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Día del Niño at Be My Neighbor Day

Saturday, April 27 at Central Library
Families with young children are invited for a celebration of language and literacy! Activities include concerts, animal meet and greets, storytimes in English and Spanish, games, art, and more! Make sure to see Daniel Tiger. Free books and giveaways for every child!

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Grow Your Gardening Skills

We provide free seeds as well as books, resources, and classes to help you build your gardening skills. Get everything you need for your vegetable, herb, or flower garden at the Library! Download our Garden Planner designed to help you better understand the best time to do garden tasks all year long.

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Nature-engaged, Earth-thoughtful Kids

Get your kids outside to enjoy and nurture our planet! These books will help you jump-start conversations with your children about appreciating our natural resources.

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Author Application - CBLC Book Fest

Deadline: May 26, 2024
Featured authors will receive table space to network with other authors, meet the public, and promote books at the CBLC Book Fest & Juneteenth Celebration on June 15th at Central Library.

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Now + Next: Community Conversation

Connect with Us Now to Shape the Future of the Library! Join a conversation about the future of the library. Share your feedback on how The Indianapolis Public Library can serve the community. Your response will help inform our 2025-2027 Strategic Plan.

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Virtual Author Talks

Join our virtual author talks to enjoy conversation with the authors behind your favorite books from the comfort of home. What questions have you always wanted to ask? Submit your questions online. We will also take questions during the event and will cover as many questions as time allows!

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Find Your Next Great Read

Are you looking for your next read? We can help! Visit us in person, explore reading recommendations online, join an in-person or online book discussion, get recommendations on Facebook or tune in to our televised book club segments!

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On April 9, 2024, we wrapped up our 150th year of service. The Indianapolis Public Library has continued to grow and evolve because of the dedication, patronage, and devotion of its communities. Thank you, Indianapolis, for your love and support of The Library. We look forward to serving you for the next 150 years!

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