For Adults

IndyPL Winter Events


11/18/2019

There are many events for all ages happening at IndyPL locations throughout the winter months. We are a great place to keep warm, listen to music, hear stories, make a craft, or read to dogs! Make a selection, mark your calendar, load up your friends and family, and join us!

Winter Readiness: Scarf, Hot, Gloves, and Socks Need help keeping warm this winter? Want to help out a neighbor? Visit our East 38th Street branch all winter to place new or gently used scarves, hats, socks, gloves, etc. in the box for someone n need. Or please, take something from the box - for yourself or for someone you know.


For Teens, Adults & Families:

CEO's Love Your Library Tour
Meet with IndyPL's CEO Jackie Nytes and share your thoughts about Library services in an informal setting. Discussion will focus on how well the Library has delivered in meeting the goals prescribed in its current strategic plan. Your feedback is important in shaping the Library's future direction. Schedule

Meet the Artists XXXII Exhibit
Central Library
January 28 - March 29
View the works of prominent local African American artists during one of Indianapolis' premier cultural events. Works representing a variety of artistic mediums are on display for public viewing throughout Central Library during regular Library hours.

Meet the Artists XXXII 4th Friday Celebration
March 27
All ages are invited for tours of the Meet the Artists XXXII exhibit, painting demonstrations, programs presented by participating artists, and more.

Classical Concerts
Central Library
Adults and families are invited to experience the dynamic world of chamber music with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Schedule

eHunt: eBooks, eAudiobooks, eVideo, eMusic, eMags

Glendale
February 11
February 18
April 28
April 30
Adults are invited to learn about the wonderful world of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eVideo and eMusic that can be freely accessed from the Library's website. This class can free individuals from the limitation of having to find and carry around physical items, especially when traveling!

Genealogy Learning Series
Beech Grove
February 24 - Let's Get This Party Started
March 23 - Grandma Said: Using Old Family Stories and Photos
Join members of the Samuel Bryan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for an introduction to multiple genealogy research topics and resources that can enhance family history searches. Sessions, both progressive and stand alone, are geared for beginning and intermediate learners.

Lineage Research Workshop
Beech Grove
February 10
March 9
Adults are invited for a free session with representatives from the Samuel Bryan Chapter of the D.A.R. who will provide assistance with genealogy research using Ancestry.com and other online sources. This program will be held in the Library's Technology Room.

Preventing Food Waste
Various locations this month and next month
Join the Marion County Health Department nutrition services staff to learn how to reduce food waste at home. Learn some delicious recipes and food scrapping techniques during this program designed to save money and the environment.

Appliance Cooking Class

Various locations this month and next month
Join the Marion County Public Health Department nutrition services staff to learn to use convection oven toasters, air fryers and instant pots to prepare healthy dishes. Samples will be provided.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance: Free Tax Preparation
East 38th Street
IRS-certified volunteers will provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Fridays and Saturdays thru April 11th. Call 317-275-4352 to schedule an appointment.

ABCs of Diabetes
Various locations this month and next month
Adults are invited to a free, four-part diabetes education series instructed by the Marion County Health Department. Topics include eating healthier, increasing activity, taking medications, and preventing complications. Attendees should plan to attend all four sessions at a given Library location.

Knit One Crochet Two
Central Library this month and next month

Crochet-a-Long
Pike this month and next month

Fiberistas
Irvington this month and next month

Knit a Yarn Fiber Arts Club
Lawrence this month and next month

Cricut Class
Central Library this month and next month
Adults are invited to Central Library's Makerspace to experience the fun of creating paper and fabric craft projects using a Cricut Maker electronic cutting machine. Basic materials will be provided.

3D Printing
Central Library this month and next month
Adults ages 18 and older are invited to learn the basics of 3D printing from concept to creation using Tinkercad and the 3D Systems Cube Printer. Dream it, design it, print it! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation

Bookfolding
Central Library
February 17
May 18
Adults are invited to Central Library's Makerspace for a unique craft program involving the art of bookfolding. Registration is required.

Everyday Artists
Fountain Square
February 25
Individuals of all ages are invited to explore various art mediums. No art experience is required.

Papercrafting
Central Library
April 20
Adults are invited to Central Library's Makerspace to create seasonally-themed paper crafts using rubber stamps, embossing folders and scrapbooking tools.

Teen Game Day
Warren this month and next month
Teens are invited to drop in and enjoy board and card games. Attendees are welcome to bring their own games from home. Light snacks will be provided.

Chess Clubs
West Indianapolis & Irvington this month and next month
Chess players of all ages and skill levels are invited to learn to play or get better at playing chess.

Dungeons & Dragons

West Indianapolis this month and next month
Teens are invited to join the D&D 5E club. No experience is needed and materials are provided. Have fun with friends and let your imagination run wild!

Minecraft
Garfield Park this month and next month
Individuals of all ages are invited to join the Library's Minecraft Club and participate in Minecraft activities with others.

Teen Euchre Club
Southport this month and next month
Teens are invited to meet and play euchre with their peers.



For Kids:

Storybook Friends: Preschool Art Workshop Inspired by the "Elephant & Piggie" Books Various Locations this month and next month Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 are invited to join Ripple Mobile Arts to explore their creative side as a little author. They'll draw, color and create their own little books. Registration is required.

Fruit & Veggie Yoga Various locations this month and next month Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for a fun and interactive read-aloud story program focused on gardening and plants. This will be followed by children learning yoga poses based on various fruits and veggies and a snack with healthy fruits or veggies. Registration is required.

JumpBunch Toddler Sports Various locations this month and next month Toddlers ages 24 - 36 months and an adult are invited to join JumpBunch of Indianapolis for an introduction to sports and games. Registration is required.

JumpBunch Preschool Sports Various locations this month and next month Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 are invited to get ready to move with JumpBunch of Indianapolis. Leap 'tall buildings,' run 'faster than a lightning bolt,' or build strong muscles to 'save the day!' Registration is required.

Camping with Silly Safaris Various locations this month and next month Preschoolers ages 2 - 6 are invited to join Silly Safaris for a camp out and to meet their favorite forest animals. Pet and hold some amazing animals and enjoy campfire stories! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Warm Hearts, Warm Stories Eagle this month and next month Preschoolers are invited for cozy stories and activities about winter.

Baby Bebop
infoZone this month and next month
Babies and an adult are invited to this baby music group that focuses on tempo, beat, rhythm and dynamics. Each session will feature songs, instruments and a story.

Teddy Bear Concerts Central Library Preschoolers and kindergartners with their families are invited to be introduced to the orchestra through story, movement and live music. ISO violinist Victoria Griswold has written each story, two of which are available as picture books, to be performed by five ISO musicians. Teddy bears welcome! Schedule

Hot Jazz for Cool Kids Central Library Children and families are invited to a series of free performances by Indy's leading jazz musicians. It's a way to share jazz music with children that will be fun for everyone! Presented by the Learning Curve at Central Library in partnership with The Indianapolis Jazz Foundation and Indy Jazz Fest. Schedule

Paws to Read Various locations this month and next month Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence.