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.
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. In episode three, we talk about combat and encounters in RPGs and strategies for structuring them. Age 12 and up. Access archived and future podcasts on our D&D Library Talk webpage.
*** To participate in this live Zoom series, please register once for all 10-10:30 AM sessions with a valid, non-school email address. The link to this Zoom series will be emailed to you upon registration***
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 are 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. To participate, sign up for a server invite link at mcpl.info/discord, if you haven't already, then drop in.
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.