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You're registered to vote (right?), and eager to make your voice heard. Now what? Knowing what to expect this General Election Day (November 6) means you'll get to the polls ready to help decide what happens in your community, state, and nation.

The process of participating in an election isn't difficult, but you do need to be prepared for each step in the process. Along with Be a Voter!, resources like the First Time Voters Guide over at Accredited Schools Online are a good place to start for new—and even longtime—voters.

August 20, 2018

Beginning September 5, 2018: Help for adults with computer literacy needs. 

August 14, 2018
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You may enjoy some of these other fun adventure stories for early readers. 

July 31, 2018

On Saturday July 28, 2018, the Bloomington community will celebrate the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. MCPL's own Chris Jackson will be helping run the wheelchair course, just one of many skill challenges and activities planned for the day.

July 23, 2018

The Library has a new 3D Printer that can turn your digital designs into real world physical objects! Our new printer, a Prusa i3 MK3, will help you go from concept to object faster than ever before.

Using 3D Modeling Software, like the free and easy to use TinkerCAD, you can design objects to print out with our printer. We present a variety of 3D Printing Workshops throughout the year, many of them for all ages! Look for upcoming 3D Printing Workshops.

July 20, 2018
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From basketball to ballet, these sports movies inspire and entertain. 

July 16, 2018

marydepewboard42017_1.jpgThe most effective way to speak a new language quickly is to learn the 800 to 1,000 most common lemmas (word families). A lemma is a root word and all its variations, for example: do, does, did, doing; blue, bluer, bluest, blueish, etc. If you know the 800 most frequently-used lemmas in English, you'll understand 75% of everyday spoken English.

July 12, 2018
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Laugh-out-loud favorites to tickle your funny bone. 

July 11, 2018
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Looking for a movie for the whole family to enjoy? Try one of these! 

July 11, 2018
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Books have long been great inspiration for filmmakers.

July 10, 2018
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Despite being over four hundred years old—alive in the time of Shakespeare—Tom Hazard (one of his many non de plumes) is still learning how to live life.

Recently, he relocated to London, and became a history teacher in a secondary school. While lecturing about Elizabethan England or Mussolini during World War II, Tom gets tripped on things he actually saw, versus things he should only be familiar about through books. The students notice and look at him quizzically.

June 27, 2018

Thinking about volunteering in VITAL?  Here’s a little information straight from the VITAL Office

Ready to get started? Sign up for an upcoming Volunteer Orientation.

June 22, 2018