Leading Experiential Learning

In 2009, over 312,000 individuals came to the Library for programs that provided opportunities for lifelong, active learning.

A Month of Mystery

In partnership with the Office of the Mayor, the Library presented the 2009 “One Book, One City” initiative in October. The title chosen for this shared reading experience was Some Buried Caesar by classic 20th century mystery author Rex Stout.

In conjunction with the “One Book, One City” announcement, the Library hosted “Month of Mystery” activities during the 2009 Bouchercon World Conference held in Indianapolis. Activities included a themed adult reading program at Central Library and personal appearances by Indiana mystery writers at several locations.

Culturally Speaking

The entire community enjoyed an evening of cultural offerings at the kickoff of the month-long “Meet the Artists” exhibit of African-American art sponsored by IMCPL’s African-American History Committee.

The Library helped assimilate our newly arrived ethnic populations with programs on tax issues, housing and other legal questions. Spanish-language computer classes were attended by 257 patrons. Our “Journey Through Africa” cultural programs attracted 1,562 attendees.