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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
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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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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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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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Halloween Cross Stitch

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Halloween Cross Stitch
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
In this program, you'll learn how to cross stitch while creating a cute Halloween-themed bookmark. While we won't finish the entire bookmark during the program, you'll leave with all the skills and materials needed to complete the piece at home. Masks are required. Ages 7–12. Please register.
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3D Drop-Off Days

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
3D Drop-Off Days
Downtown Library
Level Up
Using 3D-modeling software (like the free and user-friendly, Tinkercad), you can turn your digital designs into real-world physical objects! Bring in your STL or OBJ file for a 5-minute drop-off session, and we'll print it for you*. Visit mcpl.info/3D for tutorials and resources. Please note, 3D printing takes time—you will need to return to the Library at a later date to pick up your creation. All ages.

*Print time restrictions and the Library’s 3D printer policy apply. One printed item per Library cardholder per month. For size constraints and other questions, email jcaswell@mcpl.info.
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Spooky D&D Club

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Spooky D&D Club at Main
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1C
Drop in, adventure through fantastic realms, then leave when you want! These sessions of Dungeons and Dragons are designed to be short, fun, and evolving adventures that anyone can play. All skill levels are welcome! Ages 12–19.
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Sunrise Movement Bloomington

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1B
Spaces Reservation
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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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Community Stitchers

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation

Community Stitchers

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1C
Spaces Reservation