Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
All Indianapolis Public Library locations will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 and will be closed on Thursday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. In addition, the Flanner House Branch will be closed on Friday, November 24.


"The Charm, the Harm, and the Daring of Dillinger"

Adults are invited to hear a suspense-filled story that traces the life of infamous Hoosier "public enemy #1" John Dillinger during the program, "The Charm, the Harm, and the Daring of Dillinger," on Tuesday, December 5 at 10:15 a.m. at the Lawrence Branch, 7898 N. Hague Road.

Renowned local storyteller Sally Perkins will describe the run-of-the-mill boy who inadvertantly received a world class criminal education that propelled him into a criminal career. Her story, commissioned by the Indiana Historical Society and Storytelling Arts in 2013, follows Dillinger through his phases from boredom to desperation to sheer audacity and depicts him as supreme trickster who outwitted law enforcement in a 14 month wild chase in and around Indiana.

Perkins was the 2014 recipient of the J.J. Reneaux Emerging Storyteller Grant from the National Storytelling Network. She also was commissioned by Indiana Landmarks and Storytelling Arts of Indiana to create and tell the stories of the historic Central Avenue Methodist Church and Butler University's Hinkle Fieldhouse.

This program is part of the Lawrence Branch's 2017 Travelogue Series. Refreshments will be served.

Call 317-275-4460 for more information on this free Library program.