Celebrated author Junot Díaz, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, will present the 40th annual Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 7 p.m. at Central Library.
The event, hosted by RTV’s Rafael Sánchez, is free and open to the public with seating on a first-come, first served basis. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Preferred seating is available for Friends of the Library cardholders until 6:45 p.m. Books sales and signing will follow the lecture.
Made possible through gifts from Friends of the Library to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
About the McFadden Lecture
The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, Inc. was established in 1969 to promote the development and improvement of Library facilities and services, and to support and enhance Library programs and projects by raising private contributions. All gifts to the Library Foundation assure the continuation of support for children's reading programs, lecture series, and other special events and programs presented by the Library for the benefit of the community.
The Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture Series was established after the Library Foundation received a gift from the estate of Marian McFadden, Director of Public Libraries from 1945-1956. This annual author lecture series was named in her honor.