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Evening Explorers: Storytime
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, January 16, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited for an evening of stories, songs and activities that explore the world around us.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 10:15 am

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


Toddlers 18 - 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and flannel board activities just right for toddlers.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 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, January 17, 2017 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, January 17, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 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.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 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, January 17, 2017
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 Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 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 Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 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)
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 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.
Attendees can select either the Wednesday or Thursday program.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 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.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and flannel board activities just right for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, January 19, 2017 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, January 19, 2017 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.
Attendees can select either the Wednesday or Thursday program.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others. Adult participation is required.



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, January 19, 2017 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 & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, January 19, 2017 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, January 19, 2017 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.



AftersCool @ College Avenue!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, January 19, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

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


School-age children are invited to drop in for a series on such topics as Legos, origami, yoga, jewelry-making and computer coding. It's a casual time to socialize with friends and learn something new.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, January 19, 2017
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, January 20, 2017 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, January 20, 2017 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 for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, January 21, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


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. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, January 21, 2017
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, January 21, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Children ages 8 and older, teens and adults are invited to drop in to create a unique craft.
During this program, participants will learn about cryptography and create a Morse Code bracelet using beads to spell out a secret message.



Hot Jazz for Cool Kids!
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, January 22, 2017 3:00 pm

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


Children and families are invited to this outstanding series of free performances by Indy's leading jazz musicians. They are a great way to share jazz music with children that will be fun for everyone! These hour-long programs are presented by the Learning Curve at Central Library in partnership with The Indianapolis Jazz Foundation and Indy Jazz Fest. This series is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will feature a performance by the Rob Dixon Quintet. Known as the "mayor" of jazz in Indy, Rob Dixon has played saxophone with the Count Basie Band, Ray Charles and The Smithsonian Masterworks Orchestra. He has introduced and taught jazz to children and teens though many school and community programs.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, January 23, 2017 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.



Homeschool Database Instruction
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, January 23, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Homeschool students are invited to learn about educational databases free to Library cardholders.
Databases to be presented will be CultureGrams, SIRS Discover and Hoopla.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, January 23, 2017 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.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, January 23, 2017 4:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month based on a highlighted theme selected from your suggestions! "Like" us on social media @LawrenceBranchLibrary and @LawrenceIndypl to suggest themes.



Evening Explorers: Activity Night
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, January 23, 2017
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.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:15 am

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


Toddlers 18 - 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and flannel board activities just right for toddlers.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 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, January 24, 2017 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, January 24, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 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.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 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, January 24, 2017
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 Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 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 Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 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)
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 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.
Attendees can select either the Wednesday or Thursday program.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 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.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and flannel board activities just right for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, January 26, 2017 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, January 26, 2017 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.
Attendees can select either the Wednesday or Thursday program.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, January 26, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, January 26, 2017 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 & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, January 26, 2017 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.



AftersCool @ College Avenue!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, January 26, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

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


School-age children are invited to drop in for a series on such topics as Legos, origami, yoga, jewelry-making and computer coding. It's a casual time to socialize with friends and learn something new.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, January 26, 2017
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, January 27, 2017 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, January 27, 2017 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 for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



Open Game Day with Who's Yer Gamers
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, January 28, 2017
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends and have fun while exploring the engaging world of board, card and dice games. Hosted by Who's Yer Gamers, this day-long event will feature beloved classics as well as many modern favorites. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, January 30, 2017 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.



Teddy Bear Concert Series: The Garden Symphony
Central Library (Central)
Monday, January 30, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Preschoolers and early elementary students are invited for this introduction to instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music. This program will feature "The Garden Symphony," an original story written by Victoria Griswold that follows a ladybug's search through the garden for her own special song. Musicians from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will play musical excerpts that include Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," "The Flight of the Bumblebee" and "The Ants Go Marching One By One." The performance will be narrated by Perry Accetturo of The ISO Learning Community. Children are encouraged to bring their teddy bears!
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, January 30, 2017 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.



Evening Explorers: Activity Night
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, January 30, 2017
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.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:15 am

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


Toddlers 18 - 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and flannel board activities just right for toddlers.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 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, January 31, 2017 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, January 31, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 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.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 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, January 31, 2017
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 Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 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.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Preschool Storytime on the Magic Quilt
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 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, February 1, 2017 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, February 1, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 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.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, February 2, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, February 2, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and flannel board activities just right for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, February 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, February 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, February 2, 2017 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, February 2, 2017 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, February 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others. Adult participation is required.



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, February 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, February 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, February 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, February 2, 2017 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 & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, February 2, 2017 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, February 2, 2017 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.



AftersCool @ College Avenue!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, February 2, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

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


School-age children are invited to drop in for a series on such topics as Legos, origami, yoga, jewelry-making and computer coding. It's a casual time to socialize with friends and learn something new.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, February 2, 2017
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.



Duct Tape Craft Class
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, February 2, 2017 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, February 3, 2017 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, February 3, 2017 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 for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, February 4, 2017
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.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, February 4, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, February 4, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


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. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Family Game Day at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, February 4, 2017
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.



Duct Tape Craft Class
Decatur Branch (West)
Saturday, February 4, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, February 6, 2017 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, February 6, 2017 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.



Happy Un-Valentine
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Monday, February 6, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


Children school-aged and up are invited for some heartbreaking fun creating anti-sweethearts, new titles for romance novels and more.



Evening Explorers: Storytime
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, February 6, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited for an evening of stories, songs and activities that explore the world around us.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:15 am

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


Toddlers 18 - 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and flannel board activities just right for toddlers.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The programís core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 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.



Music & Motion Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 1:15 pm

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


Children ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to listen, move, jump and dance with Miss Kasey. Scarves and rhythm instruments will be provided for added fun.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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.



Recycled Valentine's Day Cards Craft
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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


Families and school-age children are invited to drop in anytime and join Miss Roberta to create recycled Valentine's Day cards. All materials will be supplied.



Evening Play Date Preschool Storytime
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes followed by playtime.



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Music & Motion Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 10:15 am

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


Children ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to listen, move, jump and dance with Miss Kasey. Scarves and rhythm instruments will be provided for added fun.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 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, February 8, 2017 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.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The programís core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Teddy Bear Concert Series: The Garden Symphony
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Preschoolers and early elementary students are invited for this introduction to instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music. This program will feature "The Garden Symphony," an original story written by Victoria Griswold that follows a ladybug's search through the garden for her own special song. Musicians from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will play musical excerpts that include Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," "The Flight of the Bumblebee" and "The Ants Go Marching One By One." The performance will be narrated by Perry Accetturo of The ISO Learning Community. Children are encouraged to bring their teddy bears!
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium



Music & Motion Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 11:15 am

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


Children ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to listen, move, jump and dance with Miss Kasey. Scarves and rhythm instruments will be provided for added fun.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and flannel board activities just right for babies.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, February 9, 2017 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, February 9, 2017 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.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others. Adult participation is required.



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, February 9, 2017 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 & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, February 9, 2017 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.



Sensory Storytime @ Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, February 9, 2017 1:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 2 - 6 with sensory sensibilities and an adult are invited to partake in stories and song-related activities and interact with tactile sensory toys. A visual agenda will be employed. Space is limited. Register at the Information Desk.



AftersCool @ College Avenue!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, February 9, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

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


School-age children are invited to drop in for a series on such topics as Legos, origami, yoga, jewelry-making and computer coding. It's a casual time to socialize with friends and learn something new.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, February 9, 2017
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, February 10, 2017 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, February 10, 2017 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 for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, February 11, 2017 10:00 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month based on a highlighted theme selected from your suggestions! "Like" us on social media @LawrenceBranchLibrary and @LawrenceIndypl to suggest themes.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, February 11, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Lego Club
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, February 11, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17), Families
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 Lego bricks. Lego bricks, Duplo bricks, gears and bristle blocks will be provided.



Lego Madness @ Pike!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, February 11, 2017
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. Creations may be displayed in the Library. This program is made possible by a gift in memory of William and Beatrice Bryant and Friends of the Library through contributions to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Duct Tape Craft Class
Spades Park Branch (East)
Saturday, February 11, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Hot Jazz for Cool Kids!
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, February 12, 2017 3:00 pm

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


Children and families are invited to this outstanding series of free performances by Indy's leading jazz musicians. They are a great way to share jazz music with children that will be fun for everyone! These hour-long programs are presented by the Learning Curve at Central Library in partnership with The Indianapolis Jazz Foundation and Indy Jazz Fest. This series is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will feature a performance by the Allen Turk Burke Quintet. Allen's talent on keyboard and vocals and skill as a music director has been tapped by celebrated performers such as the Spinners, Patti LaBelle and Marvin Gaye. Attendees will be enchanted by Allen's interpretation of jazz and R&B classics.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, February 13, 2017 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, February 13, 2017 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.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, February 13, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The programís core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



Duct Tape Craft Class
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, February 13, 2017 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Evening Explorers: Activity Night
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, February 13, 2017
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.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:00 am

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:15 am

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


Toddlers 18 - 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and flannel board activities just right for toddlers.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 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, February 14, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 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.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The programís core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 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 at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 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, February 14, 2017
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.



