Banned Books Week happens at Vonnegut Library from September 21-27
The Vonnegut Library’s annual observance of Banned Books Week takes place September 21-27. Artist Tim Youd will live in the library’s front window to protest censorship. Writers and artists will speak and read throughout the week at library. To learn more and to help support our activities, please donate through Power2Give.
Renowned gourd artist Nancy Miller opens exhibit at Vonnegut Library on September 5
Red Stretch by Nancy Miller
The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library continues it support of local Indianapolis artists with a new exhibit featuring works of renowned gourd sculptor Nancy Miller. “The gourd’s form and surface, nature’s leftovers and my imagination coalesce to bring the lowly gourd to a state of exquisite beauty,” Miller said. “And in the process I, too, am enriched beyond my dreams.”
Miller is revisiting the works of Kurt Vonnegut that she read her in twenties and thirties, specifically Slaughterhouse-Five.
This colorful and unique exhibit will open September 5, 2014, from 6PM-9PM for the IDADA First Friday event. Miller will feature a Vonnegut-specific piece for this exhibit in addition numerous other sculptures to be displayed through September 30, 2014, at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library.
The Glance of Chinese Painting opens on August 1
The 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.
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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.
“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
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.