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Cret Building at 100: An Exhibit
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Sunday, December 31, 2017
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


This special exhibit celebrates the architecture, people and stories of the Library’s Cret Building that played an integral part in defining the city’s character 100 years ago and remains vibrant and culturally significant today. Eighteen full-color, illustrative and interpretive panels designed by RLR of Indianapolis showcase over 50 images and artifacts from Central Library’s Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room. “The Cret Building at 100,” made possible by a generous grant from Katz, Sapper & Miller, will be on display around the balcony of the historic Simon Reading Room during regular Central Library hours.



Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to write letters, resumes, papers, and other documents. By the end of this class, you should be able to: create, edit, save, and open a document; change formatting and appearance; check spelling and grammar, and print files. Before taking this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, you should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Microsoft classes are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Beginner's Guide to Business Success
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Registration Required

Learn the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. This program will provide an overview of the skills and tools needed when deciding to start a business. Register online at https://goo.gl/9PYnc3.
This program will be held in the Knall Reading Room.



Computers for Seniors
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 19, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Seniors
Category: Computers & Technology


Join other seniors for a demonstration and discussion of computer and Internet basics. We will also ask you what we should cover in new computer classes in the future. This class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, can be very helpful in guiding you toward other Library computer classes you may find useful.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 19, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Credit Fraud Protection
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 19, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Get the help you need to freeze your credit at all four credit agencies so no one can open a credit card or loan account in your name, even if they have your name, address, and Social Security number. Data security experts say a credit freeze is the most effective step you can take to protect yourself from credit fraud. This workshop, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, requires a working email address and is limited to 12 participants.



Online Safety and Privacy
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 20, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to protect yourself from dishonest practices on the Internet. In this class, you will learn to create strong passwords and easy ways to remember them, ways to shield your privacy, and how to avoid other dangers as you browse and shop on the Internet. This class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, requires a sound understanding of the keyboard, mouse and Internet.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 20, 2017 11:00 am

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


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



Clases Básicas de Computación: Microsoft Word Básico
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Conozca las herramientas del programa; aprenda a crear documentos, abrir un archivo, cortar, pegar, utilizar el texto automático, corregir la ortografía, cambiar el tipo de letra y otras herramientas que le ayudaran a hacer su trabajo más fácil y a que su documentos luzcan más profesionales. Para registrarse, llame al 317-344-9921.



Center for Black Literature and Culture: Grand Opening Event with Roland Martin
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


The entire community is invited to the opening of the Center for Black Literature and Culture at Central Library, which is dedicated to celebrating the rich heritage of those born of African roots. Funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., the Center will feature a robust collection of materials for all ages, along with interactive displays and dynamic programming. The grand opening will include a keynote presentation by award-winning journalist Roland Martin at 12:30 p.m. A book signing will follow.



Computer Club in the Maker Space on the 1st Floor
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn about computer hardware by actually disassembling and reassembling a PC. Participants in this workshop session of the new Computer Club at Central Library will also learn to install the Linux Ubuntu operating system. Bring your ideas for learning experiences we can do in the club in the future.



Computer Club in the Makerspace
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn about computer hardware by disassembling and reassembling a PC. Participants will also learn to install the Linux Ubuntu operating system. Bring your ideas for learning experiences in future meetings. This program will be held in the Makerspace on the 1st floor.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 22, 2017
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.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 23, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


This class is for adults who have taken the Excel Basics class. are already comfortable with creating and formatting a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel are invited to this intermediate class. Be the end of This class will enable you to use relative and absolute cell references, apply 3D formulas, create headers and footers, insert graphics and create graphs. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Coloring Café
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 23, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to Central Library's Makerspace to enjoy coloring, which has been shown to have a calming effect and promote overall wellness. Warm beverages, soothing music, coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided.



Microsoft Access 2010 Basics Level II
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In Access Level I, we learned how to design tables from scratch, run queries and establish relationships between tables. In Level II, you will learn to create customized forms and run detailed reports on your data. Please complete the Access Level I class before taking this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Young Actors Theatre Workshop: 3-Minute YouTube Video Creation
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Teens ages 12 - 18 who want to be a filmmaker or YouTuber are invited to make a 3-minute video. Come up with an idea, learn how to shoot it, and learn how to edit on your very own phone. This workshop is perfect for the aspiring director, YouTuber, television personality or filmmaker! This program is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Say It Loud Advocacy Series: Understanding the Constitution
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the series, "Say It Loud: How to Be Heard When Everyone Is Screaming," learn how the framing documents of our country still define current policy and affect legislation regarding important issues. This program is presented by professor Sheila Kennedy.
This program will be held in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor. This series is in partnership with Spirit & Place, ACLU of Indiana, WFYI, Hoosier State Press Association, League of Women Voters, Society of Professional Journalists, Women4Change Indiana, and the Indiana Fair Housing Association.



Naturalization Ceremony
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


The entire community is invited to attend this naturalization ceremony in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium as individuals will take the Oath of Allegiance to become naturalized citizens of the United States.



Cloud Computing Using Microsoft OneDrive and Office Online
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Microsoft OneDrive and Office Online are free and accessible from any device with an Internet connection. Learn about the free online versions of Microsoft Office applications. During this overview class you will see how to: create, edit, and share files in Web-based Microsoft Word and Excel; upload and download files, and create your own OneDrive account. Before taking this class, you must be experienced in using the mouse, keyboard, and Internet. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Make. Create. Code. - Java Script
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 26, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Join us as we explore the fundamentals of coding with the JavaScript programming language. Learn about data types, variables and arithmetic operators. No previous coding experience is necessary, but participants should feel comfortable using a Web browser and typing. This free class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 26, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how to organize and analyze numbers and text in a spreadsheet format. By the end of this class you should be able to create and format a spreadsheet; enter and edit data; and use basic formulas to add, subtract, multiply and divide any number of figures in a horizontal row or vertical column. Before taking this class you should be comfortable using Microsoft Word. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 26, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, 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)
Friday, October 27, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 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.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 27, 2017 11:00 am

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


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



Microsoft Word Intermedio
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Conozca unos de los menús del programa, utilice las plantillas prediseñadas para elaborar cartas, reportes y otros documentos. Mejore sus actividades cotidianas utilizando el computador de su casa o en su lugar de trabajo. Para inscribirse, llame al 317-344-9921.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Introduction to Fundraising Planning
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Those who have already established their nonprofit organization are invited to learn the process of creating a successful fundraising plan and calendar. This program is presented by staff from The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation and is made possible by The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. To register, visit eventbrite.com.



African Dance
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 28, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to journey through the regions of Mali, Senegal, Gambia and Guinea to learn cultural traditions of song and dance along the way. Be ready to move your body! This program is presented by Ronne Stone.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Understanding Nonprofit Collaboration
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 28, 2017
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Those who have already established their nonprofit organization are invited to discover the potentials and pitfalls of nonprofit collaboration. Presented by Maury Plambeck, this program is made possible by The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. To register, visit eventbrite.com.



Introduction to SAVI Databases of Central Indiana Statistics
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 28, 2017
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. SAVI’s 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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 29, 2017
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.



Email on Yahoo! and Outlook.com
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 30, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to manage your Yahoo! or Outlook.com email account, send files and keep your inbox free of spam email. By the end of this class you should be able to send and receive email notes, add files such as photos to your emails, open and save a file attached to an email sent to you, delete large numbers of unwanted emails, and keep spam email from appearing in your inbox. Can’t get into your email? Arrive 30 minutes early for help creating a new email account. This class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, requires experience using the mouse, keyboard and Internet.



Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 30, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to create presentations and standalone slideshows for work, school or personal use. By the end of this class you should be able to create slides with several different layouts and designs; insert and change text and pictures in a slide; create eye-catching transitions from slide to slide; play your slideshow, and save your work onto a flash drive. Before taking this class you should be comfortable using Microsoft Word. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Cloud Computing Using Google Drive
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Google Drive is free and accessible from any device with an Internet connection. Learn to use Google’s free suite of products for creating, editing, and sharing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and other types of files. By the end of this class, you should know how to edit and share documents and set up workgroup collaboration on Google Docs files, install browser extensions onto the Google Chrome Web browser, and use Google Drive to store personal files online. Before taking this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, you must be experienced using a mouse and keyboard and be able to get into your own Google Gmail account. If you do not have a gmail.com account, please arrive 30 minutes early to get help creating one.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, November 2, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 3, 2017 11:00 am

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


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 3, 2017
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.



Young Actors Theatre: The Court vs. Bullying
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, November 4, 2017 3:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17), Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Families, school-age children and teens are invited to a performance by the Young Actors Theatre's "The Court," made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Foundation.
This program, to be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium, will feature a story about bullying and what it takes to overcome. Devised and presented by a group of local 4th-8th graders, "The Court" is a social issues group that looks at issues facing kids today.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, November 5, 2017
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.



An Afternoon With Bestselling Author Nicola Yoon
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, November 5, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17), Adults
Category: Author Visit


Teens and adults are invited for a presentation by young adult fiction writer Nicola Yoon, the author of "Everything, Everything" and "The Sun Is Also a Star," a Michael L. Printz Honor Book and a National Book Award finalist. Book sales and signings will follow the program.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 6, 2017
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.



Knit One, Crochet Too
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 6, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to Central Library's MakerSpace for a night of fiber crafts and fun. Bring your current work in progress or start something new. All skill levels are welcomed. Basic materials will be available for beginners.



Say It Loud Advocacy Series: Spirit and Place POWER Festival
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 6, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


As part of the 2017 Spirit and Place Festival and the Library's series, "Say It Loud: How to Be Heard When Everyone Is Screaming," adults are invited to explore the topic, "The More You (F)Actually Know: Media Literacy and Why It Matters." Develop the skills needed to navigate today’s media landscape to best leverage political power and learn about news ethics in story selection. This program will be presented by local media experts Lynn Sygiel, Charitable Advisors Editor; Amber Stearns, NUVO Editor; and Matt Shafer Powell, WFYI Chief Content Officer. This series is in partnership with Spirit & Place, ACLU of Indiana, WFYI, Hoosier State Press Association, League of Women Voters, Society of Professional Journalists, Women4Change Indiana, and the Indiana Fair Housing Association. Walk-ins are welcome. However, RSVP's are requested by visiting spiritandplace.org.
This program will be held in Central Library's Riley Room.



Simple and Affordable Plant-Based Cooking
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Performance or Presentation


Registration Required

Adults are invited to join Indy Vegfest and Chef Iesha Murry of Mrs. Murry's Naturals for a Mother Sauce Class. Chef Murry will demonstrate how to create a versatile menu using a plant-based béchamel, or "white sauce." This will be used as a cheesy sauce for Mac & Cheese and then transformed into a Creamed Spinach meal to impress any guest. Registration is required by visiting eventbrite.com.



Young Actors Theatre: The Court vs. Bullying (Teens Only)
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Teens are invited to join Young Actors Theatre's "The Court,” a group of local teens, for this performance piece about cyber bullying and learning to overcome. This performance will take place at Central Library in the 3rd Floor Teen Area and is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



An Evening With Bestselling Children's Author Laura Numeroff
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages, Families
Category: Author Visit


Families and children are invited for a presentation by popular children's author Laura Numeroff, whose books include "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," "Beatrice Doesn't Want To," and "What Grandpas Do Best." Book sales, provided by Kids Ink Bookstore, and autographing will follow. Seating is limited to 300. For the booksigning, there will be a limit of three books per person with one that can be brought from home.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, November 9, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 10, 2017 11:00 am

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


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 10, 2017
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.



Clases Básicas de Computación: Excel Básico
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, November 11, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Aprenda a crear y guardar hojas de cálculo. Coloque sus gastos mensuales en una base de datos y analícelo por medio de fórmulas básicas. Aprenda a entrar, editar, copiar, borrar y mover datos; formatear números y texto; cambiar, insertar, borrar organizar columnas y filas. Para registrarse, llame al 317-344-9921.



