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One City, Many Voices: Ethnic Communities in Indianapolis
Central Library (Central)
Friday, January 2, 2015 - Thursday, December 31, 2015
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View an educational exhibit in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room that highlights the various ethnic groups that have made Indianapolis what it is today. From the Irish and Germans to the more recent immigrants, the city has a rich diverse background. The exhibit features the vast array of materials housed in the ISCR collection that reflect this background.



Women of a New Tribe
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, August 8, 2015 - Sunday, September 27, 2015
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View this nationally-touring photography exhibit that celebrates the spiritual and physical beauty of black women who come from all walks and stages of life. Created by noted North Carolina photographer Jerry Taliaferro, the exhibit is comprised of dramatic black and white portraits of American black women, including 11 strong and courageous black women of Indianapolis who were nominated and selected for their roles as mothers, daughters, artists, professionals and community activists. Individually and collectively they tell the story of how their families and our community have changed because of them.



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Básicas) Navegando en Internet
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 5, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Obtenga acceso a las noticias y a la información necesaria mediante el uso del internet, aprenda las funciones, y los sitios de web más conocidos. Aprenda a utilizar mapas en internet para llegar a diferentes lugares.
Esta clase está patrocinado por La Fundación de Robert y Toni Bader, Fifth Third Bank y Amigos de la Biblioteca a través de regalos a La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



How to Use the Keyboard & Mouse: Introduction to Computers
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 5, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 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.



Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 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 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.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Email Basics @ Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to manage your email account, send files, and keep your inbox free of spam and other unwanted emails. By the end of this class you should be able to: send and receive email notes; add files such as a photo to your emails; open and save a file attached to an email sent to you; delete large numbers of unwanted emails, keep spam email from appearing in your inbox. Before taking this class you must already be able to get into your existing email account. If you do not have an email account that you can get into, plan to arrive at class 30 minutes before the start time to get help setting up a new email account. Experience using the mouse, the keyboard and the Internet are also required for this class to be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Básicas) Creando Cuentas de Correo Electrónico
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Aprenda a crear su cuenta de correo electrónico, como enviar, recibir y almacenar sus mansajes y las direcciones de las personas que envían un correo electrónico, ya sea para comunicarse con su familia y amigos o para solicitar un trabajo.
Esta clase está patrocinado por La Fundación de Robert y Toni Bader, Fifth Third Bank y Amigos de la Biblioteca a través de regalos a La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



Cloud Computing Using Microsoft OneDrive and Office Online
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, September 10, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to use the online versions of Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Word and Excel. By the end of this class you should be able to create, edit and share files in Web-based Microsoft Word and Excel; use the basic email functions of Outlook.com, and, if desired, create your own Outlook.com account.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 11, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 11, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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)
Friday, September 11, 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.



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Básicas) Creando Cuentas de Correo Electrónico
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 12, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Aprenda a crear su cuenta de correo electrónico, como enviar, recibir y almacenar sus mansajes y las direcciones de las personas que envían un correo electrónico, ya sea para comunicarse con su familia y amigos o para solicitar un trabajo.
Esta clase está patrocinado por La Fundación de Robert y Toni Bader, Fifth Third Bank y Amigos de la Biblioteca a través de regalos a La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Program Development
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 12, 2015
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 discover the main components of a solid program plan that can provide quality services to the community. This workshop is presented by Gail Thomas Strong and is made possible by a gift from The Emily Fund to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Seating is limited. Visit www.Eventbrite.com to register. Registration opens approximately two months prior to each workshop. This program will be held in the Riley Meeting Room.



Creatures of the Night: Preschool Animal Program
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 12, 2015 11:00 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5)
Category: Performance or Presentation


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to join Silly Safaris to explore the lore surrounding nighttime animals and learn about how they survive in the dark. This program is made possible by Lilly through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Author Liliana Hart @ Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 12, 2015
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Author Visit


Adults are invited as bestselling romance author Liliana Hart discusses the future of self-publishing and how authors can be discovered in a saturated market. She also will address topics related to social media, marketing and diversifying one's books. This program is presented by IndyPL and the Indiana Romance Writers of America. Register and learn more at www.indianarwa.com.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Effective Grant Proposals and Management
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 12, 2015
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 learn useful tips on how to write compelling proposals and effective post-grant procedures. This workshop, presented by Gail Thomas Strong, will help attendees gain new skills and learn how to win grant money. This program is made possible by a gift from The Emily Fund to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Seating is limited. Visit www.Eventbrite.com to register. Registration opens approximately two months prior to each workshop. This program will be held in the Riley Meeting Room.



Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 12, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


If you already know the basics of PowerPoint, learn to enhance your presentations by inserting sounds, video clips, custom animation and scanned images. Participants are asked to bring pictures they wish to scan. Before taking this intermediate class you should already be comfortable using PowerPoint. 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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 13, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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.



Preschool Art for Cool Cats: Workshop Inspired by Pete the Cat
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 13, 2015 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for a groovy workshop presented by The Art Lab inspired by this favorite laid back feline. Children will listen to a story and create their own multi-media projects. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 13, 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.



Indy Jazz Fest @ Central Library!
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 13, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited when renowned local jazz violinist Cathy Morris performs as part of Indy Jazz Fest '15. Combining contemporary jazz with Latin rhythms, funk grooves, fusion, rock, blues and even Cajun fun, Cathy has created her own distinctive sound she calls "Party Jazz." A staple in the Midwest arts community for over 20 years, Cathy's career includes nine CDs of original music and arrangements and performances at music and jazz festivals within and outside the U.S.
This free, family-friendly concert will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 14, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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.



How to Use the Keyboard & Mouse: Introduction to Computers
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 14, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 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.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 14, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Patents and Trademarks 101: Information to Protect Your Intellectual Property
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Inventors, entrepreneurs, educators, students and legal professionals are invited to learn to navigate the patent and trademark process. Staff from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will provide an overview of patent, trademark and copyright secrets, share instruction on using the USPTO databases, and discuss how to conduct a preliminary federal trademark search. The seminar will conclude with a panel discussion featuring representatives from Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Developer Town, Grin On Industries, and the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization. Attendees can stay for light refreshments, including Sun King craft beer served on the Bottoms Up Draft Beer Dispensing System.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium. Register at www.Eventbrite.com or call 275-4100.



Clases Básicas de Computación: Adjunte archivos y Fotos en su Correo Electrónico
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Aprenda a enviar en su correo electrónico archivos, música, fotos, imágenes y videos grabados con el teléfono. Comprima estos archivos para que no le ocupe mucha memoria. Aprenda a elimina un archivo adjunto y a descargan los datos adjuntos de un correo electrónico recibido. Para inscribirse, llame al 275-4099.
Esta clase está patrocinado por La Fundación de Robert y Toni Bader, Fifth Third Bank y Amigos de la Biblioteca a través de regalos a La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, September 17, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults who are already comfortable with creating and formatting a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel are invited to this intermediate class. Be the end of this class you will be able to: use relative and absolute cell references; apply 3D formulas; create headers and footers; insert graphics, and create graphs. Please complete the Excel Basics class first before taking this intermediate class. 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.



Introduction to SAVI Databases of Central Indiana Statistics
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 18, 2015
10:30 am - 12:30 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 provides an overview to help participants decide whether they want to learn more about how to use SAVI.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 18, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 18, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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)
Friday, September 18, 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.



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Intermedias) Microsoft Office 2010 Intermedio
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 19, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Familiarícese con las nuevas 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 ayudarán a hacer su trabajo más fácil y a que su documentos luzcan más profesionales.
Esta clase está patrocinado por La Fundación de Robert y Toni Bader, Fifth Third Bank y Amigos de la Biblioteca a través de regalos a La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Introduction to Fundraising Planning
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 19, 2015
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults whose organizations have never developed a fundraising plan or calendar are invited to this overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. This seminar, presented by Roberta Jaggers and Bethany Warner of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, is best for those who already have established their nonprofit organizations. This program is made possible by a gift from The Emily Fund to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Seating is limited. Visit www.Eventbrite.com to register. Registration opens approximately two months prior to each workshop. This program will be held in the Riley Meeting Room.



Classical Concerts at Central
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 19, 2015 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 will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 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.



Let's Connect: Facebook and You
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 19, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn the basics of setting up your Facebook page and sharing information and pictures with Facebook friends. By the end of this class, you should be able to find and make friends; post your own comments and pictures; like and share other people’s posts, and know how to use various Facebook icons. Before taking this class you must be able to get into your own, existing e-mail account, such as Gmail, Mail.com, Outlook.com or Yahoo.com.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 20, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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.



Summer Garden Series: Outdoor Painting Workshop
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 20, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Class or Workshop


As part of the Library's Summer Garden Series, individuals of all ages and families are invited to a workshop on plein air painting. This program will be held outdoors in the East Garden.



Indianapolis Special Collections Room 2015 Program Series
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 20, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Visit the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor of Central Library for this series of historical presentations that relate to Indianapolis and central Indiana.
The theme of this program will be "Railroads in Indianapolis." Presenter will be Francis Parker, a retired professor of Urban Planning at Ball State University who actively works with the Indiana Transportation Museum and the Whitewater Valley Railroad.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 21, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 21, 2015
2:30 pm - 4:30 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.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 21, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Electing Our Future
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 21, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level:
Category: Meeting


The entire community is invited to this series of free public discussions on issues facing Indianapolis. Each program, to be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium, will feature a group of panelists who will share their ideas and recommendations.
The theme of this program is "How Does Indianapolis Work?" Representatives from the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce will host this program that explores where the city is in the federal/state/local scheme of things. Discussion will include home rule/state authority and an outline of Mayor, City Council, and Municipal Corporations responsibilities. How does our governing structure/Unigov differ from that of other cities? How do we finance our city?



Microsoft Access 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn about this flexible data management system that can store and track large quantities of data more easily than on paper and with more problem-solving benefits than Excel. In this class you will learn how to create a blank database, a table and queries. Completion of the Intermediate Excel class is required before taking this class. Microsoft classes are 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.



Find Customers & Competitors Using the ReferenceUSA Database
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn the basics of using the ReferenceUSA database, which can help you create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people. ReferenceUSA is a directory of addresses and other information about more than 24 million U.S. businesses and 262 million U.S. consumers. This workshop will cover basic strategies for searching ReferenceUSA in order to find information about a competitor or sales leads. This Library database is at www.ilibrary.org.
This program will be held in the Computer Training Lab. Admittance is first-come, first-seated.



An Evening With Bestselling Children's Author & Illustrator Brian Selznick
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 6:30 pm

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


Families and children of all ages are invited as bestselling children's author and illustrator Brian Selznick will discuss his newly-released book, "The Marvels." Selznick received the 2008 Caldecott Medal for his book, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret." Book sales and signings will follow the presentation.
Free tickets are available at Central Library beginning at 5 p.m. on the day of the event. Limited advanced tickets with a purchase of a Brian Selznick book are available at Kids Ink Bookstore, 5619 N. Illinois St. Seating is limited to 300 individuals.



Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, September 24, 2015
10:30 am - 12:30 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 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.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Internet Basics
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, September 24, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to find out how the Internet works and what it can and can’t do. Learn key vocabulary, how to use links, read Internet addresses and save your favorite websites. Learn the most effective way to formulate an Internet search to get the best results. You’ll also find out that there’s much more to Google than meets the eye. Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard before taking this class.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 25, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 25, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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)
Friday, September 25, 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.



Microsoft Publisher 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 26, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to create professional-looking materials such as brochures, flyers and newsletters. By the end of this beginners’ class you should be able to know what kinds of publications you can produce with Microsoft Publisher; create a basic publication such as a business card or greeting card; personalize your publication with your own text and images, and print a publication you created. Bring a favorite photograph to scan and insert into your new business card or greeting card. Previous experience using MS Word is necessary for this class. This class 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)
Saturday, September 26, 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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 27, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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.



Bach Meets Baker
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 27, 2015
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


The entire public is invited to this program featuring music composed by Distinguished Professor of Music David Baker, J.S. Bach and Indiana jazz artists. The performance will feature one of the world's premiere cellists, Manuel Fischer-Dieskau, along with pianist Monika Herzig, bassist Jeremy Allen and drummer Joshua Roberts. Baker will provide narration. A book and CD signing will follow the performance, which is presented by the Library and the Indianapolis-Cologne Sister City Committee and sponsored by Magnet-Physics, the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, the American Council of Germany, and Jeremy and Louise Lamkin.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 28, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 28, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Summer Garden Series: Sunset Yoga in the Garden
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 28, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited for motivational and relaxing yoga sessions led by City Yoga outside in Central Library's East Garden.



