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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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Dine Out for the Library - Village Pub, Nourish & Brilliant Coffee Company

8:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Dine Out for the Library
Other
This Dine Out involves all 3 venues for ReVv & Strum restaurants, bars, and cafes! All three demonstrate the owners' passion for food and quality combined with the eclectic nature of the beloved Bloomington community. All offer Take Out service as well as indoor and outdoor dining.

Show your flyer or mention that you are dining out to support the Library. Visit one or all three on Tuesday, September 29th and ReVv & Strum will donate 15% of your purchase to the Friends to make great Library experiences possible.

Brilliant Coffee Company, 8 am - 10 pm, offers bold, rich espresso, as well as other hot and iced coffee beverages, and velvety sweet and luscious gelato and sorbetto, 217 W 6th St
Nourish Bar, 10 am - 5 pm, provides a vibrant and healthful experience that will leave you feeling nourished. All of their ingredients are natural and organic. Offers a variety of Poke, Panini, Soup, and Salad in addition to cocktails, wine, and beer, 217 W 6th St
Village Pub is a high-end gastro pub with a regional twist. They strive to provide the best ingredients with new creative techniques. Discover their menu. Open 5 pm - Midnight at 206 N Walnut St (Princess Theater).
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Virtual Storytime: Dog On a Frog & Ribbit

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Virtual Story Time Dinosaur image
All Branches
Join us for a fun (and short!) preschool storytime.  This week Amy shares books and information all about frogs! 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 29 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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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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