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The Great MCPL Kids Bake Off: Fall Colors Edition

All Day
All Branches
It’s harvest time for the Great MCPL Kids Bake Off! For this autumn-themed challenge, bakers will “squash” their competition to create a show-stopping treat with a special mystery ingredient!

First, register starting November 1 and pick up your kit from your desired MCPL location. Then, pick an autumn-inspired dessert to create, but make sure to include the mystery ingredient or you won’t be our Star Baker! Finally, share a picture of your creation to KidsBakeOff@mcpl.info by November 22. The baker with the most scrumptious-looking and creative dish will win a gift card to a local bakery!

Need some baking equipment? Try one of the baking kits from our Library of Things! Searching for inspiration? Check out some of our kid-friendly cookbooks and ebooks! If you're unable to eat the mystery ingredient due to dietary restrictions, you are welcome to substitute something similar.

Ages 7–12. If you use social media, make sure to tag @MCPLIndiana and use the hashtag #MCPLBakeOff.
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Wonderful Ones

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Families with newborns to 18 months play, sing, read, and talk together—then enjoy toy time.
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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 U.S., 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 Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Southwest Branch
Southwest Meeting Room A/B Combo
Join in the fun with stories, songs, puppets, and more that encourage the development of early literacy skills. Activities will be followed by a craft, so dress to mess! Ages 3–6.
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Terrific Twos

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room

Families with babies ages 18 months to 3 years play, sing, read, and talk together—then enjoy toy time.

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CHIP (Community Health Improvement Plan - Basic Ne

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation

Limestone Chapter of ISTA-Retired

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Southwest Branch
Southwest Meeting Room A/B Combo
Spaces Reservation

Preserving Memories

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Library
Level Up
Are you interested in converting your old home movie recordings, printed photographs, or slides into a digital format you can share online? Preserving your memories, archiving, and sharing them can be a powerful way to connect with friends and family. In this open house, we'll teach you how to create digital files using our new Memory Preservation Station. You can use a cloud storage account like Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or Dropbox to save your content. Another option is to use a USB flash drive––you can bring your own or check one out from the Library for temporary use. Age 18 and up.
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Board Game Club

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Southwest Branch
Southwest Teen Space
Love board games but looking to branch out? Try out a new one every month with our Board Game Club! Ages 12–19.
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D&D Club

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Drop in, adventure through fantastic realms, then leave whenever you'd like. These sessions of Dungeons & Dragons are designed to be short, fun, and evolving adventures that anyone can play. All skill levels are welcome. Ages 12–19.
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All abilities Choir Bloomington indiana

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Spaces Reservation

Association of Financial Consultants

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Southwest Branch
Southwest Meeting Room A/B Combo
Spaces Reservation

Dine Out for the Library at Samira

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Other
Dine Out for the Library at Samira! Enjoy a delicious dinner from 5–9 PM on Tuesdays, November 7 and 21, and Wednesdays, November 8 and 22. Samira started their family business in 1998 with one goal in mind: providing an enjoyable dining experience to the Bloomington community through dishes that are fresh, filling, and simply unforgettable. Celebrate the flavors! Samira serves a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian entrées made from scratch. Just show your flyer or mention you're dining out for the Library, and Samira will donate 20% of your tab to help make all of our amazing programs possible.
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MiniPlays Writing Workshop with Constellation Stage & Screen

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Do you love storytelling? Are you interested in writing a short play and seeing your story performed by professional actors? Constellation Stage & Screen invites you to participate in MiniPlays, a playwriting competition that has been a community tradition for more than 40 years.

In this introductory workshop, you’ll learn the basics of script writing and develop ideas for your very own storyline and characters that fit within this year’s theme: Embracing Change. You’ll leave the workshop well on your way to developing a 5–10 page script that you can submit to Constellation Stage & Screen for consideration through January 26, 2024. Ages 9–12. Please register.

This program is in partnership with Constellation Stage & Screen.
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Women's Bible Study

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Spaces Reservation

Yang Style Tai Chi

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1C
Spaces Reservation

Korean Language Class

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

Pajama Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Wind down for the night with a special pajama story time with Miss Lindsay! We'll be reading books, singing songs, and watching felt stories to help us fall asleep. Children are encouraged to come in their pajamas. Ages birth–6.
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Alateen, District 12

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 214
Spaces Reservation

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