Microsoft Word 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


If you are comfortable using Microsoft Word, learn to use some of its more advanced features. By the end of this class you should be able to create and change columns; transform plain text into bullet points; add basic graphics to a document page, and use shortcuts to make documents more functional and attractive. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is necessary for this class. 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.



Build a Free Website with Wix
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn to build a professional, well-designed website. There are more than 200 templates available and editing is incredibly easy. The free version offers you complete access to all of the tools you need to build a successful website. No coding knowledge is required!
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Writing Your Life
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Adults are invited to find the voice that sets them on the writer's path and to tell their own stories during this introduction to the memoir presented by the Writers Center of Indiana. This program is presented in coordination with the Indy Author Fair at Central Library.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Calligraphy: Hand Lettering and Book Art
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - Monday, November 30, 2015
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


Patrons are invited to view the art of expressive hand lettering during this annual showcase of the Calligraphy Guild of Indiana, formed in 1982 by those who love letters and book art. A vast collection of colorful paper works featuring stylized script created by Guild members can be viewed. In addition to this two-month calligraphy exhibit, the Guild will present its annual show to the public on Saturday, October 3 at 1 p.m. at Central Library, which will include a calligraphy demonstration. The Guild also will host workshops and demonstrations on November 14 at 1 p.m. at the Irvington Branch Library, 5625 E. Washington Street.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 2, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 2, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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.



How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Understanding Nonprofit Collaboration
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 3, 2015
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited how organizations can increase their prominence, improve efficiency and strengthen service delivery through collaborations. Presented by Anne-Marie Taylor, this seminar will describe the advantages, disadvantages, potential and pitfalls of collaborations that must be understood by all savvy nonprofit professionals. This seminar is best for those who already have established their nonprofit organizations. This program is made possible by a gift from The Emily Fund to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Seating is limited. Visit www.Eventbrite.com to register. Registration opens approximately two months prior to each workshop. This program will be held in the Riley Meeting Room.



ISO Teddy Bear Series: The Giant's Violin
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 3, 2015 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to bring their teddy bears for "The Giant's Violin," an original story written by Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra violinist Victoria Griswold who will introduce them to the string instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music. Children will engage in movement activities that will be integrated into the telling of the story. "The Giant's Violin" will feature five ISO string players performing excerpts from Camille Saint-Saëns classic "Carnival of the Animals" which will be narrated by Perry Accetturo of the ISO Learning Community. Following the performance, children will have the opportunity to try real instruments.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Indianapolis Special Collections Room 2015 Program Series
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 3, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Visit the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor of Central Library for this series of historical presentations that relate to Indianapolis and central Indiana.
The theme of this presentation will be "Power, Traction and Light: The Electrification of Indianapolis and Central Indiana, 1880-1920. Writer and historian Bill Beck of the Marion County Historical Society will address the electrification of this area and how it corresponded to the history of the nation’s electric utilities and electric street railways.



Teen Read Week 2015: Vlog Like a YA Pro!
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 3, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Teens are invited to learn from local young adult authors how to vlog, blog and post on social media as a way to get their names out. This panel discussion will be led by the Indiana Writers Center.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 4, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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, October 5, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 5, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Central Library Book Discussion
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program held in Central Library's Goodrich-Houk Meeting Room.
The book to be discussed is "The Whiskey Rebels" by David Liss.



Electing Our Future
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level:
Category: Meeting


The entire community is invited to this series of free public discussions on issues facing Indianapolis. Each program, to be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium, will feature a group of panelists who will share their ideas and recommendations.
The theme for this program is "What Issues Does Indianapolis Face?" The Center for Civic Literacy will lead this discussion on how the city deals with change. What do citizens need to know to make informed decisions on quality of life issues: environmental, public health, education, transportation, arts and culture, civic life. How do we identify and allocate dwindling resources broadly defined to include civic, corporate and religious organizations and nonprofits, sources of expertise and civic energy. Why is low civic knowledge a barrier to a more robust civic life?



