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Upcoming Events: All events and workshops listed below occur at the Indiana State Library (unless listed otherwise). All events and workshops are free and open to the public.

Indiana Vision Expo

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Please join us for the 9th annual Indiana Vision Expo! Brought to you by the Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library, this year’s Expo will feature motivational speaker Craig MacFarlane, “The World’s Most Celebrated Blind Athlete”, who will be speaking at 10:30. Low vision specialists Dr. Richard Windsor and Dr. Laura Windsor of the Low Vision Centers of Indiana will be giving a presentation on the latest advancements in the treatment of eye diseases at 11:45.

The Expo will also feature our usual wide variety of vendors and non-profit agencies who provide the latest in adaptive technology, independent living aids, and other resources for all ages. If you have any questions regarding the Indiana Vision Expo please contact Laura Williams by Email Lawilliams1@library.in.gov, or by phone 317-232-0609.

Indy VisionWalk

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9:30 A.M. (Registration @ 8:00 A.M.)

This year’s event will again be held in conjunction with the annual Foundation Fighting Blindness Indy VisionWalk, which will be held on the downtown canal adjoining the State Library prior to the start of the Expo.

Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair


Saturday, October 25, 2013, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Directions and Parking Information for VisitorsOne-on-One Family History Consultations Third Saturday of Every Month

Do you need help getting started? Have you hit a brick wall? Need information about what we have and how it can help you with your genealogy research? The Genealogy Collection of the Indiana State Library is offering 30 minute individual consultation sessions with one of our reference librarians on the third Saturday of every month from 10-11 AM.

Email spfundstein@library.in.gov to schedule an appointment. Please include topics and questions you would like to have addressed. If you have completed any research please bring it with you.Tours for Family Historians

Third Saturday One-on-One History Consultations

Free orientation tour enable researchers to learn where the genealogical tools they need are located. Learn what resources the Indiana State Library holds for genealogists, and where to find them in the building.

This tour will show you where to find family histories, city directories, county records, census microfilm, Indiana newspapers, genealogy periodicals, manuscripts, and more. Learn where the pamphlets are located, which computers can be used with the extensive CD collection, and where various indexes can be found. The tour includes all public areas on the first and second floors of the Indiana State Library and Historical Building.

Third Saturday One-on-One Family History Consultations

This is NOT a how-to-research session. Instead, this is your opportunity to have an in-depth tour of the facility's genealogical holdings.

All tours begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 11 a.m. Each tour will last approximately one and one-half hours, and is limited to 15 attendees. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call the library at 317-232-3675. Upcoming Family History Orientation Tours:

Learn where different family history resources are located on the first and second floors of the Indiana State Library. This is a free orientation tour, geared toward genealogists. Pre-registration is required; please call 317-232-3689. All tours take place from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM (Eastern).

Upcoming Family History Orientation Tours:

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Tuesday, November 6, 2014
Thursday, November 18, 2014
Tuesday, December 4, 2014
Thursday, December 16, 2014

Indiana State Library Speaker's Bureau

Looking for fun, historical and educational programming for your next group gathering or event? The State Library provides local programs on dozens of Indiana history, genealogy, preservation and literary-related topics. Contact Ron Sharp at 317-232-3727 or rsharp@library.in.gov to learn more about how we can enhance your next event.

Public Notice: The State Library will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy State Library programs, services, and activities.