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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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Nicholas Graham Hall Art Installation

Saturday, December 11, 2021
Downtown Library
Gallery Exhibit Space
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Dine Out for the Library at Muddy Fork Bakery!

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Dine Out for the Library
Other
Dine Out for the Library with Muddy Fork Bakery December 4, 11, and 18. Place your order online by Wednesday of each week for Saturday pickup at numerous locations. Input the coupon code “LIBRARY” with your online order, as Muddy Fork Bakery will donate 50% of your purchase to the Friends of the Library to make all of those wonderful Library programs everyone enjoys possible.

Or show your flyer when you visit the Winter Farmers’ Market at the Switchyard Park Pavilion from 9 – 12:30 on Saturday, December 4, 11, and 18. Delivery is also available with a $25 minimum order. Muddy Fork is home to Indiana’s only wood-fired brick-oven bakery, where they make the finest sourdough and whole-grain breads and stellar pastries. You'll love their granola and croissants and more! Stock up for holiday entertaining and gift giving.

Learn more about Muddy Fork and their bread workshops: http://muddyforkbakery.com

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Girl Scout Troop 3565

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Spaces Reservation

Jewish Theatre of Bloomington

10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Spaces Reservation
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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Cheap-O Gift Workshop: Personalized Photo Candles

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cheap-O Gift Workshop: Personalized Photo Candles
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B

Learn to make inexpensive giftable crafts that people will actually use and love! You'll leave each class with a finished sample, instruction sheet, and supply list to recreate these awesome gifts at home. Age 18 and up. Please register individually for each session.


November 20: Beard Balm 
December 4: Personalized Photo Candles 
December 18: No-Sew Hand Warmers 
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IU School of Nursing Research Project

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation

Bloomington Writers Group

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

Grace and Box: A Local Children's Author Event

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
"Grace and Box": A Local Children's Author Event
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
A little girl and a refrigerator box go on many adventures as they imagine all the things they can be! Join local author, Kim Howard, as she reads from her imaginative and humorous picture book, Grace and Box. We'll sing songs, play silly games, and enjoy a craft inspired by the book. Masks are required for all participants age 3 and up. For ages 3–6 and their families. Please register.
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Movement Study Group

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation