For Adults

2019 Adult Summer Reading Program


This summer, Favorite Fiction: Rebooted is all about celebrating stories that have been revived, re-imagined, retold, and rebooted.

Sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Program at your local branch and receive a tote bag, while supplies last. For signing up or for attending any adult summer reading event, receive a raffle entry for a grand prize basket of goodies featuring Gen Con passes, gift certificates, and a signed copy of Circe by guest author, Madeline Miller.

Our reader's advisory team read over thirty retellings to determine the best reads for our Adult Summer Reading Program. Here are our contenders! IndyPL_AhliahB

Below is our list of 15 reading selections for this summer and our schedule of events, book discussions and writing workshops. Join us to read, write or discuss all summer long!

2019 Adult Summer Reading Program Reading List

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Adult Summer Reading Program Kickoff Event

Mythology and Fairytale Trivia - Monday, June 17 at 6:00pm Test your knowledge as part of Sun King's Think and Drink trivia series to win Gen Con passes. This program will be held at Sun King Brewing, 133 N. College Avenue.

Visiting Author

Madeline Miller at Central Library! - Sunday, June 23 at 2:00pm Bestselling author Madeline Miller will discuss the mythological stories in her books, "The Song of Achilles" and "Circe." Book signings and sales by Indy Reads Books will follow. Details

Book Discussions

As part of the Library's 2019 Adult Summer Reading Program, "Favorite Fiction: Rebooted," join others in a discussion of books on this year's adult summer reading list.

June 25 at 6:00pm
Circe by Madeline Miller
The Ruins of Holliday Park, 6363 Spring Mill Road

July 1 at 6:30pm
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Franklin Road Branch

July 11 at 1:30pm
Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold by Margaret Atwood
Fountain Square Branch

July 23 at 10:15am
At the Wolf's Table by Rosella Postorino and Leah Janeczko
Lawrence Branch

August 1 at 10:30am
Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy
Warren Branch

August 12 at 7:00pm
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
North End BBQ, 1250 E. 86th St.


Altered-Book Poetry Program - Create poetry by artfully decorating pages out of old books. Gain inspiration from the words on the page and re-imagine them into a visual and verbal masterpiece.

Writing Workshops - Learn about writing retellings of your favorite stories, whether it's a sequel, modernization, or from a different point of view. The sessions offer several opportunities to perfect your rebooted storytelling! The workshops will take place at various community locations.

  • June 24 at at Metazoa Brewing, 140 S. College Avenue Featuring Maurice Broaddus and Afrofuturism
  • July 9 at Centerpoint Brewing, 1125 E. Brookside Ave., Suite 2B
  • July 16 at at Sky Farm, 720 Eskenazi Avenue

Theatre Retellings Workshop and Book Discussion - Discover more about retellings in the form of theatre productions while discussing the book, How Long 'Til Black Future Month by N.K. Jemisin. This program will be held at Fonseca Theatre, 2508 W. Michigan Street.

Flash Fiction Workshop Retelling Myths - Work with speculative fiction author Matthew Barron to reinterpret a classic myth and write a brand new fictional story. This program will be held at Centerpoint Brewing, 1125 E. Brookside Ave., Suite 2B.