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Laugh Line

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Laugh Line
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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
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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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ASL Sign Language Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
ASL Sign Language Storytime
All Branches
Learn targeted vocabulary in American Sign Language through stories, songs, and games. Geared toward preschoolers ages 3–6 and their caregivers. 

*** To participate in live Zoom events, please register for each date of this series individually with a valid, non-school email address. The link to the Zoom sessions will be emailed to you upon registration.***

1/15: Winter 
1/29: Animals in Winter 
2/12: Family 
2/26: Being Sick 
3/12: Weather 
3/26: Spring 
4/9: Gardens 
4/23: Feelings
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Lunar New Year Celebration

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Lunar New Year Celebration
All Branches
2021 is the year of the Ox according to the lunar zodiac! Join Library staff and our friends from the IU Asian Culture Center for a story explaining the legend of the zodiac, a demonstration of how to make a Chinese paper lantern, and information about the different ways Lunar New Year is celebrated. We'll also share recorded performances of members of the TianTian Chinese School Advanced Class singing and performing a traditional dance. Age 3 & up. Please register with a valid, non-school email address to receive the Zoom program link. Learn more about Lunar New Year in our blog.
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