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Homework Lounge at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, September 3, 2015
5:00 pm - 6:00 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. Those who attend can get a prize from the treasure chest for completing their homework.



East Washington Branch Building Project: Community Meeting
East Washington Branch (South)
Thursday, September 3, 2015
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


The entire community is invited to comment on the East Washington Branch expansion and renovation project, scheduled for completion in 2016. Meet the project architect and provide input on what this renowned Carnegie Library can become to better meet community needs.
The meeting will be held in the Community Room downstairs. Overflow parking is available in the Englewood Church lot.



Computer Basics at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, September 3, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 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. Computer classes are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Organize and Protect Your Computer
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, September 3, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to manage your computer files, improve computer performance, and protect your computer from unwanted files and software. By the end of this class you should be able to copy, move, and delete files; change or remove unwanted computer programs, and use these Microsoft Windows tools: Windows Explorer; Disc Cleanup; Disc Defragmenter; Task Manager; Add/Remove Programs, and MSConfig. Before taking this class you should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



ABC's of Diabetes
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 221-2094 or online at www.mchd.com/diabetes.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, September 3, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Baby Music Class
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, September 3, 2015 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Babies up to age 2 and an adult are invited for an interactive musical program with Bongo Boy Music Center. This program will include the use of musical instruments, action songs and movement, and will require the participation of the caregiver. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Warren Book Discussion
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, September 3, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program. Book lists with titles selected by group members are available at the Library. New members are always welcome.
The book to be discussed is "Marrying Mozart" by Stephanie Cowell. Special guest will be Terry Langdon of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Copies of the book will be available beginning August 6 for checkout.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, September 3, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, September 3, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Tot Art at Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, September 3, 2015 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 special 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)
Thursday, September 3, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, September 3, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, September 3, 2015 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, September 3, 2015 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.



Preschool Reader's Theatre
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, September 3, 2015 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited as The Ripple Reader's Theatre from Broad Ripple Magnet High School for the Arts and Humanities will perform a reader's theatre version of a favorite picture book, followed by interactive activities and a craft.
The title for this program will be "The Book With No Pictures" by B.J. Novak.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, September 3, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Preschool Art for Cool Cats: Workshop Inspired by Pete the Cat
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, September 3, 2015 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for a groovy workshop presented by The Art Lab inspired by this favorite laid back feline. Children will listen to a story and create their own multi-media projects. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, September 3, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Irvington Fiberistas
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


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



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Básicas) Introducción a Computadoras
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

En este curso usted se familiarizará con las partes básicas del computador, aprenderá a utilizar el teclado y ratón. Conozca los programas que vienen incluidos y aprenda a personalizar su computador.
Esta clase está patrocinado por La Fundación de Robert y Toni Bader, Fifth Third Bank y Amigos de la Biblioteca a través de regalos a La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



Knitting for a Need
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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.
During this session, participants may sign up for a 10-minute reading session with Woody, a King James Spaniel.



Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 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.



First & Fourth Wednesday Friendly Computer Classes
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to beginner-friending computer classes that will feature some instruction with lots of time to practice. These classes are for fun, and a little learning!
In this class, participants can learn about various offerings from the Indy Library's website, including learning a foreign language, viewing old yearbooks, or using its reference capabilities for a research paper.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Outside Voices Storytime
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:00 pm

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for fun and interactive stories. There will be noise-making, singing, stomping, clapping and the occasional puppet appearance!



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 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.



Sing Along with Miss Bobbie
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschool children and their families are invited to join Miss Bobbie for a live, interactive music experience during which they'll dance, sing, laugh and have fun together. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime on the Magic Quilt
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers under the age of 6 and an adult are invited to jump on the Garfield Park Branch's Magic Story Quilt for stories, songs and finger plays.



Tot Art at Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 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 special art program. They can stick around after the art activity for socialization and playtime. Come dressed for a mess!



Wee Readers at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Baby Music Class
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Babies up to age 2 and an adult are invited for an interactive musical program with Bongo Boy Music Center. This program will include the use of musical instruments, action songs and movement, and will require the participation of the caregiver. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 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.



One-on-One Computer Assistance @ Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to get personalized help with computer questions or learn something new.



Southport Branch Project Community Meeting
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 7:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


The entire community is invited to provide input on the $1.1 million renovation of the Southport Branch, scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2016.



Central Library Book Discussion
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 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 "Rules of Civility" by Amor Towles.



Evening Play Date Preschool Storytime
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 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.



Summer Garden Series: Garden Workshop
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


As part of the Library's Summer Garden Series, adults are invited to learn more about fall lawn care and weed control. This program will be held outdoors in the East Garden.



Homework Lounge at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
5:00 pm - 6:00 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. Those who attend can get a prize from the treasure chest for completing their homework.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Tablet: Tips and Tricks - Fun and Games
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Little Farmer's Market: Healthy Eating Class for Preschoolers
InfoZone Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 12:15 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for a fun workshop with the Marion County Health Department to learn why fruits and vegetables are so fabulous! There'll be games, stories, and even a little snacking! This workshop includes food. All activities are peanut free. Contact your IndyPL branch with any allergy concerns. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 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.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Jungle Jams: Preschool Rhythm Class
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers under the age of 6 and an adult are invited to get ready to move to the beat of their favorite jungle animals. Bongo Boy Music Center will bring animals to life by introducing basic rhythms and life skills, along with moving to the groove! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Creatures of the Night: Preschool Animal Program
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to join Silly Safaris to explore the lore surrounding nighttime animals and learn about how they survive in the dark. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Story Time & Ballet
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
10:30 am - 11:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to experience an excerpt from a ballet presentation by the Indiana Ballet Conservatory in conjunction with stories and activities presented by the Nora Branch staff.



Wee Readers - Baby Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Southport Evening Book Discussion
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, August 31, 2015 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this evening book discussion group.
Choose your favorite Mary Jane Clark book or read Clark's "To Have and to Kill."



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 31, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


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



Teen Advisory Group Call-Out Meeting
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, August 31, 2015 4:00 pm

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


Teens wanting to get more involved with the Library are invited to learn about joining the Pike Branch Teen Advisory Group. Teen volunteers make the library run smoother by helping with programs, creating displays and working on special projects.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, August 31, 2015
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, August 31, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, August 31, 2015
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, August 31, 2015
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, August 31, 2015 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, August 31, 2015
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



eBook Tinker Station
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, August 31, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


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



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 31, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 31, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, August 31, 2015
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to register for free GED/TASC classes which continue each Monday through Thursday through June 2016.



2015 Hometown Roots Concert Series
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, August 30, 2015
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited to this series of performances inspired by American musical traditions. This series, held in the Clowes Auditorium at Central Library, is made possible by BMO Harris Bank and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will feature a performance by the Impressaria Winds, a group of top level female freelance musicians residing in Indianapolis. Each member of this woodwind group maintains an active career as performers and teachers and holds contracted positions with regional orchestras in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky, performing frequently with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra.



eBook Tinker Station
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, August 30, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, August 30, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, August 30, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, August 30, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Internet Basics
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, August 29, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to find out how the Internet works and what it can and can’t do. Learn key vocabulary, how to use links, read Internet addresses and save your favorite websites. Learn the most effective way to formulate an Internet search to get the best results. You’ll also find out that there’s much more to Google than meets the eye. Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard before taking this class.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



eBook Tinker Station
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, August 29, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


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



The Evolution of Natural Hair: What You Need to Know
Brightwood Branch (East)
Saturday, August 29, 2015
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Registration Required

Adults are invited as Darice Rene will present a brief history on the natural hair movement, along with practical tips on how to maintain a natural hair regimen.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, August 29, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



eBook Tinker Station
College Avenue Branch (North)
Saturday, August 29, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


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



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Building Blocks for Starting a 501(c)(3)
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, August 29, 2015
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, presented by Rebecca Kirby, walks you through the steps of defining your mission, obtaining incorporation and nonprofit status, and building an effective board. This program is made possible by a gift from The Emily Fund to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Seating is limited. Visit www.Eventbrite.com to register. Registration opens approximately two months prior to each workshop. This program will be held in the Riley Meeting Room.



IndyPL Seed Library Master Gardeners Series
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, August 29, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


Registration Required

Individuals of all ages are invited to learn about a variety of gardening topics during this series presented by Purdue Extension Master Gardeners and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will focus on "Cover Crop Rotation." Kevin Allison of the Marion County Soil & Water Conservation District will discuss the importance of crop rotation, as well as cover crops and minimizing tillage. Information will be geared to beginning backyard gardeners.



Digital Littles Lab
College Avenue Branch (North)
Saturday, August 29, 2015 10:30 am

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


Children ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to a guided learning experience with digital activities. They'll play with Pleo (the robot dinosaur) and use iPads to create pictures of lines and draw favorite animals and people using shapes. Attendees will receive a list of "best apps" for young children and learn how to use technology as a tool to support learning and development. This program is sponsored by Supercalifragilisticexpialadocious Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, August 29, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 28, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 28, 2015 11:00 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, August 28, 2015 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.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, August 28, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Saak, who was trained by The Reader Organisation, will read excerpts from the book, but group members may volunteer to do so. The reading is interspersed with discussion. Refreshments will be served.



Women of a New Tribe
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, August 8, 2015 - Sunday, September 27, 2015
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View this nationally-touring photography exhibit that celebrates the spiritual and physical beauty of black women who come from all walks and stages of life. Created by noted North Carolina photographer Jerry Taliaferro, the exhibit is comprised of dramatic black and white portraits of American black women, including 11 strong and courageous black women of Indianapolis who were nominated and selected for their roles as mothers, daughters, artists, professionals and community activists. Individually and collectively they tell the story of how their families and our community have changed because of them.



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


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