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Laugh Line

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Laugh Line
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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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Limited Library Services

Monday, January 04, 2021
Current Services and Appointments
All Branches
To learn more about virtual library services by appointment and online chat and phone hours, please visit the current services and appointments webpage. All public meeting rooms are closed.
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The Coiled Crown: A Fantasy-Themed Digital Escape Room

Sunday, January 31, 2021
Coiled Crown: A Fantasy-Themed Digital Escape Room
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Journey into a ruined fantasy world in search of an ancient queen's crown. Inspired by games like Dark Souls, Mortal Shell, and Metroid, you'll need to unearth the forgotten lore of haunted places like the Netherworld Forest, Scorched Keep, and Lost Catacombs in order to solve the adventure's puzzles. Age 12 and up. Get started at mcpl.info/coiledcrown.
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D&D Library Talk: Episode One

Sunday, December 13, 2020
D&D Library Talk
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D&D Library Talk is our new podcast on the ins and outs of RPG systems, like Dungeons and Dragons! We talk about how to make sure everyone enjoys the game, whether as a player or game master. In Episode One we talk about how to navigate group dynamics and creating a session so everyone can have their expectations met. Age 12 and up. Access archived and future podcasts on our D&D Library Talk webpage.
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Cardinal Stage Presents: Family Photo Challenge: Choose Your Own Story

Thursday, December 31, 2020
Cardinal Stage Presents: Choose Your Own Story
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Imagine your story with Cardinal Stage! Recreate any favorite folktale of your choosing using ten original photos for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Lennie's! Read the story, asking your kids to listen for the most important characters, events, and plot points, then work together to plan out your photos. Post your photo story by January 3 on Instagram or Facebook to enter to win. To qualify, you must tag Cardinal Stage (@cardinalstage) and use the hashtag #cardinalchallenge. See cardinalstage.org/family-photo-challenge for more details. You can use Hoopla to find various eBook versions of popular tales, such as "The Gingerbread Man" or "Stone Soup" or ask your librarians to pick out some folktales for you with this recommendation form. All ages.

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The Tween Space

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
The Tween Space
All Branches
The Tween Space is going online for fun explorations in crafting, cooking, and other STEAM experiences. This week we're making flamingo snowglobes! You'll find a supply list and step-by-step instructions in the description box of the video. These programs are geared towards ages 7–12, but all are welcome to watch.

*** This virtual program may be viewed on the Library's YouTube channel, premiering at 4:00 PM. It will be archived and available on the same YouTube channel thereafter. ***
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Tween Reads: A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
All Branches
Meet and get to know other kids through discussion and activities in this virtual book club designed specifically for kids 7–12! Please email childref@mcpl.info for information on getting a physical copy of the book. 

December 11: A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée (this title is made available by the Racial Equity Grant from the Indiana Humanities)

*** 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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