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Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, May 11, 2015
11:30 am - 3:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, May 7, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



How to Use the Keyboard & Mouse: Introduction to Computers
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 9, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 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.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 8, 2015
10:30 am - 12:30 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 PowerPoint 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
10:30 am - 12:30 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.



Microsoft Word 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
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.



Introduction to SAVI
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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 provides an overview to help participants decide whether they want to learn more about how to use SAVI.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 8, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, May 10, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 11, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Find Customers & Competitors Using the ReferenceUSA Database
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn the basics of using the ReferenceUSA database, which can help you create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people. ReferenceUSA is a directory of addresses and other information about more than 24 million U.S. businesses and 262 million U.S. consumers. This workshop will cover basic strategies for searching ReferenceUSA in order to find information about a competitor or sales leads. This Library database is at www.ilibrary.org.
This program will be held in the Computer Training Lab. Admittance is first-come, first-seated.



Email Basics @ Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, May 7, 2015
10:30 am - 12:30 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 are also required for this class to be held in the Computer Training Lab.



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.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 8, 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.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Introduction to Fundraising Planning
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 9, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults whose organizations have never developed a fundraising plan or calendar are invited to this overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. This seminar, presented by Roberta Jaggers and Bethany Warner of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, is best for those who already have established their nonprofit organizations. This program is made possible by a gift from The Emily Fund to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Seating is limited. Visit www.Eventbrite.com to register. Registration opens approximately two months prior to each workshop. This program will be held in the Riley Meeting Room.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Understanding Nonprofit Collaboration
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 9, 2015
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited how organizations can increase their prominence, improve efficiency and strengthen service delivery through collaborations. Presented by Anne-Marie Taylor, this seminar will describe the advantages, disadvantages, potential and pitfalls of collaborations that must be understood by all savvy nonprofit professionals. This seminar is best for those who already have established their nonprofit organizations. This program is made possible by a gift from The Emily Fund to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Seating is limited. Visit www.Eventbrite.com to register. Registration opens approximately two months prior to each workshop. This program will be held in the Riley Meeting Room.



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 8, 2015 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore the ocean with Mad Science of Indiana! They'll learn about how sand is made and make some of their own. They'll also discover animals that live in the sea, touch different shells, and "beach-comb" for shells to take home. This program is made possible by Lilly through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Lemonade Stand Recipes
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 11:00 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to get ready for Lemonade Day (May 16) by making and sampling lemonade recipes during this workshop by Gourmet Girlfriends. Participants can vote for the best recipe!
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, May 11, 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.



Anne Morgan's War: American Women Rebuilding France 1917 - 1924
Central Library (Central)
Friday, May 1, 2015 - Friday, May 29, 2015
During Library Hours

Age Level:
Category: Exhibit


Patrons are invited to view a special photographic exhibit showing American women volunteers who devoted themselves to relief work in France during and after World War I. Their dynamic leader was Anne Morgan, daughter of financier J.P. Morgan. This exhibit, to be presented in Central Library's South Display Hall, is sponsored by The Alliance Francaise of Indianapolis and the American Friends of Blerancourt.
An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Wednesday, May 6 from 6 - 8 p.m. The public is invited.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, May 11, 2015
2:30 pm - 6:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 7, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Minecrafternoons at College Avenue!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Minecrafters ages 10 to 15 are invited to play together on the Library's Minecraft server.



Wee Readers at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 13, 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.



Music Circle by Mrs. Ashley
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, May 11, 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.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:30 am

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


Toddlers 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.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 12, 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 Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 13, 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.



Computer Tips & Tricks: Computer Basics
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to learn basic computer skills such as using a mouse, opening applications, and saving and organizing files.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Lemonade Stand Recipes
Eagle Branch (West)
Monday, May 11, 2015 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to get ready for Lemonade Day (May 16) by making and sampling lemonade recipes during this workshop by Gourmet Girlfriends. Participants can vote for the best recipe!



Storytime Under the Sea
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for a story program with our fish friends in the Library's aquarium. There'll be books, digital experiences, crafts, early literacy activities and more. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation and Dr. Charles W. Brown.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, May 9, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, May 11, 2015
11:30 am - 3:30 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.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
2:30 pm - 6:30 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.



Author Spotlight: Dr. Mattie L. Solomon
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, May 11, 2015 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


The public is invited to participate in a discussion with author Dr. Mattie L. Solomon about her book, "What Did Your Parents Do to You?" The book contains different views on raising children.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, May 11, 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.



Develop and Design a Lemonade Stand
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 8 and older are invited to get ready for Lemonade Day (May 16) and design a scale model of a lemonade stand during this workshop with Next Great Architects. They'll learn about the art and craft behind architecture.



Flanner House Book Discussion
Flanner House Branch (North)
Monday, May 11, 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 Sacrifice" by Joyce Carol Oates.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, May 11, 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.



Homework Lounge at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, May 7, 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!



Homework Lounge at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 12, 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!



Develop and Design a Lemonade Stand
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 8 and older are invited to get ready for Lemonade Day (May 16) and design a scale model of a lemonade stand during this workshop with Next Great Architects. They'll learn about the art and craft behind architecture.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 12, 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.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 12, 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.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 13, 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.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 13, 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.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, May 7, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, May 9, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Seeker Computer Class: Email
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Job seekers are invited to learn how to create an email account and use it.



Beginning Computer Classes
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults, Seniors
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to a series of beginner-friendly computer classes that provide instruction, fun and plenty of time to practice. There will also be typing practice during classes.
In this class participants will learn about Internet basics. They'll do a basic Google search and look at how to move around on a web site.



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 6:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore the ocean with Mad Science of Indiana! They'll learn about how sand is made and make some of their own. They'll also discover animals that live in the sea, touch different shells, and "beach-comb" for shells to take home. This program is made possible by Lilly through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Reading Around the World with Yurtfolk!
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and families are invited to join Yurtfolk for an interactive hour of exploring music, stories and folk dance from around the globe. They'll sing in different languages and dance together as they learn about different cultures, literature and unique instruments. This program is made possible by gifts from the PNC Foundation and Friends of the Library to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 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)
Wednesday, May 13, 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.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 12, 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.



Computer & Internet Basics at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

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. Included will be hands-on exercises and take-home instruction sheets.
Participants may choose between the Tuesday or Thursday series of classes. Content is the same.



Author Sarah Dessen @ Glendale!
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 2:30 pm

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


Bestselling teen and young adult author Sarah Dessen will discuss her works and career. She is the author of twelve novels, including "Someone Like You," "Just Listen," "The Moon and More," and her most recent, "Saint Anything." Many of her works have been among the American Library Association’s “Best Fiction for Young Adults” selections, including her first novel in 1996, "That Summer." Her 2009 book, "Along for the Ride," earned a spot on the New York Times Bestseller list. The 2003 film, "How to Deal" starring Mandy Moore, was based on both "Someone Like You" and "That Summer." In 1999, "Someone Like You" was one of two winners of the School Library Best Book award, and the following year her book, "Keeping the Moon," was the sole winner. Book sales provided by Kids Ink and autographing will follow her presentation.



Prepare! College Prep Workshops: Summer Programs, Job Opportunities and Volunteer Service
Haughville Branch (West)
Monday, May 11, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Students in grades 9 - 12 and adults who need money for college are invited to learn about opportunities for summer employment and how to get involved in the community. This program is presented in partnership with the Indiana Latino Institute.



Job Seeker Resume Class at Haughville
Haughville Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to create a simple resume in Microsoft Word. There will be discussion on what should go into a resume with time to create, save, print and email the resume.



Art Monsters: Preschool Art Workshop
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, May 7, 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, 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 made possible by College Savings Bank through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Superhero Magic Show
InfoZone Branch (North)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children of all ages and families are invited to dive into the world of superheroes and super villains during this fast-moving magic show presented by Don Miller. Attendees can discover the world of comic books, graphic novels, and the lore of heroes from the past. Special thanks to Downtown Comics & Closet Space Toys.
Those attending this program will experience a mini-museum of amazing movie props, such as the Green Lantern's Power Battery and Spiderman's Mask, to name a couple.



Paws to Read at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, May 9, 2015
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Children who may be reluctant readers are invited to read to Marley, a trained therapy poodle. The activity can help young ones improve their reading skills and self-confidence.



eBook Tinker Station
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, May 9, 2015
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 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.



Family Sing-Along at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, May 11, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited for a sing-along of vintage folk and traditional songs.



