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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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SOS

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation

Winter Houseplant Swap

12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Winter Houseplant Swap
Downtown Library
Program Room 2B & 2C Combo
Jazz up your living space! Bring your established plants or plant cuttings to leave for someone else to take home. While you’re here, pick a new plant for yourself! Please make sure all plants are healthy, in an easily transportable container, and meant for an indoor environment. All ages. 
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Indiana Graduate Workers Coalition

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Spaces Reservation

Indiana Falun Dafa Association

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation

QueerTalk Book Club, Virtual Edition: Braiding Sweetgrass

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
QueerTalk Book Club
Virtual
Join us as we create a safe space to discuss books written by and for LGBTQ+ individuals. In January and February. we'll discuss Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Participants can choose to join the Sunday sessions from 1:30–3 PM or the Monday sessions from 6–7:30 PM. Age 16 and up. Please register for the Zoom link and book by emailing Linds Badger at lindsey@middlewayhouse.org.

A partnership between Middle Way House and the Library.
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Beastly Book Club

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Beastly Book Club
Downtown Library
See note
Bring a book to read at Friendly Beasts Cider Company (222 W. Second Street)! A librarian will be on hand to provide recommendations or lend you something new! You can also sign up for a free library card and learn how to use digital library resources. Age 21 & up.

A partnership between Friendly Beasts Cider Company and the Library.
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Sunrise Movement Bloomington

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

Anthology: Music at MCPL

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Anthology: Music at MCPL
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Get to know the students behind the music during this tuneful afternoon as IU Jacobs School of Music students perform a mix of engaging music such as classical, jazz, and other genres from around the globe! All ages. Drop in.
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