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All-Ages Summer Reading Program: Tails and Tales

Saturday, July 31, 2021
Tails and Tales
All Branches
Read for fun, complete activities, and earn tickets towards prize drawings! Our summer reading games are a fun and free way to engage all age groups in exploring new ideas, books, and activities. Register online and between June 1 and August 1, you can earn points for every 30 minutes you spend reading and for trying different activities. At different point levels, you become eligible to earn badges and prizes.

Register and learn more about the various categories and prizes for children (ages birth–12), teens (ages 12–19), and adults (age 18 and up).

There will be a community-wide reading goal of 1,000,000 minutes, resulting in a $1,000 donation from the Friends of the Library to Monroe County Humane Association!
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Virtual Animal Adventures: Guinea Pig

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Virtual Animal Adventures: Guinea Pig
All Branches
View real animals from the Indian Creek Zoo in Michigan and learn about different kinds of animals from around the world with the help of friendly puppets. Visit mcpl.info/animaladventures to view these professionally-produced recorded videos by Alex Thomas and Friends. Enjoy this educational and entertaining program anytime during the week (Monday–Sunday) before the link expires. All ages.
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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 Lord of the Flies by William Golding. 
 
Virtual English Language groups take place on Zoom.  Fill out the request form to get started.
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Animal Friends from the Monroe County Humane Association

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Animal Friends from the Monroe County Humane Association
All Branches
Over Zoom, we'll meet a retriever named Rikki (June 7), and a corn snake named Tangerine (June 21), learn how to care for and be kind to them––then have the chance to ask questions! We'll also read out loud to them. For ages 5–12. Please register with a valid email address. The Zoom link to the program will be emailed to you. A partnership between Monroe County Humane Association and the Library.
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Rainbow Reads for Teens

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Rainbow Reads for Teens
All Branches
Join us on our teen Discord to talk about your favorite reads with LGBTQ+ characters! 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

5:30 PM - 7:00 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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