Enrichment programs at Central Library in May

Central Library

Job Center at Central Library

May 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 28 & 20 from 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and May 5, 12 & 19 from noon – 5 p.m. The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills.

Minecraft Club at Central

May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Minecrafters ages 7 and up are invited to use the Learning Curve’s laptops to mine and build in Central Land, a virtual world hosted on the Curve’s private Minecraft server.

eBook Tinker Station

May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 2 p.m. – 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

May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 from 11 a.m. – 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!

The Madam Walker Story

May 3 from 11 a.m. – 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.

Robots After Noon in the Learning Curve

May 5 from 1 p.m. – 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.

Classical Concerts at Central

May 5 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Adults and families are invited to experience the dynamic world of chamber music with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Game Night at Central

May 6, 13 & 20 from 5:30 p.m. – 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

May 6 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Adults are invited to Central Library’s Makerspace for a night of fiber crafts and fun. Bring your current work in progress or start something new. Basic materials will be available for beginners.

Central Library Book Discussion

May 7 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program held in Central Library’s Goodrich-Houk Meeting Room. The book to be discussed is “Citizens of London” by Lynne Olson.

3D Printing @ Central

May 8 from 6 p.m. – 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. Dream it, design it, print it!

Hexbug Maze Design Class for Kids

May 11 from 11 a.m. – noon. School-age children are invited to dive into architecture, design, circuits and art skills as they create their own hexbug maze during this class presented by Ripple Mobile Arts.

IndyPL Film QLUB

May 12 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Adults and teens ages 17 and up are invited to view and discuss LGBTQ-themed movies. The film to be shown is “Mala Mala” (NR).

Coloring Café

May 13 from 6:30 p.m. – 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.

The Black Women’s Writing Society

May 14: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.Join members of the Black Women’s Writing Society who share a love for the written word. Poets, playwrights, essayists and storytellers are invited to gather in the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library. Sessions include time for writing, education and sharing.

Naturalization Ceremony

May 15 from 10 a.m. – 11 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.

Simple and Affordable Plant-Based Cooking Workshop

May 15 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Join Indy VegFest for a cooking demonstration and food tasting with Corey McDaniel, the Food Architect. Get cooking tips to transform vegetables into a delicious and nutritious meal.

That Peace Open Mic

May 16 from 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Visit the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library for an event where commUNITY is celebrated and the ART of expression is centered.

Aging Well: A Series for Older Adults

May 21 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 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 sleep. Learn strategies for cultivating healthy sleep behaviors to improve nighttime sleep.

40 E. St. Clair St. / 317-275-4100