Monroe County’s Public Library provides local residents with reading, learning, networking, and creating opportunities. The main library is located on E. Kirkwood Ave. 303 and the Ellettsville branch at 600 W. Temperance St. All events are free. The program is financed by the Friends of the Library.
Minecraft for tweens
Meet to explore, build, dodge creepers, and fight zombies! If you don’t have your own Minecraft account, you can borrow one from us. For 7-12 years. It’s Thursday 4-6pm on Zoom. Please register at mcpl.info/calendar.
Miniature painting 101
Learn more about painting miniatures. Register at mcpl.info/calendar to pick up a take-and-make kit with the fully assembled miniature, brushes, paints and instructions, and then join the live discord session on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. part! For 13-19 years.
There is an anniversary celebration
Take part in this drop-in celebration to mark the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Together with the Council for Community Accessibility, Stone Belt, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, and local chapters of the American Council of the Blind and the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the library hosts fun activities for all ages to share and understand insights how disability affects so many of us. Take part in activities and receive a free cookie! Every age. It is Saturday at 10 noon in the main library square in Kirkwood, with rain spots in meeting rooms 1B and 1C.
Bloomington Community Band in the library
Join the Bloomington Community Band in the main library parking lot on Sixth Street for an open air concert! Bring your dinner and a chair and enjoy great music from local musicians. Every age. It’s Saturday 7pm to 8pm.
Book Club: ‘Ring Shout’
Everyone is cordially invited to take part in the book discussion – or just listen. This month’s book is “Ring Shout” by Fr. Djeli Clark, a dark historical fantasy novel of a sniper and a Harlem Hellfighter against a supernatural Ku Klux Klan. From 21 years. It’s Sunday at 2:00 p.m. on Zoom. Register at mcpl.info/calendar and email s[email protected] to receive a copy of this month’s title.
Zoom into the storytime
Rhymes, songs, and stories help preschool children practice their reading and writing skills. For children 2-6 years old, but all ages are welcome. It’s Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. on Zoom. Please register at mcpl.info/calendar.
CD scratch art for teens
Learn how to turn old CDs into colorful works of art. They meet outside in the main library square in Kirkwood (by the bears). Bottled water is provided. Age 12-19. It’s Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Come round.
Free weekly virtual yoga
Discover with Robin Halpin Young from Maxwell House Yoga why yoga is such a powerful tool for keeping body, mind and spirit healthy. From 12 years. It’s every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. Please register at mcpl.info/calendar.
Tiny to 2
Families with young children play, sing, read and chat virtually with their carers. For toddlers up to 3 years. It’s Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. on Zoom. Please register at mcpl.info/calendar.
All rooms and services open and available
The teenage rooms, level up, study and play area, baby area, auditorium and meeting rooms are now open. Programming sponsored by the indoor library will return on September 1st. Visit mcpl.info/restart for more information.
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