Clases Básicas de Computación: Conozca las Herramientas de su Correo Electrónico
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Cree folders para almacenar y encontrar los mensajes más importantes, organice sus contactos, cree mensajes de alerta, bloquee mensajes no deseados y cree una firma automática. Para inscribirse, llame al 275-4099.
Esta clase está patrocinado por La Fundación de Robert y Toni Bader, Fifth Third Bank y Amigos de la Biblioteca a través de regalos a La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 9, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



ISO Teddy Bear Series: The Giant's Violin
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 9, 2015 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to bring their teddy bears for "The Giant's Violin," an original story written by Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra violinist Victoria Griswold who will introduce them to the string instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music. Children will engage in movement activities that will be integrated into the telling of the story. "The Giant's Violin" will feature five ISO string players performing excerpts from Camille Saint-Saëns classic "Carnival of the Animals" which will be narrated by Perry Accetturo of the ISO Learning Community. Following the performance, children will have the opportunity to try real instruments.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 9, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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: (Básicas) Microsoft 2010 Básico
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 10, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Familiarícese con el nuevo Microsoft Word 2010. Conozca las nuevas herramientas del programa; aprenda a crear documentos, abrir un archivo, cortar, pegar, utilizar el texto automático, corregir la ortografía, para que su documento luzca más profesional.
Esta clase está patrocinado por La Fundación de Robert y Toni Bader, Fifth Third Bank y Amigos de la Biblioteca a través de regalos a La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



Indy Author Fair: Mari Evans Celebration
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 10, 2015
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


To open the 2015 Indy Author Fair, the entire community is invited to share in this special tribute as friends from Mari Evans' professional and personal life will gather to share stories and offer brief readings to honor the celebrated Indianapolis poet. This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Indy Author Fair: Teen Poetry Workshop
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 10, 2015
10:45 am - 11:15 am

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


Teens who aspire to become the next Mari Evans are invited to a find their unique voice during this special poetry workshop geared just for them.
This program will be held in Central Library's Learning Curve Arena.



Indy Author Fair: Meet the IAA Winners
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 10, 2015
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


Individuals of all ages are invited to this engaging panel discussion featuring the winners and finalists of the 2015 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authorws Award who will discuss their writing and connections to Indiana. Panelists include National Author winner Marianne Boruch, Regional Author winner Adrian Matejka, and Emerging Author finalists Laura Bates, Skila Brown and Clifford Garstang.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Indy Author Fair: Meet Hoosier Authors
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 10, 2015
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


Writers and book lovers of all ages are invited to network with over 40 up-and-coming Indiana authors who offer a wide variety of writing styles and genres. Book sales and signings will be available. For a complete list of participating authors, visit www.indianaauthorsaward.org.
This event will be held in Central Library's Simon Reading Room.



Indy Author Fair: Slam Poetry
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 10, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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


Children and teens are invited to learn about creating and performing slam poetry. Since its birth in 1985 Chicago, slam poetry has become one of the most powerful ways to share our stories and opinions. This program is presented by the Indiana Writers Center featuring Kelsey Johnson.
This program will be held in Central Library's Learning Curve Arena.



Indy Author Fair: Writing and Publishing Nonfiction Books
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 10, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Adults and teens are invited for an overview of how to publish a nonfiction book, including tips on how to organize material, write a book proposal and find the right publisher for the book you want to write. This program is presented by the Indiana Writers Center featuring Nancy Baxter.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Indy Author Fair: How to Lead an Effective Book Club Discussion
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 10, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Adults and teens are invited to learn how a discussion leader can facilitate a lively book discussion. This session will offer tips on how to lead a discussion that expands understanding and encourages revelation. This program is presented by the Indiana Writers Center featuring Shari Wagner.
This program will be held in Central Library's Goodrich-Houk Meeting Room.



Indy Author Fair: Get Started!
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 10, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Adults and teens who have been thinking about writing for a long time are invited to learn how to connect with other writers in the Indianapolis area. This workshop will offer writing exercises and lively conversation about writing and the writing life that’s guaranteed to jump start the process of becoming the writer you want to be. This program is presented by the Indiana Writers Center featuring Kip Robisch.
This program will be held in Central Library's Knall Meeting Room.



Indy Author Fair: Writing About Your Life
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 10, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Adults and teens are invited to learn how stories can define and validate us and bring insight and resolution in the storytelling. This session will help attendees find the voice to tell their own stories and provide strategies for getting them down on the page. This program is presented by the Indiana Writers Center featuring Lyn Jones.
This program will be held in Central Library's Learning Curve Arena.



Indy Author Fair: Get Started!
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 10, 2015
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

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


Adults and teens who have been thinking about writing for a long time are invited to learn how to connect with other writers in the Indianapolis area. This workshop will offer writing exercises and lively conversation about writing and the writing life that’s guaranteed to jump start the process of becoming the writer you want to be. This program is presented by the Indiana Writers Center featuring Kip Robisch.
This program will be held in Central Library's Knall Meeting Room.



Indy Author Fair: Blogging for Writers
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 10, 2015
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

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


Adults and teens who want to share stories or connect with like-minded people are invited to learn how blogging can offer a public writing outlet for just about anyone. This session will focus on the first steps of starting and maintaining a blog and give attendees a chance to practice writing for a particular audience. This program is presented by the Indiana Writers Center featuring Erik Deckers.
This program will be held in Central Library's Goodrich-Houk Meeting Room.



Indy Author Fair: Writing About Your Life
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 10, 2015
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

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


Adults and teens are invited to learn how stories can define and validate us and bring insight and resolution in the storytelling. This session will help attendees find the voice to tell their own stories and provide strategies for getting them down on the page. This program is presented by the Indiana Writers Center featuring Lyn Jones.



Indy Author Fair: So You Want to Write a Novel?
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 10, 2015
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

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


Adults and teens are invited to learn where ideas from novels come from, how novels are made and how they get published. This session will offer practical tips for those who want to want to write a novel, have one in progress or have a finished one they don’t know what to do with. This program is presented by the Indiana Writers Center featuring Angela Jackson-Brown.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 11, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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)
Sunday, October 11, 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.



2015 Hometown Roots Concert Series
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 11, 2015
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited to this series of performances inspired by American musical traditions. This series, held in the Clowes Auditorium at Central Library, is made possible by BMO Harris Bank and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will feature a performance by Moor and the Northmen, the Conscious Roots, Rock and Reggae California style band that promotes realistic human relations in North America. Members include "Trinidad" Keith on bass, "SEAriyn" Teen on guitar, Kawanzaa Pops on drums, "young lion" Aaron on the mic, "Dr. Gee" Gavrill on guitar, "little Lue" Luqman on horn, and "Jassy I." Ijazz on the iPad.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 12, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 12, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Hispanic Heritage Month Art Workshops: Self Portraits Inspired by Viva Frida!
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 1:00 pm

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


Registration Required

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and the October 17 Central Library visit by author Yuyi Morales, children ages 6 and up and families are invited to explore the self portraits of artist Frida Kahlo and create their own self portraits using simple materials. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required by calling the participating branch.
This program will be held in Central Library's Learning Curve.



Ask-a-Lawyer
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults can receive free legal advice through one-on-one consultations with qualified, licensed attorneys who are members of the Indianapolis Bar Association. For those unable to attend, call 269-2000 between 2 - 8 p.m. to speak with an attorney. This community service event is sponsored by the Indianapolis Bar Association and Indianapolis Bar Foundation, in cooperation with The Indianapolis Public Library and Indianapolis Public Schools.



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Básicas) Excel Básico
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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.
Esta clase está patrocinado por La Fundación de Robert y Toni Bader, Fifth Third Bank y Amigos de la Biblioteca a través de regalos a La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



Hispanic Heritage Month Art Workshops: ¡Máscaras!
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, October 15, 2015 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and the October 17 Central Library visit by author Yuyi Morales, children ages 6 and up and families are invited to celebrate with a festive new face! They will create a Mexican-themed mask, either a Calavera (Day of the Dead skull) or Luchador (wrestler). Cut-out mask templates, colors and other materials will be provided. This program is inspired by the Yuyi Morales books, "Niño Wrestles the World" and "Los Gatos Black on Halloween." Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required by calling the participating branch.
This program will be held in Central Library's Learning Curve.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 16, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 16, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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: (Intermedias) Excel Intermedio
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 17, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Usted aprenderá las fórmulas, técnicas de bases de datos y comandos de marco que hacen el trabajo más rápido, y aprenderá a crear accesos directos para que sus datos sean más útiles y para que las hojas de trabajo sean más fáciles de manipular. Para inscribirse, llame al 275-4099.
Esta clase está patrocinado por La Fundación de Robert y Toni Bader, Fifth Third Bank y Amigos de la Biblioteca a través de regalos a La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 17, 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.



Indianapolis Special Collections Room 2015 Program Series
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 17, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Visit the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor of Central Library for this series of historical presentations that relate to Indianapolis and central Indiana.
Take a peek at all the offerings behind the glass wall of the Indianapolis Room. Meet the team that cares for the collection, learn about Ancestry.com and the Library's growing digital collections, and view the ISCR's cookbook and menu collections.



Award-Winning Author & Illustrator Yuyi Morales
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 17, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Families and school-aged children are invited to meet award-winning author and illustrator Yuyi Morales, whose books include "Niño Wrestles the World" and "Viva Frida." Book sales and autographing will follow the program. The first 100 children in attendance will receive a free book, while supplies last.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 18, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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, October 18, 2015 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 will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 19, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 19, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Electing Our Future
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level:
Category: Meeting


The entire community is invited to this series of free public discussions on issues facing Indianapolis. Each program, to be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium, will feature a group of panelists who will share their ideas and recommendations.
The theme for this program is "Indianapolis 2020." What do we want Indianapolis to look like 5, 10 or 15 years from now? If we want a city that is healthy, wealthy and wise, how do we get there? The Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee will share insights from Indy 2020 project.



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Intermedias) Excel Intermedio
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Usted aprenderá las fórmulas, técnicas de bases de datos y comandos de marco que hacen el trabajo más rápido, y aprenderá a crear accesos directos para que sus datos sean más útiles y para que las hojas de trabajo sean más fáciles de manipular. Para inscribirse, llame al 275-4099.
Esta clase está patrocinado por La Fundación de Robert y Toni Bader, Fifth Third Bank y Amigos de la Biblioteca a través de regalos a La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 23, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 23, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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: (Intermedias) Power Point y Publisher
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, October 24, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Conozca las tareas básicas que puede hacer para aprender a usar Microsoft Office PowerPoint and Publisher. Cree, personalice, y diseñe sus propias publicaciones con facilidad. Para inscribirse, llame al 275-4099.
Esta clase está patrocinado por La Fundación de Robert y Toni Bader, Fifth Third Bank y Amigos de la Biblioteca a través de regalos a La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, October 25, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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, October 26, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, October 26, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Intermedias) Power Point y Publisher
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Conozca las tareas básicas que puede hacer para aprender a usar Microsoft Office PowerPoint and Publisher. Cree, personalice, y diseñe sus propias publicaciones con facilidad. Para inscribirse, llame al 275-4099.
Esta clase está patrocinado por La Fundación de Robert y Toni Bader, Fifth Third Bank y Amigos de la Biblioteca a través de regalos a La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 30, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, October 30, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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, November 1, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 1, 2015 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 will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, November 1, 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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 2, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 2, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Clases Básicas de Computación: Use Skype, Whats app, o Viber
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Aprenda a descargar estas aplicaciones para poder comunicarse gratis con sus familiares, amigos, y colegas en cualquier lugar del mundo. Además, puede utilizar Skype para entrevistas de trabajo telefónicas. Para inscribirse, llame al 275-4099.
Esta clase está patrocinado por La Fundación de Robert y Toni Bader, Fifth Third Bank y Amigos de la Biblioteca a través de regalos a La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 6, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 6, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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: Use Skype, Whats app, o Viber
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, November 7, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Aprenda a descargar estas aplicaciones para poder comunicarse gratis con sus familiares, amigos, y colegas en cualquier lugar del mundo. Además, puede utilizar Skype para entrevistas de trabajo telefónicas. Para inscribirse, llame al 275-4099.
Esta clase está patrocinado por La Fundación de Robert y Toni Bader, Fifth Third Bank y Amigos de la Biblioteca a través de regalos a La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, November 8, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 9, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 9, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 13, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 13, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 14, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 inscribirse, llame al 275-4099.
Esta clase está patrocinado por La Fundación de Robert y Toni Bader, Fifth Third Bank y Amigos de la Biblioteca a través de regalos a La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, November 14, 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.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, November 15, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 16, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 16, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Find Customers & Competitors Using the ReferenceUSA Database
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 16, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn the basics of using the ReferenceUSA database, which can help you create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people. ReferenceUSA is a directory of addresses and other information about more than 24 million U.S. businesses and 262 million U.S. consumers. This workshop will cover basic strategies for searching ReferenceUSA in order to find information about a competitor or sales leads. This Library database is at www.ilibrary.org.
This program will be held in the Computer Training Lab. Admittance is first-come, first-seated.



Teen Read Week 2015: Paper Towns - Rounding Off the Edges
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Teens are invited to learn how to create well-rounded characters in their stories by examining the characters from John Green's "Paper Towns" and comparing them to other favorite characters. This workshop will be led by Butler Bridge MFA student Bailey Merlin.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Intermedias) Publisher Intermedio
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Aprenda a crear tarjetas de presentación de su negocio, así como menús y panfletos. Aprenda a darle un aspecto profesional a sus publicaciones para efectos de texto, formas e imágenes.
Esta clase está patrocinado por La Fundación de Robert y Toni Bader, Fifth Third Bank y Amigos de la Biblioteca a través de regalos a La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 20, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 20, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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: (Intermedias) Búsqueda de Trabajo por Internet
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, November 21, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Conozca las nuevas herramientas para buscar trabajo por medio de Internet; desde diferentes grupos en redes sociales hasta páginas dedicadas especialmente al mercado laboral, como LinkedIn que busca conectar a los profesionales son sus colegas y le da prioridad a ofertas laborales relacionadas con sus contactos. Para inscribirse, llame al 275-4099.
Esta clase está patrocinado por La Fundación de Robert y Toni Bader, Fifth Third Bank y Amigos de la Biblioteca a través de regalos a La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



Fall Fest 2015 With Nikki Giovanni!
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, November 21, 2015
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 inspiration and cultural entertainment. Highlighting festivities will be a lecture by renowned poet, activist and educator Nikki Giovanni (2:10 p.m.). Booksignings will follow the event, with books provided by Donna Stokes-Lucas. The afternoon also will feature the teen Slammin' Rhymes Challenge X and awards presentation (2:55 p.m.), as well as performances by North Star Capoeira, a martial art that combines acrobatics and dance with music (12:10 p.m.); SITEAW Basket Balancing Race, a fun and educational sport that stems from African culture (12:35 p.m.); Indy Air Bears, the electrifying competitive jump rope team (1 p.m.); Krash Krew, an inspirational and edgy dance group (1:25 p.m.); and inspired poetry readings by Brave Youth Society (1:55 p.m.).
This free program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium. Fall Fest 2015 is sponsored by the Library's African-American History Committee and is made possible by the Donna D. Talley Story Theatre Fund, the Dr. Michael R. Twyman Endowment Fund, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Indianapolis Special Collections Room 2015 Program Series
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, November 21, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Visit the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor of Central Library for this series of historical presentations that relate to Indianapolis and central Indiana.
The theme of this program will be "Indianapolis Theaters." Eric Grayson, noted film historian and collector, will take a look at past and present Indianapolis theaters. This program is co-sponsored by the Marion County Historical Society.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, November 22, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 23, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 23, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 27, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, November 27, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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, November 29, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 30, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, November 30, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 4, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 4, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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.



Indianapolis Special Collections Room 2015 Program Series
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, December 5, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Visit the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor of Central Library for this series of historical presentations that relate to Indianapolis and central Indiana.
The theme of this program will be "Italians in Indianapolis." Presenter will be James Divita, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of History of Marian University and author of the books, "Images of America" and "The Italians of Indianapolis: The Story of Holy Rosary Catholic Church." This program is co-sponsored by the Marion County Historical Society.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, December 6, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 7, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 7, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 11, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 11, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 13, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 14, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 14, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 18, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 18, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 20, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 21, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 21, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, December 27, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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 28, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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.



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 28, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and gamers of all ages are invited to challenge their friends, challenge their brains and have fun while exploring the engaging world of contemporary board, card and dice games. Games will include beloved classics as well as many favorites from around the world. This activity is a chance for gamers to play, learn, discover, share and connect.



Previous Events


Storytime in the Curve!
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 4, 2015 11:00 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft or other activity.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 4, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, 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.