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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Preschool Storytime
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Join in the fun with stories, songs, puppets, and more that encourage the development of early literacy skills! For ages 3–6 and caregivers.
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Tiny to Two

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Families with babies ages 0-3 play, sing, read, and talk together with their caregivers. Following the rhymes, songs, and books, stay for some group play time.
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VITAL English Language Group: Book Club with Neil Klein

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.  The Book Club is reading The Handmaid's Tale Graphic Novel by Margaret Atwood this session.

Intermediate English skills suggested. If you do not speak English, please fill out the VITAL Services form to learn about programs for beginners

VITAL Fall Session classes meet for 10 weeks, August 14 - October 22 
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Little Makers

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Little Makers
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Explore your creativity with different materials and techniques at this fun, open-ended art experience. Dress to mess. For ages 3–6 and their families.
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First Steps

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation

ART of Diego Rafael Manansala

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

Teen Artist Club: Fairylight Jars

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Teen Space
Are you a teen artist looking for other teen artists to hang out with? Join us to show off your work, chat with fellow artists, do some crafts, and have fun! August 16, we'll be making Fairylight Jars! September 20th, we'll be making Mini Banned Books Jewelry! And on October 18th, we'll be making Spooky Squishies! Ages 12-19
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After School Craft: Kaleidocycle

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Looking for something fun to do after school? Join us at the Library for an After School Craft! Each month we will host a different craft for school-age children. Light snack will be provided. Ages 7-12

August: Create your own Kaleidocycle!
September: Bookmark Coloring and DIY Boba Tea!*

*Note this program uses a hotplate.

If participant has a food allergy, please let the facilitator know at least one week before the program.
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Comics & Cookies

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Downtown Library
The Ground Floor
Bring your favorite sci-fi comic and get ready to chat about all things comics-related! Come for the cookies, stay to share your feels! Ages 12–19

Cookies generously donated by Baked! of Bloomington
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Tom Bitters

5:30 PM - 7:00 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 Fall Session classes meet for 10 weeks, August 14 - October 22 
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Board Game Night

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Library
It's game night! Join us to chat and play a fun selection of board games out in the community at Hopscotch Kitchen (235 W. Dodds Street, Bloomington). All ages.

A partnership between Hopscotch Coffee, The Game Preserve, and the Library. 
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Cartoon Tuesdays

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Join fans of classic and contemporary cartoons like Samurai Jack, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Stephen Universe, and more for a night of crafts, popcorn, and discussion. Ages 12-19
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Level Up Workshop

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
Level Up
08/16/2022

Making Recipe Cards in Adobe InDesign

Have a treasured family recipe, or just interested in preserving a favorite recipe? Join us for this program, we'll use Indesign to make recipe cards that pop. Ages 16 and up

08/30/2022

Streaming with OBS

Looking to start a stream? Join us in this program, we'll be teaching you all the basics of OBS, a powerful streaming app used by new users and pros alike. Ages 16 and up
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Tuesday Night Music Club: The College Dropout

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Virtual
Join other music fans to discuss classic albums virtually! This week, it's Kanye West's The College Dropout. Listen before the meeting, then come share your reaction. We will also listen to select songs as a group. The album is available on Hoopla with your library card. Age 18 & up. Please register for the Zoom link.
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Prenatal Yoga

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Take care of your body and build strength before having your baby. This gentle exercise supports the changing body's needs and deepens awareness to the expectant person's mind, body and connection with their baby. Yoga mats available for in-program use. 
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