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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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Haneefah Khaaliq,for US Senate

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1C
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La Escuelita Planning Meeting

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Registration is closed

Sensory Playtime

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sensory Playtime
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Share books, songs, and rhymes with your little one while squishing and smushing your way to the benefits of messy and sensory play! Dress for mess. Masks are required for all participants age 3 and up. For ages birth–2 with a caregiver. Please register.
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Yoga for Adults

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Yoga for Adults
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A/B Combo
Discover why yoga is such a powerful tool for keeping you healthy in body, mind, and spirit! In this all-level class, beginners will safely learn the basics, while more experienced students can take their practice to a deeper level. This event is suitable for people of all ages and most physical abilities. Age 16 and up. Please register.
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Introductory Arabic: World Language and Culture Class with IU Bridges

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Introductory Arabic - World Language and Culture Class with IU Bridges
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Learn Arabic language and culture through interactive games, songs, and activities that help children develop general literacy skills, too! Lessons are presented by certified instructors with Bridges, a project of the IU School of Global and International Studies and the IU School of Education. Class will not meet on October 9. For children in kindergarten–sixth grade. Masks are required. Please register. 

A partnership between the IU Bridges Project, IU School of Education, and the Library.
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