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The History of the Indianapolis 500 Book Signing
Bookmamas, 9 Johnson Avenue
Friday, May 27, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Author Visit


As part of Indiana's Bicentennial Legacy Project, author Lew Freedman will host book sales and a signing for his new book, "The Indianapolis 500: A Century of High Speed Racing."



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, May 26, 2016
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 the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, May 26, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to organize and analyze numbers and text in a spreadsheet format. By the end of this class you should be able to create and format a spreadsheet; enter and edit data; and use basic formulas to add, subtract, multiply and divide any number of figures in a horizontal row or vertical column. 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.



Microsoft Word 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 27, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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 made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Cloud Computing Using Microsoft OneDrive and Office Online
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to use the online versions of Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Word and Excel. By the end of this class you should be able to create, edit and share files in Web-based Microsoft Word and Excel; use the basic email functions of Outlook.com, and, if desired, create your own Outlook.com account. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Email Basics @ Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 27, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to manage your email account, send files, and keep your inbox free of spam and other unwanted emails. By the end of this class you should be able to: send and receive email notes; add files such as a photo to your emails; open and save a file attached to an email sent to you; delete large numbers of unwanted emails, keep spam email from appearing in your inbox. Before taking this class you must already be able to get into your existing email account. If you do not have an email account that you can get into, plan to arrive at class 30 minutes before the start time to get help setting up a new email account. Experience using the mouse, the keyboard and the Internet is also required for this class to be held in the Computer Training Lab.
This class will focus on all other types of email accounts.



The Indiana History Club: How We All Save History
Central Library (Central)
Friday, February 5, 2016 - Saturday, December 31, 2016
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


Patrons are invited to view a special exhibit in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room that highlights how Indiana's history has been recorded and disseminated through various types of media and the creators behind them. The exhibit will include examples of personal items, such as photographs, letters and media and how those have been preserved. It also highlights the role of such institutions as the Indiana State Library, Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Archives.



The Edge Project: Giving the Homeless a Face and Voice
Central Library (Central)
Friday, April 29, 2016 - Saturday, June 4, 2016
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View a unique photo exhibit by local photographers James Eickman, Rhonda Clark, Sophie Doell and Mike Richart as part of The Edge Project, an initiative to give homeless persons a face and a voice. The exhibit captures the images of people living on the streets and in encampments. The subjects share their stories that accompany many of the images.
This exhibit can be viewed during regular Central Library hours in the South Display Hall and Simon Room.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 26, 2016
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 the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 26, 2016 10:30 am

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


Toddlers and preschoolers through age 5 and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using a variety of activities such as rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 10:30 am

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


Toddlers and preschoolers through age 5 and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using a variety of activities such as rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others.



Minecraft Club @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 26, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


Minecrafters ages 8 - 17 are invited to socialize, plan, build and create together on the Library's Minecraft server.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 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 Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 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.



Teen Gaming @ Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Thursday, May 26, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


Teens are invited to challenge their friends and test their skills with the Wii, Xbox, card games and board games.



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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 Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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 Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, May 26, 2016 10:30 am

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.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, May 30, 2016
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 through June 2016.



Storytime Under the Sea @ East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Library's fish friends for stories, crafts, music and more. The Library's aquarium is made possible by Charles Brown.



East 38th Street Shared Reading Group
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Friday, May 27, 2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Petrakopoulos, 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.



Healthy Meals Workshops
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Join Ava Bush, Family Nutrition Advisor with the Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program at Purdue University, for this series of free programs on healthy eating that will include free food demonstrations.
The topic of this program will be "How to Make My Plate Mine." Learn about variety, moderation and balance with food groups and receive a measuring cup/spoon.



Mobile Summer Food Servings
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


From June 1 through July 29, Mondays through Fridays between 12 noon and 12:30 p.m., young people ages 18 and under are invited for summer meals at no cost during this offering sponsored by the Indiana Department of Education.



Mini Computer Basics & Email Basics
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, May 26, 2016
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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, May 26, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to the Library to do their homework. They can do their homework first and then have the rest of the evening for fun!



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to the Library to do their homework. They can do their homework first and then have the rest of the evening for fun!



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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 the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime on the Magic Quilt
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers under the age of 6 and an adult are invited to jump on the Garfield Park Branch's Magic Story Quilt for stories, songs and finger plays.



First & Fourth Wednesday Friendly Computer Classes
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to beginner-friending computer classes that will feature some instruction with lots of time to practice. These classes are for fun, and a little learning!
The theme of this program is "Date Night." Learn how to find movie times, buy tickets and look up movie reviews. Learn also how to find restaurants and restaurant reviews.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, May 26, 2016 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 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.



Irvington Fiberistas
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, May 27, 2016 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 @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 26, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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 Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 26, 2016 10:30 am

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


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, May 26, 2016 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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 the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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 Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Trains, Planes, Boats and Hot Air Balloons: Preschool Workshop
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, May 26, 2016 10:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers who love things that go are invited to join Express Kids for music, activities and fun centered around transportation. Space is limited. Registration is required. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Hauntings of Indiana Talk: Dr. Helene Elise Hermine Knabe
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the Library's Adult Summer Reading Program whose theme celebrates Indiana's bicentennial, adults are invited to an examination of the life and horrendous death of one of the most influential women of the early 1900s presented by Michael and Nicole Kobrowski of Unseenpress.com Inc. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 26, 2016 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. (Please note that space may be limited due to branch renovations from February to October 2016. During these months, please call the branch to register. If a storytime is cancelled due to space issues, we will update our Facebook page at Facebook.com/WarrenBranchLibrary and Twitter at @WarrenIndyPl. You may also call the branch to confirm the storytime schedule.)



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 26, 2016
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 Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.