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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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Registration is closed

Tiny to Two

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Tiny to Two
Ellettsville Branch
Families with babies play, sing, read, and talk together! This program will meet in the Ellettsville Branch Garden, outside the Ellettsville Branch Meeting Room Lobby. We'll be sitting on the grass so feel free to bring something to sit on. If we need to move inside due to weather, masks will be required for age 3 and up. Ages birth–3. Please register.


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Friends of the Library Big Fall Book Sale FREE DAY

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friends Big Fall Book Sale
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1B & 1C Combo
Free Day! Choose from thousands of items at the Friends of the Library Big Fall Book Sale. Take all you want home for FREE! Open to the public. Donations gladly accepted to help make all of the wonderful community programs possible at Monroe County Public Library. https://mcpl.info/friends/friends-bookstore-clearance-sales
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
VITAL English Language Group
Downtown Library
VITAL Classroom
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. Class size is limited to 6. Students on the waitlist may join remotely via Zoom. Age 18 and up. 

New to VITAL? Fill out the request form to receive registration information.
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Teen Artist Club: Rainbow Bookends

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Artist Club: Rainbow Bookends
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Are you a teen artist looking to hang with others? Join us to make rainbow bookends! Ages 12–19. Meet in the Ground Floor Study Room.
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Lambda Chi Omega Philanthropic Sorority

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

VITAL English Language Group: Conversation

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
VITAL English Language Group
Downtown Library
VITAL Classroom
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. Class size is limited to 6. Students on the waitlist may join remotely via Zoom. Age 18 and up. 

New to VITAL? Fill out the request form to receive registration information. 
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Bloomington PRIDE

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

Night Owl Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Night Owl Storytime
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Listen to stories, sing, and wind down for the night with yoga and mindfulness exercises. Feel free to wear your pajamas so you can head straight to bed when you get home! Masks are required for all participants age 3 and up. Ages birth–6 with families. Please register.
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Sassafras Audubon Society

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1B
Spaces Reservation

Math Homework Help for Teens

7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Math Homework Help
Downtown Library
Program Room 2B
Drop in for free one-on-one help with math and science-related assignments––arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, physics, chemistry, and ISTEP and SAT review. For middle school and high school students only.

Funded through a partnership between the Library, Monroe County Community School Corporation, and the Monroe County Education Association.
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