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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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Meet the Media

9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Meet the Media
Downtown Library
Program Room 2B & 2C Combo
Local media reps provide suggestions on how to get coverage for your meaningful community work. Come prepared to present a story idea no more than one minute long (only one pitch per nonprofit). Plenty of time for one-on-one questions too. Age 18 & up. Please register. 

A partnership between Nonprofit Alliance of Monroe County and the Library. 
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Shane Tang

1:30 PM - 3:00 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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Teen Artist Club: Crocheted Pastel Bees

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Artist Club: Crocheted Pastel Bees
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Are you a teen artist looking to hang with others? Join us to make fun stuff, show off your work, and relax. This time, we'll make Crocheted Pastel Bees! Ages 12–19.
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Girl Scout Troop 01594

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

Introductory Chinese: World Language and Culture Class with IU Bridges

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Introductory Chinese - World Language and Culture Class with IU Bridges
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Learn Chinese language and culture through interactive games, songs, and activities that help children develop general literacy skills, too! These interactive lessons are presented by certified instructors with Bridges, a project of the IU School of Global and International Studies, and the IU School of Education. The class will not meet on March 19. For children in kindergarten–sixth grade. Please register.

A partnership between Bridges, a project of the IU School of Global and International Studies and the IU School of Education, and the Library.
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Bloomington Irish Trad Session

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Spaces Reservation

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Monroe County

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Spaces Reservation

Daisy Girl Scouts

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Jeanette Clausen

5:30 PM - 7:00 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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Night Owl Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Night Owl Storytime
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Listen to stories, sing songs, and do some yoga and mindfulness exercises to practice early literacy skills and wind down before bedtime! Feel free to come in pajamas. Ages birth–6.
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Stages Bloomington

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation

Math Homework Help for Teens

7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Math Homework Help
Downtown Library
Program Room 2B
Drop in for free one-on-one help with math and science-related assignments––arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, physics, chemistry, and ISTEP and SAT review. For middle school and high school students only.

Funded through a partnership between the Library, Monroe County Community School Corporation, and the Monroe County Education Association.
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