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Knitting for a Need
Pike Branch (West)
Friday, September 1, 2017 - Wednesday, November 1, 2017
During Library Hours

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


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



Cret Building at 100: An Exhibit
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Sunday, December 31, 2017
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


This special exhibit celebrates the architecture, people and stories of the Library’s Cret Building that played an integral part in defining the city’s character 100 years ago and remains vibrant and culturally significant today. Eighteen full-color, illustrative and interpretive panels designed by RLR of Indianapolis showcase over 50 images and artifacts from Central Library’s Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room. “The Cret Building at 100,” made possible by a generous grant from Katz, Sapper & Miller, will be on display around the balcony of the historic Simon Reading Room during regular Central Library hours.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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.



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
East Washington Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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.
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in Spanish.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 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.



Family Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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.



Glendale Yarnslingers Fiber Group
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Join community fiber crafters to knit, crochet, embroider, quilt or sew in a social environment. The Glendale Branch also hosts "Knit2Help," during which the public is invited to make such items as hats and scarves for the homeless at Horizon House.



Grantsmanship Workshops @ East 38 Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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 for this workshop is "Fundraising on a Shoestring Budget."



English Conversation Circle
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 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 17, 2017 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
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 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
East Washington Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 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)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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.



Faithful Readers Book Club
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Registration Required

Adults are invited to join this monthly book discussion. Contact the branch for registration and to learn of each month's title.



WTTS Rock to Read Concert: Chris Isaak
Old National Theater, 502 N. New Jersey St.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:30 pm

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


Make plans to attend this special benefit concert featuring Chris Isaak, presented by Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza and supported by Karma Records. Since 2006, the WTTS Rock to Read concerts have raised over $150,000 in support of children's programming at The Indianapolis Public Library through the Library Foundation. Tickets are on sale at the Old National Centre box office or at www.livenation.com.



Job Search Workshop at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 9:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Adults are invited to receive instruction on establishing an email account, preparing resumes and cover letters, registering at online job banks, applying for jobs online, and researching companies.
Please ring the bell at the south entrance for admittance.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 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.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 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.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies from newborns to pre-walkers around 18 months old and an adult are invited for board books, bounces and playtime.



Two's and Three's Storytime
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages two and three years old and an adult are invited for a storytime with exciting books, songs, movement and crafts focusing on early literacy skills.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:15 am

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)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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.



Indiana Backyard
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Preschoolers are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about the animals that live in your backyard and visit with live animals.



ABC's of Diabetes
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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.



Intermediate Computer Classes: Intermediate Email
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited for a second look at the computer. In this class, you can learn more of the uses and features of an email account.



Young Actors Theatre Workshop: Stage Makeup
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens ages 12 - 18 are invited to learn about theatrical makeup design with a professional makeup artist. Learn about different types of makeup, how to apply and how makeup can help create a character. This workshop is perfect for the aspiring actor, designer, or cosplayer. Supplies will be included This program is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Create Your Own Catapult
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to use their math and engineering skills to create a working catapult out of materials such as cans, tape and marshmallows.



African Dance
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to journey through the regions of Mali, Senegal, Gambia and Guinea to learn cultural traditions of song and dance along the way. Be ready to move your body! This program is presented by Ronne Stone.



Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to write letters, resumes, papers, and other documents. By the end of this class, you should be able to: create, edit, save, and open a document; change formatting and appearance; check spelling and grammar, and print files. Before taking this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, you should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Microsoft classes are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Paws to Read at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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 18, 2017
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 18, 2017
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.



Beginner's Guide to Business Success
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Registration Required

Learn the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. This program will provide an overview of the skills and tools needed when deciding to start a business. Register online at https://goo.gl/9PYnc3.
This program will be held in the Knall Reading Room.



Mindfulness Relaxation Workshop (Bi-Lingual)
Haughville Branch (West)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited as Sandy Giron, Nutrition Education Program assistant with Purdue Extension, will lead participants in quick breathing exercises that can be done at home or work to help with relaxation. This program will be presented in both English and Spanish.



Beginner's Microsoft Word 2010
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, October 19, 2017
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.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, October 19, 2017
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.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 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 with Miss Karen.



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 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 and rhymes to encourage their love for books and reading.



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 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 Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 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.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 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 19, 2017 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!



Computers for Seniors
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 19, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Seniors
Category: Computers & Technology


Join other seniors for a demonstration and discussion of computer and Internet basics. We will also ask you what we should cover in new computer classes in the future. This class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, can be very helpful in guiding you toward other Library computer classes you may find useful.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 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 & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 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.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, October 19, 2017
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
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, October 19, 2017
1:00 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.



