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D&D Library Talk: Episode Nine: Making Your RPG Family Friendly

Wednesday, September 15, 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 Nine we talk about how to design fun and engaging RPG games for tweens and families. We are joined by Children's Librarian, and D&D enthusiast, Kim Baker as we discuss campaign design and system choice, best practices when leading RPGs for tweens, the social and emotional learning benefits of RPGs, and how to set everyone up for success when playing these games.

Age 12 and up. Access archived and future podcasts and resources on our D&D Library Talk webpage.
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Friday, December 31, 2021
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
All Branches

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program encouraging you to read 1,000 books with your child before they start kindergarten. The program is self-paced and you decide how often and how long you will read to your child. It can take anywhere from a few months to a few years. When you register for the program, you can come pick up a welcome packet, including a finger puppet and physical reading logs to color in! There will also be occasional surprises throughout the game, like stickers, a halfway-there certificate, and more (you can even earn a happy dance with a librarian)! When you finish the program, you’ll receive a graduation certificate, an invite to a quarterly themed storytime, a free book, and a farm friend adoption kit (just a stuffie, not a real one). Sign up online.

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

Monday, September 13, 2021
Downtown Library
Gallery Exhibit Space
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All-Ages Day at The Ground Floor

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Curious about The Ground Floor teen space, but you aren’t a teen? Patrons of all ages are invited to check it out on the second Sunday of the month––there's a DIY design studio, video games, virtual reality, and more!
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Friends of the Library Big Fall Book Sale BAG DAY

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends Big Fall Book Sale
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1B & 1C Combo
It's bag day. Amazing bargains! Fill a Friends of the Library tote bag with great books for only $6 per bag or $8 per box. Thousands of items to choose from at the Friends of the Library Big Fall Book Sale. Open to the public. https://mcpl.info/friends/friends-bookstore-clearance-sales
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Girl Scout Troop 3565

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Spaces Reservation

Indiana Graduate Workers Coalition

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Spaces Reservation

Composting Basics and Q&A

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1,000 Households Who Mulch yard sign and person mowing grass
Other
Join local experts in composting for a hands-on demonstration and Q&A at the site of the future Monroe County Public Library's Southwest Branch as part of City of Bloomington's 1000 Households That Mulch project. Park at Unity of Bloomington (4001 S. Rogers St. ) and walk to the field catty-cornered to the roundabout.

Check here for more information about hands-on demonstrations at other locations.

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Indiana Coalition for Public Education

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation