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Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, October 6, 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, October 2, 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.



Learning to Use the Mouse and Keyboard: Computer Basics
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 3, 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.



Excel Basics with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 2, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



PowerPoint Basics with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 4, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Need to create a wedding or family reunion slide show? A speech or presentation for school or work? PowerPoint can help and we can help you learn PowerPoint! Adults are invited to learn how to use different slide layouts, transitions, animations, links, and photos in your presentation. Basic knowledge of 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.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Intermediate Word with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


If you are comfortable using Microsoft 2010 Word but would like to learn more about the program's bells and whistles, you are invited to learn to use columns, bullets, basic graphics and shortcuts to make documents more functional and attractive. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is necessary for this class, which is held in the Computer Training Lab. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 6, 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, October 3, 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, October 5, 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.



Email Basics @ Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Do you have 3,000 emails in your inbox? Do you get more spam than legitimate emails? Adults are invited to the Computer Training Lab to learn how to manage their email account, avoid spam, send and receive messages, and work with sending and receiving attachments like photos. Attendees must already have an active email account. Those who don't are asked to arrive 30 minutes before the class so that staff can help set one up. Experience using the mouse and keyboard and Internet navigation are also required for this class.



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.



Wild Times: 3D Printed Rocks
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Wednesday, October 15, 2014
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


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



Young Actors Theatre Performance: The Witches
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


The entire public is invited to a performance by the Young Actors Theatre of "The Witches" by Roald Dahl, to be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium. Young people are invited to arrive one hour before the play for a Newspaper Wig-Making Class taught by members of the Young Actors Theatre and held in the Learning Curve Arena. Register for the class by calling 275-4222. This program is funded by The Efroymson Family Fund. Learn more at yatkids.org.



Young Actors Theatre Performance: The Witches
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 4, 2014 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


The entire public is invited to a performance by the Young Actors Theatre of "The Witches" by Roald Dahl, to be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium. Young people are invited to arrive one hour before the play for a Newspaper Wig-Making Class taught by members of the Young Actors Theatre and held in the Learning Curve Arena. Register for the class by calling 275-4222. This program is funded by The Efroymson Family Fund. Learn more at yatkids.org.



Casasola Files: De la Cocina al Ojo Photo Exhibition
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


Patrons are invited to an exhibition of photographs from the Casasola Files. They recognize the different actors that help create food art, modeling the ritual of eating, social life, and a wide range of social circumstances. This exhibition is presented by the Mexican Consulate of Indianapolis. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, October 1 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. in Central Library's South Display Hall where attendees can view the exhibit and learn more from the Mexican Consulate. Light refreshments will be served.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, October 6, 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, October 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.



Wee Readers at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, October 1, 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, October 2, 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, September 30, 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!



Family Yoga Intro Class
College Avenue Branch (North)
Saturday, October 4, 2014 2:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 5 and up, along with moms and dads, are invited to try out beginning yoga moves with instructor Alicia Oskay. Attendees are invited to bring a mat, if they have one. However, a few will be provided.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, October 1, 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.



Super You: Make the World a Better Place - Preschool Philanthropy Workshop
Decatur Branch (West)
Thursday, October 2, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Teen Read Week: Create Your Own Duct Tape Sketch Book
Decatur Branch (West)
Monday, October 6, 2014 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

As part of Teen Read Week, teens are invited to create a place to sketch and dream by designing a handmade sketch book with a duct tape cover. This workshop will be presented by Art With a Heart.



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, October 1, 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, September 30, 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, October 1, 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, October 2, 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, October 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
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, October 6, 2014
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 30, 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.



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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

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



Share Your Thoughts With Mayor's Liaison Charles Ingram
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 30, 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, October 6, 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, October 6, 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, September 30, 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, October 2, 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.



Franklin Road Book Discussion
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, October 6, 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 "Treasury of Joy and Inspiration: 90 Years of Uplifting Storytelling" compiled by editors of Reader's Digest.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:15 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 1:15 pm

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories and preschool activities.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories and preschool activities.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 11:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories and preschool activities.



eBook Tinker Station
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 30, 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)
Saturday, October 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 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, October 1, 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 Wednesday Friendly Computer Classes: Holiday Letter
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 1, 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 will look at how to make a holiday letter, and then use the scanner to scan in photos and add them to a letter.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, October 2, 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, September 30, 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, September 30, 2014
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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


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



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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


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



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, October 2, 2014
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, October 2, 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, October 6, 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, October 1, 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)
Saturday, October 4, 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.



Sunrise to Sunset: Let's Be Healthy
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, October 4, 2014 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Teen Read Week: Create Your Own Duct Tape Sketch Book
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, October 4, 2014 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

As part of Teen Read Week, teens are invited to create a place to sketch and dream by designing a handmade sketch book with a duct tape cover. This workshop will be presented by Art With a Heart.



Google Glass
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, October 6, 2014 4:30 pm

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


As part of Teen Read Week, teens are invited to participate in a demonstration of the exciting new technology, Google Glass, in this two-hour hands-on makerspace session.



Family Music Time: Dulcimer
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, October 2, 2014 4:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Families with children ages 5 and older are invited to sing, play and move in this hands-on musical introduction. Participants will explore the dulcimer and record a short tune with presenter Sharon O'Connell.



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, October 2, 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.



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Smart Start for Preschoolers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, October 3, 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.



Super You: Make the World a Better Place - Preschool Philanthropy Workshop
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, October 3, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, October 2, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



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

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Colts Pride!
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, October 4, 2014 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

School-age children are invited to make a blue and white rubber band bracelet to show their Colts pride!



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, October 6, 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, October 1, 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, October 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.



eBook Tinker Station
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, October 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.



Teen Game Day at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, October 2, 2014
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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


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



Not-So-Scary Animal Show!
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, October 2, 2014 10:15 am

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


Children 6 years old and younger and an adult are invited to learn about and make friends with some often misunderstood animals during this interactive program presented by Silly Safaris. This program is sponsored by PNC and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



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

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


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



Paws to Read at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Children who are reluctant readers are invite to read to Emmy or Max, registered therapy dogs who love to listen to stories! This activity can help improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence. Participants can sign up for a 15-minute reading session.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 30, 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)
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Sunday, October 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.



Family Game Day at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, October 4, 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.



eBook Tinker Station
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Tot Art at Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 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!



Teen Read Week: Create Your Own Duct Tape Sketch Book
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:30 pm

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


Registration Required

As part of Teen Read Week, teens are invited to create a place to sketch and dream by designing a handmade sketch book with a duct tape cover. This workshop will be presented by Art With a Heart.



Game Stop Gaming for Kids
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, October 2, 2014
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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


Children ages 8 and older are invited for an afternoon of console gaming provided by Game Stop.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, October 3, 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.



Teen Read Week: Gourmet Girlfriends Fantasy Treats Workshop
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, October 6, 2014 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

As part of Teen Read Week, teens are invited to begin this program with an ice breaker that focuses on Divergent, put together a trail mix in honor of The Hunger Games, and end by divulging a little Harry Potter sorcery with an edible potion. This workshop will be presented by Gourmet Girlfriends.



Warren Book Discussion
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, October 2, 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.
The book to be discussed is "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, October 1, 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.



Wee Readers - Baby Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 30, 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)
Thursday, October 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
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, October 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
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, October 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.



Computer Basics at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, October 2, 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.



eBook Tinker Station
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, October 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.



School-Age Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, October 2, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, October 6, 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 Cookbook Collector" by Allegra Goodman.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, October 2, 2014 11:00 am

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


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



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, October 4, 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.



Sunrise to Sunset: Let's Be Healthy
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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