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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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Quaranzine

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Quaranzine
All Branches
The Library's Quaranzine is a community-response zine compiling the community's thoughts, feelings, and reactions surrounding the current situation of quarantine, social distancing, and living in these uncertain times. Each month, September–December, you're invited to contribute art in the form of an 8.5”x5.5” page of words and/or images about this topic. Submissions are open for the first three weeks of each month at quaranzine@mcpl.info. Submissions will be compiled and posted to the zine website at the end of each month. Age 12 and up.
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Virtual Storytime: We've All Got Bellybuttons & Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Virtual Story Time Dinosaur image
All Branches
Join us for a fun (and short!) preschool storytime. This week Ginny is sharing stories and songs all about our bodies! Rhymes, songs and a story help preschoolers practice early literacy skills.  Geared to ages 2-6, but all ages welcome!

*** This virtual program may be viewed on the Library's YouTube channel, premiering September 8 at 10 AM. It will be archived and available on the same YouTube channel thereafter. ***
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VITAL English Language Group: Book Club

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Other
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.  The Book Club is currently reading Short Stories. 

Virtual English Language groups take place on Zoom.  Fill out the request form to get started.
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D&D Online

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
D&D Online
All Branches
Drop in, adventure through fantastic realms, then leave whenever you have to. These sessions of Dungeons and Dragons will be held via Discord and are designed to be short, fun, and evolving adventures that anyone can play. All skill levels are welcome! Ages 12–19. Please register.

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

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Other
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.  

Virtual English Language groups take place on Zoom.  Fill out the request form to get started.
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Talking Leaves Book Club: The Inner Life of Animals

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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