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Dog Communications Class
Brightwood Branch (East)
Friday, February 12, 2016 4:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Class or Workshop


Families and children of all ages are invited to learn about pets and pet ownership, especially dogs! Those with allergies should be advised that a real dog may be in attendance. This program is presented by the Humane Society of Indianapolis.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, February 12, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Snowy Science: Preschool Science Workshop
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, February 12, 2016 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited for a snow day at the Library! They'll learn how snow is made, explore snowflakes, discover some of the snowiest places to visit, and build a snowman. No mittens are required! Space is limited. Registration is required. This program is presented by Indy Science fun and made possible by RTV6 and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, February 12, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


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



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, February 11, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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


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



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



CEO's Love Your Library Tour: Global City, Global Library
East Washington Branch (South)
Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


Registration Required

Learn what the Library is doing to better serve the cityís changing population and offer your thoughts on ways the Library can do more. Ask questions of Library CEO Jackie Nytes who will share the Libraryís plans for the future to help welcome new citizens from all over the world who now call Indianapolis home.



Minecraft Club @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, February 11, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


Minecrafters ages 8 - 17 are invited to socialize, plan, build and create together on the Library's Minecraft server.



Teen Game Day at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, February 11, 2016
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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


Teens are invited for an afternoon of board games, card games and video games with their friends.



Teen Gaming @ Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Thursday, February 11, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


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



eBook Tinker Station
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, February 11, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


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



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, February 11, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



ABC's of Diabetes
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, February 11, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

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



Fountain Square Afternoon Book Discussion
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, February 11, 2016 1:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "The Poor With Me" by Philip E. Johnston, MD, who will be in attendance to discuss the book.



Irvington Book Discussion
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, February 11, 2016 1:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "An American Tune: A Novel" by Barbara Shoup. The author will join the discussion to offer her perspective on her novel and book writing in general.



Tablet: Tips and Tricks - Safety and Security
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Thursday, February 11, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to explore the convenience of a tablet, along with some of the fun tips and tricks of using one. In this class, you'll learn the many tricks to save your stuff and secure your tablet.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, February 11, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, February 11, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



eBook Tinker Station
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, February 11, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


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



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, February 11, 2016 11:30 am

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


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



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, February 11, 2016 11:00 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 2 years old and an adult are invited to listen to stories, sing, clap and stomp their way to reading readiness!



Computer Hints & Tips: Mini Sessions
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, February 11, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to receive help with questions or problems involving the use of a computer or mobile device, including how to use apps, the Internet, email and any Microsoft Office applications.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend. (Please note that space may be limited due to branch renovations from February to October 2016. During these months, please call the branch to register. If a storytime is cancelled due to space issues, we will update our Facebook page at Facebook.com/WarrenBranchLibrary and Twitter at @WarrenIndyPl. You may also call the branch to confirm the storytime schedule.)



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:30 am

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


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Snowy Science: Preschool Science Workshop
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited for a snow day at the Library! They'll learn how snow is made, explore snowflakes, discover some of the snowiest places to visit, and build a snowman. No mittens are required! Space is limited. Registration is required. This program is presented by Indy Science fun and made possible by RTV6 and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Computers for Seniors
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, February 11, 2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Seniors
Category: Computers & Technology


Join other seniors for a demonstration and discussion of computers and the Internet. Bring your questions and your curiosity and we will also discuss your learning needs and computer interests.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, February 11, 2016 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, February 11, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Computer Hints & Tips: Mini Sessions
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, February 11, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to receive help with questions or problems involving the use of a computer or mobile device, including how to use apps, the Internet, email and any Microsoft Office applications.



Beginner's Microsoft Word 2010
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, February 11, 2016
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn the basics of Microsoft Word 2010. The class includes instructions, hands-on exercises and teaching notes.



Minecraft-Inspired "Selfie" Portrait Class for Kids
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 8 and older are invited to create a pixelated self-portrait using square paper pieces during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Open Computer Lab @ Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to get personalized help with computer questions or learn something new.



Introduction to SAVI Databases of Central Indiana Statistics
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


SAVI (Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators -- www.savi.org) is a free online information system that helps you map, compare and store data about 2,000 Central Indiana communities. SAVIís comprehensive, up-to-date statistics on housing, education, crime, and much more help businesses and organization create the charts, graphs, maps, and other results to make data-informed decisions. This introductory class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, provides an overview to help participants decide whether they want to learn more about how to use SAVI.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 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.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 10:30 am

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


Babies from newborns to pre-walkers around 18 months old and an adult are invited for board books, bounces and playtime.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Baby Music Workshop
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Babies up to age 2 are invited for an interactive program with music, action songs and movement presented by Bongo Boy Music Center. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The programís core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring and connected rhythmic community. This 30-minute class requires the participation of caregivers. No older siblings, please. Space is limited. Registration is required. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Snowy Science: Preschool Science Workshop
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited for a snow day at the Library! They'll learn how snow is made, explore snowflakes, discover some of the snowiest places to visit, and build a snowman. No mittens are required! Space is limited. Registration is required. This program is presented by Indy Science fun and made possible by RTV6 and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Dog Communications Class
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Class or Workshop


Families and children of all ages are invited to learn about pets and pet ownership, especially dogs! Those with allergies should be advised that a real dog may be in attendance. This program is presented by the Humane Society of Indianapolis.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 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.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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


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



Computer Hints & Tips: Mini Sessions
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to receive help with questions or problems involving the use of a computer or mobile device, including how to use apps, the Internet, email and any Microsoft Office applications.



eBook Tinker Station
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


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



Recycled Valentine's Day Cards Craft
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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


Families and school-age children are invited to drop in anytime and join Miss Roberta to create recycled Valentine's Day cards. All materials will be supplied.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Internet & Email Basics @ Brightwood
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults who are comfortable using a mouse and keyboard are invited to learn the best way to make an Internet search. They'll learn how to surf YouTube, explore entertainment and news sites, how to research topics, and how to create and best use an email account.



