Featured Events

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:

Eagle Branch, 3325 Lowry Road
Monday, December 14 at 6 p.m.

Fountain Square Branch
Tuesday, December 15 at 6 p.m.

Haughville Branch, 2121 W. Michigan Street
Monday, March 14 at 6 p.m.

West Indianapolis Branch, 1216 S. Kappes Street
Tuesday, March 15 at 6 p.m.

College Avenue Branch, 4180 N. College Avenue
Monday, June 13 at 6 p.m.

Spades Park Branch, 1801 Nowland Avenue
Tuesday, June 14 at 6 p.m.

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

eBook Tinker StationContinuing 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. 


Hot Jazz for Cool Kids!

Families and children of all ages, as well as adults, are invited to the fifth season of popular, family-friendly performances by Indy's leading jazz musicians during "Hot Jazz for Cool Kids," continuing through March at Central Library in the Clowes Auditorium, 40 E. St. Clair Street.

The series provides children an introduction to jazz music, in a real concert setting, that is educational and fun for everyone.

The first performance in the series will feature the Rob Dixon Quartet on Sunday, January 17 at 3 p.m. Synonymous with jazz in Indianapolis, Dixon has played saxophone with such musicians as Ray Charles, the Count Basie Band and the Smithsonian Masterworks Orchestra. His quartet draws from various musical genres, such as classical, country, blues and hip hop, to create an original jazz sound that is sure to engage the entire audience. Dixon also has introduced jazz to children through many school and community programs.

The series continues on Sunday, February 28 at 3 p.m. with a performance by DM Jazz 8. Eight is enough for that big band sound! Back by popular demand, entertaining co-leaders trombonist Rich Dole and drummer Gene Markiewicz will have everyone swinging along with this "little big band" of veteran jazz professionals. Children will enjoy the variety of instruments being played, including trombone, drums, bass, piano, two trumpets and two saxophones.

The series concludes on Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m. with a performance by the Murray Weirich Quintet. Josh Weirich and Chris Murray are both professional musicians and award-winning middle school band directors. Their quintet features arrangements from Art Blakey to Jimi Hendrix that will inspire young jazz fans and musicians alike.

"Hot Jazz for Cool Kids" is presented by the Learning Curve at Central Library in partnership with The Indianapolis Jazz Foundation and the Indy Jazz Fest.

Call 275-4099 for more information about this free Library program.


"Eyes of History" Photo Exhibit Comes to Central Library

Individuals of all ages are invited to view news images as part of the national traveling exhibit, "Eyes of History," presented by the White House News Photographers Association continuing through January 10 at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street.

The images represent more than 70 winning entries in the 2015 "Eyes of History" competition. Still photography, video and multimedia works from such news services as Getty Images, Agence France-Presse, ITN, The Washington Post, National Geographic and NPR are on display.

In judging that occurred earlier in 2015, Getty Images photographer Win McNamee was named "Photographer of the Year." Agence France-Presse photographer Brendan Smialowski won the "Political Photo of the Year" award. Ben Martin of ITN was awarded the "Videographer of the Year" in the competition's video contest. Other news organizations earned citations in various multimedia categories.

The 95-year-old non-profit WHNPA supports Washington's professional photojournalists in their work to chronicle images from the White House, Capitol Hill, embassies and other governmental organizations.

"Eyes of History" is available for viewing in various Central Library locations during regular Library hours.