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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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Kurian's Creatives

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Tom Bitters

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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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Staying Scam Safe

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Staying Scam Safe
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Consumers reported losing more than $3.3 billion to fraud in 2020. Are you prepared if you suspect a scam? We'll provide you with proactive steps you can take to protect yourself and your information, and show you where you can report scams or frauds that have taken place. Join us for this free educational program presented by Ody Ekwonwa, Purdue University Extension Educator in Health & Human Sciences for Monroe County. Age 18 & up.

A partnership between Purdue Monroe County Extension and the Library.
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Browns Backers

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation

Mr. Game and Talk: A Monthly Video Game Conversation Group–Hades

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Mr. Game and Talk: A Monthly Video Game Conversation Group
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Do you love talking about video games? Do you want to learn more about them? Join us each month to chat about a new game, 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 Slay the Spire. Need access to the games? Each month, the games will be available to play for free on The Ground Floor Gaming PC. Ages 12–19.
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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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Isak for Congress

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

Global Gifts

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

Tween Tech: Dash Robots

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tween Tech: Dash Robots
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Explore coding and more with our fun Dash robots! Ages 8–12. Please register.
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Taima Attal

5:30 PM - 7:00 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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Registration is closed

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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Anime Watch Party

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Anime Watch Party
Downtown Library
The Ground Floor
Join other fans of My Hero AcademiaThe Way of the House Husband, The Promised Neverland, and more for a night of anime, crafts, and chatter. Ages 12–19.
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Black Wealth Project

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Other
Join the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Library, the Lilly Library, and the Herman B Wells Library for the launch of a new digital exhibit and roundtable discussion on Land, Wealth, Liberation: The Making & Unmaking of Black Wealth in the USA.


Ages 12 and up.
Thursday, March 24
6–7:30 PM
Lilly Library, 1200 E. Seventh Street, Bloomington
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Middle Way House

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation