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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
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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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Dino Terrariums

10:00 AM - 10:09 AM
Dino Terrariums
All Branches
Create your own Dino Terrarium on a budget! See how creative you can get with free or inexpensive items. This program is geared towards ages 7–12, but all are welcome.

*** This virtual program may be viewed on the Library's YouTube channel, premiering July 17 at 10 AM. It will be archived and available on the same YouTube channel thereafter. ***
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Dr. Dave Presents: Science of Mythology

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Science of Mythology
All Branches
Whiz-Bang Scientist Dr. Dave Lohnes inspires curiosity as he reveals the scientific facts behind the ancient mythical stories people made up to explain the natural world around them. All ages. Two experiments that individuals are welcomed to participate in are: 

1. The Egg in the Bottle Experiment: You will need two hard-boiled eggs, a piece of paper, matches or a lighter, and a glass milk bottle. Parents are advised to help with this experiment as it involves fire.

2. Dancing Pasta: You will need a 2-liter bottle with the top cut off and label removed or a clear container like that, water, vinegar, baking soda, and alphabet pasta. 

*** Please register for this program with a valid email address. You will be emailed a link to the YouTube video the morning of July 17, and may watch it anytime between then and the end of August 31. ***
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