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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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Homeschool Art Lab: Faux Insect Taxidermy

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Homeschool Art Lab: Faux Insect Taxidermy
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Calling all homeschoolers! Explore different art mediums and express your creativity each month through unique projects. Masks are required. Age 5 & up (younger children may need assistance from an adult caregiver). Please register.

Younger siblings are welcome to play in the room.
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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
Preschool Storytime
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A/B Combo
Stories, songs, and rhymes get your preschooler talking, singing, and playing with books and words! Masks are required for all participants age 3 and up. For ages 3–6 and caregivers, but all are welcome. Please register. 

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The Burton Group

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1C
Spaces Reservation
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Preschool Discovery

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Discovery
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A/B Combo
Join us for fun, open-ended art experiences, STEAM adventures, and letter exploration! Each week, we'll experiment with different materials and techniques––dress for mess! Masks are required for all participants age 3 and up. For ages 3–6 and caregivers. Please register. 

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Dine Out for the Library at BJ's

11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Dine Out for the Library
Other
Dine out at BJ's Restaurant and enjoy 18 signature flavors of delicious handcrafted pizza in Tavern-Cut, Deep Dish, or gluten free styles. BJ’s offers a variety of delicious soups, salads, handcrafted burgers, tasty sandwiches, tacos, and “enlightened” entrees. Finish off your meal with the world famous Pizookie!

Show your flyer when you dine at BJ's, and the Friends will receive 20% of what you spend on food and soft beverages from 11 am - 10 pm Wednesdays, October 13 and 20 and Thursdays, October 14 and 21. Your dining brings funds to your public library to make every day full of opportunities for so many in our community.

Dine in, take out, or curbside pickup. Simply show your flyer available at library kiosks or print from our website. Your dining out has brought in more than $27,000 for the Library! The Friends of the Library thanks you for enjoying all that great food. Make plans to get together with friends for some fun while you dine and donate to the Library.
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Minecraft With the Library

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Minecraft With the Library
Virtual
Are you a seasoned Minecraft pro looking for new ways to play? Never played but want to learn with other kids in your community? Join our private Minecraft Server! We'll get together online once a month to explore, build, dodge creepers, and fight zombies! If you don't have your own Minecraft account, you can borrow one from the Library. We will have a Zoom meeting set up concurrently with the Minecraft server so you can chat and ask questions while playing with a new group of friends! Ages 7–12.

Please register to receive a welcome email with additional information and a username/password, IP address, and more to access the Library's Minecraft Server the day of the program.
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Prenatal Yoga

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Prenatal Yoga
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Prenatal yoga is a gentle exercise that supports your changing body's needs, builds strength, and deepens awareness of your mind, body, and connection with your baby. For pregnant adults. Please register.
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Third Thursday Book Club

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation