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Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, September 10, 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 Knowledge Services, the Hoover Family Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Art for Cool Cats: Workshop Inspired by Pete the Cat
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for a groovy workshop presented by The Art Lab inspired by this favorite laid back feline. Children will listen to a story and create their own multi-media projects. This program 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, September 5, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 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 Word 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to write letters, resumes, papers, and other documents. By the end of this class, you should be able to: create, edit, save, and open a document; change formatting and appearance; check spelling and grammar, and print files. Before taking this class you should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Microsoft classes are 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.



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Básicas) Navegando en Internet
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 5, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Obtenga acceso a las noticias y a la información necesaria mediante el uso del internet, aprenda las funciones, y los sitios de web más conocidos. Aprenda a utilizar mapas en internet para llegar a diferentes lugares.
Esta clase está patrocinado por La Fundación de Robert y Toni Bader, Fifth Third Bank y Amigos de la Biblioteca a través de regalos a La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Básicas) Creando Cuentas de Correo Electrónico
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Aprenda a crear su cuenta de correo electrónico, como enviar, recibir y almacenar sus mansajes y las direcciones de las personas que envían un correo electrónico, ya sea para comunicarse con su familia y amigos o para solicitar un trabajo.
Esta clase está patrocinado por La Fundación de Robert y Toni Bader, Fifth Third Bank y Amigos de la Biblioteca a través de regalos a La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



Cloud Computing Using Microsoft OneDrive and Office Online
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, September 10, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 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)
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 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.



Women of a New Tribe
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, August 8, 2015 - Sunday, September 27, 2015
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View this nationally-touring photography exhibit that celebrates the spiritual and physical beauty of black women who come from all walks and stages of life. Created by noted North Carolina photographer Jerry Taliaferro, the exhibit is comprised of dramatic black and white portraits of American black women, including 11 strong and courageous black women of Indianapolis who were nominated and selected for their roles as mothers, daughters, artists, professionals and community activists. Individually and collectively they tell the story of how their families and our community have changed because of them.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, September 10, 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 Knowledge Services, the Hoover Family Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Wee Readers at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 9, 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.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, September 10, 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.



One on One Computer Help at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults wishing to learn the basics of computer use and Internet searching are invited to register for a 45-minute one-on-one session with a computer instructor. Sessions can be scheduled any day Monday through Friday throughout 2015.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 8, 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.



Sing Along with Miss Bobbie
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschool children and their families are invited to join Miss Bobbie for a live, interactive music experience during which they'll dance, sing, laugh and have fun together. This program is made possible by PNC through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Teen Gaming @ Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Thursday, September 10, 2015
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.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 8, 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 Knowledge Services, the Hoover Family Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 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 Knowledge Services, the Hoover Family Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Computer Tips & Tricks: E-Mail Basics
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, September 10, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to learn the basics of using email, including managing your account, sending and receiving emails, organizing contacts, and sending and opening attachments.



Storytime Under the Sea
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 8, 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 Charles W. Brown.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, September 5, 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)
Tuesday, September 8, 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.



Introduction to Microsoft Word at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, September 10, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to this introduction to word processing skills. Learn to create, edit, format, save and print documents, along with tips and hints. This is offered in Microsoft Office 2010. Computer classes are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 8, 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 through June 2016.



One on One Computer Help @ East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, September 10, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to bring questions or problems relating to using a computer, including applications such as Word or Excel, along with using email or the Internet. One-on-one help will be provided.



Homework Lounge at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
5:00 pm - 6:00 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. Those who attend can get a prize from the treasure chest for completing their homework.



Homework Lounge at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, September 10, 2015
5:00 pm - 6:00 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. Those who attend can get a prize from the treasure chest for completing their homework.



Be a Junior Firefighter
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 10:15 am

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


Toddlers and preschoolers ages 18 months - 6 years old are invited to hear a firefighter story and get tips on fire safety from special guests with the Indianapolis Fire Department. There'll also be an opportunity for grown-ups to take their child's picture next to the fire truck.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, September 10, 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, September 5, 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 Knowledge Services, the Hoover Family Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 8, 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 Knowledge Services, the Hoover Family Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Intermediate Computer Classes: Intermediate Internet
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Thursday, September 10, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited for a second look at the computer. In this class, you can learn about URLs, tabs and other strange markings on the screen.



Beginning Computer Classes: Keyboard, Mouse and Microsoft Word
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited for a first look at the workings of a computer. In this class, you'll learn how to click, scroll and understand some of those strange keys on the keyboard. The class also will look at the basics of setting up a word document in Word.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, September 10, 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, September 9, 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, September 8, 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.



Jungle Jams: Preschool Rhythm Class
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, September 10, 2015 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers under the age of 6 and an adult are invited to get ready to move to the beat of their favorite jungle animals. Bongo Boy Music Center will bring animals to life by introducing basic rhythms and life skills, along with moving to the groove! This program is made possible by PNC through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Art for Cool Cats: Workshop Inspired by Pete the Cat
InfoZone Branch (North)
Saturday, September 5, 2015 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for a groovy workshop presented by The Art Lab inspired by this favorite laid back feline. Children will listen to a story and create their own multi-media projects. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Writing Your Life
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, September 5, 2015
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Adults are invited to find the voice that sets them on the writer's path and to tell their own stories during this introduction to the memoir presented by the Writers Center of Indiana. This program is presented in coordination with the Indy Author Fair at Central Library.



Irvington Book Discussion
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, September 10, 2015 1:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "The Hoosier School-Boy" by Edward Eggleston.



Bicycle Clinic
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 5:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals of all ages are invited for a hands-on opportunity to learn about bicycle maintenance, riding safety tips and how to find an affordable bike to meet one's needs. Youth can learn how to Earn-a-Bike through a unique program focusing on bicycling maintenance at Freewheelin' Community Bikes. Those of all skill and ability levels are encouraged to attend.



Little Farmer's Market: Healthy Eating Class for Preschoolers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, September 10, 2015 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for a fun workshop with the Marion County Health Department to learn why fruits and vegetables are so fabulous! There'll be games, stories, and even a little snacking! This workshop includes food. All activities are peanut free. Contact your IndyPL branch with any allergy concerns. This program is made possible by Don Woodley through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Creatures of the Night: Preschool Animal Program
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, September 5, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to join Silly Safaris to explore the lore surrounding nighttime animals and learn about how they survive in the dark. This program is made possible by Lilly through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



ABC's of Diabetes
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, September 10, 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.



eBook Tinker Station
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 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.



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, September 10, 2015
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, September 10, 2015 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, September 9, 2015 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, September 8, 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, September 9, 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.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, September 10, 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.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, September 10, 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)
Tuesday, September 8, 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 Knowledge Services, the Hoover Family Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Open Game Night at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends and have fun while exploring the engaging world of board, card and dice games. Games include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world.



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



One-on-One Computer Assistance @ Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to get personalized help with computer questions or learn something new.



Knitting for a Need
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - Sunday, November 1, 2015
During Library Hours

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


Knitters and crocheters are invited to use their craft to help those in need. Create a scarf, hat, mittens or gloves to be donated to Horizon House, the only full-service day center serving the homeless in Indianapolis. If you already know how to create, stop by the Library's Information Desk to get a ball of yarn to make something for the cause. Homemade items will be accepted until November 1.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Paws to Read at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 8, 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 a registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! This activity can help improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence. Participants can sign up for a 15-minute reading session.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 9, 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, September 10, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 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 Knowledge Services, the Hoover Family Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 8, 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 Knowledge Services, the Hoover Family Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Family Game Day
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, September 5, 2015
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


School-age children, teens and families are invited drop in any time to make new friends while playing board games or solving puzzles. Games and puzzles will be provided.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Baby Music Class
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Babies up to age 2 and an adult are invited for an interactive musical program with Bongo Boy Music Center. This program will include the use of musical instruments, action songs and movement, and will require the participation of the caregiver. This program is made possible by PNC through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, September 10, 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, September 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 Knowledge Services, the Hoover Family Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Computer Basics at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, September 10, 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.



Wee Readers - Baby Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 8, 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, September 10, 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 to listen to stories, sing, clap and stomp their way to reading readiness!



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, September 5, 2015 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to Gracie or Dandy, Golden Doodles. This activity can help young ones improve their reading skills and self-confidence. Participants may sign-up for a 10-minute reading session with Gracie or Dandy.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 2 - 5 and an adult are invited for fun stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays. Every other week they can enjoy a fun craft to take home.



Previous Events


TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 4, 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.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 4, 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.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, September 4, 2015 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.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, September 4, 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.