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Bicentennial Art Contest

Friday, February 14, 2020
Imagine Monroe County Public Library in the Year 2020
All Branches

Create and submit original artwork with the theme “Imagine Monroe County Public Library in the Year 2220!” The winning designs will be made into a bookmark to be given out at the bicentennial kick-off celebration on March 24. Entries will be judged on creativity, quality, and relevance to the theme. Winners will be announced on February 28 and select artwork will be displayed in March.


All ages (one winner will be chosen from each age category: 6 & under, 7–11, 12–19, and 20 & up)


Official Contest Guidelines:

  • The entry deadline is Friday, February 14, 2020, at 6 PM.
  • One original entry per person will be accepted.
  • No copyright infringement will be accepted.
  • Artwork must be submitted on unlined paper no larger than 24" x 24"
  • Print your full name and phone number clearly on the back of the artwork.
  • Your submitted artwork will become the property of the Monroe County Public Library and will not be returned.
  • The Library reserves the right to crop your artwork for reproduction.
  • If you are submitting a printed copy of electronic work, we recommend it be at least 300 dpi. The Library will not accept electronic entries or print your artwork for you.
  • Entries will be judged on creativity, quality of art, and relevance to the theme.

Download a submission form for children or a submission form for teens/adults and turn it in to any customer assistance desk at the Main Library, Ellettsville Branch, or Bookmobile with your artwork.


A partnership between MCCSC, RBBCSC, Eskenazi Museum of Art, and the Library.


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Anthology: Music at MCPL

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Auditorium
Jacobs School of Music students perform a mix of engaging musical genres such as classical, jazz, and folk music from around the globe.

All ages
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A Day of Celebration with the Essence Dance Team

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Atrium Space
Join us for a celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. hosted by the Essence Hip Hop Dance Team! They will take the stage at 2pm, followed by a craft in the atrium. The library will be collecting donations for Backpack Buddies, a program to supply low-income students’ families with meals over the weekend to fill the out-of-school gaps. Non-perishable food items will be accepted. This includes, but is not limited to canned or pouch tuna or chicken, peanut butter, meal helpers (like hamburger/chicken/tuna helpers), fruit cups, granola bars, instant oatmeal – individual portions, macaroni & cheese or easy to prepare food items – instant mashed potatoes, dried soups, beans, rice or pasta meals, etc. All ages.

A partnership between IU Essence Dance Team and the Library.
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A Day of Celebration with the Essence Dance Team

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Auditorium
Join in this celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a hip-hop dance team! Essence Dance Team will take the stage at 2 PM, followed by a craft in the atrium. 

All ages

A partnership between IU Essence Dance Team and the Library.

The Library will collect donations for Backpack Buddies, a Community Kitchen program that addresses food scarcity by supplying low-income students’ families with meals over the weekend to fill the out-of-school gaps. Non-perishable food items will be accepted. This includes, but is not limited to, canned or pouch tuna or chicken, peanut butter, fruit cups, granola bars, individual instant oatmeal, and macaroni & cheese.
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Nature Connection and Village Building

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Auditorium
Culture is the basket that holds a community together. It informs how we communicate, how we deal with conflict, and how we teach children. Join Kevin and Monique from the Wild Nature Project, LLC, for a look into indigenous time-tested practices for creating healthy, connected, and vibrant cultures.

Ages 15 & up

A partnership between The Wild Nature Project and the Library.
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Coffee and Conversations

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Coffee and Conversations
Main Library
The Commons

Join Library staff for free coffee, doughnuts, and conversation. Chat with staff or try out an activity at this casual morning hangout.


All ages.
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Drop-In DIY @ Ellettsville: Felt Succulents

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Teen Space
Try your hand at some fun DIY projects. Impress your friends and family with your amazing craft skills!

Ages 12–19
   
January 21: Felt Succulents
February 4: Marbled Mugs
March 17: Homemade Scrunchies
April 21: Book Feather Pens/Garlands
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Nom Nom Nom: Teen Food Series: Brownies

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Ground Floor
Get your snack on with these fun food programs aimed to entertain and satisfy. Learn how to make one of these tasty mug meals!

Ages 12–19

January 21: Brownies
March 24: Mac and Cheese
April 14: Fancy Scrambled Eggs
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Taking Care of Each Other: No-Nonsense Workshop Series for Teens @ Ellettsville

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Come for this two-part series on self-care. Learn techniques for how to take care of yourself and your friends when something goes wrong.

Ages 12 - 19.

