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Teen Read Week

Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Main Library
Ground Floor
Celebrate Teen Read Week by reading, logging your books, and entering for a chance to win! Earn one entry for every book read this week. Two lucky readers will win a one-month subscription to OwlCrate!

Ages 12–19
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Teen Read Week @ Ellettsville

Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Teen Space
Celebrate Teen Read Week by reading, logging your books, and entering for a chance to win! Earn one entry for every book read this week. Two lucky readers will win a one-month subscription to OwlCrate!

Ages 12–19
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Teen Read Week

Saturday, October 12, 2019
Main Library
Ground Floor
Celebrate Teen Read Week by reading, logging your books, and entering for a chance to win! Earn one entry for every book read this week. Two lucky readers will win a one-month subscription to OwlCrate!

Ages 12–19
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Teen Read Week @ Ellettsville

Sunday, October 13, 2019
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Teen Space
Celebrate Teen Read Week by reading, logging your books, and entering for a chance to win! Earn one entry for every book read this week. Two lucky readers will win a one-month subscription to OwlCrate!

Ages 12–19
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Knot Just Knitting

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
The Ground Floor
Knitting, crocheting, needle felting, embroidery, and all things fiber art! All skill levels welcome. Bring your own project or start something new. Supplies and instruction provided.

Ages 12–19
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Resilient Together: Science and Hands-On Methods for Responding to Climate Change––Native & Invasive Plants

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 1C
Learn about climate change, what you can do to help, and how to DIY your way to a more sustainable future. Age 10 & up. Please register. 

Thursday, September 19: Native and Invasive Plants––Discover the problems invasive plants cause and why native plants are a better choice for landscaping and the environment, then take a brief walk to see both native and invasive plants within a few blocks of the Main Library. Presented by Ellen Jacquart, Chair of Monroe County Identify and Reduce Invasive Plants (MC-IRIS) and President of the Indiana Native Plant Society.

A partnership between The Center for Sustainable Living and the Library.
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Level Up Workshops: Create an Animated GIF in Adobe Photoshop

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Level Up
Experts help you discover your creative potential.

GIFs are all the rage! Learn how to create an animated GIF for fun or professional use. Photoshop experience is helpful, but not required.

Ages 12 & up

Space is limited: first come, first served.
Bring your own flash drive, or check out one of ours.
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Talking Leaves Book Club: Silent Spring

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
See note
Learn about nature and environmental topics in this nonfiction reading group. All are welcome to join the book discussions -- or just listen. Pick up a copy of each month's title at the Main Library. Age 15 & up.

9/20: Silent Spring by Rachel Carson 
10/18: The World Without Us by Alan Weisman 
11/15: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer 
12/20: The Unsettling of America by Wendell Berry

A partnership between Bloomingfoods and the Library

*This program meets in the Bloomingfoods East Meeting Room, 3220 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN*
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It's My City

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main Library
Atrium Space
A representative from the City of Bloomington will educate citizens about all facets of city government, from resources to community involvement. Drop by to see what your city has to offer you.

Age 12 & up

A partnership between City of Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development and the Library.
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Fix-It Fair

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fix-It Fair
Main Library
Meeting Room 1B & 1C Combo

The Library, in partnership with the City of Bloomington Office of Economic and Sustainable Development, invites the community to bring in an item for repair free of charge at the second annual Fix-It Fair! Local professionals and volunteers will provide repairs and be available to coach attendees interested in learning how to make their own fixes. Limit one item per person please.


Bring in your broken:

Small appliances & electronics (lamps, toasters, walkie-talkies, radios, remotes, power drills, circuit boards, printers, guitar pedals, amps, etc.)

Bicycles 

Stringed instruments (bring new strings if needed)

Clothing, textiles, and shoes

Jewelry

Toys

Eyeglasses (after 11:30 AM)


DON'T bring:


Phones, tablets, or computers

Items with heating/cooling elements

TVs, video players, and cameras

Large sewing projects


Age 18 & up (participants under 18 may bring a parent with them)


A partnership between City of Bloomington Department of Economic and Sustainable Development and the Library.


Questions? Want to volunteer? Email jlehr@mcpl.info.


New! The Fix-It Fair will accept donations of old cell phones for Middle Way House.

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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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Write Your Story––A Memoir Workshop

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Program Room 2B
Come inspired to write about your lives! There are many different types of memoirs. Find a reason to write yours in this two-part series.

Age 16 & up. Please register.

A partnership between The Writers Guild at Bloomington and the Library.
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Seed Saving

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room 1C
Seeds are crucial for food and ecology. Learn how to collect, process, and store seeds in this hands-on informative program. Discover the world of seed saving and take the next step in becoming a seed keeper!

All ages

A partnership between Monroe County–Purdue Extension and the Library.       
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A Read of their Own @ Ellettsville

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Teen Space
Celebrate Banned Books Week by creating a pendant of a miniature banned book! Support intellectual freedom and the freedom to read.

Ages 12–19
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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.

Ages 12–19

A partnership between MCCSC, RBBCSC, and Monroe County Education Association, and the Library.
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Comics and Cookies: Be Prepared

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
The Ground Floor
Come for the cookies, stay to share your feels on these graphic novels. Pick up your book club copy in The Ground Floor.
Ages 12–19

September 24: Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
October 29: Bring Your Own Scary Graphic Novel
November 19: The Adventure Zone by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy et.al.
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Tuesday Crafternoon

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
The Ground Floor
Stop by every Tuesday to work on craft projects and make cool things. Come hang out and make cool things! Ages 12-19.

9/3: Doll Makeovers 
9/10: Duct Tape Crafts 
9/17: Jewelry 
9/24: Blackout Poetry 
10/1: Zine Making     
10/8: Ink Drawing 
10/15: Painting Mini Canvases
10/22: Shrinky Dinks
10/29: Pumpkin Decorating
11/5: Button Making
11/12: Homemade Temporary Tattoos 
11/19: Friendship Bracelets 
11/26: Needle Felting 
12/3: Flippy Book Animation 
12/10: Candle Making
12/17: Embroidery
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Fall Magic: What's In Your Library?

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Program Room 2B
Whether you are a beginner or have your own perfectly crafted deck, Magic the Gathering nights are suited for your gaming enjoyment. Library staff will play and teach anyone––no previous experience is necessary. A cube to build decks, personal standard or commander decks, and plenty of lands are available, and accepted.

Age 12 & up
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D&D Club

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
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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Seed Saving @ Ellettsville

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Kitchenette
Seeds are crucial for food and ecology. Learn how to collect, process, and store seeds in this hands-on informative program. Discover the world of seed saving and take the next step in becoming a seed keeper!

All ages. Meet in the Meeting Rooms Lobby, Ellettsville Branch Library.

A partnership between Monroe County–Purdue Extension and the Library.   
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Who's Got Game?

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

Age 12 & up

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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Level Up Workshop––3D Print Workshop: Open Lab

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Level Up
Whether you found something online, or want to create something from scratch, the Library can make it happen with its simple 3D modeling software and printer! Experts walk you through a basic exercise, then turn you loose to create the 3D model of your dreams.* Space is limited. Drop in, but arrive a little early to ensure your spot. Age 12 & up.

*Size restrictions and Library’s 3D printing policy apply. One printed item per participant per event. 3D printing can take time––you may need to return to the Library at a later date to pick up your creation. For size constraints and other advance questions, email jlehr@mcpl.info.
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Bookmobile at Unionville Elementary School Fall Festival

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
See note
Visit the Bookmobile, get a library card, and check out some Library materials at the Unionville Elementary School Fall Festival (8144 E. State Road 45, Unionville, IN).

All ages.
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The Summit

All Day
The Summit
Main Library
Atrium Space
The Summit will connect and empower citizens on various issues facing womxn and non-binary individuals in Monroe County and beyond. Community experts will create a safe space for discussion and education on wellness, healthcare access, homelessness, politics, jobs, recovery, and more.

Age 13 & up.
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