Waupaca Area Public Library to host traveling exhibit
Author Kurt Vonnegut was renowned for his strong views of the world and his fight against censorship.
Today, the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library in Indianapolis champions the literary, artistic and cultural contributions of the late writer, artist and teacher.
The Waupaca Area Public Library will welcome a traveling exhibit from the Indiana library, titled, “Kurt Vonnegut: His Life, Legacy and Works,” Aug. 10 through Sept. 19.
The end of the exhibit will coincide with the Waupaca library’s Banned Books Week, which runs the last week of September.
The traveling exhibit is an extension of the nation’s only venue devoted to Vonnegut, an Indiana native and one of the 20th century’s greatest writers.
In addition to telling Vonnegut’s story and legacy, the exhibit features two interactive iPad kiosks loaded with archived digital transcripts, photographs and video of Vonnegut from the library’s collections.
The library will host an opening night program at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10 in the library’s lower-level meeting rooms.
It will feature Rodney Allen, a close friend of Vonnegut and board member at the Vonnegut library.
Allen will speak about Vonnegut, his life and Allen’s own work with the Vonnegut library.
The program will begin at 6 p.m. with refreshments in the exhibit room.
The exhibit will be open during library hours and is free to the public.
For more information about the exhibit, visit www.waupacalibrary.org/exhibit-room or contact Tracy Behrendt, exhibit room coordinator, at 715-258-4417.