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Adult Coloring @ Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to participate in coloring at the Library! Use markers or colored pencils to color individual sheets pulled from adult coloring books. All materials will be supplied.



Celebrating 200 Years of Thoreau: Henry David Thoreau Lecture Series
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the Henry David Thoreau Lecture Series, join Thomas A. Potter, former president of The Thoreau Society and recipient of the prestigious Thoreau Society Medal, who will discuss the life and works of Henry David Thoreau.
The theme for this program is "Thoreau and Science in His Time and Ours." Before his death in 1862, Thoreau was completing work on an extended essay, "Faith in a Seed," In this work Thoreau challenged the creation science of Louis Agassiz of Harvard. This presentation will address this work as well as his essay, "Wild Fruits," and expound on how he was on a similar path with Darwin as they both attempted to solve the mystery of creation.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



English Conversation Circle
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



English Conversation Circle
Haughville Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



English Conversation Circle
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



English Conversation Circle
East Washington Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



ABC's of Diabetes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults with diabetes or pre-diabetes along with family members and friends are invited to this four-part series accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. It includes instruction on medications, nutrition, exercise, monitoring, complications and available community resources. Class members will participate in individual consultations with a registered dietitian, registered nurse and health educator. Register by calling 317-221-2094 or online at marionhealth.org/diabetes.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
East Washington Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources.
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in Spanish.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 22, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 22, 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 @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 22, 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.



How to Save Money With Digital Coupons
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Discover how to use a computer or smartphone to save money with coupons found on the Internet. By the end of this class you should be able to locate and “clip” digital coupons for local retailers, print coupons from websites, and find couponing apps for your smartphone. Participants will need their own email account in order to take this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab. Experience using mouse, keyboard and Internet is required.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 22, 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.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 22, 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.



African Dance
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to journey through the regions of Mali, Senegal, Gambia and Guinea to learn cultural traditions of song and dance along the way. Be ready to move your body! This program is presented by Ronne Stone.



O Pato!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to act out the story of a duck and friends in this Portuguese folk song with a live violin performance. Coming together in a circle, children will take turns participating in singing, dancing and acting while learning cooperation. This program will be presented by local musician Cathy Morris.



Colors & Magic & Numbers, Oh My!
Haughville Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join Magic Don for an interactive show featuring special participation magic tricks which encourage learning and reinforcement of colors, numbers and movement.



I Like Myself: Preschool Art Workshop
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to celebrate the unique and wonderful YOU with a multimedia masterpiece led by the Art Lab. They'll listen to a story and create their own masterpiece.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 22, 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!



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes to encourage their love for books and reading.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 22, 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.



Computer Basics at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 9:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to learn to surf the Internet, send email, create and attach documents, paste onto web sites and save to flash drives.
Please ring the bell at the south entrance for admittance.



Pike Book Club
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, August 21, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler.



Pajama Storytime
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, August 21, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children ages 3 - 8 are invited for a fun-filled storytime featuring music, stories and a craft. Children can wear their pajamas!



Introduction to Microsoft Word at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, August 21, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to this introduction to word processing skills. Learn to create, edit, format, save and print documents, along with tips and hints. This is offered in Microsoft Office 2010. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Community Conversations at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, August 21, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


The entire community is invited to this series of engagement conversations and forums designed to hear citizens' visions for the growth, safety and well-being of the community and to improve the quality of life for those who work and live within the neighborhood. This series is made possible by Tracy L. Haddad through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



English Conversation Circle
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, August 21, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



English Conversation Circle
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, August 21, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



Preserving Herbs for the Winter
Glendale Branch (North)
Monday, August 21, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


Registration Required

Join Juli Iverson from the Herb Society of Central Indiana who will show how to freeze/dry individual herbs for the winter and to make pesto to freeze. She will also answer questions. This program is sponsored by the Indianapolis Garden Club, Purdue Extension Master Gardeners and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Spades Park Music Jam
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, August 21, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Musicians of all abilities and ages are invited to bring their unamplified instruments and join in a free jam session with other musicians. Attendees are invited to bring sheet music and make beautiful music together!



Art of the Eclipse
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Monday, August 21, 2017 4:45 pm

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


Registration Required

School-age children are invited to join Art With a Heart for a program full of art and science inspired by the stars, sun, moon and the August eclipse.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, August 21, 2017 4:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Join us to build with a theme. Use books to guide projects. Fun for the whole family! All ages and skill levels welcome!



Family Puzzle Night
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, August 21, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to work on puzzles of all levels of difficulty for all ages.



Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 21, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, August 21, 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.



Summer 2017 Adult Cooking Series: Gardening Without a Garden
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, August 21, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn how to grow food in a small space such as a patio or balcony and learn the basics of home composting. This program will be presented by representatives of the Marion County Health Department.



ABC's of Diabetes
Haughville Branch (West)
Monday, August 21, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults with diabetes or pre-diabetes along with family members and friends are invited to this four-part series accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. It includes instruction on medications, nutrition, exercise, monitoring, complications and available community resources. Class members will participate in individual consultations with a registered dietitian, registered nurse and health educator. Register by calling 317-221-2094 or online at marionhealth.org/diabetes.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, August 21, 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
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, August 21, 2017
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, August 21, 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.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, August 21, 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.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, August 21, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, August 21, 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
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, August 21, 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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 21, 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, August 20, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, August 20, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, August 20, 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.



Free Code Camp Meet-Up
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, August 20, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


If you’ve been working through FreeCodeCamp.org’s free online lessons or want a reason to dive back into learning to code, drop in for an informal meeting to get help or spend time hacking away at the Free Code Camp curriculum. This session, to be held in the Makerspace, is the perfect place for those who need help with challenges or projects, want to pair with someone, or just spend time building something. Those new to coding and want to become a camper can explore freecodecamp.org prior to attending. Coding instructors as well as experienced coders will be at the meet-up to lend a hand. Attendees will need to bring their own laptop or device.



Computer Club in the Maker Space on the 1st Floor
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, August 19, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn about computer hardware by actually disassembling and reassembling a PC. Participants in this workshop session of the new Computer Club at Central Library will also learn to install the Linux Ubuntu operating system. Bring your ideas for learning experiences we can do in the club in the future.



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, August 19, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and individuals of all ages are invited to spend an afternoon playing board games and card games. There will be games for all ages.



Gotta Wear Shades: Eclipse Program
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, August 19, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to get read for the solar eclipse on August 21 by discovering how to view the sun safely and making a pin hole viewer. Families are asked to bring a small box for each child.



Art of the Eclipse
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, August 19, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

School-age children are invited to join Art With a Heart for a program full of art and science inspired by the stars, sun, moon and the August eclipse.



3D Print a Nightlight Case (Mid-Level Tech Skills for Manufacturing Jobs)
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, August 19, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn the fundamentals of 3D printing, including the types of printers available, how to choose the right object, maintenance and troubleshooting skills, and how to take measurements. Find out what jobs use these skills and what employers are hiring for them. Attendees will take home a 3D printed object for free. Each program in this series, presented by Cyberia LTD, will build upon the last.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, August 19, 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.



Paws to Read at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, August 19, 2017 11:00 am

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


School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence. Registration is not required but preferred by calling the branch.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, August 19, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, August 19, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources.
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
East Washington Branch (South)
Saturday, August 19, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources.
Stop by to speak with someone in Spanish.



Art of the Eclipse
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Saturday, August 19, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

School-age children are invited to join Art With a Heart for a program full of art and science inspired by the stars, sun, moon and the August eclipse.



Zany Zoo
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to join Express Kids for an imaginary train ride with animals on board, all smiling and singing! They can enjoy marching, matching, singing and sign language.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, August 19, 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.



Early Literacy Conference for Teachers and Child Care Providers
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, August 19, 2017
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Teachers and child care providers are invited for a day filled with learning opportunities to get exciting new ideas to use in their programs. There will be workshops for infant and toddler, preschool, pre-K and school-age teachers and program directors. A keynote presentation will be given by award-winning children's author April Pulley Sayre. This conference is presented by IndyPL and Care Care Answers. For questions and registration, call 1-800-272-2937.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 18, 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, August 18, 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!



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, August 18, 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.



Hidden Gems of the IndyPL Website
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 18, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Explore what you've been missing on the Library's website, where you can learn a foreign language, explore a new hobby, stream music, learn yoga and more. Participants will receive an overview of many hidden gems and instructions on how to use them. Participants should be familiar with website navigation and comfortable using a computer, mouse and keyboard. This program will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Mini Computer Basics & Email Basics
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, August 17, 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.



Art of the Eclipse
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, August 17, 2017 4:30 pm

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


Registration Required

School-age children are invited to join Art With a Heart for a program full of art and science inspired by the stars, sun, moon and the August eclipse.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, August 17, 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.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, August 17, 2017
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources.
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in French.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 17, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


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



Introduction to SAVI Databases of Central Indiana Statistics
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 17, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


SAVI (Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators -- www.savi.org) is a free online information system that helps you map, compare and store data about 2,000 Central Indiana communities. SAVI’s comprehensive, up-to-date statistics on housing, education, crime, and much more help businesses and organization create the charts, graphs, maps, and other results to make data-informed decisions. This introductory class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, provides an overview to help participants decide whether they want to learn more about how to use SAVI.



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, August 17, 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 at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, August 17, 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.



Haughville Job Fair
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, August 17, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Festival or Fair


Job seekers are invited to meet with multiple employers who have openings during this job fair presented by the Library and the Hawthorne Community Center. Attendees are encouraged to bring their resumes. For those who need help with a resume or job application, a Job Workshop table will be available.
Employers scheduled to be on hand include Durham School Services, EmployIndy, LGS Staffing, Managed Health Services, the US Army, Volt, and Walmart Fulfillment.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, August 17, 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, August 17, 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.



Preschool Storytime & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, August 17, 2017 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join children's librarians for stories and fun activities.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 with an adult are invited for an active class featuring stories, songs and rhymes that focus on early literacy skills. This program will be followed by playtime with age appropriate toys and sensory activities.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Email Open Lab
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 17, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Do you have questions about your email account or want to set one up? Attend this open lab session and a computer instructor will work with you to set up an account, send and receive email notes, add files such as photos to your emails, open and save a file attached to an email sent to you, delete large numbers of unwanted emails, and keep spam email from appearing in your inbox. This program will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



I Like Myself: Preschool Art Workshop
Flanner House Branch (North)
Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to celebrate the unique and wonderful YOU with a multimedia masterpiece led by the Art Lab. They'll listen to a story and create their own masterpiece.



Sun and Moon Toddler Storytime
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old and an adult are invited to celebrate the upcoming eclipse with a sun and moon-themed storytime. They'll enjoy simple stories, songs, bubbles and a special craft!



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes to encourage their love for books and reading.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, August 17, 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.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, August 17, 2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 2010. Learn how to create a workbook and worksheet, how to enter and sort data, and other basic tasks. The class includes instructions, hands-on exercises and teaching notes.



Paws to Read at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to Abbey, a registered therapy dog who loves 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 with Abbey.



Irvington Fiberistas
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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.



Art of the Eclipse
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

School-age children are invited to join Art With a Heart for a program full of art and science inspired by the stars, sun, moon and the August eclipse.



Summer 2017 Adult Cooking Series: Cooking Fresh
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn how to prepare fruits and veggies in a convenient and nutritious way during this program that includes a cooking demonstration and tasty samplings by representatives of the Marion County Health Department.



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


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



We the People: An Exhibit
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - Thursday, August 31, 2017
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View a culturally creative exhibit featuring the visual art works of a group of local artists known as "We Are" and curated by the Library's Artist-in Residence Tony Radford. The exhibit serves as a platform for pride, diligence and self-respect with the goal of nurturing progression across all cultures. A free mix and mingle reception will be held on August 16 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Central Library.
This exhibit can be viewed during regular Central Library hours in the South Display Hall and Simon Room.



Previous Events


Art of the Eclipse
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

School-age children are invited to join Art With a Heart for a program full of art and science inspired by the stars, sun, moon and the August eclipse.



Summer 2017 Adult Cooking Series: I Can!
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn the basics of how to preserve fresh produce by blanching and freezing or canning techniques during this easy beginner class. This program will be presented by representatives of the Marion County Health Department.



Intermediate Computer Classes: Intermediate Internet
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited for a second look at the computer. In this class, you can learn about URLs, tabs and other strange markings on the screen.



Indiana Fever Reading Time-Out
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Story Time


Children of all ages and families are invited to join members of the Indiana Fever basketball team for reading fun in Central Library's Learning Curve.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, August 16, 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.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, August 16, 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 with an adult are invited for an active class featuring stories, songs and rhymes that focus on early literacy skills. This program will be followed by playtime with age appropriate toys and sensory activities.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, August 16, 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.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, August 16, 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.



Naturalization Ceremony
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


The entire community is invited to attend this naturalization ceremony in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium as individuals will take the Oath of Allegiance to become naturalized citizens of the United States.



Job Search Workshop at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 9:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Adults are invited to receive instruction on establishing an email account, preparing resumes and cover letters, registering at online job banks, applying for jobs online, and researching companies.
Please ring the bell at the south entrance for admittance.