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Author Round Table Discussions
Metazoa Brewing Company, 140 S. College Avenue
Monday, September 25, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Prospective writers are invited to find fellowship with authors sharing similar genre interests in order to network and learn tips for writing and publishing. Local authors from participating organizations will be on hand to help guide the conversation. This series is presented by IndyPL in association with the 2017 Meet an Author, Be an Author event held at Central Library on October 14 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The theme for this program is "Romance." It will be presented in partnership with the Indiana Writers Center and the Indiana Romance Writers of America.



Genealogy Research Assistance
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Monday, September 25, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Adults are invited for a free session with representatives from the Samuel Bryan Chapter of the D.A.R. who will provide assistance with genealogy research. This program will be held in the library's Technology Room. Each session has a limit of 10 participants.



Beech Grove Chatterbooks
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Monday, September 25, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion.
The book to be discussed is "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis" by J.D. Vance.



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Colors & Magic & Numbers, Oh My!
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join Magic Don for an interactive show featuring special participation magic tricks which encourage learning and reinforcement of colors, numbers and movement.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, September 21, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, September 25, 2017
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 23, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to organize and analyze numbers and text in a spreadsheet format. By the end of this class you should be able to create and format a spreadsheet; enter and edit data; and use basic formulas to add, subtract, multiply and divide any number of figures in a horizontal row or vertical column. Before taking this class you should be comfortable using Microsoft Word. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 25, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


If you already know the basics of PowerPoint, learn to enhance your presentations by inserting sounds, video clips, custom animation and scanned images. Participants are asked to bring pictures they wish to scan. Before taking this intermediate class you should already be comfortable using PowerPoint. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Microsoft Access 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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.



Navegando en Internet
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 23, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Obtenga acceso a las noticias y la información necesaria mediante el uso del internet, aprenda las funciones, los sitios de web más conocidos. Aprenda a utilizar los mapas en internet para llegar a diferentes lugares. Para registrarse, llame al 317-344-9921.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 24, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 22, 2017 11:00 am

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


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



Naturalization Ceremony
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


The entire community is invited to attend this naturalization ceremony in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium as individuals will take the Oath of Allegiance to become naturalized citizens of the United States.



Coloring Café
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 25, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to Central Library's Makerspace to enjoy coloring, which has been shown to have a calming effect and promote overall wellness. Warm beverages, soothing music, coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided.



Hidden Gems of the IndyPL Website
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Explore what you've been missing on the Library's website, where you can learn a foreign language, explore a new hobby, stream music, learn yoga and more. Participants will receive an overview of many hidden gems and instructions on how to use them. Participants should be familiar with website navigation and comfortable using a computer, mouse and keyboard. This program will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Email Open Lab
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, September 21, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Do you have questions about your email account or want to set one up? Attend this open lab session and a computer instructor will work with you to set up an account, send and receive email notes, add files such as photos to your emails, open and save a file attached to an email sent to you, delete large numbers of unwanted emails, and keep spam email from appearing in your inbox. This program will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Celebrating 100 Years of Central Library: Sunday Afternoon Salon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 24, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of Central Library's 100th anniversary, individuals of all ages are invited to a presentation celebrating the history of Central Library and the city of Indianapolis. Refreshments will be provided. This program will be held in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on Level 6 of Central Library.
Re-live the "Headlines of 1917" during this presentation by Bill Beck and Dr. William McNiece of the Marion County Historical Society.



The Art of Survival: Enduring the Turmoil of Tule Lake
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 18, 2017 - Thursday, October 5, 2017
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View this traveling exhibition probing the complexity of the Japanese American confinement site in Newell, California. Through haunting images of artifacts by fine art photographer Hiroshi Watanabe, glimpse into the lives of those who were held at Tule Lake and consider both the orchestration of life behind barbed wire and what it might have been like to live with constant turmoil and uncertainty. The Art of Survival is supported in part by a Preservation of Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
This exhibit can be viewed in Central Library's South Display Hall during regular Library hours.



Young Actors Theatre Workshop: Stage Makeup
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens ages 12 - 18 are invited to learn about theatrical makeup design with a professional makeup artist. Learn about different types of makeup, how to apply and how makeup can help create a character. This workshop is perfect for the aspiring actor, designer, or cosplayer. Supplies will be included This program is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



ABC's of Diabetes
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults with diabetes or pre-diabetes along with family members and friends are invited to this four-part series accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. It includes instruction on medications, nutrition, exercise, monitoring, complications and available community resources. Class members will participate in individual consultations with a registered dietitian, registered nurse and health educator. Register by calling 317-221-2094 or online at marionhealth.org/diabetes.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, September 25, 2017
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, September 21, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others. Adult participation is required.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others. Adult participation is required.



