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Celebrate Pride with this list of fiction and nonfiction LGBTQ+ graphic novels and manga!

May 11, 2023
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The Well Said series is designed to improve the pronunciation and communication skills of beginner to advanced students from all language backgrounds. It offers a clear course plan covering the essential areas of pronunciation, including stress, rhythm, and intonation–features that research shows help students the most. Additionally, there are over 50 pages of activities that focus on consonant and vowel sounds.

May 10, 2023
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Lots of readers go through a big mythology phase; they can't get enough of stories about gods, goddesses, and other mythological creatures. There's more than just Greek and Roman mythology, too. This fantastic list features your favorite classic magical creatures and folktales! Dragons, unicorns, and vampires, oh my! Take a look and find your next mythology and folklore-inspired read!

May 8, 2023
2023 Be More Awards Recognize Library Volunteers Ann Bunger and Sylvia McNair. Photos of the two women are shown in circles on an orange background.

We are so fortunate to have volunteers who contribute their time, talent, and energy to the Library! Today, we celebrate two volunteers who go above and beyond—Ann Bunger and Sylvia McNair, 2023 recipients of the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network Be More Awards! 

April 27, 2023
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
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Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by reading books from AAPI authors or about AAPI experiences! Check out more information about AAPI Heritage Month.

April 19, 2023
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Lots of readers go through a big mythology phase; they can't get enough of stories about gods, goddesses, and other mythological creatures. There's more than just Greek and Roman mythology, too. The fantastic (in every sense of the word) books on this list draw from Italy, India, Japan, China, South Korea, and Russia. It also includes some fan favorites like the Yeti, unicorns, and more! Take a look and find your next mythology inspired read!

April 15, 2023
Black and white scan of an illustration of an open book with stars, a butterfly, balloons, and a rainbow. Illustrated text reads "Discover a great book at the MCPL!" by Amy Heeter, Binford 5th

After rediscovering pieces of writing from her daughter, Ariel, during her time as a student at University Elementary School in Bloomington, Amanda Ray shipped a box of various childhood gems—including an award winning piece that had been published locally in the The Herald-Times in 1995—all the way to Ariel’s new home in Maryland.

March 22, 2023
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Need a rainy day read? Try one from this list of books featuring "rain" and "weather" in the titles!

March 20, 2023
YA Arab American Heritage Month
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Celebrate Arab American Heritage Month by reading young adult books written by contemporary Arab American YA authors!

March 8, 2023
YA Magical Realism
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Want to escape your world with the help of a little magic? We have several Magical Realism fiction titles that will help you do just that!

February 22, 2023
Taking Care of Business
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Why are there so many books on running a business? The sea of opportunity and obstacles are constantly moving, and so should you. Check out these titles to help you with your next big business idea.

January 31, 2023
2023 Books to Movies
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This is a list of movies scheduled to be released in 2023 that are based on books in the MCPL collection. Some of the release dates will likely change, and many may end up on streaming services rather than or in addition to theaters. Click on the release date or "TBA" (in parentheses) for more information about the movie.

January 31, 2023
AARP Tax Help

Need help with your taxes? AARP Tax-Aide volunteers are available to help residents file their federal and Indiana state tax returns. The AARP Foundation Tax-aide Program provides in-person and virtual tax assistance to anyone, free of charge. Volunteers are trained and IRS-certified every year.


January 17, 2023
Celebrate Black History
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February is Black History Month! Celebrate the culture and achievements of African Americans by reading one of these fiction titles written by a Black author.

January 16, 2023
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The Nonprofit Collection is located just outside the Indiana Room at the Downtown Branch. Use this collection to support your nonprofit development. Below are a list of titles to curated to help build a successful nonprofit.

January 6, 2023