Create Your Own Catapult
Decatur Branch (West)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to use their math and engineering skills to create a working catapult out of materials such as cans, tape and marshmallows.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 19, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


Patrons are invited to learn how to select and use eReaders, as well as search and download materials from the Library's extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks and digital music. Patrons can drop in anytime during this two-hour visit by the Library's traveling eBook Tinker Station, which is staffed by an eReader expert who can answer questions about the equipment and collection. The Station provides reliable and unbiased information about this growing technology. The Tinker Helpline is also available to call for answers to your questions at 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, October 19, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Book Break Club
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Older elementary and middle school students ages 10 - 14 are invited to keep reading during the school break. Have fun talking about books and doing a related activity with others.
The book to be read for this program is "Locomotion" by Jacqueline Woodson.



Credit Fraud Protection
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 19, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Get the help you need to freeze your credit at all four credit agencies so no one can open a credit card or loan account in your name, even if they have your name, address, and Social Security number. Data security experts say a credit freeze is the most effective step you can take to protect yourself from credit fraud. This workshop, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, requires a working email address and is limited to 12 participants.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, October 19, 2017
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.
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in English, Spanish or French.



Encaustic Art Class
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 3:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to create their own masterpieces using a variety of encaustic techniques. They'll have the opportunity to paint with wax and gain experience using a Cray-Pen. Please note that hot wax is involved in this technique.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, October 19, 2017
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.



Mini Computer Basics & Email Basics
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, October 19, 2017
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults who have little or no experience using a PC are invited to learn to use a mouse and keyboard and other components of a computer. In addition, those with experience using a mouse, keyboard and Internet navigation are invited to learn how to manage their email accounts, avoid spam, and send and receive messages.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, October 20, 2017 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.



Online Safety and Privacy
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 20, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to protect yourself from dishonest practices on the Internet. In this class, you will learn to create strong passwords and easy ways to remember them, ways to shield your privacy, and how to avoid other dangers as you browse and shop on the Internet. This class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, requires a sound understanding of the keyboard, mouse and Internet.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 20, 2017 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 for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



Young Actors Theatre Workshop: Improv/Devising
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Friday, October 20, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens ages 12 - 18 are invited to work with a professional theatre artist on the art of improvisation and devising. Learn improv games that actors play to create material and free their minds, and create a story of your own through the devising process. This workshop is perfect for the aspiring actor, writer or director. This program is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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 21, 2017
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.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, October 21, 2017 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!



It's Sew Easy: Machine Sewing for Beginners
Brightwood Branch (East)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Adults and teens ages 14 and older are invited to learn the basics of sewing by making a pillowcase and a tote bag with a zippered pocket. A limited number of sewing machines will be available for student use, or you may bring your own. Supplies for the pillowcase will be provided. However, students must bring basic sewing tools and tote bag materials. A supply list will be provided upon registration. This four-week series of classes is free, but space is limited.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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.
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in English, Spanish or French.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
East Washington Branch (South)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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.
Stop by to speak with someone in Spanish.



O Pato!
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, October 21, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to act out the story of a duck and friends in this Portuguese folk song with a live violin performance. Coming together in a circle, children will take turns participating in singing, dancing and acting while learning cooperation. This program will be presented by local musician Cathy Morris.



Young Actors Theatre Workshop: Stage Makeup
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Saturday, October 21, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Teens ages 12 - 18 are invited to learn about theatrical makeup design with a professional makeup artist. Learn about different types of makeup, how to apply and how makeup can help create a character. This workshop is perfect for the aspiring actor, designer, or cosplayer. Supplies will be included This program is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Center for Black Literature and Culture: Grand Opening Event with Roland Martin
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


The entire community is invited to the opening of the Center for Black Literature and Culture at Central Library, which is dedicated to celebrating the rich heritage of those born of African roots. Funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., the Center will feature a robust collection of materials for all ages, along with interactive displays and dynamic programming. The grand opening will include a keynote presentation by award-winning journalist Roland Martin at 12:30 p.m. A book signing will follow.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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 the Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Create Your Own Catapult
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, October 21, 2017 1:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to use their math and engineering skills to create a working catapult out of materials such as cans, tape and marshmallows.



Star Wars Read Day @ Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 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!



Computer Club in the Maker Space on the 1st Floor
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn about computer hardware by actually disassembling and reassembling a PC. Participants in this workshop session of the new Computer Club at Central Library 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.



Computer Club in the Makerspace
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn about computer hardware by disassembling and reassembling a PC. Participants will also learn to install the Linux Ubuntu operating system. Bring your ideas for learning experiences in future meetings. This program will be held in the Makerspace on the 1st floor.



Writing Workshop Series: From Idea to Publication: Helping You With Tools You Need
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, October 21, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Learn the basics for having a work published, including the many resources and tools to help a writer succeed. Leaders will be Charity Singleton Craig, an author, editor and owner of the Frankfort Writers Center; and Ann Kroeker, writing coach, author, blogger and podcast host. Each session will be one hour, with an additional 30 minutes for book sales, individual questions or extended Q & A. Participants do not have to attend all four sessions, but it is recommended. Registration is required. This series is made possible by the proceeds from the 2017 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award Dinner, a program of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The theme for this program is "Sending Out Your Work: How to Get Your Writing into the Hands of Editors and Publishers."



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, October 22, 2017
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)
Sunday, October 22, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 22, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



I Like Myself: Preschool Art Workshop
Nora Branch (North)
Sunday, October 22, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to celebrate the unique and wonderful YOU with a multimedia masterpiece led by the Art Lab. They'll listen to a story and create their own masterpiece.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, October 23, 2017 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 23, 2017
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.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, October 23, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, October 23, 2017
11:30 am - 3:30 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 @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, October 23, 2017
11:30 am - 3:30 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
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, October 23, 2017
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.



Haughville Job Fair
Haughville Branch (West)
Monday, October 23, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Festival or Fair


Job seekers are invited to meet with multiple employers who have openings during this job fair presented by the Library and the Hawthorne Community Center. Attendees are encouraged to bring their resumes. For those who need help with a resume or job application, a Job Workshop table will be available.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 23, 2017
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.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, October 23, 2017
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.



Genealogy Research Assistance
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Monday, October 23, 2017
3:00 pm - 8:00 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.



Family Puzzle Night
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, October 23, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to work on puzzles of all levels of difficulty for all ages.



Introduction to Microsoft Word at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, October 23, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to this introduction to word processing skills. Learn to create, edit, format, save and print documents, along with tips and hints. This is offered in Microsoft Office 2010. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



College Avenue Book Discussion
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, October 23, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Registration Required

Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program. This program is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The book to be discussed is "How It Went Down" by Kekla Magoon, the 2017 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award National Winner. A writer from the Indiana Writers Center will lead the discussion.



Coloring Café
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 23, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to Central Library's Makerspace to enjoy coloring, which has been shown to have a calming effect and promote overall wellness. Warm beverages, soothing music, coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided.



English Conversation Circle
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, October 23, 2017 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 23, 2017 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.



Spades Park Music Jam
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, October 23, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Musicians of all abilities and ages are invited to bring their unamplified instruments and join in a free jam session with other musicians. Attendees are invited to bring sheet music and make beautiful music together!



Library Board of Trustees
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, October 23, 2017 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 275-4003 to confirm the time of the meeting.



Beech Grove Chatterbooks
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Monday, October 23, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion.
The book to be discussed is "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris.



Evening Explorers: Activity Night
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, October 23, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families with children ages 1 - 16 are invited to drop in to the children's area any time between 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. to work on an activity that explore the world around us.



Previous Events


Computer Basics at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to learn to surf the Internet, send email, create and attach documents, paste onto web sites and save to flash drives.
Please ring the bell at the south entrance for admittance.



Folders, Files and How to Organize Them at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn how to manage the tons of things on their computers and reduce the time it takes to find them. They'll learn to create folders, move things among folders, rename folders, copy and paste, and delete folders.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 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 with Miss Karen.



Lawrence Book Discussion
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "News of the World" by Paulette Jiles.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 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 17, 2017 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 and rhymes to encourage their love for books and reading.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 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 17, 2017 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.



African Dance
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to journey through the regions of Mali, Senegal, Gambia and Guinea to learn cultural traditions of song and dance along the way. Be ready to move your body! This program is presented by Ronne Stone.



O Pato!
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to act out the story of a duck and friends in this Portuguese folk song with a live violin performance. Coming together in a circle, children will take turns participating in singing, dancing and acting while learning cooperation. This program will be presented by local musician Cathy Morris.



Indiana Backyard
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about the animals that live in your backyard and visit with live animals.



I Like Myself: Preschool Art Workshop
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to celebrate the unique and wonderful YOU with a multimedia masterpiece led by the Art Lab. They'll listen to a story and create their own masterpiece.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 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.



Young Actors Theatre Workshop: 3-Minute YouTube Video Creation
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens ages 12 - 18 who want to be a filmmaker or YouTuber are invited to make a 3-minute video. Come up with an idea, learn how to shoot it, and learn how to edit on your very own phone. This workshop is perfect for the aspiring director, YouTuber, television personality or filmmaker! This program is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Encaustic Art Class
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to create their own masterpieces using a variety of encaustic techniques. They'll have the opportunity to paint with wax and gain experience using a Cray-Pen. Please note that hot wax is involved in this technique.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



LEGO Play
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 11 are invited to complete a special LEGO project based on a theme provided. The Library will supply the LEGOs, children the imagination! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.