Our Summer Reading Program's in full swing—and it’s not too late to sign up! Just go to any Library location to pick up your summer reading game board and join the fun.
And in keeping with this summer’s theme, Build a Better World, we've got quite a few programs for LEGO enthusiasts at the Library coming up this month.
Stop by the Main Library on June 15th to learn how to make your own animated movie using iPads and LEGO bricks. Don't miss The LEGO Movie on the big screen at the June 16 Friday Movie Matinee at the Main Library. Then on June 17th, there's a STEAM party at the Ellettsville Branch, where you can try LEGO WeDo robotics and other great stuff. And, of course, the ever-popular LEGO club continues to meet throughout the summer—check the Library's Events Calendar for details.
LEGO fans love to collect pieces in all shapes and sizes—the more the better. Find projects for them all: try these books for even more creative LEGO-ing inspiration!
“Turn your pile of LEGO bricks into a day of fun! This unique activity book has step-by-step instructions and tons of photos to teach you how to build all-new and totally awesome robots and a robot lab, race cars to race your friends and jet planes to zoom across the room at lightning speed or fit in your pocket for on-the-go play.” —Publisher
"This new unofficial LEGO builders book combines the fascinating world of medieval knights and other fantasy kingdoms with iconic items and great building ideas all illustrated with easy-to-follow step-by-step building instructions" —Amazon
Cool Creations in 35 Pieces Sean Kenney
“LEGO artist Sean Kenney reuses the same thirty-five LEGO bricks to create a variety of images in all categories: vehicles, spaceships, home accessories, animals, nature, robots, and many other subjects. This new LEGO offering is sure to spark imagination and encourage kids to think outside the box.” —Publisher
Cool Creations in 101 Pieces Sean Kenney
“You can build even more models in this follow-up to the author's Cool Creations in 35 Pieces! Lay out your pieces, follow the simple instructions, tips and techniques, and create the exciting miniatures.” —Publisher
The LEGO animation book : make your own LEGO movies! David Pagano
"A guide to stop-motion LEGO animation, with instructions and exercises covering all the steps in the filmmaking process. Includes equipment suggestions, sound and lighting tips, animation and special effects techniques, storyboarding exercises, tricks for designing sets, and acting methods for minifigs" —Publisher
LEGO Awesome Ideas Daniel Lipkowitz
“Journey through six incredible worlds bursting with hundreds of new LEGO-approved fan ideas and building tips! Learn how to make a wild west train, outer space aliens, a realistic-looking mobile phone and much, much more.” —Publisher
365 Things to do with LEGO Bricks Simon Hugo
"From LEGO projects that take just a few minutes and require a handful of bricks to inspirational build ideas and activities to keep you occupied for hours, 365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks is full of games and activities that will keep you busy every day of the year" —Amazon
These are just a few of the LEGO-related titles available in the Children’s Area at the Library—find more on the shelves under the call number J 688.72.