Cover: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Hurston
Meeting Room C
Main Library
Friday, March 17
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Dr. Betty Hart, University of Southern Indiana professor, will discuss Zora Neale Hurston's life while highlighting her Haitian experiences and Hurston's deliberate challenges to the status quo of the women of her time and how that has influenced women today. Dr. Hart will also reference local women and their historical impact. 
Cover: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Hurston
ISU- Cunningham Memorial Library
Community Locations
Thursday, March 23
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Our keynote Katherine Utley will explore the myriad of interpretations that present themselves and demand consideration in Their Eyes Were Watching God. This novel has enthralled countless readers, yet it lacks a universal interpretation or definitive classification.
Indiana Theatre
Community Locations
Friday, February 17
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Enjoy opening night of the stage adaptation of three Zora Neale Hurston short stories. Doors open at 6:30. A post performance reception will feature music and hor d'oeuvres. To purchase tickets ($18) visit the ISU Hulman Center or
Westminster Village
Community Locations
Thursday, April 6
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Listen as Dr. Arthur Feinsod highlights the Harlem Renaissance through the works of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston.
Community Locations
Thursday, March 2
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Enjoy a glass of tea and be delighted by an actor portrayal of Janie from "Their Eyes Were Watching God". $10 tickets must be purchased through the VCPL. To make a reservation call 812-232-1116
Cover: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Hurston
ISU- Condit House
Community Locations
Thursday, February 16
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Join us for a discussion of "Their Eyes Were Watching God" at the residence of Indiana State University's president.
Cover: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Hurston
LifeLong Learning Center
Main Library
Monday, February 13
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Were you inspired by "Their Eyes Were Watching God"? Bring your poetry, create a dance, do a reading, or share stories tied to this year's Big Read title.
Cartoon Cat Couple Sharing a Book While Seated on Other Books
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Main Library
Tuesday, February 14
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Enjoy a romantic night of music, desserts, and great conversation inspired by some of the most famous couples in literature, such as Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, Romeo and Juliet, and Ron and Hermione.
Cover: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Hurston
SWMC- Ceclian Auditorium
Community Locations
Sunday, March 19
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
The Sinfonietta Pops Orchestra will host a concert inspired by "Their Eyes Were Watching God". Admission fee: Adults, $10, Students, $5, and children 10 and younger are free.
Illustration of Children with Globe
Youth Services Program Room
Main Library
Sunday, April 30
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Día Festival of Nations is back! Held nationally in libraries across the nation Día is a celebration that promotes literacy in all cultures. At VCPL, children will have an opportunity to have their passports stamped as they travel to booths in which countries around the world are represented.