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Spring Showers: Books That Make You Cry
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Spring is here in all its glory! Looking for some emotional spring showers to add to your reading this season? Check out these books that are all but guaranteed to turn on the waterworks.

Even More Staff Picks
February 20, 2024
2024 Total Solar Eclipse

What is a Total Solar Eclipse?

The 2024 total solar eclipse is happening on Monday, April 8! A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely covers the face of the sun. Five phases will occur during this event:

Think Library, Adults, Teens, Kids , Connect, Learn, Science
February 13, 2024

Candid’s Foundation Directory grantseeking database is available at the Downtown Library, as well as the Ellettsville and Southwest Branches. Connect your device to the Library's wifi network or use one of the public computers to begin searching.

Think Library, Adults , Grants, Nonprofit Central
January 26, 2024
Celebrate Black Voices
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Celebrate Black History Month by reading one of these biographies or memoirs about Black artists, activists, and historical figures.

January 22, 2024
AARP Tax Help

Need help with your taxes? AARP Tax-Aide volunteers are available to help residents file their federal and Indiana state tax returns. The AARP Foundation Tax-aide Program provides in-person tax assistance to anyone, free of charge. Volunteers are trained and IRS-certified every year.


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January 3, 2024
Reference Solutions

Reference Solutions offers detailed information on more than 24 million U.S. businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and churches. In addition, the residential database includes 89 million U.S. households. The information is compiled from public sources such as organization annual reports, Yellow Page and Business White pages, SEC filings, and more. 

Think Library, Adults , Nonprofit Central
December 29, 2023
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Start out 2024 with new goals, new passions, and new motivation to make this your year!

Even More Staff Picks
December 14, 2023
2024 Book to Movie Adaptations
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This is a list of movies scheduled to be released in 2024 that are based on books in the MCPL collection. Some of the release dates will likely change, and many may end up on streaming services rather than or in addition to theaters. Click on the release date or "TBA" (in parentheses) for more information about the movie.

Movies & Music
December 5, 2023

This is a new article series by Jack Kovaleski, the Nonprofit Central Librarian at the Monroe County Public Library. Nonprofit Central provides information on best practices in management and governance for Monroe County nonprofits. This series will respond to the local beat of information needs for nonprofits, and each article will focus on a particular Library service, electronic database, or other resource. 

Think Library, Adults , Grants, Nonprofit Central
November 27, 2023
AI Possible Futures
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Artificial intelligence (AI) has long been a part of our imagined future but is now finding its way into our daily lives. These works of fiction give a glimpse into the possibilities, challenges, and experiences AI might bring.

Recommended Fiction
November 6, 2023
Indigenous Science Fiction and Fantasy
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In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, check out these science fiction and fantasy books by authors indigenous to the Americas, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.


Recommended Fiction
October 22, 2023
Text reads 'Taylor Swift The Eras Tour (mcpl's version). Above the text are two hands forming a heart around the MCPL logo. There is also a friendship bracelet with beads that spell MCPL.

Her Eras Tour broke worldwide record ticket sales, and more recently, her documentary broke the box office. That’s right; we’re talking about the pop culture phenomenon herself, Taylor Swift. Lately, it seems like you can’t look at a single screen without seeing Taylor’s face. And until she makes her way to Indianapolis in fall of 2024, screens are all local Taylor fans are going to get. Luckily, she’s been all over the news with her record-breaking album sales and sold-out arena tours.

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October 19, 2023
Digital Privacy
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Read about issues in digital privacy such as mass surveillance, data brokers, and online scams with these staff picks. For practical tips and tools, see this guide

Even More Staff Picks
October 8, 2023
For the Birds
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We see birds in our environment every day, but do we really look at them? These books focus on all things birds—from birdwatching, to building a birdhouse, to the history of birds and humans. If you’ve never tried birdwatching, keep an eye on our Library of Things; we'll soon have binoculars for you to check out!

Nature and the Environment
September 27, 2023
Aunt Flow period products now available

Approximately 86% of people reportedly start their period in public without the supplies they need.* The Library has selected the vendor Aunt Flow to bring free period products to patrons to help address period poverty, equity, and inclusivity within the community.

Think Library, Adults, Teens, Kids , Accessibility, Connect, Inclusiveness, Library News
July 25, 2023