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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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Escuelita

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Registration is closed

Introductory Arabic: World Language and Culture Class with IU Bridges

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Introductory Arabic
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Learn Arabic language and culture through interactive games, songs, and activities that help children develop general literacy skills, too! 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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Saturday Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday Storytime
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
The whole family is invited to this weekend storytime! Books, puppets, music, movement, crafts, and more encourage early literacy skills. Ages birth–6. Please register.
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Yoga for Adults

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Yoga for Adults
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Discover why yoga is such a powerful tool for keeping you healthy in body, mind, and spirit! In this all-level class, beginners safely learn the basics, while more experienced students take their practice to a deeper level. This event is suitable for people of all ages and most physical abilities. Age 16 and up.
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SCIFI (South Central Indiana Fiction Interface)

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Monroe County

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

2:00 PM - 4:15 PM
The Power of Words
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Ryder Films presents Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am. This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works, and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. This movie is rated PG-13.

Dr. Amoah-Ramey with the Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University will introduce the film and lead a short discussion afterward.

This free movie screening is a Friends of the Library program that is part of the 2022 Power of Words initiative bringing author Jacqueline Woodson to Bloomington for a talk at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on February 5 and the Marian Armstrong Exhibit, Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards on display at the Downtown Library February 1–March 20.
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Tween D&D

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tween D&D
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Interested in Dungeons & Dragons? Join us for a special stand-alone role-playing adventure! No prior experience is necessary. Please register for either the January OR February session so that more children may have a chance to try out this game. Ages 9–12.
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Indiana Graduate Workers Coalition

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation
Cancelled

Dungeon Crawl

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
See note
Learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons and meet new people in this interactive story game. Meet at Friendly Beasts Cider Company (222 W. Second Street) and compete against another adventuring party as a knight, wizard, or rogue in a custom-made role-playing adventure. All participants will receive custom-made dice as part of the adventure. Age 21 & up. Please register.
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Tradehouse Family

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