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Summer Reading Games: Oceans of Possibilities

Sunday, July 31, 2022
Summer Reading Games
All Branches
Our free all-ages summer reading games are back in person! Read for fun, complete activities, and attend events to earn prizes! Pick up a game board beginning May 23 at the Downtown Library, Ellettsville Branch, or on the Bookmobile! This year, the Friends of the Library Foundation will donate $1,000 to the Community Kitchen of Monroe County when we meet our registration goal of 1,000 people! Learn more at mcpl.info/summerreading

Ages 1–12: Children’s Reading Game 
Ages 12–19: Teen Reading Game 
Age 20 & up: Adult Reading Game 

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Tiny Art Show at Ellettsville

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Tiny Art Show
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Gallery Exhibit Space
Looking for something fun to explore? Come view the 3" x 3" painted tiny art masterpieces at the Ellettsville Branch Art Gallery, painted by local kids, teens, and adults! All ages. Drop in throughout the month of June.
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Mary Depew

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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. 
 
Intermediate English skills suggested.  If you do not speak English, please fill out the VITAL Services form to learn about programs for beginners.  

VITAL Summer Session classes meet for 8 weeks, May 29-July 23. 
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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 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. 

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

VITAL Summer Session classes meet for 8 weeks, May 29-July 23. 
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Taima Attal

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
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. 

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

VITAL Summer Session Groups meeting May 29-July 23. 
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Craig Smedley

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
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. 

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

VITAL Summer Session classes meet for 8 weeks, May 29-July 23. 
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Shane Tang

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
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.  

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

VITAL Summer Session classes meet for 8 weeks, May 29-July 23. 
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VITAL English Language Group: Book Club with Neil Klein

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.  The Book Club is reading The Giver by Lois Lowry this session. 

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

VITAL Summer Session classes meet for 8 weeks, May 29-July 23. 
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Preserving Memories

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Preserving Memories
Downtown Library
Level Up
Are you interested in converting your old home movie recordings, printed photographs, or slides into a digital format you can share online? Preserving your memories, archiving, and sharing them can be a powerful way to connect with friends and family. In this open house, we'll teach you how to create digital files using our new Memory Preservation Station in the Level Up digital creativity center.* Age 18 & up. Drop in.

*You can use a cloud storage account like Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or Dropbox to save your content. Another option is to use a USB flash drive––you can bring your own or check one out from the Library for temporary use. 
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Tom Bitters

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
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. 

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

VITAL Summer Session classes meet for 8 weeks, May 29-July 23. 
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Craft Club for Adults: Oceans of Crafts

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Craft Club for Adults: Oceans of Crafts
Downtown Library
Program Room 2B
Join us as we learn about water-based process art––paper marbling, abstract watercolors, and more! Play with the materials and learn how they interact with these crafts that use various media suspended on water and transferred to paper to create beautiful artwork. Age 16 & up. Please register.
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Mary Depew

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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. 
 
Intermediate English skills suggested.  If you do not speak English, please fill out the VITAL Services form to learn about programs for beginners.  

VITAL Summer Session classes meet for 8 weeks, May 29-July 23. 
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Retro Crafting: Fantasy Flowers

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Retro Crafting: Fantasy Flowers
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
This craft from the 1970s uses a lightweight resin to create the flowers of your dreams. You'll sculpt a wire frame for your flowers, dip it in the colorful resin, and go home with beautiful permanent blooms. Age 18 and up. Please register. View more Retro Crafting Series events.
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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 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. 

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

VITAL Summer Session classes meet for 8 weeks, May 29-July 23. 
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Taima Attal

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
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. 

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

VITAL Summer Session Groups meeting May 29-July 23. 
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Craig Smedley

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
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. 

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

VITAL Summer Session classes meet for 8 weeks, May 29-July 23. 
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Shane Tang

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
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.  

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

VITAL Summer Session classes meet for 8 weeks, May 29-July 23. 
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Movie Night at Flatwoods Park: Moana

8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Movie Night at Flatwoods Park: Moana
Ellettsville Branch
Join us for a screening of Moana at Flatwoods Park (9499 Flatwoods Road, Gosport). Pre-movie activities begin at 8:30 PM––concessions, games, and more! The movie will be shown near shelter #1 and begin at dusk. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. All ages.

A partnership between Monroe County Parks and Recreation and the Library.
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Level Up Workshop: Intro to Adobe Illustrator

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Level Up Workshop: Intro to Adobe Illustrator
Downtown Library
Level Up
Learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator, a vector graphics editor and design program. Age 12 & up.
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All-Ages Day at the Ground Floor

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
All-Ages Day
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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Books Plus, Virtual Edition: Anxious People

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Books Plus, Virtual Edition
Virtual
All are welcome to join the book discussions––or just listen. Age 16 and up. Please register if you have not previously been emailed the Zoom link. View more Books Plus book clubs. July's title is Anxious People Fredrik Backman, a poignant comedy about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined.
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Wildflower Identification Walk

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wildflower Identification Walk
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Join Cathy Meyer, retired naturalist and MC-IRIS member, on a walk in the downtown area. You’ll learn how important native wildflowers are to our wildlife, birds, and pollinators in an urban setting. All ages.

A partnership between MC-IRIS and the Library.
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Cancelled

VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Shane Tang

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
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.  

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

VITAL Summer Session classes meet for 8 weeks, May 29-July 23. 
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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation with Jeanette Clausen

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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. 

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

VITAL Summer Session classes meet for 8 weeks, May 29-July 23. 
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VITAL English Language Group: Book Club with Neil Klein

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Downtown Library
Program Room 2C
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.  The Book Club is reading The Giver by Lois Lowry this session. 

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

VITAL Summer Session classes meet for 8 weeks, May 29-July 23. 
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