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Upcoming Library & History Events Abound in Indianapolis

More Library News:

Evansville Courier Press
Ohio Township Library budget approved
Fort Wayne News Sentinel

ACPL receives large gift from Auer Foundation
Indianapolis Star

Indiana Historical Society awarded $150K grant
Kokomo Tribune

Library culprits make apologies
Plymouth Pilot

Culver library board eyes state audit options
WHAS-TV – Louisville

Books, computers destroyed, vehicles submerged at main library
WTHR-TV – Indianapolis

State library offers genealogy research

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Upcoming Library & History Events Abound in Indianapolis

Indiana Poets: Words on Wings

Indiana Poets Words on Wings - Aug. 29

Join Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf, Tasha Jones, David Shumate, and several other award-winning poets at the first-annual Indiana Poets: Words on Wings event. Nine poets are will take part in three reading sessions between Noon and 3:30 p.m. (EDT) on August 29, 2009 at the Indiana State Library. In addition to reading from their works, the poets will sign copies of their recent works, which will be on sale for 20% off at the Indiana Historical Bureau's Bookshop.

Visit for a complete schedule of events and more information on the Indiana Poets: Words on Wings program. This event is free and open to the public.

AASLH and AIM Annual Meeting2009 AASLH and AIM Annual Meeting - Aug. 26 - 29

The American Association of State and Local Historians (AASLH) and the Association of Indiana Museums (AIM) Annual Meeting is the nation's largest gathering of history professionals. The meeting focuses on networking, embracing new ideas, and becoming cultural entrepreneurs that succeed in a limited-budget and technology-saturated environment.

Attendees can choose from over 70 sessions focusing on developing, delivering, and marketing history. There will also be opportunities to discover new models of operations, explore entrepreneurship within the field of state and local history by marrying fresh new concepts with your mission as stewards of the past, and learn the importance of visitor research and how it effects your visitor experience and bottom-line. Additionally, attendees may network and explore the newest products, latest technology and services from over 60 vendors at the exhibit hall on August 27 & 28.

To register or lear more about this event, visit the AASLH Annual Meeting website.

Bouchercon 2009 - World Mystery Convention - Oct. 15-18

Bouchercon 2009 - IndyThe 40th Bouchercon World Mystery Convention will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, October 15 - 18, 2009. It is the largest annual meeting in the world for mystery lovers. The convention program includes panel discussions, lectures, and other presentations by mystery writers and experts on the genre, covering all aspects of mystery fiction, thrillers, detective stories, suspense novels, and more.

Additionally, Sisters in Crime and Bouchercon 2009 invite Indiana librarians to join them for the "SinC into a Great Mystery" tea and conversation with your favorite mystery writers. They will be talking about what they're reading and writing, and why they love librarians.

Indiana Vision ExpoIndiana Vision Expo - Sept. 26

The Indiana State Library invites people with vision loss, as well as their families, assisted living professionals and special needs educators to attend the 2009 Indiana Vision Expo on Saturday, September 26, 2009. The Vision Expo connects people with vision loss, as well as their families, to new technologies and services. Over 700 people attended the 2008 Indiana Vision Expo, making it the largest low-vision convention in the Midwest.

The 2009 Expo will include more products and service information, and several new features designed to enhance the experience for attendees. This event is free and open to the public.

Indiana Genealogy & Local History FairIndiana Genealogy & Local History Fair - Oct. 24

The Indiana State Library will host an Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair on Saturday October 24, 2009. Admission is free and the fair is open to the general public. Visit the tables in the “midway” to collect information from genealogical and local history organizations and Indiana libraries and shop the commercial vendors. Three FREE programs will be offered throughout the day.  Each program will be worth 1 LEU for librarians in attendance – a great opportunity to earn 3 free LEUs! The speakers will be on hand for book signings after each program and additional Indiana authors will be present for a special group signing at noon.