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!
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.
Learn about Indiana's On My Way Pre-K program, which awards grants to 4-year-olds from low-income families so they may have access to a high-quality preschool program the year before they begin kindergarten. Stop by the Children's area at the Main Library at the designated time to meet with Crystal Moore, On My Way Pre-K Project Manager for Monroe County, to find out if your family is eligible to participate, or for help with completing the application process. Learn how a high-quality preschool program can benefit your child, and discover other early literacy activities and programs available free at your Library. For parents of four-year-olds.
Rhymes, songs, and a story help preschoolers practice early literacy skills in this fun (and short!) event you can watch anytime on the Library's YouTube channel. This week Kim is sharing books about feelings. Tune in for "The Boy with Big, Big Feelings" by Britney Winn Lee, "I’m Worried" by Michael Ian Black, and "Grumpy Pants" by Claire Messer! This program is geared to ages 2–6, but all ages are welcome!
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.
Did you know our printer is publicly available to print 3D objects? Using 3D modeling software (like the free and user-friendly TinkerCAD), you can turn your digital designs into real-world physical objects. Sign up for a short Zoom drop-off session to digitally deliver your .stl or .obj file.* Not sure how to create a file? Learn more at mcpl.info/3D. All ages. Please register with a valid email address. A link to the Zoom session will be emailed to you.
*Size restrictions and the Library’s 3D printing policy apply. Limited one printed item per Library cardholder per month. 3D printing can take time—you will need to visit the Library at a later date to pick up your creation. For size constraints and other advance questions, email email@example.com.
Learn how to use Canva to design and order a basic business card. We’ll go over the basics, add text and graphic elements, and explore the wide range of templates available for your use! Please create a free basic canva.com account prior to class. Age 12 and up. Please register with a valid email address. The Zoom link to this program will be emailed to you upon registration.
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.