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Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories!

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Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories


May 24–July 31, 2019

 

People of all ages can earn points and prizes for reading, solving puzzles, and attending Library programs. Pick up a Summer Reading Game board, available at the Main Library, Ellettsville Branch, or Bookmobile, beginning Friday, May 24.


Ages 1–12: Children’s Reading Game

Ages 12–19: Teen Reading Game

Age 20 & up: Adult Reading Game


Teens! Do you want a fully-customized reading recommendation? Do you like Owlcrate or FairyLoot? Try Library Loot, a Library-based book subscription service for ages 12–19. Each bag contains a book selected based on your interests, a customized bookmark, and some fun, bookish goodies! This service runs May 24–July 31 with limited quantities available. Sign up!


Make it your mission this summer to visit your Library and explore a universe of stories! Visit mcpl.info/summerreading for more information. 


Summer Reading Game funding is provided by The Friends of the Library.

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Family Cardboard Build Challenge

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
What can you build out of cardboard and other recyclables? The only limit is your imagination! Bring the whole family and work together to build something amazing!

Ages 5 & up.
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Out of This World STEAM Workshop @ Ellettsville

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A/B Combo
Register to make a glow-in-the-dark constellation, aliens, robots and galaxy slime. Take a turn playing an Angry Birds game and meet the Library's new Cubelet robots.

Ages 5–12. Please register.
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Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories!

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Summer Reading
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Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories


May 24–July 31, 2019

 

People of all ages can earn points and prizes for reading, solving puzzles, and attending Library programs. Pick up a Summer Reading Game board, available at the Main Library, Ellettsville Branch, or Bookmobile, beginning Friday, May 24.


Ages 1–12: Children’s Reading Game

Ages 12–19: Teen Reading Game

Age 20 & up: Adult Reading Game


Teens! Do you want a fully-customized reading recommendation? Do you like Owlcrate or FairyLoot? Try Library Loot, a Library-based book subscription service for ages 12–19. Each bag contains a book selected based on your interests, a customized bookmark, and some fun, bookish goodies! This service runs May 24–July 31 with limited quantities available. Sign up!


Make it your mission this summer to visit your Library and explore a universe of stories! Visit mcpl.info/summerreading for more information. 


Summer Reading Game funding is provided by The Friends of the Library.

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Out of this World STEAM Workshop @ Ellettsville

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A/B Combo
Register to make a glow-in-the-dark constellation, aliens, robots and galaxy slime. Take a turn playing an Angry Birds game and meet the Library's new Cubelet robots.

Ages 5–12. Please register.
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Friday Movie Matinee: Mary Poppins Returns

1:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Main Library
Auditorium

It’s a Friday movie matinee on the big screen––Mary Poppins Returns! Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives. 


Please note that this movie is longer than the other Friday movie matinees (2 hours, 10 minutes). Suggested age 5 & up.

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Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories!

All Day
Summer Reading
All Branches

Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories


May 24–July 31, 2019

 

People of all ages can earn points and prizes for reading, solving puzzles, and attending Library programs. Pick up a Summer Reading Game board, available at the Main Library, Ellettsville Branch, or Bookmobile, beginning Friday, May 24.


Ages 1–12: Children’s Reading Game

Ages 12–19: Teen Reading Game

Age 20 & up: Adult Reading Game


Teens! Do you want a fully-customized reading recommendation? Do you like Owlcrate or FairyLoot? Try Library Loot, a Library-based book subscription service for ages 12–19. Each bag contains a book selected based on your interests, a customized bookmark, and some fun, bookish goodies! This service runs May 24–July 31 with limited quantities available. Sign up!


Make it your mission this summer to visit your Library and explore a universe of stories! Visit mcpl.info/summerreading for more information. 


Summer Reading Game funding is provided by The Friends of the Library.

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Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories!

All Day
Summer Reading
All Branches

Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories


May 24–July 31, 2019

 

People of all ages can earn points and prizes for reading, solving puzzles, and attending Library programs. Pick up a Summer Reading Game board, available at the Main Library, Ellettsville Branch, or Bookmobile, beginning Friday, May 24.


Ages 1–12: Children’s Reading Game

Ages 12–19: Teen Reading Game

Age 20 & up: Adult Reading Game


Teens! Do you want a fully-customized reading recommendation? Do you like Owlcrate or FairyLoot? Try Library Loot, a Library-based book subscription service for ages 12–19. Each bag contains a book selected based on your interests, a customized bookmark, and some fun, bookish goodies! This service runs May 24–July 31 with limited quantities available. Sign up!


Make it your mission this summer to visit your Library and explore a universe of stories! Visit mcpl.info/summerreading for more information. 


Summer Reading Game funding is provided by The Friends of the Library.

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Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories!

All Day
Summer Reading
All Branches

Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories


May 24–July 31, 2019

 

People of all ages can earn points and prizes for reading, solving puzzles, and attending Library programs. Pick up a Summer Reading Game board, available at the Main Library, Ellettsville Branch, or Bookmobile, beginning Friday, May 24.


Ages 1–12: Children’s Reading Game

Ages 12–19: Teen Reading Game

Age 20 & up: Adult Reading Game


Teens! Do you want a fully-customized reading recommendation? Do you like Owlcrate or FairyLoot? Try Library Loot, a Library-based book subscription service for ages 12–19. Each bag contains a book selected based on your interests, a customized bookmark, and some fun, bookish goodies! This service runs May 24–July 31 with limited quantities available. Sign up!


Make it your mission this summer to visit your Library and explore a universe of stories! Visit mcpl.info/summerreading for more information. 


Summer Reading Game funding is provided by The Friends of the Library.

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Moms' Mondays

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Baby Space
Chat, connect, and share experiences. Drop in. An informal chat on a parenting-related topic is included!

For moms with children not yet walking and pregnant women.

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.

For expectant mothers.

A partnership between IU Health Bloomington Women and Children's Services and the Library.
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Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories!

All Day
Summer Reading
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Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories


May 24–July 31, 2019

 

People of all ages can earn points and prizes for reading, solving puzzles, and attending Library programs. Pick up a Summer Reading Game board, available at the Main Library, Ellettsville Branch, or Bookmobile, beginning Friday, May 24.


Ages 1–12: Children’s Reading Game

Ages 12–19: Teen Reading Game

Age 20 & up: Adult Reading Game


Teens! Do you want a fully-customized reading recommendation? Do you like Owlcrate or FairyLoot? Try Library Loot, a Library-based book subscription service for ages 12–19. Each bag contains a book selected based on your interests, a customized bookmark, and some fun, bookish goodies! This service runs May 24–July 31 with limited quantities available. Sign up!


Make it your mission this summer to visit your Library and explore a universe of stories! Visit mcpl.info/summerreading for more information. 


Summer Reading Game funding is provided by The Friends of the Library.

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Bilingual Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
Children's Program Room
Stories, songs, and rhymes in Spanish and English!

Ages 2–6.
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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 36 & 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. No official diagnosis is needed to participate.

For moms with children not yet walking and pregnant women.

A partnership between IU Health Bloomington Hospital Women and Children's Services and the Library.
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Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories!

All Day
Summer Reading
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Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories


May 24–July 31, 2019

 

People of all ages can earn points and prizes for reading, solving puzzles, and attending Library programs. Pick up a Summer Reading Game board, available at the Main Library, Ellettsville Branch, or Bookmobile, beginning Friday, May 24.


Ages 1–12: Children’s Reading Game

Ages 12–19: Teen Reading Game

Age 20 & up: Adult Reading Game


Teens! Do you want a fully-customized reading recommendation? Do you like Owlcrate or FairyLoot? Try Library Loot, a Library-based book subscription service for ages 12–19. Each bag contains a book selected based on your interests, a customized bookmark, and some fun, bookish goodies! This service runs May 24–July 31 with limited quantities available. Sign up!


Make it your mission this summer to visit your Library and explore a universe of stories! Visit mcpl.info/summerreading for more information. 


Summer Reading Game funding is provided by The Friends of the Library.

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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.

Birth–2 1/2 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.

Birth–2 1/2 with caregiver.
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LEGO and 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 LEGO's provided, you bring the creativity!

Ages 5–12.
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Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories!

All Day
Summer Reading
All Branches

Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories


May 24–July 31, 2019

 

People of all ages can earn points and prizes for reading, solving puzzles, and attending Library programs. Pick up a Summer Reading Game board, available at the Main Library, Ellettsville Branch, or Bookmobile, beginning Friday, May 24.


Ages 1–12: Children’s Reading Game

Ages 12–19: Teen Reading Game

Age 20 & up: Adult Reading Game


Teens! Do you want a fully-customized reading recommendation? Do you like Owlcrate or FairyLoot? Try Library Loot, a Library-based book subscription service for ages 12–19. Each bag contains a book selected based on your interests, a customized bookmark, and some fun, bookish goodies! This service runs May 24–July 31 with limited quantities available. Sign up!


Make it your mission this summer to visit your Library and explore a universe of stories! Visit mcpl.info/summerreading for more information. 


Summer Reading Game funding is provided by The Friends of the Library.

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Fourth of July Parade

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
See note
See the Library's Book Bike parade entry in the City of Bloomington's Independence Day parade! Rain or shine.

All ages.
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Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories!

All Day
Summer Reading
All Branches

Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories


May 24–July 31, 2019

 

People of all ages can earn points and prizes for reading, solving puzzles, and attending Library programs. Pick up a Summer Reading Game board, available at the Main Library, Ellettsville Branch, or Bookmobile, beginning Friday, May 24.


Ages 1–12: Children’s Reading Game

Ages 12–19: Teen Reading Game

Age 20 & up: Adult Reading Game


Teens! Do you want a fully-customized reading recommendation? Do you like Owlcrate or FairyLoot? Try Library Loot, a Library-based book subscription service for ages 12–19. Each bag contains a book selected based on your interests, a customized bookmark, and some fun, bookish goodies! This service runs May 24–July 31 with limited quantities available. Sign up!


Make it your mission this summer to visit your Library and explore a universe of stories! Visit mcpl.info/summerreading for more information. 


Summer Reading Game funding is provided by The Friends of the Library.

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Friday Movie Matinee: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Main Library
Auditorium
When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek "The Hidden World," a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first. Parental guidance recommended.

Suggested age 5 & up. 
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Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories!

All Day
Summer Reading
All Branches

Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories


May 24–July 31, 2019

 

People of all ages can earn points and prizes for reading, solving puzzles, and attending Library programs. Pick up a Summer Reading Game board, available at the Main Library, Ellettsville Branch, or Bookmobile, beginning Friday, May 24.


Ages 1–12: Children’s Reading Game

Ages 12–19: Teen Reading Game

Age 20 & up: Adult Reading Game


Teens! Do you want a fully-customized reading recommendation? Do you like Owlcrate or FairyLoot? Try Library Loot, a Library-based book subscription service for ages 12–19. Each bag contains a book selected based on your interests, a customized bookmark, and some fun, bookish goodies! This service runs May 24–July 31 with limited quantities available. Sign up!


Make it your mission this summer to visit your Library and explore a universe of stories! Visit mcpl.info/summerreading for more information. 


Summer Reading Game funding is provided by The Friends of the Library.

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Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories!

All Day
Summer Reading
All Branches

Summer Reading Game: A Universe of Stories


May 24–July 31, 2019

 

People of all ages can earn points and prizes for reading, solving puzzles, and attending Library programs. Pick up a Summer Reading Game board, available at the Main Library, Ellettsville Branch, or Bookmobile, beginning Friday, May 24.


Ages 1–12: Children’s Reading Game

Ages 12–19: Teen Reading Game

Age 20 & up: Adult Reading Game


Teens! Do you want a fully-customized reading recommendation? Do you like Owlcrate or FairyLoot? Try Library Loot, a Library-based book subscription service for ages 12–19. Each bag contains a book selected based on your interests, a customized bookmark, and some fun, bookish goodies! This service runs May 24–July 31 with limited quantities available. Sign up!


Make it your mission this summer to visit your Library and explore a universe of stories! Visit mcpl.info/summerreading for more information. 


Summer Reading Game funding is provided by The Friends of the Library.

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