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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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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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Indiana Civil Rights Commission

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation

Indiana Civil Rights Commission

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Shane Tang

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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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Teen Ukulele Group

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Ukulele Group
Downtown Library
The Ground Floor
Drop in to explore the ukulele, including opportunities to learn to play solo and as a group! If you have a ukulele, please bring it. If not, we'll provide one. Ages 12–19.

A partnership between the Bloomington Ukulele Club and the Library.
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Girl Scout Troop 01594

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

LEGO Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LEGO Club
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Unleash your imagination and creativity with fellow LEGO builders and our LEGOs! Ages 5–12. Please register.
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Girls Rock Music Lab

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Girls Rock
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Join Girls Rock Bloomington for four hands-on music-related workshops geared towards girls, trans, and non-binary youth ages 8–12. No experience is necessary. Registration is required for each program, but no need to participate in all. 

March 7: Instrument Lab, Part 1: Come explore a variety of instruments, all set up and ready for you to play! 
March 21: Instrument Lab, Part 2: We'll continue our exploration of instruments by adding pedals and other special effects. 
March 28: Songwriting Workshop––Dig into the basics of songwriting in a collaborative, supportive environment. 
April 4: Song Recording––Grace Leckey from the Jacobs School of Music will teach us about audio recording techniques.
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Introductory Chinese: World Language and Culture Class with IU Bridges

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Introductory Chinese - World Language and Culture Class with IU Bridges
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Learn Chinese language and culture through interactive games, songs, and activities that help children develop general literacy skills, too! These interactive lessons are presented by certified instructors with Bridges, a project of the IU School of Global and International Studies, and the IU School of Education. The class will not meet on March 19. For children in kindergarten–sixth grade. Please register.

A partnership between Bridges, a project of the IU School of Global and International Studies and the IU School of Education, and the Library.
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Jeanette Clausen

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
VITAL Classroom
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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Kelly Institute for Social Impact

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation

Bloomington Irish Trad Session

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Spaces Reservation

Co-Op Book Club: A Video Game Conversation Group––Hades

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Co-Op Book Club: A Video Game Conversation Group
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Do you enjoy video games and want to talk with other people about them? Join us as we discuss a new game and talk about game design, stories, art, and everything else. It's just like a book club, but with video games! In March, we'll play Hades and in April we'll dive into Stardew Valley. Each month, the games will be available to play on the second floor of the Downtown Library near the video game collection. Age 12 and up.
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Math Homework Help for Teens

7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Math Homework Help
Downtown Library
Program Room 2B
Drop in for free one-on-one help with math and science-related assignments––arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, physics, chemistry, and ISTEP and SAT review. For middle school and high school students only.

Funded through a partnership between the Library, Monroe County Community School Corporation, and the Monroe County Education Association.
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