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Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, May 4, 2015
11:30 am - 3:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, April 30, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore the ocean with Mad Science of Indiana! They'll learn about how sand is made and make some of their own. They'll also discover animals that live in the sea, touch different shells, and "beach-comb" for shells to take home. This program is made possible by Lilly through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



The Big Read: Lunch and Learn Series
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


As part of The Big Read, during which individuals are encouraged to read the book, "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears" by Ethiopian-American author Dinaw Mengestu, adults are invited to enjoy traditional Ethiopian food and learn more about the culture and history of Ethiopia. This program will be presented by the Felege Hiywot Center and the Immigrant Welcome Center.



Intermediate Word with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, April 30, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


If you are comfortable using Microsoft Word, learn to use some of its more advanced features. By the end of this class you should be able to create and change columns; transform plain text into bullet points; add basic graphics to a document page, and use shortcuts to make documents more functional and attractive. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is necessary for this class. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Access Basics with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn about this flexible data management system that can store and track large quantities of data more easily than on paper and with more problem-solving benefits than Excel. In this class you will learn how to create a blank database, a table and queries. Completion of the Intermediate Excel class is required before taking this class. Microsoft classes are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, April 30, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


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



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, May 3, 2015
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)
Friday, May 1, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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 made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, May 3, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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 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)
Monday, May 4, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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 made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



One City, Many Voices: Ethnic Communities in Indianapolis
Central Library (Central)
Friday, January 2, 2015 - Thursday, December 31, 2015
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View an educational exhibit in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room that highlights the various ethnic groups that have made Indianapolis what it is today. From the Irish and Germans to the more recent immigrants, the city has a rich diverse background. The exhibit features the vast array of materials housed in the ISCR collection that reflect this background.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 1, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 4, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



The Big Read: Cultural Exhibit
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - Thursday, April 30, 2015
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


As part of The Big Read, during which Indianapolis residents are encouraged to read "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears" by Ethiopian-American author Dinaw Mengestu, patrons can view an exhibit that showcases historical maps and information about Ethiopia, its traditional clothing, art and artifacts, as well as information highlighting Indianapolis families of Ethiopian adoption and current efforts to foster adoption of children within Ethiopia.
This exhibit, presented in Central Library's Atrium, is available for viewing during regular Central Library hours.



Early Childhood Educator Workshop with Josť-Luis Orozco
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 2, 2015 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Educators and childcare providers are invited as renowned bilingual children's musician and author Josť-Luis Orozco demonstrates how to use music, rhythm, games and songs to enhance early childhood language skills. This interactive workshop brings the rich heritage of the Spanish-speaking world to educators and childcare providers. Attendees will receive a free book and CD by Josť-Luis. This program is made possible by a grant from United Way of Central Indiana and the Ruth Lilly Philanthropic Foundation to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Josť-Luis Orozco: Concert for Children & Families
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 2, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Families and children are invited to a free performance by renowned bilingual children's musician and author Josť-Luis Orozco. They'll be able to sing, dance and celebrate Latin American culture at this interactive event. The first 100 children will receive a free book by Josť-Luis. This program is made possible by gifts from the PNC Foundation and Friends of the Library to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Anne Morgan's War: American Women Rebuilding France 1917 - 1924
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 1, 2015 - Friday, May 29, 2015
During Library Hours

Age Level:
Category: Exhibit


Patrons are invited to view a special photographic exhibit showing American women volunteers who devoted themselves to relief work in France during and after World War I. Their dynamic leader was Anne Morgan, daughter of financier J.P. Morgan. This exhibit, to be presented in Central Library's South Display Hall, is sponsored by The Alliance Francaise of Indianapolis and the American Friends of Blerancourt.
An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Wednesday, May 6 from 6 - 8 p.m. The public is invited.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, May 4, 2015
2:30 pm - 6:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, April 30, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
College Avenue Branch (North)
Saturday, May 2, 2015
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.



Minecrafternoons at College Avenue!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 9 - 14 are invited for a fun-filled afternoon of exploring, building and limitless creativity in the world of Minecraft. The Library will supply the computers, but attendees can bring their imagination and sense of adventure.



Wee Readers at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for old-fashioned stories, songs and movement activities combined with technology such as eBooks, Pleo the dinosaur, and digital cameras.



College Avenue Stitchers
College Avenue Branch (North)
Saturday, May 2, 2015
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to join other knitters and crocheters for a fun social gathering. Attendees can bring their own projects and supplies, but free help and lessons will be available for those who are interested.



Music Circle by Mrs. Ashley
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, May 4, 2015 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 and an adult are invited to a music and movement program with early learning concepts embedded into a fast-paced, interactive format.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



What Would Jane Austen Read Book Club
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, May 4, 2015 1:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults who are interested in 18th and 19th century literature and the writers who influenced Jane Austen are invited for this monthly book discussion group.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 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.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Baby Music Class
Decatur Branch (West)
Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Babies up to age 2 and an adult are invited for an interactive program with music, action songs and movement. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums will be used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The goal of the program is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community. The program requires the participation of the caregiver. No older siblings, please. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Eagle Branch (West)
Monday, May 4, 2015 3:00 pm

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.



Writing Across the Community
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Adults and teens are invited to receive one-on-one help with their writing from members of Marian University's Writing Center. Whether it's a homework paper, resume, book or anything else, this program will help make one's writing stand out and get noticed.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, May 2, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, May 4, 2015
11:30 am - 3:30 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.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
2:30 pm - 6:30 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.



Introduction to Microsoft Excel at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, April 30, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to an introduction to this spreadsheet program that will show how to create, edit and save spreadsheets; how to use formulas and print; along with helpful tips and hints. This program, offered in Microsoft Office 2010, requires completion of the Microsoft Word class or equivalent PC experience. Computer classes are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Youth Art Workshop with Tony Radford
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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, May 15 from 6:15 - 8 p.m. during which youth can sell their masterpieces. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, May 4, 2015
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 until June 30.
This program is sponsored by Washington Township Adult Education.



One on One Computer Help @ East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, May 2, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

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.



Money Smart Week: A Workshop on Your Money
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Discover the money you didn't know you had during this workshop presented by Purdue Extension and the Forest Manor Service Center in honor of National Money Smart Week. It will focus on budgeting everyday needs and building wealth for future goals. It will also focus on repairing finances, teaching children about money, and making the most of your retirement.
Registration is required by calling 317-545-1204 or email at nwatkins@fmmsc.org.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, May 4, 2015 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 at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments. Once completed, children can spend the rest of the session doing fun stuff!



Homework Lounge at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, April 30, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments. Once completed, children can spend the rest of the session doing fun stuff!



Lemonade Stand Recipes
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Saturday, May 2, 2015 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to get ready for Lemonade Day (May 16) by making and sampling lemonade recipes during this workshop by Gourmet Girlfriends. Participants can vote for the best recipe!



Franklin Road Book Discussion
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, May 4, 2015 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Three Weeks With My Brother" by Nicholas Sparks.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Preschool Music 'N Motion Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:15 pm

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to listen, move, jump and dance to music with Miss Kasey. Scarves and rhythm instruments will be provided for added fun.



Preschool Music 'N Motion Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to listen, move, jump and dance to music with Miss Kasey. Scarves and rhythm instruments will be provided for added fun.



Preschool Music 'N Motion Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 11:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to listen, move, jump and dance to music with Miss Kasey. Scarves and rhythm instruments will be provided for added fun.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, May 2, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



May the 4th Be With You: Star Wars Party
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Monday, May 4, 2015 6:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Children of all ages are invited for a Star Wars party to celebrate May the 4th. There will be games, crafts, stories and snacks.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, April 30, 2015 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)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 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.



Cooking Chats
Glendale Branch (North)
Monday, May 4, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited for this monthly discussion program where cooking and cookbooks, favorite websites, cooking shows, recipes and techniques will be discussed. Check out one of the featured cookbooks and try some recipes.
The topic for this month's program is "Pastries, Pies and Sweets." Special guest will be Chef Paul Vida. Registration for the May 4 program is required by calling 275-4410.



IndyPL Seed Library
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


Registration Required

Individuals of all ages are invited to learn about a variety of gardening topics during this series presented by Purdue Extension Master Gardeners and sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The topic of this program, presented by Indy Urban Acres, is "Planting Your Garden."



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore the ocean with Mad Science of Indiana! They'll learn about how sand is made and make some of their own. They'll also discover animals that live in the sea, touch different shells, and "beach-comb" for shells to take home. This program is made possible by Lilly through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
InfoZone Branch (North)
Saturday, May 2, 2015
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.



Lemonade Stand Recipes
InfoZone Branch (North)
Friday, May 1, 2015 3:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to get ready for Lemonade Day (May 16) by making and sampling lemonade recipes during this workshop by Gourmet Girlfriends. Participants can vote for the best recipe!



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, song and dance, rhymes, and crafts to delight and prepare little ones for a lifelong love of reading.



Superhero Magic Show
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 6:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to dive into the world of superheroes and super villains during this fast-moving magic show presented by Don Miller. Attendees can discover the world of comic books, graphic novels, and the lore of heroes from the past. Special thanks to Downtown Comics & Closet Space Toys.



Reading Around the World with Yurtfolk!
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, May 2, 2015 3:00 pm

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


Preschoolers and families are invited to join Yurtfolk for an interactive hour of exploring music, stories and folk dance from around the globe. They'll sing in different languages and dance together as they learn about different cultures, literature and unique instruments. This program is made possible by gifts from the PNC Foundation and Friends of the Library to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:30 am

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


Toddlers from 1 - 3 years old and an adult are invited for simple stories, songs and playtime.



eBook Tinker Station
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, May 2, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 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.



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 10:30 am

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


Babies ages up to 1 year and an adult are invited for board books, bounces and playtime.



Smart Start Preschool Storytime
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, May 1, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 4 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and playtime.



Mud Creek Critters
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, May 2, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited for stories and activities about life in area creeks and waterways. This program is presented by Rick Marrs of the Mud Creek Conservancy.



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, April 30, 2015 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)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 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.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, April 30, 2015 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, May 2, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Beginning or struggling young readers are invited to read to a trained therapy dog for a 15-minute session. Studies have shown that a child's confidence and competence increase when reading to a patient and non-judgmental canine listener.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, May 3, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, May 4, 2015
10:30 am - 2:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
3:00 pm - 7:00 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Teen Game Day at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, April 30, 2015
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.



Open Mic @ Pike!
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 3:30 pm

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


Teens are invited to let their voices be heard. Sing a song, read poetry or act out a scene during this fun activity.



Harry Potter Day @ Pike!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, May 2, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


School-age children are invited to celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts. They can dress in their Hogwarts best for a costume contest, create a delicious potion, design a dangerous dragon egg, play a Quidditch match, and more!



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 with an adult are invited for an active class featuring stories, songs and rhymes that focus on early literacy skills. This program will be followed by playtime with age appropriate toys and sensory activities.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Sunday, May 3, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Family Game Day at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, May 2, 2015
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families and children of all ages are invited to drop in any time to make new friends while playing board games or solving puzzles. Games and puzzles will be provided.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, May 1, 2015
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.



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, May 4, 2015 11:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore the ocean with Mad Science of Indiana! They'll learn about how sand is made and make some of their own. They'll also discover animals that live in the sea, touch different shells, and "beach-comb" for shells to take home. This program is made possible by Lilly through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Family Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Families
Category: Story Time


School-age children and families are invited for stories around the world and your backyard that are sure to please.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
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.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, April 30, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, May 3, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, May 4, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Computer Basics at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, April 30, 2015 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 getting on the Internet, accessing word processing software, and signing up for an email account. This class is for those with little or no previous computer experience.



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, May 4, 2015 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 House Girl" by Tara Conklin.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, April 30, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 2 years old and an adult are invited for stories, popular rhymes, fingerplays and songs.



Family Story Celebrations at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, May 4, 2015 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited to explore stories with crafts, songs and activities.



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, May 2, 2015 11:00 am

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.



Develop and Design a Lemonade Stand
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, May 2, 2015 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 8 and older are invited to get ready for Lemonade Day (May 16) and design a scale model of a lemonade stand during this workshop with Next Great Architects. They'll learn about the art and craft behind architecture.



The Big Read: Book Discussions
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


As part of The Big Read, during which Indianapolis residents are encouraged to read "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears" by Ethiopian-American author Dinaw Mengestu, adults are invited to discuss the themes of the book during this program led by expert discussion guides from the Indiana Writers Center. Free copies of the book will be available at all book discussion locations for book groups who would like to discuss this chosen novel.



Previous Events


Born to Read at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:30 am

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


Babies from birth until they become mobile and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities. Siblings are welcome to attend and bring a bear or doll to be their "baby."



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 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.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 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.



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 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.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for an active class featuring stories, songs and rhymes that focus on early literacy skills and school preparedness. This program will be followed by age appropriate learning activities.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Baby Music Class
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 12:00 pm

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Babies up to age 2 and an adult are invited for an interactive program with music, action songs and movement. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums will be used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The goal of the program is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community. The program requires the participation of the caregiver. No older siblings, please. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Wee Readers - Baby Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers with an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for fun stories, songs and fingerplays. During the 1st and 3rd programs each month, they'll also create a craft.