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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


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



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Program Development
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 1, 2016
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Those who have already established their nonprofit organization are invited to discover the main components of a solid program plan that can provide quality services to the community. This program is made possible by BMO Harris Bank, The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Knall Meeting Room. Register by visiting www.eventbrite.com.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Effective Grant Proposals and Management
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 1, 2016
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 BMO Harris Bank, The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Knall Meeting Room. Register by visiting www.eventbrite.com. Registration opens approximately two months prior to the workshop.



Young Actors Theatre: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 1, 2016 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Families and children in grades 3 and up are invited as the Young Actors Theatre and the Learning Curve at Central Library present "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." This modern re-imagining of Washington Irving's classic story explores loneliness and what it means to be one's own person featuring wild fantasy sequences that use Black Light Puppets. The story follows the teenage struggles of Ichabod Crane, an outsider with a larger than life imagination and a habit of spooking himself.
This performance will take place in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Facebook Lab
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Have questions about your Facebook account or want to set one up? Attend this open lab session in the Computer Training Lab and staff will work with you one-on-one to set up an account, add photos, post status updates, find friends and more. Bring photos on a flash drive and we’ll show you how to add them to Facebook. Before attending this session you must be able to get into your own existing email account.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 2, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 3, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



How to Save Money With Digital Coupons
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 3, 2016
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


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



Pinterest Papercraft Nights
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 3, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to make and take papercraft inspired by festive finds on Pinterest.
This program, to be held in the Central Library Makerspace on Level One, will be devoted to fall decorations, including banners, paper pumpkins and a Halloween candy container.



ISO Teddy Bear Series: The Giant's Violin
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to bring their teddy bears for "The Giant's Violin," an original story written by Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra violinist Victoria Griswold who will introduce them to the string instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music. Children will engage in movement activities that will be integrated into the telling of the story. "The Giant's Violin" will feature five ISO string players performing excerpts from Camille Saint-Saëns classic "Carnival of the Animals" which will be narrated by Perry Accetturo of the ISO Learning Community. Following the performance, children will have the opportunity to try real instruments.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Online Safety and Privacy
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to protect yourself from dishonest practices on the Internet. In this class, 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, and you should have taken the Internet Basics or Email Basics class.



Central Library Book Discussion
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program held in Central Library's Goodrich-Houk Meeting Room.
The book to be discussed is "Fire in the Water" by James Alexander Thom.



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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Those who are point-and-shoot photographers looking to improve their skills or are interested in creating better images with an iPhone are invited to learn camera and composition basics from expert photographers from the Riviera Camera Club.
The theme for this program, to be held in the Riley Meeting Room, is "Famous Photographers and Their Historical Influence on Modern Photography." Special guest presenter will be Paul Paletti, whose Louisville, KY photo gallery became one of the original participants in that city's First Friday Gallery Hop. Paletti will discuss the history of photography as it relates to some of the more famous or valuable photographic images through current time. He also will share photographs from significant photographers.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Conversations About Education: IPS School Board Candidates Forum
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


The entire community is invited to hear from the ten candidates running for a seat on the Indianapolis Public Schools board. They will offer their views on education and respond to questions from reporters with WFYI, the Indianapolis Recorder and Chalkbeat Indiana. Candidates in Districts 1 and 2 will participate in the first session from 5 - 6:15 p.m. Candidates is District 4 and At-Large will participate in the second session from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. Join the conversation on social media using #AmGradIndy. Also, you can email questions for consideration to be asked of the candidates at eweddle@wfyi.org.
This event will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Clases Básicas de Computación: Conozca las Herramientas de su Correo Electrónico
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Cree folders para almacenar y encontrar los mensajes más importantes, organice sus contactos, cree mensajes de alerta, bloquee mensajes no deseados y cree una firma automática.



Start Building a Free Website with Wix
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 6, 2016
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Fall Cooking Workshops: Shop Smart!
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 6, 2016 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn how to plan and shop for simple meals at home. This two-hour workshop includes live demonstrations, food tasting and a lecture presented by Nutrition Services of the Marion County Public Health Department.
This program will be held in the Makerspace on the 1st floor.



Email Basics @ Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 7, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Story Time for Little Learners
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 7, 2016 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 for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 7, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Organize and Protect Your Windows 7 Computer
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 8, 2016
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to manage your computer files, improve computer performance, and protect your computer from unwanted files and software. By the end of this class you should be able to copy, move, and delete files; change or remove unwanted computer programs, and use Windows Explorer, Disc Cleanup, Disc Defragmenter, Task Manager, Add/Remove Programs, and System Configuration in Microsoft Windows 7. Before taking this class you should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Introduction to Fundraising Planning
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 8, 2016
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Fundraising is the vehicle that lets nonprofits do their work. This workshop helps young organizations build a case for support and provides an overview of common fundraising types to help in thinking through why and in which ways nonprofit groups might best raise funds. This program, presented by staff from The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, is made possible by BMO Harris Bank, The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Knall Meeting Room. Register by visiting www.eventbrite.com. Registration opens approximately two months prior to the workshop.



ISO Teddy Bear Series: The Giant's Violin
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 8, 2016 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to bring their teddy bears for "The Giant's Violin," an original story written by Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra violinist Victoria Griswold who will introduce them to the string instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music. Children will engage in movement activities that will be integrated into the telling of the story. "The Giant's Violin" will feature five ISO string players performing excerpts from Camille Saint-Saëns classic "Carnival of the Animals" which will be narrated by Perry Accetturo of the ISO Learning Community. Following the performance, children will have the opportunity to try real instruments.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Understanding Nonprofit Collaboration
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 8, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

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



Microsoft Word 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 8, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Computer Club in the Maker Space on the 1st Floor
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 8, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis @ Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 8, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited as the Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis performs a free concert featuring its entire 60-member ensemble of musicians. Musical selections will include a tribute to the founding of Central Library nearly 100 years ago. You can also celebrate the orchestra's 75 years of community performances and educational programs by viewing its digital archives online at digitalindy.org.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 9, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



2016 Hometown Roots Concert Series
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 9, 2016 2:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited to this popular Library series that features artists from the Central Indiana area. This series, held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will feature a performance by The Dolebecks. Featuring Sandy Williams on guitar, Scott Pazera on bass, Rich Dole on trombone, and Michael Beck on percussion, this group plays a mix of funky, jazz-based World Beat music, allowing room for improvisational moments with creative attitude.



Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Ask-a-Lawyer
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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.



eAudiobooks with OneClickDigital
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Discover how to use your library card to borrow eAudiobooks on your own Android, Kindle Fire or iOS device. Create a OneClickDigital account, download an eAudiobook and learn how to navigate the app or website. You are encouraged to bring your own Android or Apple phone or tablet or your Kindle Fire with OneClickDigital installed. Participants should feel comfortable using a mouse, keyboard and web browser. A library card and a working e-mail address are required for this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab. Please arrive 30 minutes early if you need help installing OneClickDigital on your device.



Teen Read Week Author Visit: How Is Taekwondo Like Writing?
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 4:00 pm

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


Teens are invited to meet Mike Mullin, award-winning author of the "Ashfall" trilogy, who will help them learn how to break things with hammer-fist, become better writers, and more about the Yellowstone supervolcano! There will be door prizes and autographed books for purchase, provided by Kids Ink. This program is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund, Comcast, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Teen Read Week Author Visit: What Happens to Your City When Yellowstone Erupts?
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:30 pm

Age Level:
Category: Author Visit


Teens are invited to meet Mike Mullin, award-winning author of the "Ashfall" trilogy, and learn what would happen to Indianapolis if the Yellowstone supervolcano erupted today! There will be door prizes and autographed books for purchase, provided by Kids Ink. This program is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund, Comcast, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Básicas) Microsoft 2010 Word Básico
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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.



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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


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



Pivot Tables in Microsoft Excel
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how use pivot tables to sort and summarize data in Microsoft Excel 2010. Before taking this class, to be held in the Mini Lab on the 4th floor, you must complete the Excel Basics class.



Computers for Seniors
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 13, 2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Seniors
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: ¡RITMO LATINO! Frame Drum Making Workshop
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 13, 2016 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Children and young people ages 6 and up are invited to make a traditional Latin American frame drum with an authentic sound from common, everyday materials. This program is presented by Sancocho.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 14, 2016
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Story Time for Little Learners
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 14, 2016 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 for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 14, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Básicas) Excel Básico
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 15, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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.



Dinosaurs!
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 15, 2016 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about dinosaurs. They'll meet modern day reptiles and compare them with the reptiles of the past. This program is sponsored by Donald F. Woodley.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Classical Concerts at Central
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 15, 2016 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Adults and families are invited to experience the dynamic world of chamber music with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This program is made possible by BMO Harris Bank and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 16, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Música de las Américas
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 16, 2016 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


Individuals of all ages to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a high energy performance by Pavel and Direct Contact! Experience the music and irresistible rhythms of North, Central and South America.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 17, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


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



Make. Create. Code. Learn Coding Basics by Playing Games
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 17, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn the basics of computer coding in languages such as Python or JavaScript by playing fun interactive games during this class held in the Computer Training Lab. Explore CodeCombat.com, Code.org, and other free online resources for building coding skills. No previous coding experience is needed, but participants should be comfortable using a Web browser.
The October program activity will be "Online Games That Teach Code for Beginners."



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Movie


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



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


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



ISO's Teddy Bear Concert Series: The Big Note
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and families are invited for a morning of music and fun with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as it performs "The Big Note," an original story by ISO violinist Victoria Griswold. It features five ISO musicians playing excerpts from works of Rossini, Saint Saens and Rimsky-Korsakov and narrated by Perry Accetturo of the ISO Learning Community. Young children can move like trains and sway like trees as they participant in the adventure of a young boy's search through a symphony orchestra to find the big note. They will engage in movement activities that will be integrated into the telling of the story. Stuffed friends are welcome to attend!
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Microsoft Publisher 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



How to Use the Keyboard & Mouse: Introduction to Computers
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



ISO's Teddy Bear Concert Series: The Big Note
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and families are invited for a morning of music and fun with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as it performs "The Big Note," an original story by ISO violinist Victoria Griswold. It features five ISO musicians playing excerpts from works of Rossini, Saint Saens and Rimsky-Korsakov and narrated by Perry Accetturo of the ISO Learning Community. Young children can move like trains and sway like trees as they participant in the adventure of a young boy's search through a symphony orchestra to find the big note. They will engage in movement activities that will be integrated into the telling of the story. Stuffed friends are welcome to attend!
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Intermedias) Excel Intermedio
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Usted aprenderá las fórmulas, técnicas de bases de datos y comandos de marco que hacen el trabajo más rápido, y aprenderá a crear accesos directos para que sus datos sean más útiles y para que las hojas de trabajo sean más fáciles de manipular.



Memory Writing Workshop
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Those who want to preserve the stories of their lives or better understand what made them who they are can learn a simple method of turning memories into words during this 90-minute workshop presented by the Indiana Writers Center in association with the 2016 Indy Author Fair being held at Central Library on October 29th.



Introduction to SAVI Databases of Central Indiana Statistics
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 20, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Email Basics @ Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 21, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Story Time for Little Learners
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 21, 2016 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 for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 21, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Intermedias) Excel Intermedio
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 22, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Usted aprenderá las fórmulas, técnicas de bases de datos y comandos de marco que hacen el trabajo más rápido, y aprenderá a crear accesos directos para que sus datos sean más útiles y para que las hojas de trabajo sean más fáciles de manipular.



WTTS Rock to Read Run
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:00 am

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Individuals of all ages are invited to participate in a 5K run/walk or a 1 mile run/walk benefiting children's literacy through The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Volunteer opportunities at the race are also available. If you have gently used books to donate to the Indy Library, please bring them. This is a USATF 2016 Sanctioned Event. The WTTS Rock to Read Run is presented by Kaplan University, along with Fun-Races.
For registration and other information, go to http://fun-races.com/rock-to-read-downtown/



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Building Blocks for Starting a 501(c)(3)
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 22, 2016
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 Leah York, walks you through the steps of defining your mission, obtaining incorporation and nonprofit status, and building an effective board. Attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch as there are few lunch options close by and time is limited. This program is made possible by BMO Harris Bank, The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Knall Meeting Room. Register by visiting www.eventbrite.com. Registration opens approximately two months prior to the workshop.



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


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



Microsoft Access 2010 Basics Level II
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 22, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 23, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 24, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 24, 2016
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


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



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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


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



Cloud Computing Using Google Drive
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Conversations About Education: Daddy Don't Go
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Meeting


View the touching documentary, "Daddy Don't Go," that chronicles everyday struggles of four disadvantaged men and their journeys to be strong father figures in the lives of their children. At 7:15 p.m., a panel moderated by Dr. Michael Twyman, Executive Director of OpportunIndy, will focus on systemic barriers that often stand in the way of fathers being both present and active in the lives of their children and families and explore ways the broader community can be supportive of their roles and involvement as men and parents. This program is presented by WFYI, OpportunIndy and the Library.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level:
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

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



Internet Basics
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Pivot Tables in Microsoft Excel
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how use pivot tables to sort and summarize data in Microsoft Excel 2010. Before taking this class, to be held in the Mini Lab on the 4th floor, you must complete the Excel Basics class.



The Hauntings of Indianapolis: The Ghosts of Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Learn techniques of ghost hunting by paranormal researchers and tour guides Nicole & Michael Kobrowski from unseenpress.com. Following the talk, take a tour of the spooky backways and passages of Central Library, hear real ghost stories reported by Library employees and see if we can communicate with the spirits while we explore.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 27, 2016
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Cloud Computing Using Microsoft OneDrive and Office Online
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 27, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Email Basics @ Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 28, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Story Time for Little Learners
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 28, 2016 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 for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 28, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Indy Author Fair: Creative Writing for Pre-K & 1st Grade Teachers
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 29, 2016
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

The theme for this workshop is "Wild Words: Growing Readers & Writers With Read Aloud." It will be led by April Pulley Sayre, the 2016 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award winner for Genre Excellence - Children's Picture Books. Learn to taste read alouds about rain, snow, vultures, vegetables and fish. Learn techniques and extensions that carry books into writing, art, exercise and science. Learn to rev up storytimes with behind-the-scenes information on the rain forest adventures and Midwest garden goofiness of Sayre’s 60 books. This program is presented by the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Library.
Registration for this program, to be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium, is required by visiting Eventbrite.com.



Indy Author Fair: Creative Writing for 2nd - 5th Grade Teachers
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 29, 2016
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Poetry writing is the topic of this workshop presented by Helen Frost, 2011 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award Regional Author Winner. She will encourage teachers to write poetry for the joy of writing and offer guidance in introducing poetry in the classroom. This program is presented by the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Library.
Registration for this program, to be held in the Goodrich-Houk Room, is required by visiting Eventbrite.com.



Indy Author Fair: Creating Writing for Middle & High School Teachers
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 29, 2016
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

The theme for this program is "Teaching Creative Writing to Secondary Students." Young adult author Barbara Shoup will address issues that teachers often face with students and administration when introducing creative writing to the curriculum. Learn tips for generating lively writing and a rationale for the use of creative writing to illustrate how it fulfills state standards. Participants will engage in a series of writing exercises that are effective in the classroom. This program is presented by the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Library.
Registration for this program, to be held in the Knall Room, is required by visiting Eventbrite.com.



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Intermedias) Power Point y Publisher
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 29, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Conozca las tareas básicas que puede hacer para aprender a usar Microsoft Office PowerPoint and Publisher. Cree, personalice, y diseñe sus propias publicaciones con facilidad.



Indy Author Fair: Meet the Authors
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 29, 2016
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


Individuals of all ages are invited to sit down with the winners and finalists of the 2016 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award as they discuss their writing and connections to Indiana. Book sales and signings will follow. This program will be moderated by John Krull, Director of Franklin College's Pulliam School of Journalism and host of “No Limits” on WFYI Public Radio. It will feature authors Karen Joy Fowler, Philip Gulley, Sarah Gerkensmeyer, Bill Kenley, Edward Kelsey Moore and April Pulley Sayre. For biographical information about each of these authors, visit www.indianaauthorsaward.org.
As a program of the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Library, event will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Indy Author Fair: Meet Hoosier Authors
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 29, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


Writers and book lovers of all ages are invited to network with over 40 up-and-coming Indiana authors who offer a wide variety of writing styles and genres. Book sales and signings will be available. For a complete list of participating authors, visit www.indianaauthorsaward.org.
As a program of the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Library, this event will be held in the Simon Reading Room.



Indy Author Fair: Illustration for Kids by Kids
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 29, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Class or Workshop


Children of all ages are invited to this special children's art illustration workshop presented by Art With a Heart.
As a program of the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Library, this event will be held in the Learning Curve Arena.



Indy Author Fair: Get Started!
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 29, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Writers and book lovers of all ages are invited to learn how to connect with other local writers and participate in writing exercises and lively conversation about writing and the writing life guaranteed to jump start the process of becoming a writer. Presenter will be author Kip Robisch, program manager for the Indiana Writers Center. This program is presented by the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Library.
This event will be held in the Goodrich-Houk Room.



