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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Friday, December 31, 2021
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program encouraging you to read 1,000 books with your child before they start kindergarten. The program is self-paced and you decide how often and how long you will read to your child. It can take anywhere from a few months to a few years. When you register for the program, you can come pick up a welcome packet, including a finger puppet and physical reading logs to color in! There will also be occasional surprises throughout the game, like stickers, a halfway-there certificate, and more (you can even earn a happy dance with a librarian)! When you finish the program, you’ll receive a graduation certificate, an invite to a quarterly themed storytime, a free book, and a farm friend adoption kit (just a stuffie, not a real one). Sign up online.

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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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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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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
Preschool Storytime
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A/B Combo
Stories, songs, and rhymes get your preschooler talking, singing, and playing with books and words! Masks are required for all participants age 3 and up. For ages 3–6 and caregivers, but all are welcome. Please register. 

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Preschool Discovery

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Discovery
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A/B Combo
Join us for fun, open-ended art experiences, STEAM adventures, and letter exploration! Each week, we'll experiment with different materials and techniques––dress for mess! Masks are required for all participants age 3 and up. For ages 3–6 and caregivers. Please register. 

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Prenatal Yoga

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Prenatal Yoga
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Prenatal yoga is a gentle exercise that supports your changing body's needs, builds strength, and deepens awareness of your mind, body, and connection with your baby. For pregnant adults. Please register.
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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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Tiny to Two

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Tiny to Two
Ellettsville Branch
Families with babies play, sing, read, and talk together! This program will meet in the Ellettsville Branch Garden, outside the Ellettsville Branch Meeting Room Lobby. We'll be sitting on the grass so feel free to bring something to sit on. If we need to move inside due to weather, masks will be required for age 3 and up. Ages birth–3. Please register.


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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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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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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
Preschool Storytime
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A/B Combo
Stories, songs, and rhymes get your preschooler talking, singing, and playing with books and words! Masks are required for all participants age 3 and up. For ages 3–6 and caregivers, but all are welcome. Please register. 

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Preschool Discovery

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Discovery
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A/B Combo
Join us for fun, open-ended art experiences, STEAM adventures, and letter exploration! Each week, we'll experiment with different materials and techniques––dress for mess! Masks are required for all participants age 3 and up. For ages 3–6 and caregivers. Please register. 

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Prenatal Yoga

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Prenatal Yoga Artwork
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Prenatal yoga is a gentle exercise that supports your changing body's needs, builds strength, and deepens awareness of your mind, body, and connection with your baby. For pregnant adults. Please register.
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Halloween Fun

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Halloween Fun
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A/B Combo
Join us for a safe and not-so-scary Halloween-themed storytime and craft. Costumes are encouraged! Participants will receive a small bag of treats. Masks are required for patrons age 3 and up. Ages 3–6 and families. Please register.

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MCPL Chopped Challenge

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
MCPL Chopped Challenge
All Branches
‘Tis the season for cooking and creativity! Register to receive a take-home kit with three mystery ingredients and three cookbooks to borrow based on the questions you answer when registering. Make a dish using all three ingredients (plus any others you want to use), then post a picture and description on social media by the end of November! The most creative dish will win a gift card to a local restaurant! Please note that we are unable to accommodate dietary restrictions as all participants will receive the same ingredients. If you are unable to eat one of the ingredients, you are welcome to substitute something similar. Age 18 and up. Please register by November 10. Registration is limited to the first 20 participants. Make sure to tag @MCPLIndiana and use the hashtag #MCPLChopped. 
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MCPL Chopped Challenge

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
MCPL Chopped Challenge
All Branches
‘Tis the season for cooking and creativity! Register to receive a take-home kit with three mystery ingredients and three cookbooks to borrow based on the questions you answer when registering. Make a dish using all three ingredients (plus any others you want to use), then post a picture and description on social media by the end of November! The most creative dish will win a gift card to a local restaurant! Please note that we are unable to accommodate dietary restrictions as all participants will receive the same ingredients. If you are unable to eat one of the ingredients, you are welcome to substitute something similar. Age 18 and up. Please register by November 10. Registration is limited to the first 20 participants. Make sure to tag @MCPLIndiana and use the hashtag #MCPLChopped. 
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MCPL Chopped Challenge

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
MCPL Chopped Challenge
All Branches
‘Tis the season for cooking and creativity! Register to receive a take-home kit with three mystery ingredients and three cookbooks to borrow based on the questions you answer when registering. Make a dish using all three ingredients (plus any others you want to use), then post a picture and description on social media by the end of November! The most creative dish will win a gift card to a local restaurant! Please note that we are unable to accommodate dietary restrictions as all participants will receive the same ingredients. If you are unable to eat one of the ingredients, you are welcome to substitute something similar. Age 18 and up. Please register by November 10. Registration is limited to the first 20 participants. Make sure to tag @MCPLIndiana and use the hashtag #MCPLChopped. 
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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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MCPL Chopped Challenge

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
MCPL Chopped Challenge
All Branches
‘Tis the season for cooking and creativity! Register to receive a take-home kit with three mystery ingredients and three cookbooks to borrow based on the questions you answer when registering. Make a dish using all three ingredients (plus any others you want to use), then post a picture and description on social media by the end of November! The most creative dish will win a gift card to a local restaurant! Please note that we are unable to accommodate dietary restrictions as all participants will receive the same ingredients. If you are unable to eat one of the ingredients, you are welcome to substitute something similar. Age 18 and up. Please register by November 10. Registration is limited to the first 20 participants. Make sure to tag @MCPLIndiana and use the hashtag #MCPLChopped. 
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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
Preschool Storytime
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Stories, songs, and rhymes get your preschooler talking, singing, and playing with books and words! Masks are required for all participants age 3 and up. For ages 3–6 and caregivers, but all are welcome. Children will be offered a take-home activity at the end of the program. Please register. 
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Prenatal Yoga

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Prenatal Yoga Artwork
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Prenatal yoga is a gentle exercise that supports your changing body's needs, builds strength, and deepens awareness of your mind, body, and connection with your baby. For pregnant adults. Please register.
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Event is full

MCPL Chopped Challenge

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
MCPL Chopped Challenge
All Branches
‘Tis the season for cooking and creativity! Register to receive a take-home kit with three mystery ingredients and three cookbooks to borrow based on the questions you answer when registering. Make a dish using all three ingredients (plus any others you want to use), then post a picture and description on social media by the end of November! The most creative dish will win a gift card to a local restaurant! Please note that we are unable to accommodate dietary restrictions as all participants will receive the same ingredients. If you are unable to eat one of the ingredients, you are welcome to substitute something similar. Age 18 and up. Please register by November 10. Registration is limited to the first 20 participants. Make sure to tag @MCPLIndiana and use the hashtag #MCPLChopped. 
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Event is full

MCPL Chopped Challenge

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
MCPL Chopped Challenge
All Branches
‘Tis the season for cooking and creativity! Register to receive a take-home kit with three mystery ingredients and three cookbooks to borrow based on the questions you answer when registering. Make a dish using all three ingredients (plus any others you want to use), then post a picture and description on social media by the end of November! The most creative dish will win a gift card to a local restaurant! Please note that we are unable to accommodate dietary restrictions as all participants will receive the same ingredients. If you are unable to eat one of the ingredients, you are welcome to substitute something similar. Age 18 and up. Please register by November 10. Registration is limited to the first 20 participants. Make sure to tag @MCPLIndiana and use the hashtag #MCPLChopped. 
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