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With a Little Help From My Friends
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - Tuesday, August 1, 2017
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


This exhibit featuring the work of 37 photographers from 5 different countries is loosely based on the idea of transportation. Photographer Jim Eickman curated the exhibit to include images ranging from goat carts in Africa to airplanes racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
This event will be held in the Central Library South Display Hall.



Summer Showtime: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:30 pm

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


Children and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" (PG-13).
This film will be shown in the Learning Curve.



Microsoft Word 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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.



How to Use the Keyboard & Mouse: Introduction to Computers
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, July 27, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 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.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, July 27, 2017 1:30 pm

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


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Mary Frances Rubly and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, July 27, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 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.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, July 27, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



A Day in the Life: A Poverty Simulation
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, July 27, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Meeting


Registration Required

Join an interactive community discussion that explores the real-life experiences of those living in poverty. Hosted by the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention in partnership with the Domestic Violence Network and Institute for Working Families, this program will feature a simulation of poverty in the Atrium and panel discussion of community leaders in the Clowes Auditorium. Register at http://adayinthelifeps.eventbrite.com.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Friday, July 28, 2017
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.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, July 28, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, July 28, 2017
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.



Summer Showtime: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Central Library (Central)
Friday, July 28, 2017 1:30 pm

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


Children and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" (PG-13).
This film, to be shown in the Learning Curve, will be sensory friendly with lights on, volume low and closed captions during the showing.



Cloud Computing Using Microsoft OneDrive and Office Online
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, July 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Microsoft OneDrive and Office Online are free and accessible from any device with an Internet connection. Learn about the free online versions of Microsoft Office applications. During this overview class you will see how to: create, edit, and share files in Web-based Microsoft Word and Excel; upload and download files, and create your own OneDrive account. Before taking this class, you must be experienced in using the mouse, keyboard, and Internet. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Computer Club in the Maker Space on the 1st Floor
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, July 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn about computer hardware by actually disassembling and reassembling a PC. Participants in this workshop session of the new Computer Club at Central Library will also learn to install the Linux Ubuntu operating system. Bring your ideas for learning experiences we can do in the club in the future.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, July 30, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, July 31, 2017
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.



Make. Create. Code. Learn to Code with Text-Based Code
Central Library (Central)
Monday, July 31, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Explore HTML & CSS fundamentals as you build a website in this introductory course to web development. Participants should feel comfortable using a Web browser. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Gmail Basics
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to manage your email account, send files and keep your inbox free of spam email. By the end of this class you should be able to send and receive email notes, add files such as photos to your emails, open and save a file attached to an email sent to you, delete large numbers of unwanted emails, and keep spam email from appearing in your inbox. Arrive 30 minutes early for help creating a new email account. This class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, requires experience using the mouse, keyboard and Internet.



Central Library Book Discussion
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 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 "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel" by Rachel Joyce.



2017 Photography Workshop Series
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 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 smartphone are invited to learn camera and composition basics from expert photographers from the Riviera Camera Club.
The topic of this program is "Travel Photography." Learn tips and tricks to capture impeccable vacation images, including considerations for equipment, cultural awareness and compositional ideas.



We the People: An Exhibit
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - Thursday, August 31, 2017
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View a culturally creative exhibit featuring the visual art works of a group of local artists known as "We Are" and curated by the Library's Artist-in Residence Tony Radford. The exhibit serves as a platform for pride, diligence and self-respect with the goal of nurturing progression across all cultures. A free mix and mingle reception will be held on August 16 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Central Library.
This exhibit can be viewed during regular Central Library hours in the South Display Hall and Simon Room.



How to Use the Keyboard & Mouse: Introduction to Computers
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
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.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 3, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



IRT Book Club at IndyPL
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 3, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Registration Required

Join the Indiana Repertory Theatre and the Library for a riveting discussion on Mark Haddon’s bestselling novel turned Tony Award-winning Broadway play, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." The program will be moderated by Richard J Roberts, IRT Resident Dramaturg. Participants are encouraged to read the book and come ready to discuss. Register at tickets.irtlive.com.
This program will be held in the Atrium.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 4, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 4, 2017
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.



Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition & Related Library eResources
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, August 5, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level:
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to start their journey of 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 and U.S. Census databases; open a Family Tree; collect records by printing, saving to a flash drive and emailing to oneself; and access genealogy learning materials through IndyPL eBooks and eMagazines. Before taking this class, participants should have experience using a computer and websites. Please complete the brief required registration by visiting the following Eventbrite page: http://ancestryclassindypl.eventbrite.com/.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, August 6, 2017
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.



