Indianapolis book club celebrates 40th anniversary

Several months ago, a book club reached out to our staff who manages the Novel Conversations lending library for book clubs. The club inquired about donating some books to the collection in honor of the 40th anniversary of their group’s founding. We were interested, of course, so we asked them …

December 23, 2020
Novel Conversations 2020 Recap

  These titles were the next 10 most requested book kits after our top title. Check out what our clubs are reading! Top row: Agatha Christie, Jane Austen, Fredrik Backman, Ann Patchett, Sandra Dallas Bottom row: James Patterson, Kristin Hannah, David McCullough, David Baldacci, Amor Towles   Check out your …

December 23, 2020
New Advancing Racial Equity Book Collection in Novel Conversations Library
New Advancing Racial Equity Book Collection in Novel Conversations Library

Earlier this year, Indiana Humanities awarded 150 grants to Indiana libraries to fund collection development in the area of advancing racial equity, thanks to funding from Lilly Endowment Inc. This funding also allowed us to purchase several new book kits in this collecting area for Novel Conversations, outlined below. Recipients …

November 25, 2020
“Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic” Conversation with Adrian Matejka
“Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic” Conversation with Adrian Matejka

Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic Curated by Matthew Graham This is not a time to be silent, especially for writers. If COVID-19 opened the door to a national awareness of long entrenched and unacknowledged social and racial indignities and injustices, the murder of George Floyd blew that door …

July 28, 2020
“Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic” with Matthew Graham
“Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic” with Matthew Graham

Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic Curated by Matthew Graham This is not a time to be silent, especially for writers. If COVID-19 opened the door to a national awareness of long entrenched and unacknowledged social and racial indignities and injustices, the murder of George Floyd blew that door …

July 22, 2020
“Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic” Conversation with Chantel Massey
“Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic” Conversation with Chantel Massey

Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic Curated by Matthew Graham This is not a time to be silent, especially for writers. If COVID-19 opened the door to a national awareness of long entrenched and unacknowledged social and racial indignities and injustices, the murder of George Floyd blew that door …

July 15, 2020
“Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic” Conversation with DeAnthony Carter
“Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic” Conversation with DeAnthony Carter

Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic Curated by Matthew Graham This is not a time to be silent, especially for writers. If COVID-19 opened the door to a national awareness of long entrenched and unacknowledged social and racial indignities and injustices, the murder of George Floyd blew that door …

July 8, 2020
Summer Reading with Indiana Humanities
Summer Reading with Indiana Humanities

Join Indiana Humanities for #INSummerReads, a celebration of all things summer reading in the Hoosier state. Check out the many opportunities below to see how you can get involved and #readlocal with us this summer!  Follow #INSummerReads on all our social media channels.  Follow along as we promote summer reading activities from across the state with the #INSummerReads …

July 7, 2020