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Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories!

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Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories


May 24–July 31, 2019

 

People of all ages can earn points and prizes for reading, solving puzzles, and attending Library programs. Pick up a Summer Reading Game board, available at the Main Library, Ellettsville Branch, or Bookmobile, beginning Friday, May 24.


Ages 1–12: Children’s Reading Game

Ages 12–19: Teen Reading Game

Age 20 & up: Adult Reading Game


Teens! Do you want a fully-customized reading recommendation? Do you like Owlcrate or FairyLoot? Try Library Loot, a Library-based book subscription service for ages 12–19. Each bag contains a book selected based on your interests, a customized bookmark, and some fun, bookish goodies! This service runs May 24–July 31 with limited quantities available. Sign up!


Make it your mission this summer to visit your Library and explore a universe of stories! Visit mcpl.info/summerreading for more information. 


Summer Reading Game funding is provided by The Friends of the Library.

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Taking Care of Each Other: A No-Nonsense Workshop Series for Parents & Their Teens

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 1B & 1C Combo
Come for this three-part series on teen self-care. Learn how to take care of yourself, your friends, teens you work with, and/or your own teenager when something goes wrong. Teens, parents, and adults who work with teens are encouraged to attend!

July 11: Friendship and Peer Crisis Support––Learn the best ways to take care of friends and peers during hard times.
July 18: Accountability Peer Support––Sometimes taking care of each other means supporting someone who has caused harm. Learn strategies to use when this happens.
July 25: Drugs, Sex, and Safety: A Harm Reduction Approach––You’re talking about this stuff already. Why not gain some useful tools in a non-judgmental space?

Room 1C: Parents, guardians, and others who want to support the teens and tweens they share space with

Room 1B: Tweens and teens age 10 & up

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Bookkeeping for Nonprofits

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 2A
Join Ansley Fender of Fender Financial Services to learn about the chart of accounts, a financial organizational tool, why it’s important, and how to design one. Please bring yours with you if you’ve started one. A bookkeeping Q&A will follow.

Ages 18 & up. Please register.
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VITAL English as a New Language - American Studies

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
VITAL
Main Library
VITAL Classroom
Learn about U.S. Civics and History, and resources for preparing for the U.S. Citizenship test. 

Find more learning resources on our website or visit the VITAL resource room at the Main Library.
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Maker Lab Kids

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Try your hand at 3D printing, robotics, and more in this drop-in program.

Ages 8–12. No experience necessary!
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Level Up Workshop: 2D Game Design, Part 2

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Level Up
Experts help you discover your creative potential.

In part two of this series, participants will continue to hone their skills in Unity 2D and learn to make a playable game that they can take home and continue to finesse. Please register for both sessions.

Age 12 & up.

Space is limited: first come, first served. 
Bring your own flash drive, or check out one of ours.
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Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories!

All Day
Summer Reading
All Branches

Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories


May 24–July 31, 2019

 

People of all ages can earn points and prizes for reading, solving puzzles, and attending Library programs. Pick up a Summer Reading Game board, available at the Main Library, Ellettsville Branch, or Bookmobile, beginning Friday, May 24.


Ages 1–12: Children’s Reading Game

Ages 12–19: Teen Reading Game

Age 20 & up: Adult Reading Game


Teens! Do you want a fully-customized reading recommendation? Do you like Owlcrate or FairyLoot? Try Library Loot, a Library-based book subscription service for ages 12–19. Each bag contains a book selected based on your interests, a customized bookmark, and some fun, bookish goodies! This service runs May 24–July 31 with limited quantities available. Sign up!


Make it your mission this summer to visit your Library and explore a universe of stories! Visit mcpl.info/summerreading for more information. 


Summer Reading Game funding is provided by The Friends of the Library.

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Tiny to Two @ Ellettsville

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A/B Combo
Families with babies play, sing, read, and talk together—then enjoy toy time.

Birth–2 1/2 with caregiver.  Please register once for all Friday sessions.
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VITAL English as a New Language Conversation Group

12:00 PM - 1:30 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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Friday Movie Matinee: Space Buddies

1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Main Library
Auditorium
Disney's pups are back and take one small step for dog and one giant leap for dogkind. Parental guidance recommended.

Suggested age 5 & up. 
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Ping Pong Palooza

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 1B
Learn to play––or improve your skills––in a safe, friendly environment. Everyone gets to play.

All ages.
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Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories!

All Day
Summer Reading
All Branches

Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories


May 24–July 31, 2019

 

People of all ages can earn points and prizes for reading, solving puzzles, and attending Library programs. Pick up a Summer Reading Game board, available at the Main Library, Ellettsville Branch, or Bookmobile, beginning Friday, May 24.


Ages 1–12: Children’s Reading Game

Ages 12–19: Teen Reading Game

Age 20 & up: Adult Reading Game


Teens! Do you want a fully-customized reading recommendation? Do you like Owlcrate or FairyLoot? Try Library Loot, a Library-based book subscription service for ages 12–19. Each bag contains a book selected based on your interests, a customized bookmark, and some fun, bookish goodies! This service runs May 24–July 31 with limited quantities available. Sign up!


Make it your mission this summer to visit your Library and explore a universe of stories! Visit mcpl.info/summerreading for more information. 


Summer Reading Game funding is provided by The Friends of the Library.

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IU Spanish Language Immersion Group Tour

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Registration is open

VITAL Training: English Language Essentials (1 of 2)

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Program Room 2B
VITAL tutors will review teaching resources and techniques to help English language learners who want to improve their reading, writing, speaking, or listening skills.  Plan to attend both sessions (July 20 and 21 from 1:30-5:30). 

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

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Adorable Adoptables

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Atrium Space
Looking for your next furry family member? Drop by to meet some of the adorable adoptable animals from the City of Bloomington Animal Shelter.

All ages.

A partnership between Animal Care and Control and the Library.
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Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories!

All Day
Summer Reading
All Branches

Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories


May 24–July 31, 2019

 

People of all ages can earn points and prizes for reading, solving puzzles, and attending Library programs. Pick up a Summer Reading Game board, available at the Main Library, Ellettsville Branch, or Bookmobile, beginning Friday, May 24.


Ages 1–12: Children’s Reading Game

Ages 12–19: Teen Reading Game

Age 20 & up: Adult Reading Game


Teens! Do you want a fully-customized reading recommendation? Do you like Owlcrate or FairyLoot? Try Library Loot, a Library-based book subscription service for ages 12–19. Each bag contains a book selected based on your interests, a customized bookmark, and some fun, bookish goodies! This service runs May 24–July 31 with limited quantities available. Sign up!


Make it your mission this summer to visit your Library and explore a universe of stories! Visit mcpl.info/summerreading for more information. 


Summer Reading Game funding is provided by The Friends of the Library.

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International Library Zine Day

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 2A
Learn about the history of zines, talk to the people who create them, and make a zine of your own! Catch special guest speakers in Meeting Room 2A, and make a zine in The Commons (2nd floor, corner of Kirkwood and Grant).

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International Library Zine Day

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
The Commons
Learn about the history of zines, talk to the people who create them, and make a zine of your own! Catch special guest speakers in Meeting Room 2A, and make a zine in The Commons (2nd floor, corner of Kirkwood and Grant).

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What's New, Baby? Teen Parent Play Group

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Meet other teen parents and their babies. Join us for food, friendship, crafts, and fun. Get a free book for your baby each month!

Ages 13–19 & their children. Please register.

June 23: Babies & Books
July 21: Floor Time with Baby
August 25: Baby’s Got Rhythm

A partnership between IU Health Nurse-Family Partnership and the Library.
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Cancelled

VITAL Training: English Essentials (2 of 2)

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Program Room 2B
VITAL tutors will review teaching resources and techniques to help English language learners who want to improve their reading, writing, speaking, or listening skills.  Plan to attend both sessions (July 20 and 21 from 1:30-5:30). 

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Dig and Dine with Friends from Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Courtyard Garden
Enjoy a mid-summer harvest with Alissa Weiss, Education Coordinator at Mother Hubbard's Cupboard. We'll begin with garden work, prepare a garden-to-table snack, and hear a story. Learn how we can all put our gardens to work to help the hungry. 

All ages (under 12 requires adult supervision). Children's Courtyard Garden, Grant Street. Please register.

A partnership between Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard and the Library.
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Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories!

All Day
Summer Reading
All Branches

Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories


May 24–July 31, 2019

 

People of all ages can earn points and prizes for reading, solving puzzles, and attending Library programs. Pick up a Summer Reading Game board, available at the Main Library, Ellettsville Branch, or Bookmobile, beginning Friday, May 24.


Ages 1–12: Children’s Reading Game

Ages 12–19: Teen Reading Game

Age 20 & up: Adult Reading Game


Teens! Do you want a fully-customized reading recommendation? Do you like Owlcrate or FairyLoot? Try Library Loot, a Library-based book subscription service for ages 12–19. Each bag contains a book selected based on your interests, a customized bookmark, and some fun, bookish goodies! This service runs May 24–July 31 with limited quantities available. Sign up!


Make it your mission this summer to visit your Library and explore a universe of stories! Visit mcpl.info/summerreading for more information. 


Summer Reading Game funding is provided by The Friends of the Library.

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Registration is open

Preschool Storytime @ Ellettsville

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A/B Combo
Stories, puppets, songs, and a movie. An excellent early literacy and social experience to prepare for school. Please register once for all sessions.

Ages 3–6. Please register.
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Yoga with Baby

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

For parents with children not yet walking and pregnant women.

A partnership between IU Health Bloomington Women and Children's Services and the Library.
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Dash Jr.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Learn the basics of code while having fun with Dash robots!

Ages 5–7.
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