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Evening Explorers: Activity Night
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, March 27, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



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

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



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

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


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



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



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

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


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



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Duct Tape Craft Class
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

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



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:15 pm

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


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



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
East Washington Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:30 pm

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


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



Robin Hood Movie Showing
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Movie


Families are invited for a free screening of Disney's animated film, "Robin Hood" (G).



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 2:30 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Duct Tape Craft Class
InfoZone Branch (North)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 2:30 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Spring Movie Fest: The Lego Movie
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a movie and snack during Spring Break. The movie to be shown is "The Lego Movie" (PG).



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


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



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Spring Movie Fest: The Princess and the Frog
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a movie and snack during Spring Break. The movie to be shown is Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" (G).



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 11:15 am

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


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



Pirate's Break
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


Children school-aged and up are invited for a pirate getaway during Spring Break. They can make a rope chain and pirate map, play music islands and more.



Family Friendly Computer Classes: Family Game Night
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 2:00 pm

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


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



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Duct Tape Craft Class
Flanner House Branch (North)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



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

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


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



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

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


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



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

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


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



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



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

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


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



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

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


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



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

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


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



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
InfoZone Branch (North)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

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



Foil Art Class for Kids!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Duct Tape Craft Class
East Washington Branch (South)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 1:30 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Decatur Branch (West)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 2:00 pm

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


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



Minecraft @ Eagle!
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, March 30, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to drop in anytime between 2 - 4 p.m. to socialize, plan, build and create together on the Library's Minecraft server.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, March 30, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, March 31, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, March 31, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Haughville Branch (West)
Friday, March 31, 2017 1:00 pm

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


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



Reach Out and ReadIN!
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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


In partnership with Reach Out and Read Indiana, families and children of all ages are invited for a celebration of language and learning throughout the Learning Curve. Beginning at 10 a.m., guest celebrities will read stories aloud to children. Families and individuals can read books to win prizes. Every book read will help build the home library of an at-risk preschooler. The day also will feature Grammy-nominated artist Josť-Luis Orozco (11 a.m.) who will present a family concert in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium. The first 150 children in attendance at the concert will receive a free CD by the storytelling musician. There will be strolling magic, Crouching Tigers classes, a Tribute to Dr. Seuss magic show, face painting, arts and crafts, and appearances by Clifford the Big Red Dog. Reach Out and Read is a non-profit organization that supports medical providers who give books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud at well-child exams.
This program is co-sponsored by WFYI, American Graduate, the Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Reach Out and Read, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, April 1, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



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

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


Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Family Game Day at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, April 1, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



Foil Art Class for Kids!
InfoZone Branch (North)
Saturday, April 1, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, April 1, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Spades Park Branch (East)
Saturday, April 1, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Saturday, April 1, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Duct Tape Craft Class
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, April 1, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, April 3, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, April 3, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, April 3, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Evening Explorers: Storytime
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, April 3, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


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



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 1:15 pm

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


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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


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



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 5:30 pm

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


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



Evening Play Date Preschool Storytime
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:00 pm

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


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



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Haughville Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime on the Magic Quilt
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Tot Art at Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Flanner House Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 11:15 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Tot Art at Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Homeschool Adventures
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 1:30 pm

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


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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, April 6, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


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



Foil Art Class for Kids!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



iCivics Youth Program
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Young people are invited to learn about our government system by exploring how and why the U.S. Constitution was created and the application of amendments to protect citizens' rights. Topics include the Constitution, foundations of government, citizenship & participation, civic rights and media influence. This series is facilitated by Winning Experiences.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, April 7, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, April 7, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
InfoZone Branch (North)
Friday, April 7, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

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



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, April 8, 2017 10:00 am

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


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



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Saturday, April 8, 2017 2:00 pm

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


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



Lego Club
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, April 8, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Activity


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



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, April 8, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Lego Madness @ Pike!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, April 8, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


School-age children are invited to use their STEAM skills to complete a LEGO challenge or free-build. Creations may be displayed in the Library. This program is made possible by a gift in memory of William and Beatrice Bryant and Friends of the Library through contributions to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Spades Park Branch (East)
Saturday, April 8, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Duct Tape Craft Class
Brightwood Branch (East)
Saturday, April 8, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Classical Concerts at Central
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, April 9, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Adults and families are invited to experience the dynamic world of chamber music with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in Central Library's West Reading Room.



Master Storyteller Bill Harley
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, April 9, 2017 2:00 pm

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


The Library and Storytelling Arts of Indiana invite adults, families and children for an afternoon of storytelling by two-time Grammy Award-winning performer Bill Harley. Harley is a nationally-touring, critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter, author, musician and monologist. He is considered to be among the best storytellers in the country for his celebrations of commonality and humanity through comic narrative songs and confessional spoken works. His work includes song and story collections for adults and a diverse mix of world music, reggae, blues, folk, rock, jazz, do-wop and more. Harley has authored eight children's picture books and two novels for preschoolers. His theater projects include "My Sarajevo," a full-length play set during the Bosnian war, and "Stickeen," a retelling of stories from the life of naturalist John Muir.
Sales and autographing will follow the event to be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, April 10, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, April 10, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Family Puzzle Night
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, April 10, 2017
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.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, April 10, 2017 4:30 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Evening Explorers: Activity Night
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, April 10, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Monday, April 10, 2017 6:30 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

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



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 1:15 pm

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


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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


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



Duct Tape Craft Class
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 11:15 am

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


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



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

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



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Flanner House Branch (North)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Sensory Storytime @ Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 1:30 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, April 13, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


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



iCivics Youth Program
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Young people are invited to learn about our government system by exploring how and why the U.S. Constitution was created and the application of amendments to protect citizens' rights. Topics include the Constitution, foundations of government, citizenship & participation, civic rights and media influence. This series is facilitated by Winning Experiences.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, April 14, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, April 14, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Paws to Read at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, April 15, 2017 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.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, April 15, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, April 15, 2017 1:30 pm

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


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



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, April 15, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


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



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, April 15, 2017 2:30 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
East Washington Branch (South)
Monday, April 17, 2017 10:00 am

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


Registration Required

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



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, April 17, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, April 17, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
East Washington Branch (South)
Monday, April 17, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

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



Evening Explorers: Storytime
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, April 17, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


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



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



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

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


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



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Teddy Bear Concert Series: The Garden Symphony
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and early elementary students are invited for this introduction to instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music. This program will feature "The Garden Symphony," an original story written by Victoria Griswold that follows a ladybug's search through the garden for her own special song. Musicians from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will play musical excerpts that include Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," "The Flight of the Bumblebee" and "The Ants Go Marching One By One." The performance will be narrated by Perry Accetturo of The ISO Learning Community. Children are encouraged to bring their teddy bears!
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium. If school or daycare groups would like to attend, please call 317-275-4222 to register.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Lion's Club Free Vision Screening
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Children under the age of 6 are invited as the Lion's Club of Southport will offer them a free vision screening.



Music & Motion Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1:15 pm

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


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



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1:30 pm

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


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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


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



Family Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Music & Motion Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



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

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


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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

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



Lion's Club Free Vision Screening
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Children under the age of 6 are invited as the Lion's Club of Southport will offer them a free vision screening.



Music & Motion Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:15 am

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


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



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Paws to Read at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to Abbey, a registered therapy dog 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.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Flanner House Branch (North)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Lion's Club Free Vision Screening
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, April 20, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Children under the age of 6 are invited as the Lion's Club of Southport will offer them a free vision screening.



Homeschool Adventures
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 1:30 pm

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


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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, April 20, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


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



iCivics Youth Program
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Young people are invited to learn about our government system by exploring how and why the U.S. Constitution was created and the application of amendments to protect citizens' rights. Topics include the Constitution, foundations of government, citizenship & participation, civic rights and media influence. This series is facilitated by Winning Experiences.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, April 21, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, April 21, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, April 21, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Brightwood Branch (East)
Saturday, April 22, 2017 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Nora Branch (North)
Sunday, April 23, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, April 24, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Search App Instruction for Homeschoolers
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, April 24, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Homeschool students are invited to learn about educational search apps available through the Library.
Search apps presented during this event will be Primary Search and Indiana History Online.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, April 24, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Decatur Branch (West)
Monday, April 24, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

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



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, April 24, 2017 4:00 pm

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


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



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, April 24, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Evening Explorers: Activity Night
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, April 24, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



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

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


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



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 1:15 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


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



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

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



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 11:15 am

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


Registration Required

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



Duct Tape Craft Class
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Young Actors Theatre: The Secret Garden
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Families, school-age children and teens are invited to a performance of the classic story, "The Secret Garden," reimagined by 4th through 12th grade students of the Young Actors Theatre. It's about a girl named Mary who is determined to revive the beauty of the garden that once was. Surrounded by spirits from the past, who both warn and welcome her, determined Mary begins to peel away the layers of sadness that cover the house and the garden, showing us the power that one small girl can have when she wants things to grow.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, April 27, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


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



iCivics Youth Program
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Young people are invited to learn about our government system by exploring how and why the U.S. Constitution was created and the application of amendments to protect citizens' rights. Topics include the Constitution, foundations of government, citizenship & participation, civic rights and media influence. This series is facilitated by Winning Experiences.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
InfoZone Branch (North)
Friday, April 28, 2017 10:00 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, April 28, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, April 28, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Duct Tape Craft Class
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, April 29, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

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



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Spades Park Branch (East)
Saturday, April 29, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Young Actors Theatre: The Secret Garden
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, April 29, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Families, school-age children and teens are invited to a performance of the classic story, "The Secret Garden," reimagined by 4th through 12th grade students of the Young Actors Theatre. It's about a girl named Mary who is determined to revive the beauty of the garden that once was. Surrounded by spirits from the past, who both warn and welcome her, determined Mary begins to peel away the layers of sadness that cover the house and the garden, showing us the power that one small girl can have when she wants things to grow.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Death Gets a Red Card: Teen Mystery Program
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, April 29, 2017 6:30 pm

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


Teens and tweens ages 10 - 17 are invited to participate in an evening of mystery. They'll investigate what happened and determine which suspect is guilty. Refreshments will be provided to all and prizes awarded to the winning team.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
East Washington Branch (South)
Monday, May 1, 2017 10:00 am

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


Registration Required

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



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, May 1, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
East Washington Branch (South)
Monday, May 1, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

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



Evening Explorers: Storytime
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, May 1, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


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



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

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



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 1:15 pm

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


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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


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



Evening Play Date Preschool Storytime
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 6:00 pm

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


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



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime on the Magic Quilt
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Tot Art at Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 11:15 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Tot Art at Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Homeschool Adventures
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 1:30 pm

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


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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, May 4, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


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



iCivics Youth Program
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Young people are invited to learn about our government system by exploring how and why the U.S. Constitution was created and the application of amendments to protect citizens' rights. Topics include the Constitution, foundations of government, citizenship & participation, civic rights and media influence. This series is facilitated by Winning Experiences.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Friday, May 5, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, May 5, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 5, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, May 6, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, May 6, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Family Game Day at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, May 6, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



Milk Jug Mini Garden for Mom
Brightwood Branch (East)
Saturday, May 6, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



LEGO Play
Decatur Branch (West)
Saturday, May 6, 2017 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, May 8, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, May 8, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, May 8, 2017 4:00 pm

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


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



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Ballet Storytime With the Indiana Ballet Conservatory
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited to enjoy an excerpt from the spring program of the Indiana Ballet Conservatory performed by students of the Conservatory. There will be a short theme-related storytime before the performance.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Music & Motion Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 1:15 pm

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


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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


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



Mother's Day Card Craft
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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


Preschoolers and school-age children and their families are invited to make Mom happy with a Mother's Day card. Drop in to join Miss Roberta and make cards from recycled greeting cards. All materials will be supplied.



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

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


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



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



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

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



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

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


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



Music & Motion Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 11:15 am

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


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



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 1:30 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

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



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Sensory Storytime @ Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 1:30 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, May 11, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


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



iCivics Youth Program
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Young people are invited to learn about our government system by exploring how and why the U.S. Constitution was created and the application of amendments to protect citizens' rights. Topics include the Constitution, foundations of government, citizenship & participation, civic rights and media influence. This series is facilitated by Winning Experiences.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, May 12, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 12, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Lego Club
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, May 13, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Activity


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



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, May 13, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Lego Madness: Building Wars!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, May 13, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

School-age children are invited to work together and use their STEAM skills to complete a special LEGO challenge. Community members will judge the project that best fits the challenge criteria to win prizes. Creations may be displayed in the Library.
This program is made possible by a gift in memory of William and Beatrice Bryant and Friends of the Library through contributions to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Duct Tape Craft Class
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, May 13, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Make It @ Your Library: Spring Art
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, May 13, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to drop in between 2 - 4 p.m. to create a seasonal craft. Assistance and supplies will be provided by a representative from Lakeshore Learning Store.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, May 15, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, May 15, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

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



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


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



Family Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



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

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


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



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Paws to Read at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to Abbey, a registered therapy dog 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.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Auntie Tigress and Other Tales of Magical Beasts From China
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Families with toddlers and preschoolers are invited as the Marian University Department of Theatre will present "Auntie Tigress and Other Tales of Magical Beasts From China," which consists of story adaptations based on tales and myths from China. This program lasts approximately 35 minutes.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, May 18, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


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



iCivics Youth Program
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Young people are invited to learn about our government system by exploring how and why the U.S. Constitution was created and the application of amendments to protect citizens' rights. Topics include the Constitution, foundations of government, citizenship & participation, civic rights and media influence. This series is facilitated by Winning Experiences.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, May 19, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, May 19, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 19, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:00 am

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


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



Paws to Read at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, May 20, 2017 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.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, May 20, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, May 20, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

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



Tektonic Ninjas FIRST Tech Robotics Presentation
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, May 20, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Families and individuals of all ages are invited as the FIRST Tech Robotics team, the Tektonic Ninjas, will demonstrate their created robot and talk about what it takes to compete. Attendees can take a turn driving the robot around the Library! FIRST Tech Challenge teams of students design, build, program and operate robots to meet assigned goals, then compete against each other head-to-head.



Glendale Summer Reading Kickoff
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, May 20, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Families and children of all ages are invited for an afternoon of fun activities and food while signing up for the Library's 2017 Summer Reading Program.



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, May 20, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


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



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, May 22, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, May 22, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Family Puzzle Night
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Activity


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others. Adult participation is required.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies from newborns to pre-walkers around 18 months old and an adult are invited for board books, bounces and playtime.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others. Adult participation is required.



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, song and dance, and STEM activities intended to build a love for reading and learning.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, May 25, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, May 26, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 4 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, coloring and writing exercises, or a simple craft.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 26, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to visit the Talley Story Theatre for stories read by a community of readers for fun, laughs and a good time.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Preschool (3-5), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Activity


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Family Fort Night: Summer Reading Kickoff
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


Families and children of all ages are invited to experience reading in a fort! Books, plastic tablecloths for construction, and a bedtime snack will be provided. Attendees are welcome to bring their own blankets and sheets. They can also sign up for the Library's Summer Reading Program.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies from newborns to pre-walkers around 18 months old and an adult are invited for board books, bounces and playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, June 1, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, June 1, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Open Game Day with Who's Yer Gamers
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, June 3, 2017
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends and have fun while exploring the engaging world of board, card and dice games. Hosted by Who's Yer Gamers, this day-long event will feature beloved classics as well as many modern favorites. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



4th Annual Author Fair and Bookfest
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, June 3, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Families
Category: Activity


Families and adults are invited for writing workshops and opportunities to meet notable authors. Among those attending are New York Times bestselling authors Wahida Clark and K'Wan, along with Amina Buddafly from VH1's "Love & Hip Hop" and 20 local authors. Purchase copies of the authors' books and have them signed.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, June 3, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, June 5, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Evening Play Date Preschool Storytime
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes followed by playtime.



Preschool Storytime on the Magic Quilt
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited to take a trip on the Magic Quilt for stories, songs and rhymes that promote early literacy skills.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, June 8, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, June 8, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, June 8, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Make It @ Your Library: You Can Be a Sushi Chef!
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, June 8, 2017 3:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

School-age children and teens are invited to make their own sushi creations with a Sushi Chef from Benihana. One of the sushi rolls will be a sweet treat!



Lego Madness @ Pike!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, June 10, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Activity


School-age children are invited to use their STEAM skills to complete a LEGO challenge or free-build. Creations may be displayed in the Library. This program is made possible by a gift in memory of William and Beatrice Bryant and Friends of the Library through contributions to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, June 12, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies 8 - 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre. It's a great way to introduce little ones to a lifelong love of reading.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, June 12, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Family Friendly Computer Classes: Library eStuff
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Families and individuals of all ages are invited to learn how to stream movies, download music or read a book from the Library's collection of eResources.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, June 15, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, June 15, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, June 15, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Paws to Read at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, June 17, 2017 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.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, June 17, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, June 17, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and individuals of all ages are invited to spend an afternoon playing board games and card games. There will be games for all ages.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, June 19, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers who are 2-years-old and an adult are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and crafts in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, June 19, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Family Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to play Minecraft or board games and have fun while hanging out with friends and family.



Family Puzzle Night
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, June 26, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers who are 2-years-old and an adult are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and crafts in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, June 26, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, June 29, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, June 29, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, June 29, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, July 1, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, July 3, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, July 6, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, July 6, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, July 6, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Lego Madness @ Pike!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, July 8, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Activity


School-age children are invited to use their STEAM skills to complete a LEGO challenge or free-build. Creations may be displayed in the Library. This program is made possible by a gift in memory of William and Beatrice Bryant and Friends of the Library through contributions to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, July 10, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies 8 - 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre. It's a great way to introduce little ones to a lifelong love of reading.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, July 10, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Family Puzzle Night
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
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.



Family Friendly Computer Classes: How to Draw Anime & Manga
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Families and individuals of all ages are invited to learn about free resources to draw Anime/Manga and practice, too.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, July 13, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, July 13, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, July 13, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Paws to Read at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, July 15, 2017 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.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, July 15, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, July 15, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and individuals of all ages are invited to spend an afternoon playing board games and card games. There will be games for all ages.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, July 17, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers who are 2-years-old and an adult are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and crafts in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, July 17, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Family Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to play Minecraft or board games and have fun while hanging out with friends and family.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, July 24, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers who are 2-years-old and an adult are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and crafts in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, July 24, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, July 27, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, July 27, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, July 27, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Open Game Day with Who's Yer Gamers
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, July 29, 2017
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends and have fun while exploring the engaging world of board, card and dice games. Hosted by Who's Yer Gamers, this day-long event will feature beloved classics as well as many modern favorites. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, July 31, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Evening Play Date Preschool Storytime
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes followed by playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, August 3, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, August 3, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, August 3, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, August 5, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to Gracie or Dandy, Golden Doodles. This activity can help young ones improve their reading skills and self-confidence. Participants may sign-up for a 10-minute reading session with Gracie or Dandy.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, August 5, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, August 7, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies 8 - 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre. It's a great way to introduce little ones to a lifelong love of reading.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, August 10, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, August 12, 2017 10:00 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month based on a highlighted theme selected from your suggestions! "Like" us on social media @LawrenceBranchLibrary and @LawrenceIndypl to suggest themes.



Lego Madness @ Pike!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, August 12, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Activity


School-age children are invited to use their STEAM skills to complete a LEGO challenge or free-build. Creations may be displayed in the Library. This program is made possible by a gift in memory of William and Beatrice Bryant and Friends of the Library through contributions to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, August 14, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies 8 - 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre. It's a great way to introduce little ones to a lifelong love of reading.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Family Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to play Minecraft or board games and have fun while hanging out with friends and family.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, August 17, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, August 19, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, August 19, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and individuals of all ages are invited to spend an afternoon playing board games and card games. There will be games for all ages.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, August 21, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers who are 2-years-old and an adult are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and crafts in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, August 21, 2017 4:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month based on a highlighted theme selected from your suggestions! "Like" us on social media @LawrenceBranchLibrary and @LawrenceIndypl to suggest themes.



Family Puzzle Night
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, August 21, 2017
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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, August 24, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, August 24, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, August 24, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, August 24, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, August 28, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers who are 2-years-old and an adult are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and crafts in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, August 31, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, August 31, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, August 31, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, August 31, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, September 2, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to Gracie or Dandy, Golden Doodles. This activity can help young ones improve their reading skills and self-confidence. Participants may sign-up for a 10-minute reading session with Gracie or Dandy.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, September 2, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Evening Play Date Preschool Storytime
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes followed by playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, September 7, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, September 9, 2017 10:00 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month based on a highlighted theme selected from your suggestions! "Like" us on social media @LawrenceBranchLibrary and @LawrenceIndypl to suggest themes.



Lego Madness @ Pike!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, September 9, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Activity


