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MCPL Chopped Challenge

Friday, April 05, 2024
Other

Tap into your creative side in this cooking challenge! Select your preferred MCPL location to receive a take-home kit with three mystery ingredients and two cookbooks to borrow. Make a dish using all three ingredients (plus any others you want to use), then post a picture and description on social media by Tuesday, April 30. Make sure to tag @MCPLIndiana and use the hashtag #MCPLChopped. The winner 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. Please also send a picture of your entry to mhutt@mcpl.info. Age 18 and up
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AARP Tax Aide

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Jeanette Clausen

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
VITAL Classroom
New English speakers will practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners will enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the U.S., gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. 

Intermediate English skills are suggested. If you do not speak English, please fill out the VITAL Services form to learn about programs for beginners. Conversation Groups are drop-in and no registration is needed.

If you have not attended a VITAL program before, please stop by the office for more information (Downtown Library, second floor). 
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Mystery Monday Book Club: A World of Curiosities

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
A book club for mystery lovers! Join us each month as we read and discuss new and classic mysteries and thrillers. This month's selection is A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny. Age 18 and up. Please register.

Summary:
As the villagers prepare for a special celebration, Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir find themselves increasingly worried. A young man and woman have reappeared in the Sûreté du Québec investigators’ lives after many years. The two were young children when their troubled mother was murdered, leaving them damaged, shattered. Now they’ve arrived in the village of Three Pines. But to what end?
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Snowy Trails & Doggie Tales: An Evening with Iditarod Musher Matt Paveglio

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Come for an evening full of stories from the Iditarod Trail! 2022 Iditarod Finisher Matt Paveglio will be chatting with us all the way from Alaska where he will recount his experience competing in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and how he started mushing. All ages.
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HealthNet

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

VITAL English Language Group: Book Club with Neil Klein

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Downtown Library
VITAL Classroom
New English speakers will practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. The Book Club is reading Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant this session. Contact VITAL for help accessing this title, or find it on Hoopla with your library card. 

Intermediate English skills are suggested. If you do not speak English, please fill out the VITAL Services form to learn about programs for beginners.

If you have not attended a VITAL program before, please stop by the office for more information (Downtown Library, second floor).

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AARP Tax Aide

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Books Plus Virtual: Terrace Story

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Virtual
Books Plus Virtual meets via Zoom on the first Tuesday of the month. This month's selection is Terrace Story by Hilary Leichter. Age 18 and up. Please register if you have not previously been emailed the Zoom link.

Summary:
"Annie, Edward, and their young daughter, Rose, live in a cramped apartment. One night, without warning, they find a beautiful terrace hidden in their closet. It wasn't there before, and it seems to only appear when their friend Stephanie visits. A city dweller's dream come true! But every extra bit of space has a hidden cost, and the terrace sets off a seismic chain of events, forever changing the shape of their tiny home, and the shape of the world."
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Diana Nicholson

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
VITAL Classroom
New English speakers will practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners will enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the U.S., gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. 

Intermediate English skills are suggested. If you do not speak English, please fill out the VITAL Services form to learn about programs for beginners. Conversation Groups are drop-in and no registration is needed.

If you have not attended a VITAL program before, please stop by the office for more information (Downtown Library, second floor).  

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VITAL Volunteer Information Session

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
This information session includes an overview of adult literacy and English language learning, opportunities for training, a tour of VITAL resources, and the expectations of volunteers, learners, and staff involved. Completing an information session is mandatory before volunteering in VITAL. Age 18 and up. Please register. Learn more about VITAL tutoring.
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Documentary Screening: Purely Alaskan

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Many of you may know about the inspiration behind the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and recognize names like Balto or Togo, but do you know how the race itself came to be? Learn about the early days of the Iditarod and how it has evolved over the years with the documentary, Purely Alaskan. All ages are welcome, but this documentary is aimed toward adults and is not rated.
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Tom Bitters

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
New English speakers will practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners will enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the U.S., gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. 

Intermediate English skills are suggested.  If you do not speak English, please fill out the VITAL Services form to learn about programs for beginners. Conversation Groups are drop-in and no registration is needed.

If you have not attended a VITAL program before, please stop by the office for more information (Downtown Library, second floor).   

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HealthNet Street Medicine Clinic

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2B & 2C Combo
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Free HIV & HCV Testing

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Receive free testing for HIV and HCV, as well as referral for Hepatitis C and HIV treatment, and access to PrEP medication. IU Health Positive Link members are happy to answer any questions you may have. Age 18 and up.

This program is in partnership with IU Health Positive Link
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Library Hangout

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
Looking for chill time? Come to the Downtown Library and enjoy snacks, crosswords, a warm cup of tea, and other low key ways to wind down and relax. Age 18 and up; recommended for ages 18–32.
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Craft Club for Adults: Eclipse Watercolors

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2B
It's a total (solar) eclipse of the art! Join us this month to play with watercolors and tools available to give your watercolor art a lunar theme in preparation for the total solar eclipse on April 8. Age 16 and up. Please register.
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Tom Bitters

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
New English speakers will practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners will enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the U.S., gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. 

Intermediate English skills are suggested. If you do not speak English, please fill out the VITAL Services form to learn about programs for beginners. Conversation Groups are drop-in and no registration is needed.

If you have not attended a VITAL program before, please stop by the office for more information (Downtown Library, second floor).   

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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Shane Tang

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
New English speakers will practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners will enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the U.S., gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. 

Intermediate English skills are suggested. If you do not speak English, please fill out the VITAL Services form to learn about programs for beginners. Conversation Groups are drop-in and no registration is needed.

If you have not attended a VITAL program before, please stop by the office for more information (Downtown Library, second floor).   

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AARP Tax Aide

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Discardia Mending Day

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Drop in and bring any clothes or other textiles in need of repair; please clean items first. Discardia will be on-hand to show you how to mend them or do it for you. All ages.

This program is in partnership with Discardia.
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Makers Meet-Up

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Makers Meet-Up is a monthly get-together for crafters, makers, and artists of all skill-levels and media. Bring a project you’re working on (and your supplies), and enjoy the company of other crafty people. We will have some basic craft supplies on-hand for your use, but you should supply the majority of the materials you know you will need. Meet other creators, share your work, and develop new ideas while working on your own projects. Age 18 and up.
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All-Ages Day at The Ground Floor

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Curious about The Ground Floor teen space, but you aren’t a teen? Patrons of all ages are invited to check it out on the second Sunday of the month—there's a DIY design studio, video games, virtual reality, and more!
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AARP Tax Aide

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Fiber Arts Club

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
Do you enjoy fiber arts? Join us for this low-stress program; we'll hang out, drink tea, and work on the projects you bring with like-minded people. Age 18 and up; recommended for ages 18–32.
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