March 8, 2018

Author Angie Thomas

AUTHOR VISIT — New York Times bestselling author Angie Thomas will discuss her book “The Hate U Give” at the Central Library on Tuesday, March 13. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  

IPS Administrator Featured at TFA Indy Speaker Series

Ben Carter, director of Career and Technical Education at IPS, will be the featured speaker during the March Teach for America Indy Speaker Series.

IPS Career Academies with Ben Carter will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 23, at the Teach for America Indianapolis office, 1314 N. Meridian St.

Carter will discuss Indianapolis Public Schools’ vision for its new Career Academies, which are part of the district’s All-Choice High Schools.

“As a former IPS teacher, I’m excited to continue this critical work,” said Carter, a 2008 TFA alumnus. “Career and Technical Education is a foundation to increasing achievement by turning students’ lukewarm interests into engaged enthusiasm. Increasing the excellence of our career pathways and personalizing the learning process for all students will ensure IPS is a leading innovator in Career and Technical Education.”

To register for the free event, which includes lunch, click here. For more information, email Lauren Hall at

My Brother’s Keeper Hosts Youth Summit

Indianapolis youths can participate in a hiring fair and job-readiness training during the Youth Summit, presented by My Brother’s Keeper Indy.

The free event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Light of the World Christian Church, 4646 N. Michigan Road. Pastor Dr. David Hampton will offer the introduction.

Lunch and a free raffle will be provided. For advanced registration, visit or call the Pathway Resource Center, call 317.890.9817.

“The Hate U Give” Author to Visit Indy Fans

Angie Thomas, the New York Times bestselling and young adult author of “The Hate U Give” will discuss her book at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street.

“The Hate U Give,” which debuted in 2017, is about an ordinary 16-year-old girl who moves between two worlds and witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. The book addresses issues of racism and police violence.

Book sales will be provided by Kids, with an autograph session following the presentation. Seating in Central Library’s Clowes Auditorium is limited to 350, with overflow seating available elsewhere in Central Library. Seating in on a first-come, first-served basis.

Call 317.275.4099 for more information about this free program.