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Upcoming Programs for Kids


01/11/2021

Story Time Photo

LIVE Virtual Storytime

Preschoolers and their families are invited for an online story time presented by children's librarians and staff from The Indianapolis Public Library. This event is being held as an online meeting/webinar. Those who register will be emailed login instructions approximately 24 hours before the event.

Tuesday, January 26 at 11:00 am Register
Tuesday, February 2 at 11:00 am Register
Tuesday, February 9 at 11:00 am Register
Tuesday, February 16 at 11:00 am Register
Tuesday, February 23 at 11:00 am Register

You can do story time from home everyday! Go to IndyPL's Online Storytime to find video read alouds and printable activities featuring favorite storybook characters and more. You can also watch IndyPL Storytime on our YouTube page for more online reading fun!


Playdate With a Book

Playdate with a Book

Come play with your library friends and have fun developing early literacy skills! We will read all types of stories, sing songs, and demonstrate a craft or activity that can be done together with materials you already have at home. This event is being held as an online meeting/webinar. You will be emailed login instructions approximately 24 hours before the event.

Wednesday, January 27 at 3:00 pm Register
Wednesday, February 3 at 3:00 pm Register
Wednesday, February 10 at 3:00 pm Register
Wednesday, February 17 at 3:00 pm Register
Wednesday, February 24 at 3:00 pm Register


Totally Kids Trivia

Totally Kids Trivia

Kids ages 6-14, grab your grownups and join us for an hour (or so) of trivial fun! We will play in a variety of formats for nothing but bragging rights. Please register at least 24 hours in advance. This event is being held as an online meeting/webinar. Those who register will be emailed login instructions approximately 24 hours before the event.

Wednesday, January 27 at 6:30 pm Register
Wednesday, February 3 at 6:30 pm Register
Wednesday, February 10 at 6:30 pm Register
Wednesday, February 17 at 6:30 pm Register
Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30 pm Register
Wednesday, March 3 at 6:30 pm Register


After School Play Date: Block Party

After School Play Date: Block Party

Calling all kid builders – you’re invited to the Block Party! Gather your LEGOs, Duplos, K’nex or anything you enjoy building with and join Learning Curve Activity Guides for a chance to show off your creations and build something new every week. This event is being held as an online meeting/webinar. You will be emailed login instructions approximately 24 hours before the event.

Thursday, January 28 at 4:30 pm Register
Thursday, February 4 at 4:30 pm Register
Thursday, February 11 at 4:30 pm Register
Thursday, February 18 at 4:30 pm Register
Thursday, February 25 at 4:30 pmRegister


Mindfulness Minute for Kids & Families

Mindfulness Minute for Kids & Families

Kids of all ages and their caregivers are invited to tune in for a moment of calm and focus. Learning Curve staff and occasional guests will lead mindful breathing exercises, movement inspired by yoga, brief guided meditations, and uplifting conversation to take into the weekend. This event is being held as an online meeting/webinar. You will be emailed login instructions approximately 24 hours before the event.

Friday, January 29 at Noon Register
Friday, February 5 at Noon Register
Friday, February 12 at Noon Register
Friday, February 19 at Noon Register
Friday, February 26 at Noon Register


Digital Maker Lab

Kids ages 6 – 11 are invited to join the Learning Curve online for STEM art projects, crafts, recipes, and experiments. Use household objects and materials to learn about everyday physics, chemistry, engineering and more. This event is being held as an online meeting/webinar. You will be emailed login instructions approximately 24 hours before the event.

Saturday, January 23 at 3:00 pm Register
Saturday, January 30 at 3:00 pm Register
Saturday, February 6 at 3:00 pm Register
Saturday, February 13 at 3:00 pm Register
Saturday, February 20 at 3:00 pm Register
Saturday, March 6 at 3:00 pm Register


After School Play Date: Kids Coding Club

After School Play Date: Kids Coding Club

Kids and teens, ages 8 to 18, are invited to join the Learning Curve online to learn about Scratch programming language and work on a coding project. The emphasis will be working on different long-term Scratch projects, whether by themselves or with a partner and socializing with other attendees. This event is being held as an online meeting/webinar. You will be emailed login instructions approximately 24 hours before the event.

Monday, January 25 at 4:00 pm Register
Monday, February 1 at 4:00 pm Register
Monday, February 8 at 4:00 pm Register
Monday, February 15 at 4:00 pm Register
Monday, February 22 at 4:00 pm Register


Call-an-Award-Winning-Story

Call-an-Award Winning Story

Call-an-Award-Winning-Story is a free local call at (317) 275-4444, seven days a week, 24 hours a day, or toll free (877) 275-9007. (Presione 2 para escuchar la historia en Español.) Listen to some of the best children’s books from 2020 read by staff and volunteers from Indiana Black Expo.


Looking for more seasonal online reading fun?

It's true, there's no day like a snow day! Go out and play, and then cuddle up with some hot chocolate and a stack of these favorite winter tales and activities. Try Read Right Now! Winter for online video read aloud stories and printable activities for kids or try one of our booklists featuring winter fun to check out: It's Cold, But It's Snow Much Fun! Winter Favorites for Kids and Snow Day! DIY Snowmen, Snowballs and Snow Forts.