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Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers 18 - 36 months and an adult are invited to listen, clap, move and learn with Miss Karen.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 24, 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 Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for an active class featuring stories, songs and rhymes that focus on early literacy skills and school preparedness. This program will be followed by age appropriate learning activities.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 24, 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 2 through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to visit the Talley Story Theatre for stories read by a community of readers for fun, laughs and a good time.



GardenTime Storytime!
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to uncover knowledge about worms, bugs, dirt and plants through stories, songs, puppets and dance. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Peas in a Pod: Preschool Snacking Workshop
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department to explore fruits and vegetables through games, stories and activities. They'll put on an apron and learn how to prepare a tasty and healthy snack! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Life Is Dance Preschool Workshop
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 are invited to an interactive presentation that is ideal for exposing them to the art of dance. Those attending will learn how they can create dance all the time in every situation. This program is presented by Phoenix Rising Dance Company and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 1:15 pm

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories and preschool activities.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 24, 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.



Family Puzzle Night
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to work on puzzles of all levels of difficulty for all ages.



Literacy Pop-Up Center
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages are invited for programs that provide age-appropriate books, phonics-focused activities, mind building games and multi-sensory instruction. In addition, teachers, parents and caregivers will be introduced to IndyPL resources. This program is made possible by the Donna D. Talley Story Theatre and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Beginning or reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 25, 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, April 25, 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, April 25, 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, April 25, 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, April 25, 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.



Two's and Three's Storytime
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 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.



GardenTime Storytime!
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to uncover knowledge about worms, bugs, dirt and plants through stories, songs, puppets and dance. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 25, 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.



The Game Club
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 25, 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.



Minecraft Club @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, April 25, 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.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:15 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 with Miss Karen.



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, April 26, 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, April 26, 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, April 26, 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 and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, April 26, 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)
Thursday, April 26, 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.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, April 26, 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!



Dinosaur Art: Preschool Art Workshop
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to make a prehistoric creation during this program led by the Art Lab. Those attending will listen to a story and create their own masterpiece! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Life Is Dance Preschool Workshop
Flanner House Branch (North)
Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 are invited to an interactive presentation that is ideal for exposing them to the art of dance. Those attending will learn how they can create dance all the time in every situation. This program is presented by Phoenix Rising Dance Company and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



GardenTime Storytime!
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to uncover knowledge about worms, bugs, dirt and plants through stories, songs, puppets and dance. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, April 26, 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.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:00 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited to listen to stories, sing, clap and stomp their way to reading readiness! Playtime will follow the storytime.



Preschool Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, April 26, 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, April 26, 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.



Baby Bebop
InfoZone Branch (North)
Friday, April 27, 2018 10:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited to rock out during this music activity that will focus on tempo, beat, rhythm and dynamics. Each session will feature instruments, songs and a story.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, April 27, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 4 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, coloring and writing exercises, or a simple craft.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, April 27, 2018 11:00 am

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


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together in the Baby Zone of the Learning Curve for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



Peas in a Pod: Preschool Snacking Workshop
Brightwood Branch (East)
Friday, April 27, 2018 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department to explore fruits and vegetables through games, stories and activities. They'll put on an apron and learn how to prepare a tasty and healthy snack! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Reach Out and ReadIN Children's Day!
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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


In partnership with Reach Out and Read Indiana, IndyPL invites families and children of all ages for a celebration of language and learning throughout the Learning Curve. Guest celebrities will read stories aloud to children. Families and individuals can read books to win prizes. Every book read will help build the home library of an at-risk preschooler. The day also will include Grammy-nominated artist José-Luis Orozco who will present a family concert at 11 a.m. in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium. Meet a character from PBS Kids and enjoy face painting, arts and crafts, and more. Reach Out and Read is a non-profit organization that supports medical providers who give books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud at well-child exams. The free event is sponsored by WFYI Public Media, CollegeChoice 529 and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Macrame Bracelet Class for Kids
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to use cotton fibers or paracord to create colorful patterned bracelets for themselves or as a gift. They'll discover knot-tying techniques that can be used to create wall hangings, rugs, key chains and other pieces of functional art. This 60-minute program is presented by Art With a Heart.



Radial Art Design Class 2018
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, April 28, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to explore design, balance, symmetry and art all while creating a Radial Art masterwork. They'll use beautiful papers, patterns, rulers, markers and more to create their designs. This program will be presented by ArtLab.



Macrame Bracelet Class for Kids
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, April 28, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to use cotton fibers or paracord to create colorful patterned bracelets for themselves or as a gift. They'll discover knot-tying techniques that can be used to create wall hangings, rugs, key chains and other pieces of functional art. This 60-minute program is presented by Art With a Heart.



Robots After Noon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, April 29, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Families are invited to try a variety of the Learning Curve’s robotics technology and practice programming. With various types of robots and games available each week, participants can try something new or dive deeper into a favorite. Children under the age of 7 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Arena.



Macrame Bracelet Class for Kids
Nora Branch (North)
Sunday, April 29, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to use cotton fibers or paracord to create colorful patterned bracelets for themselves or as a gift. They'll discover knot-tying techniques that can be used to create wall hangings, rugs, key chains and other pieces of functional art. This 60-minute program is presented by Art With a Heart.



Meet & Play @ Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, April 30, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Young ones through age 4 with an adult are invited to the Library's community room to play together. Toys will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own. This is an opportunity for adults to get to know other caregivers who have young children.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, April 30, 2018 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Youth Writers Series @ E. 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, April 30, 2018
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

School-age children are invited for free sessions focusing on writing, poetry and theatre. This series is made possible by the Donna D. Talley Story Theatre and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The focus of this program will be on writing for the theatre.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, April 30, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to enjoy the Learning Curve's collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. There will even be giant versions of Connect 4, Jenga and Chess. Gamers under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Atrium.



Evening Explorers: Activity Night
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, April 30, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families with children ages 1 - 16 are invited to drop in to the children's area any time between 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. to work on an activity that explore the world around us.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 1, 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 Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 1, 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 2 through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 2 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays. An arts and craft time will follow the storytime.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to visit the Talley Story Theatre for stories read by a community of readers for fun, laughs and a good time.



Preschool Storytime @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for crafts, sensory building, literacy skills, science and technology exercises and more.



Life Is Dance Preschool Workshop
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 are invited to an interactive presentation that is ideal for exposing them to the art of dance. Those attending will learn how they can create dance all the time in every situation. This program is presented by Phoenix Rising Dance Company and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Imagination Station: Toddler Dance Class
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Toddlers ages 12 - 36 months and an adult are invited for an interactive presentation that is ideal to expose young ones to the art of dance. This program is presented by Phoenix Rising Dance Company and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Dinosaur Art: Preschool Art Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 1:15 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to make a prehistoric creation during this program led by the Art Lab. Those attending will listen to a story and create their own masterpiece! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 1, 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.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Beginning or reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Paws to Read @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Registration Required

School-aged children who are beginning or reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories. It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Pajama Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children up to age 11 are invited for stories, songs and a craft just before bedtime. Wearing pajamas is encouraged!



Dinosaur Art: Preschool Art Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to make a prehistoric creation during this program led by the Art Lab. Those attending will listen to a story and create their own masterpiece! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 2, 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 on the Magic Quilt
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited to take a trip on the Magic Quilt for stories, songs and rhymes that promote early literacy skills.



Tot Art at Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Activity


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 and adult are invited for a process art program. They can stick around after the art activity for socialization and playtime. Come dressed for a mess!



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 2, 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.



Two's and Three's Storytime
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 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.



GardenTime Storytime!
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to uncover knowledge about worms, bugs, dirt and plants through stories, songs, puppets and dance. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Dinosaur Art: Preschool Art Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 11:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to make a prehistoric creation during this program led by the Art Lab. Those attending will listen to a story and create their own masterpiece! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Beginning Excel @ Garfield Park
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Families and individuals of all ages 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 using Microsoft Word.



The Game Club
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 2, 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.



Minecraft Club @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 2, 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.



Sensory Storytime @ Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 on the autism spectrum or with sensory integration challenges are invited for this storytime in a small, interactive setting. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Lemonade University
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Registration Required

School-age children are invited to learn the basics of running a business - their own lemonade stand! All participants who successfully complete Lemonade University will be prepared to participate in Lemonade Day 2018. The Library will also have a drawing for a limited number of participants to open their own Lemonade Cafe in the College Avenue Branch! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Peas in a Pod: Preschool Snacking Workshop
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department to explore fruits and vegetables through games, stories and activities. They'll put on an apron and learn how to prepare a tasty and healthy snack! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, May 3, 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, May 3, 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.



Tot Art at Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Activity


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 and adult are invited for a process art program. They can stick around after the art activity for socialization and playtime. Come dressed for a mess!



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 3, 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.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 3, 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!



Dinosaur Art: Preschool Art Workshop
Flanner House Branch (North)
Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to make a prehistoric creation during this program led by the Art Lab. Those attending will listen to a story and create their own masterpiece! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Imagination Station: Toddler Dance Class
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Toddlers ages 12 - 36 months and an adult are invited for an interactive presentation that is ideal to expose young ones to the art of dance. This program is presented by Phoenix Rising Dance Company and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, May 3, 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.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, May 3, 2018 11:00 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited to listen to stories, sing, clap and stomp their way to reading readiness! Playtime will follow the storytime.



Preschool Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, May 3, 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.



Homeschool Adventures
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, May 3, 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, May 3, 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.



Peas in a Pod: Preschool Snacking Workshop
InfoZone Branch (North)
Friday, May 4, 2018 10:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department to explore fruits and vegetables through games, stories and activities. They'll put on an apron and learn how to prepare a tasty and healthy snack! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, May 4, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 4 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, coloring and writing exercises, or a simple craft.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 4, 2018 11:00 am

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


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together in the Baby Zone of the Learning Curve for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, May 5, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to Gracie or Dandy, Golden Doodles. This activity can help young ones improve their reading skills and self-confidence. Participants may sign-up for a 10-minute reading session with Gracie or Dandy.



Barks and Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, May 5, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence.



Family Game Day at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, May 5, 2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families and children of all ages are invited to drop in any time to make new friends while playing board games or solving puzzles. Games and puzzles will be provided.



Macrame Bracelet Class for Kids
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, May 5, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to use cotton fibers or paracord to create colorful patterned bracelets for themselves or as a gift. They'll discover knot-tying techniques that can be used to create wall hangings, rugs, key chains and other pieces of functional art. This 60-minute program is presented by Art With a Heart.



LEGO Play
Decatur Branch (West)
Saturday, May 5, 2018 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 11 are invited to complete a special LEGO project based on a theme provided. The Library will supply the LEGOs, children the imagination! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Free Comic Book Day
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Saturday, May 5, 2018
10:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and individuals of all ages are invited to drop in and select from 17 free comic book titles provided by Comic Book University. This event has something for everyone, for the young and young at heart!



