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Knitting for a Need
Pike Branch (West)
Friday, September 1, 2017 - Wednesday, November 1, 2017
During Library Hours

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


Knitters and crocheters are invited to use their craft to help those in need. Create a scarf, hat, mittens or gloves to be donated to Horizon House, the only full-service day center serving the homeless in Indianapolis. If you already know how to create, stop by the Library's Information Desk to get a ball of yarn to make something for the cause. Homemade items will be accepted until November 1.



Cret Building at 100: An Exhibit
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Sunday, December 31, 2017
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


This special exhibit celebrates the architecture, people and stories of the Library’s Cret Building that played an integral part in defining the city’s character 100 years ago and remains vibrant and culturally significant today. Eighteen full-color, illustrative and interpretive panels designed by RLR of Indianapolis showcase over 50 images and artifacts from Central Library’s Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room. “The Cret Building at 100,” made possible by a generous grant from Katz, Sapper & Miller, will be on display around the balcony of the historic Simon Reading Room during regular Central Library hours.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, October 22, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 22, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



I Like Myself: Preschool Art Workshop
Nora Branch (North)
Sunday, October 22, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to celebrate the unique and wonderful YOU with a multimedia masterpiece led by the Art Lab. They'll listen to a story and create their own masterpiece.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, October 23, 2017 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 23, 2017
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.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, October 23, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, October 23, 2017
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, October 23, 2017
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Haughville Job Fair
Haughville Branch (West)
Monday, October 23, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Festival or Fair


Job seekers are invited to meet with multiple employers who have openings during this job fair presented by the Library and the Hawthorne Community Center. Attendees are encouraged to bring their resumes. For those who need help with a resume or job application, a Job Workshop table will be available.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 23, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


This class is for adults who have taken the Excel Basics class. are already comfortable with creating and formatting a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel are invited to this intermediate class. Be the end of This class will enable you 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.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, October 23, 2017
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.



Genealogy Research Assistance
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Monday, October 23, 2017
3:00 pm - 8:00 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.



Family Puzzle Night
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, October 23, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to work on puzzles of all levels of difficulty for all ages.



Introduction to Microsoft Word at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, October 23, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 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. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



College Avenue Book Discussion
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, October 23, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Registration Required

Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program. This program is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The book to be discussed is "How It Went Down" by Kekla Magoon, the 2017 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award National Winner. A writer from the Indiana Writers Center will lead the discussion.



Coloring Café
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 23, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to Central Library's Makerspace to enjoy coloring, which has been shown to have a calming effect and promote overall wellness. Warm beverages, soothing music, coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided.



English Conversation Circle
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, October 23, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



English Conversation Circle
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, October 23, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



Spades Park Music Jam
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, October 23, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Musicians of all abilities and ages are invited to bring their unamplified instruments and join in a free jam session with other musicians. Attendees are invited to bring sheet music and make beautiful music together!



Library Board of Trustees
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, October 23, 2017 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.



Beech Grove Chatterbooks
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Monday, October 23, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion.
The book to be discussed is "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris.



Evening Explorers: Activity Night
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, October 23, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families with children ages 1 - 16 are invited to drop in to the children's area any time between 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. to work on an activity that explore the world around us.



Computer Basics at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 9:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to learn to surf the Internet, send email, create and attach documents, paste onto web sites and save to flash drives.
Please ring the bell at the south entrance for admittance.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 10:15 am

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


Toddlers 18 - 36 months and an adult are invited to listen, clap, move and learn with Miss Karen.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 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!



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 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 and rhymes to encourage their love for books and reading.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 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, October 24, 2017 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.



Colors & Magic & Numbers, Oh My!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join Magic Don for an interactive show featuring special participation magic tricks which encourage learning and reinforcement of colors, numbers and movement.



I Like Myself: Preschool Art Workshop
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to celebrate the unique and wonderful YOU with a multimedia masterpiece led by the Art Lab. They'll listen to a story and create their own masterpiece.



Zany Zoo
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 11:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to join Express Kids for an imaginary train ride with animals on board, all smiling and singing! They can enjoy marching, matching, singing and sign language.



Lunch and Learn 2017: Korea
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Enjoy a traditional lunch and chat about cultures represented in Indy. This program will feature the culture of Korea.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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.



African Dance
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 1:15 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to journey through the regions of Mali, Senegal, Gambia and Guinea to learn cultural traditions of song and dance along the way. Be ready to move your body! This program is presented by Ronne Stone.



Microsoft Access 2010 Basics Level II
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In Access Level I, we learned how to design tables from scratch, run queries and establish relationships between tables. In Level II, you will learn to create customized forms and run detailed reports on your data. Please complete the Access Level I class before taking this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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.



Young Actors Theatre Workshop: 3-Minute YouTube Video Creation
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens ages 12 - 18 who want to be a filmmaker or YouTuber are invited to make a 3-minute video. Come up with an idea, learn how to shoot it, and learn how to edit on your very own phone. This workshop is perfect for the aspiring director, YouTuber, television personality or filmmaker! This program is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
East Washington Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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.
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in Spanish.



Teen Movie Night @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Teens are invited to enjoy a screening of the film, "Wonder Woman" (PG-13). There will be popcorn and snacks. Teens can come as they are or dress up for the occasion!



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 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 Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



English Conversation Circle
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



English Conversation Circle
Haughville Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



English Conversation Circle
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



English Conversation Circle
East Washington Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



Say It Loud Advocacy Series: Understanding the Constitution
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the series, "Say It Loud: How to Be Heard When Everyone Is Screaming," learn how the framing documents of our country still define current policy and affect legislation regarding important issues. This program is presented by professor Sheila Kennedy.
This program will be held in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor. This series is in partnership with Spirit & Place, ACLU of Indiana, WFYI, Hoosier State Press Association, League of Women Voters, Society of Professional Journalists, Women4Change Indiana, and the Indiana Fair Housing Association.



Adult Coloring @ Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to participate in coloring at the Library! Use markers or colored pencils to color individual sheets pulled from adult coloring books. All materials will be supplied.



Job Search Workshop at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 9:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Adults are invited to receive instruction on establishing an email account, preparing resumes and cover letters, registering at online job banks, applying for jobs online, and researching companies.
Please ring the bell at the south entrance for admittance.



Naturalization Ceremony
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


The entire community is invited to attend this naturalization ceremony in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium as individuals will take the Oath of Allegiance to become naturalized citizens of the United States.



African Dance
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to journey through the regions of Mali, Senegal, Gambia and Guinea to learn cultural traditions of song and dance along the way. Be ready to move your body! This program is presented by Ronne Stone.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 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)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 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.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Two's and Three's Storytime
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages two and three years old and an adult are invited for a storytime with exciting books, songs, movement and crafts focusing on early literacy skills.



African Dance
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:15 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to journey through the regions of Mali, Senegal, Gambia and Guinea to learn cultural traditions of song and dance along the way. Be ready to move your body! This program is presented by Ronne Stone.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
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.



ABC's of Diabetes
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
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.



Cloud Computing Using Microsoft OneDrive and Office Online
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Microsoft OneDrive and Office Online are free and accessible from any device with an Internet connection. Learn about the free online versions of Microsoft Office applications. During this overview class you will see how to: create, edit, and share files in Web-based Microsoft Word and Excel; upload and download files, and create your own OneDrive account. Before taking this class, you must be experienced in using the mouse, keyboard, and Internet. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Young Actors Theatre Workshop: Improv/Devising
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens ages 12 - 18 are invited to work with a professional theatre artist on the art of improvisation and devising. Learn improv games that actors play to create material and free their minds, and create a story of your own through the devising process. This workshop is perfect for the aspiring actor, writer or director. This program is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Create Your Own Catapult
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to use their math and engineering skills to create a working catapult out of materials such as cans, tape and marshmallows.



Tinwork at Haughville
Haughville Branch (West)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 5:30 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to join Eiteljorg Museum artist in residence Richard Gabriel, Jr. to learn about traditional Spanish Colonial tinwork and create their own tin ornament.



