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Check out these inspiring biographies about Olympic athletes and teams—and their supporters—as they worked together, but more often, alone in their heads, to push boundaries through pain and social barriers to win.

July 6, 2024

The Nonprofit Alliance of Monroe County (NPA) is a collective of partner organizations that aims to strengthen the nonprofit sector through networking, collaboration, professional development, and outreach.

Think Library, Adults , Connect, Nonprofit Central
June 28, 2024
Listen Up! MCPL Patron Favorite Audiobooks
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We've compiled a list of the most checked out books on CD and Playaway titles for 2024 (so far!). Are you an audiobook listener? Check and see if your favorites are here, or discover a new one today!

Even More Staff Picks
June 25, 2024
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No one understands school, drama, and friendship quite like Raina Telgemeier. If you're a fan of SmileGhosts, or Telgemeier’s adaptations of The Baby Sitter’s Club, you’ll totally love these books! All books are recommended for ages 9–12. 

June 17, 2024
Nine Tips to Break Your Reading Slump

It happens to all of us at one time or another, your Library staff included! No matter how much you love to read, or how invested in a series or author you may be, there comes a time when nothing is appealing to you. You start and stop the same book over and over. You check out materials and return them because they just aren’t keeping your attention.

Think Library, Adults , Read
June 10, 2024
Adventure Begins at Your Library
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What better way to launch into the Library's Summer Reading Program than with books about the cosmos? This list features plenty of books that are out of this world! Discover faraway galaxies, explore the surface of Mars, and meet some aliens with these stellar books!

Special Collections
May 13, 2024
Cosmic Chronicles
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This carefully curated list of nonfiction reads offers captivating insights into the wonders of space exploration, from the mysteries of distant galaxies to the awe-inspiring discoveries.

Nature and the Environment
May 11, 2024
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This Mental Health Awareness Month, commit to being kinder to yourself and others. Explore these selected titles to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and create a more compassionate and supportive world for everyone.

Even More Staff Picks
April 2, 2024
Only You Can Prevent Book Bans

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.

Think Library, Adults, Teens , Intellectual Freedom, Learn, Read
April 1, 2024
Open Data and Statistics Sources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations use data in many ways, including targeting programs and services to the needs of a community, conveying those needs (and gaps in local services) to grantmakers, and remaining transparent and accountable to the public.

Think Library, Adults , Grants, Nonprofit Central
March 22, 2024
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Mixed Ages
February 21, 2024
Spring Showers: Books That Make You Cry
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Spring is here in all its glory! Looking for some emotional spring showers to add to your reading this season? Check out these books that are all but guaranteed to turn on the waterworks.

Even More Staff Picks
February 20, 2024
2024 Total Solar Eclipse

What is a Total Solar Eclipse?

The 2024 total solar eclipse is happening on Monday, April 8! A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely covers the face of the sun. Five phases will occur during this event:

Think Library, Adults, Teens, Kids , Connect, Learn, Science
February 13, 2024

Candid’s Foundation Directory grantseeking database is available at the Downtown Library, as well as the Ellettsville and Southwest Branches. Connect your device to the Library's wifi network or use one of the public computers to begin searching.

Think Library, Adults , Grants, Nonprofit Central
January 26, 2024