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By Jennifer D.

On November 11, writer and Hoosier native Kurt Vonnegut would have turned 98 years old. To celebrate, EVPL is hosting an exhibit featuring writings, videos, and replicas from Vonnegut’s life. The exhibit is from the Indianapolis-based Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library and travels around the world to educate the public on Vonnegut’s life and legacy.

Starting November 9, EVPL Central will have a display in the atrium that includes visual displays, interactive iPad kiosks that feature archived digital transcripts, photographs, and videos. There will also be a replica of the writing desk and typewriter he used to capture all of his groundbreaking stories.

To prepare for your visit or to learn more about Kurt Vonnegut’s works, be sure to check out all the materials EVPL had on Overdrive,  Hoopla, and our physical collection. Over his lifetime, Kurt Vonnegut wrote thousands of pages of material including novels such as Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat’s Cradle, which was accepted as his master’s thesis in anthropology at the University of Chicago after they rejected his original thesis, plays, essays, and short stories. His science fiction writing style holds a mirror up to American society through dark humor and often makes us wonder “What is the point of life?”.

Participants in EVPL’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Challenge on Beanstack will earn a point by viewing the exhibit. If you are interested in learning more about the NaNoWriMo Challenge, visit our Beanstack page.

Starting Monday, November 9 at EVPL Central, the public can view the exhibit during the open hours of Monday through Friday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The exhibit will be in place until Thanksgiving.

Jennifer D.

Jennifer D.


Jennifer lives every week like it's shark week. She loves going on adventures, hanging out with her cat Holden Pawfield, quoting 30 Rock, and working at EVPL.

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