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Events for December 20th, 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 20, 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.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, December 20, 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 20, 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.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, December 20, 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 20, 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.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, December 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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!



Baby Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, December 20, 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
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, December 20, 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.



Early Learners Storytime
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, December 20, 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.



Intro to Google Sheets
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, December 20, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


As part of the launch of IndyPL Connect, adults are invited to learn about Google Sheets, a spreadsheet program that is part of the Google Suite of products that allow users to view and edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations together in real-time through a web browser or mobile device. Patrons also are encouraged to check out free Google Chromebooks and mobile hotspots, effective December 18.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, December 20, 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 20, 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.



Intro to Google Slides
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, December 20, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


As part of the launch of IndyPL Connect, adults are invited to learn about Google Slides, a presentation program that is part of the Google Suite of products that allow users to view and edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations together in real-time through a web browser or mobile device. Patrons also are encouraged to check out free Google Chromebooks and mobile hotspots, effective December 18.



Homeschool Adventures
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, December 20, 2018 1:30 pm

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


Homeschooled children ages 6 - 12 are invited for activities designed to entertain and educate as a supplement to their homeschool curricula. Parent educators are encouraged to attend and collaborate as Miss Karen and Miss Kasey will present activities for ages 6 - 12.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, December 20, 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 20, 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.



12 Days of Winter
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, December 20, 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 can bring their own presents and join others in wrapping. Gift wrap will be provided.



Random Acts of Music: Holiday Edition
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, December 20, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited to enjoy holiday music performed by Classical Music Indy. This is one of Classical Music Indy's #RandomActsofMusic performances that create a new contemporary culture of classical music with spontaneous pop up performances anytime and anywhere.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, December 20, 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, December 20, 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 20, 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.