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Kids Summer Reading Program

Register for one of our summer workshops for kids! Learn basic woodworking skills, try the Pet Dash Challenge, take a crash course in pet safety and animal first aid, create a pet rock companion, give back with Indy Human, or go on a wild adventure with Silly Safaris!

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CBLC Book Fest & Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 15
The Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) at Central Library is hosting the 7th Annual Book Fest and Juneteenth Celebration featuring NY Times Bestselling & USA Today Top 100 Author JaQuavis Coleman. The day will include performances by Poet Laureate Januarie York, a feature film showing from IU Bloomington Black Film Center & Archive, African Drumming by Siteaw Inc, and much more!

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Dad Jokes

With Father's Day approaching, it's time to brush up on your Dad Jokes! "How does Darth Vader keep his Star Destroyer warm? With a space heater!"

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Going on Vacation? How to Pause Requests (Holds)

Going on a vacation this summer? If you have open requests (holds) and will be unable to pick up items for a period of time, we encourage you to pause your requests and select a date you would like them to be active again. You will resume your spot at the beginning of the line as soon as you return.

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Circulating Sound Concert Series

Join us on Sunday afternoons at Central Library for monthly concerts featuring a wide variety of local musicians. In June we welcome Mariachi Sol Jalisciense and in July Rock E Bassoon.

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Virtual Author Talks

Join our virtual author talks to enjoy conversation with the authors behind your favorite books from the comfort of home. What questions have you always wanted to ask? Submit your questions online. We will also take questions during the event and will cover as many questions as time allows!

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Find Your Next Great Read

Are you looking for your next read? We can help! Visit us in person, explore reading recommendations online, join an in-person or online book discussion, get recommendations on Facebook or tune in to our televised book club segments!

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The Indianapolis Public Library re-opened its Glendale Branch on March 30, 2024 at its new location at 3660 E 62nd St. The 24,800 square-foot branch is projected to welcome 225,000 – 250,000 patron visitors annually. Deputy Mayor Judith Thomas' remarks supporting libraries during the Grand Opening Celebration, "But our libraries are unique, in that they provide full access for everyone. It is a creative space, full of ideas, and community, and possibilities, and as a city, we understand the value of libraries and literacy."

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