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Laugh Line

Friday, April 30, 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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Everyone Has a Story Reading Challenge

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Everyone Has a Story Reading Challenge
All Branches
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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VITAL English Language Group: Book Club

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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 American Street by Ibi Zoboi. 
 
Virtual English Language groups take place on Zoom.  Fill out the request form to get started.
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Zoom into Storytime!

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Zoom into Storytime!
All Branches
Rhymes, songs, and a story help preschoolers practice early literacy skills, live via Zoom! This program is geared to ages 2–6, but all ages are welcome.

*** To participate in this live Zoom series, please register once for all sessions with a valid, non-school email address. The link to this Zoom series will be emailed to you upon registration***
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Dine Out for the Library at DeAngelo's

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Other
Dine Out for the Library at DeAngelo's on Tuesdays, March 23 and 30. When you order, please show your flyer or mention that you are dining out for the Friends of Monroe County Public Library. DeAngelo's will donate a portion of your purchase to the Friends to make wonderful Library programs and services possible. For carryout and delivery orders, you can phone in your order at (812) 961-0008. You may also order online at https://www.deangelosbloomington.com. Remember to note that you are a Friend of the Library! DeAngelo's is offering inside dining, carryout, and delivery. Their pizzas, sandwiches, and salads are always made from scratch with fresh ingredients from their friends at Good Life Farms.
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The Good, the Bad, and The Cringe: A Movie and TV Show Conversation

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
All Branches
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.
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation

4:00 PM - 5:30 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.  

Virtual English Language groups take place on Zoom.  Fill out the request form to get started.
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In It to Win It

5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
All Branches
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 lwathen@youthfirstinc.org 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.
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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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