A partnership between Middle Way House and the Library.
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Tuesday Crafternoon

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
The Ground Floor
Make cool things every Tuesday, with special projects on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Ages 12–19

January 28: Doll Makeovers 
February 25: Sock Stuffed Animals 
March 24: Magic Wands 
April 28: Fairy Habitats 
All other Tuesdays: Drop-in Crafts TBD
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Math Homework Help for Teens @ Ellettsville

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Drop in for free one-on-one help with math and science-related assignments––arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, physics, chemistry, and ISTEP and SAT review. For middle and high school students.

Ages 12–19

A partnership between MCCSC, RBBCSC, and Monroe County Education Association, and the Library.
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Twinkle, Twinkle, Fold a Star

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lucky Origami Stars
Main Library
Ground Floor
Help celebrate the Library's bicentennial year by creating 200 origami lucky stars to be displayed in the children's area! Ages 12–19.
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Car Maintenance 101

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 2A
New to vehicle ownership or want a better grasp on standard vehicle maintenance? Learn the very basics of vehicle maintenance every car owner or driver should know. How often do I really need to get the oil changed? How much air do I put in the tires? What do all those warning lights on the dash mean anyway? Find out in this nonjudgmental class for beginners.

Ages 16 & up
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All-Ages Day at the Ellettsville Teen Space

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Teen Space
Curious about the Library’s teen space, but you aren’t a teen? Everyone is invited to check out the Ellettsville Teen Space's DIY design studios, video games, virtual reality, and more!

All ages
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Simpler Living Through Zero Waste Style

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 2A
Learn how to simplify your home routine, reduce trash, and appreciate the challenges in sustainable materials design. Presented by Nicola Pohl, IU Professor of Chemistry.

Ages 15 & up

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Diorama Detective: AR with Studio Cypher

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Atrium Space
Join us in the atrium to solve some family friendly mysteries using augmented reality (AR). Local game developers from Studio Cypher will be demoing their latest creation, Diorama Detective that you can play on the Library’s iPads.

All ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult during their use of the VR headsets.

A partnership between Studio Cypher and the Library.
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The Year of the Rat: Lunar New Year Celebration

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
Auditorium
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with an afternoon of cultural performances hosted by the Indiana University Asian Culture Center.

All ages
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Digital Privacy and Security: How to Totally Erase Digital Data

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
Program Room 2C
Digital security is about more than protection from identity fraud. Learn about tactics to protect your privacy in this age of big data and mass surveillance. Laptops will be available but feel free to bring your own. 

Age 15 & up

Monday, January 27: How to Totally Erase Digital Data
Thursday, February 20: Encrypted Communications
Monday, March 30: Data Serfdom: Facebook, Google, and Pervasive Surveillance
Monday, April 27: Non-Corporate Social Media

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Math Homework Help for Teens

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Program Room 2B
Drop in for free one-on-one help with math and science-related assignments––arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, physics, chemistry, and ISTEP and SAT review. For middle and high school students only.

Ages 12–19

A partnership between MCCSC, RBBCSC, and the Library.
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Comics and Cookies @ Ellettsville: March: Book One

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Teen Space
Come for the cookies, stay to share your feels on these graphic novels. Pick up your book club copy at the Ellettsville Branch.

Ages 12–19

January 28: March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell 
March 31: Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff
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Talking Tacos @ Ellettsville

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Come for a friendly chat about relationships, dating, and other tough topics. Stay for the awesome tacos.

Ages 12–19

A partnership between Middle Way House and the Library.
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Tuesday Crafternoon: Doll Makeovers

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
The Ground Floor
Make cool things every Tuesday, with special projects on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Ages 12–19

January 28: Doll Makeovers 
February 25: Sock Stuffed Animals 
March 24: Magic Wands 
April 28: Fairy Habitats 
All other Tuesdays: Drop-in Crafts TBD
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D&D Club

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
The Ground Floor
Drop in, adventure through fantastic realms, then leave whenever you want to. These open sessions are designed to be short, fun, and evolving adventures that anyone can play. All skill levels are welcome!

Ages 12–19
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Who's Got Game?

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
The Commons
It's game night! Drop by to play a selection of board games and chat.

All ages

A partnership program between The Game Preserve and the Library.
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Math Homework Help for Teens @ Ellettsville

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Drop in for free one-on-one help with math and science-related assignments––arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, physics, chemistry, and ISTEP and SAT review. For middle and high school students.

Ages 12–19

A partnership between MCCSC, RBBCSC, and Monroe County Education Association, and the Library.
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