Microsoft Word Intermedio
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Conozca unos de los menús del programa, utilice las plantillas prediseñadas para elaborar cartas, reportes y otros documentos. Mejore sus actividades cotidianas utilizando el computador de su casa o en su lugar de trabajo. Para inscribirse, llame al 317-344-9921.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, October 26, 2017
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, October 26, 2017 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 with Miss Karen.



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, October 26, 2017 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 and rhymes to encourage their love for books and reading.



Colors & Magic & Numbers, Oh My!
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:15 am

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


Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join Magic Don for an interactive show featuring special participation magic tricks which encourage learning and reinforcement of colors, numbers and movement.



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, October 26, 2017 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 Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, October 26, 2017 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, October 26, 2017 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.



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, October 26, 2017 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.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, October 26, 2017 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!



Make. Create. Code. - Java Script
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 26, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Join us as we explore the fundamentals of coding with the JavaScript programming language. Learn about data types, variables and arithmetic operators. No previous coding experience is necessary, but participants should feel comfortable using a Web browser and typing. This free class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, October 26, 2017 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 & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, October 26, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 26, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 26, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


Patrons are invited to learn how to select and use eReaders, as well as search and download materials from the Library's extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks and digital music. Patrons can drop in anytime during this two-hour visit by the Library's traveling eBook Tinker Station, which is staffed by an eReader expert who can answer questions about the equipment and collection. The Station provides reliable and unbiased information about this growing technology. The Tinker Helpline is also available to call for answers to your questions at 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, October 26, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, October 26, 2017
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.
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in English, Spanish or French.



Family Fright Festival
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, October 26, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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


Families and children of all ages are invited for a hauntingly good time. Come dressed up in family-friendly costumes or just hang out with other ghouls. There'll be games, face and nail painting, crafts, coloring pages, mask making, goodies and children's stories of Haunted Indiana with local award-winning young adult author Saundra Mitchell.



Young Actors Theatre Workshop: Stage Makeup
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, October 26, 2017 3:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens ages 12 - 18 are invited to learn about theatrical makeup design with a professional makeup artist. Learn about different types of makeup, how to apply and how makeup can help create a character. This workshop is perfect for the aspiring actor, designer, or cosplayer. Supplies will be included This program is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, October 26, 2017
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.



Colors & Magic & Numbers, Oh My!
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:00 pm

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


Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join Magic Don for an interactive show featuring special participation magic tricks which encourage learning and reinforcement of colors, numbers and movement.



Create Your Own Catapult
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to use their math and engineering skills to create a working catapult out of materials such as cans, tape and marshmallows.



Mini Computer Basics & Email Basics
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, October 26, 2017
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Indiana Backyard
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, October 27, 2017 10:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Preschoolers are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about the animals that live in your backyard and visit with live animals.



Baby Bebop
InfoZone Branch (North)
Friday, October 27, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited to rock out during this music activity that will focus on tempo, beat, rhythm and dynamics. Each session will feature instruments, songs and a story.



How to Use the Keyboard & Mouse: Introduction to Computers
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 27, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, October 27, 2017 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, October 27, 2017 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 for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



Irvington Halloween Festival at the Library!
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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


As part of the day-long Irvington Halloween Festival, the Irvington Branch will present a number of fun and educational programs for children and families, including Abracadabra Magic with Magic Mike at 10:30 a.m., Silly Safaris Animal Show at 12 noon, and Indiana Jim's Reptile Experience at 1:30 p.m.
Library parking is not available on the day of the festival. For complete festival information, go to www.irvingtonhalloween.com.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, October 28, 2017
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.



Microsoft Word Intermedio
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Conozca unos de los menús del programa, utilice las plantillas prediseñadas para elaborar cartas, reportes y otros documentos. Mejore sus actividades cotidianas utilizando el computador de su casa o en su lugar de trabajo. Para inscribirse, llame al 317-344-9921.



It's Sew Easy: Machine Sewing for Beginners
Brightwood Branch (East)
Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Adults and teens ages 14 and older are invited to learn the basics of sewing by making a pillowcase and a tote bag with a zippered pocket. A limited number of sewing machines will be available for student use, or you may bring your own. Supplies for the pillowcase will be provided. However, students must bring basic sewing tools and tote bag materials. A supply list will be provided upon registration. This four-week series of classes is free, but space is limited.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Introduction to Fundraising Planning
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Those who have already established their nonprofit organization are invited to learn the process of creating a successful fundraising plan and calendar. This program is presented by staff from The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation and is made possible by The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. To register, visit eventbrite.com.



