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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 @ Butler Park

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Tiny to Two
Downtown Library
See note
Families with babies play, sing, read, and talk together at Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park, 812 W. Ninth Street, in Bloomington! We'll meet by the playground and be sitting on the grass, so feel free to bring something to sit on. Ages birth–3. Please register.

A partnership between City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Library.
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Wonderful Ones

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Wonderful Ones
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
This program session has been changed to "Tiny to Two" and will be held at Rev Ernest D Butler Park, 812 W 9th St Bloomington IN on this date.
Families with babies ages birth to 18 months play, sing, read, and talk together with other little ones—then enjoy toy time! Masks are required for all participants age 3 and up. Please register individually for each session you will attend.


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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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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Terrific Twos

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Terrific Twos
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
This program session has been changed to "Tiny to Two" and will be held at Rev Ernest D Butler Park, 812 W 9th St Bloomington IN on this date.
Families with babies ages 18 months to 3 years play, sing, read, and talk together with other little ones—then enjoy toy time! Masks are required for all participants age 3 and up. Please register individually for each session you will attend.

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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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Create Your Own D6

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Create Your Own D6
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Want to learn more about how dice are made? We'll cast our own D6's for use in board games or RPGs and learn how to make a balanced die. All skill levels are welcome! Ages 12–19.
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Beginning Korean Language and Culture

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Beginning Korean Language and Culture
Downtown Library
Program Room 2B
This course introduces the sounds and scripts of Korean, basic grammar, greetings, numbers, days of the week, and more! Students are encouraged to practice speaking through role play. Reading and writing in Hangeul (the written syllabary) is included, as is an introduction to Korean culture. Age 18 and up. Please register.
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Tom Scharpling: It Never Ends in Conversation with Perry Shall

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tom Scharpling: "It Never Ends" in Conversation with Perry Shall
Virtual
Join us for a virtual conversation with Tom Scharpling, comedian, television writer, host of The Best Show, and author of the national bestseller It Never Ends, a memoir of a life writing comedy amidst a lifelong struggle with mental illness. It’s the heartbreaking account of Tom's intense coming-of-age, and the lengths he's undertaken to pull away from the brink of self-destruction. Tom will be joined by Perry Shall, a graphic designer, art director, and host of the online show T Time: A Total Shirtshow. Age 16 and up. Please register. The Zoom link will be emailed to you in the afternoon on the day of. 

A partnership between Tom Scharpling, Perry Shall, Abrams Books, and the Library.
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