2017 Hometown Roots Concert Series
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, August 6, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Enjoy this special series of musical performances in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium with its newly-enhanced sound system featuring artists from central Indiana.
This program will feature a performance by Hogeye Navvy, a Celtic/American folk band that plays sea and river chanteys and songs of canals, the Great Lakes, railroads and life! This will be one of the last local appearances by these longtime Indy favorites before their relocation to the East coast.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 7, 2017
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.



Internet Basics
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 7, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Find out what you can do with the Internet. Learn to use links, read Internet addresses, save addresses for future visits, and search the Web. You must be experienced using a mouse and keyboard for this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Knit One, Crochet Too
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 7, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to Central Library's MakerSpace for a night of fiber crafts and fun. Bring your current work in progress or start something new. All skill levels are welcomed. Basic materials will be available for beginners.



Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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.



Email on Yahoo! and Outlook.com
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to manage your Yahoo! or Outlook.com email account, send files and keep your inbox free of spam email. By the end of this class you should be able to send and receive email notes, add files such as photos to your emails, open and save a file attached to an email sent to you, delete large numbers of unwanted emails, and keep spam email from appearing in your inbox. Can’t get into your email? Arrive 30 minutes early for help creating a new email account. This class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, requires experience using the mouse, keyboard and Internet.



Computers for Seniors
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 10, 2017
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.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 10, 2017
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.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 10, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 11, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 11, 2017
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.



I Like Myself: Preschool Art Workshop
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, August 12, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to celebrate the unique and wonderful YOU with a multimedia masterpiece led by the Art Lab. They'll listen to a story and create their own masterpiece.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Cosplay Meetup
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, August 12, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Cosplayers of all ages are invited to meet up in Central Library's Atrium and discuss all things cosplay with fellow cosplayers. A random drawing will be held for free Gen Con passes. Costumes are welcome but not necessary.
Be on the lookout for the IndyPL Cosplay contest, too! Take a picture of yourself in your cosplay attire inside any of the IndyPL location and post publicly to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with hashtag #IndyPLcosplay between August 1, 2017 and August 11, 2017 to be entered in our random drawing! Entries must not show nudity or obscenity. Participants must be residents of Marion County. Each winner will win 1 Gen Con pass!



Microsoft Access 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, August 12, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, August 13, 2017
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.



The Great American Eclipse: Standing in the Shadow of the Moon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, August 13, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited to a one-hour multi-media presentation by Kurt Williams, Deputy Director of Link Observatory Space Science, who will illustrate the latest animations to describe the science of our sun, the orbital dynamics of solar eclipses, and details about the Great American Eclipse occurring on August 21. Attendees will receive a free pair of eclipse glasses while supplies last, one pair per person.
This program will be held in Central Library's Riley Room.



2017 Hometown Roots Concert Series
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, August 13, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Enjoy this special series of musical performances in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium with its newly-enhanced sound system featuring artists from central Indiana.
This program will have as its theme, "Music of the Summer of Love," and will feature a performance by 3:1 and Friends, along with the fractal light show projections of Freakie Beat. 3:1 and Friends will present a blend of numerous genres, acoustic or electric, ranging from Al Green and the Allman Brothers Band to Miles Davis and Warren Zevon.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 14, 2017
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.



Start Building a Free Website with Wix
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 14, 2017
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.



Coloring Café
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 14, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to Central Library's MakerSpace to enjoy coloring, which has been shown to have a calming effect and promote overall wellness. Warm beverages, soothing music, coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided.



Celebrating 200 Years of Thoreau: Henry David Thoreau Lecture Series
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 14, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the Henry David Thoreau Lecture Series, join Thomas A. Potter, former president of The Thoreau Society and recipient of the prestigious Thoreau Society Medal, who will discuss the life and works of Henry David Thoreau.
This theme for this program, to be held in the Riley Room, is "Walden: Its Relevance in Thoreau's Day and Ours." Potter will discuss the ongoing fascination with "Walden: Or Life in the Woods." This work has been translated into more languages than any piece of American literature. The presentation will seek to discover a central core to the complexity of the essay.



Summer Garden Series @ Central: Sunset Yoga
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 14, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to the East Garden for a motivational and relaxing session led by CITYOGA. In case of rain, the program will be held indoors in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor.



