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Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, December 21, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, December 22, 2014
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, December 28, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, December 28, 2014
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.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, December 29, 2014
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, January 3, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Beginning or struggling young readers are invited to read to a trained therapy dog for a 15-minute session. Studies have shown that a child's confidence and competence increase when reading to a patient and non-judgmental canine listener.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, January 8, 2015 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Sampler Saturdays at Pike!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, January 10, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals of all ages are invited to explore the various talents of staff and community members. Watch a demonstration on how to make something. Examples include the textile arts, such as knitting, cross stitch, weaving and origami; music and technology; and paper crafts, such as scrapbooking, card making and origami. Drop in and join the MakerSpace revolution!



3D Snowflakes
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 3:00 pm

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


Teens are invited to learn how to create beautiful 3D snowflakes!



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to bring questions or problems relating to using a computer, including applications such as Word or Excel, along with using email or the Internet. One-on-one help will be provided.



Financial Fitness at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Registration Required

Learn how to make the most of your money during this series led by financial representatives from Regions Bank. Whether you're a novice saver or savvy investor, this series will empower you with skills to take control of your finances.
The topic of this program will be "Managing Your Money."



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, January 15, 2015 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, January 15, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to bring questions or problems relating to using a computer, including applications such as Word or Excel, along with using email or the Internet. One-on-one help will be provided.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, January 17, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Beginning or struggling young readers are invited to read to a trained therapy dog for a 15-minute session. Studies have shown that a child's confidence and competence increase when reading to a patient and non-judgmental canine listener.



eBook Tinker Station
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, January 18, 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 Game Night at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


The entire family is invited for a fun-filled night of gaming. Board and card games will be provided.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, January 22, 2015 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Healthcare Navigators @ the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, January 24, 2015
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals wishing to enroll for health care under the Affordable Care Act are invited to receive further assistance from trained health care navigators with SRA International. Drop in anytime during the session to receive one-on-one assistance.



Sampler Saturdays at Pike!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, January 24, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals of all ages are invited to explore the various talents of staff and community members. Watch a demonstration on how to make something. Examples include the textile arts, such as knitting, cross stitch, weaving and origami; music and technology; and paper crafts, such as scrapbooking, card making and origami. Drop in and join the MakerSpace revolution!



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Administrative Action Information Sessions
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who believe they may qualify for one of the recently announced immigration benefits are invited to have questions answered by two immigration attorneys, at least one of which will be Spanish-speaking. The session is for informational purposes only. The attorneys will not provide individual legal assistance. This program is presented by the Immigrant Welcome Center, the Indiana Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Catholic Charities Indianapolis Immigration Services, and La Plaza.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, February 5, 2015 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, February 7, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Beginning or struggling young readers are invited to read to a trained therapy dog for a 15-minute session. Studies have shown that a child's confidence and competence increase when reading to a patient and non-judgmental canine listener.



eBook Tinker Station
Pike Branch (West)
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.



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to bring questions or problems relating to using a computer, including applications such as Word or Excel, along with using email or the Internet. One-on-one help will be provided.



Financial Fitness at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Registration Required

Learn how to make the most of your money during this series led by financial representatives from Regions Bank. Whether you're a novice saver or savvy investor, this series will empower you with skills to take control of your finances.
The topic of this program will be "The Importance of Saving."



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, February 12, 2015 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Sampler Saturdays at Pike!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, February 14, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals of all ages are invited to explore the various talents of staff and community members. Watch a demonstration on how to make something. Examples include the textile arts, such as knitting, cross stitch, weaving and origami; music and technology; and paper crafts, such as scrapbooking, card making and origami. Drop in and join the MakerSpace revolution!



"We Love Our Libraries" with CEO Jackie Nytes
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, February 16, 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 Obiko Fukunaga, who will work to develop projects and community collaborations for the preservation and storage of items of local historic interest.



Family Game Night at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


The entire family is invited for a fun-filled night of gaming. Board and card games will be provided.



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, February 19, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to bring questions or problems relating to using a computer, including applications such as Word or Excel, along with using email or the Internet. One-on-one help will be provided.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, February 21, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Beginning or struggling young readers are invited to read to a trained therapy dog for a 15-minute session. Studies have shown that a child's confidence and competence increase when reading to a patient and non-judgmental canine listener.



eBook Tinker Station
Pike Branch (West)
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.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Sampler Saturdays at Pike!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, February 28, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals of all ages are invited to explore the various talents of staff and community members. Watch a demonstration on how to make something. Examples include the textile arts, such as knitting, cross stitch, weaving and origami; music and technology; and paper crafts, such as scrapbooking, card making and origami. Drop in and join the MakerSpace revolution!



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, March 5, 2015 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, March 7, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Beginning or struggling young readers are invited to read to a trained therapy dog for a 15-minute session. Studies have shown that a child's confidence and competence increase when reading to a patient and non-judgmental canine listener.



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to bring questions or problems relating to using a computer, including applications such as Word or Excel, along with using email or the Internet. One-on-one help will be provided.



Financial Fitness at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Registration Required

Learn how to make the most of your money during this series led by financial representatives from Regions Bank. Whether you're a novice saver or savvy investor, this series will empower you with skills to take control of your finances.
The topic of this program is "Wise Use of Credit."



Sampler Saturdays at Pike!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, March 14, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals of all ages are invited to explore the various talents of staff and community members. Watch a demonstration on how to make something. Examples include the textile arts, such as knitting, cross stitch, weaving and origami; music and technology; and paper crafts, such as scrapbooking, card making and origami. Drop in and join the MakerSpace revolution!



Family Game Night at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


The entire family is invited for a fun-filled night of gaming. Board and card games will be provided.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, March 19, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to bring questions or problems relating to using a computer, including applications such as Word or Excel, along with using email or the Internet. One-on-one help will be provided.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, March 21, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Beginning or struggling young readers are invited to read to a trained therapy dog for a 15-minute session. Studies have shown that a child's confidence and competence increase when reading to a patient and non-judgmental canine listener.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Sampler Saturdays at Pike!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, March 28, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals of all ages are invited to explore the various talents of staff and community members. Watch a demonstration on how to make something. Examples include the textile arts, such as knitting, cross stitch, weaving and origami; music and technology; and paper crafts, such as scrapbooking, card making and origami. Drop in and join the MakerSpace revolution!



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, April 2, 2015 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, April 4, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Beginning or struggling young readers are invited to read to a trained therapy dog for a 15-minute session. Studies have shown that a child's confidence and competence increase when reading to a patient and non-judgmental canine listener.



Financial Fitness at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Registration Required

Learn how to make the most of your money during this series led by financial representatives from Regions Bank. Whether you're a novice saver or savvy investor, this series will empower you with skills to take control of your finances.
The topic of this class is "Saving for Retirement."



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, April 9, 2015 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Ask-a-Lawyer
Pike Branch (West)
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.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, April 18, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Beginning or struggling young readers are invited to read to a trained therapy dog for a 15-minute session. Studies have shown that a child's confidence and competence increase when reading to a patient and non-judgmental canine listener.