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Read the Classics Book Club

The book to be discussed is "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker. Pick up a copy of the book at the library.

The Color Purple by Alice Walker is available as a print book and a e-book in The Library's collection.

Celie has grown up in 1930s rural Georgia, navigating a childhood of ceaseless abuse. Not only is she poor and despised by the society around her, she's badly treated by her family. As a teenager she begins writing letters directly to God in an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear. Her letters span twenty years and record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment through the guiding light of a few strong women and her own implacable will to find harmony with herself and her home.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Discussion |

TAGS: | Book discussion | Book club |

Martindale-Brightwood Branch

Phone: 317-275-4310

Mon, Jul 15 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jul 16 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jul 17 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Jul 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jul 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 20 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jul 21 Closed

About the branch

The Brightwood Branch opened in 1901 as the sixth public library in Indianapolis. It served the Brightwood community at several locations along Station Street, one street west of its current North Sherman Avenue storefront site which opened in 1972. A 1996 renovation at this location doubled the size of the branch to 5,400 square feet. In 2020, a brand-new branch building, across the street from the previous branch, was completed and re-named as the Martindale-Brightwood Branch.

Upcoming events

Sat, Jul 20, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jul 23, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:30am

Wed, Jul 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Jul 25, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Mon, Jul 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Wed, Jul 31, 10:30am - 11:30am

Wed, Jul 31, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Thu, Aug 01, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Aug 01, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Mon, Aug 05, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Tue, Aug 06, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Wed, Aug 07, 10:30am - 11:30am

Wed, Aug 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Aug 08, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Aug 08, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Tue, Aug 13, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Wed, Aug 14, 10:30am - 11:30am

Wed, Aug 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Aug 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Aug 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm