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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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Paper-Circuit Firefly: A Take and Make Kids Program

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Virtual
Combining origami technique and coin cell battery, you'll make your own light-up firefly using one of our Take and Make Kits! Kits will be available July 12–30. Ages 7–12. Please register with a valid email address, and select your pick-up location for the associated kit. The related instructional video will premier on the Library's YouTube channel July 12 at 10 AM and be available anytime after.
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Virtual Animal Adventures: Lemur

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Virtual Animal Adventures: Lemur
Virtual
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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Teen Artist Club

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Artist Club
Virtual
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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Night Owl Storytime

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Night Owl Storytime
Virtual
Are your little ones at daycare or preschool during the day? Join us for this live interactive evening Zoom event. Spend quality time with your child while enjoying stories, songs, and fingerplays––then relax with some bedtime yoga! Feel free to wear your jammies and bring your stuffed animal friends! Ages birth–6 and families. Please register with a valid email address. The Zoom link to this program will be emailed to you upon registration.
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