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November is coming quickly and political advocates are likely knocking at your door. Effective door knocking may be the best grassroots mobilization tool for a campaign, but it’s important to educate yourself on all of the candidates, not just those knocking.

October 4, 2018

Your Friendly Neighborhood LibrariansIt's the spooky edition of Your Friendly Neighborhood Librarians, a podcast from Monroe County Public Library.

September 28, 2018
Tom Toles Editorial Cartoon By US Embassy Sweden [CC BY 2.0  ( or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is where you can find weekly lessons using current editorial cartoons, from Newspapers in Education and the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists.

September 27, 2018
Halloween ghosts

Among this ghostly phenomena, there are many spooky opportunities for ghouls of all ages to Read, Learn, Connect, and Create at the Library throughout the month!

September 25, 2018
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Use these resources to help you plan for learning opportunities after high school.

September 17, 2018
Be a Voter!

Are you interested in learning how redistricting shapes the way we as citizens are represented in government? Check out Tame the Gerrymander! It is a local event that will focus on the past and present of redistricting in Indiana, and what citizens can do to bring about change. Mark your calendars.

September 13, 2018
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For 25 years The Lotus Music & Arts Festival has brought a wide range of international and national artists to Bloomington, not only to its acclaimed festival, but throughout the year. Here's a selection from this year's line-up.

September 12, 2018

Your Friendly Neighborhood LibrariansIn this month’s episode, Erica and Matt share their library card shame stories, offer recommendations, and more.

September 5, 2018
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Celebre el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre, con unas selecciones de nuestra colección en español. | Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15, with some selections from our Spanish collection.

August 31, 2018

It’s the Library in hangout mode—a book club with a casual twist, held at a different local bar each month. Get comfortable, meet new people, and talk about the month’s read. Appetizers provided. 

This is a list of great books we've discussed at previous meetings.  Check out we are reading next.

August 27, 2018

It’s the Library in hangout mode––a book club with a casual twist, held at a different local bar each month. Get comfortable, meet new people, and talk about the month’s read. You buy the drinks; appetizers provided. 

Get more reads from our list of books we've discussed at previous meetings.

August 27, 2018

It's August, which here in Bloomington means it's time for PRIDEFEST, Bloomington PRIDE's fifth annual street festival celebrating LGBTQ culture and community!

August 22, 2018
Polling Place

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