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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.



Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 25, 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.



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.



Make. Create. Code. - Java Script
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Join us as we explore the fundamentals of coding with the JavaScript programming language. Learn about 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.



Microsoft Access 2010 Basics Level II
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 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 and Privacy
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, September 28, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to protect yourself from dishonest practices on the Internet. In this class, 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. This class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, requires a sound understanding of the keyboard, mouse and Internet.



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.



Introduction to SAVI Databases of Central Indiana Statistics
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, September 28, 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.



Email on Yahoo! and Outlook.com
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 29, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 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.



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!



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Básicas) Creando Cuentas de Correo Electrónico
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Aprenda a crear su cuenta de correo electrónico, como enviar, recibir y almacenar sus mansajes y las direcciones de las personas que envían un correo electrónico, ya sea para comunicarse con su familia y amigos o para solicitar un trabajo. Para registrarse, llame al 317-344-9921.



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 of 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 of 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 of 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.



2017 Hometown Roots Concert Series
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 1, 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 award-winning blues rock guitarist Wayne Ellis Watson & Bluescake. His band has been described as "experienced, seasoned, polished, very professional and highly entertaining!"



Knit One, Crochet Too
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 2, 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.



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.



The Three Little Hoosier Pigs: A Children's Opera
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children ages 5 - 11 and their families are invited to a performance of a variation of the classic children's story, "Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf." This children's opera, presented through the Education and Outreach at the Indianapolis Opera, is set in Indiana and deals with bullies and the importance of following one's dreams.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve at Central Library.



Central Library Book Discussion
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 3, 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 Other Einstein" by Marie Benedict.



3D Printing @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Learn the basics of 3D printing from concept to creation using Tinkercad and the 3D Systems Cube Printer. Dream it, design it, print it! This program will be held in the Makerspace.



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 of 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!



Cret Building at 100: An Exhibit
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Sunday, December 31, 2017
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


This special exhibit celebrates the architecture, people and stories of the Library’s Cret Building that played an integral part in defining the city’s character 100 years ago and remains vibrant and culturally significant today. Eighteen full-color, illustrative and interpretive panels designed by RLR of Indianapolis showcase over 50 images and artifacts from Central Library’s Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room. “The Cret Building at 100,” made possible by a generous grant from Katz, Sapper & Miller, will be on display around the balcony of the historic Simon Reading Room during regular Central Library hours.



Celebrating 100 Years of 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. “Celebrating 100 Years of Central Library” is made possible by Buckingham Companies and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Simon Reading Room at Central Library.



Celebrating 100 Years of 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! “Celebrating 100 Years of Central Library” is made possible by Buckingham Companies and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
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.



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.



Young Actors Theatre Workshop: Improv/Devising
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens ages 12 - 18 are invited to work with a professional theatre artist on the art of improvisation and devising. Learn improv games that actors play to create material and free their minds, and create a story of your own through the devising process. This workshop is perfect for the aspiring actor, writer or director. This program is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



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.



Say It Loud Advocacy Series: How to Contact Your Representatives
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the series, "Say It Loud: How to Be Heard When Everyone Is Screaming," hear from local, state and federal civic representatives as they share the best practices for getting in touch with governmental officials. This program is presented in partnership with the League of Women Voters.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Create Your Own Catapult
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 12, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to use their math and engineering skills to create a working catapult out of materials such as cans, tape and marshmallows.
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!



Clases Básicas de Computación: Adjunte archivos y Fotos en su Correo Electrónico
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 14, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Aprenda a enviar en su correo electrónico archivos, música, fotos, imágenes y videos grabados con el teléfono. Comprima estos archivos para que no le ocupe mucha memoria. Aprenda a elimina un archivo adjunto y a descargan los datos adjuntos de un correo electrónico recibido. Para registrarse, llame al 317-344-9921.



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.



Free Code Camp Meet-Up
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 15, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 anytime 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.
RSVP at bit.ly/fccoctober.



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.



Papercrafting @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 16, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to Central Library's Makerspace to create fall-themed paper decorations using die-cuts and scrapbooking tools. Make cheerful paper decorations to take home and share.
During this program participants will create Halloween-themed paper crafts using rubber stamps, embossing folders and scrapbooking tools. All supplies will be provided at this first come, first served program.



Encaustic Art Class
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to create their own masterpieces using a variety of encaustic techniques. They'll have the opportunity to paint with wax and gain experience using a Cray-Pen. Please note that hot wax is involved in this technique.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Keeping You in Stitches
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Curious about sewing? Learn the basics in this class, such as loading a bobbin, threading the machine, and basic stitch patterns. We’ll create a simple project for you to take home. Are you an experienced tailor? Join us in the Makerspace and feel free to bring your own project. Quilters and Cosplayers are welcome.



Beginner's Guide to Business Success
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Registration Required

Learn the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. This program will provide an overview of the skills and tools needed when deciding to start a business. Register online at https://goo.gl/9PYnc3.
This program will be held in the Knall Reading Room.



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!



Clases Básicas de Computación: Microsoft Word Básico
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Conozca las herramientas del programa; aprenda a crear documentos, abrir un archivo, cortar, pegar, utilizar el texto automático, corregir la ortografía, cambiar el tipo de letra y otras herramientas que le ayudaran a hacer su trabajo más fácil y a que su documentos luzcan más profesionales. Para registrarse, llame al 317-344-9921.



Center for Black Literature and Culture: Grand Opening Event with Roland Martin
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


The entire community is invited to the opening of the Center for Black Literature and Culture at Central Library, which is dedicated to celebrating the rich heritage of those born of African roots. Funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., the Center will feature a robust collection of materials for all ages, along with interactive displays and dynamic programming. The grand opening will include a keynote presentation by award-winning journalist Roland Martin at 12:30 p.m. A book signing will follow.



Computer Club in the Makerspace
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn about computer hardware by disassembling and reassembling a PC. Participants will also learn to install the Linux Ubuntu operating system. Bring your ideas for learning experiences in future meetings. This program will be held in the Makerspace on the 1st floor.



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.



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.



Young Actors Theatre Workshop: 3-Minute YouTube Video Creation
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens ages 12 - 18 who want to be a filmmaker or YouTuber are invited to make a 3-minute video. Come up with an idea, learn how to shoot it, and learn how to edit on your very own phone. This workshop is perfect for the aspiring director, YouTuber, television personality or filmmaker! This program is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Say It Loud Advocacy Series: Understanding the Constitution
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the series, "Say It Loud: How to Be Heard When Everyone Is Screaming," learn how the framing documents of our country still define current policy and affect legislation regarding important issues. This program is presented by professor Sheila Kennedy.
This program, presented in partnership with the ACLU of Indiana, will be held in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor.



Naturalization Ceremony
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 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!



Microsoft Word Intermedio
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Conozca unos de los menús del programa, utilice las plantillas prediseñadas para elaborar cartas, reportes y otros documentos. Mejore sus actividades cotidianas utilizando el computador de su casa o en su lugar de trabajo. Para inscribirse, llame al 317-344-9921.



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.



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.



Young Actors Theatre: The Court vs. Bullying
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, November 4, 2017 3:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Families, school-age children and teens are invited to a performance by the Young Actors Theatre's "The Court," made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Foundation.
This program, to be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium, will feature a story about bullying and what it takes to overcome. Devised and presented by a group of local 4th-8th graders, "The Court" is a social issues group that looks at issues facing kids today.



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.



Knit One, Crochet Too
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 6, 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.



Say It Loud Advocacy Series: Spirit and Place POWER Festival
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 6, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the 2017 Spirit and Place Festival and the Library's series, "Say It Loud: How to Be Heard When Everyone Is Screaming," adults are invited to explore the topic, "The More You (F)Actually Know: Media Literacy and Why It Matters." Develop the skills needed to navigate today’s media landscape to best leverage political power and learn about news ethics in story selection. This program will be presented by local media experts Lynn Sygiel, Charitable Advisors Editor; Amber Stearns, NUVO Editor; and Matt Shafer Powell, WFYI Chief Content Officer. This program is presented in partnership with WFYI, Hoosier Press Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and the League of Women Voters. Walk-ins are welcome. However, RSVP's are requested by visiting spiritandplace.org.
This program will be held in Central Library's Riley Room.



Young Actors Theatre: The Court vs. Bullying (Teens Only)
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Teens are invited to join Young Actors Theatre's "The Court,” a group of local teens, for this performance piece about cyber bullying and learning to overcome. This performance will take place at Central Library in the 3rd Floor Teen Area and is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



An Evening With Bestselling Children's Author Laura Numeroff
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Author Visit


Families and children are invited for a presentation by popular children's author Laura Numeroff, whose books include "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," "Beatrice Doesn't Want To," and "What Grandpas Do Best." Book sales, provided by Kids Ink Bookstore, and autographing will follow. Seating is limited to 300.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



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.



Clases Básicas de Computación: Excel Básico
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, November 11, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Aprenda a crear y guardar hojas de cálculo. Coloque sus gastos mensuales en una base de datos y analícelo por medio de fórmulas básicas. Aprenda a entrar, editar, copiar, borrar y mover datos; formatear números y texto; cambiar, insertar, borrar organizar columnas y filas. Para registrarse, llame al 317-344-9921.



The Nutcracker: Short and Suite
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, November 11, 2017 3:00 pm

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


Families and children of all ages are invited for a short and "suite" performance of popular scenes from the holiday classic, "The Nutcracker," presented by dancers from the Indianapolis School of Ballet. Children of all ages are invited to wear comfortable clothes, or tutus, and join in a mini-ballet lesson after the performance.



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.



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
10:00 am - 11:00 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.



Fall Fest '17
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, November 18, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Families and individuals of all ages are invited for an afternoon of cultural entertainment and inspiration that includes the teen Slammin' Rhymes Challenge XII and a presentation by Robb Armstrong, cartoonist and creator of the "Jump Start" comic strip.



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.



Clases Básicas de Computación: Conozca las herramientas de Su Aparato Móvil
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, November 25, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Utilice las mejores aplicaciones y las herramientas eficientes y rápidas para su aparato móvil y utilícelas en su vida personal o para su trabajo. Comparta sincronice sus archivos entre sus aparatos. Para registrarse, llame al 317-344-9921.



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.



Knit One, Crochet Too
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 4, 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.



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.



Holiday Classical Concerts at the Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 11, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited to enjoy a performance of chamber ensemble music featuring holiday classics and carols by 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 performance will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Naturalization Ceremony
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 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.



Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jane Smiley
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, February 3, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


Hear bestselling author Jane Smiley discuss her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "A Thousand Acres," along with her other works that include her most recent, "Golden Age," the third in a trilogy of novels about an Iowa family. Book signings and sales will follow the presentation.