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Irvington Fiberistas
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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.



Paws to Read at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, May 9, 2015
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Children who may be reluctant readers are invited to read to Marley, a trained therapy poodle. The activity can help young ones improve their reading skills and self-confidence.



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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.
During this session, participants may sign up for a 10-minute reading session with Woody, a King James Spaniel.



Homework Lounge at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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 spend the rest of the session doing fun stuff!



Homework Lounge at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, May 7, 2015
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 spend the rest of the session doing fun stuff!



Lego Club
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, May 9, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Activity


Families and children ages 2 and older are invited to drop in any time to learn to play and play to learn by using Lego bricks. Lego and Duplo bricks will be provided. This program also will feature Technic kits for older kids!



Teen Game Day at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, May 7, 2015
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.



Tot Art at Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 and adult are invited for a special art program. They can stick around after the art activity for socialization and playtime. Come dressed for a mess!



Minecrafternoons at College Avenue!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Minecrafters ages 10 to 15 are invited to play together on the Library's Minecraft server.



Family Dance Party
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families and children of all ages are invited to shimmy, shake and dance up a storm to their favorite songs.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 4, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Reading Around the World with Yurtfolk!
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and families are invited to join Yurtfolk for an interactive hour of exploring music, stories and folk dance from around the globe. They'll sing in different languages and dance together as they learn about different cultures, literature and unique instruments. This program is made possible by gifts from the PNC Foundation and Friends of the Library to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Reading Around the World with Yurtfolk!
Spades Park Branch (East)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Preschoolers and families are invited to join Yurtfolk for an interactive hour of exploring music, stories and folk dance from around the globe. They'll sing in different languages and dance together as they learn about different cultures, literature and unique instruments. This program is made possible by gifts from the PNC Foundation and Friends of the Library to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



May the 4th Be With You: Star Wars Party
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Monday, May 4, 2015 6:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Children of all ages are invited for a Star Wars party to celebrate May the 4th. There will be games, crafts, stories and snacks.



Author Sarah Dessen @ Glendale!
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 2:30 pm

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


Bestselling teen and young adult author Sarah Dessen will discuss her works and career. She is the author of twelve novels, including "Someone Like You," "Just Listen," "The Moon and More," and her most recent, "Saint Anything." Many of her works have been among the American Library Association’s “Best Fiction for Young Adults” selections, including her first novel in 1996, "That Summer." Her 2009 book, "Along for the Ride," earned a spot on the New York Times Bestseller list. The 2003 film, "How to Deal" starring Mandy Moore, was based on both "Someone Like You" and "That Summer." In 1999, "Someone Like You" was one of two winners of the School Library Best Book award, and the following year her book, "Keeping the Moon," was the sole winner. Book sales provided by Kids Ink and autographing will follow her presentation.



Franklin Road Book Discussion
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, May 4, 2015 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Three Weeks With My Brother" by Nicholas Sparks.



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, May 4, 2015 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "The House Girl" by Tara Conklin.



Warren Book Discussion
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program. Book lists with titles selected by group members are available at the Library. New members are always welcome.
The book to be discussed is "To Heaven and Back" by Mary Neal.



Central Library Book Discussion
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program held in Central Library's Goodrich Hauk Meeting Room.
The book to be discussed is "Caleb's Crossing" by Geraldine Brooks.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, May 8, 2015
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.



Cooking Chats
Glendale Branch (North)
Monday, May 4, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited for this monthly discussion program where cooking and cookbooks, favorite websites, cooking shows, recipes and techniques will be discussed. Check out one of the featured cookbooks and try some recipes.
The topic for this month's program is "Pastries, Pies and Sweets." Special guest will be Chef Paul Vida. Registration for the May 4 program is required by calling 275-4410.



What Would Jane Austen Read Book Club
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, May 4, 2015 1:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults who are interested in 18th and 19th century literature and the writers who influenced Jane Austen are invited for this monthly book discussion group.



ABC's of Diabetes
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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 221-2094 or online at www.mchd.com/diabetes.



Prepare! College Prep Workshops: Summer Programs, Job Opportunities and Volunteer Service
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Students in grades 9 - 12 and adults who need money for college are invited to learn about opportunities for summer employment and how to get involved in the community. This program is presented in partnership with the Indiana Latino Institute.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, May 4, 2015
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 June 30.
This program is sponsored by Washington Township Adult Education.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Introduction to Fundraising Planning
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 9, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults whose organizations have never developed a fundraising plan or calendar are invited to this overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. This seminar, presented by Roberta Jaggers and Bethany Warner of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, is best for those who already have established their nonprofit organizations. This program is made possible by a gift from The Emily Fund to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Seating is limited. Visit www.Eventbrite.com to register. Registration opens approximately two months prior to each workshop. This program will be held in the Riley Meeting Room.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Understanding Nonprofit Collaboration
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 9, 2015
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited how organizations can increase their prominence, improve efficiency and strengthen service delivery through collaborations. Presented by Anne-Marie Taylor, this seminar will describe the advantages, disadvantages, potential and pitfalls of collaborations that must be understood by all savvy nonprofit professionals. This seminar is best for those who already have established their nonprofit organizations. This program is made possible by a gift from The Emily Fund to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Seating is limited. Visit www.Eventbrite.com to register. Registration opens approximately two months prior to each workshop. This program will be held in the Riley Meeting Room.



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 8, 2015 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore the ocean with Mad Science of Indiana! They'll learn about how sand is made and make some of their own. They'll also discover animals that live in the sea, touch different shells, and "beach-comb" for shells to take home. This program is made possible by Lilly through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, May 4, 2015 11:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore the ocean with Mad Science of Indiana! They'll learn about how sand is made and make some of their own. They'll also discover animals that live in the sea, touch different shells, and "beach-comb" for shells to take home. This program is made possible by Lilly through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore the ocean with Mad Science of Indiana! They'll learn about how sand is made and make some of their own. They'll also discover animals that live in the sea, touch different shells, and "beach-comb" for shells to take home. This program is made possible by Lilly through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 1:15 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore the ocean with Mad Science of Indiana! They'll learn about how sand is made and make some of their own. They'll also discover animals that live in the sea, touch different shells, and "beach-comb" for shells to take home. This program is made possible by Lilly through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 11:15 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore the ocean with Mad Science of Indiana! They'll learn about how sand is made and make some of their own. They'll also discover animals that live in the sea, touch different shells, and "beach-comb" for shells to take home. This program is made possible by Lilly through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore the ocean with Mad Science of Indiana! They'll learn about how sand is made and make some of their own. They'll also discover animals that live in the sea, touch different shells, and "beach-comb" for shells to take home. This program is made possible by Lilly through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore the ocean with Mad Science of Indiana! They'll learn about how sand is made and make some of their own. They'll also discover animals that live in the sea, touch different shells, and "beach-comb" for shells to take home. This program is made possible by Lilly through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Art Monsters: Preschool Art Workshop
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, drawing and painting with The Art Lab. They'll listen to a favorite monster story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons. This program is made possible by College Savings Bank through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Lemonade Stand Recipes
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to get ready for Lemonade Day (May 16) by making and sampling lemonade recipes during this workshop by Gourmet Girlfriends. Participants can vote for the best recipe!



Lemonade Stand Recipes
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to get ready for Lemonade Day (May 16) by making and sampling lemonade recipes during this workshop by Gourmet Girlfriends. Participants can vote for the best recipe!



Lemonade Stand Recipes
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to get ready for Lemonade Day (May 16) by making and sampling lemonade recipes during this workshop by Gourmet Girlfriends. Participants can vote for the best recipe!
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Lemonade Stand Recipes
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 1:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to get ready for Lemonade Day (May 16) by making and sampling lemonade recipes during this workshop by Gourmet Girlfriends. Participants can vote for the best recipe!



Develop and Design a Lemonade Stand
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Children ages 8 and older are invited to get ready for Lemonade Day (May 16) and design a scale model of a lemonade stand during this workshop with Next Great Architects. They'll learn about the art and craft behind architecture.



Develop and Design a Lemonade Stand
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 8 and older are invited to get ready for Lemonade Day (May 16) and design a scale model of a lemonade stand during this workshop with Next Great Architects. They'll learn about the art and craft behind architecture.



Chess for Children
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

School-age children are invited as Colin Hargreaves from Cloud City Youth will teach the basics of chess. They'll learn how each piece moves and be able to play a game by the end of the session.



How to Use the Keyboard & Mouse: Introduction to Computers
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 9, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 8, 2015
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Microsoft Publisher 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to create professional-looking materials such as brochures, flyers and newsletters. By the end of this beginners’ class you should be able to know what kinds of publications you can produce with Microsoft Publisher; create a basic publication such as a business card or greeting card; personalize your publication with your own text and images, and print a publication you created. Bring a favorite photograph to scan and insert into your new business card or greeting card. Previous experience using MS Word is necessary for this class. This class 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 Tips & Tricks: Computer Basics
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to learn basic computer skills such as using a mouse, opening applications, and saving and organizing files.



Computer Basics at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 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 getting on the Internet, accessing word processing software, and signing up for an email account. This class is for those with little or no previous computer experience.



First Wednesday Senior-Friendly Computer Classes
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Seniors
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Seniors and adults are invited to this six-part series tailored to those who have basic computer knowledge. Each class will have some instruction with lots of time to practice. These classes are for fun and a little learning!
The topic of this class is "Online Shopping and Selling." Participants will learn how to buy and sell items using Etsy and eBay.



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Eagle Branch (West)
Monday, May 4, 2015 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Email Basics @ Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, May 7, 2015
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to manage your email account, send files, and keep your inbox free of spam and other unwanted emails. By the end of this class you should be able to: send and receive email notes; add files such as a photo to your emails; open and save a file attached to an email sent to you; delete large numbers of unwanted emails, keep spam email from appearing in your inbox. Before taking this class you must already be able to get into your existing email account. If you do not have an email account that you can get into, plan to arrive at class 30 minutes before the start time to get help setting up a new email account. Experience using the mouse, the keyboard and the Internet are also required for this class to be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Job Seeker Email Classes at Haughville
Haughville Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults who are seeking to enhance their employment skills are invited to learn how to create an email account using Yahoo Mail, as well as how to send and receive messages.



One City, Many Voices: Ethnic Communities in Indianapolis
Central Library (Central)
Friday, January 2, 2015 - Thursday, December 31, 2015
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View an educational exhibit in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room that highlights the various ethnic groups that have made Indianapolis what it is today. From the Irish and Germans to the more recent immigrants, the city has a rich diverse background. The exhibit features the vast array of materials housed in the ISCR collection that reflect this background.



Anne Morgan's War: American Women Rebuilding France 1917 - 1924
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 1, 2015 - Friday, May 29, 2015
During Library Hours

Age Level:
Category: Exhibit


Patrons are invited to view a special photographic exhibit showing American women volunteers who devoted themselves to relief work in France during and after World War I. Their dynamic leader was Anne Morgan, daughter of financier J.P. Morgan. This exhibit, to be presented in Central Library's South Display Hall, is sponsored by The Alliance Francaise of Indianapolis and the American Friends of Blerancourt.
An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Wednesday, May 6 from 6 - 8 p.m. The public is invited.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, May 9, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, May 10, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, May 4, 2015
10:30 am - 2:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
3:00 pm - 7:00 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Sunday, May 10, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, May 4, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 7, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, May 10, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, May 4, 2015
11:30 am - 3:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, May 7, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, May 4, 2015
2:30 pm - 6:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 7, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, May 9, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, May 4, 2015
11:30 am - 3:30 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 @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
2:30 pm - 6:30 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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 8, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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 made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, May 10, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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 made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 4, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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 made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Conversations About Education 2015: New City, New School, New Language
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


Educators, parents and the entire community are invited to discuss how immigration has changed Indianapolis and what its effect has been on schools. With nearly 70 languages spoken in some Marion County districts, some schools have adapted well, but others are struggling. Moderated by Chalkbeat Indiana reporter Hayleigh Colombo, this program will feature a panel of educators and experts who will explore the issues, challenges and opportunities for ESL learning.
This program, to be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium, will be presented by WFYI, Chalkbeat Indiana and IndyPL.



Hidden Colors Documentary & Discussion
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Movie


Adults are invited for a showing of two important segments of the documentary, "Hidden Colors," which describes the real and untold history of people of color from around the globe. Following the showing, an open discussion will be led by Apostle David A. Scott, Sr., Visionary Founder of the African-American Restoration Movement, AARM Up.



Superhero Magic Show
InfoZone Branch (North)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to dive into the world of superheroes and super villains during this fast-moving magic show presented by Don Miller. Attendees can discover the world of comic books, graphic novels, and the lore of heroes from the past. Special thanks to Downtown Comics & Closet Space Toys.
Those attending this program will experience a mini-museum of amazing movie props, such as the Green Lantern's Power Battery and Spiderman's Mask, to name a couple.



Indiana Ballet Conservatory: La Fille mal Gardée
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 10:30 am

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


Families with toddlers and preschoolers are invited as members of the Indiana Ballet Conservatory present an excerpt from La Fille mal Gardée during this special program.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 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.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 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.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 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, May 5, 2015 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, May 7, 2015 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, May 7, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Family Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:30 am

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


School-age children and families are invited for stories around the world and your backyard that are sure to please.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Family Story Celebrations at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, May 4, 2015 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited to explore stories with crafts, songs and activities.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 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, May 5, 2015 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 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, May 7, 2015 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.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
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 Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime on the Magic Quilt
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers under the age of 6 and an adult are invited to jump on the Garfield Park Branch's Magic Story Quilt for stories, songs and finger plays.



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 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 Preschool Storytime
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, May 8, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 4 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and playtime.



Wee Readers at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for old-fashioned stories, songs and movement activities combined with technology such as eBooks, Pleo the dinosaur, and digital cameras.



Born to Read at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 10:30 am

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


Babies from birth until they become mobile and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities. Siblings are welcome to attend and bring a bear or doll to be their "baby."



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 8, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:30 am

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


Toddlers and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using a variety of activities such as rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others.



Evening Play Date Preschool Storytime
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 6:00 pm

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes followed by playtime.



Wee Readers - Baby Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers with an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



eBook Tinker Station
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, May 9, 2015
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 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
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, May 9, 2015
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 275-4500. This service is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, May 10, 2015
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 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.



Previous Events


Music Circle by Mrs. Ashley
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, May 4, 2015 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 and an adult are invited to a music and movement program with early learning concepts embedded into a fast-paced, interactive format.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, May 4, 2015 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.