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Author Visit with Gabrielle Balkan

Hosted by Indiana Humanities

What do dinosaurs, witches, maps, Georgia O’Keefe, cities, states and flying all have in common? They are all topics that Gabrielle Balkan has written about! Join us for a fun…

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August 10
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Indiana State Library
315 W Ohio St
Indianapolis, 46202

Event Details

What do dinosaurs, witches, maps, Georgia O’Keefe, cities, states and flying all have in common? They are all topics that Gabrielle Balkan has written about! Join us for a fun and family-friendly program where we learn and talk about Balkan’s book, WHAT A MAP CAN DO. Learn more about the upcoming National Book Festival, meet Gabrielle Balkan and participate in fun mapping activities appropriate for children and families ages 6 and up.

This program will be held in the Indiana Authors Room and Indiana Young Readers Center at the Indiana State Library. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is appreciated. Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore will be on site to sell books, and Balkan will be available to sign books during the program.

WHAT A MAP CAN DO was selected to represent Indiana at the 2024 National Book Festival, organized by the Library of Congress. The National Book Festival “Roadmap to Reading” is made possible by the generous support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Endowment for the Humanities with additional support from Chief Officers of State Library Agencies.

ABOUT THE INDIANA YOUNG READERS CENTER

The Indiana Young Readers Center Collection includes books by Indiana authors and illustrators for children and young adults. Indiana authors and illustrators are defined as having been born in Indiana, having lived in Indiana for a significant period of time, or currently living in Indiana.

The Indiana Young Readers Center opened in October 2016. It is a place for kids to learn more about Indiana and explore the literary works of Indiana authors and illustrators.

ABOUT THE EUGENE & MARILYN GLICK INDIANA AUTHORS AWARDS

The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards honor the best books written by Indiana authors. Awarded every two years, they celebrate Indiana writers, shine a light on the Hoosier state’s literary community and deepen connections between Indiana writers and readers. They were established in 2009 as a vision of Eugene and Marilyn Glick and are a component of Indiana Humanities’ rich and diverse literary programming.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL

The 2024 National Book Festival, organized annually by the Library of Congress, will be held in the nation’s capital at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, August 24, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.). The event is free and open to the public. A selection of programs will be livestreamed online and videos of all programs will be available shortly after the Festival.