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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 Eight

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
D&D Library Talk
Virtual
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 Eight we continue our exploration of the Tomb of the Scorpion Queen and have to test our mettle against a dangerous foe.

Age 12 and up. Access archived and future podcasts and resources on our D&D Library Talk webpage.
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Oh No, George!: A Story Walk Celebration @ Flatwoods Park

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Downtown Library
See note
Meet in the large shelter house at Flatwoods Park (9499 Flatwoods Rd, Gosport) to enjoy a few games and make a craft themed around the new Story Walk title, Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton. Then, we'll take a walk on the Story Walk to read the book together. For ages 2–6 and their families or caregivers, but all are welcome. Please register. Together, as a community, we can continue promoting literacy, reading, health, exercise, and movement in our neighborhoods through Story Walks! Learn more about our Story Walk
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation

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.  

Virtual English Language groups take place on Zoom.  Fill out the request form to get started.
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VITAL English Language Group: Poetry

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
All Branches
Improve English language skills while reading and discussing poetry. Expand vocabulary, study descriptive language, and have fun writing short poems. Virtual English Language groups take place on Zoom. Age 18 and up. Fill out the request form to get started. 
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Gaming with the Library

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual
Love video games? Foster, one of our library staff, will stream a variety of games, such as No Man's Sky, Wreckfest, Outer Wilds, or anything else we have in our collection and other things from our PS4 or STEAM library. You'll help decide where Foster goes and what he does next! The game will stream in Discord and on The Ground Floor's Twitch Channel so you can watch, but all chat will happen on Discord. The Twitch link will be posted in Discord when the program starts and found on our teen Linktree. 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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Cardinal Stage

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1C
Spaces Reservation

Dine Out for the Library at Truffles

4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Other
Dine Out for the Library at Truffles on Thursdays, July 15 and 22 from 4:30 - 9 pm, dine in or take out! Show your flyer and Truffles will donate 20% of your tab to make important library resources possible that our community values. Please call 812-330-1111 for reservations which are strongly encouraged

Truffles Restaurant and the 56° Bar is a chef-driven establishment, serving a range of dish options from classic Steakhouse to International fare. Located on Bloomington's east side, Truffles and the 56° Bar offers an intimate setting that is welcoming for both everyday and special occasions. The wine and spirits list offers a depth unparalleled amongst Bloomington's finest venues. For more than 20 years they have taken pride in creating genuine connections and the finest cuisines daily.
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Third Thursday Book Club

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation