Dec. 6 First Friday cancelled due to snow
To keep our literary magazine writers safe, our Dec. 6 First Friday event has been canceled. Please continue to watch our web site and social media for information about a possible new date to meet the talented contributors of So It Goes: The Literary Magazine of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. Or order your copy today!
Inaugural VonnegutFest was a great success
The world’s inaugural VonnegutFest, a citywide celebration of the power of the arts and humanities to help us communicate was a big success on Saturday, Nov. 9. From LEGO creations to a one-man play to frank conversations about veterans using the arts to heal, the city honored Kurt Vonnegut with a wide variety of events.
Thanks to everyone who participated, visited, promoted via social media and supported us in any way. We’ll do it again next year, so mark your calendars now for Nov. 8, 2014!
Visit us on IDADA First Fridays
The Vonnegut Library is part of Indy’s most-happening event: The monthly IDADA First Friday gallery tour! We stay open until 9 p.m. on First Friday nights. It’s a great time to come see us!
Lonely Planet recommends us!
The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library was just selected for inclusion in the “Recommended by Lonely Planet 2013” program. The #1 travel publisher in America said that it recognizes businesses reviewed in its guidebooks “based purely on merit.”
About the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library:
We believe that writing is important. Great humorists such as Kurt Vonnegut compel us to see our world more clearly. The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library aims to inspire and promote insightful writing, extolling the greatness and exposing the foibles of the human condition. We seek to engage people, especially young people in Indianapolis, in thinking about and expressing themselves with the written word. We believe that writers are made, not born.
The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library champions the literary, artistic, and cultural contributions of Hoosier writer and artist Kurt Vonnegut; serves as a cultural and educational resource facility, museum, art gallery, and reading room; supports language and arts education, and explores social issues through programs and outreach activities with other local and national groups.
“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
“Where is home? I’ve wondered where home is, and I realized, it’s not Mars or someplace like that, it’s Indianapolis when I was nine years old. I had a brother and a sister, a cat and a dog, and a mother and a father and uncles and aunts. And there’s no way I can get there again.”
— Kurt Vonnegut, 2005
The Vonnegut Library is giving away free copies of Slaughterhouse-Five to students from Republic, Missouri’s high school (yes, the school that banned Slaughterhouse-Five in 2011 from their curriculum and 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.