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Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 26, 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.



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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, September 28, 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.



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.



Genealogy Research Assistance
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Monday, September 25, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Registration Required

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



Adult Coloring @ Eagle!
Eagle Branch (West)
Monday, September 25, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to drop in, relax and enjoy coloring. Colored pencils and templates will be provided, but participants can also bring their own materials.



Evening Explorers: Activity Night
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, September 25, 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.



Coloring Café
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 25, 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.



Adult Coloring @ Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 26, 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.



Family Puzzle Night
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 26, 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.



Beginning Sewing at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, September 30, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Adults and teens are invited to learn basic machine sewing by making a pillowcase and zippered tote bag. Machines and supplies for the pillowcase will be provided, but participants will need to bring other tools. A list will be supplied upon registration. Space is limited.



Zany Zoo
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 26, 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.



Celebrating 100 Years of Central Library: Building Architecture Tours
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 30, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


As part of Central Library's 100th anniversary, individuals of all ages are invited to experience the many renowned architectural features of the Cret Building that opened in 1917, as well as those that comprise the modern glass and steel framed addition designed by Evans Woollen in 2007. Those wishing to participate are asked to meet at the Information Desk in the Atrium.



Celebrating 100 Years of Central Library: Building Architecture Tours
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 30, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


As part of Central Library's 100th anniversary, individuals of all ages are invited to experience the many renowned architectural features of the Cret Building that opened in 1917, as well as those that comprise the modern glass and steel framed addition designed by Evans Woollen in 2007. Those wishing to participate are asked to meet at the Information Desk in the Atrium.



Spades Park Music Jam
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, September 25, 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!



Author Round Table Discussions
Metazoa Brewing Company, 140 S. College Avenue
Monday, September 25, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Prospective writers are invited to find fellowship with authors sharing similar genre interests in order to network and learn tips for writing and publishing. Local authors from participating organizations will be on hand to help guide the conversation. This series is presented by IndyPL 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.
The theme for this program is "Romance." It will be presented in partnership with the Indiana Writers Center and the Indiana Romance Writers of America.



Author Round Table Discussions
Pia Urban Cafe Coffee Shop, 2834 E. Washington Street
Saturday, September 30, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Prospective writers are invited to find fellowship with authors sharing similar genre interests in order to network and learn tips for writing and publishing. Local authors from participating organizations will be on hand to help guide the conversation. This series is presented by IndyPL 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.
The theme for this program is "Urban Fiction." It will be presented in partnership with the Indiana Writers Center.



Southport Evening Book Discussion
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, September 25, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this evening book discussion group.
The book to be discussed is "Emma" by Jane Austen.



Beech Grove Chatterbooks
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Monday, September 25, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion.
The book to be discussed is "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis" by J.D. Vance.



College Avenue Book Discussion
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, September 25, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


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 "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood.



ABC's of Diabetes
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 26, 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.



Job Search Workshop at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 27, 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.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Managing Effective Nonprofit Boards
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 30, 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 best practices, tips and tools for several elements of the successful board. This program is presented by Pam Blevins Hinkle 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.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Creating & Working Your First Strategic or Business Plan
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 30, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Those who have already established their non-profit organization are invited to discover a clear path to the future they see through creation of an effective, appropriate plan. This program is presented by Anne Hudson 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.



Irvington Nutrition Series
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Adults are invited to this series of free classes hosted by the Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program, during which they can learn about USDA Guidelines of ChooseMYPlate and discover easy and fast recipes.



Young Actors Theatre Workshop: 3-Minute YouTube Video Creation
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 27, 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.



Young Actors Theatre Workshop: 3-Minute YouTube Video Creation
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, September 30, 2017 2:00 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.



Create Your Own Catapult
Nora Branch (North)
Sunday, October 1, 2017 2:00 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.



Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 25, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Computer Basics at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 26, 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.



Introduction to SAVI Databases of Central Indiana Statistics
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, September 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.



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, September 28, 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.



Introduction to Microsoft Word at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, September 25, 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.



Computer & Internet Basics at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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.



Computer & Internet Basics at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, September 28, 2017
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.



Mini Computer Basics & Email Basics
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, September 28, 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.



Online Safety and Privacy
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, September 28, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Microsoft Access 2010 Basics Level II
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 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, 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.



A+ Certification Preparation
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, September 30, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Learn how A+ certification establishes best practices in troubleshooting, networking and security across various electronic devices to help set the stage for IT careers. A+ certification is highly respected by employers and can open doors to entry level jobs in the IT field. This course will provide a basic foundation in technology skills and help individuals find resources to prepare for and pass the A+ certification exam.
This will be part three of this program.



eEntertainment @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Learn about all the items that can be downloaded from the Library for entertainment, including eBooks, eMusic, videos and more. Participants must be experienced using a mouse, keyboard and the Internet for this class, to be held upstairs in the Technology Room.



Email on Yahoo! and Outlook.com
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 29, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to manage your Yahoo! or Outlook.com email account, send files and keep your inbox free of spam email. By the end of this class you should be able to send and receive email notes, add files such as photos to your emails, open and save a file attached to an email sent to you, delete large numbers of unwanted emails, and keep spam email from appearing in your inbox. Can’t get into your email? Arrive 30 minutes early for help creating a new email account. This class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, requires experience using the mouse, keyboard and Internet.



Make. Create. Code. - Java Script
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 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.



The Art of Survival: Enduring the Turmoil of Tule Lake
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Saturday, September 30, 2017
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View this traveling exhibition probing the complexity of the Japanese American confinement site in Newell, California. Through haunting images of artifacts by fine art photographer Hiroshi Watanabe, glimpse into the lives of those who were held at Tule Lake and consider both the orchestration of life behind barbed wire and what it might have been like to live with constant turmoil and uncertainty. The Art of Survival is supported in part by a Preservation of Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
This exhibit can be viewed during regular Library hours.



The Art of Survival: Enduring the Turmoil of Tule Lake
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 18, 2017 - Thursday, October 5, 2017
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View this traveling exhibition probing the complexity of the Japanese American confinement site in Newell, California. Through haunting images of artifacts by fine art photographer Hiroshi Watanabe, glimpse into the lives of those who were held at Tule Lake and consider both the orchestration of life behind barbed wire and what it might have been like to live with constant turmoil and uncertainty. The Art of Survival is supported in part by a Preservation of Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
This exhibit can be viewed in Central Library's South Display Hall during regular Library hours.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, September 28, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, September 25, 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 at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, September 25, 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.



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



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 26, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 27, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 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.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, September 30, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, September 25, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 26, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, October 1, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, September 25, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, September 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



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



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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, October 1, 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.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 26, 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 @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, September 25, 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.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, September 30, 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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 1, 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.



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, September 28, 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.



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, September 25, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 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.



Library Board of Trustees
Eagle Branch (West)
Monday, September 25, 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.



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Básicas) Creando Cuentas de Correo Electrónico
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


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 registrarse, llame al 317-344-9921.



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Básicas) Creando Cuentas de Correo Electrónico
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


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 registrarse, llame al 317-344-9921.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, September 28, 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.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, September 30, 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)
Tuesday, September 26, 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.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
East Washington Branch (South)
Saturday, September 30, 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.



English Conversation Circle
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, September 25, 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, September 25, 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
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 26, 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, September 26, 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, September 26, 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, September 26, 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.



Colors & Magic & Numbers, Oh My!
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:00 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.



Colors & Magic & Numbers, Oh My!
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 6:00 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.



Colors & Magic & Numbers, Oh My!
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, September 30, 2017 2:00 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.



Indiana Backyard
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:30 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.



Indiana Backyard
East Washington Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10:15 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.



Indiana Backyard
East Washington Branch (South)
Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:15 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.



Indiana Backyard
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, September 30, 2017 1:00 pm

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.



2017 Hometown Roots Concert Series
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 1, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Enjoy this special series of musical performances in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium with its newly-enhanced sound system featuring artists from central Indiana.
This program will feature a performance by award-winning blues rock guitarist Wayne Ellis Watson & Bluescake. His band has been described as "experienced, seasoned, polished, very professional and highly entertaining!"



Celebrating 100 Years of Central Library: Sunday Afternoon Salon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 1, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of Central Library's 100th anniversary, individuals of all ages are invited to a presentation celebrating the history of Central Library and the city of Indianapolis. Refreshments will be provided. This program will be held in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on Level 6 of Central Library.
Explore the life of beloved Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley through Central Library's special collections of letters, photographs and objects. In addition, a live trio will play the songs and sounds of the 1917 era.



ACA Marketplace Healthcare Information Session
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Those who have questions about enrollment or potential changes to their healthcare plan are invited to receive information, resources and answers to questions about the ACA Healthcare Marketplace from local healthcare representatives.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 26, 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 Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 26, 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.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 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.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, September 28, 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.



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, September 25, 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.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, September 28, 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 26, 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 26, 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!



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, September 28, 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 Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, September 28, 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 27, 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, September 28, 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.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, September 29, 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, September 29, 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!



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 27, 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.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, September 28, 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.



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, song and dance, and STEM activities intended to build a love for reading and learning.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, September 28, 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!



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, September 27, 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.



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 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.



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, September 28, 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.



Two's and Three's Storytime
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 27, 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.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, September 28, 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.