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Virtual Author Talks

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Join our virtual author talks to enjoy conversation with the authors behind your favorite books from the comfort of home. What questions have you always wanted to ask? Submit your questions online. We will also take questions during the event and will cover as many questions as time allows! Browse our archive of past virtual author talks for even more insightful discussions

Virtual Author Talk: Learning …
  • Event: Virtual Author Talk: Learning the Power of Poetry
  • Date & Time: Tuesday, July 23, 2:00pm
  • Location: Online
  • Description: You’re invited to learn about the power of poetry with Elizabeth Acevedo! In this exciting author conversation and Q&A, Acevedo will provide a short reading from her National Book Award winning and New York Times bestselling novel-in-verse, The Poet X serving as the backdrop to this amazing chat!
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Virtual Author Talk: Graphic N…
  • Event: Virtual Author Talk: Graphic Novels are Life!
  • Date & Time: Tuesday, July 30, 2:00pm
  • Location: Online
  • Description: Join this year’s winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, Dan Santat, as he inspires tweens and teens to tell their own stories through graphic novels.
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Virtual Author Talk: Behind th…
  • Event: Virtual Author Talk: Behind the Scenes at the Space Station
  • Date & Time: Wednesday, August 07, 2:00pm
  • Location: Online
  • Description: You’re invited to virtually step inside one of the greatest international achievements with a behind-the-scenes guide to space exploration with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum curator Dr. Jennifer Levasseur.
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Virtual Author Talk: The Golde…
Virtual Author Talk: An Explor…
  • Event: Virtual Author Talk: An Exploration of Friendship, Reckoning, and Hope
  • Date & Time: Wednesday, August 21, 7:00pm
  • Location: Online
  • Description: We invite you to join us as we chat with the amazing New York Times bestselling author Shelby Van Pelt about her beloved novel “Remarkably Bright Creatures.” You don’t want to miss this deep-dive exploration of friendship, reckoning, hope, and so much more!
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Virtual Author Talk: Capturing…
  • Event: Virtual Author Talk: Capturing the Human Drama Through History
  • Date & Time: Tuesday, September 10, 2:00pm
  • Location: Online
  • Description: Join our next virtual author talk! An expert at capturing the human drama, Garrett Graff will speak about his body of work with particular focus on his oral histories, The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 and When the Sea Came Alive: An Oral History of D-Day.
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Virtual Author Talk: Living wi…
Virtual Author Talk: A Deep Di…
  • Event: Virtual Author Talk: A Deep Dive in Character Development
  • Date & Time: Saturday, September 21, 7:00pm
  • Location: Online
  • Description: Join us as we chat with mega-bestselling author Liane Moriarty about her newest novel Here One Moment. Moriarty’s Here One Moment is a brilliantly constructed tale that looks at free will and destiny, grief and love, and the endless struggle to maintain certainty and control in an uncertain world.
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Sunday Nights on Facebook

Join us on Sunday nights at 8:30pm on Facebook for Currently Reading. Enjoy this hour during which book enthusiasts share favorite books and offer suggestion about what to read next. Find out about the books that have everyone talkin

Wednesday Mornings – Indy Now Book Club

The Library helps host a ‘book club’ on the Indy Now Morning Show with Ryan and Jillian on Fox59. Tune in at 10 a.m. every other Wednesday. Catch book recommendations and IndyPL program highlights from your own local librarians. Re-watch segments you have missed and see book lists of the books mentioned in each segment.

In-Person & Online Book Discussions

Do you love talking about books? Join one of our book discussions or book clubs available both in-person and online

Online Reading Recommendations

NovelList and NovelList K-8 are online services that offer reading recommendations. Browse both fiction and nonfiction, read-alike suggestions, series information, reviews, and lists of recommended and award-winning books for adults, teens and kids. Learn how to start on this video tutorial. Also try Book Connections which includes a “find the right book for you” feature.

Would you prefer one-on-one help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or call, text, or email ask-a- librarian.