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Central Library’s "Iran in Revolt" Art Exhibit Unveils Struggle for Freedom
December 12, 2023

Central Library’s "Iran in Revolt" Art Exhibit Unveils Struggle for Freedom

The Indianapolis Public Library is proud to present "Iran in Revolt," an art exhibit that spreads awareness of the Zan, Zendegi, Azadi (Woman, Life, Freedom) Movement in Iran and the courageous and resilient Iranian people advocating...

Pike Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library to Start Major Renovations on Dec. 23
November 30, 2023

Pike Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library to Start Major Renovations on Dec. 23

The Pike Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library will start an extended renovation beginning Saturday, December 23, 2023. The Branch is expected to reopen with a renovated entrance, updated restrooms, group study rooms, a comfort...

IndyPL Board Officers Re-elected During Annual Meeting
November 28, 2023

IndyPL Board Officers Re-elected During Annual Meeting

During its annual meeting on Monday, November 27, 2023, the IndyPL Board of Trustees re-elected Ms. Hope C. Tribble as the board president. Ms. Tribble has been a member of the board since 2021 and was appointed by the City-County...

Nora Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library to Close for Renovations on Dec. 10
November 17, 2023

Nora Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library to Close for Renovations on Dec. 10

The Nora Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library will close for an extended renovation beginning Sunday, December 10, 2023. The Branch is expected to reopen with an updated entrance, a drive-up return, updated restrooms, group...

Fall Fest 2023 Featuring Actress Kim Fields Taking Place at Central Library on November 18
November 8, 2023

Fall Fest 2023 Featuring Actress Kim Fields Taking Place at Central Library on November 18

The Indianapolis Public Library’s African American History Committee, in support of the Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC), presents Fall Fest 2023 and Slammin’ Rhymes Challenge XVII. The celebration takes place Saturday,...

Indianapolis Public Library Appoints Marianne McKenzie as Strategic Planning and Assessment Officer
October 19, 2023

Indianapolis Public Library Appoints Marianne McKenzie as Strategic Planning and Assessment Officer

The Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) is pleased to announce that Marianne McKenzie has been appointed Strategic Planning and Assessment Officer. McKenzie will work closely with the CEO and senior leadership to steward the...

The Indianapolis Public Library’s Local Book Fair Takes Place October 21
October 12, 2023

The Indianapolis Public Library’s Local Book Fair Takes Place October 21

Aspiring authors and fans of local literature are invited to attend Meet an Author, Be an Author, a book fair hosted by The Indianapolis Public Library. This free all-ages event takes place October 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Central...

Indianapolis Public Library Appoints John Helling as Chief Public Service Officer
October 11, 2023

Indianapolis Public Library Appoints John Helling as Chief Public Service Officer

The Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) is pleased to announce that John Helling has been appointed chief public service officer. Helling will work closely with the CEO and senior leadership to supervise the operations of all public...

Get Connected at The Indianapolis Public Library Community Resource Fair
September 27, 2023

Get Connected at The Indianapolis Public Library Community Resource Fair

More than 45 local community resource organizations will be at Central Library on October 4, noon to 5 p.m., to share services related to homeless resources, employment, medical screenings, mental health, substance abuse, and teen &...

The Indianapolis Public Library Invites the Public to Celebrate Digital Inclusion Week Oct 2 - 7
September 26, 2023

The Indianapolis Public Library Invites the Public to Celebrate Digital Inclusion Week Oct 2 - 7

The Indianapolis Public Library invites the public to celebrate Digital Inclusion Week by exploring programs and services that promote digital equity. Digital Inclusion Week, an annual week of awareness around digital inclusion, its...

The Indianapolis Public Library Celebrates the Freedom to Read with John Green on October 2
September 25, 2023

The Indianapolis Public Library Celebrates the Freedom to Read with John Green on October 2

The Indianapolis Public Library is kicking off national Banned Books Week with a discussion with #1 New York Times bestselling author and Indianapolis resident John Green on October 2 at 6 p.m. at Central Library's Clowes Auditorium....

Award-winning author Silvia Moreno-Garcia to present the 2023 Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture
September 22, 2023

Award-winning author Silvia Moreno-Garcia to present the 2023 Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture

Bestselling novelist and British Fantasy Award and Locus Award-winning author Silvia Moreno-Garcia will be the featured speaker at our 44th Annual Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture, taking place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, September...

The Indianapolis Public Library Appoints Mary G. Barr as Director of Communications
September 21, 2023

The Indianapolis Public Library Appoints Mary G. Barr as Director of Communications

The Indianapolis Public Library is pleased to announce that Mary G. Barr has been appointed director of communications. Barr will work closely with the chief executive officer and senior leadership to develop and implement...

Celebrate the Center for Black Literature & Culture’s 6th Anniversary on October 14
September 20, 2023

Celebrate the Center for Black Literature & Culture’s 6th Anniversary on October 14

The Indianapolis Public Library is celebrating the 6th anniversary of the Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC). The celebration, taking place October 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Central Library, will commemorate the CBLC’s...

New Season of Reading Ready Time to launch September 13
September 6, 2023

New Season of Reading Ready Time to launch September 13

The Library is helping children develop early literacy skills from their homes and classrooms. Reading Ready Time, a virtual experience designed to help children between the ages of three and six get ready to read and connect with The...

Free Small Business Series Launching September 11 at Central Library
August 30, 2023

Free Small Business Series Launching September 11 at Central Library

The Indianapolis Public Library invites business owners and entrepreneurs to attend a series of programs designed to educate and inspire business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Our small business series, launching on September 11...

Participants Logged More Than 22 Million Minutes of Reading During the Indianapolis Public Library’s 2023 Summer Reading Program
August 28, 2023

Participants Logged More Than 22 Million Minutes of Reading During the Indianapolis Public Library’s 2023 Summer Reading Program

More than 27,000 kids, teens, and adults took part in The Indianapolis Public Library’s 104th Summer Reading Program, which ended on July 29. Readers devoted 22,073,465 minutes to reading while earning prizes generously donated by...

Free Nonprofit Program Series Launching September 9 at Central Library
August 23, 2023

Free Nonprofit Program Series Launching September 9 at Central Library

The Indianapolis Public Library invites the community to learn how to build a nonprofit organization via a series of free, in-person workshops covering a variety of nonprofit management topics. The Fall 2023 Nonprofit Series at...

Fort Ben Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library Earns Autism Certification to Better Accommodate Visitor Needs
August 15, 2023

Fort Ben Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library Earns Autism Certification to Better Accommodate Visitor Needs

The Fort Ben Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library is the first library branch in the state of Indiana to become a Certified Autism Center™ by receiving an international autism accreditation through the International Board...

More than 2,780 IPS students join the Indianapolis Public Library’s Shared System, gaining access to physical and digital resources
August 8, 2023

More than 2,780 IPS students join the Indianapolis Public Library’s Shared System, gaining access to physical and digital resources

More than 2,780 Indianapolis Public School (IPS) students will have easier access to physical and digital resources in the classroom as eight new IPS schools join The Indianapolis Public Library’s Shared System in the fall of 2023....

Community invited to the grand opening celebration of The Indianapolis Public Library’s Fort Ben Branch
July 20, 2023

Community invited to the grand opening celebration of The Indianapolis Public Library’s Fort Ben Branch

The Fort Ben Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, located at 9330 East 56th Street, will open to the public on Saturday, August 19 at 10 a.m. The 22,000-square-foot branch is projected to welcome 180,000 – 200,000 patron visits...

The Indianapolis Public Library’s Summer Reading Program Continues Through July 29!
July 7, 2023

The Indianapolis Public Library’s Summer Reading Program Continues Through July 29!

It’s not too late for kids and families to register for The Indianapolis Public Library’s 2023 Summer Reading Program, which continues through Saturday, July 29 at all IndyPL locations. As of July 1, 19,320 kids are actively...

West Perry Library Receives Prestigious U.S. Green Building Council Award for Sustainable Design
July 5, 2023

West Perry Library Receives Prestigious U.S. Green Building Council Award for Sustainable Design

The West Perry Library, a branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, has been honored with the 2023 Green Building of the Year Award in the LEED for Building Design and Construction category by the U.S. Green Building Council's East...

