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Upcoming Teen Events at IndyPL

There are some cool things for teens going on across the city of Indy at your IndyPL locations! Check them out!

Knitting for a Need
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 – Sunday, November 1, 2015
During Library Hours
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.

portalPortal Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group
Glendale Branch (North)
Sunday, September 27, 2015 1:00 pm
Adults and teens are invited to this monthly book discussion group that focuses on science fiction and fantasy themes rather than book titles. There is a topic posted for each month. Come prepared to discuss your favorite titles related to that topic. See the Library’s Portal Facebook page for other information.
The theme for this program is Read the Book, See the Movie.

gamer_4_life_by_terrasugoka-d66i31gTeen Gaming @ Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Monday, September 28, 2015
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Teens are invited to challenge their friends and test their skills with the Wii, Xbox, card games and board games.


paper townsTeen Read Week 2015: Paper Towns – Rounding Off the Edges
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Teens are invited to learn how to create well-rounded characters in their stories by examining the characters from John Green’s “Paper Towns” and comparing them to other favorite characters. This workshop will be led by Butler Bridge MFA student Bailey Merlin.



smokeIndy Author Fair Talks Sports
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
In connection with the Indy Author Fair to be held on October 10 at Central Library, Indiana Authors Award Regional Winner Adrian Matejka will present a special reading for teens. “The Big Smoke,” Matejka’s third work of poetry, follows the journey of legendary boxer Jack Johnson from poverty to the most coveted title in sports through the multi-layered voices of Johnson and the women he loved.


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Vlog like a Pro!

vloggingTeen Read Week 2015

Vlog Like a YA Pro!
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 3, 2015
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Teens are invited to learn from local young adult authors how to vlog, blog and post on social media as a way to get their names out.

This panel discussion will be led by the Indiana Writers Center.
This program will be held in Central Library’s Clowes Auditorium.

3D Doodler Workshops

428697-3doodler-pen-and-eiffel-towerTeen Read Week 2015 Event!

Teens are invited to sketch in 3D during this drop-in workshop featuring the 3D printing pen that can draw in the air!





10/5            Eagle Branch                          2:00-4:00 PM

10/6            Decatur Branch                      3:00-5:00 PM

10/7            Pike Branch                            3:30-5:30 PM

10/10          Fountain Square Branch         2:00-4:00 PM

10/12          Flanner House Branch            3:00-5:00 PM

10/14          InfoZone                                   4:00-6:00 PM

10/19          Spades Park Branch               4:00-6:00 PM

10/20          Wayne Branch                         3:00-5:00 PM

10/21          E. 38th St.                                 4:00-5:45 PM

10/22          Franklin Road Branch              2:00-4:00 PM

10/24          Brightwood Branch                  2:00-4:00 PM

10/31          Southport Branch                     2:00-4:00 PM