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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
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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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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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D&D Library Talk: Episode Two

Sunday, December 27, 2020
D&D Library Talk
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D&D Library Talk is our 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. Episode two focuses on world building and how to create a campaign without burning out. Age 12 and up. Access archived and future podcasts on our D&D Library Talk webpage.
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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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Teen Services Online

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Services Online illustration
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While the physical libraries are closed, your virtual teen space is waiting for you on Discord! Join the Library for all your teen space fun, Monday and Wednesday from 3–5 PM and Tuesday and Thursday from 3–7 PM! To join you must be between the ages of 13–19 and live in Monroe County.

Fill out the form at mcpl.info/discord if you want to participate! A teen librarian will respond as soon as they can with an invite link.
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Comics and Cookies: Sleepless, Vol. 1

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Comics & Cookies: Sleepless
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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: Umami

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

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
Fall Hiking Club
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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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