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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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Virtual 3D Printing

12:01 AM - 11:59 PM
Virtual 3D Printing
Virtual
Want to design a real-world 3D physical object but don't know where to start? Watch our instructional video at home, then use Tinkercad, a free 3D modeling web app, to create your digital design and email it to us. We'll print it for you!* Age 12 and up. Please register to receive the video link by email on February 16 and indicate your color preference.

*Prints must be submitted no later than February 23. Print time is limited to a 3-hour maximum print time and a single-color print per person. Objects exceeding this print time may be reduced in size. The colors available are blue, red, orange, and yellow. Please note, 3D printing takes time—we will contact you to pick up your creation when it is ready. The Library’s 3D printer policy applies. For size constraints and other questions, email jcaswell@mcpl.info.
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The Bloomington Project School

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

VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Craig Smedley

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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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Wonderful Ones

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Wonderful Ones
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Families with babies ages birth to 18 months play, sing, read, and talk together with other little ones—then enjoy toy time! Masks are required for all participants age 3 and up. Please register individually for each session you will attend.
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Terrific Twos

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Terrific Twos
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Families with babies ages 18 months to 3 years play, sing, read, and talk together—then enjoy toy time. Masks are required for age 3 and up. Please register individually for each session.
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MCPL test

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

CANCELLED - VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Mary Depew

1:30 PM - 3:00 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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D&D Crafts

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
D&D Crafts
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Drop by to learn how to make your very own cardboard dice tower and dragon eggs! All skill levels are welcome. For ages 12–19.
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Miniature Painting 101

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Miniature Painting 101
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Teen Space
We've got the minis, paints, brushes, and know-how––come try your hand at miniature painting! All skill levels are welcome. Ages 12–19. Drop in.
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Mindful Movement

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Mindful Movement
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Join yoga instructor Lauren Volpp for some physical and mental exercises in mindfulness. We'll set intentions, talk about identity and self-reflection, learn skills for having balance in transition, and more! All abilities are welcome. Yoga mats are provided. Masks are required. Ages 7–12.
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MCPL Board of Trustees Meeting

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2B & 2C Combo
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Cancelled

Evening Family Storytime

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Evening Family Storytime
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Stories, songs, and rhymes get your preschooler talking, singing, and playing with books and words! Masks are required for all participants age 3 and up. For ages 3–6 and caregivers, but all are welcome. Please register.

Note: The content of this storytime may be repeated in the next morning's Thursday storytime.


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Community Stichers

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
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STFUAW Writers Workshop

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