Indy Author Fair: Writing About Your Life
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 29, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Class or Workshop


Writers and book lovers of all ages are invited to Central Library's Learning Curve Arena to find their voice to tell their own stories and learn strategies for getting them down on the page. Presented by the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Library, this program will be facilitated by the Indiana Writers Center and feature Lyn Jones.



Indy Author Fair: Writing for Young People - Panel Discussion
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 29, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Adults and teens are invited as noted authors will share their experiences and expertise covering writing styles ranging from young adult novels to chapter books and picture books. This program is presented by the Indiana Writers Center and features John David Anderson, 2015 Emerging Author Finalist Skila Brown, Rob Kent and Sarah J. Schmitt.
As a program of the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Library, this event will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Indy Author Fair: Publishing Overview
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 29, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Adults and teens are invited to learn about the publishing industry during this program presented by the Indiana Writers Center and featuring Nancy Niblack Baxter.
As a program of the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Library, this event will be held in the Knall Room.



Indianapolis Special Collections Room 2016 Program Series
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 29, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Visit the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor of Central Library for this series of historical presentations that relate to Indianapolis and central Indiana.
All are welcome to this open house for the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room. Learn what's behind the glass wall of ISCR, meet the team that takes care of the historic collections, learn about Ancestry.com, view the Library's historic cookbook and menu collections, and see what's new with the Library's growing digital collections. Special guests will include representatives from the Indiana State Library, Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Archives.



Make. Create. Code. Learn to Code with Text-Based Code
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 29, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Explore HTML & CSS fundamentals as you build a website in this introductory course to web development. No coding experience is necessary, but we recommend you also take Learn Coding Basics with Drag-and-Drop Code. Participants should feel comfortable using a Web browser. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.
The October program activity will be "Learning SQL on khanacademy.org."



Indy Author Fair: Get Started!
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 29, 2016
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

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


Writers and book lovers of all ages are invited to learn how to connect with other local writers and participate in writing exercises and lively conversation about writing and the writing life guaranteed to jump start the process of becoming a writer. Presenter will be author Kip Robisch, program manager for the Indiana Writers Center. This program is presented by the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Library.
This event will be held in the Goodrich-Houk Room.



Indy Author Fair: So You Want to Write a Novel?
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 29, 2016
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

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


Adults and teens are invited to learn where ideas from novels come from, how novels are made and how they get published. This session will offer practical tips for those who want to want to write a novel, have one in progress or have a finished one they don’t know what to do with. This program is presented by the Indiana Writers Center featuring Barbara Shoup.
As a program of the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Library, this event will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Indy Author Fair: Self-Publishing Tips and Tricks
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 29, 2016
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

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


Adults and teens are invited to learn the ins and outs of self-publishing during this workshop presented by the Indiana Writers Center featuring Rob Kent.
As a program of the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Library, this event will be held in the Knall Room.



Indy Author Fair: Resource Fair for Writers, Educators and Parents
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 29, 2016
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Writers, book lovers and parents are invited to meet representatives from the Indiana State Library, Indiana Humanities, Butler Bridge, Second Story and other organizations. Staff from the Indiana Writers Center will provide handouts with links to more information on resources.
As a program of the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Library, this event will take place in the Learning Curve Circle.



Indy Author Fair: Bluer Guide to Indiana
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 29, 2016
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

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


Adults and teens are invited to explore highly imaginative Indiana travel writing during this session presented by the Indiana Writers Center and featuring 2013 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award national winner Michael Martone. Document the people, places and peculiarities of Indiana and discuss what is fact and fiction and the way we open up Indiana space for wonder. This program is presented by the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and the Library.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve Arena.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 30, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 31, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



WordPress.com Basics: Create a Blog Using the Free WordPress.com Service
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 31, 2016
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn the basics of creating a maintaining your own blog on WordPress.com. By the end of this workshop, you will have: created a WordPress.com account; created a blog post; learned how to select a graphical “theme” for your blog; learned to add images, and published an About Page with a photo. Before participating in this workshop, you much be able to get into your own existing email account and feel comfortable using the mouse, keyboard, email, and the Internet. Bring to class any digital photos that you want to add to your blog. Arrive early if you want help scanning photos. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


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



Clases Básicas de Computación: Use Skype, Whats app, o Viber
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Aprenda a descargar estas aplicaciones para poder comunicarse gratis con sus familiares, amigos, y colegas en cualquier lugar del mundo. Además, puede utilizar Skype para entrevistas de trabajo telefónicas.



Story Time for Little Learners
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 4, 2016 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 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 4, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Fall Cooking Workshops: Cooking with Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, November 5, 2016 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn tips and recipes when cooking with fresh ingredients. This two-hour workshop includes live demonstrations, food tasting and a lecture presented by Nutrition Services of the Marion County Public Health Department. This program is presented in coordination with the November 5th Spirit and Place lecture, "Home Grown: Building Strong Communities Through Food" featuring urban gardener Novella Carpenter.
This program will be held in the Makerspace on the 1st floor.



Spirit & Place Festival: Home Grown, Building Strong Communities Through Food
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, November 5, 2016
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


As part of the 2016 Spirit & Place Festival, Novella Carpenter, author of "Farm City," will discuss the importance of urban farming and eliminating food deserts. In addition, in partnership with the Indy Food Council, a number of local community organizations will be on hand to promote urban farming and healthy eating choices.



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

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Classical Concerts at Central
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, November 6, 2016 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Adults and families are invited to experience the dynamic world of chamber music with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This program is made possible by BMO Harris Bank and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 7, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


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



Pinterest Papercraft Nights
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 7, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to make and take papercraft inspired by festive finds on Pinterest.
This program, to be held in the Central Library Makerspace on Level One, will be devoted to holiday card making using rubber stamps, decorative paper, riboons and glitter.



Clases Básicas de Computación: Use Skype, Whats app, o Viber
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Aprenda a descargar estas aplicaciones para poder comunicarse gratis con sus familiares, amigos, y colegas en cualquier lugar del mundo. Además, puede utilizar Skype para entrevistas de trabajo telefónicas.



Story Time for Little Learners
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 11, 2016 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 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 11, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Utilice las mejores aplicaciones y las herramientas eficientes y rápidas para su aparato móvil y utilícelas en su vida personal o para su trabajo. Comparta sincronice sus archivos entre sus aparatos.



Fall Fest 2016 With Kwame Alexander
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, November 12, 2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Families and individuals of all ages are invited for an afternoon of inspiration and cultural entertainment. Highlighting the festivities will be a presentation (2:10 p.m.) by 2015 Newbery Medal winner Kwame Alexander. Alexander is a poet, educator and New York Times bestselling author of 21 books for children. In addition to his presentation, Alexander will help honor the winners in grades 7 - 12 of the Slammin' Rhymes Challenge (3 p.m.). This year's theme is "Dare to Dream." Alexander will conduct a book signing at 3:30 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Library's African-American History Committee, will feature other on-stage performances and free family activities. Fall Fest 2016 is made possible by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Suez Water, the Donna D. Talley Story Theatre Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This event, to be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium, will feature performances by Diamond Divas Dance and Majorette of Indianapolis (12:10 p.m.); Magic Mike Ray (12:35 p.m); Sims Boxing Gym (1 p.m.); Turning Point Family Worship Center Youth (1:25 p.m.); and the Fix Dance Studio (1:45 p.m.).



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

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Indianapolis Special Collections Room 2016 Program Series
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, November 13, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Visit the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor of Central Library for this series of historical presentations that relate to Indianapolis and central Indiana.
The theme for this program is "Indianapolis: Now and Then." Local historians Nelson Price and Joan Hostetler will present a visual demonstration of the Hoosier capital. Their vintage photos depict sites around the city as they looked in the 1800s and 1900s, contrasted with color photos of the sites as they look today.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 14, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


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



Clases Básicas de Computación: Conozca las herramientas de Su Aparato Móvil
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Utilice las mejores aplicaciones y las herramientas eficientes y rápidas para su aparato móvil y utilícelas en su vida personal o para su trabajo. Comparta sincronice sus archivos entre sus aparatos.



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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Story Time for Little Learners
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 18, 2016 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 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 18, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Intermedias) Búsqueda de Trabajo por Internet
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, November 19, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Conozca las nuevas herramientas para buscar trabajo por medio de Internet; desde diferentes grupos en redes sociales hasta páginas dedicadas especialmente al mercado laboral, como LinkedIn que busca conectar a los profesionales son sus colegas y le da prioridad a ofertas laborales relacionadas con sus contactos.



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

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Indianapolis School of Ballet: A Nutcracker Preview
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, November 20, 2016 3:00 pm

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


Families and children of all ages are invited as the Indianapolis School of Ballet performs a "suite" preview of the dream-inspired dances from Act II of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker." Children can wear comfortable clothes or tutus and join a mini-ballet lesson after the performance. For more information about the School of Ballet's full performances of "The Nutcracker" in December, visit www.indyballet.org.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 21, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


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



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


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



Story Time for Little Learners
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 25, 2016 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 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 25, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Intermedias) Búsqueda de Trabajo por Internet
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, November 26, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Conozca las nuevas herramientas para buscar trabajo por medio de Internet; desde diferentes grupos en redes sociales hasta páginas dedicadas especialmente al mercado laboral, como LinkedIn que busca conectar a los profesionales son sus colegas y le da prioridad a ofertas laborales relacionadas con sus contactos.



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

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 28, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 2, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



African Dance: Preschool Workshop
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, December 3, 2016 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited for a journey through the regions of Mali, Senegal, Gambia and Guinea to learn cultural traditions of song and dance. Be ready to move your body! This program is made possible by Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent 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)
Sunday, December 4, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 5, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


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



Pinterest Papercraft Nights
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 5, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to make and take papercraft inspired by festive finds on Pinterest.
This program, to be held in the Central Library Makerspace on Level One, will be devoted to personalized stocking treats, gift cards and gift tags.



So Kawaii! Introductory Art Class
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 4:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 7 and up are invited to transform any drawing from normal to kawaii! Participants will bring in a drawing of any object or creature (a piece of toast, an elephant, a refrigerator) and turn it into a highly stylized cartoon in kawaii style. The session will include a discussion of what kawaii means and what illustration techniques are key to maintaining the kawaii animation style. This program is presented by Art With a Heart.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 9, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



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

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, December 11, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Indianapolis Special Collections Room 2016 Program Series
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, December 11, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Visit the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor of Central Library for this series of historical presentations that relate to Indianapolis and central Indiana.
The title of this program is "Famous Hoosier Women: Historic and Contemporary Legends." Author, historian and radio host Nelson Price will explore the lives of historic and contemporary notable Hoosier women. The presentation will include displays of photos, researched stories and personal accounts from interviews of famous Indiana women.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 12, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


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



Fall Cooking Workshops: Quirky Cooking, Healthy Cooking with Unusual Ingredients
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, December 15, 2016 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to join the tasty journey into the world of unfamiliar ingredients. From quinoa to miso and farroh, learn how these and other foods fit into a healthy meal plan. This two-hour workshop includes live demonstrations, food tasting and a lecture presented by Nutrition Services of the Marion County Public Health Department.
This program will be held in the Makerspace on the 1st floor.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 16, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, December 18, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 19, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


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



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 26, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



So Kawaii! Introductory Art Class
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 7 and up are invited to transform any drawing from normal to kawaii! Participants will bring in a drawing of any object or creature (a piece of toast, an elephant, a refrigerator) and turn it into a highly stylized cartoon in kawaii style. The session will include a discussion of what kawaii means and what illustration techniques are key to maintaining the kawaii animation style. This program is presented by Art With a Heart.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 30, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Hot Jazz for Cool Kids!
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, January 22, 2017 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 series is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will feature a performance by the Rob Dixon Quintet. Known as the "mayor" of jazz in Indy, Rob Dixon has played saxophone with the Count Basie Band, Ray Charles and The Smithsonian Masterworks Orchestra. He has introduced and taught jazz to children and teens though many school and community programs.



Hot Jazz for Cool Kids!
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, February 12, 2017 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 series is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will feature a performance by the Allen Turk Burke Quintet. Allen's talent on keyboard and vocals and skill as a music director has been tapped by celebrated performers such as the Spinners, Patti LaBelle and Marvin Gaye. Attendees will be enchanted by Allen's interpretation of jazz and R&B classics.



Hot Jazz for Cool Kids!
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, March 19, 2017 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 series is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will feature a performance by the Charlie Ballantine Group. The group is an eclectic instrumental jazz ensemble whose music draws from the jazz, folk, Americana and blues traditions of the Midwest. Following the 2015 release of "Green," Charlie Ballantine was voted "Best Jazz Musician" of Indianapolis by NUVO Magazine.