Oops!
Start Date is not before End Date

Filter Events by



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.

View More

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.

View More

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
View More

Youth Art Contest: Oceans of Possibilities

Thursday, March 31, 2022
Youth Art Contest: Oceans of Possibilities
Virtual
Calling all youth artists! For Youth Art Month, we're challenging you to create and submit an original 2D work of art based on the theme of our summer reading games: Oceans of Possibilities! The winning artwork will be made into a collectible summer reading prize bookmark! Entries should be 3x7 inches (stop by the children's information desk to grab a template, if needed). Drop your entry off at the Downtown Library children's information desk, the Ellettsville Branch, or the Bookmobile by March 31 to enter! Make sure your entry has your name and contact information written legibly on the back. Ages birth–12.

Want some extra help or company while you work? Join us for our workshop on March 17!
View More
Registration is closed

Homeschool Art Lab: Dino Felt Embroidery

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Homeschool Art Lab: Dino Felt Embroidery
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Calling all homeschoolers! Explore different art mediums and express your creativity each month through unique projects. Masks are required. For ages 5–12 (younger children may need assistance from an adult caregiver). Please register. See more Homeschool Art Lab events.
View More
Registration is closed

Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Preschool Storytime
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Stories, songs, and rhymes get your preschooler talking, singing, and playing with books and words! For ages 3–6 with caregivers. Please register for each session you will attend.
View More
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.   

Intermediate English skills suggested.  If you do not speak English, please fill out the VITAL Services form to learn about programs for beginners.
View More
Registration is closed

Preschool Discovery

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Discovery
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Join us for fun, open-ended art experiences, STEAM adventures, and letter exploration! Each week, we'll experiment with different materials and techniques––dress for mess! For ages 3–6 and caregivers. Please register.
View More

Miniature Painting 101

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Miniature Painting 101
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
We've got the minis, paints, brushes, and know-how––come try your hand at miniature painting! All skill levels are welcome. Ages 12–19. Drop in.
View More

Isak for Congress

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation
Cancelled

Tween D&D

5:30 PM - 6:30 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. Ages 9–12. Please register.
View More
Registration is closed

Yoga With Baby

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga with Baby
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Take care of your body and build strength after having your baby. This gentle exercise supports the changing body's needs and deepens awareness of the caregiver's mind, body, and connection with their baby. For adults with babies up to age 2.
View More

MCPL Board of Trustees Executive Session

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

MCPL Board of Trustees Executive Session

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Global Gifts

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation