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All of the titles on this list are currently scheduled to be released as movies in 2019. Release dates will probably change for some, and many may not make it to local theaters, but all the books are available for check-out or hold request. Click on the title for more information about the book; click on the date (or TBA) for more information about the movie!

November 30, 2018
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Our annual roundup of our favorites. We hope you love these reads as much as we did.

November 29, 2018

CATS is pleased to announce a dedicated live-streaming weblink for the presentation of the Ellettsville Town Council and Ellettsville Plan Commission. 

November 21, 2018
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Non-fiction titles exploring what it means to be transgender. Spanning topics from memoirs and history, to parenting a transgender child.

November 9, 2018
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Recommended fiction written by and/or about transgendered individuals. These novels present a variety of experiences and perspectives about what it truly means to live as a transgendered person.

November 7, 2018
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Early in the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese submarines and carrier-based planes attacked the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor. Nearby military and naval airfields were also attacked by the Japanese planes.

November 6, 2018
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Grab a great classic fiction title to read or read again.

October 31, 2018
Tom Zupancic Literacy in Libraries Award

The ILF Tom Zupancic Literacy in Libraries Award recognizes community advocacy for literacy by an individual or organization in cooperation with a library. VITAL received this accolade for promoting the importance of literacy and adult education at the library. Since VITAL’s inception in 1977, our program has helped over 6,500 learners achieve their personal learning goals.

October 30, 2018
Food for Fines

As November sets in, so begins the season of thankfulness, family, cooking, and eating! Out shopping for food? Consider donating to the Library’s Food for Fines program, November 1–17 at the Main Library. Each food item donated forgives $1 of your late fines!

October 26, 2018

Check out the League of Women Voters newsletter for details on the candidate forum.  You can also view CATS video from the forum.

A forum series presented by the League of Women Voters of Bloomington & Monroe County at the Library allows you to see real live candidates for local public office. Local government often affects our lives more than federal and state government, so the forums are your chance to get involved by hearing what the candidates have to say and asking them questions directly.

October 24, 2018

November is coming quickly and political advocates are likely knocking at your door. Effective door knocking may be the best grassroots mobilization tool for a campaign, but it’s important to educate yourself on all of the candidates, not just those knocking.

October 4, 2018
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Check out these great reads for ideas on what to read for the next Books on Tap B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Book) discussion. 

In November we will be discussing travelogues and celebrating travel writing.

October 2, 2018
Tom Toles Editorial Cartoon By US Embassy Sweden [CC BY 2.0  ( or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is where you can find weekly lessons using current editorial cartoons, from Newspapers in Education and the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists.

September 27, 2018
Halloween ghosts

Among this ghostly phenomena, there are many spooky opportunities for ghouls of all ages to Read, Learn, Connect, and Create at the Library throughout the month!

September 25, 2018
Be a Voter!

Are you interested in learning how redistricting shapes the way we as citizens are represented in government? Check out Tame the Gerrymander! It is a local event that will focus on the past and present of redistricting in Indiana, and what citizens can do to bring about change. Mark your calendars.

September 13, 2018