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As I Recall Storytelling Guild
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to share or listen to family stories with professional storytellers Sandra Harris and Ken Oguss during this program presented in partnership with Storytelling Arts of Indiana.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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


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



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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


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



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, September 18, 2014
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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


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



Irvington Fiberistas
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


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



Family Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to play a variety of fun and educational games, including Wii Brain Academy, with their children.



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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 at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


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



Homework Lounge at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, September 18, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


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



Family Game Night at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


The entire family is invited for a fun-filled night of gaming. Board and card games will be provided.



Teen Game Day at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, September 18, 2014
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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


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



Carefree Couponer's Group
Spades Park Branch (East)
Saturday, September 20, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Adults and teens who love or want to learn the value of coupons are invited to share their knowledge through discussion. Coupon sharing and trading is encouraged.



3, 2, 1 . . . Backup: Digitize Family History
College Avenue Branch (North)
Saturday, September 20, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Families
Category: Activity


Adults and families are invited to participate in digitizing their family history during this program co-sponsored by Project Back Up.org. Attendees, who will be given a free USB to continue their work, should bring no more than 25 photos to scan.



Landscape Water Color Fun
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Saturday, September 20, 2014 11:00 am

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Adults, teens and children of all ages are invited as resident artist Robert Carey will help them learn landscape water color techniques to create a personal masterpiece. Materials will be provided.



Digital Littles Tech Club
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

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


Children ages preschool - 3rd grade are invited for fun and educational activities using computers, iPads, digital cameras and Robot dinosaurs to help them gain confidence in their technology and literacy skills. Each week will feature new activities. This program is made possible by the Central Indiana Community Foundation.



Paws to Read @ Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

School-age children are invited to improve their reading skills and boost confidence by reading to a trained dog who loves to listen to stories without judgment or interruption.



Game Stop Gaming for Teens
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, September 18, 2014
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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


Teens are invited for an afternoon of console gaming provided by Game Stop.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, September 19, 2014
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


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



ABC's of Diabetes
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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 will a registered dietitian, registered nurse and health educator. Register by calling 221-2094 or online at www.mchd.com/diabetes.



Introduction to Foundation Directory Online Professional-Workshop for Nonprofits
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 20, 2014
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Those representing nonprofit organizations are invited to learn to use the Foundation Directory Online Professional database to identify potential funding resources, such as grants from private foundations, corporations and public charities. The workshop will cover basic strategies for searching the database.
Admittance to this program, held in the Computer Training Lab, is first-come, first-seated. Capacity is 12 seats.



Maximize Your Fundraising Potential
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Friday, September 19, 2014
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults, especially those representing non-profits, are invited to this series presented by Falicia Brewer of Brewer & Associates that can help them achieve positive fundraising results.
The subject of this session is "The Lock & Key to Proposal Writing." Participants will learn to interpret a foundation's funding guidelines and target a proposal. They'll also create a plan to covers all the bases of a successful grant.



Sunrise to Sunset: Let's Be Healthy
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 are invited to get cooking with Gourmet Girlfriends! During this free workshop, young ones will learn about healthy choices and create their own edible treats for breakfast or bedtime snacks. Note for parents: Since this is a cooking program, if a child has allergy concerns, please contact a participating branch for a list of ingredients. This program is peanut free. This program is sponsored by PNC and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Sunrise to Sunset: Let's Be Healthy
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 11:15 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 are invited to get cooking with Gourmet Girlfriends! During this free workshop, young ones will learn about healthy choices and create their own edible treats for breakfast or bedtime snacks. Note for parents: Since this is a cooking program, if a child has allergy concerns, please contact a participating branch for a list of ingredients. This program is peanut free. This program is sponsored by PNC and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Financially Fit Series
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to this series of programs to enhance their financial understanding presented by representatives from Chase Bank and the United North East Community Development Corporation.
The topic of this program will be "Basic Budgeting."



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, September 22, 2014
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to register for free GED/TASC classes which continue each Monday through Thursday until December 30.



Super You: Make the World a Better Place - Preschool Philanthropy Workshop
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Word Basics with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, September 18, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Would you like to learn how to use Microsoft Word to write letters, papers, resumes, and much more? Learn about the Microsoft ribbon, how to edit and format text, adjust margins and line spacing, correct spelling automatically, open, close, save and print files. Participants must feel comfortable using a mouse and keyboard for this class. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Excel Basics with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to Central Library's Computer Training Lab to learn about the basic features of Microsoft 2010 Excel, including how to create and format a spreadsheet, enter and edit data, and use basic formulas. Previous experience in using Microsoft Word is necessary for this class. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Access Basics with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn about this flexible data management system that can store and track large quantities of data. This introductory class describes how to create a blank database, a table, and queries. If you're overwhelmed by using a paper filing system, text documents or a spreadsheet to track critical information, an Access database might be the solution. Previous experience using Microsoft Excel is a prerequisite for this class. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant 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, September 22, 2014
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, September 18, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, September 20, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, September 22, 2014
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Sunday, September 21, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, September 18, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, September 21, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, September 22, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, September 22, 2014
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, September 21, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, September 22, 2014
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, September 18, 2014
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, September 20, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Computer Basics at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

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



Job Seeker Resume Class
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Job seekers are invited to use Microsoft Word to create a simple resume.



Intermediate Word With Microsoft 2010 at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, September 18, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


If you are comfortable using Microsoft 2010 Word but would like to learn more about the program's bells and whistles, you are invited to learn to use columns, bullets, basic graphics and shortcuts to make documents more functional and attractive. This program is made possible with support by the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



eBook Tinker Station
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, September 21, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 20, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



eBook Tinker Station
College Avenue Branch (North)
Saturday, September 20, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



eBook Tinker Station
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, September 20, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



eBook Tinker Station
Nora Branch (North)
Sunday, September 21, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 22, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 19, 2014
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 21, 2014
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Beginning Computer Classes
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults, Seniors
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

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



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Básicas) Creando Cuentas de Correo Electrónico
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Aprenda a crear su cuenta de correo electrónico, como enviar, recibir y almacenar sus mansajes y las direcciones de las personas que envían un correo electrónico, ya sea para comunicarse con su familia y amigos o para solicitar un trabajo. Para inscribirse, llame al 275-4099.
Esta clase está patrocinado por El Fondo de la Biblioteca, Fifth Third Bank, y La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



Computer & Internet Basics at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, September 18, 2014
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

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



Technology Learning Center
InfoZone Branch (North)
Saturday, September 20, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17), Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults and teens are invited to learn a new technology or have computer questions answered by staff in the InfoZone's computer lab. Stop by to ask a question or learn a new program.



How to Use Social Media
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, September 18, 2014 5:00 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17), Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults and teens are invited to learn the various tools involved in social media and to find the right one for them to use.
This program will focus on LinkedIn and Email Marketing. To register, go to http://bit.ly/jgsocial or call the branch for more information.



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


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



#Stand4Peace: James Pate's Kin Killin' Kin Art Exhibit
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - Sunday, September 28, 2014
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


As part of the Library's #Stand4Peace initiative, patrons are invited to view a powerful and thought-provoking exhibit of images by visual artist James Pate that reflect the concern for the epidemic of youth violence in the African-American community. The images are a visual call-to-action to find solutions to youth and gun violence and were created in hopes of engaging youth and the community to dialogue about alternatives and solutions toward negative behavior.
This exhibit, presented by the Library's African-American History Committee, is on display in the South Gallery during regular Central Library hours.



Wild Times: 3D Printed Rocks
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View 3D printed rocks from the Pacific Crest Trail created by 3D Parts Manufacturing and sent by artist Susan Robb on her five-month journey along the 2,650-mile trail. Merging new media and social engagement, Robb offers her body and work as a conduit between gallery and wilderness, public and trail, form and formless, and as a way to cultivate the wild terrain that resides in us all. This activity is presented by Big Car and the Library.
This exhibit, held in the Learning Curve, can be viewed during regular Central Library hours.



Library Board of Trustees
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, September 22, 2014 6:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


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



Lunch & Learn: Cultures of Indianapolis
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Adults are invited to make a lunch break visit to the Library to enjoy a traditional lunch and learn about cultures represented in Indy. Lunch will be provided by local restaurants. This is a National Welcoming Week event presented in partnership with the Immigrant Welcome Center.
This program will feature the culture of Colombia. Call 275-4410 to register.



