We hosted #1 New York Times bestselling author and Indianapolis resident, John Green, and former Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) educator and Indiana State Senator Andrea Hunley (District 46) on October 2. Speaking to a packed house, John and Andrea discussed the importance of access and the freedom to read. Thank you for helping us kick off Banned Books Week!
Digital Inclusion Week is a time for raising awareness, advocating for digital equity, and promoting the many resources available to help people take advantage of digital technology. We offer free public computers and wi-fi, free computer skill training, and helpful staff to support those still developing their digital life skills!
Banned Books Week recognizes books have been challenged or outright banned for content. In most cases, the books were asked to be removed from school libraries or school curriculum. This list contains just a few of the books for teens that have been targeted.
Join us for a celebration of the accomplishments of the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library! This year’s event will include a performance from Sapphire Theater Co., a spoken word performance from CBLC Poet Laureate Januarie York, DJ IN4RED, and more!
October 4 at Central Library
Learn about the services and programs provided by many local community resource organizations. Resource providers will include: Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Medical Screenings, Homeless Resources, Employment, and Teen/Youth Agencies.
Digital Indy works to digitize materials that showcase the cultural heritage and history of Indianapolis.This year they launched a multi-year digital archiving project featuring Indianapolis Public Library branches beginning with the histories of Haughville, Martindale-Brightwood, Eagle, and East 38th Street. Come learn about the history and people who have made these locations such great places to visit!Learn more
Are you looking for your next read? We can help! Visit us in person, explore reading recommendations online, join an in-person or online book discussion, get recommendations on Facebook or tune in to our televised book club segments!Browse now