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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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Upland Plein Air Painters

10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Spaces Reservation

Saturday Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
The whole family is invited! Books, puppets, music, movement, crafts, and more encourage early literacy skills. Ages birth–6. 
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Trish Thurston

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Downtown Library
VITAL Classroom
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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Paper Art Workshop

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Celebrate Family Literacy Month by creating a paper portrait of your family. Paper artist and illustrator Shelley Hanmo Qian will guide children and their caregiver through the paper collage process. Learn to use repurposed magazine pictures and other paper materials to design your own art. Ages 6–12. Please register both the child and the participating adult.
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Rraine Services

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1C
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

Bloomington Philosophy Club

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

Saturday Movie Marathon

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Saturdays are the perfect day to hang out and watch movies with friends. Ages 12–19.
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SCIFI (South Central Indiana Fiction Interface)

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation

Opportunity Knocks

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Learn about promising practices and developmentally appropriate physical activity guidelines for preschool children, recommended strategies to improve the quality of physical activity, and current research on obesity prevention in children. For parents and caregivers age 18 and up. 

This event is in partnership with Purdue Extension.
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Paper Art Workshop

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room

Celebrate Family Literacy Month by creating a paper portrait of your family. Paper artist and illustrator Shelley Hanmo Qian will guide children and their caregiver through the paper collage process. Learn to use repurposed magazine pictures and other paper materials to design your own art. Ages 6–12. Please register both the child and the participating adult.

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Writers Guild at Bloomington

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation