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Irvington Community Halloween Festival @ the Library
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a variety of free activities at the Irvington Branch as part of the Irvington Community Halloween Festival.
Activities in the Library include Abracadabra Magic with Magic Mike at 10:30 a.m.; Animalia Live Animal Show at 12 noon; Silly Safaris Live Animal Show at 1:30 p.m.; and Indiana Jim's Reptile Experience & Live Animal Show at 3 p.m.



Toddler Tales at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, October 27, 2014 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.



Read Local: Tuesday Evening Author Series
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


Meet notable local authors who will discuss their works and answer audience questions in a panel format. Book sales and signings will follow. Books will be provided by Bookmamas Book Shop.
This evening's featured author is Jonathan Eller, Director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies at IUPUI, who will discuss his new book, "Ray Bradbury Unbound."



Broomstick Lace Craft Program
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn how to do Broomstick Lace, an historical craft dating to the 19th century done with both a crochet hook and a knitting needle. Contact the branch to find out what supplies are needed.



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

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


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



eBook Tinker Station
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, November 1, 2014
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



El Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, November 1, 2014 1:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals of all ages are invited to celebrate El Dia de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead, as ofrendas (altars) will be displayed commemorating the lives of deceased authors, artists, musicians and others. Attendees can share remembrances of loved ones in a journal or aloud.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, November 3, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



School Chooser Guide: Find & Choose a Great School
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, November 3, 2014
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Meeting


Parents and caregivers are invited to explore options to find the right school for a child. A School Chooser Guide will be available for pick-up, and a GreatSchools of Indianapolis representative will answer questions.



Fall Writing Workshops: Introduction to Murder
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, November 3, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Class or Workshop


So you want to write a mystery? Not sure where to start? Or maybe you’ve started, but don’t know how to proceed. In this introduction to writing crime fiction, presented by the Indiana Writers Center, we’ll explore some of the basic tools for constructing a mystery novel: the genre expectations and boundaries, setting, characters, suspense, opening scenes, plot and pacing. Attendees should come ready to do a bit of writing, too!



Read Local: Tuesday Evening Author Series
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 6:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


Meet notable local authors who will discuss their works and answer audience questions in a panel format. Book sales and signings will follow. Books will be provided by Bookmamas Book Shop.
This evening's featured author is Dan Wakefield who will discuss editing the collection, "If This Isn't Nice, What Is? Advice for the Young" by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.



Irvington Fiberistas
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


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



Preschool Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, November 6, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Irvington Afternoon Book Discussion
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, November 6, 2014 1:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Santa Clawed" by Rita Mae Brown.



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

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


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



School Chooser Guide: Find & Choose a Great School
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, November 10, 2014
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Meeting


Parents and caregivers are invited to explore options to find the right school for a child. A School Chooser Guide will be available for pick-up, and a GreatSchools of Indianapolis representative will answer questions.



Family Sing-Along at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, November 10, 2014 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited for a sing-along of old folk and traditional songs.



Preschool Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, November 13, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Fall Writing Workshops: Speculative Fiction
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, November 15, 2014
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Class or Workshop


We may know speculative fiction when we see it, even if we’re unfamiliar with all of the insider jargon used to describe its many subgenres, such as Horror, Fantasy (high, urban, historical), and Science Fiction (hard, cyberpunk, steampunk). Speculative fiction is the genre of possibility. This class, presented by the Indiana Writers Center, will clarify what speculative fiction is, along with world-building and exploring the marketplace.



Toddler Tales at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, November 17, 2014 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.



School Chooser Guide: Find & Choose a Great School
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, November 17, 2014
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Meeting


Parents and caregivers are invited to explore options to find the right school for a child. A School Chooser Guide will be available for pick-up, and a GreatSchools of Indianapolis representative will answer questions.



eBook Tinker Station
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Read Local: Tuesday Evening Author Series
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


Meet notable local authors who will discuss their works and answer audience questions in a panel format. Book sales and signings will follow. Books will be provided by Bookmamas Book Shop.
This evening's featured authors are Robert L. Snow who will discuss his book, "Killers in the Family: Inside a Real Family of Criminals Bound by Blood," and Forrest Bowman who will share news of his forthcoming book about Sylvia Likens, "Sylvia."



Irvington Fiberistas
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


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



Preschool Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, November 20, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler Tales at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, November 24, 2014 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.



Read Local: Tuesday Evening Author Series
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 6:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


Meet notable local authors who will discuss their works and answer audience questions in a panel format. Book sales and signings will follow. Books will be provided by Bookmamas Book Shop.
This evening's featured author is David Hoppe who will discuss his new book, "Personal Indianapolis: Thirteen Years of Observing, Exhorting, and Satirizing the Hoosier Capital."



Property Management Made Simple
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, December 1, 2014 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Adults are invited as Sheamus Clarke and Scott Stellhorn, authors of "80/20 Landlording," will illustrate the trials and tribulations of dealing with lousy tenants, evictions, small claims, routine property management and maintenance.



Irvington Fiberistas
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


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



Family Sing-Along at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, December 8, 2014 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited for a sing-along of old folk and traditional songs.



Holiday Classical Concerts
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 6:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited to enjoy their favorite holiday classics and carols performed by a chamber ensemble of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.



Irvington Afternoon Book Discussion
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, December 11, 2014 1:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "The Christmas Secret" by Anne Perry.



Family Yoga Intro Class
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, December 13, 2014 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Irvington Fiberistas
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


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