Tablet Tuesday
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Computers & Technology


Children ages 8 and up are invited to drop in to explore apps and have fun on the Library's iPads.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 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.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 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, February 15, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 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.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 1:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and flannel board activities just right for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 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, February 16, 2017 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.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others. Adult participation is required.



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Preschool Reader's Theatre
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited as The Ripple Reader's Theatre from Broad Ripple Magnet High School for the Arts and Humanities will perform a reader's theatre version of a favorite picture book, followed by interactive activities and a craft.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Flanner House Branch (North)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 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 & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 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.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Homeschool Adventures
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 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.



AftersCool @ College Avenue!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, February 16, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

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


School-age children are invited to drop in for a series on such topics as Legos, origami, yoga, jewelry-making and computer coding. It's a casual time to socialize with friends and learn something new.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, February 16, 2017
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, February 17, 2017 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.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, February 17, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, February 17, 2017 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 for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, February 18, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


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. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, February 18, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, February 18, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, February 18, 2017
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, February 18, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Children ages 8 and older, teens and adults are invited to drop in to create a unique craft.
This program will focus on creating a small book using Japanese-style binding.



Duct Tape Craft Class
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, February 18, 2017 2:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, February 20, 2017 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, February 20, 2017 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.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Flanner House Branch (North)
Monday, February 20, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Evening Explorers: Storytime
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, February 20, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited for an evening of stories, songs and activities that explore the world around us.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:15 am

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


Toddlers 18 - 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and flannel board activities just right for toddlers.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 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.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The programís core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 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.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:15 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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 Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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, February 21, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Duct Tape Craft Class
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 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, February 22, 2017 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.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The programís core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:15 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Young Actors Theatre: Anne of Green Gables
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Families, school-age children and teens are invited for the classic story of a girl who overcomes impossible odds through the magic of her imagination performed by the Young Actors Theatre. This original adaptation of "Anne of Green Gables" will transport attendees to a world where everything has potential and where one should never, ever give up.
This free one-hour performance will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and flannel board activities just right for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, February 23, 2017 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, February 23, 2017 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.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others. Adult participation is required.



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, February 23, 2017 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 & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, February 23, 2017 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.



AftersCool @ College Avenue!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, February 23, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

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


School-age children are invited to drop in for a series on such topics as Legos, origami, yoga, jewelry-making and computer coding. It's a casual time to socialize with friends and learn something new.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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, February 24, 2017 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, February 24, 2017 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 for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, February 25, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Young Actors Theatre: Anne of Green Gables
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, February 25, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Families, school-age children and teens are invited for the classic story of a girl who overcomes impossible odds through the magic of her imagination performed by the Young Actors Theatre. This original adaptation of "Anne of Green Gables" will transport attendees to a world where everything has potential and where one should never, ever give up.
This program will be presented in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Classical Concerts at Central
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, February 26, 2017 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 BMO Harris Bank and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in Central Library's West Reading Room.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Nora Branch (North)
Sunday, February 26, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, February 27, 2017 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.



Homeschool Database Instruction
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, February 27, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Homeschool students are invited to learn about educational databases free to Library cardholders.
Databases to be presented will be Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Global Issues in Context, and Zinio.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, February 27, 2017 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.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, February 27, 2017 4:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month based on a highlighted theme selected from your suggestions! "Like" us on social media @LawrenceBranchLibrary and @LawrenceIndypl to suggest themes.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Haughville Branch (West)
Monday, February 27, 2017 5:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Evening Explorers: Activity Night
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, February 27, 2017
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.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:15 am

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


Toddlers 18 - 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and flannel board activities just right for toddlers.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 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, February 28, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 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, February 28, 2017 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 at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 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, February 28, 2017
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.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Duct Tape Craft Class
Haughville Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 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.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Preschool Storytime on the Magic Quilt
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 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, March 1, 2017 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, March 1, 2017 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.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The programís core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 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.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and flannel board activities just right for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 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.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
East Washington Branch (South)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Tot Art at Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 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, March 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others. Adult participation is required.



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 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.



Homeschool Adventures
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 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.



