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Park Crawl

Friday, April 30, 2021
Park Crawl
All Branches
Join us for a month of sustainable outdoor fun at Bloomington's parks. During the month of April, pick up a Park Crawl game board at the Library or download one here. Try to make it to seven of the eight listed parks as sustainably as possible (biking, walking, running, scooting, or riding a bus) then turn in your completed game card at any Library or Bookmobile location April 5–May 5 to get a free reusable straw while supplies last! All ages. Feel free to share photos using the hashtag #BTownParkCrawl.

A partnership between City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation, Monroe County Parks and Recreation, and the Library.
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D&D Library Talk: Episode Five

Sunday, May 02, 2021
D&D Library Talk
All Branches
D&D Library Talk is our podcast on the ins and outs of RPG systems, like Dungeons and Dragons! We talk about how to make sure everyone enjoys the game, whether as a player or game master. In episode five, we shake things up and record a play session to illustrate how all of these pieces we have been discussing fit together and take time to explain how the game works as we go along.

Age 12 and up. Access archived and future podcasts on our D&D Library Talk webpage.
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Rainy Adventures D&D Online

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Rainy Adventures D&D Online
All Branches
Drop in, adventure through fantastic realms, then leave whenever you have to. These sessions of Dungeons and Dragons are held via Discord and are designed to be short, fun, and evolving adventures that anyone can play. All skill levels are welcome! Ages 13–19. To participate, sign up for a server invite link at mcpl.info/discord, if you haven't already, then drop in.
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The Good, the Bad, and The Cringe: A Movie and TV Show Conversation

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
All Branches
Come to watch clips from movies and TV shows, stay to talk about what could have been better. We'll dive into old and new media to see how communication and relationships are shown. A program in partnership with Middle Way House. Ages 13–19. To participate, sign up for a server invite link at mcpl.info/discord, if you haven't already, then drop in.
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Wind Down and Charge Up Virtual Yoga

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
All Branches
Discover why yoga is such a powerful tool for keeping you healthy in body, mind, and spirit with Robin Halpin Young of Maxwell House Yoga. The focus of this restorative yoga class will be to wind down, relax, stretch, and recharge. This program is suitable for people age 12 and up and of most physical abilities.

***Please register for this virtual program series with a valid, non-school email address. The Zoom link for the series will be emailed to you upon registration.
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Monsters and Mayhem: RPGs Online

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
All Branches
Ready to test your mettle against monsters and mayhem in these more serious, horror-inspired adventures? These drop-in sessions will give players a chance to experience a different gameplay style than D&D and face new challenges. All skill levels are welcome! Ages 13–19. To participate, sign up for a server invite link at mcpl.info/discord, if you haven't already, then drop in.
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Jackbox on Discord

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
All Branches
Join us on Discord to play Jackbox games with Library teen staff and other local teen friends! Ages 13–19. To participate, sign up for a server invite link at mcpl.info/discord if you haven't already, then drop in.
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Miniature Painting 101: A Take and Make Teen Program

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
All Branches
Make sure to register for this Take & Make kit if you are interested in learning about painting miniatures. We supply the fully assembled miniature, brushes, paints, and instructions. If you'd like to paint with someone or be able to ask questions, join us on Discord during the live painting session. Ages 13–19. Please register with a valid email address. 
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QueerTalk: The Language of Emotions

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
All Branches
Join us as we create a safe space to discuss books written by and for LGBTQ+ individuals. From March–June we will discuss The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings Are Trying to Tell You by Karla McLaren on the first and third Sundays of the month. Please register with a valid email address. The Zoom link to this program will be emailed to you upon registration. Age 16 and up. 
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Books Plus Digital: I Feel Bad About My Neck

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Books Plus Book Discussion Group
All Branches
All are welcome to join the book discussions––or just listen. Age 16 and up. To participate in live Zoom events, please register with a valid, non-school email address. The link to the Zoom event will be emailed to you 30 minutes before the program begins.
May 2: I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron 
June 6: Black Girl, Call Home by Jasmine Mans 

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DIY Coloring Pages: A Digital Creativity Take & Make Program

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
DIY Coloring Pages: A Take and Make Digital Creativity Program
All Branches
Feeling creative? Check out this digital creativity kit! We'll offer supplies to create your own line art. Draw original characters, landscapes, or other scenes from your imagination. After you finish we'll show you how to digitize it. Age 12 and up. This video will premiere on our YouTube channel on May 3 and be available thereafter. Please register with a valid, non-school email address. A link to select a pick-up date/location (between May 1–31) for the kit associated with this program will be emailed to you upon registration.


