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Coffee with Friends: Stories of Elders

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 1B

Millennial author and cultural anthropologist Veronica Kirin traveled more than 11,000 miles across the United States in 2015 to interview the last living members of the Greatest Generation. By chronicling more than 8,000 years of life lived during the most transitional time in American history, Stories of Elders: What the Greatest Generation Knows About Technology That You Don't offers old-fashioned wisdom and insight for America’s future generations. A book signing will follow.


Age 12 & up


A Power of Words event.

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Ellettsville Book Club: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Power of Words
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
All are welcome to join the book discussions––or just listen. Pick up a copy of each month's title at the previous month's event, or at the Ellettsville Branch. Email chosler@mcpl.info to vote for monthly titles. Titles will be added here as they are announced.

Age 18 & up

September 5: Where the Angels Lived by Margaret McMullan (2019 Power of Words author)
October 3: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
November 7: TBA 
December 5: Holiday reception and share your favorite book of the year
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Books Plus Book Club: Where the Angels Lived

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Program Room 2B
All are welcome to join the book discussions––or just listen. Pick up a copy of each month's title at the Main Library.

Age 16 & up

September 8: Stories of Elders: What the Greatest Generation Knows about Technology that You Don't by Veronica Kirin
October 6: Where the Angels Lived by Margaret McMullan (A Power of Words event)
November 3: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo 
December 1: Holiday Tea (no book)
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Power of Words Committee Meeting

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Board Room
Meeting of the Friends of the Library Power of Words Committee to plan the biennial author event.
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Registration is open

Special Event for Homeschool Families: Family Memories, A Power of Words Event

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Power of Words
Main Library
Meeting Room 1C

A librarian helps you and your children learn more about the Library and a special topic each month. Stories and educational activities are geared to children age 6 and up, but all ages are welcome to attend.


Suggested age 6 & up (younger siblings welcome). Please register.

Monday, September 9: Behind the Scenes Tour of Your Library 
Wednesday, October 16: Family Memories (A Power of Words event)
Wednesday, November 13: Make & Create
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Sources of Light: Framing Memory

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Power of Words
Main Library
Program Room 2B

Margaret McMullan's Sources of Light examines the power of photography to bring the gray areas of life into focus. Bring a digital copy of a photograph you feel tells a truth or captures a powerful memory––we'll print and frame it. If you like, your framed photo will be displayed in November’s photography exhibit.


Age 12 & up

Need to edit your photo? Stop by Level Up at the Main Library to use Adobe Photoshop editing software.

A Power of Words event.
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Civil Rights and Freedom in Monroe County

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Power of Words
Main Library
Auditorium

Award-winning historian Liz Mitchell presents a history of the civil rights movement in Monroe County. Learn about the struggles and successes, as well as the local people leading the way towards freedom in your own community.


Age 12 & up

A Power of Words event.
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Sources of Light: Framing Memory Photography Exhibit

All Day
Power of Words
Main Library
Gallery Exhibit Space

Margaret McMullan's Sources of Light examines the power of photography to bring the gray areas of life into focus. Stop by to view photos from the Monroe County community that tell a truth or capture a powerful memory.


All ages.

A Power of Words event.
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Sources of Light: Framing Memory Photography Exhibit

All Day
Power of Words
Main Library
Gallery Exhibit Space

Margaret McMullan's Sources of Light examines the power of photography to bring the gray areas of life into focus. Stop by to view photos from the Monroe County community that tell a truth or capture a powerful memory.


All ages.

A Power of Words event.
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Sources of Light: Framing Memory Photography Exhibit

All Day
Power of Words
Main Library
Gallery Exhibit Space

Margaret McMullan's Sources of Light examines the power of photography to bring the gray areas of life into focus. Stop by to view photos from the Monroe County community that tell a truth or capture a powerful memory.


All ages.

A Power of Words event.
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Books Plus Book Club: The Night Tiger

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Program Room 2B
All are welcome to join the book discussions––or just listen. Pick up a copy of each month's title at the Main Library.

Age 16 & up

September 8: Stories of Elders: What the Greatest Generation Knows about Technology that You Don't by Veronica Kirin
October 6: Where the Angels Lived by Margaret McMullan (A Power of Words event)
November 3: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo 
December 1: Holiday Tea (no book)
View More

Sources of Light: Framing Memory Photography Exhibit

All Day
Power of Words
Main Library
Gallery Exhibit Space

Margaret McMullan's Sources of Light examines the power of photography to bring the gray areas of life into focus. Stop by to view photos from the Monroe County community that tell a truth or capture a powerful memory.


All ages.

