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Summer Reading Games: Oceans of Possibilities

Sunday, July 31, 2022
Summer Reading Games
All Branches
Our free all-ages summer reading games are back in person! Read for fun, complete activities, and attend events to earn prizes! Pick up a game board beginning May 23 at the Downtown Library, Ellettsville Branch, or on the Bookmobile! This year, the Friends of the Library Foundation will donate $1,000 to the Community Kitchen of Monroe County when we meet our registration goal of 1,000 people! Learn more at mcpl.info/summerreading

Ages 1–12: Children’s Reading Game 
Ages 12–19: Teen Reading Game 
Age 20 & up: Adult Reading Game 

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Tiny Art Show at Ellettsville

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Tiny Art Show
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Gallery Exhibit Space
Looking for something fun to explore? Come view the 3" x 3" painted tiny art masterpieces at the Ellettsville Branch Art Gallery, painted by local kids, teens, and adults! All ages. Drop in throughout the month of June.
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Craig Smedley

10:30 AM - 12:00 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.

VITAL Summer Session classes meet for 8 weeks, May 29-July 23. 
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Granfalloon: Rippling Effects of Incarceration on Families

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Granfalloon
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Join us for an impactful panel presented in partnership with Political and Civic Engagement (PACE) and inspired by Ashley C. Ford's memoir, Somebody's Daughter. Panelists include... Ashley C. Ford, Author of Somebody’s Daughter, Stacy Flynn, Assistant Director of New Leaf, New Life, Mary Goetze, Founder of KAP (Kids with Absent Parents) Beth Harris, Grandmother and Participant of KAP (Kids with Absent Parents) Max E. Smith, Formerly Incarcerated Individual. 

Presented in partnership with Political and Civic Engagement (PACE). Visit granfalloon.indiana.edu/

A partnership between Indiana University and the Library
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Paint and Sip: Ocean

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Paint and Sip: Ocean
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
In this guided session, we'll work together step-by-step to paint an ocean scene in the style of Vincent van Gogh! Juice boxes are included for a fun experience. Ages 8–12. Please note, we'll use acrylic paint which can stain clothing––dress for mess. Please register.
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Rainbow D&D Club

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Rainbow D&D Club
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Drop in, adventure through fantastic realms, then leave when you want! These sessions of Dungeons and Dragons are designed to be short, fun, and evolving adventures that anyone can play. All skill levels are welcome! Ages 12–19.
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Know Your Glow

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Know Your Glow
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1B & 1C Combo
Join us for a fun and free glow stick and blacklight dance extravaganza! Ages 12–20.

A partnership between Kaleidoscope Youth Community and the Library.
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