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Bringing Back Curb Appeal: Historic Districts of Center Township
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


Visit the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor of Central Library to view an exhibit that focuses on the historic districts found in Center Township in Indianapolis. These include The Old North Side, St. Joseph, Chatham Arch and Massachusetts Avenue, Cottage Home, Lockerbie, Fountain Square, Fletcher Place, Woodruff Place, The Wholesale District, Lockerfield Gardens, Monument Circle, and Herron-Morton. The exhibit highlights the landmarks, prominent citizens and architectural features of each district.
This exhibit is open to the public during regular Central Library hours.



Casasola Files: De la Cocina al Ojo Photo Exhibition
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


Patrons are invited to an exhibition of photographs from the Casasola Files. They recognize the different actors that help create food art, modeling the ritual of eating, social life, and a wide range of social circumstances. This exhibition is presented by the Mexican Consulate of Indianapolis. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, October 1 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. in Central Library's South Display Hall where attendees can view the exhibit and learn more from the Mexican Consulate. Light refreshments will be served.



Flava Fresh XI Exhibition
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - Tuesday, January 20, 2015
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


Patrons are invited to view a diverse display of fresh new artwork in various mediums created by three dozen local and regional artists. This is an annual juried, multiple-exhibition presentation series of contemporary art.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 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.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers are invited to enter the land of enchantment and enjoy traditional fairy tales and exciting new stories. Watch out for Mother Goose! She just might make an appearance. An imaginative craft project will follow the storytelling.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 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, October 22, 2014 10:30 am

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


Toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays.



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:30 am

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


Babies ages up to 1 year and an adult are invited for board books, bounces and playtime.



Wee Readers at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities geared just for them.



Super You: Make the World a Better Place - Preschool Philanthropy Workshop
East Washington Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore the superpowers they have to make the world a better place. The Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana will lead stories and activities. Participants will create their own super hero and identify how superpowers can help others. This program is sponsored by PNC and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Martial Arts Intro Class for Kids!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Children ages 2 - 7 are invited for a 30-minute session filled with punching, kicking and storytelling presented by Crouching Tigers, a martial arts and resilience building program for young children. Children will learn basic martial arts and self-defense skills. Also, they'll be introduced to Recycling Ben, an imaginary character that teaches children to recycle negative words and thoughts into positive ones.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 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, October 22, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Beginning Computer Classes
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults, Seniors
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to a series of beginner-friendly computer classes that provide instruction, fun and plenty of time to practice. There will also be typing practice during classes.
During this class participants will learn about Microsoft Word. They'll type something short and look at printing and spell check.



Getting Connected With Facebook
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Thinking about setting up a Facebook page? Or just want to know what it is all about? Attend this introductory class to learn the basics of how to use Facebook. Topics will include friending, liking, posting and other icons. You must have an active e-mail account to set up a Facebook page.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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


School-age children are invited to improve their reading skills and boost confidence by reading to a trained therapy dog. Sessions last about 10 minutes.
For the exact starting time, visit the Glendale Branch on Facebook or call 275-4410.



Teen Read Week: Create Your Own Duct Tape Sketch Book
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:30 pm

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


Registration Required

As part of Teen Read Week, teens are invited to create a place to sketch and dream by designing a handmade sketch book with a duct tape cover. This workshop will be presented by Art With a Heart.



Teen Read Week: Paper Bowls
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:30 pm

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


Registration Required

As part of Teen Read Week, teens are invited to turn everyday items into the functional by using candy wrappers to create a bowl. Presented by Art With a Heart, this bowl project is similar to what's found in fantasy fiction when objects are used in different ways than their typical or intended purpose.



Spades Park Book Discussion
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "The Time In Between" by Maria Duenas.



Indy Author Evenings at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


Individuals of all ages are invited to a series of author appearances in collaboration with the Indy Author Fair to be held on Saturday, October 25 at Central Library.
This program, to be held in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor, will feature readings by past winners of the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award: Michael Martone (2013 National Award), Barb Shoup (2012 Regional Award), Ray Boomhower (2010 Regional Award), and Greg Schwipps (2010 Emerging Author Award).



Google Glass
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:00 pm

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


As part of Teen Read Week, teens are invited to participate in a demonstration of the exciting new technology, Google Glass, in this two-hour hands-on makerspace session.



Mexican Film Nights
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:15 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults are invited to enjoy films written and produced in Mexico. Films are presented in Spanish with subtitles in English. Light traditional Mexican refreshments will be served. This program is presented in partnership with the Mexican Consulate in Indianapolis.
The film to be shown is "El Estudiante" (2009). A group of university students and a 70-year-old named Chano break the generation gap. Different customs and traditions express the characters' desires and teachings to overcome various trials of life in the midst of romance, friendship and intrigue. This film is not rated.



