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CBLC hosts 7th annual Book Fest and Juneteenth Celebration

Each year, the Center for Black Literature & Culture celebrates Juneteenth by welcoming in the community to uplift African American authors. The Indianapolis Public Library’s...

Library announces Nichelle M. Hayes’ departure

library announces departure of Nichelle M. Hayes

Mosque to host series of events honoring parents of different faiths

The Nur-Allah Islamic Center will host a weekend of events in November, including a panel discussion, book signing and Parents Appreciation Banquet. The panel on...

Celebrating Black literature: The Center for Black Literature and Culture’s 6th anniversary

The Indianapolis Public Library is celebrating the sixth anniversary of the Center for Black Literature and Culture (CBLC) Oct. 14 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m....

IndyPL to celebrate Center of Black Literature & Culture 5th anniversary

This fall marks five years since the opening of the Center for Black Literature & Culture at the Indianapolis Public Library. The CBLC, funded by...

CBLC upgrades include digital kiosks, new website

The Center for Black Literature and Culture at Central Library now features five digital kiosks dedicated to different aspects of Black life and culture...

Nichelle M. Hayes named interim CEO of IndyPL

Nichelle M. Hayes was appointed interim CEO of Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) during a board of trustees meeting March 28. The board unanimously voted...

Nichelle Hayes named ‘Mover and Shaker’

Nichelle M. Hayes, founder of the Indianapolis Public Library’s Center for Black Literature and Culture (CLBC) was named a 2021 “Mover and Shaker” by...

Book celebrates life of Father Boniface Hardin

Nancy Van Note Chism will lead a discussion about her new biography, “Picking Cotton on the Way to Church,” a book about the life and work of...

Local group continues tradition of celebrating Kwanzaa

It’s been 53 years since a professor in California, Maulana Karenga, created Kwanzaa. The weeklong celebration was originally meant to help bring Black people...
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