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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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Movers and Shakers @ the Banneker Community Center

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Movers and Shakers
Downtown Library
Stay fit and active at this silly dance party! We’ll sing and dance with scarves and shakers and play with parachutes at this monthly event. Enjoy free play before and after the structured activities where littles and grownups can socialize. Banneker Community Center is located at 930 W. Seventh Street in Bloomington. Ages 2–6. Siblings are always welcome. Please register.

A partnership between the Banneker Community Center and the Library.
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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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Life Design

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

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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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Spaces Reservation
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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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Bloomington Irish Trad Session

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

Books on Tap, Virtual Edition: A Snake Falls to Earth

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Books on Tap
Virtual
Books on Tap is the book club with a twist! Enjoy fantastic drinks, a comfortable atmosphere, and a great discussion on a variety of compelling books. Each registered participant will also receive a drink recipe that goes with the month’s book selection. Age 21 and up. Please register.

This month's title, A Snake Falls to Earth, is a breathtaking work of Indigenous futurism. Darcie Little Badger draws on traditional Lipan Apache Tribe storytelling structure to weave another unforgettable tale of monsters, magic, and family. Palomas are a popular drink in Texas. Since we’re reading a YA novel this month, let’s switch it up and try a refreshing Paloma mocktail!

View more Books on Tap book clubs, back in person in May!
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Indiana Coalition for Public Education

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Spaces Reservation

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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