Robots After Noon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, May 6, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Families are invited to try a variety of the Learning Curve’s robotics technology and practice programming. With various types of robots and games available each week, participants can try something new or dive deeper into a favorite. Children under the age of 7 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Arena.



Meet & Play @ Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, May 7, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Young ones through age 4 with an adult are invited to the Library's community room to play together. Toys will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own. This is an opportunity for adults to get to know other caregivers who have young children.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, May 7, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies 8 - 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre. It's a great way to introduce little ones to a lifelong love of reading.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, May 7, 2018 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Macrame Bracelet Class for Kids
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, May 7, 2018 3:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to use cotton fibers or paracord to create colorful patterned bracelets for themselves or as a gift. They'll discover knot-tying techniques that can be used to create wall hangings, rugs, key chains and other pieces of functional art. This 60-minute program is presented by Art With a Heart.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, May 7, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Join us to build with a theme. Use books to guide projects. Fun for the whole family! All ages and skill levels welcome!



Youth Writers Series @ E. 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, May 7, 2018
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

School-age children are invited for free sessions focusing on writing, poetry and theatre. This series is made possible by the Donna D. Talley Story Theatre and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The focus of this program will be on writing for the theatre.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 7, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to enjoy the Learning Curve's collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. There will even be giant versions of Connect 4, Jenga and Chess. Gamers under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Atrium.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 8, 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 Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for an active class featuring stories, songs and rhymes that focus on early literacy skills and school preparedness. This program will be followed by age appropriate learning activities.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 8, 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 2 through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 2 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays. An arts and craft time will follow the storytime.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to visit the Talley Story Theatre for stories read by a community of readers for fun, laughs and a good time.



Dinosaur Art: Preschool Art Workshop
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to make a prehistoric creation during this program led by the Art Lab. Those attending will listen to a story and create their own masterpiece! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Life Is Dance Preschool Workshop
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 are invited to an interactive presentation that is ideal for exposing them to the art of dance. Those attending will learn how they can create dance all the time in every situation. This program is presented by Phoenix Rising Dance Company and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 8, 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.



Literacy Pop-Up Center
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages are invited for programs that provide age-appropriate books, phonics-focused activities, mind building games and multi-sensory instruction. In addition, teachers, parents and caregivers will be introduced to IndyPL resources. This program is made possible by the Donna D. Talley Story Theatre and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held at a community location. Contact the branch for more information.



Out of This World Science!
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Kid scientists ages 6 - 12 are invited to explore outer space science through books, experiments, games and more.



Beginning Excel @ Garfield Park
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Families and individuals of all ages 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 using Microsoft Word.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Beginning or reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



How Zebra Got Her Stripes and Other African Folktales
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Preschool through 2nd graders and their families are invited as the Marian University Theatre presents "How Zebra Got Her Stripes and Other African Folktales" by K.D. Steege, a 35-minute production based on tales from Africa.



Baby Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 9, 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, May 9, 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, May 9, 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, May 9, 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.



Two's and Three's Storytime
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 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.



Life Is Dance Preschool Workshop
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 are invited to an interactive presentation that is ideal for exposing them to the art of dance. Those attending will learn how they can create dance all the time in every situation. This program is presented by Phoenix Rising Dance Company and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Peas in a Pod: Preschool Snacking Workshop
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 3:30 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department to explore fruits and vegetables through games, stories and activities. They'll put on an apron and learn how to prepare a tasty and healthy snack! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



The Game Club
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 9, 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.



Minecraft Club @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 9, 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.



How Zebra Got Her Stripes and Other African Folktales
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, May 10, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Preschool through 2nd graders and their families are invited as the Marian University Theatre presents "How Zebra Got Her Stripes and Other African Folktales" by K.D. Steege, a 35-minute production based on tales from Africa.



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, May 10, 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, May 10, 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 and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, May 10, 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)
Thursday, May 10, 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.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 10, 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!



GardenTime Storytime!
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, May 10, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to uncover knowledge about worms, bugs, dirt and plants through stories, songs, puppets and dance. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Imagination Station: Toddler Dance Class
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, May 10, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Toddlers ages 12 - 36 months and an adult are invited for an interactive presentation that is ideal to expose young ones to the art of dance. This program is presented by Phoenix Rising Dance Company and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, May 10, 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, May 10, 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.



Macrame Bracelet Class for Kids
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, May 10, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to use cotton fibers or paracord to create colorful patterned bracelets for themselves or as a gift. They'll discover knot-tying techniques that can be used to create wall hangings, rugs, key chains and other pieces of functional art. This 60-minute program is presented by Art With a Heart.



Baby Bebop
InfoZone Branch (North)
Friday, May 11, 2018 10:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited to rock out during this music activity that will focus on tempo, beat, rhythm and dynamics. Each session will feature instruments, songs and a story.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, May 11, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 4 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, coloring and writing exercises, or a simple craft.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 11, 2018 11:00 am

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


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together in the Baby Zone of the Learning Curve for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 12, 2018 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Activity


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this program presented by the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This 45-minute program is made possible by Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



GardenTime Storytime!
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, May 12, 2018 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to uncover knowledge about worms, bugs, dirt and plants through stories, songs, puppets and dance. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Milk Jug Mini Garden for Mom
Brightwood Branch (East)
Saturday, May 12, 2018 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to make a greenhouse with recycled plastic jugs for Mother's Day. A representative from Felege Hiywot Center will explain the science of plants, what makes them grow, and how to start a garden.



Lego Madness: Building Wars!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, May 12, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

School-age children are invited to work together and use their STEAM skills to complete a special LEGO challenge. Community members will judge the project that best fits the challenge criteria to win prizes.



Lego Day @ Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, May 12, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Families and children ages 2 and older are invited to drop in any time to learn to play and play to learn by using a variety of building items. Lego bricks, Duplo bricks, gears and bristle blocks will be provided.



Monthly Make-It @ Irvington!
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, May 12, 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.



Robots After Noon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, May 13, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Families are invited to try a variety of the Learning Curve’s robotics technology and practice programming. With various types of robots and games available each week, participants can try something new or dive deeper into a favorite. Children under the age of 7 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Arena.



Meet & Play @ Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, May 14, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Young ones through age 4 with an adult are invited to the Library's community room to play together. Toys will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own. This is an opportunity for adults to get to know other caregivers who have young children.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, May 14, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies 8 - 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre. It's a great way to introduce little ones to a lifelong love of reading.



How Zebra Got Her Stripes and Other African Folktales
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 14, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Preschool through 2nd graders and their families are invited as the Marian University Theatre presents "How Zebra Got Her Stripes and Other African Folktales" by K.D. Steege, a 35-minute production based on tales from Africa.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, May 14, 2018 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Youth Writers Series @ E. 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, May 14, 2018
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

School-age children are invited for free sessions focusing on writing, poetry and theatre. This series is made possible by the Donna D. Talley Story Theatre and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The focus of this program will be on writing for the theatre.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 14, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to enjoy the Learning Curve's collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. There will even be giant versions of Connect 4, Jenga and Chess. Gamers under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Atrium.



Paws to Read at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, May 14, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



How Zebra Got Her Stripes and Other African Folktales
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, May 14, 2018 6:30 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Preschool through 2nd graders and their families are invited as the Marian University Theatre presents "How Zebra Got Her Stripes and Other African Folktales" by K.D. Steege, a 35-minute production based on tales from Africa.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



GardenTime Storytime!
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to uncover knowledge about worms, bugs, dirt and plants through stories, songs, puppets and dance. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 2 through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Activity


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this program presented by the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This 45-minute program is made possible by Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to visit the Talley Story Theatre for stories read by a community of readers for fun, laughs and a good time.
This Storytime Creations program will feature a "My Five Senses" storytime with the "Sensory Sampler Book" presented by bookmaking artist Bonnie Stahlecker.



Preschool Storytime @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for crafts, sensory building, literacy skills, science and technology exercises and more.



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 15, 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.



CS First
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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


School-age children and teens who are interested in music, sports, game design, art, animation and other topics are invited to participate in CS First, a curriculum by Google that teaches computer science skills using Scratch to help foster creativity.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Beginning or reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Family Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to play Minecraft or board games and have fun while hanging out with friends and family.



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Baby Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 16, 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.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 16, 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.



Two's and Three's Storytime
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 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.



GardenTime Storytime!
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to uncover knowledge about worms, bugs, dirt and plants through stories, songs, puppets and dance. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



The Game Club
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 16, 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.



Minecraft Club @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 16, 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.



Paws to Read at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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.



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, May 17, 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, May 17, 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, May 17, 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.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 17, 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.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 17, 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!



Life Is Dance Preschool Workshop
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 17, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 are invited to an interactive presentation that is ideal for exposing them to the art of dance. Those attending will learn how they can create dance all the time in every situation. This program is presented by Phoenix Rising Dance Company and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, May 17, 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, May 17, 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.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, May 18, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 4 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, coloring and writing exercises, or a simple craft.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 18, 2018 11:00 am

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


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together in the Baby Zone of the Learning Curve for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:00 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Join us to build with a theme. Use books to guide projects. Fun for the whole family! All ages and skill levels welcome!



Dinosaur Art: Preschool Art Workshop
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to make a prehistoric creation during this program led by the Art Lab. Those attending will listen to a story and create their own masterpiece! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Paws to Read at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, May 19, 2018 11:00 am

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


School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence. Registration is not required but preferred by calling the branch.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Eagle Branch (West)
Saturday, May 19, 2018 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Activity


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this program presented by the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This 45-minute program is made possible by Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Dinosaur Art: Preschool Art Workshop
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, May 19, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to make a prehistoric creation during this program led by the Art Lab. Those attending will listen to a story and create their own masterpiece! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Cyberia Technology Instructional Series: Super STEAM Day for Youth
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, May 19, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families for an afternoon of activities presented in partnership with Cyberia Makerspace and Research Community and made possible by donors to the Michael Perry Memorial Fund through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Free programs will include an exploration of hydrogen fuel cells and an appearance by the FIRST Tech Robotics Team, the Tektonic Ninjas.



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, May 19, 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.



Tween Swap @ Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, May 19, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Young people ages 10 - 14 are invited to give away and take items for free. Bring clothes, games, toy, books jewelry, cards, or anything!



Robots After Noon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, May 20, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Families are invited to try a variety of the Learning Curve’s robotics technology and practice programming. With various types of robots and games available each week, participants can try something new or dive deeper into a favorite. Children under the age of 7 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Arena.



Meet & Play @ Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, May 21, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Young ones through age 4 with an adult are invited to the Library's community room to play together. Toys will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own. This is an opportunity for adults to get to know other caregivers who have young children.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, May 21, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers who are 2-years-old and an adult are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and crafts in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, May 21, 2018 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, May 21, 2018 5:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Activity


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this program presented by the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This 45-minute program is made possible by Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 21, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to enjoy the Learning Curve's collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. There will even be giant versions of Connect 4, Jenga and Chess. Gamers under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Atrium.



Pajama Storytime
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, May 21, 2018 6:30 pm

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


Families with children ages 3 - 8 are invited for a fun-filled storytime featuring music, stories and a craft. Children can wear their pajamas!



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 22, 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 2 through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to visit the Talley Story Theatre for stories read by a community of readers for fun, laughs and a good time.



Preschool Storytime @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for crafts, sensory building, literacy skills, science and technology exercises and more.



GardenTime Storytime!
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to uncover knowledge about worms, bugs, dirt and plants through stories, songs, puppets and dance. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 22, 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.



Family Puzzle Night
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to work on puzzles of all levels of difficulty for all ages.



Literacy Pop-Up Center
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages are invited for programs that provide age-appropriate books, phonics-focused activities, mind building games and multi-sensory instruction. In addition, teachers, parents and caregivers will be introduced to IndyPL resources. This program is made possible by the Donna D. Talley Story Theatre and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Beginning or reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Baby Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 23, 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, May 23, 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.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 23, 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.



Two's and Three's Storytime
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 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.



The Game Club
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 23, 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.



Minecraft Club @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 23, 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.



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, May 24, 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, May 24, 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.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 24, 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.



GardenTime Storytime!
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 24, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to uncover knowledge about worms, bugs, dirt and plants through stories, songs, puppets and dance. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, May 24, 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.



Preschool Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, May 24, 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, May 24, 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.



Baby Bebop
InfoZone Branch (North)
Friday, May 25, 2018 10:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited to rock out during this music activity that will focus on tempo, beat, rhythm and dynamics. Each session will feature instruments, songs and a story.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, May 25, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 4 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, coloring and writing exercises, or a simple craft.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 25, 2018 11:00 am

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


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together in the Baby Zone of the Learning Curve for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



Imagination Station: Toddler Dance Class
Brightwood Branch (East)
Friday, May 25, 2018 11:00 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Toddlers ages 12 - 36 months and an adult are invited for an interactive presentation that is ideal to expose young ones to the art of dance. This program is presented by Phoenix Rising Dance Company and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Meet & Play @ Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, May 28, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Young ones through age 4 with an adult are invited to the Library's community room to play together. Toys will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own. This is an opportunity for adults to get to know other caregivers who have young children.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 29, 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 2 through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to visit the Talley Story Theatre for stories read by a community of readers for fun, laughs and a good time.



Preschool Storytime @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for crafts, sensory building, literacy skills, science and technology exercises and more.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 29, 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.



Dinosaur Art: Preschool Art Workshop
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 5:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to make a prehistoric creation during this program led by the Art Lab. Those attending will listen to a story and create their own masterpiece! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Beginning or reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Baby Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 30, 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, May 30, 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.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 30, 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.



Two's and Three's Storytime
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 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.



The Game Club
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 30, 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.



Minecraft Club @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 30, 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.



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, May 31, 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, May 31, 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.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 31, 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.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 31, 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, May 31, 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.



Preschool Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, May 31, 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, May 31, 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.



Superhero Drawing Class
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, June 1, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Friday, June 1, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, June 1, 2018 11:00 am

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


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together in the Baby Zone of the Learning Curve for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



Be a H.E.R.O. Magic Show
InfoZone Branch (North)
Friday, June 1, 2018 3:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages are invited to join Daniel Lusk for this 45-minute interactive magic show about First Responders and how kids can be a hero at home and school. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Reading Kickoff @ Irvington!
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, June 2, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


Families and children of all ages are invited to sign-up for the Library's Summer Reading Program. Balloon animals will be at 10 a.m. From noon to 2 p.m. children can take part in face painting. Family-friendly bowling, cornhole and crafts will be available all day. Refreshments and giveaways will be part of the fun.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, June 2, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Reading Kickoff @ Garfield Park!
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, June 2, 2018
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


Families and children of all ages are invited to register for the Library's 2018 Summer Reading Program, "Everyday Superheroes," and participate in a Superhero Training Camp that includes an animal show, face painting and balloon creations. Superhero costumes are welcome!



Barks and Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, June 2, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence.



Earth Friendly Festival at Garfield Park
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, June 2, 2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


Families and children of all ages are invited for a fun-filled day of activities. Learn how to make a rain barrel during workshops presented at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. There is a limit of 1 rain barrel per household and 2 participants per rain barrel. Each workshop is limited to 12 rain barrels. In addition, create bike buckets from kitty litter pails with Indy Cog and plant a mini green house with Library staff from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation and gifts from Covanta.
Registration for the rain barrel workshops is required by calling 317-275-4490.



Silly Safaris Animal Chats
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, June 2, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to meet live critters and ask questions of Silly Safaris during this drop-in session. Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Reading Kickoff @ Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, June 2, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


Families and children of all ages are invited to sign up for the Library's 2018 Summer Reading Program and enjoy games, crafts, face painting and more. Those attending can wear their favorite Superhero costume!



Superhero Drawing Class
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Saturday, June 2, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Be a H.E.R.O. Magic Show
Brightwood Branch (East)
Saturday, June 2, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages are invited to join Daniel Lusk for this 45-minute interactive magic show about First Responders and how kids can be a hero at home and school. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Reading Kickoff at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Sunday, June 3, 2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited to register for the Library's 2018 Summer Reading Program and enjoy a magic show, make crafts, get their faces painted and see fire fighting equipment up close.



Robots After Noon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, June 3, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Families are invited to try a variety of the Learning Curve’s robotics technology and practice programming. With various types of robots and games available each week, participants can try something new or dive deeper into a favorite. Children under the age of 7 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Arena.



Superhero Drawing Class
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, June 4, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Birds of Prey
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, June 4, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Take Flight! Wild Educators and explore what it's like to have super powers like hawks and falcons. Meet a few of these predators in this 45-minute program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Superheroes Show with Don Miller
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, June 4, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17), Adults, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Preschoolers through adults are invited as Don Miller from FamilyTime Entertainment will show what makes a superhero or super villain with on-stage participation and comedy. The show uses fun tests for children to see if they have super powers, with amazing results. Comic books, graphic novels and books are part of the show, which includes a mini-museum of superhero novelties.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, June 4, 2018 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Summer Showtime: Wonder
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, June 4, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Thor: Ragnarok
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, June 4, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Thor: Ragnarok" (PG-13).



Summer Showtime: The Incredibles
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 4, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Incredibles" (PG).
The movie on Friday, June 8 at 1:30 p.m., to be held in the Learning Curve, will be sensory friendly with lights on during the showing.



Superhero Drawing Class
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, June 4, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Be a H.E.R.O. Magic Show
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, June 4, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages are invited to join Daniel Lusk for this 45-minute interactive magic show about First Responders and how kids can be a hero at home and school. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Foods for Kids Class
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, June 4, 2018 2:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



My Superhero-ness Art Class
Glendale Branch (North)
Monday, June 4, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 4, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to enjoy the Learning Curve's collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. There will even be giant versions of Connect 4, Jenga and Chess. Gamers under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Atrium.



Summer Showtime: Wonder Woman
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, June 4, 2018 5:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder Woman" (PG-13)



Reptiles Galore!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, June 4, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to explore the fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians with Indiana Jim! Discover what makes these misunderstood creatures so important to us. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Tech Lab 2018
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, June 4, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Children and teens ages 8 and up are invited to explore art and coding with apps on iPads, such as Lightbot and Osmo Masterpiece. Seating is limited to 10 attendees per session. This program is made possible by donors to the Michael Perry Memorial Fund through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Be a H.E.R.O. Magic Show
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Monday, June 4, 2018 6:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages are invited to join Daniel Lusk for this 45-minute interactive magic show about First Responders and how kids can be a hero at home and school. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 5, 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 Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 5, 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 2 through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to visit the Talley Story Theatre for stories read by a community of readers for fun, laughs and a good time.



Preschool Storytime @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for crafts, sensory building, literacy skills, science and technology exercises and more.



Super Snakes with Snakehead Ed
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Snakehead Ed for a story and discussion about snakes and their amazing abilities. A couple of live snakes will be on hand! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Superhero Drawing Class
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Wonder
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder" (PG).



Power-Up Statement Art Class
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 5, 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.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Critter Creation Art Class
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



My Superhero-ness Art Class
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 5:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Wonder
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 5:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder" (PG).



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Beginning or reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Paws to Read @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Registration Required

School-aged children who are beginning or reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories. It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Pajama Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children up to age 11 are invited for stories, songs and a craft just before bedtime. Wearing pajamas is encouraged!



Reptiles Galore!
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to explore the fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians with Indiana Jim! Discover what makes these misunderstood creatures so important to us. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Tech Lab 2018
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Children and teens ages 8 and up are invited to explore art and coding with apps on iPads, such as Lightbot and Osmo Masterpiece. Seating is limited to 10 attendees per session. This program is made possible by donors to the Michael Perry Memorial Fund through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Family Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to listen to stories and participate in fun activities.



Summer Showtime: Despicable Me 3
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the movie, "Despicable Me 3" (PG).



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 6, 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.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Coco
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Coco" (PG).
The movie is free, but a ticket is required. Tickets are available at the Information Desk during the morning of the movie.



Summer Showtime: Wonder
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Wonder
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder" (PG).



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 12:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Critter Creation Art Class
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 12:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Wonder
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Big Hero 6
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Big Hero 6" (PG).



Superhero Drawing Class
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Summer Showtime: The Incredibles
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Incredibles" (PG).
The movie on Friday, June 8 at 1:30 p.m., to be held in the Learning Curve, will be sensory friendly with lights on during the showing.



Readers Advisory 101 @ Garfield Park!
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Families and individuals of all ages are invited to learn to use Goodreads, Wowbrary, Novelist, Enterprise and the Library's standard catalog to become an expert researcher, track the newest reads, inventory books already read and what one plans to read, and join virtual book clubs and blogs.



Summer Showtime: Wonder
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Coco
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Coco" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Beauty and the Beast
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Beauty and the Beast" (PG).



Critter Creation Art Class
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 2:30 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Wonder
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder" (PG).



My Superhero-ness Art Class
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



The Game Club
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 6, 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.



Super Foods for Kids Class
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 4:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Minecraft Club @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, June 6, 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.



Power-Up Statement Art Class
Haughville Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Big Hero 6
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Big Hero 6" (PG).



Tech Lab 2018
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Children and teens ages 8 and up are invited to explore art and coding with apps on iPads, such as Lightbot and Osmo Masterpiece. Seating is limited to 10 attendees per session. This program is made possible by donors to the Michael Perry Memorial Fund through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, June 7, 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, June 7, 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, June 7, 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.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, June 7, 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.



Baby Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, June 7, 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.



Preschool Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, June 7, 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.



Silly Safaris Animal Chats
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, June 7, 2018
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to meet live critters and ask questions of Silly Safaris during this drop-in session. Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Coco
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, June 7, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Coco" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Coco
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, June 7, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Coco" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Cars 3
Decatur Branch (West)
Thursday, June 7, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Cars 3" (G).



Birds of Prey
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, June 7, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Take Flight! Wild Educators and explore what it's like to have super powers like hawks and falcons. Meet a few of these predators in this 45-minute program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Summer Showtime: Wonder
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, June 7, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder" (PG).



Power-Up Statement Art Class
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, June 7, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Superhero Drawing Class
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, June 7, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Power-Up Statement Art Class
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, June 7, 2018 3:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, June 7, 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.



Baby Bebop
InfoZone Branch (North)
Friday, June 8, 2018 10:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited to rock out during this music activity that will focus on tempo, beat, rhythm and dynamics. Each session will feature instruments, songs and a story.



Power-Up Statement Art Class
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, June 8, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Friday, June 8, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, June 8, 2018 11:00 am

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


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together in the Baby Zone of the Learning Curve for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



Super Summer Craft
Eagle Branch (West)
Friday, June 8, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages are invited to drop in and join Miss Roberta to create a "Super" craft.



Summer Showtime: The Incredibles
Central Library (Central)
Friday, June 8, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Incredibles" (PG).
The movie on Friday, June 8 at 1:30 p.m., to be held in the Learning Curve, will be sensory friendly with lights on during the showing.



Critter Creation Art Class
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Friday, June 8, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Snakes with Snakehead Ed
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Friday, June 8, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Snakehead Ed for a story and discussion about snakes and their amazing abilities. A couple of live snakes will be on hand! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Summer Reading Celebration @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Saturday, June 9, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


Families and children of all ages are invited for an afternoon of games, face painting and other activities to celebrate the Library's Summer Reading Program.



My Superhero-ness Art Class
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, June 9, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Be a H.E.R.O. Magic Show
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Saturday, June 9, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages are invited to join Daniel Lusk for this 45-minute interactive magic show about First Responders and how kids can be a hero at home and school. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Lego Madness @ Pike!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, June 9, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


School-age children are invited to use their STEAM skills to complete a LEGO challenge or free-build.



Superhero Drawing Class
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, June 9, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Power-Up Statement Art Class
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Saturday, June 9, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



My Superhero-ness Art Class
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, June 9, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Robots After Noon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, June 10, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Families are invited to try a variety of the Learning Curve’s robotics technology and practice programming. With various types of robots and games available each week, participants can try something new or dive deeper into a favorite. Children under the age of 7 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Arena.



Superhero Drawing Class
Nora Branch (North)
Sunday, June 10, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, June 11, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies 8 - 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre. It's a great way to introduce little ones to a lifelong love of reading.



Power-Up Statement Art Class
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, June 11, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, June 11, 2018 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Super Foods for Kids Class
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, June 11, 2018 11:00 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Decatur Branch (West)
Monday, June 11, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Wonder
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, June 11, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Spider Man: Homecoming
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, June 11, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Spider Man: Homecoming" (PG-13).



Summer Showtime: Coco
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 11, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Coco" (PG).
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Power-Up Statement Art Class
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, June 11, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Critter Creation Art Class
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, June 11, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Snakes with Snakehead Ed
Eagle Branch (West)
Monday, June 11, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Snakehead Ed for a story and discussion about snakes and their amazing abilities. A couple of live snakes will be on hand! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Tech Lab 2018
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, June 11, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Children and teens ages 8 and up are invited to explore art and coding with apps on iPads, such as Lightbot and Osmo Masterpiece. Seating is limited to 10 attendees per session. This program is made possible by donors to the Michael Perry Memorial Fund through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Reading Kickoff @ Flanner House
Flanner House Branch (North)
Monday, June 11, 2018 2:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited for a fun Super Hero afternoon to kick off the Library's 2018 Summer Reading Program.



Superhero Drawing Class
Haughville Branch (West)
Monday, June 11, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Snakes with Snakehead Ed
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, June 11, 2018 5:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Snakehead Ed for a story and discussion about snakes and their amazing abilities. A couple of live snakes will be on hand! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 11, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to enjoy the Learning Curve's collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. There will even be giant versions of Connect 4, Jenga and Chess. Gamers under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Atrium.



Superhero Science
Glendale Branch (North)
Monday, June 11, 2018
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to investigate the science behind the superpowers of Superheroes! Superhuman strength, flight and speed are a few of the powers to be investigated.



Summer Showtime: Wonder
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, June 11, 2018 5:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder" (PG).



Paws to Read at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, June 11, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Reptiles Galore!
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, June 11, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to explore the fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians with Indiana Jim! Discover what makes these misunderstood creatures so important to us. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 12, 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.



Summer Showtime: Coco
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Coco" (PG).



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 2 through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to visit the Talley Story Theatre for stories read by a community of readers for fun, laughs and a good time.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for crafts, sensory building, literacy skills, science and technology exercises and more.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Chats
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to meet live critters and ask questions of Silly Safaris during this drop-in session. Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Coco
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Coco" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Coco
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Coco" (PG).



CodeU @ Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Young people ages 10 - 14 are invited to learn how to write computer code using fun web pages and apps. iPads will be provided. All skill levels are welcome.



Summer Showtime: Wonder Woman
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder Woman" (PG-13)
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Critter Creation Art Class
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Tech Lab 2018
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Children and teens ages 8 and up are invited to explore art and coding with apps on iPads, such as Lightbot and Osmo Masterpiece. Seating is limited to 10 attendees per session. This program is made possible by donors to the Michael Perry Memorial Fund through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Wonder
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:15 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder" (PG).
This movie will be shown in the Burello Center at Garfield Park, 2345 Pagodo Drive.



Superhero Drawing Class
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Power-Up Statement Art Class
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 12, 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.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Literacy Pop-Up Center
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages are invited for programs that provide age-appropriate books, phonics-focused activities, mind building games and multi-sensory instruction. In addition, teachers, parents and caregivers will be introduced to IndyPL resources. This program is made possible by the Donna D. Talley Story Theatre and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held at a community location. Contact the branch for more information.



Super Snakes with Snakehead Ed
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Snakehead Ed for a story and discussion about snakes and their amazing abilities. A couple of live snakes will be on hand! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Coco
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Coco" (PG).



Readers Advisory 101 @ Garfield Park!
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Families and individuals of all ages are invited to learn to use Goodreads, Wowbrary, Novelist, Enterprise and the Library's standard catalog to become an expert researcher, track the newest reads, inventory books already read and what one plans to read, and join virtual book clubs and blogs.



Reptiles Galore!
Haughville Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to explore the fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians with Indiana Jim! Discover what makes these misunderstood creatures so important to us. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Beginning or reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Birds of Prey
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Take Flight! Wild Educators and explore what it's like to have super powers like hawks and falcons. Meet a few of these predators in this 45-minute program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Beauty and the Beast
InfoZone Branch (North)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:00 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Beauty and the Beast" (PG).



Family Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to listen to stories and participate in fun activities.



Summer Showtime: Big Hero 6
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Big Hero 6" (PG).



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 13, 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.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Coco
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Coco" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Coco
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Coco" (PG).



Be a H.E.R.O. Magic Show
Flanner House Branch (North)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages are invited to join Daniel Lusk for this 45-minute interactive magic show about First Responders and how kids can be a hero at home and school. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Power-Up Statement Art Class
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 11:00 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Superhero Drawing Class
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Wonder Woman
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder Woman" (PG-13)



Summer Showtime: The Lego Batman Movie
East Washington Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Batman Movie" (PG).



Summer Showtime: The Lego Batman Movie
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Batman Movie" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Coco
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Coco" (PG).
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Summer Showtime: Coco
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Coco" (PG).



Critter Creation Art Class
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Despicable Me 3
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the movie, "Despicable Me 3" (PG).



Summer Showtime: My Little Pony
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "My Little Pony" (PG).



Tech Lab 2018
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Children and teens ages 8 and up are invited to explore art and coding with apps on iPads, such as Lightbot and Osmo Masterpiece. Seating is limited to 10 attendees per session. This program is made possible by donors to the Michael Perry Memorial Fund through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Spider Man: Homecoming
Flanner House Branch (North)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 2:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Spider Man: Homecoming" (PG-13).



Summer Showtime: Coco
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Coco" (PG).



Super Foods for Kids Class
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Superhero Drawing Class
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



The Game Club
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 13, 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.



Power-Up Statement Art Class
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 4:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Critter Creation Art Class
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 4:30 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Character Clubhouse Design Class
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 5:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to join Next Great Architects to design a clubhouse for their superhero or favorite character. They'll learn a bit about architecture while they build. Participants are asked to bring a shoebox or small box. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Minecraft Club @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, June 13, 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.



Summer Showtime: The Lego Batman Movie
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Batman Movie" (PG).



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, June 14, 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, June 14, 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, June 14, 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.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, June 14, 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.



Baby Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, June 14, 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.



Indiana Pacers Fan Van: 2018 Summer Reading Tour
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, June 14, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages are invited to join Pacers Sports and Entertainment and its community of volunteer readers for a story time. Participants will have a chance at a prize with a roll of the dice! This program is presented by The Roomplace and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, June 14, 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.



Superhero Drawing Class
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, June 14, 2018 11:00 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Be a H.E.R.O. Magic Show
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, June 14, 2018 11:00 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages are invited to join Daniel Lusk for this 45-minute interactive magic show about First Responders and how kids can be a hero at home and school. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Summer Showtime: The Incredibles
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Incredibles" (PG).



Summer Showtime: The Incredibles
Decatur Branch (West)
Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Incredibles" (PG).



Summer Showtime: The Incredibles
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Incredibles" (PG).



Indiana Pacers Fan Van: 2018 Summer Reading Tour
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages are invited to join Pacers Sports and Entertainment and its community of volunteer readers for a story time. Participants will have a chance at a prize with a roll of the dice! This program is presented by The Roomplace and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
East Washington Branch (South)
Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Snakes with Snakehead Ed
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Snakehead Ed for a story and discussion about snakes and their amazing abilities. A couple of live snakes will be on hand! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Superhero Drawing Class
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Cars 3
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Cars 3" (G).



Summer Showtime: Cars 3
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Cars 3" (G).



Power-Up Statement Art Class
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, June 14, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Superhero Drawing Class
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, June 14, 2018 3:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Indiana Pacers Fan Van: 2018 Summer Reading Tour
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, June 14, 2018 3:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages are invited to join Pacers Sports and Entertainment and its community of volunteer readers for a story time. Participants will have a chance at a prize with a roll of the dice! This program is presented by The Roomplace and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, June 14, 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.



