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Teen Read Week

Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Main Library
Ground Floor
Celebrate Teen Read Week by reading, logging your books, and entering for a chance to win! Earn one entry for every book read this week. Two lucky readers will win a one-month subscription to OwlCrate!

Ages 12–19
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Teen Read Week @ Ellettsville

Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Teen Space
Celebrate Teen Read Week by reading, logging your books, and entering for a chance to win! Earn one entry for every book read this week. Two lucky readers will win a one-month subscription to OwlCrate!

Ages 12–19
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Teen Read Week

Saturday, October 12, 2019
Main Library
Ground Floor
Celebrate Teen Read Week by reading, logging your books, and entering for a chance to win! Earn one entry for every book read this week. Two lucky readers will win a one-month subscription to OwlCrate!

Ages 12–19
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Teen Read Week @ Ellettsville

Sunday, October 13, 2019
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Teen Space
Celebrate Teen Read Week by reading, logging your books, and entering for a chance to win! Earn one entry for every book read this week. Two lucky readers will win a one-month subscription to OwlCrate!

Ages 12–19
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Free Day at Friends of the Library Big Fall Book Sale

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 1B & 1C Combo
Free Day! Choose from thousands of items at the Friends of the Library Big Fall Book Sale. Take all you want home for FREE! Open to the public. Donations gladly accepted to help make all of the wonderful community programs possible at Monroe County Public Library. http://mcpl.info/friends/friends-bookstore-clearance-sales

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The Mamas and the Papas

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Baby Space
Chat, connect, and share experiences with other new parents. IU Health team members informally lead a chat on an infant or parenting-related topic during part of the group. Come and go at any time.

For parents with children not yet walking (and expecting parents)

A partnership between IU Health Women & Children's Services and the Library.
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Preschool Storytime @ Ellettsville

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A/B Combo
Stories, songs, and rhymes get preschoolers talking, singing, and playing with books and words.

Ages 3–6 with families. Please register
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Finding the Care that's Right For You

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 2A
September 16: Finding the Care That’s Right for You––The first session of this series will focus on available types of long-term care, when each might be appropriate, and how to consider your personal needs and preferences to make the right choice for you.

October 7: Personal Care Planning and Control Journals––Learn the importance of these two communication tools. All supplies will be provided. Leave with instruments to share with professional caregivers, family, friends, and others to help ensure important information is tracked and communicated. 

November 18: Legal and Financial Considerations––Discuss legal and financial consideration when considering different forms of long-term care.

Age 18 & up. Please register.

A partnership between IU Health Bloomington Alzheimer's Resource Service and the Library.
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D&D and Archaeology

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 2A
Ready to level up your D&D skills? Learn how to incorporate archaeology and ancient histories into your RPG adventures!

Age 12 & up

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Documentary Video with Compassion: Editing Workshop and Discussion

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Laptop Cart & Program Room 2C Combo
Working with professional documentarians, participants will use footage from a documentary about family caregiving during illness to find creative ways to tell different stories with the same footage. This exercise will teach video editing techniques using free web-based software and will highlight the importance of creative selection and sequencing in storytelling. The group will also discuss the truthfulness of nonfiction visual forms like documentaries and the film’s themes of family relationships and caregiving. This program is useful for both first-time film editors and more experienced filmmakers. A high-quality filmmaking accessory will be awarded to the workshop’s best participant-made short film, which will be featured on the documentary’s website. Light dinner offerings will be provided.

Age 16 & up. Please register.
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Electronics for Beginners

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
Program Room 2B
Work together to design and build synthesizers using electronic sensors, microcontrollers, and code. Attend either or both sessions. On November 10, show off what you've built at Musical Tech Showcase!

Age 12 & up. Please register.
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Yoga for the Community

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Yoga for the Community
Main Library
Meeting Room 1B
Discover why yoga is such a powerful tool for keeping you healthy in body, mind, and spirit. In this all-levels class, beginners will safely learn the basics, while more experienced students can take their practice to a deeper level. Suitable for people of all ages and most physical abilities. 

Age 18 & up
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LEGO and K'NEX Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Unleash your imagination and creativity with fellow fans. K'NEX and LEGOs provided; you bring the creativity!

Ages 5–12
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Math Homework Help for Teens

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 2A
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 and high school students.

Ages 12–19

A partnership between MCCSC, RBBCSC, and Monroe County Education Association, and the Library.
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Dine Out for the Library at Uptown Cafe

7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Other
Dine Out for the Library at the Uptown Cafe! Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Simply show your flyer and Uptown will donate 20% of your bill to the Friends of the Library. You get great tasting food, and you get to feel great too knowing you are making life-enriching programming available for everyone in our community to enjoy.


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ENL Conversation Group

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
VITAL Classroom
English as a new language conversation practice. Please register at VITAL office. 
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Preschool Storytime

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

Ages 3–6 with families
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Little Makers

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Storytime, followed by a fun, open-ended art experience with different materials and techniques. Dress to mess.

Ages 3–6 with families
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Drop in DIY @ Ellettsville

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Teen Space
Try your hand at some fun DIY projects. Impress your friends and family with your amazing craft skills!

Ages 12–19

Tuesdays:
September 17:
Tie Dye
October 15:
Spooky Fake Stained Glass
November 19:
Felted Soap
December 17:
Lavender Sachets
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VITAL Training: Ready to Read

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
VITAL Classroom
VITAL tutors will review teaching resources and techniques to help adults who want to learn or improve their reading and writing skills. 

Pre-requisite: Must attend VITAL Orientation prior to registering for this event. 

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Tuesday Crafternoon

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
The Ground Floor
Stop by every Tuesday to work on craft projects and make cool things. Come hang out and make cool things! Ages 12-19.

9/3: Doll Makeovers 
9/10: Duct Tape Crafts 
9/17: Jewelry 
9/24: Blackout Poetry 
10/1: Zine Making     
10/8: Ink Drawing 
10/15: Painting Mini Canvases
10/22: Shrinky Dinks
10/29: Pumpkin Decorating
11/5: Button Making
11/12: Homemade Temporary Tattoos 
11/19: Friendship Bracelets 
11/26: Needle Felting 
12/3: Flippy Book Animation 
12/10: Candle Making
12/17: Embroidery
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Algebra for Adults

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Algebra for Adults
Main Library
Program Room 2C
Frustrated with college entrance exams? Studying for high school equivalency? Want to help your child with algebra homework but it's been a long time? Topics include: integers, properties, order of operations, solving equations, graphing equations, slope-intercept form, functions, and quadratic equations. Prerequisites: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. Be able to compare numbers using greater than/less than/equal signs. Plan to attend all sessions in the series.

Age 18 & up (and not attending high school). Please register.
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Social Media for Nonprofits

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Program Room 2B
Learn what social media is, why and how to use it, how to target your audience, and how to write a social media policy for your nonprofit.

Age 18 & up. Please register.

Tuesdays:
September 10:
The Basics
September 17: Writing
September 24: Multimedia
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Evening Storytime and Craft for Families @ Ellettsville

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A/B Combo
Families enjoy active storytelling, a puppet show, a read aloud, and a film before moving to a craft activity. Please register once for all four sessions.

Birth–6 & families. Please register.
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New Parent Circle

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Baby Space
Drop in to this facilitated peer support group for moms who are concerned about or struggling with postpartum depression or anxiety. No official diagnosis is needed to participate.

For moms with children not yet walking and pregnant women

A partnership between IU Health Women & Children's Services and the Library.
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