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The Lowland: Pop-Up Discussion and Workshop
Sun King Brewery, 135 N. College Avenue
Monday, August 4, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


As part of the Library's Adult Summer Reading Program lineup of activities, adults are invited to read and discuss the book, "The Lowland" by Jhumpa Lahiri, a Pulitzer Prize-winning work of historical fiction focusing on India. Before the discussion, participants can bring their yoga mats for an invigorating 30-minute meditation. Beer samples will be provided during the book talk and writing workshop led by the Indiana Writers Center.
This event is for individuals aged 21 and over. ID is required.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, August 4, 2014
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, August 7, 2014
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Many Cultures, Many Instruments
Brightwood Branch (East)
Saturday, August 2, 2014 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to enjoy a musical walk around the globe. Yurtfolk will play a collection of uncommon and unusual instruments that tell a story about different cultures.



Learning to Use the Mouse and Keyboard: Computer Basics
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 1, 2014
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Word Basics with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Excel Basics with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, August 2, 2014
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Central Library Book Discussion
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 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 "Nemesis" by Philip Roth.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 4, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, August 3, 2014
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



2014 Hometown Roots Concert Series
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, August 3, 2014 2:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited to this series of performances inspired by American musical traditions. This series, held in the Clowes Auditorium at Central Library, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will feature three local songwriters who will share their original material. Myah Evans is a self-taught musician who has devoted herself to creating emotionally charged lyrics and melodies. Cara Jean Marcy, who will be joined by cellist Grover Parido, presents a unique style of songwriting that reveals a balancing act of personal experience and inevitable human truth. Luke Austin Daugherty believes in collaboration and improvisation while playing acoustic and electric guitars with harmonica and live loops. The diversity among these talented performers in the songwriter genre will make for a great afternoon of original music.



Clean & Organize Your Computer
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to examine the directory file system used by computers in order to store and retrieve personal information, as well as learn how to improve computer performance by modifying or removing unwanted computer programs. Topics covered include Windows Explorer, Shortcut Keys, Disc Cleanup, Disc Defragmenter, Task Manager, Add/Remove Programs, MSConfig and basic protection for your computer. Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard before taking this class. This class is for Windows 7 users, though it can be helpful for Windows 8.1 users.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


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



Summer Showtime: Catching Fire (PG-13)
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 4, 2014 1:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Movie


Individuals of all ages are invited for a showing of the film, "Catching Fire" (PG-13).
This film will be shown in the Learning Curve.



Summer Showtime: Catching Fire (PG-13)
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 1:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Movie


Individuals of all ages are invited for a showing of the film, "Catching Fire" (PG-13).
This film will be shown in the Learning Curve.



Wild Times: 3D Printed Rocks
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Tuesday, September 30, 2014
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


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



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, August 4, 2014
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, August 7, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Wee Readers at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler Tales at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, August 7, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Family Storytime
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



eBook Tinker Station
Decatur Branch (West)
Saturday, August 2, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Introduction to Computer Basics at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, August 7, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to learn about computer use, including basic terms, computer components and how to use a mouse and keyboard. Participants also will be introduced to popular computer technology. This program is made possible with support by the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, August 2, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, August 4, 2014
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Summer Food Program: Summer Meals at No Cost
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Friday, August 1, 2014
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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


Children ages 18 and under can receive midday meals (Mondays through Fridays) at no cost during the summer as part of Summer Servings, a fun and nutritious meal program.



Youth Summer Art Workshop with Tony Radford
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Youth ages 18 and younger are invited to create special works of art with noted local artist Tony Radford, who will help them learn successful business strategies and sell their works for cash. The final activity will be a public event on Friday, August 22 from 6:15 - 8 p.m. during which youth can sell their masterpieces.



