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The Techie Is In: Peer-to-Peer Computer Assistance
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


Individuals of all ages are invited to receive reliable one-on-one help from the resident computer lab assistant. Questions about Web browsing, tablets, PDF printing, email, OverDrive, and applications such as Word and Excel are welcome. Bring in the new gizmo you received during the holiday season - the techie is in!



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



The Techie Is In: Peer-to-Peer Computer Assistance
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, February 5, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


Individuals of all ages are invited to receive reliable one-on-one help from the resident computer lab assistant. Questions about Web browsing, tablets, PDF printing, email, OverDrive, and applications such as Word and Excel are welcome. Bring in the new gizmo you received during the holiday season - the techie is in!



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, February 5, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



eBook Tinker Station
Lawrence Branch (East)
Sunday, February 8, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



The Techie Is In: Peer-to-Peer Computer Assistance
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


Individuals of all ages are invited to receive reliable one-on-one help from the resident computer lab assistant. Questions about Web browsing, tablets, PDF printing, email, OverDrive, and applications such as Word and Excel are welcome. Bring in the new gizmo you received during the holiday season - the techie is in!



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



The Techie Is In: Peer-to-Peer Computer Assistance
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, February 12, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


Individuals of all ages are invited to receive reliable one-on-one help from the resident computer lab assistant. Questions about Web browsing, tablets, PDF printing, email, OverDrive, and applications such as Word and Excel are welcome. Bring in the new gizmo you received during the holiday season - the techie is in!



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, February 12, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Family Dance Party
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, February 14, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



Lawrence Book Discussion
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:15 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty.



The Techie Is In: Peer-to-Peer Computer Assistance
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


Individuals of all ages are invited to receive reliable one-on-one help from the resident computer lab assistant. Questions about Web browsing, tablets, PDF printing, email, OverDrive, and applications such as Word and Excel are welcome. Bring in the new gizmo you received during the holiday season - the techie is in!



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



The Techie Is In: Peer-to-Peer Computer Assistance
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, February 19, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


Individuals of all ages are invited to receive reliable one-on-one help from the resident computer lab assistant. Questions about Web browsing, tablets, PDF printing, email, OverDrive, and applications such as Word and Excel are welcome. Bring in the new gizmo you received during the holiday season - the techie is in!



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, February 19, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



eBook Tinker Station
Lawrence Branch (East)
Sunday, February 22, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, February 23, 2015 3:30 pm

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


Children ages kindergarten to grade 5 are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month or free-build. Their creations may be displayed in the Library.



The Techie Is In: Peer-to-Peer Computer Assistance
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


Individuals of all ages are invited to receive reliable one-on-one help from the resident computer lab assistant. Questions about Web browsing, tablets, PDF printing, email, OverDrive, and applications such as Word and Excel are welcome. Bring in the new gizmo you received during the holiday season - the techie is in!



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



The Techie Is In: Peer-to-Peer Computer Assistance
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, February 26, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


Individuals of all ages are invited to receive reliable one-on-one help from the resident computer lab assistant. Questions about Web browsing, tablets, PDF printing, email, OverDrive, and applications such as Word and Excel are welcome. Bring in the new gizmo you received during the holiday season - the techie is in!



"We Love Our Libraries" with CEO Jackie Nytes
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, February 26, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


The public is invited to meet with Library CEO Jackie Nytes and express their views about Library service in their community. A focus of the meeting is to gauge where individuals are on their personal digital journey. Joining the CEO will be the Library's new Manager of Digitization, Meaghan Fukunaga, who will work to develop projects and community collaborations for the preservation and storage of items of local historic interest.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, February 28, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this program presented by the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This is a 45-minute program.



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, March 5, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Teen Tech Week: Art With a Heart
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, March 7, 2015 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

As part of the American Library Association's Teen Tech Week, teens and tweens are invited to join Art With a Heart to create their own LED light project during this craft workshop.



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, March 12, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, March 13, 2015 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore the ocean with Mad Science of Indiana! They'll learn about how sand is made and make some of their own. They'll also discover animals that live in the sea, touch different shells, and "beach-comb" for shells to take home.



Family Dance Party
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



The Big Read: Book Discussions
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


As part of The Big Read, during which Indianapolis residents are encouraged to read "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears" by Ethiopian-American author Dinaw Mengestu, adults are invited to discuss the themes of the book during this program led by expert discussion guides from the Indiana Writers Center. Book discussion kits are available from Indy Library branches for book groups who would like to discuss this chosen novel.



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, March 23, 2015 3:30 pm

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


Children ages kindergarten to grade 5 are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month or free-build. Their creations may be displayed in the Library.



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Superhero Drawing Class
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 4:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to step into the world of drawing superheroes. They'll learn the basics and experiment with different drawing materials to create their own superhero character. This class is presented by Art With a Heart.



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, April 2, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Develop and Design a Lemonade Stand
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, April 2, 2015 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Superhero Magic Show
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, April 4, 2015 1:00 pm

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


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



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, April 9, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Family Dance Party
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, April 11, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



Ask-a-Lawyer
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults can receive free legal advice through one-on-one consultations with qualified, licensed attorneys who are members of the Indianapolis Bar Association. For those unable to attend, call 269-2000 between 2 - 8 p.m. to speak with an attorney. This community service event is sponsored by the Indianapolis Bar Association and Indianapolis Bar Foundation, in cooperation with The Indianapolis Public Library and Indianapolis Public Schools.



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Baby Music Class
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Babies up to age 2 and an adult are invited for an interactive program with music, action songs and movement. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums will be used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The goal of the program is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community. The program requires the participation of the caregiver. No older siblings, please.



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Art Monsters: Preschool Art Workshop
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, April 17, 2015 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. They'll listen to a favorite monster story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons. This program is sponsored by CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, April 20, 2015 3:30 pm

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


Children ages kindergarten to grade 5 are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month or free-build. Their creations may be displayed in the Library.



Lawrence Book Discussion
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 10:15 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt.



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, April 23, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



World of Families: Bilingual Storytimes
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, April 25, 2015 3:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Families
Category: Multicultural Program


Families with small children are invited for a fun and interactive bilingual storytime that encourages literacy to all people in all languages. Each child will receive a free book at the end of the storytime, while supplies last. This program is presented in partnership with the Immigrant Welcome Center and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Library Board of Trustees
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, April 27, 2015 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.



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



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

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


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



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



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

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 14, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, May 18, 2015 3:30 pm

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


Children ages kindergarten to grade 5 are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month or free-build. Their creations may be displayed in the Library.



Lawrence Book Discussion
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 10:15 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "All Quiet on the Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque.



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 21, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 28, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



World of Families: Bilingual Storytimes
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, May 30, 2015 3:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Families
Category: Multicultural Program


Families with small children are invited for a fun and interactive bilingual storytime that encourages literacy to all people in all languages. Each child will receive a free book at the end of the storytime, while supplies last. This program is presented in partnership with the Immigrant Welcome Center and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.