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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: Groundhog

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Virtual Animal Adventures: Groundhog
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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Digital Creativity at Home: Godot Web Editor

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Virtual
Ready to level up your skills? Godot web editor is a completely free, lightweight, and cross-platform game development engine. Join our Digital Creativity Specialist as he explores its possibilities. Age 12 and up. This virtual program will be available on the Library's YouTube channel premiering July 19 at 2:30 PM. and archived thereafter.
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Comics and Cookies: Dragons and Fantasy

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual
Grab any cookies or baked goods you have at home and join us on Discord to share your feels on your favorite graphic novels, manga, and comics! This month, we're talking about dragons and fantasy titles! 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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