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All That She Carried by Tiya Miles

Part of the One State/One Story series

2024-07-10 18:00:00 2024-07-10 19:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis All That She Carried by Tiya Miles Main Library - Board Room

Wednesday, July 10
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-10 18:00:00 2024-07-10 19:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis All That She Carried by Tiya Miles Join us for a meaningful discussion of the book All That She Carried by Tiya Miles, presented in partnership with Indiana Humanities. Registration is required. Main Library - Board Room

Main Library

Board Room

Join us for a meaningful discussion of the book All That She Carried by Tiya Miles, presented in partnership with Indiana Humanities. Registration is required.

Winner of the 2021 National Book Award in nonfiction, All That She Carried dives deeply into the history of a single object: a cotton sack embroidered with a few deceptively simple lines.  

My great grandmother Rose 

mother of Ashley gave her this sack when 

she was sold at age 9 in South Carolina 

it held a tattered dress 3 handfulls of 

pecans a braid of Roses hair. Told her 

It be filled with my Love always 

she never saw her again 

Ashley is my grandmother 

Ruth Middleton 

1921 

From the sparse information contained in these carefully embroidered lines, author Tiya Miles opens up the potential worlds of Ashley, Ruth, and Rose. Her analysis of the sack reveals what we can and can’t know about the past, particularly of Black individuals who were brought here by force and enslaved.

Program copies can be picked up at Main Library's Adult Services desk. Please stop by the Adult Services desk or call 317.814.3988 to ask about availability before placing a hold in the catalog. Registration is required for this event.

Discover more programs in the One State/One Story series that are taking place at the Carmel Clay Public Library.


This special event is presented as part of the One State/One Story program, which helps communities come together to talk about a shared story. One State/One Story: All That She Carried is presented by Indiana Humanities in partnership with the Indiana Center for the Book and the Indiana State Library as part of Indiana Humanities’ Advancing Racial Equity Project, supported by Lilly Endowment.

Hoosiers are invited to join in the statewide reads of All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake by Tiya Miles as part of Indiana Humanities’ Advancing Racial Equity project, which supports discussions of history and memory and how engaging with our past can help us understand contemporary injustices and strive for racial equity. The Advancing Racial Equity Project aims to further conversations about the past, present, and future of racial justice and injustice in Indiana through engagement with the humanities. The project provides support for public-serving organizations to diversify circulating collections, resources for organizations to host conversations about racial equity and the experiences of Black Hoosiers, and learning opportunities for humanities professionals and community members to deepen their understanding of the progress and challenges on the journey to racial equity. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | History | Genealogy | Book Discussion |

TAGS: | One State/One Story |

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Main Library - Discovery Room
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Main Library - Meeting Room C
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Main Library - Teens Program Room
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Main Library - Meeting Room B,Meeting Room C
Practice speaking English in a relaxed setting. This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Registration is not required.

Mon, Jul 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Community Room
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Mon, Jul 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Meeting Room C
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Mon, Jul 15, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Main Library - Board Room
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Tue, Jul 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Main Library - Community Room B
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Tue, Jul 16, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Teens Program Room
Read and review Young Adult and Middle Grade books. This volunteer opportunity is open to all interested teens in grades 6–12.

Tue, Jul 16, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Community Room B
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Tue, Jul 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Meeting Room B
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Wed, Jul 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Main Library - Discovery Room
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Thu, Jul 18, 10:00am - 11:30am
Main Library - Discovery Room
(Ages 0–3) Come for a fun, informal play date with your babies, toddlers, and friends! Pick your favorite activities—you'll have plenty to choose from. Drop in anytime between 10:00am and 11:30am.

Thu, Jul 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Community Room A
Learn about the culture and history of Black quilting, presented in partnership with Indiana Humanities. Registration is required.

Fri, Jul 19, 10:00am - 11:30am
Main Library - Discovery Room
(Ages 2–5) Drop in for adventure stories and enjoy activity stations with a craft! No tickets are required. Stories and rhymes will be read aloud at 10am and repeated at 11:15am.

Sat, Jul 20, 10:00am - 11:30am
Main Library - Discovery Room
(Ages 2–5) Drop in for adventure stories and enjoy activity stations with a craft! No tickets are required. Stories and rhymes will be read aloud at 10am and repeated at 11:15am.

Sat, Jul 20, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Discovery Room A,Discovery Room B,Kids Study Room 1A,Kids Study Room 1B
(Ages 6–12) Like dogs? Come read for 15 minutes to a Paws & Think therapy dog! Registration is required—first come, first served—in person at the Kids Desk beginning at 1:30pm the day of the program.

Sun, Jul 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Community Room
Come listen to local band Indy Annies play a range of old and new country. Registration is required.

Mon, Jul 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Main Library - Discovery Room
(Ages 7–12) Join us to discuss American aviation pioneer Emma Lilian Todd and design your own paper airplanes. Read the full description for important info about required tickets or call 317.814.3992.

Mon, Jul 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Meeting Room C
Are you interested in genealogy? Need help getting started or want to bounce ideas off others? Stop by our weekly genealogy drop-in sessions. Bring your own tablet or laptop. No registration required.

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 10:45am
Main Library - Discovery Room
(Ages 6–11) Move, breathe, stretch, and have fun! Yoga mats are available for use, or you can bring your own. Wear comfortable clothes! Read the full event description for info about required tickets.

Tue, Jul 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Discovery Room
(Ages 7–12) Join us to discuss American aviation pioneer Emma Lilian Todd and design your own paper airplanes. Read the full description for important info about required tickets or call 317.814.3992.

Wed, Jul 24, 9:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Meeting Room A
Page Turners is the library's Wednesday morning book group for fiction lovers.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Wed, Jul 24, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Main Library - Discovery Room
Kids going into grades 3–5! Join us on either 6/26 or 7/24 to paint a dragonfly visiting a magical clover field. Read the full event description for important registration info or call 317.814.3992.
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Wed, Jul 24, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Room
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Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 10:20am
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 0–18 mo.) Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories for babies. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Thu, Jul 25, 11:00am - 11:20am
Main Library - Discovery Room A
(Ages 0–18 mo.) Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories for babies. Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Meeting Room C
Staff from the Digital Media Lab will demonstrate how to navigate Cricut Access and operate a Cricut machine. Registration is required.

Thu, Jul 25, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Teens Program Room
Overbooked is a student-led book club for grades 9–12 that meets every other Thursday to discuss books, color and craft, eat snacks, and make new friends. Registration is not required.

Thu, Jul 25, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Community Room
Join us for a screening of The Color Purple (2023). Rated PG-13. Registration is required.

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Meeting Room B
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Fri, Jul 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Teens Program Room
If you like Dungeons and Dragons, come give Pathfinder a try (the second most popular TTRPG game system). Registration required.
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Sat, Jul 27, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Main Library - Event Lawn
Create a chalk drawing on the Main Library sidewalk that depicts a favorite book cover. This event is for adults, and registration is required.

Sat, Jul 27, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library - Teens Program Room
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Sun, Jul 28, All day
Coxhall Gardens
Families can enjoy a nature walk and story by participating in our StoryWalk at Coxhall Gardens on the northeast corner of West 116th Street and Towne Road.

Sun, Jul 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Meeting Room B,Meeting Room C
Practice speaking English in a relaxed setting. This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Registration is not required.

Mon, Jul 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Discovery Room
(Ages 4–6) Join us for stories, activities, and crafts! Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Mon, Jul 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Main Library - Discovery Room
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Mon, Jul 29, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Meeting Room C
Are you interested in genealogy? Need help getting started or want to bounce ideas off others? Stop by our weekly genealogy drop-in sessions. Bring your own tablet or laptop. No registration required.

Tue, Jul 30, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Discovery Room
(Ages 4–6) Join us for stories, activities, and crafts! Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Tue, Jul 30, 11:00am - 11:30am
Main Library - Discovery Room
(Ages 4–6) Join us for stories, activities, and crafts! Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Tue, Jul 30, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Teens Program Room
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Tue, Jul 30, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Main Library - Discovery Room
(Grades 3–5) Join us for fun tips about Indian cooking in celebration of our July StoryWalk® at Coxhall Gardens. Read the full event description for info about required tickets or call 317.814.3992.

Wed, Jul 31, All day
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Sat, Aug 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Discovery Room
(Ages 2–5) Caregivers and children will enjoy yoga together! Free tickets are required and will be available—first come, first served—at the Kids Desk 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

Sat, Aug 03, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Discovery Room A,Discovery Room B,Kids Study Room 1A,Kids Study Room 1B
(Ages 6–12) Like dogs? Come read for 15 minutes to a Paws & Think therapy dog! Registration is required—first come, first served—in person at the Kids Desk beginning at 1:30pm the day of the program.

Mon, Aug 05, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Meeting Room C
Are you interested in genealogy? Need help getting started or want to bounce ideas off others? Stop by our weekly genealogy drop-in sessions. Bring your own tablet or laptop. No registration required.

Mon, Aug 05, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Meeting Room B
Learn how the mammals of the Serra dos Órgãos mountain range of Rio de Janeiro are responding to reforestation efforts. Registration is required.

Tue, Aug 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Meeting Room B
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Wed, Aug 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Meeting Room A
Our evening book group that reads thought-provoking literature.

Thu, Aug 08, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Teens Program Room
This student-led book club for grades 9–12 meets every other Thursday. Discuss books, color and craft, eat snacks, and meet new friends.

Sat, Aug 10, 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Main Library - Community Room B
Learn about astronomy and design and launch your own 2-liter bottle rocket at this fun science program. Registration is required.
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Sun, Aug 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Meeting Room B,Meeting Room C
Practice speaking English in a relaxed setting. This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Registration is not required.