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A “spirited” ILF pre-conference

Wine tasting, beer making and literary pub crawls: Holding spirited events at your library.

If your library wants to bring in new audiences, promote local tourism, or provide educational  and cultural opportunities that would include wine, beer or other spirits, this workshop is for you. Attendees will learn how to convince the board, comply with state laws, get proper licensing and keep it legal! A panel of librarians will share great programming ideas featuring “spirits.” A representative from the Indiana State Excise Police will provide information on proper licensing for various events, and Jeannette Merritt, Purdue Wine Grape Team, will discuss the educational, tourism and economic development impacts of promoting Indiana wine in your events, and even take you through an educational wine tasting experience.


Monday, November 16, 2015, 9am-12pm


9:00-9:50: Librarian panel

  • Scott Tracey, West Lafayette Public Library
  • Joanna Carter, Plainfield Public Library
  • Michelle Bradley, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services

10:00-10:50: Corporal Heather Lync, Public Information Officer, Indiana State Excise Police and Lieutenant Brandon Thompson, Indiana Excise Police

11:00-12:00: Jeannette Merritt,  Marketing Director, Purdue Wine Grape Team


Indiana Library Federation Annual Meeting
Indianapolis Marriott East
7202 E 21st St. Indianapolis, IN


Conference Documents