Paws to Read at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, October 28, 2017 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, October 28, 2017
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.
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in English, Spanish or French.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
East Washington Branch (South)
Saturday, October 28, 2017
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.
Stop by to speak with someone in Spanish.



African Dance
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 28, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to journey through the regions of Mali, Senegal, Gambia and Guinea to learn cultural traditions of song and dance along the way. Be ready to move your body! This program is presented by Ronne Stone.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Young Actors Theatre Workshop: Improv/Devising
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Saturday, October 28, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Teens ages 12 - 18 are invited to work with a professional theatre artist on the art of improvisation and devising. Learn improv games that actors play to create material and free their minds, and create a story of your own through the devising process. This workshop is perfect for the aspiring actor, writer or director. This program is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Encaustic Art Class
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, October 28, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to create their own masterpieces using a variety of encaustic techniques. They'll have the opportunity to paint with wax and gain experience using a Cray-Pen. Please note that hot wax is involved in this technique.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, October 28, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Understanding Nonprofit Collaboration
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 28, 2017
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Those who have already established their nonprofit organization are invited to discover the potentials and pitfalls of nonprofit collaboration. Presented by Maury Plambeck, this program is made possible by The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. To register, visit eventbrite.com.



Introduction to SAVI Databases of Central Indiana Statistics
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 28, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


SAVI (Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators -- www.savi.org) is a free online information system that helps you map, compare and store data about 2,000 Central Indiana communities. SAVI’s comprehensive, up-to-date statistics on housing, education, crime, and much more help businesses and organization create the charts, graphs, maps, and other results to make data-informed decisions. This introductory class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, provides an overview to help participants decide whether they want to learn more about how to use SAVI.



Star Wars Read Day at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, October 28, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals of all ages are invited to drop in anytime to participate in a Star Wars themed craft and activities. Get in the spirit by dressing up as your favorite Star Wars character!



Memory Writing Workshop
College Avenue Branch (North)
Saturday, October 28, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Those who want to preserve the stories of their lives or better understand what made them who they are can learn a simple method of turning memories into words during this 90-minute workshop presented by the Indiana Writers Center in association with the 2017 Meet an Author, Be an Author event held at Central Library on October 14 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Writing Workshop Series: From Idea to Publication: Helping You With Tools You Need
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, October 28, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Learn the basics for having a work published, including the many resources and tools to help a writer succeed. Leaders will be Charity Singleton Craig, an author, editor and owner of the Frankfort Writers Center; and Ann Kroeker, writing coach, author, blogger and podcast host. Each session will be one hour, with an additional 30 minutes for book sales, individual questions or extended Q & A. Participants do not have to attend all four sessions, but it is recommended. Registration is required. This series is made possible by the proceeds from the 2017 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award Dinner, a program of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The theme for this program is "Spreading the News: How to Build an Author Platform and Promote Your Work."



Featuring International Films!
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, October 28, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Movie


Screen and discuss international films during this series that will feature a different film each month. Learn something new about cultures, history and languages. Contact the branch for information on each month's featured film.



Young Actors Theatre Workshop: Stage Makeup
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, October 28, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens ages 12 - 18 are invited to learn about theatrical makeup design with a professional makeup artist. Learn about different types of makeup, how to apply and how makeup can help create a character. This workshop is perfect for the aspiring actor, designer, or cosplayer. Supplies will be included This program is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Encaustic Art Class
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, October 28, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to create their own masterpieces using a variety of encaustic techniques. They'll have the opportunity to paint with wax and gain experience using a Cray-Pen. Please note that hot wax is involved in this technique.



Zany Zoo
Eagle Branch (West)
Saturday, October 28, 2017 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to join Express Kids for an imaginary train ride with animals on board, all smiling and singing! They can enjoy marching, matching, singing and sign language.