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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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Spooky Dials

Saturday, October 31, 2020
Spooky Dials
All Branches
Want to hear a spoooooooky song, poem, short story, or rhyme? Call (812) 349-3208! All material is kid-friendly (and with a warning for content that may be slightly spookier). Recordings will be updated by 5 PM each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in October for a total of 13 different spine-tingling listening opportunities! 
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Cardinal Stage Presents: Family Photo Challenge: Cinderella

Saturday, October 31, 2020
Family Photo Challenge: Cinderella
All Branches
Imagine Your Story with Cardinal Stage! Re-create the classic folktale of Cinderella 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 $75 gift card from Crumble Coffee & Bakery. Post your photo story by November 1 on Instagram or Facebook to enter to win. To qualify, you MUST tag Cardinal Stage (@cardinalstage) and use the hashtag #cardinalchallenge. (Remember to make your post public so Cardinal can view it.) 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 PDF copy of the classic tale. You can also find various interpretations of the Cinderella story from around the world in the Library's folklore collection. (For example, see: The Rough-Face Girl). eBook versions of the Cinderella story also are instantly available on Hoopla Kids. All ages.
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Virtual Storytime: Ghosts in the House & Mouse's First Fall

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Virtual Storytime
All Branches
Join us for a fun (and short!) preschool storytime. This week Kim shares fall-tastic stories and songs! 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 October 13 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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Dine Out for the Library at Lennie's

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Other
Dine out for the Library at Lennie's every Tuesday in October after 4 pm. Just show your flyer and Lennie's will donate 20% of your tab to make all of those amazing library programs you appreciate possible. Thank you for enjoying all that wonderful food. You make summer reading programs, early literacy programs, cultural programs, and much more possible with your dining and membership and donations to the Friends.

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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: This Place: 150 Years Retold

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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