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Tuesday Night Readers
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Registration Required

Adults are invited to this monthly discussion of both fiction and non-fiction titles.
The book to be discussed is "Little Paris Bookshop" by Nina George.



Central Library Book Discussion
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program held in Central Library's Goodrich-Houk Meeting Room.
The book to be discussed is "The Buried Giant" by Kazuo Ishiguro.



Evening Play Date Preschool Storytime
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes followed by playtime.



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



CEO's Love Your Library Tour: Celebrating Central Library
Flanner House Branch (North)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


Join Library CEO Jackie Nytes for an interactive discussion about the exciting activities planned at Central Library in 2017, including the opening of the Center for African-American Literature and Culture and Central Library's 100th anniversary. Learn why Central Library is such a vital part of the entire community and share your thoughts about the Indy Library in general.



Start Building a Free Website with Wix
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 7, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 7, 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, March 7, 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.



Spring Cooking Workshops: Freezer to Slow Cooker
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Learn to plan ahead, use your freezer and have meals ready to go right into the crock pot for a whole month! A presenter from the Marion County Health Department will demonstrate a method for preparing stress-free, ready-to-go meals in a snap. The program will include live demonstrations and food tastings.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 7, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 7, 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, March 7, 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, March 7, 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, March 7, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 7, 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.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The program’s core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to visit the Talley Story Theatre for stories read by a community of readers for fun, laughs and a good time.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:15 am

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


Toddlers 18 - 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and flannel board activities just right for toddlers.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 7, 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 7, 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.



Franklin Road Book Discussion
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, March 6, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Kimberlins Go to War" by Mark Murphy. The author will be in attendance to join in the discussion.



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, March 6, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "The Patron Saint of Liars" by Ann Patchett.



Prepárate! College Prep Workshops: Financing Your Education
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, March 6, 2017 6:30 pm

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


High school students and adults are invited to learn about the necessary steps to obtain financial assistance and how to complete the FAFSA application. This workshop is presented in partnership with the Indiana Latino Institute.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Monday, March 6, 2017 6:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Evening Explorers: Storytime
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, March 6, 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.



Computer Basics at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, March 6, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to learn about computer use, including popular computer terminology, computer components and how to use a mouse and keyboard. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



College Scholarship & Financial Aid Series
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, March 6, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens and adults are invited as Shay Spivey-May, BSW & MSW and author of "Prepare for College: Senior Year Checklist" and "Where to Find FREE Money for College," will share proven tips and techniques for receiving scholarships and free financial aid. This series is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The topic of this program is "Looking for a Scholarship?"



Papercrafting @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, March 6, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to Central Library's MakerSpace to create one-of-a-kind paper decorations to take home and meet other crafters in the community.
The project for this program is creating greeting cards using rubber stamps.



Community Forum on New Eagle Branch Library
Enlace Academy, 3725 N. Kiel Avenue
Monday, March 6, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


The entire community is invited to provide input on plans for the relocation of the Eagle Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library to a new 20,000-square-foot facility at 3939 Moller Road scheduled for construction in the first quarter of 2018 with a completion in the first quarter of 2019. Project architects and Library representatives will be available to receive citizen input on features to be included in the new branch.



Congressman Carson's Youth Opportunities Fair
Central Library (Central)
Monday, March 6, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Students or parents of students looking for a summer job, internship or volunteer activity are invited to join local youth service providers and employers during this event sponsored by Congressman Andre Carson, the Marion County Commission on Youth (MCCOY), the Office of Mayor Joseph Hogsett, Jobs for American Graduates and the Library. For additional information, contact 317-283-6516.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, March 6, 2017 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, March 6, 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.



ABC's of Diabetes
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, March 6, 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.



Spring Cooking Workshops: Freezer to Slow Cooker
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, March 6, 2017 1:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Learn to plan ahead, use your freezer and have meals ready to go right into the crock pot for a whole month! A presenter from the Marion County Health Department will demonstrate a method for preparing stress-free, ready-to-go meals in a snap. The program will include live demonstrations and food tastings.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, March 6, 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, March 6, 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, March 6, 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, March 6, 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.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, March 6, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies 8 - 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre. It's a great way to introduce little ones to a lifelong love of reading.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, March 6, 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, March 6, 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, March 6, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, March 6, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to register for free GED/TASC classes which continue each Monday through Thursday through June 2017.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
InfoZone Branch (North)
Monday, March 6, 2017 10:00 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The program’s core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, March 5, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, March 5, 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
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, March 5, 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.



LEGO Play
Decatur Branch (West)
Saturday, March 4, 2017 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 11 are invited to complete a special LEGO project based on a theme provided. The Library will supply the LEGOs, children the imagination! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Spades Park Branch (East)
Saturday, March 4, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



CEO's Love Your Library Tour: Celebrating Central Library
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, March 4, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


Join Library CEO Jackie Nytes for an interactive discussion about the exciting activities planned at Central Library in 2017, including the opening of the Center for African-American Literature and Culture and Central Library's 100th anniversary. Learn why Central Library is such a vital part of the entire community and share your thoughts about the Indy Library in general.



Duct Tape Craft Class
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Saturday, March 4, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Lizards and Turtles and Snakes, Oh My!
Eagle Branch (West)
Saturday, March 4, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to drop in anytime to meet a variety of turtles, lizards and snakes up close. Members of the Hoosier Herpetological Society will be on hand to answer questions and allow brave ones to touch or hold the critters!



Teens & Tweens Breakout Challenge
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, March 4, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens and tweens in grades 6 - 12 are invited to find hidden clues, solve puzzles and discover keys and combinations. They'll have 60 minutes to test their skills and solve the mystery before time runs out!



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, March 4, 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.



Family Game Day at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, March 4, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, March 4, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, March 4, 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.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, March 4, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Building Blocks for Starting a 501(c)(3)
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, March 4, 2017
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults seeking to establish a new nonprofit organization are invited to learn the characteristics of effective non-profits and assess whether yours is ready for foundation fundraising. This workshop is presented by Rebecca Kirby and is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. To register, visit eventbrite.com.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, March 4, 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.



Meet the Artists XXIX First Friday!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, March 3, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


The entire community is invited to meet the prominent local African-American artists whose works are on display at Central Library through March 26. Tour the works of art representing various artistic mediums throughout the building and enjoy activities for all ages that include a jewelry-making workshop, face painting and adult and children's coloring. There will be live music and light refreshments. This free event is presented by the Library's African-American History Committee.



CEO's Love Your Library Tour: Celebrating Central Library
East Washington Branch (South)
Friday, March 3, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


Join Library CEO Jackie Nytes for an interactive discussion about the exciting activities planned at Central Library in 2017, including the opening of the Center for African-American Literature and Culture and Central Library's 100th anniversary. Learn why Central Library is such a vital part of the entire community and share your thoughts about the Indy Library in general.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, March 3, 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, March 3, 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!



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, March 3, 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.



2017 McFadden Memorial Lecture with Junot Díaz
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


The entire community is invited to a presentation by Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Díaz to be moderated by Raphael Sanchez of WRTV-6. His book, "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," earned the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award. His "This Is How You Lose Her" was a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. A graduate of Rutgers College, Díaz is currently the fiction editor of "Boston Review" and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This 40th annual McFadden Memorial Lecture is presented by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Following the lecture, the author will sign copies of his books.
This program will be held in the Atrium. Booksignings will occur in the Simon Reading Room.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
InfoZone Branch (North)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Mini Computer Basics & Email Basics
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, March 2, 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.



Teen Game Day at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, March 2, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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


Teens are invited for an afternoon of board games, card games and video games with their friends.



AftersCool @ College Avenue!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, March 2, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

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


School-age children are invited to drop in for a series on such topics as Legos, origami, yoga, jewelry-making and computer coding. It's a casual time to socialize with friends and learn something new.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, March 2, 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 The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Atrium.



