Lawrence Branch Closed Today
The Lawrence Branch is closed today, Sunday March 18, due to a gas leak.

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Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branches

As part of The Indianapolis Public Library's strategic goal of introducing new immigrants and non-English speaking citizens to relevant community services and resources, the Library has joined with the Immigrant Welcome Center in Indianapolis to present the "Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branches" at several IndyPL locations throughout the year.

These free sessions allow immigrants to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including those of the Library. Attendees can drop in anytime during the sessions to speak with Natural Helpers in such languages as Arabic, English, French, Karen, Kiswahili and Spanish.

"Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branches" are presented at the following locations:

  • East Washington Branch, 2450 E. Washington Street
    Tuesdays from 5 - 8 p.m.
    Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Languages spoken: English and Spanish

  • Lawrence Branch, 7898 N. Hague Road
    Mondays from 4 - 7 p.m.
    Languages spoken: English and Spanish

  • Nora Branch, 8625 Guilford Avenue
    Mondays from 5 - 8 p.m.
    Saturdays from 1 - 4 p.m.
    Languages spoken: Arabic, English, Karen and Kiswahili

  • Pike Branch, 6525 Zionsville Road
    Thursdays from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
    Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Languages spoken: English, French, Karen and Spanish

Call 317-275-4088 for more information about these free Library programs.


Indy Library Store Booksale: Always a Bargain!

Individuals can buy new and used books and other items at discount prices during the "Indy Library Store Booksale" on April 6 & 7 and April 12 - 14 at the Library Services Center, 2450 N. Meridian St.

Friends of the Library Preview Night is Friday, April 6 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friends of the Library memberships will be sold in the lobby of the Library Services Center at the Friends signup table. The Booksale opens to the public on Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and continues on Thursday, April 12 from 12 noon – 7 p.m. Half-Price Day will be on Friday, April 13 from12 noon – 7 p.m. The Booksale concludes with $7 Bag Day on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Most books, including paperbacks and hard cover, range from $.25 to $4. DVDs are $2. CDs and LPs are $1. Items in "Miriam's Corner," comprised of collectibles and antiquarian materials, are individually priced. Proceeds from the Booksale support Library programs and services sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Dates to remember:

  • Friday, April 6 – Friends Preview Night from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 7 – Public Booksale from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 12 - Public Booksale from 12 noon - 7 p.m.
  • Friday, April 13 – Half-Price Day from 12 noon - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 14 – $7 Bag Day from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For more information about the Booksale or becoming a Friend of the Library, call 317-275-4700.