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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

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
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Reviewed by Lisa C.

November is Picture Book Month and National Adoption Awareness Month, with a special focus on the adoption of children currently in foster care.

November 20, 2018
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Library shelves are packed with all kinds of stories for all kinds of readers. Stories can be mirrors for children to see themselves, but can also be windows for readers to empathize with characters who have different experiences. 

Check out these recommended books that feature diverse characters* ! There are so many stories out there and if you need even more reading recommendations be sure to ask your local librarian! 

November 19, 2018
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Library shelves are packed with all kinds of stories for all kinds of readers. Stories can be mirrors for children to see themselves, but can also be windows for readers to empathize with characters who have different experiences. 

November 19, 2018
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Reviewed by Ginny H. 

In this adventurous, science fiction story, Mori lives a perfect life in Old Harmonie. Their town is a utopian community where kids are genetically altered to super-enhance a powerful trait, like puzzle solving, physical agility, or photographic memory. But when a strangely perfect new girl named Ilana moves in, Mori and her friends begin to question the only world they have ever known. 

November 13, 2018
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Non-fiction titles exploring what it means to be transgender. Spanning topics from memoirs and history, to parenting a transgender child.

November 9, 2018