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Events for December 20th, 2017

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Cret Building at 100: An Exhibit
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Sunday, December 31, 2017
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


This special exhibit celebrates the architecture, people and stories of the Library’s Cret Building that played an integral part in defining the city’s character 100 years ago and remains vibrant and culturally significant today. Eighteen full-color, illustrative and interpretive panels designed by RLR of Indianapolis showcase over 50 images and artifacts from Central Library’s Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room. “The Cret Building at 100,” made possible by a generous grant from Katz, Sapper & Miller, will be on display around the balcony of the historic Simon Reading Room during regular Central Library hours.



A Photographic Celebration of Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - Sunday, December 31, 2017
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


Patrons are invited to view an exhibit of photos depicting the beauty of Central Library, focusing on its historic and modern elements and selected from entries in the recent Central Library photo contest held in celebration of the Library's 100th anniversary. Photographs were chosen by a panel of judges from the Riviera Camera Club. This project is made possible by the support of the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support was provided by Buckingham Companies and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. The exhibit is on display in Central Library's South Display Hall during regular Library hours.
An opening reception, free and open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, November 7 from 6 - 7 p.m. in Central Library's South Display Hall.



Job Search Workshop at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 9:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Adults are invited to receive instruction on establishing an email account, preparing resumes and cover letters, registering at online job banks, applying for jobs online, and researching companies.
Please ring the bell at the south entrance for admittance.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies from newborns to pre-walkers around 18 months old and an adult are invited for board books, bounces and playtime.



Two's and Three's Storytime
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages two and three years old and an adult are invited for a storytime with exciting books, songs, movement and crafts focusing on early literacy skills.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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, 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.



Intermediate Computer Classes: Intermediate Facebook
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited for a second look at the computer. In this class, you can learn about Facebook settings, managing your timeline and fun ways to stay connected.



Introduction to Microsoft Excel at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to learn how to organize and analyze numbers and text in a spreadsheet. By the end of this class, participants should be able to create and format a spreadsheet; enter and edit data; and use basic formulas to add, subtract, multiply and divide figures in a row or column. This class requires experience in using Microsoft Word.



Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


If you already know the basics of PowerPoint, learn to enhance your presentations by inserting sounds, video clips, custom animation and scanned images. Participants are asked to bring pictures they wish to scan. Before taking this intermediate class you should already be comfortable using PowerPoint. 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.



12 Days of Winter
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals of all ages who need quick gifts for friends and family are invited for some holiday spirit by participating in crafts, gift wrapping, holiday music, and fun! This program will be led by Central Library staff and Jim Small Silk Scapes.
All programs will be held in the MakerSpace except the Wednesday wrapping sessions which will be held in the Riley Room.



How to Use the Keyboard & Mouse: Introduction to Computers
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults with little or no experience in using a computer are invited to the Computer Training Lab to learn to use the computer mouse and keyboard, a needed skill in order to use a computer and the Internet. By the end of this class you should be able to recognize the major parts of a personal computer; understand the meaning of key computer terms; use a mouse and the on-screen cursor to make the computer do what you want it to; understand the parts of the keyboard and how to use them to create, change and delete text, and how to use the Microsoft Windows 7 desktop and toolbars.



Paws to Read at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to Abbey or Biscuit, registered therapy dogs who love to listen to stories! This activity can help improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence. Participants can sign up for a 15-minute reading session with Abbey or Biscuit.



Irvington Fiberistas
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to bring their supplies to work on an existing knitting or stitching project or start something new.