The Indianapolis Public Library offers over 10,000 free programs a year. Meet your favorite author, hear a live concert, take a yoga or cooking class, or explore something new at the Library all year long!
Browse or online calendar for both online and in-person programs, performances, classes and more for adults, teens, and children.
Pack your bags and take your imagination to Camp Read S'more! Explore great stories and earn prizes for reading. In June and July, Camp Read S’more will host free workshops and kids programs. Visit your local branch or our online calendar to join the fun! Monday June 6th to Saturday, July 30th. Learn more
This event, including both a months long exhibit and gala reception, has taken place annually at Central Library for more than thirty years. The 2022 exhibit featured the artists “The Eighteen,” a collective of 18 like minded and civically engaged Black visual artists in and around the Indianapolis Metropolitan Area who painted Indy’s #BlackLivesMatter street mural. We are already looking forward to Meet the Artists 2023! Learn more
The Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture Series was established after the Library Foundation received a gift from the estate of Marian McFadden, Director of Public Libraries in Indianapolis from 1945-1956. This annual author lecture series, which typically takes place in the Spring, was named in her honor and has taken place since 1978. The 2022 lecturer will be author and illustrator Kadir Nelson! Learn more
The Summer Reading Program is not just for kids and teens, adults can join the fun as well! Explore great reads and participate in activities by obtaining participation badges and prizes along the way. Monday, June 6th to Saturday, July 30th. All adults are welcome to participate. Learn more
All ages are invited to this annual event for activities that celebrate the African American experience through arts and crafts, ethnic food and clothes while bringing together different components of the literary world. We look forward to sharing information about our upcoming 2022 Celebration when more details are known! Learn more
Enjoy an afternoon of inspiration and cultural entertainment at IndyPL's annaul Fall Fest and Slammin' Rhymes Challenge. The event includes a featured guest speaker, local performances, and readings by winners of the Slammin' Rhymes Challenge. Check our site in September and October to get an entry form for the Slammin' Rhymes XVI contest! Learn more