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Indiana's Musical Memories: A Live Performance

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Meeting Room 1C
Lara Lynn and the Kid are a husband and wife duo who perform the music of Indiana's own Hoagy Carmichael and Cole Porter, along with other standards from the American Songbook. Listen to their beautiful renditions of classic hits paired with fascinating stories surrounding our state's rich musical legacy. This program is open to all, and is also designed to support individuals living with memory loss and their caregivers. Each program will vary slightly––come to one or both!

All ages.
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Dungeons and Dragons: Libraries and Leviathans

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Program Room 2C
Strap on your swords and study your spellbooks! Learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons and the basics of role-playing games in a fun and friendly setting.

Age 12 & up
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Event Planning for Complete Beginners

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Program Room 2B
Looking to plan an event for your business or social club, but have no idea where to start? Join us for this two-part series on how to plan, market, and budget for your event. Local experts will be on hand to answer questions and walk you through the process.

Age 18 & up.

May 14: Marketing with Rachel Glago
May 21: Event Management with Lisa LaMarca
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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. No official diagnosis is needed to participate.

For moms with children not yet walking and pregnant women.

A partnership between IU Health Bloomington Hospital Women and Children's Services and the Library.
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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 at their own pace. Get help with online job searches, resumes, cover letters, completing forms, learning basic computer skills, and more. Drop in––it’s free!

Age 18 & up. 

A partnership between  IU Teach IT and the Library.
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Intermediate Spanish Language Class

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 2A

Drop-in Intermediate Spanish Language class.
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VITAL English as a New Language Conversation Group

1:00 PM - 3:00 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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Friends of the Library Annual Meeting with Michael Koryta

5:45 PM - 8:15 PM
Main Library
Auditorium, 1B & 1C Combo
New York Times bestselling author, Michael Koryta, will be the guest speaker for the Friends of the Library Annual Meeting. This program is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:15 pm. Koryta has been heralded as a master of mystery and suspense. It’s no mystery that Friends like you make the Library so special. Come celebrate all the Friends do to make library programming possible, and hear about Koryta’s newest book, If She Wakes, coming out May 14. Author Raymond Fleischmann will interview Koryta to help us discover more about his writing. Bring a friend to enjoy an engaging conversation with Michael Koryta, and to learn about all of the amazing things happening at your public library! If She Wakes will be available for sale. Please join us for a reception and book signing at 7:15 pm after the program in Meeting Room 1B.

All ages.
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Booking It: Summer Running Program

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Atrium Space
Get fit with our 4-month couch to 5K program! Meet weekly and run with local running experts. Each session will combine stretching, walking, and running to take you from running novice to a 5K machine! For every scheduled run you attend, you’ll get a raffle ticket for a free entry into a local 5K! If you have health concerns, seek a physician’s approval before beginning.

Age 18 & up. Meet in the Atrium, Main Library.

A partnership between Twin Lakes Recreation Center, Bloomington Area Runners Association, and the Library.
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iPhones & iPads for Seniors

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Program Room 2C

Bring your iPhone or iPad* to this class just for seniors. Learn the proper care and management of your device, and practice using contacts, email, texting, browsing, photos, and more.


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

Age 18 & up (preference given to seniors). Please register.

*Please bring Android devices to Tech Days or VITAL’s Step One.

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Level Up Workshop: Basic Audio Production

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

Ready to start recording your own project, but feel nervous about operating the audio gear in Level Up? Learn valuable skills like recording with a microphone, using a keyboard and synthesizer, and doing basic audio editing and exporting. Great for podcasters and musicians alike!

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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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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Summer Sampler: Play and Read at Bryan Park

5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
See note
Celebrate summer with outdoor fun at Bryan Park! Stop by the Book Bike to make a bookmark, sign up for summer reading, or check out a book!

All ages.

A partnership between City of Bloomington Parks & Recreation 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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All Ages Day at the Ellettsville Teen Space

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Teen Space
Curious about the Library’s teen spaces, but you aren’t a teen? Everyone is invited to check out the teen spaces’ DIY design studios, video games, virtual reality, and more!

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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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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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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VITAL English as a New Language Conversation Group

3:00 PM - 4:30 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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Registration is open

VITAL Training: High School Equivalency/Math

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Program Room 2B
VITAL tutors will review resources and techniques to help adults prepare for the High School Equivalency Test. Emphasis on fractions, decimals, geometry and algebra. May include essay writing and reading comprehension. 

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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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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 at their own pace. Get help with online job searches, resumes, cover letters, completing forms, learning basic computer skills, and more. Drop in––it’s free!

Age 18 & up. 

A partnership between  IU Teach IT and the Library.
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VITAL English as a New Language Conversation Group for Women

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
VITAL
Main Library
VITAL Classroom
Drop in for friendly conversation, ask questions, and learn about daily life in the U.S. Gain confidence in your English skills and meet women from around the world.   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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Intermediate Spanish Language Class

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 2A

Drop-in Intermediate Spanish Language class.
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