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Graphic Novel Book Club
Decatur Branch (West)
Monday, February 27, 2017 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss books in the award-winning graphic novel series, "Y: The Last Man - Books Two-Five (Deluxe Editions)" by Brian K. Vaughan.
This program will be held at The Library Restaurant & Pub (in the bar area), 2610 S. Lynhurst Drive. Only those ages 21 and older are invited.



Library Board of Trustees
Glendale Branch (North)
Monday, February 27, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


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



Southport Evening Book Discussion
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, February 27, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this evening book discussion group.
The book to be discussed is "Change of Heart" by Jodi Picoult.



Beech Grove Chatterbooks
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Monday, February 27, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion.
The book to be discussed is "Mr. G.: A Novel About Creation" by Alan P. Lightman.



Evening Explorers: Activity Night
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, February 27, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families with children ages 1 - 16 are invited to drop in to the children's area any time between 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. to work on an activity that explore the world around us.



Adult Coloring @ Eagle!
Eagle Branch (West)
Monday, February 27, 2017
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.



College Avenue Book Discussion
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, February 27, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "Kindred" by Octavia E. Butler.



Coloring Café
Central Library (Central)
Monday, February 27, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


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



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Haughville Branch (West)
Monday, February 27, 2017 5:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Facebook and Social Networks @ Brightwood
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, February 27, 2017 5:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to create a Facebook account and learn how to use it. Other social media outlets, such as Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, also will be reviewed.



LEGO Land
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, February 27, 2017 4:00 pm

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.



Genealogy Research Assistance
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Monday, February 27, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Adults are invited for a free session with representatives from the Samuel Bryan Chapter of the D.A.R. who will provide assistance with genealogy research. This program will be held in the library's Technology Room. Each session has a limit of 10 participants.



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Eagle Branch (West)
Monday, February 27, 2017 3:00 pm

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.



How to Use the Keyboard & Mouse: Introduction to Computers
Central Library (Central)
Monday, February 27, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 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.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, February 27, 2017
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, February 27, 2017
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, February 27, 2017
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, February 27, 2017
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.



Play Date Preschool Storytime at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, February 27, 2017 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.



Toddler Time at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, February 27, 2017 10:30 am

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


Toddlers who are 2-years-old and an adult are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and crafts in the informal setting of the Library's Story Theatre.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, February 27, 2017
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Monday, February 27, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 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.



Homeschool Database Instruction
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, February 27, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Homeschool students are invited to learn about educational databases free to Library cardholders.
Databases to be presented will be Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Global Issues in Context, and Zinio.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, February 27, 2017
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, February 27, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, February 27, 2017
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.



Classical Concerts at Central
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, February 26, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


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



Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
Nora Branch (North)
Sunday, February 26, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, February 26, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, February 26, 2017
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, February 26, 2017
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Writing Workshop Series: Exploring Elements of Creative Writing
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, February 25, 2017 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Learn basic elements of creative writing during this series of workshops that will include opportunities for discussion and book sales by the presenters. Leaders will be author, editor and owner of the Frankfort Writers Center Charity Singleton Craig; and writing coach, author, blogger and podcast host Ann Kroeker. Each session will be one hour, with an additional 30 minutes for individual questions or extended Q & A. Participants do not have to attend all four sessions, but it is recommended. Registration is required. This series is made possible by the proceeds from the 2016 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award Dinner, a program of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
The topic of this session is "Revision: How to Get the Feedback You Need When You Need It."



Young Actors Theatre: Anne of Green Gables
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, February 25, 2017 2:00 pm

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


Families, school-age children and teens are invited for the classic story of a girl who overcomes impossible odds through the magic of her imagination performed by the Young Actors Theatre. This original adaptation of "Anne of Green Gables" will transport attendees to a world where everything has potential and where one should never, ever give up.
This program will be presented in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, February 25, 2017
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.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, February 25, 2017 11:00 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, February 25, 2017
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, February 24, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category:


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



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

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, February 24, 2017 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.



How to Save Money With Digital Coupons
Central Library (Central)
Friday, February 24, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Discover how to use a computer or smartphone to save money with coupons found on the Internet. By the end of this class you should be able to locate and “clip” digital coupons for local retailers, print coupons from websites, and find couponing apps for your smartphone. Participants will need their own email account in order to take this class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab. Experience using mouse, keyboard and Internet is required.



Mini Computer Basics & Email Basics
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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.



Off the Cuff Teen Book Club
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, February 23, 2017
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17)
Category: Book Discussion


Teens are invited to come to the library and share their favorite books with peers.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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.



Teen Game Day at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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.



AftersCool @ College Avenue!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, February 23, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Age Level: School Age (6-11), Teen (12-17)
Category: Activity


School-age children are invited to drop in for a series on such topics as Legos, origami, yoga, jewelry-making and computer coding. It's a casual time to socialize with friends and learn something new.



Teen Tech Lounge & Makerspace
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, February 23, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


Teens are invited visit the Teen Tech Lounge & Makerspace to create computer projects and maker projects. Makerspace days are on the second Thursday of each month for those who like projects involving their hands to make anything. Tech days are on the fourth Thursday of the month for those who like to explore how technology works or to build digital projects. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Introduction to SAVI Databases of Central Indiana Statistics
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, February 23, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


SAVI (Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators -- www.savi.org) is a free online information system that helps you map, compare and store data about 2,000 Central Indiana communities. SAVI’s comprehensive, up-to-date statistics on housing, education, crime, and much more help businesses and organization create the charts, graphs, maps, and other results to make data-informed decisions. This introductory class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, provides an overview to help participants decide whether they want to learn more about how to use SAVI.



Job Center @ Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Steps Storytime at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Thursday, February 23, 2017 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 Storytime & Craft @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Thursday, February 23, 2017 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.



Lion's Club Free Vision Screening
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, February 23, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Children under the age of 6 are invited as the Lion's Club of Southport will offer them a free vision screening.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, February 23, 2017 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.



Preschool Storytime at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, February 23, 2017 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.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 with an adult are invited for an active class featuring stories, songs and rhymes that focus on early literacy skills. This program will be followed by playtime with age appropriate toys and sensory activities.



Computer Tips & Tricks: Open Help
Eagle Branch (West)
Thursday, February 23, 2017 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.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this 45-minute program presented by certified yoga instructors from the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, February 23, 2017 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.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, February 23, 2017 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.



Toddler Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, February 23, 2017 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.



Computers for Seniors
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, February 23, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Seniors
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, February 23, 2017 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.



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, February 23, 2017 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.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



CEO's Love Your Library Tour: Celebrating Central Library
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


Join Library CEO Jackie Nytes for an interactive discussion about the exciting activities planned at Central Library in 2017, including the opening of the Center for African-American Literature and Culture and Central Library's 100th anniversary. Learn why Central Library is such a vital part of the entire community and share your thoughts about the Indy Library in general.



Young Actors Theatre: Anne of Green Gables
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Families, school-age children and teens are invited for the classic story of a girl who overcomes impossible odds through the magic of her imagination performed by the Young Actors Theatre. This original adaptation of "Anne of Green Gables" will transport attendees to a world where everything has potential and where one should never, ever give up.
This free one-hour performance will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Email Basics @ Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
5:30 pm - 6:30 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 is also required for this class to be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Computer Help @ Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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.



Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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.



eEntertainment @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Teen (12-17), Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Learn about all the items that can be downloaded from the Library for entertainment, including eBooks, eMusic, videos and more. Participants must be experienced using a mouse, keyboard and the Internet for this class, to be held upstairs in the Computer Training Room.



Introduction to Microsoft Excel at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to an introduction to this spreadsheet program that will show how to create, edit and save spreadsheets. By the end of the class participants will be able to navigate within Excel, easily enter information into spreadsheets and create simple formulas. Participants should be comfortable using Microsoft Word before taking this class.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:15 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Computer Basics @ Brightwood
Brightwood Branch (East)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn to use a mouse and keyboard and how to get around the computer screen. Participants also will be introduced to popular computer terms and procedures.



Lion's Club Free Vision Screening
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Children under the age of 6 are invited as the Lion's Club of Southport will offer them a free vision screening.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 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.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 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 and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 with an adult are invited for an active class featuring stories, songs and rhymes that focus on early literacy skills. This program will be followed by playtime with age appropriate toys and sensory activities.



Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 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.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The program’s core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



Baby Lapsit Storytime at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 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.



Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition & Related Library eResources
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level:
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to start their journey of discovering their family history with an introduction to Ancestry Library Edition. By the end of the class they will be able to explore Ancestry’s Learning Center; do a basic search of the Card Catalog, Historical Records and U.S. Census databases; open a Family Tree; collect records by printing, saving to a flash drive and emailing to oneself; and access genealogy learning materials through IndyPL eBooks and eMagazines. Before taking this class, participants should have experience using a computer and websites. Please complete the brief required registration by visiting the following Eventbrite page: http://ancestryclassindypl.eventbrite.com/.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:15 am

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



CEO's Love Your Library Tour: Celebrating Central Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


Join Library CEO Jackie Nytes for an interactive discussion about the exciting activities planned at Central Library in 2017, including the opening of the Center for African-American Literature and Culture and Central Library's 100th anniversary. Learn why Central Library is such a vital part of the entire community and share your thoughts about the Indy Library in general.



Faithful Readers Book Club
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Registration Required

Adults are invited to join this monthly book discussion. Contact the branch for registration and to learn of each month's title.



Family Game Night at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Activity


Families are invited to play Minecraft or board games and have fun while hanging out with friends and family.



Glendale Yarnslingers Fiber Group
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Join community fiber crafters to knit, crochet, embroider, quilt or sew in a social environment. The Glendale Branch also hosts "Knit2Help," during which the public is invited to make such items as hats and scarves for the homeless at Horizon House.



Family Storytime @ Beech Grove
Beech Grove Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families are invited to the Library to listen to stories.



Duct Tape Craft Class
Irvington Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 6 and up are invited to create their own hip clutch or billfold out of duct tape during this program presented by Art With a Heart.



Homework Lounge: Get Caught Reading!
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center @ East Thirty-Eighth Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



29th Annual Meet the Artists Exhibit
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - Sunday, March 26, 2017
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


The entire community is invited to view the works of prominent local African-American artists on display throughout Central Library. Works representing various artistic mediums will be displayed, including a special youth exhibit, "Reclaimed," that demonstrates student ingenuity in creating meaningful art works from found and unrelated objects. This exhibit, presented by the Library's African-American History Committee, is available for viewing during regular Library hours.



Previous Events


Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Intermediate
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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.



Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:15 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. Children will listen to a favorite owl story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons.



Lion's Club Free Vision Screening
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Children under the age of 6 are invited as the Lion's Club of Southport will offer them a free vision screening.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 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.



Preschool Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 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.



Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 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.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 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.



Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:30 am

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


Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for a live, interactive music experience during which they can dance, sing and laugh together.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

Infants and toddlers along with an adult are invited for an interactive program involving music, action songs and movement with Bongo Boy Music Center. Young ones love to hold instruments and respond to music. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums are used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The program’s core intention is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community.



Terrific Tuesdays!
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to visit the Talley Story Theatre for stories read by a community of readers for fun, laughs and a good time.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:15 am

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


Toddlers 18 - 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and flannel board activities just right for toddlers.



Lawrence Book Discussion
Lawrence Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:15 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:15 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to 36 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs, music and toys!



Toddler Tales at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 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.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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 Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.