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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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Dial-a-Book: Classic Tales of Adventure, Romance, and Wonder

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Dial-a-Book
All Branches
In this throwback to pre-internet days, each week, a Library staff member will read a chapter from a classic book or short story for teens and adults. No fancy tech required, just a telephone! Call (812) 349-3208 to listen. New stories will be added on Mondays by 5 PM. Age 12 and up.
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Laugh Line

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Laugh Line
All Branches
Call (812) 349-3208 to hear a kid-friendly joke! Jokes change daily Monday–Friday by 5 PM. This program is geared towards ages 7–12, but all ages are welcome!
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Zoom Techniques for Nonprofits

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Cartoon Drawing on Zoom
All Branches
This event will be an overview of using Zoom video communications platform for meetings and events, especially for people working in and with nonprofit organizations. Led by a panel of area professionals who have utilized Zoom for a variety of community and organizational events and programs. Each of the panelists below will share examples of how they have utilized Zoom for events in our community. Tips, tricks, and resources will be shared and Q&A time will be reserved for the end of the session. Age 18 and up. To register and receive the Zoom link for this program, please contact Loraine Martin at lmartin@mcpl.info or 812-349-3060.

Panelists: 
Leslie Abshier, Resource Development Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington
Lucy Schaich, Director, City of Bloomington, IN - Volunteer Network
Michael Shermis, Special Projects Coordinator, City of Bloomington, IN - Community and Family Resources Department

This event is presented in partnership with: Nonprofit Alliance of Monroe County, United Way of Monroe County, and Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County. In collaboration with: Nonprofit Central with the Monroe County Public Library (Indiana)
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No-Sew Masks

10:00 AM - 10:05 AM
No-Sew Masks
All Branches
Learn to create a quick and comfortable no-sew mask! Required materials and step-by-step instructions can be found in the description box below the video. This program is geared toward ages 7 and up, but all are welcome.

*** This virtual program may be viewed on the Library's YouTube channel, premiering August 11 at 10 AM. It will be archived and available on the same YouTube channel thereafter. ***
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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. This week Dana shares a 'Llama Llama Mess Mess Mess' by Anna Dewdney along with a felt story! 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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Talking Leaves Book Club: Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

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 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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