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Create-a-Comic Challenge

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Virtual
Create an original one-page comic to share with the community and enter to win one of 20 gift cards to Vintage Phoenix Comic Books! Categories are available for kids ages 7–11 and teens ages 12–19. Upload your comic to mcpl.info/comic by November 30 to enter the contest! Please note: All comics must be appropriate for all ages––comics that do not meet this guideline will not be shared.
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Frankentoys

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Frankentoys at Ellettsville
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Teen Space
Take apart recycled toys and plushies and put them back together in exciting new ways! Ages 12–19.
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Spooky D&D Club

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Spooky D&D Club at Ellettsville
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Drop in, adventure through fantastic realms, then leave when you want! These sessions of Dungeons and Dragons 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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Cosplay Wednesdays

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Cosplay Wednesdays
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Have you ever wanted to bring a favorite character to life? Get the materials and instructions you need to take your cosplay to the next level! In September, we'll focus on sewing and embroidery, while in October we'll look at crafting techniques for cosplay. All skill levels are welcome. Ages 12–19.
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Ellettsville, Limestone, and the Matthews Family

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ellettsville, Limestone, and the Matthews Family
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A/B Combo
Join local historian Dr. Clay Stuckey to learn about the role of Indiana limestone as the building stone of America and how Ellettsville and the historical Matthews Mansion fit into that history. All ages. Stuckey's articles have appeared in the Indiana Magazine of History, Indiana Folklore and Oral History, the Lincoln Herald, and the Hoosier Line, among others. 

The Ellettsville Branch closes at 7 PM. Please visit before the program if you wish to check out materials.
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Ping Pong Palooza

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Ping Pong Palooza
Downtown Library
Library Plaza on Kirkwood
Learn to play, have fun, and improve your skills in a safe, friendly environment! Drop by. All ages. This event is outdoors at the Downtown Library's Kirkwood Plaza (by the bears)!
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After-Hours Monster Murder Mystery

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
After-Hours Monster Murder Mystery
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Teen Space
Join us for an after-hours murder mystery featuring all your favorite monsters from Universal lore. We'll provide the pizza and the clues, but it's up to you to solve the mystery. Please register. Ages 12–19.
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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 Ellettsville Teen Space, but you aren’t a teen? Patrons of all ages are invited to check it out on the fourth Saturday of the month––there's a DIY design studio, video games, virtual reality, and more!
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Festival of Light

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Festival of Lights
Downtown Library
Auditorium, 1B & 1C Combo
Enjoy Indian classical and Bollywood-style dance, music, instrumental performances, and more, followed by activities. All ages.

2–4 PM: Performances, Auditorium 
4–5:30 PM: Activities, Meeting Rooms 1B/C


A partnership between KalaDeep and the Library.
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Comics and Cookies: Horror Edition

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Comics and Cookies: Horror Edition
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Come for the cookies, stay to share your feels on these graphic novels. We'll be discussing all things Abby Howard and other favorite horror graphic novels. Ages 12–19.
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Comics and Cookies: Horror Edition

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Comics and Cookies: Horror Edition at Ellettsville
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Come for the cookies, stay to share your feels on these graphic novels. We'll be discussing all things Abby Howard and other favorite horror graphic novels. Ages 12–19.
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Math Homework Help for Teens

7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Math Homework Help
Downtown 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 school and high school students only.

Funded through a partnership between the Library, Monroe County Community School Corporation, and the Monroe County Education Association.
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Frankentoys

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Frankentoys
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Take apart recycled toys and plushies and put them back together in exciting new ways! Ages 12–19.
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Talking Tacos

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Talking Tacos
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Come to chat about relationships, dating, and other tough topics, stay for the tacos! Ages 12–19.

A partnership between Middle Way House and the Library.
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Downtown Trick or Treat

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Trick or Treat
Downtown Library
See note
Visit the Downtown Library from 5–8 PM as part of your Downtown Trick or Treat route! Stop by the Kirkwood entrance and get some Halloween goodies! All ages. Please note the rest of the Library will close at 6 PM.
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After-Hours Monster Murder Mystery

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
After-Hours Monster Murder Mystery
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Join us for an after-hours murder mystery featuring all your favorite monsters from Universal lore. We'll provide the pizza and the clues, but it's up to you to solve the mystery. Please register. Ages 12–19. Enter at the Downtown Library Kirkwood entrance.
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Festival of Ghost Stories

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Festival of Ghost Stories imagery
Other
Jack-o-lanterns and fresh cider set the stage for an evening of live storytelling beneath the stars. A Halloween-time tradition for over 30 years, the Festival of Ghost Stories features haunting tales of ghosts and horror that tingle the spine. Bring a lawn chair or blanket as seasoned storytellers spin their tales in the dark hollow of Bryan Park (1001 S. Henderson St.). Presented by members of the Bloomington Storytellers Guild. For adults, teens, and older school-age children. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held at the Downtown Library Auditorium.

Can't make it? Enjoy this recording from 2020's event, filmed by Community Access Television Services!

A partnership between Bloomington Storytellers Guild, City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation, and the Library.
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QueerTalk Book Club, Virtual Edition

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
QueerTalk Book Club
Virtual
Join us as we create a safe space to discuss books written by and for LGBTQ+ individuals. In November and December, we'll discuss We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice by Mariame Kaba. Participants can choose to join the Sunday sessions from 1:30–3 PM or the Monday sessions from 6–7:30 PM. Age 16 and up. Please register for the Zoom link and book by emailing Linds Badger at lindsey@middlewayhouse.org.

A partnership between Middle Way House and the Library.
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Math Homework Help for Teens

7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Math Homework Help
Downtown 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 school and high school students only.

Funded through a partnership between the Library, Monroe County Community School Corporation, and the Monroe County Education Association.
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Miniature Painting 101

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Miniature Painting 101
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
We've got the minis, paints, brushes, and know-how––come try your hand at miniature painting! All skill levels are welcome. Ages 12–19.
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D&D Club

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
D&D Club
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1B
Drop in, adventure through fantastic realms, then leave when you want! These sessions of Dungeons and Dragons 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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QueerTalk Book Club, Virtual Edition

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
QueerTalk Book Club
Virtual
Join us as we create a safe space to discuss books written by and for LGBTQ+ individuals. In November and December, we'll discuss We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice by Mariame Kaba. Participants can choose to join the Sunday sessions from 1:30–3 PM or the Monday sessions from 6–7:30 PM. Age 16 and up. Please register for the Zoom link and book by emailing Linds Badger at lindsey@middlewayhouse.org.

A partnership between Middle Way House and the Library.
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Teen Artist Club: DIY Sketchbooks

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Artist Club: DIY Sketchbooks
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1C
Are you a teen artist looking to hang with others? Join us to make fun stuff, show off your work, and relax. Ages 12–19.

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Math Homework Help for Teens

7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Math Homework Help
Downtown 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 school and high school students only.

Funded through a partnership between the Library, Monroe County Community School Corporation, and the Monroe County Education Association.
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Talking Tacos

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Talking Tacos
Downtown Library
Ground Floor
Come to chat about relationships, dating, and other tough topics, stay for the tacos! Ages 12–19.

A partnership between Middle Way House and the Library.
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