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Genealogy Research Assistance
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Monday, August 20, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Adults are invited for a free session with representatives from the Samuel Bryan Chapter of the D.A.R. who will provide assistance with genealogy research. This program will be held in the library's Technology Room. Each session has a limit of 10 participants.



Preschool Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, August 23, 2018 11:00 am

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


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



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, August 20, 2018
10:30 am - 3:00 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.



The Game Club
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17)
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and teens are invited for video games, card games and board games after school in an open space just for them. Some games will be provided, but those attending may bring their own. Children under the age of 5 will require parental supervision.



Yes, You Can Move Your Body
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers up to age 2 and an adult are invited to move and dance to a story during this program presented by Arts for Learning. This program is made possible by St. Vincent|Ascension through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to create presentations and standalone slideshows for work, school or personal use. By the end of this class you should be able to create slides with several different layouts and designs; insert and change text and pictures in a slide; create eye-catching transitions from slide to slide; play your slideshow, and save your work onto a flash drive. Before taking this class you should be comfortable using Microsoft Word. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 23, 2018
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


This class is for adults who have taken the Excel Basics class. are already comfortable with creating and formatting a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel are invited to this intermediate class. Be the end of This class will enable you to use relative and absolute cell references, apply 3D formulas, create headers and footers, insert graphics and create graphs. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Microsoft Access 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 23, 2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn about this flexible data management system that can store and track large quantities of data more easily than on paper and with more problem-solving benefits than Excel. In this class you will learn how to create a blank database, a table and queries. Completion of the Intermediate Excel class is required before taking this class. Microsoft classes are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 23, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


Learn how to read, watch and listen on a PC, tablet or phone, as well as search and download materials from the Library's extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows and 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 20, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, August 19, 2018
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 24, 2018 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 in the Baby Zone of the Learning Curve for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 20, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to enjoy the Learning Curve's collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. There will even be giant versions of Connect 4, Jenga and Chess. Gamers under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Atrium.



Minecraft Club @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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


Minecrafters ages 7 and up are invited to use the Learning Curve’s laptops to mine and build in Central Land, a virtual world hosted on the Curve’s private Minecraft server. Join in a new group build each week, or test your skills in fun Hunger Games-style challenges! This program will be held in the Arena.



Android Smartphone & Tablet Open Lab
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Bring your Android device for this drop-in session in the Computer Training Lab to get help organizing your pictures, downloading and deleting apps, backing up pictures and contacts online, using the touch screen effectively, and managing your device’s storage. Please bring a charged Android phone or tablet.



Cutting the Cable Cord
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 20, 2018
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults looking for cheaper alternatives to pricey cable and satellite television packages are invited to learn about the pros, cons and costs of streaming platforms such as Amazon, Hulu and Netflix. Attendees will also learn about streaming media offered by the Library, including Freegal, Hoopla and OverDrive, which are free to Library cardholders. This class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, requires experience using the keyboard, mouse and the Internet.



Robots After Noon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, August 19, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Families are invited to try a variety of the Learning Curve’s robotics technology and practice programming. With various types of robots and games available each week, participants can try something new or dive deeper into a favorite. Children under the age of 7 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Arena.



Getting Started With Canva
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 24, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults who want to make high quality images, newsletters or flyers that can be shared easily are invited to learn about Canva, which offers a wide variety of free tools and images and has built-in tools for sharing on social media platforms. A Facebook account is suggested. One must have an email account to take this class to be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Film Qlub
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 20, 2018 6:00 pm

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


Adults and teens ages 17 and up are invited to view and discuss LGBTQ-themed movies.
The movie to be shown in the Riley Room is the documentary, "Do I Sound Gay?" which explores the existence and accuracy of stereotypes about the speech patterns of gay men and how one's degree of conformity to the stereotype can contribute to internalized homophobia.



A Place for All People: An Exhibit
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - Thursday, September 20, 2018
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View this historic, limited-edition poster exhibit celebrating the September 2016 opening of the newest Smithsonian museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture. It is a multi-disciplinary tribute to the best ideals of the American philosophy. "A Place for All People" will evoke the power of oration and freedom stories, the brilliance of artistic achievement, and the soaring heights of cultural expression, philosophy, sports and politics.
This exhibit is available for viewing in Central Library's South Display Hall during regular Library hours.



Celebrating 100 Years of Policewomen in Indianapolis
Central Library (Central)
Monday, July 30, 2018 - Friday, September 21, 2018
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View an exhibit featuring historical information and visual artifacts that highlight contributions of women who have served in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department since 1918. It was on June 15, 1918 that 14 women from diverse backgrounds were appointed to IMPD. Among items on display will be uniforms, badges, handcuffs, holsters and colorful photos. The exhibit is available for viewing in the Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor during regular Central Library hours.
Join IMPD and Library representatives for a special dedication of the exhibit on Monday, August 6 from 12 noon - 2 p.m. in the Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor of Central Library.



