Thanksgiving Closing
All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26 and will be closed on Thursday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving.


Read Local! Tuesday Author Series at Irvington

Adults are invited to local authors and discover the inspiration behind their works during the "Read Local! Tuesday Author Series" at the Irvington Branch, 5625 E. Washington Street.

The series kicks off on Tuesday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m. when Maria Albertson discusses her new book, Old Librarians Never Die, They Jump Out of Airplanes. Albertson is a former librarian at the Indiana State Library. Aptly subtitled, Adventuring Through the Senior Years in Indiana, her book is a how-to guide to seeking new horizons.

The series continues on Tuesday, November 27 at 6:30 p.m. with a discussion of the former Central Hospital in Indianapolis. Lucy Jane King, M.D. and Alan Schmetzer, M.D. will discuss their book, Dr. Edenharter's Dream: How Science Improved the Humane Care of the Mentally Ill in Indiana 1896 - 2012. Their talk is entitled, "Science and Humane Care of the Mentally Ill in Indiana: Pathological Department at Central Hospital, 1896 to I.U. Health Sciences Neurosciences Center, 2012."

The final program in the series will feature authors Sally Ruhaak Garrett and Peggy Garrett Rohrman on Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m. Their book is entitled, Hand Me Down Heart Recipes & Traditions of Home, Hope and Heritage. During their program, "Drafting Your Dream," the authors will discuss the process of publishing the book. Both are cancer survivors who will share tips on battling doubt, asking for help and celebrating success.

Booksales and signings will be provided by Bookmamas Bookstore.

Call 275-4450 for more information about these free Library programs.