Make. Create. Code. - Ruby
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn the basics of coding with the beginner-friendly language Ruby. Explore basic code structures and data types and practice what you learn by typing lines of Ruby code. We’ll also discover free online resources that will help you build your new skills. No previous coding experience is necessary, but participants should feel comfortable using a Web browser and typing. This free class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Microsoft Word 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 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.



Naturalization Ceremony
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


The entire community is invited to attend this naturalization ceremony in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium as individuals will take the Oath of Allegiance to become naturalized citizens of the United States.



Email Open Lab
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 17, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Do you have questions about your email account or want to set one up? Attend this open lab session and a computer instructor will work with you to set up an account, send and receive email notes, add files such as photos to your emails, open and save a file attached to an email sent to you, delete large numbers of unwanted emails, and keep spam email from appearing in your inbox. This program will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 17, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Introduction to SAVI Databases of Central Indiana Statistics
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 17, 2017
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.



Hidden Gems of the IndyPL Website
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 18, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Explore what you've been missing on the Library's website, where you can learn a foreign language, explore a new hobby, stream music, learn yoga and more. Participants will receive an overview of many hidden gems and instructions on how to use them. Participants should be familiar with website navigation and comfortable using a computer, mouse and keyboard. This program will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 18, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 18, 2017
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.



Early Literacy Conference for Teachers and Child Care Providers
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, August 19, 2017
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Teachers and child care providers are invited for a day filled with learning opportunities to get exciting new ideas to use in their programs. There will be workshops for infant and toddler, preschool, pre-K and school-age teachers and program directors. A keynote presentation will be given by award-winning children's author April Pulley Sayre. This conference is presented by IndyPL and Care Care Answers. For questions and registration, call 1-800-272-2937.



Computer Club in the Maker Space on the 1st Floor
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, August 19, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn about computer hardware by actually disassembling and reassembling a PC. Participants in this workshop session of the new Computer Club at Central Library will also learn to install the Linux Ubuntu operating system. Bring your ideas for learning experiences we can do in the club in the future.



Free Code Camp Meet-Up
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, August 20, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


If you’ve been working through FreeCodeCamp.org’s free online lessons or want a reason to dive back into learning to code, drop in for an informal meeting to get help or spend time hacking away at the Free Code Camp curriculum. This session, to be held in the Makerspace, is the perfect place for those who need help with challenges or projects, want to pair with someone, or just spend time building something. Those new to coding and want to become a camper can explore freecodecamp.org prior to attending. Coding instructors as well as experienced coders will be at the meet-up to lend a hand. Attendees will need to bring their own laptop or device.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, August 20, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 21, 2017
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 PowerPoint 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 21, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 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.



How to Save Money With Digital Coupons
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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.



Make. Create. Code. - Java
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


This 2-hour introduction to computer programming will guide you through codecademy.com’s tutorial of the Java programming language. Join us as we explore the fundamentals of coding, such as data types, variables and arithmetic operators. No previous coding experience is necessary, but participants should feel comfortable using a Web browser and typing. This free class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Summer Garden Series @ Central: Indoor Kitchen Gardens
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to the East Garden to learn techniques for growing sprouts and microgreens in the comfort of the kitchen. This program will be led by an expert gardener from the Garfield Park Conservatory and Gardens. Participants will receive a mason jar to start their own sprouts to take home. In case of rain, this program will be held indoors in the Makerspace.



Escape Velocity: Ray Bradbury and the American Space Program
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited to the 4th annual Ray Bradbury Memorial Lecture, presented by Jonathan R. Eller, Chancellor’s Professor of English at IUPUI and Director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies. He will explore Bradbury’s fascination with space. His stories that grew into "The Martian Chronicles" and filled the pages of "The Illustrated Man" paved the way for his half-century relationship with NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and all the missions that took humans to the moon and launched unmanned craft to all the planets of our solar system.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 24, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


This class is for adults who have taken the Excel Basics class. are already comfortable with creating and formatting a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel are invited to this intermediate class. Be the end of This class will enable you to use relative and absolute cell references, apply 3D formulas, create headers and footers, insert graphics and create graphs. 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.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 24, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Garden Series @ Central: Jazz Concert
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 24, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Adults are invited to the East Garden to enjoy a cold beverage provided by Sun King Brewing while listening to the soulful jazz stylings of the Allen Turk Burke Quintet. In case of rain, the program will be held indoors in the Atrium.



How to Use the Keyboard & Mouse: Introduction to Computers
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 25, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 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.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 25, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 25, 2017
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.



Author Kimberla Lawson Roby @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 25, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Author Visit


Celebrated author Kimberla Lawson Roby will discuss her self-published debut novel, "Behind Closed Doors," and her other works that have sold over 2.8 million copies. Her 26th novel, "Sin of a Woman," will be published this year. Roby is the winner of the 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Fiction and the 2014 AAMBC Award for Female Author of the Year. A book signing and sales will follow.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Organize and Protect Your Windows 7 Computer
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, August 26, 2017
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 Windows Explorer, Disc Cleanup, Disc Defragmenter, Task Manager, Add/Remove Programs, and System Configuration in Microsoft Windows 7. Before taking this class you should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, August 27, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 28, 2017
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, August 28, 2017
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.



Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 28, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 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.



Coloring Café
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 28, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to Central Library's MakerSpace to enjoy coloring, which has been shown to have a calming effect and promote overall wellness. Warm beverages, soothing music, coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided.



Microsoft Access 2010 Basics Level II
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In Access Level I, we learned how to design tables from scratch, run queries and establish relationships between tables. In level II, learn to create customized forms and run detailed reports on your data. Please complete the Access Level I class before taking this class to be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Online Safety & Privacy
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to protect yourself from dishonest practices on the Internet. In this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, you will learn to create strong passwords and easy ways to remember them, ways to shield your privacy, and how to avoid other dangers as you browse and shop on the internet. To take this class, you must have a sound understanding of the keyboard, mouse and Internet and should have taken the Internet Basics or Email Basics class.



Cloud Computing Using Google Drive
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Google Drive is free and accessible from any device with an Internet connection. Learn to use Google’s free suite of products for creating, editing, and sharing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and other types of files. By the end of this class, you should know how to edit and share documents and set up workgroup collaboration on Google Docs files, install browser extensions onto the Google Chrome Web browser, and use Google Drive to store personal files online. Before taking this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, you must be experienced using a mouse and keyboard and be able to get into your own Google Gmail account. If you do not have a gmail.com account, please arrive 30 minutes early to get help creating one.



Cloud Computing Using Microsoft OneDrive and Office Online
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 31, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Microsoft OneDrive and Office Online are free and accessible from any device with an Internet connection. Learn about the free online versions of Microsoft Office applications. During this overview class you will see how to: create, edit, and share files in Web-based Microsoft Word and Excel; upload and download files, and create your own OneDrive account. Before taking this class, you must be experienced in using the mouse, keyboard, and Internet. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 31, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 1, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 1, 2017
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.



Back to School Story Slam
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Adults are invited to kick off the new school year with hilarious, heartbreaking and inspiring stories from educators around greater Indianapolis. Indy's third teacher story slam will feature eight true stories from circle city classrooms. This event is co-hosted by The Indianapolis Public Library, Chalkbeat Indiana, and Teachers Lounge Indy.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, September 7, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 8, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 8, 2017
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.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Find Your Stats in a Flash!
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 9, 2017
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Those who have already established their nonprofit organization are invited to learn how to use the Indiana State Data Center resources to find data to tell your community's story to stakeholders and funders. This program is presented by Katharine Bourne Springer and is made possible by The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. To register, visit eventbrite.com.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Indy Vitals
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 9, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Those wishing to build their nonprofit organization are invited for an in-depth demonstration of a new online tool to measure the health and sustainability of neighborhood areas in Marion County. This program is presented by Brad M. Beaubien and is made possible by The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. To register, visit eventbrite.com.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 10, 2017
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, September 10, 2017 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 11, 2017
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.



Knit One, Crochet Too
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 11, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to Central Library's MakerSpace for a night of fiber crafts and fun. Bring your current work in progress or start something new. All skill levels are welcomed. Basic materials will be available for beginners.



Summer Garden Series @ Central: Sunset Yoga
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 11, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to the East Garden for a motivational and relaxing session led by CITYOGA. In case of rain, the program will be held indoors in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, September 14, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 15, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 15, 2017
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.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Building Blocks for Starting a 501(c)(3)
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 16, 2017
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults seeking to establish a new nonprofit organization are invited to learn the characteristics of effective non-profits and assess whether yours is ready for foundation fundraising. This workshop is presented by Rebecca Kirby and is made possible by The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. To register, visit eventbrite.com.



