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Cret Building at 100: An Exhibit
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Sunday, December 31, 2017
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


This special exhibit celebrates the architecture, people and stories of the Library’s Cret Building that played an integral part in defining the city’s character 100 years ago and remains vibrant and culturally significant today. Eighteen full-color, illustrative and interpretive panels designed by RLR of Indianapolis showcase over 50 images and artifacts from Central Library’s Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room. “The Cret Building at 100,” made possible by a generous grant from Katz, Sapper & Miller, will be on display around the balcony of the historic Simon Reading Room during regular Central Library hours.



A Photographic Celebration of Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - Sunday, December 31, 2017
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


Patrons are invited to view an exhibit of photos depicting the beauty of Central Library, focusing on its historic and modern elements and selected from entries in the recent Central Library photo contest held in celebration of the Library's 100th anniversary. Photographs were chosen by a panel of judges from the Riviera Camera Club. This project is made possible by the support of the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support was provided by Buckingham Companies and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. The exhibit is on display in Central Library's South Display Hall during regular Library hours.
An opening reception, free and open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, November 7 from 6 - 7 p.m. in Central Library's South Display Hall.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, December 17, 2017
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, interviewing skills, 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, December 17, 2017
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, interviewing skills, 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.



Free Code Camp Meet-Up
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, December 17, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


If you’ve been working through FreeCodeCamp.org’s free online lessons or want a reason to dive back into learning to code, drop in anytime for an informal meeting to get help or spend time hacking away at the Free Code Camp curriculum. This session, to be held in the Makerspace, is the perfect place for those who need help with challenges or projects, want to pair with someone, or just spend time building something. Those new to coding and want to become a camper can explore freecodecamp.org prior to attending. Coding instructors as well as experienced coders will be at the meet-up to lend a hand. Attendees will need to bring their own laptop or device.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, December 17, 2017
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, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, December 18, 2017
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, interviewing skills, 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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 18, 2017
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, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Meet & Play @ Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, December 18, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Young ones through age 4 with an adult are invited to the Library's community room to play together. Toys will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own. This is an opportunity for adults to get to know other caregivers who have young children.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, December 18, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers who are 2-years-old and an adult are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and crafts in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, December 18, 2017
10:30 am - 2:30 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, interviewing skills, 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.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, December 18, 2017 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, December 18, 2017
11:30 am - 3:30 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, interviewing skills, 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 @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, December 18, 2017
11:30 am - 3:30 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, interviewing skills, 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 the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, December 18, 2017
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, interviewing skills, 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.



12 Days of Winter
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 18, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals of all ages who need quick gifts for friends and family are invited for some holiday spirit by participating in crafts, gift wrapping, holiday music, and fun! This program will be led by Central Library staff and Jim Small Silk Scapes.
All programs will be held in the MakerSpace except the Wednesday wrapping sessions which will be held in the Riley Room.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, December 18, 2017
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, interviewing skills, 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.



How to Save With Digital Coupons
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 18, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Discover how to use a computer or your smartphone to save money with coupons found on the Internet. By the end of this class participants should be able to locate and “clip” digital coupons for local retailers, print coupons from websites, and find couponing apps for a smartphone. Attendees should already have their own email account before taking this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab. Experience using mouse, keyboard and Internet is required.



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Eagle Branch (West)
Monday, December 18, 2017 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to receive one-on-one help with questions or problems about using a computer or mobile device, including how to use apps, the Internet, email, and any Microsoft Office applications.



Family Puzzle Night
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, December 18, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to work on puzzles of all levels of difficulty for all ages.



Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 18, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to create presentations and standalone slideshows for work, school or personal use. By the end of this class you should be able to create slides with several different layouts and designs; insert and change text and pictures in a slide; create eye-catching transitions from slide to slide; play your slideshow, and save your work onto a flash drive. Before taking this class you should be comfortable using Microsoft Word. 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.



Adult and Family Coloring @ Eagle!
Eagle Branch (West)
Monday, December 18, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults and families are invited to drop in, relax and enjoy coloring. Colored pencils and templates will be provided, but participants can also bring their own materials.



Library Board of Trustees
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 18, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


The public is invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees and meet Board members. Call 275-4003 to confirm the time of the meeting.



Southport Evening Book Discussion
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, December 18, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this evening book discussion group.
The book to be discussed is "The Christmas Wedding" by James Patterson.



Evening Explorers: Storytime
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, December 18, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited for an evening of stories, songs and activities that explore the world around us.



Computer Basics at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 9:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to learn to surf the Internet, send email, create and attach documents, paste onto web sites and save to flash drives.
Please ring the bell at the south entrance for admittance.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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, interviewing skills, 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.



Lawrence Book Discussion
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 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 and rhymes to encourage their love for books and reading.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 36 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 Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages 2 through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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, interviewing skills, 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.



Holiday Card Craft
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


Families and children of all ages are invited to drop in anytime and join Miss Roberta to create beautiful holiday greeting cards from years gone by.



Computer Basics @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to learn about the simple components of using a computer, including the mouse and keyboard, along with basic skills required to search the Internet, send email, create and attach documents, and save to flash drives.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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, interviewing skills, 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 the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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, interviewing skills, 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 Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


School-age children who are 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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.



CS First Kickoff Event
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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


School-age children and teens who are interested in music, sports, game design, art, animation and a host of other topics are invited to participate in CS First, a curriculum provided by Google that teaches computer science skills using Scratch to help foster creativity. This kickoff event will focus on creating a Google doodle logo and exploring options for club activities in the upcoming year.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
East Washington Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources.
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in Spanish.



Android Smartphone & Table Open Lab
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to bring their Android device to this drop-in session and get help organizing pictures, downloading and deleting apps, backing up pictures and contacts online, using the touch screen effectively, and managing the device’s storage. Attendees should bring a fully charged Android phone or tablet to this session held in the Computer Training Lab.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 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.



Family Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to play Minecraft or board games and have fun while hanging out with friends and family.



Glendale Yarnslingers Fiber Group
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Join community fiber crafters to knit, crochet, embroider, quilt or sew in a social environment. The Glendale Branch also hosts "Knit2Help," during which the public is invited to make such items as hats and scarves for the homeless at Horizon House.



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Job Search Workshop at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 9:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Adults are invited to receive instruction on establishing an email account, preparing resumes and cover letters, registering at online job banks, applying for jobs online, and researching companies.
Please ring the bell at the south entrance for admittance.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 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 Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies from newborns to pre-walkers around 18 months old and an adult are invited for board books, bounces and playtime.



Two's and Three's Storytime
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 10:30 am

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


Children ages two and three years old and an adult are invited for a storytime with exciting books, songs, movement and crafts focusing on early literacy skills.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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, interviewing skills, 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.



Intermediate Computer Classes: Intermediate Facebook
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited for a second look at the computer. In this class, you can learn about Facebook settings, managing your timeline and fun ways to stay connected.



Introduction to Microsoft Excel at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to learn how to organize and analyze numbers and text in a spreadsheet. By the end of this class, participants should be able to create and format a spreadsheet; enter and edit data; and use basic formulas to add, subtract, multiply and divide figures in a row or column. This class requires experience in using Microsoft Word.



Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


If you already know the basics of PowerPoint, learn to enhance your presentations by inserting sounds, video clips, custom animation and scanned images. Participants are asked to bring pictures they wish to scan. Before taking this intermediate class you should already be comfortable using PowerPoint. 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.



12 Days of Winter
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals of all ages who need quick gifts for friends and family are invited for some holiday spirit by participating in crafts, gift wrapping, holiday music, and fun! This program will be led by Central Library staff and Jim Small Silk Scapes.
All programs will be held in the MakerSpace except the Wednesday wrapping sessions which will be held in the Riley Room.



How to Use the Keyboard & Mouse: Introduction to Computers
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults with little or no experience in using a computer are invited to the Computer Training Lab to learn to use the computer mouse and keyboard, a needed skill in order to use a computer and the Internet. By the end of this class you should be able to recognize the major parts of a personal computer; understand the meaning of key computer terms; use a mouse and the on-screen cursor to make the computer do what you want it to; understand the parts of the keyboard and how to use them to create, change and delete text, and how to use the Microsoft Windows 7 desktop and toolbars.



Paws to Read at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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 or Biscuit, registered therapy dogs who love 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 or Biscuit.



Irvington Fiberistas
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, December 21, 2017
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, interviewing skills, 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.



Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, December 21, 2017 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 and rhymes to encourage their love for books and reading.



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, December 21, 2017 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 Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, December 21, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, December 21, 2017 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.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, December 21, 2017 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!



Computers for Seniors
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, December 21, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Seniors
Category: Computers & Technology


Join other seniors for a demonstration and discussion of computer and Internet basics. We will also ask you what we should cover in new computer classes in the future. This class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, can be very helpful in guiding you toward other Library computer classes you may find useful.



I Like Myself: Preschool Art Workshop
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, December 21, 2017 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to celebrate the unique and wonderful YOU with a multimedia masterpiece led by the Art Lab. They'll listen to a story and create their own masterpiece.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, December 21, 2017
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, interviewing skills, 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)
Thursday, December 21, 2017
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, interviewing skills, 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, December 21, 2017
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, interviewing skills, 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.



Create Your Own Catapult
InfoZone Branch (North)
Thursday, December 21, 2017 1:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to use their math and engineering skills to create a working catapult out of materials such as cans, tape and marshmallows.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, December 21, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


Patrons are invited to learn how to select and use eReaders, as well as search and download materials from the Library's extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks and digital 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 Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Introduction to SAVI Databases of Central Indiana Statistics
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, December 21, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


SAVI (Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators -- www.savi.org) is a free online information system that helps you map, compare and store data about 2,000 Central Indiana communities. SAVI’s comprehensive, up-to-date statistics on housing, education, crime, and much more help businesses and organization create the charts, graphs, maps, and other results to make data-informed decisions. This introductory class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, provides an overview to help participants decide whether they want to learn more about how to use SAVI.



Minecraft @ Eagle!
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, December 21, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to drop in anytime between 2 - 4 p.m. to socialize, plan, build and create together on the Library's Minecraft server.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, December 21, 2017
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources.
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in English, Spanish or French.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, December 21, 2017
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.



Mini Computer Basics & Email Basics
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, December 21, 2017
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults who have little or no experience using a PC are invited to learn to use a mouse and keyboard and other components of a computer. In addition, those with experience using a mouse, keyboard and Internet navigation are invited to learn how to manage their email accounts, avoid spam, and send and receive messages.



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, December 21, 2017 10:30 pm

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.



Baby Bebop
InfoZone Branch (North)
Friday, December 22, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited to rock out during this music activity that will focus on tempo, beat, rhythm and dynamics. Each session will feature instruments, songs and a story.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, December 22, 2017 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.



Microsoft Access 2010 Basics Level II
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 22, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In Access Level I, we learned how to design tables from scratch, run queries and establish relationships between tables. In level II, learn to create customized forms and run detailed reports on your data. Please complete the Access Level I class before taking this class, to be held in Computer Training Lab.



I Like Myself: Preschool Art Workshop
Brightwood Branch (East)
Friday, December 22, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to celebrate the unique and wonderful YOU with a multimedia masterpiece led by the Art Lab. They'll listen to a story and create their own masterpiece.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Friday, December 22, 2017
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, interviewing skills, 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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 22, 2017
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, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Grinch Pajama Party
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, December 22, 2017 1:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Families
Category: Activity


Preschoolers, school-age children and their families are invited to watch the film, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and make a grinchy craft. Those attending are encouraged to wear their pajamas!



12 Days of Winter
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 22, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals of all ages who need quick gifts for friends and family are invited for some holiday spirit by participating in crafts, gift wrapping, holiday music, and fun! This program will be led by Central Library staff and Jim Small Silk Scapes.
All programs will be held in the MakerSpace except the Wednesday wrapping sessions which will be held in the Riley Room.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, December 23, 2017
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, interviewing skills, 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.



Author Maeve Laverty @ Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, December 23, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Author Visit


Adults are invited as author Maeve Laverty will sign and sell copies of her new picture book on toilet training, "The Poop Book."



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, December 23, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources.
Individuals can stop by to speak with someone in English, Spanish or French.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
East Washington Branch (South)
Saturday, December 23, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


New immigrants to Indianapolis are invited to interact with Natural Helpers from the Immigrant Welcome Center who can help them connect with local resources, including Library resources.
Stop by to speak with someone in Spanish.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, December 23, 2017
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, interviewing skills, 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.



Gmail Basics
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, December 23, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to manage your email account, send files and keep your inbox free of spam email. By the end of this class you should be able to send and receive email notes, add files such as photos to your emails, open and save a file attached to an email sent to you, delete large numbers of unwanted emails, and keep spam email from appearing in your inbox. Arrive 30 minutes early for help creating a new email account. This class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, requires experience using the mouse, keyboard and Internet.