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ENL Conversation Group

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
VITAL Classroom
English as a New Language conversation practice. Please register at VITAL Office
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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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ENL Group - American Short Stories

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
VITAL Classroom
English as a new language practice -  read and discuss short stories. Please register at VITAL Office
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Resilient Together: Science and Hands-On Methods for Responding to Climate Change––Native & Invasive Plants

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 1C
Learn about climate change, what you can do to help, and how to DIY your way to a more sustainable future. Age 10 & up. Please register. 

Thursday, September 19: Native and Invasive Plants––Discover the problems invasive plants cause and why native plants are a better choice for landscaping and the environment, then take a brief walk to see both native and invasive plants within a few blocks of the Main Library. Presented by Ellen Jacquart, Chair of Monroe County Identify and Reduce Invasive Plants (MC-IRIS) and President of the Indiana Native Plant Society.

A partnership between The Center for Sustainable Living and the Library.
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Level Up Workshops: Create an Animated GIF in Adobe Photoshop

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

GIFs are all the rage! Learn how to create an animated GIF for fun or professional use. Photoshop experience is helpful, but not required.

Ages 12 & up

Space is limited: first come, first served.
Bring your own flash drive, or check out one of ours.
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Yoga with Baby

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
Meeting Room 2A
Take care of your body, exercise gently, and build strength while bonding with your baby! Sessions are led by an IU Health certified yoga instructor. Stay afterward to chat with fellow parents.

For parents with children not yet walking

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

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Main Library
VITAL Classroom
English as a new language conversation group. Please register at VITAL Office.
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Talking Leaves Book Club: Silent Spring

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
See note
Learn about nature and environmental topics in this nonfiction reading group. All are welcome to join the book discussions -- or just listen. Pick up a copy of each month's title at the Main Library. Age 15 & up.

9/20: Silent Spring by Rachel Carson 
10/18: The World Without Us by Alan Weisman 
11/15: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer 
12/20: The Unsettling of America by Wendell Berry

A partnership between Bloomingfoods and the Library

*This program meets in the Bloomingfoods East Meeting Room, 3220 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN*
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It's My City

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main Library
Atrium Space
A representative from the City of Bloomington will educate citizens about all facets of city government, from resources to community involvement. Drop by to see what your city has to offer you.

Age 12 & up

A partnership between City of Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development and the Library.
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Fix-It Fair

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fix-It Fair
Main Library
Meeting Room 1B & 1C Combo

The Library, in partnership with the City of Bloomington Office of Economic and Sustainable Development, invites the community to bring in an item for repair free of charge at the second annual Fix-It Fair! Local professionals and volunteers will provide repairs and be available to coach attendees interested in learning how to make their own fixes. Limit one item per person please.


Bring in your broken:

Small appliances & electronics (lamps, toasters, walkie-talkies, radios, remotes, power drills, circuit boards, printers, guitar pedals, amps, etc.)

Bicycles 

Stringed instruments (bring new strings if needed)

Clothing, textiles, and shoes

Jewelry

Toys

Eyeglasses (after 11:30 AM)


DON'T bring:


Phones, tablets, or computers

Items with heating/cooling elements

TVs, video players, and cameras

Large sewing projects


Age 18 & up (participants under 18 may bring a parent with them)


A partnership between City of Bloomington Department of Economic and Sustainable Development and the Library.


Questions? Want to volunteer? Email jlehr@mcpl.info.


New! The Fix-It Fair will accept donations of old cell phones for Middle Way House.

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Anthology: Music at MCPL

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Auditorium
Jacobs School of Music students perform a mix of engaging musical genres such as classical, jazz, and folk music from around the globe.

All ages
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Write Your Story––A Memoir Workshop

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Program Room 2B
Come inspired to write about your lives! There are many different types of memoirs. Find a reason to write yours in this two-part series.

Age 16 & up. Please register.

A partnership between The Writers Guild at Bloomington and the Library.
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Seed Saving

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 1C
Seeds are crucial for food and ecology. Learn how to collect, process, and store seeds in this hands-on informative program. Discover the world of seed saving and take the next step in becoming a seed keeper!

All ages

A partnership between Monroe County–Purdue Extension and the Library.       
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Yoga for the Community

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Yoga for the Community
Main Library
Program Room 2C
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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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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Registration is open

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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Fall Magic: What's In Your Library?

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Program Room 2B
Whether you are a beginner or have your own perfectly crafted deck, Magic the Gathering nights are suited for your gaming enjoyment. Library staff will play and teach anyone––no previous experience is necessary. A cube to build decks, personal standard or commander decks, and plenty of lands are available, and accepted.

Age 12 & up
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Social Media for Nonprofits

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 1C
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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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. Sessions are led by an IU Health certified yoga instructor.

For expectant mothers

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

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
VITAL Classroom
English as a new language conversation practice  - Women Only. Please register at VITAL office. 
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ENL Conversation Group

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
VITAL Classroom
English as a new language conversation practice. Please register at VITAL office. 
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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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Seed Saving @ Ellettsville

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Kitchenette
Seeds are crucial for food and ecology. Learn how to collect, process, and store seeds in this hands-on informative program. Discover the world of seed saving and take the next step in becoming a seed keeper!

All ages. Meet in the Meeting Rooms Lobby, Ellettsville Branch Library.

A partnership between Monroe County–Purdue Extension and the Library.   
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Who's Got Game?

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
The Commons
It's game night! Drop by the Library to enjoy a selection of board games and great conversation.

Age 12 & up

A partnership program between The Game Preserve and the Library.
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ENL Conversation Group

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
VITAL Classroom
English as a New Language conversation practice. Please register at VITAL Office
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