Most people know better than to judge a book by its cover, but that hasn’t stopped publishers from plastering shirtless vampires all over underselling copies of the Farmers' Almanac. Browse through eye-catching titles with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get an annual membership to the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library (a $30 value).
Located in the historical Emelie building, the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library is a nonprofit cultural and educational resource center that hosts a museum, an art gallery, a reading room, and a gift shop. Members gain access to the library's bountiful buffet of books to feast on the cholesterol-free written word. A 10% discount at the library's shop thanks members with reduced prices on Vonnegut books, apparel, and accessories, and a newsletter and email updates keep them conscious of the library's frequent events, including book clubs and festivals. Members also receive a Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library bumper sticker, which they may plaster to a car or a neighbor's forehead.
Supporting language and arts education, memberships fund literary programs and events such as Banned Book Week, in which representatives from libraries across the country discuss books banned in schools including Slaughterhouse-Five and Goodnight Moon.
Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library
When a Missouri high school banned Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five, the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library channeled the spirit of the rabblerousing author in protest. Since the school locked away copies of the book, the library was inspired to create "Locked Up With Vonnegut," as part of its annual Banned Books Week programming. The library even sent free copies to any student from the high school that asked for one.
Championing free speech is an indispensable goal for the library. It strives to engage visitors with the written and visual arts through its museum, art gallery, and reading room. The same aim fuels the nonprofit's events, which include Night of Vonnegut, VonnegutFest, and programs for veterans and teachers. The Vonnegut Library is a proud member of the "Open for Service" community, and welcomes all who want to learn about and celebrate this Hoosier legend.
340 N Senate Ave.
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