Home > Events at the Library > Calendar Search

Events at the Library

Search | Events @ the Curve |  RSS icon RSS Feed


From:

To:

Location:    Category:    Age Level: 

Limit Results to:



Events for May 2, 2016

Sort By: location category date descending


The Indiana History Club: How We All Save History
Central Library (Central)
Friday, February 5, 2016 - Saturday, December 31, 2016
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


Patrons are invited to view a special exhibit in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room that highlights how Indiana's history has been recorded and disseminated through various types of media and the creators behind them. The exhibit will include examples of personal items, such as photographs, letters and media and how those have been preserved. It also highlights the role of such institutions as the Indiana State Library, Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Archives.



The Edge Project: Giving the Homeless a Face and Voice
Central Library (Central)
Friday, April 29, 2016 - Saturday, June 4, 2016
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View a unique photo exhibit by local photographers James Eickman, Rhonda Clark, Sophie Doell and Mike Richart as part of The Edge Project, an initiative to give homeless persons a face and a voice. The exhibit captures the images of people living on the streets and in encampments. The subjects share their stories that accompany many of the images.
This exhibit can be viewed during regular Central Library hours in the South Display Hall and Simon Room.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 2, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Getting Started on Building a Free Website with Wix
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn the first steps in using the Wix program’s free drag-and-drop editor and templates for creating a customized website. No coding knowledge is required! This class covers basic website creation and the manipulation of basic web page elements such as text, images, and links. Before taking this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, you must be experienced in using the mouse, the keyboard, and the Internet.



Central Library Book Discussion
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program held in Central Library's Goodrich-Houk Meeting Room.
The book to be discussed is "Tchaikovsky: The Man and His Music" by David Brown. Special guest will be Mike Muszynski, bassoonist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.



Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to create presentations and standalone slideshows for work, school or personal use. By the end of this class you should be able to create slides with several different layouts and designs; insert and change text and pictures in a slide; create eye-catching transitions from slide to slide; play your slideshow, and save your work onto a flash drive. Before taking this class you should be comfortable using Microsoft Word. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Clases Básicas de Computación: Use Skype, Whats app, o Viber
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Aprenda a descargar estas aplicaciones para poder comunicarse gratis con sus familiares, amigos, y colegas en cualquier lugar del mundo. Además, puede utilizar Skype para entrevistas de trabajo telefónicas.
Esta clase está patrocinado por El Fondo de la Biblioteca y La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



ABC's of Diabetes
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, May 5, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults with diabetes or pre-diabetes along with family members and friends are invited to this four-part series accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. It includes instruction on medications, nutrition, exercise, monitoring, complications and available community resources. Class members will participate in individual consultations with a registered dietitian, registered nurse and health educator. Register by calling 221-2094 or online at www.mchd.com/diabetes.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 6, 2016
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to organize and analyze numbers and text in a spreadsheet format. By the end of this class you should be able to create and format a spreadsheet; enter and edit data; and use basic formulas to add, subtract, multiply and divide any number of figures in a horizontal row or vertical column. Before taking this class you should be comfortable using Microsoft Word. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 6, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Clases Básicas de Computación: Use Skype, Whats app, o Viber
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 7, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Aprenda a descargar estas aplicaciones para poder comunicarse gratis con sus familiares, amigos, y colegas en cualquier lugar del mundo. Además, puede utilizar Skype para entrevistas de trabajo telefónicas.
Esta clase está patrocinado por El Fondo de la Biblioteca y La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 7, 2016 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve at Central Library.



How to Use the Keyboard & Mouse: Introduction to Computers
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 7, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults with little or no experience in using a computer are invited to the Computer Training Lab to learn to use the computer mouse and keyboard, a needed skill in order to use a computer and the Internet. By the end of this class you should be able to recognize the major parts of a personal computer; understand the meaning of key computer terms; use a mouse and the on-screen cursor to make the computer do what you want it to; understand the parts of the keyboard and how to use them to create, change and delete text, and how to use the Microsoft Windows 7 desktop and toolbars.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, May 8, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, May 8, 2016
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 9, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 9, 2016
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to write letters, resumes, papers, and other documents. By the end of this class, you should be able to: create, edit, save, and open a document; change formatting and appearance; check spelling and grammar, and print files. Before taking this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, you should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Microsoft classes are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 9, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Little Farmer's Market: Healthy Eating Class for Preschoolers
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for a fun workshop with the Marion County Health Department to learn why fruits and vegetables are so fabulous! There'll be games, stories, and even a little snacking! This workshop includes food. All activities are peanut free. Contact your IndyPL branch with any allergy concerns.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


If you already know the basics of PowerPoint, learn to enhance your presentations by inserting sounds, video clips, custom animation and scanned images. Participants are asked to bring pictures they wish to scan. Before taking this intermediate class you should already be comfortable using PowerPoint. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Conversations About Education: The Future of Standardized Testing
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Meeting


Join the discussion on the end of ISTEP and the future of standardized testing in Indiana. By 2018, a replacement to ISTEP must be found following the termination of the test by the Indiana General Assembly. Panelists will discuss what test obligations the state has and what options could be explored by educators and policymakers in the coming months. This program, to be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium, is presented by WFYI, Chalkbeat Indiana and IndyPL.



Clases Básicas de Computación: Conozca las herramientas de Su Aparato Móvil
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Utilice las mejores aplicaciones y las herramientas eficientes y rápidas para su aparato móvil y utilícelas en su vida personal o para su trabajo. Comparta sincronice sus archivos entre sus aparatos.
Esta clase está patrocinado por El Fondo de la Biblioteca y La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



2016 Photography Workshop Series
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Those who are point-and-shoot photographers looking to improve their skills or are interested in creating better images with an iPhone are invited to learn camera and composition basics from expert photographers from the Riviera Camera Club.
The theme for this program, to be held in the Riley Meeting Room, is "Principles of Composition."



Computers for Seniors
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, May 12, 2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Seniors
Category: Computers & Technology


Join other seniors for a demonstration and discussion of computer and Internet basics. We will also ask you what we should cover in new computer classes in the future. This class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, can be very helpful in guiding you toward other Library computer classes you may find useful.



ABC's of Diabetes
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, May 12, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults with diabetes or pre-diabetes along with family members and friends are invited to this four-part series accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. It includes instruction on medications, nutrition, exercise, monitoring, complications and available community resources. Class members will participate in individual consultations with a registered dietitian, registered nurse and health educator. Register by calling 221-2094 or online at www.mchd.com/diabetes.



Find Customers & Competitors Using the ReferenceUSA Database
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, May 12, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn the basics of using the ReferenceUSA database, which can help you create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people. ReferenceUSA is a directory of addresses and other information about more than 24 million U.S. businesses and 262 million U.S. consumers. This workshop will cover basic strategies for searching ReferenceUSA in order to find information about a competitor or sales leads. This Library database is at www.ilibrary.org. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Email Basics @ Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 13, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to manage your email account, send files, and keep your inbox free of spam and other unwanted emails. By the end of this class you should be able to: send and receive email notes; add files such as a photo to your emails; open and save a file attached to an email sent to you; delete large numbers of unwanted emails, keep spam email from appearing in your inbox. Before taking this class you must already be able to get into your existing email account. If you do not have an email account that you can get into, plan to arrive at class 30 minutes before the start time to get help setting up a new email account. Experience using the mouse, the keyboard and the Internet is also required for this class to be held in the Computer Training Lab.
This class will focus on Gmail and Outlook email accounts.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 13, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Clases Básicas de Computación: Conozca las herramientas de Su Aparato Móvil
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 14, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Utilice las mejores aplicaciones y las herramientas eficientes y rápidas para su aparato móvil y utilícelas en su vida personal o para su trabajo. Comparta sincronice sus archivos entre sus aparatos.
Esta clase está patrocinado por El Fondo de la Biblioteca y La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



Journey Around the World in 30 Days! Asia Fantasia: Storytelling, Music & Fun
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 14, 2016 11:00 am

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


Children ages 4 - 10 and families are invited to learn about tricksters, wise woodcutters, clever animals and foolish kings from a variety of Asian cultures. With plenty of audience participation, attendees also can learn about bamboo instruments and engage themselves in the characters and costumes of the Asian storytellers.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Cloud Computing Using Google Drive
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 14, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Explore Cloud Computing using Google's free suite of products. Topics include collaborative editing/sharing with Google Docs, installing browser extensions using Google's Chrome web browser, and using Google Drive to store personal files online. Experience using a mouse and keyboard is required for this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab. Attendees need a Google Gmail account to take this class. Those who don't have one need to arrive 30 minutes early to create one.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, May 15, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, May 15, 2016
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 16, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Let's Connect: Facebook and You
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 16, 2016
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn the basics of setting up your Facebook page and sharing information and pictures with Facebook friends. By the end of this class, you should be able to find and make friends; post your own comments and pictures; like and share other people’s posts, and know how to use various Facebook icons. Before taking this class you must be able to get into your own, existing e-mail account, such as Gmail, Mail.com, Outlook.com or Yahoo.com. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Internet Basics
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 16, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to find out how the Internet works and what it can and can’t do. Learn key vocabulary, how to use links, read Internet addresses and save your favorite websites. Learn the most effective way to formulate an Internet search to get the best results. You’ll also find out that there’s much more to Google than meets the eye. Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard before taking this class to be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 16, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Jam Session @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 16, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Musicians of all abilities are invited to bring an unamplified musical instrument for a free jam session! Participants are asked to bring sheet copies of their songs to share with others.
This program will be held in the Maker Space on Level 1 next to the Computer Lab.



Microsoft Publisher 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to create professional-looking materials such as brochures, flyers and newsletters. By the end of this beginners’ class you should be able to know what kinds of publications you can produce with Microsoft Publisher; create a basic publication such as a business card or greeting card; personalize your publication with your own text and images, and print a publication you created. Bring a favorite photograph to scan and insert into your new business card or greeting card. Previous experience using MS Word is necessary for this class. This class is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Introduction to SAVI Databases of Central Indiana Statistics
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


SAVI (Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators -- www.savi.org) is a free online information system that helps you map, compare and store data about 2,000 Central Indiana communities. SAVI’s comprehensive, up-to-date statistics on housing, education, crime, and much more help businesses and organization create the charts, graphs, maps, and other results to make data-informed decisions. This introductory class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, provides an overview to help participants decide whether they want to learn more about how to use SAVI.



Time Out of Mind: Film Screening & Discussion
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Movie


View the Indiana premiere screening of the film, "Time Out of Mind" starring Richard Gere and Ben Vereen, that follows the journey of a homeless man as he bonds with a new friend at New York's Bellevue Hospital and attempts to repair his relationship with his daughter. Following the film, a discussion will be led by Lyn Jones, editor of "Where Mercy and Truth Meet: Homeless Women of Wheeler Speak." Attendees are invited to stay for a reception sponsored by Sun King Brewery. This program is presented in partnership with CHIP, the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Journey Around the World in 30 Days! The Hungry Coat
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:30 am

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


Children ages 4 - 10 and families are invited to a presentation by the Marian University Department of Theatre entitled, "The Hungry Coat and Other Tales of Wisdom From the Middle East," based on tales from the Middle East.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Organize and Protect Your Computer
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to manage your computer files, improve computer performance, and protect your computer from unwanted files and software. By the end of this class you should be able to copy, move, and delete files; change or remove unwanted computer programs, and use these Microsoft Windows tools: Windows Explorer; Disc Cleanup; Disc Defragmenter; Task Manager; Add/Remove Programs, and MSConfig. Before taking this class you should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Clases Básicas de Computación: Power Point Intermedio
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Aprenda como usar videos en forma digital. Usted podrá utilizar esta presentación en sus fiestas de 15 años y celebrando aniversarios.
Esta clase está patrocinado por El Fondo de la Biblioteca y La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, May 19, 2016
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults who are already comfortable with creating and formatting a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel are invited to this intermediate class. Be the end of this class you will be able to: use relative and absolute cell references; apply 3D formulas; create headers and footers; insert graphics, and create graphs. Please complete the Excel Basics class first before taking this intermediate class. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



ABC's of Diabetes
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, May 19, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults with diabetes or pre-diabetes along with family members and friends are invited to this four-part series accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. It includes instruction on medications, nutrition, exercise, monitoring, complications and available community resources. Class members will participate in individual consultations with a registered dietitian, registered nurse and health educator. Register by calling 221-2094 or online at www.mchd.com/diabetes.



How to Use the Keyboard & Mouse: Introduction to Computers
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, May 19, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults with little or no experience in using a computer are invited to the Computer Training Lab to learn to use the computer mouse and keyboard, a needed skill in order to use a computer and the Internet. By the end of this class you should be able to recognize the major parts of a personal computer; understand the meaning of key computer terms; use a mouse and the on-screen cursor to make the computer do what you want it to; understand the parts of the keyboard and how to use them to create, change and delete text, and how to use the Microsoft Windows 7 desktop and toolbars.



Email Basics @ Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 20, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to manage your email account, send files, and keep your inbox free of spam and other unwanted emails. By the end of this class you should be able to: send and receive email notes; add files such as a photo to your emails; open and save a file attached to an email sent to you; delete large numbers of unwanted emails, keep spam email from appearing in your inbox. Before taking this class you must already be able to get into your existing email account. If you do not have an email account that you can get into, plan to arrive at class 30 minutes before the start time to get help setting up a new email account. Experience using the mouse, the keyboard and the Internet is also required for this class to be held in the Computer Training Lab.
This class will focus on Yahoo and openmailbox.org email accounts.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 20, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Intermedias) Búsqueda de Trabajo por Internet
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 21, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Conozca las nuevas herramientas para buscar trabajo por medio de Internet; desde diferentes grupos en redes sociales hasta páginas dedicadas especialmente al mercado laboral, como LinkedIn que busca conectar a los profesionales son sus colegas y le da prioridad a ofertas laborales relacionadas con sus contactos.
Esta clase está patrocinado por El Fondo de la Biblioteca y La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Introduction to Fundraising Planning
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 21, 2016
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults whose organizations have never developed a fundraising plan or calendar are invited to this overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. This seminar, presented by Caity Withers and Bethany Warner of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, is best for those who already have established their nonprofit organizations. This program is made possible by The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Seating is limited. Visit www.Eventbrite.com to register. Registration opens approximately two months prior to each workshop. This program will be held in the Knall Meeting Room.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 21, 2016 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve at Central Library.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Understanding Nonprofit Collaboration
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 21, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn how organizations can increase their prominence, improve efficiency and strengthen service delivery through collaborations. Presented by Maury Plambeck, this seminar will describe the advantages, disadvantages, potential and pitfalls of collaborations that must be understood by all savvy nonprofit professionals. This seminar is best for those who already have established their nonprofit organizations. This program is made possible by The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Seating is limited. Visit www.Eventbrite.com to register. Registration opens approximately two months prior to each workshop. This program will be held in the Knall Meeting Room.



How to Save With Digital Coupons
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 21, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Discover how to use a computer or your smartphone to save money with coupons found on the Internet. By the end of this class participants should be able to locate and “clip” digital coupons for local retailers, print coupons from websites, and find couponing apps for a smartphone. Attendees should already have their own email account before taking this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab. Experience using mouse, keyboard and Internet is required.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, May 22, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Classical Concerts at Central
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, May 22, 2016 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Adults and families are invited to experience the dynamic world of chamber music with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This program is made possible by BMO Harris Bank and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, May 22, 2016
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.



Mythic Indy Author Reading
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, May 22, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Author Visit


As part of Indiana's Bicentennial Legacy Project, local authors Hugh Vandivier, Clint Smith, Maggie Wheeler and Austin Wilson will share tales of adventures set in downtown Indianapolis. The authors were contributors to "Mythic Indy," an anthology of weird stories and legends set in various Indianapolis locations that benefits the programs of Second Story.
This program will be held in Central Library's West Reading Room.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 23, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 23, 2016
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level:
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to start the journey toward discovering their family history with an introduction to Ancestry Library Edition. By the end of the class they will be able to explore Ancestry’s Learning Center; do a basic search of the Card Catalog, Historical Records, U.S. Census and Immigration databases; open a Family Tree posted by another Ancestry user; collect records by printing, saving to a flash drive and emailing to oneself; and locate and print family history forms.
Before taking this class, participants should have experience using a keyboard, mouse and websites. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab. To complete the required registration, visit Eventbrite at http://ancestryindypl.eventbrite.com.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 23, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to write letters, resumes, papers, and other documents. By the end of this class, you should be able to: create, edit, save, and open a document; change formatting and appearance; check spelling and grammar, and print files. Before taking this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, you should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Microsoft classes are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



T.C. Steele and the Hoosier Group
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of Indiana's Bicentennial Legacy Project, author and former Indiana State Museum curator Rachel Perry will discuss the art works of T.C. Steele and his connections to the Indiana art scene and to the Hoosier Group plein air landscape painters. She will be joined by artist Mary Ann Davis, who will demonstrate the techniques of the impressionist plein air artists.
This program will be held in Central Library's Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room.



Microsoft Access 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn about this flexible data management system that can store and track large quantities of data more easily than on paper and with more problem-solving benefits than Excel. In this class you will learn how to create a blank database, a table and queries. Completion of the Intermediate Excel class is required before taking this class. Microsoft classes are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



WordPress
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


A blog (short for Web log) is a fun and free way to express yourself, practice writing, and share your interests with the rest of the world on the Internet. This class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, will help participants get started with blogging. A valid email account and basic computer skills are required. By the end of the session participants will have created a wordpress.com account, posted their first blog entry with text, and published an About page with photo. Prerequisites: Computer Basics, Internet Basics and Email Basics classes, or experience using email and the Internet. Participants may bring digital photo files to publish.



Author Lew Freedman: The History of the Indianapolis 500
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Author Visit


As part of Indiana's Bicentennial Legacy Project, author Lew Freedman will recollect stories from the 100 years of the running of the Indianapolis 500, focusing on the most significant moments, impactful finishes and memorable drivers. Following the lecture, Freedman will sell and sign copies of his new book, "The History of the Indianapolis 500: Highlights From the 100 Races."
This program will be held in Central Library's Riley Room.



ABC's of Diabetes
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, May 26, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults with diabetes or pre-diabetes along with family members and friends are invited to this four-part series accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. It includes instruction on medications, nutrition, exercise, monitoring, complications and available community resources. Class members will participate in individual consultations with a registered dietitian, registered nurse and health educator. Register by calling 221-2094 or online at www.mchd.com/diabetes.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, May 26, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to organize and analyze numbers and text in a spreadsheet format. By the end of this class you should be able to create and format a spreadsheet; enter and edit data; and use basic formulas to add, subtract, multiply and divide any number of figures in a horizontal row or vertical column. Before taking this class you should be comfortable using Microsoft Word. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Email Basics @ Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 27, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to manage your email account, send files, and keep your inbox free of spam and other unwanted emails. By the end of this class you should be able to: send and receive email notes; add files such as a photo to your emails; open and save a file attached to an email sent to you; delete large numbers of unwanted emails, keep spam email from appearing in your inbox. Before taking this class you must already be able to get into your existing email account. If you do not have an email account that you can get into, plan to arrive at class 30 minutes before the start time to get help setting up a new email account. Experience using the mouse, the keyboard and the Internet is also required for this class to be held in the Computer Training Lab.
This class will focus on all other types of email accounts.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 27, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Microsoft Word 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


If you are comfortable using Microsoft Word, learn to use some of its more advanced features. By the end of this class you should be able to create and change columns; transform plain text into bullet points; add basic graphics to a document page, and use shortcuts to make documents more functional and attractive. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is necessary for this class. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Cloud Computing Using Microsoft OneDrive and Office Online
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to use the online versions of Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Word and Excel. By the end of this class you should be able to create, edit and share files in Web-based Microsoft Word and Excel; use the basic email functions of Outlook.com, and, if desired, create your own Outlook.com account. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Summer Showtime: Goosebumps
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 6, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Goosebumps" (PG).
This movie will be shown in the Learning Curve.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 6, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Gardening 101 for Kids
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited for a hands-on look at dirt, rocks and plants that tell us where we live. They'll learn about earth, water and the basics of gardening in an urban or rural setting. They'll also take home a starter set of seedlings and make a bird bath! Kids should come dressed to mess!
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Indianapolis Children's Choir Concert
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 7:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited for a free performance by The Indianapolis Children's Choir as part of the Library's celebration of the state's bicentennial. This program, made possible by The Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc. through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.
This program is made possible by The Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc. through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Goosebumps
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Goosebumps" (PG).
This movie will be shown in the Learning Curve.



Going Native: Indiana's Animals . . . Animal Shows
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, June 9, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet up to five live animals during this presentation by Animalia. What creatures lived in your backyard 200 years ago? Discuss Hoosier animals then and now, their adaptability and neighborly co-existence. This program is made possible by Louise Lage Kirtland and Hugh C. Kirtland, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Garden Summer Series: Health Benefits of Tea 101
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, June 12, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Adults are invited to learn about the benefits of tea while enjoying free samples of various flavors of hot tea during this program presented by Tina's Traditional Old English Kitchen. Attendees will meet in the Riley Room for the program and then enjoy tea samples outdoors in the East Garden.



Mother Potter's Clay Kitchen
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 13, 2016 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 to join ceramic artist Sarah Tirey for an hour-long, hands-on experience in clay. They'll discover more about clay and help mix a special batch of Indiana clay to take home. Participants will help transform the recipe into a clay piece on the potter's wheel.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Summer Showtime: Inside Out
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 13, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Inside Out" (PG).
This movie will be shown in the Learning Curve.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 13, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



2016 Photography Workshop Series
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 13, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Those who are point-and-shoot photographers looking to improve their skills or are interested in creating better images with an iPhone are invited to learn camera and composition basics from expert photographers from the Riviera Camera Club.
The theme for this program, to be held in the Riley Meeting Room, is "Wildlife and Bird Photography."



Garden Summer Series: Sunset Yoga
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 13, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited for a motivational and relaxing yoga session led by CITYOGA to be held in Central Library's East Garden. In case of rain, the session will be held in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room.



Comic Strip Workshop for Kids
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 7 and older are invited to create their own comic strip based on the works of Indiana native Jim Davis, creator of Garfield. They'll develop and implement a character into their own comic strip using double-tipped brush pens, color pencils, markers and sharpies. This program is presented by Art With a Heart.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Summer Showtime: Inside Out
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Inside Out" (PG).
This movie will be shown in the Learning Curve.



Going Native: Indiana's Animals . . . Animal Shows
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, June 16, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet up to five live animals during this presentation by Animalia. What creatures lived in your backyard 200 years ago? Discuss Hoosier animals then and now, their adaptability and neighborly co-existence. This program is made possible by Louise Lage Kirtland and Hugh C. Kirtland, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



2016 Hometown Roots Concert Series
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, June 19, 2016 2:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited to this popular Library series that features artists from the Central Indiana area. This series, held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will feature a performance of Baroque chamber music by the Indy Baroque Ensemble. Members will perform small-scale Baroque music, some of which includes narration and funny material.



Summer Showtime: The Good Dinosaur
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 20, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "The Good Dinosaur" (PG).
This movie will be shown in the Learning Curve.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 20, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Jam Session @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 20, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Musicians of all abilities are invited to bring an unamplified musical instrument for a free jam session! Participants are asked to bring sheet copies of their songs to share with others.
This program will be held in the Maker Space on Level 1 next to the Computer Lab.



Author Talk: Indiana Historian Douglas Wissing
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Author Visit


As part of the Library's Adult Summer Reading Program whose theme celebrates Indiana's bicentennial, adults are invited as author Douglas Wissing will share stories about Indiana and its connections to the world from his new book, "IN Writing: Uncovering the Unexpected Hoosier State."
This program will be held in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room.



Summer Showtime: The Good Dinosaur
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "The Good Dinosaur" (PG).
This movie will be shown in the Learning Curve.



Going Native: Indiana's Animals . . . Animal Shows
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, June 23, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet up to five live animals during this presentation by Animalia. What creatures lived in your backyard 200 years ago? Discuss Hoosier animals then and now, their adaptability and neighborly co-existence. This program is made possible by Louise Lage Kirtland and Hugh C. Kirtland, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Summer Showtime: Minions
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 27, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Minions" (PG).
This movie will be shown in the Learning Curve.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 27, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Found Art for Kids
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 7 and older are invited to turn found objects into art and learn about the long history of reusing and recycling. Artist-in-residence Tony Radford will work with participants to turn pop cans into art.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Food for Thought: Book Discussion
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


As part of Indiana's Bicentennial Legacy Project, adults are invited for a discussion of the book, "Food for Thought: An Indiana Harvest," a selection of the Indiana Humanities Next IN Bookshelf. Author David Hoppe will explore the progress of food and agriculture in Indiana, and photographer Kristin Hess will share her techniques for creating the dynamic food images found in the book.
This program will be held in the Riley Meeting Room.



Summer Showtime: Minions
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Minions" (PG).
This movie will be shown in the Learning Curve.



Going Native: Indiana's Animals . . . Animal Shows
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, June 30, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet up to five live animals during this presentation by Animalia. What creatures lived in your backyard 200 years ago? Discuss Hoosier animals then and now, their adaptability and neighborly co-existence. This program is made possible by Louise Lage Kirtland and Hugh C. Kirtland, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Summer Showtime: Ant-Man
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Ant-Man" (PG-13).
This movie will be shown in the Learning Curve.



Going Native: Indiana's Animals . . . Animal Shows
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, July 7, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet up to five live animals during this presentation by Animalia. What creatures lived in your backyard 200 years ago? Discuss Hoosier animals then and now, their adaptability and neighborly co-existence. This program is made possible by Louise Lage Kirtland and Hugh C. Kirtland, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Plein Air Painting Demonstration
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, July 9, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


The entire community is invited to this program presented in celebration of Indiana's bicentennial. Artists Kyle Ragsdale, Justin Vining and Josh Rush of the Harrison Center for the Arts will demonstrate plein air painting techniques as they create artwork inspired by the surroundings of Central Library’s garden space. Artworks will be on display at Central Library to follow the event. This program will be held outdoors in the East Garden.



Garden Summer Series: Taking Tea: From China & Victorian England to Present
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, July 10, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Adults are invited to learn about the historic importance of tea around the world while enjoying free samples of various flavors of hot tea during this program presented by Tina's Traditional Old English Kitchen. Attendees will meet in the Riley Room for the program and then move outdoors to the East Garden to enjoy tea samples.



Summer Showtime: Shaun the Sheep
Central Library (Central)
Monday, July 11, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Shaun the Sheep" (PG).
This movie will be shown in the Riley Meeting Room.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, July 11, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Garden Summer Series: Sunset Yoga
Central Library (Central)
Monday, July 11, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited for a motivational and relaxing yoga session led by CITYOGA to be held in Central Library's East Garden. In case of rain, the session will be held in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room.



3D Maker Stage Event
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Young people ages 10 - 16 are invited to bring their creativity and imagination to produce a scene or character inspired by summer reading. Maker coaches will guide them through the process of transforming a sketch or illustration into a 3D model or prototype, such as an action figure, puppet, accessory or stop-motion animation stage.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Garden Summer Series: Jazz Concert
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Families and individuals of all ages are invited for a family-friendly jazz performance in the East Garden featuring the Daniel Bennett Group. In case of rain, the event will move indoors to the Atrium.



Summer Showtime: Shaun the Sheep
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Shaun the Sheep" (PG).
This movie will be shown in the Riley Meeting Room.



Going Native: Indiana's Animals . . . Animal Shows
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, July 14, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet up to five live animals during this presentation by Animalia. What creatures lived in your backyard 200 years ago? Discuss Hoosier animals then and now, their adaptability and neighborly co-existence. This program is made possible by Louise Lage Kirtland and Hugh C. Kirtland, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Summer Showtime: Hotel Transylvania 2
Central Library (Central)
Monday, July 18, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Hotel Transylvania 2" (PG).
This film will be shown in the Learning Curve.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, July 18, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Jam Session @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Monday, July 18, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Musicians of all abilities are invited to bring an unamplified musical instrument for a free jam session! Participants are asked to bring sheet copies of their songs to share with others.
This program will be held in the Maker Space on Level 1 next to the Computer Lab.



