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Events for January 25-May 27, 2015

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Family Drop-In Craft
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, January 26, 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, January 27, 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, January 29, 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.



Magic Workshop
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, January 31, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Families with children of all ages are invited as Don Miller of FamilyTime Entertainment will help them learn magic tricks!



eBook Tinker Station
Wayne Branch (West)
Sunday, February 1, 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.



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, February 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 "Nothing Daunted: The Unprecedented Education of Two Society Girls in the West" by Dorothy Wickenden.



Family Story Celebrations at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, February 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, February 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, February 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, February 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.



Family Drop-In Craft
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, February 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.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 10, 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, February 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, February 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, February 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.



Art Monsters: Preschool Art Workshop
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 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.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Baby Music Class
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, February 19, 2015 11:00 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.



Family Drop-In Craft
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, February 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, February 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.



"We Love Our Libraries" with CEO Jackie Nytes
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



The Big Read: Book Discussions
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 6:30 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. Book discussion kits are available from Indy Library branches for book groups who would like to discuss this chosen novel.



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.



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.



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!