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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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Escuelita

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

Introductory Arabic: World Language and Culture Class with IU Bridges

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Introductory Arabic
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Learn Arabic language and culture through interactive games, songs, and activities that help children develop general literacy skills, too! 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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All-Ages Day at the Ellettsville Teen Space

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Teen Space
Curious about the Ellettsville Teen Space, but you aren’t a teen? Patrons of all ages are invited to check it out on the fourth Saturday of the month––there's a DIY design studio, video games, virtual reality, and more!
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Boy Scouts

12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A/B Combo
Cub Scouts Pine Wood Derby
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Boy Scouts

12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Spaces Reservation

Boy Scouts

12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Spaces Reservation

Bloomington Writers Group

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

Amity Trio Opera: Lucrecia y el Canto de los Dudasaurios

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Amity Trio Opera: "Lucrecia y el Canto de los Dudasaurios"
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Join the Amity Trio, a chamber ensemble featuring soprano, horn, and piano, for an operatic performance about a t-rex who decides to become a vegetarian, Lucrecia and the Song of the Doubting Dinosaurs. This children’s opera is sure to be a roarrrrring good time, featuring guest mezzo-soprano, Dr. Olga Perez Flora, and composer Nur Slim. The opera will be sung in Spanish with narration/dialogue in English. All ages are welcome! Please register.

This event will be live-streamed on the Community Access Television Services (CATS) website.

A partnership between Reimagining Opera for Kids and the Library.
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