Character Clubhouse Design Class
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to join Next Great Architects to design a clubhouse for their superhero or favorite character. They'll learn a bit about architecture while they build. Participants are asked to bring a shoebox or small box. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Pike Branch (West)
Friday, June 15, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Character Clubhouse Design Class
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, June 15, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to join Next Great Architects to design a clubhouse for their superhero or favorite character. They'll learn a bit about architecture while they build. Participants are asked to bring a shoebox or small box. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Snakes with Snakehead Ed
Flanner House Branch (North)
Friday, June 15, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Snakehead Ed for a story and discussion about snakes and their amazing abilities. A couple of live snakes will be on hand! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Friday, June 15, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, June 15, 2018 11:00 am

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


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together in the Baby Zone of the Learning Curve for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



Superhero Drawing Class
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Friday, June 15, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Haughville Branch (West)
Friday, June 15, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Be a H.E.R.O. Magic Show
Decatur Branch (West)
Friday, June 15, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages are invited to join Daniel Lusk for this 45-minute interactive magic show about First Responders and how kids can be a hero at home and school. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Foods for Kids Class
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Friday, June 15, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Power-Up Statement Art Class
Flanner House Branch (North)
Friday, June 15, 2018 2:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Glendale Branch (North)
Friday, June 15, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Chats
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Friday, June 15, 2018
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to meet live critters and ask questions of Silly Safaris during this drop-in session. Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Superhero Drawing Class
InfoZone Branch (North)
Saturday, June 16, 2018 10:00 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Snakes with Snakehead Ed
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, June 16, 2018 10:00 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Snakehead Ed for a story and discussion about snakes and their amazing abilities. A couple of live snakes will be on hand! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Paws to Read at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, June 16, 2018 11:00 am

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


School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence. Registration is not required but preferred by calling the branch.



Make Time to Save Thyme: Preserving & Cooking with Herbs You've Grown
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, June 16, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category:


Registration Required

Learn what to do with your beautiful herbs during this presentation by Julie Iverson, who will discuss using fresh, dried and frozen herbs in your kitchen as well as how to preserve them to have wonderful flavors all year. She'll share her favorite recipes using common kitchen herbs, do food tastings and conduct a show-and-tell using herbs. This program is presented by the Indianapolis Garden Club and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, June 16, 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, June 16, 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.



Power-Up Statement Art Class
Spades Park Branch (East)
Saturday, June 16, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



My Superhero-ness Art Class
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Saturday, June 16, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Birds of Prey
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Saturday, June 16, 2018 3:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Take Flight! Wild Educators and explore what it's like to have super powers like hawks and falcons. Meet a few of these predators in this 45-minute program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Robots After Noon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, June 17, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Families are invited to try a variety of the Learning Curve’s robotics technology and practice programming. With various types of robots and games available each week, participants can try something new or dive deeper into a favorite. Children under the age of 7 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Arena.



Classical Concerts at Central
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, June 17, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Adults and families are invited to experience the dynamic world of chamber music with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, June 18, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers who are 2-years-old and an adult are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and crafts in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre.



My Superhero-ness Art Class
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, June 18, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, June 18, 2018 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Critter Creation Art Class
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Monday, June 18, 2018 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Coco
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, June 18, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Coco" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Wonder Woman
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, June 18, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder Woman" (PG-13)



Summer Showtime: The Lego Ninjago Movie
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 18, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Ninjago Movie" (PG).
This program will be held in the Learning Curve. The movie on Friday, June 22 at 1:30 p.m. will be sensory friendly with lights on during the showing.



My Superhero-ness Art Class
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, June 18, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Tech Lab 2018
Glendale Branch (North)
Monday, June 18, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Children and teens ages 8 and up are invited to explore art and coding with apps on iPads, such as Lightbot and Osmo Masterpiece. Seating is limited to 10 attendees per session. This program is made possible by donors to the Michael Perry Memorial Fund through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Birds of Prey
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, June 18, 2018 5:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Take Flight! Wild Educators and explore what it's like to have super powers like hawks and falcons. Meet a few of these predators in this 45-minute program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 18, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to enjoy the Learning Curve's collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. There will even be giant versions of Connect 4, Jenga and Chess. Gamers under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Atrium.



Summer Showtime: Coco
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, June 18, 2018 5:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Coco" (PG).



Superhero Science
Glendale Branch (North)
Monday, June 18, 2018
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to investigate the science behind the superpowers of Superheroes! Superhuman strength, flight and speed are a few of the powers to be investigated.



Reptiles Galore!
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, June 18, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to explore the fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians with Indiana Jim! Discover what makes these misunderstood creatures so important to us. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Pajama Storytime
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, June 18, 2018 6:30 pm

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


Families with children ages 3 - 8 are invited for a fun-filled storytime featuring music, stories and a craft. Children can wear their pajamas!



Critter Creation Art Class
InfoZone Branch (North)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 10:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 19, 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.



Summer Showtime: My Little Pony
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "My Little Pony" (PG).



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 19, 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 2 through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to visit the Talley Story Theatre for stories read by a community of readers for fun, laughs and a good time.
This Storytime Creations program will feature a "My Alphabet" storytime with the "My Illustrated Sampler Book" by bookmaking artist Bonnie Stahlecker.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for crafts, sensory building, literacy skills, science and technology exercises and more.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Foods for Kids Class
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Critter Creation Art Class
East Washington Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Chats
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to meet live critters and ask questions of Silly Safaris during this drop-in session. Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



CodeU @ Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Young people ages 10 - 14 are invited to learn how to write computer code using fun web pages and apps. iPads will be provided. All skill levels are welcome.



Summer Showtime: My Little Pony
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "My Little Pony" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Cars 3
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Cars 3" (G).



Birds of Prey
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Take Flight! Wild Educators and explore what it's like to have super powers like hawks and falcons. Meet a few of these predators in this 45-minute program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Tech Lab 2018
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Children and teens ages 8 and up are invited to explore art and coding with apps on iPads, such as Lightbot and Osmo Masterpiece. Seating is limited to 10 attendees per session. This program is made possible by donors to the Michael Perry Memorial Fund through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Cars 3
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 2:15 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Cars 3" (G).
The movie will be shown at the Burello Center at Garfield Park, 2345 Pagoda Drive.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 19, 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.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Critter Creation Art Class
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: My Little Pony
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "My Little Pony" (PG).



Super Foods for Kids Class
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Beginning or reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Family Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to play Minecraft or board games and have fun while hanging out with friends and family.



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Be a H.E.R.O. Magic Show
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages are invited to join Daniel Lusk for this 45-minute interactive magic show about First Responders and how kids can be a hero at home and school. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Snakes with Snakehead Ed
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Snakehead Ed for a story and discussion about snakes and their amazing abilities. A couple of live snakes will be on hand! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Reptiles Galore!
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to explore the fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians with Indiana Jim! Discover what makes these misunderstood creatures so important to us. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: The Incredibles
InfoZone Branch (North)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:00 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Incredibles" (PG).



Family Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to listen to stories and participate in fun activities.



Summer Showtime: Coco
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Coco" (PG).



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 20, 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.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Wonder Woman
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder Woman" (PG-13)



Summer Showtime: Thor: Ragnarok
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Thor: Ragnarok" (PG-13).



Summer Showtime: The Lego Batman Movie
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Batman Movie" (PG).
The movie is free, but a ticket is required. Tickets are available at the Information Desk during the morning of the showing.



Tech Lab 2018
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Children and teens ages 8 and up are invited to explore art and coding with apps on iPads, such as Lightbot and Osmo Masterpiece. Seating is limited to 10 attendees per session. This program is made possible by donors to the Michael Perry Memorial Fund through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Coco
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Coco" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Cars 3
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Cars 3" (G).



Summer Showtime: Paddington 2
East Washington Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Paddington 2" (PG).



Power-Up Statement Art Class
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Cars 3
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Cars 3" (G).



Summer Showtime: The Lego Ninjago Movie
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Ninjago Movie" (PG).
This program will be held in the Learning Curve. The movie on Friday, June 22 at 1:30 p.m. will be sensory friendly with lights on during the showing.



Character Clubhouse Design Class
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to join Next Great Architects to design a clubhouse for their superhero or favorite character. They'll learn a bit about architecture while they build. Participants are asked to bring a shoebox or small box. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



LEGO Play
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 11 are invited to complete a special LEGO project based on a theme provided. The Library will supply the LEGOs, children the imagination! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: The Incredibles
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Incredibles" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Cars 3
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Cars 3" (G).



Critter Creation Art Class
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Cars 3
Flanner House Branch (North)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 2:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Cars 3" (G).



Summer Showtime: Thor: Ragnarok
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Thor: Ragnarok" (PG-13).



The Game Club
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 20, 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.



Critter Creation Art Class
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Minecraft Club @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, June 20, 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.



Summer Showtime: Wonder Woman
Haughville Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 5:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder Woman" (PG-13)



Summer Showtime: Coco
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Coco" (PG).



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, June 21, 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, June 21, 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, June 21, 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.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, June 21, 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.



Baby Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, June 21, 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.



Indiana Pacers Fan Van: 2018 Summer Reading Tour
Flanner House Branch (North)
Thursday, June 21, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages are invited to join Pacers Sports and Entertainment and its community of volunteer readers for a story time. Participants will have a chance at a prize with a roll of the dice! This program is presented by The Roomplace and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, June 21, 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.



Silly Safaris Animal Chats
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, June 21, 2018
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to meet live critters and ask questions of Silly Safaris during this drop-in session. Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Despicable Me 3
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the movie, "Despicable Me 3" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Wonder
Decatur Branch (West)
Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Wonder
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder" (PG).



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, June 21, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Coco
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, June 21, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Coco" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Despicable Me 3
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, June 21, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the movie, "Despicable Me 3" (PG).



Character Clubhouse Design Class
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, June 21, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to join Next Great Architects to design a clubhouse for their superhero or favorite character. They'll learn a bit about architecture while they build. Participants are asked to bring a shoebox or small box. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Indiana Pacers Fan Van: 2018 Summer Reading Tour
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, June 21, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages are invited to join Pacers Sports and Entertainment and its community of volunteer readers for a story time. Participants will have a chance at a prize with a roll of the dice! This program is presented by The Roomplace and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Character Clubhouse Design Class
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, June 21, 2018 3:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to join Next Great Architects to design a clubhouse for their superhero or favorite character. They'll learn a bit about architecture while they build. Participants are asked to bring a shoebox or small box. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, June 21, 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.



Indiana Pacers Fan Van: 2018 Summer Reading Tour
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, June 21, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages are invited to join Pacers Sports and Entertainment and its community of volunteer readers for a story time. Participants will have a chance at a prize with a roll of the dice! This program is presented by The Roomplace and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



My Superhero-ness Art Class
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, June 21, 2018 5:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Bebop
InfoZone Branch (North)
Friday, June 22, 2018 10:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited to rock out during this music activity that will focus on tempo, beat, rhythm and dynamics. Each session will feature instruments, songs and a story.



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Friday, June 22, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, June 22, 2018 11:00 am

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


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together in the Baby Zone of the Learning Curve for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



Character Clubhouse Design Class
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Friday, June 22, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to join Next Great Architects to design a clubhouse for their superhero or favorite character. They'll learn a bit about architecture while they build. Participants are asked to bring a shoebox or small box. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Snakes with Snakehead Ed
Decatur Branch (West)
Friday, June 22, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Snakehead Ed for a story and discussion about snakes and their amazing abilities. A couple of live snakes will be on hand! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Birds of Prey
Haughville Branch (West)
Friday, June 22, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Take Flight! Wild Educators and explore what it's like to have super powers like hawks and falcons. Meet a few of these predators in this 45-minute program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: The Lego Ninjago Movie
Central Library (Central)
Friday, June 22, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Ninjago Movie" (PG).
This program will be held in the Learning Curve. The movie on Friday, June 22 at 1:30 p.m. will be sensory friendly with lights on during the showing.



