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Fall Children's Programs at IndyPL

Throughout the fall, toddlers and preschoolers are invited to the Library for a variety of fun and educational activities at The Indianapolis Public Library. As part of the Library's Ready to Read initiative, many of the programs are intended to enhance literacy skills, stimulate creativity, and prepare young ones for school.

Fall programs for children include:

African Dance
Preschoolers are invited to journey through the regions of Mali, Senegal, Gambia and Guinea while learning cultural traditions of song and dance along the way. Be ready to move your body! This program is presented by Ronne Stone. Registration is required.

Colors & Numbers & Magic, Oh My!
Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join Magic Don for an interactive show featuring special participation magic tricks which encourage learning and reinforcement of colors, numbers and movement. No registration is required.

I Like Myself: Preschool Art Workshop
Preschoolers are invited to celebrate the unique and wonderful YOU with a multimedia workshop led by the Art Lab. They'll listen to a story and create their own masterpiece! Registration is required.

O Pato!
Preschoolers are invited to act out the story of a duck and friends in this Portuguese folk song with live violin performance presented by Cathy Morris. Coming together in a circle, children will take turns participating in singing, dancing and acting while learning cooperation. Registration is required.

Indiana Backyard
Preschoolers are invited to join Silly Safaris to learn about the animals that live their own backyard. They can visit with LIVE animals! No registration is required.

Zany Zoo
Preschoolers are invited to join Express Kids for an imaginary train ride with animals on board all smiling and singing. They'll enjoy marching, matching, singing, and of course, sign language. Registration is required.

For more information about these or other free Library programs for children, call 317-275-4099, visit the Library on Facebook or Twitter, or go to indypl.org.


2017 Photography Series

Those who are passionate about photography are invited to learn how to expand their interest and skills during the Library's "2017 Photography Series" continuing throughout the year at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street.

Expert photographers from the Riviera Camera Club will be on hand to help point-and-shoot photographers improve their skills, create better images with a smartphone, and learn camera and composition basics.

Remaining programs in the "2017 Photography Series" include:

"A Conversation With Bill Foley and Bob Daugherty"
Tuesday, May 2 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Bill Foley and Associated Press photographer Bob Daugherty will host an open discussion on the highlights of their photographic careers.

"Travel Photography"
Tuesday, August 1 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Learn tips and tricks to capture impeccable vacation images, including considerations for equipment, cultural awareness and compositional ideas.

"Meet-Up With the Riviera Camera Club"
Tuesday, October 10 from 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Join members of the Riviera Camera Club as they coach attendees on photographing in and around Central Library and provide guidance in downloading images and light room processing.

"Social Media and Photography"
Monday, November 13 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Discover how to utilize social media to showcase your talent, influence buyers and optimize your promotional efforts.

Call 317-275-4099 for more information about these free Library programs.