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ISO's Teddy Bear Concert Series: The Big Note!

ISO's Teddy Bear Concert Series: The Big Note!

A morning of inspiring music and fun is in store for preschoolers and families when members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra perform an original story by ISO violinist Victoria Griswold entitled, "The Big Note," on Friday, March 11, Saturday, March 12 and Thursday, April 28 at 11 a.m. at Central Library in the Clowes Auditorium, 40 E. St. Clair Street.

"The Big Note" encourages young children to move like trains and sway like trees as they participate in the adventure-filled story of a young boy's search through a symphony orchestra to find the big note. Children will engage in movement activities that will be integrated into the telling of the story. Stuffed friends are welcome to attend!

The production also will feature five ISO musicians playing excerpts from works of Rossini, Brahms, Saint Saëns and Rimsky-Korsakov and will be narrated by Perry Accetturo of the ISO Learning Community.

Registration for these free performances is required by calling 275-4222.


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.