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eBook Tinker Station
College Avenue Branch (North)
Saturday, April 4, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


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



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, April 4, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Superhero Drawing Class
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, April 4, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to step into the world of drawing superheroes. They'll learn the basics and experiment with different drawing materials to create their own superhero character. This class is presented by Art With a Heart.



Develop and Design a Lemonade Stand
Decatur Branch (West)
Saturday, April 4, 2015 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Superhero Magic Show
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, April 4, 2015 1:00 pm

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


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



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, April 4, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Family Game Day at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, April 4, 2015
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.



Superhero Drawing Class
Brightwood Branch (East)
Saturday, April 4, 2015 12:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to step into the world of drawing superheroes. They'll learn the basics and experiment with different drawing materials to create their own superhero character. This class is presented by Art With a Heart.



College Avenue Stitchers
College Avenue Branch (North)
Saturday, April 4, 2015
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to join other knitters and crocheters for a fun social gathering. Attendees can bring their own projects and supplies, but free help and lessons will be available for those who are interested.



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, April 4, 2015 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

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



Pictures With the Easter Bunny
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Saturday, April 4, 2015
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages are invited to have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny. This event is sponsored by the Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, April 4, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Beginning or struggling young readers are invited to read to a trained therapy dog for a 15-minute session. Studies have shown that a child's confidence and competence increase when reading to a patient and non-judgmental canine listener.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, April 4, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



One on One Computer Help @ East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, April 4, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

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



Beginning a Business Workshops
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, April 4, 2015
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults wishing to learn how to begin a business are invited to this five-part business series.
This program will focus on E-Commerce and starting and marketing an online business.



Superhero Drawing Class
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Friday, April 3, 2015 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to step into the world of drawing superheroes. They'll learn the basics and experiment with different drawing materials to create their own superhero character. This class is presented by Art With a Heart.



Develop and Design a Lemonade Stand
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, April 3, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Superhero Magic Show
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Friday, April 3, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to dive into the world of superheroes and super villains during this fast-moving magic show presented by Don Miller. Attendees can discover the world of comic books, graphic novels, and the lore of heroes from the past. Special thanks to Downtown Comics & Closet Space Toys.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, April 3, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is 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.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, April 3, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



Art Monsters: Preschool Art Workshop
Glendale Branch (North)
Friday, April 3, 2015 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. They'll listen to a favorite monster story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons. This program is made possible by College Savings Bank through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, April 3, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


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



Homework Lounge at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, April 2, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments. Once completed, children can spend the rest of the session doing fun stuff!



eBook Tinker Station
InfoZone Branch (North)
Thursday, April 2, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


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



Reading Around the World with Yurtfolk!
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, April 2, 2015 4:00 pm

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


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



Art Monsters: Preschool Art Workshop
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, April 2, 2015 3:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. They'll listen to a favorite monster story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons. This program is made possible by College Savings Bank through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Kids Game Day
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, April 2, 2015
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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


School-age children are invited to play board or card games provided by the Library or bring their own for a fun afternoon with friends.



Excel Basics with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, April 2, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to Central Library's Computer Training Lab to learn about the basic features of Microsoft 2010 Excel, including how to create and format a spreadsheet, enter and edit data, and use basic formulas. Previous experience in using Microsoft Word is necessary for this class. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Superhero Magic Show
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, April 2, 2015 2:00 pm

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


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



Superhero Drawing Class
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Thursday, April 2, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to step into the world of drawing superheroes. They'll learn the basics and experiment with different drawing materials to create their own superhero character. This class is presented by Art With a Heart.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, April 2, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by 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, April 2, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 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.



Develop and Design a Lemonade Stand
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, April 2, 2015 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, April 2, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, April 2, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Family Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, April 2, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, April 2, 2015 10:30 am

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


Toddlers from 1 - 3 years old and an adult are invited for simple stories, songs and playtime.



Computer Basics at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, April 2, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

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



Computer Tips & Tricks: E-Mail Basics
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, April 2, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Baby Music Class
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, April 2, 2015 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Babies up to age 2 and an adult are invited for an interactive program with music, action songs and movement. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums will be used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The goal of the program is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community. The program requires the participation of the caregiver. No older siblings, please. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



The Big Read: Book Discussions
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, April 2, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


As part of The Big Read, during which Indianapolis residents are encouraged to read "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears" by Ethiopian-American author Dinaw Mengestu, adults are invited to discuss the themes of the book during this program led by expert discussion guides from the Indiana Writers Center. Free copies of the book will be available at all book discussion locations for book groups who would like to discuss this chosen novel.



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, April 2, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, song and dance, rhymes, and crafts to delight and prepare little ones for a lifelong love of reading.



Superhero Magic Show
Flanner House Branch (North)
Thursday, April 2, 2015 10:30 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to dive into the world of superheroes and super villains during this fast-moving magic show presented by Don Miller. Attendees can discover the world of comic books, graphic novels, and the lore of heroes from the past. Special thanks to Downtown Comics & Closet Space Toys.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, April 2, 2015 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, April 2, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, April 2, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Voter Registration Information
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, April 2, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


The Library is joining the Indiana Secretary of State office to provide this opportunity for individuals to register to vote, update their registrations and receive information on upcoming municipal elections in the spring and fall.



Irvington Fiberistas
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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.



Superhero Drawing Class
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to step into the world of drawing superheroes. They'll learn the basics and experiment with different drawing materials to create their own superhero character. This class is presented by Art With a Heart.



Lemonade Stand Recipes
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 4:30 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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.
During this session, participants may sign up for a 10-minute reading session with Woody, a King James Spaniel.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Reading Around the World with Yurtfolk!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 2:30 pm

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


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



Develop and Design a Lemonade Stand
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Voter Registration Information
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


The Library is joining the Indiana Secretary of State office to provide this opportunity for individuals to register to vote, update their registrations and receive information on upcoming municipal elections in the spring and fall.



First Wednesday Senior-Friendly Computer Classes
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Seniors
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Seniors and adults are invited to this six-part series tailored to those who have basic computer knowledge. Each class will have some instruction with lots of time to practice. These classes are for fun and a little learning!
The topic of this class is Zinio digital magazines and Freegal music downloading available online through the Library's website.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by The 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, April 1, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 11:15 am

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


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



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

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



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 10:30 am

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


Toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime on the Magic Quilt
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 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.



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Wee Readers at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for old-fashioned stories, songs and movement activities combined with technology such as eBooks, Pleo the dinosaur, and digital cameras.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Baby Music Class
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Babies up to age 2 and an adult are invited for an interactive program with music, action songs and movement. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums will be used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The goal of the program is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community. The program requires the participation of the caregiver. No older siblings, please. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Reading Around the World with Yurtfolk!
East Washington Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Writing Across the Community
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Adults and teens are invited to receive one-on-one help with their writing from members of Marian University's Writing Center. Whether it's a homework paper, resume, book or anything else, this program will help make one's writing stand out and get noticed.



Youth Art Workshop with Tony Radford
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 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 noted local artist 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, May 8 from 6:15 - 8 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.



Superhero Magic Show
Haughville Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 4:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to dive into the world of superheroes and super villains during this fast-moving magic show presented by Don Miller. Attendees can discover the world of comic books, graphic novels, and the lore of heroes from the past. Special thanks to Downtown Comics & Closet Space Toys.



Superhero Drawing Class
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 4:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to step into the world of drawing superheroes. They'll learn the basics and experiment with different drawing materials to create their own superhero character. This class is presented by Art With a Heart.



Homework Lounge at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments. Once completed, children can spend the rest of the session doing fun stuff!



Voter Registration Information
East Washington Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


The Library is joining the Indiana Secretary of State office to provide this opportunity for individuals to register to vote, update their registrations and receive information on upcoming municipal elections in the spring and fall.



Teen Tech Week: Art With a Heart
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

As part of the American Library Association's Teen Tech Week, teens and tweens are invited to join Art With a Heart to create their own LED light project during this craft workshop.



ABC's of Diabetes
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 1:15 pm

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


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



Superhero Drawing Class
Flanner House Branch (North)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to step into the world of drawing superheroes. They'll learn the basics and experiment with different drawing materials to create their own superhero character. This class is presented by Art With a Heart.



Superhero Drawing Class
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to step into the world of drawing superheroes. They'll learn the basics and experiment with different drawing materials to create their own superhero character. This class is presented by Art With a Heart.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:30 am

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


Toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Baby Music Class
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Babies up to age 2 and an adult are invited for an interactive program with music, action songs and movement. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums will be used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The goal of the program is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community. The program requires the participation of the caregiver. No older siblings, please. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Superhero Magic Show
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:30 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to dive into the world of superheroes and super villains during this fast-moving magic show presented by Don Miller. Attendees can discover the world of comic books, graphic novels, and the lore of heroes from the past. Special thanks to Downtown Comics & Closet Space Toys.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:15 am

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


Toddlers 18 - 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and flannel board activities just right for toddlers.



Wee Readers - Baby Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by 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)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Southport Evening Book Discussion
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, March 30, 2015 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this evening book discussion group.
The book to be discussed is "The Light Between Oceans" by M.L. Stedman.



Family Drop-In Craft
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, March 30, 2015
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Families
Category: Activity


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited to drop in to create a fun craft to take home.



The Big Read: Book Discussions
Sun King Brewery, 135 N. College Avenue
Monday, March 30, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


As part of The Big Read, during which Indianapolis residents are encouraged to read "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears" by Ethiopian-American author Dinaw Mengestu, adults are invited to discuss the themes of the book during this program led by expert discussion guides from the Indiana Writers Center. Free copies of the book will be available at all book discussion locations for book groups who would like to discuss this chosen novel.



Superhero Drawing Class
Decatur Branch (West)
Monday, March 30, 2015 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to step into the world of drawing superheroes. They'll learn the basics and experiment with different drawing materials to create their own superhero character. This class is presented by Art With a Heart.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, March 30, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Voter Registration Information
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Monday, March 30, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


The Library is joining the Indiana Secretary of State office to provide this opportunity for individuals to register to vote, update their registrations and receive information on upcoming municipal elections in the spring and fall.



eBook Tinker Station
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, March 30, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 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 at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, March 30, 2015
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by The 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, March 30, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



The Big Read: Cultural Exhibit
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - Thursday, April 30, 2015
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


As part of The Big Read, during which Indianapolis residents are encouraged to read "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears" by Ethiopian-American author Dinaw Mengestu, patrons can view an exhibit that showcases historical maps and information about Ethiopia, its traditional clothing, art and artifacts, as well as information highlighting Indianapolis families of Ethiopian adoption and current efforts to foster adoption of children within Ethiopia.
This exhibit, presented in Central Library's Atrium, is available for viewing during regular Central Library hours.



One City, Many Voices: Ethnic Communities in Indianapolis
Central Library (Central)
Friday, January 2, 2015 - Thursday, December 31, 2015
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View an educational exhibit in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room that highlights the various ethnic groups that have made Indianapolis what it is today. From the Irish and Germans to the more recent immigrants, the city has a rich diverse background. The exhibit features the vast array of materials housed in the ISCR collection that reflect this background.



Previous Events


Superhero Magic Show
West Indianapolis Branch (West)
Monday, March 30, 2015 4:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to dive into the world of superheroes and super villains during this fast-moving magic show presented by Don Miller. Attendees can discover the world of comic books, graphic novels, and the lore of heroes from the past. Special thanks to Downtown Comics & Closet Space Toys.



Reading Around the World with Yurtfolk!
Glendale Branch (North)
Monday, March 30, 2015 4:00 pm

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


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



Teen Tech Week: Art With a Heart
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, March 30, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

As part of the American Library Association's Teen Tech Week, teens and tweens are invited to join Art With a Heart to create their own LED light project during this craft workshop.



Teen Tech Week: Google Glass
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, March 30, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


As part of the American Library Association's Teen Tech Week, teens and tweens are invited to a hands-on demonstration of this exciting new technology.



Superhero Drawing Class
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, March 30, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to step into the world of drawing superheroes. They'll learn the basics and experiment with different drawing materials to create their own superhero character. This class is presented by Art With a Heart.



Wrecker Space
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, March 30, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

School-aged children are invited for a fun and educational program in which they'll destroy electronic items to see what's inside that makes them work.



eBook Tinker Station
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, March 30, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 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 at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, March 30, 2015
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by The 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, March 30, 2015
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by The 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, March 30, 2015 11:00 am

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


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



Toddler Tales at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, March 30, 2015 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 activities in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, March 30, 2015
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Music Circle by Mrs. Ashley
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, March 30, 2015 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 and an adult are invited to a music and movement program with early learning concepts embedded into a fast-paced, interactive format.



Reading Around the World with Yurtfolk!
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, March 30, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, March 30, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is 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, March 30, 2015
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to register for free GED/TASC classes which continue each Monday through Thursday until June 30.
This program is sponsored by Washington Township Adult Education.