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Survive the Zombie Hoard (Magic: The Gathering Edition)

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Ground Floor
Players band together to build a deck and cooperatively survive a zombie hoard. Teamwork is the key to victory. All skill levels welcome!

Ages 12-19.
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Tech Days

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 2A
Drop in with your digital device for one-on-one help accessing the Library's free eBooks, movies, music, and more. Help with email, Facebook, and other digital tools is also available. Please note: we cannot do setups or repairs.

Tech help is also available by appointment. Visit mcpl.info/tech-help or call (812) 349-3050.

A partnership between Indiana University School of Informatics & Computing Serve IT.
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Dine Out for the Library at Japonee and Korean BBQ

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Other
The Friends of the Library invites you to Dine Out for the Library at Japonee at 320 N Walnut St and the Korean BBQ upstairs. Dine from 5- 10 pm on Tuesday, December 11 through Friday, December 14. Enjoy a wide selection
of sushi as well as other delicious Japanese entrees at Japonee! Upstairs, for $23, you can do all you can eat, traditional Korean BBQ where you cook your food at your table. Enjoy a delicious dinner and Japonee will donate 40% of your tab to the Library! Present your flyer when you order to support all of the wonderful programming you enjoy at your public library: https://mcpl.info/friends/dine-out-library
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Bilingual Storytime / La hora de los cuentos bilingües

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Stories, songs, and rhymes in Spanish and English.  

Ages 2–6

La hora de los cuentos bilingües.
Cuentos, canciones y versos en español e inglés.

Edades: desde 2 hasta 6

desde 6 hasta 6:30 PM  los jueves
13 septiembre, 11 octubre, 8 noviembre y 13 diciembre
sala de programas de los niños, planta baja
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Ugly Sweater DIY, Holiday Edition

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Program Room 2B
Want to win this year’s ugly sweater contest? Stop by and learn the basics of sew-able circuits to light that sweater up, or just add as much tinsel as you can. Bring your own sweater.

Adults and age 16 & up.
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Photo Editing in GIMP

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

Looking for the powerful photo editing and manipulation tools of Photoshop without the expense? GIMP is free and open source! Learn the basics, focusing on its interface and simple photo editing functionalities.

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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Centerstone at Your Library

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 214
Free & confidential one-on-one assistance from Centerstone:
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Mental health therapy
  • Life skills training
    • Relapse prevention
    • Coping skills
    • Employment skills
    • Budgeting
    • Social skills
  • Assistance accessing
    • Community resources
    • Health insurance
    • Public benefits

Centerstone's 24/7 Crisis Line: (800) 832-5442 (toll free)

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VITAL English as a New Language Conversation Group

1:30 PM - 3:15 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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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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Dine Out for the Library at Japonee and Korean BBQ

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Other
The Friends of the Library invites you to Dine Out for the Library at Japonee at 320 N Walnut St and the Korean BBQ upstairs. Dine from 5- 10 pm on Tuesday, December 11 through Friday, December 14. Enjoy a wide selection
of sushi as well as other delicious Japanese entrees at Japonee! Upstairs, for $23, you can do all you can eat, traditional Korean BBQ where you cook your food at your table. Enjoy a delicious dinner and Japonee will donate 40% of your tab to the Library! Present your flyer when you order to support all of the wonderful programming you enjoy at your public library: https://mcpl.info/friends/dine-out-library
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ARF! Read to a Dog

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Registered therapy dogs listen to your child read aloud—an activity that helps develop reading skills. Especially helpful for reluctant or struggling readers.

Ages 5–12.

A Monroe County Humane Association VIPaws program
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Anthology: Music at MCPL

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Auditorium
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music students perform an engaging mix of musical genres from around the globe!

All ages.

