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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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Browns Backers

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation

Comics and Cookies: Horror Edition

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Comics and Cookies: Horror Edition
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Come for the cookies, stay to share your feels on these graphic novels. We'll be discussing all things Abby Howard and other favorite horror graphic novels. Ages 12–19.
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Comics and Cookies: Horror Edition

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Comics and Cookies: Horror Edition at Ellettsville
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Come for the cookies, stay to share your feels on these graphic novels. We'll be discussing all things Abby Howard and other favorite horror graphic novels. Ages 12–19.
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Girl Scout Troop 01594

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation
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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 Edition: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Books on Tap
Virtual
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam — and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, this award-winning book is as much about the power of telling one’s own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard. 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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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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