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2021 Articles

Kurt Vonnegut made Lewis Black want to become a comedian. Now he’ll chair the Vonnegut Library. (IndyStar, 11/11/2021)

2020 Articles

Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library curator to present talk in Miller (NWI Times, 10/9/2020)

Banned Books Week: Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library focuses on civic engagement (WRTV, 9/28/2020)

Banned Books Week: Indy celebrates rich history in the fight against censorship (WISH-TV, 9/27/2020)

Slaughterhouse-Five Review: Eisner Winners Revive a Literary Classic (SCREENRANT, 9/19/20)

Q&A and video premiere: Charlie Ballantine talks ‘Vonnegut’ and shares ‘Eloise Metzger’ (Eponymous Review, 9/16/20)

Freedom to Read Foundation – 2020 Banned Books Week Grant Recipients (ALA NEWs, 9/8/2020)

Libraries receive funding to address racial injustice (Indianapolis Recorder, 9/8/2020)

Owner closes Butler Tarkington hardware store after 43 years in business (Indianapolis Business Journal, 9/4/2020

Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library Banned Books Week (Indiana Humanities, n.d.)

Banned Books Week – September 27-October 3, 2020 (Indy Arts Guide, n.d.)

Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five Comes to Life in BOOM! Studios Graphic Novel Preview (, 8/7/2020)

Guitarist/Composer Charlie Ballantine Draws Inspiration From Kurt Vonnegut on Disquieting, Resonant Sextet Album; JAZZIZ Premieres First Single (JazzCorner, 8/6/2020)

Vonnegut Museum Shifts Gears on Cafe Plans (Indianapolis Business Journal, 8/6/2020)

So It Goes (Fort Worth Weekly, 7/14/2020)

Franklin College’s Slaughterhouse-Five Documentary wins Emmy (Hoosier-Times, 6/24/2020)

Franklin College’s Vonnegut documentary nominated for 2 Emmys (Daily Journal, 5/28/2020)

Coronavirus Diary: We’re Gonna ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOMA, ZOOM (Nuvo, 5/9/2020)

Join Us For Our Second Virtual Grad Night – Vonnegut Style (Seven Stories Press, 5/8/2020)

Performance Artist Tim Youd Travels the World (Holy Cross News, 4/28/2020)

Virtual Museum (KVML, 3/30/2020)

10 Museums to Visit in Indianapolis (TripSavvy, 03/05/2020)

Exploring the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library (Visit Indy, 2/27/2020)

Honoring Vonnegut (University of South Carolina, 2/25/2020)

Dave Eggers Comes to Indianapolis (NUVO, 2/25/2020)

Episode 155: Chris Lafave, Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library (The Drink Culture Podcast, 2/19/2020)

Inside a Museum Dedicated to Vonnegut (Hyperallergic, 2/12/2020)

Slaughterhouse-Five Comic Unveils Cover Art (The Hollywood Reporter, 2/7/2020)

KurtCon 2020: Annual Festival of VonnegutHeads (IndyHub, n.d.)

IUPUI Arts and Ethics Seminar (Indy Arts Guide, n.d.)

Lonesome No More: Suicide Prevention Training (Indy Arts Guide, n.d.)

Kurt Vonnegut Museum to Offer a Little Something Different for Valentines Day (LemonWire, 2/7/2020)

What to do on Valentines Day 2020 in Indianapolis (RTV6, 2/7/2020)

Launch Party – The Year of Civic Engagement at the Vonnegut Museum Library (Center for Interfaith Cooperation, 1/28/2020)

Lasana Kazembe on Developing a Black Arts Movement Curriculum for the Classroom (Nuvo, 1/27/2020)

NCAC Statement on Missouri Library Bill (National Coalition Against Censorship, 1/20/2020)

Honoring and celebrating Dr. King (Indianapolis Recorder,  1/16/2020)

Missouri librarians could be jailed for loaning “age-inappropriate” books (New York Post, 1/16/2020)

Why Circle Center Mall is doing better than you think, (Indianapolis Star, 1/15/2020)

New Butler podcast captures best-selling memories of ‘Vonnegut’s oldest friend” (Fox-58, 1/15/2020)

The 25 Best Novels to Spark Your Wanderlust (Up Journey, 1/4/2020)

Ways to honor Dr. Martin Luther King on MLK day (WISH-TV, 1/14/2020)

Kurt Vonnegut’s classic Slaughterhouse-Five scores a BOOM! graphic novel adaptation (SYFI WIRE, 1/12/2020)

Activities across the state to commemorate 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage (WIBW, 1/9/2020)

Two centers in Indianapolis celebrate local icons Kurt Vonnegut and Madam Walker (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1/9/2020) 

Indianapolis to host a variety of arts and entertainment events this week (Yahoo News, 1/7/2020)

Free Museum Days in Indianapolis (, 1/1/2020)


2019 Articles

The KVML (CSPAN, Aired 12/2019)

Arthouse cinema to debut (IBJ, 12/26/2019)

The Children’s Crusade (WFYI, 12/26/2019)

Kurt Vonnegut and the Healing Power of Stories (Statehouse Files, 12/20/2019)

Best of Indy (Indianapolis Monthly, 12/19/2019)

Advice, From One Giant of 20th Century Literature to Another (The Nation, 12/17/19)

The Year of Civic Engagement at the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library (Eventbrite, 12/17/19)

A Visit to the Kurt Vonnegut Library and Museum (The Humanist, 12/10/19)

Famous Footsteps (Leisure Group Travel, n.d.)

Kurt Vonnegut Museum Now Open in Indianapolis (Forbes, 12/3/19)

The Indiana Prison Writers Workshop Give Inmates the Freedom to Create (NUVO, 11/26/19)

The Most Affordable Places to Retire (Yahoo News, 11/18/19)

36 Hours in Indianapolis (International New York Times, 11/14/19)

A Kurt Vonnegut Museum Opens in Indianapolis (The Economist, 11/15/19)

36 Hours in Indianapolis (The New York Times, 11/14/19)

Happy Veterans Day: 10 Famous Vets You Probably Didn’t Know Served in the Military (WGNTV, 11/11/19)

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum is Now Open in Indianapolis (The Writer, 11/11/19)

Kurt Vonnegut on Making a Living as a Writer (The Nation, 11/11/19)

A Week to Remember: Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (LA Public Library, 11/11/19)

Kurt Vonnegut’s Advice for the Impatient Writer (Literary Hub, 11/11/19)

Kurt Vonnegut Museum Opens in New Home (WISH-TV, 11/10/19)

Kurt Vonnegut Museum Opens in New Location (RTV6, 11/9/19)

Five Things You Can’t Miss When the New Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library Opens (Indianapolis Star, 11/8/19)

Kurt Vonnegut Museum: A Fitting Tribute (Visit Indy, 11/8/19)

Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library Fulfills a Dream (NUVO, 11/7/2019)

New Vonnegut Library and Museum to Celebrate Grand Opening (WFYI, 11/7/2019)

Indiana Humanities Awards 13 Non-Profits (The Noblesville Times, 11/7/2019)

All IN: Kurt Vonnegut (WBAA, 11/6/2019)

New Vonnegut Museum Debuts at VonnegutFest (Fine Books & Collections, 10/29/19)

Donate to our kickstarter (Twitter, 10/25/19)

Powerful Storytelling,  Films, & Interactive Events Part of 2019 Spirit & Place Festival Starting Nov. 2 (, 10/25/19)

Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library hosts grand opening festival (WTHR, 10/25/19)

Segregationists Wanted to Ban a Book About Bunnies (Indianapolis Star, 10/24/19)

Grand Opening of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library Grand Opening Tickets (EventBrite, 10/8/19)

Slaughterhouse-Five at 50 (Iowa Public Radio, 10/8/19)

Indianapolis to Get a New Museum and Library Dedicated to Kurt Vonnegut (Lonely Planet, 9/28/19)

Take a quick early peek into the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library (The Fussy Librarian, 9/27/19)

A New Kurt Vonnegut Museum Opens in Indianapolis…Just in Time for Banned Books Week (Open Culture, 9/26/19)

A Preview of the New Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library is open for Banned Books Week (Mental Floss, 9/24/19)

Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library Moving Into New Location (WTHR, 9/23/19)

Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library Digs into New Digs (NUVO, 9/22/19)

Dick Wolfsie gets sneak peak at new Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library (WISH-TV, 9/22/19)

Sneak peak of new Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library (Indianapolis Monthly, 9/17/19)


2014 Articles

Artist types Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 on typewriter [VIDEO] (WISH-TV, 9/28/14)

Type, type, typing ‘Fahrenheit 451’ to raise awareness of banned books (Indianapolis Star, 9/22/14)

Banned Books week celebrates Kurt Vonnegut (The Telegraph, 9/23/14)

Banned Books Week: Incinerating a classic (NUVO Newsweekly, 9/17/14)

Kurt Vonnegut’s face inspires new portrait series (Indianapolis Star, 7/10/14)

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ director attempts to raise interest in unfinished Vonnegut doc  (Indianapolis Star, 2/24/14)

Meet Robert Weide, Vonnegut documentarian (The Hoosier Writing Project, 2/21/14)

Vonnegut, looming large (Indianapolis Star, 2/20/14)

Sneak peak at long-gestating Vonnegut doc (NUVO, 2/20/14)

shop (Rikkianne Van Kirk blog, 2/19/14)

US students bring Kurt Vonnegut back to Dresden for firebombing anniversary (Deutsche Welle, 2/12/14)

Be resolved: Share your military stories in 2014 (Red Bull Rising, 1/25/14)

So it goes – Vonnegut Library’s third anniversary shindig (Indianapolis Star, 1/24/14)

Vonnegut Library marks anniversary with free events (Indianapolis Star, 1/24/14)

2014’s First Friday: Classic Flicks and Contemporary Pics (Sky Blue Window, 1/3/14)


2013 Articles

Vonnegut inspires thoughts about Veterans Day (Indianapolis Monthly, 11/11/13)

VonnegutFest Timequake Clambake ( photo story, 11/10/13)

Meeting Tim O’Brien at VonnegutFest (Alex Farris Photography, 11/10/13)

Indy celebrates inaugural VonnegutFest (FOX 59, 11/9/13)

Inaugural VonnegutFest lined up (WFYI online and on air, 11/7 & 9/13)

Celebrate Kurt Vonnegut at inaugural VonnegutFest (DoItIndy, 11/6/13)

Celebrate Kurt Vonnegut at inaugural VonnegutFest (The Herald-Bulletin, 11/6/13)

Indy celebrates a favorite son (Rushville Republican, 11/5/13)

Why Vonnegut? J.T. Whitehead answers (Louisville Courier-Journal, 11/4/13)

The Ticket (Indianapolis Monthly e-letter, 11/13)

VonnegutFest celebrates art for veterans (Sky Blue Window, 10/31/13)

“So it goes” … VonnegutFest, a celebration of arts and humanities in the city (DoItIndy, 10/31/13)

First-ever VonnegutFest celebrates author (Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly, 10/29/13)

Events to celebrate Vonnegut (Martinsville Reporter-Times, 10/25/13)

Science Fiction Sojourns (10/25/13)

Inaugural VonnegutFest (Provocate)

VonnegutFest (NUVO)

Upcoming Special Event: VonnegutFest (Bookmamas)

An Author’s Legacy (Long Weekends)

Museum supports military (KPCNews)

Man imprisons self in Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library during Banned Books Week (NY Daily News, 9/27/13)

