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Events for December 15th, 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.



Santa in the Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Saturday, December 15, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to the Fountain Square Branch for carriage rides, photos with Santa, cookies and a craft program. Families can make a frame for their photo, decorate a cookie, sign up for a Bunny Book Bag Card, listen to stories and enjoy the seasonal window displays.
This event is sponsored by TKW, Fountain Square Merchants Association, Southeast Community Services, PNC Bank, IndyPL, Indiana State Police Alliance and the Fountain Square Neighborhood Association.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, December 15, 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.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Fearless Asking
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, December 15, 2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Giving data shows that 80 percent the funds nonprofits raise comes from individual donors, yet much of the focus of fundraising is often on grants and corporate gifts. This session will help individuals understand the basics of an annual giving program and give them opportunity to practice asking with confidence. Asking for financial support for a program shouldn’t be scary – learn to be fearless in your asking! This program is presented by staff from The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation and is made possible by The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. To register, visit eventbrite.com.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, December 15, 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.



Michigan Road Branch Grand Opening!
Michigan Road Branch (North)
Saturday, December 15, 2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


The entire community is invited for the opening of the new Michigan Road Branch, a 20,000-square-foot facility that provides greater access to Library services and collections; engaging spaces for children, teens and adults; more computers and a large community room. The Grand Opening will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony and special activities throughout the day for all ages, including music, face painting, magic and crafts!



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, December 15, 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, 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
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, December 15, 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.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, December 15, 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.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Developing & Managing Effective Nonprofit Boards
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, December 15, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Those who have already established their nonprofit organization are invited to learn best practices, tips and tools for several elements of the successful board. This program is presented by Pam Blevins Hinkle and is made possible by The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. To register, visit eventbrite.com.



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, December 15, 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, December 15, 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.



12 Days of Winter
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, December 15, 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 session, Kim from Kim’s Kakery will decorate holiday cookies with attendees.



Teen Paint Your ART Out: Galaxy Quotes
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, December 15, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 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.