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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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Black Voices Exhibits

Sunday, March 20, 2022
Other
These exhibits are a combination of books and various selections from the Coretta Scott King book and illustrator award winners. For all ages.
February 2–March 20
Monday–Thursday: 9 AM–9 PM
Friday: 9 AM–5 PM
Sunday: 1–5 PM
Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Library and Bridgwaters Lounge
275 N. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington
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BlackLit Exhibit

Monday, February 28, 2022
The Power of Words
Other
This immersive experience features poems by authors who have participated in past BlackLit programs, including audio from the authors’ readings.

A partnership between IU Arts & Humanities Council, IU Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, and the Friends of the Library.
For all ages, with parents
February 2–28
Monday–Friday: Noon–4 PM
Indiana University Cook Center for Public Arts & Humanities
Process Gallery, Maxwell Hall, 750 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington
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Developmental Services Inc.

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation
Cancelled

Homeschool Special Tour of Our Voice Art Exhibit

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Homeschool Special Tour of "Our Voice" Art Exhibit
Downtown Library
See note
Join us for a special tour of artwork featured in Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards, a Marian Armstrong exhibit presented by the Friends of Monroe County Public Library. Learn about the different styles of illustration and the stories these pictures help tell and create your own collage! Recommended for ages 5–12, but all ages are welcome. Please register. 
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Cancelled

Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Preschool Storytime
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Stories, songs, and rhymes get your preschooler talking, singing, and playing with books and words! Masks are required. For ages 3–6 with caregivers. Please register for each session you will attend.
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Registration is closed

VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Tom Bitters

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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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Cancelled

Preschool Discovery

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Discovery
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Join us for fun, open-ended art experiences, STEAM adventures, and letter exploration! Each week, we'll experiment with different materials and techniques––dress for mess! Masks are required. For ages 3–6 and caregivers. Please register.
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Miniature Painting 101

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Miniature Painting 101
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
We've got the minis, paints, brushes, and know-how––come try your hand at miniature painting! All skill levels are welcome. Ages 12–19. Drop in.
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Cancelled

Prenatal Yoga

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Prenatal Yoga
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
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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Committee for Isak Nti Asare

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Spaces Reservation

Limestone Medic Collective

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation