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Celebrate the Freedom to Read with John Green

October 2 at Central Library
We are kicking off national Banned Books Week with a discussion featuring #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). NOTE: Thank you for your interest in this event! It is sold out, but you can join the waitlist.

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Finding Books by Hispanic and Latino Authors

Choose one of these outstanding books by authors whose writing is made unique and compelling by the ancestry they trace to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South American or other Spanish-speaking country in the Caribbean. Read one, listen to one, suggest one for your book club, or read one to your child or class!

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In celebration of the anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit, you could just roll out your cottagecore decorations and call it a day. But Tolkien wrote a great deal about his inspiration for and distinguishing features of his Hobbits, beyond just their descriptions in his books. Here is a list of titles to help tip your cottage core aesthetic over into Hobbitcore, so you can feel at home at any Hobbit feast or celebration.

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Center for Black Literature & Culture 6th Anniversay

October 14
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!

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Community Resource Fair

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.

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History of IndyPL Branches

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!

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Find Your Next Great Read

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!

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