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One City, Many Voices: Ethnic Communities in Indianapolis
Central Library (Central)
Friday, January 2, 2015 - Thursday, December 31, 2015
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View an educational exhibit in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room that highlights the various ethnic groups that have made Indianapolis what it is today. From the Irish and Germans to the more recent immigrants, the city has a rich diverse background. The exhibit features the vast array of materials housed in the ISCR collection that reflect this background.



Meet the Artists XXVII
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - Saturday, March 28, 2015
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View the works of prominent local African-American artists during this exhibit presented by the Library's African-American History Committee. The exhibit will feature works in a variety of artistic mediums throughout Central Library and can be viewed during regular Library hours. A special First Friday event will be held on March 7 from 6 - 9 p.m. during which the public can attend artist demonstrations and enjoy music and refreshments. Meet the Artists XXVII is made possible by the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, March 5, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


Patrons are invited to learn how to select and use eReaders, as well as search and download materials from the Library's extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks and digital music. Patrons can drop in anytime during this two-hour visit by the Library's traveling eBook Tinker Station, which is staffed by an eReader expert who can answer questions about the equipment and collection. The Station provides reliable and unbiased information about this growing technology. The Tinker Helpline is also available to call for answers to your questions at 275-4500. This service is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



PowerPoint Basics with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, March 5, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Need to create a wedding or family reunion slide show? A speech or presentation for school or work? PowerPoint can help and we can help you learn PowerPoint! Adults are invited to learn how to use different slide layouts, transitions, animations, links, and photos in your presentation. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is necessary for this class. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Getting Connected With Facebook
Central Library (Central)
Friday, March 6, 2015
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Thinking about setting up a Facebook page? Or just want to know what it is all about? Attend this introductory class to learn the basics of how to use Facebook. Topics will include friending, liking, posting and other icons. You must have an active e-mail account to set up a Facebook page.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, March 6, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



ISO Teddy Bear Series: The Giant's Violin
Central Library (Central)
Friday, March 6, 2015 11:00 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to bring their teddy bears for a morning of music and fun with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. They'll perform "The Giant's Violin," an original story written by ISO violinist Victoria Griswold, which introduces preschoolers to the string instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music. "The Giant's Violin" will feature five string players performing excerpts of Camille Saint-SaŽns classic "Carnival of the Animals" and narrated by Perry Accetturo of the ISO Learning Community.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, March 6, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Building Blocks for Starting a 501(c)(3)
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, March 7, 2015
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, presented by Rebecca Kirby, walks you through the steps of defining your mission, obtaining incorporation and nonprofit status, and building an effective board. This program is made possible by a gift from The Emily Fund to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Seating is limited. Visit www.Eventbrite.com to register. Registration opens approximately two months prior to each workshop. This program will be held in the Riley Meeting Room.



Learning to Use the Mouse and Keyboard: Computer Basics
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, March 7, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to the Computer Training Lab to learn about the components that make up a computer, how to use a mouse and keyboard, Windows 7 desktop and toolbars. Participants will also be introduced to popular computer terminology. For those who have little or no experience using a PC, this class is the place to start.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, March 8, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Hot Jazz for Cool Kids!
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, March 8, 2015 3:00 pm

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


Children and families are invited to this outstanding series of free performances by Indy's leading jazz musicians. They are a great way to share jazz music with children that will be fun for everyone! These hour-long programs are presented by the Learning Curve at Central Library in partnership with The Indianapolis Jazz Foundation and Indy Jazz Fest.
This performance will feature the Joel Tucker Band and the next jazz generation. Carrying on the Indianapolis legacy of great jazz, this young group will inspire future musicians.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, March 9, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, March 9, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Find Customers & Competitors Using ReferenceUSA
Central Library (Central)
Monday, March 9, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults looking for business demographics of competitors or sales leads are invited to learn how to search companies or specific industries through ReferenceUSA: US Businesses, which contains 24 million businesses. The workshop will cover basic strategies for searching this Library database found at www.ilibrary.org.
This program will be held in the Computer Training Lab. Admittance is first-come, first-seated.



