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Preschool Storytime & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, December 8, 2016 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join children's librarians for stories and fun activities.



Harp Songs and Stories: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 1:30 pm

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Babies and toddlers under the age of three and an adult are invited for a special introduction to the concert harp. They'll explore the connection between language and music and share stories.



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



So Kawaii! Introductory Art Class
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Monday, December 5, 2016 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 7 and up are invited to transform any drawing from normal to kawaii! Participants will bring in a drawing of any object or creature (a piece of toast, an elephant, a refrigerator) and turn it into a highly stylized cartoon in kawaii style. The session will include a discussion of what kawaii means and what illustration techniques are key to maintaining the kawaii animation style. This program is presented by Art With a Heart.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, December 5, 2016
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, December 8, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Fall Cooking Workshops: Shop Smart!
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn how to plan and shop for simple meals at home. This two-hour workshop includes live demonstrations, food tasting and a lecture presented by Nutrition Services of the Marion County Public Health Department.



Phone & Tablets Open House @ Brightwood
Brightwood Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to drop in to have their questions about phones and tablets answered anytime during this two-hour session. Every device is made differently, so issues often arise that need a personal touch to resolve.



Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, you should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Microsoft classes are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Central Library Book Discussion
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 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 "While the City Slept" by Eli Sanders.



Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 5, 2016
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, December 8, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category:


Patrons are invited to learn how to select and use eReaders, as well as search and download materials from the Library's extensive collection of eBooks, audiobooks and digital music. Patrons can drop in anytime during this two-hour visit by the Library's traveling eBook Tinker Station, which is staffed by an eReader expert who can answer questions about the equipment and collection. The Station provides reliable and unbiased information about this growing technology. The Tinker Helpline is also available to call for answers to your questions at 317-275-4500. This service is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This activity will be held in the Atrium.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 5, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, December 4, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 9, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is made possible by TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Little Learners Storytime
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 9, 2016 11:00 am

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


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



Email Basics @ Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, December 9, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 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 is also required for this class to be held in the Computer Training Lab.
The topic of this class will be "Gmail.com and Outlook.com email accounts."



Game Night @ Central
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 5, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Table-top game lovers are invited to try a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults. Rediscover such favorites as Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly and Uno, or try something new such as Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo and Pandemic. Learning Curve staff and Mayfair Game Shepherds will be available to make recommendations and answer questions. Gamers under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.



Holiday Classical Concerts at the Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 5, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


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



The Indiana History Club: How We All Save History
Central Library (Central)
Friday, February 5, 2016 - Saturday, December 31, 2016
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


Patrons are invited to view a special exhibit in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room that highlights how Indiana's history has been recorded and disseminated through various types of media and the creators behind them. The exhibit will include examples of personal items, such as photographs, letters and media and how those have been preserved. It also highlights the role of such institutions as the Indiana State Library, Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Archives.



Pivot Tables in Microsoft Excel
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Learn how use pivot tables to sort and summarize data in Microsoft Excel 2010. Before taking this class, to be held in the Mini Lab on the 4th floor, you must complete the Excel Basics class.



Pinterest Papercraft Nights
Central Library (Central)
Monday, December 5, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to make and take papercraft inspired by festive finds on Pinterest.
This program, to be held in the Central Library Makerspace on Level One, will be devoted to personalized stocking treats, gift cards and gift tags.



So Kawaii! Introductory Art Class
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 4:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 7 and up are invited to transform any drawing from normal to kawaii! Participants will bring in a drawing of any object or creature (a piece of toast, an elephant, a refrigerator) and turn it into a highly stylized cartoon in kawaii style. The session will include a discussion of what kawaii means and what illustration techniques are key to maintaining the kawaii animation style. This program is presented by Art With a Heart.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Code a Game With Snap!
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Discover the basics of computer coding by using drag-and-drop code in Snap! to build an app game. Snap! is a great way for absolute beginners to explore computer coding.
During this Computer Science Education Week class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, participants will earn an Hour of Code certificate and discover free online resources that help build new skills. No previous coding experience is necessary, but participants should feel comfortable using a mouse, keyboard and a web browser.



Animate Your Name With Code
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Take your first big step into traditional computer coding with JavaScript, a programming language. Then apply what you learn to write a program to animate text. Itís easy and fun!
During this Computer Science Education Week class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, participants will earn an Hour of Code certificate and discover free online resources that help build new skills. No previous coding experience is necessary, but participants should feel comfortable using a mouse, keyboard and a web browser.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, December 5, 2016
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, December 8, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, December 8, 2016 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for an early literacy program using rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others. Adult participation is required.



Paws to Read @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Children of All Ages
Category: Activity


Registration Required

School-aged children are invited to improve their reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a registered therapy dog. A permission slip from a parent or guardian must be on file for a child to participate. Register by calling 275-4320.



Hour of Code @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, December 8, 2016 3:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


Families and individuals of all ages are invited to join others around the globe for an Hour of Code, an activity that teaches computer coding in a fun way. No experience is needed.



Music, Movement and Storytelling
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to explore how music and dancing can go together. This program, sponsored by PNC Foundation, also will show how storytelling comes to life with creative body poses relating to nature and animals accented by live music.



Flava Fresh XIII
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - Saturday, January 21, 2017
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View the works of over 50 local and regional visual artists during this annual juried exhibition presentation series of contemporary fine art. The exhibit is coordinated by local artist D. DelReverda-Jennings.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and crafts followed by playtime.



Teen Gaming @ Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Monday, December 5, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


Teens are invited to challenge their friends and test their skills with the Wii, Xbox, card games and board games.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, December 8, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to receive one-on-one help with questions or problems about using a computer or mobile device, including how to use apps, the Internet, email, and any Microsoft Office applications.



Adult Coloring @ Eagle!
Eagle Branch (West)
Monday, December 5, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to drop in, relax and enjoy coloring. Colored pencils and templates will be provided, but participants can also bring their own materials.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, December 5, 2016
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, December 5, 2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to register for free GED/TASC classes which continue each Monday through Thursday through June 2017.



Storytime Under the Sea @ East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the Library's fish friends for stories, crafts, music and more. The Library's aquarium is made possible by Charles Brown.



Mini Computer Basics & Email Basics
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, December 8, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults who have little or no experience using a PC are invited to learn to use a mouse and keyboard and other components of a computer. In addition, those with experience using a mouse, keyboard and Internet navigation are invited to learn how to manage their email accounts, avoid spam, and send and receive messages.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, December 5, 2016 11:00 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes following by playtime at the library.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, December 8, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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


School-age children and teens are invited to use the Library to work on their assignments or spend 15 minutes reading. Those who participate can get a prize from the treasurer chest for completing their homework.



Evening Play Date Preschool Storytime
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 6:00 pm

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes followed by playtime.



Franklin Road Book Discussion
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, December 5, 2016 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "American St. Nick: A True Story" by Peter Lion.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 1:15 pm

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories and preschool activities.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories and preschool activities.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 11:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories and preschool activities.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, December 8, 2016 10:15 am

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


Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and flannel board activities just right for babies.



Fall Cooking Workshops: Quirky Cooking, Healthy Cooking with Unusual Ingredients
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to join the tasty journey into the world of unfamiliar ingredients. From quinoa to miso and farroh, learn how these and other foods fit into a healthy meal plan. This two-hour workshop includes live demonstrations, food tasting and a lecture presented by Nutrition Services of the Marion County Public Health Department.



Toddler Christmas Crafts
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Activity


Toddlers ages 18 - 36 months and an adult are invited to make crafts for Christmas.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime on the Magic Quilt
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited to take a trip on the Magic Quilt for stories, songs and rhymes that promote early literacy skills.



First Wednesday Friendly Computer Classes
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Beginning computer users are invited to learn about a variety of computer-related topics. Each class will offer some instruction with lots of time to practice.
The topic for this program is "Etsy." If you are a crafter and want the equivalent to promote your creations, this class will teach you about Etsy.



Tablet: Tips and Tricks - Fun and Games
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Thursday, December 8, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to explore the convenience of a tablet, along with some of the fun tips and tricks of using one. In this class, you'll learn about YouTube, OverDrive, gaming and other fun apps on your tablet.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, December 8, 2016 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Each session will be followed by playtime with special toys designed just for babies.



Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, December 8, 2016
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 2010. Learn how to create a workbook and worksheet, how to enter and sort data, and other basic tasks. The class includes instructions, hands-on exercises and teaching notes.



Magazines & Newspapers 24/7 at Home
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn how to use the Library's online databases to freely access an array of magazines and newspapers to find answers to their questions from the comfort of their own homes.



Fall Cooking Workshops: Quirky Cooking, Healthy Cooking with Unusual Ingredients
Glendale Branch (North)
Friday, December 9, 2016 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to join the tasty journey into the world of unfamiliar ingredients. From quinoa to miso and farroh, learn how these and other foods fit into a healthy meal plan. This two-hour workshop includes live demonstrations, food tasting and a lecture presented by Nutrition Services of the Marion County Public Health Department.



Job Seeker Class at Haughville: Online Application
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, December 8, 2016
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn how to go to the Indianapolis Star CareerBuilder website and submit an online job application. This class requires an email address and resume.



Fall Cooking Workshops: Shop Smart!
InfoZone Branch (North)
Monday, December 5, 2016 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn how to plan and shop for simple meals at home. This two-hour workshop includes live demonstrations, food tasting and a lecture presented by Nutrition Services of the Marion County Public Health Department.



Baby Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, December 5, 2016 10:30 am

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


Babies 8 - 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre. It's a great way to introduce little ones to a lifelong love of reading.



Irvington Fiberistas
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Adults are invited to bring their supplies to work on an existing knitting or stitching project or start something new.



Irvington Book Discussion
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, December 8, 2016 1:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "The Christmas Candle" by Max Lucado.



Circle City Ringers Handbell Ensemble
Irvington Branch (South)
Friday, December 9, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited to enjoy English handbell ringing as part of the Irvington Holiday Open House celebration. Members of the Irvington Business Association will offer special activities throughout the business district.



Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, December 8, 2016 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, song and dance, and STEM activities intended to build a love for reading and learning.



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, December 9, 2016 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 4 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, coloring and writing exercises, or a simple craft.



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, December 8, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, December 8, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Toddlers 2 and 3 years old an adult are invited for simply stories, songs and playtime.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 10:30 am

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


Babies from newborns to pre-walkers around 18 months old and an adult are invited for board books, bounces and playtime.



Holiday Classical Concerts at the Library
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


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



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 10:30 am

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


Children ages 1 (walkers) through 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and movement activities.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, December 8, 2016 10:30 am

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


Babies up to 18 months (non-walkers) and an adult are invited for stories, music and activities.



Holiday Classical Concerts at the Library
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, December 8, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


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



Ballet Storytime: The Nutcracker
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 10:30 am

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


Families and young children are invited to experience a ballet-themed storytime followed by an excerpt from the Indiana Ballet Conservatory's Nutcracker Ballet.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, December 8, 2016 10:15 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, action rhymes and fingerplays to encourage their love for books and reading.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, December 4, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, December 5, 2016
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Teen Game Day at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, December 8, 2016
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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


Teens are invited for an afternoon of board games, card games and video games with their friends.



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Story Time


Babies and toddlers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.



Computer Help @ Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to an open computer lab to receive one-on-one help with computers and mobile devices. Questions about ebooks, email, Microsoft Office applications and more are encouraged.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for an active class featuring stories, songs and rhymes that focus on early literacy skills and school preparedness. This program will be followed by age appropriate learning activities.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Sunday, December 4, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Tot Art at Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Activity


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 and adult are invited for a process art program. They can stick around after the art activity for socialization and playtime. Come dressed for a mess!



Tot Art at Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, December 8, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Activity


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 and adult are invited for a process art program. They can stick around after the art activity for socialization and playtime. Come dressed for a mess!



Spades Park Shared Reading Group
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, December 9, 2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Petrakopoulos, who was trained by The Reader Organisation, will read excerpts from the book, but group members may volunteer to do so. The reading is interspersed with discussion. Refreshments will be served.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, December 8, 2016 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and their families are invited for weekly stories, crafts and play time. Families and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to attend.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, December 4, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, December 5, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, December 8, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Harp Songs and Stories: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2), Toddlers (2 years)
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Babies and toddlers under the age of three and an adult are invited for a special introduction to the concert harp. They'll explore the connection between language and music and share stories.



Music, Movement and Storytelling
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, December 8, 2016 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited to explore how music and dancing can go together. This program, sponsored by PNC Foundation, also will show how storytelling comes to life with creative body poses relating to nature and animals accented by live music.



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, December 5, 2016 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Vanessa and Her Sister" by Priya Parmar.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, December 8, 2016 11:00 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited to listen to stories, sing, clap and stomp their way to reading readiness! Playtime will follow the storytime.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 2 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays. An arts and craft time will follow the storytime.



Evening Explorers: Storytime
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, December 5, 2016 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited for an evening of stories, songs and activities that explore the world around us.



Previous Events


African Dance: Preschool Workshop
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, December 3, 2016 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers are invited for a journey through the regions of Mali, Senegal, Gambia and Guinea to learn cultural traditions of song and dance. Be ready to move your body! This program is made possible by Peyton Manning Childrenís Hospital at St. Vincent through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Learning Curve.



Computer Club in the Maker Space on the 1st Floor
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, December 3, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, December 3, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Office of the Lawrence Township Trustee and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Business Workshop Series @ East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, December 3, 2016
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to a series of workshops presented by Nicol Bradberry from A Touch of Knowledge for Success.
The theme for this workshop is "Lean Business Planning." Business owners can learn to adopt lean business planning to help them plan, organize and manage growth.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, December 3, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



So Kawaii! Introductory Art Class
InfoZone Branch (North)
Saturday, December 3, 2016 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 7 and up are invited to transform any drawing from normal to kawaii! Participants will bring in a drawing of any object or creature (a piece of toast, an elephant, a refrigerator) and turn it into a highly stylized cartoon in kawaii style. The session will include a discussion of what kawaii means and what illustration techniques are key to maintaining the kawaii animation style. This program is presented by Art With a Heart.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, December 3, 2016 10:00 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to complete a LEGO challenge each month based on a highlighted theme selected from your suggestions! "Like" us on social media @LawrenceBranchLibrary and @LawrenceIndypl to suggest themes.



Before the Movie . . . Book Discussion Group
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, December 3, 2016 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Registration Required

Adults are invited to discuss a book on which an upcoming movie is based before going to see the movie.
The book to be discussed is "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk." The movie version opens in theaters on November 11.



Barks to Books at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, December 3, 2016
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Young ones who need to practice their reading skills are invited to tell a story to trained therapy dogs. Reading to dogs has been shown to increase children's reading skills and confidence. The therapy dogs are calm, patient, attentive and non-judgmental listeners. Each child will get a bookmark of the dog they read to that day.



Family Game Day at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Saturday, December 3, 2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families and children of all ages are invited to drop in any time to make new friends while playing board games or solving puzzles. Games and puzzles will be provided.



PAWS to Read at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Saturday, December 3, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Registration Required

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