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Events for December 13th, 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)
Thursday, December 13, 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.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, December 13, 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.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, December 13, 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.



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, December 13, 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 Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, December 13, 2018 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 Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, December 13, 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 Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:30 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, December 13, 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.



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to receive one-on-one help with questions or problems about using a computer or mobile device, including how to use apps, the Internet, email, and any Microsoft Office applications. Also, learn about downloading Library e-materials such as eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming videos, eMusic and eMagazines.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, December 13, 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.



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, song and dance, and STEM activities intended to build a love for reading and learning.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, December 13, 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!



Android Smartphone & Tablet Open Lab
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, December 13, 2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Bring your Android device for this drop-in session in the Computer Training Lab to get help organizing your pictures, downloading and deleting apps, backing up pictures and contacts online, using the touch screen effectively, and managing your device’s storage. Please bring a charged Android phone or tablet.



Baby Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, December 13, 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.



Little Builders
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, December 13, 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.



Rockets
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, December 13, 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.



Early Learners Storytime
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 5 and under with an adult are invited for stories, songs and early literacy activities.



Preschool Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, December 13, 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.



Holiday Classical Concerts at the Library
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 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.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, December 13, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, December 13, 2018
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, 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.



Fountain Square Afternoon Book Discussion
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, December 13, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Christmas Cake Murder" by Joanne Fluke.



Irvington Book Discussion
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, December 13, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Landline" by Rainbow Rowell.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, December 13, 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.
This program will be held in the Atrium.



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, December 13, 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, 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
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, December 13, 2018 2:00 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.



12 Days of Winter
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, December 13, 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 learn how to make quilled holiday decorations.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, December 13, 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.



Teen Paint Your ART Out: Galaxy Quotes
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, December 13, 2018
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens are invited to discover new watercolor and acrylic ink techniques to create a galaxy-inspired painting. Learn lettering styles to add an inspirational quote to galaxy backgrounds in this mixed media workshop presented by Art With a Heart.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, December 13, 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.



Go Strategy Game Club
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, December 13, 2018
4:15 pm - 6:00 pm

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


School-age children, teens and adults are invited to learn how to play this 4,000-year-old strategy game. Join GO! ISI student John April for demonstrations and tutorials.