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Upcoming Events
Mon, Mar 04, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 2–3) Join us for exhilarating books, stories, and rhymes. Free tickets are required and... more
(Ages 2–3) Join us for exhilarating books, stories, and rhymes. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Mon, Mar 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 2–3) Join us for exhilarating books, stories, and rhymes. Free tickets are required and... more
(Ages 2–3) Join us for exhilarating books, stories, and rhymes. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Mon, Mar 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Exploration Lab
(Ages 4–6) Bring a buddy for a storytime play date at the library! Join us for stories,... more
(Ages 4–6) Bring a buddy for a storytime play date at the library! Join us for stories, activities, and crafts based on each week's special theme. No tickets are required.

Mon, Mar 04, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 2–3) Join us for exhilarating books, stories, and rhymes. Free tickets are required and... more
(Ages 2–3) Join us for exhilarating books, stories, and rhymes. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Mon, Mar 04, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Meeting Room C
Are you interested in genealogy? Need help getting started or want to bounce ideas off others?... more
Are you interested in genealogy? Need help getting started or want to bounce ideas off others? Stop by our weekly genealogy drop-in sessions. Bring your own tablet or laptop. No registration required.

Mon, Mar 04, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Library - Discovery Room
(Grades 3–5) Join us on either 3/4 or 4/2 to paint a solar eclipse in a brilliant celestial... more
(Grades 3–5) Join us on either 3/4 or 4/2 to paint a solar eclipse in a brilliant celestial display. Read the full event description for important registration info or call 317.814.3992.
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Mon, Mar 04, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Room B
Join film critic Christopher Lloyd of the Film Yap and FOX59 for an interactive talk on the... more
Join film critic Christopher Lloyd of the Film Yap and FOX59 for an interactive talk on the state of film watching and a preview of the Oscars. Registration is required.

Tue, Mar 05, All day
Main Library
In celebration of Youth Arts Month, enjoy a month-long exhibit of artwork by Carmel High School... more
In celebration of Youth Arts Month, enjoy a month-long exhibit of artwork by Carmel High School students and their art teachers in the Main Library lobby.

Tue, Mar 05, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 2–3) Join us for exhilarating books, stories, and rhymes. Free tickets are required and... more
(Ages 2–3) Join us for exhilarating books, stories, and rhymes. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Tue, Mar 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 2–3) Join us for exhilarating books, stories, and rhymes. Free tickets are required and... more
(Ages 2–3) Join us for exhilarating books, stories, and rhymes. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Tue, Mar 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Exploration Lab
(Ages 4–6) Bring a buddy for a storytime play date at the library! Join us for stories,... more
(Ages 4–6) Bring a buddy for a storytime play date at the library! Join us for stories, activities, and crafts based on each week's special theme. No tickets are required.

Tue, Mar 05, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 2–3) Join us for exhilarating books, stories, and rhymes. Free tickets are required and... more
(Ages 2–3) Join us for exhilarating books, stories, and rhymes. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Tue, Mar 05, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Library - Community Room A
Author and retired U.S. Army colonel John Wemlinger shares his new book ROAD TO EMPIRE.... more
Author and retired U.S. Army colonel John Wemlinger shares his new book ROAD TO EMPIRE. Registration is required for this free author event.

Tue, Mar 05, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Room A
Try your hand at chess against other community members in a relaxed open-play setting for... more
Try your hand at chess against other community members in a relaxed open-play setting for adults. All skill levels welcome! Registration is not required.

Tue, Mar 05, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Room B
(Grades K–3) Beginners and those honing their skills can challenge peers in this special chess... more
(Grades K–3) Beginners and those honing their skills can challenge peers in this special chess club just for them. Read the full event description for important registration info or call 317.814.3992.

Wed, Mar 06, 9:30am - 9:50am
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 12–24 mo.) Join us for an active storytime and lively songs. Free tickets are required... more
(Ages 12–24 mo.) Join us for an active storytime and lively songs. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Wed, Mar 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Main Library - Community Room B
No matter your age, discover how to protect your loved ones from the emotional, financial, and... more
No matter your age, discover how to protect your loved ones from the emotional, financial, and logistical burdens of funeral and cemetery arrangements. Registration required.

Wed, Mar 06, 10:30am - 10:50am
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 12–24 mo.) Join us for an active storytime and lively songs. Free tickets are required... more
(Ages 12–24 mo.) Join us for an active storytime and lively songs. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Wed, Mar 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - Discovery Room B
(Ages 7–12) Join us at 10:30am or 3:30pm! Free tickets are required and available first come,... more
(Ages 7–12) Join us at 10:30am or 3:30pm! Free tickets are required and available first come, first served at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time. No younger siblings may attend.

Wed, Mar 06, 11:30am - 11:50am
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 12–24 mo.) Join us for an active storytime and lively songs. Free tickets are required... more
(Ages 12–24 mo.) Join us for an active storytime and lively songs. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Wed, Mar 06, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Library - Discovery Room B
(Ages 7–12) Join us at 10:30am or 3:30pm! Free tickets are required and available first come,... more
(Ages 7–12) Join us at 10:30am or 3:30pm! Free tickets are required and available first come, first served at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time. No younger siblings may attend.

Wed, Mar 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Meeting Room A
Our evening book group that reads thought-provoking literature.

Thu, Mar 07, 9:30am - 9:50am
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 0–12 mo.) Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories for babies. Free tickets are required... more
(Ages 0–12 mo.) Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories for babies. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Thu, Mar 07, 10:30am - 10:50am
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 0–12 mo.) Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories for babies. Free tickets are required... more
(Ages 0–12 mo.) Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories for babies. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Thu, Mar 07, 11:30am - 11:50am
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 0–12 mo.) Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories for babies. Free tickets are required... more
(Ages 0–12 mo.) Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories for babies. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Thu, Mar 07, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Teens Program Room,Meeting Room A,Meeting Room B,Meeting Room C,Community Room
Join Carmel High School students as they show off their world history projects in celebration of... more
Join Carmel High School students as they show off their world history projects in celebration of the 50th anniversary of National History Day.

Fri, Mar 08, All day
Main Library
(All Ages) Stop by the Main Library Kids Area to see items celebrating Italian culture. This... more
(All Ages) Stop by the Main Library Kids Area to see items celebrating Italian culture. This special exhibit is presented in partnership with the Carmel-Cortona Sister City Committee.

Fri, Mar 08, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Library
Explore Indiana's basketball craze with sports writer, editor, and lifelong hoops fan Jim... more
Explore Indiana's basketball craze with sports writer, editor, and lifelong hoops fan Jim Russell. Registration is required.

Sat, Mar 09, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Main Library - Community Room
Learn more about 3D printing as you explore a variety of booths from local businesses and... more
Learn more about 3D printing as you explore a variety of booths from local businesses and hobbyists and chat with Digital Media Lab specialists. You won't believe the amazing possibilities.

Sat, Mar 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Meeting Room B
Join Jordan Goddard from Indy Toy Lab for a presentation on using AI in 3D printing projects.... more
Join Jordan Goddard from Indy Toy Lab for a presentation on using AI in 3D printing projects. Registration is not required for this presentation, which is designed for adults and teens.

Sat, Mar 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Meeting Room B
Discover the no-cost funeral and cemetery benefits you may be entitled to in honor of your... more
Discover the no-cost funeral and cemetery benefits you may be entitled to in honor of your services to our country. Registration required.

Sun, Mar 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Meeting Room B
Practice speaking English in a relaxed setting. This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of... more
Practice speaking English in a relaxed setting. This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Registration is not required.

Mon, Mar 11, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 2–3) Join us for exhilarating books, stories, and rhymes. Free tickets are required and... more
(Ages 2–3) Join us for exhilarating books, stories, and rhymes. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Mon, Mar 11, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 2–3) Join us for exhilarating books, stories, and rhymes. Free tickets are required and... more
(Ages 2–3) Join us for exhilarating books, stories, and rhymes. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Mon, Mar 11, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Exploration Lab
(Ages 4–6) Bring a buddy for a storytime play date at the library! Join us for stories,... more
(Ages 4–6) Bring a buddy for a storytime play date at the library! Join us for stories, activities, and crafts based on each week's special theme. No tickets are required.

Mon, Mar 11, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 2–3) Join us for exhilarating books, stories, and rhymes. Free tickets are required and... more
(Ages 2–3) Join us for exhilarating books, stories, and rhymes. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Mon, Mar 11, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Meeting Room C
Are you interested in genealogy? Need help getting started or want to bounce ideas off others?... more
Are you interested in genealogy? Need help getting started or want to bounce ideas off others? Stop by our weekly genealogy drop-in sessions. Bring your own tablet or laptop. No registration required.

Mon, Mar 11, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Teens Program Room
Teens in grades 6–12 can drop in to play a variety of games on the Nintendo Switch. No... more
Teens in grades 6–12 can drop in to play a variety of games on the Nintendo Switch. No experience is necessary.

Mon, Mar 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Board Room
Our book group with an intentional LGBTQ+ focus.

Tue, Mar 12, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 2–3) Join us for exhilarating books, stories, and rhymes. Free tickets are required and... more
(Ages 2–3) Join us for exhilarating books, stories, and rhymes. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Tue, Mar 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Main Library - Meeting Room A
Work on your current craft project while enjoying coffee and community. No registration required.

Tue, Mar 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 2–3) Join us for exhilarating books, stories, and rhymes. Free tickets are required and... more
(Ages 2–3) Join us for exhilarating books, stories, and rhymes. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Tue, Mar 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Exploration Lab
(Ages 4–6) Bring a buddy for a storytime play date at the library! Join us for stories,... more
(Ages 4–6) Bring a buddy for a storytime play date at the library! Join us for stories, activities, and crafts based on each week's special theme. No tickets are required.

Tue, Mar 12, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 2–3) Join us for exhilarating books, stories, and rhymes. Free tickets are required and... more
(Ages 2–3) Join us for exhilarating books, stories, and rhymes. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Wed, Mar 13, 9:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Meeting Room A
Page Turners is the library's Wednesday morning book group for fiction lovers.

Wed, Mar 13, 9:30am - 9:50am
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 12–24 mo.) Join us for an active storytime and lively songs. Free tickets are required... more
(Ages 12–24 mo.) Join us for an active storytime and lively songs. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Wed, Mar 13, 10:30am - 10:50am
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 12–24 mo.) Join us for an active storytime and lively songs. Free tickets are required... more
(Ages 12–24 mo.) Join us for an active storytime and lively songs. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Wed, Mar 13, 11:30am - 11:50am
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 12–24 mo.) Join us for an active storytime and lively songs. Free tickets are required... more
(Ages 12–24 mo.) Join us for an active storytime and lively songs. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Wed, Mar 13, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Community Room
Celebrate the festival of Holi with activities for all ages. Presented in partnership with the... more
Celebrate the festival of Holi with activities for all ages. Presented in partnership with the Carmel High School South Asian Culture Club.

Wed, Mar 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Meeting Room C
Enjoy a relaxing hour of coloring while meeting new people. This program is designed for adults.... more
Enjoy a relaxing hour of coloring while meeting new people. This program is designed for adults. Registration is not required.

Thu, Mar 14, 9:30am - 9:50am
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 0–12 mo.) Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories for babies. Free tickets are required... more
(Ages 0–12 mo.) Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories for babies. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Thu, Mar 14, 10:30am - 10:50am
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 0–12 mo.) Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories for babies. Free tickets are required... more
(Ages 0–12 mo.) Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories for babies. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Thu, Mar 14, 11:30am - 11:50am
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 0–12 mo.) Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories for babies. Free tickets are required... more
(Ages 0–12 mo.) Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories for babies. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Thu, Mar 14, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Teens Program Room
Relax, hang out, and make stuff in our monthly drop-in social hour for teens.

Thu, Mar 14, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Meeting Room C
Inklings is a student-led creative writing club for high school students. From brainstorming... more
Inklings is a student-led creative writing club for high school students. From brainstorming ideas to giving and receiving feedback, you‘ll find something to inspire you.

Thu, Mar 14, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 2–5) Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs—and don’t forget to wear your jammies... more
(Ages 2–5) Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs—and don’t forget to wear your jammies and bring your favorite stuffed animal! No tickets are required.

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Main Library
West Branch