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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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Ladies’ Bible Study

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Preschool Storytime
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Join in the fun with stories, songs, puppets, and more that encourage the development of early literacy skills! Masks are required. For ages 3–6 and caregivers. Please register each child and caregiver for each storytime individually.
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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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Health Insurance Marketplace Assistance with ASPIN

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Health Insurance Marketplace Assistance with ASPIN
Downtown Library
Atrium Space
Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana (ASPIN) uses certified Navigators to assist individuals and families with questions about health plan coverage, updating insurance profiles, using your health insurance benefits, and enrolling and re-enrolling individuals in Federal Marketplace plans, Medicaid, Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), and Children's Health Insurance (CHIP). Navigator Kendyl Griffith will be onsite to offer free assistance. Can't make it? Call 877-313-7215 or log on to aspinhealthnavigator.org to make an appointment.
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Comics and Cookies: Romantic Graphic Novels

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Comics and Cookies: Romance Edition
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Come for the cookies, stay to share your feels on these graphic novels. Bring your favorite romance title and we'll chat about all things comics-related! For ages 12–19. Drop in.
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Teen Artist Club: Crocheted Pastel Bees

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Artist Club: Crocheted Pastel Bees
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Teen Space
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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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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IU Health

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
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 2A
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

Tuesday Night Music Club: What's Going On

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday Night Music Club
Virtual
Join other music fans to discuss classic albums virtually! This time it's Marvin Gaye's What's Going On. Listen before the meeting, then come share your reaction. We’ll also listen to select songs as a group. The albums are available for streaming on Hoopla with your library card. Age 18 & up. Please register. View more Tuesday Night Music Club events.
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Community Stitchers

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
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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