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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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Black History Month Bingo

Sunday, February 28, 2021
Black History Month Bingo
All Branches

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.

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Everyone Has a Story Reading Challenge

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Everyone Has a Story Reading Challenge
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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.

Find out more about participating with a Beanstack account at mcpl.info/everystory.
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Virtual Storytime: Getting Dressed: Froggy Gets Dressed and Under My Hijab

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Virtual Storytime
All Branches
Join us for a fun (and short!) storytime on YouTube. Rhymes, songs, and a story help preschoolers practice early literacy skills. This week Ginny shares the books "Under My Hijab" and "Froggy Gets Dressed" and discusses how our clothes help us express ourselves and protect us from nature! Geared to ages 2–6, but all welcome to watch!

*** This virtual program may be viewed on the Library's YouTube channel, premiering February 9 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 Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger. 
 
Virtual English Language groups take place on Zoom.  Fill out the request form to get started.
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Dine Out for the Library at Bucceto's

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Dine Out for the Library
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Dine Out for the Friends! Try a different restaurant each month. Your meal will taste even better knowing you’re contributing to an award-winning library for all in the community. Next up: Enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner at either Bucceto’s location on Tuesdays, February 9, 16, and 23, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., dine-in or carry-out. Bucceto's also features a gluten-free menu. Show your flyer and 20% of your purchase will support your public library. Take a night off from cooking and enjoy some pizza and pasta with personality at Bucceto's!

Our Dine Out on the 16th was cancelled as Bucceto's was closed due to the weather emergency. They have graciously rescheduled it for Tuesday, February 23rd. You may still use the same flyer even though it doesn't specify the 23rd.
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Teen Services Online

3:00 PM - 7:00 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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Movie Tuesday

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Movie Tuesday
All Branches
Join us on Discord to binge some movies and hang out! We have tons of movies to choose from and will be taking suggestions and voting on what to watch each week. Ages 13–19. To participate, sign up for a server invite link at mcpl.info/discord, if you haven't already, then drop in.
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Modern Greek - World Language and Culture Class with IU Bridges

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Modern Greek––World Language and Culture Class with IU Bridges
All Branches
Start learning Modern Greek through interactive games, songs, and activities that help children develop general literacy skills too! This series of ten weekly virtual lessons begins February 2 and introduces children to the Modern Greek language and culture. Ages 5–12. Classes are presented by certified instructors with Bridges, a project of the IU School of Global and International Studies, and the IU School of Education. Please register to enroll in this free online class and receive a link to join via Zoom.
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Wind Down and Charge Up Virtual Yoga

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
All Branches
Discover why yoga is such a powerful tool for keeping you healthy in body, mind, and spirit with Robin Halpin Young of Maxwell House Yoga. The focus of this restorative yoga class will be to wind down, relax, stretch, and recharge. This program is suitable for people age 12 and up and of most physical abilities.

***Please register for this virtual program series with a valid, non-school email address. The Zoom link for the series will be emailed to you upon registration.
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