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Flava Fresh! Art Exhibition
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - Saturday, January 19, 2019
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View the diverse and exciting works of over 55 local and regional artists, and cast your vote for the fan favorites! This annual juried exhibition of contemporary art is presented by local artist D. Del Reverda-Jennings.



Tools of the Trade: A Letterpress Collection Exhibit
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 1, 2018 - Thursday, January 31, 2019
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


Visit the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room for an exhibit on letterpress "tools of the trade." The collection by printmaker and collector Dave Peat from "Pressing On: The Letterpress Film" includes specimen books, small toy presses, and Indianapolis printing artifacts dating to the 1800s. This program is made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities and by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, November 15, 2018 During Library Hours

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.



Microsoft Word 2010 Level II
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, November 15, 2018
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn more about the bells and whistles of Microsoft Word 2010, including how to use columns, bullets, basic graphics and shortcuts to make documents more functional. This class requires basic knowledge of Microsoft Word.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, November 15, 2018
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, November 15, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited to listen, clap, bounce and learn.



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, November 15, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and play time.



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, November 15, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies and an adult are invited for stories, music and movement activities.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, November 15, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, November 15, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 with an adult are invited for an active class featuring stories, songs and rhymes that focus on early literacy skills. This program will be followed by playtime with age appropriate toys and sensory activities.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, November 15, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others. Adult participation is required.



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, November 15, 2018 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.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, November 15, 2018 10:30 am

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


Toddlers ages 18 months - 3 years and an adult are invited for simple stories, songs, playtime, and bubbles!



Computers for Seniors
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, November 15, 2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Seniors
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Baby Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, November 15, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and sing-alongs with Miss Shelby and her ukulele.



Rockets
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, November 15, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited for a Straw Rockets lesson! Presented by Engineering for Kids, this program will feature the story, "Roaring Rockets" by Tony Mitton. Children will learn about the important parts of a rocket, including the nose cone and fins. They will then build and launch their very own rockets and get to take them home.



Harvest Time Story Time
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, November 15, 2018 10:30 am

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


Young children ages 2 - 6 are invited to celebrate the harvest with Professor Watermelon. They'll uncover knowledge about apples, pumpkins, scarecrows and more with fun stories, songs, puppets and dances.



Early Learners Storytime
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, November 15, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 5 and under with an adult are invited for stories, songs and early literacy activities.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, November 15, 2018 11:00 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited to listen to stories, sing, clap and stomp their way to reading readiness! Playtime will follow the storytime.



Preschool Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, November 15, 2018 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.



Indy Library Store Booksale
Library Services Center (Central)
Thursday, November 15, 2018
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Booksale


You can buy new and used books and other items at discount prices. Proceeds support library programs and services through The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, November 15, 2018
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Homeschool Adventures
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, November 15, 2018 1:30 pm

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


Homeschooled children ages 6 - 12 are invited for activities designed to entertain and educate as a supplement to their homeschool curricula. Parent educators are encouraged to attend and collaborate as Miss Karen and Miss Kasey will present activities for ages 6 - 12.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, November 15, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


Learn how to read, watch and listen on a PC, tablet or phone, as well as search and download materials from the Library's extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows and 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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, November 15, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 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 Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, November 15, 2018
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults who have taken the Excel Basics class and are comfortable with creating and formatting a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel are invited to this intermediate class. By the end of this class participants will be able to use relative and absolute cell references, apply 3D formulas, create headers and footers, insert graphics and create graphs. 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.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, November 15, 2018
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources. All are welcome!
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in English, Spanish or French.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, November 15, 2018
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 or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, November 16, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 16, 2018 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 to come together in the Baby Zone of the Learning Curve for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



Indy Library Store Booksale: 1/2 Price Day
Library Services Center (Central)
Friday, November 16, 2018
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Booksale


The public is invited to buy new and used books and other items at half off the Booksale's already-discounted prices. Proceeds support library programs and services through The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, November 16, 2018
2:00 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 16, 2018
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Indy Library Store Booksale: $7 Bag Day
Library Services Center (Central)
Saturday, November 17, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Booksale


The public is invited to purchase a bag of new and used books and other items for just $7. Proceeds support library programs and services through The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Clases Básicas de Computación: Buscando empleo, llenando aplicaciones y enviando su currículo por internet
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, November 17, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Conozca los principales portales de búsqueda de empleo y aprenda a realizar una búsqueda de trabajo activa a través de internet. Para registrarse, llame al 317-344-9921.
Estas clases hechas posibles por Indianapolis Power & Light Co.



Paws to Read at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, November 17, 2018 11:00 am

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


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. Registration is not required but preferred by calling the branch.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, November 17, 2018
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources. All are welcome!
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in English, Spanish or French.



Syllables Through Drumming
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, November 17, 2018 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited to learn about the concept of syllables while experimenting with rhythm instruments during this program presented by Arts for Learning. This program is made possible by TCU Foundation through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, November 17, 2018
11:30 am - 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.



Fall Fest 2018
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, November 17, 2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages and families are invited for an afternoon of cultural entertainment that will include a presentation by Dr. Lonnie Johnson, founder and president of Johnson Research and Development Co. and inventor of the wildly popular Super Soaker water gun, who today focuses on inventions related to clean energy. The event also will feature winners of the teen Slammin’ Rhymes Challenge XIII, as well as a lineup of special entertainers. “Fall Fest 2018” is presented by The Indianapolis Public Library’s African American History Committee in support of the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library. It is made possible by the Donna D. Talley Story Theatre Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Attendees also are encouraged to view the traveling exhibit from the Black Inventions Museum, "A Salute to Black Inventors & Scientists." Also appearing will be the L.U.T.A.N. (Lift Up Tumbling and Nutrition, LLC) Stars; H.Y.P. (Hit Your Peak) fitness instructor "TJ"; rapper and poet Mr. Testimony; and the "Magic of Science" from Mobile Ed Productions.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, November 17, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources. All are welcome!
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in Arabic, English, Kiswahili and Karen.



One State/One Story: Frankenstein Book Discussion
Brightwood Branch (East)
Saturday, November 17, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


As part of the "One State/One Story: Frankenstein" initiative designed by Indiana Humanities, Hoosiers are invited to discuss the classic novel by Mary Shelley that turns 200 in 2018. This program will be led by experts from the Indiana Writers Center. The initiative is intended to explore the complexities of scientific discovery, the practice of science and its role in society. It has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a grant from The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate, and is presented in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Center for the Book.
Teens are specially invited for this book discussion program.



Flu Shots from Franciscan Health Indianapolis
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, November 17, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Flu shots will be administered by Franciscan Health Indianapolis. For those who don't have health insurance, the cost will be $10.



Lego Madness @ Pike!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, November 17, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


School-age children are invited to use their STEAM skills to complete a LEGO challenge or free-build.



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, November 17, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and individuals of all ages are invited to spend an afternoon playing board games and card games. There will be games for all ages.



Tween Swap @ Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, November 17, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Young people ages 10 - 14 are invited to give away and take items for free. Bring clothes, games, toy, books jewelry, cards, or anything!



ASPIN Healthcare Information Sessions
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Saturday, November 17, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Experts from the ASPIN Health Navigator Program will explain health care options and help individuals select a plan that meets their personal needs and budget. Open enrollment for the Healthcare Marketplace is from November 1 through December 15, 2018.



LEGO Play
Decatur Branch (West)
Saturday, November 17, 2018 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 11 and teens ages 12 - 17 are invited to complete a special LEGO project based on a theme provided. The Library will supply the LEGOs, children the imagination! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



My Life as an 8-Year-Old Engineer
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, November 17, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Author Visit


Families and individuals of all ages are invited as Samiah Turner, daughter of Daren and Monique Turner and a student at Phalen Leadership Academies, will read from her book, "My Life as an 8-Year-Old Engineer." The book describes her interest in STEM and encourages girls to dream big. A book signing will follow.



Digital Couponing Workshop
Spades Park Branch (East)
Saturday, November 17, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to save money with the use of digital coupons. In this workshop, participants will learn to distinguish between printable coupons, e-coupons, mobile coupon/rebates and online code offers. Also learn how to locate store coupon policies and make informed decisions about what digital coupons you want to redeem and where you can redeem them.



Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, November 18, 2018
12:00 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, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, November 18, 2018
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, November 18, 2018
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The Job Center at the Pike Branch is made possible by Knowledge Services.



Knit a Yarn Fiber Art Club @ Lawrence!
Lawrence Branch (East)
Sunday, November 18, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Knitters of all skill levels and ages are invited to this monthly fiber art club.



Robots After Noon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, November 18, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Families are invited to try a variety of the Learning Curve’s robotics technology and practice programming. With various types of robots and games available each week, participants can try something new or dive deeper into a favorite. Children under the age of 7 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Arena.



Award-Winning Children's Author Kate DiCamillo
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, November 18, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Author Visit


Families and fans of children's literature are invited to meet award-winning children's author Kate DiCamillo. This New York Times bestselling author, two-time Newbery Medalist and National Book Award finalist will discuss her newly-published book, "Louisiana's Way Home." Following her presentation, DiCamillo will sign and personalize an unlimited number of the new book, and one additional backlist title per person. Booksales will be provided by Kids Ink.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, November 19, 2018 During Library Hours

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.



Job Center at the Library
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, November 19, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Meet & Play @ Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, November 19, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Children up to age 6 with an adult are invited to the Library's community room to play together. Toys will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own. This is an opportunity for adults to get to know other caregivers who have young children.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, November 19, 2018 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, November 19, 2018
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The Job Center at the Pike Branch is made possible by Knowledge Services.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, November 19, 2018
10:30 am - 3:00 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, November 19, 2018 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
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, November 19, 2018
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Franklin Road Book Discussion
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, November 19, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Medicine for Melancholy" by Ray Bradbury. This discussion will be led by Jonathan Eller, Director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies.



ABC's of Diabetes
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, November 19, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults with diabetes or pre-diabetes along with family members and friends are invited to this four-part series accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. It includes instruction on medications, nutrition, exercise, monitoring, complications and available community resources. Class members will participate in individual consultations with a registered dietitian, registered nurse and health educator. Register by calling 317-221-2094 or online at marionhealth.org/diabetes.



Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 19, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, November 19, 2018
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, November 19, 2018
3:30 pm - 7:30 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.



Genealogy Research Assistance
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Monday, November 19, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Adults are invited for a free session with representatives from the Samuel Bryan Chapter of the D.A.R. who will provide assistance with genealogy research. This program will be held in the library's Technology Room. Each session has a limit of 10 participants.



Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 19, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 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, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Nora Branch (North)
Monday, November 19, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources. All are welcome!
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in Arabic, English, Kiswahili and Karen.



Teen Paint Your ART Out: Galaxy Quotes
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, November 19, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens are invited to discover new watercolor and acrylic ink techniques to create a galaxy-inspired painting. Learn lettering styles to add an inspirational quote to galaxy backgrounds in this mixed media workshop presented by Art With a Heart.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 19, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to enjoy the Learning Curve's collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. There will even be giant versions of Connect 4, Jenga and Chess. Gamers under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Atrium.



Paying for College: Free Scholarship Workshops
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, November 19, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens and adults are invited to receive real, hands-on tips and tricks to help them get into and pay for college. Attendees should bring their laptop to start using their new skills immediately. This program is presented by Next Act Consulting and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The topic of this program is "Finding & Applying for Scholarships."



Film Qlub
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 19, 2018 6:00 pm

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


Adults and teens ages 17 and up are invited to view and discuss LGBTQ-themed movies.
The film to be shown in the Riley Room is "But I'm a Cheerleader" (R).



Syllables Through Drumming
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, November 19, 2018 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited to learn about the concept of syllables while experimenting with rhythm instruments during this program presented by Arts for Learning. This program is made possible by TCU Foundation through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Pike Book Club
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, November 19, 2018 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "News of the World" by Paulette Jiles.



Evening Explorers: Storytime
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, November 19, 2018 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited for an evening of stories, songs and activities that explore the world around us.



Pajama Storytime
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, November 19, 2018 6:30 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children ages 3 - 8 are invited for a fun-filled storytime featuring music, stories and a craft. Children can wear their pajamas!



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 During Library Hours

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.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Lawrence Book Discussion
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "City of Lie" by Victoria Thompson.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 10:15 am

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


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



Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited for a multimedia art workshop presented by the Art Lab themed around autumn and nature. This program is made possible by TCU Foundation through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 24 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, November 20, 2018 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, November 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 2 through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 2 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays. An arts and craft time will follow the storytime.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to visit the Talley Story Theatre for stories read by a community of readers for fun, laughs and a good time.



Preschool Storytime @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for crafts, sensory building, literacy skills, science and technology exercises and more.



Rockets
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited for a Straw Rockets lesson! Presented by Engineering for Kids, this program will feature the story, "Roaring Rockets" by Tony Mitton. Children will learn about the important parts of a rocket, including the nose cone and fins. They will then build and launch their very own rockets and get to take them home.



Harvest Time Story Time
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 11:00 am

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


Young children ages 2 - 6 are invited to celebrate the harvest with Professor Watermelon. They'll uncover knowledge about apples, pumpkins, scarecrows and more with fun stories, songs, puppets and dances.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Online Safety & Privacy
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to protect yourself from dishonest practices on the Internet. In this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, you will learn to create strong passwords and easy ways to remember them, ways to shield your privacy, and how to avoid other dangers as you browse and shop on the internet. To take this class, you must have a sound understanding of the keyboard, mouse, Internet and email.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The Job Center at the Pike Branch is made possible by Knowledge Services.



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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 or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Job Center at the Library
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
4:00 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Teen Paint Your ART Out: Galaxy Quotes
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens are invited to discover new watercolor and acrylic ink techniques to create a galaxy-inspired painting. Learn lettering styles to add an inspirational quote to galaxy backgrounds in this mixed media workshop presented by Art With a Heart.



Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 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, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Beginning or 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.



Family Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to play Minecraft or board games and have fun while hanging out with friends and family.



Yarnslingers
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals of all ages who enjoy knitting, crocheting and other needlework are invited to join this fiber group to work on their favorite projects. Bring your own supplies to work on an existing project or start something new.



Community Conversations at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


The entire community is invited to this series of engagement conversations and forums designed to hear citizens' visions for the growth, safety and well-being of the community and to improve the quality of life for those who work and live within the neighborhood. This series is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Author Carol Sissom at the Irvington Branch
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Author Visit


Author Carol Sissom will discuss her book trilogy examining the murder of three men in a house on LaSalle Street in Indianapolis in 1971. Her newest title is "The LaSalle Street Murders: The Twist." All three "LaSalle Street" titles will be available for sale and signing.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 During Library Hours

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.



Baby Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays.



Storytime Train @ Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers 2 and 3 years old and an adult are invited for stories, songs, movement, crafts and STEAM activities.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Excel Basics @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to learn how to organize and analyze numbers and text in a spreadsheet. By the end of this class, participants should be able to create and format a spreadsheet; enter and edit data; and use basic formulas to add, subtract, multiply and divide figures in a row or column. This class requires experience in using Microsoft Word.



eBook Tinker Station
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


Learn how to read, watch and listen on a PC, tablet or phone, as well as search and download materials from the Library's extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows and 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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Pie of My Eye Storytime
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Story Time


Registration Required

Children of all ages are invited for stories, crafts and samples of tasty pies. Registration is limited to 20 children.



Minecraft Club @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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


Minecrafters ages 7 and up are invited to use the Learning Curve’s laptops to mine and build in Central Land, a virtual world hosted on the Curve’s private Minecraft server. Join in a new group build each week, or test your skills in fun Hunger Games-style challenges! This program will be held in the Arena.