AftersCool @ College Avenue!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, March 2, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

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


School-age children are invited to drop in for a series on such topics as Legos, origami, yoga, jewelry-making and computer coding. It's a casual time to socialize with friends and learn something new.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
InfoZone Branch (North)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, March 3, 2017 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.



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, March 4, 2017
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 to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, March 4, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


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. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, March 4, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Family Game Day at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, March 4, 2017
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.



Lizards and Turtles and Snakes, Oh My!
Eagle Branch (West)
Saturday, March 4, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to drop in anytime to meet a variety of turtles, lizards and snakes up close. Members of the Hoosier Herpetological Society will be on hand to answer questions and allow brave ones to touch or hold the critters!



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Spades Park Branch (East)
Saturday, March 4, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Duct Tape Craft Class
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Saturday, March 4, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



LEGO Play
Decatur Branch (West)
Saturday, March 4, 2017 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.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
InfoZone Branch (North)
Monday, March 6, 2017 10:00 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The programís core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, March 6, 2017 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, March 6, 2017 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.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, March 6, 2017 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Monday, March 6, 2017 6:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Evening Explorers: Storytime
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, March 6, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited for an evening of stories, songs and activities that explore the world around us.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:15 am

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


Toddlers 18 - 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and flannel board activities just right for toddlers.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 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.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The programís core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 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 at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 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, March 7, 2017
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.



Evening Play Date Preschool Storytime
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes followed by playtime.



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 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.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 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, March 8, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 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.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and flannel board activities just right for babies.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, March 9, 2017 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.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, March 9, 2017 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.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others. Adult participation is required.



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, March 9, 2017 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.



Sensory Storytime @ Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 2 - 6 with sensory sensibilities and an adult are invited to partake in stories and song-related activities and interact with tactile sensory toys. A visual agenda will be employed. Space is limited. Register at the Information Desk.



AftersCool @ College Avenue!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, March 9, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

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


School-age children are invited to drop in for a series on such topics as Legos, origami, yoga, jewelry-making and computer coding. It's a casual time to socialize with friends and learn something new.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, March 9, 2017
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, March 10, 2017 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.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:00 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month based on a highlighted theme selected from your suggestions! "Like" us on social media @LawrenceBranchLibrary and @LawrenceIndypl to suggest themes.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, March 11, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Spades Park Branch (East)
Saturday, March 11, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Lego Club
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, March 11, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17), Families
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 Lego bricks. Lego bricks, Duplo bricks, gears and bristle blocks will be provided.



Lego Madness @ Pike!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, March 11, 2017
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. Creations may be displayed in the Library. This program is made possible by a gift in memory of William and Beatrice Bryant and Friends of the Library through contributions to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, March 13, 2017 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.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, March 13, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The programís core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, March 13, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, March 13, 2017 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.



Evening Explorers: Activity Night
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, March 13, 2017
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.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:15 am

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


Toddlers 18 - 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and flannel board activities just right for toddlers.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 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, March 14, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 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.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 1:15 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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.



Tablet Tuesday
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Computers & Technology


Children ages 8 and up are invited to drop in to explore apps and have fun on the Library's iPads.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 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, March 15, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 11:15 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 1:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, March 16, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, March 16, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and flannel board activities just right for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, March 16, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, March 16, 2017 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, March 16, 2017 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, March 16, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others. Adult participation is required.



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, March 16, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, March 16, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, March 16, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Preschool Reader's Theatre
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, March 16, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited as The Ripple Reader's Theatre from Broad Ripple Magnet High School for the Arts and Humanities will perform a reader's theatre version of a favorite picture book, followed by interactive activities and a craft.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, March 16, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, March 16, 2017 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 & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, March 16, 2017 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, March 16, 2017 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.



AftersCool @ College Avenue!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, March 16, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

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


School-age children are invited to drop in for a series on such topics as Legos, origami, yoga, jewelry-making and computer coding. It's a casual time to socialize with friends and learn something new.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, March 16, 2017
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.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, March 16, 2017 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, March 16, 2017 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, March 17, 2017 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.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, March 17, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, March 18, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


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. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, March 18, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Saturday, March 18, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, March 18, 2017
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.



