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eBook Tinker Station
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, February 2, 2015
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.



Franklin Road Book Discussion
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, February 2, 2015 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 First Phone Call From Heaven" by Mitch Albom.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 1:15 pm

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 11:15 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, February 5, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



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

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 1:15 pm

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



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

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


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



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, February 12, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



eBook Tinker Station
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, February 12, 2015
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.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 1:15 pm

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 11:15 am

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


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



"We Love Our Libraries" with CEO Jackie Nytes
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


The public is invited to meet with Library CEO Jackie Nytes and express their views about Library service in their community. A focus of the meeting is to gauge where individuals are on their personal digital journey. Joining the CEO will be the Library's new Manager of Digitization, Meaghan Fukunaga, who will work to develop projects and community collaborations for the preservation and storage of items of local historic interest.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, February 19, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



eBook Tinker Station
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, February 19, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



eBook Tinker Station
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, February 23, 2015
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.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Art Monsters: Preschool Art Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:15 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. They'll listen to a favorite monster story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons. This program is sponsored by CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan.



Art Monsters: Preschool Art Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. They'll listen to a favorite monster story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons. This program is sponsored by CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan.



Art Monsters: Preschool Art Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 11:15 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. They'll listen to a favorite monster story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons. This program is sponsored by CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Franklin Road Book Discussion
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, March 2, 2015 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 Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation" by Elizabeth Letts.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 1:15 pm

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 11:15 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, March 5, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



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

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


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



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Baby Music Class
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

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



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Baby Music Class
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 11:15 am

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


Registration Required

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



Preschool Music 'N Motion Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 1:15 pm

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to listen, move, jump and dance to music with Miss Kasey. Scarves and rhythm instruments will be provided for added fun.



Preschool Music 'N Motion Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to listen, move, jump and dance to music with Miss Kasey. Scarves and rhythm instruments will be provided for added fun.



Preschool Music 'N Motion Dance Party
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 11:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to listen, move, jump and dance to music with Miss Kasey. Scarves and rhythm instruments will be provided for added fun.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, March 12, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 1:15 pm

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 11:15 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 1:15 pm

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this program presented by the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This is a 45-minute program.



Voter Registration Information
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


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



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this program presented by the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This is a 45-minute program.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 11:15 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this program presented by the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This is a 45-minute program.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Superhero Drawing Class
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Friday, March 27, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Teen Tech Week: Fanfic - Your Creativity, Other People's Playgrounds
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:00 pm

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


As part of the American Library Association's Teen Tech Week, teens and tweens are invited to learn about fan fiction - what it is, how to find it, how to write it, and how to use fan fiction in their own original fiction. This two-hour workshop will be led by young adult author and fanfic writer Saundra Mitchell.



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

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


Registration Required

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



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

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


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



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

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


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



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

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


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



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

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


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



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

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


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



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

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


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



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

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


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



The Big Read: Book Discussions
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, April 6, 2015 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


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



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, April 9, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, April 23, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:15 am

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


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



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 1:15 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore the ocean with Mad Science of Indiana! They'll learn about how sand is made and make some of their own. They'll also discover animals that live in the sea, touch different shells, and "beach-comb" for shells to take home.



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 11:15 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore the ocean with Mad Science of Indiana! They'll learn about how sand is made and make some of their own. They'll also discover animals that live in the sea, touch different shells, and "beach-comb" for shells to take home.



Sea, Sand and Surf: Preschool Science Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12:15 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore the ocean with Mad Science of Indiana! They'll learn about how sand is made and make some of their own. They'll also discover animals that live in the sea, touch different shells, and "beach-comb" for shells to take home.