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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.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 31, 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 31, 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 31, 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!



Cloud Computing Using Microsoft OneDrive and Office Online
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to use the online versions of Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Word and Excel. By the end of this class you should be able to create, edit and share files in Web-based Microsoft Word and Excel; use the basic email functions of Outlook.com, and, if desired, create your own Outlook.com account. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 1, 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.



Preschool Storytime on the Magic Quilt
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers under the age of 6 and an adult are invited to jump on the Garfield Park Branch's Magic Story Quilt for stories, songs and finger plays.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, June 1, 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.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 1, 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.



Healthy Meals Workshops
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Join Ava Bush, Family Nutrition Advisor with the Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program at Purdue University, for this series of free programs on healthy eating that will include free food demonstrations.
The topic of this program will be "How to Make My Plate Mine." Learn about variety, moderation and balance with food groups and receive a measuring cup/spoon.



Mobile Summer Food Servings
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


From June 1 through July 29, Mondays through Fridays between 12 noon and 12:30 p.m., young people ages 18 and under are invited for summer meals at no cost during this offering sponsored by the Indiana Department of Education.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 1, 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
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 1, 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.



First & Fourth Wednesday Friendly Computer Classes
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to beginner-friending computer classes that will feature some instruction with lots of time to practice. These classes are for fun, and a little learning!
The theme of this program is "Date Night." Learn how to find movie times, buy tickets and look up movie reviews. Learn also how to find restaurants and restaurant reviews.



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Irvington Fiberistas
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to bring their supplies to work on an existing knitting or stitching project or start something new.



Hauntings of Indiana Talk: Dr. Helene Elise Hermine Knabe
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the Library's Adult Summer Reading Program whose theme celebrates Indiana's bicentennial, adults are invited to an examination of the life and horrendous death of one of the most influential women of the early 1900s presented by Michael and Nicole Kobrowski of Unseenpress.com Inc. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, June 2, 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.



Warren Book Discussion
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, June 2, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program. Book lists with titles selected by group members are available at the Library. New members are always welcome.
The book to be discussed is "Whistling Past the Graveyard" by Susan Crandall.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, June 2, 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.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, June 2, 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, June 2, 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, June 2, 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.



Preschool Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, June 2, 2016 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join children's librarians for stories and fun activities.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, June 2, 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, June 2, 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.



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, June 2, 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.



Getting Started on Building a Free Website with Wix
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, June 2, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn the first steps in using the Wix program’s free drag-and-drop editor and templates for creating a customized website. No coding knowledge is required! This class covers basic website creation and the manipulation of basic web page elements such as text, images, and links. Before taking this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, you must be experienced in using the mouse, the keyboard, and the Internet.



Summer Reading Kickoff @ Brightwood!
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, June 2, 2016
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited to sign up for the Library's Summer Reading Program and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon. There'll be music, food, balloons, coloring pages, door prizes and face painting. Plus, a special program with Ronald McDonald will begin at 4 p.m.! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Mini Computer Basics & Email Basics
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, June 2, 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.



East 38th Street Shared Reading Group
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Friday, June 3, 2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Petrakopoulos, 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 PowerPoint 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Friday, June 3, 2016
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to create presentations and standalone slideshows for work, school or personal use. By the end of this class you should be able to create slides with several different layouts and designs; insert and change text and pictures in a slide; create eye-catching transitions from slide to slide; play your slideshow, and save your work onto a flash drive. 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.



Mother Potter's Clay Kitchen
Glendale Branch (North)
Friday, June 3, 2016 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 and up are invited to join ceramic artist Sarah Tirey for an hour-long, hands-on experience in clay. They'll discover more about clay and help mix a special batch of Indiana clay to take home. Participants will help transform the recipe into a clay piece on the potter's wheel.



Story Time for Little Learners
Central Library (Central)
Friday, June 3, 2016 11:00 am

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


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay to play after the story program.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, June 3, 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, June 4, 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.



