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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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D&D Library Talk: Episode Seven

Thursday, July 15, 2021
D&D Library Talk
All Branches
D&D Library Talk is our podcast on the ins and outs of RPG systems, like Dungeons and Dragons! We talk about how to make sure everyone enjoys the game, whether as a player or game master. In Episode Seven we dive back into the dungeon to continue putting concepts into practice and explore how to create a fun RPG environment for both the DM and the players.

Age 12 and up. Access archived and future podcasts and resources on our D&D Library Talk webpage.
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Virtual Animal Adventures: Owl

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Virtual Animal Adventures: Owl
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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VITAL English Language Group: Walking Tour

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Downtown Library
Library Plaza on Kirkwood
Join us for English language conversation and a walking tour of the downtown area and/or Indiana University campus. Plan to meet new people and talk about local history, arts, and culture. Wear clothing comfortable for walking outside. Masks are recommended for those who are not fully vaccinated. New to VITAL? Complete the VITAL services online request form to learn about more opportunities for English language learning. Age 18 and up. Please register.
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Teen Artist Club

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Artist Club
All Branches
Are you a teen artist looking for a group of other teen artists to hang out with? Join us on Discord to show off your work and have fun! 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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Books on Tap: Where the Wild Ladies Are

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Books on Tap
All Branches
Enjoy a great discussion on today’s most compelling books from the comfort of your own home! Please email ebrown@mcpl.info for information on getting a physical copy of the book. Age 21 and up. Please register once for both sessions, but feel free to attend only the sessions you want. A Zoom link will be emailed to you upon registration.

May 24: Ring Shout by P. Djeli Clark
June 28: Where the Wild Ladies Are by Aoko Matsuda
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