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One City, Many Voices: Ethnic Communities in Indianapolis
Central Library (Central)
Friday, January 2, 2015 - Thursday, December 31, 2015
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View an educational exhibit in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room that highlights the various ethnic groups that have made Indianapolis what it is today. From the Irish and Germans to the more recent immigrants, the city has a rich diverse background. The exhibit features the vast array of materials housed in the ISCR collection that reflect this background.



Meet the Artists XXVII
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - Saturday, March 28, 2015
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View the works of prominent local African-American artists during this exhibit presented by the Library's African-American History Committee. The exhibit will feature works in a variety of artistic mediums throughout Central Library and can be viewed during regular Library hours. A special First Friday event will be held on March 7 from 6 - 9 p.m. during which the public can attend artist demonstrations and enjoy music and refreshments. Meet the Artists XXVII is made possible by the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, January 29, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



The Techie Is In: Peer-to-Peer Computer Assistance
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, January 29, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


Individuals of all ages are invited to receive reliable one-on-one help from the resident computer lab assistant. Questions about Web browsing, tablets, PDF printing, email, OverDrive, and applications such as Word and Excel are welcome. Bring in the new gizmo you received during the holiday season - the techie is in!



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:15 am

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


Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and flannel board activities just right for babies.



Preschool Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, song & dance and rhymes to delight the entire family and prepare little ones for a lifelong love of reading.



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:30 am

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


Babies and an adult are invited for stories, music and fingerplays.



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:30 am

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


Toddlers from 1 - 3 years old and an adult are invited for simple stories, songs and playtime.



Toddler Tales at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:30 am

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


Toddlers ages 1 - 2 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities geared just for them.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, January 29, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 2 years old and an adult are invited for stories, popular rhymes, fingerplays and songs.



eBook Tinker Station
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, January 29, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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 275-4500. This service is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Indy Library Store Booksale
Library Services Center (Central)
Thursday, January 29, 2015
12:00 pm - 7:00 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
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, January 29, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, January 29, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Intermediate Word with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, January 29, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


If you are comfortable using Microsoft 2010 Word but would like to learn more about the program's bells and whistles, you are invited to learn to use columns, bullets, basic graphics and shortcuts to make documents more functional and attractive. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is necessary for this class, which is held in the Computer Training Lab. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, January 29, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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 275-4500. This service is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Introduction to Microsoft Excel at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, January 29, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to an introduction to this spreadsheet program that will show how to create, edit and save spreadsheets; how to use formulas and print; along with helpful tips and hints. This program, offered in Microsoft Office 2010, requires completion of the Microsoft Word class or equivalent PC experience. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Bedtime Math's Crazy 8's After-School Math Club!
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, January 29, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children in grades 3 - 5 are invited to get fired up about math during this series in which they'll build things, run and jump, make music and make a mess! They'll do mischief-making activities such as Glow-in-the-Dark Geometry, Bouncy Dice and Toilet Paper Olympics. They'll take home some cool gadgets, too. Participants register to attend all eight sessions. Club size is limited to 20 individuals.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, January 30, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Saak, who was trained by The Reader Organisation, will read excerpts from the book, but group members may volunteer to do so. The reading is interspersed with discussion. Refreshments will be served.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, January 30, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



Indy Library Store Booksale: 1/2 Price Day
Library Services Center (Central)
Friday, January 30, 2015
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Booksale


The public is invited to buy new and used books and other items at half off the Booksale's already-discounted prices. Proceeds support library programs and services through The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, January 30, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free class 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Indy Library Store Booksale: $7 Bag Day
Library Services Center (Central)
Saturday, January 31, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Booksale


The public is invited to purchase a bag of new and used books and other items for just $7. Proceeds support library programs and services through The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, January 31, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
InfoZone Branch (North)
Saturday, January 31, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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 275-4500. This service is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, January 31, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, January 31, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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 275-4500. This service is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, January 31, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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 275-4500. This service is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Decatur Branch (West)
Saturday, January 31, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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 275-4500. This service is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Magic Workshop
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, January 31, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Families with children of all ages are invited as Don Miller of FamilyTime Entertainment will help them learn magic tricks!



Broadway Chess Club @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Saturday, January 31, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals of all ages and skill levels are invited to be a part of this weekly chess club gathering.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, February 1, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Sunday, February 1, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, February 1, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, February 1, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free class 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Glendale Branch (North)
Sunday, February 1, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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 275-4500. This service is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Wayne Branch (West)
Sunday, February 1, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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 275-4500. This service is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, February 2, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free class 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 also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, February 2, 2015
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to register for free GED/TASC classes which continue each Monday through Thursday until June 30.
This program is sponsored by Washington Township Adult Education.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, February 2, 2015 10:30 am

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


Babies 12 - 23 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre. It's a great way to introduce little ones to a lifelong love of reading.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, February 2, 2015
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Music Circle by Mrs. Ashley
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, February 2, 2015 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 and an adult are invited to a music and movement program with early learning concepts embedded into a fast-paced, interactive format.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, February 2, 2015 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
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, February 2, 2015
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, February 2, 2015
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Healthcare Navigators @ the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, February 2, 2015
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals wishing to enroll for health care under the Affordable Care Act are invited to receive further assistance from trained health care navigators with SRA International or Healthnet. Drop in anytime during the session to receive one-on-one assistance.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, February 2, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, February 2, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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 275-4500. This service is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Healthcare Navigators @ the Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, February 2, 2015
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals wishing to enroll for health care under the Affordable Care Act are invited to receive further assistance from trained health care navigators with SRA International or Healthnet. Drop in anytime during the session to receive one-on-one assistance.



What Would Jane Austen Read Book Club
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, February 2, 2015 1:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults who are interested in 18th and 19th century literature and the writers who influenced Jane Austen are invited for this monthly book discussion group.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, February 2, 2015
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, February 2, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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 275-4500. This service is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, February 2, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Franklin Road Book Discussion
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, February 2, 2015 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "The First Phone Call From Heaven" by Mitch Albom.



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, February 2, 2015 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Nothing Daunted: The Unprecedented Education of Two Society Girls in the West" by Dorothy Wickenden.



Family Story Celebrations at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, February 2, 2015 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited to explore stories with crafts, songs and activities.



Cooking Chats
Glendale Branch (North)
Monday, February 2, 2015 6:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Adults and teens are invited for this monthly discussion program where cooking and cookbooks, favorite websites, cooking shows, recipes and techniques will be discussed. Check out one of the featured cookbooks, try some recipes and bring a sample to share.
This month's topic is "Food and Memories." Featured books are "The Crabby Cook" by Jessica Harper; "One Dish at a Time" by Valerie Bertenelli; and "Hometown Harvest" by the Gooseberry Patch seasonal collection.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:15 am

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


Toddlers 18 - 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and flannel board activities just right for toddlers.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 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, February 3, 2015 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, February 3, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for fun stories, songs and fingerplays. During the 1st and 3rd programs each month, they'll also create a craft.



Born to Read at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:30 am

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


Babies from birth until they become mobile and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities. Siblings are welcome to attend and bring a bear or doll to be their "baby."



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Baby Music Class
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Babies up to age 2 and an adult are invited for an interactive program with music, action songs and movement. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums will be used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The goal of the program is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community. The program requires the participation of the caregiver. No older siblings, please.



Art Monsters: Preschool Art Workshop
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. They'll listen to a favorite monster story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons. This program is sponsored by CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan.



Healthcare Navigators @ the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals wishing to enroll for health care under the Affordable Care Act are invited to receive further assistance from trained health care navigators with SRA International or Healthnet. Drop in anytime during the session to receive one-on-one assistance.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



The Techie Is In: Peer-to-Peer Computer Assistance
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


Individuals of all ages are invited to receive reliable one-on-one help from the resident computer lab assistant. Questions about Web browsing, tablets, PDF printing, email, OverDrive, and applications such as Word and Excel are welcome. Bring in the new gizmo you received during the holiday season - the techie is in!



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 1:15 pm

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
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Homework Lounge at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
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. Once completed, children can spend the rest of the session doing fun stuff!



Healthcare Navigators @ the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals wishing to enroll for health care under the Affordable Care Act are invited to receive further assistance from trained health care navigators with SRA International or Healthnet. Drop in anytime during the session to receive one-on-one assistance.



Organize and Protect Your Computer
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to examine the directory file system used by computers in order to store and retrieve personal information, as well as learn how to protect their computers from hacking, viruses and malware. Topics covered include Windows Explorer, Shortcut Keys, Disc Defragmenter, Task Manager and basic protection software for your computer. Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard before taking this class. This class is for Windows 7 users, though it can be helpful for Windows 8.1 users.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Central Library Book Discussion
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program held in Central Library's Goodrich Hauk Meeting Room.
The book to be discussed is "Master of the Mountain" by Henry Wiencek.



Previous Events


Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 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 Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 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)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 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)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 10:30 am

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


Toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 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.



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 10:30 am

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


Babies ages up to 1 year and an adult are invited for board books, bounces and playtime.



Wee Readers at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for old-fashioned stories, songs and movement activities combined with technology such as eBooks, Pleo the dinosaur, and digital cameras.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 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
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Healthcare Navigators @ the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals wishing to enroll for health care under the Affordable Care Act are invited to receive further assistance from trained health care navigators with SRA International or Healthnet. Drop in anytime during the session to receive one-on-one assistance.



Administrative Action Information Sessions
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who believe they may qualify for one of the recently announced immigration benefits are invited to have questions answered by two immigration attorneys, at least one of which will be Spanish-speaking. The session is for informational purposes only. The attorneys will not provide individual legal assistance. This program is presented by the Immigrant Welcome Center, the Indiana Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Catholic Charities Indianapolis Immigration Services, and La Plaza.



Access Basics with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn about this flexible data management system that can store and track large quantities of data. This introductory class describes how to create a blank database, a table, and queries. If you're overwhelmed by using a paper filing system, text documents or a spreadsheet to track critical information, an Access database might be the solution. Previous experience using Microsoft Excel is a prerequisite for this class. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Spades Park Book Discussion
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "The Buddha in the Attic" by Julie Otsuka.