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Wonderful Ones

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Play, sing, read, and talk together with other little ones—then enjoy toy time. Ages birth–18 months.
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Tom Bitters

10:00 AM - 11:30 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.

VITAL Fall Session classes meet for 8 weeks, August 15-October 22. 
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Terrific Twos

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Families with babies ages 18 months to 2 1/2 years play, sing, read, and talk together—then enjoy toy time. 
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Dine Out for the Library at BJ's

11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Dine Out for the Library
Other
Dine out at BJ's Restaurant and enjoy 18 signature flavors of delicious handcrafted pizza in Tavern-Cut, Deep Dish, or gluten free styles. BJ’s offers a variety of delicious soups, salads, handcrafted burgers, tasty sandwiches, tacos, and “enlightened” entrees. Finish off your meal with the world famous Pizookie!

Show your flyer when you dine at BJ's, and the Friends will receive 20% of what you spend on food and soft beverages from 11 am - 11 pm Wednesdays, September 14 and 21 and Thursdays, September 15 and 22. Your dining brings funds to your public library to make every day full of opportunities for so many in our community. Dine in, take out, or curbside pickup. Simply show your flyer available at library kiosks or print from our website. Your dining out has brought in more than $32,000 for the Library!

The Friends of the Library thanks you for enjoying all that great food. Make plans to get together with friends for some fun while you dine and donate to the Library.
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Constitution Display(Deb)

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Library
Gallery Exhibit Space
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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.  

VITAL Fall Session classes meet for 10 weeks, August 14 - October 22
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Miniature Painting 101

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Teen Space
Come try your hand at miniature painting–we've got the minis, paints, brushes, and know-how. All skill levels are welcome. Ages 12–19.
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Bloomington Refugee Support Network

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

Tween Reads: Banned Book Club

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Celebrate Banned Books Week and the freedom to read in this unique book club where you read a challenged book of your choice. We'll meet on Wednesday, September 21, to share a bit about our books and why they were either challenged or banned. Need an idea of what to read? Check out this list of Banned Books for Kids

About Banned Books Week: Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Please register. Ages 712.
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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 instruction you need to take your cosplay to the next level. In August we will work on making masks and then in September bring a project you've been working on and we will try to help.  All skill levels are welcome. Ages 12–19.
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MCPL Board of Trustees Meeting

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1B & 1C Combo
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Girl Scout Troop 3549

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Spaces Reservation

Community Stitchers

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation