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Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Beginning or 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.



Grantsmanship Workshops @ East 38 Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to a year-long series of nonprofit training workshops presented by Felecia Brewer of Brewer & Associates, Inc. and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The topic of this program is "Nonprofit Leadership in the 21st Century." This program focuses on participant's leadership style and skills, while learning how to apply each within their agency's corporate culture.



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



English Conversation Circle
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 23, 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.



English Conversation Circle
Haughville Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 23, 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.



Adult Coloring @ Flanner House
Flanner House Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited for a relaxing evening of coloring, mingling and fun.



Beginning Computer Classes: Keyboard, Mouse and Other Computer Basics
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn how to click, scroll and understand some of those strange keys on the keyboard.



Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 23, 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 Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Literacy Pop-Up Center
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages are invited for programs that provide age-appropriate books, phonics-focused activities, mind building games and multi-sensory instruction. In addition, teachers, parents and caregivers will be introduced to IndyPL resources. This program is made possible by the Donna D. Talley Story Theatre and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



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



Job Center at the Library
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 23, 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.



Teen Movie Night @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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


Teens are invited to enjoy a showing of a popular Hollywood film. There will be popcorn and snacks.



ASPIN Healthcare Information Sessions
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Experts from the ASPIN Health Navigator Program will explain health care options and help individuals select a plan that meets their personal needs and budget. Open enrollment for the Healthcare Marketplace is from November 1 through December 15, 2018.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 23, 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.



Tablet Tuesday @ East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited for one-on-one help with a tablet. Learn how to download eBooks, eAudiobooks and music and to stream movies. Small groups of 2 - 4 are welcome. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Flu Shots from Franciscan Health Indianapolis
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Flu shots will be administered by Franciscan Health Indianapolis. For those who don't have health insurance, the cost will be $10.



Introduction to Photoshop Using Photoshop Elements 9
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to edit personal photos and create original images using Photoshop Elements 9. By the end of this class participants will have a clear understanding of resolution values and the key tools of Elements 9, such as transforming, resizing, cropping and selecting images to be used for original ideas. This class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, requires experience with a keyboard, mouse and USB file management.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 1:15 pm

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories and preschool activities.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 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.



Rockets
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 23, 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.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 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, 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, October 23, 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 2 through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 2 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays. An arts and craft time will follow the storytime.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 23, 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.



Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited for a multimedia art workshop presented by the Art Lab themed around autumn and nature. This program is made possible by TCU Foundation through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 10:15 am

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


Toddlers 18 - 36 months and an adult are invited to listen, clap, move and learn.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 23, 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!



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 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.



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



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 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.



Library Board of Trustees
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, October 22, 2018 6:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


The public is invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees and meet Board members. Call 317-275-4003 to confirm the time of the meeting.



Beech Grove Chatterbooks
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Monday, October 22, 2018 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion.
The book to be discussed is "The World According to Garp" by John Irving.



Community Conversations at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, October 22, 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.



English Conversation Circle
Nora Branch (North)
Monday, October 22, 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.



English Conversation Circle
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, October 22, 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.



English Conversation Circle
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, October 22, 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.



English Conversation Circle
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, October 22, 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.



Keeping You in Stitches
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 22, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Curious about sewing? Learn the basics in this class, such as loading a bobbin, threading the machine, and basic stitch patterns. We’ll create a simple project for you to take home. Are you an experienced tailor? Join us in the Makerspace and feel free to bring your own project. Quilters and Cosplayers are welcome.



Prepare! College Prep Workshops
Haughville Branch (West)
Monday, October 22, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17), Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Students in grades 9 - 12 and adults are invited to hear from experts on available scholarships and how to prepare a personal statement. This program is presented by the Indiana Latino Institute.
This program will focus on tips for writing one's personal statement. University experts will provide tips on writing an effective personal statement for college scholarships. There will be follow-up sessions allowing students to sign-up to receive one-on-one review assistance from community volunteers.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 22, 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.



Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 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 Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Nora Branch (North)
Monday, October 22, 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.



Monster Bulletin Board Art Class for Kids
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, October 22, 2018 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own beastly bulletin board during this program presented by Art With a Heart. Registration is required. Classes are limited to 15 participants per session.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, October 22, 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 at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, October 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Getting Started With Canva
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 22, 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.



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



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, October 22, 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.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, October 22, 2018 10:30 am

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


Toddlers who are 2-years-old and an adult are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and crafts in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, October 22, 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
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, October 22, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, October 22, 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.



Meet & Play @ Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, October 22, 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.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, October 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.



2018 Hometown Roots Concert Series
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 21, 2018
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited to a special series of musical performances in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium featuring artists from central Indiana. This series is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program of chamber music will feature a performance by Monument Trio, a group comprised of the flute, oboe and piano. Its members formed in 2016 and have performed extensively in the Indiana region, including recitals at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, the University of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Propylaeum.



Robots After Noon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 21, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, October 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
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, October 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.
The Job Center at the Pike Branch is made possible by Knowledge Services.



Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 21, 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 Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Zombie Escape Room: An Afternoon with the Undead
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, October 20, 2018
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Tweens and teens are invited for an afternoon of creepy fun by participating in their own unique Zombie Escape Room activity. Friends can work together to solve puzzles, find clues and unlock the boxes to collect items needed to escape the room! It's an experience that will give you goosebumps!



Introduction to SAVI Databases of Central Indiana Statistics
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 20, 2018
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


SAVI (Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators -- www.savi.org) is a free online information system that helps you map, compare and store data about 2,000 Central Indiana communities. SAVI’s comprehensive, up-to-date statistics on housing, education, crime, and much more help businesses and organization create the charts, graphs, maps, and other results to make data-informed decisions. This introductory class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, provides an overview to help participants decide whether they want to learn more about how to use SAVI.



Star Wars Read Day @ Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, October 20, 2018
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Families are invited to master the art of reading and enjoy a day filled with Star Wars fun. Dress in your intergalactic best, create something out of this world at the craft table, and test your knowledge of all things Star Wars. Everyone will blast off with something exciting to take home!



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, October 20, 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.



Get Crafty
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, October 20, 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.



One State/One Story: Frankenstein - Frankenstein Play
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 20, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17), Adults, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the "One State/One Story: Frankenstein" initiative designed by Indiana Humanities, adults, teens and families are invited to enjoy Ball State University's Department of Theatre and Dance presentation of its original production of "Frankenstein." Adapted from the novel by Mary Shelley, this performance combines music and movement to tell the story of Victor Frankenstein and his quest to reanimate the dead. This initiative has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a grant from The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate, and is presented in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Center for the Book. This program may not be suitable for younger children because of violence and frightening situations.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Monster Bulletin Board Art Class for Kids
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, October 20, 2018 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own beastly bulletin board during this program presented by Art With a Heart. Registration is required. Classes are limited to 15 participants per session.



Día de los Muertos Sugar Skull Workshop
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 20, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17), Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

School-age children, teens and adults are invited to celebrate the Day of the Dead, a colorful Mexican festival that celebrates the lives of departed loved ones. In most villages, beautiful altars (ofrendas) are made in each home. They are decorated with candles, flowers, foods, folk art skeletons, and sugar skulls (calaveras). These items are intended to help the living remember the departed and to welcome the spirits back for their annual visit. This program will include a discussion of Día de los Muertos traditions and the making of a sugar skull to take home. All supplies are included for this workshop, which is presented by Global Gifts.
Registration for this program, to be held in Central Library's Makerspace, is required by visiting eventbrite.com.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, October 20, 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.



One State/One Story: Frankenstein - Teen FrankenToys
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, October 20, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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


As part of the "One State/One Story: Frankenstein" initiative designed by Indiana Humanities, teens are invited to craft their own Frankenstein-inspired toy using found materials. This initiative has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a grant from The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate, and is presented in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Center for the Book.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, October 20, 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.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, October 20, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, October 20, 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.



Clases Básicas de Computación: Microsoft Word Básico
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 20, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Conozca las herramientas del programa; aprenda a crear documentos, abrir un archivo, cortar, pegar, utilizar el texto automático, corregir la ortografía, cambiar el tipo de letra y otras herramientas que le ayudaran a hacer su trabajo más fácil y a que su documentos luzcan más profesionales. Para registrarse, llame al 317-344-9921.
Estas clases hechas posibles por Indianapolis Power & Light Co.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, October 20, 2018 10:00 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Join us to build with a theme. Use books to guide projects. Fun for the whole family! All ages and skill levels welcome!



One State/One Story: Frankenstein - Frankenstein Play
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 19, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the "One State/One Story: Frankenstein" initiative designed by Indiana Humanities, adults are invited to enjoy Ball State University's Department of Theatre and Dance presentation of its original production of "Frankenstein." Adapted from the novel by Mary Shelley, this performance combines music and movement to tell the story of Victor Frankenstein and his quest to reanimate the dead. This initiative has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a grant from The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate, and is presented in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Center for the Book.
This program for adults, to be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium, will include treats from Indiana Humanities' Frank-N-Stein's beer garden, courtesy of Scarlet Lane Brewing.



Microsoft Word 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 19, 2018
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


If you are comfortable using Microsoft Word, learn to use some of its more advanced features. By the end of this class you should be able to create and change columns; transform plain text into bullet points; add basic graphics to a document page, and use shortcuts to make documents more functional and attractive. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is necessary for this class. 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.



Job Center at the Library
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, October 19, 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.



One State/One Story: Frankenstein - Teen FrankenToys
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 19, 2018 11:30 am

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


As part of the "One State/One Story: Frankenstein" initiative designed by Indiana Humanities, teens are invited to craft their own Frankenstein-inspired toy using found materials. This initiative has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a grant from The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate, and is presented in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Center for the Book.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 19, 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!



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, October 19, 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.



One State/One Story: Frankenstein - Frankenstein Play
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 19, 2018
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17), Adults, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the "One State/One Story: Frankenstein" initiative designed by Indiana Humanities, adults, teens and families are invited to enjoy Ball State University's Department of Theatre and Dance presentation of its original production of "Frankenstein." Adapted from the novel by Mary Shelley, this performance combines music and movement to tell the story of Victor Frankenstein and his quest to reanimate the dead. This initiative has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a grant from The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate, and is presented in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Center for the Book. This program may not be suitable for younger children because of violence and frightening situations.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



One State/One Story: Frankenstein - Rebecca Skloot Listening Party
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 18, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the "One State/One Story: Frankenstein" initiative designed by Indiana Humanities, adults are invited to join the WFYI Nerds to Fresh Air's Terry Gross interview Rebecca Skloot, author of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks." This initiative has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a grant from The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate, and is presented in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Center for the Book.
This program will be held in Central Library's Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, October 18, 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.



Monster Bulletin Board Art Class for Kids
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, October 18, 2018 3:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own beastly bulletin board during this program presented by Art With a Heart. Registration is required. Classes are limited to 15 participants per session.



Minecraft Club @ Garfield Park
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Thursday, October 18, 2018
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to join the Library's Minecraft Club and participate in Minecraft activities with others.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, October 18, 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.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 18, 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.



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, October 18, 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.



Minecraft @ Eagle!
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, October 18, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to drop in anytime between 2 - 4 p.m. to socialize, plan, build and create together on the Library's Minecraft server.



ABC's of Diabetes
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, October 18, 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.



Homeschool Adventures
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, October 18, 2018 1:30 pm

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


Homeschooled children ages 6 - 12 are invited for activities designed to entertain and educate as a supplement to their homeschool curricula. Parent educators are encouraged to attend and collaborate as Miss Karen and Miss Kasey will present activities for ages 6 - 12.



Monster Bulletin Board Art Class for Kids
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, October 18, 2018 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own beastly bulletin board during this program presented by Art With a Heart. Registration is required. Classes are limited to 15 participants per session.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, October 18, 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, October 18, 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.



Preschool Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, October 18, 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.



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, October 18, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies and an adult are invited for stories, music and movement activities.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, October 18, 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.



Microsoft Access 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 18, 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.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, October 18, 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.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, October 18, 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!



Baby Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, October 18, 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.



Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, October 18, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited for a multimedia art workshop presented by the Art Lab themed around autumn and nature. This program is made possible by TCU Foundation through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Reading With a Witch - Preschool Storytime
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, October 18, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Children ages 3 - 6 with an adult are invited for this Halloween-themed storytime presented by witches of The Black Hat Society, Irvington's philanthropic dancing witches group. Children are encouraged to dress up or come in costume. Space is limited to 25 children.



Early Learners Storytime
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, October 18, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 5 and under with an adult are invited for stories, songs and early literacy activities.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, October 18, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited to listen, clap, bounce and learn.



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, October 18, 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.



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



Beginner's Microsoft Word 2010
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, October 18, 2018
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn the basics of Microsoft Word 2010. The class includes instructions, hands-on exercises and teaching notes.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, October 18, 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.



Paws to Read at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to Abbey or Biscuit, registered therapy dogs who love to listen to stories! This activity can help improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence. Participants can sign up for a 15-minute reading session with Abbey or Biscuit.



Irvington Fiberistas
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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: Microsoft Word Básico
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Conozca las herramientas del programa; aprenda a crear documentos, abrir un archivo, cortar, pegar, utilizar el texto automático, corregir la ortografía, cambiar el tipo de letra y otras herramientas que le ayudaran a hacer su trabajo más fácil y a que su documentos luzcan más profesionales. Para registrarse, llame al 317-344-9921.
Estas clases hechas posibles por Indianapolis Power & Light Co.



Minecraft Club @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 17, 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.



Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 17, 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 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, October 17, 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.



Monster Bulletin Board Art Class for Kids
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own beastly bulletin board during this program presented by Art With a Heart. Registration is required. Classes are limited to 15 participants per session.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, October 17, 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.



Cloud Computing Using Google Drive
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Google Drive is free and accessible from any device with an Internet connection. Learn to use Google’s free suite of products for creating, editing, and sharing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and other types of files. By the end of this class, you should know how to edit and share documents and set up workgroup collaboration on Google Docs files, install browser extensions onto the Google Chrome Web browser, and use Google Drive to store personal files online. Before taking this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, you must be experienced using a mouse and keyboard and be able to get into your own Google Gmail account. If you do not have a gmail.com account, please arrive 30 minutes early to get help creating one.



eBook Tinker Station
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, October 17, 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.



Excel Basics @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to learn how to organize and analyze numbers and text in a spreadsheet. By the end of this class, participants should be able to create and format a spreadsheet; enter and edit data; and use basic formulas to add, subtract, multiply and divide figures in a row or column. This class requires experience in using Microsoft Word.



One State/One Story: Frankenstein - Teen FrankenToys
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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


As part of the "One State/One Story: Frankenstein" initiative designed by Indiana Humanities, teens are invited to craft their own Frankenstein-inspired toy using found materials. This initiative has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a grant from The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate, and is presented in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Center for the Book.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, October 17, 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.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, October 17, 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.



Stories of Gun Violence From Across America: Indianapolis
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - Tuesday, November 13, 2018
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View an exhibit that explores the stories of gun violence survivors, family members and others who have experienced the "second hand smoke" of this American epidemic. Experience their honest accounts of trauma and grief - without agenda. The exhibit is part of a series of exhibitions and events about the impact of gun violence across Indianapolis presented in collaboration with St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
This exhibit can be viewed during regular Library hours in the Atrium.



Tools of the Trade: A Letterpress Collection Exhibit
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 1, 2018 - Thursday, January 31, 2019
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


Visit the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room for an exhibit on letterpress "tools of the trade." The collection by printmaker and collector Dave Peat from "Pressing On: The Letterpress Film" includes specimen books, small toy presses, and Indianapolis printing artifacts dating to the 1800s. This program is made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities and by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Sons: Seeing the Modern African American Male
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - Wednesday, October 31, 2018
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View a special exhibit featuring photographic images of 30 local African American males intended to foster an understanding of this largely misunderstood and often marginalized segment of the American population. To further inspire conversation, exhibit visitors can view "I Am" video interviews in which the photo subjects discuss common issues confronting the Black American male.
This exhibit, on display during regular Central Library hours in the South Display Hall, is hosted by the Library's African American History Committee in support of the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library. This exhibit is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund, a CICF affiliate, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Flava Fresh! Art Exhibition
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - Saturday, January 19, 2019
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View the diverse and exciting works of over 55 local and regional artists, and cast your vote for the fan favorites! This annual juried exhibition of contemporary art is presented by local artist D. Del Reverda-Jennings.



Previous Events


Monster Bulletin Board Art Class for Kids
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own beastly bulletin board during this program presented by Art With a Heart. Registration is required. Classes are limited to 15 participants per session.



Monster Bulletin Board Art Class for Kids
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own beastly bulletin board during this program presented by Art With a Heart. Registration is required. Classes are limited to 15 participants per session.



Harvest Time Story Time
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 11:15 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, October 17, 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.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, October 17, 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.



Storytime Train @ Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers 2 and 3 years old and an adult are invited for stories, songs, movement, crafts and STEAM activities.



Harvest Time Story Time
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 10:15 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.



Naturalization Ceremony
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 10:00 am

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


The entire community is invited to attend this naturalization ceremony in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium as individuals will take the Oath of Allegiance to become naturalized citizens of the United States.



One State/One Story: Frankenstein - Teen FrankenToys
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am

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


As part of the "One State/One Story: Frankenstein" initiative designed by Indiana Humanities, teens are invited to craft their own Frankenstein-inspired toy using found materials. This initiative has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a grant from The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate, and is presented in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Center for the Book.