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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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Oscars After-Party Swag Bag

1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Oscars After-Party Swag Bag
Virtual
It’s the most glamorous movie night of the year! Register to receive an Oscars after-party swag bag, including a randomly selected past "Best Picture" DVD checked out to your library card. You'll also receive a 3D-printed Oscars-themed bookmark, some snacks, and a nominations ballot to play along with. Age 18 & up. Please register. Check your email confirmation for pickup details.
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Volunteers of America

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation

Maker Lab: "Among Us" Plushies

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Maker Lab: Among Us Plushies
Downtown Library
The Ground Floor
Science, tech, crafts––drop in for a cool project! This month's is Among Us plushies. Ages 12–19.
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Girls scouts troop 01635

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Spaces Reservation

Bloomington Irish Trad Session

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Spaces Reservation