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Robots After Noon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, November 18, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


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



Award-Winning Children's Author Kate DiCamillo
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, November 18, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Author Visit


Families and fans of children's literature are invited to meet award-winning children's author Kate DiCamillo. This New York Times bestselling author, two-time Newbery Medalist and National Book Award finalist will discuss her newly-published book, "Louisiana's Way Home." Following her presentation, DiCamillo will sign and personalize an unlimited number of the new book, and one additional backlist title per person. Booksales will be provided by Kids Ink.



Meet & Play @ Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, November 19, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Children up to age 6 with an adult are invited to the Library's community room to play together. Toys will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own. This is an opportunity for adults to get to know other caregivers who have young children.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, November 19, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, November 19, 2018 11:00 am

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


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



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 19, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


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



Syllables Through Drumming
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, November 19, 2018 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited to learn about the concept of syllables while experimenting with rhythm instruments during this program presented by Arts for Learning. This program is made possible by TCU Foundation through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Evening Explorers: Storytime
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, November 19, 2018 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.



Pajama Storytime
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, November 19, 2018 6:30 pm

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 10:15 am

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


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



Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited for a multimedia art workshop presented by the Art Lab themed around autumn and nature. This program is made possible by TCU Foundation through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Rockets
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited for a Straw Rockets lesson! Presented by Engineering for Kids, this program will feature the story, "Roaring Rockets" by Tony Mitton. Children will learn about the important parts of a rocket, including the nose cone and fins. They will then build and launch their very own rockets and get to take them home.



Harvest Time Story Time
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 11:00 am

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


Young children ages 2 - 6 are invited to celebrate the harvest with Professor Watermelon. They'll uncover knowledge about apples, pumpkins, scarecrows and more with fun stories, songs, puppets and dances.



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Family Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Baby Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays.



Storytime Train @ Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers 2 and 3 years old and an adult are invited for stories, songs, movement, crafts and STEAM activities.



Pie of My Eye Storytime
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 3:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Story Time


Registration Required

Children of all ages are invited for stories, crafts and samples of tasty pies. Registration is limited to 20 children.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, November 22, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, November 23, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Bebop
InfoZone Branch (North)
Friday, November 23, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 23, 2018 11:00 am

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


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



Tiny Tots Rock
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Saturday, November 24, 2018 12:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Young ones from infants to age 6 are invited for a class that will provide instrument play, coordinated dance and song, free movement, socialization and an introduction to music that is fun and purposeful. This program is presented by Girls Rock! Indianapolis.



Robots After Noon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, November 25, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


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



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, November 26, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Ballet Theatre of Indiana Storytime
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, November 26, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 3 and older and families are invited for a special storytime presented by the Ballet Theatre of Indiana. Those attending will hear some of the "Nutcracker" story, based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's work, and take part in a short ballet lesson.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, November 26, 2018 11:00 am

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


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



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 26, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


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



Evening Explorers: Activity Night
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, November 26, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 10:15 am

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 10:15 am

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


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



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and play time.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, 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, November 27, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Family Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 1:15 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families and children of all ages 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, November 27, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Family Puzzle Night
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



Coding: From Scratch
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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


School-aged children and teens are invited to learn computer science skills using a variety of coding activities to explore personal interests and foster creativity.



Literacy Pop-Up Center
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


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



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Little Builders
InfoZone Branch (North)
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 10:00 am

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited to join Bricks 4 Kidz to enhance their pre-K skills by using LEGO bricks with an emphasis on letters, numbers, counting, motor skills and cooperation, all while building fun and exciting LEGO creations. This program is made possible by TCU Foundation through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Family Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families and children of all ages are invited to listen, move, jump and dance with Miss Kasey. Scarves and rhythm instruments will be provided for added fun.



Baby Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 with an adult are invited for an active class featuring stories, songs and rhymes that focus on early literacy skills. This program will be followed by playtime with age appropriate toys and sensory activities.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Storytime Train @ Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers 2 and 3 years old and an adult are invited for stories, songs, movement, crafts and STEAM activities.



Ballet Theatre of Indiana Storytime
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 3 and older and families are invited for a special storytime presented by the Ballet Theatre of Indiana. Those attending will hear some of the "Nutcracker" story, based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's work, and take part in a short ballet lesson.



Family Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 11:15 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families and children of all ages are invited to listen, move, jump and dance with Miss Kasey. Scarves and rhythm instruments will be provided for added fun.



