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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
VITAL English Language Group
Downtown Library
VITAL Classroom
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. Class size is limited to 6. Students on the waitlist may join remotely via Zoom. Age 18 and up. 

New to VITAL? Fill out the request form to receive registration information. 
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
VITAL English Language Group
Downtown Library
VITAL Classroom
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. Class size is limited to 6. Students on the waitlist may join remotely via Zoom. Age 18 and up.

New to VITAL?  Fill out the request form to receive registration information. 
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Ellettsville, Limestone, and the Matthews Family

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ellettsville, Limestone, and the Matthews Family
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A/B Combo
Join local historian Dr. Clay Stuckey to learn about the role of Indiana limestone as the building stone of America and how Ellettsville and the historical Matthews Mansion fit into that history. All ages. Stuckey's articles have appeared in the Indiana Magazine of History, Indiana Folklore and Oral History, the Lincoln Herald, and the Hoosier Line, among others. 

The Ellettsville Branch closes at 7 PM. Please visit before the program if you wish to check out materials.
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Beginning Korean Language and Culture

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Beginning Korean Language and Culture
Downtown Library
Program Room 2B
This course introduces the sounds and scripts of Korean, basic grammar, greetings, numbers, days of the week, and more! Students are encouraged to practice speaking through role play. Reading and writing in Hangeul (the written syllabary) is included, as is an introduction to Korean culture. Age 18 and up. Please register.
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Prenatal Yoga

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Prenatal Yoga
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Prenatal yoga is a gentle exercise that supports your changing body's needs, builds strength, and deepens awareness of your mind, body, and connection with your baby. For pregnant adults. Please register.
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CANCELLED VITAL English Language Group: Conversation

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
VITAL English Language Group
Virtual
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere on Zoom. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. Age 18 and up. 

New to VITAL? Fill out the request form to receive registration information.
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
VITAL English Language Group
Downtown Library
VITAL Classroom
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. Class size is limited to 6. Students on the waitlist may join remotely via Zoom. Age 18 and up. 

New to VITAL? Fill out the request form to receive registration information.
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Ping Pong Palooza

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Ping Pong Palooza
Downtown Library
Library Plaza on Kirkwood
Learn to play, have fun, and improve your skills in a safe, friendly environment! Drop by. All ages. This event is outdoors at the Downtown Library's Kirkwood Plaza (by the bears)!
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Autism 201: Family Supports Waiver Workshop

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Autism 201: Family Support Waiver Workshop
Virtual
Presented by the Autism Society of Indiana, this program explains the Family Supports Waiver, which provides supports to individuals with developmental disabilities. Parents and caregivers will learn how to navigate the application process from start to finish, as well as learn what's covered. Age 18 and up. Please register. You will be emailed the Zoom link to this program upon registration.

A partnership between the Autism Society of Indiana and 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 Ellettsville Teen Space, but you aren’t a teen? Patrons of all ages are invited to check it out on the fourth Saturday of the month––there's a DIY design studio, video games, virtual reality, and more!
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Festival of Light

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Festival of Lights
Downtown Library
Auditorium, 1B & 1C Combo
Enjoy Indian classical and Bollywood-style dance, music, instrumental performances, and more, followed by activities. All ages.

2–4 PM: Performances, Auditorium 
4–5:30 PM: Activities, Meeting Rooms 1B/C


A partnership between KalaDeep and the Library.
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
VITAL English Language Group
Downtown Library
VITAL Classroom
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. Class size is limited to 6. Students on the waitlist may join remotely via Zoom. Age 18 and up. 

New to VITAL? Fill out the request form to receive registration information.
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
VITAL English Language Group
Downtown Library
VITAL Classroom
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. Class size is limited to 6. Students on the waitlist may join remotely via Zoom. Age 18 and up. 

