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All-Ages Summer Reading Program: Tails and Tales

Saturday, July 31, 2021
Tails and Tales
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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
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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 Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Virtual Storytime
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Join us for a fun (and short!) preschool storytime on YouTube. Rhymes, songs, and a story help preschoolers practice early literacy skills. This week Kim shares the books Duck Tents by Lynne Berry and Monster and Mouse Go Camping by Deborah Underwood This program is geared to ages 2–6, but all ages are welcome! This virtual program will be available on the Library's YouTube channel.
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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 The Last Honest Horse Thief by Michael Koryta. 
 
Virtual English Language groups take place on Zoom.  Fill out the request form to get started.
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Mapping Stories of the Great Depression

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Downtown Library
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Librarian Christine Friesel presents oral histories of people who lived through the Great Depression. These stories were recorded by the Monroe County Public Library in the 1970s. Hear stories of how and where these characters lived, worked, and accepted the hardships and heartaches with creativity and grit. Learn about the Monroe County Field Notes project to unearth more stories about property history. Age 14 and up. 

*** This program will be held at American Legion Post 18 Burton Woolery, 1800 W 3rd St, Bloomington, IN***

A partnership between Monroe County History Club, American Legion Post 18 Burton Woolery, and the Library.
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Digital Creativity at Home: Blender, A Deeper Look at 3D Modeling

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Digital Creativity at Home: Blender, A Deeper Look at 3D Modeling
All Branches
Ready to level up your 3D modeling skills? Blender is the ultimate free tool for crafting or creating 3D designs. Join our Digital Creativity Specialist as he demonstrates how to make your modeling dream a reality. Age 12 and up. This video will premier on our YouTube channel on June 29 and be available thereafter.
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Dine Out for the Library at Lennie's

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Other
Dine out for the Library at Lennie's every Tuesday in June after 4 pm. Just show your flyer and Lennie's will donate 20% of your tab to make all of those amazing library programs you appreciate possible. Thank you for enjoying all that wonderful food. You make summer reading programs, early literacy programs, cultural programs, Story Walks, and much more possible with your dining and membership and donations to the Friends.

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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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