Carmel Clay Public Library

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Our super fun Literary Trivia Night is live and online Wednesday night at 7pm. Challenge your friends, family, and book ...
02/15/2021

Our super fun Literary Trivia Night is live and online Wednesday night at 7pm. Challenge your friends, family, and book club members! Learn more and register at carmelclaylibrary.org/event/4848052.

If you had all of literature from which to choose, who would be your literary valentine?
02/14/2021

If you had all of literature from which to choose, who would be your literary valentine?

It's FREEZING! ❄️ Stay inside and check out digital magazines through OverDrive and the Libby by OverDrive app. Here are...
02/13/2021

It's FREEZING! ❄️ Stay inside and check out digital magazines through OverDrive and the Libby by OverDrive app. Here are some of the magazines we've been enjoying.

Need something to warm up a chilly weekend? Check out these recommendations from our librarians, and enjoy a fresh persp...
02/12/2021
Romance Reads You'll Love from Black & African American Authors - Carmel Clay Public Library

Need something to warm up a chilly weekend? Check out these recommendations from our librarians, and enjoy a fresh perspective on timeless romance!

Discover more staff recommendations at tinyurl.com/3dmgn6ec.

Romance Reads You'll Love from Black & African American Authors by CCPL_ReadersAdvisory - a staff-created list : Celebrate Black History Month in February by picking up one of these titles where love is in the air! From historical settings to the modern day, each title features strong characters loo...

02/11/2021
Virtual Author Visit - Bryan Reardon

Join us live today at 11:00 a.m. for a virtual author visit with Bryan Reardon. We’ll be discussing his latest novel, Let Her Lie.

Have a question for Bryan? Ask in the comments below!

Here's something new and fun–Binge Boxes! These DVD multi-packs contain several movies grouped by themes like "Didn't Se...
02/10/2021

Here's something new and fun–Binge Boxes! These DVD multi-packs contain several movies grouped by themes like "Didn't See That Coming" and "You'll Ugly Cry." Binge boxes are available to check out in both the adult collection and the children's collection at Merchant's Square, and you can find them in the catalog by simply searching for "binge box."

Today is Safer Internet Day, and it's the perfect opportunity to give some thought to how secure your passwords are. Che...
02/09/2021
Tips for Strong, Secure Passwords & Other Authentication Tools | ConnectSafely

Today is Safer Internet Day, and it's the perfect opportunity to give some thought to how secure your passwords are. Check this article for some great tips for online security.

The FBI along with other security experts are now recommending a “pass phrase” rather than simply a password. Such a phrase should be relatively long – at least 15 characters.

Yikes! How's that for a teaser? Author Bryan Reardon will be talking about this—his latest novel "Let Her Lie"—on Facebo...
02/08/2021

Yikes! How's that for a teaser? Author Bryan Reardon will be talking about this—his latest novel "Let Her Lie"—on Facebook Live on Thursday at 11. Join us here live or watch the recording afterwards.

02/07/2021
Our latest Book Chat video features four great new titles. Watch Katherine, Raygan, Susan, and Sara as they tell why the...
02/06/2021

Our latest Book Chat video features four great new titles. Watch Katherine, Raygan, Susan, and Sara as they tell why these books should be on your to-read list. youtu.be/DEuswtjZC5o

Looking for a new book to read? Expand your reading during Black History Month with these #OwnVoices stories by Black au...
02/05/2021
Diverse Reads: New Fiction by Black Authors - Carmel Clay Public Library

Looking for a new book to read? Expand your reading during Black History Month with these #OwnVoices stories by Black authors published in the past year. (And don't forget to sign up for our month-long online Black History Month program at carmel.beanstack.com.)

Diverse Reads: New Fiction by Black Authors by CCPL_ReadersAdvisory - a staff-created list : Looking for a new book to read? Expand your reading during Black History Month with these #OwnVoices stories by Black authors published in 2020. All ages can celebrate Black History Feb. 1-28 by participatin...

Our annual Yule Ball isn't taking place this year. ☹️ But teens in grades 6–12 can pick up a Yule Ball at Home craft kit...
02/04/2021

Our annual Yule Ball isn't taking place this year. ☹️ But teens in grades 6–12 can pick up a Yule Ball at Home craft kit to have fun anyway. 😃 Stop by the Take-and-Make area at the Merchants' Square Main Library throughout the month of February to get one of these awesome kits designed especially for teens!

We're celebrating World Read Aloud Day with a special list of suggested books that are perfect for families to enjoy out...
02/03/2021

We're celebrating World Read Aloud Day with a special list of suggested books that are perfect for families to enjoy out loud together. Find the list (and place your holds) at tinyurl.com/ykz8opef.

Don't miss our month-long online program celebrating Black History Month. Learn about Black history-makers, explore cult...
02/01/2021

Don't miss our month-long online program celebrating Black History Month. Learn about Black history-makers, explore cultural traditions, and honor the evolution of Black history in America. Get started on this inspiring journey for all ages at carmel.beanstack.com.

Come on over to Merchants' Square, say hi, and check some stuff out! Our new hours for in-person visits are Mon-Thu 9am-...
02/01/2021

Come on over to Merchants' Square, say hi, and check some stuff out! Our new hours for in-person visits are Mon-Thu 9am-8pm, Fri 9am-6pm, and Sat 9am-5pm.

Learn more at carmelclaylibrary.org/news-and-announcements.

Our Bonding Over Books virtual book club for ages 9-12 and their caregivers is reading Jodi Kendall's delightful "The Un...
01/30/2021

Our Bonding Over Books virtual book club for ages 9-12 and their caregivers is reading Jodi Kendall's delightful "The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City" in February. Register now to pick up your copy of the book, enjoy online activities while you read, and then join us for a Zoom discussion at the end of February. 🐷👩📘
carmelclaylibrary.org/event/4808195

🌍👧📘 Our children's librarians have some wonderful recommendations inspired by Multicultural Children's Book Day. Check t...
01/30/2021

🌍👧📘 Our children's librarians have some wonderful recommendations inspired by Multicultural Children's Book Day. Check them out at tinyurl.com/y4kltym3.

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01/29/2021

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Celebrate National Puzzle Day with an online CCPL-themed jigsaw. Find it at jigex.com/JUv2.
01/29/2021

Celebrate National Puzzle Day with an online CCPL-themed jigsaw. Find it at jigex.com/JUv2.

Saturday is the final day to enter titles and activities for the Winter Reading Programs. Kids can pick up their prizes ...
01/28/2021

Saturday is the final day to enter titles and activities for the Winter Reading Programs. Kids can pick up their prizes through February 13. Prizes may be picked up at either the Merchants' Square Main Library or the Joyce Winner West Branch. Just text the number listed at the curbside parking spot and let us know you're there for a Winter Reading Prize. Or stop by Merchants' Square between February 1 and 13 if you'd like to pick up your prize inside at the Kids' Desk.

Yes! We're reopening our doors at the Merchants' Square Main Library beginning on Monday. New in-person hours will be Mo...
01/28/2021

Yes! We're reopening our doors at the Merchants' Square Main Library beginning on Monday. New in-person hours will be Mon-Thu 9am-8pm, Fri 9am-6pm, and Sat 9am-5pm. Curbside hours will be Mon-Fri 9am-6pm and Sat 9am-5pm. We can't wait to see you again!

It's amazing how quickly you can get to 10,000 daily steps when you're on library curbside pickup duty! Got a hold to pi...
01/27/2021

It's amazing how quickly you can get to 10,000 daily steps when you're on library curbside pickup duty! Got a hold to pick up? We'll see you in the parking lot!

01/26/2021
Carmel Library Digital Media Lab

Our Digital Media Lab shows what 3D printing is all about.

Have you ever wondered what the 3D print process looks like? This short video will show you the entirety of the process from start to finish. Send us your 3D print orders at: [email protected]

Use your CCPL card to enjoy popular magazines right on your device or computer. Just download the Libby by OverDrive app...
01/26/2021

Use your CCPL card to enjoy popular magazines right on your device or computer. Just download the Libby by OverDrive app or visit carmel.overdrive.com to get started. Magazine checkouts do not count against your OverDrive checkout limits, and there is never a waiting list to check out a magazine.

Have questions? Give us a call at 317-844-3362, and we'll be happy to walk you through it.

Chill and be mindful. Today is the first day of our week-long Mindfulness Challenge for kids ages 0–12 and their familie...
01/25/2021

Chill and be mindful. Today is the first day of our week-long Mindfulness Challenge for kids ages 0–12 and their families. Discover quick, fun activities like yoga storytime and alphabet gratitude at carmel.beanstack.com.

Is the semester off to a shaky start? Students of all ages can use their CCPL cards to connect to free, live tutoring an...
01/24/2021

Is the semester off to a shaky start? Students of all ages can use their CCPL cards to connect to free, live tutoring and homework help 7 days a week from 3pm-11pm. Visit carmelclaylibrary.org/homework-help.

01/23/2021
01/22/2021
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Check out musician Jim Gill performing "May There Always Be Sunshine" with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra! Jim is helping us create a special version of this song featuring "favorite things" from the kids of Carmel, along with a picture book to go with it. Email us your child's picture of their favorite thing to [email protected] between now and January 31. For more details, visit tinyurl.com/yyvnq6zr.

May There Always Be Sunshine, an award-winning children’s book by Chicago musician and author Jim Gill, is a gorgeous celebration of children’s thoughts and ideas. In this playful virtual program, Gill joins five CSO brass musicians and Chicago Symphony Chorus soprano Melinda Alberty to give voice to the words and wishes of children across the nation. Watch this inspiring book come to life through animated illustrations and music, including an excerpt from Mussorgsky’s ever-popular Pictures at an Exhibition.

If you currently use RBdigital to access online magazines with your CCPL card, note that this service will be moving ove...
01/22/2021

If you currently use RBdigital to access online magazines with your CCPL card, note that this service will be moving over to Libby by OverDrive next week. You'll be able to enjoy magazines online in the same place you go for ebooks and audiobooks. Watch for more details coming next week.

Are you taking part in our Winter Reading Program? If so, you've helped donate 580 food and personal care items to the C...
01/21/2021

Are you taking part in our Winter Reading Program? If so, you've helped donate 580 food and personal care items to the Carmel Winter Food Pantry program. The program runs through January 30, so it's not too late to sign up and make your reading count at carmel.beanstack.com.

Yum! Our digital cookbook is now available. Discover delicious and comforting recipes shared by our patrons and staff. V...
01/20/2021

Yum! Our digital cookbook is now available. Discover delicious and comforting recipes shared by our patrons and staff. Visit tinyurl.com/y62slytd, and prepare to salivate!

It's not too late to reserve your interactive family movie night kit for next weekend! Choose from four awesome movies, ...
01/19/2021

It's not too late to reserve your interactive family movie night kit for next weekend! Choose from four awesome movies, give us a call, and we'll have your kit waiting at our curbside holds pickup at the Merchants' Square Main Library. Learn more at carmelclaylibrary.org/event/4786907.

🐶+ 📘 = 🙂  Read to a Paws and Think therapy dog online from your living room live via the Zoom app! 15-minute sessions ar...
01/18/2021

🐶+ 📘 = 🙂 Read to a Paws and Think therapy dog online from your living room live via the Zoom app! 15-minute sessions are available for ages 5-12 on Saturday, January 23. Learn more and register at carmelclaylibrary.org/event/4769350.

The library may be closed today, but that means it's a great day to visit our latest StoryWalk in The Village of WestCla...
01/18/2021

The library may be closed today, but that means it's a great day to visit our latest StoryWalk in The Village of WestClay. Enjoy "Tracks in the Snow" by Wong Herbert Yee, beginning near the southeast corner of Horseferry Road and Bird Cage Walk.

Want to learn more about your family roots? Ancestry Library Edition is available to access from home with your Carmel C...
01/17/2021

Want to learn more about your family roots? Ancestry Library Edition is available to access from home with your Carmel Clay Public Library card through the end of March. Log in with your card number at carmel.lib.in.us/research.

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2140 E. 116th St
Carmel, IN
46032

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My family is grateful for the Carmel Clay Public Library! We can't wait until construction is over but until then, we've updated our Christmas village accordingly!
Thank you to Carmel Clay Public Library for the take home crafts!
We love our library! Thanks for the goodies.
We're 7 days away from the Carmel Film Forum. 26 seats left. Please signup and help me sell me out.
I looked at putting books on hold. Are you not taking any additional holds at this time?
Will the library reopen May 4?
Is there a help number that works during the COVID closures? I keep getting emails saying my holds are ready, but then I go to the website link and not only are they not ready, but they are gone from my hold list. This has happened for my last three holds. Please help
is there a problem with the overdrive site? I have been trying to download ebooks on the overdrive site and it doesn't work.
🌷Welcome to Gardenfest April 4, 9am-3pm in Lebanon! 🌷Hosted by the Boone County Master Gardeners
The 2019 Carmel Film Forum, Making the Big Picture: Preproduction and Crowdfunding will be held on Saturday, August 10, at the Carmel Clay Public Library. At12:30 pm there will be a table-read of Indiana filmmaker James E. Moriarty's new feature screenplay, Ghost From The River, by local and national professional actors. ACTORS READING: Jack Ducat Sara Purnima Kolenda Brittany Smith Susan Shimer Rachael Smith Dwuan Watson Anthony Bar Bart Simpson MODERATING: Nathan Bechtold GHOSTFROMTHERIVER Where there are no boundaries to life A SUPERNATURAL FAMILY DRAMA TREATMENT: When both of 17-year-old Dani’s parents suddenly die, her life is turned upside down. Pulled out of her big-city life and plopped into a tiny town in rural Indiana with her rudderless and alcoholic aunt, Dani despairs about her present and her future. But Dani’s disastrous situation begins to turn around as she learns the truth about her strange new home: a community of spirits and spiritualism that will show her a path forward. Dani learns about herself and a buried family secret. And she finds love in an unexpected place. Through spiritual growth and meeting a series of dramatic life challenges, Dani learns to accept her family’s heritage. Her future may remain uncertain, but her path is now her own to choose. This family film tells a story of love, acceptance, growth, and transcendence set in a small Midwestern town. It has humor, surprises, mystery, and heart that will delight all ages. LEARN MORE: MoriartyMedia.com QUESTIONS: [email protected] LOCATION: Carmel Clay Public Library 55 4th Ave SE, Carmel, IN 46032 TIME: 12:30 PM ADMISSION: FREE 2019 Carmel Film Forum is sponsored by the City of Carmel, MoriartyMedia, Carmel Clay Public Library, Indy Film Fest, Digipitch, Indiana Filmmakers Network, Randy Johnson Photography, and T. Gregorek AV Consulting.
Thank you to the carmel library and Purdue master gardeners for having such awesome programs!! Here are my seeds growing!