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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


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



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

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


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



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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


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



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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


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



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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


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



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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


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



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

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


Registration Required

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



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

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


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



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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults with diabetes or pre-diabetes along with family members and friends are invited to this four-part series accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. It includes instruction on medications, nutrition, exercise, monitoring, complications and available community resources. Class members will participate in individual consultations with a registered dietitian, registered nurse and health educator. Register by calling 317-221-2094 or online at marionhealth.org/diabetes.



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


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



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

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


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



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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Registration Required

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



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


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



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

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, August 20, 2018
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



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

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, August 20, 2018 11:00 am

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


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



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, August 20, 2018
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



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

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, August 20, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



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

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


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



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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to register for free GED/TASC classes which continue each Monday through Thursday through June 2017.



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

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


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



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

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



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

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



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

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



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

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


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



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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


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



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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


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



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

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


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



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

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


Registration Required

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



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

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


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



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


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



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, August 18, 2018
11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



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

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


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



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


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



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


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



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

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


Registration Required

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



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

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


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



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, August 18, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition & Related Library eResources
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 17, 2018
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level:
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to start their journey of discovering their family history with an introduction to Ancestry Library Edition. By the end of the class they will be able to explore Ancestry’s Learning Center; do a basic search of the Card Catalog, Historical Records and U.S. Census databases; open a Family Tree; collect records by printing, saving to a flash drive and emailing to oneself; and access genealogy learning materials through IndyPL eBooks and eMagazines. Before taking this class, participants should have experience using a computer and websites. Please complete the brief required registration by visiting the following Eventbrite page: http://ancestryclassindypl.eventbrite.com/.



Job Center at the Library
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, August 17, 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.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 17, 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!



Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
Brightwood Branch (East)
Friday, August 17, 2018 11:00 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.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, August 17, 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.



Yes, You Can Move Your Body
InfoZone Branch (North)
Friday, August 17, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, August 16, 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.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, August 16, 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, August 16, 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, August 16, 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.



ABC's of Diabetes
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, August 16, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults with diabetes or pre-diabetes along with family members and friends are invited to this four-part series accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. It includes instruction on medications, nutrition, exercise, monitoring, complications and available community resources. Class members will participate in individual consultations with a registered dietitian, registered nurse and health educator. Register by calling 317-221-2094 or online at marionhealth.org/diabetes.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, August 16, 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.



Preschool Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, August 16, 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.



Yes, You Can Move Your Body
Decatur Branch (West)
Thursday, August 16, 2018 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

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



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, August 16, 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, August 16, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, August 16, 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, August 16, 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!



Online Safety & Privacy
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 16, 2018
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, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, 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. To take this class, you must have a sound understanding of the keyboard, mouse, Internet and email.



Baby Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, August 16, 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.



Summer Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, August 16, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Rockets
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, August 16, 2018 10:30 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.



Harvest Time Story Time
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, August 16, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, August 16, 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, August 16, 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.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, August 16, 2018
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 2010. Learn how to create a workbook and worksheet, how to enter and sort data, and other basic tasks. The class includes instructions, hands-on exercises and teaching notes.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, August 16, 2018 During Library Hours

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to register for free GED/TASC classes which continue each Monday through Thursday through June 2017.



Paws to Read at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, August 15, 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, August 15, 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.



Minecraft Club @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, August 15, 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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



The Game Club
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, August 15, 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.



eEntertainment @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17), Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Learn about all the items that can be downloaded from the Library for entertainment, including eBooks, eMusic, videos and more. Participants must be experienced using a mouse, keyboard and the Internet for this class, to be held upstairs in the Technology Room. There is a class limit of 10.



Microsoft Word 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, August 15, 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 @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, August 15, 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.



eBook Tinker Station
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, August 15, 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 at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, August 15, 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.



Syllables Through Drumming
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, August 15, 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.



Little Builders
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Yes, You Can Move Your Body
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Naturalization Ceremony
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, August 15, 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.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 During Library Hours

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to register for free GED/TASC classes which continue each Monday through Thursday through June 2017.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 During Library Hours

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to register for free GED/TASC classes which continue each Monday through Thursday through June 2017.



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


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



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


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



Previous Events


Grantsmanship Workshops @ East 38 Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 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 "Completing a Common Grant Application." This is a two-hour workshop where participants will be guided through the completion of a common grant application. Space is limited.



English Conversation Circle
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 14, 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, August 14, 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.



3D Printing @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults ages 18 and older are invited to learn the basics of 3D printing from concept to creation using Tinkercad and the 3D Systems Cube Printer. Dream it, design it, print it! This program will be held in the Makerspace.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
East Washington Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


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



Literacy Pop-Up Center
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 14, 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.
This program will be held at a community location. Contact the branch for more information.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 14, 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, August 14, 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.



Snacks & Stories Teen Book Club
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 4:00 pm

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


Teens are invited to connect with fellow readers who will meet monthly to read and discuss a new book from the Teen & Young Adult genre. Enjoy fun discussions, movie nights and snacks! This program is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 14, 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.



Gmail Basics
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to manage your email account, send files and keep your inbox free of spam email. By the end of this class you should be able to send and receive email notes, add files such as photos to your emails, open and save a file attached to an email sent to you, delete large numbers of unwanted emails, and keep spam email from appearing in your inbox. Arrive 30 minutes early for help creating a new email account. This class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, requires experience using the mouse, keyboard and Internet.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 14, 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.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 14, 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, August 14, 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.



Rockets
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 10:30 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.



Harvest Time Story Time
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 14, 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, August 14, 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, August 14, 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.



eHunt at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn about the wonderful world of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eVideo and eMusic that can be freely accessed from the Library's web branch. This class can free individuals from the limitation of having to find and carry around physical items, especially when traveling!