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Adult Summer Reading Program Book Discussion
Red Key Tavern, 5170 N. College Avenue
Thursday, August 4, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


As part of the Library's Adult Summer Reading Program, adult readers are invited to this discussion led by experts from the Indiana Writers Center featuring books with an Indiana theme in celebration of the state's bicentennial. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The book to be discussed is "Slaughterhouse-Five" by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.



Mini Computer Basics & Email Basics
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, August 4, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, August 4, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


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



Teen Game Day at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, August 4, 2016
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.



Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 4, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


If you already know the basics of PowerPoint, learn to enhance your presentations by inserting sounds, video clips, custom animation and scanned images. Participants are asked to bring pictures they wish to scan. Before taking this intermediate class you should already be comfortable using PowerPoint. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 4, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


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



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, August 4, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Beginning Computer Classes at Haughville
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, August 4, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to a series of classes that provide a first look at the computer. There will also be typing practice during classes.
The topic for this program will be "Keyboard and Mouse." Attendees will learn how to click, how to scroll, and what to do with those strange keys on the keyboard.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, August 4, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, August 4, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:30 am

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


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



Let's Connect: Facebook and You
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, August 4, 2016
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn the basics of setting up your Facebook page and sharing information and pictures with Facebook friends. By the end of this class, you should be able to find and make friends; post your own comments and pictures; like and share other peopleís posts, and know how to use various Facebook icons. Before taking this class you must be able to get into your own, existing e-mail account, such as Gmail, Mail.com, Outlook.com or Yahoo.com. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, August 4, 2016 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 at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, August 4, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Irvington Fiberistas
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


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



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


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



First Wednesday Friendly Computer Classes
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
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 program is "Beginning Excel." Learn to create and format a spreadsheet, enter and edit data, and use a basic formula. Before taking this class, participants should be comfortable using Microsoft Word.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Healthy Meals Workshops
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Join Ava Bush, Family Nutrition Advisor with the Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program at Purdue University, for this series of free programs on healthy eating that will include free food demonstrations.
The topic of this program will be "Planning and Preparing Family Meals." Learn the health benefits of eating at home more often and receive a cook book.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime on the Magic Quilt
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 10:30 am

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


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



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 10:30 am

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


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



Music, Movement and Storytelling
InfoZone Branch (North)
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to explore how music and dancing can go together. This program also will show how storytelling comes to life with creative body poses relating to nature and animals accented by live music.



Central Library Book Discussion
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 6:30 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 Great Fire" by Shirley Hazzard.



Evening Play Date Preschool Storytime
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 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.



Adult Summer Reading Program Book Discussion
White River State Park, The Children's Maze, 801 W. Washington Street
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


As part of the Library's Adult Summer Reading Program, adult readers are invited to this discussion led by experts from the Indiana Writers Center featuring books with an Indiana theme in celebration of the state's bicentennial. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The book to be discussed is "Fire in the Water" by James Alexander Thom.



Getting Started on Building a Free Website with Wix
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn the first steps in using the Wix programís 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


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



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 10:30 am

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


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



Storytime Under the Sea @ East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 10:30 am

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


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



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Coloring Book Day @ Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 During Library Hours

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


Visit the Pike Branch throughout the day to relax and let your creativity flow with crayons, pencils and coloring pages!



Franklin Road Book Discussion
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, August 1, 2016 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "In This House of Brede" by Rumer Godden.



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, August 1, 2016 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Circling the Sun" by Paula McLain.



Young Women's Empowerment Series
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, August 1, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Women who are seeking to make a difference with their lives are invited to participate in a book club to empower, inspire and promote self-esteem.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 1, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Teen Gaming @ Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Monday, August 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


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



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, August 1, 2016
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Computer Basics at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, August 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 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.



Internet Basics at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, August 1, 2016
1:15 pm - 2:00 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.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, August 1, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, August 1, 2016
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 Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation 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, August 1, 2016
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.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, August 1, 2016 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.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, August 1, 2016 10:30 am

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


Babies 8 - 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre. It's a great way to introduce little ones to a lifelong love of reading.



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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, August 1, 2016
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.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, August 1, 2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to register for free GED/TASC classes which continue each Monday through Thursday through June 2017.



