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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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Cardinal Stage Presents Family Photo Challenge: Beauty and the Beast

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Beauty and the Beast photo challenge Cardinal Stage
All Branches
Imagine Your Story with Cardinal Stage! Re-create the classic folktale of Beauty and the Beast using only 10 original photos. Get creative with costumes, locations and props, and share your story on social media for a chance to win a $50 gift card from Hopscotch Coffee. Post your photo story by September 30 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 the following month, Cardinal will announce the winner and post the winning story! See https://cardinalstage.org/family-photo-challenge/ for a copy of the Cardinal for Kids Study Guide for Beauty and the Beast. You can also find various eBook versions of Beauty and the Beast instantly available on Hoopla Kids. All ages.
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VITAL English Language Group: Haiku Workshop

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 Haiku poetry, and practice reading and writing skills.  

Virtual English Language groups take place on Zoom.  Fill out the request form to get started.
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Remote Gaming with the Library

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
All Branches
Want to hang out, chat, and play some cool new games? Interested in testing your mettle against a TDC staffer? Register for this session and we'll use Steam Remote Play Together to hang out and try our hand at some fun indie games! Ages 12–19. Please register.

*** To participate in live interactive events, please register with a valid (non-school) email address. Information about participating in the event will be emailed to you the day of the program.***
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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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Fairy Tale Zine Book Club: Little Red Riding Hood

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Fairy Tale Zine Book Club
All Branches
Join this virtual book club about fairy tales! Email ablancha@mcpl.info to get a copy of the zine. Zines will also be distributed to local Little Free Libraries. Zines will include original fairy tale, alternative fairy tale, and literary analyses for discussion. Age 16 & up.

9/24: Little Red Riding Hood 
10/22: Baba Yaga 
11/19: Hansel and Gretel 
12/10: Snow White

*** To participate in live Zoom events, please register with a valid, non-school email address. The link to the Zoom event will be emailed to you 30 minutes before the program begins.***
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Toileting Tips and Tricks: A Bloomington Montessori Parenting Workshop

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
All Branches
Working on toilet training with your child? Need advice? Quinn McAvoy, Head of the Bloomington Montessori School, will give a 30-minute presentation on specific strategies parents can use to help toddlers with toilet training, followed by a question and answer session. This workshop will be presented via Zoom and recorded by Bloomington Montessori staff. Participants are welcome to keep their own video off during the workshop. For parents and caregivers.

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

A partnership between Bloomington Montessori School and the Library.
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