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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.

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
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Be a rebel- read a banned book to celebrate Banned Books Week, which starts September 26. A few titles on this list of some of the most frequently challenged and banned books of the last 10 years may surprise you.

August 10, 2021
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Indeed this is a true story of a boy named Khosrou, who became known as "Daniel" when he and his mother and sister immigrated to the United States. Author Daniel Nayeri writes from his perspective as a child who loved his relatives and his ancient house in Iran, but was forced into a long immigration process when his mother, a doctor, converted from Islam to Christianity and was thereafter considered a criminal in her own country.

August 9, 2021
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The ability to read, understand, process, and recall what was just read. Increase the enjoyment and effectiveness of reading by learning how to understand word meanings, draw inferences, identify main ideas, differentiate fact and opinion, recognize writer's purpose/point of view and more.   

August 6, 2021
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Starting from a blank page?  Need ideas on formatting?  Can’t find right word?  Whatever your stage of resume writing, we’ve got you covered with templates, step by step instructions, and resources to make your resume pop.  

July 23, 2021
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Seventh grader, Cindy Copeland does not fit in with the other kids in her class. Several kids bully her because her clothes are old fashioned and unlike the other kids, she loves school! Cindy’s favorite thing to do is writing, so when her teacher offers to pair her with a local newspaper journalist, she jumps at the chance to become a cub reporter! As Cindy experiences life as a young reporter, she makes new friends and learns that she is in charge of writing her own story!

July 20, 2021