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3D Print Lab: Model Home

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
3D Print Lab: Model Home
All Branches
Learn the steps to creating a 3D model, joining and cutting shapes to bring your 3D miniature dream home to life! No previous 3D printing experience is needed. Participants are encouraged to create an account on tinkercad.com in advance of the program. Age 12 and up. Please register with a valid email address. A link to the Zoom session will be emailed to you upon registration.
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Wind Down and Charge Up Virtual Yoga

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
All Branches
Discover why yoga is such a powerful tool for keeping you healthy in body, mind, and spirit with Robin Halpin Young of Maxwell House Yoga. The focus of this restorative yoga class will be to wind down, relax, stretch, and recharge. This program is suitable for people age 12 and up and of most physical abilities. Please register for this virtual program series with a valid, non-school email address. The Zoom link for the series will be emailed to you upon registration.
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D&D Online: Flowertime Fun

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Flowertime Fun D&D Online
All Branches
Drop in, adventure through fantastic realms, then leave whenever you have to. These sessions of Dungeons and Dragons are held via Discord and are designed to be short, fun, and evolving adventures that anyone can play. All skill levels are welcome! Ages 13–19. To participate, sign up for a server invite link at mcpl.info/discord, if you haven't already, then drop in.
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Among Us on Discord

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Among Us on Discord
All Branches
Join other teens and our staff on Discord to play Among Us and root out the Imposter. Ages 13–19. To participate, sign up for a server invite link at mcpl.info/discord, if you haven't already, then drop in.
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Books and Bonfires: Braiding Sweetgrass

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Books and Bonfires
Main Library
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Join Monroe County Parks and Recreation Naturalist, Autumn Brunelle, and MCPL Librarian, Annise Blanchard, for engaging conversations about nature and books while safely distanced around a toasty bonfire. This program will be held at Karst Farm Park, 2450 S. Endwright Road. Please note that physical distancing and face coverings will be enforced. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. Please register with a valid email address. Age 16 and up. Digital copies can be accessed via Hoopla.

May 6: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
June 3: What This River Keeps by Greg Schwipps
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Teen Artist Club

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Artist Club
All Branches
Are you a teen artist looking for a group of other teen artists to hang out with? Join us on Discord to show off your work and have fun! Ages 13–19. To participate, sign up for a server invite link at mcpl.info/discord, if you haven't already, then drop in.
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Wind Down and Charge Up Virtual Yoga

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
All Branches
Discover why yoga is such a powerful tool for keeping you healthy in body, mind, and spirit with Robin Halpin Young of Maxwell House Yoga. The focus of this restorative yoga class will be to wind down, relax, stretch, and recharge. This program is suitable for people age 12 and up and of most physical abilities. Please register for this virtual program series with a valid, non-school email address. The Zoom link for the series will be emailed to you upon registration.
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Summer Hiking Club

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Summer Hiking Club
All Branches
This summer, spend some time in the great outdoors by yourself or with others in your quarantine pod, then gather with others virtually on Zoom to share your observations and experiences from each hike. Photos, sketches, and recordings are welcome additions to the shared conversation. While specific trails at varying nature areas are suggested, feel free to choose any trail that is right for you. Please register once for both sessions, but feel free to attend only those that you want. A Zoom link for both sessions will be emailed to you upon registration. Age 16 and up.

May 12: Pate Hollow Trailhead at Paynetown (7.7 miles)
June 23: Griffy Lake (1.2–6 miles)
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QueerTalk: The Language of Emotions

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
All Branches
Join us as we create a safe space to discuss books written by and for LGBTQ+ individuals. From March–June we will discuss The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings Are Trying to Tell You by Karla McLaren on the first and third Sundays of the month. Please register with a valid email address. The Zoom link to this program will be emailed to you upon registration. Age 16 and up. 
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Comics and Cookies: Asian American and Pacific Islander Authors

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Comics and Cookies: Asian American and Pacific Islander Authors
All Branches
Grab any cookies or baked goods you have at home and join us on Discord to share your feels on your favorite graphic novels, manga, and comics! This month, we're talking about Asian American and Pacific Islander authors' books. Ages 13–19. To participate, sign up for a server invite link at mcpl.info/discord, if you haven't already, then drop in.
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Drawing From Nature

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Drawing From Nature
Main Library
Library Plaza on Kirkwood
Join local artist Lizzy Salvaggio to learn how to draw directly from the nature around you. Drawing utensils and paper will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own. Participants who are uncomfortable sitting on the ground should bring a chair. Age 16 and up. Please register. This program will be held outdoors on the Main Library Plaza on Kirkwood. Social distancing will be enforced and masks will be required.
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Jackbox on Discord

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
All Branches
Join us on Discord to play Jackbox games with Library teen staff and other local teen friends! Ages 13–19. To participate, sign up for a server invite link at mcpl.info/discord if you haven't already, then drop in.
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Wind Down and Charge Up Virtual Yoga

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
All Branches
Discover why yoga is such a powerful tool for keeping you healthy in body, mind, and spirit with Robin Halpin Young of Maxwell House Yoga. The focus of this restorative yoga class will be to wind down, relax, stretch, and recharge. This program is suitable for people age 12 and up and of most physical abilities. Please register for this virtual program series with a valid, non-school email address. The Zoom link for the series will be emailed to you upon registration.
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D&D Online: Flowertime Fun

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Flowertime Fun D&D Online
All Branches
Drop in, adventure through fantastic realms, then leave whenever you have to. These sessions of Dungeons and Dragons are held via Discord and are designed to be short, fun, and evolving adventures that anyone can play. All skill levels are welcome! Ages 13–19. To participate, sign up for a server invite link at mcpl.info/discord, if you haven't already, then drop in.
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