In Timequake, Vonnegut answers his own question, “Still and all, why bother?” with “Many people need desperately to receive this message: I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about…You are not alone.”
This Giving Tuesday, give to get more Vonnegut. Donate and help the Vonnegut Library meet its $18,000 goal. “Why bother?” you ask. Because many more people need to receive Vonnegut’s message of free expression, common decency, peace, and connectedness.
The $18,000 raised through the Giving Tuesday campaign will help the Vonnegut Library expand—literally!
Last year, we hosted more than 70 artists, performers, authors, and poets. We gave tours to more than 15,000 people, and we provided our educational programs and creative writing workshops to hundreds of veterans, teachers, students, and others.
This year, our staff was trained on registering voters, and we are ready to register any visitor from Indiana or other states. We are ready to work with partners like Harshman Middle School and Indy Eleven soccer team to bring personal narrative and Slaughterhouse Five to 8th graders. We are ready to give out our next round of scholarships to students at Shortridge High School, Kurt’s alma mater. We are ready to host our teacher workshops… in Indy or other locations as we did this year for Baltimore City school teachers during their teachers in-service day. We are ready to work with Indiana Writers Center again on our next veterans writing workshop. We are making preparations to hold a Year of Vonnegut in partnership with Visit Indy and the City of Indianapolis, holding monthly programs all through 2017. And we are preparing to open the doors of our new building, the building many of you made possible, on April 8th for our public grand opening. It’s really quite amazing what our little library does. And we hope you will take this opportunity to support our shared future.
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