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In This Issue

  1. Meet Authors, Earn LEU's at Authors Fair

  2. Best Books of Indiana Finalists Announced

  3. Addition to Double Kewanna Library

More Library News

Elkhart Truth

Elkhart library finds its friends by : Sarah Rich

Evansville Courier & Press

Library gears for 'Mockingbird' and 'One Book' events

Evansville Courier & Press

Family Literacy day remembers Lola Teubert

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Area libraries among top 3.5% in nation

Gary Post Tribune

Gary library system adopts residency rule

Gary Post Tribune

Librarian draws on talent

Greencastle Banner-Graphic

The gift of reading

Greencastle Banner-Graphic

Event brings Legos to library

Huntington County Tab

Huntington library honors its junior volunteers

Indianapolis Business Journal

A private operator for Indy-Marion County library?

Indianapolis Star

Changes at libraries could ripple across county line

Indiana State University News

Students, faculty read Banned Books Outloud

Indiana University – Kokomo News

Library, IT to unveil digital media center

Indiana University News

IU's Lilly Library celebrates 50 years with 'Gilding the Lilly' book, exhibition

Northwest Indiana Times

Barnes & Noble launches My Favorite Teacher contest

Northwest Indiana Times

Reading is critical to students' success

Rochester Sentinel


South Bend Tribune

Kids meet favorite authors

WTHR-TV (Indianapolis)

Library system announces reduced hours


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Meet Authors, Earn LEUs at Indy Authors Fair

Indiana Authors FairMake plans this Saturday to join dozens of Hoosier authors while earning LEUs at the Indy Authors Fair. The event, sponsored by the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library (IMCPL) Foundation and made possible by the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Fund, will take place from 9:30-4:30 p.m. (EDT) at IMCPL's Central Library in downtown Indianapolis. Over a dozen workshops, expert panels, and programs are scheduled throughout the day. Three of these events offer a total of four (4) LEUs, including:

  • Meet the Authors (11 am - Noon): Discuss writing and Hoosier connections with finalists of the Indiana Authors Award (1 LEU).

  • Novel Conversations (Noon - 1 pm): Learn about enhancing your book clubs using free resources from the Ind. Humanities Council (1 LEU)

  • Writing Historical Fiction (3 - 4:30 pm): Join best-selling novelist James Alexander Thom as he discusses his latest book The Art and Craft of Writing Historical Fiction (2 LEUs).

Over 30 Hoosier authors will be present at the second-annual Author's Fair, including Scott Russell Sanders, winner of the National Authors Award, along with finalists in the Regional and Emerging Indiana Author's Award categories. Sanders will also headline the Indiana Authors Award Dinner, which follows the Fair on Saturday.

Additionally, in celebration of the Indy Authors Fair and Award Dinner, Borders is generously donating a percentage of their proceeds from sales on October 9th and 10th to support the IMCPL Foundation. To trigger the donation, simply present this benefit voucher at any Borders or Waldenbooks nationwide. The voucher can also be used for online purchases through the Borders website.

Best Books of Indiana Finalists Announced

Best Books of IndianaThe Indiana Center for the Book has named  finalists for the 2010 Best Books of Indiana Contest. Rather than honoring authors for their body of work, such as the Indiana Authors Award, the Best Books of Indiana honor the top books of the previous year. Twelve titles, published between January 1 and December 31, 2009, have been selected as finalists in the 2010 competition. A panel of judges in each of four categories considered all entries and granted awards at their discretion. The winners will be announced on or before Friday, October 15, 2010.

All current and past Best Books entries are available in the Indiana State Library's collections. Two copies of each entry circulate to State Library patrons and are available to most public, school, and academic libraries in Indiana via interlibrary loan. One copy does not circulate and remains in the State Library's collections indefinitely

Addition to Double Kewanna-Union Twp. Library

Indiana Office of Community & Rural AffairsIn May, the Kewanna-Union Township Public Library was awarded a $500,000 Community Focus Fund Grant by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) for the construction of an addition to the Carnegie Library Building. The Library recently awarded the construction contract to build an $890,000 addition to the existing Carnegie library to Leo Brown Construction. The addition, designed by Mohler Architects, will double the size of the library building and services. More information about Community Focus Fund grants is available online.


Ten Indiana Library Receive "STAR" Status from Library Journal


SIA Fall Workshop
When: Friday, Oct. 8
@ 10:00 AM
Where: Allen Co. PL

SW Youth Services Fall Roundtable
When: Friday, Oct. 8
@ 10:00 AM (CDT)
Where: Princeton P

Indy Authors Fair
When: Saturday, Oct. 9
@ 9:30-4:30 PM
Where: Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library

Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair
When: Saturday, Oct. 23
@ 9:00 AM
Where: Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library

Kapco Book Repair Workshop
When: Wednesday, Oct. 27
@ 2:00 PM
Where: Knox Co. PL

IOLUG Fall Program
When: Friday, Nov. 5
Where: Indiana Wesleyan University - Indianapolis

ILF Annual Conference
When: November 15-17
Where: Indy Convention Center

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