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One State/One Story: Frankenstein - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Centerpoint Brewing, 1125 E. Brookside Avenue, Suite 2B
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


As part of the "One State/One Story: Frankenstein" initiative designed by Indiana Humanities, adults are invited for a discussion of the book, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot, and its theme of medical ethics. This "Books, Booze and Brains Book Discussion" will be presented by Indiana Humanities, March for Science and Central Indiana Science Outreach and led by expert guest scientist Chad Priest from American Red Cross Indiana. The initiative is funded by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a grant from The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate, and is presented in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Center for the Book.



One State/One Story: Frankensten - A Group Flash-Fiction Workshop
Metazoa Brewing Company, 140 S. College Avenue
Thursday, September 20, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


As part of the "One State/One Story: Frankenstein" initiative designed by Indiana Humanities, adults are invited to craft a story about invention in this fun writing exercise led by The Speculative Fiction Guild. This initiative has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a grant from The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate, and is presented in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Center for the Book.



Genealogy Research Assistance
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Monday, September 24, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Adults are invited for a free session with representatives from the Samuel Bryan Chapter of the D.A.R. who will provide assistance with genealogy research. This program will be held in the library's Technology Room. Each session has a limit of 10 participants.



Beech Grove Chatterbooks
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Monday, September 24, 2018 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion.
The book to be discussed is "A Woman in Amber" by Agate Nesaule.



Microsoft Publisher 2010 Basics @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, September 20, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn how to use Publisher’s templates to create custom letterhead and brochures, along with inserting, resizing and moving text boxes. Also learn how to insert clipart and/or pictures and resize and move them, as well as add frames and effects to pictures. Attendees also will learn how to save the created Publisher document. Before taking this class participants should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard and have experience with Word 2010. There is a class limit of 10 people. The class will be held in the Technology Room upstairs.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, September 24, 2018
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Family Puzzle Night
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



The Game Club
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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


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



Classical Concerts at Central
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 23, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Adults and families are invited to experience the dynamic world of chamber music with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Microsoft Word 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, September 20, 2018
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


If you are comfortable using Microsoft Word, learn to use some of its more advanced features. By the end of this class you should be able to create and change columns; transform plain text into bullet points; add basic graphics to a document page, and use shortcuts to make documents more functional and attractive. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is necessary for this class. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 21, 2018
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


This class is for adults who have taken the Excel Basics class. are already comfortable with creating and formatting a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel are invited to this intermediate class. Be the end of This class will enable you to use relative and absolute cell references, apply 3D formulas, create headers and footers, insert graphics and create graphs. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


If you already know the basics of PowerPoint, learn to enhance your presentations by inserting sounds, video clips, custom animation and scanned images. Participants are asked to bring pictures they wish to scan. Before taking this intermediate class you should already be comfortable using PowerPoint. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, September 20, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


Learn how to read, watch and listen on a PC, tablet or phone, as well as search and download materials from the Library's extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows and music. Patrons can drop in anytime during this two-hour visit by the Library's traveling eBook Tinker Station, which is staffed by an eReader expert who can answer questions about the equipment and collection. The Station provides reliable and unbiased information about this growing technology. The Tinker Helpline is also available to call for answers to your questions at 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 24, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 23, 2018
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Básicas) Navegando en Internet
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 22, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Obtenga acceso a las noticias y a la información necesaria mediante el uso del internet, aprenda las funciones, y los sitios de web más conocidos. Aprenda a utilizar mapas en internet para llegar a diferentes lugares. Para inscribirse, llame al (317) 344-9921.
Estas clases hechas posibles por Indianapolis Power & Light Co.



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

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


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



Cloud Computing Using Microsoft OneDrive and Office Online
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 21, 2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Microsoft OneDrive and Office Online are free and accessible from any device with an Internet connection. Learn about the free online versions of Microsoft Office applications. During this overview class you will see how to: create, edit, and share files in Web-based Microsoft Word and Excel; upload and download files, and create your own OneDrive account. Before taking this class, you must be experienced in using the mouse, keyboard, and Internet. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 24, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


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



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

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


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



Cloud Computing Using Google Drive
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Google Drive is free and accessible from any device with an Internet connection. Learn to use Google’s free suite of products for creating, editing, and sharing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and other types of files. By the end of this class, you should know how to edit and share documents and set up workgroup collaboration on Google Docs files, install browser extensions onto the Google Chrome Web browser, and use Google Drive to store personal files online. Before taking this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, you must be experienced using a mouse and keyboard and be able to get into your own Google Gmail account. If you do not have a gmail.com account, please arrive 30 minutes early to get help creating one.



Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition & Related Library eResources
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 22, 2018
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level:
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to start their journey of discovering their family history with an introduction to Ancestry Library Edition. By the end of the class they will be able to explore Ancestry’s Learning Center; do a basic search of the Card Catalog, Historical Records and U.S. Census databases; open a Family Tree; collect records by printing, saving to a flash drive and emailing to oneself; and access genealogy learning materials through IndyPL eBooks and eMagazines. Before taking this class, participants should have experience using a computer and websites. Please complete the brief required registration by visiting the following Eventbrite page: http://ancestryclassindypl.eventbrite.com/.



Microsoft Access 2010 Basics Level II
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 24, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In Access Level I, we learned how to design tables from scratch, run queries and establish relationships between tables. In Level II, you will learn to create customized forms and run detailed reports on your data. Please complete the Access Level I class before taking this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Keeping You in Stitches
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 24, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Curious about sewing? Learn the basics in this class, such as loading a bobbin, threading the machine, and basic stitch patterns. We’ll create a simple project for you to take home. Are you an experienced tailor? Join us in the Makerspace and feel free to bring your own project. Quilters and Cosplayers are welcome.



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

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


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



Film Qlub
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 24, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17), Adults
Category: Movie


Adults and teens ages 17 and up are invited to view and discuss LGBTQ-themed movies.
The film to be shown in the Riley Room is "Bessie" (R).



Sons: Seeing the Modern African American Male
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - Wednesday, October 31, 2018
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View a special exhibit featuring photographic images of 30 local African American males intended to foster an understanding of this largely misunderstood and often marginalized segment of the American population. To further inspire conversation, exhibit visitors can view "I Am" video interviews in which the photo subjects discuss common issues confronting the Black American male.
This exhibit, on display during regular Central Library hours in the South Display Hall, is hosted by the Library's African American History Committee in support of the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library. This exhibit is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund, a CICF affiliate, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Behind the Badge: Celebrating 100 Years of Policewomen in Indianapolis
Central Library (Central)
Monday, July 30, 2018 - Friday, September 21, 2018
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View an exhibit featuring historical information and visual artifacts that highlight contributions of women who have served in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department since 1918. It was on June 15, 1918 that 14 women from diverse backgrounds were appointed to IMPD. Among items on display will be uniforms, badges, handcuffs, holsters and colorful photos. The exhibit is available for viewing in the Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor during regular Central Library hours.
Join IMPD and Library representatives for a special dedication of the exhibit on Monday, August 6 from 12 noon - 2 p.m. in the Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor of Central Library.



The History of Bobbs-Merrill
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 23, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Join Steve Barnett and Bill Beck of the Marion County Historical Society as they discuss the history of Indianapolis-based Bobbs-Merrill, one of the nation's most prominent book publishing firms during the first half of the 20th century. The program will tell the story of the firm's close relationship with Hoosier authors, including James Whitcomb Riley, George Ade, Meredith Nicholson and Kin Hubbard.
This program will be held in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, September 24, 2018
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, September 20, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Flava Fresh! Art Exhibition
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - Saturday, January 19, 2019
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View the diverse and exciting works of over 55 local and regional artists, and cast your vote for the fan favorites! This annual juried exhibition of contemporary art is presented by local artist D. Del Reverda-Jennings.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



