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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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ASL Sign Language Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
ASL Sign Language Storytime
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Learn targeted vocabulary in American Sign Language through stories, songs, and games! For ages 3–6 and caregivers, but all are welcome. Masks are required for all participants age 3 and up. Please register. Can't make it? Learn and practice American Sign Language with Ginny virtually!
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Portals

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation

The Friday Musicale Presents: The Music of Florence B. Price

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Other
The Friday Musicale Presents: The Music of Florence B. Price
Rediscovering an American Treasure with Dr. Vicki King, Pianist, and Dr. Thomas King, Tenor

This live performance celebrates the piano music of Florence Price, the first African American woman composer to have an orchestral work performed by a symphony orchestra. Featured music will include newly discovered manuscripts of previously unheard piano music.

All ages
Monroe County History Center, 202 E. Sixth Street, Bloomington
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AARP Tax Assistance

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

By Appointment Only on Monday, Tuesday, Friday   

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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Aktion Club of Options (LifeDesigns) Bloomington I

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

After-Hours Nerf Battle

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
After-Hours Nerf Battle
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Teen Space
Join us after hours to engage in epic Nerf battles, hang out, watch a movie, craft, and eat snacks with friends. This event is limited to 15 people. For ages 12–19. Please register.
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