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FREE Day! Friends of the Library Big Fall Book Sale

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friends Big Fall Book Sale
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1B & 1C Combo
Free Day until 2 pm! Choose from thousands of items at the Friends of the Library Big Fall Book Sale on the first floor of the Downtown Library. Take all you want home for FREE! Open to the public. Donations gladly accepted to help make all of the wonderful community programs possible at Monroe County Public Library. https://mcpl.info/friends/friends-bookstore-clearance-sales
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Browns Backers

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Craig Smedley

1:00 PM - 2:30 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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VITAL English Language Group: Beginner Conversation with Craig Smedley

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Downtown Library
VITAL Classroom
 The Beginner Conversation Group is for those with Level 1 or 2 English language skills.  The group will help beginners:
  • Learn vocabulary
  • Practice simple conversation topics
  • Improve speaking and listening skills
VITAL Fall Session classes meet for 10 weeks, August 14 - October 22 
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Ghost in a Jar

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Teen Space
Get into the Halloween spirit by making your own decorative ghost in a jar. We'll provide the materials and guidance to design a home for a specter you can show off all October and beyond. Ages 12–19.
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Mini Pumpkin Decorating

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Downtown Library
The Ground Floor
Celebrate the season by dropping in to decorate your own mini pumpkin. No carving necessary. Pumpkins and art supplies will be provided. Ages 12–19.
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Indiana University Cinema

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

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 Fall Session classes meet for 10 weeks, August 14 - October 22 
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Kaiju Movie Mondays

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Library
The Ground Floor
Join fans of Godzilla, Mothra, and other Kaiju creatures for a night of movies, crafts, snacks, and giant monsters. Ages 12–19.
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Trans and Allies Support Community (TASC)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation

Night Owl Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Listen to stories, sing songs, and do some yoga and mindfulness exercises to practice early literacy skills and wind down before bedtime. Feel free to come in pajamas. Ages birth–6.
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Festival of Ghost Stories Auditions

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Do you know a good, scary tale that is appropriate for age 12 and up? The Bloomington Storytellers Guild will be holding auditions for its upcoming Festival of Ghost Stories happening on October 28 at 7 PM. Stories need to be less than 12 minutes and fit the theme of a ghost or scary tale. Tellers should be age 18 and up. Please register.
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Party for Socialism and Liberation

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