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Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, December 4, 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.



Family Music Time: Dulcimer
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, December 4, 2014 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Families with children ages 5 and older are invited to sing, play and move in this hands-on musical introduction. Participants will explore the dulcimer and record a short tune with presenter Sharon O'Connell.



Homework Lounge at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, December 4, 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, December 4, 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.



Introduction to Computer Basics at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, December 4, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to learn about computer use, including basic terms, computer components and how to use a mouse and keyboard. Participants also will be introduced to popular computer technology. This program is made possible with support by the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, December 4, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, December 4, 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, December 4, 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, December 4, 2014 11:00 am

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


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



eBook Tinker Station
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, December 4, 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.



One on One Computer Help @ East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, December 4, 2014
11:00 am - 11:45 am

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.



Warren Book Discussion
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, December 4, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program. Book lists with titles selected by group members are available at the Library. New members are always welcome.
The book to be discussed is "Dad Is Fat" by Jim Gaffigan.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, December 4, 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, December 4, 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, December 4, 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, December 4, 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, December 4, 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, December 4, 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.



Using the Internet: Beyond the Basics
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, December 4, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to learn about the many things now done online, including shopping, reading the newspaper, and searching for recipes and ancestors. This class will show how to effectively use the web in time for the holidays.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, December 4, 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.



Family Yoga Intro Class
East Washington Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 6:30 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.



Irvington Fiberistas
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
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.



Property Management Made Simple
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Author Visit


Adults are invited as Sheamus Clarke and Scott Stellhorn, authors of "80/20 Landlording," will illustrate the trials and tribulations of dealing with lousy tenants, evictions, small claims, routine property management and maintenance.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, December 3, 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.



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
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.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, December 3, 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.



Excel Basics with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
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.



First Wednesday Friendly Computer Classes: Pinterest
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Receive instruction and enjoy lots of time to practice during this fun beginner-friendly class that will look at Pinterest, a social media site that lets users organize information visually. Computers and tablets will be used for this class.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, December 3, 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, December 3, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 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.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, December 3, 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.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, December 3, 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)
Wednesday, December 3, 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, December 3, 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 Storytime on the Magic Quilt
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 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, December 3, 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.



Tot Art at Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Wee Readers at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, December 3, 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.



Not-So-Scary Animal Show!
East Washington Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 3, 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.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 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.



Central Library Book Discussion
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program held in Central Library's Goodrich Hauk Meeting Room.
The book to be discussed is "Buddha in the Attic" by Julie Otsuka.



Writing Across the Community
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 2, 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.



Publisher Basics Using Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 2, 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)
Tuesday, December 2, 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.



Family Kinect Gaming
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 3:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families and school-aged children are invited to enjoy competitive gaming on the X-Box Kinect. Play with your peers or as a family. Space is limited.



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 2, 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.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 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.



Healthcare Navigators @ the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals wishing to enroll for health care under the Affordable Care Act are invited to receive further assistance from trained health care navigators with SRA International. Drop in anytime during the session to receive one-on-one assistance.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 2, 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, December 2, 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 Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for an active class featuring stories, songs and rhymes that focus on early literacy skills and school preparedness. This program will be followed by age appropriate learning activities.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 2, 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, December 2, 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, December 2, 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, December 2, 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!



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 2, 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, December 2, 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, December 2, 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, December 2, 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, December 2, 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.



Franklin Road Book Discussion
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, December 1, 2014 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
This program will feature an appearance by Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra cellist Ingrid Fischer-Bellman, who will facilitate discussion of the book, "Marrying Mozart" by Stephanie Cowell.



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, December 1, 2014 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "The Aviator's Wife" by Melanie Benjamin.



Property Management Made Simple
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, December 1, 2014 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Author Visit


Adults are invited as Sheamus Clarke and Scott Stellhorn, authors of "80/20 Landlording," will illustrate the trials and tribulations of dealing with lousy tenants, evictions, small claims, routine property management and maintenance.



eBook Tinker Station
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, December 1, 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
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, December 1, 2014
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



eBook Tinker Station
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, December 1, 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.



Healthcare Navigators @ the Library
Decatur Branch (West)
Monday, December 1, 2014
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals wishing to enroll for health care under the Affordable Care Act are invited to receive further assistance from trained health care navigators with SRA International. Drop in anytime during the session to receive one-on-one assistance.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, December 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.



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, December 1, 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, December 1, 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, December 1, 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.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, December 1, 2014
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



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



Fall Writing Workshops: Getting Started
Nora Branch (North)
Sunday, November 30, 2014
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Class or Workshop


This class, presented by the Indiana Writers Center, is for those who have been thinking about writing for a long time and wondering how to connect with other writers in the Indianapolis area. There will be writing exercises and lively conversation about writing and the writing life that’s guaranteed to jump-start the process of becoming the writer you want to be.



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



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



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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, November 30, 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.



Access Basics with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, November 29, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn about this flexible data management system that can store and track large quantities of data. This introductory class describes how to create a blank database, a table, and queries. If you're overwhelmed by using a paper filing system, text documents or a spreadsheet to track critical information, an Access database might be the solution. Previous experience using Microsoft Excel is a prerequisite for this class. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in Central Library's Computer Training Lab.



Family Yoga Intro Class
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, November 29, 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.



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, November 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
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, November 29, 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.



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Intermedias) Búsqueda de Trabajo por Internet
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, November 29, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Conozca las nuevas herramientas para buscar trabajo por medio de Internet; desde diferentes grupos en redes sociales hasta páginas dedicadas especialmente al mercado laboral, como LinkedIn que busca conectar a los profesionales son sus colegas y le da prioridad a ofertas laborales relacionadas con sus contactos. Para inscribirse, llame al 275-4099.
Esta clase está patrocinado por El Fondo de la Biblioteca, Fifth Third Bank, y La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 28, 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.



Books & Bytes
InfoZone Branch (North)
Friday, November 28, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes inspired by Mother Goose. They'll also enjoy digital activities focusing on early computer skills following the story time.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, November 28, 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.



Spirit & Place '14 - One Million Journeys, One Destination: Community Exhibition
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - Wednesday, January 7, 2015
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


As part of Spirit & Place 2014, view an exhibit that highlights the journeys of the diverse families that have settled in Indianapolis. Family stories and photos from immigrants, refugees and those a part of the great migration of African-Americans from the South are included.
This project is presented by the Library in partnership with the Immigrant Welcome Center and Indiana State Museum, and is available for viewing during regular Library hours.



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.



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.