Be a H.E.R.O. Magic Show
Southport Branch (South)
Friday, June 22, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages are invited to join Daniel Lusk for this 45-minute interactive magic show about First Responders and how kids can be a hero at home and school. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Chats
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Friday, June 22, 2018
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to meet live critters and ask questions of Silly Safaris during this drop-in session. Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Critter Creation Art Class
Brightwood Branch (East)
Friday, June 22, 2018 3:30 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Snakes with Snakehead Ed
Glendale Branch (North)
Friday, June 22, 2018 3:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Snakehead Ed for a story and discussion about snakes and their amazing abilities. A couple of live snakes will be on hand! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Birds of Prey
College Avenue Branch (North)
Friday, June 22, 2018 4:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Take Flight! Wild Educators and explore what it's like to have super powers like hawks and falcons. Meet a few of these predators in this 45-minute program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



My Superhero-ness Art Class
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, June 23, 2018 11:00 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



My Superhero-ness Art Class
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, June 23, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Robots After Noon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, June 24, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Families are invited to try a variety of the Learning Curve’s robotics technology and practice programming. With various types of robots and games available each week, participants can try something new or dive deeper into a favorite. Children under the age of 7 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Arena.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, June 25, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers who are 2-years-old and an adult are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and crafts in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, June 25, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Critter Creation Art Class
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, June 25, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Foods for Kids Class
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Monday, June 25, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, June 25, 2018 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Decatur Branch (West)
Monday, June 25, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Thor: Ragnarok
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, June 25, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Thor: Ragnarok" (PG-13).



Summer Showtime: Beauty and the Beast
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, June 25, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Beauty and the Beast" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Wonder
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 25, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder" (PG).
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Critter Creation Art Class
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, June 25, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Birds of Prey
Eagle Branch (West)
Monday, June 25, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Take Flight! Wild Educators and explore what it's like to have super powers like hawks and falcons. Meet a few of these predators in this 45-minute program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Tech Lab 2018
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, June 25, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Children and teens ages 8 and up are invited to explore art and coding with apps on iPads, such as Lightbot and Osmo Masterpiece. Seating is limited to 10 attendees per session. This program is made possible by donors to the Michael Perry Memorial Fund through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Superhero Drawing Class
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, June 25, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Critter Creation Art Class
Haughville Branch (West)
Monday, June 25, 2018 5:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, June 25, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to enjoy the Learning Curve's collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. There will even be giant versions of Connect 4, Jenga and Chess. Gamers under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Atrium.



Summer Showtime: Spider Man: Homecoming
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, June 25, 2018 5:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Spider Man: Homecoming" (PG-13).



Reptiles Galore!
Glendale Branch (North)
Monday, June 25, 2018 5:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to explore the fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians with Indiana Jim! Discover what makes these misunderstood creatures so important to us. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 26, 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.



Summer Showtime: The Lego Batman Movie
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Batman Movie" (PG).



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 26, 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 2 through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to visit the Talley Story Theatre for stories read by a community of readers for fun, laughs and a good time.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for crafts, sensory building, literacy skills, science and technology exercises and more.



Super Foods for Kids Class
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



My Superhero-ness Art Class
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Chats
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to meet live critters and ask questions of Silly Safaris during this drop-in session. Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



CodeU @ Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Young people ages 10 - 14 are invited to learn how to write computer code using fun web pages and apps. iPads will be provided. All skill levels are welcome.



Summer Showtime: Despicable Me 3
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the movie, "Despicable Me 3" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Wonder
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder" (PG).
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Summer Showtime: The Lego Batman Movie
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Batman Movie" (PG).



Critter Creation Art Class
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Foods for Kids Class
Haughville Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Beauty and the Beast
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:15 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Beauty and the Beast" (PG).
This movie will be shown at the Burello Center at Garfield Park, 2345 Pagoda Drive.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 26, 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.



Family Puzzle Night
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to work on puzzles of all levels of difficulty for all ages.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Character Clubhouse Design Class
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to join Next Great Architects to design a clubhouse for their superhero or favorite character. They'll learn a bit about architecture while they build. Participants are asked to bring a shoebox or small box. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Literacy Pop-Up Center
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages are invited for programs that provide age-appropriate books, phonics-focused activities, mind building games and multi-sensory instruction. In addition, teachers, parents and caregivers will be introduced to IndyPL resources. This program is made possible by the Donna D. Talley Story Theatre and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Despicable Me 3
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 5:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the movie, "Despicable Me 3" (PG).



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Beginning or reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Reptiles Galore!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to explore the fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians with Indiana Jim! Discover what makes these misunderstood creatures so important to us. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: The Emoji Movie
InfoZone Branch (North)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:00 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Emoji Movie" (PG).



Family Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to listen to stories and participate in fun activities.



Summer Showtime: Cars 3
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Cars 3" (G).



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 27, 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.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Flanner House Branch (North)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: The Lego Ninjago Movie
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Ninjago Movie" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Wonder Woman
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder Woman" (PG-13)



Tech Lab 2018
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Children and teens ages 8 and up are invited to explore art and coding with apps on iPads, such as Lightbot and Osmo Masterpiece. Seating is limited to 10 attendees per session. This program is made possible by donors to the Michael Perry Memorial Fund through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 12:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Despicable Me 3
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the movie, "Despicable Me 3" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Despicable Me 3
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the movie, "Despicable Me 3" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Wonder
East Washington Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder" (PG).



Super Foods for Kids Class
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Despicable Me 3
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the movie, "Despicable Me 3" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Wonder
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder" (PG).
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Despicable Me 3
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the movie, "Despicable Me 3" (PG).



Summer Showtime: The Lego Batman Movie
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Batman Movie" (PG).



Critter Creation Art Class
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Thor: Ragnarok
Flanner House Branch (North)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 2:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Thor: Ragnarok" (PG-13).



Summer Showtime: Wonder Woman
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder Woman" (PG-13)



The Game Club
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 27, 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.



Minecraft Club @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, June 27, 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.



Sensory Storytime @ Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 on the autism spectrum or with sensory integration challenges are invited for this storytime in a small, interactive setting. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Despicable Me 3
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the movie, "Despicable Me 3" (PG).



My Superhero-ness Art Class
Haughville Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Reptiles Galore!
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to explore the fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians with Indiana Jim! Discover what makes these misunderstood creatures so important to us. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, June 28, 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, June 28, 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, June 28, 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.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, June 28, 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.



Baby Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, June 28, 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.



Super Foods for Kids Class
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, June 28, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Indiana Pacers Fan Van: 2018 Summer Reading Tour
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, June 28, 2018 11:00 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages are invited to join Pacers Sports and Entertainment and its community of volunteer readers for a story time. Participants will have a chance at a prize with a roll of the dice! This program is presented by The Roomplace and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Super Foods for Kids Class
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Coco
Decatur Branch (West)
Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Coco" (PG).



Summer Showtime: My Little Pony
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "My Little Pony" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Paddington 2
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Paddington 2" (PG).



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Birds of Prey
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Take Flight! Wild Educators and explore what it's like to have super powers like hawks and falcons. Meet a few of these predators in this 45-minute program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: The Lego Ninjago Movie
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Ninjago Movie" (PG).



Summer Showtime: The Lego Batman Movie
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Batman Movie" (PG).



My Superhero-ness Art Class
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Indiana Pacers Fan Van: 2018 Summer Reading Tour
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages are invited to join Pacers Sports and Entertainment and its community of volunteer readers for a story time. Participants will have a chance at a prize with a roll of the dice! This program is presented by The Roomplace and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Foods for Kids Class
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



My Superhero-ness Art Class
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, June 28, 2018 3:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, June 28, 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.



Indiana Pacers Fan Van: 2018 Summer Reading Tour
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, June 28, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages are invited to join Pacers Sports and Entertainment and its community of volunteer readers for a story time. Participants will have a chance at a prize with a roll of the dice! This program is presented by The Roomplace and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Birds of Prey
Pike Branch (West)
Friday, June 29, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Take Flight! Wild Educators and explore what it's like to have super powers like hawks and falcons. Meet a few of these predators in this 45-minute program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Friday, June 29, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, June 29, 2018 11:00 am

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


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together in the Baby Zone of the Learning Curve for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Haughville Branch (West)
Friday, June 29, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Critter Creation Art Class
Wayne Branch (West)
Friday, June 29, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Glendale Branch (North)
Friday, June 29, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Birds of Prey
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Friday, June 29, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Take Flight! Wild Educators and explore what it's like to have super powers like hawks and falcons. Meet a few of these predators in this 45-minute program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:00 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Join us to build with a theme. Use books to guide projects. Fun for the whole family! All ages and skill levels welcome!



Character Clubhouse Design Class
Haughville Branch (West)
Saturday, June 30, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to join Next Great Architects to design a clubhouse for their superhero or favorite character. They'll learn a bit about architecture while they build. Participants are asked to bring a shoebox or small box. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Be a H.E.R.O. Magic Show
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, June 30, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages are invited to join Daniel Lusk for this 45-minute interactive magic show about First Responders and how kids can be a hero at home and school. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Robots After Noon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, July 1, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Families are invited to try a variety of the Learning Curve’s robotics technology and practice programming. With various types of robots and games available each week, participants can try something new or dive deeper into a favorite. Children under the age of 7 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Arena.



Classical Concerts at Central
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, July 1, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Adults and families are invited to experience the dynamic world of chamber music with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, July 2, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies 8 - 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre. It's a great way to introduce little ones to a lifelong love of reading.



Super Snakes with Snakehead Ed
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, July 2, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Snakehead Ed for a story and discussion about snakes and their amazing abilities. A couple of live snakes will be on hand! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, July 2, 2018 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Summer Showtime: Big Hero 6
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, July 2, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Big Hero 6" (PG).



Super Snakes with Snakehead Ed
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, July 2, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Snakehead Ed for a story and discussion about snakes and their amazing abilities. A couple of live snakes will be on hand! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Birds of Prey
Decatur Branch (West)
Monday, July 2, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Take Flight! Wild Educators and explore what it's like to have super powers like hawks and falcons. Meet a few of these predators in this 45-minute program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Despicable Me 3
Central Library (Central)
Monday, July 2, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the movie, "Despicable Me 3" (PG).
This program will be held in the Learning Curve. The movie on Friday, July 6 at 1:30 p.m. will be sensory friendly, with the lights on during the showing.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, July 2, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to enjoy the Learning Curve's collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. There will even be giant versions of Connect 4, Jenga and Chess. Gamers under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Atrium.



Summer Showtime: Paddington 2
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, July 2, 2018 5:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Paddington 2" (PG).



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Summer Showtime: The Incredibles
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Incredibles" (PG).



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 3, 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 2 through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to visit the Talley Story Theatre for stories read by a community of readers for fun, laughs and a good time.



Preschool Storytime @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for crafts, sensory building, literacy skills, science and technology exercises and more.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Be a H.E.R.O. Magic Show
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages are invited to join Daniel Lusk for this 45-minute interactive magic show about First Responders and how kids can be a hero at home and school. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Superhero Drawing Class
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Chats
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to meet live critters and ask questions of Silly Safaris during this drop-in session. Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: The Incredibles
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Incredibles" (PG).



Summer Showtime: The Incredibles
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Incredibles" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Coco
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 2:15 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Coco" (PG).
The movie will be shown at the Burello Center at Garfield Park, 2345 Pagoda Drive.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 3, 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.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Reptiles Galore!
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 5:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to explore the fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians with Indiana Jim! Discover what makes these misunderstood creatures so important to us. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Beginning or reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Paws to Read @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Registration Required

School-aged children who are beginning or reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories. It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Pajama Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children up to age 11 are invited for stories, songs and a craft just before bedtime. Wearing pajamas is encouraged!



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, July 5, 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, July 5, 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.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, July 5, 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.



Superhero Drawing Class
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, July 5, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, July 5, 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.



Indiana Pacers Fan Van: 2018 Summer Reading Tour
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Thursday, July 5, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages are invited to join Pacers Sports and Entertainment and its community of volunteer readers for a story time. Participants will have a chance at a prize with a roll of the dice! This program is presented by The Roomplace and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, July 5, 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.



Superhero Drawing Class
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Despicable Me 3
Decatur Branch (West)
Thursday, July 5, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the movie, "Despicable Me 3" (PG).



Summer Showtime: The Emoji Movie
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, July 5, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Emoji Movie" (PG).



Summer Showtime: The Lego Ninjago Movie
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, July 5, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Ninjago Movie" (PG).



Indiana Pacers Fan Van: 2018 Summer Reading Tour
East Washington Branch (South)
Thursday, July 5, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages are invited to join Pacers Sports and Entertainment and its community of volunteer readers for a story time. Participants will have a chance at a prize with a roll of the dice! This program is presented by The Roomplace and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, July 5, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Summer Showtime: My Little Pony
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, July 5, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "My Little Pony" (PG).



Summer Showtime: My Little Pony
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, July 5, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "My Little Pony" (PG).



Superhero Drawing Class
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, July 5, 2018 2:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Indiana Pacers Fan Van: 2018 Summer Reading Tour
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, July 5, 2018 3:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages are invited to join Pacers Sports and Entertainment and its community of volunteer readers for a story time. Participants will have a chance at a prize with a roll of the dice! This program is presented by The Roomplace and made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, July 5, 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.



My Superhero-ness Art Class
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, July 5, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Irvington Branch (South)
Friday, July 6, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



My Superhero-ness Art Class
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, July 6, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Friday, July 6, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, July 6, 2018 11:00 am

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


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together in the Baby Zone of the Learning Curve for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



Summer Showtime: Despicable Me 3
Central Library (Central)
Friday, July 6, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the movie, "Despicable Me 3" (PG).
This program will be held in the Learning Curve. The movie on Friday, July 6 at 1:30 p.m. will be sensory friendly, with the lights on during the showing.



Be a H.E.R.O. Magic Show
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Friday, July 6, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages are invited to join Daniel Lusk for this 45-minute interactive magic show about First Responders and how kids can be a hero at home and school. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Glendale Branch (North)
Friday, July 6, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Chats
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Friday, July 6, 2018
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to meet live critters and ask questions of Silly Safaris during this drop-in session. Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Birds of Prey
College Avenue Branch (North)
Friday, July 6, 2018 4:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Take Flight! Wild Educators and explore what it's like to have super powers like hawks and falcons. Meet a few of these predators in this 45-minute program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Barks and Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, July 7, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence.



Power-Up Statement Art Class
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Snakes with Snakehead Ed
Brightwood Branch (East)
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Snakehead Ed for a story and discussion about snakes and their amazing abilities. A couple of live snakes will be on hand! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



My Superhero-ness Art Class
Spades Park Branch (East)
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Snakes with Snakehead Ed
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Snakehead Ed for a story and discussion about snakes and their amazing abilities. A couple of live snakes will be on hand! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Birds of Prey
Brightwood Branch (East)
Saturday, July 7, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Take Flight! Wild Educators and explore what it's like to have super powers like hawks and falcons. Meet a few of these predators in this 45-minute program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Robots After Noon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, July 8, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Families are invited to try a variety of the Learning Curve’s robotics technology and practice programming. With various types of robots and games available each week, participants can try something new or dive deeper into a favorite. Children under the age of 7 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Arena.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, July 9, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies 8 - 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre. It's a great way to introduce little ones to a lifelong love of reading.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, July 9, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Be a H.E.R.O. Magic Show
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, July 9, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages are invited to join Daniel Lusk for this 45-minute interactive magic show about First Responders and how kids can be a hero at home and school. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, July 9, 2018 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Power-Up Statement Art Class
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Monday, July 9, 2018 11:00 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Decatur Branch (West)
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Despicable Me 3
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the movie, "Despicable Me 3" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Paddington 2
Central Library (Central)
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Paddington 2" (PG).
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



My Superhero-ness Art Class
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, July 9, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Birds of Prey
Nora Branch (North)
Monday, July 9, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Take Flight! Wild Educators and explore what it's like to have super powers like hawks and falcons. Meet a few of these predators in this 45-minute program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Superhero Drawing Class
Flanner House Branch (North)
Monday, July 9, 2018 2:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Superhero Drawing Class
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, July 9, 2018 5:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, July 9, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to enjoy the Learning Curve's collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. There will even be giant versions of Connect 4, Jenga and Chess. Gamers under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Atrium.



Silly Safaris Animal Chats
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, July 9, 2018
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to meet live critters and ask questions of Silly Safaris during this drop-in session. Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Paws to Read at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, July 9, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Reptiles Galore!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, July 9, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to explore the fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians with Indiana Jim! Discover what makes these misunderstood creatures so important to us. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 10, 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.



Summer Showtime: Big Hero 6
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Big Hero 6" (PG).



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 10, 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 2 through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to visit the Talley Story Theatre for stories read by a community of readers for fun, laughs and a good time.



Preschool Storytime @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for crafts, sensory building, literacy skills, science and technology exercises and more.



Super Foods for Kids Class
Flanner House Branch (North)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Birds of Prey
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Take Flight! Wild Educators and explore what it's like to have super powers like hawks and falcons. Meet a few of these predators in this 45-minute program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



My Superhero-ness Art Class
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 11:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Superhero Drawing Class
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Chats
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to meet live critters and ask questions of Silly Safaris during this drop-in session. Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



CodeU @ Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Young people ages 10 - 14 are invited to learn how to write computer code using fun web pages and apps. iPads will be provided. All skill levels are welcome.



Summer Showtime: The Emoji Movie
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Emoji Movie" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Big Hero 6
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Big Hero 6" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Thor: Ragnarok
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Thor: Ragnarok" (PG-13).
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Super Foods for Kids Class
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Snakes with Snakehead Ed
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Snakehead Ed for a story and discussion about snakes and their amazing abilities. A couple of live snakes will be on hand! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Despicable Me 3
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 2:15 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the movie, "Despicable Me 3" (PG).
The movie will be shown at the Burello Center at Garfield Park, 2345 Pagoda Drive.



Silly Safaris Animal Chats
Windsor Park, 6764 Lambert Street
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to meet live critters and ask questions of Silly Safaris during this drop-in session. Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 10, 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.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Character Clubhouse Design Class
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to join Next Great Architects to design a clubhouse for their superhero or favorite character. They'll learn a bit about architecture while they build. Participants are asked to bring a shoebox or small box. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Literacy Pop-Up Center
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages are invited for programs that provide age-appropriate books, phonics-focused activities, mind building games and multi-sensory instruction. In addition, teachers, parents and caregivers will be introduced to IndyPL resources. This program is made possible by the Donna D. Talley Story Theatre and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held at a community location. Contact the branch for more information.



Super Snakes with Snakehead Ed
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 5:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Snakehead Ed for a story and discussion about snakes and their amazing abilities. A couple of live snakes will be on hand! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: The Emoji Movie
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 5:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Emoji Movie" (PG).



Summer Showtime: The Lego Ninjago Movie
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 5:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Ninjago Movie" (PG).



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Beginning or reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Reptiles Galore!
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to explore the fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians with Indiana Jim! Discover what makes these misunderstood creatures so important to us. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: The Lego Batman Movie
InfoZone Branch (North)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:00 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Batman Movie" (PG).



Family Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to listen to stories and participate in fun activities.



Summer Showtime: The Lego Ninjago Movie
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Ninjago Movie" (PG).



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, July 11, 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.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: My Little Pony
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "My Little Pony" (PG).



Summer Showtime: The Emoji Movie
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Emoji Movie" (PG).
The movie is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the Information Desk during the morning of the movie.



Character Clubhouse Design Class
Flanner House Branch (North)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to join Next Great Architects to design a clubhouse for their superhero or favorite character. They'll learn a bit about architecture while they build. Participants are asked to bring a shoebox or small box. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 12:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Superhero Drawing Class
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Cars 3
East Washington Branch (South)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Cars 3" (G).



Summer Showtime: Paddington 2
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Paddington 2" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Spider Man: Homecoming
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Spider Man: Homecoming" (PG-13).



Birds of Prey
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Take Flight! Wild Educators and explore what it's like to have super powers like hawks and falcons. Meet a few of these predators in this 45-minute program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Paddington 2
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Paddington 2" (PG).
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Summer Showtime: Paddington 2
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Paddington 2" (PG).



Super Foods for Kids Class
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: The Lego Ninjago Movie
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Ninjago Movie" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Paddington 2
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Paddington 2" (PG).



Summer Showtime: My Little Pony
Flanner House Branch (North)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 2:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "My Little Pony" (PG).



Superhero Drawing Class
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



The Game Club
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 11, 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.



Power-Up Statement Art Class
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Critter Creation Art Class
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Minecraft Club @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, July 11, 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.



Summer Showtime: Paddington 2
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Paddington 2" (PG).



My Superhero-ness Art Class
InfoZone Branch (North)
Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:00 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, July 12, 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, July 12, 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, July 12, 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.



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



Baby Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, July 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, fingerplays and sing-alongs with Miss Shelby and her ukulele.



Power-Up Statement Art Class
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, July 12, 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.



Power-Up Statement Art Class
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, July 12, 2018 12:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Chats
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, July 12, 2018
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to meet live critters and ask questions of Silly Safaris during this drop-in session. Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: My Little Pony
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, July 12, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "My Little Pony" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Cars 3
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, July 12, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Cars 3" (G).



Summer Showtime: Paddington 2
Decatur Branch (West)
Thursday, July 12, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Paddington 2" (PG).



Superhero Drawing Class
East Washington Branch (South)
Thursday, July 12, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, July 12, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Summer Showtime: Coco
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, July 12, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Coco" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Despicable Me 3
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, July 12, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the movie, "Despicable Me 3" (PG).



Super Foods for Kids Class
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, July 12, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Power-Up Statement Art Class
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, July 12, 2018 2:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, July 12, 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.



Baby Bebop
InfoZone Branch (North)
Friday, July 13, 2018 10:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited to rock out during this music activity that will focus on tempo, beat, rhythm and dynamics. Each session will feature instruments, songs and a story.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Pike Branch (West)
Friday, July 13, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Critter Creation Art Class
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, July 13, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Birds of Prey
Flanner House Branch (North)
Friday, July 13, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Take Flight! Wild Educators and explore what it's like to have super powers like hawks and falcons. Meet a few of these predators in this 45-minute program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Friday, July 13, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, July 13, 2018 11:00 am

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


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together in the Baby Zone of the Learning Curve for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Haughville Branch (West)
Friday, July 13, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Snakes with Snakehead Ed
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Friday, July 13, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Snakehead Ed for a story and discussion about snakes and their amazing abilities. A couple of live snakes will be on hand! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Birds of Prey
Irvington Branch (South)
Friday, July 13, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Take Flight! Wild Educators and explore what it's like to have super powers like hawks and falcons. Meet a few of these predators in this 45-minute program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Critter Creation Art Class
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Friday, July 13, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Foods for Kids Class
Glendale Branch (North)
Friday, July 13, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Power-Up Statement Art Class
Brightwood Branch (East)
Saturday, July 14, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Lego Madness @ Pike!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, July 14, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


School-age children are invited to use their STEAM skills to complete a LEGO challenge or free-build.



My Superhero-ness Art Class
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Saturday, July 14, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Give Pollinators a Chance: Plant Native
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, July 14, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category:


Families are invited to learn how to make a garden a habitat capable of support bees and other pollinators necessary for a third of our food crops. The program, presented by Myrene Brown, will include a visual tour of native plants that can make a garden sparkle while providing for the pollinators important for the food chain. This program is sponsored by the Indianapolis Garden Club.



Robots After Noon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, July 15, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Families are invited to try a variety of the Learning Curve’s robotics technology and practice programming. With various types of robots and games available each week, participants can try something new or dive deeper into a favorite. Children under the age of 7 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Arena.



Classical Concerts at Central
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, July 15, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Adults and families are invited to experience the dynamic world of chamber music with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Power-Up Statement Art Class
Nora Branch (North)
Sunday, July 15, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, July 16, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers who are 2-years-old and an adult are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and crafts in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre.



Super Foods for Kids Class
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, July 16, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, July 16, 2018 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Critter Creation Art Class
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Monday, July 16, 2018 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: The Lego Ninjago Movie
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, July 16, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Ninjago Movie" (PG).



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
East Washington Branch (South)
Monday, July 16, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: The Lego Batman Movie
Central Library (Central)
Monday, July 16, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Batman Movie" (PG).
The showing on Friday, July 20 at 1:30 p.m., to be held be held in the Learning Curve, will be sensory friendly, with lights on during the movie.



Critter Creation Art Class
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, July 16, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Foods for Kids Class
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, July 16, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Snakes with Snakehead Ed
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, July 16, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Snakehead Ed for a story and discussion about snakes and their amazing abilities. A couple of live snakes will be on hand! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Critter Creation Art Class
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, July 16, 2018 3:30 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Tech Lab 2018
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, July 16, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Children and teens ages 8 and up are invited to explore art and coding with apps on iPads, such as Lightbot and Osmo Masterpiece. Seating is limited to 10 attendees per session. This program is made possible by donors to the Michael Perry Memorial Fund through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Chats
Georgetown Apartments, 3621 Bunker Hill Drive
Monday, July 16, 2018
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to meet live critters and ask questions of Silly Safaris during this drop-in session. Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, July 16, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to enjoy the Learning Curve's collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. There will even be giant versions of Connect 4, Jenga and Chess. Gamers under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program will be held in the Atrium.



Superhero Science
Glendale Branch (North)
Monday, July 16, 2018
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to investigate the science behind the superpowers of Superheroes! Superhuman strength, flight and speed are a few of the powers to be investigated.



Summer Showtime: My Little Pony
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, July 16, 2018 5:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "My Little Pony" (PG).



Pajama Storytime
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, July 16, 2018 6:30 pm

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


Families with children ages 3 - 8 are invited for a fun-filled storytime featuring music, stories and a craft. Children can wear their pajamas!



Critter Creation Art Class
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, July 16, 2018 6:30 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Character Clubhouse Design Class
InfoZone Branch (North)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:00 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to join Next Great Architects to design a clubhouse for their superhero or favorite character. They'll learn a bit about architecture while they build. Participants are asked to bring a shoebox or small box. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 17, 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.



Summer Showtime: The Lego Ninjago Movie
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Ninjago Movie" (PG).



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 17, 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 2 through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities.



Preschool Storytime @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for crafts, sensory building, literacy skills, science and technology exercises and more.



Super Foods for Kids Class
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Terrific Tuesdays
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Story Time


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 11 are invited to visit the Talley Story Theatre for stories read by a community of readers for fun, laughs and a good time.
This Storytime Creations program for 1st graders will feature a "My Numbers" storytime with the "Numbers in My World Book." Registration for this program is required by calling the branch.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Character Clubhouse Design Class
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to join Next Great Architects to design a clubhouse for their superhero or favorite character. They'll learn a bit about architecture while they build. Participants are asked to bring a shoebox or small box. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



My Superhero-ness Art Class
East Washington Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Chats
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to meet live critters and ask questions of Silly Safaris during this drop-in session. Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



CodeU @ Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Young people ages 10 - 14 are invited to learn how to write computer code using fun web pages and apps. iPads will be provided. All skill levels are welcome.



Summer Showtime: The Lego Ninjago Movie
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Ninjago Movie" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Wonder Woman
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder Woman" (PG-13)



Power-Up Statement Art Class
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Paddington 2
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:15 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Paddington 2" (PG).
This movie will be shown in the Burello Center at Garfield Park, 2345 Pagoda Drive.



Silly Safaris Animal Chats
Troy Manor, 4562 W. Perry Street
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to meet live critters and ask questions of Silly Safaris during this drop-in session. Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 17, 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.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Tech Lab 2018
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Children and teens ages 8 and up are invited to explore art and coding with apps on iPads, such as Lightbot and Osmo Masterpiece. Seating is limited to 10 attendees per session. This program is made possible by donors to the Michael Perry Memorial Fund through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Chats
Rowney Terrace, 1353 S. Riley Drive
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to meet live critters and ask questions of Silly Safaris during this drop-in session. Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



My Superhero-ness Art Class
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 4:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: The Incredibles
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 5:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Incredibles" (PG).



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Beginning or reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Family Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to play Minecraft or board games and have fun while hanging out with friends and family.



Reptiles Galore!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to explore the fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians with Indiana Jim! Discover what makes these misunderstood creatures so important to us. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: The Lego Ninjago Movie
InfoZone Branch (North)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:00 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Ninjago Movie" (PG).



Family Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to listen to stories and participate in fun activities.



Summer Showtime: My Little Pony
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "My Little Pony" (PG).



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, July 18, 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.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: The Incredibles
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Incredibles" (PG).



Summer Showtime: My Little Pony
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "My Little Pony" (PG).
The movie is free, but a ticket is required. Tickets are available at the Information Desk during the morning of the movie.



Summer Showtime: The Lego Batman Movie
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Batman Movie" (PG).



Critter Creation Art Class
Flanner House Branch (North)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony during this program made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Foods for Kids Class
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: My Little Pony
East Washington Branch (South)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "My Little Pony" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Cars 3
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Cars 3" (G).



Summer Showtime: The Lego Batman Movie
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Batman Movie" (PG).



Super Snakes with Snakehead Ed
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to join Snakehead Ed for a story and discussion about snakes and their amazing abilities. A couple of live snakes will be on hand! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Spider Man: Homecoming
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Spider Man: Homecoming" (PG-13).



Summer Showtime: The Lego Batman Movie
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Batman Movie" (PG).
The showing on Friday, July 20 at 1:30 p.m., to be held be held in the Learning Curve, will be sensory friendly, with lights on during the movie.



LEGO Play
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 11 are invited to complete a special LEGO project based on a theme provided. The Library will supply the LEGOs, children the imagination! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Coco
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Coco" (PG).



Summer Showtime: My Little Pony
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "My Little Pony" (PG).



My Superhero-ness Art Class
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Summer Showtime: The Lego Batman Movie
Flanner House Branch (North)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 2:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Batman Movie" (PG).



Summer Showtime: The Lego Batman Movie
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Batman Movie" (PG).



Power-Up Statement Art Class
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program, presented by Art With a Heart, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Silly Safaris Animal Chats
Carriage House East, 10041 Ellis Drive
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to meet live critters and ask questions of Silly Safaris during this drop-in session. Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



The Game Club
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 18, 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.



Tech Lab 2018
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Children and teens ages 8 and up are invited to explore art and coding with apps on iPads, such as Lightbot and Osmo Masterpiece. Seating is limited to 10 attendees per session. This program is made possible by donors to the Michael Perry Memorial Fund through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Foods for Kids Class
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Minecraft Club @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, July 18, 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.



Summer Showtime: Thor: Ragnarok
Haughville Branch (West)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 5:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Thor: Ragnarok" (PG-13).



Summer Showtime: Cars 3
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Cars 3" (G).



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, July 19, 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, July 19, 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, July 19, 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.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, July 19, 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.



Baby Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, July 19, 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.



My Superhero-ness Art Class
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, July 19, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Foods for Kids Class
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Thursday, July 19, 2018 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, July 19, 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.



My Superhero-ness Art Class
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, July 19, 2018 12:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: The Lego Ninjago Movie
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, July 19, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Lego Ninjago Movie" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Wonder Woman
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, July 19, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Movie


Children, teens and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Wonder Woman" (PG-13)



Summer Showtime: Big Hero 6
Decatur Branch (West)
Thursday, July 19, 2018 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Big Hero 6" (PG).



Silly Safaris Animal Shows
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, July 19, 2018 1:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children and families are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about animals during this 45-minute show featuring live animals! Animal programs are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Summer Showtime: The Emoji Movie
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, July 19, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "The Emoji Movie" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Beauty and the Beast
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, July 19, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Beauty and the Beast" (PG).



Super Foods for Kids Class
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, July 19, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



My Superhero-ness Art Class
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, July 19, 2018 2:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Young people ages 6 - 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. This program, presented by Art Lab, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Character Clubhouse Design Class
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, July 19, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to join Next Great Architects to design a clubhouse for their superhero or favorite character. They'll learn a bit about architecture while they build. Participants are asked to bring a shoebox or small box. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Super Foods for Kids Class
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, July 19, 2018 3:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to this hands-on class about super foods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They'll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, July 19, 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.