New to VITAL? Fill out the request form to receive registration information. 
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Books on Tap, Virtual Edition: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Books on Tap
Virtual
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam — and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, this award-winning book is as much about the power of telling one’s own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard. Enjoy a great discussion on this book from the comfort of your own home! Please email mhutt@mcpl.info for information on getting a physical copy of the book. Age 21 and up. Please register. You will be emailed the Zoom link upon registration. Visit mcpl.info/bookclub for other book clubs and titles.
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VITAL English Language Group: Book Club

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
VITAL English Language Group
Downtown Library
VITAL Classroom
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. The book club is currently reading Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, available on Hoopla. Class size is limited to six. Students on the waitlist may join remotely via Zoom and will be emailed the Zoom link by VITAL staff. Age 18 and up. 

New to VITAL?  fill out the request form to receive registration information.
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
VITAL English Language Group
Downtown Library
VITAL Classroom
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. Class size is limited to 6. Students on the waitlist may join remotely via Zoom. Age 18 and up. 

New to VITAL? Fill out the request form to receive registration information. 
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Prenatal Yoga

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Prenatal Yoga
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Prenatal yoga is a gentle exercise that supports your changing body's needs, builds strength, and deepens awareness of your mind, body, and connection with your baby. For pregnant adults. Please register.
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
VITAL English Language Group
Downtown Library
VITAL Classroom
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. Class size is limited to 6. Students on the waitlist may join remotely via Zoom. Age 18 and up. 

New to VITAL? Fill out the request form to receive registration information. 
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
VITAL English Language Group
Downtown Library
VITAL Classroom
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. Class size is limited to 6. Students on the waitlist may join remotely via Zoom. Age 18 and up.

New to VITAL?  Fill out the request form to receive registration information. 
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Beginning Korean Language and Culture

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Beginning Korean Language and Culture
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
This course introduces the sounds and scripts of Korean, basic grammar, greetings, numbers, days of the week, and more! Students are encouraged to practice speaking through role play. Reading and writing in Hangeul (the written syllabary) is included, as is an introduction to Korean culture. Age 18 and up. Please register.
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Prenatal Yoga

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Prenatal Yoga Artwork
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Prenatal yoga is a gentle exercise that supports your changing body's needs, builds strength, and deepens awareness of your mind, body, and connection with your baby. For pregnant adults. Please register.
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
VITAL English Language Group
Virtual
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere on Zoom. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. Age 18 and up. 

New to VITAL? Fill out the request form to receive registration information.
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
VITAL English Language Group
Downtown Library
VITAL Classroom
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. Class size is limited to 6. Students on the waitlist may join remotely via Zoom. Age 18 and up. 

New to VITAL? Fill out the request form to receive registration information.
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Festival of Ghost Stories

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Festival of Ghost Stories imagery
Other
Jack-o-lanterns and fresh cider set the stage for an evening of live storytelling beneath the stars. A Halloween-time tradition for over 30 years, the Festival of Ghost Stories features haunting tales of ghosts and horror that tingle the spine. Bring a lawn chair or blanket as seasoned storytellers spin their tales in the dark hollow of Bryan Park (1001 S. Henderson St.). Presented by members of the Bloomington Storytellers Guild. For adults, teens, and older school-age children. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held at the Downtown Library Auditorium.

Can't make it? Enjoy this recording from 2020's event, filmed by Community Access Television Services!

A partnership between Bloomington Storytellers Guild, City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation, and the Library.
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MCPL Chopped Challenge

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
MCPL Chopped Challenge
All Branches
‘Tis the season for cooking and creativity! Register to receive a take-home kit with three mystery ingredients and three cookbooks to borrow based on the questions you answer when registering. Make a dish using all three ingredients (plus any others you want to use), then post a picture and description on social media by the end of November! The most creative dish will win a gift card to a local restaurant! Please note that we are unable to accommodate dietary restrictions as all participants will receive the same ingredients. If you are unable to eat one of the ingredients, you are welcome to substitute something similar. Age 18 and up. Please register by November 10. Registration is limited to the first 20 participants. Make sure to tag @MCPLIndiana and use the hashtag #MCPLChopped. 
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