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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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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1B & 1C Combo
Spaces Reservation

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1B
Spaces Reservation

Bloomington Irish Trad Session

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Spaces Reservation

QueerTalk Book Club, Virtual Edition

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
QueerTalk Book Club
Virtual
Join us as we create a safe space to discuss books written by and for LGBTQ+ individuals. In November and December, we'll discuss We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice by Mariame Kaba. Participants can choose to join the Sunday sessions from 1:30–3 PM or the Monday sessions from 6–7:30 PM. Age 16 and up. Please register for the Zoom link and book by emailing Linds Badger at lindsey@middlewayhouse.org.

A partnership between Middle Way House and the Library.
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Books On Tap, Virtual Edition: BYO Food- or Cooking-Themed Book

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Books on Tap
Virtual
Books on Tap is the book club with a twist! Enjoy fantastic drinks, a comfortable atmosphere, and great discussion on a compelling book. Each registered participant will receive a drink recipe that goes with the month’s book selection. Please email mhutt@mcpl.info with any questions. Age 21 and up. Please register for the Zoom link and a copy of the book (if you need one). November and December will also include discussion on what types of books we want to read in 2022––make sure to attend if you want to influence the book selections. Visit mcpl.info/bookclub for other book clubs and titles.

November 29: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor, winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for best novella! This month's drink recipe is the Cranberry Cosmopolitan Cocktail with a book club twist. 

December 27: Bring any fiction or nonfiction food- or cooking-themed book! Make your own drink and try to relate it to your book choice in some way!
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