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2015 McFadden Memorial Lecture: Author Khaled Hosseini
Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University, 4602 Sunset Avenue
Friday, March 6, 2015 7:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Author Visit


The entire community is invited to the 38th annual McFadden Memorial Lecture featuring a moderated discussion with author Khaled Hosseini, whose bestselling books include "The Kite Runner," "A Thousand Splendid Suns," and "And the Mountains Echoed." Book sales and autographing will follow the presentation. Doors open at 6 p.m. Preferred seating is available for Friends of the Library until 6:45 p.m. Free tickets are required to attend. Beginning February 2 at 10 a.m., free tickets are available, while they last, online at Ticketmaster.com or in person at the Clowes Memorial Hall box office up to and including the evening of the event. This free event is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Free tickets are required and will be available at the Clowes Memorial Hall Box Office prior to the event and at the door.



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

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is 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.



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

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


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



ISO Teddy Bear Series: The Giant's Violin
Central Library (Central)
Friday, March 6, 2015 11:00 am

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


Children of all ages and families are invited to bring their teddy bears for a morning of music and fun with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. They'll perform "The Giant's Violin," an original story written by ISO violinist Victoria Griswold, which introduces preschoolers to the string instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music. "The Giant's Violin" will feature five string players performing excerpts of Camille Saint-Saëns classic "Carnival of the Animals" and narrated by Perry Accetturo of the ISO Learning Community.
This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.



Getting Connected With Facebook
Central Library (Central)
Friday, March 6, 2015
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Thinking about setting up a Facebook page? Or just want to know what it is all about? Attend this introductory class to learn the basics of how to use Facebook. Topics will include friending, liking, posting and other icons. You must have an active e-mail account to set up a Facebook page.
This class will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Shared Reading Group at Spades Park
Spades Park Branch (East)
Friday, March 6, 2015
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.



Homework Lounge at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Thursday, March 5, 2015
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 spend the rest of the session doing fun stuff!



eBook Tinker Station
InfoZone Branch (North)
Thursday, March 5, 2015
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.



Teen Game Day at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, March 5, 2015
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.



Teen Tech Week: Art With a Heart
Decatur Branch (West)
Thursday, March 5, 2015 3:00 pm

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


Registration Required

As part of the American Library Association's Teen Tech Week, teens and tweens are invited to join Art With a Heart to create their own LED light project during this craft workshop.



PowerPoint Basics with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, March 5, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Need to create a wedding or family reunion slide show? A speech or presentation for school or work? PowerPoint can help and we can help you learn PowerPoint! Adults are invited to learn how to use different slide layouts, transitions, animations, links, and photos in your presentation. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is necessary for this class. 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.



Computer Basics at East 38th Street
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Thursday, March 5, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to learn about computer use, including popular computer terminology, computer components and how to use a mouse and keyboard. Computer classes are made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Voter Registration Information
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, March 5, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


The Library is joining the Indiana Secretary of State office to provide this opportunity for individuals to register to vote, update their registrations and receive information on upcoming municipal elections in the spring and fall.



Job Seeker Email Classes at Haughville
Haughville Branch (West)
Thursday, March 5, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Adults who are seeking to enhance their employment skills are invited to learn how to create an email account using Yahoo Mail, as well as how to send and receive messages.



Job Center at the Library
Brightwood Branch (East)
Thursday, March 5, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Thursday, March 5, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 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
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, March 5, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 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, March 5, 2015 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.



Warren Book Discussion
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, March 5, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program. Book lists with titles selected by group members are available at the Library. New members are always welcome.
The book to be discussed is "How Starbucks Saved My Life" by Michael Gill.



Baby Storytime at Nora
Nora Branch (North)
Thursday, March 5, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Family Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Thursday, March 5, 2015 10:30 am

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


School-age children and families are invited for stories around the world and your backyard that are sure to please.



Bright Beginnings for Toddlers at Lawrence
Lawrence Branch (East)
Thursday, March 5, 2015 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.



Toddler Tales at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Thursday, March 5, 2015 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.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Irvington Branch (South)
Thursday, March 5, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this program presented by the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This is a 45-minute program. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Preschool Storytime at Pike
Pike Branch (West)
Thursday, March 5, 2015 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, March 5, 2015 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, March 5, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Irvington Fiberistas
Irvington Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


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



Paws to Read at Eagle
Eagle Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


School-age children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a non-judgmental registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! It's a great way to improve a child's reading skills and self-confidence.
During this session, participants may sign up for a 10-minute reading session with Woody, a King James Spaniel.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
3:00 pm - 7:00 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Excel Basics with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to Central Library's Computer Training Lab to learn about the basic features of Microsoft 2010 Excel, including how to create and format a spreadsheet, enter and edit data, and use basic formulas. Previous experience in using Microsoft Word is necessary for this class. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



"We Love Our Libraries" with CEO Jackie Nytes
InfoZone Branch (North)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


The public is invited to meet with Library CEO Jackie Nytes and express their views about Library service in their community. A focus of the meeting is to gauge where individuals are on their personal digital journey. Joining the CEO will be the Library's new Manager of Digitization, Meaghan Fukunaga, who will work to develop projects and community collaborations for the preservation and storage of items of local historic interest.



First Wednesday Senior-Friendly Computer Classes
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Age Level: Seniors
Category: Computers & Technology


Registration Required

Seniors and adults are invited to this six-part series tailored to those who have basic computer knowledge. Each class will have some instruction with lots of time to practice. These classes are for fun and a little learning!
The topic of this class is Ancestry.com. Participants will look at family history in Ancestry.com, which is available through the Library's website.



Job Center at the Library
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 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, March 4, 2015 11:15 am

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


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



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 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, March 4, 2015 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, March 4, 2015 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 Storytime at Warren
Warren Branch (East)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 10:30 am

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
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 on the Magic Quilt
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers under the age of 6 and an adult are invited to jump on the Garfield Park Branch's Magic Story Quilt for stories, songs and finger plays.



Wee Read Baby Lapsit
Lawrence Branch (East)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 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.



Tot Art at Southport!
Southport Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 10:30 am

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


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



Wee Readers at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and an adult are invited for old-fashioned stories, songs and movement activities combined with technology such as eBooks, Pleo the dinosaur, and digital cameras.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 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.



Central Library Book Discussion
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 6:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program held in Central Library's Goodrich Hauk Meeting Room.
The book to be discussed is "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison.



"We Love Our Libraries" with CEO Jackie Nytes
Flanner House Branch (North)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


The public is invited to meet with Library CEO Jackie Nytes and express their views about Library service in their community. A focus of the meeting is to gauge where individuals are on their personal digital journey. Joining the CEO will be the Library's new Manager of Digitization, Meaghan Fukunaga, who will work to develop projects and community collaborations for the preservation and storage of items of local historic interest.



Organize and Protect Your Computer
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Adults are invited to examine the directory file system used by computers in order to store and retrieve personal information, as well as learn how to protect their computers from hacking, viruses and malware. Topics covered include Windows Explorer, Shortcut Keys, Disc Defragmenter, Task Manager and basic protection software for your computer. Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard before taking this class. This class is for Windows 7 users, though it can be helpful for Windows 8.1 users.
This program will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Youth Art Workshop with Tony Radford
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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


Registration Required

Youth ages 18 and younger are invited to create special works of art with noted local artist Tony Radford, who will help them learn successful business strategies and sell their works for cash. The final activity will be a public event on Friday, May 8 from 6:15 - 8 p.m. during which youth can sell their masterpieces.



Homework Lounge at Fountain Square
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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 spend the rest of the session doing fun stuff!



Teen Tech Week: Art With a Heart
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

As part of the American Library Association's Teen Tech Week, teens and tweens are invited to join Art With a Heart to create their own LED light project during this craft workshop.



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
2:30 pm - 6:30 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



"We Love Our Libraries" with CEO Jackie Nytes
Nora Branch (North)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


The public is invited to meet with Library CEO Jackie Nytes and express their views about Library service in their community. A focus of the meeting is to gauge where individuals are on their personal digital journey. Joining the CEO will be the Library's new Manager of Digitization, Meaghan Fukunaga, who will work to develop projects and community collaborations for the preservation and storage of items of local historic interest.



Preschool Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 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.



Baby Storytime at Glendale
Glendale Branch (North)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 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)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 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, March 3, 2015 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.



Word Basics with Microsoft 2010
Central Library (Central)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Computers & Technology


Would you like to learn how to use Microsoft Word to write letters, papers, resumes, and much more? Learn about the Microsoft ribbon, how to edit and format text, adjust margins and line spacing, correct spelling automatically, open, close, save and print files. Participants must feel comfortable using a mouse and keyboard for this class. Microsoft classes are made possible by support from the Hoover Family Foundation through a grant to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
This program will be held in the Computer Training Lab.



Preschool Stories Galore
Wayne Branch (West)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 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.



Born to Read at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 10:30 am

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


Babies from birth until they become mobile and an adult are invited for stories, songs and movement activities. Siblings are welcome to attend and bring a bear or doll to be their "baby."



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Southport Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this program presented by the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This is a 45-minute program. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 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.



Shake, Rattle and Roll: Baby Music Class
Warren Branch (East)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 10:15 am

Age Level: Babies (Birth-2)
Category: Activity


Registration Required

Babies up to age 2 and an adult are invited for an interactive program with music, action songs and movement. Instruments such as maracas, bells, hand drums and gathering drums will be used, as well as colorful scarves for visual tracking and movement. The goal of the program is to use rhythm, music and movement to create a caring, connected rhythmic community. The program requires the participation of the caregiver. No older siblings, please. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 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 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)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Franklin Road Book Discussion
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, March 2, 2015 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation" by Elizabeth Letts.



First Monday Book Club
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, March 2, 2015 6:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program.
The book to be discussed is "My Antonia" by Willa Cather.



Family Story Celebrations at Wayne
Wayne Branch (West)
Monday, March 2, 2015 6:30 pm

Age Level: Families
Category: Story Time


Families with children ages 1 - 10 are invited to explore stories with crafts, songs and activities.



Cooking Chats
Glendale Branch (North)
Monday, March 2, 2015 6:30 pm

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


Adults and teens are invited for this monthly discussion program where cooking and cookbooks, favorite websites, cooking shows, recipes and techniques will be discussed. Check out one of the featured cookbooks, try some recipes and bring a sample to share.
The theme for this program is "Soups and Stews."



"We Love Our Libraries" with CEO Jackie Nytes
East Washington Branch (South)
Monday, March 2, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


The public is invited to meet with Library CEO Jackie Nytes and express their views about Library service in their community. A focus of the meeting is to gauge where individuals are on their personal digital journey. Joining the CEO will be the Library's new Manager of Digitization, Meaghan Fukunaga, who will work to develop projects and community collaborations for the preservation and storage of items of local historic interest.



Evening Play Date Preschool Storytime
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, March 2, 2015 6:00 pm

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


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



Healthy Cooking Workshops
Haughville Branch (West)
Monday, March 2, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Class or Workshop


Registration Required

Adults are invited as local chefs will teach how to prepare affordable, healthy meals for you and your family. By attending at least three of the four sessions, individuals will go home with their own crock pot! Only 25 crock pots are available, so individuals are encouraged to sign up first!



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions, Families
Category: Activity


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



Voter Registration Information
Eagle Branch (West)
Monday, March 2, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Activity


The Library is joining the Indiana Secretary of State office to provide this opportunity for individuals to register to vote, update their registrations and receive information on upcoming municipal elections in the spring and fall.



Teen Tech Week: Art With a Heart
Irvington Branch (South)
Monday, March 2, 2015 4:15 pm

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


Registration Required

As part of the American Library Association's Teen Tech Week, teens and tweens are invited to join Art With a Heart to create their own LED light project during this craft workshop.



eBook Tinker Station
Franklin Road Branch (South)
Monday, March 2, 2015
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
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, March 2, 2015
2:30 pm - 6:30 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



"We Love Our Libraries" with CEO Jackie Nytes
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, March 2, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Meeting


The public is invited to meet with Library CEO Jackie Nytes and express their views about Library service in their community. A focus of the meeting is to gauge where individuals are on their personal digital journey. Joining the CEO will be the Library's new Manager of Digitization, Meaghan Fukunaga, who will work to develop projects and community collaborations for the preservation and storage of items of local historic interest.



What Would Jane Austen Read Book Club
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, March 2, 2015 1:30 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


Adults who are interested in 18th and 19th century literature and the writers who influenced Jane Austen are invited for this monthly book discussion group.



eBook Tinker Station
Southport Branch (South)
Monday, March 2, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 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
Warren Branch (East)
Monday, March 2, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Art Monsters: Preschool Art Workshop
Spades Park Branch (East)
Monday, March 2, 2015 12:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Preschoolers ages 3 - 6 and an adult are invited to explore sculpture, simple shapes, and drawing and painting with The Art Lab. They'll listen to a favorite monster story, hand-build a mixed media sculpture, and draw and paint their creation using watercolor and crayons. This program is made possible by College Savings Bank through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)
Fountain Square Branch (South)
Monday, March 2, 2015 12:00 pm

Age Level: Preschool (3-5), Families
Category: Multicultural Program


¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It's story time at the Fountain Square Library with Clara Clemens!) Cada niño recibirá un libro para llevar a casa.



