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.
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.
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.
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.
Come to watch clips from movies and TV shows, stay to talk about what could have been better. We'll dive into old and new media to see how communication and relationships are shown. A program in partnership with Middle Way House. Ages 13–19. To participate, sign up for a server invite link at mcpl.info/discord, if you haven't already, then drop in.
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.
Make new friends in this seven-part Zoom program based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey! Throughout the program, middle-schoolers will learn skills based around the seven habits, improving their self-confidence, self-control, personal responsibility, time management, positive decision-making, and more. Ages 12–15. To register for this free Zoom program series, please email Laura Wathan at email@example.com or call 812-568-5183. The Zoom link for the program series and a link to register to pick up a copy of the book will be emailed to you. A partnership between Youth First, United Way of Monroe County, and the Library.
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.