Harvest Garden (November 19th from 10am-1pm): At this Watermelon University Masterclass, young scholars will meet Professor Watermelon and Mister Smart at the Glendale Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library. Scholars will power-up their imaginations and hike into the Harvest Garden and explore all of the places, characters and plot devices within it. Scholars will empower themselves by using the library as a masterful tool for research. The Dewey Decimal System as well as other library systems and resources will be learned and wielded as these young scholars become mighty researchers! The uncovered information will be used as springboards for creative writing and drawing. And don't forget about the Melon Money that is earned for the PRIZE auction at the end of this three hour adventure.  (Scroll down for enrollment info.) 

Mythical Forest (September 24th from 10am-1pm): At this Watermelon University Masterclass, young scholars will meet Professor Watermelon and Mister Smart at the Nora Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library. Scholars will power-up their imaginations and step inside a Mythical Forest and explore all of the places, characters and plot devices within it. Scholars will empower themselves by using the library as a masterful tool for research. The Dewey Decimal System as well as other library systems and resources will be learned and wielded as these young scholars become mighty researchers! The uncovered information will be used as springboards for creative writing and drawing. And don't forget about the Melon Money that is earned for the PRIZE auction at the end of this three hour adventure.  (Scroll down for enrollment info.) 

Dreamsicle Mountain (Decemeber 17th from 10am-1pm): At this Watermelon University Masterclass, young scholars will meet Professor Watermelon and Mister Smart at the Glendale Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library. Scholars will power-up their imaginations and climb Dreamsicle Mountain and explore all of the places, characters and plot devices on it. Scholars will empower themselves by using the library as a masterful tool for research. The Dewey Decimal System as well as other library systems and resources will be learned and wielded as these young scholars become mighty researchers! The uncovered information will be used as springboards for creative writing and drawing. And don't forget about the Melon Money that is earned for the PRIZE auction at the end of this three hour adventure.  (Scroll down for enrollment info.) 

Spooky Town Masterclass 10am-1pm 10/29/2022 @ Nora Branch $95.00 

Spooky Town (October 29th from 10am-1pm): At this Watermelon University Masterclass, young scholars will meet Professor Watermelon and Mister Smart at the Nora Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library. Scholars will power-up their imaginations and head on down to SPOOKY TOWN and explore all of the places, characters and plot devices within it. Scholars will empower themselves by using the library as a masterful tool for research. The Dewey Decimal System as well as other library systems and resources will be learned and wielded as these young scholars become mighty researchers! The uncovered information will be used as springboards for creative writing and drawing. And don't forget about the Melon Money that is earned for the PRIZE auction at the end of this three hour adventure.  (Scroll down for enrollment info.) 

Harvest Garden Masterclass 10am-1pm 11/19/2022 @ Glendale Branch $95.00 

Take a look at the video below to see when Watermelon University was at the Indiana State Library. 

Mythical Forest Masterclass 10am-1pm 9/24/2022 @ Nora Branch $95.00

Professor Watermelon

Dreamsicle Mountain Masterclass 10am-1pm 12/17/2022 @ Glendale Branch $95.00

About Watermelon University Masterclass: Each month on a Saturday, young scholars are invited to meet Professor Watermelon and Mister Smart at the Indianapolis Public Library. For three adventurous hours, the class dives into a themed topic, like a mythical forest, a spooky town or a harvest garden. These amusing settings are chosen to inspire a wealth of ideas and topics for young scholars to cultivate and use as springboards for creative writing and drawing. Young scholars research their topics by using the Dewey Decimal System and other valuable tools/resources found at the library. These academic skills are presented in a FUN and creative way, while children make stories, make art and make friends!


Melon Money: Like all Watermelon University clubs, camps and classes, Melon Money is earned through the participation of writing/drawing challenges and games. This Melon Money can be saved or spent at the Grand Auction at the end of each Masterclass.  


‚ÄčWHEN: 10am-1pm on these Saturdays -  September 24, October 29, November 19 and December 17th


GRADE LEVELS: 2nd-6th grade 


COST: $95 per Masterclass or $345 for all four Masterclasses 


How to Enroll:  Choose one of the options below or contact Professor Watermelon here if you have questions.