5th Annual Ray Bradbury Memorial Lecture
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


The entire community is invited as Jonathan R. Eller, Director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies at IUPUI, presents a lecture entitled, "An Illustrated Man: The Art of Ray Bradbury." He will discuss America's most prominent illustrators who have interpreted Bradbury's science fiction stories for magazine and book printings of his tales. This illustrated lecture will survey a wide range of visual art inspired by Bradbury's creative genius.
This program will be held in Central Library's Riley Room.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, August 20, 2018
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.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, August 23, 2018
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.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, August 23, 2018 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.



Pajama Storytime
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, August 20, 2018 6:30 pm

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


Families with children ages 3 - 8 are invited for a fun-filled storytime featuring music, stories and a craft. Children can wear their pajamas!



Preschool Storytime @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for crafts, sensory building, literacy skills, science and technology exercises and more.



Yes, You Can Move Your Body
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers up to age 2 and an adult are invited to move and dance to a story during this program presented by Arts for Learning. This program is made possible by St. Vincent|Ascension through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 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.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 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.



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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.



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



English Conversation Circle
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, August 20, 2018
3:30 pm - 7:30 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.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, August 20, 2018 During Library Hours

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.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 During Library Hours

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.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 During Library Hours

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.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, August 23, 2018 During Library Hours

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.



Community Conversations at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


The entire community is invited to this series of engagement conversations and forums designed to hear citizens' visions for the growth, safety and well-being of the community and to improve the quality of life for those who work and live within the neighborhood. This series is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Paying for College: Free Scholarship Workshops
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, August 20, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens and adults are invited to receive real, hands-on tips and tricks to help them get into and pay for college. Attendees should bring their laptop to start using their new skills immediately. This program is presented by Next Act Consulting and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The topic of this program is "Finding and Applying for Scholarships."



SBA at the East 38th Street Branch
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Friday, August 24, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited for a series of free workshops presented by the Small Business Association to help them during various stages of business development.
The topic of this session is "Learn About SBA 8(a) Certification." Learn what the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program is, how a company can benefit, program eligibility requirements and goals, ongoing obligations to the SBA, and how to apply.



SBA at the East 38th Street Branch
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Friday, August 24, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited for a series of free workshops presented by the Small Business Association to help them during various stages of business development.
The topic of this session is "Marketing to the Federal Government." Learn where to find contracting opportunities, how to register a business to sell to the government, how to market products and services, and how to obtain a surety bond.



Terrific Tuesdays
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Story Time


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 11 are invited to visit the Talley Story Theatre for stories read by a community of readers for fun, laughs and a good time.
This Storytime Creations program for 2nd graders will feature a "My World" storytime with the Library catalog and watercolor pages to be held outdoors on the deck. Registration for this program is required by calling the branch.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
East Washington Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources. All are welcome!
Individuals can stop be to speak with someone in Spanish.



Little Builders
Flanner House Branch (North)
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited to join Bricks 4 Kidz to enhance their pre-K skills by using LEGO bricks with an emphasis on letters, numbers, counting, motor skills and cooperation, all while building fun and exciting LEGO creations. This program is made possible by TCU Foundation through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Yes, You Can Move Your Body
Flanner House Branch (North)
Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers up to age 2 and an adult are invited to move and dance to a story during this program presented by Arts for Learning. This program is made possible by St. Vincent|Ascension through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, August 20, 2018 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.



Family Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to play Minecraft or board games and have fun while hanging out with friends and family.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, August 23, 2018
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.



Baby Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and sing-alongs with Miss Shelby and her ukulele.



ABC's of Diabetes
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, August 23, 2018
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.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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.



eBook Tinker Station
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


Learn how to read, watch and listen on a PC, tablet or phone, as well as search and download materials from the Library's extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows and 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Yarnslingers
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals of all ages who enjoy knitting, crocheting and other needlework are invited to join this fiber group to work on their favorite projects. Bring your own supplies to work on an existing project or start something new.



English Conversation Circle
Haughville Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



Baby Bebop
InfoZone Branch (North)
Friday, August 24, 2018 10:00 am

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


Registration Required

Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited to rock out during this music activity that will focus on tempo, beat, rhythm and dynamics. Each session will feature instruments, songs and a story.



Harvest Time Story Time
InfoZone Branch (North)
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 10:00 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Young children ages 2 - 6 are invited to celebrate the harvest with Professor Watermelon. They'll uncover knowledge about apples, pumpkins, scarecrows and more with fun stories, songs, puppets and dances.



Summer Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:30 am

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


Young ones up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, activities and fun!



Harvest Time Story Time
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Young children ages 2 - 6 are invited to celebrate the harvest with Professor Watermelon. They'll uncover knowledge about apples, pumpkins, scarecrows and more with fun stories, songs, puppets and dances.



Baby Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, August 24, 2018 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.



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, August 23, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 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 the Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:30 am

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


Toddlers ages 18 months - 3 years and an adult are invited for simple stories, songs, playtime, and bubbles!



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, August 20, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources. All are welcome!
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in English and Spanish.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Nora Branch (North)
Monday, August 20, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources. All are welcome!
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in Arabic, English, Kiswahili and Karen.



English Conversation Circle
Nora Branch (North)
Monday, August 20, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



Syllables Through Drumming
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited to learn about the concept of syllables while experimenting with rhythm instruments during this program presented by Arts for Learning. This program is made possible by TCU Foundation through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Pike Book Club
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, August 20, 2018 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, August 19, 2018
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.
The Job Center at the Pike Branch is made possible by Knowledge Services.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, August 20, 2018
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.
The Job Center at the Pike Branch is made possible by Knowledge Services.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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.
The Job Center at the Pike Branch is made possible by Knowledge Services.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, August 23, 2018
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources. All are welcome!
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in English, Spanish or French.



English Conversation Circle
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, August 20, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and play time.



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and play time.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 with an adult are invited for an active class featuring stories, songs and rhymes that focus on early literacy skills. This program will be followed by playtime with age appropriate toys and sensory activities.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 with an adult are invited for an active class featuring stories, songs and rhymes that focus on early literacy skills. This program will be followed by playtime with age appropriate toys and sensory activities.



English Conversation Circle
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, August 20, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



Job Center at the Library
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, August 20, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 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
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
4:00 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 at the Library
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, August 24, 2018
2:00 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.



ABC's of Diabetes
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, August 20, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 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!



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, August 23, 2018 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.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, August 19, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, August 20, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, August 23, 2018
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, August 23, 2018 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.



English Conversation Circle
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, August 20, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



Sensory Storytime @ Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 on the autism spectrum or with sensory integration challenges are invited for this storytime in a small, interactive setting. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Meet & Play @ Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, August 20, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Children up to age 6 with an adult are invited to the Library's community room to play together. Toys will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own. This is an opportunity for adults to get to know other caregivers who have young children.



Little Builders
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited to join Bricks 4 Kidz to enhance their pre-K skills by using LEGO bricks with an emphasis on letters, numbers, counting, motor skills and cooperation, all while building fun and exciting LEGO creations. This program is made possible by TCU Foundation through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Previous Events


Computer Club in the Makerspace on the 1st Floor
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, August 18, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Book Discussion: Monday's Not Coming with Author Tiffany Jackson
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, August 18, 2018 3:30 pm

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


Teens and adults are invited to discuss the book, "Monday's Not Coming" by Tiffany Jackson. The young adult author will be on hand to lead this discussion.
This program will be held in the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library.



An Afternoon with Tiffany Jackson
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, August 18, 2018 2:00 pm

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


Teens and adults are invited as young adult author Tiffany Jackson will discuss her book, "Monday's Not Coming."
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, August 18, 2018
11:30 am - 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.



Cyberia Technology Instructional Series
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, August 18, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Adults are invited to learn new technology skills for fun, to expand the mind, or to make themselves more valuable to employers. The Library is partnering with Cyberia Makerspace and Research Community to present these unique free classes made possible by donors to the Michael Perry Memorial Fund through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Registration is recommended but not required by calling 317-275-4352.
The topic of this program is "Make a Smart Nightlight: 3D Printing."



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
East Washington Branch (South)
Saturday, August 18, 2018
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources. All are welcome!
Stop by to speak with someone in Spanish.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, August 18, 2018
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.



Rockets
InfoZone Branch (North)
Saturday, August 18, 2018 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited for a Straw Rockets lesson! Presented by Engineering for Kids, this program will feature the story, "Roaring Rockets" by Tony Mitton. Children will learn about the important parts of a rocket, including the nose cone and fins. They will then build and launch their very own rockets and get to take them home.



Monthly Make-It @ Irvington!
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, August 18, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Everyone ages 8 and older is invited to explore concepts in science, engineering, math and art, and to develop their maker skills with different hands-on projects each month.



Paws to Read at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, August 18, 2018 11:00 am

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


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



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, August 18, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources. All are welcome!
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in Arabic, English, Kiswahili and Karen.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, August 18, 2018
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources. All are welcome!
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in English, Spanish or French.



Healthy Kids Storytime
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and school-age children are invited for stories and activities about staying active and healthy. The program will feature a guest reader from Peyton Manning Children's Hospital.



Get Crafty
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, August 18, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Young people ages 12 - 18 are invited to make arts and crafts projects. Each program will feature a different project.



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, August 18, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


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