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Spring Cooking Workshops: Freezer to Slow Cooker
Abbey Apartments, 4012 Mann Road
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Learn to plan ahead, use your freezer and have meals ready to go right into the crock pot for a whole month! A presenter from the Marion County Health Department will demonstrate a method for preparing stress-free, ready-to-go meals in a snap. The program will include live demonstrations and food tastings.



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 5:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, March 30, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, April 3, 2017
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, April 3, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



How to Use the Keyboard & Mouse: Introduction to Computers
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Central Library Book Discussion
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program held in Central Library's Goodrich-Houk Meeting Room.
The book to be discussed is "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, April 1, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, April 3, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, March 31, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, April 2, 2017
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.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, March 31, 2017 11:00 am

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


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



Cloud Computing Using Microsoft OneDrive and Office Online
Central Library (Central)
Friday, March 31, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Microsoft OneDrive and Office Online are free and accessible from any device with an Internet connection. Learn about the free online versions of Microsoft Office applications. During this overview class you will see how to: create, edit, and share files in Web-based Microsoft Word and Excel; upload and download files, and create your own OneDrive account. Before taking this class, you must be experienced in using the mouse, keyboard, and Internet. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The program’s core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Introduction to Fundraising Planning
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Those who have already established their nonprofit organization are invited to learn the process of creating a successful fundraising plan and calendar. This program is presented by staff from The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation and is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. To register, visit eventbrite.com.



Start Building a Free Website with Wix
Central Library (Central)
Monday, April 3, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn the first steps in using the Wix program’s free drag-and-drop editor and templates for creating a customized website. No coding knowledge is required! This class covers basic website creation and the manipulation of basic web page elements such as text, images, and links. Before taking this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, you must be experienced in using the mouse, the keyboard, and the Internet.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Managing Effective Nonprofit Boards
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, April 1, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Those who have already established their nonprofit organization are invited to learn best practices, tips and tools for several elements of the successful board. This program is presented by Pam Blevins Hinkle and is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. To register, visit eventbrite.com.



2017 Photography Workshop Series
Central Library (Central)
Monday, April 3, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Those who are point-and-shoot photographers looking to improve their skills or are interested in creating better images with smartphone are invited to learn camera and composition basics from expert photographers from the Riviera Camera Club.
The topic of this program is "Photography Software Overview." Experienced photographers will give an overview of photography software encompassing Lightroom, Photoshop, CaptureOne, NIK, Topaz, Photomatix, McPhun, and HDR.



Reach Out and ReadIN!
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Activity


In partnership with Reach Out and Read Indiana, families and children of all ages are invited for a celebration of language and learning throughout the Learning Curve. Beginning at 10 a.m., guest celebrities will read stories aloud to children. Families and individuals can read books to win prizes. Every book read will help build the home library of an at-risk preschooler. The day also will feature Grammy-nominated artist José-Luis Orozco (11 a.m.) who will present a family concert in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium. The first 150 children in attendance at the concert will receive a free CD by the storytelling musician. There will be strolling magic, Crouching Tigers classes, a Tribute to Dr. Seuss magic show, face painting, arts and crafts, and appearances by Clifford the Big Red Dog. Reach Out and Read is a non-profit organization that supports medical providers who give books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud at well-child exams.
This program is co-sponsored by WFYI, American Graduate, the Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Reach Out and Read, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Create a Blog Using the Free WordPress.com Service
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn the basics of creating a maintaining your own blog on WordPress.com. By the end of this workshop, you will have: created a WordPress.com account; created a blog post; learned how to select a graphical “theme” for your blog; learned to add images, and published an About Page with a photo. Before participating in this workshop, you much be able to get into your own existing email account and feel comfortable using the mouse, keyboard, email, and the Internet. Bring to class any digital photos that you want to add to your blog. Arrive early if you want help scanning photos. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



The Unleavened Bread Café: Twenty Years of Living Water
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited to a reading by the women in the Unleavened Bread Café writing workshop. Books will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the Unleavened Bread Café.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Hidden Gems
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


On the IndyPL website you can learn a foreign language, explore a new hobby, stream music, learn yoga and more. Come explore what you’ve been missing on IndyPL’s website! Participants will get an overview of many hidden gems and instructions on how to access them. Participants should be familiar with website navigation and comfortable using a computer, keyboard and mouse. This program will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Gmail Basics
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, April 3, 2017
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others. Adult participation is required.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Teens & Tweens Breakout Challenge
Eagle Branch (West)
Friday, March 31, 2017 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens and tweens in grades 6 - 12 are invited to find hidden clues, solve puzzles and discover keys and combinations. They'll have 60 minutes to test their skills and solve the mystery before time runs out!



