‘JoyPowered Family’ authors to speak at Carmel Clay Public Library


The Carmel Clay Public Library wants to help families focus on creating joy in their lives. As part of the Visiting Author series, the library will host the authors of “The JoyPowered Family,” JoDee Curtis and Denise McGonigal, at 6:30 p.m. April 16 in the program room.


Curtis and McGonigal run a human resources company in Carmel called Purple Ink.

“We’re just really excited to have them coming to visit,” CCPL Foundation Director Liz Hamilton said. “The book is geared toward families. When we heard about it we just thought of all the younger families we serve, although it’s certainly applicable to families of any age.”

Curtis previously authored the book “JoyPowered: Intentionally Creating an Inspired Workspace.” 


“We thought this would be a great way to bring them in to hear from some experts on how to create joy in your household,” Hamilton said. “We all get so busy. The kids are going different ways and the parents are going different ways. The challenge becomes how do you choose joy for yourself and your loved ones and create a more positive family life by focusing on each family member’s strengths instead of fixating on people’s weaknesses?”

Books will be available for purchase at the event, which will include refreshments, a presentation by the authors and a Q&A session. Proceeds from book sales will benefit the CCPL Foundation.

To attend, call 317-814-3905 or email ehamilton@carmel.lib.in.us.

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