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Meets the Artists “mecca” for Black creatives

Tony Radford remembers the first Meet the Artists event like it was yesterday. After working with the African American History Committee at Indianapolis Public...

Year in Review: Indianapolis Public Library CEO resigned amid racism scandal, funding loss

The controversy started with a Zoom call May 24.   During a virtual board meeting, members of the Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) board of trustees heard from a former employee about how she...

Trayvon Martin’s mother to speak at IndyPL Fall Fest

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, will deliver the keynote address at Indianapolis Public Library’s (IndyPL) Fall Fest on Nov. 20. The event, held in...

Library environment far from tranquil for many Black employees

The allegations leveled by Indianapolis Public Library employees regarding the CEO, Jackie Nytes, and the culture of the library demonstrate something is amiss. That’s an...

51st annual Kwanzaa celebration moves to Central Library

Libraries are known as quiet places, but on Dec. 26, Central Library might get a little loud and crazy as line dancers, African drummers,...

Center for Black Literature and Culture: value beyond books

There is a new 3,990-square-foot space for Hoosiers to soak in the vibrant history and novel achievements of individuals with African roots. Central Library’s...

Nichelle Hayes shares her vision for library’s Center for African-American Literature and Culture

This fall, Indianapolis will have a new space dedicated to literary and creative achievement in the Black community. In October, Central Library will open...

Library system plans changes to local branches – Public invited to weigh in on proposal for new westside location

Next week, residents of the northwest side will be invited to share their opinions on a proposed design for the new Michigan Road branch...

Indianapolis Joins National Challenge to Improve Digital Learning for Children

Indianapolis is one of over 30 major communities across the country to accept the ConnectED Library Challenge, an initiative announced by President Obama on...
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