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Celebrate Black Voices
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Celebrate Black History Month by reading one of these biographies or memoirs about Black artists, activists, and historical figures.

January 22, 2024
AARP Tax Help

Need help with your taxes? AARP Tax-Aide volunteers are available to help residents file their federal and Indiana state tax returns. The AARP Foundation Tax-aide Program provides in-person tax assistance to anyone, free of charge. Volunteers are trained and IRS-certified every year.


Think Library, Adults , Library Events, Library News, Local Interest
January 3, 2024
Reference Solutions

Reference Solutions offers detailed information on more than 24 million U.S. businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and churches. In addition, the residential database includes 89 million U.S. households. The information is compiled from public sources such as organization annual reports, Yellow Page and Business White pages, SEC filings, and more. 

Think Library, Adults , Nonprofit Central
December 29, 2023
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If you enjoy traversing the wondrous world of Percy Jackson, you may enjoy some of these other fantasy and mythical tales for children.

December 19, 2023
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Start out 2024 with new goals, new passions, and new motivation to make this your year!

Even More Staff Picks
December 14, 2023
2024 Book to Movie Adaptations
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This is a list of movies scheduled to be released in 2024 that are based on books in the MCPL collection. Some of the release dates will likely change, and many may end up on streaming services rather than or in addition to theaters. Click on the release date or "TBA" (in parentheses) for more information about the movie.

Movies & Music
December 5, 2023
Giving and Sharing
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Giving and sharing is an important development in the social and emotional growth of a child. When children are aware of others' needs, they are often more motivated to help however they can! These titles help foster empathy and encourage generosity in a variety of situations.

Special Collections
November 28, 2023

This is a new article series by Jack Kovaleski, the Nonprofit Central Librarian at the Monroe County Public Library. Nonprofit Central provides information on best practices in management and governance for Monroe County nonprofits. This series will respond to the local beat of information needs for nonprofits, and each article will focus on a particular Library service, electronic database, or other resource. 

Think Library, Adults , Grants, Nonprofit Central
November 27, 2023
If You Like Dog Man
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Dav Pilkey has created some of the funniest and most popular characters for kids ever published: Captain Underpants, Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot, and Dog Man! His books are funny, fast-paced, and wildly entertaining. Check out the "supa funny" titles below if you enjoyed the hilarious adventures of Dog Man and Cat Kid! All books are recommended for ages 9–12. 

November 9, 2023
2023 MCPL Children's Staff Favorites
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Want to read something new? Here are some of our favorite titles that have been released in 2023!

Award Winners/Best of...
November 9, 2023
AI Possible Futures
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Artificial intelligence (AI) has long been a part of our imagined future but is now finding its way into our daily lives. These works of fiction give a glimpse into the possibilities, challenges, and experiences AI might bring.

Recommended Fiction
November 6, 2023
Indigenous Science Fiction and Fantasy
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In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, check out these science fiction and fantasy books by authors indigenous to the Americas, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.


Recommended Fiction
October 22, 2023
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Her Eras Tour broke worldwide record ticket sales, and more recently, her documentary broke the box office. That’s right; we’re talking about the pop culture phenomenon herself, Taylor Swift. Lately, it seems like you can’t look at a single screen without seeing Taylor’s face. And until she makes her way to Indianapolis in fall of 2024, screens are all local Taylor fans are going to get. Luckily, she’s been all over the news with her record-breaking album sales and sold-out arena tours.

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October 19, 2023
Taylor Swift: The Eras Booklist
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Books relating to Taylor Swift's music albums!

Mixed Ages
October 9, 2023
Digital Privacy
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Read about issues in digital privacy, such as mass surveillance, data brokers, and online scams with these staff picks. For practical tips and tools, view this guide

Even More Staff Picks
October 8, 2023