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.
Learn how to use borax and pipe cleaners to grow your own crystals at home! Ages 12–19. Follow this link to register for the associated Take and Make Kit and to set up a pick-up date and location between January 11–25. This virtual program may be viewed on the Library's YouTube channel, beginning January 11. It will be available anytime after.
For Black History Month, play a game of bingo that facilitates discussions on race, features acts of kindness, and offers opportunities to learn about Black visionaries, leaders, and artists! When you complete five in a row (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally), you’ll earn a prize! Visit mcpl.info/bingo to download a game card and learn more about how to play. Once you have a bingo, you'll schedule an appointment to pick up your prize between January 18 and March 5.
Stories provide insight. Whether it's a personal narrative, description of cultural heritage, or an imagined fantasy, an individual's story provides insights into who they are and what shapes and inspires them. Shared stories help us see what makes us unique and how we are the same. By reading or listening to an individual's story, we can learn to treat people with the respect and dignity they deserve no matter their race, color, gender, religion, ability, or level of income. Discover different stories, learn about people seeking to eliminate social injustices, and find resources for discussing issues about race. All ages.
A preschooler's world is filled with wonder and curiosity. Join us for recommended books, engaging activities, and creative crafts to help your inquisitive child enjoy learning through play. This week we'll practice early math and science skills with sorting! Ages 3–6. This program will be available on our YouTube channel beginning January 20.
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.
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. ***
*** To participate in this live Zoom series, please register once for all 6-6:30 PM sessions with a valid, non-school email address. The link to this Zoom series will be emailed to you upon registration***
Join us as we create a safe space to discuss books written by and for LGBTQIA+ individuals. In January; February, and early March we will read and discuss In the Dream House, Carmen Maria Machado’s engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Age 16 and up. To participate in this virtual series, please register with a valid, non-school email address. An email with one Zoom link for all five sessions will be emailed to you upon registration. A partnership between Middle Way House and the Library.