Black Women's History Month may be winding down, but honoring the voices and achievements of black women in our community and our world doesn't end when April's over. As always, the Library is your go-to place for great books and movies on important topics like black women's history. For your fiction and nonfiction reading pleasure, we've compiled a list of recent titles by or about strong black women who have changed the world.
As part of National Poetry Month, local writers of verse are needed to help the Library promote the appreciation of this timeless art form in our community—and find new audiences for their own work. Throughout April, the Library is accepting submissions of original poetry (see guidelines below); selected poems will be loaded into a poem-dispensing machine for printing and enjoyment by visitors to the Main Library this summer.
It's been spring for a few weeks now, but the roller-coaster temperatures, heavy rains, and snow (!) we've seen lately haven't left much room for the sunshine and blooms we usually enjoy this time of year. That won't stop one of our community's favorite traditions from marking the beginning of springtime in Monroe County. Read more about First Bloomington Community Farmers' Market of 2018
At the final Legislative Update for 2018, 9:30–11 a.m. at Bloomington City Council Chambers this Saturday, March 3, State legislators representing Monroe County discuss the state of the Indiana General Assembly and answer your questions. The Legislative Update, presented by the League of Women Voters of Bloomington and Monroe County, is free and open to the public. It will be taped by Cable Access Television Services (CATS) and aired throughout the current legislative session.
The first time I heard First Aid Kit, composed of doe-eyed Swedish sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg, I had stumbled across their melancholic ballad "Ghost Town" on an episode of NPR’s Echoes. From the very first, when I heard them croon, “Maybe I should just turn around and walk away / For no matter how much I want to stay / You know I can’t / It’s just too late”, I was hooked. How could two people so young tap so ably into the defeated resignation that comes with the death of dreams? I explored more of their music, and with the 2014 breakout album Stay Gold, I was hooked on the Söderbergs' angelic harmonies, piercing lyrics, and ability to render even cover songs into something distinctly theirs.
How often are you on the same guest list as an Indiana legislator?
At the Legislative Updates presented by the League of Women Voters of Bloomington & Monroe County, lawmakers representing our community at the State level are invited to meet with the public to share what's up ahead at the Statehouse. You're invited hear what they have to say, ask them questions, and tell them what's on your mind. Read more about This Winter: Your State Legislators, Live and In Person