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Fiction and Nonfiction books about sustainability, ecology, climate change, and green living.

April 8, 2019
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States today. Learn more about ASD with these and other resources.

March 27, 2019

Check out some of the rad new games in our video game collection, including some deep dives that you might have missed!

March 14, 2019
Shannon Bowman-Sarkisian

After years of working in west coast bookstores and developing a specialty in rare books, Shannon
Bowman-Sarkisian is now studying to be a librarian at Indiana University and working as an Information
Assistant at the Library. Searching for meaningful opportunities to work on behalf of our community,
Shannon applied for and received the 2019 Pioneer Grant.

February 28, 2019
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Looking for a great modern poet to read? Then this list is for you. The following are books and compilations of modern poets from the United States and around the world.

February 25, 2019
Trivial Fursuit

32 teams + 4 nights of trivia = 36th Annual VITAL Quiz Bowl
Show off your smarts while raising money and awareness for the Library's adult literacy program, Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL). 

February 20, 2019
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Women have been the driving forces behind scientific breakthroughs, political and social movements, the arts, and business, but have often gotten their accomplishments glossed over or misattributed to their male colleagues. In honor of women's history month, we've created a list biographies of women's who have changed the world, but haven't always gotten the credit they have deserved.

February 11, 2019
Be a Voter!

Stay informed with these upcoming events!

A Discussion on Gerrymandering and Redistricting Reform

February 7, 2019
Friends of the Library

Do you love your Library? There are many ways to show it! Here are just a few...

January 29, 2019

Our February Book on Tap B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Book) discussion will cover fictional novels written by African American authors. This suggested list covers a wide selection of new and classic literature, as well as wide selection of genres.

January 28, 2019
Everyday Reading & Math for Adults

“Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are” – Mason Cooley.

If you’re feeling stuck where you are, try something new – like Reading and Math for Adults at the Monroe County Public Library. This small group class will help you improve your basic reading, writing, and math skills at your own pace. Reading and Math for Adults can help you:

December 26, 2018
Dennis Davoren and learner Adam Garmon

For the first of an ongoing series of conversations with our volunteers and learners, we asked VITAL volunteer LuAnne to chat with tutor Dennis Davoren and learner Adam Garmon about what makes their partnership successful. 

December 14, 2018
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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