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May 2022

May 6 EDT – May 31 EDT
Frankfort Community Public Library
208 W. Clinton St.
Frankfort, IN 46041
Free

A Walk in Our Parks: Exhibition

Central

Learn the story of our national and state parks at an exhibition featuring photographs and artifacts from the National Archives, Indiana Department of Natural Resources and Indiana Historical Society.

May 24
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Riverbend Park
511 E Warren Street
Middlebury, IN 46540 United States
Free

Foraging for Connection with Place, Self and Other

Northeast

Join Goshen College Professor of Sustainability Joel Pontius for an interactive talk and a guided foraging walk!

May 24
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Riverbend Park
511 E Warren Street
Middlebury, IN 46540 United States
Free

Foraging for Wild Food

Northeast

Join Professor Joel Pontius to learn about foraging for wild food, then put that knowledge into action with a foraging walk!

May 28 EDT – July 18 EDT
Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County
322 S. Wayne Street
Angola, IN 46703 United States
Free

Water/Ways Indiana Tour: Angola

Northeast

Dive into water—an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally, and historically.

May 28
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Kan-Kan Cinema
1258 Windsor St.
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Free

Black in America: The Heritage Series—With All Deliberate Speed

Central

Watch a documentary on the desegregation of Great Mills High School in Maryland between 1958 and 1972 and join a post-screening conversation with series curator Clayton Hamilton.

May 31
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Upland Brewing
1201 Prospect St
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
Free

Books, Booze & Brains: Galapagos

Central

At long last, three of our favorite things—books, booze and science—are coming together in a monthly book club for the scientifically curious! This group meets monthly in Indianapolis to talk…

June 2022

June 3
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
Hooker Cornery Winery
444 W State Road 26
Pine Village, IN 47975 United States

Community Book Discussion

The Attica Public Library is hosting a World of Wonders book discussion on Friday, June 3, at 5 pm. Lexxi Haddock will be the facilitator for this event. This discussion is…

June 4
11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Attica Public Library
305 S Perry St
Attica, IN 47918 United States

Attica Public Library’s One State/One Story Festival

The Attica Public Library will be hosting a festival filled with food trucks, coffee trucks, and vendors. Canvases and easels will be set up for patrons to paint the location’s…

June 7
10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Tipton County Public Library
127 E Madison St
Tipton, IN 46072 United States

Children’s Story Hour

The Tipton County Public Library will be hosting a Community Read event filled with books and crafts related to World of Wonders.

June 7
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Indianapolis Public Library—Central Library
40 E. Saint Clair St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Free

Premiere Screening—Arab Indianapolis: A Hidden History

Central

Take a journey through the stories of Arab Americans in Indianapolis, discovering a rich part of the city’s history that’s hidden in plain sight.

June 9
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Vigo County Historical Museum
929 Wabash Ave
Terre Haute, IN 47807 United States
Free

Waterways Film Tour: Vigo County Historical Museum (Terre Haute)

West

We invite you to come enjoy a selection of original short films about Indiana waterways created by six Hoosier filmmakers!

June 10
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Community Art Center of Switzerland County
217 Ferry Street
Vevay, IN 47043 United States

Nature Craft Make and Take

Come do a nature craft project at the Community Art Center of Switzerland County, hosted by the Historic Hoosier Theater.

June 11
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Hosier Realty
106 S. Main St.
Kendallville, IN 46755
Free

Kendallville Antiques Roadshow and Walking Tours Event

Northeast

Share, view and discuss artifacts from Kendallville’s past and learn about the city’s rich history during an afternoon of celebration.

June 12
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Online
Free

Powerful Conversations on Race

Online

Explore topics around race and racism through facilitated conversations centered on humanities-based texts, poetry, art and videos.

June 14
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Free

INconversation with Robin Wall Kimmerer

Central

Join us Tuesday, June 14 for a conversation with award-winning author and scientist Robin Wall Kimmerer at the Eiteljorg Museum.

June 16
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Havilah Beardsley House
102 W Beardsley Ave
Elkhart, IN 46514 United States
Free

World of Wonders Book Discussion

North

Join the Ruthmere Book Club for a discussion of One State / One Story pick, World of Wonders!

June 16
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Jeffersonville Township Public Library
211 E Court Ave
Jeffersonville, IN 47130 United States
Free

Communal Places and Neglected Spaces: Exploring Indiana’s Roadside Springs

Southeast

Join artist and folklorist Kay Westhues as she examines several historic springs in Indiana by sharing oral histories, photographs, and archival research!

June 16
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Fort Wayne Cinema Center
437 E Berry St # 1
Fort Wayne, IN 46802 United States

Waterways Film Tour: Fort Wayne Cinema Center (Fort Wayne)

Indiana Humanities is taking a lineup of six short films about Indiana’s waterways on a multi-city tour across the state and you’re invited!

June 16
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
WFYI TV (channel 20, Indianapolis)
Free

Broadcast Premiere—Arab Indianapolis: A Hidden History

Central

Take a journey through the stories of Arab Americans in Indianapolis, discovering a rich part of the city’s history that’s hidden in plain sight.

June 17
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Historic Madison, Inc.
301 W. Second St.
Madison, IN 47250
$50

Save That Sash Window Preservation Workshop

Southeast

Discover the secrets of how to make your old windows functional and energy-efficient while saving you the cost of replacing them.

June 18
8:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Oliver’s Woods Nature Preserve
8825 River Road
Indianapolis, IN 46240 United States
$20

Campfires: White River Float (Indianapolis)

Central

Join us for an exciting journey down the White River!

June 18
9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Historic Madison, Inc.
301 W. Second St.
Madison, IN 47250
$50

Save That Sash Window Preservation Workshop

Southeast

Discover the secrets of how to make your old windows functional and energy-efficient while saving you the cost of replacing them.

June 18
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County
222 S Washington St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933 United States
Free

Nature Day

Central

Join the Crawfordsville Public Library and the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County for a day of nature-related activities!

June 18
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Mounds State Park
4306 Mounds Rd
Anderson, IN 46017 United States
Free

History of the Mounds Hike

This program is a guided hike taking attendees to the historic mounds at Mounds State Park with Mounds Naturalist, Kelley Morgan. This hike is accessible to all including young children…

June 20
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Remington Carpenter Township Public Library
105 N Ohio Street
Remington, IN 47977 United States

Ocean Life Painting Class

The Remington Carpenter Township Public Library will be painting ocean creatures and discussing how they relate to human beings. Registration is required, call 219-261-2543. Must be at least 12 to…

June 21
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
Anderson Public Library
111 E 12th St
Anderson, IN 46016 United States
Free

History of the Mounds and Conservation

This program will be lead by Anderson Public Library staff and Mounds Naturalist, Kelley Morgan. We will discuss the history of the ancient mounds at Mounds State Park and their…

June 21
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Middlebury Public Library
101 Winslow St
Middlebury, IN United States
Free

World of Wonders Book Discussion

Northeast

Join the Yak, Snack, and Read summer book club for an exploration of “World of Wonders” at the Middlebury Public Library!

June 22
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Jeffersonville Township Public Library
211 E Court Ave
Jeffersonville, IN 47130 United States

Sketching Our Own “World of Wonders” with Mike Gibson

Mike Gibson, who is both an artist and naturalist at the Falls of the Ohio, will teach the basic fundamentals of sketching using both charcoal and newsprint.  Each participant will…

June 22
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Richmond Art Museum
350 Hub Etchison Parkway
Richmond, IN 47374

Waterways Film Tour: Richmond Art Museum

East

Indiana Humanities is taking a lineup of six short films about Indiana’s waterways on a nine-city tour across the state and you’re invited!

June 23
9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Indiana University Center on Representative Government
201 N. Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Free

1st Amendment: Giving Youth a Voice to Action

South

Indiana educators are invited to take part in a one-day professional-development workshop on the 1st Amendment, with a focus on how to incorporate founding documents into their teaching.

June 25
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Kan-Kan Cinema
1258 Windsor St.
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Free

Black in America: The Heritage Series—Dream Land: Little Rock’s West 9th Street

Central

Join Kan-Kan Cinema for a series of short documentaries on the history of Black Americans’ struggle against structural racism then attend a post-screening conversation with series curator Clayton Hamilton.

July 2022

July 11
10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Merry Lea Environmental Center
2388 S 500 W
Albion, IN 46701 United States
Free

Rock Cycle Exploration with Ligonier Public Library

Take an hour and a half journey to explore the underground with us at Merry Lea Environmental Center. Explore a gravel pit, take a hike and learn about peat bogs….

July 12
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Historic Hoosier Theater
209 Ferry Street
Vevay, IN 47043 United States

Community Book Discussion

This World of Wonders book discussion will be at the Historic Hoosier Theater for all ages, led by Cheryl Burress.

July 14
10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
Lowell Public Library
1505 E Commercial Ave
Lowell, IN United States

Worm Composting for Kids by the Lake County Solid Waste Management District

Pre-register for the event with the Lowell Public Library: https://www.lowellpl.lib.in.us/. Attendance for this event is limited to 45.

July 23 EDT – September 5 EDT
Culver Union Township Public Library
107 N. Main Street
Culver, IN 46511 United States
Free

Water/Ways Indiana Tour: Culver

North

Dive into water—an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally, and historically.

July 28
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Crawfordsville District Public Library
205 S Washington St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933 United States
Free

World of Wonders Book Discussion

Central

Join the Crawfordsville Public Library and Dr. Marc Hudson of Wabash College for a discussion of World of Wonders!

July 30
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Seidner Dune & Swale
5501-5599 Kennedy Avenue
Hammond, IN 46323 United States
$15

Campfires: Grand Calumet River Conservation Area (Hammond)

Northwest

Join us for a trek through The Nature Conservancy’s Grand Calumet River Conservation Area in northwest Indiana!

July 30
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Seidner Dune & Swale
5501-5599 Kennedy Avenue
Hammond, IN 46323 United States
$15

Campfires: zona de conservación del Grand Calumet (Hammond)

Northwest

Súmate a una excursión en Indiana nororiental por la ribera del río Calumet.

August 2022

August 4
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm EDT
Eckhart Public Library
603 S. Jackson St.
Auburn, IN 46706 United States
Free

“Nothing alive but us and the plant”: Eco-Horror and Scott Smith’s The Ruins

Northeast

Join Professor James Coby as he delves into the constructed confrontations between humankind and plant life in literature and film!

August 13
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Flatwoods Park
9499 Flatwoods Rd
Gosport, IN 47433
$10

Campfires: Flatwoods Park (Gosport)

Southwest

Trek and talk with us at Flatwoods Park, the largest park in Monroe County!

August 13
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Havilah Beardsley House
102 W Beardsley Ave
Elkhart, IN 46514 United States
Free

Seventh Generation River Screening

North

Join the Ruthmere Foundation at the Havilah Beardsley House for a screening of Seventh Generation River!

August 17
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Tipton County Public Library
127 E Madison St
Tipton, IN 46072 United States

Make Your Work of Wonder

After reading World of Wonders, attendees will have a night of creative expression through painting as they create their own one of a kind masterpiece to take home. Each participant…

August 24
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
Anderson Public Library
111 E 12th St
Anderson, IN 46016 United States
Free

Community Book Discussion

The Anderson Public Library book discussion of World of Wonders will encourage participants to share their own personal stories about their experiences with nature and the impact that book had…

August 27
Goshen Public Library
601 S 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States

Foraging for Connection with Place, Self, and Other

Unearthed Speaker Joel Pontius will lead a conversation and walk on connecting to Goshen’s local environment through foraging. The program is being planned as an in-person, outdoor event.

September 2022

September 10 EDT – October 24 EDT
Switzerland County Visitor Center
128 W. Main Street
Vevay, IN 47043 United States
Free

Water/Ways Indiana Tour: Vevay

Southeast

Dive into water—an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally, and historically.

September 10
10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Remington Carpenter Township Public Library
105 N Ohio Street
Remington, IN 47977 United States

Community Book Discussion

A book discussion of World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil will be held in the Tobias Center of the Remington Carpenter Township Public Library.

September 11
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve
6801 Engle Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
Free

Monarch Festival

Northeast

Learn about the monarch butterfly, listen to amazing speakers, and participate in conservation at the Monarch Festival!

September 16
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Merry Lea Environmental Center
2388 S 500 W
Albion, IN 46701 United States
Free

Night Hike through Merry Lea

Join the Ligonier Public Library in taking a night hike through the Merry Lea property. Participants will get to take a guided hike through forest paths and experience the woods…

September 17
9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Blatchley Nature Study Club
125 Boulder Dr
Noblesville, IN 46060 United States
$10

Campfires: Blatchley Nature Study Club (Noblesville)

Central

Join us for a flora-filled walk on this private nature preserve where Fox Prairie Creek joins the White River.

September 17
9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Harrison County Arts
113 East Beaver Street
Corydon, IN 47112
$20

Campfires: Blue River Paddle (Corydon)

Southeast

Join us for an excursion through southern Indiana on the Blue River!

September 17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Tipton County Public Library
127 E Madison St
Tipton, IN 46072 United States

Create Your World of Wonder

The Tipton County Public Library will be hosting an art show that will be for adults and children of Tipton County. The event will be open to all forms of…

September 24
10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Crawfordsville District Public Library
205 S Washington St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933 United States

Sugar Creek Nature Hike and Crinoid Gathering

CDPL staff member Stephanie Morrissette will lead all ages on a short hike to Sugar Creek Trailhead/Rocky Ridge Landing where she will give a presentation on crinoids and lead participants…

September 26
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Ligonier Public Library
300 S Main St
Ligonier, IN 46767 United States
Free

Community Book Discussion

You’re invited to join the Ligonier Public Library in a book discussion of World of Wonders!

September 27
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Walton Public Library
110 North Main Street
Walton, IN 46994 United States

Walton Public Library Book Club Discussion

The Walton Public Library Book Club led by Karen Troutman, Director, and book club leader will be discussing the statewide read of Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s World of Wonders: In Praise of…

October 2022

October 6
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Morton High School
6915 Grand Ave.
Hammond, IN 46323
Free

Morton High School: The American Protest

Northwest

Join students from Hammond’s Morton High School as they examine the history of protest in America and the impact of the First Amendment on American life.

October 8
10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Tipton County Public Library
127 E Madison St
Tipton, IN 46072 United States

Tipton County Community Spotlight

As part of their Community Read series, the Tipton County Public Library will host a fun and informative event where area organizations, groups, non-profits, and more can share what they…

October 15
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Switzerland County Historical Society
4911 IN-56 Scenic
Vevay, IN 47043 United States

Historic Hoosier Theater Campfire Talk

Taking place at Thiebaud Farmstead, this is a campfire discussion with Kyle Weaver from the Purdue Extension Office about how nature has effected and grown Switzerland County.