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Adult Book Discussion at Central Library

2024 Equity Speaker Series

2024-04-29 18:00:00 2024-04-29 19:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Adult Book Discussion at Central Library Join us at Central Library as we discuss Matthew Desmond's 2023 book "Poverty, By America". Central Library -

Monday, April 29
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-29 18:00:00 2024-04-29 19:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Adult Book Discussion at Central Library Join us at Central Library as we discuss Matthew Desmond's 2023 book "Poverty, By America". Central Library -

Join us at Central Library as we discuss Matthew Desmond's 2023 book "Poverty, By America".

Poverty, By America by Matthew Desmond is available as a print book, an e-book, a downloadable audiobook, and as a large print book in The Library's collection.

"The United States, the richest country on earth, has more poverty than any other advanced democracy. Why? Why does this land of plenty allow one in every eight of its children to go without basic necessities, permit scores of its citizens to live and die on the streets, and authorize its corporations to pay poverty wages? In this landmark book, acclaimed sociologist Matthew Desmond draws on history, research, and original reporting to show how affluent Americans knowingly and unknowingly keep poor people poor."

This book discussion correlates with the book discussion on May 28th of Who Would Believe a Prisoner? Indiana Women's Carceral Institutions, 1848-1920 and is part of the 2024 Equity Speaker Series.

Made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Discussion |

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Central Library

Phone: 317-275-4100

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As the hub of the Indianapolis Public Library system, Central Library showcases renowned architecture and services. The original 1917 building, designed by Paul Cret and constructed of Indiana limestone in the Greek Doric style, was considered one of the most outstanding secular buildings in the U.S. Its six-story glass and steel-framed addition, designed by Evans Woollen, opened in 2007.

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