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Adult Winter Word Search Challenge

All Day
All Branches
Looking for something to do during the cold winter months? Try the Library’s adult word search challenge and read, learn, connect, and create to win prizes! Pick up your game card at any Library service point or visit mcpl.info/adultsread to get started!
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Adult Winter Word Search Challenge

All Day
All Branches
Looking for something to do during the cold winter months? Try the Library’s adult word search challenge and read, learn, connect, and create to win prizes! Pick up your game card at any Library service point or visit mcpl.info/adultsread to get started!
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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 moms-to-be. Drop in. An informal chat on a parenting-related topic is included!

For moms with children not yet walking. Pregnant women welcome too!

A partnership between IU Health Bloomington Hospital Women and Children's Services and the Library.
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Main Library
Auditorium, 1B & 1C Combo
Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King with stories, activities, and a musical performance by the Bloomington Peace Choir. Help continue Dr. King’s work on social justice issues by bringing a donation of granola bars or fruit cups for Community Kitchen’s Backpack Buddies program, which provides food to children in need.

Storytime: 10:30–11 AM (Ages 2–6)
Celebration: 11:30 AM–1:30 PM (All ages)
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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.

Age 18 and up
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VITAL's Step One

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
VITAL Resource Room
VITAL’s Step One helps adults meet their computer literacy goals in an informal, teacher and technology-assisted environment. Get help with online job searches, resumes, cover letters, completing forms, learning basic computer skills, and more. Drop in––it’s free! 
Every Monday except March 11.

Age 18 & up. 

A partnership between Work One, IU Teach IT, 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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Adult Winter Word Search Challenge

All Day
All Branches
Looking for something to do during the cold winter months? Try the Library’s adult word search challenge and read, learn, connect, and create to win prizes! Pick up your game card at any Library service point or visit mcpl.info/adultsread to get started!
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VITAL English as a New Language Conversation Group

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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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VITAL English as a New Language Conversation Group

4:00 PM - 5:30 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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VITAL English as a New Language - Grammar

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
VITAL Classroom
Frustrating grammar problem? Bring your questions to class! Content includes topics proposed by students.
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Adult Winter Word Search Challenge

All Day
All Branches
Looking for something to do during the cold winter months? Try the Library’s adult word search challenge and read, learn, connect, and create to win prizes! Pick up your game card at any Library service point or visit mcpl.info/adultsread to get started!
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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 in an informal, teacher and technology-assisted environment. Get help with online job searches, resumes, cover letters, completing forms, learning basic computer skills, and more. Drop in––it’s free! 
Every Wednesday except March 13.

Age 18 & up. 

A partnership between Work One, 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 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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VITAL Reading and Math for Adults

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Registration is open

Build a Bot: Garden Projects

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 2A
Learn how to build and code interactive robots with different functions. Join us each month as we put together a new device each session using open-source, Arduino-compatible hardware and teach it to sense the world. We'll be building tools to automate the care of a home garden.

Adults and age 12 and up

January 23: Sunlight Monitoring
February 20: Automated Grow Lights
March 20: Detect Moisture
April 17: Automated Watering   
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Pub-lic Library

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
See note
Relax, make new friends, and play board games courtesy of The Game Preserve.

Age 21 & up

A "See You There" program at Function Brewing, 108 E. Sixth Street, Bloomington
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Adult Winter Word Search Challenge

All Day
All Branches
Looking for something to do during the cold winter months? Try the Library’s adult word search challenge and read, learn, connect, and create to win prizes! Pick up your game card at any Library service point or visit mcpl.info/adultsread to get started!
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Speed Networking for Nonprofits

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 2A

Exchange ideas, learn what services area nonprofits offer, and develop relationships that could lead to grant collaborations. Representatives from IU’s Nonprofit Legal Clinic, the Kelley Institute for Social Impact, and the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County will also be part of the speed networking.


Age 18 & up. Please register.

A partnership between IU’s Nonprofit Legal Clinic, Kelly Institute for Social Impact, Bloomington Volunteer Network, Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, and the Library.
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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. 


Age 18 & up.

Tech help is also available by appointment. Call the Library at (812) 349-3050 or make an appointment online. 

A partnership between IU Serve IT and the Library.
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VITAL English as a New Language - Americana

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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Level Up Workshop: Intro to WordPress

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

Learn how to set up a WordPress website using their five minute install. Create pages, menus, and build your first post! 

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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Adult Winter Word Search Challenge

All Day
All Branches
Looking for something to do during the cold winter months? Try the Library’s adult word search challenge and read, learn, connect, and create to win prizes! Pick up your game card at any Library service point or visit mcpl.info/adultsread to get started!
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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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