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The Indiana History Club: How We All Save History
Central Library (Central)
Friday, February 5, 2016 - Saturday, December 31, 2016
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


Patrons are invited to view a special exhibit in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room that highlights how Indiana's history has been recorded and disseminated through various types of media and the creators behind them. The exhibit will include examples of personal items, such as photographs, letters and media and how those have been preserved. It also highlights the role of such institutions as the Indiana State Library, Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Archives.



The Edge Project: Giving the Homeless a Face and Voice
Central Library (Central)
Friday, April 29, 2016 - Saturday, June 4, 2016
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View a unique photo exhibit by local photographers James Eickman, Rhonda Clark, Sophie Doell and Mike Richart as part of The Edge Project, an initiative to give homeless persons a face and a voice. The exhibit captures the images of people living on the streets and in encampments. The subjects share their stories that accompany many of the images.
This exhibit can be viewed during regular Central Library hours in the South Display Hall and Simon Room.



East 38th Street Shared Reading Group
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Friday, May 6, 2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Saak, who was trained by The Reader Organisation, will read excerpts from the book, but group members may volunteer to do so. The reading is interspersed with discussion. Refreshments will be served.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 6, 2016
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to organize and analyze numbers and text in a spreadsheet format. By the end of this class you should be able to create and format a spreadsheet; enter and edit data; and use basic formulas to add, subtract, multiply and divide any number of figures in a horizontal row or vertical column. Before taking this class you should be comfortable using Microsoft Word. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, May 6, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 4 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, coloring and writing exercises, or a simple craft.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 6, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, May 7, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Clases Básicas de Computación: Use Skype, Whats app, o Viber
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 7, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Aprenda a descargar estas aplicaciones para poder comunicarse gratis con sus familiares, amigos, y colegas en cualquier lugar del mundo. Además, puede utilizar Skype para entrevistas de trabajo telefónicas.
Esta clase está patrocinado por El Fondo de la Biblioteca y La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



Job Seeker Class at Haughville: Online Application
Haughville Branch (West)
Saturday, May 7, 2016
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn how to go to the Indianapolis Star CareerBuilder website and submit an online job application. This class requires an email address and resume.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, May 7, 2016
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 7, 2016 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Activity


Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve at Central Library.



Monkey Business: A Preschool Art Workshop
InfoZone Branch (North)
Saturday, May 7, 2016 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to grab their yellow hats and bring their favorite curious little monkeys to a mixed media workshop led by The Art Lab and inspired by the book, "Curious George Builds a House." Space is limited. Registration is required. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, May 7, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Journey Around the World in 30 Days! Musical Tour of Latin America
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, May 7, 2016 1:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Multicultural Program


Children ages 4 - 10 and families are invited to learn the differences between salsa, merengue, cumbia and cha cha cha and the locations they come from. Attendees will sing, dance and play instruments with the band.



Milk Jug Mini-Garden for Mom
Brightwood Branch (East)
Saturday, May 7, 2016 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to get ready for Mother’s Day by making a greenhouse with recycled plastic jugs. Aster from Felege Hiywot Center will explain the science of plants, what makes them grow and how to start a garden.



How to Use the Keyboard & Mouse: Introduction to Computers
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 7, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults with little or no experience in using a computer are invited to the Computer Training Lab to learn to use the computer mouse and keyboard, a needed skill in order to use a computer and the Internet. By the end of this class you should be able to recognize the major parts of a personal computer; understand the meaning of key computer terms; use a mouse and the on-screen cursor to make the computer do what you want it to; understand the parts of the keyboard and how to use them to create, change and delete text, and how to use the Microsoft Windows 7 desktop and toolbars.



eBook Tinker Station
Eagle Branch (West)
Saturday, May 7, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


Patrons are invited to learn how to select and use eReaders, as well as search and download materials from the Library's extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks and digital music. Patrons can drop in anytime during this two-hour visit by the Library's traveling eBook Tinker Station, which is staffed by an eReader expert who can answer questions about the equipment and collection. The Station provides reliable and unbiased information about this growing technology. The Tinker Helpline is also available to call for answers to your questions at 275-4500. This service is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Conservation and Green Thumb Class for Kids
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, May 7, 2016 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to a program presented by Indy Science Fun during which they'll discuss trash, recycling and reusing items. They'll discover composting and planting and plant their own seeds to take home.



eBook Tinker Station
InfoZone Branch (North)
Sunday, May 8, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


Patrons are invited to learn how to select and use eReaders, as well as search and download materials from the Library's extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks and digital music. Patrons can drop in anytime during this two-hour visit by the Library's traveling eBook Tinker Station, which is staffed by an eReader expert who can answer questions about the equipment and collection. The Station provides reliable and unbiased information about this growing technology. The Tinker Helpline is also available to call for answers to your questions at 275-4500. This service is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, May 8, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, May 8, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, May 8, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, May 8, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


Patrons are invited to learn how to select and use eReaders, as well as search and download materials from the Library's extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks and digital music. Patrons can drop in anytime during this two-hour visit by the Library's traveling eBook Tinker Station, which is staffed by an eReader expert who can answer questions about the equipment and collection. The Station provides reliable and unbiased information about this growing technology. The Tinker Helpline is also available to call for answers to your questions at 275-4500. This service is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, May 9, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


Patrons are invited to learn how to select and use eReaders, as well as search and download materials from the Library's extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks and digital music. Patrons can drop in anytime during this two-hour visit by the Library's traveling eBook Tinker Station, which is staffed by an eReader expert who can answer questions about the equipment and collection. The Station provides reliable and unbiased information about this growing technology. The Tinker Helpline is also available to call for answers to your questions at 275-4500. This service is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 9, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, May 9, 2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to register for free GED/TASC classes which continue each Monday through Thursday through June 2016.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, May 9, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies 8 - 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre. It's a great way to introduce little ones to a lifelong love of reading.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, May 9, 2016
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, May 9, 2016 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, May 9, 2016
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, May 9, 2016
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, May 9, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 9, 2016
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to write letters, resumes, papers, and other documents. By the end of this class, you should be able to: create, edit, save, and open a document; change formatting and appearance; check spelling and grammar, and print files. Before taking this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, you should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Microsoft classes are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, May 9, 2016
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Teen Gaming @ Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Monday, May 9, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17)
Category: Activity


Teens are invited to challenge their friends and test their skills with the Wii, Xbox, card games and board games.



Introduction to Microsoft Excel at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, May 9, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to an introduction to this spreadsheet program that will show how to create, edit and save spreadsheets; how to use formulas and print; along with helpful tips and hints. This program, offered in Microsoft Office 2010, requires completion of the Microsoft Word class or equivalent PC experience.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 9, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Big Ideas for Small Business
Haughville Branch (West)
Monday, May 9, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn useful business-related computer skills relevant to a small business or small office.
The topic for this class will be "Address Lists and Form Letters." Participants will use Microsoft Excel to create an address list. Then, in Microsoft Word, they'll take the list an make a form letter with a personal greeting at the top. This process works well for keeping a Christmas card or party invitation list.



eBook Tinker Station
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, May 9, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


Patrons are invited to learn how to select and use eReaders, as well as search and download materials from the Library's extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks and digital music. Patrons can drop in anytime during this two-hour visit by the Library's traveling eBook Tinker Station, which is staffed by an eReader expert who can answer questions about the equipment and collection. The Station provides reliable and unbiased information about this growing technology. The Tinker Helpline is also available to call for answers to your questions at 275-4500. This service is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Flanner House Book Discussion
Flanner House Branch (North)
Monday, May 9, 2016 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Citizens Creek" by Lalita Tademy.



Family Sing-Along at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, May 9, 2016 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited for a sing-along of vintage folk and traditional songs.



Minecraft-Inspired "Selfie" Portrait Class for Kids
Decatur Branch (West)
Monday, May 9, 2016 6:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 8 and older are invited to create a pixelated self-portrait using square paper pieces during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Dog Communications Class
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Monday, May 9, 2016 6:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Class or Workshop


Families and children of all ages are invited to learn about pets and pet ownership, especially dogs! Those with allergies should be advised that a real dog may be in attendance. This program is presented by the Humane Society of Indianapolis.



Computer & Internet Basics at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn about the simple components of using a computer, including the mouse and keyboard, along with basic skills required to search the Internet. Included will be hands-on exercises and take-home instruction sheets.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers 18 - 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and flannel board activities just right for toddlers.



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 2 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays, rhymes and songs. The focus is on learning phonetic sounds as an important step to reading.



