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Events for December 11th, 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.



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


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



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 11, 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.



Magazines & Newspapers 24/7 at Home
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn how to use the Library's online databases to freely access an array of magazines and newspapers to find answers to their questions from the comfort of their own homes.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 11, 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, 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, December 11, 2018 10:15 am

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 11, 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, December 11, 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.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for an active class featuring stories, songs and rhymes that focus on early literacy skills and school preparedness. This program will be followed by age appropriate learning activities.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 11, 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, December 11, 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.



Syllables Through Drumming
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 11, 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, 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, December 11, 2018 1:15 pm

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


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



Homeschool Explorers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Homeschool families are invited to learn about Library resources and discovery skills while participating in fun theme-based activities. Most activities are geared for ages 6 and up, but younger siblings are welcome and will have something to explore.



12 Days of Winter
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals of all ages are invited to join Central Library staff members in celebrating the winter season during this do-it-yourself craft series. Create winter and holiday-themed decorations and gifts to take home and enjoy all season long.
During this class, attendees will create 3D printed decorations for the home.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 11, 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, 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 11, 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, December 11, 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, 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, December 11, 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.



Coding: From Scratch
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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


School-aged children and teens are invited to learn computer science skills using a variety of coding activities to explore personal interests and foster creativity.



Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, December 11, 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, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Literacy Pop-Up Center
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 11, 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.



A Plethora of Computer Classes: Family Game Night
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Families and those of all ages are invited to learn how to play free games, color or watch videos on a computer or mobile device. Learn about free websites of interest for all ages.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Beginning or reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



3D Printing @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, December 11, 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.



Magic Quilt Family Storytime
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited for an evening of rhymes, stories, songs and fun at the Library! An activity, craft or play time will follow.