Here is our heroic line-up of summer programs. Meet super animals, draw comic book characters, learn super survival skills, create Cosplay props and more.
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Character Clubhouse Design Class Children ages 6 and older are invited to join Next Great Architects to design a clubhouse for their superhero or favorite character. They’ll learn a bit about architecture while they build. Participants are asked to bring a shoebox or small box. Details
Wednesday, July 25 — Dollar Menu Night
Indianapolis Indians Pass = 80 Summer Reading Program Points, 1 per card.
Pacers Summer Reading Tour Children of all ages are invited to join Pacers Sports and Entertainment and its community of volunteer readers for a story time. Participants will have a chance at a prize with a roll of the dice! Details
Reptiles Galore Children of all ages and families are invited to explore the fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians with Indiana Jim! Discover what makes these misunderstood creatures so important to us. Details
Power-up Statement Art Class Young people ages 6 – 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. This program is presented by Art With a Heart. Details
Superfoods for Kids Children ages 6 – 13 are invited to this hands-on class about superfoods and recipes presented by the Marion County Health Department. They’ll try their hands at making a small smoothie and sample other delicious foods. Details
Superhero Drawing Class Young people ages 6 – 17 are invited to learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. This program is presented by Art With a Heart. Details
Super Snakes with Snakehead Ed Children of all ages and families are invited to join Snakehead Ed for a story and discussion about snakes and their amazing abilities. A couple of live snakes will be on hand. Details
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Classical Concerts at Central Library – Adults and families are invited to experience the dynamic world of chamber music with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This program is made possible by BMO Harris Bank and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Details
Science Fair Ideas Looking for an idea for a science project? Here are several science experiment ideas that use materials easily found in your house. A couple of them might require a trip to the grocery store or pharmacy, but mostly you can just raid the garage, kitchen or medicine chest for the ingredients. Many experiments you will want to do OUTSIDE. Each experiment will give you directions as well as suggest websites and books that will help you explain what science is at work during the experiment.
BirdIndy Trunks Bring the wilderness inside or explore the outdoors with BIRDINDY! These bird-watching educational trunks and duffel bag kits are full of tools and activities to educate Indianapolis about urban bird-watching. Check one out at:
Try One Out – Listen Right Now!
Free Reading Programs All Year Long There are many opportunities all year long to encourage your child to read. Here is a listing of several organizations that champion literacy and celebrate reading for fun. Many are online – and several include free books! Read for fun, read for prizes, read every day! Schedule