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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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The Bloomington Project School

9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

Tiny to Two

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tiny to Two
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Families with babies play, sing, read, and talk together! Masks are required for age 3 and up. Ages birth–3. Please register.
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VITAL English Language Group: Book Club with Neil Klein

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. The current book club selection is They Called Us the Enemy, a graphic memoir from actor/author/activist George Takei. 

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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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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Dine Out for the Library at DeAngelo's

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Dine Out for the Library
Other
Dine Out for the Library at DeAngelo's on Tuesdays, February 8 and 22 from 11 AM to 9 PM. When you order, please show your flyer or mention that you are dining out for the Friends of Monroe County Public Library. DeAngelo's will donate a portion of your purchase to the Friends to make wonderful Library programs and services possible. Enjoy delicious Italian pasta dishes, as well pizzas, sandwiches, and salads made from scratch with fresh ingredients from their friends at Good Life Farms. DeAngelo's offers inside dining as well as carryout service.
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Preserving Memories

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Preserving Memories
Downtown Library
The Commons
Are you interested in converting your old home movie recordings, printed photographs, or slides into a digital format you can share online? Preserving your memories, archiving, and sharing them can be a powerful way to connect with friends and family. In this open house, we'll teach you how to create digital files using our new Memory Preservation Station in the Level Up digital creativity center.* Age 18 & up. Drop in.

*You can use a cloud storage account like Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or Dropbox to save your content. Another option is to use a USB flash drive––you can bring your own or check one out from the Library for temporary use. Please email mneer@mcpl.info with any specific questions. 
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Talking Tacos

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Talking Tacos
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Come to chat about relationships, dating, and other tough topics, stay for the tacos! Ages 12–19.

A partnership between Middle Way House and the Library.
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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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Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Monroe County

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Spaces Reservation

IU Health

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

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Monroe County

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
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 214
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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Song Recording Basics: A Level Up Workshop

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Song Recording Basics: A Level Up Workshop
Downtown Library
Level Up
Do you dream of making music? In this introductory workshop, we'll teach you how to record a song. Age 12 and up.
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