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The History of the Indianapolis 500 Book Signing
Bookmamas, 9 Johnson Avenue
Friday, May 27, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Author Visit


As part of Indiana's Bicentennial Legacy Project, author Lew Freedman will host book sales and a signing for his new book, "The Indianapolis 500: A Century of High Speed Racing."



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, May 26, 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.



Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 24, 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.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, May 26, 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.



Microsoft Access 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn about this flexible data management system that can store and track large quantities of data more easily than on paper and with more problem-solving benefits than Excel. In this class you will learn how to create a blank database, a table and queries. Completion of the Intermediate Excel class is required before taking this class. Microsoft classes are 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.



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



Email Basics @ Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 27, 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.
This class will focus on all other types of email accounts.



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.



T.C. Steele and the Hoosier Group
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of Indiana's Bicentennial Legacy Project, author and former Indiana State Museum curator Rachel Perry will discuss the art works of T.C. Steele and his connections to the Indiana art scene and to the Hoosier Group plein air landscape painters. She will be joined by artist Mary Ann Davis, who will demonstrate the techniques of the impressionist plein air artists.
This program will be held in Central Library's Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room.



Author Lew Freedman: The History of the Indianapolis 500
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Author Visit


As part of Indiana's Bicentennial Legacy Project, author Lew Freedman will recollect stories from the 100 years of the running of the Indianapolis 500, focusing on the most significant moments, impactful finishes and memorable drivers. Following the lecture, Freedman will sell and sign copies of his new book, "The Indianapolis 500: A Century of High Speed Racing."
This program will be held in Central Library's Riley Room.



WordPress
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 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 class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, will help participants get started with blogging. A valid email account and basic computer skills are required. By the end of the session participants will have created a wordpress.com account, posted their 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. Participants may bring digital photo files to publish.



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
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 26, 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.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 25, 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 26, 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.



Minecraft Club @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 26, 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.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 24, 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 25, 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.



Teen Gaming @ Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Thursday, May 26, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 24, 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 25, 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.



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, May 26, 2016 10:30 am

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.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 24, 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.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, May 30, 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.



Storytime Under the Sea @ East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Library's fish friends for stories, crafts, music and more. The Library's aquarium is made possible by Charles Brown.



A Snapshot in Understanding Grant Writing: Are You Ready?
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to this grant development series describing what is required to write a winning proposal. Facilitator Cynthia Renea Oda brings more than 20 years of experience in grant and program development services to nonprofits.
The theme for this program is "What Is Needed to Put Together a 501(c)(3)."



East 38th Street Shared Reading Group
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Friday, May 27, 2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Petrakopoulos, 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.



Mini Computer Basics & Email Basics
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, May 26, 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 24, 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 26, 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!



ABC's of Diabetes
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 25, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 24, 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.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, May 26, 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 24, 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 25, 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.



Vitamins & Herbals
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Adults are invited as staff from Walgreens will present information on vitamin and herbal supplements and discuss if they are right for you.



Irvington Book Discussion
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
Author Tammy Kaehler will join the discussion group to discuss her new Kate Reilley mystery, “Red Flags,” a tale of Indycar racing and murder.



Indy 500 Film Nights!
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 7:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Movie


Individuals of all ages are invited to view historic Indianapolis 500 highlight films featuring the great cars and drivers of the past. This year's theme is "On the Sixes." Films run approximately 25-30 minutes in length.
Films shown during this program will feature race action from 1966 ("Invasion of Eagles"), 1976 ("Every Racer's Dream") and 1986 ("Rahal's Win"). In addition, former Indy car driver Lyn St. James will be present to sign copies of her book, "Lyn St. James: An Incredible Journey."



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, May 27, 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.



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 26, 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.



Little Farmer's Market: Healthy Eating Class for Preschoolers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 24, 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.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 26, 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 24, 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 25, 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.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, May 26, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 24, 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.



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.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 26, 2016 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend. (Please note that space may be limited due to branch renovations from February to October 2016. During these months, please call the branch to register. If a storytime is cancelled due to space issues, we will update our Facebook page at Facebook.com/WarrenBranchLibrary and Twitter at @WarrenIndyPl. You may also call the branch to confirm the storytime schedule.)



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 26, 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.



Trains, Planes, Boats and Hot Air Balloons: Preschool Workshop
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 24, 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.