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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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Preschool Math and Science

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Math and Science
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Science begins with curiosity and wonder! Strengthen your child's independent learning skills as you engage in scientific processes and practices together in these hands-on math and science activities. Masks are required. For ages 3–6 and caregivers.
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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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Dine Out for the Library at DeAngelo's

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Dine Out for the Library
Other
Dine Out for the Library at DeAngelo's on Tuesdays, February 8 and 22 from 11 AM to 9 PM. When you order, please show your flyer or mention that you are dining out for the Friends of Monroe County Public Library. DeAngelo's will donate a portion of your purchase to the Friends to make wonderful Library programs and services possible. Enjoy delicious Italian pasta dishes, as well pizzas, sandwiches, and salads made from scratch with fresh ingredients from their friends at Good Life Farms. DeAngelo's offers inside dining as well as carryout service.
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Talking Tacos

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Talking Tacos
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Come to chat about relationships, dating, and other tough topics, stay for the tacos! Ages 12–19.

A partnership between Middle Way House and the Library.
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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 214
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

Fantasy Film Flowers

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fantasy Film Flowers
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Do you miss the spring flowers? Join us to create beautiful, colorful, permanent ones using Dip It Fantasy Film! Age 18 & up. Please register.
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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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