Beginner's Microsoft Word 2010
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, October 23, 2014
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn the basics of Microsoft Word 2010. The class includes instructions, hands-on exercises and teaching notes.
Participants may choose between the Tuesday and Thursday series of classes. Content is the same.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, October 23, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, October 23, 2014 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.



Preschool Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:30 am

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


Stories comes alive for preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult in this informal setting in the Library's Story Theatre.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:30 am

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


Babies and an adult are invited for stories, music and fingerplays.



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:30 am

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


Toddlers from 1 - 3 years old and an adult are invited for simple stories, songs and playtime.



Computer Basics at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Meet one-on-one with an instructor to learn beginning computer skills such as parts of the computer, mouse and keyboard skills, and opening and closing applications. Other topics may include using the library catalog, getting on the Internet, and signing up for an email account.
This class is for those with little or no previous computer experience.



School-Age Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Story Time


School-aged children and families are invited for stories from around the world and your backyard that are sure to please!



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to bring questions or problems relating to using a computer, including applications such as Word or Excel, along with using email or the Internet. One-on-one help will be provided.



Toddler Tales at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:30 am

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


Toddlers ages 1 - 2 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities geared just for them.



Super You: Make the World a Better Place - Preschool Philanthropy Workshop
Flanner House Branch (North)
Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore the superpowers they have to make the world a better place. The Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana will lead stories and activities. Participants will create their own super hero and identify how superpowers can help others. This program is sponsored by PNC and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Not-So-Scary Animal Show!
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children 6 years old and younger and an adult are invited to learn about and make friends with some often misunderstood animals during this interactive program presented by Silly Safaris. This program is sponsored by PNC and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Family Music Time: Dulcimer
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Families with children ages 5 and older are invited to sing, play and move in this hands-on musical introduction. Participants will explore the dulcimer and record a short tune with presenter Sharon O'Connell.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:00 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 2 years old and an adult are invited for stories, popular rhymes, fingerplays and songs.



One on One Computer Help @ East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, October 23, 2014
11:00 am - 11:45 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to bring questions or problems relating to using a computer, including applications such as Word or Excel, along with using email or the Internet. One-on-one help will be provided.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, October 23, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, October 23, 2014
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Intermediate Word with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 23, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


If you are comfortable using Microsoft 2010 Word but would like to learn more about the program's bells and whistles, you are invited to learn to use columns, bullets, basic graphics and shortcuts to make documents more functional and attractive. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is necessary for this class, which is held in the Computer Training Lab. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Introduction to Microsoft Word at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, October 23, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to this introduction to word processing skills. Learn to create, edit, format, save and print documents, along with tips and hints. This is offered in Microsoft Office 2010. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Family Music Time: Dulcimer
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Families with children ages 5 and older are invited to sing, play and move in this hands-on musical introduction. Participants will explore the dulcimer and record a short tune with presenter Sharon O'Connell.



Homework Lounge at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, October 23, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments. Once completed, children can receive a prize from the treasure chest.



Family Music Time: Dulcimer
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, October 23, 2014 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Families with children ages 5 and older are invited to sing, play and move in this hands-on musical introduction. Participants will explore the dulcimer and record a short tune with presenter Sharon O'Connell.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, October 23, 2014
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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


School-age children are invited to improve their reading skills and boost confidence by reading to a trained therapy dog. Sessions last about 10 minutes.
For the exact starting time, visit the Glendale Branch on Facebook or call 275-4410.



Conversations About Education: IPS Candidates Forum
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 23, 2014
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


The 10 candidates running for a seat on the Indianapolis Public Schools school board this fall will discuss key issues facing the district and its students, including poverty and crime, school choice and charter schools, standardized testing and accountability, and teacher pay and classroom instruction. This is presented by Chalkbeat Indiana, WFYI and IndyPL. Chalkbeat Bureau Chief Scott Elliott will moderate the event.
This free program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, October 24, 2014
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.



Books & Bytes
InfoZone Branch (North)
Friday, October 24, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes inspired by Mother Goose. They'll also enjoy digital activities focusing on early computer skills following the story time.



Smart Start for Preschoolers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, October 24, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, coloring and writing activities or a simple craft.



Email Basics @ Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 24, 2014
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Do you have 3,000 emails in your inbox? Do you get more spam than legitimate emails? Adults are invited to the Computer Training Lab to learn how to manage their email account, avoid spam, send and receive messages, and work with sending and receiving attachments like photos. Attendees must already have an active email account. Those who don't are asked to arrive 30 minutes before the class so that staff can help set one up. Experience using the mouse and keyboard and Internet navigation are also required for this class.



Not-So-Scary Animal Show!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 24, 2014 11:00 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children 6 years old and younger and an adult are invited to learn about and make friends with some often misunderstood animals during this interactive program presented by Silly Safaris. This program is sponsored by PNC and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 24, 2014
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Intermedias) Power Point y Publisher
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Conozca las tareas básicas que puede hacer para aprender a usar Microsoft Office PowerPoint and Publisher. Cree, personalice, y diseñe sus propias publicaciones con facilidad. Para inscribirse, llame al 275-4099.
Esta clase está patrocinado por El Fondo de la Biblioteca, Fifth Third Bank, y La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



Indy Author Fair: Overview of Publishing
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
10:15 am - 11:15 am

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Writers and book lovers of all ages are invited to this free program presented by the Indiana Writers Center and featuring the senior editor at Hawthorne Publishing, Nancy Baxter. This program is for those who wish to have a fling with writing or make it a lifelong career. It's presented by the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Library.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Irvington Community Halloween Festival @ the Library
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a variety of free activities at the Irvington Branch as part of the Irvington Community Halloween Festival.
Activities in the Library include Abracadabra Magic with Magic Mike at 10:30 a.m.; Animalia Live Animal Show at 12 noon; Silly Safaris Live Animal Show at 1:30 p.m.; and Indiana Jim's Reptile Experience & Live Animal Show at 3 p.m.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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.



Indy Author Fair: Meet the Authors
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


Writers and book lovers of all ages are invited to sit down with the winners and finalists of the 2014 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award as they discuss their writing and connections to Indiana. Featured will be National Author winner Michael Sheldon, Regional Author winner Norbert Krapf, and Emerging Author finalists Jessica Brockmole, Clifford Garstang and Kelsey Timmerman. Book sales and signings will follow.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Indy Author Fair: Meet Hoosier Authors
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


Writers and book lovers of all ages are invited to network with over 40 up-and-coming Indiana authors who offer a wide variety of writing styles and genres. Book sales and signings will be available. For a complete list of participating authors, visit www.indianaauthorsaward.org.
This program will be held in Central Library's Simon Reading Room.



Indy Author Fair: Calling All Young Authors!
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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


Children ages 8 and up are invited to a special writing workshop presented by the Indiana Writers Center and featuring picture book author Rebecca Kai Dotlich and young adult novelist Barbara Shoup. This event is presented by the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Library.
This program will be held in Central Library's Learning Curve Arena.



Spooky Game Day
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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


Teens are invited to wear a costume, eat treats and play creepy games.



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Learn the Game of Chess
Decatur Branch (West)
Saturday, October 25, 2014 1:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Individuals of all ages who enjoy playing strategic games are invited to learn to play chess. Those who already play may come to test their skills after an instructional workshop presented by Arron Dean of Learning Through Games. All ability levels are welcome.



Indy Author Fair: Get Started!
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

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


Registration Required

Writers and book lovers of all ages are invited to learn how to connect with other local writers and participate in writing exercises and lively conversation about writing and the writing life guaranteed to jump start the process of becoming a writer. Presenter will be author Kip Robisch, program manager for the Indiana Writers Center. This program is presented by the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Library.
This program will be held in Central Library's Knall Meeting Room.



Indy Author Fair: Writing and Publishing for Children
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Writers and book lovers of all ages are invited for an overview of publishing for young people, from picture books to young adult works. Learn practical advice about making time for writing, how to evaluate manuscripts, how to submit manuscripts, and where to go for information about current books, publishers and organizations for children's book writers. This program, presented by the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Library, will be facilitated by the Indiana Writers Center, featuring children's and young adult authors John David Anderson, Rebecca Kai Dotlich and Barbara Shoup.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Indy Author Fair: Writing and Publishing Nonfiction Books
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Writers and book lovers of all ages are invited for an overview on how to publish a nonfiction book, including tips on how to organize material, write a book proposal, and find the right publisher for your book. The program, presented by the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Library, will be facilitated by the Indiana Writers Center, featuring senior editor at Hawthorne Publishing Nancy Baxter and nonfiction author Douglas Wissing.
This program will be held in Central Library's Goodrich-Houk Meeting Room.



Indy Author Fair: Blogging for Writers
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Writers and book lovers of all ages are invited to Central Library's Learning Curve Arena to learn how blogs are an effective and important tool for writers. Presented by the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Library, this program will be facilitated by the Indiana Writers Center, featuring writer Sarah Layden.



eBook Tinker Station
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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.



Google Glass
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 pm

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


As part of Teen Read Week, teens are invited to participate in a demonstration of the exciting new technology, Google Glass, in this two-hour hands-on makerspace session.



Paws to Read at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Teen Read Week: Create Your Own Duct Tape Sketch Book
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, October 25, 2014 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

As part of Teen Read Week, teens are invited to create a place to sketch and dream by designing a handmade sketch book with a duct tape cover. This workshop will be presented by Art With a Heart.



Teen Read Week: Paper Bowls
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, October 25, 2014 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

As part of Teen Read Week, teens are invited to turn everyday items into the functional by using candy wrappers to create a bowl. Presented by Art With a Heart, this bowl project is similar to what's found in fantasy fiction when objects are used in different ways than their typical or intended purpose.



Indy Author Fair: Get Started!
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Writers and book lovers of all ages are invited to learn how to connect with other local writers and participate in writing exercises and lively conversation about writing and the writing life guaranteed to jump start the process of becoming a writer. Presenter will be author Kip Robisch, program manager for the Indiana Writers Center. This program is presented by the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Library.
This program will be held in Central Library's Knall Meeting Room.



Indy Author Fair: Writing and Marketing Genre Fiction
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Writers and book lovers of all ages are invited to gain knowledge about how to break into the markets of speculative fiction (science fiction, horror & fantasy), Westerns or mysteries. Learn how to write a query letter, synopsis and pitch to give your book the best chance for publication. Presented by the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Library, this program will be facilitated by the Indiana Writers Center, featuring authors Maurice Broaddus, Tony Perona and Larry Sweazy.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Indy Author Fair: Writing and Publishing Humor
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Writers and book lovers of all ages are invited to learn the formula for writing humor, along with techniques professionals use for "writing funny" and finding a market for the kind of humor they write. Presented by the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Library, this program will be facilitated by the Indiana Writers Center, featuring newspaper humor columnist and humor playwright Erik Deckers.
This program will be held in the Goodrich-Houk Meeting Room.



Indy Author Fair: Writing About Your Life
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Writers and book lovers of all ages are invited to Central Library's Learning Curve Arena to find their voice to tell their own stories and learn strategies for getting them down on the page. Presented by the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Library, this program will be facilitated by the Indiana Writers Center, featuring the Center's Education Outreach Director, Lyn Jones.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 26, 2014
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Sunday, October 26, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, October 26, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 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, October 26, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Portal Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group
Glendale Branch (North)
Sunday, October 26, 2014 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Teen (12-17)
Category: Book Discussion


Adults and teens are invited to this monthly book discussion group that focuses on science fiction and fantasy themes rather than book titles. There is a topic posted for each month. Come prepared to discuss your favorite titles related to that topic. See the Library's Portal Facebook page for a list of 2013 themes and other information.
The topic for this month's meeting is "Wicked or Not: Witches - Good, Bad and In Between."



Classical Concerts at Central
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 26, 2014 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Adults and families are invited to experience the dynamic world of chamber music with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



eBook Tinker Station
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, October 26, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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
Nora Branch (North)
Sunday, October 26, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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, October 27, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, October 27, 2014
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 until December 30.



Toddler Tales at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, October 27, 2014 10:30 am

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


Toddlers who are 2-years-old and an adult are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and crafts in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, October 27, 2014
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Digital Littles Open House
Decatur Branch (West)
Monday, October 27, 2014 10:30 am

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


Children and families are invited for fun and educational activities using computers, iPads, digital cameras and robot dinosaurs that can help them gain confidence in their technology and literacy skills. This program is made possible by Comcast.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, October 27, 2014 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
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, October 27, 2014
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, October 27, 2014
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, October 27, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, October 27, 2014
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Eagle Branch (West)
Monday, October 27, 2014 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to bring questions or problems relating to using a computer, including applications such as Word or Excel, along with using email or the Internet. One-on-one help will be provided.



Google Glass
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, October 27, 2014 5:30 pm

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


As part of Teen Read Week, teens are invited to participate in a demonstration of the exciting new technology, Google Glass, in this two-hour hands-on makerspace session.



Teen Read Week: Create Your Own Duct Tape Sketch Book
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, October 27, 2014 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

As part of Teen Read Week, teens are invited to create a place to sketch and dream by designing a handmade sketch book with a duct tape cover. This workshop will be presented by Art With a Heart.



