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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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Exodus Refugee Immigration

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation

Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Join in the fun with stories, songs, puppets, and more that encourage the development of early literacy skills. Ages 3–6.
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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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Preschool Discovery

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Discover more at the Library! Following each Preschool Storytime, join us for fun, open-ended art experiences, a math or science activity, and/or letter explorations. Each week, we'll experiment with different materials and techniques. Dress to mess. Ages 3–6.
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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
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Ellettsville Book Group: This Time Tomorrow

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Join us on the third Thursday of the month to discuss a dynamic mix of fiction and nonfiction. This month's selection is This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub.

Summary
On the eve of her 40th birthday, Alice’s life isn’t terrible. She likes her job, even if it isn’t exactly the one she expected. She’s happy with her apartment, her romantic status, her independence, and she adores her lifelong best friend. But her father is ailing, and it feels to her as if something is missing. When she wakes up the next morning she finds herself back in 1996, reliving her 16th birthday. But it isn’t just her adolescent body that shocks her, or seeing her high school crush, it’s her dad: the vital, charming, 40-something version of her father with whom she is reunited. Now armed with a new perspective on her own life and his, some past events take on new meaning. Is there anything that she would change if she could? 

Age 18 and up. Please register.

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Homeschool Art Lab: Moon Rock Painting

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room

Calling all homeschoolers! Creativity is messy and we've got your need to create covered. Explore different art media each month through unique projects like tempera paint, polymer clay, fabric arts, and more. Ages 5–12.*

*Participants ages 5–7 may need help from a caregiver.

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Intro to Warhammer

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Intro to Warhammer
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
If you enjoy D&D, miniature painting, and board games, tabletop war games like Warhammer are another fun option. We'll provide a light introduction, as well as all the terrain, miniatures, and snacks. All skill levels are welcome. Ages 12–19.
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3D Printing: The Pyramids

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Downtown Library
Level Up
Design and print a custom pyramid model to take home. Please note that 3D printing takes time; you may need to return at a later day to collect your print. Age 16 and up. Please register an account on tinkercad.com before attending the program.
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Yoga with Baby

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Take care of your body and build strength after having your baby. This gentle exercise supports the changing body's needs and deepens awareness to the caregiver's mind, body, and connection with their baby. Yoga mats are available for in-program use. Parents with children ages birth–18 months.
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Aktion Club of Options (LifeDesigns) Bloomington I

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Downtown Library
Auditorium, 1B & 1C Combo
Spaces Reservation

Anime Watch Party

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Anime Watch Party
Downtown Library
The Ground Floor
Join other fans of My Hero AcademiaThe Way of the House Husband, The Promised Neverland, and more for a night of anime, crafts, and chatter. Ages 12–19.
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Codependents Anonymous

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation

Third Thursday Book Club

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