Welcome to the CBLC — Open Now!

The Indianapolis Public Library's Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) is dedicated to celebrating the vibrant and resilient heritage and triumphs of those born of African roots. As an integral part of American and world history and culture, this space is for ALL who are interested in exploring the rich heritage that has influenced nations across the globe.

  Robb Armstrong

Fall Fest 2017 and Slammin' Rhymes Challenge XII

November 18, 2017
12 noon to 4 PM
Central Library- Clowes Audtorium 40 E. St. Clair Street

All ages are invited for an afternoon of cultural entertainment and inspiration that includes the teen Slammin' Rhymes Challenge XII, music and dance performances, and a presentation by Robb Armstrong, cartoonist and creator of the "Jump Start" comic strip.

Welcome to the CBLC!

The goal of the Center is to shine light on the brilliant works of black icons who have influenced not only American but world culture, specifically those icons with Indiana roots.

-Nichelle Hayes, Special Collections Librarian

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    Epicenter Space

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