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Events for April 29, 2016

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Journey Around the World in 30 Days! Russian Folktales
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, April 30, 2016 2:00 pm

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


Children ages 4 - 10 and families are invited to learn about Russian culture through hands-on activities and folktales, traditional songs and dances that include Baba Yaga, Firebird, Snow Maiden and Little Clay Hut.



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, May 2, 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 "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics" by Daniel James Brown.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 3, 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.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, May 5, 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!



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 10, 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.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, May 12, 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!



Journey Around the World in 30 Days! Middle Eastern Musical Journey
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, May 14, 2016 1:00 pm

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


Children ages 4 - 10 and families are invited as Salaam introduces Middle Eastern culture with a fun and educational musical journey. Attendees can take a "tour" of the region, beginning in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and traveling east to Istanbul, Turkey. Along the way, they'll learn a traditional "beledi" rhythm and greetings in Arabic and Hebrew.



eBook Tinker Station
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, May 14, 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.



Trains, Planes, Boats and Hot Air Balloons: Preschool Workshop
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 11:45 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers who love things that go are invited to join Express Kids for music, activities and fun centered around transportation. Space is limited. Registration is required. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Digital Animaker Lab
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, June 6, 2016 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Teens and tween ages 10 and older are invited for iPad fun! Discover something new in celebration of Indiana's 200th birthday with Garfield the Cat as part of the Library's Summer Reading Book Bash.



Digital Animaker Lab
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, June 6, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens and tween ages 10 and older are invited for iPad fun! Discover something new in celebration of Indiana's 200th birthday with Garfield the Cat as part of the Library's Summer Reading Book Bash.



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, June 6, 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 "State of Wonder" by Anne Patchett.



Going Native: Indiana's Animals . . . Animal Shows
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 10:30 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet up to five live animals during this presentation by Animalia. What creatures lived in your backyard 200 years ago? Discuss Hoosier animals then and now, their adaptability and neighborly co-existence. This program is made possible by Louise Lage Kirtland and Hugh C. Kirtland, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Digital Animaker Lab
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens and tween ages 10 and older are invited for iPad fun! Discover something new in celebration of Indiana's 200th birthday with Garfield the Cat as part of the Library's Summer Reading Book Bash.



Digital Animaker Lab
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens and tween ages 10 and older are invited for iPad fun! Discover something new in celebration of Indiana's 200th birthday with Garfield the Cat as part of the Library's Summer Reading Book Bash.



Found Art for Kids
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Children ages 7 and older are invited to turn found objects into art and learn about the long history of reusing and recycling. Artist-in-residence Tony Radford will work with participants to turn pop cans into art.



Digital Animaker Lab
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens and tween ages 10 and older are invited for iPad fun! Discover something new in celebration of Indiana's 200th birthday with Garfield the Cat as part of the Library's Summer Reading Book Bash.



Digital Animaker Lab
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens and tween ages 10 and older are invited for iPad fun! Discover something new in celebration of Indiana's 200th birthday with Garfield the Cat as part of the Library's Summer Reading Book Bash.



Gardening 101 for Kids
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, June 9, 2016 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited for a hands-on look at dirt, rocks and plants that tell us where we live. They'll learn about earth, water and the basics of gardening in an urban or rural setting. They'll also take home a starter set of seedlings and make a bird bath! Kids should come dressed to mess!



Summer Showtime: The Good Dinosaur
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, June 9, 2016 1:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "The Good Dinosaur" (PG).



Summer Showtime: Frozen Fever
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, June 9, 2016 1:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Frozen Fever" (G).



Going Native: Indiana's Animals . . . Animal Shows
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:30 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet up to five live animals during this presentation by Animalia. What creatures lived in your backyard 200 years ago? Discuss Hoosier animals then and now, their adaptability and neighborly co-existence. This program is made possible by Louise Lage Kirtland and Hugh C. Kirtland, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Minions
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, June 16, 2016 1:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Minions" (PG).



Indiana Pacers Summer Reading Tour
Wayne Branch (West)
Friday, June 17, 2016 1:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Children of all ages are invited to a special summer storytime presented by the Indiana Pacers and led by community readers. At the conclusion of the storytime, children can play the Indiana Pacers dice game!



City Scape Art Class
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, June 18, 2016 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to create a funky, Indy-inspired city scape masterpiece by using old records and other materials.



Going Native: Indiana's Animals . . . Animal Shows
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 10:30 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet up to five live animals during this presentation by Animalia. What creatures lived in your backyard 200 years ago? Discuss Hoosier animals then and now, their adaptability and neighborly co-existence. This program is made possible by Louise Lage Kirtland and Hugh C. Kirtland, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Hotel Transylvania 2
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, June 23, 2016 1:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Hotel Transylvania 2" (PG).



Going Native: Indiana's Animals . . . Animal Shows
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:30 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet up to five live animals during this presentation by Animalia. What creatures lived in your backyard 200 years ago? Discuss Hoosier animals then and now, their adaptability and neighborly co-existence. This program is made possible by Louise Lage Kirtland and Hugh C. Kirtland, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Comic Strip Workshop for Kids
Wayne Branch (West)
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Children ages 7 and older are invited to create their own comic strip based on the works of Indiana native Jim Davis, creator of Garfield. They'll develop and implement a character into their own comic strip using double-tipped brush pens, color pencils, markers and sharpies. This program is presented by Art With a Heart.



Summer Showtime: Inside Out
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, June 30, 2016 1:30 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Inside Out" (PG).



3D Maker Stage Event
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, July 2, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Young people ages 10 - 16 are invited to bring their creativity and imagination to produce a scene or character inspired by summer reading. Maker coaches will guide them through the process of transforming a sketch or illustration into a 3D model or prototype, such as an action figure, puppet, accessory or stop-motion animation stage.



Going Native: Indiana's Animals . . . Animal Shows
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 10:30 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet up to five live animals during this presentation by Animalia. What creatures lived in your backyard 200 years ago? Discuss Hoosier animals then and now, their adaptability and neighborly co-existence. This program is made possible by Louise Lage Kirtland and Hugh C. Kirtland, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Ant-Man
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, July 7, 2016 1:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Ant-Man" (PG-13).



Mother Potter's Clay Kitchen
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, July 11, 2016 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 to join ceramic artist Sarah Tirey for an hour-long, hands-on experience in clay. They'll discover more about clay and help mix a special batch of Indiana clay to take home. Participants will help transform the recipe into a clay piece on the potter's wheel.



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, July 11, 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 "A Touch of Stardust" by Kate Alcott.



Going Native: Indiana's Animals . . . Animal Shows
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 10:30 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet up to five live animals during this presentation by Animalia. What creatures lived in your backyard 200 years ago? Discuss Hoosier animals then and now, their adaptability and neighborly co-existence. This program is made possible by Louise Lage Kirtland and Hugh C. Kirtland, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Shaun the Sheep
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, July 14, 2016 1:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Shaun the Sheep" (PG).



Hauntings of Indiana Talk: Central State Hospital
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, July 18, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the Library's Adult Summer Reading Program whose theme celebrates Indiana's bicentennial, adults are invited as Michael and Nicole Kobrowski of Unseenpress.com Inc. will examine the history of the state's first mental health hospital.



Going Native: Indiana's Animals . . . Animal Shows
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 10:30 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet up to five live animals during this presentation by Animalia. What creatures lived in your backyard 200 years ago? Discuss Hoosier animals then and now, their adaptability and neighborly co-existence. This program is made possible by Louise Lage Kirtland and Hugh C. Kirtland, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, July 21, 2016 1:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (PG-13).



Going Native: Indiana's Animals . . . Animal Shows
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:30 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to meet up to five live animals during this presentation by Animalia. What creatures lived in your backyard 200 years ago? Discuss Hoosier animals then and now, their adaptability and neighborly co-existence. This program is made possible by Louise Lage Kirtland and Hugh C. Kirtland, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Summer Showtime: Goosebumps
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, July 28, 2016 1:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited for a showing of "Goosebumps" (PG).



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, August 1, 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 "Circling the Sun" by Paula McLain.



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, September 12, 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 "The Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton.



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, October 3, 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 "The White Queen" by Philippa Gregory.



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, November 7, 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 "A Spool of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler.



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, December 5, 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 "The Little Paris Bookshop" by Nina George.