Digital Littles Open House
Decatur Branch (West)
Monday, October 27, 2014 6:00 pm

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


Children and families are invited for fun and educational activities using computers, iPads, digital cameras and robot dinosaurs that can help them gain confidence in their technology and literacy skills. This program is made possible by Comcast.



Library Board of Trustees
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, October 27, 2014 6:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


The public is invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees and meet Board members. Call 275-4003 to confirm the time of the meeting.



Southport Evening Book Discussion
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, October 27, 2014 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this evening book discussion group.
The book to be discussed is "The Kitchen House" by Kathleen Grissom.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Share Your Thoughts With Mayor's Liaison Charles Ingram
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


Individuals ages 18 and older are invited to speak with Charles Ingram, who serves as a communications link between citizens and city government. Learn what the city is doing in the neighborhood and share your thoughts on city services.



School Chooser Guide: Find & Choose a Great School
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Meeting


Parents and caregivers are invited to explore options to find the right school for a child. A School Chooser Guide will be available for pick-up, and a GreatSchools of Indianapolis representative will answer questions.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 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.



Wee Readers - Baby Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 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, October 28, 2014 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, October 28, 2014 10:30 am

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


Toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for fun stories, songs and fingerplays. During the 1st and 3rd programs each month, they'll also create a craft.



Baby Lapsit Family Storytime
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:30 am

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


Babies up to age 1 and an adult are invited for bounces, songs, tickles, books and rhymes. Participants will read, sing and have a good time making new friends!



Not-So-Scary Animal Show!
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children 6 years old and younger and an adult are invited to learn about and make friends with some often misunderstood animals during this interactive program presented by Silly Safaris. This program is sponsored by PNC and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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.



Super You: Make the World a Better Place - Preschool Philanthropy Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 1:15 pm

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore the superpowers they have to make the world a better place. The Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana will lead stories and activities. Participants will create their own super hero and identify how superpowers can help others. This program is sponsored by PNC and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Homework Lounge at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments. Once completed, children can receive a prize from the treasure chest.



eBook Tinker Station
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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


School-age children are invited to improve their reading skills and boost confidence by reading to a trained therapy dog. Sessions last about 10 minutes.
For the exact starting time, visit the Glendale Branch on Facebook or call 275-4410.



Teen Read Week: Create Your Own Duct Tape Sketch Book
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

As part of Teen Read Week, teens are invited to create a place to sketch and dream by designing a handmade sketch book with a duct tape cover. This workshop will be presented by Art With a Heart.



Paws to Read at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Children who are reluctant readers are invite to read to Emmy or Martha, registered therapy dogs who love to listen to stories! This activity can help improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence. Participants can sign up for a 15-minute reading session.



Organize and Protect Your Computer
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to examine the directory file system used by computers in order to store and retrieve personal information, as well as learn how to protect their computers from hacking, viruses and malware. Topics covered include Windows Explorer, Shortcut Keys, Disc Defragmenter, Task Manager and basic protection software for your computer. Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard before taking this class. This class is for Windows 7 users, though it can be helpful for Windows 8.1 users.
This class will be held in Central Library's Computer Training Lab.



Mexican Film Nights
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults are invited to enjoy films written and produced in Mexico. Films are presented in Spanish with subtitles in English. Light traditional Mexican refreshments will be served. This program is presented in partnership with the Mexican Consulate in Indianapolis.
The film to be shown is "Cilantro y Perejil" (1995). A female documentary director's latest project is to capture her sister's marital difficulties on film in hopes of shedding light on the travails of modern romance. The film aspires to view the problems from a contemporary female perspective, but the story's end belies its basis in traditional Mexican morality. Rated PG-13.



Writing Across the Community
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Adults and teens are invited to receive one-on-one help with their writing from members of Marian University's Writing Center. Whether it's a homework paper, resume, book or anything else, this program will help make one's writing stand out and get noticed.



Read Local: Tuesday Evening Author Series
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


Meet notable local authors who will discuss their works and answer audience questions in a panel format. Book sales and signings will follow. Books will be provided by Bookmamas Book Shop.
This evening's featured author is Jonathan Eller, Director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies at IUPUI, who will discuss his new book, "Ray Bradbury Unbound."



Furry Tails With a Twist
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6:30 pm

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Registration Required

Families with children ages 2 - 11 are invited as Minnetrista Theatre Preserves will bring theater to life. They'll enjoy the production of "Furry Tails With a Twist," a play by Jennifer Hickock DeFratis, featuring off-beat characters and puppets. Those attending will help deconstruct and reconstruct three beloved fairy tales.