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Bilingual Storytime / La hora de los cuentos bilingües

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Stories, songs, and rhymes in Spanish and English.  

Ages 2–6

La hora de los cuentos bilingües.
Cuentos, canciones y versos en español e inglés.

Edades: desde 2 hasta 6

desde 6 hasta 6:30 PM  los jueves
13 septiembre, 11 octubre, 8 noviembre y 13 diciembre
sala de programas de los niños, planta baja
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Ping Pong Palooza

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 1B
Learn to play—or improve your skills—in a safe, friendly environment. Everyone gets to play.

All ages
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ARF! Read to a Dog

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Registered therapy dogs listen to your child read aloud—an activity that helps develop reading skills. Especially helpful for reluctant or struggling readers.

Ages 5–12.

A Monroe County Humane Association VIPaws program
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Anthology: Music at MCPL

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Auditorium
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music students perform an engaging mix of musical genres from around the globe!

All ages.

On December 15: Pianist Mingfei Li

Born in Jiamusi, China, Mingfei Li has a circuitous path to a piano career. She studied piano from the ages five to eleven, by the time of which she has had the complete Mozart Sonatas in her repertoire. At the age of eleven, she was forced to stop playing the piano for several years due to pressure to focus solely on academics. In 2013, she entered Lawrence University as a Math-Computer Science student but decided to investigate piano lessons as well. After one lesson, she was hooked, auditioned for the Conservatory, and was immediately accepted.

She has appeared in solo and chamber recitals across the US. In addition to formal recitals, Li has also performed widely in outreach concerts, bringing classical music outside the concert halls. As a chamber musician, she has frequently collaborated with instrumentalists and has been coached by notable artists such as Atar Arad, Mimi Zweig, Kevork Mardirossian, and Anne Epperson. She has appeared in the masterclasses of Anna Polonsky (solo piano), Ani Kavafian (violin-piano duo), and Karen Shaw, among others.

Li is currently appointed as an Associate Instructor of Music (Piano) at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and has been on the faculty of the Young Pianists Program, a year-round pre-college piano program since Fall 2017. Li holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Lawrence University under Dr. Catherine Kautsky. She is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under Dr. Karen Shaw, where she is a recipient of Artistic Excellence Award and Irving & Lena Lo Scholarship. Her previous mentors include Luba Poliak, Anthony Padilla, and Michael Mizrahi.
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Make & Create with Numbers & Shapes

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Use numbers, shapes, and patterns to make amazing designs with teaching artist and math explorer Malke Rosenfeld, author of Math in Your Feet.

Age 5 & up (younger siblings welcome).

 Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
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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 mom-to-be. A new parenting-related discussion topic each session. Drop in any time.

For moms with children not yet walking. Pregnant women also welcome.
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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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Tuesday Tales

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Stories, songs, and rhymes get your child talking, singing, and playing with books and words. *Dress in costume on October 30!

Ages 3–6 and their families.
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Little Makers

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Explore creativity with different materials and techniques at this fun, open-ended art experience. Dress to mess. 

Ages 3–6 and their families.
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Postpartum Support Group

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Struggling with or concerned about postpartum depression or anxiety? Drop in to our facilitated peer support group for parents! No official diagnosis is needed to participate.

For parents with children not yet walking (pregnant women also welcome)

A partnership between IU Health Bloomington Hospital Women and Children's Services and the Library.
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Registration is open

Storyhour Extravaganza

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Main Library
Auditorium
A magical ride filled with live music, stories, films, and more for young children and their families. Groups welcome.

Ages 2-6 with caregiver. Please register.

September 26: Down on the Farm 
October 24: Halloween Fun 
November 28: Friends and Family 
December 19: Here Comes Santa
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Light Painting for Tweens

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
A fun photography experiment using iPads and flashlights to "paint" with light. Part of Tween Tech programming series!

Ages 8–12.
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Spin Art with LEGO Robotics

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Make amazing designs using LEGO Robots. Part of Tween Tech programming series!

Ages 8-12.
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School's Off, Movie's On!: Christopher Robin

1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Main Library
Auditorium
School's on break––let's watch a movie! This month: Disney's Christopher Robin (PG). Parental guidance recommended.

A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

Suggested age 5 & up.
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Ping Pong Palooza

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 1B
Learn to play—or improve your skills—in a safe, friendly environment. Everyone gets to play.

All ages
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LEGO & K'Nex Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Unleash your imagination and creativity with fellow fans. K'NEX and LEGOs provided; you bring the creativity!

Ages 5–12
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Evening Family Storytime

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Stories, songs, and rhymes get your child talking, singing, and playing with books and words.

Birth6 & their families
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School's Off! Movie's On!: Smallfoot

1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Main Library
Auditorium
School's on break––let's watch a movie! This month: Smallfoot (PG). A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as "humans" really do exist. Parental guidance recommended.

Suggested age 5 & up.
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Old-Time Family Dance

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 1B & 1C Combo
A fun-filled afternoon of live music! Bring your family to join in our line dancing,circle and square formations, and play party games!

All ages
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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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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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Storytime Sampler

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
A new twist on our traditional storytime! Stories mix with musical movement, yoga, dance, acting, creativity, and more!

Ages 26 with caregiver.
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Tiny to Two

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Families with babies play, sing, read, and talk together—then enjoy toy time.

Birth3 with caregiver
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Tiny to Two

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Families with babies play, sing, read, and talk together—then enjoy toy time.

Birth3 with caregiver
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Bilingual Storytime / La hora de los cuentos bilingües

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Stories, songs, and rhymes in Spanish and English!

Ages 2–6

La hora de los cuentos bilingües.
¡Cuentos, canciones y versos en español e inglés!

Edades: desde 2 hasta 6
desde 6 hasta 6:30 PM
los jueves: 10 enero, 14 febrero, 14 marzo y 11 abril
sala de programas de los niños, planta baja
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