English Conversation Circle
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, September 24, 2018
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, September 22, 2018
11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, September 20, 2018 During Library Hours

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to register for free GED/TASC classes which continue each Monday through Thursday.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, September 24, 2018 During Library Hours

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to register for free GED/TASC classes which continue each Monday through Thursday.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 During Library Hours

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to register for free GED/TASC classes which continue each Monday through Thursday.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 During Library Hours

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to register for free GED/TASC classes which continue each Monday through Thursday.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Cyberia Technology Instructional Series
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, September 22, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Adults are invited to learn new technology skills for fun, to expand the mind, or to make themselves more valuable to employers. The Library is partnering with Cyberia Makerspace and Research Community to present these unique free classes made possible by donors to the Michael Perry Memorial Fund through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Registration is recommended but not required by calling 317-275-4352.
The topic of this program is "Introduction to Microcontrollers."



SBA at the East 38th Street Branch
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited for a series of free workshops presented by the Small Business Association to help them during various stages of business development.
The topic of this program is "Developing a Business Plan."



Tablet Tuesday @ East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited for one-on-one help with a tablet. Learn how to download eBooks, eAudiobooks and music and to stream movies. Small groups of 2 - 4 are welcome. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Youth Writers Series @ E. 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, September 24, 2018
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Literacy Pop-Up Center
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


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



Little Builders
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
East Washington Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources. All are welcome!
Individuals can stop be to speak with someone in Spanish.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
East Washington Branch (South)
Saturday, September 22, 2018
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources. All are welcome!
Stop by to speak with someone in Spanish.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, September 24, 2018 11:00 am

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


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



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

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


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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


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



Syllables Through Drumming
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, September 24, 2018 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

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



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 10:15 am

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


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



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

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


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



Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 1:15 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

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



Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 11:15 am

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


Registration Required

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



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, September 22, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Básicas) Creando Cuentas de Correo Electrónico
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Aprenda a crear su cuenta de correo electrónico, como enviar, recibir y almacenar sus mansajes y las direcciones de las personas que envían un correo electrónico, ya sea para comunicarse con su familia y amigos o para solicitar un trabajo. Para registrarse, llame al 317-344-9921.
Estas clases hechas posibles por Indianapolis Power & Light Co.



Beginning Computer Classes: Beginning Email
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn how to set up an email account as well as basic functions for job hunting, work and pleasure.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



eBook Tinker Station
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


Learn how to read, watch and listen on a PC, tablet or phone, as well as search and download materials from the Library's extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows and music. Patrons can drop in anytime during this two-hour visit by the Library's traveling eBook Tinker Station, which is staffed by an eReader expert who can answer questions about the equipment and collection. The Station provides reliable and unbiased information about this growing technology. The Tinker Helpline is also available to call for answers to your questions at 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Storytime Train @ Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



English Conversation Circle
Haughville Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



Tiny Tots Rock
InfoZone Branch (North)
Saturday, September 22, 2018 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Baby Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



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

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


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



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:00 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, September 20, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, September 24, 2018
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, September 24, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources. All are welcome!
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in English and Spanish.



Notorious Indiana: True Crime Destinations
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 10:15 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the Lawrence Branch 2018 Travelogue Series, adults are invited to learn about some notorious real-life Indiana destinations with an abundance of scandal! Recount the stories of the crimes and share the history and travel information for the locations where crimes were committed.



Prepare! College Prep Workshops
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, September 24, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17), Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Students in grades 9 - 12 and adults are invited to hear from experts on available scholarships and how to prepare a personal statement. This program is presented by the Indiana Latino Institute.
This program will focus on scholarships. A panel of experts will discuss scholarships for students who wish to attend college or pursue opportunities in other technical fields.



Coding: From Scratch
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Nora Branch (North)
Monday, September 24, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources. All are welcome!
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in Arabic, English, Kiswahili and Karen.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, September 22, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources. All are welcome!
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in Arabic, English, Kiswahili and Karen.



English Conversation Circle
Nora Branch (North)
Monday, September 24, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, September 23, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The Job Center at the Pike Branch is made possible by Knowledge Services.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, September 24, 2018
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The Job Center at the Pike Branch is made possible by Knowledge Services.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The Job Center at the Pike Branch is made possible by Knowledge Services.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, September 20, 2018
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources. All are welcome!
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in English, Spanish or French.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, September 22, 2018
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources. All are welcome!
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in English, Spanish or French.



English Conversation Circle
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, September 24, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 10:15 am

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


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



Tiny Tots Rock
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Southport Evening Book Discussion
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, September 24, 2018 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this evening book discussion group.
The book to be discussed is "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



English Conversation Circle
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, September 24, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



Job Center at the Library
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, September 24, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, September 21, 2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 10:15 am

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


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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, September 20, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, September 23, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, September 24, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Featuring International Films!
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, September 22, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Movie


Screen and discuss international films during this series that will feature a different film each month. Learn something new about cultures, history and languages. Contact the branch for information on each month's featured film.
The film to be presented is "The Way Home" (PG), shown in Korean with English subtitles.



Library Board of Trustees
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, September 24, 2018 6:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


The public is invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees and meet Board members. Call 317-275-4003 to confirm the time of the meeting.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



Evening Explorers: Activity Night
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, September 24, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



English Conversation Circle
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, September 24, 2018 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



Sensory Storytime @ Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Meet & Play @ Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, September 24, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


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



One State/One Story: Frankenstein Lectures
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, September 22, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the "One State/One Story: Frankenstein" initiative designed by Indiana Humanities, adults are invited to learn more about the themes found in the classic novel, "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley, as it turns 200 in 2018. The initiative is funded by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a grant from The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate, and is presented in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Center for the Book.
The topic for this program is "Frankenstein: Human Limits and Human Possibilities." Discover the limits of natural science and technology illuminated in Frankenstein and how these limitations allow for us to more deeply understand our own nature and what it takes to make the most of our human potential. This program will be led by Professor Richard Gunderman.



Previous Events


Preschool Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, September 20, 2018 11:00 am

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


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



Internet Basics
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, September 20, 2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Find out what you can do with the Internet. Learn to use links, read Internet addresses, save addresses for future visits, and search the Web. You must be experienced using a mouse and keyboard for this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab.



A Place for All People: An Exhibit
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - Thursday, September 20, 2018
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View this historic, limited-edition poster exhibit celebrating the September 2016 opening of the newest Smithsonian museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture. It is a multi-disciplinary tribute to the best ideals of the American philosophy. "A Place for All People" will evoke the power of oration and freedom stories, the brilliance of artistic achievement, and the soaring heights of cultural expression, philosophy, sports and politics.
This exhibit is available for viewing in Central Library's South Display Hall during regular Library hours.



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

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


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



Harvest Time Story Time
East Washington Branch (South)
Thursday, September 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



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

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


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



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, September 20, 2018 10:15 am

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


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



Folders, Files and How to Organize Them at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, September 20, 2018
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn how to manage the tons of things on their computers and reduce the time it takes to find them. They'll learn to create folders, move things among folders, rename folders, copy and paste, and delete folders.



Storytime for All Ages at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, September 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


Young ones up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, activities and fun!



Lunch & Learn: Cultures of Indianapolis
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Adults are invited to enjoy a traditional lunch and chat about cultures represented in Indy. Lunch will be provided by local restaurants. This is a National Welcoming Week event presented in partnership with the Immigrant Welcome Center and made possible by Indianapolis Power & Light Company through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Registration is required by calling the host branch.
This program will highlight Honduras.



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

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


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



Yes, You Can Move Your Body
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, September 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



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

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


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



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, September 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


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



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

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


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



Syllables Through Drumming
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, September 20, 2018 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, September 20, 2018 11:00 am

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


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