The Big Read: Cultural Exhibit
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - Thursday, April 30, 2015
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


As part of The Big Read, during which Indianapolis residents are encouraged to read "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears" by Ethiopian-American author Dinaw Mengestu, patrons can view an exhibit that showcases historical maps and information about Ethiopia, its traditional clothing, art and artifacts, as well as information highlighting Indianapolis families of Ethiopian adoption and current efforts to foster adoption of children within Ethiopia.
This exhibit, presented in Central Library's Atrium, is available for viewing during regular Central Library hours.



Learning to Use the Mouse and Keyboard: Computer Basics
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to the Computer Training Lab to learn about the components that make up a computer, how to use a mouse and keyboard, Windows 7 desktop and toolbars. Participants will also be introduced to popular computer terminology. For those who have little or no experience using a PC, this class is the place to start.



The Big Read: Opening Reception
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


To celebrate the kickoff of The Big Read, during which Indianapolis residents are encouraged to read "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears" by Ethiopian-American author Dinaw Mengestu, individuals of all ages can enjoy Ethiopian food, music and a presentation of the traditional coffee ceremony of Ethiopia. Also, view an exhibit that showcases historical maps and information about Ethiopian clothing, artwork and artifacts, as well as information highlighting Indianapolis families of Ethiopian adoption.
This event will be held in Central Library's Atrium.



Excel Basics with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, March 12, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to Central Library's Computer Training Lab to learn about the basic features of Microsoft 2010 Excel, including how to create and format a spreadsheet, enter and edit data, and use basic formulas. Previous experience in using Microsoft Word is necessary for this class. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Intermediate Word with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Friday, March 13, 2015
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


If you are comfortable using Microsoft 2010 Word but would like to learn more about the program's bells and whistles, you are invited to learn to use columns, bullets, basic graphics and shortcuts to make documents more functional and attractive. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is necessary for this class, which is held in the Computer Training Lab. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, March 13, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, March 13, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Program Development
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, March 14, 2015
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 workshop is presented by Gail Thomas Strong and is made possible by a gift from The Emily Fund to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Seating is limited. Visit www.Eventbrite.com to register. Registration opens approximately two months prior to each workshop. This program will be held in the Riley Meeting Room.



Teen Tech Week: Libraries Are for Making
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, March 14, 2015
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


As part of the American Library Association's Teen Tech Week, teens and tweens are invited to participate in various activities. From 1 - 3 p.m. in the Learning Curve Arena, 3D Parts Manufacturing will lead a workshop showcasing 3D printing technologies. From 2 - 5 p.m. in the Clowes Auditorium Lobby, they can drop in to the LED Light Workshop and create their own light-up jewelry with Art With a Heart, or participate in an interactive demonstration of Google Glass. From 3 - 4 p.m. in the Clowes Auditorium, the workshop entitled, "Fanfic: Your Creativity, Other People's Playgrounds," led by young adult author Saundra Mitchell, will help them learn about fan fiction and online fanfic communities. There'll be puzzles, giveaways and raffles for prizes throughout the afternoon.
The entire day's activities are free, but registration is required (limit of 30 participants) for the 3D Printing Workshop by calling 275-4222.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Effective Grant Proposals and Management
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, March 14, 2015
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, presented by Gail Thomas Strong, will help attendees gain new skills and learn how to win grant money. This program is made possible by a gift from The Emily Fund to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Seating is limited. Visit www.Eventbrite.com to register. Registration opens approximately two months prior to each workshop. This program will be held in the Riley Meeting Room.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, March 14, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


Patrons are invited to learn how to select and use eReaders, as well as search and download materials from the Library's extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks and digital music. Patrons can drop in anytime during this two-hour visit by the Library's traveling eBook Tinker Station, which is staffed by an eReader expert who can answer questions about the equipment and collection. The Station provides reliable and unbiased information about this growing technology. The Tinker Helpline is also available to call for answers to your questions at 275-4500. This service is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, March 15, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Irish Folk Music: Ennis Clare Band
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, March 15, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a lively performance of Irish folk music featuring Irish folk dancers during this free program presented by the Ennis Clare Band.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, March 16, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, March 16, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Publisher Basics Using Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


