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Shannon Bowman-Sarkisian was selected as the winner of the Indiana Library Federation (ILF) 2019 Outstanding Library Staff Award for her work on increasing Library access for domestic violence survivors. 

September 30, 2019
Happy Halloween

It’s October––time to get ready for Halloween and all things fall with book recommendations and events for all ages!

September 24, 2019
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The Libraries Transform Book Pick is a new digital reading program that connects readers nationwide by offering free access to the same eBook through public libraries. The program, a collaboration between the American Library Association (ALA) and Rakuten OverDrive, gives public libraries the opportunity to bring readers together to discover a new eBook and celebrate the very best in reading.

September 24, 2019
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Get ready for Halloween and all things fall with one of these scary stories. This list contains all kinds of horror- ghosts, monsters, murderers and even psychological horror. Turn down the lights, pull up the covers and get your scare on with a horror book.

September 17, 2019
Yoga at the Library

In early 2017, after the Baby Space at the Main Library opened, the Library partnered with IU Health Women and Children’s Services on a series of programs for new parents. IU Health had offered similar programs in other locations but was eager to move into the Library’s welcoming, accessible space. The Library was, and continues to be, excited to offer programs led by knowledgeable registered nurses that address the mental and physical health of parent and baby.

August 27, 2019
Fix-It Fair Video

fix-it-fair_square_08-18.jpgThe Library, in partnership with the City of Bloomington Department of Economic and Sustainable Development, invites community members age 18 and up to bring in an item for repair free of charge at the second annual Fix-It Fair, Saturday, September 21 from 11 AM–4 PM at the Main Library!

August 21, 2019
DIY
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Join the DIY movement! There's a wide range of fun yet practical do-it-yourself projects to choose from. Learn something new or enhance your DIY skills in an area you are familiar with. With do-it-yourself projects you can save money, help the environment and boost your creativity.

August 21, 2019

Around 30 years ago, Librarians began to purchase a small supply of reading glasses for use in the Library. Staff realized that many of the customers who borrowed glasses could not afford to buy pairs for themselves. As demand grew, the Library looked for a way to allow customers to keep their glasses. The Library found an affordable solution, purchasing discounted pairs through the eyeglass recycling program at the Lions Club. 

July 24, 2019
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Short stories are brief fiction with usually only a few characters or scenes.  Even with sparse settings and concise narrative, short stories attempt to tell a complete story of the characters and subject. 

Here are a few short story collections by well known and not-so-well-known authors.  Collections of short stories can be found in every genre, and with this much variety everyone is sure to find something to enjoy.  Short story collections on audio are perfect for road trips.

July 18, 2019
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All of these titles are books that were the basis of a television or streaming series. Clicking on the title or image should display various formats the Library has the story in (whether it's the original book, audio, downloadable, or DVD). Links to the U.S. network or platform for each series are listed (in parenthesis). Consume or compare stories in whichever format you wish!

July 10, 2019
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Did you know the Library has a zine collection?

June 16, 2019
Booking It: Summer Running Program

When you think “Library,” do you think physical and mental fitness? Well, if you don’t, you should! Throughout the year, the Library offers free programs all about staying healthy and improving fitness. Now that summer is upon us, the Library is offering even more ways to exercise.

June 11, 2019
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Celebrate PRIDE month with these great fiction and nonfiction book picks.

May 14, 2019
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Looking for a current DVD you may not have checked out? Try one of these lesser known films from 2018. This list has something for everyone from heart-stopping thrillers to quiet character studies.

April 29, 2019
New Catalog

The Library catalog will have an updated look and new features beginning May 19. Some of the new functionality you can look forward to follows.

April 24, 2019