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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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Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award (Friends of the Library Exhibit)

Sunday, March 20, 2022
Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards
Downtown Library

Exhibit Hours in Meeting Rooms 1B/C:
Monday–Thursday: 3–7 PM
Friday–Sunday: 1–5 PM

With funding from a generous bequest from Marian Armstrong, The Friends of the Library proudly presents Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards. This exhibit, curated by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, features 34 prints of illustrations from the award winners since 1973. These award-winning illustrations and children’s books highlight stories and figures from Black history, honoring the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout time. They also evoke the beautiful facets integral to the culture and fabric of our nation such as music, rhythm, and folktales. Learn more.

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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Preschool Storytime
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Join in the fun with stories, songs, puppets, and more that encourage the development of early literacy skills! Masks are required. For ages 3–6 and caregivers. Please register each child and caregiver for each storytime individually.
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VITAL English Language Group: Book Club with Neil Klein

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Downtown Library
VITAL Classroom
This session is currently full, please register for the next session starting February 8. 

New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. The book club is reading Brown Girl Dreaming by Jaqueline Woodson. Class size is limited to 6. Students on the waitlist may join via Zoom. New to VITAL? Fill out the request form to get started.  Age 18 and up.
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Little Makers

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Little Makers
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Explore your creativity with different materials and techniques at this fun, open-ended art experience. Masks are required. Dress to mess. For ages 3–6 and their families.
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AARP Tax Assistance

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2B

By Appointment Only 

Two-visit same-day Dropoff or Two-visit Scan

Call (812)727-4836; leave a message with your contact information 

Or email MCPLtaxaide@gmail.com 

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Crochet 101

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Crochet 101
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
New to crochet? Learn how to get started! This short class is a primer for February's Teen Artist Club project. Ages 12–19.
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Mary Depew

4:00 PM - 5:30 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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IU Health

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Sylvia McNair

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
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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NAMI - National Allliance on Mental Illness

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

Prenatal Yoga

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Prenatal Yoga
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Prenatal yoga is a gentle exercise that supports your changing body's needs, builds strength, and deepens awareness of your mind, body, and connection with your baby. Masks are required. For pregnant adults. Please register.
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