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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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Ladies’ Bible Study

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Preschool Storytime
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Join in the fun with stories, songs, puppets, and more that encourage the development of early literacy skills! For ages 3–6 and caregivers. Please register each child and caregiver for each storytime individually.
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Little Makers

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Little Makers
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Explore your creativity with different materials and techniques at this fun, open-ended art experience. Dress to mess. For ages 3–6 and their families.
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Teen Artist Club: Clay Gnomes

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Artist Club: Clay Gnomes
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Are you a teen artist looking to hang with others? Join us to make fun stuff, show off your work, chat, and relax. This time, we'll make polymer clay gnomes! Ages 12–19.
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Isak for Congress

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

IU Health

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Spaces Reservation

Remixing Memories

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Remixing Memories
Downtown Library
Level Up
Our new Memory Preservation Station allows you to convert your treasured home movies from VHS to a digital format! We'll show you how to use the equipment to remix and remaster these copies, giving them a new life of their own. Age 12 and up.
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Tuesday Night Music Club: Jagged Little Pill

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday Night Music Club
Virtual
Join other music fans to discuss classic albums virtually! This time it's Alanis Morrisette's Jagged Little Pill. Listen before the meeting, then come share your reaction. We’ll also listen to select songs as a group. The albums are available for streaming on Hoopla with your library card. Age 18 & up. Please register. View more Tuesday Night Music Club events.
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Prenatal Yoga

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Prenatal Yoga
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Prenatal yoga is a gentle exercise that supports your changing body's needs, builds strength, and deepens awareness of your mind, body, and connection with your baby. For pregnant adults. Please register.
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