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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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Escuelita

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Registration is closed

Saturday Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday Storytime
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
The whole family is invited to this weekend storytime! Books, puppets, music, movement, crafts, and more encourage early literacy skills. Ages birth–6. Please register.
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SCIFI (South Central Indiana Fiction Interface)

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation

Seed Swap

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Seed Swap
Downtown Library
Program Room 2B & 2C Combo
Bring your vegetable and flower seeds to exchange with other community members and help the gardens of Monroe County grow! This event is one of the only times the Seed Library will accept seed donations this year, so please come and help stock up this valuable community resource! The Library and Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard will have free seeds available too! All ages. Drop in.

When donating seeds, please make sure your seeds are not from invasive plants and note the following:
  • the type/variety of seed
  • the year the seeds are from
  • whether the seeds are store-bought or self-saved
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Cancelled

Tween D&D

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Tween D&D
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
This program is still happening! We had to update the calendar and cancel this entry. Please email dduffy@mcpl.info, or kduneman@mcpl.info, if you have any questions.
Interested in Dungeons & Dragons? Join us for a special stand-alone role-playing adventure! No prior experience is necessary. Ages 9–12. Please register.
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Registration is closed

Tween D&D

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Tween D&D
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Interested in Dungeons & Dragons? Join us for a special stand-alone role-playing adventure! No prior experience is necessary. Ages 9–12. Please register.
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