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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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Beautiful Images by Lois Paul

Sunday, July 31, 2022
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Gallery Exhibit Space
Nature paintings by local artist Lois Paul.
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CanopyBloomington, Inc.

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation

Indiana Graduate Workers Coalition

10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation

ART of Diego Rafael Manansala

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Library
Gallery Exhibit Space
Spaces Reservation
Cancelled

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.  

VITAL Summer Session classes meet for 8 weeks, May 29-July 23. 
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Teen Artist Club: Mermaid Crowns

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Artist Club: Mermaid Crowns
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Are you a teen artist looking to hang with others? Join us to make fun stuff, show off your work, chat, and relax. Ages 12–19. See all Teen Artist Club events.
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Registration is closed

LEGO® Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LEGO Club
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Unleash your imagination and creativity with fellow LEGO® builders! Ages 5–12. Please register.
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Registration is closed

Summer Art Lab

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Summer Art Lab
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Explore different art media and express your creativity with fun unique projects! In June, we’ll learn about the legend of the Kraken while making Kraken felt toys. In July, we’ll learn about shark conservation efforts and shark myths while making clay sea creatures. Ages 5–12 (please note that children ages 5–7 may need assistance from an adult caregiver). Please register.
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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.  

VITAL Summer Session classes meet for 8 weeks, May 29-July 23. 
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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation

Co-Op Book Club: A Video Game Conversation Group––Gone Home

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Co-Op Book Club: A Video Game Conversation Group––Gone Home
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Enjoy video games and want to talk with other people about them? Join us as we discuss Gone Home and talk about game design, stories, art, and everything else. It's just like a book club, but with video games! The game will be available to play each month on the second floor of the Downtown Library near the video game collection. View more Co-Op Book Club events.
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Sierra Club - Hoosier Chapter

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1B
Spaces Reservation