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Spice of the Month Pick-Up

Saturday, May 15, 2021
Middlebury Community Public Library
In the library
Join our Spice of the Month Club! Each month, we explore a different spice. You'll get a kit with a small container of the spice along with some recipes and information about its origins and uses. No need to register; just ask at the front desk of the library for a spice kit during opening hours the week of May 10-15.
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Story Time @ River Bend Park

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Off-site
Join Ms. Beth at River Bend Park for Story Time @ The Park! We miss seeing your faces IN PERSON and hearing you sing along, so let's get together at the park. We will do the same things we always do for story time: songs, manipulatives (scarves, shakers, etc), books, and FUN! 

Class size is limited. Please register your family as a GROUP where the number equals how many people will be attending class.  If you'd like to bring a blanket or lawn chairs, you can because we will be sitting in the grass.  


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ZOOM Story Time

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
All Locations
Zoom Story Time is returning after a short break! We will read books, sing songs, and have fun! 

We have found that using Zoom for Story Time is easiest on a computer or laptop.  If you do not have one of these, your phone or tablet work too!
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Upper Elementary Chalk Painting Class

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Community Rooms 1, 2 & 3
This will be our first IN PERSON program for Kids at MCPL in 2021! Before we get into describing the program, let's talk about our expectations:
1. Each person will wear a mask covering his/her nose, mouth, and chin for the duration of the program. 
2. Only those who have registered will attend (plus a parent).
3. Each person will remain at their table unless instructed otherwise.
*4. Each participant will have FUN and will leave with a completed piece of wall art!

NOW ONTO THE FUN STUFF!
We have a new guest artist coming to teach us how to make some amazing art! Audrey will be teaching us how to create a piece of chalkboard art using stencils and chalk-paint. 

**This club is open to artists Grades 3-5.**

Registration ENDS April 1st.  On April 1st, we will switch to a "Wait List" option for participants. 

Program is paid for by the Indiana Arts Council grant! Thank you IAC!!
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Story Time @ River Bend Park

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Off-site
Join Ms. Beth at River Bend Park for Story Time @ The Park! We miss seeing your faces IN PERSON and hearing you sing along, so let's get together at the park. We will do the same things we always do for story time: songs, manipulatives (scarves, shakers, etc), books, and FUN! 

Class size is limited. Please register your family as a GROUP where the number equals how many people will be attending class.  If you'd like to bring a blanket or lawn chairs, you can because we will be sitting in the grass.  


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ZOOM Story Time

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
All Locations
Zoom Story Time is returning after a short break! We will read books, sing songs, and have fun! 

We have found that using Zoom for Story Time is easiest on a computer or laptop.  If you do not have one of these, your phone or tablet work too!
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Fantastic Harp with Anna

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Middlebury Community Public Library

On Middlebury Library's Facebook page, in a live virtual concert, discover the fantastic range of harp as local performer Anna Hagen brings family favorites from classical to country, from hymns to rock 'n roll. Sharing stories of her own harp journey, Anna will introduce you to this amazing instrument with music that will engage and delight every age!

Anna is a professional harpist and public speaker performing in Northern Indiana. After begging to play harp since age 8, she now owns six harps, has made three CDs and loves sharing the joy of music. 


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Story Time @ River Bend Park

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Off-site
Join Ms. Beth at River Bend Park for Story Time @ The Park! We miss seeing your faces IN PERSON and hearing you sing along, so let's get together at the park. We will do the same things we always do for story time: songs, manipulatives (scarves, shakers, etc), books, and FUN! 

Class size is limited. Please register your family as a GROUP where the number equals how many people will be attending class.  If you'd like to bring a blanket or lawn chairs, you can because we will be sitting in the grass.  


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Zoom Lego Club

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Off-site
Lego Club is our time to build Legos together, talk about our days, and see our friends. It is as social as it is educational.  The members of Lego Club become friends and enjoy seeing what creations each person makes.  This is open to all kids age 5 thru grade 5. 

The May Challenge for Lego Club is to build a musical instrument. 
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ZOOM Story Time

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
All Locations
Zoom Story Time is returning after a short break! We will read books, sing songs, and have fun! 

We have found that using Zoom for Story Time is easiest on a computer or laptop.  If you do not have one of these, your phone or tablet work too!
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CRAFT CLUB: Marbled Paper

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Virtual
Our final Craft Club before Summer Reading is going to be lots of fun! We are making marbled paper! It is an easy project and Ms. Beth can't wait to show you how to make some really cool art!

You need to be registered by May 5th to receive a kit.

The video will be posted on Facebook May 7th. 
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Fermented Foods

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fermented Foods
Middlebury Community Public Library
Virtual

Fermenting food has lots of health benefits and produces some of the tastiest foods: cheese, sauerkraut, bread, and more. At this Zoom program for adults, learn about the history and science of fermentation, find out how to make fermented foods at home, and watch a live demo on making sauerkraut.

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Intro to Taekwondo

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Taekwondo
Off-site

Learn about the Korean martial art of taekwondo and practice some basic self-defense moves at this introductory class led by Master Nick of Hoosier Taekwondo. Appropriate for teens and adults, this class will be held outdoors at the Riverbend Park; masks are recommended but not mandatory. Join us at this program to help celebrate Asian American Heritage Month!

Location: Riverbend Park, 511 E. Warren Street

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Zoom Young Learner's (STEM) Program

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Off-site
Welcome to YOUNG LEARNER'S CLUB!!!  This is a STEM program focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  Young Learner's Club is open to all students in grades K-5.  

Register by the Tuesday before Club Meetings to have a packet of supplies prepared for you.  

Zoom meeting links will be sent out the day before. 

The February Project will be learning about how circuits make electricity work.
The March project will be Wind Anemometers.
The April project will be Water Pumps.
The May projects will be an elevator and catapult.

**Please register monthly for projects.
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MCPL Regular Board Meeting

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Room 1
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Self-Care Kits

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Self Care Kits
Middlebury Community Public Library
In the library

The pandemic has taken a toll on all of us. If you’re feeling stressed, isolated, or burnt out, pick up one of our free self-care kits and set aside some time to unwind and focus on your needs. In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, these kits include items like tea, a stress ball, breathing exercises, and more. We have a limited number of kits, so reserve yours by signing up today! After registering, you can pick up your kit at the front desk of the library during opening hours, May 17-22. 

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