Zany Zoo
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 16, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to join Express Kids for an imaginary train ride with animals on board, all smiling and singing! They can enjoy marching, matching, singing and sign language.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Celebrating 100 Years at Central Library: Building Architecture Tours
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 16, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


As part of Central Library's 100th anniversary, individuals of all ages are invited to experience the many renowned architectural features of the Cret Building that opened in 1917, as well as those that comprise the modern glass and steel framed addition designed by Evans Woollen in 2007. Those wishing to participate are asked to meet at the Information Desk in the Atrium.



Celebrating 100 Years at Central Library: Building Architecture Tours
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 16, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


As part of Central Library's 100th anniversary, individuals of all ages are invited to experience the many renowned architectural features of the Cret Building that opened in 1917, as well as those that comprise the modern glass and steel framed addition designed by Evans Woollen in 2007. Those wishing to participate are asked to meet at the Information Desk in the Atrium.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 17, 2017
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.



Celebrating 100 Years at Central Library: Sunday Afternoon Salon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 17, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of Central Library's 100th anniversary, individuals of all ages are invited to a presentation celebrating the history of Central Library and the city of Indianapolis. Refreshments will be provided. This program will be held in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on Level 6 of Central Library.
Discover the history of the Central Library building that was described in 1918 by "Architectural Forum" as "one of the most distinctive and admirable contributions to architecture that have been made in America." Presenter will be Dr. William McNiece of the Marion County Historical Society. This program also will feature a live trio playing the songs and sounds of the 1917 era.



Indy Jazz Fest at Central Library: Colombia
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 17, 2017 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Experience the music, dance and cultural atmosphere of Colombia, driven by the contagious rhythms of this country influenced by both Caribbean and South American cultures. The program will feature pianist Pavel & Direct Contact and, direct from Colombia, the folk, traditional and Afro-Colombiana sounds of Orito Cantora. Also, take a trip with narrator Dr. Alfredo Lopez and experience the magical realism of Colombia which, in the words of Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, "will shine through Cumbia music, Vallenatos, Gailta and Salsa."
This free Indy Jazz Fest performance will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



The Art of Survival: Enduring the Turmoil of Tule Lake
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 18, 2017 - Thursday, October 5, 2017
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View this traveling exhibition probing the complexity of the Japanese American confinement site in Newell, California. Through haunting images of artifacts by fine art photographer Hiroshi Watanabe, glimpse into the lives of those who were held at Tule Lake and consider both the orchestration of life behind barbed wire and what it might have been like to live with constant turmoil and uncertainty. The Art of Survival is supported in part by a Preservation of Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
This exhibit can be viewed in Central Library's South Display Hall during regular Library hours.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 18, 2017
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.



The Art of Survival: Enduring the Turmoil of Tule Lake - Opening Reception
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 18, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Attend the opening of a traveling exhibition probing the complexity of the Japanese American confinement site in Newell, California. A keynote talk will be presented by Dr. Karen Inouye, Indiana University professor of Asian American Studies in the Department of American Studies, who will address the tribulations and sufferings incurred during this time period. Also enjoy refreshments and the music of Garret Uyeno. This free program is presented in partnership with the Japanese American Citizens League.
This program will be held in Central Library's Riley Room.



Naturalization Ceremony
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


The entire community is invited to attend this naturalization ceremony in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium as individuals will take the Oath of Allegiance to become naturalized citizens of the United States.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 22, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 22, 2017
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.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Program Development
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 23, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Those who have already established their nonprofit organization are invited to discover the main components of a solid program plan that can provide quality services to the community. This program is presented by Gail Thomas Strong and is made possible by The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. To register, visit eventbrite.com.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Effective Grant Proposals and Management
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 23, 2017
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Those who have already established their nonprofit organization are invited to learn useful tips on how to write compelling proposals and effective post-grant procedures. This workshop is presented by Gail Thomas Strong and is made possible by The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. To register, visit eventbrite.com.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 24, 2017
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.



Celebrating 100 Years at Central Library: Sunday Afternoon Salon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 24, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of Central Library's 100th anniversary, individuals of all ages are invited to a presentation celebrating the history of Central Library and the city of Indianapolis. Refreshments will be provided. This program will be held in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on Level 6 of Central Library.
Re-live the "Headlines of 1917" during this presentation by Bill Beck and Dr. William McNiece of the Marion County Historical Society.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 25, 2017
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.



Coloring Café
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 25, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to Central Library's MakerSpace to enjoy coloring, which has been shown to have a calming effect and promote overall wellness. Warm beverages, soothing music, coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, September 28, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 29, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 29, 2017
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.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Managing Effective Nonprofit Boards
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Those who have already established their nonprofit organization are invited to learn best practices, tips and tools for several elements of the successful board. This program is presented by Pam Blevins Hinkle and is made possible by The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. To register, visit eventbrite.com.