The Nutcracker: Short and Suite
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, November 11, 2017 3:00 pm

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


Families and children of all ages are invited for a short and "suite" performance of popular scenes from the holiday classic, "The Nutcracker," presented by dancers from the Indianapolis School of Ballet. Children of all ages are invited to wear comfortable clothes, or tutus, and join in a mini-ballet lesson after the performance.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, November 12, 2017
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.



Classical Concerts at Central
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, November 12, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Adults and families are invited to experience the dynamic world of chamber music with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 13, 2017
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.



2017 Photography Workshop Series
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 13, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Those who are point-and-shoot photographers looking to improve their skills or are interested in creating better images with smartphone are invited to learn camera and composition basics from expert photographers from the Riviera Camera Club.
The topic of this program is "Social Media and Photography." Discover how to utilize social media to showcase your talent, influence buyers and optimize promotional efforts.



Naturalization Ceremony
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


The entire community is invited to attend this naturalization ceremony in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium as individuals will take the Oath of Allegiance to become naturalized citizens of the United States.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, November 16, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 17, 2017 11:00 am

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


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 17, 2017
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.



Fall Fest '17
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, November 18, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Families and individuals of all ages are invited for an afternoon of cultural entertainment and inspiration that includes the teen Slammin' Rhymes Challenge XII and a presentation by Robb Armstrong, cartoonist and creator of the "Jump Start" comic strip.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, November 19, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 20, 2017
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.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 24, 2017 11:00 am

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


Little learners ages birth - 5 years old and their families are invited to come together for stories, songs and rhymes. All are welcome to stay after to play!



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 24, 2017
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.



Clases Básicas de Computación: Conozca las herramientas de Su Aparato Móvil
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, November 25, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Multicultural Program


Registration Required

Utilice las mejores aplicaciones y las herramientas eficientes y rápidas para su aparato móvil y utilícelas en su vida personal o para su trabajo. Comparta sincronice sus archivos entre sus aparatos. Para registrarse, llame al 317-344-9921.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, November 26, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 27, 2017
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.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, November 30, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 1, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, December 3, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 4, 2017
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.



Knit One, Crochet Too
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 4, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to Central Library's MakerSpace for a night of fiber crafts and fun. Bring your current work in progress or start something new. All skill levels are welcomed. Basic materials will be available for beginners.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, December 7, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 8, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, December 10, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 11, 2017
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.



Holiday Classical Concerts at the Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 11, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited to enjoy a performance of chamber ensemble music featuring holiday classics and carols by members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This performance will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Naturalization Ceremony
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Multicultural Program


The entire community is invited to attend this naturalization ceremony in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium as individuals will take the Oath of Allegiance to become naturalized citizens of the United States.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, December 14, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 15, 2017
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.



O Pato!
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to act out the story of a duck and friends in this Portuguese folk song with a live violin performance. Coming together in a circle, children will take turns participating in singing, dancing and acting while learning cooperation. This program will be presented by local musician Cathy Morris.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, December 17, 2017
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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 18, 2017
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.



Library Board of Trustees
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 18, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


The public is invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees and meet Board members. Call 275-4003 to confirm the time of the meeting.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, December 21, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 22, 2017
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.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, December 28, 2017
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 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region, the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 29, 2017
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.



Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jane Smiley
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, February 3, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


Hear bestselling author Jane Smiley discuss her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "A Thousand Acres," along with her other works that include her most recent, "Golden Age," the third in a trilogy of novels about an Iowa family. Book signings and sales will follow the presentation.



Previous Events


Encaustic Art Class
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and older are invited to create their own masterpieces using a variety of encaustic techniques. They'll have the opportunity to paint with wax and gain experience using a Cray-Pen. Please note that hot wax is involved in this technique.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Keeping You in Stitches
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Curious about sewing? Learn the basics in this class, such as loading a bobbin, threading the machine, and basic stitch patterns. We’ll create a simple project for you to take home. Are you an experienced tailor? Join us in the Makerspace and feel free to bring your own project. Quilters and Cosplayers are welcome.