City Scape Art Class
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to create a funky, Indy-inspired city scape masterpiece by using old records and other materials.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Summer Showtime: Hotel Transylvania 2
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Hotel Transylvania 2" (PG).
This film will be shown in the Learning Curve.



Going Native: Indiana's Animals . . . Animal Shows
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, July 21, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet up to five live animals during this presentation by Animalia. What creatures lived in your backyard 200 years ago? Discuss Hoosier animals then and now, their adaptability and neighborly co-existence. This program is made possible by Louise Lage Kirtland and Hugh C. Kirtland, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Garden Summer Series: Adult Coloring Night
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, July 21, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to experience the benefits of coloring while enjoying a beverage from Sun King Brewery during this program to be held outdoors in the East Garden. In case of rain, the program will move indoors to the Riley Room.



Summer Showtime: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Central Library (Central)
Monday, July 25, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (PG-13).
This movie will be shown in the Learning Curve.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, July 25, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Indiana Pacers Summer Reading Tour
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages are invited to a special summer storytime presented by the Indiana Pacers and led by community readers. At the conclusion of the storytime, children can play the Indiana Pacers dice game!
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Summer Showtime: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (PG-13).
This movie will be shown in the Learning Curve.



Going Native: Indiana's Animals . . . Animal Shows
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, July 28, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet up to five live animals during this presentation by Animalia. What creatures lived in your backyard 200 years ago? Discuss Hoosier animals then and now, their adaptability and neighborly co-existence. This program is made possible by Louise Lage Kirtland and Hugh C. Kirtland, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



2016 Hometown Roots Concert Series
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, July 31, 2016 2:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited to this popular Library series that features artists from the Central Indiana area. This series, held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will feature a performance by The Fourth Wall Ensemble, a hybrid arts ensemble. A favorite at Fringe theatre festivals, The Fourth Wall won the 2014 Savvy Musician in Action chamber music competition. Its members have attended The Eastman School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Ohio University, Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, and the Boston Conservatory.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 1, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 8, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Garden Summer Series: Sunset Yoga
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 8, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited for a motivational and relaxing yoga session led by CITYOGA to be held in Central Library's East Garden. In case of rain, the session will be held in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room.



Find Customers & Competitors Using the ReferenceUSA Database
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 11, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn the basics of using the ReferenceUSA database, which can help you create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people. ReferenceUSA is a directory of addresses and other information about more than 24 million U.S. businesses and 262 million U.S. consumers. This workshop will cover basic strategies for searching ReferenceUSA in order to find information about a competitor or sales leads. This Library database is at www.ilibrary.org. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 15, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Jam Session @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 15, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Musicians of all abilities are invited to bring an unamplified musical instrument for a free jam session! Participants are asked to bring sheet copies of their songs to share with others.
This program will be held in the Maker Space on Level 1 next to the Computer Lab.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 22, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Author Talk with Indiana Novelist Barbara Shoup
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 22, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Author Visit


As part of the Library's Adult Summer Reading Program whose theme celebrates Indiana's bicentennial, adults are invited as local author Barbara Shoup shares her thoughts about the Adult Summer Reading Program book selection, "An American Tune."
This program will be held in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 29, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



This History of Jazz and Indiana Avenue: Who Was Madam C. J. Walker?
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 10, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the Library's celebration of Indiana's bicentennial, local songstress Vickie Daniel will share stories about "the first black woman millionaire in America" and the iconic building on Indiana Avenue that bears her name.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



The History of Jazz and Indiana Avenue: Jazz of Indiana Avenue
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 11, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the Library's celebration of Indiana's bicentennial, Vickie Daniel and her band will perform jazz numbers from the era when Indiana Avenue was the place to hear music and share the jazz movement's significance to the history and culture of Indianapolis.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 12, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Garden Summer Series: Sunset Yoga
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 12, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited for a motivational and relaxing yoga session led by CITYOGA to be held in Central Library's East Garden. In case of rain, the session will be held in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room.



Brewing Now and Then in Indiana: Author Douglas Wissing
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, September 15, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Author Visit


As part of the Library's celebration of Indiana's bicentennial, Douglas Wissing will discuss his book, "Indiana: One Pint at a Time: A Traveler's Guide to Indiana Breweries." Wissing will share the history of breweries and the impact of early commercial brewing on our state. Festivities will include music and beer provided by Sun King Brewery.
This program will be held in Central Library's Riley Meeting Room.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 19, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Jam Session @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 19, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Musicians of all abilities are invited to bring an unamplified musical instrument for a free jam session! Participants are asked to bring sheet copies of their songs to share with others.
This program will be held in the Maker Space on Level 1 next to the Computer Lab.



Indiana Bicentennial Celebration Book Discussion
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


As part of the Library's celebration of Indiana's bicentennial, adults are invited to a discussion of a book that relates to the state's cultural and social history.
The book to be discussed is "The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf" by Mohja Kahf. This book, a selection of the Indiana Humanities Next IN Bookshelf, is about a girl growing up devoutly Muslim in Indiana during the 1970s. The discussion will include a look at what it means to be Muslim and American in Indiana today. This program, presented in partnership with the Muslim Alliance of Indiana, will be held in Central Library's Riley Meeting Room.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 26, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Indiana Bicentennial Celebration Book Discussion
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 26, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


As part of the Library's celebration of Indiana's bicentennial, adults are invited to a discussion of a book that relates to the state's cultural and social history.
The book to be discussed is "Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Letters," a selection of the Indiana Humanities Next IN Bookshelf that was edited by author Dan Wakefield. Wakefield will share stories and recollections of Indianapolis native Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and his growing up in the Midwest. This program will be held in Central Library's Riley Meeting Room.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 3, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



2016 Photography Workshop Series
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Those who are point-and-shoot photographers looking to improve their skills or are interested in creating better images with an iPhone are invited to learn camera and composition basics from expert photographers from the Riviera Camera Club.
The theme for this program, to be held in the Riley Meeting Room, is "Famous Photographers and Their Historical Influence on Modern Photography."



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 10, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



German Heritage Poetry Night: Speaking Through Time
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the Library's celebration of Indiana's bicentennial, former Indiana Poet Laureates Norbert Krapf and Joyce Brinkman will share the German literary heritage of Indiana. Also appearing will be visiting German poets Gabriele Glang and Helmut Haberkamm.
This program will be held in Central Library's Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 17, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Jam Session @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 17, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Musicians of all abilities are invited to bring an unamplified musical instrument for a free jam session! Participants are asked to bring sheet copies of their songs to share with others.
This program will be held in the Maker Space on Level 1 next to the Computer Lab.



The Legacy of Basketball: Screening of "Hoosiers"
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 17, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Movie


As part of the Library's celebration of Indiana's bicentennial, the entire community is invited to view the classic film, "Hoosiers," the inspiring story of small town Hickory High School’s basketball team and its unlikely run to the state championship held at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse. A discussion will follow highlighting Indiana basketball facts presented by local historian Chandler Lighty.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



The History of Jazz and Indiana Avenue: Rob Dixon Band Concert
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 22, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the Library's celebration of Indiana's bicentennial, the entire community is invited to listen to the jazz stylings of the Rob Dixon Band as it brings to life the history of jazz in Indiana and its jazz legends.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 24, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Indiana Bicentennial Celebration Book Discussion
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 24, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


As part of the Library's celebration of Indiana's bicentennial, adults are invited to a discussion of a book that relates to the state's cultural and social history.
The book to be discussed is "Invincible, Indiana" by Nate Dunlevy, a selection of the Indiana Humanities Next IN Bookshelf. The author will lead a discussion about the history of high school basketball and how the move from a single-class tournament forever changed the landscape of basketball in Indiana. This program will be held in Central Library's Riley Meeting Room.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 31, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 7, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 14, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Find Customers & Competitors Using the ReferenceUSA Database
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, November 17, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn the basics of using the ReferenceUSA database, which can help you create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people. ReferenceUSA is a directory of addresses and other information about more than 24 million U.S. businesses and 262 million U.S. consumers. This workshop will cover basic strategies for searching ReferenceUSA in order to find information about a competitor or sales leads. This Library database is at www.ilibrary.org. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 21, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Jam Session @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 21, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Musicians of all abilities are invited to bring an unamplified musical instrument for a free jam session! Participants are asked to bring sheet copies of their songs to share with others.
This program will be held in the Maker Space on Level 1 next to the Computer Lab.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 28, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 5, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Statehood Celebration Day for Families
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, December 11, 2016
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


As part of the Library's celebration of Indiana's bicentennial, families are invited to celebrate 200 years of statehood culminating on the anniversary date when Indiana became the 19th state in the Union. Festivities will include music, crafts, a book signing with Donna Griffin, author of "The Twelve Days of Christmas in Indiana," a discussion by local author and historian Nelson Price about historical women, and 3D printing activities presented by MakerNavigator, Inc.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 12, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 19, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Jam Session @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 19, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Musicians of all abilities are invited to bring an unamplified musical instrument for a free jam session! Participants are asked to bring sheet copies of their songs to share with others.
This program will be held in the Maker Space on Level 1 next to the Computer Lab.



Previous Events


TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 2, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.