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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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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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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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Oceans of Possibilities: A Youth Art Workshop

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Oceans of Possibilities: A Youth Art Workshop
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Join us to work on your entry to our youth art contest! We'll have everything you'll need to get started on a work of art based on the theme of our summer reading games: Oceans of Possibilities! Learn more about the contest. Ages birth–12.
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Dine Out for the Library at Truffles

4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Dine Out for the Library
Other
Dine Out for the Library at Truffles on Thursdays, March 17 and 24 from 4:30 - 9 pm, dine in or take out! Show your flyer and Truffles will donate 20% of your tab to make important library resources possible that our community values. Please call 812-330-1111 for reservations which are strongly encouraged. Truffles Restaurant and the 56° Bar is a chef-driven establishment, serving a range of dish options from classic Steakhouse to International fare. Located on Bloomington's east side, Truffles and the 56° Bar offers an intimate setting that is welcoming for both everyday and special occasions. https://mcpl.info/friends/dine-out
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Global Gifts

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation
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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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