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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.

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July 25, 2023
Adult Basic Literacy
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This collection of resources is designed to support adult learners in improving basic literacy skills. Each book is selected to enhance vocabulary, grammar, comprehension, and critical thinking. 

Adult Education
June 25, 2023
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Discover how nature recovers from disaster, along with efforts driven by passionate people to save the planet they love.

Nature and the Environment
June 22, 2023
Lost in Fairyland
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Are you in the mood to travel to a different world instead of the beach this summer? Me too. If you aren't ready to dance in a mushroom ring under a full moon or following a strange winged creature into the forest, give one of these books a try! 

Recommended Fiction
June 21, 2023
LGBTQIA+ Graphic Novels & Manga
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Celebrate Pride with this list of fiction and nonfiction LGBTQIA+ graphic novels and manga!

Even More Staff Picks
May 11, 2023
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The Well Said series is designed to improve the pronunciation and communication skills of beginner to advanced students from all language backgrounds. It offers a clear course plan covering the essential areas of pronunciation, including stress, rhythm, and intonation–features that research shows help students the most. Additionally, there are over 50 pages of activities that focus on consonant and vowel sounds.

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May 10, 2023
2023 Be More Awards Recognize Library Volunteers Ann Bunger and Sylvia McNair. Photos of the two women are shown in circles on an orange background.

We are so fortunate to have volunteers who contribute their time, talent, and energy to the Library! Today, we celebrate two volunteers who go above and beyond—Ann Bunger and Sylvia McNair, 2023 recipients of the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network Be More Awards! 

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April 27, 2023
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
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Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by reading books from AAPI authors or about AAPI experiences! Check out more information about AAPI Heritage Month.

Even More Staff Picks
April 19, 2023
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Need a rainy day read? Try one from this list of books featuring "rain" and "weather" in the titles!

Even More Staff Picks
March 20, 2023
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Why are there so many books on running a business? The sea of opportunity and obstacles are constantly moving, and so should you. Check out these titles to help you with your next big business idea.

Topical Guides
January 31, 2023