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Americanah: A Novel - Pop-Up Discussion and Workshop
Bookmamas, 9 Johnson Avenue
Saturday, July 26, 2014
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


As part of the Library's Adult Summer Reading Program lineup of activities, adults are invited to read and discuss the book, "Americanah: A Novel" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, which focuses on the Nigerian immigrant experience in the U.S. Following the discussion, attendees can participate in a writing activity led by the Indiana Writers Center, as well as enjoy music, food and arts that showcase Nigerian culture.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, July 28, 2014
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, July 31, 2014
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: The Smurfs 2 (PG)
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Smurfs 2" (PG).



Critter Chats
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet animals face-to-face and spend time getting to know about them during this presentation by Animalia.



Library Board of Trustees
Central Library (Central)
Monday, July 28, 2014 6:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


The public is invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees and meet Board members. Call 275-4003 to confirm the time of the meeting.
This meeting will be held in the Riley Meeting Room.



Learning to Use the Mouse and Keyboard: Computer Basics
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 1, 2014
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to the Computer Training Lab to learn about the components that make up a computer, how to use a mouse and keyboard, Windows 7 desktop and toolbars. Participants will also be introduced to popular computer terminology. For those who have little or no experience using a PC, this class is the place to start.



Publisher Basics Using Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


With Microsoft Publisher users can produce professional looking materials such as brochures, flyers and newsletters. In this beginning class adults are invited to learn the basics while creating a personalized greeting card. Bring a favorite photograph to scan and insert in your card. Previous experience using MS Word is necessary. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Access Basics with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, July 26, 2014
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. This introductory class describes how to create a blank database, a table, and queries. If you're overwhelmed by using a paper filing system, text documents or a spreadsheet to track critical information, an Access database might be the solution. Previous experience using Microsoft Excel is a prerequisite for this class. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, July 27, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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, July 28, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 1, 2014
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, July 27, 2014
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Bringing Back Curb Appeal: Historic Districts of Center Township
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


Visit the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor of Central Library to view an exhibit that focuses on the historic districts found in Center Township in Indianapolis. These include The Old North Side, St. Joseph, Chatham Arch and Massachusetts Avenue, Cottage Home, Lockerbie, Fountain Square, Fletcher Place, Woodruff Place, The Wholesale District, Lockerfield Gardens, Monument Circle, and Herron-Morton. The exhibit highlights the landmarks, prominent citizens and architectural features of each district.
This exhibit is open to the public during regular Central Library hours.



Summer Showtime: The Lego Movie (PG)
Central Library (Central)
Monday, July 28, 2014 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Movie" (PG).
This film will be shown in the Learning Curve.



Summer Showtime: The Lego Movie (PG)
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Movie" (PG).
This film will be shown in the Learning Curve.



Many Cultures, Many Instruments
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, July 26, 2014 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to enjoy a musical walk around the globe. Yurtfolk will play a collection of uncommon and unusual instruments that tell a story about different cultures.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Indiana Pacers Summer Reading Tour
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 1, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Story Time


Children of all ages are invited to take a reading time out with community helpers and leaders and read like a pro during this storytime. Afterwards, those attending can spin the "wheel of prizes."



Critter Shows
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for an engaging show presented by Animalia that introduces them to up to five different animals.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Ceili Band Concert at Central Library!
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, July 27, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the Library's Adult Summer Reading Program lineup of activities, adults are invited to join the fun during a concert by The Ceili Band highlighting traditional Irish music and dance. For related reading, adults are encouraged to read "Fever" by Mary Beth Keane, a work of fiction that focuses on the Irish immigrant experience in the U.S.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



South American Music Concert by Paulo Castro
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the Library's Adult Summer Reading Program lineup of activities, adults are invited to enjoy South American folk and jazz music performed by pianist Paulo Castro in Central Library's Atrium. For related reading, adults are encouraged to read "Lost City Radio" by Daniel Alarcon, a work of South American contemporary fiction.



Forgotten: An Exhibition
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - Thursday, July 31, 2014
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View a photo exhibit by Katie Basbagill of Bohemian Red Images dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of Bihari/stranded Pakistani people scattered across Bangladesh and living in camps in squalid conditions. The photos tell stories of courage, joy, perseverance and steadfast resilience. Presented by OBAT Helpers, the exhibit attempts to capture the spirit of resilience and hope.
The public is invited to a special opening event on Wednesday, July 2 at 6 p.m. View the exhibit and chat with volunteers from OBAT Helpers.



Yours to Experience: Celebrating the Library's New 5-Year Strategic Plan
Central Library (Central)
Monday, July 28, 2014 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


The entire community is invited the celebrate the launch of the Library's new five-year Strategic Plan and honor those whose input and volunteer participation were key to its formation. The plan, "Yours to Experience," serves as a road map for Library services through the year 2020. Copies of the plan will be available for pick-up. To learn more, visit www.indypl.org/strategicplan/.
This free public event will be held in Central Library's Knall Meeting Room.



Wild Times: 3D Printed Rocks
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Tuesday, September 30, 2014
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View 3D printed rocks from the Pacific Coast Trail created by 3D Parts Manufacturing and sent by artist Susan Robb on her five-month journey along the 2,650-mile trail. Merging new media and social engagement, Robb offers her body and work as a conduit between gallery and wilderness, public and trail, form and formless, and as a way to cultivate the wild terrain that resides in us all.
This exhibit, held in the Learning Curve, can be viewed during regular Central Library hours.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, July 28, 2014
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, July 31, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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.



Wee Readers at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities geared just for them.



Toddler Tales at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:30 am

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


Toddlers ages 1 - 2 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities geared just for them.



Baby Lapsit Family Storytime
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:30 am

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


Babies up to age 1 and an adult are invited for bounces, songs, tickles, books and rhymes. Participants will read, sing and have a good time making new friends!



Summer Family Concerts!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Saturday, July 26, 2014 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to jam in any language this summer! Three different bands will play throughout the Library system, and kids will have a chance to help out with the music during these 45-minute performances.
This concert will be presented by the Heartfelt Trio, featuring music from the American jazz and pop songbook.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 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, July 30, 2014 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.



Summer Teen Films: Warm Bodies (PG-13)
Decatur Branch (West)
Monday, July 28, 2014 5:30 pm

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


Teens are invited for a showing of the film, "Warm Bodies" (PG-13).



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Eagle Branch (West)
Saturday, July 26, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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.



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to bring questions or problems relating to using a computer, including applications such as Word or Excel, along with using email or the Internet. One-on-one help will be provided.



Summer Teen Films: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13)
Eagle Branch (West)
Saturday, July 26, 2014 2:00 pm

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


Teens are invited for a showing of the film, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" (PG-13).



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, July 26, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, July 28, 2014
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Indiana Pacers Summer Reading Tour
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Story Time


Children of all ages are invited to take a reading time out with community helpers and leaders and read like a pro during this storytime. Afterwards, those attending can spin the "wheel of prizes."



Summer Food Program: Summer Meals at No Cost
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, July 28, 2014
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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


Children ages 18 and under can receive midday meals (Mondays through Fridays) at no cost during the summer as part of Summer Servings, a fun and nutritious meal program.



Summer Food Program: Summer Meals at No Cost
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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


Children ages 18 and under can receive midday meals (Mondays through Fridays) at no cost during the summer as part of Summer Servings, a fun and nutritious meal program.



Summer Food Program: Summer Meals at No Cost
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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


Children ages 18 and under can receive midday meals (Mondays through Fridays) at no cost during the summer as part of Summer Servings, a fun and nutritious meal program.



Summer Food Program: Summer Meals at No Cost
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, July 31, 2014
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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


Children ages 18 and under can receive midday meals (Mondays through Fridays) at no cost during the summer as part of Summer Servings, a fun and nutritious meal program.



Summer Food Program: Summer Meals at No Cost
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Friday, August 1, 2014
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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


Children ages 18 and under can receive midday meals (Mondays through Fridays) at no cost during the summer as part of Summer Servings, a fun and nutritious meal program.



Youth Summer Art Workshop with Tony Radford
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Youth ages 18 and younger are invited to create special works of art with noted local artist Tony Radford, who will help them learn successful business strategies and sell their works for cash. The final activity will be a public event on Friday, August 22 from 6:15 - 8 p.m. during which youth can sell their masterpieces.



iCivics for Youth
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, July 31, 2014
11:00 am - 12:15 pm

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


Youth ages 18 and younger are invited to participate in iCivics, an online program designed to help them learn the basic function of the three branches of government. It will also introduce them to the principles and process of budgeting and the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship.



Share Your Thoughts With Mayor's Liaison Charles Ingram
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


Individuals ages 18 and older are invited to speak with Charles Ingram, who serves as a communications link between citizens and city government. Learn what the city is doing in the neighborhood and share your thoughts on city services.



eBook Tinker Station
East Washington Branch (South)
Monday, July 28, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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.



Summer Showtime: The Jungle Book (G)
East Washington Branch (South)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Jungle Book" (G).



eBook Tinker Station
Flanner House Branch (North)
Thursday, July 31, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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.



Indiana Pacers Summer Reading Tour
Flanner House Branch (North)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Story Time


Children of all ages are invited to take a reading time out with community helpers and leaders and read like a pro during this storytime. Afterwards, those attending can spin the "wheel of prizes."



Critter Shows
Flanner House Branch (North)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for an engaging show presented by Animalia that introduces them to up to five different animals.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, July 28, 2014 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.



Critter Chats
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet animals face-to-face and spend time getting to know about them during this presentation by Animalia.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, July 26, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: The Lego Movie (PG)
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Movie" (PG).
This movie will be shown at the Garfield Park Burello Family Center, 2345 Pagoda Dr.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 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.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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


Registration Required

School-age children are invited to improve their reading skills and boost confidence by reading to a trained therapy dog. Sessions last about 10 minutes.
For the exact starting time, visit the Glendale Branch on Facebook or call 275-4410.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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


Registration Required

School-age children are invited to improve their reading skills and boost confidence by reading to a trained therapy dog. Sessions last about 10 minutes.
For the exact starting time, visit the Glendale Branch on Facebook or call 275-4410.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, July 31, 2014
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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


Registration Required

School-age children are invited to improve their reading skills and boost confidence by reading to a trained therapy dog. Sessions last about 10 minutes.
For the exact starting time, visit the Glendale Branch on Facebook or call 275-4410.



Portal Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group
Glendale Branch (North)
Sunday, July 27, 2014 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Teen (12-17)
Category: Book Discussion


Adults and teens are invited to this monthly book discussion group that focuses on science fiction and fantasy themes rather than book titles. There is a topic posted for each month. Come prepared to discuss your favorite titles related to that topic. See the Library's Portal Facebook page for a list of 2013 themes and other information.
The topic for this month's meeting is "The Kids Are Alright." This relates to young adult, fiction and science fiction literature.



Summer Showtime: Frozen (PG)
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Frozen" (PG).



Indiana Pacers Summer Reading Tour
Haughville Branch (West)
Monday, July 28, 2014 3:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Story Time


Children of all ages are invited to take a reading time out with community helpers and leaders and read like a pro during this storytime. Afterwards, those attending can spin the "wheel of prizes."



Clases Básicas de Computación: Microsoft Word
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, July 31, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

¿Ya tiene una idea de WORD pero le gustaría poder utilizarlo de una forma creativa? En esta clase utilizaremos los conceptos de WORD aprendidos en las primeras dos clases para crear un panfleto (estilo brochure).
This class is sponsored by The Library Fund and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
InfoZone Branch (North)
Saturday, July 26, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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.



Indiana Pacers Summer Reading Tour
InfoZone Branch (North)
Thursday, July 31, 2014 11:00 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Story Time


Children of all ages are invited to take a reading time out with community helpers and leaders and read like a pro during this storytime. Afterwards, those attending can spin the "wheel of prizes."



Preschool Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:30 am

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


Stories comes alive for preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult in this informal setting in the Library's Story Theatre.



