CENTRAL LIBRARY: SPECIAL EVENTS
The Madam Walker Story
Aug. 2 & 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Learn the story of Madam C. J. Walker (1867 – 1919), a philanthropist, entrepreneur and hair care industry pioneer as told from a different point of view. Learn about her early life and the rich legacy she created for women, African Americans and Indianapolis.
PlantPure Nation: Film Screening & Discussion
Aug. 3 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Adults are invited for a screening of PlantPure Nation, the final movie in the Library’s Lifestyle Medicine/Food for Health film series. This 2015 documentary explores the connection between a plant-based diet and the prevention and reversal of chronic diseases.
Aging Well: A Series for Older Adults
Aug. 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Older adults are invited to learn the steps they can take to live healthier lives with vitality while preventing cognitive decline. These sessions are geared toward adults aged 60 and older, but those of all ages are welcome to attend. This program will focus on exercise and how it can improve physical and mental health. Participants will take part in a gentle workout.
IndyPL Film QLUB
Aug. 11 at 2 p.m.
Adults and teens ages 17 and up are invited to view and discuss LGBTQ-themed movies. Films will be shown in Central Library’s Riley Meeting Room. The film to be shown is Crying Game (R).
East Garden Summer Series: Sunset Yoga
Aug. 12 from 7 to 8 p.m.
Adults are invited to enjoy a motivational and relaxing session in Central Library’s East Garden led by CityYoga. The rain location will be inside in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room.
The Black Women’s Writing Society
Aug. 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Join members of the Black Women’s Writing Society who share a love for the written word.
That Peace Open Mic
Aug. 15 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Visit the Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) at Central Library for an event where “comm-unity” is celebrated and the art of expression is centered.
Aug. 21 at 10 a.m.
The entire community is invited to attend this naturalization ceremony in Central Library’s Clowes Auditorium as individuals will take the Oath of Allegiance to become naturalized citizens of the United States.
40 E. St. Clair St. / 317-275-4100
SPADES PARK LIBRARY: SPECIAL EVENTS
Wit Lits Book Club
Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Adults are invited each week to read a selected book aloud from cover to cover and discuss it. Participation requires no preparation, and attendees are asked to resist the urge to read ahead outside the group.
Musical Movie Mondays
Aug. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Individuals of all ages are invited to enjoy musicals on the big screen at the Library.
1801 Nowland Ave. / 317-275-4520
CENTRAL LIBRARY: ENRICHMENT
How to Use the Keyboard and Mouse: Introduction to Computers
Aug. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Adults with little or no experience in using a computer are invited to the Computer Training Lab to learn to use the computer mouse and keyboard, a needed skill to use a computer and the Internet.
eBook Tinker Station
Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Learn how to read, watch and listen on a PC, tablet or phone, as well as search and download materials from the Library’s extensive collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks and digital music.
Little Learners Storytime
Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 11 a.m. to noon
Little Learners up to age 5 and their families are invited for story time in the Green Screen Theater. They’ll read stories, sing songs, and rhyme. Stay after to play.
Introduction to Photoshop Using Photoshop Elements 9
Aug. 2 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Learn how to edit personal photos and create original images using Photoshop Elements 9. This class requires experience with a keyboard, mouse and USB file management.
Job Center at Central Library
Aug. 4, 11, 18 & 25 from noon to 5 p.m.
Aug. 5, 12, 18 & 26 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Aug. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 & 28 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills.
Robots After Noon in the Learning Curve
Aug. 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Families are invited to try a variety of robotics technology and practice programming. With various robots and games available each week, families can try something new or dive deeper into a favorite.
Game Night at Central
Aug. 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Have fun with giant-sized games and enjoy a collection of over 120 classic and modern board, card and dice games for kids and adults alike.
Knit One, Crochet Too
Aug. 5 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Adults are invited to Central Library’s Makerspace for a night of fiber crafts and fun. Bring current work in progress or start something new. Basic materials will be available for beginners.
Organize and Protect Computer
Aug. 6 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Learn to manage computer files, improve computer performance, and protect computer from unwanted files and software. Prior to this class, should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard.
Cloud Computing Using Google Drive
Aug. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Learn to use Google’s free suite of products for creating, editing, and sharing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and other types of files.
Aug. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Learn to manage email account, send files and keep inbox free of spam email. This class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, requires experience using the mouse, keyboard and Internet.
Computer Club in the Makerspace on the 1st Floor
Aug. 10 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Learn about computer hardware by actually disassembling and reassembling a PC. Participants will also learn to install the Linux Ubuntu operating system.
Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
Aug. 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Learn how to write letters, resumes, papers, and other documents. Before taking this class, should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard.
Coloring Café at Central Library
Aug. 12 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Adults are invited to experience the latest trend in relaxation and fun: coloring. Enjoy warm beverages and soothing music while coloring on pages designed for adults. Colored pencils are provided.
Aug. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Find out what can be done with the Internet. Learn to use links, read Internet addresses, save addresses for future visits, and search the Web.
Rainbow Reads Book Club
Aug. 13 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Adults are invited to explore the world of LGBTQ+ literature. Book club picks span from the classics to science fiction and everything in between.
Start Building a Free Website with Wix
Aug. 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Learn the first steps in using the Wix program’s free drag-and-drop editor and templates for creating a customized website. No coding knowledge is required.
3D Printing @ Central
Aug. 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Adults ages 18 and older are invited to learn the basics of 3D printing from concept to creation using Tinkercad and the 3D Systems Cube Printer.
Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics
Aug. 15 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Learn how to organize and analyze numbers and text in a spreadsheet format. Before taking this class, should be comfortable using Microsoft Word.
Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 Basics
Aug. 16 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Learn to create presentations and standalone slideshows for work, school or personal use. Before taking this class, should be comfortable using Microsoft Word.
Microsoft Word 2010 Intermediate
Aug. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m.
For those comfortable using Microsoft Word, learn to use some of its more advanced features. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is necessary for this class.
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Intermediate
Aug. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Adults who have taken the PowerPoint Basics class will learn to insert sounds, video, animation and images into presentations, and then further customize them with PowerPoint’s formatting tools.
Getting Started With Canva
Aug. 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Adults who want to make high quality images, newsletters or flyers that can be shared easily are invited to learn about Canva.
Cutting the Cable Cord: Free to Stream
Aug. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Adults looking for cheaper alternatives to pricey cable and satellite television packages are invited to learn about the pros, cons and costs of streaming platforms such as Amazon, Hulu and Netflix.
Celebrate the Seasons: Seasonal Crafting Program
Aug. 26 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Adults are invited to join the librarians of Central Library to create gifts and decorations for home that can be enjoyed throughout the year.
Android Smartphone & Tablet Open Lab
Aug. 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Get help organizing pictures, downloading and deleting apps, backing up pictures and contacts online, using the touch screen effectively, and managing device’s storage.
Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition and Related IndyPL Resources
Aug. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Start a journey of discovering family history with an introduction to Ancestry Library Edition. Before taking this class, should have experience using a computer and websites.
Microsoft Excel 2010 Intermediate
Aug. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Those who have taken the Excel Basics class and are comfortable with creating and formatting a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel are invited to this intermediate class.
Computers for Seniors
Aug. 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Join other seniors for a demonstration and discussion of computer and Internet basics. Instructors will also ask what should be covered in future computer classes.
40 E. St. Clair St. / 317-275-4100
Garfield Park LIBRARY: ENRICHMENT
Job Center at the Library
Aug. 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 & 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance employment skills.
Beginning Computer Classes: Internet Basics
Aug. 8 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Adults are invited to do a basic Google search and learn how to move around on a website.
A Plethora of Computer Classes: Google Docs
Aug. 21 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Adults are invited to learn about Google Docs, a free web-based application in which documents and spreadsheets can be created, edited and stored online. Files can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection and a full-featured web browser.
Minecraft Club @ Garfield Park
Aug. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Individuals of all ages are invited to join the Library’s Minecraft Club and participate in Minecraft activities with others.
2502 Shelby St. / 317-275-4490
Spades Park LIBRARY: ENRICHMENT
Storytime at Spades Park
Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 10:30 a.m.
Babies, toddlers and preschoolers up t age 5 and an adult are invited for stories, fun activities and playtime.
Meals for Kids
Aug. 1 & 2 from 1 to 2 p.m. and from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Aug. 3 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Children of all ages and teens are invited for free meals as part of the Summer Servings program sponsored by Indy Parks and Recreation.
Job Center at the Library
Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Aug. 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Aug. 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 4 to 7 p.m.
A free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills.
Salad Bowl Workshop
Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Adults are invited to join Julia Iverson, an Advanced Purdue Extension master gardener, to learn how to grow different parts of a salad in a single container. Also learn to make an herb dressing from scratch.
Wednesday Night Book Club
Aug. 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program for In Her Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
1801 Nowland Ave. / 317-275-4520