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Universe of Stories Summer Reading Display

Monday, July 01, 2019
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Display Case
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Escuelita Para Todos

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main Library
Program Room 2B
Developing English/Spanish biculturalism and bilingualism among south-central Indiana residents by conducting educational outreach and teaching grammatically correct Spanish language & fostering Latin American cultural traditions.
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Solar Observing via Hydrogen Alpha (Ha) Filter

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main Library
Library Plaza on Kirkwood
*** This program has been moved to Saturday, April 27 from 11 AM - 1 PM due to poor weather conditions. ***

Ha filters allow viewing of the Sun’s chromosphere by filtering out all but a small portion of red light. We will have the ability to safely see sunspots, solar prominences and possibly solar flares. This event is weather dependent. (Rain date is April 27.)

All ages
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Anthology: Music at MCPL

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Auditorium
Our performer will be Hippocrates Cheng. He will perform traditional music, as well as new music he has composed, featuring different instruments and styles of singing from around the world including overtone singing, guqin, xiao, jaw harp, nagoya harp and thumb piano. All ages
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Preschool Storytime @ Ellettsville

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A/B Combo

This fun group experience features puppets, flannel stories, songs, and a movie—perfect for building early literacy and social skills for kindergarten!

Ages 3–6.
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Yoga with Baby

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Take care of your body and build strength after having a baby. Exercise gently while bonding with your baby! Stay to chat with nurses and parents.

For parents with children not yet walking. Pregnant women welcome, too!

Yoga sessions led by IU Health Bloomington Women and Children's Services nurses.
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VITAL English as a New Language Conversation Group

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
VITAL
Main Library
VITAL Classroom
Practice everyday conversation skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Participate in discussions, roleplaying, and speaking games. Drop in at the VITAL office. Low intermediate level of English suggested.

Find more learning resources on our website or visit the VITAL resource room at the Main Library.
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Yoga for the Community

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 1B
Maxwell House Yoga teaches why the joyful practice of yoga is so powerful for keeping you healthy in body, mind, and spirit. Beginners safely learn the basics; more experienced students take their practice to a deeper level.

Age 18 and up
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English as a New Language Conversation Group

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
VITAL Classroom
Practice everyday conversation skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Participate in discussions, roleplaying, and speaking games. Drop in at the VITAL office. Low intermediate level of English suggested. 

Find more learning resources on our website or visit the VITAL resource room at the Main Library
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VITAL's Step One

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
VITAL Resource Room
VITAL’s Step One helps adults meet their computer literacy goals in an informal, teacher and technology-assisted environment. Get help with online job searches, resumes, cover letters, completing forms, learning basic computer skills, and more. Drop in––it’s free! 
Every Monday except March 11.

Age 18 & up. 

A partnership between Work One, IU Teach IT, and the Library.
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Math Homework Help for Teens

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Program Room 2B
Drop in for free one-on-one help with Math and Science-related assignments––arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, physics, chemistry, and ISTEP and SAT review. For middle school, junior high, and high school students.

Ages 12–19.

A partnership between Monroe County Community School Corporation, the Monroe County Education Association, and the Library.
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Prenatal Yoga

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Take care of your body and build strength before having your baby. This gentle exercise supports the changing body's needs and deepens awareness to the expectant mother's mind, body and connection with her baby. Yoga sessions led by IU Health Bloomington Women and Children's Services nurses who are also yoga teachers.

Expectant mothers.

A partnership between IU Health Bloomington Women and Children's Services and the Library.
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Tuesday Tales

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Stories, songs, and rhymes get your child talking, singing, and playing with books and words. 

Ages 3–6 and their families.
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Little Makers

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Explore creativity with different materials and techniques at this fun, open-ended art experience. Dress to mess. 

Ages 36 & their families
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VITAL English as a New Language Conversation Group

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
VITAL
Main Library
VITAL Classroom
Practice everyday conversation skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Participate in discussions, roleplaying, and speaking games. Drop in at the VITAL office. Low intermediate level of English suggested.

Find more learning resources on our website or visit the VITAL resource room at the Main Library.
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Being Bloomington: Being Peace

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Main Library
Auditorium
Cultivate inner peace through seated meditation, walking meditation, Tai Chi, QiGong, yoga, or your own style of stillness. Enjoy periods of silence accompanied by soothing live meditative music. 

Meditation host: Kat Forgacs. 

All ages. (Doors open at 11:30 AM.)

A partnership between Being Bloomington: Being Peace and the Library.
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Dine Out for the Library at Culver's

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dine Out for the Library
Other
Bloomington wanted a Culver's and owners John Laskowski, Jeff Meyer, and Neil Miller patiently made it happen. The Friends of the Library invite you to check it out when you dine out for the Library from 5-8 pm on Tuesday, April 23rd. No flyer necessary. Culver's will contribute to the Friends a portion of all purchases made from 5-8 pm. Let your friends know that is the time to head to Culver's. Thank you for dining out and supporting your public library!
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Dungeons and Dragons: Libraries and Leviathans

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 2A
Learn the basics of RPGs through collaborative storytelling in a fun and friendly setting.

Adults and age 12 and up
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Tiny to Two @ Ellettsville

5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A/B Combo

Families with babies play, sing, read and talk togetherthen enjoy toy time.

Birth3 with caregiver

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Tuesday Crafternoon

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
Ground Floor
Work on craft projects and make cool things!

Ages 12–19

Every Tuesday through April 30
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VITAL English as a New Language Conversation Group

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
VITAL
Main Library
VITAL Classroom
Practice everyday conversation skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Participate in discussions, roleplaying, and speaking games. Drop in at the VITAL office. Low intermediate level of English suggested.

Find more learning resources on our website or visit the VITAL resource room at the Main Library.
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Tiny to Two

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Families with babies play, sing, read, and talk together—then enjoy toy time.

Birth3 with caregiver
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Registration is open

Storyhour Extravaganza

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Main Library
Auditorium
A magical ride filled with live music, stories, films, and more for young children and their families. Groups welcome. 

Ages 26

January 23: Snowy Friends 
February 27: Bear Hugs 
March 27: Wacky Weather 
April 24: Garden Magic
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VITAL's Step One

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
VITAL Resource Room
VITAL’s Step One helps adults meet their computer literacy goals in an informal, teacher and technology-assisted environment. Get help with online job searches, resumes, cover letters, completing forms, learning basic computer skills, and more. Drop in––it’s free! 
Every Wednesday except March 13.

Age 18 & up. 

A partnership between Work One, IU Teach IT, and the Library.
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Tiny to Two

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Families with babies play, sing, read, and talk together—then enjoy toy time.

Birth3 with caregiver
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