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Events for September 29th, 2018

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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


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



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


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



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, September 29, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Básicas) Creando Cuentas de Correo Electrónico
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 29, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Aprenda a crear su cuenta de correo electrónico, como enviar, recibir y almacenar sus mansajes y las direcciones de las personas que envían un correo electrónico, ya sea para comunicarse con su familia y amigos o para solicitar un trabajo. Para registrarse, llame al 317-344-9921.
Estas clases hechas posibles por Indianapolis Power & Light Co.



Knit a Yarn Fiber Art Club @ Lawrence!
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, September 29, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Knitters of all skill levels and ages are invited to this monthly fiber art club.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, September 29, 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, September 29, 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.



Harvest Time Story Time
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, September 29, 2018 11:00 am

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


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



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, September 29, 2018
11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, September 29, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


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



One State/One Story: Frankenstein Lectures
College Avenue Branch (North)
Saturday, September 29, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the "One State/One Story: Frankenstein" initiative designed by Indiana Humanities, adults are invited to learn more about the themes found in the classic novel, "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley, as it turns 200 in 2018. The initiative is funded by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a grant from The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate, and is presented in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Center for the Book.
The topic for this program is "Frankenslam: Where Poetry Is Alive! It' Alive!" Bring monstrous poems to life, learn about Shelley's influence on rock and hip hop culture, and create your own horrorcore poem in this interactive workshop led by poet Adam Henze.



Cyberia Technology Instructional Series
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, September 29, 2018 2:00 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 "Introduction to Microcontrollers."



One State/One Story: Frankenstein Lectures
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, September 29, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the "One State/One Story: Frankenstein" initiative designed by Indiana Humanities, adults are invited to learn more about the themes found in the classic novel, "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley, as it turns 200 in 2018. The initiative is funded by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a grant from The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate, and is presented in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Center for the Book.
The topic for this program is "Mary Shelley's November Is Ray Bradbury's October." Find out how the two authors wrestle with the questions of what make us human during this program led by Professor Jonathan Eller.



One State/One Story: Frankenstein - Teen FrankenToys
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, September 29, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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


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



GoMobile: Get Acquainted with Mobile Apps & Devices
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, September 29, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Adults and teens are invited to learn how to use a smartphone or tablet. Learn how to check out and download books, movies, magazines and more to your mobile device from free from the Library's collection. Sign up for a free one-half hour to one hour help session.



Cutting the Cable Cord: Free to Stream
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 29, 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.



One State/One Story: Frankenstein Book Discussion
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, September 29, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


As part of the "One State/One Story: Frankenstein" initiative designed by Indiana Humanities, Hoosiers are invited to discuss the classic novel by Mary Shelley that turns 200 in 2018. This program will be led by experts from the Indiana Writers Center. The initiative is intended to explore the complexities of scientific discovery, the practice of science and its role in society. It has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a grant from The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate, and is presented in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Center for the Book.