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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Discover how nature recovers from disaster, along with efforts driven by passionate people to save the planet they love.
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!
Celebrate Pride with this list of fiction and nonfiction LGBTQIA+ graphic novels and manga!
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.
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!
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.
Need a rainy day read? Try one from this list of books featuring "rain" and "weather" in the titles!