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Musical Melody Sing-Along
Nora Branch (North)
Saturday, September 27, 2014 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Families
Category: Activity


Adults and families are invited for a sing-along of old folk and traditional songs presented by the Irvington Volunteer Music Group.



Paws to Read at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, September 27, 2014
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.



Publisher Basics Using Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 27, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


With Microsoft Publisher users can produce professional looking materials such as brochures, flyers and newsletters. In this beginning class adults are invited to learn the basics while creating a personalized greeting card. Bring a favorite photograph to scan and insert in your card. Previous experience using MS Word is necessary. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



eBook Tinker Station
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, September 27, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



eBook Tinker Station
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, September 27, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, September 27, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, September 27, 2014
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, September 27, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Clases Básicas de Computación: (Intermedias) Microsoft Office 2010 Intermedio
Central Library (Central)
Saturday, September 27, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Familiarícese con las nuevas herramientas del programa; aprenda a crear documentos, abrir un archivo, cortar, pegar, utilizar el texto automático, corregir la ortografía, cambiar el tipo de letra y otras herramientas que le ayudarán a hacer su trabajo más fácil y a que su documentos luzcan más profesionales. Para inscribirse, llame al 275-4099.
Esta clase está patrocinado por El Fondo de la Biblioteca, Fifth Third Bank, y La Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Indianápolis.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Friday, September 26, 2014
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Books & Bytes
InfoZone Branch (North)
Friday, September 26, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs and rhymes inspired by Mother Goose. They'll also enjoy digital activities focusing on early computer skills following the story time.



Smart Start for Preschoolers
Lawrence Branch (East)
Friday, September 26, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited for stories, songs, coloring and writing activities or a simple craft.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, September 26, 2014
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to discuss the selected book title. Facilitator Anja Saak, 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.



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, September 25, 2014
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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


School-age children are invited to improve their reading skills and boost confidence by reading to a trained therapy dog. Sessions last about 10 minutes.
For the exact starting time, visit the Glendale Branch on Facebook or call 275-4410.



Family Music Time: Dulcimer
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Thursday, September 25, 2014 4:30 pm

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


Registration Required

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



Homework Lounge at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, September 25, 2014
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. Once completed, children can receive a prize from the treasure chest.



Teen Game Day at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, September 25, 2014
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.



Intermediate Excel with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, September 25, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults who are already comfortable with creating and formatting a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel are invited to this intermediate class. Topics include relative and absolute cell references, 3D formulas, headers and footers, inserting graphics, and creating graphs. Beginners are asked to complete the Excel Basics class first. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Introduction to the Internet at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, September 25, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to learn how to connect to the Internet, browse and navigate web pages, use search engines and exchange email with others. This class is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard before taking this class.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, September 25, 2014
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, September 25, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



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

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


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



Preschool Storytime at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:30 am

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


Stories comes alive for preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult in this informal setting in the Library's Story Theatre.



Preschool Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:30 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:30 am

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


Babies and an adult are invited for stories, music and fingerplays.



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:30 am

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


Toddlers from 1 - 3 years old and an adult are invited for simple stories, songs and playtime.



Computer Basics at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Meet one-on-one with an instructor to learn beginning computer skills such as parts of the computer, mouse and keyboard skills, and opening and closing applications. Other topics may include using the library catalog, getting on the Internet, and signing up for an email account.
This class is for those with little or no previous computer experience.



School-Age Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:30 am

Age Level: School Age (6-11)
Category: Story Time


School-aged children and families are invited for stories from around the world and your backyard that are sure to please!



Toddler Tales at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:30 am

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


Toddlers ages 1 - 2 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities geared just for them.



Sunrise to Sunset: Let's Be Healthy
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:30 am

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


Registration Required

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



Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Thursday, September 25, 2014 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.



Martial Arts Intro Class for Kids!
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:15 am

Age Level: Toddlers (2 years), Preschool (3-5), School Age (6-11)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Children ages 2 - 7 are invited for a 30-minute session filled with punching, kicking and storytelling presented by Crouching Tigers, a martial arts and resilience building program for young children. Children will learn basic martial arts and self-defense skills. Also, they'll be introduced to Recycling Ben, an imaginary character that teaches children to recycle negative words and thoughts into positive ones.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, September 25, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Computer & Internet Basics at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Thursday, September 25, 2014
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn about the simple components of using a computer, including the mouse and keyboard, along with basic skills required to search the Internet. Included will be hands-on exercises and take-home instruction sheets.



Spades Park Book Discussion
Spades Park Branch (East)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression" by John F. Kasson.



Clases Básicas de Computación: Adjunte archivos y Fotos en su Correo Electrónico
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

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



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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


School-age children are invited to improve their reading skills and boost confidence by reading to a trained therapy dog. Sessions last about 10 minutes.
For the exact starting time, visit the Glendale Branch on Facebook or call 275-4410.



3, 2, 1 . . . Backup: Digitize Family History
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Families
Category: Activity


Adults and families are invited to participate in digitizing their family history during this program co-sponsored by Project Back Up.org. Attendees, who will be given a free USB to continue their work, should bring no more than 25 photos to scan.



Teen Read Week: Gourmet Girlfriends Fantasy Treats Workshop
Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, 340 N. Senate Avenue
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 5:00 pm

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


Registration Required

As part of Teen Read Week, teens are invited to begin this program with an ice breaker that focuses on Divergent, put together a trail mix in honor of The Hunger Games, and end by divulging a little Harry Potter sorcery with an edible potion. This workshop will be presented by Gourmet Girlfriends.
Register for this program by calling 319-9456.



Digital Littles Tech Club
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

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


Children ages preschool - 3rd grade are invited for fun and educational activities using computers, iPads, digital cameras and Robot dinosaurs to help them gain confidence in their technology and literacy skills. Each week will feature new activities. This program is made possible by the Central Indiana Community Foundation.



Banned Books Week: Author Malinda Lo
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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


In celebration of Banned Books Week and to kick off the Library's Teen Read Week activities, teens are invited to meet Malinda Lo, the author of "Ash," who will discuss the issue of banning young adult books and the adversities she has faced with her novels and characters. Following her appearance at the Glendale Branch, the author will visit the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library for a program that begins at 5 p.m. with Gourmet Girlfriends presenting banned books treats followed by a talk by Malinda Lo.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Cloud Computing With Google
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to explore Cloud Computing using Google’s free suite of products. Topics covered include collaborative editing/sharing with Google Docs, installing browser extensions using Google’s Chrome web browser, and using Google Drive to store personal files online. Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard before taking this class. A Google account is required to attend this program. If you do not have one, please arrive 30 minutes early to create one.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



ABC's of Diabetes
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults with diabetes or pre-diabetes along with family members and friends are invited to this four-part series accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. It includes instruction on medications, nutrition, exercise, monitoring, complications and available community resources. Class members will participate in individual consultations will a registered dietitian, registered nurse and health educator. Register by calling 221-2094 or online at www.mchd.com/diabetes.



Beginning Computer Classes
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults, Seniors
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to a series of beginner-friendly computer classes that provide instruction, fun and plenty of time to practice.
During this class participants will learn Internet basics. They'll do a basic Google search and how to move around on a website.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 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.



Preschool Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers are invited to enter the land of enchantment and enjoy traditional fairy tales and exciting new stories. Watch out for Mother Goose! She just might make an appearance. An imaginative craft project will follow the storytelling.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 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, September 24, 2014 10:30 am

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


Toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays.



Baby and Toddler Storytime at Southport
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 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.



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 10:30 am

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


Babies ages up to 1 year and an adult are invited for board books, bounces and playtime.



Wee Readers at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities geared just for them.



Super You: Make the World a Better Place - Preschool Philanthropy Workshop
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore the superpowers they have to make the world a better place. The Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana will lead stories and activities. Participants will create their own super hero and identify how superpowers can help others. This program is sponsored by PNC and The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 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.



Banned Books Week: A Conversation With Rainbow Rowell
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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


In celebration of Banned Books Week and to kick off the Library's Teen Read Week activities, teens and adults are invited to meet young adult novelist Rainbow Rowell. Her recent books "Eleanor & Park" and "Fangirl," received critical acclaim in 2013. This program is presented by IndyPL and the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library.
The author will discuss her works at 6:30 p.m., followed by a book signing at 7:30 p.m.



Writing Across the Community
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Adults and teens are invited to receive one-on-one help with their writing from members of Marian University's Writing Center. Whether it's a homework paper, resume, book or anything else, this program will help make one's writing stand out and get noticed.



Knitting for a Need
Pike Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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


Knitters and crocheters are invited to use their craft to help those in need. Create a scarf, hat, mittens or socks to be donated to Horizon House, the only full-service day center serving the homeless in Indianapolis. Assistance will be provided to those who don't know how to knit. Those who can't attend can pick up a ball of yarn anytime after September 23 to make a project at home to return by November 26.



Learning to Use the Mouse and Keyboard: Computer Basics
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to the Computer Training Lab to learn about the components that make up a computer, how to use a mouse and keyboard, Windows 7 desktop and toolbars. Participants will also be introduced to popular computer terminology. For those who have little or no experience using a PC, this class is the place to start.



Financially Fit Series
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited to this series of programs to enhance their financial understanding presented by representatives from Chase Bank and the United North East Community Development Corporation.
The topic of this program will be "Understanding Credit and Credit Cards."



Paws to Read at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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


School-age children are invited to improve their reading skills and boost confidence by reading to a trained therapy dog. Sessions last about 10 minutes.
For the exact starting time, visit the Glendale Branch on Facebook or call 275-4410.



3, 2, 1 . . . Backup: Digitize Family History
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Families
Category: Activity


Adults and families are invited to participate in digitizing their family history during this program co-sponsored by Project Back Up.org. Attendees, who will be given a free USB to continue their work, should bring no more than 25 photos to scan.



Homework Lounge at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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. Once completed, children can receive a prize from the treasure chest.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 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.



Job Center at the Library
Eagle Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 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, September 23, 2014 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.



Preschool Storytime at Decatur
Decatur Branch (West)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 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)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10:30 am

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


Toddlers and preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays.



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

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


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



Baby Lapsit Family Storytime
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10:30 am

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


Babies up to age 1 and an adult are invited for bounces, songs, tickles, books and rhymes. Participants will read, sing and have a good time making new friends!



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 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.



Wee Readers - Baby Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10:15 am

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


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



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Share Your Thoughts With Mayor's Liaison Charles Ingram
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


Individuals ages 18 and older are invited to speak with Charles Ingram, who serves as a communications link between citizens and city government. Learn what the city is doing in the neighborhood and share your thoughts on city services.



Computer & Internet Basics at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults are invited to learn about the simple components of using a computer, including the mouse and keyboard, along with basic skills required to search the Internet. Included will be hands-on exercises and take-home instruction sheets.



Library Board of Trustees
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, September 22, 2014 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.



Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, September 22, 2014
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, September 22, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, September 22, 2014
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Monday, September 22, 2014
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund 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, September 22, 2014 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 Tales at Irvington
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, September 22, 2014 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, September 22, 2014
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Monday, September 22, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



GED-TASC Classes
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, September 22, 2014
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 until December 30.



2014 Hometown Roots Concert Series
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 21, 2014 2:30 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Performance or Presentation


Individuals of all ages are invited to this series of performances inspired by American musical traditions. This series, held in the Clowes Auditorium at Central Library, is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will feature a performance from the high energy percussion ensemble, CLANG! Consisting of percussionists Michael Beck, Brian E. Paulson and Joe O'Connell, CLANG will perform on such instruments as Steel Pan drums, Cajon drums, Djembe drums, talking drums and more unusual percussion instruments from around the world. With an energy that makes your body shake in rhythm and a penchant for interacting and taking a wacky direction on homemade and exotic percussion instruments, CLANG will improvise on whatever they have at hand to set your feet a tappin' and make you smile!



Classical Concerts at Central
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 21, 2014 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


Adults and families are invited to experience the dynamic world of chamber music with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
This program will be held in Central Library's West Reading Room.



eBook Tinker Station
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, September 21, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



eBook Tinker Station
Nora Branch (North)
Sunday, September 21, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Computers & Technology


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



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Sunday, September 21, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Warren Branch (East)
Sunday, September 21, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, September 21, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



TCU Foundation Job Center at Central Library
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, September 21, 2014
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is also made possible by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through grants to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



#Stand4Peace: James Pate's Kin Killin' Kin Art Exhibit
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - Sunday, September 28, 2014
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


As part of the Library's #Stand4Peace initiative, patrons are invited to view a powerful and thought-provoking exhibit of images by visual artist James Pate that reflect the concern for the epidemic of youth violence in the African-American community. The images are a visual call-to-action to find solutions to youth and gun violence and were created in hopes of engaging youth and the community to dialogue about alternatives and solutions toward negative behavior.
This exhibit, presented by the Library's African-American History Committee, is on display in the South Gallery during regular Central Library hours.



Wild Times: 3D Printed Rocks
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Wednesday, October 15, 2014
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View 3D printed rocks from the Pacific Crest Trail created by 3D Parts Manufacturing and sent by artist Susan Robb on her five-month journey along the 2,650-mile trail. Merging new media and social engagement, Robb offers her body and work as a conduit between gallery and wilderness, public and trail, form and formless, and as a way to cultivate the wild terrain that resides in us all. This activity is presented by Big Car and the Library.
This exhibit, held in the Learning Curve, can be viewed during regular Central Library hours.



Bringing Back Curb Appeal: Historic Districts of Center Township
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


Visit the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor of Central Library to view an exhibit that focuses on the historic districts found in Center Township in Indianapolis. These include The Old North Side, St. Joseph, Chatham Arch and Massachusetts Avenue, Cottage Home, Lockerbie, Fountain Square, Fletcher Place, Woodruff Place, The Wholesale District, Lockerfield Gardens, Monument Circle, and Herron-Morton. The exhibit highlights the landmarks, prominent citizens and architectural features of each district.
This exhibit is open to the public during regular Central Library hours.