School-age children are invited to use their STEAM skills to complete a LEGO challenge or free-build. Creations may be displayed in the Library. This program is made possible by a gift in memory of William and Beatrice Bryant and Friends of the Library through contributions to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, September 11, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies 8 - 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre. It's a great way to introduce little ones to a lifelong love of reading.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, September 11, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, September 14, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, September 16, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, September 16, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and individuals of all ages are invited to spend an afternoon playing board games and card games. There will be games for all ages.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, September 18, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers who are 2-years-old and an adult are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and crafts in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, September 18, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, September 18, 2017 4:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month based on a highlighted theme selected from your suggestions! "Like" us on social media @LawrenceBranchLibrary and @LawrenceIndypl to suggest themes.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Family Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to play Minecraft or board games and have fun while hanging out with friends and family.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, September 21, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, September 25, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers who are 2-years-old and an adult are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and crafts in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, September 25, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Family Puzzle Night
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, September 28, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, October 2, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies 8 - 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre. It's a great way to introduce little ones to a lifelong love of reading.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, October 2, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, October 2, 2017 4:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month based on a highlighted theme selected from your suggestions! "Like" us on social media @LawrenceBranchLibrary and @LawrenceIndypl to suggest themes.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Evening Play Date Preschool Storytime
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes followed by playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, October 5, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, October 5, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, October 5, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, October 5, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, October 5, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, October 7, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to Gracie or Dandy, Golden Doodles. This activity can help young ones improve their reading skills and self-confidence. Participants may sign-up for a 10-minute reading session with Gracie or Dandy.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, October 7, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Family Friendly Computer Classes: Robotics
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Families and individuals of all ages are invited to learn about Library resources on robotics, whether it be games, science projects, designing or drawing robots.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, October 12, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, October 16, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers who are 2-years-old and an adult are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and crafts in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, October 16, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Family Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to play Minecraft or board games and have fun while hanging out with friends and family.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, October 19, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:00 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month based on a highlighted theme selected from your suggestions! "Like" us on social media @LawrenceBranchLibrary and @LawrenceIndypl to suggest themes.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and individuals of all ages are invited to spend an afternoon playing board games and card games. There will be games for all ages.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, October 23, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers who are 2-years-old and an adult are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and crafts in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, October 23, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Family Puzzle Night
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, October 23, 2017
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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, October 26, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, October 30, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, November 2, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, November 2, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, November 2, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, November 2, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, November 4, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to Gracie or Dandy, Golden Doodles. This activity can help young ones improve their reading skills and self-confidence. Participants may sign-up for a 10-minute reading session with Gracie or Dandy.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, November 4, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, November 6, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies 8 - 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre. It's a great way to introduce little ones to a lifelong love of reading.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, November 6, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, November 6, 2017 4:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month based on a highlighted theme selected from your suggestions! "Like" us on social media @LawrenceBranchLibrary and @LawrenceIndypl to suggest themes.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Evening Play Date Preschool Storytime
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes followed by playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, November 9, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, November 9, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, November 9, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, November 9, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, November 9, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, November 13, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies 8 - 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre. It's a great way to introduce little ones to a lifelong love of reading.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, November 13, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, November 16, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:00 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month based on a highlighted theme selected from your suggestions! "Like" us on social media @LawrenceBranchLibrary and @LawrenceIndypl to suggest themes.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, November 18, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, November 18, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and individuals of all ages are invited to spend an afternoon playing board games and card games. There will be games for all ages.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, November 20, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers who are 2-years-old and an adult are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and crafts in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, November 20, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Family Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to play Minecraft or board games and have fun while hanging out with friends and family.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, November 27, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers who are 2-years-old and an adult are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and crafts in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, November 27, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Family Puzzle Night
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
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.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, November 30, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, December 2, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to Gracie or Dandy, Golden Doodles. This activity can help young ones improve their reading skills and self-confidence. Participants may sign-up for a 10-minute reading session with Gracie or Dandy.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, December 2, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, December 4, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies 8 - 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre. It's a great way to introduce little ones to a lifelong love of reading.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, December 4, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Evening Play Date Preschool Storytime
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes followed by playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, December 7, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, December 7, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, December 7, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, December 7, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, December 7, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Lego Madness: Building Wars!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, December 9, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

School-age children are invited to work together and use their STEAM skills to complete a special LEGO challenge. Community members will judge the project that best fits the challenge criteria to win prizes. Creations may be displayed in the Library.
This program is made possible by a gift in memory of William and Beatrice Bryant and Friends of the Library through contributions to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, December 11, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies 8 - 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre. It's a great way to introduce little ones to a lifelong love of reading.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, December 11, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, December 14, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, December 14, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, December 14, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, December 14, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, December 14, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, December 16, 2017 10:00 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


Children of all ages and families are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month based on a highlighted theme selected from your suggestions! "Like" us on social media @LawrenceBranchLibrary and @LawrenceIndypl to suggest themes.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, December 16, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Family Game Day at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, December 16, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and individuals of all ages are invited to spend an afternoon playing board games and card games. There will be games for all ages.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, December 18, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers who are 2-years-old and an adult are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and crafts in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, December 18, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Family Puzzle Night
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, December 18, 2017
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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Family Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to play Minecraft or board games and have fun while hanging out with friends and family.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, December 21, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, December 21, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, December 21, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, December 21, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, December 21, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, December 28, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, December 28, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, December 28, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, December 28, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.