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Irvington Fiberistas
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to bring their supplies to work on an existing knitting or stitching project or start something new.



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to the Library to do their homework. They can do their homework first and then have the rest of the evening for fun!



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, May 5, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to the Library to do their homework. They can do their homework first and then have the rest of the evening for fun!



Teen Game Day at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, May 5, 2016
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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


Teens are invited for an afternoon of board games, card games and video games with their friends.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 2, 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.



Homeschool Adventures
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, May 5, 2016 1:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Homeschooled children ages 6 - 12 are invited for activities designed to entertain and educate as a supplement to their homeschool curricula. Parent educators are encouraged to attend and collaborate as Miss Karen and Miss Kasey will present activities for ages 6 - 12.



Teen Gaming @ Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Monday, May 2, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


Teens are invited to challenge their friends and test their skills with the Wii, Xbox, card games and board games.



Teen Gaming @ Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Thursday, May 5, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


Teens are invited to challenge their friends and test their skills with the Wii, Xbox, card games and board games.



Minecraft Club @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 5, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


Minecrafters ages 8 - 17 are invited to socialize, plan, build and create together on the Library's Minecraft server.



Young Women's Empowerment Series
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, May 2, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Women who are seeking to make a difference with their lives are invited to participate in a book club to empower, inspire and promote self-esteem.



Teen Tech Week: Hour of Code Session
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 5:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens and tweens are invited to use iPads and the Lightbot application and try their hands at the basics of coding while working their way through the multi-level challenges in LightBot. The program is made possible by Comcast and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Pike Branch 30th Birthday!
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, May 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


The entire community is invited to turn back the clock to 1986 when the Pike Branch opened and enjoy an afternoon of family fun. Wear your favorite 80's styles for a fashion parade and contest, boogie to favorite 80's tunes, and have a piece of birthday cake. There will be special appearances by the Red Card Regiment, which is Indy Eleven's pep band, and others.



Franklin Road Book Discussion
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, May 2, 2016 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune" by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, May 2, 2016 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics" by Daniel James Brown.



Warren Book Discussion
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program. Book lists with titles selected by group members are available at the Library. New members are always welcome.
Due to renovations taking place at the Warren Branch, this program will be held at the Irvington Branch, 5625 E. Washington Street. The book to be discussed is "The World's Strongest Librarian" by Josh Hanagarne.



Central Library Book Discussion
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 3, 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 "Tchaikovsky: The Man and His Music" by David Brown. Special guest will be Mike Muszynski, bassoonist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.



Cooking Chats
Glendale Branch (North)
Monday, May 2, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Registration Required

Adults are invited for this monthly discussion program where cooking and cookbooks, favorite websites, cooking shows, recipes and techniques will be discussed. Check out one of the featured cookbooks and try some recipes.



East 38th Street Shared Reading Group
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Friday, May 6, 2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Saak, who was trained by The Reader Organisation, will read excerpts from the book, but group members may volunteer to do so. The reading is interspersed with discussion. Refreshments will be served.



ABC's of Diabetes
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

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



ABC's of Diabetes
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, May 5, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

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



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, May 2, 2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to register for free GED/TASC classes which continue each Monday through Thursday through June 2016.



Little Farmer's Market: Healthy Eating Class for Preschoolers
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for a fun workshop with the Marion County Health Department to learn why fruits and vegetables are so fabulous! There'll be games, stories, and even a little snacking! This workshop includes food. All activities are peanut free. Contact your IndyPL branch with any allergy concerns.



Little Farmer's Market: Healthy Eating Class for Preschoolers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, May 5, 2016 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for a fun workshop with the Marion County Health Department to learn why fruits and vegetables are so fabulous! There'll be games, stories, and even a little snacking! This workshop includes food. All activities are peanut free. Contact your IndyPL branch with any allergy concerns.



Trains, Planes, Boats and Hot Air Balloons: Preschool Workshop
Haughville Branch (West)
Monday, May 2, 2016 10:30 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.



Trains, Planes, Boats and Hot Air Balloons: Preschool Workshop
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 11:45 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.



Trains, Planes, Boats and Hot Air Balloons: Preschool Workshop
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 5, 2016 3:00 pm

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.



Conservation and Green Thumb Class for Kids
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to a program presented by Indy Science Fun during which they'll discuss trash, recycling and reusing items. They'll discover composting and planting and plant their own seeds to take home.



