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Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 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, April 21, 2015 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, April 22, 2015 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, April 22, 2015 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, April 23, 2015 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.



eBook Tinker Station
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Sunday, April 26, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 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 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.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 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 Music 'N Motion Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:15 pm

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to listen, move, jump and dance to music with Miss Kasey. Scarves and rhythm instruments will be provided for added fun.



Preschool Music 'N Motion Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to listen, move, jump and dance to music with Miss Kasey. Scarves and rhythm instruments will be provided for added fun.



Preschool Music 'N Motion Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 11:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to listen, move, jump and dance to music with Miss Kasey. Scarves and rhythm instruments will be provided for added fun.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, April 30, 2015 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.



Franklin Road Book Discussion
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, May 4, 2015 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Three Weeks With My Brother" by Nicholas Sparks.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 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.



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 1:15 pm

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. This program is made possible by Lilly through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 10:15 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. This program is made possible by Lilly through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 11:15 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. This program is made possible by Lilly through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 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.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 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, May 12, 2015 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, May 13, 2015 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, May 13, 2015 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, May 14, 2015 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.



Franklin Road Book Discussion
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, June 1, 2015 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Clara and Mr. Tiffany" by Susan Vreeland.



Family Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 10:15 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to listen to stories and participate in fun activities.



Bicycle Clinic
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, June 8, 2015 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals of all ages are invited for a hands-on opportunity to learn about bicycle maintenance, riding safety tips and how to find an affordable bike to meet one's needs. Youth can learn how to Earn-a-Bike through a unique program focusing on bicycling maintenance at Freewheelin' Community Bikes. Those of all skill and ability levels are encouraged to attend.



Summer Showtime: The Boxtrolls
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 10:15 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Boxtrolls" (PG).
Free tickets are available 30 minutes before each showing at the Summer Reading Desk.



Summer Showtime: The Boxtrolls
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Boxtrolls" (PG).
Free tickets are available 30 minutes before each showing at the Summer Reading Desk.



Summer Showtime: The Boxtrolls
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:45 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Boxtrolls" (PG).
Free tickets are available 30 minutes before each showing at the Summer Reading Desk.



Family Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 10:15 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to listen to stories and participate in fun activities.



Recycled Art Class
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, June 11, 2015 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to use recycled materials to make either a jewelry project or a unique collage piece with "punched" guitar picks. Attendees are encouraged to bring old gift cards and other thick materials to use in this class presented by Art With a Heart.



Recycled Art Class
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to use recycled materials to make either a jewelry project or a unique collage piece with "punched" guitar picks. Attendees are encouraged to bring old gift cards and other thick materials to use in this class presented by Art With a Heart.



Recycled Art Class
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to use recycled materials to make either a jewelry project or a unique collage piece with "punched" guitar picks. Attendees are encouraged to bring old gift cards and other thick materials to use in this class presented by Art With a Heart.



Summer Showtime: Big Hero 6
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 10:15 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Big Hero 6" (PG).
Free tickets are available at the Summer Reading Desk 30 minutes before each showing.



Summer Showtime: Big Hero 6
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Big Hero 6" (PG).
Free tickets are available at the Summer Reading Desk 30 minutes before each showing.



Summer Showtime: Big Hero 6
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 5:45 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Big Hero 6" (PG).
Free tickets are available at the Summer Reading Desk 30 minutes before each showing.



Family Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 10:15 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to listen to stories and participate in fun activities.



Critter Shows
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 4:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet a few live animals that add to the soundtrack of their neighborhoods and world. This program is presented by Animalia.



Critter Shows
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 6:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet a few live animals that add to the soundtrack of their neighborhoods and world. This program is presented by Animalia.



Summer Showtime: Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:15 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast" (G).
Free tickets are available 30 minutes before each showing at the Summer Reading Desk.



Summer Showtime: Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast" (G).
Free tickets are available 30 minutes before each showing at the Summer Reading Desk.



Summer Showtime: Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:45 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast" (G).
Free tickets are available 30 minutes before each showing at the Summer Reading Desk.



Family Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 10:15 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to listen to stories and participate in fun activities.



Heavy Metal Art Clinic 2015
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, June 25, 2015 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create an interesting design or bracelet during this workshop presented by Art With a Heart. They will use a variety of thin, malleable metal wires in a variety of colors. They are encouraged to bring a piece of junk jewelry or small object to incorporate into their creation.



Heavy Metal Art Clinic 2015
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create an interesting design or bracelet during this workshop presented by Art With a Heart. They will use a variety of thin, malleable metal wires in a variety of colors. They are encouraged to bring a piece of junk jewelry or small object to incorporate into their creation.



Heavy Metal Art Clinic 2015
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, June 25, 2015 2:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create an interesting design or bracelet during this workshop presented by Art With a Heart. They will use a variety of thin, malleable metal wires in a variety of colors. They are encouraged to bring a piece of junk jewelry or small object to incorporate into their creation.



Summer Showtime: 101 Dalmatians
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:15 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "101 Dalmatians" (G).
Free tickets are available at the Summer Reading Desk 30 minutes before each showing.



Summer Showtime: 101 Dalmatians
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "101 Dalmatians" (G).
Free tickets are available at the Summer Reading Desk 30 minutes before each showing.



Summer Showtime: 101 Dalmatians
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 5:45 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "101 Dalmatians" (G).
Free tickets are available at the Summer Reading Desk 30 minutes before each showing.



Family Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 10:15 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to listen to stories and participate in fun activities.



Indiana Pacers Summer Reading Tour
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, July 2, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Story Time


Children of all ages are invited to take a reading time out with community readers and read like a pro during this storytime. Afterward, those attending can spin the "wheel of prizes."



Summer Showtime: Planes: Fire & Rescue
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 10:15 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Planes: Fire & Rescue" (PG).
Free tickets are available 30 minutes before each showing at the Summer Reading Desk.



Summer Showtime: Planes: Fire & Rescue
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Planes: Fire & Rescue" (PG).
Free tickets are available 30 minutes before each showing at the Summer Reading Desk.



Summer Showtime: Planes: Fire & Rescue
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 5:45 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Planes: Fire & Rescue" (PG).
Free tickets are available 30 minutes before each showing at the Summer Reading Desk.



Family Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 10:15 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to listen to stories and participate in fun activities.



Move & Groove Jump Rope Show
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages are invited to watch the expertise of The Rope Warrior and try some rope tricks during this interactive show. Jump roping may be easier for older children.



Move & Groove Jump Rope Show
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 4:00 pm

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


Children of all ages are invited to watch the expertise of The Rope Warrior and try some rope tricks during this interactive show. Jump roping may be easier for older children.



Summer Showtime: Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 10:15 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day" (PG).
Free tickets are available 30 minutes before each showing at the Summer Reading Desk.



Summer Showtime: Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day" (PG).
Free tickets are available 30 minutes before each showing at the Summer Reading Desk.



Summer Showtime: Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 5:45 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day" (PG).
Free tickets are available 30 minutes before each showing at the Summer Reading Desk.



Family Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 10:15 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to listen to stories and participate in fun activities.



Clay Bells for Kids
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, July 16, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 and up are invited as the Clay Man leads a hands-on class for kids to make their own clay bell. A toaster oven will be in operation.



Clay Bells for Kids
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:30 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 and up are invited as the Clay Man leads a hands-on class for kids to make their own clay bell. A toaster oven will be in operation.



Clay Bells for Kids
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, July 16, 2015 2:30 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 and up are invited as the Clay Man leads a hands-on class for kids to make their own clay bell. A toaster oven will be in operation.



Family Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 10:15 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to listen to stories and participate in fun activities.



Previous Events


eBook Tinker Station
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, April 20, 2015
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 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.