Celebrating 100 Years at Central Library: Building Architecture Tours
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 30, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


As part of Central Library's 100th anniversary, individuals of all ages are invited to experience the many renowned architectural features of the Cret Building that opened in 1917, as well as those that comprise the modern glass and steel framed addition designed by Evans Woollen in 2007. Those wishing to participate are asked to meet at the Information Desk in the Atrium.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Creating & Working Your First Strategic or Business Plan
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 30, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Those who have already established their non-profit organization are invited to discover a clear path to the future they see through creation of an effective, appropriate plan. This program is presented by Anne Hudson and is made possible by The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. To register, visit eventbrite.com.



Celebrating 100 Years at Central Library: Building Architecture Tours
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 30, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


As part of Central Library's 100th anniversary, individuals of all ages are invited to experience the many renowned architectural features of the Cret Building that opened in 1917, as well as those that comprise the modern glass and steel framed addition designed by Evans Woollen in 2007. Those wishing to participate are asked to meet at the Information Desk in the Atrium.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 1, 2017
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.



Celebrating 100 Years at Central Library: Sunday Afternoon Salon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 1, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of Central Library's 100th anniversary, individuals of all ages are invited to a presentation celebrating the history of Central Library and the city of Indianapolis. Refreshments will be provided. This program will be held in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on Level 6 of Central Library.
Explore the life of beloved Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley through Central Library's special collections of letters, photographs and objects. In addition, a live trio will play the songs and sounds of the 1917 era.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 2, 2017
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.



Author Jamie Ford @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 2, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Author Visit


Award-winning author Jamie Ford will discuss his book, "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet," which explores the tender and hopeful relationship between two students and the hardships and aching sadness of one student and her family that were evacuated and sent to internment camps. His most recent book, "Love and Other Consolation Prizes," will be released this fall.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 5, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Celebrating 100 Years at Central Library: 100 Years of Hauntings
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 5, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of Central Library's 100th anniversary, discover what paranormal investigators have discovered from spending the night in the Library, where ghost tales are as old as the building and part of the Library's lore. Learn once and for all what is real as investigators from the Paranormal Investigators and Observations Team will share stories, findings, video and more from their adventure inside Central Library after dark.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 6, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 6, 2017
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.



Celebrating 100 Years at Central Library: Centennial Concert and Program
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 7, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of Central Library's 100th anniversary, individuals of all ages are invited to performances by the Philharmonic Quintet and Indianapolis Children's Choir. There will be a special presentation by the Mayor's Office, as well as the unveiling of a 100-year time capsule implanted during the Library's construction.
This program will be held in the Simon Reading Room at Central Library.



Celebrating 100 Years at Central Library: Centennial Celebration
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 7, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


As part of Central Library's 100th anniversary, individuals of all ages are invited to enjoy a variety of activities. There will be family-oriented programs, period characters, souvenirs, historic exhibition and birthday cake!
These activities will take place in the Simon Reading Room and East Reading Room of Central Library.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 8, 2017
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, October 8, 2017 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Knit One, Crochet Too
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 9, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to Central Library's MakerSpace for a night of fiber crafts and fun. Bring your current work in progress or start something new. All skill levels are welcomed. Basic materials will be available for beginners.



Indiana Backyard
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Preschoolers are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about the animals that live in your backyard and visit with live animals.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Ask-a-Lawyer
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults can receive free legal advice through one-on-one consultations with qualified, licensed attorneys who are members of the Indianapolis Bar Association. For those unable to attend, call 269-2000 between 1 - 5 p.m. to speak with an attorney. This community service event is sponsored by the Indianapolis Bar Association and Indianapolis Bar Foundation, in cooperation with The Indianapolis Public Library.



2017 Photography Workshop Series
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:00 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 smartphone are invited to learn camera and composition basics from expert photographers from the Riviera Camera Club.
The topic of this program is "Meet-Up With the Riviera Camera Club." Members of the club will coach attendees in photographing in and around Central Library and give guidance in downloading images and light room processing in the Maker Space.



Colors & Magic & Numbers, Oh My!
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join Magic Don for an interactive show featuring special participation magic tricks which encourage learning and reinforcement of colors, numbers and movement.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 12, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 13, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 13, 2017
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.



Meet an Author, Be an Author: Flash Memoir Workshop for Families
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 14, 2017
10:15 am - 11:15 am

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


As part of a day-long series of activities for writers and book lovers of all ages presented by The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and The Indianapolis Public Library, learn how to write small, emotionally powerful memories that will tell the story of your life and the life of your family. Storytellers of all ages are welcome, especially children and teens! The first thirty participants will receive a free journal. Stickers, magazines, markers and more will be provided to help bring your story to life. This program, to be held in the Learning Curve Arena, is presented by the Indiana Writers Center featuring Darolyn “Lyn” Jones.



Meet an Author, Be an Author: Indy Author Fair - Meet Hoosier Authors
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 14, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


As part of a day-long series of activities for writers and book lovers of all ages presented by The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and The Indianapolis Public Library, network with more than 40 up-and-coming Indiana authors who offer a variety of writing styles and genres. Book sales and signings will be available.
This program will be held in the Simon Reading Room.



Meet an Author, Be an Author: So You Want to Write a Novel?
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 14, 2017
11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17), Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


As part of a day-long series of activities for writers and book lovers of all ages presented by The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and The Indianapolis Public Library, learn where ideas for novels come from, how they are made and published. This session will offer practical tips for those who want to write a novel, have one in progress, or have finished one and don’t know what to do next. This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium and presented by the Indiana Writers Center featuring Sarah Layden.



Meet an Author, Be an Author: Get Started!
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 14, 2017
11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17), Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


As part of a day-long series of activities for writers and book lovers of all ages presented by The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and The Indianapolis Public Library, "Get Started" will help those thinking about writing for a long time and just not doing it, as well as those who wonder how to connect with other writers in the Indianapolis area? Included will be writing exercises and lively conversation about writing and the writing life that’s guaranteed to jump start the process of becoming the writer you want to be. This program will be held in the Knall Room and presented by the Indiana Writers Center featuring Andrea Boucher.



Meet an Author, Be an Author: Self-Publishing Tricks and Tips
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 14, 2017
11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Age Level:
Category: Class or Workshop


As part of a day-long series of activities for writers and book lovers of all ages presented by The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and The Indianapolis Public Library, learn the ins and outs of self-publishing. This session will offer insights into knowing when it makes sense to self-publish, where to find information about the ways to self-publish, and what to watch out for if you decide to publish your own book. This program will be held in the Goodrich-Houk Room and presented by the Indiana Writers Center featuring Rob Kent.



Meet an Author, Be an Author: Writing About Your Life
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 14, 2017
11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17), Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


As part of a day-long series of activities for writers and book lovers of all ages presented by The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and The Indianapolis Public Library, learn how to develop the stories that define and validate us and bring insight and resolution in the telling. This session will help you find the voice to tell your own stories and provide strategies for getting them down on the page. This program, to be held in the Learning Curve Arena, will be presented by the Indiana Writers Center featuring Darolyn “Lyn” Jones.



Meet an Author, Be an Author: Get Started!
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 14, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17), Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


As part of a day-long series of activities for writers and book lovers of all ages presented by The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and The Indianapolis Public Library, "Get Started" will help those thinking about writing for a long time and just not doing it, as well as those who wonder how to connect with other writers in the Indianapolis area? Included will be writing exercises and lively conversation about writing and the writing life that’s guaranteed to jump start the process of becoming the writer you want to be. This program will be held in the Knall Room and presented by the Indiana Writers Center featuring Andrea Boucher.



Meet an Author, Be an Author: Genre Writing Panel
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 14, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17), Adults
Category: Author Visit


As part of a day-long series of activities for writers and book lovers of all ages presented by The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and The Indianapolis Public Library, noted authors will share their experiences and expertise covering such writing styles as speculative fiction, mystery, romance and urban fiction. This program, to be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium, will be presented by the Indiana Writers Center and feature Marcus Broaddus, S.M. Harding, Sandy James and Rob Kent.



Meet an Author, Be an Author: Publishing Nonfiction
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 14, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17), Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


As part of a day-long series of activities for writers and book lovers of all ages presented by The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and The Indianapolis Public Library, this program will explore the journey from an idea for a nonfiction book to research and writing it, selecting the correct publishing format, and then promoting and publicizing your finished book on both traditional and new media. This program will be held in the Goodrich-Houk Room and presented by the Indiana Writers Center featuring Nancy Niblack Baxter.



Meet an Author, Be an Author: Zine Club
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 14, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


As part of a day-long series of activities for writers and book lovers of all ages presented by The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and The Indianapolis Public Library, children and families are invited to drop in to make a zine, a book that you can make all by yourself, your way. Come make a zine about something that is important or interesting to you at Meet an Author, Be an Author! This program will be led by Learning Curve Activity Guides in the Learning Curve Research Central.



Meet an Author, Be an Author: Time Management for Authors
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 14, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17), Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


As part of a day-long series of activities for writers and book lovers of all ages presented by The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and The Indianapolis Public Library, this program will help you organize your life to find time for writing and offer strategies for using that time well. Learn how to quiet the “monkey mind,” start strong, end smart, and steer through the twin traps of distraction and procrastination. This program will be held in the Learning Curve Arena and presented by the Indiana Writers Center featuring 2017 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Emerging Author finalist Bryan Furuness.



Meet an Author, Be an Author: Meet the Authors!
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 14, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


As part of a day-long series of activities for writers and book lovers of all ages presented by The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and The Indianapolis Public Library, sit down with the winners and finalists of the 2017 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award for a moderated discussion of their writing and connections to Indiana. Book sales and signings will follow. This program, to be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium, will feature Kekla Magoon, Lori Rader-Day, John David Anderson, Bryan Furuness, Angela Palm and Francesca Zappia. For biographical information about each of these authors, visit www.indianaauthorsaward.org.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 15, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 16, 2017
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.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 19, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 20, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 20, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 22, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 23, 2017
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.



Coloring Café
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 23, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to Central Library's MakerSpace to enjoy coloring, which has been shown to have a calming effect and promote overall wellness. Warm beverages, soothing music, coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided.



Naturalization Ceremony
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


The entire community is invited to attend this naturalization ceremony in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium as individuals will take the Oath of Allegiance to become naturalized citizens of the United States.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 26, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 27, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 27, 2017
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.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Introduction to Fundraising Planning
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Those who have already established their nonprofit organization are invited to learn the process of creating a successful fundraising plan and calendar. This program is presented by staff from The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation and is made possible by The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. To register, visit eventbrite.com.



African Dance
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 28, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to journey through the regions of Mali, Senegal, Gambia and Guinea to learn cultural traditions of song and dance along the way. Be ready to move your body! This program is presented by Ronne Stone.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Understanding Nonprofit Collaboration
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 28, 2017
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Those who have already established their nonprofit organization are invited to discover the potentials and pitfalls of nonprofit collaboration. Presented by Maury Plambeck, this program is made possible by The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. To register, visit eventbrite.com.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 29, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 30, 2017
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.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, November 2, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 3, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 3, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, November 5, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 6, 2017
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.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, November 9, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 10, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 10, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, November 12, 2017
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, November 12, 2017 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 13, 2017
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.



Knit One, Crochet Too
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 13, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to Central Library's MakerSpace for a night of fiber crafts and fun. Bring your current work in progress or start something new. All skill levels are welcomed. Basic materials will be available for beginners.



2017 Photography Workshop Series
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 13, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 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 smartphone are invited to learn camera and composition basics from expert photographers from the Riviera Camera Club.
The topic of this program is "Social Media and Photography." Discover how to utilize social media to showcase your talent, influence buyers and optimize promotional efforts.



Naturalization Ceremony
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


The entire community is invited to attend this naturalization ceremony in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium as individuals will take the Oath of Allegiance to become naturalized citizens of the United States.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, November 16, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 17, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 17, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, November 19, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 20, 2017
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.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 24, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 24, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, November 26, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 27, 2017
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.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, November 30, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 1, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, December 3, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 4, 2017
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.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, December 7, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 8, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, December 10, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 11, 2017
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.



Knit One, Crochet Too
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 11, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to Central Library's MakerSpace for a night of fiber crafts and fun. Bring your current work in progress or start something new. All skill levels are welcomed. Basic materials will be available for beginners.



Naturalization Ceremony
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


The entire community is invited to attend this naturalization ceremony in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium as individuals will take the Oath of Allegiance to become naturalized citizens of the United States.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, December 14, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 15, 2017
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.



O Pato!
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to act out the story of a duck and friends in this Portuguese folk song with a live violin performance. Coming together in a circle, children will take turns participating in singing, dancing and acting while learning cooperation. This program will be presented by local musician Cathy Morris.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, December 17, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 18, 2017
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.



Library Board of Trustees
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 18, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


The public is invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees and meet Board members. Call 275-4003 to confirm the time of the meeting.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, December 21, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 22, 2017
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)
Thursday, December 28, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 29, 2017
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.