Artist and First Lady Karen Pence talks about Governor’s Arts Awards, John Green and ‘Harriet the Spy’ (Indianapolis Star, 9/25/13)

Censorship and Invisibility: A Boomer Perspective (The Huffington Post, 9/23/13)

Exercise Right to Read (Kokomo Tribune, 9/25/13)

10 Things I’ve Learned While Locked Up in the Vonnegut Library (Indianapolis Monthly, 9/25/13)

Flashback: A Conversation with Kurt Vonnegut (Indianapolis Monthly, 9/24/13)

SLIDE SHOW: Artists celebrate #BannedBooksWeek by redesigning covers of favorite texts (, 9/23/13)

Who’s deciding what your kids read? (Indianapolis Star, 9/22/13)

Some notes from the 2013 Brooklyn Book Festival (LA Times, 9/23/13)

Let My Novels Go: Banned Books Week at the Vonnegut Memorial Library (NUVO)

What to Do: Banned Books Week at the Vonnegut Library (VisitIndy)

Banned Books Week at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library (Sky Blue Window)

Vonnegut Library observes Banned Books Week (Terre Haute Tribune-Star)

Vonnegut Library recipient of Banned Books Week grant (College & Research Libraries News)

A&E News Nuggets (IBJ, 9/5/13)

The Ghost Army (Provocate, 9/4/13)

Dan Wakefield signing (NUVO)

Indiana author connection with Kurt Vonnegut (Indy Style on WISH-TV, 7/12/13)

Kurt Jr. and the Vonneguts of the East Shore: Exhibit Now Open (Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver, 6/21/13)

Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library Journal Seeks Submissions (Galley Cat, 6/21/13)

Banned Books grant awarded to Vonnegut Library (Indianapolis City and Press, 6/13/13)

Banned Books grant awarded to Vonnegut Library (NUVO, 6/13/13)

Vonnegut Library awarded Krug grant for Banned Books Week (The Flyer Group, 6/5/13)

Vonnegut Library’s traveling exhibit at the Shelby County Library ( 5/31/13)

Vonnegut Library joins Blue Star Museums for military personnel (WFYI radio, 5/22/13)

1000 Breaths interviews Julia Whitehead (Blog Talk Radio)

Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library hosts Glory-June Greiff (Not-for-Profit News, 4/30/13)

Veer off and visit the Vonnegut Library (Reflector Online, University of Indianapolis, 4/26/13)

Robot Rabbit [13]: An Evening with Kurt Vonnegut (podcast 4/2/13)

WFYI radio interview with Julia Whitehead on national military arts summit (4/1/13)

Society of Indiana Archivists (newsletter)

Library memorializes Vonnegut’s life (Science Fiction Sojourns, March 6, 2013)

Bookishness Around Town: Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library (Avid Reader’s Musings, March 9, 2013)

Library memorializes Kurt Vonnegut’s life (Reporter-Times, March 7, 2013)

World War II training films to be shown at Vonnegut Library (IndianapolisStar, Feb. 28, 2013)

Arts & entertainment priority list (Indianapolis Business Journal A&E blog, Feb. 27, 2013)

Rare military training cartoons to be shown at Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library
(Dayton Daily News, Feb. 23, 2013)

Rare vintage WWII cartoons showing at nation’s only Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library
(Fort Bragg Patch, Feb. 20, 2013)

Pictures and a summary of the Vonnegut Library event (Children of Internment, Jan. 27, 2013)

Vonnegut Memorial Library marks second anniversary (The Flyer Group, Jan. 24, 2013)

War vet brings special art to Vonnegut Library (Hendricks County Flyer, Jan. 29, 2013

Vonnegut Memorial Library marks second anniversary (Hendricks County Flyer, Jan. 25, 2013)

IndyStyle (WISH-TV, the Indianapolis CBS affiliate)

Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library Second Anniversary (NW Indiana Times, Jan. 24, 2013)

Vonnegut Library marks its second anniversary (The Herald Bulletin,  Jan. 15, 2013)