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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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Virtual Storytime: Extra Yarn & Knitty Kitty

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Virtual Storytime
All Branches
Join us for a fun (and short!) preschool storytime. Rhymes, songs and a story help preschoolers practice early literacy skills. This week Kim shares the stories 'Knitty Kitty' and 'Extra Yarn', and suggests ways for caregivers to talk about books and engage their young listeners. Geared to ages 2-6, but all ages welcome!

*** This virtual program may be viewed on the Library's YouTube channel, premiering November 10 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 Feed by M.T. Anderson

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 Grazie!

4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Other
Dine Out for the Library at Grazie Italiano! Steps off of the historic courthouse square, Grazie on West 6th Street brings Italian flavors to life. A tradition since 1999, Grazie! Italiano is a fun, casual Bloomington restaurant where food is made fresh, using locally-sourced ingredients and authentic Italian cooking methods. Show your flyer when you dine in or take out, and Grazie will donate 20% of your tab to make the Library services you love possible. Check out their menu!
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Cozy Cat Reads: Copycat Killing

6:00 PM - 6:20 PM
All Branches
Read-alouds can be for adults too! Curl up and listen to the first few chapters of the cat mystery books: Copycat Killing by Darlene Ryan (Nov. 10) and The Cat, the Vagabond, and the Victim by Leann Sweeney (Nov. 24). After the read aloud, these books will be available for checkout at the Main Library. Age 18 and up.

*** This virtual program may be viewed on the Library's YouTube channel, premiering November 10 at 6 PM. It will be archived and available on the same YouTube channel thereafter until December 31, 2020 ***
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Talking Leaves: The Big Necessity

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Talking Leaves Book Club
All Branches
Learn about nature and environmental topics in this nonfiction reading group. This month is The Big Necessity by Rose George, which Newsweek calls "One smart book...delving deep into the history and implications of a daily act that dare not speak its name." All are welcome to join the book discussions––or just listen. Request a copy at mwilder@mcpl.info or by calling 812-349-3050. Age 13 & up. Please register.

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