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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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Create-a-Comic Challenge

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Create-A-Comic Challenge
Virtual
Create an original one-page comic to share with the community and enter to win one of 20 gift cards to Vintage Phoenix Comic Books! Categories are available for kids ages 7–11 and teens ages 12–19. Upload your comic to mcpl.info/comic by November 30 to enter the contest! Please note: All comics must be appropriate for all ages––comics that do not meet this guideline will not be shared.
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D&D Library Talk: Episode Ten: Turns Out a Lot Can Go Wrong, but We've Got It This Time... Right?

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
D&D Library Talk
Virtual
D&D Library Talk is our podcast on the ins and outs of RPG systems, like Dungeons and Dragons! We talk about how to make sure everyone enjoys the game, whether as a player or game master. In Episode Ten, we record another play session as we continue our exploration of the dungeon, searching for the Book of the Dead, facing down new enemies, and hoping luck is on our side!

Age 12 and up. Access archived and future podcasts and resources on our D&D Library Talk webpage.
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Nicholas Graham Hall Art Installation

Friday, December 10, 2021
Downtown Library
Gallery Exhibit Space
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ASL Sign Language Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
ASL Sign Language Storytime
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Learn targeted vocabulary in American Sign Language through stories, songs, and games! For ages 3–6 and caregivers, but all are welcome. Masks are required for all participants age 3 and up. Please register individually for each session you wish to attend in November and December. Can't make it? Learn and practice American Sign Language with Ginny virtually!
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Aktion Club of Options (LifeDesigns) Bloomington I

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation

3D Drop-Off Days

5:00 PM - 6:00 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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Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Monroe County

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1B
Spaces Reservation