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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

IU Spelling Bee

10:00 AM - 12:00 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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IU Spelling Bee

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Annual IU Spelling Bee features students through the eighth grade who have won spelling bees at their schools in Brown, Greene, Monroe, Morgan and Owen counties. 
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All-Ages Day at the Ellettsville Teen Space

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Teen Space
Curious about the Ellettsville Teen Space, but you aren’t a teen? Patrons of all ages are invited to check it out on the fourth Saturday of the month––there's a DIY design studio, video games, virtual reality, and more!
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Bloomington Writers Group

12:30 PM - 3:30 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
Registration is closed

Kawaii Monsters

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Kawaii Monsters
Virtual
Do you love cute Kawaii characters? So do we! Gather your favorite drawing supplies and join us on Zoom for step-by-step instruction on creating monster-themed critters! Ages 7–12. Please register for the Zoom link to this program.
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Indiana Graduate Workers Coalition

2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Spaces Reservation

Indiana Graduate Workers Coalition

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation