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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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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 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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Terrific Twos

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Play, sing, read, and talk together with other little ones—then enjoy toy time. Ages 18 months–3.
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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

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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Creative Writing Hour: NaNoWriMo

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Library
The Ground Floor
For this special edition of Creative Writing Hour, bring your NaNoWriMo prompts to workshop and share any tips to help your fellow writers reach their NaNoWriMo goals. Snacks will be provided. Ages 12–19. 
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Yang Style Tai Chi

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation

Friends of the Library Board Meeting

5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Friends of the Library
Downtown Library
Program Room 2B
The monthly meeting of the Friends of the Library Board of Directors.

The Friends of the Library are members of the community just like you - people who value the library and its services. We think of ourselves as the library's best friends. Membership in the Friends of the Library is open to all who wish to support the Library's vital role in our community.
https://mcpl.info/friends
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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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Medicare 101

6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A/B Combo
New to Medicare? Turning 65 soon? Already have Medicare, but not sure what all the letters are about? Don't worry–Medicare can be difficult to understand. Join us for Medicare 101 with Bruce Muller from the Indiana State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), an initiative that provides free, impartial health insurance information for Medicare beneficiaries. Age 18 and up.

This program is in partnership with the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
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Community Stitchers

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

Korean Language Class

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Musical Watch Party

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Downtown Library
The Ground Floor
Join fans of musical movies for a night of snacks, crafts, and singalongs. Ages 12–19.
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Using Excel

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Downtown Library
VITAL Classroom
This program is rescheduled for December 7 and 8. Contact VITAL to register for the new dates. (812) 349-3173 or vital@mcpl.info
Practice entering data and performing calculations in this introductory course on spreadsheets. Plan to attend both sessions; November 16 and 17. 

Age 18 & up.  Please register.

Program presented in partnership with the Work One office.
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