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Nine Tips to Break Your Reading Slump

It happens to all of us at one time or another, your Library staff included! No matter how much you love to read, or how invested in a series or author you may be, there comes a time when nothing is appealing to you. You start and stop the same book over and over. You check out materials and return them because they just aren’t keeping your attention.

Think Library, Adults , Read
June 10, 2024
Cosmic Chronicles
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This carefully curated list of nonfiction reads offers captivating insights into the wonders of space exploration, from the mysteries of distant galaxies to the awe-inspiring discoveries.

Nature and the Environment
May 11, 2024
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This Mental Health Awareness Month, commit to being kinder to yourself and others. Explore these selected titles to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and create a more compassionate and supportive world for everyone.

Even More Staff Picks
April 2, 2024
Only You Can Prevent Book Bans

Books unite us. They reach across boundaries and build connections between readers. Censorship, on the other hand, divides us and creates barriers. One of our most important goals here at the Library is to provide free and equitable access to information and resources. Among the many implications of that word—access—is the notion of freedom: you are free to read, watch, play, or listen to whatever interests you.

Think Library, Adults, Teens , Intellectual Freedom, Learn, Read
April 1, 2024

Nonprofit organizations use data in many ways, including targeting programs and services to the needs of a community, conveying those needs (and gaps in local services) to grantmakers, and remaining transparent and accountable to the public.

Think Library, Adults , Grants, Nonprofit Central
March 22, 2024
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.


Think Library, Adults , Library Events, Library News, Local Interest
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