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Celebrating Black Voices

Thursday, March 31, 2022
Celebrating Black Voices
Virtual
Learn more about books that received the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and Celebrating Black Voices events in our online reading challenge. Participants who complete the challenge will earn $2 bear bucks to spend in the Friends of the Library Bookstore. Age 5 & up.

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Take and Make Kits from WonderLab

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
All Branches
The Library has run out of all of the kits from WonderLab. We do not have any more available ...

Design Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine. Prepared by WonderLab, the free kits are packed with the things to create your own machine. Just add your imagination! For more information about Rube Goldberg and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s interest in science, see: https://www.wonderlab.org/design-your-own-rube-goldberg-machine/
Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Children's Help Desk at the downtown Library and at the Help Desk at the Ellettsville Library. 
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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Day: Storytime & Crafts

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Day: Storytime & Crafts
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Celebrate Black lives and futures as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy. We'll talk about Dr. King and race in this storytime followed by crafts. All ages.

Learn more about MLK Day celebrations at the Library, including how to make a donation to the Community Kitchen's Backpack Buddies program.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Day: Storytime & Crafts

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Day: Storytime & Crafts
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Celebrate Black lives and futures as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy. We'll talk about Dr. King and race in this storytime followed by crafts. All ages.

Learn more about MLK Day celebrations at the Library, including how to make a donation to the Community Kitchen's Backpack Buddies program.
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Bloomington Peace Choir

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1B
Spaces Reservation

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Day: Bloomington Peace Choir

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Day: Bloomington Peace Choir
Downtown Library
Atrium Space
Celebrate Black lives and futures as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy. Join the Bloomington Peace Choir for a short performance. All ages.

Learn more about MLK Day celebrations at the Library, including how to make a donation to the Community Kitchen's Backpack Buddies program.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Day: Tweens March and Journey Forward

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Day: Tweens March and Journey Forward
Downtown Library
See note
Carol-Anne was 13 years old when she met Martin Luther King, Jr. It was the 1960s, the height of the civil rights movement, and she was starting to pay attention to the inequality that plagued the nation. Journey forward with local author, Carol-Anne Hughes Hossler as she talks about her book, Dr. King, The Rabbi, And Me, what she's learned, and leads activities and discussion to get you thinking. Ages 7–12. This program will meet in Meeting Rooms 1B/C.

Learn more about MLK Day celebrations at the Library, including how to make a donation to the Community Kitchen's Backpack Buddies program.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Day: IU African American Dance Company

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
MLK Jr. Day Celebration Events: IU African American Dance Company
Downtown Library
Auditorium
The IU African American Dance Company presents Good Dancing – Good People! This interactive, high-spirited lecture/performance combines the energizing dances of the legendary IU African American Dance Company with ideas about service in African and African American cultures. All ages. Please choose either the 3 PM or 4 PM performance to allow for space for others to attend.

Learn more about MLK Day celebrations at the Library, including how to make a donation to the Community Kitchen's Backpack Buddies program.
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LEGO Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LEGO Club
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Unleash your imagination and creativity with fellow LEGO builders and our LEGOs! Masks are required. Ages 5–12. Please register.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Day: Helping Hands

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Day: Helping Hands
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Help us put together dignity kits for community members experiencing homelessness. Ages 12–19. Drop in. 

Learn more about MLK Day celebrations at the Library, including how to make a donation to the Community Kitchen's Backpack Buddies program.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Day: IU African American Dance Company

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
MLK Jr. Day Celebration Events: IU African American Dance Company
Downtown Library
Auditorium
The IU African American Dance Company presents Good Dancing – Good People! This interactive, high-spirited lecture/performance combines the energizing dances of the legendary IU African American Dance Company with ideas about service in African and African American cultures. All ages. Please choose either the 3 PM or 4 PM performance to allow for space for others to attend.

Learn more about MLK Day celebrations at the Library, including how to make a donation to the Community Kitchen's Backpack Buddies program.
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Bloomington Irish Trad Session

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1C
Spaces Reservation

Girl Scout Troop 3549

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Spaces Reservation

Girls scouts troop 01635

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Jeanette Clausen

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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. 
Masks required.  Low intermediate English skills suggested. 

If you do not speak English, please fill out the  VITAL Services form to learn about programs for beginners.  
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