Toddler Tales at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, July 28, 2014 10:30 am

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


Toddlers who are 2-years-old and an adult are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and crafts in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre.



Summer Showtime: The Jungle Book (G)
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:30 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Jungle Book" (G).



Summer Showtime: The Jungle Book (G)
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Jungle Book" (G).



Wee Read at Lawrence!
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



eBook Tinker Station
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, July 31, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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.



Smart Start for Preschoolers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, August 1, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, coloring and writing activities or a simple craft.



ABC's of Diabetes
Nora Branch (North)
Monday, July 28, 2014
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 will a registered dietitian, registered nurse and health educator. Register by calling 221-2094 or online at www.mchd.com/diabetes.



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:30 am

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


Babies and an adult are invited for stories, music and fingerplays.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:30 am

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


Toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays.



Community Shred Day Summer Series
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, July 26, 2014
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals are invited to bring their sensitive documents for shredding during this event sponsored by Total Shred Solutions and the Library. Accepted items include all paper products, such as junk mail, photos, checks and papers that have personal information or credit card information. There's no need to remove staples, paper clips, plastic covers or small folder prongs. The charge is $5 per box, with a limit of five boxes. Extra large boxes may be charged more.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, July 28, 2014
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, July 27, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, July 27, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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.



Southport Evening Book Discussion
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, July 28, 2014 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this evening book discussion group.
The book to be discussed is "The Unlikely Pilgramage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Sunday, July 27, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Southport Branch (South)
Sunday, July 27, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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.



Summer Showtime: Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13)
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, July 26, 2014 1:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Movie


Individuals of all ages are invited for a showing of the film, "Saving Mr. Banks" (PG-13).



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, August 1, 2014
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.



Spades Park Poetry Program!
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited for an evening of poetry readings, both classical and contemporary, followed by a discussion of the works. Please contact the branch for this month's scheduled poetry readings and topics of discussion.



Summer Showtime: The Lego Movie (PG)
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Movie" (PG).



Indiana Pacers Summer Reading Tour
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, July 28, 2014 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Story Time


Children of all ages are invited to take a reading time out with community helpers and leaders and read like a pro during this storytime. Afterwards, those attending can spin the "wheel of prizes."



ABC's of Diabetes
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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 will a registered dietitian, registered nurse and health educator. Register by calling 221-2094 or online at www.mchd.com/diabetes.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers are invited to enter the land of enchantment and enjoy traditional fairy tales and exciting new stories. Watch out for Mother Goose! She just might make an appearance. An imaginative craft project will follow the storytelling.



Stories on the Lawn
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Story Time


Children of all ages and parents are invited to bring a blanket and enjoy listening to stories from around the world on the library's lawn. If it rains, the program will move indoors.



Wee Readers - Baby Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, July 27, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, July 28, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, July 31, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Computer Basics at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Meet one-on-one with an instructor to learn beginning computer skills such as parts of the computer, mouse and keyboard skills, and opening and closing applications. Other topics may include using the library catalog, getting on the Internet, and signing up for an email account.
This class is for those with little or no previous computer experience.



Summer Teen Films: Man of Steel (PG-13)
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:00 pm

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


Teens are invited for a showing of the film, "Man of Steel" (PG-13).



Summer Showtime: Pirate Fairy (Unrated)
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Monday, July 28, 2014 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Pirate Fairy" (Unrated).



Summer Showtime: Pirate Fairy (Unrated)
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 5:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Pirate Fairy" (Unrated).



Critter Chats
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Monday, July 28, 2014
10:15 am - 11:15 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet animals face-to-face and spend time getting to know about them during this presentation by Animalia.



Previous Events


2014 Summer Reading Program: Read in Any Language
all
Monday, June 2, 2014 - Saturday, July 26, 2014
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited to participate in the Library's 95th Annual Summer Reading Program where they can open up the world through books and earn great prizes for their reading activity. This year's theme celebrates Indianapolis' international community and invites participants to "Think Global & Read Local." Register at any Indy Library location and the Beech Grove Public Library.