Share Your Thoughts With Mayor's Liaison Charles Ingram
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


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



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, August 4, 2014
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

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



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, August 4, 2014 11:00 am

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


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



Homework Lounge at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


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



Homework Lounge at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, August 7, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


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



eBook Tinker Station
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, August 7, 2014
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



ABC's of Diabetes
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, August 7, 2014
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

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



eBook Tinker Station
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Preschool Storytime on the Magic Quilt
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 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.



First Wed. Friendly Computer Classes: Rotten Tomotoes, LibraryThing & Wowbrary
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Receive instruction and enjoy lots of time to practice during this fun beginner-friendly class that looks at two review sites and how Wowbrary helps patrons find out what's new at the Library, even before it arrives at the branch.



Community Shred Day Summer Series
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, August 2, 2014
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals are invited to bring their sensitive documents for shredding during this event sponsored by Total Shred Solutions and the Library. Accepted items include all paper products, such as junk mail, photos, checks and papers that have personal information or credit card information. There's no need to remove staples, paper clips, plastic covers or small folder prongs. The charge is $5 per box, with a limit of five boxes. Extra large boxes may be charged more.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, August 7, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



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

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


Registration Required

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



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

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


Registration Required

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



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, August 7, 2014
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Clases Básicas de Computación: Utilice su computador para buscar trabajo
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, August 7, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

iBienvenidos al mundo de la tecnologia! Conozca los principales portales de búsqueda de empleo y aprenda a realizar una búsqueda de trabajo activa a través de internet. Para registrarse, llame al 275-4420.
This class is sponsored by The Library Fund and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Haughville Branch (West)
Monday, August 4, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Preschool Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, August 7, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, August 4, 2014 10:30 am

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


Babies 12 - 23 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre. It's a great way to introduce little ones to a lifelong love of reading.



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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


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



eBook Tinker Station
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, August 7, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Paws and Think @ Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, August 4, 2014 6:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to trained therapy dogs who love to listen to stories. It's a great way to build a child's reading confidence. Reading sessions last up to 15 minutes.



Wee Read at Lawrence!
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers with an adult are invited for stories, songs and playtime.



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, August 7, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, August 4, 2014
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, August 3, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Sunday, August 3, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Family Game Day at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, August 2, 2014
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families and children of all ages are invited to drop in any time to make new friends while playing board games or solving puzzles. Games and puzzles will be provided.



Summer Family Concerts!
Spades Park Branch (East)
Saturday, August 2, 2014 3:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to jam in any language this summer! Three different bands will play throughout the Library system, and kids will have a chance to help out with the music during these 45-minute performances.
This concert will be presented by the Tides Trio, featuring Caribbean and island music.



Warren Book Discussion
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, August 7, 2014 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.
Author Ruth Ann Hanley will join group members as she leads the discussion on her book, "No Pulling Back."



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Stories on the Lawn
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, August 7, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Story Time


Children of all ages and parents are invited to bring a blanket and enjoy listening to stories from around the world on the library's lawn. If it rains, the program will move indoors.



Wee Readers - Baby Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 10:15 am

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


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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, August 3, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, August 7, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Computer Basics at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, August 7, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

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



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, August 4, 2014 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 Greater Journey: Americans in Paris" by David McCullough.



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, August 2, 2014 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to Gracie or Dandy, Golden Doodles. This activity can help young ones improve their reading skills and self-confidence. Participants may sign-up for a 10-minute reading session with Gracie or Dandy.



eBook Tinker Station
Wayne Branch (West)
Sunday, August 3, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Family Kinect Gaming
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 3:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families and school-aged children are invited to enjoy competitive gaming on the X-Box Kinect. Play with your peers or as a family. Space is limited.



eBook Tinker Station
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Thursday, August 7, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Previous Events


Indiana Pacers Summer Reading Tour
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 1, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Story Time


Children of all ages are invited to take a reading time out with community helpers and leaders and read like a pro during this storytime. Afterwards, those attending can spin the "wheel of prizes."



Smart Start for Preschoolers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, August 1, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, August 1, 2014
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


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