College Avenue Book Discussion
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, September 25, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program. This program is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The book to be discussed is "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood.



Indiana Backyard
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about the animals that live in your backyard and visit with live animals.



Library Board of Trustees
Eagle Branch (West)
Monday, September 25, 2017 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.



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


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



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Adult Coloring @ Eagle!
Eagle Branch (West)
Monday, September 25, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to drop in, relax and enjoy coloring. Colored pencils and templates will be provided, but participants can also bring their own materials.



English Conversation Circle
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



ACA Marketplace Healthcare Information Session
Eagle Branch (West)
Friday, September 22, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Those who have questions about enrollment or potential changes to their healthcare plan are invited to receive information, resources and answers to questions about the ACA Healthcare Marketplace from local healthcare representatives.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, September 25, 2017
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, September 23, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Introduction to Microsoft Word at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, September 25, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to this introduction to word processing skills. Learn to create, edit, format, save and print documents, along with tips and hints. This is offered in Microsoft Office 2010. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Grantsmanship Workshops @ East 38 Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to a year-long series of nonprofit training workshops presented by Felecia Brewer of Brewer & Associates, Inc. and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The topic of this program is "The Budding Entrepreneur." Attendees will receive a practical overview of the start-up business basics, steps required to open their doors, and what process to have in place to be successful.



Mini Computer Basics & Email Basics
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, September 21, 2017
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



A+ Certification Preparation
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, September 23, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Learn how A+ certification establishes best practices in troubleshooting, networking and security across various electronic devices to help set the stage for IT careers. A+ certification is highly respected by employers and can open doors to entry level jobs in the IT field. This course will provide a basic foundation in technology skills and help individuals find resources to prepare for and pass the A+ certification exam.
This will be part two of this program.



Faithful Readers Book Club
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Registration Required

Adults are invited to join this monthly book discussion. Contact the branch for registration and to learn of each month's title.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
East Washington Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources.
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in Spanish.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
East Washington Branch (South)
Saturday, September 23, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources.
Stop by to speak with someone in Spanish.



English Conversation Circle
East Washington Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



ACA Marketplace Healthcare Information Session
Flanner House Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Those who have questions about enrollment or potential changes to their healthcare plan are invited to receive information, resources and answers to questions about the ACA Healthcare Marketplace from local healthcare representatives.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, September 25, 2017 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.



Family Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to play Minecraft or board games and have fun while hanging out with friends and family.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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 or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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 or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 1:15 pm

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:15 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited to listen, clap, bounce and learn with Miss Karen.



Homeschool Adventures
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, September 21, 2017 1:30 pm

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


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



Navegando en Internet
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Obtenga acceso a las noticias y la información necesaria mediante el uso del internet, aprenda las funciones, los sitios de web más conocidos. Aprenda a utilizar los mapas en internet para llegar a diferentes lugares. Para registrarse, llame al 317-344-9921.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, September 23, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Intermediate Computer Classes: Intermediate Facebook
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited for a second look at the computer. In this class, you can learn about Facebook settings, managing your timeline and fun ways to stay connected.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Glendale Yarnslingers Fiber Group
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Join community fiber crafters to knit, crochet, embroider, quilt or sew in a social environment. The Glendale Branch also hosts "Knit2Help," during which the public is invited to make such items as hats and scarves for the homeless at Horizon House.



Two's and Three's Storytime
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages two and three years old and an adult are invited for a storytime with exciting books, songs, movement and crafts focusing on early literacy skills.



English Conversation Circle
Haughville Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



Baby Bebop
InfoZone Branch (North)
Friday, September 22, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited to rock out during this music activity that will focus on tempo, beat, rhythm and dynamics. Each session will feature instruments, songs and a story.



Irvington Fiberistas
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


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



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, song and dance, and STEM activities intended to build a love for reading and learning.



The Art of Survival: Enduring the Turmoil of Tule Lake
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Saturday, September 30, 2017
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View this traveling exhibition probing the complexity of the Japanese American confinement site in Newell, California. Through haunting images of artifacts by fine art photographer Hiroshi Watanabe, glimpse into the lives of those who were held at Tule Lake and consider both the orchestration of life behind barbed wire and what it might have been like to live with constant turmoil and uncertainty. The Art of Survival is supported in part by a Preservation of Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
This exhibit can be viewed during regular Library hours.



Lunch and Learn: Japanese Culture and Book Discussion
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Enjoy traditional Japanese food and learn more about the culture and history of Japan and the Japanese American Internment during World War II. There will also be a discussion of the book, "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford, led by the Indiana Writers Center. This program is made possible by Indianapolis Power and Light and is presented in partnership with the Japan America Society of Indiana.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, September 22, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, September 21, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, September 25, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers ages 18 months - 3 years and an adult are invited for simple stories, songs, playtime, and bubbles!



Introduction to Microsoft Excel at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 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. By the end of the class participants will be able to navigate within Excel, easily enter information into spreadsheets and create simple formulas. Participants should be comfortable using Microsoft Word before taking this class.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Program Development
Library Services Center (Central)
Saturday, September 23, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Those who have already established their nonprofit organization are invited to discover the main components of a solid program plan that can provide quality services to the community. This program is presented by Gail Thomas Strong and is made possible by The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. To register, visit eventbrite.com.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Effective Grant Proposals and Management
Library Services Center (Central)
Saturday, September 23, 2017
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Those who have already established their nonprofit organization are invited to learn useful tips on how to write compelling proposals and effective post-grant procedures. This workshop is presented by Gail Thomas Strong and is made possible by The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. To register, visit eventbrite.com.



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies and an adult are invited for stories, music and movement activities.



English Conversation Circle
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, September 25, 2017
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, September 24, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Knitting for a Need
Pike Branch (West)
Friday, September 1, 2017 - Wednesday, November 1, 2017
During Library Hours

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


Knitters and crocheters are invited to use their craft to help those in need. Create a scarf, hat, mittens or gloves to be donated to Horizon House, the only full-service day center serving the homeless in Indianapolis. If you already know how to create, stop by the Library's Information Desk to get a ball of yarn to make something for the cause. Homemade items will be accepted until November 1.



Beginning Sewing at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, September 23, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Adults and teens are invited to learn basic machine sewing by making a pillowcase and zippered tote bag. Machines and supplies for the pillowcase will be provided, but participants will need to bring other tools. A list will be supplied upon registration. Space is limited.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, September 21, 2017
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources.
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in English, Spanish or French.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, September 23, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources.
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in English, Spanish or French.



English Conversation Circle
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, September 25, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes to encourage their love for books and reading.



African Dance
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to journey through the regions of Mali, Senegal, Gambia and Guinea to learn cultural traditions of song and dance along the way. Be ready to move your body! This program is presented by Ronne Stone.



Lunch and Learn 2017: Venezuela
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, September 21, 2017 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Enjoy a traditional lunch and chat about cultures represented in Indy. This program will feature the culture of Venezuela.



Southport Evening Book Discussion
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, September 25, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this evening book discussion group.
The book to be discussed is "Emma" by Jane Austen.



Paws to Read at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to Abbey, a registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! This activity can help improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence. Participants can sign up for a 15-minute reading session with Abbey.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, September 21, 2017 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)
Monday, September 25, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, September 21, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



English Conversation Circle
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, September 25, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Spades Park Music Jam
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, September 25, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Musicians of all abilities and ages are invited to bring their unamplified instruments and join in a free jam session with other musicians. Attendees are invited to bring sheet music and make beautiful music together!



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, September 21, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, September 24, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, September 25, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Featuring International Films!
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, September 23, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Movie


Screen and discuss international films during this series that will feature a different film each month. Learn something new about cultures, history and languages. Contact the branch for information on each month's featured film.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, September 21, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Job Search Workshop at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 9:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Adults are invited to receive instruction on establishing an email account, preparing resumes and cover letters, registering at online job banks, applying for jobs online, and researching companies.
Please ring the bell at the south entrance for admittance.



Evening Explorers: Activity Night
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, September 25, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families with children ages 1 - 16 are invited to drop in to the children's area any time between 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. to work on an activity that explore the world around us.



Previous Events


Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 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, September 19, 2017 10:15 am

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


Toddlers 18 - 36 months and an adult are invited to listen, clap, move and learn with Miss Karen.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 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.



Lawrence Book Discussion
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "A Long Way Home" by Saroo Brierley.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 2 through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities.



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Computer Basics at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to learn to surf the Internet, send email, create and attach documents, paste onto web sites and save to flash drives.
Please ring the bell at the south entrance for admittance.