Character Club House Design Class for Kids
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 8 and older are invited to design a space for their favorite character or super hero through model making. Participants are asked to bring an empty shoe box for their design. This program is presented by Next Great Architects.



2016 Cooking Workshop Series: What a Crock
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, May 5, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Learn the basics of how to use a slow cooker to produce tasty and easy meals. This workshop includes live demonstrations, food tastings and a lecture presented by Nutrition Services of the Marion County Health Department.



2016 Cooking Workshop Series: Rules of the Road
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Learn 10 easy to remember tips for better health based on good science during a presentation by Nutrition Services of the Marion County Health Department.



2016 Cooking Workshop Series: Rules of the Road
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, May 2, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Learn 10 easy to remember tips for better health based on good science during a presentation by Nutrition Services of the Marion County Health Department.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 6, 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.



Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 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.



Computer Basics at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, May 2, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to learn about computer use, including popular computer terminology, computer components and how to use a mouse and keyboard.



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Eagle Branch (West)
Monday, May 2, 2016 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to receive one-on-one help with questions or problems about using a computer or mobile device, including how to use apps, the Internet, email, and any Microsoft Office applications.



Internet Basics at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, May 2, 2016
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to find out how the Internet works and what it can and can’t do. Learn key vocabulary, how to use links, read Internet addresses and save your favorite websites. Learn the most effective way to formulate an Internet search to get the best results.



Clases Básicas de Computación: Use Skype, Whats app, o Viber
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 4, 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.
Esta clase está patrocinado por El Fondo de la Biblioteca y La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



First & Fourth Wednesday Friendly Computer Classes
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to beginner-friending computer classes that will feature some instruction with lots of time to practice. These classes are for fun, and a little learning!
This class will feature instruction on online resources for quilting and knitting. Learn the long history of these pastimes and how to find tutorials, print patterns and much more.



Getting Started on Building a Free Website with Wix
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Mini Computer Basics & Email Basics
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, May 5, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults who have little or no experience using a PC are invited to learn to use a mouse and keyboard and other components of a computer. In addition, those with experience using a mouse, keyboard and Internet navigation are invited to learn how to manage their email accounts, avoid spam, and send and receive messages.



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.



The Edge Project: Giving the Homeless a Face and Voice
Central Library (Central)
Friday, April 29, 2016 - Saturday, June 4, 2016
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View a unique photo exhibit by local photographers James Eickman, Rhonda Clark, Sophie Doell and Mike Richart as part of The Edge Project, an initiative to give homeless persons a face and a voice. The exhibit captures the images of people living on the streets and in encampments. The subjects share their stories that accompany many of the images.
This exhibit can be viewed during regular Central Library hours in the South Display Hall and Simon Room.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, May 2, 2016
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, May 5, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, May 2, 2016
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 5, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, May 2, 2016
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, May 1, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, May 1, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, May 2, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 5, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, May 2, 2016
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, May 1, 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)
Friday, May 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.



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 5, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Journey Around the World in 30 Days! Storytellers Drum
Flanner House Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 4:30 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Multicultural Program


Children ages 4 - 10 and families are invited to experience rhythms in West African music and dance and hear stories in some of the languages of West African culture.



Journey Around the World in 30 Days! Musical Tour of Latin America
Haughville Branch (West)
Monday, May 2, 2016 5:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Multicultural Program


Children ages 4 - 10 and families are invited to learn the differences between salsa, merengue, cumbia and cha cha cha and the locations they come from. Attendees will sing, dance and play instruments with the band.



Preschool Reader's Theatre
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, May 5, 2016 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited as The Ripple Reader's Theatre from Broad Ripple Magnet High School for the Arts and Humanities will perform a reader's theatre version of a favorite picture book, followed by interactive activities and a craft.



Ballet Storytime @ Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 10:30 am

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


Toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited to enjoy an excerpt from the spring program, "Evolution of a Dancer," performed by students from the Indiana Ballet Conservatory. There will be a short theme-related storytime before the performance.



Healthy Meals Workshops
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Join Ava Bush, Family Nutrition Advisor with the Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program at Purdue University, for this series of free programs on healthy eating that will include free food demonstrations.
The topic of this program will be "Safe Food for Your Family." Learn the health benefits of providing safe food for the family and receive a meat/refrigerator thermometer.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers 18 - 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and flannel board activities just right for toddlers.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, May 5, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, May 2, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies 8 - 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre. It's a great way to introduce little ones to a lifelong love of reading.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, May 5, 2016 11:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 2 years old and an adult are invited to listen to stories, sing, clap and stomp their way to reading readiness!



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 1:15 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories and preschool activities.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, May 2, 2016 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, May 5, 2016 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 2 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays, rhymes and songs. The focus is on learning phonetic sounds as an important step to reading.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, May 5, 2016 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and flannel board activities just right for babies.



Preschool Storytime on the Magic Quilt
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers under the age of 6 and an adult are invited to jump on the Garfield Park Branch's Magic Story Quilt for stories, songs and finger plays.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, May 6, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 4 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, coloring and writing exercises, or a simple craft.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:30 am

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


Toddlers and preschoolers through age 5 and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using a variety of activities such as rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 5, 2016 10:30 am

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


Toddlers and preschoolers through age 5 and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using a variety of activities such as rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others.



Evening Play Date Preschool Storytime
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 6:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes followed by playtime.



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, May 5, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 5, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies from newborns to pre-walkers around 18 months old and an adult are invited for board books, bounces and playtime.



Outside Voices Storytime
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for fun and interactive stories. There will be noise-making, singing, stomping, clapping and the occasional puppet appearance!



eBook Tinker Station
Glendale Branch (North)
Sunday, May 1, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


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



eBook Tinker Station
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, May 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


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



eBook Tinker Station
Nora Branch (North)
Sunday, May 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


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



eBook Tinker Station
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, May 2, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


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



eBook Tinker Station
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, May 2, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


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



Previous Events


Minecraft Club @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Saturday, April 30, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Minecrafters ages 8 - 17 are invited to socialize, plan, build and create together on the Library's Minecraft server.



Reach Out and ReadIN!
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, April 30, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


In partnership with Reach Out and Read Indiana, families and children of all ages are invited for a celebration of language and learning throughout the Learning Curve. Beginning at 10 a.m., guest celebrities will read stories each half hour. Families and individuals can read books to win prizes. Every book read will help build the home library of an at-risk preschooler. At 11 a.m., Grammy-nominated artist José-Luis Orozco will present a family concert in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium at which the first 150 children in attendance will receive a free book title by the musician and story performer. There will be strolling magic and face painting beginning at 12:30 p.m., arts and crafts, and appearances by Curious George and The Man With the Yellow Hat. Reach Out and Read is a non-profit organization that supports medical providers who give books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud at well-child exams.



International TableTop Day & Euchre Tournament
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, April 30, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Individuals of all ages are invited to celebrate International TableTop Day with a Euchre tournament or a day of open gaming. Tournament players will rotate partners each game and must know how to play. Top players will receive prizes. Tournament players must register by calling 275-4480. Those not in the tournament can play board games or watch Geek & Sundry Live for a fun-filled day of gaming. There will be a mix of classic and modern games for all ages.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Building Blocks for Starting a 501(c)(3)
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, April 30, 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 Rebecca Kirby, 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 small group work and one-on-one Q&A with the presenter will occur during the lunch hour. This program is made possible by The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Seating is limited. Visit www.Eventbrite.com to register. Registration opens approximately two months prior to each workshop. This program will be held in the Riley Meeting Room.



Kite-Making Class for Kids
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, April 30, 2016 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to get ready for spring by making a kite to fly! This program is presented by The Art Lab. Adults with children ages 6 - 8 are encouraged to stay for the program to assist their child if needed.
This program will be held in Central Library's Learning Curve.



Character Club House Design Class for Kids
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, April 30, 2016 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Children ages 8 and older are invited to design a space for their favorite character or super hero through model making. Participants are asked to bring an empty shoe box for their design. This program is presented by Next Great Architects.



WordPress
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, April 30, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


A blog (short for Web log) is a fun and free way to express yourself, practice writing and share your interests with the rest of the world on the Internet. This session, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, will help you get started with blogging. All you need to begin is a valid email account and basic computer skills. By the end of this workshop you will have created a wordpress.com account, posted your first blog entry with text, and published an About Page with photo. Prerequisites: Computer Basics, Internet Basics and Email Basics classes, or experience using email and the Internet. Optional: Bring digital photo files of your own to publish.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, April 30, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, April 30, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Journey Around the World in 30 Days! Russian Folktales
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, April 30, 2016 2:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Multicultural Program


Children ages 4 - 10 and families are invited to learn about Russian culture through hands-on activities and folktales, traditional songs and dances that include Baba Yaga, Firebird, Snow Maiden and Little Clay Hut.



eBook Tinker Station
Eagle Branch (West)
Saturday, April 30, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


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