2016 Hometown Roots Concert Series
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, July 31, 2016 2:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited to this popular Library series that features artists from the Central Indiana area. This series, held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will feature a performance by The Fourth Wall Ensemble, a hybrid arts ensemble. A favorite at Fringe theatre festivals, The Fourth Wall won the 2014 Savvy Musician in Action chamber music competition. Its members have attended The Eastman School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Ohio University, Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, and the Boston Conservatory.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, July 31, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Author Talk with Indiana Poet Laureate Shari Wagner
Nora Branch (North)
Sunday, July 31, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Author Visit


As part of the Library's Adult Summer Reading Program whose theme celebrates Indiana's bicentennial, adults are invited as Indiana's Poet Laureate Shari Wagner will conduct a poetry reading and discuss nature's and history's connections to poetry. This program 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, July 31, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, July 31, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Organize and Protect Your Computer
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, July 30, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to manage your computer files, improve computer performance, and protect your computer from unwanted files and software. By the end of this class you should be able to copy, move, and delete files; change or remove unwanted computer programs, and use Windows Explorer, Disc Cleanup, Disc Defragmenter, Task Manager, Add/Remove Programs, and System Configuration in Microsoft Windows 7. Before taking this class you should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Adult Summer Reading Program Book Discussion
Bookmamas, 9 Johnson Avenue
Saturday, July 30, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


As part of the Library's Adult Summer Reading Program, adult readers are invited to this discussion led by experts from the Indiana Writers Center featuring books with an Indiana theme in celebration of the state's bicentennial. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The book to be discussed is "Indianapolis Jazz: The Masters, Legends and Legacy of Indiana Avenue" by David Leander Williams.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, July 30, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



3D Maker Stage Event
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, July 30, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Young people ages 10 - 16 are invited to bring their creativity and imagination to produce a scene or character inspired by summer reading. Maker coaches will guide them through the process of transforming a sketch or illustration into a 3D model or prototype, such as an action figure, puppet, accessory or stop-motion animation stage.



Summer Showtime: Pan
Brightwood Branch (East)
Saturday, July 30, 2016 11:00 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Movie


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Pan" (PG).



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, July 30, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Harry Potter Birthday Bash
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, July 30, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Celebrate the script release of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II," as well as Harry Potter's 36th birthday! There will be games, prizes, a Harry Potter movie marathon, photo booth and a 2 p.m. performance by the improv group, One Size Fits All. Costumes are welcome, and birthday cake will be served at 3 p.m.



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


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



Previous Events


Mother Potter's Clay Kitchen
Flanner House Branch (North)
Friday, July 29, 2016 2:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 and up are invited to join ceramic artist Sarah Tirey for an hour-long, hands-on experience in clay. They'll discover more about clay and help mix a special batch of Indiana clay to take home. Participants will help transform the recipe into a clay piece on the potter's wheel.



Going Native: Indiana's Animals . . . Animal Shows
Haughville Branch (West)
Friday, July 29, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet up to five live animals during this presentation by Animalia. What creatures lived in your backyard 200 years ago? Discuss Hoosier animals then and now, their adaptability and neighborly co-existence. This program is made possible by Louise Lage Kirtland and Hugh C. Kirtland, a fund of The Indianapolis 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, July 29, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Going Native: Indiana's Animals . . . Animal Shows
Pike Branch (West)
Friday, July 29, 2016 11:00 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet up to five live animals during this presentation by Animalia. What creatures lived in your backyard 200 years ago? Discuss Hoosier animals then and now, their adaptability and neighborly co-existence. This program is made possible by Louise Lage Kirtland and Hugh C. Kirtland, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Story Time for Little Learners
Central Library (Central)
Friday, July 29, 2016 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 for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Friday, July 29, 2016
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to write letters, resumes, papers, and other documents. By the end of this class, you should be able to: create, edit, save, and open a document; change formatting and appearance; check spelling and grammar, and print files. Before taking this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, you should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Microsoft classes are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Youth Art Workshop
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Friday, July 29, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Youth ages 18 and younger are invited to create special works of art with the Library's Artist-in-Residence Tony Radford, who will help them learn successful business strategies and sell their works for cash. The final activity will be a public event on Friday, July 29 from 6:15 - 9 p.m. during which youth can sell their masterpieces. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



East 38th Street Shared Reading Group
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Friday, July 29, 2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Petrakopoulos, who was trained by The Reader Organisation, will read excerpts from the book, but group members may volunteer to do so. The reading is interspersed with discussion. Refreshments will be served.