The Carmel Clay Public library wants to engage with young professionals in the community. It hopes to do so by hosting a new event April 13 called Library After Dark. The event is hosted by the Carmel Clay Public Library Foundation Young Professionals Group.
“We wanted to make this especially accessible for young professionals who want to do something that’s affordable and fun in their communities,” said Hadley Moore, president of the group.
Festivities begin at 7 p.m. and will include activities adults might not be able to engage in at the library if they’re with their children.
“We are going to have a tech petting zoo, live music, trivia, a photo booth, a scavenger hunt, a Beat Shazam game, adult-sized Chutes and Ladders and Candy Land as well as other board games scattered throughout,” Moore said. “Our hope is people will get to explore and play around with what we have without little people underfoot.”
The tech petting zoo will allow guests to get hands-on experience with drones, 3-D printers and meme makers.
Food from several local businesses, including Sullivan’s, GiGi’s Cupcakes, Woody’s, Prodigy Burger Bar and Divvy, will be served.
“Our goal is to make this a yearly fundraising event,” Moore said. “We got a lot of motivation and inspiration from the Children’s Museum After Dark events.”
Beer, wine and spirits will be offered by Sugar Creek Winery and 1205 Distillery at the 21-and-over event. Tickets are $30 for one or $50 for two.
“While this is geared toward anyone 21 and over, we wanted to make this especially accessible for young professionals who don’t have a hundred bucks to spend on a ticket and want to do something that’s affordable and fun in their communities,” Moore said.
To purchase tickets, visit carmel.lib.in.us/foundation/.