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Below is a suggested book list for the April meeting discussing historical elections.  Every reader chooses their own book to read and share. Readers are not limited to this list and may choose their own book that accords with the topic.

February 17, 2020
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A grant from the Wahl Family Charitable Trust will fund the purchase of iPad minis for dedicated use at the Ellettsville Branch, expanding access to STEAM tools for school-age children and increasing the opportunity for related programs at the Library.

January 30, 2020
Friends of the Library
Do you love your Library? There are many ways to show it!
January 30, 2020
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Have fun teaching English as a New Language. These resources have practical activities for teaching conversational English in a group setting. Help your students learn practical phrases, vocabulary, and conversation strategies to improve their communication skills.

January 30, 2020
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January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust and the millions of people killed by the Nazi regime during World War II.

January 28, 2020
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Honor the stories of African Americans with one of these recent books from history to poetry to literary fiction.

January 28, 2020
Prizon Support Zines

Prisoner support encompasses a variety of activities aimed a providing assistance to prisoners. There are a variety of ways to support prisoners: letter writing, visitations if possible, providing financial support, and, here in Monroe County, donating books for the jail library.

January 24, 2020
The Library is closing the book on your fines!

At their meeting on Wednesday, January 15, the Library Board of Directors approved a policy to eliminate overdue fines, effective March 1. The policy waives all unpaid overdue fines and collection agency fees charged prior to implementation, and eliminates fines for all late returns moving forward.

January 15, 2020
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The Library is a proud partner of the 2020 census, which determines the allocation of billions of dollars in federal funding. If you’re not already familiar, once every 10 years, the census counts every person residing in the 50 United States, DC, and five US territories.

December 30, 2019
The Library offers a white elephant staff picks display with books patrons can surprise themself with.

By Chantal Cagle, Information Assistant

Last year, one night in December, a gentleman pulled up to the Main Library drive-up window to pick up his holds. I scanned his card and saw he had 13 books waiting for him.

"You have a lot to pick up!" I said.
"It's the best part of Christmas," he replied.

December 19, 2019

The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County (CFBMC) awarded the Library a grant for equipment, appliances, and supplies to establish a 600-square foot teaching kitchen as part of the construction of the forthcoming Southwest Branch Library. Scheduled to open in 2022, the kitchen will provide free, hands-on cooking and nutrition programs for all ages, increasing food security and advancing literacy, math, and science.

December 16, 2019
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All of the titles on this list are currently scheduled to be released as movies in 2020. Release dates will probably change for some, and many may not make it to local theaters, but all the books are available for check-out or hold request. Click on the title for more information about the book; click on the date (or TBA) for more information about the movie!

December 12, 2019
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Every family is different but is made up of the people that love you.  These books celebrate all of those beautifully diverse families.

December 2, 2019
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When the wind howls and the snow piles up try whipping up a new comfort food recipe. This list has everything from traditional comfort food recipes to vegan comfort food to healthy comfort food. Once your food is ready curl up under your blankets, crack open your library book, and enjoy a warm cozy dish.

November 22, 2019
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Learning a new language can be difficult, especially for beginners! These resources help teachers plan lessons that inspire skills and confidence for English language learners. Visit VITAL’s Tutor Resources for more tools, tips, and training.

November 8, 2019