Literary LEGO Contest at Two Indianapolis Public Library Branches – Taking Place NOW!

As a part of VonnegutFest 2014 both the Irvington and Wayne branches of the Indianapolis Public Library will host a Literary LEGO Contest. Patrons are invited to create a LEGO representation of either a literary author or character. Here are the contest guidelines:

  • Patrons to bring their Literary LEGO creations to either the Wayne Branch or Irvington Branch
  • Deadline for entries: November 6
  • All patrons are invited to vote on their favorite LEGO creation (no limit on voting)
  • Deadline for voting: November 8th at noon
  • Winners will be announced later in the day on November 8th

VonnegutFest 2014 – Fri. & Sat., Nov. 7-8

Our second annual VonnegutFest is coming up soon and is sure to be a weekend full of celebrating all things Vonnegut. We’ll celebrate Kurt’s works, the works of So It Goes (third edition) contributors, and the impact of the humanities on our veterans with Veterans Reclaim Armistice Day. And, of course, we’ll laugh; comedian Alec Baldwin will accept (remotely) the first-ever Kurt Vonnegut Humor Award at the Timequake Clambake.

Visit our VonnegutFest 2014 page for a full list of weekend events.

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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.