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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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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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Minecraft With the Library

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Minecraft With the Library
Virtual
Are you a seasoned Minecraft pro looking for new ways to play? Never played but want to learn with other kids in your community? Join our private Minecraft server! We'll get together twice a month to explore, build, dodge creepers, and fight zombies! If you don't have your own Minecraft account you can borrow one from us. Ages 7–12. We'll have a dual Zoom meet set up concurrently with the Minecraft server so that you can chat, talk, and ask questions while playing. Please register to receive a welcome email with a username/password, IP address, and more to access the server on the day of the program.
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Miniature Painting 101: A Take and Make Teen Program

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Miniature Painting: A Take and Make Teen Program
Virtual
Make sure to register for this Take & Make Kit if you are interested in learning about painting miniatures. We supply the fully assembled miniature, brushes, paints, and instructions. If you'd like to paint with someone or be able to ask questions, join us on Discord during the live painting session. Ages 13–19. Please register with a valid email address.
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