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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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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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Festival of Ghost Stories

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Festival of Ghost Stories imagery
Downtown Library
Auditorium
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. Presented by members of the Bloomington Storytellers Guild. For adults, teens, and older school-age children. This program will be held at the Downtown Library Auditorium this year due to wet conditions at Bryan Park - doors at the Kirkwood Entrance will open at 6:30. Masks will be required for ages 3 and up.

This event will also be live-streamed on the CATS TV website.

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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QueerTalk Book Club, Virtual Edition

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
QueerTalk Book Club
Virtual
Join us as we create a safe space to discuss books written by and for LGBTQ+ individuals. In November and December, we'll discuss We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice by Mariame Kaba. Participants can choose to join the Sunday sessions from 1:30–3 PM or the Monday sessions from 6–7:30 PM. Age 16 and up. Please register for the Zoom link and book by emailing Linds Badger at lindsey@middlewayhouse.org.

A partnership between Middle Way House 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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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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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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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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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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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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Event is full

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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Event is full

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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Event is full

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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QueerTalk Book Club, Virtual Edition

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
QueerTalk Book Club
Virtual
Join us as we create a safe space to discuss books written by and for LGBTQ+ individuals. In November and December, we'll discuss We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice by Mariame Kaba. Participants can choose to join the Sunday sessions from 1:30–3 PM or the Monday sessions from 6–7:30 PM. Age 16 and up. Please register for the Zoom link and book by emailing Linds Badger at lindsey@middlewayhouse.org.

A partnership between Middle Way House and the Library.
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Books Plus, Virtual Edition: The Weight of Ink

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Books Plus
Virtual
Electrifying and ambitious, sweeping in scope and intimate in tone, The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish is a sophisticated work of historical fiction about women separated by centuries, and the choices and sacrifices they must make in order to reconcile the life of the heart and mind. All are welcome to join the book discussion––or just listen. Please register. A Zoom link will be emailed to you upon registration, and you will have the opportunity to check out and choose a pickup location for the book. Age 16 and up. Visit mcpl.info/bookclub for other book clubs and titles.
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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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Event is full

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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Registration is open

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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Event is full

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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Registration is closed

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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