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.
Join us in meeting rooms 1B/1C 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.
Steven Miller, Veterans Affairs Officer for Monroe County, will be onsite offering assistance to veterans, their dependents, and survivors in filing claims for VA benefits, obtaining military records, and accessing VA services. To schedule an appointment, call the Veterans Affairs office at 812-349-2537. Age 18 & up. Appointments are required.
A partnership between Monroe County Veterans Affairs and the Library.
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.
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.
Monroe County Field Notes is a virtual dig to uncover stories about 19th-century landmarks and people, from 1816–1876. Local history is significant only when it is accessible. Sadly, there are gaps in primary records covering the most dramatic moments in our county’s first 60 years. Field Notes is an ongoing project that challenges us to showcase and diversify our community's history using oral history and stories. Join us for an update on some parcel history in the Ellettsville area. Age 18 and up. Please register.
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.