A Power of Words event.
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Sources of Light: Framing Memory Photography Exhibit

All Day
Power of Words
Main Library
Gallery Exhibit Space

Margaret McMullan's Sources of Light examines the power of photography to bring the gray areas of life into focus. Stop by to view photos from the Monroe County community that tell a truth or capture a powerful memory.


All ages.

A Power of Words event.
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IU Lifelong Learning: Writing Memoir: Goals, Strategies, Choices, and Dilemmas

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Program Room 2B

This class will be led by Ray Hedin who taught American literature at Indiana University for 44 years and received the Herman Frederic LieberAward for Distinguished Teaching. The $55 class registration includes premium seating to The Power of Words: An Evening with Margaret McMullan at the Buskirk-ChumleyTheater, and a ticket to the Gala Author Reception at the Library.


Age 18 & up


A Power of Words program, in partnership with Indiana University Lifelong Learning.
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Sources of Light: Framing Memory Photography Exhibit

All Day
Power of Words
Main Library
Gallery Exhibit Space

Margaret McMullan's Sources of Light examines the power of photography to bring the gray areas of life into focus. Stop by to view photos from the Monroe County community that tell a truth or capture a powerful memory.


All ages.

A Power of Words event.
View More

Sources of Light: Framing Memory Photography Exhibit

All Day
Power of Words
Main Library
Gallery Exhibit Space

Margaret McMullan's Sources of Light examines the power of photography to bring the gray areas of life into focus. Stop by to view photos from the Monroe County community that tell a truth or capture a powerful memory.


All ages.

A Power of Words event.
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Ellettsville Book Club: TBA

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Power of Words
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
All are welcome to join the book discussions––or just listen. Pick up a copy of each month's title at the previous month's event, or at the Ellettsville Branch. Email chosler@mcpl.info to vote for monthly titles. Titles will be added here as they are announced.

Age 18 & up

September 5: Where the Angels Lived by Margaret McMullan (2019 Power of Words author)
October 3: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
November 7: TBA 
December 5: Holiday reception and share your favorite book of the year
View More

Sources of Light: Framing Memory Photography Exhibit

All Day
Power of Words
Main Library
Gallery Exhibit Space

Margaret McMullan's Sources of Light examines the power of photography to bring the gray areas of life into focus. Stop by to view photos from the Monroe County community that tell a truth or capture a powerful memory.


All ages.

A Power of Words event.
View More

Sources of Light: Framing Memory Photography Exhibit

All Day
Power of Words
Main Library
Gallery Exhibit Space

Margaret McMullan's Sources of Light examines the power of photography to bring the gray areas of life into focus. Stop by to view photos from the Monroe County community that tell a truth or capture a powerful memory.


All ages.

A Power of Words event.
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The Power of Words: An Evening with Margaret McMullan

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Power of Words
Other

The 2019 Friends of the Library Power of Words program, The Perspective of Memory: Fear, Empowerment, Forgiveness, brings award-winning author Margaret McMullan to Bloomington. McMullan’s newest work, Where the Angels Lived: One Family’s Story of Exile, Loss, and Return is a moving look at the author’s own connection to the Holocaust, her family’s exile in Hungary during WWII, and the redemptive power of knowing and owning your own story. All ages.


Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington

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The Power of Words: Gala Author Reception with Margaret McMullan

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Power of Words
Main Library
Atrium Space

Enjoy premium reserved seating to McMullan's free Power of Words talk, followed by food and champagne, live music, and the Sources of Light Photography Exhibit at the Main Library Gallery. Reception tickets are $50 and can be purchased online, at the Friends of the Library Bookstore, or from the Friends office at the Main Library (M–F, 10 AM–5 PM). All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library.​​​


All ages

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Sources of Light: Framing Memory Photography Exhibit

All Day
Power of Words
Main Library
Gallery Exhibit Space

Margaret McMullan's Sources of Light examines the power of photography to bring the gray areas of life into focus. Stop by to view photos from the Monroe County community that tell a truth or capture a powerful memory.


All ages.

A Power of Words event.
View More

Sources of Light: Framing Memory Photography Exhibit

All Day
Power of Words
Main Library
Gallery Exhibit Space

Margaret McMullan's Sources of Light examines the power of photography to bring the gray areas of life into focus. Stop by to view photos from the Monroe County community that tell a truth or capture a powerful memory.


All ages.

A Power of Words event.
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Power of Words Committee Meeting

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Board Room
Meeting of the Friends of the Library Power of Words Committee to plan the biennial author event.
View More

Sources of Light: Framing Memory Photography Exhibit

All Day
Power of Words
Main Library
Gallery Exhibit Space

Margaret McMullan's Sources of Light examines the power of photography to bring the gray areas of life into focus. Stop by to view photos from the Monroe County community that tell a truth or capture a powerful memory.


All ages.

A Power of Words event.
View More