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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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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
All Branches
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
All Branches
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
All Branches
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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Preschool Fun: Tape Resist 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 Kim demonstrates how to create tape resist paintings! Craft supplies and 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 December 16 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

10:00 AM - 11:30 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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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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Teen Services Online

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Services Online illustration
All Branches
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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Winter D&D Online

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Winter D&D Online
All Branches
Drop in, adventure through fantastic realms, then leave whenever you have to. These sessions of Dungeons and Dragons will be held via Discord and are designed to be short, fun, and evolving adventures that anyone can play. All skill levels are welcome! Ages 13–19. Please register.

*** To participate in live Discord events, please register with a valid email address (please do not use your school-issued email). The link to the Discord event will be emailed to you 30 minutes before the program begins. ***
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Gumball Machine Ornament

4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
All Branches
Create a wonderful and colorful gift for this winter season––your very own gumball machine ornament! All ages. A supply list and step-by-step instructions can be found in the description box of the video.

*** This virtual program may be viewed on the Library's YouTube channel, premiering December 9 at 4 PM. It will be archived and available on the same YouTube channel thereafter. ***
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Friends of the Library Board Meeting

5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Main Library
Program Room 2B
The monthly meeting of the Friends of the Library Board of Directors.

The Friends of the Library are members of the community just like you - people who value the library and its services. We think of ourselves as the library's best friends. Membership in the Friends of the Library is open to all who wish to support the Library's vital role in our community.
https://mcpl.info/friends
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MCPL Board of Trustees' meeting

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Registration is closed

Night Owl Storytime

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
All Branches
Are your little ones at daycare or preschool during the day? Join us for this live interactive evening Zoom event. Spend quality time with your child while enjoying stories, songs, and fingerplays––then relax with some bedtime yoga! Ages birth-6 and families.

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