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. Today we're using paper hearts to make animals, inspired by Michael Hall's book "My Heart is Like a Zoo". All you'll need is paper, a writing utensil, glue and scissors! Ages 3–6. This program will be available on our YouTube channel beginning February 10.
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.
Join the Library and Amanda Korak from Switchyard Brewing Company to learn how to taste beer like a pro! Learn about beer and how to use the five S's to taste four types of it––blonde/cream/wheat, lager vs. ale, IPA, and stout. You do not need beer to attend, but can choose to purchase four of the following to taste along with the program (or BYOB!): Lavender Blonde, Orange Blossom Blonde, Boxcar Cream Ale, Winter Wheat, West Coast IPA, Harvest Ale, Vienna Lager, and Hopscotch Coffee Stout. A Library Tasting Mix-Pack is also available! Please place and pick up your order by February 9 from switchyardbrewing.com. Age 21 and up only. Please register. A link to this Zoom program will be emailed to you upon registration.