sale. Min 1/Max 10

FREE 1 class Virtual

Tu 7 - 8:00 p.m. Dec 13 2231.313

Tu 7 - 8:00 p.m. Jan 10 2231.314

Tu 7 - 8:00 p.m. Feb 7 2231.315

SPROUTS/MICROGREENS FOR PETS

Ages 55+. Sprouting seeds and microgreens are quick and easy methods to feed pets while getting the most nutrients for them. In this workshop, you will learn siimple ways you can increase nutrients for your pets. INSTRUCTOR NOTE: I am a pet owner - not an expert - but willing to share what I have done for my pet’s future. Min 1/Max 10

FREE 1x/week WWT Lower

M 6 - 7:30 p.m. Dec 12 2231.316

Th 6 - 7:30 p.m. Jan 19 2231.317

W 6 - 7:30 p.m. Feb 15 2231.318

FORAGING FOR PETS

Families. Contra Freeloading is a term that states your pets would rather work for their food than eat out of bowl. We will discuss different ideas on how you can make your pet work for their food. Your pet will take longer to eat their meals and enjoy their food because they will have to work for it. INSTRUCTOR NOTE: I am a pet owner - not an expert - but willing to share what I have done for my pet’s future. Min 1/Max 20

FREE 1x/week WWT Lower

Th 6 - 7:30 p.m. Dec 8 2231.319

W 6 - 7:30 p.m. Jan 11 2231.320

Th 6 - 7:30 p.m. Feb 9 2231.321

PET’S LIFE AFTER YOU

Ages 55+. If you live with pets - do you have plans for your pets if you do not make it back home? You owe it to your pets to have a plan for their future if you are not able to take care of them. Let's talk about some of your options to help you put some plans into place. INSTRUCTOR NOTE: I am a pet owner - not an expert - but willing to share what I have done for my pet’s future. Min 1/Max 20

FREE 1 class WWT Lower

Th 7 - 8:30 p.m. Dec 1 2231.322

Th 7 - 8:30 p.m. Jan 5 2231.323

Th 7 - 8:30 p.m. Feb 2 2231.324

WHAT'S IN YOUR PET'S BOWL?

Ages 55+. Being  a pet owner I am doing my best to feed my dogs and cats the best diet I can offer them. Trying to do less kibble and more choices. Human doctors are saying to eat less carbfohydrates and dog/ cat doctors are telling you to feed more kibble.  Do you know how much carbohydrates are in your bag of kibble? What simple steps can you take to feed your pet better.INSTRUCTOR NOTE: I am a pet owner - not an expert - but willing to share what I have done for my pet’s future. Min 1/Max 20

FREE 1 class WWT Lower

W 7 - 8:30 p.m. Dec 14 2231.325

M 7 - 8:30 p.m. Jan 9 2231.326

M 7 - 8:30 p.m. Feb 6 2231.327

ANIMAL WELFARE VS ANIMAL RIGHTS

Ages 55+. Animal Welfare vs Animal Rights what is the difference? Have you seen the commercials with the dogs chain outside in the snow?  Let’s discuss these commercials and who are behind them. Animal Rights people are on the television, magazines, and social media showing you the dogs sitting in the rain to get you to send them donations. Let’s discuss what they are actually doing to your rights to own animals. INSTRUCTOR NOTE: I am a pet owner - not an expertbut willing to share what I have done for my pet’s future. Min 1/Max 20 FREE 1 class WWT Lower

Tu 7 - 8:30 p.m. Dec 6 2231.328

Th 7 - 8:30 p.m. Jan 26 2231.329

Th 7 - 8:30 p.m. Feb 23 2231.330

BULLET-PROOF YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

Ages 18+. The course is for solo business owners, coaches, and consultants. Are you prepared for your business to continue if you are unavailable or incapacitated for any reason? Most small business owners have all of the information about their business in their head. It's time to get that information documented so it can be shared in the event of an emergency. We think of Business Continuity for larger business, but it's more important for independent business professionals as well. Learn ways to bullet-proof your business so you can stay in business in the event of an emergency Min 5/Max 12 $27 1 class WWT Lower

F 3 - 5 p.m. Dec 9 2231.331

Th 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Jan 26 2231.332

Th 3 - 5 p.m. Feb 9 2231.333

6 Register online at westfieldwashingtontwp.us or by phone at 317-574-9490, ext 4

CORE AND MORE

Ages 18+. Fitness expert Rich Ford leads you in a resistance training class that targets the core, back, lower body and MORE! You never know what the MORE will be, but it will burn calories and leave you with a better frame! Learn more about training, nutrition, and have fun doing it! All fitness levels welcome. Min 8/Max 15

$40 1x/week WWT Lower

Sa 8 – 9 a.m. Dec 3 - 17 3231.401

Sa 8 – 9 a.m. Jan 7 - 28 3231.402

Sa 8 – 9 a.m. Feb 4 - 25 3231.403

$72 2x/week VF Clubhouse

Tu/Th 6 – 7 p.m. Dec 1- 29 3231.404

Tu/Th 6 – 7 p.m. Jan 3 - 31 3231.405

Tu/Th 6 – 7 p.m. Feb 2 - 28 3231.406

$87 3x/week See Above*DENOTES NO CLASS

Tu/Th 6 – 7 p.m. & Sa 8 – 9 a.m. Dec 1 - 29*12/24 3231.407

Tu/Th 6 – 7 p.m. & Sa 8 – 9 a.m. Jan 3 - 31 3231.408

Tu/Th 6 – 7 p.m. & Sa 8 – 9 a.m. Feb 2 - 28 3231.409

WOMEN’S WALKING GROUP

Ages 18+. Continue your fitness routine…Join us at Westfield Wash ington Library for an indoor walking program that focuses on strength and toning. No registration required.

FREE Westfield Washington Library Tu/Th 10:30 a.m. Dec 1 - Feb 28

YOGA

Ages 18+. Tone your muscles and calm your mind with Yoga! Designed for both the beginner and the more experienced student, the class takes you through a gentle sequence of postures that will allow you to discover your body’s own wisdom. Not only will your body feel better, but your mind will too. “Move your muscles, change your life”. Bring your yoga mat to class. Min 5/Max 30

Penny Foster

$32 3 weeks

VF Clubhouse*DENOTES NO CLASS

M 9 – 10 a.m. Dec 5 - 19 3231.101

M 9 – 10 a.m. Feb 6- 27*2/20 3231.102

$37 4 weeks

VF Clubhouse

M 9 – 10 a.m. Jan 2 - 30*1/16 3231.103

Melissa Hinshaw

$32 3 weeks

VF Clubhouse

F 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Dec 2 - 16 3231.104

$37 4 weeks VF Clubhouse

F 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Jan 6 - 27 3231.105

$32 3 weeks VF Clubhouse

F 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Feb 10 - 24 3231.106

ZUMBA

Ages 18+. Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music/dance themes that create an exciting dynamic of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. It is based on the principle that a workout should be “fun and easy to do”. Min 4/Max 8

$37 4 weeks WWT Lower

W 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Dec 7 - 28 3231.203

$37 4 weeks WWT Lower

W 5:30 – 6:30 p.m Jan 4 - 25 3231.204

$37 4 weeks WWT Lower

W 5:30 – 6:30 p.m Feb 1 - 22 3231.205

LANGUAGE

INTERMEDIATE SPANISH GRAMMAR

Ages 18+. For students who already know present, preterite, and im perfect tenses, as well as irregular verbs. More tenses and reading and writing exercises will be given by Dr.Wilma Sukapdjo. Min 2/Max 6

$92 8 weeks WWT Main*DENOTES NO CLASS Th 6 - 7 p.m. Dec 1 - Jan 26*12/29 2231.304

BEGINNING ITALIAN

Ages 18+. Ciao! Italian is based on Latin. You will learn from Dr. Sukap djo the present tense, so as to be able to understand, read and speak some basic sentences for fun or travel. We’ll study ‘gestures’ as well as grammar, because Italians speak with their hands! Mi peace il caffe. Mi piace l’italiano. (I like coffee. I like the Italian language.) You will enjoy this beautiful language of vowels – every sentence ends with a vowel! Come to learn and to speak! Ciao! Min 2/Max 6

