2018 News Archives
December 5, 2018 — The entire community is invited for the grand opening of the newest branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, the Michigan Road Branch at 6201 Michigan Road, on Saturday, December 15 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Festivities will include a special ribbon-cutting followed by guided tours, music, magic, face painting and other activities for all ages.
November 26, 2018 — Indianapolis residents are encouraged to give the gift of reading during "Jingle Books 2018," a project of The Indianapolis Public Library, the Office of Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, and Sondhi Solutions, to provide free books to children of all ages during the holiday season.
November 21, 2018 — Local civic officials and neighborhood representatives were on hand for groundbreaking ceremonies on November 20 at the site of the new Indianapolis Public Library branch to be located in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood at 2434 N. Sherman Drive.
November 12, 2018 — Local citizens are invited to celebrate a major milestone in the history of the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood when ground is broken for a new branch of The Indianapolis Public Library on Tuesday, November 20 at 9 a.m. on property located at the southwest corner of E. 25th Street and N. Sherman Drive (2434 N. Sherman Drive).
November 9, 2018 — The Indianapolis Public Library and Indy Pride, Inc. will partner to integrate the Chris Gonzalez Library and Archives into Central Library, as well as create a permanent LGBTQ+ Exhibit. The Chris Gonzalez Library and Archives is home to over 7,000 titles specific to the LGBTQ+ Community. The Chris Gonzalez Library and Archive is named after Chris Gonzalez, the community activist and founder of Indiana Youth Group who passed away in 1994. For over 30 years, the collection has been curated by Michael Bohr, who retired from this position in the summer of 2018. Upon much community discussion, it was determined the future of the Chris Gonzalez Library and Archives should reside at Central Library.
November 5, 2018 — Beginning Monday, November 12, The Indianapolis Public Library will roll out regular Bookmobile service to the Flanner House Community Center, 2424 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street, allowing neighborhood residents to browse and checkout books and materials, sign-up for Library cards, and take advantage of new Google technology.
October 19, 2018 — Four authors with Indiana ties were celebrated as winners of the 2018 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award on October 13 during the Indiana Authors Award Dinner at Central Library. The Indiana Authors Award is a program of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation funded through The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation.
October 12, 2018 — The complexities of scientific discovery and medical ethics will be examined when The Indianapolis Public Library presents author Rebecca Skloot who will discuss her revealing book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, on Wednesday, October 24 at 6 p.m. at Northview Middle School, 8401 Westfield Blvd.
October 11, 2018 — Pike Township residents Richard and Jan Swan have been honored with The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation's prestigious Beth Tindel Award for their advocacy of Library Foundation programs and their daily service as Library employees. The award came at the Library's annual Staff In-Service Day on October 8.
October 11, 2018 — A 43-year employee of The Indianapolis Public Library has received the Library's prestigious Helen L. Norris Distinguished Service Award for her long-standing and passionate commitment to childhood literacy.