What I’m Reading
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What I’m Reading

As a kid, I vividly remember sitting in the blue chair of my parent’s living room and reading all of the American Girl series and listening to my mom read about Laura Ingalls when I was too tired to read myself. Looking back, time seemed slower then and my love …

August 3, 2020
“Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic” Conversation with Adrian Matejka
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“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
Indiana Humanities adds seven board members
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Indiana Humanities adds seven board members

The Indiana Humanities board of directors has elected seven new members. The new board members are: Edward P. Dallis-Comentale, associate vice provost for arts and humanities and professor of English, Indiana University, Bloomington  Rayvon Fouche, professor of American studies, Purdue University, Carmel Edward Frantz, chair of the department of history …

July 28, 2020
Libraries Supporting Their Communities Through Summer Reading 
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Libraries Supporting Their Communities Through Summer Reading 

Across the state, families and businesses are facing hardships due to COVID-19. Seeing this, many Hoosier librarians adapted their Summer Reading plans, programs and prizes to help support their communities. By offering gift cards to local businesses, providing fresh produce and making donations to local nonprofit organizations, the libraries below have gone above and beyond to help support their communities this summer.     Johnson County Public …

July 27, 2020
“Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic” with Matthew Graham
Poetry
“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
Getting Outdoors with Summer Reading
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Getting Outdoors with Summer Reading

With libraries closed to indoor programming and Summer Reading programs shifted online, Indiana librarians have been creating opportunities for Hoosiers to participate in Summer Reading while outside. From StoryWalks to Sidewalk Obstacle Courses, libraries are going above and beyond to engage readers wherever they can. By including outdoor programming as a part of virtual Summer Reading programs, the libraries listed below are creating opportunities for readers …

July 20, 2020
“Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic” Conversation with Chantel Massey
Poetry
“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
Summer Reading: How Indiana Libraries Are Adapting
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Summer Reading: How Indiana Libraries Are Adapting

With in-person programming and visits put on hold because of COVID-19, public libraries across the state had to quickly shift gears for their summer reading programs. Despite limited time to prepare, Indiana libraries have created robust virtual programs that allow their communities to engage with reading, learning and each other. As a part of Summer …

July 12, 2020