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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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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!
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AARP Tax Assistance

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2B

By Appointment Only on Monday, Tuesday, Friday   

Two-visit same-day Dropoff or Two-visit Scan

Call (812)727-4836; leave a message with your contact information 

Or email MCPLtaxaide@gmail.com 

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D&D Club

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
D&D Club
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Drop in, adventure through fantastic realms, then leave when you want! These sessions of Dungeons and Dragons are designed to be short, fun, and evolving adventures that anyone can play. All skill levels are welcome! Ages 12–19.
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Ping Pong Palooza

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Ping Pong Palooza
Downtown Library
Atrium Space
Learn to play, have fun, and improve your skills in a safe, friendly environment! Drop by. All ages.
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BlackLit

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Power of Words
Other
This event was rescheduled due to weather issues on the original date on February 4th.

A celebration of Black writers from all genres and forms. Held during the First Friday Gallery Walk, readers will present excerpts from iconic pieces of Black literature and introduce the audience to original writings. Age 16 & up A partnership between IU Arts & Humanities Council, IU Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, and the Friends of the Library. 6:30–8 PM (participants sign in at 6 PM) Grand Hall, Indiana University Cook Center for Public Arts & Humanities Maxwell Hall, 750 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington

There is also a reception at 5 pm. This event can also be viewed online. Contact fol@mcpl.info for the Zoom link.
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