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Spades Park Book Discussion
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Americanah: A Novel" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.



Beatlemania @ the Library - The Beatles' Alter Ego: Sgt. Pepper
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Since its release in 1967, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" has been regarded as the single greatest rock album and one of the first rock concept albums. Join Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz as he explores the landmark album track by track, with the goal of explaining the stories behind the songs and illustrating how the music was developed.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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


Registration Required

School-age children are invited to improve their reading skills and boost confidence by reading to a trained therapy dog. Sessions last about 10 minutes.
For the exact starting time, visit the Glendale Branch on Facebook or call 275-4410.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Internet Basics
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to find out how the Internet works and what it can and canít do. Learn key vocabulary, how to use links, read Internet addresses and save your favorite websites. Learn the most effective way to formulate an Internet search to get the best results. Youíll also find out that thereís much more to Google than meets the eye. Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard before taking this class.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Beginning Computer Classes
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
1:30 pm - 3:30 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.
During this class participants will learn about the keyboard and mouse. They'll learn how to click, how to scroll, and what to do with some of those strange keys on the keyboard.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
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.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 with an adult are invited for an active class featuring stories, songs and rhymes that focus on early literacy skills. This program will be followed by playtime with age appropriate toys and sensory activities.



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Wee Readers at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities geared just for them.



Spades Park Poetry Program!
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited for an evening of poetry readings, both classical and contemporary, followed by a discussion of the works. Please contact the branch for this month's scheduled poetry readings and topics of discussion.



Beatlemania @ the Library - A Hard Day's Night: The Music & the Movie
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Join Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz for a look at the only Beatles album to exclusively feature Lennon/McCartney songs. "A Hard Day's Night" is both the product of Beatlemania and the beginning of its end. Krerowicz will analyze the album and film, citing musical and historical precedents and illustrating their development through excerpts from interviews with band members and clips of discarded takes.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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


Registration Required

School-age children are invited to improve their reading skills and boost confidence by reading to a trained therapy dog. Sessions last about 10 minutes.
For the exact starting time, visit the Glendale Branch on Facebook or call 275-4410.



Homework Lounge at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 receive a prize from the treasure chest.



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Introduction to Foundation Directory Online Professional-Workshop for Nonprofits
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Those representing nonprofit organizations are invited to learn to use the Foundation Directory Online Professional database to identify potential funding resources, such as grants from private foundations, corporations and public charities. The workshop will cover basic strategies for searching the database.
Admittance to this program, held in the Computer Training Lab, is first-come, first-seated. Capacity is 12 seats.



eBook Tinker Station
InfoZone Branch (North)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Family Storytime
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:30 am

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


Babies up to age 1 and an adult are invited for bounces, songs, tickles, books and rhymes. Participants will read, sing and have a good time making new friends!



Sunrise to Sunset: Let's Be Healthy
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 are invited to get cooking with Gourmet Girlfriends! During this free workshop, young ones will learn about healthy choices and create their own edible treats for breakfast or bedtime snacks. Note for parents: Since this is a cooking program, if a child has allergy concerns, please contact a participating branch for a list of ingredients. This program is peanut free.



Wee Readers - Baby Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
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
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



eBook Tinker Station
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Share Your Thoughts With Mayor's Liaison Charles Ingram
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


Individuals ages 18 and older are invited to speak with Charles Ingram, who serves as a communications link between citizens and city government. Learn what the city is doing in the neighborhood and share your thoughts on city services.



Library Board of Trustees
Glendale Branch (North)
Monday, August 25, 2014 6:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


The public is invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees and meet Board members. Call 275-4003 to confirm the time of the meeting.



Southport Evening Book Discussion
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, August 25, 2014 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this evening book discussion group.
The book to be discussed is "Valley of the Dolls" by Jacqueline Susanne.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, August 25, 2014
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



eBook Tinker Station
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, August 25, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



eBook Tinker Station
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Monday, August 25, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, August 25, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, August 25, 2014
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, August 25, 2014
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, August 25, 2014 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.



Toddler Tales at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, August 25, 2014 10:30 am

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


Toddlers who are 2-years-old and an adult are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and crafts in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, August 25, 2014
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 25, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, August 25, 2014
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 December 30.



Beatlemania @ the Library - The Beatles: Band of the Sixties
Glendale Branch (North)
Sunday, August 24, 2014
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Explore the music of the Beatles during this presentation by Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz. This lecture will cover the entirety of the 1960's, from the band's seminal visits to Hamburg, through the Beatlemania years, and concluding with "Abbey Road." The lecture will be supplemented with audio clips and interviews.



Classical Concerts at Central
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, August 24, 2014 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Adults and families are invited to experience the dynamic world of chamber music with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.



eBook Tinker Station
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, August 24, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



eBook Tinker Station
Southport Branch (South)
Sunday, August 24, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



eBook Tinker Station
Glendale Branch (North)
Sunday, August 24, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Portal Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group
Glendale Branch (North)
Sunday, August 24, 2014 1:00 pm

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


Adults and teens are invited to this monthly book discussion group that focuses on science fiction and fantasy themes rather than book titles. There is a topic posted for each month. Come prepared to discuss your favorite titles related to that topic. See the Library's Portal Facebook page for a list of 2013 themes and other information.
The topic for this month's meeting is "Global." This relates to fiction and science fiction.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Sunday, August 24, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, August 24, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, August 24, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, August 24, 2014
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Paws to Read at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, August 23, 2014
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Publisher Basics Using Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, August 23, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


With Microsoft Publisher users can produce professional looking materials such as brochures, flyers and newsletters. In this beginning class adults are invited to learn the basics while creating a personalized greeting card. Bring a favorite photograph to scan and insert in your card. Previous experience using MS Word is necessary. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



eBook Tinker Station
Eagle Branch (West)
Saturday, August 23, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



eBook Tinker Station
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, August 23, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Detectives & Spies: U.S. Army Intel Operations in Indy During the Civil War
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, August 23, 2014 2:00 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17), Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Join Stephen Towne, Associate University Archivist at IUPUI, whose soon-to-be published book is "Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War." He will discuss how Indianapolis was a central hub for Union Army intelligence operations. The U.S. Army responded to growing unrest in the Midwest during the Civil War by creating detective bureaus to collect intelligence on organizations that impeded the Union war effort. This program is presented by IndyPL and the Marion County Historical Society.
This program will be held in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor of Central Library.



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, August 23, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Sunrise to Sunset: Let's Be Healthy
College Avenue Branch (North)
Saturday, August 23, 2014 12:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 are invited to get cooking with Gourmet Girlfriends! During this free workshop, young ones will learn about healthy choices and create their own edible treats for breakfast or bedtime snacks. Note for parents: Since this is a cooking program, if a child has allergy concerns, please contact a participating branch for a list of ingredients. This program is peanut free.



Intermediate Excel with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, August 23, 2014
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults who are already comfortable with creating and formatting a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel are invited to this intermediate class. Topics include relative and absolute cell references, 3D formulas, headers and footers, inserting graphics, and creating graphs. Beginners are asked to complete the Excel Basics class first. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Building Blocks for Starting a 501(c)(3)
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, August 23, 2014
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults seeking to establish a new nonprofit organization are invited to learn the characteristics of effective non-profits and assess whether yours is ready for foundation fundraising. This workshop, presented by Rebecca Kirby, walks you through the steps of defining your mission, obtaining incorporation and nonprofit status, and building an effective board.
This workshop will be held in the Clowes Auditorium at Central Library.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, August 23, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Community Shred Day Summer Series
College Avenue Branch (North)
Saturday, August 23, 2014
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals are invited to bring their sensitive documents for shredding during this event sponsored by Total Shred Solutions and the Library. Accepted items include all paper products, such as junk mail, photos, checks and papers that have personal information or credit card information. There's no need to remove staples, paper clips, plastic covers or small folder prongs. The charge is $5 per box, with a limit of five boxes. Extra large boxes may be charged more.



Youth Summer Art Exhibit Sale
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Friday, August 22, 2014
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


Individuals of all ages are invited to this public presentation of art created by youth who participated in a series of summer workshops led by noted local artist Tony Radford. The works of art will be on sale during this event.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 22, 2014
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Getting Connected With Facebook
Central Library (Central)
Friday, August 22, 2014
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Thinking about setting up a Facebook page? Or just want to know what it is all about? Attend this introductory class to learn the basics of how to use Facebook. Topics will include friending, liking, posting and other icons. You must have an active e-mail account to set up a Facebook page.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Smart Start for Preschoolers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, August 22, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, coloring and writing activities or a simple craft.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, August 22, 2014
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.



#Stand4Peace: James Pate's Kin Killin' Kin Art Exhibit
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - Sunday, September 28, 2014
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


As part of the Library's #Stand4Peace initiative, patrons are invited to view a powerful and thought-provoking exhibit of images by visual artist James Pate that reflect the concern for the epidemic of youth violence in the African-American community. The images are a visual call-to-action to find solutions to youth and gun violence and were created in hopes of engaging youth and the community to dialogue about alternatives and solutions toward negative behavior.
This exhibit, presented by the Library's African-American History Committee, is on display in the South Gallery during regular Central Library hours.



Wild Times: 3D Printed Rocks
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View 3D printed rocks from the Pacific Crest Trail created by 3D Parts Manufacturing and sent by artist Susan Robb on her five-month journey along the 2,650-mile trail. Merging new media and social engagement, Robb offers her body and work as a conduit between gallery and wilderness, public and trail, form and formless, and as a way to cultivate the wild terrain that resides in us all. This activity is presented by Big Car and the Library.
This exhibit, held in the Learning Curve, can be viewed during regular Central Library hours.



Bringing Back Curb Appeal: Historic Districts of Center Township
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


Visit the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor of Central Library to view an exhibit that focuses on the historic districts found in Center Township in Indianapolis. These include The Old North Side, St. Joseph, Chatham Arch and Massachusetts Avenue, Cottage Home, Lockerbie, Fountain Square, Fletcher Place, Woodruff Place, The Wholesale District, Lockerfield Gardens, Monument Circle, and Herron-Morton. The exhibit highlights the landmarks, prominent citizens and architectural features of each district.
This exhibit is open to the public during regular Central Library hours.



Previous Events


Nothing to Envy: Pop-Up Discussion and Workshop
Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road
Thursday, August 21, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


As part of the Library's Adult Summer Reading Program lineup of activities, adults are invited to read and discuss the non-fiction book, "Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea" by Barbara Demick. Following the discussion, attendees can participate in a writing activity led by the Indiana Writers Center and browse the IMA's vast Asian Collection.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, August 21, 2014
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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


Registration Required

School-age children are invited to improve their reading skills and boost confidence by reading to a trained therapy dog. Sessions last about 10 minutes.
For the exact starting time, visit the Glendale Branch on Facebook or call 275-4410.



Homework Lounge at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, August 21, 2014
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 receive a prize from the treasure chest.



Teen Game Day at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, August 21, 2014
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.
Best Buy will sponsor this first Game Day program.



Intermediate Word with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 21, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



eBook Tinker Station
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, August 21, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 21, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Introduction to Microsoft Excel at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, August 21, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



ABC's of Diabetes
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, August 21, 2014
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 will a registered dietitian, registered nurse and health educator. Register by calling 221-2094 or online at www.mchd.com/diabetes.



Job Seeker Resume Class
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Thursday, August 21, 2014
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Job seekers are invited to use Microsoft Word to create a simple resume.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, August 21, 2014
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, August 21, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, August 21, 2014 11:00 am

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


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



eBook Tinker Station
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, August 21, 2014
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Preschool Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, August 21, 2014 10:30 am

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


Stories comes alive for preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult in this informal setting in the Library's Story Theatre.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, August 21, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Stories on the Lawn
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, August 21, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Story Time


Children of all ages and parents are invited to bring a blanket and enjoy listening to stories from around the world on the library's lawn. If it rains, the program will move indoors.



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, August 21, 2014 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.



Computer Basics at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, August 21, 2014 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 using the library catalog, getting on the Internet, and signing up for an email account.
This class is for those with little or no previous computer experience.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, August 21, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, August 21, 2014
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 2010. Learn how to create a workbook and worksheet, how to enter and sort data, and other basic tasks. The class includes instructions, hands-on exercises and teaching notes. Participants may choose between the Tuesday and Thursday series of classes. Content is the same.