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Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 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.



Family Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 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.



Glendale Yarnslingers Fiber Group
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 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.



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

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Android Smartphone & Table Open Lab
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to bring their Android device to this drop-in session and get help organizing pictures, downloading and deleting apps, backing up pictures and contacts online, using the touch screen effectively, and managing the device’s storage. Attendees should bring a fully charged Android phone or tablet to this session held in the Computer Training Lab.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
East Washington Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 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.



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 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.



CS First Kickoff Event
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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


School-age children and teens who are interested in music, sports, game design, art, animation and a host of other topics are invited to participate in CS First, a curriculum provided by Google that teaches computer science skills using Scratch to help foster creativity. This kickoff event will focus on creating a Google doodle logo and exploring options for club activities in the upcoming year.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 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 @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 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.



Computer Basics @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to learn about the simple components of using a computer, including the mouse and keyboard, along with basic skills required to search the Internet, send email, create and attach documents, and save to flash drives.



Holiday Card Craft
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Families and children of all ages are invited to drop in anytime and join Miss Roberta to create beautiful holiday greeting cards from years gone by.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 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.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 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.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 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 & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 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.



Lawrence Book Discussion
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 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 "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 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!



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 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.



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



Computer Basics at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 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.



Library Board of Trustees
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 18, 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.



Southport Evening Book Discussion
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, December 18, 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 "The Christmas Wedding" by James Patterson.



Evening Explorers: Storytime
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, December 18, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


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



Adult and Family Coloring @ Eagle!
Eagle Branch (West)
Monday, December 18, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


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



Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 18, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to create presentations and standalone slideshows for work, school or personal use. By the end of this class you should be able to create slides with several different layouts and designs; insert and change text and pictures in a slide; create eye-catching transitions from slide to slide; play your slideshow, and save your work onto a flash drive. 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.



Family Puzzle Night
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, December 18, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to work on puzzles of all levels of difficulty for all ages.



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Eagle Branch (West)
Monday, December 18, 2017 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to receive one-on-one help with questions or problems about using a computer or mobile device, including how to use apps, the Internet, email, and any Microsoft Office applications.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, December 18, 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.



How to Save With Digital Coupons
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 18, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Discover how to use a computer or your smartphone to save money with coupons found on the Internet. By the end of this class participants should be able to locate and “clip” digital coupons for local retailers, print coupons from websites, and find couponing apps for a smartphone. Attendees should already have their own email account before taking this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab. Experience using mouse, keyboard and Internet is required.



12 Days of Winter
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 18, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals of all ages who need quick gifts for friends and family are invited for some holiday spirit by participating in crafts, gift wrapping, holiday music, and fun! This program will be led by Central Library staff and Jim Small Silk Scapes.
All programs will be held in the MakerSpace except the Wednesday wrapping sessions which will be held in the Riley Room.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, December 18, 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
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, December 18, 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.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, December 18, 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.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, December 18, 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.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, December 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, December 18, 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
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, December 18, 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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 18, 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, 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.



Meet & Play @ Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, December 18, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Young ones through age 4 with an adult are invited to the Library's community room to play together. Toys will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own. This is an opportunity for adults to get to know other caregivers who have young children.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, December 17, 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, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, December 17, 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, December 17, 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.



Free Code Camp Meet-Up
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, December 17, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


If you’ve been working through FreeCodeCamp.org’s free online lessons or want a reason to dive back into learning to code, drop in anytime for an informal meeting to get help or spend time hacking away at the Free Code Camp curriculum. This session, to be held in the Makerspace, is the perfect place for those who need help with challenges or projects, want to pair with someone, or just spend time building something. Those new to coding and want to become a camper can explore freecodecamp.org prior to attending. Coding instructors as well as experienced coders will be at the meet-up to lend a hand. Attendees will need to bring their own laptop or device.



Colors & Magic & Numbers, Oh My!
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, December 16, 2017 3:00 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.



Computer Club in the Makerspace on the 1st Floor
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, December 16, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn about computer hardware by actually disassembling and reassembling a PC. Participants will also learn to install the Linux Ubuntu operating system. Bring your ideas for learning experiences we can do in the club in the future.



