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April 7, 2017

 

Indianapolis Mayor
Joe Hogsett launches two initiatives — one for Indy’s teenagers and one to
beautify and “green up” the city. It’s also National Library Week on April
9-15.Hopt Topics Logo

Learn more about
what’s happening in the city and beyond in this week’s Hot Topics.

 

Beautify Indianapolis by Joining the “It’s
My City” Initiative

On Wednesday,
March 22, 2017, Mayor Joe Hogsett and other community leaders announced the
“It’s My City” initiative to engage residents in the health of Indy.

 

The City of
Indianapolis, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and Eli Lilly and Co. have come
together for this three-year civic endeavor to clean up and “green up” the city.
The team is calling on individuals, businesses and schools to get involved and
“Do a little, Change a lot.”

 

For more
information on the historic significance of the campaign and to see how you can
get involved, visit www.itsmycityindy.org.

 

Celebrate Your Favorite Library or
Librarian During National Library Week

Library
lovers, unite! It’s time to celebrate National
Library Week
, April 9-15, 2017.

 

The national
observance, sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA), celebrates our
nation’s libraries and librarians and supports and promotes library use and
support — all libraries: school, public, academic and special.

 

Celebrations
during National Library Week include:

  • Tuesday, April 11: National Library
    Workers Day
  • Wednesday, April 12: National Bookmobile Day
  • Thursday,
    April 13: Celebrate
    Teen Literature Day
  • Friday,
    April 14: Dictionary
    Day

  

In
Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library will kick of the
national celebration with a performance by Grammy Award-winning storyteller Bill
Harley
. Described as the “Mark Twain of contemporary children’s music,”
will perform for all ages at 2 p.m. April 9 at the Central Library, 40 E. St.
Clair St.

 

This year’s
theme for National Library Week is “Libraries Transform.” It’s a reminder to recognize
the contributions of our nation’s libraries and the dedicated professionals who
make literacy accessible in our communities.

 

Indianapolis Mayor Helps Teens Find
Summer Jobs

Looking for a summer job? Mayor Hogsett has
kicked off Project Indy, a youth summer employment initiative for Marion County
residents between the ages of 16-24.

 

Community organizations, employers and
corporate partners are working together to provide job opportunities and customized
work-readiness education to young adults. Hogsett said he hopes to
give youth positive opportunities and experiences throughout the season.

 

The initiative aims to employ 2,000 teens in
Indy during the summer months. For more information visit www.projectindy.net.

 

Easter Egg Hunts Abound Throughout the
City

As Easter
approaches, so does the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunts! Here’s a roundup of several
few egg hunts happening throughout the city — and they’re free.

 

Indiana State Museum Easter Egg Hunt

10 a.m.  to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 8

Enjoy a free Easter
Egg Hunt
and open house. Children will get to hunt for candy filled Easter
Eggs on the grounds of the VSHS. The families will also get to explore our site
buildings and hear a little bit about local history.

 

Presidential Egg Roll

9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15

The
most famous of all Easter egg rolls is held at the White House each year, and
the Harrisons made their own important contribution to the Presidential
tradition. Mark your calendars and join the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
as we host the annual Presidential
Egg Roll
event, and throw open our South lawn for crafts, music and
celebrations! Children will race to roll their decorated eggs through the
grass, and an Easter Bunny will be on-site to cheer for the little ones. This
lively event is free for both children and their parents, but space is limited.
Reserve your spot today!

 

IMPD Easter Eggstravaganza

1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 15

The Easter Extravaganza, presented by the
Indianapolis Marion County Police Department and Hubler Chevrolet, is a fun
time for all family members. This popular events includes bounce houses, music,
celebrities, games and more.  Don’t
forget to register!

 

Easter Egg Hunt at the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway

9 a.m. to noon Saturday,
April 11

This year is the 7th
Annual IMS Easter Egg Hunt
! Registration and activities begin at 9 a.m.,
with the Easter Egg hunt at 11 a.m. Everyone must enter Gate 2 off of 16th
St. The event is for ages 12 and younger. All participants must sign a waiver
before than can participate.

 

Indy Cultural
Trail Egg-stravaganza

10 a.m. Saturday,
April 15

The Cultural Trail
Egg-stravaganza
is Indy’s largest public Easter Egg Hunt along the Cultural Trail! With
5,000 eggs hidden along the 8-mile trail, along with prizes and promotions for
you to find, this is a great event for everyone.