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Reach Out and Read Hosts Sixth Annual Fundraiser September 24

In today’s high speed, image based society, children are reading less and less. Television, video games, and the internet are swiftly replacing books and magazines as the entertainment of choice, and fewer families own books. This is especially true for families struggling to get by: almost one in four lower income families have fewer than […]

Indiana State Library presents Jim Jones and Jonestown

“Don’t drink the Kool-Aid.” We have all heard this phrase. Young and old, it has become a part of our popular vernacular meaning don’t follow the crowd or become engulfed by an idea outside of yourself. For many this incantation calls up the horrifying image of the hundreds in Jonestown, Guyana who did drink the […]

Made By Hand at the Indiana State Library July 1

Thumbing through paperbacks while we bathe in the sun has become a celebrated part of Summertime. Whether you read classic literature, trashy romance or spine tingling suspense, there is no better time to get caught up in fiction than during the lazy days of Summer. Often, we take for granted the fact that books are […]

University of Indianapolis Announces 2010-11 Jazz Concert Series and Jazz Week Lineup

Continuing in the strong tradition of Indianapolis jazz, the University of Indianapolis announced the lineup and schedule for the 2010-2011 Jazz Concert Series and Jazz Week. The Indianapolis school always hosts a veritable who’s who of Indy jazz musicians every year, both to give students first hand experience with masters of the craft and to […]

Brian Kirk Golf Club and Schools

Golf is a past time enjoyed by many Hoosiers. With dozens of golf courses across Indiana, this Indianapolis sport is a great way to have fun, get exercise and make friends and contacts. Whether you are an Indianapolis business person closing a big deal on the golf course or a regular Joe looking to have […]

Joe Derosa Headlines Crackers Comedy Club Downtown

Each week Indianapolis nightlife laughs it up at Crackers Comedy Club in Indianapolis downtown. This favorite Indianapolis comedy club brings the best stand up comedians to a Circle City stage, delighting Hoosiers with hilarity. June 2 through 5 Crackers Comedy Club in Indianapolis downtown welcomes Joe Derosa to the stage, hoping to make Indianapolis people […]

Learn About L.S. Ayres and Co. at the Indiana State Library

The Indiana State Library in Indianapolis downtown seeks to educate Hoosiers about Indianapolis history. By hosting FREE Indianapolis education events focuses on Indiana heritage, the Indiana State Library provides a valuable service to the Indianapolis community as it preserves and promotes our collective history. Thursday, May 27 the Indiana State Library invites people to learn […]

Civil War Days

The Civil War still fascinates American history buffs to this day. As the only time in American history when the country faced a rift deep enough to rip the nation apart, the lessons learned from the Civil War are extremely important to carry with us through all time. Conner Prairie presents Civil War Days Saturday, […]

Learn About Historic Hoosier Family, The Liebers, at the Indiana State Library

Do you love a good picnic in one of Indiana’s many beautiful state parks? How about a hike through nature or a canoe trip down a creek? If you are the “outdoorsy” type who takes advantage of Indianapolis Parks regularly, then you have one man to thank: Richard Lieber. Learn about Richard Lieber and his […]

APSE Red Smith Hall of Fame Opens on IUPUI Campus

Indianapolis is often recognized as one of the premiere sports cities in the world. This past Saturday night, the Indianapolis sports neighborhood welcomed its newest resident, the Associated  Press Sports Editors’ Red Smith Hall of Fame. Even with the storied histories of such athletic proving grounds as Hinkle Fieildhouse and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the new kid in […]

Greenwood’s Ted R. Grossnickle Receives Spirit of Philanthropy Award

Inside Indiana Business reports that Greenwood’s own Ted R. Grossnickle was honored at the annual Spirit of Philanthropy Luncheon and Awards Ceremony today in Indianapolis. Grossnickle received the respected Spirit of Philanthropy Award for his tireless efforts within the Indianapolis nonprofits and charities communities. The Indiana University Foundation, at IUPUI and their Center on Philanthropy sponsored […]

“Coraline” Author Neil Gaiman to Speak at North Central High School

Every year the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library sponsors the McFadden Memorial Lecture. Now in its 33rd year, the McFadden Memorial Lecture 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.” This year fantasy author Neil […]

Forensics of Assassination at the Indiana State Musuem Friday

When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1965, his death shook an already traumatized nation. The Indiana State Museum is all about Lincoln’s presidency this Spring with two exhibits on Abraham Lincoln, With Malice Toward None and With Charity For All. In connection to their Lincoln exhibits, the Indiana State Museum presents “Forensics of […]

Woyzeck at Butler

Indianapolis’ Butler University Theatre Department finishes their season this weekend with Woyzeck, a social commentary on the dehumanizing effects of class. This Indianapolis theatre production offers a combination of visual and performance art that Butler has become known for in Indy. Woyzeck, by George Buchner, opens Wednesday, April 14 and runs through Sunday, April 18 […]

Butler Univeristy Visiting Writer’s Series Welcomes Poet Mark Strand

Butler University’s Visiting Writer’s Series bring talented writers to the Indianapolis all year, poet Mark Strand is no exception. As a premier contemporary American poet, Strand brings an unparalleled grasp of language to his work. This Indianapolis education event will be held in the Reilly Room of Atherton Union on Butler University’s campus Tuesday, April […]

Learn About Architect of Indianapolis Alexander Ralston at the Indiana State Library

Ever marvel at how easy it is to navigate the streets of Indianapolis? Learn about the man behind the design, Alexander Ralston, Wednesday, April 14 at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis downtown. As one of the co-architects who designed the city of Indianapolis, Indiana, Ralston’s legacy is alive and well in our streets. Learn […]

Spring Break Day Camp: Archaeology, Action & Art

As the weather turns warm and Indianapolis kids find more and more free time on their hands, it can be difficult to keep kids engaged and learning. Have your Indianapolis kids take a break from television and video games this Spring Break. April 8 and 9, 2010, Conner Prairie offers their Spring Break Day Camp: […]

Dr. David Burrell Compares Religion in UIndy’s Showers Lecture

The Showers Lecture is an annual event at the University of Indianapolis, featuring discussions with highly respected theologians. The 2010 University of Indianapolis Showers Lecture features Dr. David Burrell, emeritus professor of philosophy and theology at the University of Notre Dame. This Indianapolis education event is FREE to all Indianapolis people, and intended to enlighten […]

University of Indianapolis Features Contemporary Jewelry Art Exhibit

The University of Indianapolis has one more Indianapolis art show in store before the end of their school year and the end of their art season. Neo-Rococo: Rocks and Shells, a contemporary jewelry exhibit, brings six jewelry designers to University of Indianapolis’ Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center. These designers have brought their work from around […]

Economist Robert Frank to Speak

75VKM8DDPXN8 – As part of Butler University’s Lecture Series in the Sciences and Mathematics, economist Robert Frank will speak at Clowes Memorial Hall, Thursday, March 25. This Indianapolis event is FREE, but tickets are required. Frank takes the podium at 7:30 pm Thursday to discuss this economic theories. As an internationally renowned economist and regular […]