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Spooky season is upon us and we’re here for it! This October our calendar is packed with Halloween events for all ages. Join us for a month of creepy crafts, murder mysteries, and lots of haunting stories!

September 24, 2021
Banned Books of 2020 Video

Books unite us. They reach across boundaries and build connections between readers. Censorship, on the other hand, divides us and creates barriers.

One of our most important goals here at the Library is to provide free and equitable access to information and resources. Among the many implications of that word––access––is the notion of freedom: you are free to read, watch, play, or listen to whatever interests you.

September 24, 2021

We’ve updated the materials return drops in the parking lot entryway of the Downtown Library. Watch the video to see how they work!  Here's the process:

September 20, 2021
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Do you believe in ghosts, demons, or otherworldly beings? Have you had a supernatural encounter of your own? In the spirit of Halloween check out one of these nonfiction books about different aspects of the paranormal.

September 20, 2021
Preparing for the High School Equivalency Test

What is a High School Equivalency Credential?

In the United States, adults who leave high school before graduation have another way to secure a high school equivalency credential. Through testing, you can demonstrate you have the same skills and knowledge as a high school graduate.

September 17, 2021
Text says "Pumpkin Spice Library Card Sticker Available Now" with images of a fall themed MCPL card and a pumpkin spice keychain card.

What’s sweeter than a pumpkin spice latte? Free stuff!

Want to win a fun gift set from the Friends of the Library Bookstore? Stop by the Downtown Library, Ellettsville Branch, or Bookmobile and get one of our pumpkin spice library card stickers! Then, post a pic of you and your sticker on social media, tag us @mcplindiana and use the hashtag #MCPumpkinLibrary to be entered to win!

September 10, 2021
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Resilience is our ability to cope in the face of adversity, trauma, or stress. This is a skill we begin to learn in childhood and build upon throughout our lives.

Print the resiliency staff picks list (a selection of the titles)

September 9, 2021
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2021 is the 20th anniversary of the four coordinated terrorist attacks that occurred on the morning of September 11, 2001, in the United States. Nineteen terrorists from al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial airplanes, deliberately crashing two of the planes into the upper floors of the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center complex and a third plane into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.

September 1, 2021
Tails and Tales Community Reading Goal 1 Million Minutes



This summer we challenged you to read one-million minutes during Tails and Tales, our animal-themed summer reading games. Even better, the Friends of the Library Foundation pledged to donate $1,000 to the Monroe County Humane Association if that goal was achieved! Not only did you smash the goal in early July, but you kept on reading for a total of 1,894,485 minutes!

August 26, 2021

Audiobooks are an excellent way to bring even more stories into your life. There are audiobooks in every genre and on a wide range of reading levels. So why do some people think of audiobooks as “cheating” or “not real reading”?

August 26, 2021
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Materials to familiarize the reader with human society including the civics, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, and government.

August 19, 2021
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Interviewing for a job can be stressful and intimidating. These helpful guides will teach you what to expect and how to stand out from the crowd, so you can go into your interview with confidence, impress employers, and land the job!

August 18, 2021
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At the basic level learn grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, and usage while developing sentences. At intermediate and advance levels progress from organizing a draft through proof reading and editing to final revision. Gain understanding of writing types: narrative, persuasive, informative and opinion.

August 16, 2021
Team Narwal Kids

"Tails and Tales" summer reading games may be over, but we'll love that narwhal mascot for life! If you’re not ready for the end and want to learn more about narwhals, we can help!

August 16, 2021