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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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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Craig Smedley

9:30 AM - 11:00 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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Wonderful Ones

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Wonderful Ones
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Families with babies ages birth to 18 months play, sing, read, and talk together with other little ones—then enjoy toy time! Please register individually for each session you will attend.
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Terrific Twos

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Terrific Twos
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Families with babies ages 18 months to 3 years play, sing, read, and talk together—then enjoy toy time. Please register.
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Mary Depew

1:30 PM - 3:00 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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Isak for Congress

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

Cosplay Wednesday

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Cosplay Wednesday
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Have you ever wanted to bring a favorite character to life? Get the materials and instructions you need to take your cosplay to the next level. In March, we'll work on any and all things cosplay. April will be focused on prop and costume distressing and aging. All skill levels are welcome. For ages 12–19. Drop in.
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Stuff You Should Know: Beginning Beekeeping

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Stuff You Should Know: Beginning Beekeeping
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Have you thought about beekeeping but don't know where to start? Or are you just curious about these super-important pollinators? Local beekeeper Jennifer Bland will discuss these fascinating creatures and the basics of starting your own backyard hive. Please note, bees will not be present. Age 18 and up. Please register.
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Beginning Korean Language Class

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2B
This course introduces the sounds and scripts of Korean, basic grammar, greetings, numbers, days of the week, and more! Students are encouraged to practice speaking through role play. Reading and writing in Hangeul (the written syllabary) is included, as is an introduction to Korean culture. Age 18 and up. Please register.                             
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Virtual Evening Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Virtual Evening Storytime
Virtual
Listen to stories, sing songs, and do some stretching and mindfulness exercises to practice early literacy skills and wind down before bedtime. Feel free to enjoy your pajamas at this virtual evening storytime from the comfort of your home. Ages birth–6. Please register for the Zoom link to this program.
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Party for Socialism and Liberation

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation