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Limited Library Services

Sunday, September 27, 2020
Current Services and Appointments
All Branches
To learn more about virtual library services by appointment and online chat and phone hours, please visit the current services and appointments webpage. All public meeting rooms are closed through December 31, 2020.
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Summer Reading Games

Saturday, August 01, 2020
Summer Reading Games
All Branches

"Imagine Your Story" Summer Reading Games for all ages run June 1–August 1, 2020. Visit mcpl.info/summerreading to create an account and register!

Summer Reading Game funding is provided by the Friends of the Library. Become a Friend today!

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Imagine Your Story: Choose an Adventure

Friday, July 17, 2020
Imagine Your Story: Choose an Adventure
All Branches
Interested in participating in a choose-an-adventure-style story that you play via email? You, the hero, will explore classic Scottish myths, fairy tales, and folklore as you select your path. Will you save an ailing princess, recover the selkies’ skin, and live your life in peace and content? Or will you meet your doom as you encounter fabulous creatures and fabled beasts? You decide! Ages 7–12.

To participate in this program, ask a parent or guardian to register you here. Registration will be open June 24 through July 17. On July 6, you'll receive an email with the first part of the story and will need to make your first decision to receive your next part. You’ll respond with your choice and within 48 hours, Monday–Friday, Library staff will respond with your next segment. The game ends when you’ve finished the story or on July 31, whichever comes first!
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Virtual Book Sale

All Day
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We're bringing the shelves of books in the Friends Bookstore to the comfort of your own home for browsing!

Visit our Virtual Book Sale:

Choose that you are "Interested" or "Going" to the Facebook event, and you will be notified when we post more photos from different genres of books.

To see the photos, remember to click on "Discussion" when you visit the Facebook event!

We will post photos of shelves of books in the store. Browse the photos and send an email to us with the titles you would like. We will email you the total price of your order and a link where you can make a payment online. You will be able to pick up your books in the vestibule area of the Main Library on Kirkwood during normal curbside pickup hours. If you are not able to or are not comfortable going inside the vestibule to pick up your books, please let us know in the email, and we will make other accommodations. We have considered local delivery for a fee if that is an option you would like.

Hardcover books for adults are $3 each; Paperback books are $1.50 each. Children's and Young Adult books are 75 cents for paperbacks and $1.50 for hardcover books.

If you are not a Facebook user, browse our shelves of books here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mcplinfo/collections/72157715086609522/

Thank you for being a Friend of Monroe County Public Library!
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Decorative Magnets

10:00 AM - 10:08 AM
Decorative Magnets
All Branches
Unwind and enjoy the meditative art of mandalas and pattern-making while designing your own personalized magnet! Use nature, shapes, or even your initials to get inspired! This program is geared towards ages 7–12, but all are welcome. A supply list and step-by-step instructions are provided in the video's description box.

*** This virtual program may be viewed on the Library's YouTube channel, premiering July 10 at 10 AM. It will be archived and available on the same YouTube channel thereafter. ***
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Friends of the Library Big Spring Book Sale

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 1B & 1C Combo
Shop for great books, movies, and music priced 50 cents to $1. Thousands of items to choose from at the Friends of the Library Big Spring Book Sale. Open to the public. http://mcpl.info/friends/friends-bookstore-clearance-sales

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A Different Way of Thinking: A Virtual Magic Show with Cody Clark

11:00 AM - 11:35 AM
A Different Way of Thinking: A Virtual Magic Show with Cody Clark!
All Branches
In this online magic show, magician and autistic self-advocate Cody Clark combines magic, comedy, and storytelling to share what living with autism is like. Cody places his magic routines inside common life experiences to show how his autism makes him different, yet similar to most people. By the end of his show, you’ll think quite differently about the art of magic and about autism! This program is geared to age 7 and up, but all ages are welcome! 

*** This virtual program may be viewed on the Library's YouTube channel, premiering July 10 at 11 AM. It will be archived and available on the same YouTube channel thereafter. ***
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Navigating Police Encounters

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Navigating Police Encounters
All Branches
This interactive workshop will cover the three phases of a police encounter, the constitutional rights that protect people during each phase, and tips for de-escalating the situation while effectively using your rights. Age 15 & up. A partnership between the Office of Monroe County Public Defender and the Library.

*** To participate in live Zoom events, please register with a valid email address. The link to the Zoom event will be emailed to you 30 minutes before the program begins.***
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