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Reviewed by Ellen A. 

Welcome to 1863 New York City, where dinosaurs roam the streets! Magdalys Roca and her fellow orphan friends are enjoying a field trip in the city when riots break out and a few of their group are kidnapped. It's up to Magdalys and the Dactyl Hill Squad to rescue their missing friends and defeat the evil magistrate, Riker. 

January 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Aubrey D. 

What is wet, white, cold, and soft? Snow of course! For squirrel and his friends snow is a new adventure that they can't wait to experience. Meschenmoser's sketchy illustrations are charming and his characters are endearing, a great book for sharing one on one!

Find it in the Children's Picture Book Collection!

January 8, 2019

“Our Friend, Tori” is a bi-weekly #BookTube vlog produced and hosted by a local 24-year-old IU graduate and library lover! Watch for book and movie recommendations and to learn more about the ways you can read, learn, connect, and create at MCPL!

January 7, 2019

Your Friendly Neighborhood LibrariansIn this month’s podcast, Erica and Matt discuss their 2019 resolutions and what Library tools they can use to achieve them. They also review their favorite books, podcasts, and more. Are you a podcast fan? Try our Podcraft Club, held monthly at Cup & Kettle Tea Company this spring.

January 2, 2019

For International Creativity Month, check out one of these stories and get inspired!If you’re looking for some inspiration, ask a friendly librarian or check out some books in the nonfiction collection.

December 27, 2018
Everyday Reading & Math for Adults

“Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are” – Mason Cooley.

If you’re feeling stuck where you are, try something new – like Reading and Math for Adults at the Monroe County Public Library. This small group class will help you improve your basic reading, writing, and math skills at your own pace. Reading and Math for Adults can help you:

December 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Ginny H. 

Serafina and her Pa live in the basement of the Biltmore Estate. Serafina loves her Pa and the quiet nights when she can skulk around the estate kitchens and catch rats. She loves everything about her life except for the fact that no one but her Pa knows she exists.

December 17, 2018
Dennis Davoren and learner Adam Garmon

For the first of an ongoing series of conversations with our volunteers and learners, we asked VITAL volunteer LuAnne to chat with tutor Dennis Davoren and learner Adam Garmon about what makes their partnership successful. 

December 14, 2018
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Reviewed by Alex G. 

Garvey loves reading and singing, but he's a little awkward and doesn't have too many friends. Even at home, his family doesn't quite get him. To cope with his feelings, Garvey turns to food as a source of comfort.

But when his best friend encourages him to join choir, Garvey may finally have found a place to belong and shine. 

December 3, 2018

Your Friendly Neighborhood LibrariansIn this month’s podcast, Erica and Matt chat about holiday traditions from around the globe, share their favorite (and not-so-favorite) holiday movies, play Worst Holiday Recipes Battle Deck, and guess the meanings of some bygone era popular sayings.

December 3, 2018
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All of the titles on this list are currently scheduled to be released as movies in 2019. 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!

November 30, 2018
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Our annual roundup of our favorites. We hope you love these reads as much as we did.

November 29, 2018
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Generosity is the willingness to give or to share, and the quality of being kind, understanding, and not selfish. These books teach the values of generosity and giving.

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."––Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

November 27, 2018

CATS is pleased to announce a dedicated live-streaming weblink for the presentation of the Ellettsville Town Council and Ellettsville Plan Commission. 

November 21, 2018