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Fall Fest 2012: Lecture & Slammin’ Rhymes Challenge VII!

Families and individuals of all ages are invited for an afternoon of inspiration and cultural entertainment when The Indianapolis Public Library presents the "Fall Fest 2012" on Saturday, November 17 from 12-4:30 p.m. at Central Library in the Clowes Auditorium, 40 E. St. Clair Street.

Judge Glenda HatchettHighlighting the afternoon will be a lecture (at 2:20 p.m.) by Judge Glenda Hatchett, author of the bestselling book, Dare to Take Charge, and nationally-known for her syndicated television program, "Judge Hatchett." Hatchett has been recognized by Ebony magazine as one of the "100 Best and Brightest Women in Corporate America." She has served as Chief Presiding Judge of the Fulton County, Georgia Juvenile Court, Georgia's first African-American Chief Presiding Judge of a state court and department head of the one of the largest juvenile court systems in the country.

Hatchett's lecture is intended to motivate individuals along the theme of this year's event, "I Dream, I Drive, I am Destined." She will sign copies of her book at 3:30 p.m. Books will be provided by Donna Stokes-Lucas. The afternoon will feature the Slammin' Rhymes Challenge VII and awards presentation (3:00 p.m.). Teens can participate by filling out an online entry form on the Teen Scene or Facebook sites from the Library's web branch at www.indypl.org. Entry deadline is October 22nd.

There also will be performances by national recording Christian artists Judah Band (12:10 p.m.), Knights of Glory Drum and Bugle Corps (12:40 p.m.), Zumba instructor Granita Young (1:15 p.m.), inspirational G3 Steppers (1:40 p.m.), and poet Laverna Tracy (2:05 p.m.).

"Fall Fest 2012" is sponsored by the Library's African-American History Committee.

Call 275-4099 for more information about this free Library program.