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Upcoming Events
Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 10:20am
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 0–18 mo.) Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories for babies. Free tickets are required... more
(Ages 0–18 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, Jun 20, 11:00am - 11:20am
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 0–18 mo.) Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories for babies. Free tickets are required... more
(Ages 0–18 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, Jun 20, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Community Room B
Join us for a screening of One Life (2023). Rated PG. Registration is required.

Thu, Jun 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Exploration Lab
(Ages 9+) We'll create drag-and-drop codes to make Dash move and dance. No registration is... more
(Ages 9+) We'll create drag-and-drop codes to make Dash move and dance. No registration is required, but if the lab reaches capacity, some kids will need to wait outside for a spot to open up.

Thu, Jun 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Digital Media Lab
Learn to bring 2D animated characters to life using your own movements and voice in Adobe... more
Learn to bring 2D animated characters to life using your own movements and voice in Adobe Character Animator. Registration is required.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 20, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Discovery Room
Families can drop in for stories, songs, crafts—and prepare snacks! Bring blankets and... more
Families can drop in for stories, songs, crafts—and prepare snacks! Bring blankets and flashlights! No tickets are required. Stories and rhymes will be read aloud at 5:30pm and repeated at 6:45pm.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Room B
SOLD OUT - A visit with New York Times bestselling author Jack Carr, author of the thriller... more
SOLD OUT - A visit with New York Times bestselling author Jack Carr, author of the thriller series featuring former Navy SEAL James Reece. Tickets $25 per person. Presented by the CCPL Foundation.

Fri, Jun 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Teens Program Room
If you like Dungeons and Dragons, come give Pathfinder a try (the second most popular TTRPG game... more
If you like Dungeons and Dragons, come give Pathfinder a try (the second most popular TTRPG game system). Registration required.
This event is full

Sat, Jun 22, 10:00am - 11:30am
Main Library - Teens Program Room
A series of workshops for students who enjoy math and would like to learn more. Registration is... more
A series of workshops for students who enjoy math and would like to learn more. Registration is required for each session you're interested in attending.
This event is full

Sat, Jun 22, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Digital Media Lab
The 2024 Carmel Film Forum and Digital Media Lab host a five-part digital animation workshop,... more
The 2024 Carmel Film Forum and Digital Media Lab host a five-part digital animation workshop, contest, and screening. Learn how to create a short animation. Registration required.
Registration is now closed

Sun, Jun 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Community Room
Join us for a thought-provoking exploration of historic and current Black hair biases, presented... more
Join us for a thought-provoking exploration of historic and current Black hair biases, presented in partnership with Indiana Humanities. Registration is required.

Sun, Jun 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Meeting Room B,Meeting Room C
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, Jun 24, 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, Jun 24, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Teens Program Room
Read and review Young Adult and Middle Grade books. This volunteer opportunity is open to all... more
Read and review Young Adult and Middle Grade books. This volunteer opportunity is open to all interested teens in grades 6–12.

Mon, Jun 24, 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, Jun 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Community Room
Learn pickleball's background, rules, and see a demonstration. You may even get a chance to... more
Learn pickleball's background, rules, and see a demonstration. You may even get a chance to play! This program is for adults. Registration is required.

Mon, Jun 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Meeting Room B
Learn how Medicare works and what tools are available to you in this easy-to-understand... more
Learn how Medicare works and what tools are available to you in this easy-to-understand workshop. Registration is required.

Canceled
Mon, Jun 24, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Main Library
(Ages 6–11) Move, breathe, stretch, and have fun! Yoga mats are available for use, or you can... more
(Ages 6–11) Move, breathe, stretch, and have fun! Yoga mats are available for use, or you can bring your own. Wear comfortable clothes! Read the full event description for info about required tickets.

Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 10:45am
Main Library - Community Room
(Ages 2–5) Join us for a fun, interactive, bilingual, and cultural experience of songs,... more
(Ages 2–5) Join us for a fun, interactive, bilingual, and cultural experience of songs, movements, and finger plays. Read the full description for info about required tickets or call 317.814.3992.

Tue, Jun 25, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Main Library - Community Room
(Ages 2–5) Join us for a fun, interactive, bilingual, and cultural experience of songs,... more
(Ages 2–5) Join us for a fun, interactive, bilingual, and cultural experience of songs, movements, and finger plays. Read the full description for info about required tickets or call 317.814.3992.

Tue, Jun 25, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Community Room B
Enjoy a steampunk-themed, one-shot D&D adventure. Snacks will be provided for this 3-hour event.... more
Enjoy a steampunk-themed, one-shot D&D adventure. Snacks will be provided for this 3-hour event. Registration is required.

Tue, Jun 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Exploration Lab
(Ages 9+) We'll create a code to make Sphero roll through a predetermined maze. No registration... more
(Ages 9+) We'll create a code to make Sphero roll through a predetermined maze. No registration is required, but if the lab reaches capacity, some kids will need to wait outside for a spot to open up.

Wed, Jun 26, All day
Main Library
(All Ages) Stop by the Main Library Kids Area to see kites celebrating Chinese culture. This... more
(All Ages) Stop by the Main Library Kids Area to see kites celebrating Chinese culture. This special exhibit is presented in partnership with the Indy Asian American Times.

Wed, Jun 26, 9:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Meeting Room A
Page Turners is the library's Wednesday morning book group for fiction lovers.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Central Park - West Loop
Whether you're seeking some new sole mates (get it?) or are just looking to stretch your legs... more
Whether you're seeking some new sole mates (get it?) or are just looking to stretch your legs alone, join Heart and Sole, the Carmel Clay Public Library walking club. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 26, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Meeting Room C
Join former Teen Artist in Residence and local homeschooled teen Ella Wilson for a 3-day camp... more
Join former Teen Artist in Residence and local homeschooled teen Ella Wilson for a 3-day camp for artsy homeschoolers. Registration is required.

Wed, Jun 26, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Main Library - Discovery Room
Kids going into grades 3–5! Join us on either 6/26 or 7/24 to paint a dragonfly visiting a... more
Kids going into grades 3–5! Join us on either 6/26 or 7/24 to paint a dragonfly visiting a magical clover field. Read the full event description for important registration info or call 317.814.3992.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Event Lawn
Teens in grades 6–12 can support our Summer Reading Program by creating chalk art centered... more
Teens in grades 6–12 can support our Summer Reading Program by creating chalk art centered around the program's theme.

Wed, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Meeting Room C
Join CCPL and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for an educational program. This... more
Join CCPL and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for an educational program. This program is designed for adults age 18 and over. Registration is required.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:00am - 11:30am
Main Library - Discovery Room
(Ages 0–3) Come for a fun, informal play date with your babies, toddlers, and friends! Pick... more
(Ages 0–3) Come for a fun, informal play date with your babies, toddlers, and friends! Pick your favorite activities—you'll have plenty to choose from. Drop in anytime between 10:00am and 11:30am.

Thu, Jun 27, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Meeting Room C
Join former Teen Artist in Residence and local homeschooled teen Ella Wilson for a 3-day camp... more
Join former Teen Artist in Residence and local homeschooled teen Ella Wilson for a 3-day camp for artsy homeschoolers. Registration is required.

Thu, Jun 27, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Teens Program Room
Overbooked is a student-led book club for grades 9–12 that meets every other Thursday to... more
Overbooked is a student-led book club for grades 9–12 that meets every other Thursday to discuss books, color and craft, eat snacks, and make new friends. Registration is not required.

Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Room
A special visit with the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series and other delightful... more
A special visit with the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series and other delightful reads. Tickets $40 per person. Presented by the CCPL Foundation.
Register

Fri, Jun 28, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Meeting Room C
Join former Teen Artist in Residence and local homeschooled teen Ella Wilson for a 3-day camp... more
Join former Teen Artist in Residence and local homeschooled teen Ella Wilson for a 3-day camp for artsy homeschoolers. Registration is required.

Fri, Jun 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Teens Program Room
If you like Dungeons and Dragons, come give Pathfinder a try (the second most popular TTRPG game... more
If you like Dungeons and Dragons, come give Pathfinder a try (the second most popular TTRPG game system). Registration required.
This event is full

Sat, Jun 29, 9:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - Community Room B
Don't miss this opportunity to engage with Mayor Sue Finkam, learn about ways to make a... more
Don't miss this opportunity to engage with Mayor Sue Finkam, learn about ways to make a difference in your community, and be a part of shaping Carmel's future.

Sat, Jun 29, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Community Room A
The 2024 Carmel Film Forum and Digital Media Lab host a five-part digital animation workshop,... more
The 2024 Carmel Film Forum and Digital Media Lab host a five-part digital animation workshop, contest, and screening. Learn how to create a short animation. Registration required.
Registration is now closed

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