Thanksgiving Closing
All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26 and will be closed on Thursday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Featured Events

eBook Tinker Stations

eBook Tinker StationContinuing through 2014, 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 by visiting the "eBook Tinker Station" at various Indy Library locations

Patrons can drop in anytime during the scheduled two-hour Tinker Station visits which are staffed by an eReader expert who can answer questions about the equipment and collection. The Tinker Stations provide reliable and unbiased information about this growing technology.

Tinker Stations will be available at several times and locations throughout the system.

For individuals who cannot visit a Tinker Station in person, they may call the eBook Tinker Hotline at 275-4500 to have questions answered by qualified staff. 


The Fatherhood Forums

Adults are invited as a panel of experts from the Indiana Healthy Marriage and Family Coalition Inc.'s network of partnerships gathers to help enlighten, inform and empower families to tackle the challenges of responsible fatherhood and manhood during the series entitled "The Fatherhood Forums" throughout the year various Indianapolis Public Library locations. The lineup of programs in this series includes:

Family Law
Tuesday, December 9 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Decatur Branch, 5301 Kentucky Avenue
Register by calling 275-4330

This free series is sponsored by the Indiana Healthy Marriage and Family Coalition Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.


Library Job Centers Target Workforce Development

Throughout December, The Indianapolis Public Library is providing greater one-on-one assistance to chronically unemployed or underemployed individuals through the Job Centers at nine Library locations.

In partnership with EmployIndy, the non-profit workforce investment board for Marion County, as well as WorkOne, a local specialist in career counseling and programming, the Library's Job Centers provide technological training, specialized resources and educational opportunities for those seeking to enhance their employment skills. Each session focuses on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills.

Funding for the Job Centers is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. In addition to Central Library (The TCU Foundation Job Center), Job Center sites are located at the Brightwood, College Avenue, Eagle, East Thirty-Eighth Street, Garfield Park, Pike, Southport and Warren branch locations.

No registration is required. Call 275-4099 for more information about this free Library service.


Cookbook Discussion Series @ Nora!

Food and cookbook lovers are invited to discuss popular cookbooks, learn new recipes and sample favorites of others during the new "Nora Cookbook Discussion" series presented throughout the year at the Nora Branch, 8625 Guilford Avenue.

The 2015 series kicks off on Monday, January 26 at 6 p.m. with the topic, "Soup Basics." Cookbooks to be discussed include The Best Soups in the World by Clifford White; The Soup and Bread Cookbook by Beatrice Ojakangas; 500 Soups by Susannah Blake; and The New Book of Soups by the Culinary Institute of America. Special guest will be Chef Brad Nehrt, Culinary Arts Instructor at the J. Everett Light Career Center. Participants are encouraged to read one or more of the cookbooks, try a couple of the recipes, and bring samples of their favorite ones to share with group members. Members also can follow group activities on Facebook and Pinterest.

Other programs in the series are scheduled on March 16, May 18, September 21 and November 16 at 6 p.m.

Register to attend the discussion programs by calling 275-4470.


Hot Jazz for Cool Kids

Children of all ages and families are invited to an outstanding series of family-friendly performances by Indy's leading jazz musicians during "Hot Jazz for Cool Kids," continuing through March at Central Library in the Clowes Auditorium, 40 E. St. Clair Street.

The series is intended as a way to share jazz music with children that will be educational and fun for everyone.

The first performance in the series will feature Kenny Phelps and Friends on Sunday, January 11 at 3 p.m. Back by popular demand, jazz educator and drummer Kenny Phelps will guide the audience to that moment when they recognize the building blocks of jazz, including rhythm, melody and improv. This program will include interactive fun and a presentation of great music.

The series continues on Sunday, February 22 at 3 p.m. with a performance by DM Jazz 8. Eight is enough for this big band sound that will feature co-leaders trombonist Rich Dole and drummer Gene Markiewicz who will have children and adults alike swinging with this band of veteran jazz professionals.

The series wraps up on Sunday, March 8 at 3 p.m. with a performance by the Joel Tucker Band. Representing the next jazz generation, this young group carries on the Indianapolis legacy of jazz in a performance that will inspire future musicians.

"Hot Jazz for Cool Kids" is presented by the Learning Curve at Central Library in partnership with The Indianapolis Jazz Foundation and the Indy Jazz Fest.

Call 275-4099 for more information about this free series.