Lunch & Learn: Cultures of Indianapolis
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Adults are invited to make a lunch break visit to the Library to enjoy a traditional lunch and learn about cultures represented in Indy. Lunch will be provided by local restaurants. This is a National Welcoming Week event presented in partnership with the Immigrant Welcome Center.
This program will feature the culture of Burma. Call 275-4470 to register.



Classical Concerts at Central
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 21, 2014 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


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



2014 Hometown Roots Concert Series
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 21, 2014 2:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited to this series of performances inspired by American musical traditions. This series, held in the Clowes Auditorium at Central Library, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will feature a performance from the high energy percussion ensemble, CLANG! Consisting of percussionists Michael Beck, Brian E. Paulson and Joe O'Connell, CLANG will perform on such instruments as Steel Pan drums, Cajon drums, Djembe drums, talking drums and more unusual percussion instruments from around the world. With an energy that makes your body shake in rhythm and a penchant for interacting and taking a wacky direction on homemade and exotic percussion instruments, CLANG will improvise on whatever they have at hand to set your feet a tappin' and make you smile!



Playing for Change Day: A Concert by the Tides Trio
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 20, 2014
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited to be a part of Playing for Change, a global day of action for music lovers to gather on stages and street corners to promote the importance of music in people's lives and the need for music programs in schools. This free concert will be presented by the Tides Trio.
This program will be held in the East Garden outdoors at Central Library.



"Kin Killin' Kin" Artist James Pate at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 20, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the commemoration of the International Day of Peace, Dayton, Ohio artist James Pate will discuss the motivation behind his national traveling exhibit, "Kin Killin' Kin," on display through September 28 at Central Library during regular Library hours. The exhibit serves as a call-to-action for dialogue about the epidemic of gun violence in the African-American community. This event is part of the two-month "Stand4Peace" initiative presented by the Library's African-American History Committee. Following the presentation, Pate will participate in a meet-and-greet autograph session.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Preschool Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:00 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler Tales at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, September 22, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, September 22, 2014 11:00 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:15 am

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 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.



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Smart Start for Preschoolers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, September 19, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



School-Age Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Wee Readers at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler Tales at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Previous Events


Lawrence Book Discussion
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:15 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "My Stroke of Insight" by Jill Bolte Taylor.



Sunrise to Sunset: Let's Be Healthy
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 1:15 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 are invited to get cooking with Gourmet Girlfriends! During this free workshop, young ones will learn about healthy choices and create their own edible treats for breakfast or bedtime snacks. Note for parents: Since this is a cooking program, if a child has allergy concerns, please contact a participating branch for a list of ingredients. This program is peanut free. This program is sponsored by PNC and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Learning to Use the Mouse and Keyboard: Computer Basics
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to the Computer Training Lab to learn about the components that make up a computer, how to use a mouse and keyboard, Windows 7 desktop and toolbars. Participants will also be introduced to popular computer terminology. For those who have little or no experience using a PC, this class is the place to start.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



eBook Tinker Station
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Computer & Internet Basics at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

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



Share Your Thoughts With Mayor's Liaison Charles Ingram
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


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



Lunch & Learn: Cultures of Indianapolis
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Adults are invited to make a lunch break visit to the Library to enjoy a traditional lunch and learn about cultures represented in Indy. Lunch will be provided by local restaurants. This is a National Welcoming Week event presented in partnership with the Immigrant Welcome Center.
This program will feature the culture of Turkey. Call 275-4390 to register.



30 Million Words: Exploring the Language Gap in Children
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Registration Required

Adults are invited to a presentation by Luis Hernandez, faculty member at Western Kentucky University, who will discuss the impact that language development has on the educational achievement of children. Hear his recommendations on how to create a learning environment that fosters literacy and language development and supports families in poverty and learners of English. Hernandez is a regular speaker at the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the McCormick Tribune Center for Early Childhood Leadership, and United Way's Center for Excellence in Early Childhood. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for an active class featuring stories, songs and rhymes that focus on early literacy skills and school preparedness. This program will be followed by age appropriate learning activities.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Wee Readers - Baby Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Family Storytime
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:30 am

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


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