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eBook Tinker Station
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, November 1, 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
College Avenue Branch (North)
Saturday, November 1, 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
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, November 1, 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.



Family Yoga Intro Class
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Saturday, November 1, 2014 2:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Children ages 5 and up, along with moms and dads, are invited to try out beginning yoga moves with instructor Alicia Oskay. Attendees are invited to bring a mat, if they have one. However, a few will be provided.



El Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, November 1, 2014 1:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals of all ages are invited to celebrate El Dia de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead, as ofrendas (altars) will be displayed commemorating the lives of deceased authors, artists, musicians and others. Attendees can share remembrances of loved ones in a journal or aloud.



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, November 1, 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.



Family Game Day at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, November 1, 2014
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.



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, November 1, 2014 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.



eBook Tinker Station
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, November 1, 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.



Furry Tails With a Twist
Decatur Branch (West)
Saturday, November 1, 2014 11:00 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Registration Required

Families with children ages 2 - 11 are invited as Minnetrista Theatre Preserves will bring theater to life. They'll enjoy the production of "Furry Tails With a Twist," a play by Jennifer Hickock DeFratis, featuring off-beat characters and puppets. Those attending will help deconstruct and reconstruct three beloved fairy tales.



Not-So-Scary Animal Show!
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, November 1, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children 6 years old and younger and an adult are invited to learn about and make friends with some often misunderstood animals during this interactive program presented by Silly Safaris. This program is sponsored by PNC and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Fall Writing Workshops: Introduction to Murder
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, November 1, 2014
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Class or Workshop


So you want to write a mystery? Not sure where to start? Or maybe you’ve started, but don’t know how to proceed. In this introduction to writing crime fiction, presented by the Indiana Writers Center, we’ll explore some of the basic tools for constructing a mystery novel: the genre expectations and boundaries, setting, characters, suspense, opening scenes, plot and pacing. Attendees should come ready to do a bit of writing, too!



NaNoWriMo Creative Writing Workshops
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, November 1, 2014
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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


Teens and young adults are invited for a series of free programs on the art of writing featuring appearances by popular young adult authors. Bring your own writing devices or call ahead at 275-4510 to reserve a laptop to use while at the Library.
This introduction to NaNoWriMo and writing as a hobby or profession will feature author Jessica Brockmole, a seven-year NaNo veteran who will discuss strategies for approaching writing, navigating the ups and downs of NaNo, and tips and tricks to push past the wall of writer's block. Also, meet and work alongside local award-winning freelance writer Julie Young, young adult author Saundra Mitchell, and novelist Julia Karr, whose debut novel, "XVI," started as a NaNo novel. Tentative drop-in authors for this event will be Christy Newton and Mike Mullin.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, November 1, 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.



Halloween Stories & Treats!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Friday, October 31, 2014
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Story Time


Little ghosts and goblins with an adult are invited for special story time programs with Shannon Larson from the Indiana University Department of Folklore. Every child will receive a new book as a treat! This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Story programs will be presented every half-hour beginning at 3 p.m.



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



Smart Start for Preschoolers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, October 31, 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.



Not-So-Scary Animal Show!
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, October 31, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children 6 years old and younger and an adult are invited to learn about and make friends with some often misunderstood animals during this interactive program presented by Silly Safaris. This program is sponsored by PNC and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, October 31, 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.



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

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


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, October 30, 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, October 30, 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.



Not-So-Scary Animal Show!
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, October 30, 2014 3:30 pm

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children 6 years old and younger and an adult are invited to learn about and make friends with some often misunderstood animals during this interactive program presented by Silly Safaris. This program is sponsored by PNC and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Introduction to the Internet at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, October 30, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to learn how to connect to the Internet, browse and navigate web pages, use search engines and exchange email with others. This class is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard before taking this class.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, October 30, 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, October 30, 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, October 30, 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.



Preschool Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, October 30, 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, October 30, 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.



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, October 30, 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, October 30, 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.



School-Age Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:30 am

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


School-aged children and families are invited for stories from around the world and your backyard that are sure to please!



Toddler Tales at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:30 am

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


Toddlers ages 1 - 2 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities geared just for them.



Not-So-Scary Animal Show!
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children 6 years old and younger and an adult are invited to learn about and make friends with some often misunderstood animals during this interactive program presented by Silly Safaris. This program is sponsored by PNC and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, October 30, 2014 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, October 30, 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.



Teen Read Week: Gourmet Girlfriends Fantasy Treats Workshop
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

As part of Teen Read Week, teens are invited to begin this program with an ice breaker that focuses on Divergent, put together a trail mix in honor of The Hunger Games, and end by divulging a little Harry Potter sorcery with an edible potion. This workshop will be presented by Gourmet Girlfriends.



Broomstick Lace Craft Program
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn how to do Broomstick Lace, an historical craft dating to the 19th century done with both a crochet hook and a knitting needle. Contact the branch to find out what supplies are needed.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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


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, October 29, 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.



Teen Read Week: Create Your Own Duct Tape Sketch Book
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

As part of Teen Read Week, teens are invited to create a place to sketch and dream by designing a handmade sketch book with a duct tape cover. This workshop will be presented by Art With a Heart.



Cloud Computing Using Outlook.com
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to explore a free cloud computing service using Outlook.com. Topics covered include creating, editing and sharing documents using online versions of Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Excel. Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard before taking this class. An Outlook.com account is not required, but participants will have the opportunity to create their own Outlook.com accounts.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, October 29, 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, October 29, 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.



Super You: Make the World a Better Place - Preschool Philanthropy Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore the superpowers they have to make the world a better place. The Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana will lead stories and activities. Participants will create their own super hero and identify how superpowers can help others. This program is sponsored by PNC and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, October 29, 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, October 29, 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 29, 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, October 29, 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, October 29, 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.



Super You: Make the World a Better Place - Preschool Philanthropy Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore the superpowers they have to make the world a better place. The Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana will lead stories and activities. Participants will create their own super hero and identify how superpowers can help others. This program is sponsored by PNC and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Read Local: Tuesday Evening Author Series
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


Meet notable local authors who will discuss their works and answer audience questions in a panel format. Book sales and signings will follow. Books will be provided by Bookmamas Book Shop.
This evening's featured author is Jonathan Eller, Director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies at IUPUI, who will discuss his new book, "Ray Bradbury Unbound."



Furry Tails With a Twist
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6:30 pm

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Registration Required

Families with children ages 2 - 11 are invited as Minnetrista Theatre Preserves will bring theater to life. They'll enjoy the production of "Furry Tails With a Twist," a play by Jennifer Hickock DeFratis, featuring off-beat characters and puppets. Those attending will help deconstruct and reconstruct three beloved fairy tales.



Mexican Film Nights
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Adults are invited to enjoy films written and produced in Mexico. Films are presented in Spanish with subtitles in English. Light traditional Mexican refreshments will be served. This program is presented in partnership with the Mexican Consulate in Indianapolis.
The film to be shown is "Cilantro y Perejil" (1995). A female documentary director's latest project is to capture her sister's marital difficulties on film in hopes of shedding light on the travails of modern romance. The film aspires to view the problems from a contemporary female perspective, but the story's end belies its basis in traditional Mexican morality. Rated PG-13.



Writing Across the Community
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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.



Paws to Read at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Children who are reluctant readers are invite to read to Emmy or Martha, registered therapy dogs who love to listen to stories! This activity can help improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence. Participants can sign up for a 15-minute reading session.



Organize and Protect Your Computer
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to examine the directory file system used by computers in order to store and retrieve personal information, as well as learn how to protect their computers from hacking, viruses and malware. Topics covered include Windows Explorer, Shortcut Keys, Disc Defragmenter, Task Manager and basic protection software for your computer. Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard before taking this class. This class is for Windows 7 users, though it can be helpful for Windows 8.1 users.
This class will be held in Central Library's Computer Training Lab.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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


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.



Teen Read Week: Create Your Own Duct Tape Sketch Book
Spades Park Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

As part of Teen Read Week, teens are invited to create a place to sketch and dream by designing a handmade sketch book with a duct tape cover. This workshop will be presented by Art With a Heart.



Homework Lounge at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 28, 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.



eBook Tinker Station
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
4:00 pm - 6:00 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
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 28, 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.



Super You: Make the World a Better Place - Preschool Philanthropy Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 1:15 pm

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore the superpowers they have to make the world a better place. The Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana will lead stories and activities. Participants will create their own super hero and identify how superpowers can help others. This program is sponsored by PNC and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
1:00 pm - 3:00 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, October 28, 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, October 28, 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, October 28, 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 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 Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 28, 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, October 28, 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!



Not-So-Scary Animal Show!
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children 6 years old and younger and an adult are invited to learn about and make friends with some often misunderstood animals during this interactive program presented by Silly Safaris. This program is sponsored by PNC and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 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, October 28, 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, October 28, 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, October 28, 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.



Share Your Thoughts With Mayor's Liaison Charles Ingram
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 28, 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.



School Chooser Guide: Find & Choose a Great School
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Meeting


Parents and caregivers are invited to explore options to find the right school for a child. A School Chooser Guide will be available for pick-up, and a GreatSchools of Indianapolis representative will answer questions.



Library Board of Trustees
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, October 27, 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, October 27, 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 "The Kitchen House" by Kathleen Grissom.



Teen Read Week: Create Your Own Duct Tape Sketch Book
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, October 27, 2014 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

As part of Teen Read Week, teens are invited to create a place to sketch and dream by designing a handmade sketch book with a duct tape cover. This workshop will be presented by Art With a Heart.



Digital Littles Open House
Decatur Branch (West)
Monday, October 27, 2014 6:00 pm

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


Children and families are invited for fun and educational activities using computers, iPads, digital cameras and robot dinosaurs that can help them gain confidence in their technology and literacy skills. This program is made possible by Comcast.



Google Glass
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, October 27, 2014 5:30 pm

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


As part of Teen Read Week, teens are invited to participate in a demonstration of the exciting new technology, Google Glass, in this two-hour hands-on makerspace session.



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Eagle Branch (West)
Monday, October 27, 2014 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, October 27, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, October 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
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, October 27, 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, October 27, 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, October 27, 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, October 27, 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, October 27, 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.



Digital Littles Open House
Decatur Branch (West)
Monday, October 27, 2014 10:30 am

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


Children and families are invited for fun and educational activities using computers, iPads, digital cameras and robot dinosaurs that can help them gain confidence in their technology and literacy skills. This program is made possible by Comcast.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 27, 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, October 27, 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.



Classical Concerts at Central
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 26, 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.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



eBook Tinker Station
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, October 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.



eBook Tinker Station
Nora Branch (North)
Sunday, October 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.



Portal Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group
Glendale Branch (North)
Sunday, October 26, 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 "Wicked or Not: Witches - Good, Bad and In Between."



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Sunday, October 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.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, October 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.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, October 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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 26, 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.



Flava Fresh XI Exhibition
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - Tuesday, January 20, 2015
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


Patrons are invited to view a diverse display of fresh new artwork in various mediums created by three dozen local and regional artists. This is an annual juried, multiple-exhibition presentation series of contemporary art.



Casasola Files: De la Cocina al Ojo Photo Exhibition
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


Patrons are invited to an exhibition of photographs from the Casasola Files. They recognize the different actors that help create food art, modeling the ritual of eating, social life, and a wide range of social circumstances. This exhibition is presented by the Mexican Consulate of Indianapolis. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, October 1 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. in Central Library's South Display Hall where attendees can view the exhibit and learn more from the Mexican Consulate. Light refreshments will be served.



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.