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, December 16, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and individuals of all ages are invited to spend an afternoon playing board games and card games. There will be games for all ages.



O Pato!
Brightwood Branch (East)
Saturday, December 16, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to act out the story of a duck and friends in this Portuguese folk song with a live violin performance. Coming together in a circle, children will take turns participating in singing, dancing and acting while learning cooperation. This program will be presented by local musician Cathy Morris.



12 Days of Winter
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, December 16, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals of all ages who need quick gifts for friends and family are invited for some holiday spirit by participating in crafts, gift wrapping, holiday music, and fun! This program will be led by Central Library staff and Jim Small Silk Scapes.
All programs will be held in the MakerSpace except the Wednesday wrapping sessions which will be held in the Riley Room.



Encaustic Art Class
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, December 16, 2017 1:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to create their own masterpieces using a variety of encaustic techniques. They'll have the opportunity to paint with wax and gain experience using a Cray-Pen. Please note that hot wax is involved in this technique.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, December 16, 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.



Paws to Read at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:00 am

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


School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence. Registration is not required but preferred by calling the branch.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, December 16, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


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



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, December 16, 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.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
East Washington Branch (South)
Saturday, December 16, 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.



O Pato!
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to act out the story of a duck and friends in this Portuguese folk song with a live violin performance. Coming together in a circle, children will take turns participating in singing, dancing and acting while learning cooperation. This program will be presented by local musician Cathy Morris.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Create Your Own Catapult
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to use their math and engineering skills to create a working catapult out of materials such as cans, tape and marshmallows.



A December Celebration at the Library!
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, December 16, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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


Families with children of all ages are invited for a variety of fun activities to celebrate the holidays. Well-known TV journalist Barbara Boyd will read aloud the book, "The Black Snowflake," written by her late husband, Ted Boyd. The book will be available for sale and signing. The event also will feature an opportunity for kids to make a craft and have their photos taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus!
This program will be held in the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, December 16, 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.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, December 16, 2017 10:00 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Join us to build with a theme. Use books to guide projects. Fun for the whole family! All ages and skill levels welcome!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 15, 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, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Friday, December 15, 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.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, December 15, 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.



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, December 14, 2017 10:30 pm

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.



Mini Computer Basics & Email Basics
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, December 14, 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, December 14, 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.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, December 14, 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.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, December 14, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


This class is for adults who have taken the Excel Basics class. are already comfortable with creating and formatting a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel are invited to this intermediate class. Be the end of This class will enable you to use relative and absolute cell references, apply 3D formulas, create headers and footers, insert graphics and create graphs. 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.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, December 14, 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.



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, December 14, 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.



Fountain Square Afternoon Book Discussion
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, December 14, 2017 1:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Radium Girls" by Kate Moore.



Irvington Book Discussion
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, December 14, 2017 1:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Christmas After All: The Great Depression Diary of Minnie Swift."



Tablet: Tips and Tricks - Fun and Games
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Thursday, December 14, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to explore the convenience of a tablet, along with some of the fun tips and tricks of using one. In this class, you'll learn about YouTube, OverDrive, gaming and other fun apps on your tablet.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, December 14, 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.



Holiday Classical Concerts at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, December 14, 2017 1:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited to enjoy a performance of chamber ensemble music featuring holiday classics and carols by members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This program 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, December 14, 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)
Thursday, December 14, 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.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, December 14, 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.



Preschool Storytime & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, December 14, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, December 14, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, December 14, 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.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, December 14, 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, December 14, 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.



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, December 14, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to receive one-on-one help with questions or problems about using a computer or mobile device, including how to use apps, the Internet, email, and any Microsoft Office applications.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, December 14, 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.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, December 14, 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!



O Pato!
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, December 14, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to act out the story of a duck and friends in this Portuguese folk song with a live violin performance. Coming together in a circle, children will take turns participating in singing, dancing and acting while learning cooperation. This program will be presented by local musician Cathy Morris.



Digital Holiday Cards with Canva.com
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, December 14, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to use Canva.com to create a custom holiday card and share it using a social media or email account. Use your own images or try one of Canva's themed cards. Then download and store your creation on a free flash drive. Participants should feel comfortable using the mouse, keyboard and a web browser. An email or Facebook account is required to attend this class held in the Computer Training Lab.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, December 14, 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.



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, December 14, 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.



Nutcracker Ballet Storytimes
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, December 14, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Story Time


Young ones ages 3 and older are invited for a special ballet storytime with the Ballet Theatre of Indiana, featuring some of the Nutcracker story, based on E.T.A. Hoffman's work, and a short ballet lesson.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, December 14, 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.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, December 14, 2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 2010. Learn how to create a workbook and worksheet, how to enter and sort data, and other basic tasks. The class includes instructions, hands-on exercises and teaching notes.



A Photographic Celebration of Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - Sunday, December 31, 2017
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


Patrons are invited to view an exhibit of photos depicting the beauty of Central Library, focusing on its historic and modern elements and selected from entries in the recent Central Library photo contest held in celebration of the Library's 100th anniversary. Photographs were chosen by a panel of judges from the Riviera Camera Club. This project is made possible by the support of the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support was provided by Buckingham Companies and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. The exhibit is on display in Central Library's South Display Hall during regular Library hours.
An opening reception, free and open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, November 7 from 6 - 7 p.m. in Central Library's South Display Hall.



Cret Building at 100: An Exhibit
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Sunday, December 31, 2017
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


This special exhibit celebrates the architecture, people and stories of the Library’s Cret Building that played an integral part in defining the city’s character 100 years ago and remains vibrant and culturally significant today. Eighteen full-color, illustrative and interpretive panels designed by RLR of Indianapolis showcase over 50 images and artifacts from Central Library’s Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room. “The Cret Building at 100,” made possible by a generous grant from Katz, Sapper & Miller, will be on display around the balcony of the historic Simon Reading Room during regular Central Library hours.



Previous Events


Open Computer Lab at Garfield Park
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


Receive personalized assistance in using Microsoft Word and other applications, as well as discovering Library eResources such as eBooks, eMagazines, Freegal, Hoopla, OneClickDigital, and the many Library online databases. Assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.



ThirTeen Time
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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


Teens are invited for a different activity on the 13th of each month, including crafts, art, food decorating and games.



Start Building a Free Website with Wix
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn the first steps in using the Wix program’s free drag-and-drop editor and templates for creating a customized website. No coding knowledge is required! This class covers basic website creation and the manipulation of basic web page elements such as text, images, and links. Before taking this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, you must be experienced in using the mouse, the keyboard, and the Internet.



12 Days of Winter
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals of all ages who need quick gifts for friends and family are invited for some holiday spirit by participating in crafts, gift wrapping, holiday music, and fun! This program will be led by Central Library staff and Jim Small Silk Scapes.
All programs will be held in the MakerSpace except the Wednesday wrapping sessions which will be held in the Riley Room.



Internet Basics at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to find out what they can do with the Internet. Learn to use links, read Internet addresses, save addresses for future visits, and search the web. One must be experienced in using a mouse and keyboard for this class.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, December 13, 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.



Holiday Classical Concerts at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited to enjoy a performance of chamber ensemble music featuring holiday classics and carols by members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Jingle Bell Rock Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 11:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to listen, jump and dance to holiday favorites with scarves and rhythm instruments.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, December 13, 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.



Microsoft Word 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 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. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 13, 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.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, December 13, 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.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies from newborns to pre-walkers around 18 months old and an adult are invited for board books, bounces and playtime.



O Pato!
Flanner House Branch (North)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to act out the story of a duck and friends in this Portuguese folk song with a live violin performance. Coming together in a circle, children will take turns participating in singing, dancing and acting while learning cooperation. This program will be presented by local musician Cathy Morris.



Two's and Three's Storytime
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, December 13, 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.



Nutcracker Ballet Storytimes
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Story Time


Young ones ages 3 and older are invited for a special ballet storytime with the Ballet Theatre of Indiana, featuring some of the Nutcracker story, based on E.T.A. Hoffman's work, and a short ballet lesson.



Jingle Bell Rock Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to listen, jump and dance to holiday favorites with scarves and rhythm instruments.



Naturalization Ceremony
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 13, 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.



Job Search Workshop at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, December 13, 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.