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Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for fun stories, songs and fingerplays. During the 1st and 3rd programs each month, they'll also create a craft.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, September 25, 2014 11:00 am

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


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



Sunrise to Sunset: Let's Be Healthy
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 are invited to get cooking with Gourmet Girlfriends! During this free workshop, young ones will learn about healthy choices and create their own edible treats for breakfast or bedtime snacks. Note for parents: Since this is a cooking program, if a child has allergy concerns, please contact a participating branch for a list of ingredients. This program is peanut free. This program is sponsored by PNC and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, October 2, 2014 11:00 am

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


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



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, October 4, 2014 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.



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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "The Cookbook Collector" by Allegra Goodman.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for fun stories, songs and fingerplays. During the 1st and 3rd programs each month, they'll also create a craft.



Family Kinect Gaming
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 3:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, October 9, 2014 11:00 am

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


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



Furry Tails With a Twist
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, October 11, 2014 1:00 pm

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11), Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Registration Required

Families with children ages 2 - 11 are invited as Minnetrista Theatre Preserves will bring theater to life. They'll enjoy the production of "Furry Tails With a Twist," a play by Jennifer Hickock DeFratis, featuring off-beat characters and puppets. Those attending will help deconstruct and reconstruct three beloved fairy tales.



eBook Tinker Station
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, October 11, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Teen Read Week: Paper Bowls
Wayne Branch (West)
Sunday, October 12, 2014 2:00 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

As part of Teen Read Week, teens are invited to turn everyday items into the functional by using candy wrappers to create a bowl. Presented by Art With a Heart, this bowl project is similar to what's found in fantasy fiction when objects are used in different ways than their typical or intended purpose.



Not-So-Scary Animal Show!
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Children 6 years old and younger and an adult are invited to learn about and make friends with some often misunderstood animals during this interactive program presented by Silly Safaris.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:00 am

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


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



Google Glass
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, October 16, 2014 2:00 pm

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


As part of Teen Read Week, teens are invited to participate in a demonstration of the exciting new technology, Google Glass, in this two-hour hands-on makerspace session.



Family Yoga Intro Class
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, October 20, 2014 6:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 5 and up, along with moms and dads, are invited to try out beginning yoga moves with instructor Alicia Oskay. Attendees are invited to bring a mat, if they have one. However, a few will be provided.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for fun stories, songs and fingerplays. During the 1st and 3rd programs each month, they'll also create a craft.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:00 am

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


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



Family Music Time: Dulcimer
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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



eBook Tinker Station
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for fun stories, songs and fingerplays. During the 1st and 3rd programs each month, they'll also create a craft.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:00 am

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


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



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, November 1, 2014 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.



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, November 3, 2014 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Before I Go to Sleep" by S.J. Watson.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for fun stories, songs and fingerplays. During the 1st and 3rd programs each month, they'll also create a craft.



Family Kinect Gaming
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 3:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, November 6, 2014 11:00 am

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


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



Fall Writing Workshops: Introduction to Murder
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, November 8, 2014
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Class or Workshop


So you want to write a mystery? Not sure where to start? Or maybe you’ve started, but don’t know how to proceed. In this introduction to writing crime fiction, presented by the Indiana Writers Center, we’ll explore some of the basic tools for constructing a mystery novel: the genre expectations and boundaries, setting, characters, suspense, opening scenes, plot and pacing. Attendees should come ready to do a bit of writing, too!



eBook Tinker Station
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, November 8, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:00 am

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


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



Fall Writing Workshops: Speculative Fiction
Wayne Branch (West)
Sunday, November 16, 2014
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Class or Workshop


We may know speculative fiction when we see it, even if we’re unfamiliar with all of the insider jargon used to describe its many subgenres, such as Horror, Fantasy (high, urban, historical), and Science Fiction (hard, cyberpunk, steampunk). Speculative fiction is the genre of possibility. This class, presented by the Indiana Writers Center, will clarify what speculative fiction is, along with world-building and exploring the marketplace.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for fun stories, songs and fingerplays. During the 1st and 3rd programs each month, they'll also create a craft.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, November 20, 2014 11:00 am

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


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



eBook Tinker Station
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, November 22, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for fun stories, songs and fingerplays. During the 1st and 3rd programs each month, they'll also create a craft.



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

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


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



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for fun stories, songs and fingerplays. During the 1st and 3rd programs each month, they'll also create a craft.



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

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


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



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, December 4, 2014 11:00 am

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


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



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, December 6, 2014 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.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for fun stories, songs and fingerplays. During the 1st and 3rd programs each month, they'll also create a craft.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:00 am

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


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



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for fun stories, songs and fingerplays. During the 1st and 3rd programs each month, they'll also create a craft.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, December 18, 2014 11:00 am

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


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



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for fun stories, songs and fingerplays. During the 1st and 3rd programs each month, they'll also create a craft.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for fun stories, songs and fingerplays. During the 1st and 3rd programs each month, they'll also create a craft.