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In the United States, adults who leave high school before graduation have another way to secure a high school equivalency credential. Through testing, you can demonstrate you have the same skills and knowledge as a high school graduate. The High School Equivalency is a high school diploma alternative aligning to current Indiana high school academics, preparing you for continuing education or employment.

October 19, 2021
Trial of the Wolf Girls: a mini adventure gamebook

Saturday, October 16 is Free RPG Day! During this nationwide event, gamers and publishers come together to celebrate adventure role-playing games by giving away free stuff. Here’s what we have to celebrate!

October 12, 2021
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November is National Career Development Month. These titles offer stories of people who took remarkable and sudden turns with their trade! Looking for a change of your own? Our Library offers many resources to help you with your job search!

October 11, 2021
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Brazilian American siblings explore math concepts while trying to figure out who has more of their favorite snack. This story includes Portuguese vocabulary along with various measuring terms such as more, less, heavier, lighter, and eventually...equal! This includes a glossary for the Portuguese words used and tips for exploring math concepts with children. Recommended for children ages 3–6.

Reviewed by Christa S.

September 29, 2021
Winter Utility Financial Assistance from SCCAP

Energy Assistance Program

South Central Community Action Program (SCCAP) is once again providing financial assistance with winter fuel/heating bills for households in Monroe County for the upcoming 2021–22 season.

September 29, 2021

Spooky season is upon us and we’re here for it! This October our calendar is packed with Halloween events for all ages. Join us for a month of creepy crafts, murder mysteries, and lots of haunting stories!

September 24, 2021
Banned Books of 2020 Video

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.

September 24, 2021

We’ve updated the materials return drops in the parking lot entryway of the Downtown Library. Watch the video to see how they work!  Here's the process:

September 20, 2021
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Do you believe in ghosts, demons, or otherworldly beings? Have you had a supernatural encounter of your own? In the spirit of Halloween check out one of these nonfiction books about different aspects of the paranormal.

September 20, 2021
Preparing for the High School Equivalency Test

What is a High School Equivalency Credential?

In the United States, adults who leave high school before graduation have another way to secure a high school equivalency credential. Through testing, you can demonstrate you have the same skills and knowledge as a high school graduate.

September 17, 2021
Text says "Pumpkin Spice Library Card Sticker Available Now" with images of a fall themed MCPL card and a pumpkin spice keychain card.

What’s sweeter than a pumpkin spice latte? Free stuff!

Want to win a fun gift set from the Friends of the Library Bookstore? Stop by the Downtown Library, Ellettsville Branch, or Bookmobile and get one of our pumpkin spice library card stickers! Then, post a pic of you and your sticker on social media, tag us @mcplindiana and use the hashtag #MCPumpkinLibrary to be entered to win!

September 10, 2021
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Resilience is our ability to cope in the face of adversity, trauma, or stress. This is a skill we begin to learn in childhood and build upon throughout our lives.

Print the resiliency staff picks list (a selection of the titles)

September 9, 2021
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2021 is the 20th anniversary of the four coordinated terrorist attacks that occurred on the morning of September 11, 2001, in the United States. Nineteen terrorists from al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial airplanes, deliberately crashing two of the planes into the upper floors of the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center complex and a third plane into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.

September 1, 2021
Tails and Tales Community Reading Goal 1 Million Minutes

 

 

This summer we challenged you to read one-million minutes during Tails and Tales, our animal-themed summer reading games. Even better, the Friends of the Library Foundation pledged to donate $1,000 to the Monroe County Humane Association if that goal was achieved! Not only did you smash the goal in early July, but you kept on reading for a total of 1,894,485 minutes!

August 26, 2021

Audiobooks are an excellent way to bring even more stories into your life. There are audiobooks in every genre and on a wide range of reading levels. So why do some people think of audiobooks as “cheating” or “not real reading”?

August 26, 2021