Storytime Under the Sea @ East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Library's fish friends for stories, crafts, music and more. The Library's aquarium is made possible by Charles Brown.



Little Farmer's Market: Healthy Eating Class for Preschoolers
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for a fun workshop with the Marion County Health Department to learn why fruits and vegetables are so fabulous! There'll be games, stories, and even a little snacking! This workshop includes food. All activities are peanut free. Contact your IndyPL branch with any allergy concerns.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Beginning Computer Classes: Keyboard, Mouse and Microsoft Word
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited for a first look at the workings of a computer. In this class, you'll learn how to click, scroll and understand some of those strange keys on the keyboard. The class also will look at the basics of setting up a word document in Word.



Healthy Habits for Adults
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Adults are invited to join Oasis of Indianapolis for an afternoon of games, socialization, snacks and exercise.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to the Library to do their homework. They can do their homework first and then have the rest of the evening for fun!



Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


If you already know the basics of PowerPoint, learn to enhance your presentations by inserting sounds, video clips, custom animation and scanned images. Participants are asked to bring pictures they wish to scan. Before taking this intermediate class you should already be comfortable using PowerPoint. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Beginning Sewing Series
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults who have a sewing machine but lack the knowledge of how to use it are invited to learn to thread their machine, sew a straight line, install a zipper, cut out a pattern and make a simple pair of drawstring pants. This hands-on class requires participants to bring their own sewing machine. Some supplies will be provided, but participants will need to bring other items. A list will be provided upon registration.



The Writing Workshop
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17), Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Adults and teens who need help writing papers, cover letters or resumes are invited to receive free assistance from writing tutors from Marian University's Writing Lab.



Journey Around the World in 30 Days! Asia Fantasia: Storytelling, Music & Fun
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Multicultural Program


Children ages 4 - 10 and families are invited to learn about tricksters, wise woodcutters, clever animals and foolish kings from a variety of Asian cultures. With plenty of audience participation, attendees also can learn about bamboo instruments and engage themselves in the characters and costumes of the Asian storytellers.



Conversations About Education: The Future of Standardized Testing
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Meeting


Join the discussion on the end of ISTEP and the future of standardized testing in Indiana. By 2018, a replacement to ISTEP must be found following the termination of the test by the Indiana General Assembly. Panelists will discuss what test obligations the state has and what options could be explored by educators and policymakers in the coming months. This program, to be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium, is presented by WFYI, Chalkbeat Indiana and IndyPL.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories and preschool activities.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies from newborns to pre-walkers around 18 months old and an adult are invited for board books, bounces and playtime.



Journey Around the World in 30 Days! The Hungry Coat
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Multicultural Program


Children ages 4 - 10 and families are invited to a presentation by the Marian University Department of Theatre entitled, "The Hungry Coat and Other Tales of Wisdom From the Middle East," based on tales from the Middle East.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 11:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories and preschool activities.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



ABC's of Diabetes
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults with diabetes or pre-diabetes along with family members and friends are invited to this four-part series accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. It includes instruction on medications, nutrition, exercise, monitoring, complications and available community resources. Class members will participate in individual consultations with a registered dietitian, registered nurse and health educator. Register by calling 221-2094 or online at www.mchd.com/diabetes.



Clases Básicas de Computación: Conozca las herramientas de Su Aparato Móvil
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Utilice las mejores aplicaciones y las herramientas eficientes y rápidas para su aparato móvil y utilícelas en su vida personal o para su trabajo. Comparta sincronice sus archivos entre sus aparatos.
Esta clase está patrocinado por El Fondo de la Biblioteca y La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



Character Club House Design Class for Kids
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 6:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 8 and older are invited to design a space for their favorite character or super hero through model making. Participants are asked to bring an empty shoe box for their design. This program is presented by Next Great Architects.



2016 Photography Workshop Series
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Those who are point-and-shoot photographers looking to improve their skills or are interested in creating better images with an iPhone are invited to learn camera and composition basics from expert photographers from the Riviera Camera Club.
The theme for this program, to be held in the Riley Meeting Room, is "Principles of Composition."



Journey Around the World in 30 Days! Asia Fantasia: Storytelling, Music & Fun
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 6:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Multicultural Program


Children ages 4 - 10 and families are invited to learn about tricksters, wise woodcutters, clever animals and foolish kings from a variety of Asian cultures. With plenty of audience participation, attendees also can learn about bamboo instruments and engage themselves in the characters and costumes of the Asian storytellers.