Duct Tape Craft Class
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, March 18, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Hot Jazz for Cool Kids!
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, March 19, 2017 3:00 pm

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


Children and families are invited to this outstanding series of free performances by Indy's leading jazz musicians. They are a great way to share jazz music with children that will be fun for everyone! These hour-long programs are presented by the Learning Curve at Central Library in partnership with The Indianapolis Jazz Foundation and Indy Jazz Fest. This series is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will feature a performance by the Charlie Ballantine Group. The group is an eclectic instrumental jazz ensemble whose music draws from the jazz, folk, Americana and blues traditions of the Midwest. Following the 2015 release of "Green," Charlie Ballantine was voted "Best Jazz Musician" of Indianapolis by NUVO Magazine.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, March 20, 2017 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, March 20, 2017 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.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, March 20, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The programís core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



Duct Tape Craft Class
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, March 20, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Minecraft @ Eagle!
Eagle Branch (West)
Monday, March 20, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to drop in anytime between 2 - 4 p.m. to socialize, plan, build and create together on the Library's Minecraft server.



Duct Tape Craft Class
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, March 20, 2017 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, March 20, 2017 4:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month based on a highlighted theme selected from your suggestions! "Like" us on social media @LawrenceBranchLibrary and @LawrenceIndypl to suggest themes.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, March 20, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Evening Explorers: Storytime
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, March 20, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited for an evening of stories, songs and activities that explore the world around us.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:15 am

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


Toddlers 18 - 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and flannel board activities just right for toddlers.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 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.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 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.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Music & Motion Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:15 pm

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


Children ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to listen, move, jump and dance with Miss Kasey. Scarves and rhythm instruments will be provided for added fun.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



LEGO Play
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Family Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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, March 21, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Music & Motion Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:15 am

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


Children ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to listen, move, jump and dance with Miss Kasey. Scarves and rhythm instruments will be provided for added fun.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 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, March 22, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Flanner House Branch (North)
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Music & Motion Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:15 am

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


Children ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to listen, move, jump and dance with Miss Kasey. Scarves and rhythm instruments will be provided for added fun.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Duct Tape Craft Class
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and flannel board activities just right for babies.



Stuffed Animal Sleepover Storytime
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal friend for bedtime stories at the Library! When storytime is over, they can leave their stuffed friend for an overnight sleepover. All stuffed friends who spend the night at the Library can be picked up the next day before the Library closes. Older and younger siblings are welcome.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, March 23, 2017 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, March 23, 2017 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.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Flanner House Branch (North)
Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, March 23, 2017 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 & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, March 23, 2017 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.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Decatur Branch (West)
Thursday, March 23, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Duct Tape Craft Class
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, March 23, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Minecraft @ Eagle!
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, March 23, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to drop in anytime between 2 - 4 p.m. to socialize, plan, build and create together on the Library's Minecraft server.



AftersCool @ College Avenue!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, March 23, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

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


School-age children are invited to drop in for a series on such topics as Legos, origami, yoga, jewelry-making and computer coding. It's a casual time to socialize with friends and learn something new.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, March 23, 2017
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.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
InfoZone Branch (North)
Friday, March 24, 2017 10:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, March 24, 2017 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.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Eagle Branch (West)
Friday, March 24, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Duct Tape Craft Class
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Friday, March 24, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Teddy Bear Concert Series: The Garden Symphony
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Preschoolers and early elementary students are invited for this introduction to instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music. This program will feature "The Garden Symphony," an original story written by Victoria Griswold that follows a ladybug's search through the garden for her own special song. Musicians from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will play musical excerpts that include Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," "The Flight of the Bumblebee" and "The Ants Go Marching One By One." The performance will be narrated by Perry Accetturo of The ISO Learning Community. Children are encouraged to bring their teddy bears!
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, March 25, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Classical Concerts at Central
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, March 26, 2017 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 BMO Harris Bank and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, March 27, 2017 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.



Search App Instruction for Homeschoolers
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, March 27, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Homeschool students are invited to learn about educational search apps available through the Library. Search apps presented during this program will be Artemis Literary Sources, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and Freegal.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, March 27, 2017 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.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, March 27, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Duct Tape Craft Class
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, March 27, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Monday, March 27, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Glendale Branch (North)
Monday, March 27, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, March 27, 2017 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Evening Explorers: Activity Night
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, March 27, 2017
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.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 10:15 am

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


Toddlers 18 - 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and flannel board activities just right for toddlers.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 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, March 28, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 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, March 28, 2017 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.



Duct Tape Craft Class
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 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.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
East Washington Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Robin Hood Movie Showing
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Movie


Families are invited for a free screening of Disney's animated film, "Robin Hood" (G).



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 2:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Duct Tape Craft Class
InfoZone Branch (North)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 2:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 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.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 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, March 29, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 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.



Pirate's Break
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


Children school-aged and up are invited for a pirate getaway during Spring Break. They can make a rope chain and pirate map, play music islands and more.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Duct Tape Craft Class
Flanner House Branch (North)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and flannel board activities just right for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 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, March 30, 2017 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.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 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 & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 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.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
InfoZone Branch (North)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Duct Tape Craft Class
East Washington Branch (South)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 1:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Decatur Branch (West)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Minecraft @ Eagle!
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, March 30, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to drop in anytime between 2 - 4 p.m. to socialize, plan, build and create together on the Library's Minecraft server.



AftersCool @ College Avenue!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, March 30, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

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


School-age children are invited to drop in for a series on such topics as Legos, origami, yoga, jewelry-making and computer coding. It's a casual time to socialize with friends and learn something new.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, March 30, 2017
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, March 31, 2017 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.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Haughville Branch (West)
Friday, March 31, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, April 1, 2017
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 to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, April 1, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


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. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Family Game Day at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, April 1, 2017
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.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
InfoZone Branch (North)
Saturday, April 1, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, April 1, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Spades Park Branch (East)
Saturday, April 1, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Saturday, April 1, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Duct Tape Craft Class
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, April 1, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, April 3, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The programís core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, April 3, 2017 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.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, April 3, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Evening Explorers: Storytime
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, April 3, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited for an evening of stories, songs and activities that explore the world around us.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 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 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 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.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The programís core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 5:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Evening Play Date Preschool Storytime
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes followed by playtime.



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Haughville Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Preschool Storytime on the Magic Quilt
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 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, April 5, 2017 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, April 5, 2017 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.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Flanner House Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The programís core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 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, April 6, 2017 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, April 6, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 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 & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 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.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, April 6, 2017
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.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, April 7, 2017 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.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
InfoZone Branch (North)
Friday, April 7, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, April 8, 2017 10:00 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month based on a highlighted theme selected from your suggestions! "Like" us on social media @LawrenceBranchLibrary and @LawrenceIndypl to suggest themes.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Saturday, April 8, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Lego Club
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, April 8, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17), Families
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 Lego bricks. Lego bricks, Duplo bricks, gears and bristle blocks will be provided.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, April 8, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Lego Madness @ Pike!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, April 8, 2017
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. Creations may be displayed in the Library. This program is made possible by a gift in memory of William and Beatrice Bryant and Friends of the Library through contributions to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Spades Park Branch (East)
Saturday, April 8, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Duct Tape Craft Class
Brightwood Branch (East)
Saturday, April 8, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Classical Concerts at Central
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, April 9, 2017 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 BMO Harris Bank and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in Central Library's West Reading Room.



Master Storyteller Bill Harley
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, April 9, 2017 2:00 pm

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


The Library and Storytelling Arts of Indiana invite adults, families and children for an afternoon of storytelling by two-time Grammy Award-winning performer Bill Harley. Harley is a nationally-touring, critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter, author, musician and monologist. He is considered to be among the best storytellers in the country for his celebrations of commonality and humanity through comic narrative songs and confessional spoken works. His work includes song and story collections for adults and a diverse mix of world music, reggae, blues, folk, rock, jazz, do-wop and more. Harley has authored eight children's picture books and two novels for preschoolers. His theater projects include "My Sarajevo," a full-length play set during the Bosnian war, and "Stickeen," a retelling of stories from the life of naturalist John Muir.
Sales and autographing will follow the event to be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, April 10, 2017 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.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, April 10, 2017 4:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Evening Explorers: Activity Night
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, April 10, 2017
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.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Monday, April 10, 2017 6:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 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!



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The programís core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 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.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
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.



Duct Tape Craft Class
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 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 12, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 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 13, 2017 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.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Flanner House Branch (North)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 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 & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 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.



AftersCool @ College Avenue!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, April 13, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

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


School-age children are invited to drop in for a series on such topics as Legos, origami, yoga, jewelry-making and computer coding. It's a casual time to socialize with friends and learn something new.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, April 13, 2017
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, April 14, 2017 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.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, April 15, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


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. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, April 15, 2017
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.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, April 15, 2017 2:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Death Gets a Red Card: Teen Mystery Program
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, April 15, 2017 6:30 pm

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


Teens and tweens ages 10 - 17 are invited to celebrate National Library Week and participate in an evening of mystery. They'll investigate what happened and determine which suspect is guilty. Refreshments will be provided to all and prizes awarded to the winning team.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
East Washington Branch (South)
Monday, April 17, 2017 10:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, April 17, 2017 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.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
East Washington Branch (South)
Monday, April 17, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Evening Explorers: Storytime
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, April 17, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited for an evening of stories, songs and activities that explore the world around us.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 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 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 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.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The programís core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



Teddy Bear Concert Series: The Garden Symphony
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Preschoolers and early elementary students are invited for this introduction to instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music. This program will feature "The Garden Symphony," an original story written by Victoria Griswold that follows a ladybug's search through the garden for her own special song. Musicians from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will play musical excerpts that include Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," "The Flight of the Bumblebee" and "The Ants Go Marching One By One." The performance will be narrated by Perry Accetturo of The ISO Learning Community. Children are encouraged to bring their teddy bears!
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 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.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1:30 pm

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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 Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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, April 18, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 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 19, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 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.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Flanner House Branch (North)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 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.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Preschool Reader's Theatre
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited as The Ripple Reader's Theatre from Broad Ripple Magnet High School for the Arts and Humanities will perform a reader's theatre version of a favorite picture book, followed by interactive activities and a craft.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 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 & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 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.



AftersCool @ College Avenue!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, April 20, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

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


School-age children are invited to drop in for a series on such topics as Legos, origami, yoga, jewelry-making and computer coding. It's a casual time to socialize with friends and learn something new.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, April 20, 2017
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, April 21, 2017 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.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, April 21, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Brightwood Branch (East)
Saturday, April 22, 2017 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Nora Branch (North)
Sunday, April 23, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, April 24, 2017 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.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Decatur Branch (West)
Monday, April 24, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The programís core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, April 24, 2017 4:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month based on a highlighted theme selected from your suggestions! "Like" us on social media @LawrenceBranchLibrary and @LawrenceIndypl to suggest themes.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, April 24, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The programís core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



Evening Explorers: Activity Night
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, April 24, 2017
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, April 25, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 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 25, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 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.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 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.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 1:15 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 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 26, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 11:15 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Duct Tape Craft Class
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 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 27, 2017 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 27, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Preschool Storytime & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 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.



AftersCool @ College Avenue!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, April 27, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

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


School-age children are invited to drop in for a series on such topics as Legos, origami, yoga, jewelry-making and computer coding. It's a casual time to socialize with friends and learn something new.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, April 27, 2017
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, April 28, 2017 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.



Duct Tape Craft Class
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, April 29, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Spades Park Branch (East)
Saturday, April 29, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
East Washington Branch (South)
Monday, May 1, 2017 10:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, May 1, 2017 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.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
East Washington Branch (South)
Monday, May 1, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Evening Explorers: Activity Night
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, May 1, 2017
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.



Evening Explorers: Storytime
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, May 1, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited for an evening of stories, songs and activities that explore the world around us.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 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!



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The programís core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 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 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 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.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
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.



Evening Play Date Preschool Storytime
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes followed by playtime.



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Preschool Storytime on the Magic Quilt
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 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 3, 2017 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 3, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 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.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Tot Art at Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 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 4, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 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 & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 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.



AftersCool @ College Avenue!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 4, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

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


School-age children are invited to drop in for a series on such topics as Legos, origami, yoga, jewelry-making and computer coding. It's a casual time to socialize with friends and learn something new.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, May 4, 2017
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.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Friday, May 5, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, May 5, 2017 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.



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, May 6, 2017
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 to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, May 6, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


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. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Family Game Day at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, May 6, 2017
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.



LEGO Play
Decatur Branch (West)
Saturday, May 6, 2017 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.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, May 8, 2017 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.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, May 8, 2017 4:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month based on a highlighted theme selected from your suggestions! "Like" us on social media @LawrenceBranchLibrary and @LawrenceIndypl to suggest themes.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 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 9, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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 Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 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 10, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 1:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 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 11, 2017 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.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



AftersCool @ College Avenue!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 11, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

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


School-age children are invited to drop in for a series on such topics as Legos, origami, yoga, jewelry-making and computer coding. It's a casual time to socialize with friends and learn something new.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, May 11, 2017
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.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
InfoZone Branch (North)
Friday, May 12, 2017 10:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, May 12, 2017 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.



Lego Club
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, May 13, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17), Families
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 Lego bricks. Lego bricks, Duplo bricks, gears and bristle blocks will be provided.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, May 13, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Lego Madness: Building Wars!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, May 13, 2017
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. Creations may be displayed in the Library.
This program is made possible by a gift in memory of William and Beatrice Bryant and Friends of the Library through contributions to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Duct Tape Craft Class
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, May 13, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, May 15, 2017 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 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!