East 38th Street Summer Reading Kickoff!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, June 4, 2016
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


The entire community is invited to enjoy games, free hotdogs and the famous Water Show by FamilyTime Entertainment. Children and families can sign up for the Library's 2016 Summer Reading Program during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



E. 38th Street Author Fair
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, June 4, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


Connect with local authors and their books during this 3rd annual event. Explore IndyPL's eResources, meet local authors and participate in two author panel discussions (at 12:45 p.m. & 3 p.m.). In addition, at 2 p.m. enjoy tea with Omar Tyree, a New York Times bestselling author, NAACP Image Award winner and Phyllis Wheatley Literary Prize recipient. Tyree will promote his upcoming movie, "Fly Girl," and lead a discussion, entitled "Where Are We Now," of present-day African-American stereotypes.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, June 4, 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.



Earth Friendly Festival and Summer Reading Kickoff @ Garfield Park!
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, June 4, 2016
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Festival or Fair


Families and individuals of all ages are invited for activities to help in understanding our environment and to register for the Library's 2016 Summer Reading Program. Throughout the day there will be face painting, balloon animals and family crafts. Special programs include a family magic show and storytime, along with educational programs on beekeeping, flower planting, turning found objects into art, and creating a rain barrel. Blue Indy will have an electric car for attendees to drive. Meet Garfield the Cat in the afternoon. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Reading Kickoff @ Decatur!
Decatur Branch (West)
Saturday, June 4, 2016
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited to sign up for the Library's 2016 Summer Reading Program, see a magic show, make marble art, get their faces painted, and see fire equipment up close.



2016 Summer Reading Kickoff @ Beech Grove!
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Saturday, June 4, 2016
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


Families and individuals of all ages are invited to join Garfield the Cat and sign up for the Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program, “Summer Reading Book Bash,” and help welcome the Beech Grove Library into the IndyPL family.
Free activities include: a Magic Show at 11 a.m., balloon animals from 12:30 - 3 p.m., face painting from 12 noon - 3 p.m., an eBook Tinker Station from 12 noon - 2 p.m., appearances by Garfield, and a drawing for a free Kindle at 2:45 p.m. (need not be present to win). At 1:30 p.m., special guests will commemorate the merger of the Beech Grove Library into the IndyPL system. In addition, Beech Grove High School yearbooks dating to the 1940s will be on display. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.



StoryWalk 2016 in the Park: 200 Years, 200 Books!
Ruckle Street Pocket Park, 3025 Ruckle Street
Saturday, June 4, 2016
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Families and individuals of all ages are invited to kick off the Library's celebration of Indiana's bicentennial with stories, prizes, free books (while supplies last) and family fun. Families also can sign up for the Library's Summer Reading Program. This event at the Ruckle Street Pocket Park is presented by the InfoZone in partnership with Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation and is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. The journey will continue throughout the year as the InfoZone shares its favorite books and asks you to name yours.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, June 4, 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.



Found Art for Kids
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, June 4, 2016 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 7 and older are invited to turn found objects into art and learn about the long history of reusing and recycling. Artist-in-residence Tony Radford will work with participants to turn pop cans into art.



Gardening 101 for Kids
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, June 4, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited for a hands-on look at dirt, rocks and plants that tell us where we live. They'll learn about earth, water and the basics of gardening in an urban or rural setting. They'll also take home a starter set of seedlings and make a bird bath! Kids should come dressed to mess!



Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, June 4, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 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.



Let the Journey Begin: 200 Years, 200 Books!
InfoZone Branch (North)
Saturday, June 4, 2016 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


As part of the Library's celebration of Indiana's bicentennial, the entire community is invited to kickoff a journey through Indiana songs, poems and 200 books. The journey will continue through the year as the InfoZone shares its favorite books and asks you to name yours.



The Learning Curve's Summer Reading Program Kickoff!
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, June 5, 2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet Garfield who'll be giving away presents to celebrate Indiana's 200th birthday. They'll receive a free "Tale of Despereaux" lunch box if they are among the first 40 in line to sign up for the Summer Reading Book Bash beginning at noon. Other activities include an explosive demonstration by Lilly Scientist Guy Hansen at 1 p.m.; fun tech activities or a yoga class at 2 p.m. (register in advance for the yoga class for ages 9 - 14 by calling 275-4222, limit of 30 participants); and have fun with bubbles to blow and sidewalk chalk outdoors at 3 p.m.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, June 5, 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
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, June 5, 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
Southport Branch (South)
Sunday, June 5, 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, June 5, 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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 6, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, June 6, 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.



Digital Animaker Lab
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, June 6, 2016 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Teens and tween ages 10 and older are invited for iPad fun! Discover something new in celebration of Indiana's 200th birthday with Garfield the Cat as part of the Library's Summer Reading Book Bash.



Coffee With a Cop
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, June 6, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Meeting


Join IMPD North District Commander Christopher Bailey and other police officers for coffee and conversation. There are no agendas or speeches...the goal is to break down barriers between officers and the citizens they serve. This event is co-sponsored by Forest Manor Multi-Service Center, the Northeast Corridor, and the Church of the Living God Indianapolis.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, June 6, 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.



Mother Potter's Clay Kitchen
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, June 6, 2016 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 and up are invited to join ceramic artist Sarah Tirey for an hour-long, hands-on experience in clay. They'll discover more about clay and help mix a special batch of Indiana clay to take home. Participants will help transform the recipe into a clay piece on the potter's wheel.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, June 6, 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, June 6, 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.



Mobile Summer Food Servings
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, June 6, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


From June 1 through July 29, Mondays through Fridays between 12 noon and 12:30 p.m., young people ages 18 and under are invited for summer meals at no cost during this offering sponsored by the Indiana Department of Education.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, June 6, 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.



Internet Basics at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, June 6, 2016
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to find out how the Internet works and what it can and can’t do. Learn key vocabulary, how to use links, read Internet addresses and save your favorite websites. Learn the most effective way to formulate an Internet search to get the best results.



Summer Showtime: Goosebumps
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 6, 2016 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Goosebumps" (PG).
This movie will be shown in the Learning Curve.



Digital Animaker Lab
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, June 6, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens and tween ages 10 and older are invited for iPad fun! Discover something new in celebration of Indiana's 200th birthday with Garfield the Cat as part of the Library's Summer Reading Book Bash.



Computer Basics at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, June 6, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to learn about computer use, including popular computer terminology, computer components and how to use a mouse and keyboard.



Summer Showtime: Goosebumps
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Monday, June 6, 2016 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Goosebumps" (PG).



Mother Potter's Clay Kitchen
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, June 6, 2016 2:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 and up are invited to join ceramic artist Sarah Tirey for an hour-long, hands-on experience in clay. They'll discover more about clay and help mix a special batch of Indiana clay to take home. Participants will help transform the recipe into a clay piece on the potter's wheel.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, June 6, 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.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 6, 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.



Young Women's Empowerment Series
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, June 6, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Women who are seeking to make a difference with their lives are invited to participate in a book club to empower, inspire and promote self-esteem.



Bees & Beekeeping
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, June 6, 2016 6:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Registration Required

Families and children of all ages are invited to learn about bees and the work they do in our yards and lives during this program presented by volunteers from the Central Indiana Beekeepers Association.



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, June 6, 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 "State of Wonder" by Anne Patchett.



Cooking Chats
Glendale Branch (North)
Monday, June 6, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Registration Required

Adults are invited for this monthly discussion program where cooking and cookbooks, favorite websites, cooking shows, recipes and techniques will be discussed. Check out one of the featured cookbooks and try some recipes.



Previous Events


Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 31, 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 Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 31, 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 31, 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 31, 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.



Storytime Under the Sea @ East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 31, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 31, 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 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


If you are comfortable using Microsoft Word, learn to use some of its more advanced features. By the end of this class you should be able to create and change columns; transform plain text into bullet points; add basic graphics to a document page, and use shortcuts to make documents more functional and attractive. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is necessary for this class. 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.