$92 8 weeks WWT Main*DENOTES NO CLASS Th 7 - 8 p.m. Dec 1 - Jan 26*12/29 2231.305

BEGINNING GERMAN

Ages 18+. Learn how many German words you already know, because our basic household words are from German. Learn present and past tense of 25 common verbs and how to construct small sentences. Weekdays, seasons, months, numbers and learn about famous Ger man people: composers, artists, scientists, writers, etc. Viel Spas! Frau Dr. Sukapdjo is ready to help you learn German. Min 2/Max 6

$72 6 weeks WWT Main*DENOTES NO CLASS M 6 - 7 p.m. Dec 5 - Jan 16*12/26 2231.306

BEGINNING FRENCH

Ages 18+. Learn with Dr. Supkapdjo the language of French dating back to 1066, that brings words to us like ‘royal, corduroy, Leroy’. It is a language of nuances, double entendres, and is used worldwide as a second or third language for communication. Learn how to pronounce the names of great Frenchmen such as Guy de Maupassant, Louis Braille, Conte de la Rochefoucauld as well as greetings, numbers, and common expressions such as ‘savoir faire’. Learn the difference be tween Quebecois, Cajun, Haitian and Parisian French. Vive le francais! Min 2/Max 6

WWT Main*DENOTES NO CLASS M 7 - 8 p.m. Dec 5 - Jan 16*12/26 2231.307

$72 6 weeks

7REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 7 DAYS PRIOR TO EACH CLASS.
FITNESS & MOVEMENT ADULTS
ADULTS

ADULTS - AGES 18+ Book Groups

WWPL Book Group (For more information inquire at our Adult Reference Desk.)

3rd Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. (Jan 18; Feb 15)

Mystery Book Group (For more information inquire at our Adult Reference Desk.)

1st Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. (Jan 4; Feb 1)

Combined Book Group Holiday Party

Dec 7 at 11 a.m. Registration required. For more information inquire at our Adult Reference Desk.

Craft Corner

Registration required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com. Stop by the adult area tables and make a craft!

Check our Events Calendar for details on the crafts.

3rd Wednesday of the month from 5 – 7 p.m. Dec 21: Mini Jute Wreath Ornaments, Jan 18: Paper Bag Stars and Tissue Paper Pom Poms, Feb 15: Yarn Hearts

BINGO Brunch

*You must pre-register to participate. Register and pay at our Adult Information Desk. Cost to participate is $10, cash only, due on the Monday before the event. No refunds will be issued. Thank you to our Bingo Brunch sponsors, Copper Trace and the Friends of the Westfield Library. Without their generosity, this program would not be possible.

1st Thursday of each month from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Dec 1; Jan 5; Feb 2)

Westfield Writers Group

For writers or want-to-be writers. Contact librarian@wwpl.lib.in.us to be put on the email list for the next prompt.

Usually the 4th Thursday of the month (except holidays) from 1 - 3 p.m. (Dec 15; Jan 26; Feb 23)

American Mahjong

Join other players here at the library for a game, or just observe if you are interested in learning how to play.

Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. (Dec 6, 13, 20, 27; Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb 7, 14, 21, 28)

Wednesdays at 1 p.m. (Dec 7, 14, 21, 28; Jan 4, 11, 18, 25; Feb 1, 8, 15, 22)

Sundays at 1 p.m. (Dec 4, 11, 18; Jan 8, 15, 22, 29; Feb 5, 12, 19, 26)

Euchre

All are welcome whether you grew up in Indiana playing the game or are new to the area and to Euchre.

1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. (Dec 6, 20; Jan 3, 17; Feb 7, 21)

Needle & Thread Group

All levels of expertise are welcome. Bring your projects and meet other creative people!

1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Dec 7, 21; Jan 4, 18; Feb 1, 15)

Coloring, Crosswords & Coffee

Drop in and enjoy adult coloring, crossword puzzles and coffee!

From 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Jan 28)

TEENS

Trivia Tuesday

Join us in the Teen Room most Tuesdays after school as we team up and answer some random trivia questions. There will be different

themes each week and of course… PRIZES! Come test out your knowl edge and compete with your friends.