Indy 500 Movie Nights at Irvington!
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 7:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Movie


Satisfy your need for speed during this series featuring historic Indianapolis 500 highlight films, some not shown in years. See the great cars and drivers in these films, typically 25-30 minutes in length, that present a time capsule of the month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The theme of this evening's films is "Bob Clidinst Tribute Night." Bob worked in the IMS Media Center from 1968-2013 and attended the race each year from 1946-2013. Bob's favorite races are represented by "The Crucible of Speed" (1946), "Speedway Sound Of The Sixties" (1960), and "Run Fast Run All Day" (1971).



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, May 7, 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 the ocean with Mad Science of Indiana! They'll learn about how sand is made and make some of their own. They'll also discover animals that live in the sea, touch different shells, and "beach-comb" for shells to take home. This program is made possible by Lilly through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, May 7, 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.



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 13, 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.



Smart Start Preschool Storytime
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, May 8, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 4 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and playtime.



Family Dance Party
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families and children of all ages are invited to shimmy, shake and dance up a storm to their favorite songs.



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 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.



Lemonade Stand Recipes
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 4:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to get ready for Lemonade Day (May 16) by making and sampling lemonade recipes during this workshop by Gourmet Girlfriends. Participants can vote for the best recipe!



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 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.



ABC's of Diabetes
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults with diabetes or pre-diabetes along with family members and friends are invited to this four-part series accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. It includes instruction on medications, nutrition, exercise, monitoring, complications and available community resources. Class members will participate in individual consultations with a registered dietitian, registered nurse and health educator. Register by calling 221-2094 or online at www.mchd.com/diabetes.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, May 7, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, May 10, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, May 11, 2015
10:30 am - 2:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
3:00 pm - 7:00 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Teen Game Day at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, May 7, 2015
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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


Teens are invited for an afternoon of board games, card games and video games with their friends.



Chess for Children
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

School-age children are invited as Colin Hargreaves from Cloud City Youth will teach the basics of chess. They'll learn how each piece moves and be able to play a game by the end of the session.



Paws to Read at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Children who are reluctant readers are invite to read to Emmy or Martha, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Sunday, May 10, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Lego Club
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, May 9, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Activity


Families and children ages 2 and older are invited to drop in any time to learn to play and play to learn by using Lego bricks. Lego and Duplo bricks will be provided. This program also will feature Technic kits for older kids!



eBook Tinker Station
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, May 9, 2015
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 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.



Reading Around the World with Yurtfolk!
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and families are invited to join Yurtfolk for an interactive hour of exploring music, stories and folk dance from around the globe. They'll sing in different languages and dance together as they learn about different cultures, literature and unique instruments. This program is made possible by gifts from the PNC Foundation and Friends of the Library to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, May 8, 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.



Reading Around the World with Yurtfolk!
Spades Park Branch (East)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Preschoolers and families are invited to join Yurtfolk for an interactive hour of exploring music, stories and folk dance from around the globe. They'll sing in different languages and dance together as they learn about different cultures, literature and unique instruments. This program is made possible by gifts from the PNC Foundation and Friends of the Library to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Pioneer Life in Indiana
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Adults, Families
Category: Author Visit


Adults, families and children of all ages are invited as Robert Hessong, author of "Ollie's Cabin in the Woods," will discuss various aspects of pioneer life in Indiana.



Warren Book Discussion
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program. Book lists with titles selected by group members are available at the Library. New members are always welcome.
The book to be discussed is "To Heaven and Back" by Mary Neal.



Family Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Families
Category: Story Time


School-age children and families are invited for stories around the world and your backyard that are sure to please.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers are invited to enter the land of enchantment and enjoy traditional fairy tales and exciting new stories. Watch out for Mother Goose! She just might make an appearance. An imaginative craft project will follow the storytelling.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 7, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, May 10, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, May 11, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Computer Basics at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Meet one-on-one with an instructor to learn beginning computer skills such as parts of the computer, mouse and keyboard skills, and opening and closing applications. Other topics may include getting on the Internet, accessing word processing software, and signing up for an email account. This class is for those with little or no previous computer experience.



eBook Tinker Station
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, May 10, 2015
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 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.



Wee Readers - Baby Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers with an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, May 7, 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.



Lemonade Stand Recipes
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 1:30 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to get ready for Lemonade Day (May 16) by making and sampling lemonade recipes during this workshop by Gourmet Girlfriends. Participants can vote for the best recipe!