The Game Club
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and teens are invited for video games, card games and board games after school in an open space just for them. Some games will be provided, but those attending may bring their own. Children under the age of 5 will require parental supervision.



Minecraft Club @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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


Minecrafters ages 7 and up are invited to use the Learning Curve’s laptops to mine and build in Central Land, a virtual world hosted on the Curve’s private Minecraft server. Join in a new group build each week, or test your skills in fun Hunger Games-style challenges! This program will be held in the Arena.



Sensory Storytime @ Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, November 29, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited to listen, clap, bounce and learn.



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, November 29, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and play time.



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, November 29, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies and an adult are invited for stories, music and movement activities.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, November 29, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, November 29, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 with an adult are invited for an active class featuring stories, songs and rhymes that focus on early literacy skills. This program will be followed by playtime with age appropriate toys and sensory activities.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, November 29, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, November 29, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, November 29, 2018 10:30 am

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


Toddlers ages 18 months - 3 years and an adult are invited for simple stories, songs, playtime, and bubbles!



Early Learners Storytime
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, November 29, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 5 and under with an adult are invited for stories, songs and early literacy activities.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, November 29, 2018 11:00 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, November 29, 2018 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join children's librarians for stories and fun activities.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, November 29, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Go Strategy Game Club
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, November 29, 2018
4:15 pm - 6:00 pm

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


School-age children, teens and adults are invited to learn how to play this 4,000-year-old strategy game. Join GO! ISI student John April for demonstrations and tutorials.



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

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


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



Ballet Theatre of Indiana Storytime
College Avenue Branch (North)
Friday, November 30, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 3 and older and families are invited for a special storytime presented by the Ballet Theatre of Indiana. Those attending will hear some of the "Nutcracker" story, based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's work, and take part in a short ballet lesson.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 30, 2018 11:00 am

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


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



Syllables Through Drumming
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, December 1, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited to learn about the concept of syllables while experimenting with rhythm instruments during this program presented by Arts for Learning. This program is made possible by TCU Foundation through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, December 1, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Family Game Day at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, December 1, 2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



Paws to Read at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, December 1, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Syllables Through Drumming
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, December 1, 2018 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited to learn about the concept of syllables while experimenting with rhythm instruments during this program presented by Arts for Learning. This program is made possible by TCU Foundation through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Butler Baseball Storytime for Families
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, December 1, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited for baseball activities and stories read by Butler University baseball players.



Robots After Noon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, December 2, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


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



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, December 3, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, December 3, 2018 11:00 am

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


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



Ballet Theatre of Indiana Storytime
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, December 3, 2018 11:00 am

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


Children ages 3 and older and families are invited for a special storytime presented by the Ballet Theatre of Indiana. Those attending will hear some of the "Nutcracker" story, based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's work, and take part in a short ballet lesson.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, December 3, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 3, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


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



Evening Explorers: Storytime
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, December 3, 2018 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, December 4, 2018 10:15 am

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 10:15 am

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


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



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and play time.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Syllables Through Drumming
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited to learn about the concept of syllables while experimenting with rhythm instruments during this program presented by Arts for Learning. This program is made possible by TCU Foundation through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Little Builders
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 1:15 pm

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited to join Bricks 4 Kidz to enhance their pre-K skills by using LEGO bricks with an emphasis on letters, numbers, counting, motor skills and cooperation, all while building fun and exciting LEGO creations. This program is made possible by TCU Foundation through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



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

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


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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Paws to Read @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Pajama Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 6:00 pm

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


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



Little Builders
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited to join Bricks 4 Kidz to enhance their pre-K skills by using LEGO bricks with an emphasis on letters, numbers, counting, motor skills and cooperation, all while building fun and exciting LEGO creations. This program is made possible by TCU Foundation through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Tot Art at Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 and adult are invited for an 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, December 5, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Syllables Through Drumming
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited to learn about the concept of syllables while experimenting with rhythm instruments during this program presented by Arts for Learning. This program is made possible by TCU Foundation through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Storytime Train @ Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers 2 and 3 years old and an adult are invited for stories, songs, movement, crafts and STEAM activities.



Ballet Theatre of Indiana Storytime
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 3 and older and families are invited for a special storytime presented by the Ballet Theatre of Indiana. Those attending will hear some of the "Nutcracker" story, based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's work, and take part in a short ballet lesson.



Little Builders
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 11:15 am

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited to join Bricks 4 Kidz to enhance their pre-K skills by using LEGO bricks with an emphasis on letters, numbers, counting, motor skills and cooperation, all while building fun and exciting LEGO creations. This program is made possible by TCU Foundation through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



A Plethora of Computer Classes: Family Game Night
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Families and those of all ages are invited to learn how to play free games, color or watch videos on a computer or mobile device. Learn about free websites of interest for all ages.



The Game Club
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and teens are invited for video games, card games and board games after school in an open space just for them. Some games will be provided, but those attending may bring their own. Children under the age of 5 will require parental supervision.



Minecraft Club @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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


Minecrafters ages 7 and up are invited to use the Learning Curve’s laptops to mine and build in Central Land, a virtual world hosted on the Curve’s private Minecraft server. Join in a new group build each week, or test your skills in fun Hunger Games-style challenges! This program will be held in the Arena.



Little Builders
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, December 6, 2018 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited to join Bricks 4 Kidz to enhance their pre-K skills by using LEGO bricks with an emphasis on letters, numbers, counting, motor skills and cooperation, all while building fun and exciting LEGO creations. This program is made possible by TCU Foundation through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, December 6, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies and an adult are invited for stories, music and movement activities.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, December 6, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, December 6, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited to listen, clap, bounce and learn.



Tot Art at Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, December 6, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 and adult are invited for an 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, December 6, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, December 6, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, December 6, 2018 10:30 am

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


Toddlers ages 18 months - 3 years and an adult are invited for simple stories, songs, playtime, and bubbles!



Baby Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, December 6, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and sing-alongs with Miss Shelby and her ukulele.



Early Learners Storytime
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, December 6, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 5 and under with an adult are invited for stories, songs and early literacy activities.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, December 6, 2018 11:00 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, December 6, 2018 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join children's librarians for stories and fun activities.



Homeschool Adventures
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, December 6, 2018 1:30 pm

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


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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, December 6, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Go Strategy Game Club
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, December 6, 2018
4:15 pm - 6:00 pm

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


School-age children, teens and adults are invited to learn how to play this 4,000-year-old strategy game. Join GO! ISI student John April for demonstrations and tutorials.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, December 7, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Ballet Theatre of Indiana Storytime
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, December 7, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 3 and older and families are invited for a special storytime presented by the Ballet Theatre of Indiana. Those attending will hear some of the "Nutcracker" story, based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's work, and take part in a short ballet lesson.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 7, 2018 11:00 am

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


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



Syllables Through Drumming
Brightwood Branch (East)
Friday, December 7, 2018 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited to learn about the concept of syllables while experimenting with rhythm instruments during this program presented by Arts for Learning. This program is made possible by TCU Foundation through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Paws and Think at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, December 8, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


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



Tiny Tots Rock
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, December 8, 2018 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Young ones from infants to age 6 are invited for a class that will provide instrument play, coordinated dance and song, free movement, socialization and an introduction to music that is fun and purposeful. This program is presented by Girls Rock! Indianapolis.



December Celebration: Family Fun in the CBLC
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, December 8, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families with children of all ages are invited for a variety of fun activities to celebrate the holidays. The event will feature opportunities for kids to make a craft and have their photos taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus!
This program will be held in the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library.



Lego Madness: Building Wars!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, December 8, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Lego Day @ Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, December 8, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


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



Robots After Noon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, December 9, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


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



Ballet Theatre of Indiana Storytime
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Monday, December 10, 2018 10:00 am

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


Children ages 3 and older and families are invited for a special storytime presented by the Ballet Theatre of Indiana. Those attending will hear some of the "Nutcracker" story, based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's work, and take part in a short ballet lesson.



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

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


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



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, December 10, 2018 11:00 am

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


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



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 10, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


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



Paws to Read at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, December 10, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


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



Evening Explorers: Activity Night
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, December 10, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 10:15 am

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 10:15 am

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


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



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and play time.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, 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, December 11, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Syllables Through Drumming
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited to learn about the concept of syllables while experimenting with rhythm instruments during this program presented by Arts for Learning. This program is made possible by TCU Foundation through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 1:15 pm

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


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



Homeschool Explorers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Homeschool families are invited to learn about Library resources and discovery skills while participating in fun theme-based activities. Most activities are geared for ages 6 and up, but younger siblings are welcome and will have something to explore.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Coding: From Scratch
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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


School-aged children and teens are invited to learn computer science skills using a variety of coding activities to explore personal interests and foster creativity.



Literacy Pop-Up Center
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


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



A Plethora of Computer Classes: Family Game Night
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Families and those of all ages are invited to learn how to play free games, color or watch videos on a computer or mobile device. Learn about free websites of interest for all ages.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Magic Quilt Family Storytime
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited for an evening of rhymes, stories, songs and fun at the Library! An activity, craft or play time will follow.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 with an adult are invited for an active class featuring stories, songs and rhymes that focus on early literacy skills. This program will be followed by playtime with age appropriate toys and sensory activities.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Storytime Train @ Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers 2 and 3 years old and an adult are invited for stories, songs, movement, crafts and STEAM activities.



Ballet Theatre of Indiana Storytime
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 3 and older and families are invited for a special storytime presented by the Ballet Theatre of Indiana. Those attending will hear some of the "Nutcracker" story, based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's work, and take part in a short ballet lesson.



Yes, You Can Move Your Body
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers up to age 2 and an adult are invited to move and dance to a story during this program presented by Arts for Learning. This program is made possible by St. Vincent|Ascension through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 11:15 am

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


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



The Game Club
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and teens are invited for video games, card games and board games after school in an open space just for them. Some games will be provided, but those attending may bring their own. Children under the age of 5 will require parental supervision.



Minecraft Club @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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


Minecrafters ages 7 and up are invited to use the Learning Curve’s laptops to mine and build in Central Land, a virtual world hosted on the Curve’s private Minecraft server. Join in a new group build each week, or test your skills in fun Hunger Games-style challenges! This program will be held in the Arena.



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and play time.



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies and an adult are invited for stories, music and movement activities.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited to listen, clap, bounce and learn.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 with an adult are invited for an active class featuring stories, songs and rhymes that focus on early literacy skills. This program will be followed by playtime with age appropriate toys and sensory activities.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:30 am

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


Toddlers ages 18 months - 3 years and an adult are invited for simple stories, songs, playtime, and bubbles!



Baby Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and sing-alongs with Miss Shelby and her ukulele.



Little Builders
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited to join Bricks 4 Kidz to enhance their pre-K skills by using LEGO bricks with an emphasis on letters, numbers, counting, motor skills and cooperation, all while building fun and exciting LEGO creations. This program is made possible by TCU Foundation through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Rockets
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited for a Straw Rockets lesson! Presented by Engineering for Kids, this program will feature the story, "Roaring Rockets" by Tony Mitton. Children will learn about the important parts of a rocket, including the nose cone and fins. They will then build and launch their very own rockets and get to take them home.



Early Learners Storytime
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 5 and under with an adult are invited for stories, songs and early literacy activities.



Preschool Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, December 13, 2018 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join children's librarians for stories and fun activities.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, December 13, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Go Strategy Game Club
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, December 13, 2018
4:15 pm - 6:00 pm

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


School-age children, teens and adults are invited to learn how to play this 4,000-year-old strategy game. Join GO! ISI student John April for demonstrations and tutorials.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, December 14, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Bebop
InfoZone Branch (North)
Friday, December 14, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Ballet Theatre of Indiana Storytime
Pike Branch (West)
Friday, December 14, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 3 and older and families are invited for a special storytime presented by the Ballet Theatre of Indiana. Those attending will hear some of the "Nutcracker" story, based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's work, and take part in a short ballet lesson.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 14, 2018 11:00 am

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


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



Paws to Read at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, December 15, 2018 11:00 am

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


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



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, December 15, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and individuals of all ages are invited to spend an afternoon playing board games and card games. There will be games for all ages.



Monthly Make-It @ Irvington!
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, December 15, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Everyone ages 8 and older is invited to explore concepts in science, engineering, math and art, and to develop their maker skills with different hands-on projects each month.



Robots After Noon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, December 16, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


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



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, December 17, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, December 17, 2018 11:00 am

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


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



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 17, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


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



Pajama Storytime
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, December 17, 2018 6:30 pm

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


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



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:15 am

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:15 am

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


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



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and play time.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Little Builders
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited to join Bricks 4 Kidz to enhance their pre-K skills by using LEGO bricks with an emphasis on letters, numbers, counting, motor skills and cooperation, all while building fun and exciting LEGO creations. This program is made possible by TCU Foundation through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Jingle Bell Rock Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 1:15 pm

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


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



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Family Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Jingle Bell Rock Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Storytime Train @ Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers 2 and 3 years old and an adult are invited for stories, songs, movement, crafts and STEAM activities.



Jingle Bell Rock Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 11:15 am

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


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



The Game Club
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and teens are invited for video games, card games and board games after school in an open space just for them. Some games will be provided, but those attending may bring their own. Children under the age of 5 will require parental supervision.



Minecraft Club @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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


Minecrafters ages 7 and up are invited to use the Learning Curve’s laptops to mine and build in Central Land, a virtual world hosted on the Curve’s private Minecraft server. Join in a new group build each week, or test your skills in fun Hunger Games-style challenges! This program will be held in the Arena.



Paws to Read at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Registration Required

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



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, December 20, 2018 10:15 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and play time.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, December 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, December 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited to listen, clap, bounce and learn.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, December 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, December 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, December 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


Toddlers ages 18 months - 3 years and an adult are invited for simple stories, songs, playtime, and bubbles!



Baby Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, December 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and sing-alongs with Miss Shelby and her ukulele.



Little Builders
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, December 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Young children ages 3 - 6 are invited to join Bricks 4 Kidz to enhance their pre-K skills by using LEGO bricks with an emphasis on letters, numbers, counting, motor skills and cooperation, all while building fun and exciting LEGO creations. This program is made possible by TCU Foundation through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Early Learners Storytime
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, December 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 5 and under with an adult are invited for stories, songs and early literacy activities.



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

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


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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, December 20, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Go Strategy Game Club
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, December 20, 2018
4:15 pm - 6:00 pm

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


School-age children, teens and adults are invited to learn how to play this 4,000-year-old strategy game. Join GO! ISI student John April for demonstrations and tutorials.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, December 21, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 21, 2018 11:00 am

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


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



Holiday Card Craft
Eagle Branch (West)
Friday, December 21, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Families and children of all ages are invited to drop in anytime and join Miss Roberta to create beautiful holiday greeting cards from years gone by.



Tiny Tots Rock
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, December 22, 2018 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Young ones from infants to age 6 are invited for a class that will provide instrument play, coordinated dance and song, free movement, socialization and an introduction to music that is fun and purposeful. This program is presented by Girls Rock! Indianapolis.



Robots After Noon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, December 23, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


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



Minecraft Club @ Central!
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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


Minecrafters ages 7 and up are invited to use the Learning Curve’s laptops to mine and build in Central Land, a virtual world hosted on the Curve’s private Minecraft server. Join in a new group build each week, or test your skills in fun Hunger Games-style challenges! This program will be held in the Arena.



December Celebration: Kwanzaa
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages and families are invited to drop in for a variety of free activities in celebration of Kwanzaa. There will be spoken word performances, African dancers and drummers, a Kinara (candle) lighting ceremony, Queen Mother procession, musical acts, activities for children, cultural foods and assorted vendors.
This program will be held in the Center for Black Literature & Culture, the Atrium & the Learning Curve at Central Library.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, December 27, 2018 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, December 27, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, December 27, 2018 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and sing-alongs with Miss Shelby and her ukulele.



Early Learners Storytime
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, December 27, 2018 10:30 am

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


Children ages 5 and under with an adult are invited for stories, songs and early literacy activities.



Minecraft @ Eagle!
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, December 27, 2018
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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, December 27, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Baby Bebop
InfoZone Branch (North)
Friday, December 28, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 28, 2018 11:00 am

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


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



Robots After Noon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, December 30, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


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



Noon Year's Eve Celebration
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, December 31, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the new year at the Library! Make hats and noise makers, listen to a story, play games, and dance your way into the new year. Upon required registration, families will be issued an invitation with the number of their party attending.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 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.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, January 3, 2019 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.



Minecraft @ Eagle!
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, January 3, 2019
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.



CodeU @ Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, January 3, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Young people ages 10 - 14 are invited to learn how to write computer code using fun web pages and apps. iPads will be provided. All skill levels are welcome.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, January 3, 2019
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 Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, January 3, 2019 10:30 pm

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


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and sing-alongs with Miss Shelby and her ukulele.



Family Game Day at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, January 5, 2019
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.



Paws to Read at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, January 5, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, January 7, 2019 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 7, 2019 4:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



Preschool Storytime @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 10:30 am

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


Young ones ages 2 - 5 with an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities.



Homeschool Explorers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Homeschool families are invited to learn about Library resources and discovery skills while participating in fun theme-based activities. Most activities are geared for ages 6 and up, but younger siblings are welcome and will have something to explore.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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.