Minecraft-Inspired "Selfie" Portrait Class for Kids
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 6:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 8 and older are invited to create a pixelated self-portrait using square paper pieces during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Gmail Basics at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, May 12, 2016
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults with an active, existing Gmail account are invited to learn how to open, send, forward and reply to emails, as well as send and download attachments. Participants also will learn to print an intact email message, search for emails, learn about Gmail folders and move emails to different folders.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 12, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, May 12, 2016 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and flannel board activities just right for babies.



Trains, Planes, Boats and Hot Air Balloons: Preschool Workshop
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, May 12, 2016 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers who love things that go are invited to join Express Kids for music, activities and fun centered around transportation. Space is limited. Registration is required. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, May 12, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 12, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend. (Please note that space may be limited due to branch renovations from February to October 2016. During these months, please call the branch to register. If a storytime is cancelled due to space issues, we will update our Facebook page at Facebook.com/WarrenBranchLibrary and Twitter at @WarrenIndyPl. You may also call the branch to confirm the storytime schedule.)



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, May 12, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to receive one-on-one help with questions or problems about using a computer or mobile device, including how to use apps, the Internet, email, and any Microsoft Office applications.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 12, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers and preschoolers through age 5 and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using a variety of activities such as rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others.



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, May 12, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, song and dance, and STEM activities intended to build a love for reading and learning.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, May 12, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Little Farmer's Market: Healthy Eating Class for Preschoolers
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, May 12, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for a fun workshop with the Marion County Health Department to learn why fruits and vegetables are so fabulous! There'll be games, stories, and even a little snacking! This workshop includes food. All activities are peanut free. Contact your IndyPL branch with any allergy concerns.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 12, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Computers for Seniors
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, May 12, 2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Seniors
Category: Computers & Technology


Join other seniors for a demonstration and discussion of computer and Internet basics. We will also ask you what we should cover in new computer classes in the future. This class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, can be very helpful in guiding you toward other Library computer classes you may find useful.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, May 12, 2016 11:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 2 years old and an adult are invited to listen to stories, sing, clap and stomp their way to reading readiness!



Author Talk With Tessa Bridal - River of Painted Birds
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, May 12, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Author Visit


Adults are invited as Tessa Bridal, author of "River of Painted Birds," will share her thoughts on this most recent work, an intimately narrated mid-18th century love story of competing empires and clashing cultures. Book sales and signings will follow.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 12, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, May 12, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Fountain Square Afternoon Book Discussion
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, May 12, 2016 1:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr.



Irvington Book Discussion
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, May 12, 2016 1:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel.



Tablet: Tips and Tricks - Safety and Security
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Thursday, May 12, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to explore the convenience of a tablet, along with some of the fun tips and tricks of using one. In this class, you'll learn the many tricks to save your stuff and secure your tablet.



Find Customers & Competitors Using the ReferenceUSA Database
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, May 12, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn the basics of using the ReferenceUSA database, which can help you create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people. ReferenceUSA is a directory of addresses and other information about more than 24 million U.S. businesses and 262 million U.S. consumers. This workshop will cover basic strategies for searching ReferenceUSA in order to find information about a competitor or sales leads. This Library database is at www.ilibrary.org. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 12, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



2016 Cooking Workshop Series: Rules of the Road
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, May 12, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Learn 10 easy to remember tips for better health based on good science during a presentation by Nutrition Services of the Marion County Health Department.



Teen Gaming @ Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Thursday, May 12, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17)
Category: Activity


Teens are invited to challenge their friends and test their skills with the Wii, Xbox, card games and board games.



Teen Game Day at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, May 12, 2016
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17)
Category: Activity


Teens are invited for an afternoon of board games, card games and video games with their friends.



Minecraft Club @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 12, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Activity


Minecrafters ages 8 - 17 are invited to socialize, plan, build and create together on the Library's Minecraft server.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, May 12, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to the Library to do their homework. They can do their homework first and then have the rest of the evening for fun!



Mini Computer Basics & Email Basics
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, May 12, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults who have little or no experience using a PC are invited to learn to use a mouse and keyboard and other components of a computer. In addition, those with experience using a mouse, keyboard and Internet navigation are invited to learn how to manage their email accounts, avoid spam, and send and receive messages.