With Microsoft Publisher users can produce professional looking materials such as brochures, flyers and newsletters. In this beginning class adults are invited to learn the basics while creating a personalized greeting card. Bring a favorite photograph to scan and insert in your card. Previous experience using MS Word is necessary. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Word Basics with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Would you like to learn how to use Microsoft Word to write letters, papers, resumes, and much more? Learn about the Microsoft ribbon, how to edit and format text, adjust margins and line spacing, correct spelling automatically, open, close, save and print files. Participants must feel comfortable using a mouse and keyboard for this class. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



2015 CIBA Lecture Series
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Bicycling enthusiasts and those who enjoy travel adventures are invited to Central Library's Clowes Auditorium for this series of presentations sponsored by the Central Indiana Bicycling Association.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, March 19, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


Patrons are invited to learn how to select and use eReaders, as well as search and download materials from the Library's extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks and digital music. Patrons can drop in anytime during this two-hour visit by the Library's traveling eBook Tinker Station, which is staffed by an eReader expert who can answer questions about the equipment and collection. The Station provides reliable and unbiased information about this growing technology. The Tinker Helpline is also available to call for answers to your questions at 275-4500. This service is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Email Basics @ Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, March 20, 2015
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Do you have 3,000 emails in your inbox? Do you get more spam than legitimate emails? Adults are invited to the Computer Training Lab to learn how to manage their email account, avoid spam, send and receive messages, and work with sending and receiving attachments like photos. Attendees must already have an active email account. Those who don't are asked to arrive 30 minutes before the class so that staff can help set one up. Experience using the mouse and keyboard and Internet navigation are also required for this class.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, March 20, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
Central Library (Central)
Friday, March 20, 2015 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore the ocean with Mad Science of Indiana! They'll learn about how sand is made and make some of their own. They'll also discover animals that live in the sea, touch different shells, and "beach-comb" for shells to take home. This program is made possible by Lilly through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, March 20, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Reading Around the World with Yurtfolk!
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, March 21, 2015 11:00 am

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


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



Bach in the Subways: Celebrating Bach's Birthday
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, March 21, 2015
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited to a free concert performance by the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and Ensemble Voltaire to honor Bach's 330th birthday. The concert is part of the international "Bach in the Subways" event that orchestrates free concerts in public spaces around the world. More information can be found at Bachinthesubways.com.
This event will be held in Central Library's Atrium.



Young Actors Theatre: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, March 21, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Families and children of all ages are invited as students from the Young Actors Theatre (YAT) perform this classic play. Come see Charlie go up against a group of kids who have everything society has to offer and can't get enough! It's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory like you've never seen before, including choreographed Oompah Loompas!
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium. Preceding the performance at 1 p.m. in the Arena of the Learning Curve, children ages 8 and older are invited to learn to make the headbands seen in the show. They are made out of real candy wrappers and accessories from the famous Wanka factory. Register by calling 275-4222 (limit 15).



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, March 22, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Young Actors Theatre: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, March 22, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Families and children of all ages are invited as students from the Young Actors Theatre (YAT) perform this classic play. Come see Charlie go up against a group of kids who have everything society has to offer and can't get enough! It's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory like you've never seen before, including choreographed Oompah Loompas!
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium. Preceding the performance at 1 p.m. in the Arena of the Learning Curve, children ages 8 and older are invited to learn to make the headbands seen in the show. They are made out of real candy wrappers and accessories from the famous Wanka factory. Register by calling 275-4222 (limit 15).



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, March 23, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, March 23, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Intermediate Excel with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults who are already comfortable with creating and formatting a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel are invited to this intermediate class. Topics include relative and absolute cell references, 3D formulas, headers and footers, inserting graphics, and creating graphs. Beginners are asked to complete the Excel Basics class first. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Access Basics with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn about this flexible data management system that can store and track large quantities of data. This introductory class describes how to create a blank database, a table, and queries. If you're overwhelmed by using a paper filing system, text documents or a spreadsheet to track critical information, an Access database might be the solution. Previous experience using Microsoft Excel is a prerequisite for this class. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, March 27, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, March 27, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, March 28, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


Patrons are invited to learn how to select and use eReaders, as well as search and download materials from the Library's extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks and digital music. Patrons can drop in anytime during this two-hour visit by the Library's traveling eBook Tinker Station, which is staffed by an eReader expert who can answer questions about the equipment and collection. The Station provides reliable and unbiased information about this growing technology. The Tinker Helpline is also available to call for answers to your questions at 275-4500. This service is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, March 29, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Superhero Magic Show
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, March 29, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to dive into the world of superheroes and super villains during this fast-moving magic show presented by Don Miller. Attendees can discover the world of comic books, graphic novels, and the lore of heroes from the past. Special thanks to Downtown Comics & Closet Space Toys.
Those attending this program, to be held in the Learning Curve, will experience a mini-museum of amazing movie props, such as the Green Lantern's Power Battery and Spiderman's Mask, to name a couple.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, March 30, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, March 30, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Superhero Drawing Class
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to step into the world of drawing superheroes. They'll learn the basics and experiment with different drawing materials to create their own superhero character. This class is presented by Art With a Heart.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, April 3, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, April 3, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, April 6, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



ABC's of Diabetes
Central Library (Central)
Monday, April 6, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

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



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, April 6, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Conversations About Education 2015: "The Homestretch"
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, April 9, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


The entire community is invited to this series dedicated to exploring local educational issues. This program will feature a preview of the PBS documentary, "The Homestretch," which follows the inspiring story of three homeless teenagers in Chicago who fight to stay in school, graduate and build a future despite incredible odds. Director of Community Relations at the Christian Theological Seminary, Hope Hampton, will launch a conversation among local youth advocates about issues raised in the film, such as poverty, foster youth, mental health, LBGT, immigrants and more. Panelists include Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura, Director of Indiana DCS, and Brandie Oliver from Butler University. This program is presented in partnership with WFYI, Connected by 25, and MCCOY.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, April 10, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Baby Music Class
Central Library (Central)
Friday, April 10, 2015 11:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Babies up to age 2 and an adult are invited for an interactive program with music, action songs and movement. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums will be used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The goal of the program is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community. The program requires the participation of the caregiver. No older siblings, please. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, April 10, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, April 12, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, April 13, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



ABC's of Diabetes
Central Library (Central)
Monday, April 13, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

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



Women in Jazz Celebration
Central Library (Central)
Monday, April 13, 2015
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level:
Category: Performance or Presentation


The entire community is invited for a special evening of music, film and discussion celebrating "Women in Jazz." The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a jazz performance featuring Monika Herzig and her band. From 6 - 7:30 p.m., there will be a screening of the documentary, "Lady Be Good" by Kay Ray, that examines the contributions of American women to the jazz movement between the 1920s through the '70s and documents the development of all-woman jazz groups through rare footage, photos and provocative interviews with women musicians. The evening concludes at 7:30 p.m. with a question-and-answer session with filmmaker Kay Ray.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, April 13, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



ISO Teddy Bear Series: The Giant's Violin
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:00 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to bring their teddy bears for a morning of music and fun with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. They'll perform "The Giant's Violin," an original story written by ISO violinist Victoria Griswold, which introduces preschoolers to the string instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music. "The Giant's Violin" will feature five string players performing excerpts of Camille Saint-SaŽns classic "Carnival of the Animals" and narrated by Perry Accetturo of the ISO Learning Community.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Ask-a-Lawyer
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults can receive free legal advice through one-on-one consultations with qualified, licensed attorneys who are members of the Indianapolis Bar Association. For those unable to attend, call 269-2000 between 2 - 8 p.m. to speak with an attorney. This community service event is sponsored by the Indianapolis Bar Association and Indianapolis Bar Foundation, in cooperation with The Indianapolis Public Library and Indianapolis Public Schools.



"A Visit to Jorge Amado" Talk & Book Signing
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults are invited for a rare opportunity to learn about Brazilian literature as author Nelson Cerqueira, PhD., will discuss his book, "A Visit to Jorge Amado." The book is a bilingual Portuguese-English exploration of the collective works of Jorge Amado, arguably one of the great Brazilian authors of the 20th century. This program is presented by the Library and the Campinas, Brazil Sister City Committee.
This program will be held in the Nine Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor of Central Library.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, April 17, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, April 17, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, April 19, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, April 20, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Money Smart Week
Central Library (Central)
Monday, April 20, 2015
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Seniors
Category: Performance or Presentation


Adults and seniors are invited as Social Security Administration Specialist Charo Boyd will answer questions about Social Security retirement planning and present a live demonstration on available online planning tools.



ABC's of Diabetes
Central Library (Central)
Monday, April 20, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

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



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, April 20, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



National Crime Victim's Week: Memorial Display for Homicide Victims
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - Wednesday, April 22, 2015
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


Patrons are invited to view a special display, sponsored by the Survivors of Violent Death Support Group, that includes 135 pairs of shoes to represent the loss of homicide victims in Indianapolis in 2014. The display also will include signage, statistics, stories and resources for survivors.
This display can be viewed in the Atrium at Central Library.



Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: Public Forum
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Meeting


The entire public is invited to a forum on domestic violence and sexual assault issues, including sexual assault on college campuses. There also will be a multi-media presentation of a documentary featuring clips on domestic violence and sexual assault from multiple sources. This program is sponsored by the Domestic Violence Network of Central Indiana.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, April 24, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, April 24, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Develop and Design a Lemonade Stand
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 8 and older are invited to get ready for Lemonade Day (May 16) and design a scale model of a lemonade stand during this workshop with Next Great Architects. They'll learn about the art and craft behind architecture.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



The Big Read: Author Talk with Dinaw Mengestu
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


As part of the Big Read, during which Indianapolis residents are encouraged to read "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears" by Ethiopian-American author Dinaw Mengestu, the public is invited to meet the author and learn about his experience as an Ethiopian immigrant and his insight into the process of writing this novel. Book signings will follow.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, April 26, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Classical Concerts at Central
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, April 26, 2015 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 will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, April 27, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



ABC's of Diabetes
Central Library (Central)
Monday, April 27, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

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



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, April 27, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Women in Indianapolis Discussion Program
Central Library (Central)
Monday, April 27, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Hear stories about pioneer women of Indianapolis during this program featuring historian Ray Boomhower and Butler University archivist Sally Childs-Helton. They'll discuss stories about Indianapolis native Mae Wright Sewall and share the tales of scandal-makers, code breakers and some incredible uppity women in the history of Butler University! This program is presented in collaboration of the Indy Library's new Women of Indianapolis Digital Collection.
This program will be held in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor of Central Library.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 1, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 1, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Early Childhood Educator Workshop with Josť-Luis Orozco
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 2, 2015 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Educators and childcare providers are invited as renowned bilingual children's musician and author Josť-Luis Orozco demonstrates how to use music, rhythm, games and songs to enhance early childhood language skills. This interactive workshop brings the rich heritage of the Spanish-speaking world to educators and childcare providers. Attendees will receive a free book and CD by Josť-Luis. This program is made possible by a grant from United Way of Central Indiana and the Ruth Lilly Philanthropic Foundation to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Josť-Luis Orozco: Concert for Children & Families
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 2, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Families and children are invited to a free performance by renowned bilingual children's musician and author Josť-Luis Orozco. They'll be able to sing, dance and celebrate Latin American culture at this interactive event. The first 100 children will receive a free book by Josť-Luis. This program is made possible by gifts from the PNC Foundation and Friends of the Library to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, May 3, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 4, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 4, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 8, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 8, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Understanding Nonprofit Collaboration
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 9, 2015
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

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



Lemonade Stand Recipes
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

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



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Introduction to Fundraising Planning
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 9, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, May 10, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 11, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 11, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Find Customers & Competitors Using ReferenceUSA
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults looking for business demographics of competitors or sales leads are invited to learn how to search companies or specific industries through ReferenceUSA: US Businesses, which contains 24 million businesses. The workshop will cover basic strategies for searching this Library database found at www.ilibrary.org.
This program will be held in the Computer Training Lab. Admittance is first-come, first-seated.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 15, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 15, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, May 17, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 18, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 18, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 22, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 22, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 29, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 29, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, May 31, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 1, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, June 5, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, June 5, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, June 7, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 8, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, June 12, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, June 12, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, June 14, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 15, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, June 19, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, June 19, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, June 21, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 22, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, June 26, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, June 26, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, June 28, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 29, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, July 3, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, July 3, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.