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Events for April 19-August 19, 2015

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eBook Tinker Station
Wayne Branch (West)
Sunday, April 19, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


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



Family Story Celebrations at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, April 20, 2015 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited to explore stories with crafts, songs and activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 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 Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, April 23, 2015 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.



Family Drop-In Craft
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, April 27, 2015
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

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


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



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 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.



The Big Read: Book Discussions
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


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



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, April 30, 2015 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.



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, May 2, 2015 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

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



Develop and Design a Lemonade Stand
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, May 2, 2015 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, May 4, 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 House Girl" by Tara Conklin.



Family Story Celebrations at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, May 4, 2015 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited to explore stories with crafts, songs and activities.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 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 Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 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.



Heavy Metal Art Clinic 2015
Wayne Branch (West)
Friday, May 8, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create an interesting design or bracelet during this workshop presented by Art With a Heart. They will use a variety of thin, malleable metal wires in a variety of colors. They are encouraged to bring a piece of junk jewelry or small object to incorporate into their creation.



Lemonade Stand Recipes
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 1:30 pm

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


Registration Required

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



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, June 1, 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 Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd.



Summer Showtime: Muppets Most Wanted
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, June 4, 2015 10:30 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Muppets Most Wanted" (PG).



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, June 6, 2015 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

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



Move & Groove Jump Rope Show
Wayne Branch (West)
Sunday, June 7, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages are invited to watch the expertise of The Rope Warrior and try some rope tricks during this interactive show. Jump roping may be easier for older children.



Summer Showtime: Planes: Fire & Rescue
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, June 11, 2015 10:30 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Planes: Fire & Rescue" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Big Hero 6
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, June 18, 2015 10:30 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Big Hero 6" (PG).



Recycled Art Class
Wayne Branch (West)
Friday, June 19, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to use recycled materials to make either a jewelry project or a unique collage piece with "punched" guitar picks. Attendees are encouraged to bring old gift cards and other thick materials to use in this class presented by Art With a Heart.



Indiana Pacers Summer Reading Tour
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, June 22, 2015 4:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Story Time


Children of all ages are invited to take a reading time out with community readers and read like a pro during this storytime. Afterward, those attending can spin the "wheel of prizes."



Clay Bells for Kids
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, June 27, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Children ages 5 and up are invited as the Clay Man leads a hands-on class for kids to make their own clay bell. A toaster oven will be in operation.



Bicycle Clinic
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, June 29, 2015 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals of all ages are invited for a hands-on opportunity to learn about bicycle maintenance, riding safety tips and how to find an affordable bike to meet one's needs. Youth can learn how to Earn-a-Bike through a unique program focusing on bicycling maintenance at Freewheelin' Community Bikes. Those of all skill and ability levels are encouraged to attend.



Summer Showtime: Annie
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, July 2, 2015 10:30 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Annie" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, July 16, 2015 10:30 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Dolphin Tale 2
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, July 23, 2015 10:30 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of the film, "Dolphin Tale 2" (PG).



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, August 1, 2015 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

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