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Events for December 12th, 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)
Wednesday, December 12, 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.



Naturalization Ceremony
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 12, 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.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 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.



Baby Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, December 12, 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, December 12, 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, December 12, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others. Adult participation is required.



Storytime Train @ Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Ballet Theatre of Indiana Storytime
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 3 and older and families are invited for a special storytime presented by the Ballet Theatre of Indiana. Those attending will hear some of the "Nutcracker" story, based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's work, and take part in a short ballet lesson.



Yes, You Can Move Your Body
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, December 12, 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 Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 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, December 12, 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.



Holiday Classical Concerts at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited to enjoy a performance of chamber ensemble music featuring holiday classics and carols by members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Internet Basics at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to find out what they can do with the Internet. Learn to use links, read Internet addresses, save addresses for future visits, and search the web. One must be experienced in using a mouse and keyboard for this class.



eBook Tinker Station
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, December 12, 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.



Microsoft Word 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 12, 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, December 12, 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, 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.



Holiday Classical Concerts at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited to enjoy a performance of chamber ensemble music featuring holiday classics and carols by members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Open Computer Lab at Garfield Park
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


Receive personalized assistance in using Microsoft Word and other applications, as well as discovering Library eResources such as eBooks, eMagazines, Freegal, Hoopla, OneClickDigital, and the many Library online databases. Assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.



The Game Club
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, December 12, 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.



Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 12, 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.



Minecraft Club @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 12, 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.



Connections: A Memoir by Jerry Harkness with Dan O'Brien
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


Individuals of all ages are invited as Jerry Harkness discusses his book, "Connections: A Memoir." Harkness is a former professional basketball player, sportscaster, civil rights activist and community leader. Book signings will follow. This program will be held in the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library.



Virtual Reality with BlueWall VR
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to get their feet wet with the virtual reality experience from BlueWall VR. Walk a plank, play tennis or fight zombies in this immersive experience. Or, tap into the creative side to make music or a 3D design.