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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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Kurian's Creatives

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Tom Bitters

10:00 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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In State Department of Health

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation

TPS Display

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2B & 2C Combo
per patron need to cancel
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Ellettsville Fall Festival

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

Prenatal Yoga

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Prenatal Yoga
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
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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Registration is closed

Stop Motion Animation

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Stop Motion Animation
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Learn the basics of stop motion animation and create your own short movie in this tween tech event! No experience is necessary. For ages 9–12. Please register.
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Global Gifts

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

The Underground Railroad in Indiana

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Underground Railroad in Indiana
Downtown Library
Auditorium
New leads about the Underground Railroad keep us engaged with oral history. Jeannie R. Regan-Dinius, Director of Special Initiatives with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, will discuss Indiana’s role in the events, talk about documenting stories, and offer suggestions you can use in your county. Age 18 and up. Please register.

A partnership between the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Library.
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diffractive, forthcoming

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation