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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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Virtual Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Virtual Storytime
Virtual
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 shares stories and rhymes about everyone's favorite sweet treat, ice cream! This program is geared to ages 2–6, but all ages are welcome!
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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 The Last Honest Horse Thief by Michael Koryta. 
 
Virtual English Language groups take place on Zoom.  Fill out the request form to get started.
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Drawing from Nature for Teens

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Downtown Library
Library Plaza on Kirkwood
Join local artist Lizzy Salvaggio to learn how to draw directly from the nature around you. Drawing utensils and paper will be provided, but you're welcome to bring your own. Ages 12–19. Please register. This program will be held outdoors on the Main Library Plaza on Kirkwood. Participants who are uncomfortable sitting on the ground should bring a chair.
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The Good, the Bad, and The Cringe: A Movie and TV Show Conversation

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Virtual
Come to watch clips from movies and TV shows, stay to talk about what could have been better. We'll dive into old and new media to see how communication and relationships are shown. Ages 13–19. To participate, sign up for a server invite link at mcpl.info/discord, if you haven't already, then drop in. A partnership between Middle Way House and the Library.
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Jackbox on Discord

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Virtual
Join us on Discord to play Jackbox games with Library teen staff and other local teen friends! 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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Wind Down and Charge Up Virtual Yoga

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual
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.
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