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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Friday, December 31, 2021
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
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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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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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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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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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Girl Scout Troop 3549

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Spaces Reservation
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Books on Tap Virtual: The Weight of Ink

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Books on Tap
Virtual
Set in London of the 1660s and the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history. Electrifying and ambitious, this National Jewish Book Award-winner is about women separated by centuries—and the choices and sacrifices they must make in order to reconcile the life of the heart and mind. Enjoy a great discussion on this book from the comfort of your own home! Please email mhutt@mcpl.info for information on getting a physical copy of the book. Age 21 and up. Please register. You will be emailed the Zoom link upon registration. Visit mcpl.info/bookclub for other book clubs and titles.
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Indiana Government

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Library
Auditorium
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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