2016 Hometown Roots Concert Series
Individuals of all ages are invited as Central Indiana's finest musicians gather for The Indianapolis Public Library's 2016 Hometown Roots Concert Series, which features two special programs in August at Central Library in the Clowes Auditorium, 40 E. St. Clair Street.
The 2016 Hometown Roots Series concludes on Sunday, October 9 at 2:30 p.m. with the funky jazz sounds of The Dolebecks.
The Hometown Roots Concert Series is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
For more information about these free Library programs, call 275-4099
"Ordinary Hangzhou: An Exhibit"
Patrons are invited to view a special exhibit that depicts the daily lives of citizens of Hangzhou, China, an Indianapolis Sister City. The exhibit, "Ordinary Hangzhou," is on display August 10 - September 30 during regular Library hours in the South Display Hall at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street.
The exhibit of 55 images describes what Hangzhou residents eat and wear, how they live and how they commute while subtly carrying the information of their identity and philosophy from past times. Indianapolis is one of ten cities worldwide that are presenting the exhibit in commemoration of Hangzhou's hosting of the international Group of Twenty (G20) Summit on September 4 & 5.
The exhibit also underscores the ongoing exchange of staff and cultural programming between The Indianapolis Public Library and the Hangzhou Public Library.
For more information about this free Library program, call 275-4099.
Art + Science Brainstorms: A StreamLines Experience
Young and old alike are invited to bring their imaginations and explore the intersections of art and science during the program entitled "Art + Science Brainstorms," beginning in December and continuing throughout 2016 at various IndyPL locations.
Presented by StreamLines, an interactive, place-based project of Butler University that merges the sciences and the arts to advance the community's understanding and appreciation of Indianapolis' waterways, the "Art + Science Brainstorms" will feature discussion on how art and science work together and how they inform us about the world in which we live. Light refreshments will be served during each program.
"Art + Science Brainstorms" will be presented at the following locations:
Fountain Square Branch, 1066 Virginia Avenue
Monday, September 12 at 6 p.m.
Eagle Branch, 3325 Lowry Road
Tuesday, September 13 at 6 p.m.
Haughville Branch, 2121 W. Michigan Street
Monday, December 12 at 6 p.m.
West Indianapolis Branch, 1216 S. Kappes Street
Tuesday, December 13 at 6 p.m.
This program is presented in association with Butler University, the National Science Foundation and Da Vinci Pursuit.
Call 275-4099 for more information about this free Library program.
Library Job Centers Target Workforce Development
Throughout December, The Indianapolis Public Library is providing greater one-on-one assistance to chronically unemployed or underemployed individuals through the Job Centers at nine Library locations.
In partnership with EmployIndy, the non-profit workforce investment board for Marion County, as well as WorkOne, a local specialist in career counseling and programming, the Library's Job Centers provide technological training, specialized resources and educational opportunities for those seeking to enhance their employment skills. Each session focuses on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills.
Funding for the Job Centers is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. In addition to Central Library (The TCU Foundation Job Center), Job Center sites are located at the Brightwood, College Avenue, Eagle, East Thirty-Eighth Street, Garfield Park, Pike, Southport and Warren branch locations.
No registration is required. Call 275-4099 for more information about this free Library service.
eBook Tinker Stations
Continuing through 2014, patrons are invited to learn how to select and use eReaders, as well as search and download materials from the Library's extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks and digital music by visiting the "eBook Tinker Station" at various Indy Library locations.
Patrons can drop in anytime during the scheduled two-hour Tinker Station visits which are staffed by an eReader expert who can answer questions about the equipment and collection. The Tinker Stations provide reliable and unbiased information about this growing technology.
Tinker Stations will be available at several times and locations throughout the system.
For individuals who cannot visit a Tinker Station in person, they may call the eBook Tinker Hotline at 275-4500 to have questions answered by qualified staff.