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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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Indiana Falun Dafa Association

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

Books Plus, Virtual Edition: The Sentence

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Books Plus, Virtual Edition
Virtual
All are welcome to join the book discussions––or just listen. In February, we'll read The Sentence. In this stunning and timely novel, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich creates a wickedly funny ghost story, a tale of passion, of a complex marriage, and of a woman's relentless errors. Age 16 and up. Please register for the Zoom link. View more titles and book clubs at mcpl.info/bookclub
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LEGO Club

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LEGO Club
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Unleash your imagination and creativity with fellow LEGO builders! LEGO Club is very popular––please sign up for just one event per month to allow others to participate. Masks are required. Ages 5–12. Please register.
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Tween Reads: Clan

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tween Reads: "Clan"
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Get to know other tweens through crafts and activities at this book club! Join us to chat about "Clan" by Sigmund Brouwer, a survival story perfect for fans of stories about friendship between humans and animals. Atlatl is often put down due to a childhood injury and his inability to hunt. He longs to earn the respect of his father, the leader of their Clan. The Clan is important to Atlatl because, in prehistoric times, your Clan ensured your survival. When a disaster strikes, will Atlatl be able to survive with his only friend, a saber-tooth cub? Masks are required. Ages 7–12. Please register. Pick up your book club copy (yours to keep!) at the Downtown Library children's information desk after registering. Visit mcpl.info/bookclub for additional book clubs for all ages.
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