Computer Basics at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, April 3, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to learn about computer use, including popular computer terminology, computer components and how to use a mouse and keyboard. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, April 3, 2017
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, April 1, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, April 3, 2017
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 2017.



College Scholarship & Financial Aid Series
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, April 3, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens and adults are invited as Shay Spivey-May, BSW & MSW and author of "Prepare for College: Senior Year Checklist" and "Where to Find FREE Money for College," will share proven tips and techniques for receiving scholarships and free financial aid. This series is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The topic of this program is "How to Submit a Winning Scholarship Application."



Mini Computer Basics & Email Basics
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, March 30, 2017
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to visit the Talley Story Theatre for stories read by a community of readers for fun, laughs and a good time.



iCivics Adult Book Club
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Registration Required

Adults are invited to discuss the book, "Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession and the President's War Powers" by James F. Simon. The clashes between President Lincoln and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney over slavery, secession and the president's constitutional war powers went to the heart of Lincoln's presidency. Lincoln and Taney's bitter disagreements began with Taney's Dred Scott opinion in 1857, when the chief justice declared that the Constitution did not grant the black man any rights that the white man was bound to honor. This program, sponsored by Northeast Corridor Quality of Life, will be led by branch manager Shanika Heyward and Robert Wall, Director of We the People.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
East Washington Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


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



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
East Washington Branch (South)
Saturday, April 1, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


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



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Flanner House Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The program’s core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, April 3, 2017 11:00 am

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


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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, March 30, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Evening Play Date Preschool Storytime
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes followed by playtime.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Saturday, April 1, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Franklin Road Book Discussion
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, April 3, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Kimberlins Go to War" by Mark Murphy. The author will be in attendance to join in the discussion.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 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, April 4, 2017 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, April 5, 2017 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, April 5, 2017 11:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories and preschool activities.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime on the Magic Quilt
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited to take a trip on the Magic Quilt for stories, songs and rhymes that promote early literacy skills.



First Wednesday Friendly Computer Classes
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Beginning computer users are invited to learn about a variety of computer-related topics. Each class will offer some instruction with lots of time to practice.
The topic of this class is "Freegal." Freegal is a downloadable music service from the Library. All you need is your Library card number and a PIN number to access three million songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists.



Adjunte archivos y Fotos en su Correo Electrónico
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Aprenda a enviar en su correo electrónico archivos, música, fotos, imágenes y videos grabados con el teléfono. Comprima estos archivos para que no le ocupe mucha memoria. Aprenda a elimina un archivo adjunto y a descargan los datos adjuntos de un correo electrónico recibido. Para registrarse, llame al 317-344-9921.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies.



Tuesday Night Readers
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Registration Required

Adults are invited to this monthly discussion of both fiction and non-fiction titles.
The book to be discussed is "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow.



Planting Your Garden
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, April 1, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


Individuals of all ages are invited as Tyler Gough from Indy Urban Acres will share tips on preparing seeds and soil for spring planting.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Haughville Branch (West)
Friday, March 31, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
Haughville Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



English Conversation Circle
Haughville Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



Foil Art Class for Kids!
InfoZone Branch (North)
Saturday, April 1, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Irvington Fiberistas
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to bring their supplies to work on an existing knitting or stitching project or start something new.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, April 3, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The program’s core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, March 31, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 4 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, coloring and writing exercises, or a simple craft.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 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, April 5, 2017 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.



English Conversation Circle
Nora Branch (North)
Monday, April 3, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



Prepárate! College Prep Workshops: Scholarships
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 6:30 pm

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


Students in grades 9 - 12 and adults who wish to attend college or pursue opportunities in other technical fields are invited as experts discuss college scholarship opportunities in Indiana. This program is presented in partnership with the Indiana Latino Institute.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, April 1, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, April 3, 2017
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, April 2, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 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.



Computer Help @ Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to an open computer lab to receive one-on-one help with computers and mobile devices. Questions about ebooks, email, Microsoft Office applications and more are encouraged.



Spring Cooking Workshops: Cooking With Heart
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, April 3, 2017 1:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Learn how smart food choices can help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke without requiring a special diet or one that's difficult to prepare. Join the Marion County Health Department for delicious, simple and quick tips for cooking for a healthy heart. The program will include live demonstrations, food tastings and a lecture.



Beginning Sewing at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, April 1, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Adults and teens are invited to learn basic machine sewing by making a pillowcase and zippered tote bag. Machines and supplies for the pillowcase will be provided, but participants will need to bring other tools. A list will be supplied upon registration. Space is limited.



Immigrant Welcome Center Mobile Branch
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, April 1, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


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



English Conversation Circle
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



Machine Sewing for Beginners
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Adults and teens ages 14 and older are invited to learn the basics of sewing by making a pillowcase and a tote bag with a zippered pocket. A limited number of sewing machines will be available for student use, or you may bring your own. Supplies for the pillowcase will be provided. However, students must bring basic sewing tools and tote bag materials. A supply list will be provided upon registration. This four-week series of classes is free, but space is limited.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 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.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, April 3, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, March 30, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Family Game Day at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, April 1, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families and children of all ages are invited to drop in any time to make new friends while playing board games or solving puzzles. Games and puzzles will be provided.



Tot Art at Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 and adult are invited for a process art program. They can stick around after the art activity for socialization and playtime. Come dressed for a mess!



English Conversation Circle
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults who wish to practice and improve their English speaking skills in a safe and welcoming place are invited to this free session.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Spades Park Branch (East)
Saturday, April 1, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, March 30, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, April 2, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, April 3, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Duct Tape Craft Class
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, April 1, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, April 3, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter" by Kate Clifford Larson.



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, April 1, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.



Evening Explorers: Storytime
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, April 3, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


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



Healthy Snacking Preschool Workshop
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for some tasty fun as they learn about healthy snacking options.



Previous Events


Preschool Storytime & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join children's librarians for stories and fun activities.



Microsoft Word 2010 Basics at Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, March 30, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

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, to be held in the upstairs Computer Training room, you should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, March 30, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


Patrons are invited to learn how to select and use eReaders, as well as search and download materials from the Library's extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks and digital music. Patrons can drop in anytime during this two-hour visit by the Library's traveling eBook Tinker Station, which is staffed by an eReader expert who can answer questions about the equipment and collection. The Station provides reliable and unbiased information about this growing technology. The Tinker Helpline is also available to call for answers to your questions at 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Atrium.



Cloud Computing Using Google Drive
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, March 30, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Google Drive is free and accessible from any device with an Internet connection. Learn to use Google’s free suite of products for creating, editing, and sharing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and other types of files. By the end of this class, you should know how to edit and share documents and set up workgroup collaboration on Google Docs files, install browser extensions onto the Google Chrome Web browser, and use Google Drive to store personal files online. Before taking this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, you must be experienced using a mouse and keyboard and be able to get into your own Google Gmail account. If you do not have a gmail.com account, please arrive 30 minutes early to get help creating one.



Microsoft Access 2010 Basics Level II
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, March 30, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, March 30, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Decatur Branch (West)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



Minecraft @ Eagle!
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, March 30, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


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



Foil Art Class for Kids!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to use a variety of materials to create their own work of art. They'll then add a frame to finish it off! Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants.



Duct Tape Craft Class
East Washington Branch (South)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 1:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:15 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 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.



Spring Cooking Workshops: Freezer to Slow Cooker
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Learn to plan ahead, use your freezer and have meals ready to go right into the crock pot for a whole month! A presenter from the Marion County Health Department will demonstrate a method for preparing stress-free, ready-to-go meals in a snap. The program will include live demonstrations and food tastings.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
InfoZone Branch (North)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, song and dance, and STEM activities intended to build a love for reading and learning.



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, March 30, 2017
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, March 30, 2017 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 Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 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.



Spring Cooking Workshops: Cooking With Superfoods
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Learn about superfoods that contain antioxidants and natural chemicals that are good for the brain and immune health. The Marion County Health Department will describe how to include these powerhouse foods in an everyday diet and how to cook and store them to preserve their superfood nutrients. This program will include live demonstrations and food tastings.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 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.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 11:00 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited to listen to stories, sing, clap and stomp their way to reading readiness! Playtime will follow the storytime.