2013-2014 Programs
"Celebrating Marriage in Jewish Art: Medieval and Early Modern Perspectives," Ms. Sharon Liberman Mintz. Monday, April 7, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Bracken Library, Room 104.

"The Lenape on the Wapahani River," Mr. Christopher Flook. Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Bracken Library, Room 104.

"Minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Bosnian Jewish Community," Dr. Francine Friedman. Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Bracken Library, Room 104.


2012-2013 Programs
“There is Art in Here,” Jacinda Russell. April 1, 2013.

“From Magic City to Shrinking City: Historic Preservation in Muncie in the 21st Century,” Bill Morgan. February 18, 2013.

"Synagogues in Turkey: Ancient and Ottoman." Andrew R. Seager, Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 7:00 p.m., Bracken Library, Room 104.

"The Politics of 3rd Party and Fringe Factions in Pioneer and Civil War Indiana: The Political Career of David Kilgore," Mr. Andrew Olson. Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 7:30 p.m. Bracken Library, Room 104.


2011-2012 Programs
"From Typewriter to the Internet: Editing Smollett for the Twenty-First Century." Dr. Frank A. Felsenstein, Reed D. Voran Distinguished Professor of English. Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 7:30 p.m., Bracken Library, Room 104.

"Ridin' the B Western Range: Memories of those Movie Cowboys of the 1930s and 1940s." Mr. Grady Franklin, photojournalist; Dr. Ray White, historian. Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 7:30 p.m. Bracken Library, Room 104.

"Revisiting Muncie in the 1970s: Through Jerry Joschko's Pictures and My Words." Mr. Larry Shores, former editor of The Muncie Star and M Magazine. Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 7:30 p.m., Bracken Library, Room 104.


2010-2011 Programs

"A Magnificent Array of Books: The 'What Middletown Read' database." Presentations by James Connolly, Frank Felsenstein and John Straw, Ball State University, Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Library, Muncie, IN. Co-sponsored Friends A.M. Bracken Library, Center for Middletown Studies and Muncie Public Library.

"History Detectives: Researching the History of Your House." Presentation by Director for Historic Preservation, Ball State University, Susan Lankford, Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in Bracken Library, Room 104.

"How the Fruit Jar Changed Muncie, Indiana." Presentation by fruit jar collector and historian, Richard Cole, Monday, November 15, 2010 at 7:30 p.m., Bracken Library, Room 104.


2009-2010 Programs

"Indiana premiere of documentary "Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture." Presentation by filmmaker Mark Smith, Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 7:30 p.m., Architecture Building, Room 100.

"Romancing The Archives." Patrick C. Collier, Monday, March 22, 2010 at 7:30 p.m., Bracken Library, Room 104.

"Orchid Art and Conservation." Russ Vernon, Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 7:30 p.m., Bracken Library, Room 104.

2008-2009 Programs
"The Railroads of Muncie and Delaware County." Larry Campbell, Monday, February 23, 2009 at 7:30 p.m., Bracken Library Forum Room (BL 225).

"Indigenizing the Academy: A Call to Move from the Eurocentric to En'owkin." Kenan Metzger, Assistant Professor of English, Ball State University, Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 7:30 p.m., Bracken Library Room Forum Room (BL 225).

"John Steinbeck's Views of the American Presidency." Luchen Li, Associate Professor of Humanities, Kettering University, Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 7:30 p.m., Bracken Library Forum Room (BL 225).


2007-2008 Programs
"Robert F. Kennedy: The 1968 Indiana Primary." Ray E. Boomhower, Senior Editor, Indiana Historical Society Press, Monday, April 21, 2008 at 7:30 p.m., Bracken Library Forum Room (BL 225).

"Winston Churchill: The Literary History of Politics." Jonathan E. Rose, Mr. William R. Kenan Professor of History, Drew University, Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 7:30 p.m., Bracken Library Forum Room (BL 225).

"Archetype: The Social Revolution of Writing." Christine L. Satory, Associate Professor of Art and Philip J. Deloria, Archivist for Digital Projects and University Records, Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 7:30 p.m., Bracken Library Forum Room (BL 225).

"Which is the Merchant...and Which the Jew? Stereotypes of Jews in English Graphic Humor." Frank A. Felsenstein, Reed D. Voran Honors Distinguished Professor of Humanities, Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 7:30 p.m., Bracken Library Forum Room (BL 225).

"Books on Trial: Red Scare in the Heartland." Shirley A. Wiegand, accompanied by co-author, Wayne A. Wiegand, Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 7:30 p.m., Bracken Library Forum Room (BL 225).

2006-2007 Programs
"Before Middletown: Using Historical Archaeology to View Victorian Muncie." Presented by Christina Blanch, Department of Anthropology, Ball State University, February 27, 2007. 7:30 p.m. Bracken Library Forum Room (BL 225).

"Organized Labor in Muncie: An Oral History" Presented by Jim Connolly, Hurley Goodall, Warren Vander Hill. December 5, 2006. 7:30 p.m. Bracken Library Forum Room (BL 225). This event also marks the official opening of the Muncie Labor Archives.

"Founding Fathers and Signers of the Declaration of Independence." Presented by Tom Schnuck. November 13, 2006. 7:30 p.m. Bracken Library Forum Room (BL 225).

"Celebrating 30 Years of Renewing Lives: A History of Community Mental Health through CMHS and Meridian Services." Hank Milius, President & CEO, Meridian Services; Suzanne Gresham, Past President, Comprehensive Mental Health Services; Al Rent, Chairman of the Board, Meridian Services. October 10, 2006. 7:30 p.m. Bracken Library Forum Room (BL 225).