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Events for May 3, 2016

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Minecraft-Inspired "Selfie" Portrait Class for Kids
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 8 and older are invited to create a pixelated self-portrait using square paper pieces during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Spades Park Book Discussion
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee.



Trains, Planes, Boats and Hot Air Balloons: Preschool Workshop
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, May 26, 2016 10:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers who love things that go are invited to join Express Kids for music, activities and fun centered around transportation. Space is limited. Registration is required. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Hauntings of Indiana Talk: Dr. Helene Elise Hermine Knabe
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the Library's Adult Summer Reading Program whose theme celebrates Indiana's bicentennial, adults are invited to an examination of the life and horrendous death of one of the most influential women of the early 1900s presented by Michael and Nicole Kobrowski of Unseenpress.com Inc.



Summer Showtime: The Good Dinosaur
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "The Good Dinosaur" (PG).



Art + Science Brainstorms: A Streamlines Experience
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Young and old alike are invited to bring their imagination and explore the intersections of art and science. How do art and science work together? How do they inform us about our community and the world where we live? Light refreshments will be served. This program is presented in association with Butler University, the National Science Foundation and Da Vinci Pursuit. More information can be found at StreamLines.org.



Summer Showtime: Inside Out
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Inside Out" (PG).



Gardening 101 for Kids
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, June 20, 2016 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Summer Showtime: Open Season: Scared Silly
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Open Season: Scared Silly" (PG).



Spades Park Book Discussion
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "If Someone Says, 'You Complete Me,' Run!" by Whoopi Goldberg.



Summer Showtime: Hotel Transylvania 2
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Hotel Transylvania 2" (PG).



Comic Strip Workshop for Kids
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Going Native: Indiana's Animals . . . Animal Shows
Spades Park Branch (East)
Saturday, July 2, 2016 12:00 pm

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


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



Summer Showtime: Shaun the Sheep
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Shaun the Sheep" (PG).



Indiana Pacers Summer Reading Tour
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, July 11, 2016 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages are invited to a special summer storytime presented by the Indiana Pacers and led by community readers. At the conclusion of the storytime, children can play the Indiana Pacers dice game!



Summer Showtime: Minions
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Minions" (PG).



3D Maker Stage Event
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, July 14, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Summer Showtime: Goosebumps
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Goosebumps" (PG).



City Scape Art Class
Spades Park Branch (East)
Saturday, July 23, 2016 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to create a funky, Indy-inspired city scape masterpiece by using old records and other materials.



Mother Potter's Clay Kitchen
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, July 25, 2016 2:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 and up are invited to join ceramic artist Sarah Tirey for an hour-long, hands-on experience in clay. They'll discover more about clay and help mix a special batch of Indiana clay to take home. Participants will help transform the recipe into a clay piece on the potter's wheel.



Summer Showtime: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (PG-13).



Spades Park Book Discussion
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "A Place Called Hope" by Philip Gulley.



Spades Park Book Discussion
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio.



Spades Park Book Discussion
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Never Let Me Go" by Kazeeo Isiguro.



Spades Park Book Discussion
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Murdergram" by Nisa Santiago.



Library Board of Trustees
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, November 28, 2016 6:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


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



Spades Park Book Discussion
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.