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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Monday, May 31, 2021
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program encouraging you to read 1,000 books with your child before they start kindergarten. The program is self-paced and you decide how often and how long you will read to your child. It can take anywhere from a few months to a few years. When you register for the program, you can come pick up a welcome packet, including a finger puppet and physical reading logs to color in! There will also be occasional surprises throughout the game, like stickers, a halfway-there certificate, and more (you can even earn a happy dance with a librarian)! When you finish the program, you’ll receive a graduation certificate, an invite to a quarterly themed storytime, a free book, and a farm friend adoption kit (just a stuffie, not a real one). Sign up online.

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Bloomingfoods Positive Change for Friends of the Library

7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Positive Change
Other
Bloomingfoods members selected Friends of the Library for their Positive Change initiative for the month of May! The Positive Change program is a community-driven fundraising campaign that offers shoppers the opportunity to round their purchase up to the nearest dollar, or donate more if they wish. Shop local at Bloomingfoods, and round up a little during the month of May to make much needed library resources accessible to everyone in our community. Any amount raised during the first 7 days of the month will be matched by a generous anonymous donor!

Since 1976 Bloomingfoods has endeavored to be a positive force in this community; working to meet the needs of local folks, support local food, and build a healthy local economy. They believe that community-based organizations are vital to the health and wellness of this community, and they want to help them succeed! Since its rollout in January 2016, shoppers have raised an incredible $490,000 for local non-profits through the Positive Change initiative.
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VITAL English Language Group: Exploring Poetry

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Other
Improve English language skills while reading and discussing poetry. Expand vocabulary, study descriptive language, and have fun writing short poems. 

Virtual English Language groups take place on Zoom.  Fill out the request form to get started.
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Dementia Conversations: A Caregiver University Program

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Caregiver University
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When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care. Join our partners from the Greater Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association for this live Zoom program. Age 18 and up. To register call 800-272-3900.
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Minecraft 3D Printing

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Minecraft 3D Printing
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Jump on the Library’s Minecraft Server and build something cool! We’ll take your build, turn it into a 3D model, then print it on our 3D printer for you to pick up later! The Library’s server uses the Java Version of Minecraft. If you don’t have your own account, you can borrow one from the Library. Ages 7–12. Please register with a non-school email address. Contact minecraft@mcpl.info with questions.
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Among Us on Discord

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Among Us on Discord
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Join other teens and our staff on Discord to play Among Us and root out the Imposter. 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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Books and Bonfires: Braiding Sweetgrass

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Books and Bonfires
Main Library
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Rescheduled for May 20, 2021, 7 - 9 PM
Join Monroe County Parks and Recreation Naturalist, Autumn Brunelle, and MCPL Librarian, Annise Blanchard, for engaging conversations about nature and books while safely distanced around a toasty bonfire. This program will be held at Karst Farm Park, 2450 S. Endwright Road. Please note that physical distancing and face coverings will be enforced. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. Please register with a valid email address. Age 16 and up. Digital copies can be accessed via Hoopla.

May 6: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
June 3: What This River Keeps by Greg Schwipps
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