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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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Preschool Fun: Sensory Leaf Painting

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Preschool Fun
All Branches
Join the children's department online for some fun preschool crafting, cooking, and art experiences. This week, Amy is creating a sensory leaf painting craft! Necessary supplies and step-by-step instructions can be found in the video's description box. For children ages 3–6 years and their families.

*** This virtual program may be viewed on the Library's YouTube channel premiering October 21 at 10 AM. It will be archived and available on the same YouTube channel thereafter. ***
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Intermediate Spanish Language Class

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
All Branches
In this free Zoom class, participants will engage in conversational Spanish and learn about the culture. There will be homework outside of class. Age 18 and up.

***Please email mcplspanish@gmail.com to register and receive your Zoom link.***
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MCPL Board of Trustees' meeting

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
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QueerTalk: Beyond Survival

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Queer Talk: Beyond Survival
All Branches
This book club is intended to be affirming for all who identify as LGBTQIA+. Join in this safe space to discuss books written by and for LGBTQIA+ individuals. Age 16 & up.

10/21/20: Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement (Stories and Strategies) ed. Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha. Part Three: We didn't call it TJ, but maybe it worked anyway? Virtual copies are available via Hoopla, and physical copies are available at the library! Email ablancha@monroe.lib.in.us to reserve yours today.

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

A partnership between Middle Way House and the Library.
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Night Owl Storytime

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
All Branches
Work late? Join us for this late-night virtual program where you can listen to stories, sing songs, learn fingerplays, and do some bedtime yoga with your little one. Ages birth-6 and families.

*** Please register to receive your invitation to join this virtual program on Zoom***
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