Celebrated children’s and young adult author Jacqueline Woodson, winner of the National Book Award and Newbery Honor Medal, will present the 39th annual Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 7 p.m. at Northview Middle School auditorium.
The event is free and open to the public with seating on a first-come, first served basis. Doors open at 6:30 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.
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.
So this book was kind of slow at times, but not enough to deter me from reading it quickly. I guess the reason I liked this book so much was the ending, which I won’t go into here because it is spoilery.
Jem is in love with Kai, but he is gay. Then, something happens and affects Kai so deeply that he kills himself. Jem is left to pick up the pieces, which is difficult for her to do. She wants revenge on the people she thinks pushed Kai to suicide. The rest of the story is all about her carrying out her revenge plans (which involves a lot of set-up), and the resulting aftermath of the plans coming to fruition. Unfortunately, in the end, she learns she was manipulated and is surprised to discover who is behind the manipulation. The letters from Jem’s best friend, Kai, set the pace, which is roughly a month per chapter. This books deals with topics like bullying, homosexuality, rape, and suicide, so not necessarily a cheerful read.
The Big Library Read is like a “global eBook club” where readers around the world read the same eBook at the same time. The book is free and you can check it out during the specified time period with no waiting. There are unlimited copies!
Teens are invited to learn how to create well-rounded characters in their stories by examining the characters from John Green’s “Paper Towns” and comparing them to other favorite characters. This workshop will be led by Butler Bridge MFA student Bailey Merlin.
9/29 Irvington Branch 4:30-6:00 PM
Teens are invited to learn how to create well-rounded characters in their stories by examining the characters from John Green’s “Paper Towns” and comparing them to other favorite characters. This workshop will be led by Butler Bridge MFA student Bailey Merlin. This program will be held in the Learning Curve.
Teens are invited to read the book, “Paper Towns” by John Green and participate in this book discussion program led by experts from the Indiana Writers Center. Write a tweet review at #WheresMargo and at #IndyPLTeens. The top five reviews will win a gift card!
9/17 Irvington Branch 4:00-5:30 PM
9/18 Glendale Branch 4:00-5:30 PM
9/22 Decatur Branch 4:00-5:30 PM
10/1 Hubbard and Cravens 5:00-6:30 PM
10/5 Pike Branch 3:30-5:00 PM
10/8 Ivy Tech Library 5:00-6:30 PM
10/14 Southport Branch 6:00-7:30 PM
10/20 Cologne Sister City Committee (401 E. Michigan Street) 5:00-6:30 PM