Most Tuesdays at 4 p.m. when school is in session (Dec 6, 13; Jan 3, 10, 17, 24; Feb 7, 14, 21, 28)

Gaming Corner Wednesday

Come and play a variety of games with friends after school in the teen room at the library.

Most Wednesdays at 4 p.m. when school is in session (Dec 7, 14; Jan 4, 11, 18, 25; Feb1, 8, 15, 22)

Friday Flick

Stop in for popcorn and a movie after school in the Teen Room!

Most Fridays at 4 p.m. when school is in session (Dec 2, 9, 16; Jan 6, 13, 20, 27; Feb 3, 10, 17)

Agents of Marvel Fan Club

Marvel Fans, Assemble! Come join us as we band together to fight in justice....or at least talk about it! This club is for anyone looking to have fun discussing characters, comics, movies, series, graphic novels, trivia & more. Student led & snacks provided. Recommended for grades 6-9 and registration preferred, but NOT required.

Jan 23 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Drop-in Craft for Teens

Drop in the Teen Room and make a craft! Check our Events Calendar wwpl.librarycalendar.com for details on the crafts.

From 4 - 6 p.m. Dec 8: Winter Wonderland Jars, Jan 26: Snowflake Design Coasters, Feb 13: Love You to Pieces Puzzle Heart

TEENS AND ADULTS

Tabletop Games

Registration required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com. Join us for a night of tabletop game fun at the library.

4th Wednesday of the month (except for holidays) from 5 - 7 p.m. (Dec 28; Jan 25; Feb 22)

Rudolph’s Reindeer Games Registration requested. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl.librarycalendar.com. Gather up your family and race into the library for some friendly competition - reindeer style! Fun minute-to-win-it games, crafts, snacks & prizes, all centered around our favorite glowing guy! Check in at the adult info desk upon arrival.

Dec 1 from 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Chocolate Bingo

Registration required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com. B-I-N-G-O...Y-U-M! Register to play Chocolate Bingo - will you be one of the lucky winners? There will be prizes and snacks!

Dec 7 and Feb 15 from 4 - 5 p.m.

DIY Ornaments and Gift Tags

Registration required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com. Drop in to create festive ornaments and gift tags. All supplies provided; just add creativity!

Dec 7 from 4 - 7 p.m.

Holiday Themed Puzzle Competition

Registration requested. Register for one of the time slots on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl.librarycalendar.com. Join us as teams compete to complete a 300 piece puzzle. Prizes are awarded and light snacks pro vided. Appropriate for ages 12+. Children under 12 should be accom panied by an adult.

Dec 14 from 4 - 5 p.m. and from 5 - 6 p.m.

Blizzard Bash

Drop in for snow-themed games, crafts and snacks!!

Jan 11 from 4 - 6 p.m.

8 To register for WWPL programs, visit wwpl.librarycalendar.com or call 317-896-9391. Please visit our website: wwpl.lib.in.us or the Events Calendar: wwpl.librarycalendar.com for a complete calendar of all events or to register for a program.

UPS Road Code: SAFE DRIVING

Registration required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com. Using impactful video clips, Power Point presenta tion and driving simulators, participants will learn safe driving strate gies. Free T-shirt, car insurance discount and snacks.

Dec 10 from 1 - 3 p.m.

Groundhog Day Galore

Do you vote shadow or no shadow? Drop by the adult area for some groundhog activities celebrating this fun day including trivia, games, crafts & more! All ages welcome with no registration required.

Feb 2 from 4 - 5 p.m.

Valentine’s Day Bingo Registration required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl.librarycalendar.com. B-I-N-G-O!! Grab your sweetie & head to the library on Valentine's Day. "Dessert before Dinner" is our motto, so sign up and join us for this SWEET time! Fun, sugary prizes awarded, of course! Recommended age - 12 & up.

