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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: Hansel and Gretel

Monday, November 30, 2020
Cardinal Stage Family Photo Challenge Hansel & Gretel
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Recreate the classic folktale of Hansel and Gretel for a chance to win a $75 gift card to Baked! of Bloomington! Read the story with your family, asking your kids to listen for the most important characters, events, and plot points. Then, work together to get creative with your interpretation and find a fun way to retell the story in ten photos or less. Post your photo story to Instagram or Facebook by November 30 to enter to win. To qualify, you must tag Cardinal Stage (@cardinalstage) and use the hashtag #cardinalchallenge. You can use Hoopla to find various eBook versions of Hansel and Gretel instantly available, such as Hansel and Gretel: A Fairy Tale with a Down Syndrome Twist. All ages. Visit cardinalstage.org/family-photo-challenge for more details.

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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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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Digital Creativity at Home: Vector Tracing in Inkscape

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
All Branches
Join our Digital Creativity Specialist as he demonstrates how to use Inkscape, a free and open-source graphics editor, to create a vector by tracing personal photos or images. Age 12 and up.

*** This virtual program may be viewed on the Library's YouTube channel, premiering November 16 at 2:30 PM. It will be archived and available on the same YouTube channel thereafter. ***
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Comics and Cookies: This Place: 150 Years Retold

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Comics & Cookies: This Place
All Branches
Grab any cookies or baked goods you have at home and join us on Discord to share your feels on these graphic novels! Ages 13–19. Click on the links below to access the digital books.

*** To join the Library's Discord server, fill out a Teen Services Online Discord invite request form (no need to fill out the form if you're already on the server!). Then simply show up on the Teen Discord server the day and time for each session of the program.***
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Books on Tap, Digital Edition: This Place: 150 Years Retold

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Books on Tap
All Branches
Join in this fun discussion of one of today’s most compelling books from the comfort of your home! 

November 16: This Place: 150 Years Retold––Explore the past 150 years in what is now Canada through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this groundbreaking graphic novel anthology. Beautifully illustrated, these stories are an emotional and enlightening journey through indigenous wonderworks, psychic battles, and time travel. 

December 14: Umami by Laia Jufresa

Please email ebrown@mcpl.info for information on getting a physical copy of the book. Digital copies are available through Hoopla and Libby. Age 21 and up.

*** 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. Please sign up as one person per household. ***
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Fall Hiking

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
All Branches
Nature is beckoning! This autumn, spend some time in the great outdoors by yourself or with others in your quarantine pod, then gather with others virtually on Zoom to share your observations and experiences from each hike. Photos, sketches, and recordings are welcome additions to the shared conversation. While specific trails at varying nature areas are suggested below, feel free to choose any trail that is right for you. Please register once to for all sessions, but feel free to attend only the ones you want! Age 13 and up.

October 19: Brown County State Park: Trail 8 (3.5 mi) OR Trails 8 + 7 (5 mi) OR Trails 8 +9 (6.5 mi)
November 2: Hoosier Nat'l Forest: Pate Hollow Short Loop (3 mi) OR Pate Hollow Trail (6.1 mi)
November 16: Laura Hare Nature Preserve (2-5 mi trails)
November 30: NEW TRAIL! Raccoon Woods trail (1.5 mi) or Green's Bluff trail (1.5 mi)
December 14: Hitz-Rodehamel Woods Loop (3 mi)
December 28: Morgan Monroe: Rock Shelter Trail (3.1 mi) OR Mason Ridge/Low Gap Trail (portion) (3.7 mi) OR Low Gap Trail (10.3 mi). 

*** 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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