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The programís core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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 Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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 16, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 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.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Preschool Reader's Theatre
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited as The Ripple Reader's Theatre from Broad Ripple Magnet High School for the Arts and Humanities will perform a reader's theatre version of a favorite picture book, followed by interactive activities and a craft.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



AftersCool @ College Avenue!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 18, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

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


School-age children are invited to drop in for a series on such topics as Legos, origami, yoga, jewelry-making and computer coding. It's a casual time to socialize with friends and learn something new.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, May 18, 2017
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.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, May 19, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, May 19, 2017 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.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:00 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month based on a highlighted theme selected from your suggestions! "Like" us on social media @LawrenceBranchLibrary and @LawrenceIndypl to suggest themes.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, May 20, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


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. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, May 20, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, May 20, 2017
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.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, May 22, 2017 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 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!



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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 Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 25, 2017 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 25, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, May 25, 2017
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 26, 2017 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 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!



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 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.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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 Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, June 1, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, June 1, 2017 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.



Open Game Day with Who's Yer Gamers
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, June 3, 2017
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends and have fun while exploring the engaging world of board, card and dice games. Hosted by Who's Yer Gamers, this day-long event will feature beloved classics as well as many modern favorites. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, June 3, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


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. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, June 5, 2017 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Evening Play Date Preschool Storytime
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes followed by playtime.



Preschool Storytime on the Magic Quilt
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 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.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, June 8, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, June 8, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, June 8, 2017 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.



Lego Madness @ Pike!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, June 10, 2017
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. Creations may be displayed in the Library. This program is made possible by a gift in memory of William and Beatrice Bryant and Friends of the Library through contributions to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, June 12, 2017 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, June 15, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, June 15, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, June 15, 2017 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.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, June 17, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


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. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, June 17, 2017
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.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, June 19, 2017 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Family Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, June 22, 2017 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.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, June 26, 2017 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, June 29, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, June 29, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, June 29, 2017 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.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, July 1, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


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. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, July 3, 2017 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.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, July 6, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, July 6, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, July 6, 2017 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.



Lego Madness @ Pike!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, July 8, 2017
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. Creations may be displayed in the Library. This program is made possible by a gift in memory of William and Beatrice Bryant and Friends of the Library through contributions to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, July 10, 2017 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, July 13, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, July 13, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, July 13, 2017 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.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, July 15, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


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. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, July 15, 2017
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.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, July 17, 2017 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Family Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, July 20, 2017 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.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, July 24, 2017 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, July 27, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, July 27, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, July 27, 2017 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.



Open Game Day with Who's Yer Gamers
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, July 29, 2017
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends and have fun while exploring the engaging world of board, card and dice games. Hosted by Who's Yer Gamers, this day-long event will feature beloved classics as well as many modern favorites. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, July 31, 2017 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 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!



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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.



Evening Play Date Preschool Storytime
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes followed by playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, August 3, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, August 3, 2017 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, August 3, 2017
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 Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, August 5, 2017
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 to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, August 5, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


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. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 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!



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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 Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, August 10, 2017 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, August 10, 2017
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.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, August 12, 2017 10:00 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month based on a highlighted theme selected from your suggestions! "Like" us on social media @LawrenceBranchLibrary and @LawrenceIndypl to suggest themes.



Lego Madness @ Pike!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, August 12, 2017
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. Creations may be displayed in the Library. This program is made possible by a gift in memory of William and Beatrice Bryant and Friends of the Library through contributions to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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 Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, August 17, 2017 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, August 17, 2017
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.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, August 19, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


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. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, August 19, 2017
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.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, August 21, 2017 4:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month based on a highlighted theme selected from your suggestions! "Like" us on social media @LawrenceBranchLibrary and @LawrenceIndypl to suggest themes.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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 Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, August 24, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, August 24, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, August 24, 2017 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, August 24, 2017
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 and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
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 Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, August 31, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, August 31, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, August 31, 2017 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, August 31, 2017
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 Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, September 2, 2017
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 to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, September 2, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


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. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 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!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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.



Evening Play Date Preschool Storytime
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes followed by playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, September 7, 2017 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, September 7, 2017
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.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, September 9, 2017 10:00 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month based on a highlighted theme selected from your suggestions! "Like" us on social media @LawrenceBranchLibrary and @LawrenceIndypl to suggest themes.