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MCPL Winter Food Drive

Sunday, November 20, 2022
All Branches
Help fight hunger in Monroe County. Non-perishable donations will be accepted at the Downtown Library and Ellettsville Branch from November 12–20. All donations will benefit Hoosier Hills Food Bank. Additionally, for patrons who have fees on their account, MCPL will forgive $1 for every item donated—just let a staff member know.
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Building a Thriving Compassionate Community (BTCC)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1B
Spaces Reservation

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 and toddlers play, sing, read, and talk together. Ages birth–2.
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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 will practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. The Book Club is reading The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco for this session. The title is also available on Hoopla

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

If you have not attended a VITAL program before, please stop by the office for more information (Downtown Library, second floor).

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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. Ages 3–6.
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First Steps

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

Artwork of Hilary Cannon Anderson and Students

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Gallery Exhibit Space
Spaces Reservation

Artwork of Hilary Cannon Anderson and Students

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

City of Bloomington Parks and Rec., Veg. Team

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation

Talking Tacos

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Come for a discussion about relationships, dating, and other tough topics. Stay for the conversation and the tacos. Ages 1219.

This program is in partnership with Middleway House.
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After School Craft: Weaving Loom Potholder

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Looking for something fun to do after school? Join us for a different craft activity each month. A light snack will be provided. If you have a food allergy, please let the facilitator know. Ages 7–12.
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Comics and Cookies: BYOC

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Downtown Library
The Ground Floor
Bring your favorite issue from any genre 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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Beat Tobacco

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Conference Room
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Girl Scout Troop 2448

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Spaces Reservation

NaNoWriMo Check-In

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
We've reached the halfway point! Come talk about your progress and get some inspiration and motivation to finish National Novel Writing Month off strong. Age 15 and up.
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Diana Nicholson

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
New English speakers will practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners will enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. 

Intermediate English skills are suggested. If you do not speak English, please fill out the VITAL Services form to learn about programs for beginners. Conversation Groups are drop-in and no registration is needed.

If you have not attended a VITAL program before, please stop by the office for more information (Downtown Library, second floor).  

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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.

This program is in partnership with Hopscotch Coffee and The Game Preserve.
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Mapping with Monroe County Field Notes

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1B
Monroe County Field Notes is a virtual dig to uncover stories about 19th-century landmarks and people from 1816–1876. Join us as we show our progress with mapping oral history to diversify our community's history. Discover new local leads for the Underground Railroad. Age 18 and up. Please register.

This program is in partnership with the Monroe County History Center.
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Monroe County Democratic Party

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation

Musical Arts Youth Organization (MAYO)

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Spaces Reservation

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation

Musical Arts Youth Organization (MAYO)

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1C
Spaces Reservation

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 are available for in-program use. 
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