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First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, March 2, 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 "My Antonia" by Willa Cather.



Family Story Celebrations at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, March 2, 2015 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited to explore stories with crafts, songs and activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for fun stories, songs and fingerplays. During the 1st and 3rd programs each month, they'll also create a craft.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, March 5, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 2 years old and an adult are invited for stories, popular rhymes, fingerplays and songs.



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, March 7, 2015 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to Gracie or Dandy, Golden Doodles. This activity can help young ones improve their reading skills and self-confidence. Participants may sign-up for a 10-minute reading session with Gracie or Dandy.



eBook Tinker Station
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, March 7, 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.



Teen Tech Week: Fanfic - Your Creativity, Other People's Playgrounds
Wayne Branch (West)
Sunday, March 8, 2015 1:00 pm

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


As part of the American Library Association's Teen Tech Week, teens and tweens are invited to learn about fan fiction - what it is, how to find it, how to write it, and how to use fan fiction in their own original fiction. This two-hour workshop will be led by young adult author and fanfic writer Saundra Mitchell.



Family Drop-In Craft
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, March 9, 2015
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Families
Category: Activity


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited to drop in to create a fun craft to take home.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 10, 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. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, March 12, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 2 years old and an adult are invited for stories, popular rhymes, fingerplays and songs.



eBook Tinker Station
Wayne Branch (West)
Sunday, March 15, 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.



Family Story Celebrations at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, March 16, 2015 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited to explore stories with crafts, songs and activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for fun stories, songs and fingerplays. During the 1st and 3rd programs each month, they'll also create a craft.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, March 19, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 2 years old and an adult are invited for stories, popular rhymes, fingerplays and songs.



Family Drop-In Craft
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, March 23, 2015
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Families
Category: Activity


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited to drop in to create a fun craft to take home.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for fun stories, songs and fingerplays. During the 1st and 3rd programs each month, they'll also create a craft.



Teen Tech Week: Art With a Heart
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 2:00 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.



Voter Registration Information
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


The Library is joining the Indiana Secretary of State office to provide this opportunity for individuals to register to vote, update their registrations and receive information on upcoming municipal elections in the spring and fall.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, March 26, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 2 years old and an adult are invited for stories, popular rhymes, fingerplays and songs.



Reading Around the World with Yurtfolk!
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, March 28, 2015 3:00 pm

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


Preschoolers and families are invited to join Yurtfolk for an interactive hour of exploring music, stories and folk dance from around the globe. They'll sing in different languages and dance together as they learn about different cultures, literature and unique instruments. This program is made possible by gifts from the PNC Foundation and Friends of the Library to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Wayne Branch (West)
Sunday, March 29, 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.



Teen Tech Week: Google Glass
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, March 30, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


As part of the American Library Association's Teen Tech Week, teens and tweens are invited to a hands-on demonstration of this exciting new technology.



Family Drop-In Craft
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, March 30, 2015
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Families
Category: Activity


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited to drop in to create a fun craft to take home.



Superhero Magic Show
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:30 am

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.



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, April 4, 2015 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to Gracie or Dandy, Golden Doodles. This activity can help young ones improve their reading skills and self-confidence. Participants may sign-up for a 10-minute reading session with Gracie or Dandy.



Superhero Drawing Class
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, April 4, 2015 2:00 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.



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, April 6, 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 "Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea" by Barbara Demick.



Family Story Celebrations at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, April 6, 2015 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited to explore stories with crafts, songs and activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for fun stories, songs and fingerplays. During the 1st and 3rd programs each month, they'll also create a craft.



The Big Read: Lunch and Learn Series
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


As part of The Big Read, during which individuals are encouraged to read the book, "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears" by Ethiopian-American author Dinaw Mengestu, adults are invited to enjoy traditional Ethiopian food and learn more about the culture and history of Ethiopia. This program will be presented by the Felege Hiywot Center and the Immigrant Welcome Center.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, April 9, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 2 years old and an adult are invited for stories, popular rhymes, fingerplays and songs.



Family Drop-In Craft
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, April 13, 2015
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Families
Category: Activity


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited to drop in to create a fun craft to take home.



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 14, 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. This program is made possible by Lilly through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, April 16, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 2 years old and an adult are invited for stories, popular rhymes, fingerplays and songs.



The Big Read: "Sincerely, Ethiopia" Film Showing
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, April 18, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Movie


As part of The Big Read, during which individuals are encouraged to read the book, "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears" by Ethiopian-American author Dinaw Mengestu, the entire community is invited to a screening of the documentary, "Sincerely, Ethiopia," a film that highlights the positive community-building taking place in Ethiopia to create a brighter future. A panel discussion led by youth leaders of the Felege Hiywot Center will follow.



Family Story Celebrations at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, April 20, 2015 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited to explore stories with crafts, songs and activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for fun stories, songs and fingerplays. During the 1st and 3rd programs each month, they'll also create a craft.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, April 23, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 2 years old and an adult are invited for stories, popular rhymes, fingerplays and songs.



Family Drop-In Craft
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, April 27, 2015
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Families
Category: Activity


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited to drop in to create a fun craft to take home.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for fun stories, songs and fingerplays. During the 1st and 3rd programs each month, they'll also create a craft.



The Big Read: Book Discussions
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 2:00 pm

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. Free copies of the book will be available at all book discussion locations for book groups who would like to discuss this chosen novel.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, April 30, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 2 years old and an adult are invited for stories, popular rhymes, fingerplays and songs.



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, May 2, 2015 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to Gracie or Dandy, Golden Doodles. This activity can help young ones improve their reading skills and self-confidence. Participants may sign-up for a 10-minute reading session with Gracie or Dandy.



Develop and Design a Lemonade Stand
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, May 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.



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
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 "The House Girl" by Tara Conklin.



Family Story Celebrations at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, May 4, 2015 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited to explore stories with crafts, songs and activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for fun stories, songs and fingerplays. During the 1st and 3rd programs each month, they'll also create a craft.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 2 years old and an adult are invited for stories, popular rhymes, fingerplays and songs.



Lemonade Stand Recipes
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 1:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to get ready for Lemonade Day (May 16) by making and sampling lemonade recipes during this workshop by Gourmet Girlfriends. Participants can vote for the best recipe!



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
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 "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd.



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, June 6, 2015 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to Gracie or Dandy, Golden Doodles. This activity can help young ones improve their reading skills and self-confidence. Participants may sign-up for a 10-minute reading session with Gracie or Dandy.



Previous Events


Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, February 26, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 2 years old and an adult are invited for stories, popular rhymes, fingerplays and songs.