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Summer Reading Games: Oceans of Possibilities

Sunday, July 31, 2022
Summer Reading Games
All Branches
Our free all-ages summer reading games are back in person! Read for fun, complete activities, and attend events to earn prizes! Pick up a game board beginning May 23 at the Downtown Library, Ellettsville Branch, or on the Bookmobile! This year, the Friends of the Library Foundation will donate $1,000 to the Community Kitchen of Monroe County when we meet our registration goal of 1,000 people! Learn more at mcpl.info/summerreading

Ages 1–12: Children’s Reading Game 
Ages 12–19: Teen Reading Game 
Age 20 & up: Adult Reading Game 

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Tiny Art Show at Ellettsville

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Tiny Art Show
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Gallery Exhibit Space
Looking for something fun to explore? Come view the 3" x 3" painted tiny art masterpieces at the Ellettsville Branch Art Gallery, painted by local kids, teens, and adults! All ages. Drop in throughout the month of June.
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Cryptid D&D Club

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Cryptid D&D Club
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
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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Tiny to Two

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tiny to Two
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Families with babies play, sing, read, and talk together! Ages birth–3. Please register.
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Mario Kart™ Tournament

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Mario Kart™ Tournament
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Teen Space
Think you have what it takes to be a Mario Kart™ champion? Drop in and find out! Ages 12–19.
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Retro Crafting: Fantasy Flowers

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Retro Crafting: Fantasy Flowers
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
This craft from the 1970s uses a lightweight resin to create the flowers of your dreams. You'll sculpt a wire frame for your flowers, dip it in the colorful resin, and go home with beautiful permanent blooms. Age 18 and up. Please register. View more Retro Crafting Series events.
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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Preschool Storytime
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Stories, songs, and rhymes get your preschooler talking, singing, and playing with books and words! For ages 3–6 with caregivers. Please register for each session you will attend.
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Preschool Discovery

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Discovery
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
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! For ages 3–6 and caregivers. Please register.
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Reusable Water Balloon Fight

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Reusable Water Balloon Fight
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Learn how to make your own reusable water balloons from household supplies. We'll test our water balloons, so make sure you wear clothes that you don't mind getting wet! Ages 12–19.
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Movie Night at Flatwoods Park: Moana

8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Movie Night at Flatwoods Park: Moana
Ellettsville Branch
Join us for a screening of Moana at Flatwoods Park (9499 Flatwoods Road, Gosport). Pre-movie activities begin at 8:30 PM––concessions, games, and more! The movie will be shown near shelter #1 and begin at dusk. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. All ages.

A partnership between Monroe County Parks and Recreation and the Library.
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Ocean Slime

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ocean Slime
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Create a fun, gooey, transparent blue ocean slime––sea creature included! You'll also learn a bit about what's happening on a molecular level as we create our slime! Ages 7–12. Please register.
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Tween D&D

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tween D&D
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Interested in Dungeons & Dragons? Join us for a special stand-alone role-playing adventure! No prior experience is necessary. Ages 9–12. Please register.
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Tiny to Two

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tiny to Two
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Families with babies play, sing, read, and talk together! Ages birth–3. Please register.
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Under the Sea Magic Show

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Under the Sea Magic Show
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A/B Combo
Professional Magician Perry Warren entertains and astounds with a variety of tricks to delight all ages! Please register.

Funding for this event is provided by the Friends of the Library.
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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Preschool Storytime
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Stories, songs, and rhymes get your preschooler talking, singing, and playing with books and words! For ages 3–6 with caregivers. Please register for each session you will attend.
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Preschool Discovery

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Discovery
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
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! For ages 3–6 and caregivers. Please register.
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Shell-ebrate Summer!

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Shell-ebrate Summer!
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Learn about seashells through stories and nonfiction picture books, then create a charming shell ornament to enjoy year-round! Ages 5–10. Please register.
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Intro to Warhammer Mini Painting and Gaming

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Intro to Warhammer Mini Painting and Gaming
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
We've got the minis, paints, and know-how. Try your hand at miniature painting and learn how to play Warhammer! All skill levels are welcome. Ages 12–19. Please register.
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Summer Houseplant Swap

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Summer Houseplant Swap
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A/B Combo
Have a houseplant that you are willing to trade or cuttings to share? Bring them by, meet fellow plant enthusiasts, and find a new plant for your home! Don't have a plant to swap? No problem! We'll have extras to share. All plants should be healthy, labeled (if possible), and can be in soil or rooted cuttings in water. Please only bring pots you are willing to part with. Age 16 and up. Drop in.
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LEGO® Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LEGO Club
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Unleash your imagination and creativity with fellow LEGO® builders! Ages 5–12. Please register.
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Silly Safaris

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Silly Safaris
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A/B Combo
Join Silly Safaris for an up-close and personal animal experience! All ages. Please register.
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Teen Artist Club: Mermaid Crowns

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Artist Club: Mermaid Crowns
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Teen Space
Are you a teen artist looking to hang with others? Join us to make fun stuff, show off your work, chat, and relax. Ages 12–19. See all Teen Artist Club events.
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Evening Family Storytime

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Evening Family Storytime
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Stories, songs, and rhymes get your preschooler talking, singing, and playing with books and words! For ages 3–6 and caregivers, but all are welcome. Please register.

Note: The content of this storytime may be repeated in the next morning's Thursday storytime.
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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Preschool Storytime
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room B
Stories, songs, and rhymes get your preschooler talking, singing, and playing with books and words! For ages 3–6 with caregivers. Please register for each session you will attend.
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Preschool Discovery

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Discovery
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
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! For ages 3–6 and caregivers. Please register.
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