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Preschool Storytime & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, September 29, 2016 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join children's librarians for stories and fun activities.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, October 3, 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, September 29, 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.



Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: ¡TUMBAO! CHANCLETA: DANCE AND MUSIC of Cuba
Brightwood Branch (East)
Saturday, October 1, 2016 3:00 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17)
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Teens are invited to learn the chancleta, a dance created by African slaves popular in the eastern part of Cuba. They'll also learn the traditional rhythms as both dancers and drummers. This program is presented by Sancocho.



How to Use the Keyboard & Mouse: Introduction to Computers
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 30, 2016
10:30 am - 12:30 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.



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.



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.



Microsoft Publisher 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, September 29, 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 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.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, September 29, 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.



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.



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



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.



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.



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.



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 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.



Story Time for Little Learners
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 30, 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!



Ordinary Hangzhou: An Exhibit
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - Friday, September 30, 2016
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


Patrons are invited to view an exhibit of 55 images depicting the daily life of citizens of Hangzhou, China, an Indianapolis Sister City. Images will describe what citizens eat, wear, how they live and how they commute while subtly carrying the information of their identity and philosophy of past times. Indianapolis is one of approximately 10 cities worldwide presenting the exhibit to commemorate Hangzhou's hosting of the international Group of Twenty (G20) summit.



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.



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.



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.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, October 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 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, September 29, 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.



Paws to Read @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Registration Required

School-aged children are invited to improve their reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a registered therapy dog. A permission slip from a parent or guardian must be on file for a child to participate. Register by calling 275-4320.



Harp Songs and Stories: Infant and Toddler Music Class
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, September 29, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Babies and toddlers under the age of three and an adult are invited for a special introduction to the concert harp. They'll explore the connection between language and music and share stories.



Teen Young Actor's Theatre Workshops: Auditioning
College Avenue Branch (North)
Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Teens in grades 6 - 12 are invited to empower themselves for a future audition. This program, presented by the Young Actor's Theatre, a local youth theatre group that creates original work, will help them find a monologue, practice cold readings and give feedback on how to come in confident and truly become another character.



Memory Writing Workshop
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, October 3, 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.



Flava Fresh XIII
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - Saturday, January 21, 2017
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View the works of over 50 local and regional visual artists during this annual juried exhibition presentation series of contemporary fine art. The exhibit is coordinated by local artist D. DelReverda-Jennings.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 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.



Teen Gaming @ Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Monday, October 3, 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, October 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.



Computer Basics at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, October 3, 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.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, October 3, 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, October 4, 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.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, October 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 Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Internet Basics at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, October 3, 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.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, October 3, 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 2017.



Storytime Under the Sea @ East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 4, 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.



East 38th Street Shared Reading Group
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Friday, September 30, 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, September 29, 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.



Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: ¡RITMO LATINO! Frame Drum Making Workshop
Flanner House Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 2:00 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.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, October 3, 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, September 29, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 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)
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 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!



Evening Play Date Preschool Storytime
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 4, 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.



Dinosaurs!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, October 3, 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.



Franklin Road Book Discussion
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, October 3, 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 October Country" by Ray Bradbury. This discussion will be led by Jonathan Eller, Director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 4, 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 Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 4, 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.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, September 29, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, October 1, 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
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 4, 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.



Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: ¡RITMO LATINO! Frame Drum Making Workshop
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:00 am

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.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, September 29, 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, October 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.



Author Bill Clegg: Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man
Glendale Branch (North)
Monday, October 3, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Adults and teens are invited as Bill Clegg, author of "Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man" and "Ninety Days," will explore the shape of his addiction, the attraction to the drug that brought about his downfall, and the trials of his recovery as addressed in his two memoirs that take a raw look at his battle to reclaim his life. Representatives from local organizations will be available to provide resources for those needing assistance.



Touch-a-Bus @ the Library!
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, October 1, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Activity


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for a unique storytime experience. Young transportation enthusiasts can climb aboard and explore an IndyGo bus and listen to a bilingual bus-themed story.



Touch-a-Bus @ the Library!
Haughville Branch (West)
Saturday, October 1, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Activity


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for a unique storytime experience. Young transportation enthusiasts can climb aboard and explore an IndyGo bus and listen to a bilingual bus-themed story.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, October 3, 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.



Memory Writing Workshop
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, October 1, 2016 2:00 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.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, September 30, 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, September 29, 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.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, September 29, 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.



Dinosaurs!
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 10:30 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.



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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, September 29, 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.



Before the Movie . . . Book Discussion Group
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, October 1, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Registration Required

Adults are invited to discuss a book on which an upcoming movie is based before going to see the movie.
The book to be discussed is "The Girl on the Train." The movie version opens in theaters on October 7.



The Hauntings of Indianapolis: The Best of Indiana Hauntings
Nora Branch (North)
Sunday, October 2, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Hear some of the most exciting and perplexing paranormal investigations at some of Indiana’s most haunted locations. Find out what paranormal investigation is really like, what people believe the paranormal is, and why there are unabashed, true believers during this presentation by Unseenpress.com.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, September 29, 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.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, October 1, 2016
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, October 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
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, October 3, 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, October 4, 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.



Teen Game Day at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, September 29, 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.



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 4, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 4, 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
Southport Branch (South)
Sunday, October 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.



African Dance: Preschool Workshop
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 10:30 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.



Dinosaurs!
Spades Park Branch (East)
Saturday, October 1, 2016 2:00 pm

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.



Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: ¡RITMO LATINO! Frame Drum Making Workshop
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, October 3, 2016 6:00 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.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, October 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.



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, October 3, 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 White Queen" by Philippa Gregory.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, September 29, 2016 11:00 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited to listen to stories, sing, clap and stomp their way to reading readiness! Playtime will follow the storytime.



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, October 1, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to Gracie or Dandy, Golden Doodles. This activity can help young ones improve their reading skills and self-confidence. Participants may sign-up for a 10-minute reading session with Gracie or Dandy.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 2 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays. An arts and craft time will follow the storytime.



Evening Explorers: Storytime
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, October 3, 2016 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited for an evening of stories, songs and activities that explore the world around us.



So Kawaii! Introductory Art Class
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 4, 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.



Previous Events


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



Microsoft Access 2010 Basics Level II
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Pivot Tables in Microsoft Excel
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, September 28, 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.



Young Actors Theatre: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 6:00 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.



Dinosaurs!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:30 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.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 28, 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.



Music, Movement and Storytelling
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to explore how music and dancing can go together. This program, sponsored by PNC Foundation, also will show how storytelling comes to life with creative body poses relating to nature and animals accented by live music.



Music, Movement and Storytelling
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 11:15 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to explore how music and dancing can go together. This program, sponsored by PNC Foundation, also will show how storytelling comes to life with creative body poses relating to nature and animals accented by live music.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 28, 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 Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, September 28, 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 28, 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.



Computer Help @ Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to an open computer lab to receive one-on-one help with computers and mobile devices. Questions about ebooks, email, Microsoft Office applications and more are encouraged.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 28, 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.



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 Kazuo Ishiguro.



Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: ¡RITMO LATINO! Frame Drum Making Workshop
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 6:30 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.