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MCPL Chopped Challenge winning dish: kidney bean and spelt toast with paprika whipped feta and rosemary pickled beets.

‘Tis the season for cooking and creativity! In November, we held the first MCPL Chopped Challenge! Participants received a take-home kit with three mystery ingredients and three cookbooks to borrow. They were tasked with preparing a dish using all three ingredients, plus their choice of additional ingredients.

December 3, 2021
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Lily’s grandmother, Halmoni, would tell Lily and her sister Sam fantastic stories filled with stars, tigers, and magic whenever they’d visit. But when Halmoni gets sick and Lily and her family move in, the stories have a way of becoming real! Lily soon starts to see a mysterious tiger around their town which prompts her to make a desperate plan to trap the tiger to save Halmoni! 

December 1, 2021
Library Announces Josh Wolf as New Assistant Director of Public Services

We are excited to announce Josh Wolf as our inaugural Assistant Director of Public Services! We sat down with Josh to talk about the new role and his history at the Library.

 

Q. How long have you worked at the Library?

November 30, 2021
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A collection of heart-warming, illustrated books that show children the value of being generous.

November 30, 2021
Black Friday Deals

Black Friday only comes around once a year, but our deals are available every day! There’s no need to shop around––eBooks, movies, music, it's all free. Every day. All year long with your library card!

Stream Adele’s brand new album 30 on Freegal Music! Freegal offers unlimited streaming of over 16 million songs, including Sony Music's entire catalog of legendary artists. You can also download five free songs a week!

November 23, 2021
Wordless Picture Books

A wordless picture book? Not everyone is skilled at improv, so how do you read without words?

November 21, 2021
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Cozy up with these excellent winter reading picks!

November 17, 2021
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Get into the Christmas mood with these movies for the whole family.

November 15, 2021
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Young wolf, Zima, has always been told by her pack-mates that humans and witches are evil, dangerous beings that should be attacked at first sight. Yet, when a young girl ventures into the woods with the aim of running away from the orphanage in town, Zima can't bring herself to attack the girl. A legendary witch, Baba Yaga, witnesses Zima's hesitance and decides that Zima is exactly the wolf she needs to help her.

November 15, 2021
Recover Forward Bloomington

The City of Bloomington Information & Technology Services Department (ITS) awarded $50,000 in digital equity grants to support nine Bloomington-based nonprofit organizations in their efforts to bridge the digital divide for residents.

November 11, 2021
Five Total Strangers; Big Library Read, November 1–15, 2021; She thought being stranded was the worst thing that could happen. She was wrong. Libby, the library reading app.

From November 1–15, book lovers can read Five Total Strangers by New York Times-bestselling author Natalie D. Richards, as part of The Big Library Read, the world's largest digital book club!

October 29, 2021
Family Literacy Month Raffle Giveaway

November is National Family Literacy Month––an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the important role that families play in the education of their children. This month we encourage you to explore our literacy resources and visit the Library with your family!

October 27, 2021
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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. The High School Equivalency is a high school diploma alternative aligning to current Indiana high school academics, preparing you for continuing education or employment.

October 19, 2021
Trial of the Wolf Girls: a mini adventure gamebook

Saturday, October 16 is Free RPG Day! During this nationwide event, gamers and publishers come together to celebrate adventure role-playing games by giving away free stuff. Here’s what we have to celebrate!

October 12, 2021
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November is National Career Development Month. These titles offer stories of people who took remarkable and sudden turns with their trade! Looking for a change of your own? Our Library offers many resources to help you with your job search!

October 11, 2021