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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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Monroe County Veterans Affairs Client Appointments

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monroe County Veterans Affairs Client Appointments
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Conference Room
Steven Miller, Veterans Affairs Officer for Monroe County, will be onsite offering assistance to veterans, their dependents, and survivors. Learn how to file claims for VA benefits, obtain military records, and access VA services. To schedule an appointment, call the Veterans Affairs office at 812-349-2537. Age 18 & up. Appointments are required.

A partnership between Monroe County Veterans Affairs and the Library.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Isak for Congress

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

Mankind Project

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Spaces Reservation
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.
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Anime Watch Party

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Anime Watch Party
Downtown Library
The Ground Floor
Join other fans of My Hero AcademiaThe Way of the House Husband, The Promised Neverland, and more for a night of anime, crafts, and chatter. Ages 12–19.
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Crafts in the Stacks

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Crafts in the Stacks
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Come hang out and try new hands-on DIY projects as you learn new crafting skills each month! Supplies are provided. For ages 7–10 in the Tween Space. Please register.
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Girl Scout Troop 5090

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation

Musical Mastery

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Musical Mastery
Downtown Library
Level Up
Looking to take your music to the next level? Make your songs sound like the pros! Age 12 & up. Drop in. 

March 10: Mixing, Bouncing, and Reference Tracks––We’ll cover mixing a song and getting each part sounding just right, then you’ll learn how to turn your audio project into a shareable audio file.

April 21: Compression––In this session, we’ll cover what it means, what it does, and how it can help your songs sound streaming-ready.
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Black Bear Grove (ADF) A Druid Fellowship

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation