It’s a short list this week as two of our staff members are enjoying some vacation. Here are this week’s “Friday Faves”:
Keira, president and CEO:
- Thanks to our Giving Tuesday donors and a grant from the Arthur Jordan Foundation we’ll be building a small, free library in our front yard. Here’s a short piece on how Little Free Libraries can connect and transform our places from Project for Public Spaces.
- It’s Indiana’s 199th birthday today! Here’s some information about the Statehood Day celebration at the Statehouse (Indiana Humanities participated!).
- We’re also on the verge of another important anniversary — the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The Wall Street Journal says there will be an “explosion” of Shakespeare-related projects. A number of local organizations are getting into the action; Notre Dame is hosting two big international conferences next year.
Kristen, director of communications and development
- Adding to more to my list, over on IU Press’ blog Ray Boomhower tells us the 10 books every Hoosier should have read by now.
- I heard about Kobe Bryant’s “Dear Basketball” poem, but finally got around to reading it this week. I love that a professional athlete announced his retirement this way!
- I haven’t read it yet, but this is my weekend reading: Time‘s Person of the Year issue. I love to read about fascinating people doing fascinating things. Here’s the feature on Angela Merkel.
Leah, director of programs and community engagement:
- Serial, Serial, Serial, Serial, Serial. Season 2 started this week, at long last!
- Backlist is a new blog where historians recommend their favorite books on a topic. My two favorites so far: Graphic Histories and Memoirs and The Conquest of the Incas (anyone who reads Friday Faves regularly knows I’m a bit obsessed with Perú).
- I need to see this art exhibit that creates natural forms—trees, rainbows, the Chesapeake watershed–out of everyday objects like string and glass marbles.
- Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate! Here’s a Pinterest board of Hanukkah-related items from the Smithsonian’s collection.
Any humanities highlights from your week? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.