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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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IU Bridges Language Camp

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Bridges: Children, Languages, World; Summer Language Camp
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1C
Learn Zulu and Turkish language and culture and participate in a diverse and internationally-focused educational opportunity with IU Bridges: Children, Languages, World. Bridges instructors from Indiana University lead this FREE daytime camp in two parts: mornings with Gabbie Hetrick in Zulu and afternoons with Mehlika Cekic in Turkish. Using full immersion techniques as well as total physical response + communicative teaching methods, this camp will engage children in games, crafts, song, and dance from South Africa, Turkey, and beyond! Mandatory registration begins the morning of July 1st and will be capped at 15 participants. Camp runs from July 26 - 30th, 9:30am - 4:30pm (with a one-hour lunch break from 12:30-1:30pm). Open to all children in K-6th grades - please enroll only if you can commit to the full week of camp. Morning and afternoon drop-offs/pick-ups at MCPL Room 1C, on first floor. Campers must bring their own food and wear masks. Age 9 - 12. Register online at: https://go.iu.edu/3Qq1. Email cejafee@iu.edu with any questions. (Instructor bios are available on the registration site.)

A partnership between IU Bridges: Children, Languages, World - A project of IU's School of Global and International Studies.
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Create Your Own Sidewalk Chalk: A Take & Make Kids Program

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Virtual
Sidewalk chalk is just as fun to make as it is to use! Sign up for a Take and Make Kit, then watch our video to learn how to create your own––you can use it to decorate the spaces in your life! Ages 7–12. Please register with a valid email address, then select your pick-up location for the kit (available for pick up July 26–August 20). The video is available on the Library's YouTube channel.
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Virtual Animal Adventures: Alligator

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Virtual Animal Adventures: Alligator
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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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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Bloomington Area Christian Writers

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Spaces Reservation
Cancelled

Books on Tap: You Should See Me in a Crown

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Books on Tap
Virtual
Enjoy a great discussion on today’s most compelling books from the comfort of your own home! Please email ebrown@mcpl.info for information on getting a physical copy of the book. Age 21 and up. Please register once for both sessions, but feel free to attend only the sessions you want. A Zoom link will be emailed to you upon registration.

July 26: You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson 
August 30: Bring Your Own Novella
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