On December 15: Pianist Mingfei Li

Born in Jiamusi, China, Mingfei Li has a circuitous path to a piano career. She studied piano from the ages five to eleven, by the time of which she has had the complete Mozart Sonatas in her repertoire. At the age of eleven, she was forced to stop playing the piano for several years due to pressure to focus solely on academics. In 2013, she entered Lawrence University as a Math-Computer Science student but decided to investigate piano lessons as well. After one lesson, she was hooked, auditioned for the Conservatory, and was immediately accepted.

She has appeared in solo and chamber recitals across the US. In addition to formal recitals, Li has also performed widely in outreach concerts, bringing classical music outside the concert halls. As a chamber musician, she has frequently collaborated with instrumentalists and has been coached by notable artists such as Atar Arad, Mimi Zweig, Kevork Mardirossian, and Anne Epperson. She has appeared in the masterclasses of Anna Polonsky (solo piano), Ani Kavafian (violin-piano duo), and Karen Shaw, among others.

Li is currently appointed as an Associate Instructor of Music (Piano) at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and has been on the faculty of the Young Pianists Program, a year-round pre-college piano program since Fall 2017. Li holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Lawrence University under Dr. Catherine Kautsky. She is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under Dr. Karen Shaw, where she is a recipient of Artistic Excellence Award and Irving & Lena Lo Scholarship. Her previous mentors include Luba Poliak, Anthony Padilla, and Michael Mizrahi.
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Freshly Brewed Books: Bring Your Favorite Sci-fi Book

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Other
A sci-fi book club with caffeine-fueled discussion and fun! Stop by the Main Library to pick up your book club copy.

Adults and age 12 & up.  Please register.
 
September 30: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
October 28: The First Immortal by James L. Halperin
November 25: The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters
December 16: Bring Your Favorite Sci-fi Book   

The Inkwell
105 N. College Ave, Bloomington

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Make & Create with Numbers & Shapes

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Use numbers, shapes, and patterns to make amazing designs with teaching artist and math explorer Malke Rosenfeld, author of Math in Your Feet.

Age 5 & up (younger siblings welcome).

 Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
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Moms' Mondays

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Baby Space
Chat, connect, and share experiences with other new moms and mom-to-be. A new parenting-related discussion topic each session. Drop in any time.

For moms with children not yet walking. Pregnant women also welcome.
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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.

Adults and age 12 & up.

September 17: no class
November 19: class will meet in Program Room 2B, second floor
December 10: class will meet in Meeting Room 2A, second floor

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Books on Tap

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Other
It’s the Library in hangout mode––a book club with a casual twist, held at a different local bar each month. Get comfortable, meet new people, and talk about the month’s read. You buy the drinks; appetizers provided.

Age 21 & up.

September 24: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Mother Bear's Pizza (Campus)
1428 E. Third St., Bloomington

October 29: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
The Atlas Bar
209 S. College St., Bloomington

November 26: BYOB on Travel Writing
The Bishop
123 S. Walnut St., Bloomington

December 17: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
The Runcible Spoon
412 E. Sixth St., Bloomington
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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.

Mondays when school is in session.

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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Centerstone at Your Library

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 214
Free & confidential one-on-one assistance from Centerstone:
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Mental health therapy
  • Life skills training
    • Relapse prevention
    • Coping skills
    • Employment skills
    • Budgeting
    • Social skills
  • Assistance accessing
    • Community resources
    • Health insurance
    • Public benefits

Centerstone's 24/7 Crisis Line: (800) 832-5442 (toll free)

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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. *Dress in costume on October 30!

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 3–6 and their families.
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Tuesday Crafternoon

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

Ages 12-19.
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Postpartum Support Group

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Struggling with or concerned about postpartum depression or anxiety? Drop in to our facilitated peer support group for parents! No official diagnosis is needed to participate.

For parents with children not yet walking (pregnant women also welcome)

A partnership between IU Health Bloomington Hospital Women and Children's Services and the Library.
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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 2-6 with caregiver. Please register.

September 26: Down on the Farm 
October 24: Halloween Fun 
November 28: Friends and Family 
December 19: Here Comes Santa
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