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2018 Adult Summer Reading Program

logo- Everyday Superheroes

It's not just children and families who can take advantage of unique summer reading offerings at the Library. Adults can choose titles from an extensive reading list and participate in a variety of activities surrounding the summer reading theme of "Everyday Superheroes" at The Indianapolis Public Library and other community locations.

The Library's Adult Summer Reading Program will feature such programs as superhero trivia, lectures on graphic arts and comics, an art tour at Newfields, food tastings, writing workshops, film screenings, a downtown walking tour, workshops on super foods, and discussions on books included on the summer reading list. In addition to select Library locations, programs will occur at Sun King Brewing, Newfields, Tea's Me Café, Eiteljorg Museum, Metazoa Brewing Company, Pia Urban Café, Kennedy King Park Center, Coal Yard Coffee, Sky Farm at Eskenazi Health Hospital, Books and Brews and Dorman Street.

Several of the free Adult Summer Reading Program events require reservations with an RSVP through


Recommended titles for this year's Adult Summer Reading Program include:

  • Jam on the Vine by LaShonda K. Barnett
  • The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
  • Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
  • Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • A Dog's Gift: The Inspirational Story of Veterans and Children Healed by Man's Best Friend by Bob Drury
  • Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World's Most Famous Heroine by Tim Hanley
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
  • The Girl With Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story by Hyeonseo Lee
  • March Books 1 - 3 by John Lewis
  • Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit by Christopher Matthews
  • Last Night, a Superhero Saved My Life: Neil Gaiman, Jodi Picoult, Brad Meltzer, and an All-Star Roster on the Caped Crusaders That Changed Their Lives by Liesa Mignogna
  • The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore
  • The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
  • Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds
  • The Red Bandanna by Tom Rinaldi
  • Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Woman Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
  • Beneath and Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan
  • Warrior Woman by James Alexander Thom
  • Ms. Marvel 1, No Normal by G. Willow Wilson
  • I Am Malala: The Girt Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Talibanby Malala Yousafai

For more information about the 2018 Adult Summer Reading Program or to find information on upcoming summer events, contact your local branch