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Genealogy Research Assistance
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Monday, February 27, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Registration Required

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



Beech Grove Chatterbooks
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Monday, February 27, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion.
The book to be discussed is "Mr. G.: A Novel About Creation" by Alan P. Lightman.



CEO's Love Your Library Tour: Celebrating Central Library
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


Join Library CEO Jackie Nytes for an interactive discussion about the exciting activities planned at Central Library in 2017, including the opening of the Center for African-American Literature and Culture and Central Library's 100th anniversary. Learn why Central Library is such a vital part of the entire community and share your thoughts about the Indy Library in general.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 5:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, March 2, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, February 27, 2017
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Internet & Email Basics @ Brightwood
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults who are comfortable using a mouse and keyboard are invited to learn the best way to make an Internet search. They'll learn how to surf YouTube, explore entertainment and news sites, how to research topics, and how to create and best use an email account.



Facebook and Social Networks @ Brightwood
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, February 27, 2017 5:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to create a Facebook account and learn how to use it. Other social media outlets, such as Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, also will be reviewed.



CEO's Love Your Library Tour: Celebrating Central Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


Join Library CEO Jackie Nytes for an interactive discussion about the exciting activities planned at Central Library in 2017, including the opening of the Center for African-American Literature and Culture and Central Library's 100th anniversary. Learn why Central Library is such a vital part of the entire community and share your thoughts about the Indy Library in general.



How to Use the Keyboard & Mouse: Introduction to Computers
Central Library (Central)
Monday, February 27, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 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 Excel 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 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.



Classical Concerts at Central
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, February 26, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Adults and families are invited to experience the dynamic world of chamber music with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in Central Library's West Reading Room.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, March 2, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


Patrons are invited to learn how to select and use eReaders, as well as search and download materials from the Library's extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks and digital music. Patrons can drop in anytime during this two-hour visit by the Library's traveling eBook Tinker Station, which is staffed by an eReader expert who can answer questions about the equipment and collection. The Station provides reliable and unbiased information about this growing technology. The Tinker Helpline is also available to call for answers to your questions at 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Atrium.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, February 27, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, February 26, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, March 3, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, March 3, 2017 11:00 am

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


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



Email Basics @ Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, March 2, 2017
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 is also required for this class to be held in the Computer Training Lab.



29th Annual Meet the Artists Exhibit
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - Sunday, March 26, 2017
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


The entire community is invited to view the works of prominent local African-American artists on display throughout Central Library. Works representing various artistic mediums will be displayed, including a special youth exhibit, "Reclaimed," that demonstrates student ingenuity in creating meaningful art works from found and unrelated objects. This exhibit, presented by the Library's African-American History Committee, is available for viewing during regular Library hours.



Young Actors Theatre: Anne of Green Gables
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, February 25, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Families, school-age children and teens are invited for the classic story of a girl who overcomes impossible odds through the magic of her imagination performed by the Young Actors Theatre. This original adaptation of "Anne of Green Gables" will transport attendees to a world where everything has potential and where one should never, ever give up.
This program will be presented in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



2017 McFadden Memorial Lecture with Junot Díaz
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


The entire community is invited to a presentation by Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Díaz to be moderated by Raphael Sanchez of WRTV-6. His book, "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," earned the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award. His "This Is How You Lose Her" was a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. A graduate of Rutgers College, Díaz is currently the fiction editor of "Boston Review" and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This 40th annual McFadden Memorial Lecture is presented by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Following the lecture, the author will sign copies of his books.
This program will be held in the Atrium. Booksignings will occur in the Simon Reading Room.



Coloring Café
Central Library (Central)
Monday, February 27, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to Central Library's MakerSpace to enjoy coloring, which has been shown to have a calming effect and promote overall wellness. Warm beverages, soothing music, coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided.



Meet the Artists XXIX First Friday!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, March 3, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


The entire community is invited to meet the prominent local African-American artists whose works are on display at Central Library through March 26. Tour the works of art representing various artistic mediums throughout the building and enjoy activities for all ages that include a jewelry-making workshop, face painting and adult and children's coloring. There will be live music and light refreshments. This free event is presented by the Library's African-American History Committee.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, February 27, 2017
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, March 2, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others. Adult participation is required.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others. Adult participation is required.



College Avenue Book Discussion
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, February 27, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Kindred" by Octavia E. Butler.



AftersCool @ College Avenue!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, March 2, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

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


School-age children are invited to drop in for a series on such topics as Legos, origami, yoga, jewelry-making and computer coding. It's a casual time to socialize with friends and learn something new.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Graphic Novel Book Club
Decatur Branch (West)
Monday, February 27, 2017 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss books in the award-winning graphic novel series, "Y: The Last Man - Books Two-Five (Deluxe Editions)" by Brian K. Vaughan.
This program will be held at The Library Restaurant & Pub (in the bar area), 2610 S. Lynhurst Drive. Only those ages 21 and older are invited.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Eagle Branch (West)
Monday, February 27, 2017 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to receive one-on-one help with questions or problems about using a computer or mobile device, including how to use apps, the Internet, email, and any Microsoft Office applications.



Adult Coloring @ Eagle!
Eagle Branch (West)
Monday, February 27, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


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



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, February 27, 2017
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, February 25, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, February 27, 2017
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 through June 2017.



Mini Computer Basics & Email Basics
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, March 2, 2017
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults who have little or no experience using a PC are invited to learn to use a mouse and keyboard and other components of a computer. In addition, those with experience using a mouse, keyboard and Internet navigation are invited to learn how to manage their email accounts, avoid spam, and send and receive messages.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, February 25, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to visit the Talley Story Theatre for stories read by a community of readers for fun, laughs and a good time.



Writing Your Own Autobiography Series
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn ideas for creating their own book of personal stories during this free series presented by Toria Sanders, a former IPS language arts specialist who now operates a tutoring center to assist students.
The topic of this session is "Orientation and Registration." Attendees will learn about the six-stop "Writing Process."



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
East Washington Branch (South)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



CEO's Love Your Library Tour: Celebrating Central Library
East Washington Branch (South)
Friday, March 3, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


Join Library CEO Jackie Nytes for an interactive discussion about the exciting activities planned at Central Library in 2017, including the opening of the Center for African-American Literature and Culture and Central Library's 100th anniversary. Learn why Central Library is such a vital part of the entire community and share your thoughts about the Indy Library in general.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, February 27, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 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, February 28, 2017 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, March 1, 2017 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, March 1, 2017 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.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 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.



Homeschool Adventures
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 1:30 pm

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


Homeschooled children ages 6 - 12 are invited for activities designed to entertain and educate as a supplement to their homeschool curricula. Parent educators are encouraged to attend and collaborate as Miss Karen and Miss Kasey will present activities for ages 6 - 12.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Preschool Storytime on the Magic Quilt
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited to take a trip on the Magic Quilt for stories, songs and rhymes that promote early literacy skills.



First Wednesday Friendly Computer Classes
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Beginning computer users are invited to learn about a variety of computer-related topics. Each class will offer some instruction with lots of time to practice.
The topic of this class is "Family Game Night." Learn about free websites that allow you to play free games, color or watch videos on your computer or mobile device.



CEO's Love Your Library Tour: Celebrating Central Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


Join Library CEO Jackie Nytes for an interactive discussion about the exciting activities planned at Central Library in 2017, including the opening of the Center for African-American Literature and Culture and Central Library's 100th anniversary. Learn why Central Library is such a vital part of the entire community and share your thoughts about the Indy Library in general.



Library Board of Trustees
Glendale Branch (North)
Monday, February 27, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


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



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 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)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The program’s core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Haughville Branch (West)
Monday, February 27, 2017 5:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Duct Tape Craft Class
Haughville Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
InfoZone Branch (North)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, February 27, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, March 3, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 4 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, coloring and writing exercises, or a simple craft.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, February 27, 2017 4:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month based on a highlighted theme selected from your suggestions! "Like" us on social media @LawrenceBranchLibrary and @LawrenceIndypl to suggest themes.



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, March 2, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, February 27, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies from newborns to pre-walkers around 18 months old and an adult are invited for board books, bounces and playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Nora Branch (North)
Sunday, February 26, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Writing Workshop Series: Exploring Elements of Creative Writing
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, February 25, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Learn basic elements of creative writing during this series of workshops that will include opportunities for discussion and book sales by the presenters. Leaders will be author, editor and owner of the Frankfort Writers Center Charity Singleton Craig; and writing coach, author, blogger and podcast host Ann Kroeker. Each session will be one hour, with an additional 30 minutes for individual questions or extended Q & A. Participants do not have to attend all four sessions, but it is recommended. Registration is required. This series is made possible by the proceeds from the 2016 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award Dinner, a program of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The topic of this session is "Revision: How to Get the Feedback You Need When You Need It."



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 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.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, February 27, 2017
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, February 26, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Teen Game Day at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, March 2, 2017
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.



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Computer Help @ Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to an open computer lab to receive one-on-one help with computers and mobile devices. Questions about ebooks, email, Microsoft Office applications and more are encouraged.



Southport Evening Book Discussion
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, February 27, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this evening book discussion group.
The book to be discussed is "Change of Heart" by Jodi Picoult.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, February 27, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, March 2, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Tot Art at Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 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 process art program. They can stick around after the art activity for socialization and playtime. Come dressed for a mess!



Tot Art at Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 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 process art program. They can stick around after the art activity for socialization and playtime. Come dressed for a mess!



Homeschool Database Instruction
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, February 27, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Homeschool students are invited to learn about educational databases free to Library cardholders.
Databases to be presented will be Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Global Issues in Context, and Zinio.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



CEO's Love Your Library Tour: Celebrating Central Library
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


Join Library CEO Jackie Nytes for an interactive discussion about the exciting activities planned at Central Library in 2017, including the opening of the Center for African-American Literature and Culture and Central Library's 100th anniversary. Learn why Central Library is such a vital part of the entire community and share your thoughts about the Indy Library in general.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, February 26, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, February 27, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, March 2, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 11:00 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited to listen to stories, sing, clap and stomp their way to reading readiness! Playtime will follow the storytime.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 2 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays. An arts and craft time will follow the storytime.



Evening Explorers: Activity Night
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, February 27, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families with children ages 1 - 16 are invited to drop in to the children's area any time between 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. to work on an activity that explore the world around us.



CEO's Love Your Library Tour: Celebrating Central Library
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


Join Library CEO Jackie Nytes for an interactive discussion about the exciting activities planned at Central Library in 2017, including the opening of the Center for African-American Literature and Culture and Central Library's 100th anniversary. Learn why Central Library is such a vital part of the entire community and share your thoughts about the Indy Library in general.



Teens & Tweens Breakout Challenge
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens and tweens in grades 6 - 12 are invited to find hidden clues, solve puzzles and discover keys and combinations. They'll have 60 minutes to test their skills and solve the mystery before time runs out!