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Flava Fresh! Art Exhibition
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - Saturday, January 19, 2019
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View the diverse and exciting works of over 55 local and regional artists, and cast your vote for the fan favorites! This annual juried exhibition of contemporary art is presented by local artist D. Del Reverda-Jennings.



Tools of the Trade: A Letterpress Collection Exhibit
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 1, 2018 - Thursday, January 31, 2019
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


Visit the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room for an exhibit on letterpress "tools of the trade." The collection by printmaker and collector Dave Peat from "Pressing On: The Letterpress Film" includes specimen books, small toy presses, and Indianapolis printing artifacts dating to the 1800s. This program is made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities and by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



International Violin Competition of Indianapolis: Juried Exhibition of Student Art
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, January 3, 2019 - Saturday, January 26, 2019
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View the art works of students from throughout Indiana in grades 1 through 12 who were chosen as the Grand Award Winners in the 2018 Juried Exhibition of Student Art (JESA), one of the state's most far-reaching multi-disciplinary art projects, organized by the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Works are on display during regular Central Library hours in the South Display Hall.



Naturalization Ceremony
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10:00 am

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


The entire community is invited to attend this naturalization ceremony in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium as individuals will take the Oath of Allegiance to become naturalized citizens of the United States.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories and preschool activities.



Baby Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 with an adult are invited for an active class featuring stories, songs and rhymes that focus on early literacy skills. This program will be followed by playtime with age appropriate toys and sensory activities.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others. Adult participation is required.



Storytime Train @ Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers 2 and 3 years old and an adult are invited for stories, songs, movement, crafts and STEAM activities.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 11:15 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories and preschool activities.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



A Plethora of Computer Classes: Cloud Storage
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to this beginner-friendly class that will describe "The Cloud," a network of servers that provide either an online service or storage to access data. The class will provide instruction with lots of time to practice.



eBook Tinker Station
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


Learn how to read, watch and listen on a PC, tablet or phone, as well as search and download materials from the Library's extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows and music. Patrons can drop in anytime during this two-hour visit by the Library's traveling eBook Tinker Station, which is staffed by an eReader expert who can answer questions about the equipment and collection. The Station provides reliable and unbiased information about this growing technology. The Tinker Helpline is also available to call for answers to your questions at 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Microsoft Word 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


If you are comfortable using Microsoft Word, learn to use some of its more advanced features. By the end of this class you should be able to create and change columns; transform plain text into bullet points; add basic graphics to a document page, and use shortcuts to make documents more functional and attractive. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is necessary for this class. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Haughville Branch (West)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Paws to Read at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to Abbey, a registered therapy dogs who loves to listen to stories! This activity can help improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence. Participants can sign up for a 15-minute reading session with Abbey.



Irvington Fiberistas
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to bring their supplies to work on an existing knitting or stitching project or start something new.



3D Printing @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


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 will be held in the Makerspace.



King at 90: Letter From Birmingham Jail
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17), Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Adults and teens are invited to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King., Jr. In this program, Dr. King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" will be read. This widely published defense of nonviolent resistance to racism became a critical text for the American Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Terri Jett, Associate Professor of Political Science at Butler University, will lead a conversation about the letter's continued relevance.



Gmail Basics at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, January 17, 2019
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults with an active, existing Gmail account are invited to learn how to open, send, forward and reply to emails, as well as send and download attachments. Participants also will learn to print an intact email message, search for emails, learn about Gmail folders and move emails to different folders.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, January 17, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, January 17, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited to listen, clap, bounce and learn.



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and play time.



Preschool Storytime at Michigan Road
Michigan Road Branch (North)
Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts.



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies and an adult are invited for stories, music and movement activities.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 with an adult are invited for an active class featuring stories, songs and rhymes that focus on early literacy skills. This program will be followed by playtime with age appropriate toys and sensory activities.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others. Adult participation is required.



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, song and dance, and STEM activities intended to build a love for reading and learning.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers ages 18 months - 3 years and an adult are invited for simple stories, songs, playtime, and bubbles!



Baby & Toddler Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, January 17, 2019 11:00 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited to listen to stories, sing, clap and stomp their way to reading readiness! Playtime will follow the storytime. Caregivers also will learn easy American Sign Language words to use at home.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, January 17, 2019
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, January 17, 2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Homeschool Adventures
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Homeschooled children ages 6 - 12 are invited for activities designed to entertain and educate as a supplement to their homeschool curricula. Parent educators are encouraged to attend and collaborate as Miss Karen and Miss Kasey will present activities for ages 6 - 12.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, January 17, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


Learn how to read, watch and listen on a PC, tablet or phone, as well as search and download materials from the Library's extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows and music. Patrons can drop in anytime during this two-hour visit by the Library's traveling eBook Tinker Station, which is staffed by an eReader expert who can answer questions about the equipment and collection. The Station provides reliable and unbiased information about this growing technology. The Tinker Helpline is also available to call for answers to your questions at 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Atrium.



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, January 17, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, resume development and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Keeping Warm With Soups: Cooking Workshop
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, January 17, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited for a cultural food workshop to learn how to make soups and stews from around the world. Attendees will be able to cook a big pot of one of their favorites for family and friends. This two-hour workshop presented by the Marion County Public Health Department will include live demonstrations, food tasting and a lecture.



Cutting the Cable Cord: Free to Stream
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, January 17, 2019
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults looking for cheaper alternatives to pricey cable and satellite television packages are invited to learn about the pros, cons and costs of streaming platforms such as Amazon, Hulu and Netflix. Attendees will also learn about streaming media offered by the Library, including Kanopy, Hoopla and OverDrive, which are free to Library cardholders. This class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, requires experience using the keyboard, mouse and the Internet.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, January 17, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Go Strategy Game Club
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, January 17, 2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17), Adults
Category: Activity


School-age children, teens and adults are invited to learn how to play this 4,000-year-old strategy game. Join GO! ISI student John April for demonstrations and tutorials.



That Peace Open Mic
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, January 17, 2019 7:30 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17), Adults
Category: Activity


Visit the Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) at Central Library for an event where commUNITY is celebrated and the ART of expression is centered. It will provide opportunities for poets, vocalists, comedians, dancers, musicians and MCs of all genres to perform, network and share in GOOD INNERGY. A different artist is featured each month. The event is hosted by the CBLC and produced by local singer and spoken word artist Mariah Ivey.
Those wishing to participate are encouraged to arrive early to sign the open mic list.



Baby Storytime @ Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:30 pm

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and sing-alongs with Miss Shelby and her ukulele.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, January 18, 2019 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 4 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, coloring and writing exercises, or a simple craft.



Job Center at the Library
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, January 18, 2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Cloud Computing Using Microsoft OneDrive and Office Online
Central Library (Central)
Friday, January 18, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Microsoft OneDrive and Office Online are free and accessible from any device with an Internet connection. Learn about the free online versions of Microsoft Office applications. During this overview class you will see how to: create, edit, and share files in Web-based Microsoft Word and Excel; upload and download files, and create your own OneDrive account. Before taking this class, you must be experienced in using the mouse, keyboard, and Internet. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Indy Library Store Booksale: Friends Night
Library Services Center (Central)
Friday, January 18, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Booksale


Friends of the Library are invited to buy new and used materials at discounted prices. Proceeds support Library programs and services through The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Friends memberships may be purchased in the lobby.



Indy Library Store Booksale
Library Services Center (Central)
Saturday, January 19, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Booksale


You can buy new and used books and other items at discount prices. Proceeds support library programs and services through The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, January 19, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Knit a Yarn Fiber Art Club @ Lawrence!
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, January 19, 2019
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Knitters of all skill levels and ages are invited to this monthly fiber art club.



Paws to Read at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, January 19, 2019 11:00 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence. Registration is not required but preferred by calling the branch.



SnowTime Storytime
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, January 19, 2019 11:00 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Children ages 2 - 6 are invited to marvel in the frozen precipitation called SNOW with Professor Watermelon. They'll enjoy fun stories, puppets, songs and dances while learning that snowflakes, like our thumbprints, are uniquely designed.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, January 19, 2019
11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Computer Club in the Makerspace on the 1st Floor
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, January 19, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn about computer hardware by actually disassembling and reassembling a PC. Participants will also learn to install the Linux Ubuntu operating system. Bring your ideas for learning experiences we can do in the club in the future.



Monthly Make-It @ Irvington!
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, January 19, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17), Adults
Category: Activity


Everyone ages 8 and older is invited to explore concepts in science, engineering, math and art, and to develop their maker skills with different hands-on projects each month.
During this program, kids ages 8 - 18 are invited to join the Purdue Polytechnic Robotics Team to learn about their robot competitions while building their own device with moving parts.



Vinyl Appreciation Society for Teens
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, January 19, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17)
Category: Activity


Teens ages 14 - 18 are invited to play and listen to vinyl records on a stereo in a group setting. They can bring their own records for others to listen to, discover new music and listen to some classics. All audio equipment will be provided.



Magic the Gathering
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, January 19, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17)
Category: Activity


Teens are invited to drop in to play the collectible trading card game, Magic the Gathering. Staff will be on hand to teach new players.



Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, January 20, 2019
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, January 20, 2019
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, January 20, 2019
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Classical Concerts at Central
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Start Building a Free Website with Wix
Central Library (Central)
Monday, January 21, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn the first steps in using the Wix program’s free drag-and-drop editor and templates for creating a customized website. No coding knowledge is required! This class covers basic website creation and the manipulation of basic web page elements such as text, images, and links. Before taking this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, you must be experienced in using the mouse, the keyboard, and the Internet.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers 18 - 36 months and an adult are invited to listen, clap, move and learn.



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and play time.



SnowTime Storytime
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Children ages 2 - 6 are invited to marvel in the frozen precipitation called SNOW with Professor Watermelon. They'll enjoy fun stories, puppets, songs and dances while learning that snowflakes, like our thumbprints, are uniquely designed.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Story Time


Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Michigan Road
Michigan Road Branch (North)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for an active class featuring stories, songs and rhymes that focus on early literacy skills and school preparedness. This program will be followed by age appropriate learning activities.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 2 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays. An arts and craft time will follow the storytime.



Cloud Computing Using Google Drive
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Google Drive is free and accessible from any device with an Internet connection. Learn to use Google’s free suite of products for creating, editing, and sharing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and other types of files. By the end of this class, you should know how to edit and share documents and set up workgroup collaboration on Google Docs files, install browser extensions onto the Google Chrome Web browser, and use Google Drive to store personal files online. Before taking this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, you must be experienced using a mouse and keyboard and be able to get into your own Google Gmail account. If you do not have a gmail.com account, please arrive 30 minutes early to get help creating one.



Preschool Storytime @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for crafts, sensory building, literacy skills, science and technology exercises and more.



Toddler Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Story Time


Young ones ages 2 - 5 with an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Family Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:15 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families and children of all ages are invited to listen, move, jump and dance with Miss Kasey. Scarves and rhythm instruments will be provided for added fun.



Homeschool Explorers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Homeschool families are invited to learn about Library resources and discovery skills while participating in fun theme-based activities. Most activities are geared for ages 6 and up, but younger siblings are welcome and will have something to explore.



Keeping Warm With Soups: Cooking Workshop
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited for a cultural food workshop to learn how to make soups and stews from around the world. Attendees will be able to cook a big pot of one of their favorites for family and friends. This two-hour workshop presented by the Marion County Public Health Department will include live demonstrations, food tasting and a lecture.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Job Center at the Library
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 6:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Beginning or reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Let's Color!
Michigan Road Branch (North)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited for a relaxing evening of coloring, mingling and fun.