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Monday, March 2, 2015
11:30 am - 3:30 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 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, March 2, 2015
11:30 am - 3:30 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 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, March 2, 2015 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.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Monday, March 2, 2015
10:30 am - 2:30 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Music Circle by Mrs. Ashley
College Avenue Branch (North)
Monday, March 2, 2015 10:30 am

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


Babies and toddlers up to age 3 and an adult are invited to a music and movement program with early learning concepts embedded into a fast-paced, interactive format.



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

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is 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, March 2, 2015
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 June 30.
This program is sponsored by Washington Township Adult Education.



Classical Concerts at Central
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, March 1, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: Adults, Families
Category: Performance or Presentation


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



eBook Tinker Station
Central Library (Central)
Sunday, March 1, 2015
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
Glendale Branch (North)
Sunday, March 1, 2015
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.



Teen Tech Week: Art With a Heart
Nora Branch (North)
Sunday, March 1, 2015 2:00 pm

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


Registration Required

As part of the American Library Association's Teen Tech Week, teens and tweens are invited to join Art With a Heart to create their own LED light project during this craft workshop.



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

Age Level: Adults
Category:


In partnership with WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Library presents a free class for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session, held in the Computer Training Lab, will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, and instruction on basic computer skills. The TCU Foundation Job Center is 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.



Job Center at the Library
Pike Branch (West)
Sunday, March 1, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 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, March 1, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 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, March 1, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Meet the Artists XXVII
Central Library (Central)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - Saturday, March 28, 2015
During Library Hours

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


View the works of prominent local African-American artists during this exhibit presented by the Library's African-American History Committee. The exhibit will feature works in a variety of artistic mediums throughout Central Library and can be viewed during regular Library hours. A special First Friday event will be held on March 7 from 6 - 9 p.m. during which the public can attend artist demonstrations and enjoy music and refreshments. Meet the Artists XXVII is made possible by the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



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

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Exhibit


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



Previous Events


eBook Tinker Station
Warren Branch (East)
Saturday, February 28, 2015
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)
Saturday, February 28, 2015
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
Haughville Branch (West)
Saturday, February 28, 2015
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.



Sampler Saturdays at Pike!
Pike Branch (West)
Saturday, February 28, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals of all ages are invited to explore the various talents of staff and community members. Watch a demonstration on how to make something. Examples include the textile arts, such as knitting, cross stitch, weaving and origami; music and technology; and paper crafts, such as scrapbooking, card making and origami. Drop in and join the MakerSpace revolution!



Broadway Chess Club @ College Avenue
College Avenue Branch (North)
Saturday, February 28, 2015 2:00 pm

Age Level: No Age Restrictions
Category: Activity


Individuals of all ages and skill levels are invited to be a part of this weekly chess club gathering.



Minecrafternoons at College Avenue!
College Avenue Branch (North)
Saturday, February 28, 2015
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Registration Required

Children ages 9 - 14 are invited for a fun-filled afternoon of exploring, building and limitless creativity in the world of Minecraft. The Library will supply the computers, but attendees can bring their imagination and sense of adventure.



McFadden Lecture Book Discussion
Bookmamas, 9 Johnson Avenue.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Age Level: Adults
Category: Book Discussion


As a prelude to the free 2015 McFadden Memorial Lecture featuring author Khaled Hosseini (March 6 at 7 p.m. at Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University), adults are invited to discuss one of the author's bestselling works.
The book to be discussed is "The Kite Runner."



Job Center at the Library
East 38th Street Branch (East)
Saturday, February 28, 2015
12:30 pm - 4:30 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



eBook Tinker Station
Irvington Branch (South)
Saturday, February 28, 2015
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.



Parent and Preschooler Yoga
Lawrence Branch (East)
Saturday, February 28, 2015 10:30 am

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


Preschoolers and an adult are invited to enjoy the health benefits that yoga can offer during this program presented by the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. This is a 45-minute program. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.



Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch (South)
Saturday, February 28, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 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 Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.