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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
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"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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Cardinal Stage Presents: Family Photo Challenge

Friday, July 31, 2020
Family Photo Challenge
All Branches
Imagine your story with Cardinal Stage! Recreate the classic folktale of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" using just 10 original photos. Get creative with costumes, locations, and props, and share your story on social media for a chance to win a gift card to Mother Bear's Pizza. Post your photo story by July 31 on Instagram or Facebook to enter to win. To qualify, you must tag Cardinal Stage (@cardinalstage) and use the hashtag #cardinalchallenge. At the beginning of August, Cardinal will announce the winner and post the winning story! Download and read a copy of the story. You can also find various eBook versions of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" instantly available on Hoopla Kids. All ages.
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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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Virtual Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Virtual Storytime
All Branches
Join children’s librarians for a fun, short preschool storytime. Rhymes, songs, and a story help preschoolers practice early literacy skills. This program is geared to ages 2–6, but all ages are welcome! 

*** This virtual program may be viewed on the Library's YouTube channel, premiering May 12 at 10:00 AM. It will be archived and available on the same YouTube channel thereafter. ***
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Ask Anything

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ask Anything
All Branches
While we can't meet for Talking Tacos, the Library has partnered with Middle Way House to do an Ask Me Anything-style event. Fill out this form with your questions about relationships, dating, or any other tough topics, then tune into the Zoom meeting to hear the answers. You do not have to submit a question to attend this program. Please register with your first name and last initial only (do not enter email or phone number) to preserve anonymity. This program will be recorded for future viewing on the Library's YouTube channel. Attendees will be able to see and hear the presenters, but audio and video for attendees will be disabled to preserve anonymity. 

Check here for the link to the Zoom meeting on the day of the program.
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Comics and Cookies: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Comics and Cookies
All Branches
Grab any cookies or baked goods you have at home and drop in via Zoom to share your feels on the graphic novel Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Vol. 1 by Brandon Montclare. Click the link to freely access this title via Hoopla. Ages 12–19.

*** To participate in live Zoom events, please register with a valid email address (please do not use your school-issued email). The link to the Zoom event will be emailed to you 30 minutes before the program begins.***
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Talking Leaves Book Club: Junkyard Planet

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Talking Leaves
All Branches
Learn about nature and environmental topics in this nonfiction reading group. All are welcome to join the book discussions––or just listen. Request a physical copy by e-mailing mwilder@mcpl.info or by calling the Library. Age 13 & up. 

July 14: Junkyard Planet by Adam Minter (physical item only) 
August 11: Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement Book by Monica M. White (physical item, eBook on Hoopla) 
September 8: The Inner Life of Animals by Peter Wohlleben (physical item, eBook and eAudiobook on Hoopla) 
October 13: This Place: 150 Years Retold (physical item and eBook on Hoopla).

*** To participate in live Zoom events, please register with a valid email address (please do not use your school-issued email). The link to the Zoom event will be emailed to you 30 minutes before the program begins.***
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