The Glance of Chinese Painting opens on August 1

Ice and Snow 044 Cao ZuimengThe Vonnegut Library will display works from dissident artist Zuimeng Cao. Inspired by traditional Chinese culture, Cao’s work includes landscapes, meticulous paintings, and story illustration. The public can view the collection The Glance of Chinese Painting  on opening night from 6pm to 9pm on Friday, August 1. (The August 1 opening is part of the IDADA First Friday tour.) The collection will remain at the Vonnegut Library through August 31.

What People Like About Me Is Indianapolis runs from July 11 through 31

Jonathan McAfee Kurt Vonnegut Art

Indianapolis artist Jonathan McAfee has crafted an entire series of portraits of Vonnegut that will be displayed at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library this July. Come see What People Like About Me is Indianapolis. The new series of paintings created exclusively for this show will be on display from July 11-31.

Vonnegut Library seeks Director of Advancement

Visit our new volunteering and employment page for more information. If you have 4-6 years of experience in fundraising and are crazy about Kurt Vonnegut’s work, you may have found your next position.

Lonely Planet recommends us!

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The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library included in the “Recommended by Lonely Planet” program. The #1 travel publisher in America said that it recognizes businesses reviewed in its guidebooks “based purely on merit.”

Our Mission and Vision

The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library champions the legacy of Hoosier author Kurt Vonnegut and the principles of free expression, common decency and peaceful coexistence he advocated.

Why Indianapolis?

“All my jokes are Indianapolis. All my attitudes are Indianapolis. My adenoids are Indianapolis. If I ever severed myself from Indianapolis, I would be out of business. What people like about me is Indianapolis.”
                                                                                  —Kurt Vonnegut, 1986

Slaughterhouse-Five BANNED? banned-button

The Vonnegut Library is giving away free copies of Slaughterhouse-Five to students from Republic, Missouri’s high school (the school that sequesters Slaughterhouse-Five in its school library).

If you are a student at Republic High School, please email us with your name, address and grade level to request your free copy of the book. We will not share your request or any of your personal information with anyone else.