2015 News Archives


Influential Indy Poet Mari Evans Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

August 28, 2015 — The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation has announced that poet and Indianapolis resident Mari Evans is the recipient of the 2015 Indiana Authors Award Lifetime Achievement Award. This marks only the second time an author has received this award from the Library Foundation.


Free Patents & Trademarks Seminar Coming to Central Library

August 21, 2015 — Inventors, entrepreneurs, educators, students and legal professionals are invited to learn to navigate the patent and trademark process when representatives from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office present a free public seminar, "Patents and Trademarks 101: Information You Need to Protect Your Intellectual Property," on Wednesday, September 16 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Central Library in the Clowes Auditorium, 40 E. St. Clair Street.

Public Input Sought for Warren Branch Renovation

August 14, 2015 — The public can help shape plans for a major renovation of the Warren Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library during a series of public meetings beginning on Wednesday, August 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the library branch located at 9701 E. 21st Street.


IndyPL's Debra Champ Named CTO of the Year by IBJ & TechPoint

August 12, 2015 — Indianapolis Public Library Director of Information Technology Services Debra Champ has been honored with the first-ever Chief Technology Officer of the Year Award by the Indianapolis Business Journal and TechPoint. Champ was selected among other finalists in the Not-for-Profit/Government (revenue below $100 million) category.


A Summer of Reading Achievement Wraps Up at Indy Library!

August 7, 2015 — Improving the language and reading skills of Indianapolis children underscored activities during The Indianapolis Public Library's 2015 Summer Reading Program, "Beatz & Bookz," which concluded on July 25. Initial totals show the incentive-based program at all Indy Library locations and Beech Grove Public Library attracted 57,463 young readers and families, exceeding an average of 56,357 participants for the past five years.


IndyPL Offers Activities During “Pedals, Prose & Places" on August 15!

July 29, 2015 — The Indianapolis Public Library is collaborating with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. and numerous community organizations, neighborhoods, schools and businesses to transform community greenspaces along Indianapolis bike ways into an interactive, outdoor library during "Pedals, Prose & Places" on Saturday, August 15 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This one of a kind, literary greenspace bike crawl will inspire creativity, strengthen our connection to nature and highlight the city.


"Women of a New Tribe" Photo Exhibit Continues Through September 27

July 27, 2015 — A national exhibit celebrating the spiritual and physical beauty of black women from all walks and stages of life is on display from August 8 - September 27 at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street.


Indy Library Provides Books for Artist-Designed Book Share Stations

July 21, 2015 — The Public Collection, a new public art and literacy project aiming to increase access to books and art, will hold its official launch event on Thursday, August 27, 2015, at 12 noon, on Monument Circle in Indianapolis. The project has been developed by Rachel M. Simon to improve literacy, foster a deeper appreciation of the arts, and raise awareness for educational justice in our community.


Winners and Finalists Chosen for 2015 Indiana Authors Award

July 15, 2015 — For the first time, two poets have been selected as winners of the Indiana Authors Award. Purdue University professor Marianne Boruch is the winner of the $10,000 National Author prize given by the 2015 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. Adrian Matejka, Lilly Professor/Poet-in-Resident at Indiana University-Bloomington, has been named the Regional Author winner, earning him a $7,500 prize.


Public Input Sought for Southport Branch Renovation

July 6, 2015 — The public can help shape plans for a major renovation of the Southport Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library during a series of public meetings beginning on Tuesday, July 14 at 7 p.m. at the library branch located at 2630 E. Stop 11 Road.