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, March 2, 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.



CEO's Love Your Library Tour: Celebrating Central Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


Join Library CEO Jackie Nytes for an interactive discussion about the exciting activities planned at Central Library in 2017, including the opening of the Center for African-American Literature and Culture and Central Library's 100th anniversary. Learn why Central Library is such a vital part of the entire community and share your thoughts about the Indy Library in general.



Homeschool Adventures
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, March 2, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, March 2, 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
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, March 2, 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
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, March 2, 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, March 2, 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 at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, March 2, 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, March 2, 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.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
East Washington Branch (South)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Tot Art at Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 and adult are invited for a process art program. They can stick around after the art activity for socialization and playtime. Come dressed for a mess!



Email Basics @ Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, March 2, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to manage your email account, send files, and keep your inbox free of spam and other unwanted emails. By the end of this class you should be able to: send and receive email notes; add files such as a photo to your emails; open and save a file attached to an email sent to you; delete large numbers of unwanted emails, keep spam email from appearing in your inbox. Before taking this class you must already be able to get into your existing email account. If you do not have an email account that you can get into, plan to arrive at class 30 minutes before the start time to get help setting up a new email account. Experience using the mouse, the keyboard and the Internet is also required for this class to be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, March 2, 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 Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, March 2, 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.



CEO's Love Your Library Tour: Celebrating Central Library
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


Join Library CEO Jackie Nytes for an interactive discussion about the exciting activities planned at Central Library in 2017, including the opening of the Center for African-American Literature and Culture and Central Library's 100th anniversary. Learn why Central Library is such a vital part of the entire community and share your thoughts about the Indy Library in general.



Teens & Tweens Breakout Challenge
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens and tweens in grades 6 - 12 are invited to find hidden clues, solve puzzles and discover keys and combinations. They'll have 60 minutes to test their skills and solve the mystery before time runs out!



Computer Help @ Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Writing Your Own Autobiography Series
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn ideas for creating their own book of personal stories during this free series presented by Toria Sanders, a former IPS language arts specialist who now operates a tutoring center to assist students.
The topic of this session is "Orientation and Registration." Attendees will learn about the six-stop "Writing Process."



First Wednesday Friendly Computer Classes
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Beginning computer users are invited to learn about a variety of computer-related topics. Each class will offer some instruction with lots of time to practice.
The topic of this class is "Family Game Night." Learn about free websites that allow you to play free games, color or watch videos on your computer or mobile device.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 1, 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.



29th Annual Meet the Artists Exhibit
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - Sunday, March 26, 2017
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


The entire community is invited to view the works of prominent local African-American artists on display throughout Central Library. Works representing various artistic mediums will be displayed, including a special youth exhibit, "Reclaimed," that demonstrates student ingenuity in creating meaningful art works from found and unrelated objects. This exhibit, presented by the Library's African-American History Committee, is available for viewing during regular Library hours.



Previous Events


CEO's Love Your Library Tour: Celebrating Central Library
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


Join Library CEO Jackie Nytes for an interactive discussion about the exciting activities planned at Central Library in 2017, including the opening of the Center for African-American Literature and Culture and Central Library's 100th anniversary. Learn why Central Library is such a vital part of the entire community and share your thoughts about the Indy Library in general.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 1, 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.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 1, 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)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Preschool Storytime on the Magic Quilt
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited to take a trip on the Magic Quilt for stories, songs and rhymes that promote early literacy skills.



Tot Art at Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 and adult are invited for a process art program. They can stick around after the art activity for socialization and playtime. Come dressed for a mess!



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, March 1, 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.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The program’s core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, March 1, 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.



Internet & Email Basics @ Brightwood
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults who are comfortable using a mouse and keyboard are invited to learn the best way to make an Internet search. They'll learn how to surf YouTube, explore entertainment and news sites, how to research topics, and how to create and best use an email account.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 1, 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.