Beginning Computer Classes: Internet Basics
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited for a first look at the workings of a computer. In this class, you'll learn how to do a basic Google search and how to move around on a web site.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 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.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



eBook Tinker Station
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


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



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 10:30 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 10:30 am

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


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 2 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays, rhymes and songs. The focus is on learning phonetic sounds as an important step to reading.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Music Circle
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to age 4 and an adult are invited for 40 minutes of music and movement programming that encourages active learning of early learning concepts and school-readiness skills.



Snowy Science: Preschool Science Workshop
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited for a snow day at the Library! They'll learn how snow is made, explore snowflakes, discover some of the snowiest places to visit, and build a snowman. No mittens are required! Space is limited. Registration is required. This program is presented by Indy Science fun and made possible by RTV6 and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 10:15 am

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


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



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



eHunt at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn about the wonderful world of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eVideo and eMusic that can be freely accessed from the Library's web branch. This class can free individuals from the limitation of having to find and carry around physical items, especially when traveling!



eBook Tinker Station
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, February 8, 2016
10:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


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



Flanner House Book Discussion
Flanner House Branch (North)
Monday, February 8, 2016 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Family of Lies" by Mary Monroe.



Family Sing-Along at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, February 8, 2016 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited for a sing-along of vintage folk and traditional songs.



Introduction to Microsoft Excel at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, February 8, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



CEO's Love Your Library Tour: Global City, Global Library
Haughville Branch (West)
Monday, February 8, 2016 5:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


Registration Required

Learn what the Library is doing to better serve the cityís changing population and offer your thoughts on ways the Library can do more. Ask questions of Library CEO Jackie Nytes who will share the Libraryís plans for the future to help welcome new citizens from all over the world who now call Indianapolis home.



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Eagle Branch (West)
Monday, February 8, 2016 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to receive one-on-one help with questions or problems about using a computer or mobile device, including how to use apps, the Internet, email, and any Microsoft Office applications.



Teen Gaming @ Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Monday, February 8, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


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



Teen Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, February 8, 2016 3:00 pm

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


Teens are invited for a teen movie afternoon! The movie to be shown is "Guardians of the Galaxy" (PG-13).



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, February 8, 2016
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, February 8, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, February 8, 2016
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, February 8, 2016
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, February 8, 2016 11:00 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, February 8, 2016 10:30 am

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


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



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, February 8, 2016
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Snowy Science: Preschool Science Workshop
Eagle Branch (West)
Monday, February 8, 2016 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited for a snow day at the Library! They'll learn how snow is made, explore snowflakes, discover some of the snowiest places to visit, and build a snowman. No mittens are required! Space is limited. Registration is required. This program is presented by Indy Science fun and made possible by RTV6 and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, February 8, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, February 8, 2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to register for free GED/TASC classes which continue each Monday through Thursday through June 2016.



eBook Tinker Station
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, February 7, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


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



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, February 7, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, February 7, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Sunday, February 7, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, February 7, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



How to Use the Keyboard & Mouse: Introduction to Computers
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, February 6, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults with little or no experience in using a computer are invited to the Computer Training Lab to learn to use the computer mouse and keyboard, a needed skill in order to use a computer and the Internet. By the end of this class you should be able to recognize the major parts of a personal computer; understand the meaning of key computer terms; use a mouse and the on-screen cursor to make the computer do what you want it to; understand the parts of the keyboard and how to use them to create, change and delete text, and how to use the Microsoft Windows 7 desktop and toolbars.



eBook Tinker Station
Eagle Branch (West)
Saturday, February 6, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


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



CEO's Love Your Library Tour: Global City, Global Library
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, February 6, 2016 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


Registration Required

Learn what the Library is doing to better serve the cityís changing population and offer your thoughts on ways the Library can do more. Ask questions of Library CEO Jackie Nytes who will share the Libraryís plans for the future to help welcome new citizens from all over the world who now call Indianapolis home.



Take Your Child to the Library Day!
Haughville Branch (West)
Saturday, February 6, 2016 1:00 pm

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


Families and children of all ages are invited to drop in anytime for Take Your Child to the Library Day! There'll be stories, songs and games to celebrate the day in the Library's storytelling area.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, February 6, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, February 6, 2016 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.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, February 6, 2016
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Snowy Science: Preschool Science Workshop
Glendale Branch (North)
Saturday, February 6, 2016 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited for a snow day at the Library! They'll learn how snow is made, explore snowflakes, discover some of the snowiest places to visit, and build a snowman. No mittens are required! Space is limited. Registration is required. This program is presented by Indy Science fun and made possible by RTV6 and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, February 6, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Open Game Day with Who's Yer Gamers
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, February 6, 2016
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends and have fun while exploring the engaging world of board, card and dice games. Hosted by Who's Yer Gamers, this day-long event will feature beloved classics as well as many modern favorites. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


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



Meet the Artists 2016
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - Saturday, March 26, 2016
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View the works of prominent local African-American artists during this 28th annual exhibit presented by the Library's African-American History Committee. The exhibit will feature works in a variety of artistic mediums throughout Central Library and can be viewed during regular Library hours. The free public Gala Reception will be held on February 13 from 5:45 - 10 p.m. at Central Library. A special First Friday event will be held at Central Library on March 4 from 6 - 9 p.m. during which the public can attend artist demonstrations and enjoy music and refreshments. Meet the Artists is made possible by the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.