Feb 14 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

CHILDREN

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Scenes from The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Theatre of Carmel Academy

Registration encouraged. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com. Experience the tradition as the Ballet Theatre of Carmel Academy dancers perform segments from The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky’s classic story of a girl and her beloved Nutcracker who comes to life. Meet the characters including Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, Godfather Drosselmeyer, the evil Mouse Queen, the beautiful Snow Queen, Mother Ginger and her Gingersnaps, and of course the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier!

Dec 12 at 6 p.m.

Make It & Take It: Holiday Edition

Does your child need a last minute gift for that special someone in their life? If so, drop in the Maker Space anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to decorate a small gift that will be gift wrapped before leaving. Suggested donation amount is $1 per item which includes all supplies and wrapping materials.

Dec 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Make It & Take It: Valentine’s Day

Does your child need a last minute gift for a friend or family member? If so, drop in the Maker Space anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to decorate a small gift. Cost is $1 per item which includes wrapping materials.

Feb 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

Story Times (18 months and up, with caregiver)

Registration Required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com.Enjoy stories, songs, finger-plays, rhymes and pup pets. Strengthen early literacy skills and encourage the joy of learning. Each program ends with a fun craft or an activity.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. (Dec 5, 12; Jan 9, 23, 30; Feb 6, 13, 20, 27)

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. (Dec 6, 13; Jan 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb 7, 14, 21, 28)

Spanish Story Time at 10:30 a.m. (Dec 6; Feb 7)

Sensory Story Time at 6 p.m. (Dec 7)

Story Time Puppet Shows (preschool with caregiver)

Registration Required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com.

Usually the 4th Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.

Jan 24 at 10:30 a.m.: Little Red Riding Hood

Feb 28 at 10:30 a.m.: Three Three Billy Goats Gruff

Baby Love Story Time (birth to 18 months)

Registration Required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com. Stories, songs, rhymes, finger-plays, and playtime for babies accompanied by a caregiver. Siblings welcome. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. (Dec 1, 8, 15; Jan 12, 19, 26; Feb 2, 9, 16, 23)

Friday Funday (preschool with caregiver)

Registration Required for take & make kits only.. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl.librarycalendar.com. Drop in or pre-reserve a take & make kit of digital book recommendations, songs or rhymes, educational activities, crafts and coloring pages all based around a central theme. Designed for preschoolers and their caregivers. Adult supervision required.

2nd Friday of the month. Register and drop-in between 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Dec 9; Jan 13; Feb 10)

Preschool Music & Movement (preschool w/ caregiver)

Registration Required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com. Library staff lead children in a wide range of activities supporting early literacy, including chanting, singing, dancing, action songs & stories, rhythm practice, creative movement & role play ing. Children will practice both large and small motor skills. Usually the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. (Dec 7, 21; Jan 4, 18; Feb 1, 15)

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Tween Book Club (5th – 8th Grade)

Registration Required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com.Sign up now to receive a print copy of the book to borrow until the day of the event. Links to electronic versions are available if you would prefer. Books for the following month will be distributed at each meeting.

1st Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. (Dec 1; Jan 5; Feb 2)

Little Stitching Nook Group

Do you love crocheting, cross stitching, or knitting? All levels of exper tise are welcome. Bring your own projects and supplies and meet other creative children! This activity is free and for ages 8-12.

3:45 to 5:45 p.m (Dec 15; Jan 19; Feb 16)

Story Castle Cinema

Join us on Saturdays for a free family-friendly movie in the Story Castle! Check our Events Calendar for the movie schedule. Saturdays at 1 p.m. (Dec 3, 10, 17; Jan 7, 14, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 18, 25)

Family BINGO Night (families, ages 6+)

Registration Required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com.

3rd Monday of the month from 6 - 7 p.m. (Dec 19; Feb 20)

Paws to Read

Registration Required. Register on our website’s Events Calendar wwpl. librarycalendar.com. Practice reading to a friendly dog who is a very good listener!

2nd Saturday of the month, 15-minute sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. (Dec 10; Jan 14; Feb 11)

Homeschool Classes at the WWPL

The library offers a wide variety of homeschool classes and clubs for elementary through high school-aged students. Contact the WWPL Children’s Department at 317-896-9391 for more information or to register.

9To register for WWPL programs, visit wwpl.librarycalendar.com or call 317-896-9391.
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