Magic Quilt Family Storytime
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited for an evening of rhymes, stories, songs and fun at the Library! An activity, craft or play time will follow.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, January 10, 2019 10:30 am

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


Babies and an adult are invited for stories, music and movement activities.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, January 10, 2019 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, January 10, 2019
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 Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, January 10, 2019 10:30 pm

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


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and sing-alongs with Miss Shelby and her ukulele.



Second Saturday Storytime
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, January 12, 2019 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 stories, songs, fingerplays and play time.



Paws and Think at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, January 12, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


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



Lego Day @ Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, January 12, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


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



Hot Jazz for Cool Kids!
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, January 13, 2019 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 Bill Lancton MG6...a little New Orleans, a little R&B, a little Bebop, a lot of fun!



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, January 14, 2019 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 Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 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 @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 10:30 am

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


Young ones ages 2 - 5 with an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities.



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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 15, 2019
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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 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, January 16, 2019 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.



Paws to Read at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Registration Required

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



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:30 am

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


Babies and an adult are invited for stories, music and movement activities.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, January 17, 2019 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, January 17, 2019 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, January 17, 2019
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 Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:30 pm

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


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and sing-alongs with Miss Shelby and her ukulele.



Paws to Read at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, January 19, 2019 11:00 am

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


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



SnowTime Storytime
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, January 19, 2019 11:00 am

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


Children ages 2 - 6 are invited to marvel in the frozen precipitation called SNOW with Professor Watermelon. They'll enjoy fun stories, puppets, songs and dances while learning that snowflakes, like our thumbprints, are uniquely designed.



Classical Concerts at Central
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Adults and families are invited to experience the dynamic world of chamber music with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



SnowTime Storytime
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:15 am

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


Children ages 2 - 6 are invited to marvel in the frozen precipitation called SNOW with Professor Watermelon. They'll enjoy fun stories, puppets, songs and dances while learning that snowflakes, like our thumbprints, are uniquely designed.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 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 @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:30 am

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


Young ones ages 2 - 5 with an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities.



Homeschool Explorers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Homeschool families are invited to learn about Library resources and discovery skills while participating in fun theme-based activities. Most activities are geared for ages 6 and up, but younger siblings are welcome and will have something to explore.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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 Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 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, January 23, 2019 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:30 am

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


Babies and an adult are invited for stories, music and movement activities.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, January 24, 2019 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, January 24, 2019 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, January 24, 2019
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 Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:30 pm

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


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and sing-alongs with Miss Shelby and her ukulele.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, January 26, 2019 10:00 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, January 28, 2019 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 Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 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 @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 10:30 am

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


Young ones ages 2 - 5 with an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities.



SnowTime Storytime
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 10:30 am

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


Children ages 2 - 6 are invited to marvel in the frozen precipitation called SNOW with Professor Watermelon. They'll enjoy fun stories, puppets, songs and dances while learning that snowflakes, like our thumbprints, are uniquely designed.



SnowTime Storytime
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 1:15 pm

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


Children ages 2 - 6 are invited to marvel in the frozen precipitation called SNOW with Professor Watermelon. They'll enjoy fun stories, puppets, songs and dances while learning that snowflakes, like our thumbprints, are uniquely designed.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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.



SnowTime Storytime
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:15 am

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


Children ages 2 - 6 are invited to marvel in the frozen precipitation called SNOW with Professor Watermelon. They'll enjoy fun stories, puppets, songs and dances while learning that snowflakes, like our thumbprints, are uniquely designed.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 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, January 30, 2019 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.



SnowTime Storytime
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:15 am

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


Children ages 2 - 6 are invited to marvel in the frozen precipitation called SNOW with Professor Watermelon. They'll enjoy fun stories, puppets, songs and dances while learning that snowflakes, like our thumbprints, are uniquely designed.



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:30 am

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


Babies and an adult are invited for stories, music and movement activities.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, January 31, 2019 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, January 31, 2019 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, January 31, 2019
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 Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:30 pm

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


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and sing-alongs with Miss Shelby and her ukulele.



Magic Quilt Family Storytime
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited for an evening of rhymes, stories, songs and fun at the Library! An activity, craft or play time will follow.



Magic Quilt Family Storytime
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited for an evening of rhymes, stories, songs and fun at the Library! An activity, craft or play time will follow.



Magic Quilt Family Storytime
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited for an evening of rhymes, stories, songs and fun at the Library! An activity, craft or play time will follow.