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Summer Reading Games: Oceans of Possibilities

Sunday, July 31, 2022
Summer Reading Games
All Branches
Our free all-ages summer reading games are back in person! Read for fun, complete activities, and attend events to earn prizes! Pick up a game board beginning May 23 at the Downtown Library, Ellettsville Branch, or on the Bookmobile! This year, the Friends of the Library Foundation will donate $1,000 to the Community Kitchen of Monroe County when we meet our registration goal of 1,000 people! Learn more at mcpl.info/summerreading

Ages 1–12: Children’s Reading Game 
Ages 12–19: Teen Reading Game 
Age 20 & up: Adult Reading Game 

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Tiny Art Show at Ellettsville

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Tiny Art Show
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Gallery Exhibit Space
Looking for something fun to explore? Come view the 3" x 3" painted tiny art masterpieces at the Ellettsville Branch Art Gallery, painted by local kids, teens, and adults! All ages. Drop in throughout the month of June.
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Preschool Math and Science

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Math and Science
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Science begins with curiosity and wonder! With hands-on workstations, your young scientist will strengthen their independent learning skills as you investigate science topics together. For ages 3–6 and caregivers.
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Registration is closed

VITAL English Language Group: Book Club with Neil Klein

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.  The Book Club is reading The Giver by Lois Lowry this session. 

Intermediate English skills suggested. If you do not speak English, please fill out the VITAL Services form to learn about programs for beginners

VITAL Summer Session classes meet for 8 weeks, May 29-July 23. 
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Dine Out for the Library at Mother Bear's

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Dine Out for the Library at Mother Bear's
Other
Dine out for the Library on 4 days in June at either Mother Bear's Pizza location! Mother Bear's will donate $5 to the Friends for every LARGE pizza you order accompanied by this flyer. You must have a separate flyer for every large pizza. Valid for inside dining, carry out, delivery, and with any of Mother Bear's specials. Electronic coupons will not be accepted, so bring your flyer. Visit either the East or West Mother Bear's locations on Monday, June 13, Tuesday, June 14, Tuesday, June 28 and Wednesday, June 29. Great pizza, a local tradition, while making much loved library programs possible.
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Golden Ager's Club

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Golden Ager's Club
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1B & 1C Combo
Come and join the Golden Ager's Club for older adults who want to stay young at heart! Presenter Deepa Shah will host a variety of activities, including movement sessions, brain-boosting games, stories, and discussions. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Age 60 & up.
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Tom Bitters

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. 

Intermediate English skills suggested. If you do not speak English, please fill out the VITAL Services form to learn about programs for beginners.

VITAL Summer Session classes meet for 8 weeks, May 29-July 23. 
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3D Printing at the Library

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
3D Printing at the Library
Downtown Library
Level Up
Ready to level up your 3D modeling skills? Join us to learn the basics and check out our new 3D printing service! We'll design a model that you can keep. Please note that 3D printing takes time––you may need to return at a later date to collect your print. All ages.
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Wonderful Ones

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Wonderful Ones
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Families with babies ages birth to 18 months play, sing, read, and talk together with other little ones—then enjoy toy time.
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Terrific Twos

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Terrific Twos
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Families with toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years play, sing, read, and talk together—then enjoy toy time.
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Dine Out for the Library at Mother Bear's

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Dine Out for the Library at Mother Bear's
Other
Dine out for the Library on 4 days in June at either Mother Bear's Pizza location! Mother Bear's will donate $5 to the Friends for every LARGE pizza you order accompanied by this flyer. You must have a separate flyer for every large pizza. Valid for inside dining, carry out, delivery, and with any of Mother Bear's specials. Electronic coupons will not be accepted, so bring your flyer. Visit either the East or West Mother Bear's locations on Monday, June 13, Tuesday, June 14, Tuesday, June 28 and Wednesday, June 29. Great pizza, a local tradition, while making much loved library programs possible.
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Mary Depew

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Library
VITAL Classroom
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. 
 
Intermediate English skills suggested.  If you do not speak English, please fill out the VITAL Services form to learn about programs for beginners.  

VITAL Summer Session classes meet for 8 weeks, May 29-July 23. 
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Tom Bitters

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. 

Intermediate English skills suggested. If you do not speak English, please fill out the VITAL Services form to learn about programs for beginners.

VITAL Summer Session classes meet for 8 weeks, May 29-July 23. 
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StoryWalk® Celebration: Don't Wake Up the Tiger

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
StoryWalk® Celebration: "Don't Wake Up the Tiger"
Downtown Library
We regret the need to cancel this program. We hope you may enjoy a visit to the StoryWalk at your convenience, until we can reschedule this special event.
Enjoy some fresh air at Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park (812 W. Ninth Street, Bloomington) while learning about the Year of the Tiger! The StoryWalk® will feature the wonderfully humorous story of Don't Wake Up the Tiger by Britta Teckentrup. There will be additional activities, including a waterless sensory forest pool, parachute games, and a musical storytime! Drop in. All ages.

A partnership between Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Library.
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Taima Attal

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. 

Intermediate English skills suggested. If you do not speak English, please fill out the VITAL Services form to learn about programs for beginners.

VITAL Summer Session Groups meeting May 29-July 23. 
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Craig Smedley

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. 

Intermediate English skills suggested. If you do not speak English, please fill out the VITAL Services form to learn about programs for beginners.

VITAL Summer Session classes meet for 8 weeks, May 29-July 23. 
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Cancelled

VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Shane Tang

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world.  

Intermediate English skills suggested. If you do not speak English, please fill out the VITAL Services form to learn about programs for beginners.  

VITAL Summer Session classes meet for 8 weeks, May 29-July 23. 
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Cryptid D&D Club

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Cryptid D&D Club
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Drop in, adventure through fantastic realms, then leave when you want! These sessions of Dungeons and Dragons are designed to be short, fun, and evolving adventures that anyone can play. All skill levels are welcome! Ages 12–19.
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Sensory Playtime

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sensory Playtime
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Share books, songs, and rhymes with your little one while squishing and smushing your way to the benefits of messy and sensory play! Dress for mess. Ages birth–2.
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LEGO® Club

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LEGO Club
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Unleash your imagination and creativity with fellow LEGO® builders! Ages 5–12. 
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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Preschool Storytime
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Join in the fun with stories, songs, puppets, and more that encourage the development of early literacy skills! For ages 3–6 and caregivers.
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Tiny to Two

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tiny to Two
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Families with babies play, sing, read, and talk together! Ages birth–3. Please register.
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VITAL English Language Group: Book Club with Neil Klein

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.  The Book Club is reading The Giver by Lois Lowry this session. 

Intermediate English skills suggested. If you do not speak English, please fill out the VITAL Services form to learn about programs for beginners

VITAL Summer Session classes meet for 8 weeks, May 29-July 23. 
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Little Makers

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Little Makers
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Explore your creativity with different materials and techniques at this fun, open-ended art experience. Dress to mess. For ages 3–6 and their families.
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Preserving Memories

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Preserving Memories
Downtown Library
Level Up
Are you interested in converting your old home movie recordings, printed photographs, or slides into a digital format you can share online? Preserving your memories, archiving, and sharing them can be a powerful way to connect with friends and family. In this open house, we'll teach you how to create digital files using our new Memory Preservation Station in the Level Up digital creativity center.* Age 18 & up. Drop in.

*You can use a cloud storage account like Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or Dropbox to save your content. Another option is to use a USB flash drive––you can bring your own or check one out from the Library for temporary use. 
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