Encyclopedia of Indianapolis displays Murals for Racial Justice on new exhibit module
June 21, 2023

Encyclopedia of Indianapolis displays Murals for Racial Justice on new exhibit module

The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis, a free-access, web-based encyclopedia that tells the stories of the people, organizations, places, and events that define Indianapolis, is sharing Murals for Racial Justice on the Encyclopedia’s newly...

The Center for Black Literature & Culture invites the public to the Book Fest and Juneteenth Celebration
June 7, 2023

The Center for Black Literature & Culture invites the public to the Book Fest and Juneteenth Celebration

The Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library invites the public to the 6th annual Book Fest and Juneteenth Celebration, taking place June 17, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. This event will celebrate the African American...

Blast off to The Indianapolis Public Library’s 2023 Summer Reading Program
May 31, 2023

Blast off to The Indianapolis Public Library’s 2023 Summer Reading Program

The Indianapolis Public Library is excited to launch the 2023 Summer Reading Program, taking place June 5 to July 29. This year's “Space Camp” themed program invites kids and teens to blast off to Camp Read S’more, where they will...

Learn About the Patent and Trademark Process at Central Library
May 22, 2023

Learn About the Patent and Trademark Process at Central Library

The Indianapolis Public Library invites the public to learn more about the patent and trademark process for inventors and small businesses at "Demystifying Patents and Trademarks." The event will be held on Thursday, May 25, from...

Hear Immigrant Stories on Indianapolis Public Library’s ‘More Than a Place’ Podcast
May 5, 2023

Hear Immigrant Stories on Indianapolis Public Library’s ‘More Than a Place’ Podcast

Join the Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) in celebrating the stories of local immigrants in a new podcast, “More Than A Place.” The podcast is available on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and more platforms beginning Friday, May...

Indianapolis Public Library Appoints Kim Ewers as Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer
May 3, 2023

Indianapolis Public Library Appoints Kim Ewers as Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer

The Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) is pleased to announce that Kim Ewers has been appointed as diversity, equity, and inclusion officer. Ewers will work closely with the CEO and senior leadership to assess, design, develop,...

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at The Indianapolis Public Library
May 2, 2023

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at The Indianapolis Public Library

On May 6, 2023, the Indianapolis community is invited to stop by any Indianapolis Public Library location to pick up a free comic book, while supplies last. No Library card is required to pick up a comic book, and IndyPL staff will be...

Gregory A. Hill Appointed CEO of the Indianapolis Public Library
April 24, 2023

Gregory A. Hill Appointed CEO of the Indianapolis Public Library

Board of trustees appoints long-time staffer to lead executive position The Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) Board of Trustees passed a resolution during a board meeting Monday to appoint Gregory A. Hill, Sr., MSLS Chief...

Leah Johnson to Take Part in Conversation with Ashley C. Ford at Central Library
April 23, 2023

Leah Johnson to Take Part in Conversation with Ashley C. Ford at Central Library

Leah Johnson, an award-winning author, will be discussing her first middle-grade book Ellie Engle Saves Herself! on Sunday, April 30, 2-3 p.m., at Central Library. Johnson will share the stage and participate in conversation with...

Dr. Luis A. Palacio, P.E. Appointed to IndyPL Board of Trustees
April 21, 2023

Dr. Luis A. Palacio, P.E. Appointed to IndyPL Board of Trustees

On April 18, 2023, the Marion County Board of Commissioners appointed Luis A. Palacio, P.E., Ph.D. to The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees. Dr. Palacio is a leader, biophysicist, developer and licensed Professional...

Easterseals Crossroads Partners with The Indianapolis Public Library to Install Accessible Workstations at All Branch Locations
April 17, 2023

Easterseals Crossroads Partners with The Indianapolis Public Library to Install Accessible Workstations at All Branch Locations

The Indianapolis Public Library and Easterseals Crossroads are partnering on a project to install accessible workstations at all 24 Library locations throughout Indianapolis, Lawrence and Beech Grove to ensure all patrons have access...

Award-winning author Francesca Zappia to visit Central Library for Author Talk
April 11, 2023

Award-winning author Francesca Zappia to visit Central Library for Author Talk

Francesca Zappia, an award-winning author of young adult books, will visit Central Library on Tuesday, April 18, 6 - 7 p.m., for a talk and Q&A session for teens and adults. Zappia will share her latest book, Greymist Fair, a...

Students Invited to Salute to Black Medical Heroes Youth Summit
April 10, 2023

Students Invited to Salute to Black Medical Heroes Youth Summit

Students in grades 3-12 are invited to the Salute to Black Medical Heroes Youth Summit, a day of activities designed to inspire local youth to consider a career in the healthcare field. The free event will take place on Friday, April...

Indianapolis Public Library Appoints Tisha Galarce as Human Resources Director
April 3, 2023

Indianapolis Public Library Appoints Tisha Galarce as Human Resources Director

The Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) is pleased to announce that Tisha Galarce has been appointed Human Resources Director as of February 20. Galarce will work closely with the CEO and senior leadership to ensure that IndyPL...

Indianapolis Mariachi & Folklore Festival Coming to Central Library
March 30, 2023

Indianapolis Mariachi & Folklore Festival Coming to Central Library

Celebrate the music and culture of Mexico at the Indianapolis Mariachi & Folklore Festival at Central Library on Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This free, family-friendly music festival will bring together notable...

Families are invited to celebrate Día del Niño at Be My Neighbor Day at Central Library
March 29, 2023

Families are invited to celebrate Día del Niño at Be My Neighbor Day at Central Library

The Indianapolis Public Library and WFYI Public Media are excited to celebrate Día del Niño at Be My Neighbor Day on Saturday, April 1, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Central Library. Inspired by one of public television’s most...

The Indianapolis Public Library’s Seed Library Service Returns
March 27, 2023

The Indianapolis Public Library’s Seed Library Service Returns

The Indianapolis Public Library’s Seed Library, a service that allows patrons to check out and take home a large variety of free vegetable, herb, and flower seeds, returns to several Indianapolis Public Library locations from...

Indianapolis Public Library Seeks Community Input for Pike Branch Renovation Project
March 21, 2023

Indianapolis Public Library Seeks Community Input for Pike Branch Renovation Project

Northwest side residents are invited to offer suggestions for the renovation of the Pike Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library via a series of interactive meetings, offered both in-person and remotely, taking place on March 28 and...

Indianapolis Public Library Seeks Community Input for Nora Branch Renovation Project
March 14, 2023

Indianapolis Public Library Seeks Community Input for Nora Branch Renovation Project

Northside residents are invited to offer suggestions for the renovation of the Nora Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library via a series of interactive meetings, offered both in-person and remotely, taking place on March 21 and May...

Dr. Eugene White Appointed to IndyPL Board of Trustees
March 13, 2023

Dr. Eugene White Appointed to IndyPL Board of Trustees

On March 6, 2023, the Indianapolis City-County Council appointed Dr. Eugene White to The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees. Dr. White has an extensive background in education administration, becoming the first Black...

Free Nonprofit Management Series Launching March 11 at Central Library
March 7, 2023

Free Nonprofit Management Series Launching March 11 at Central Library

The Indianapolis Public Library invites the community to learn how to build a nonprofit organization via a series of free, in-person workshops covering a variety of nonprofit management topics. The Spring 2023 Nonprofit Series at...

IndyPL Celebrating 35th Anniversary of “Meet the Artists” with Exhibit and Event
February 6, 2023

IndyPL Celebrating 35th Anniversary of “Meet the Artists” with Exhibit and Event

Meet the Artists, an annual exhibit celebrating Indianapolis’ prominent African American artists, returns to celebrate its 35th anniversary at Central Library with work on display from February 1 through March 25, 2023. It is...

Families are Invited to Take Your Child to the Library Day
January 30, 2023

Families are Invited to Take Your Child to the Library Day

On February 4, 2023, children and families of all ages are invited to visit any Indianapolis Public Library location to celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day. Every Library Branch will offer free, fun activities, a...

Stephen Lane Appointed to IndyPL Board of Trustees
January 23, 2023

Stephen Lane Appointed to IndyPL Board of Trustees

The Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners has appointed Stephen Lane to The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees. Lane is a graduate of Lawrence Central High School and currently lives in the Haughville neighborhood. He...

Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees Names Anita J. Harden Chief Administrative Officer
January 17, 2023

Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees Names Anita J. Harden Chief Administrative Officer

The Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) Board of Trustees approved a resolution during a special board meeting Tuesday to create a new and temporary contractual Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) position that will filled by Anita J....

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