Broadview Learning Center 705 West Coolidge Drive, Bloomington, 812-330-7731 February 6 - April 11 (Call for an appointment.) Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Thursday: 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Ellettsville Branch Library 600 W. Temperance St., Ellettsville, Phone 812-876-3383 February 1 - April 12 (Call for an appointment.) Friday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Saturday: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Indiana University Maurer School of Law 211 S. Indiana Ave., Bloomington January 30 - March 7 (First come, first served.) Wednesday and Thursday: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Two Super Saturdays: March 2nd, March 23rd 10:00 am -- 4:00 pm
Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington 200 Daniels Way, Room B201, Bloomington 812-332-1559 ext. 0 January 29 - March 9 (Call for an appointment.) Tuesday and Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monroe County Public Library 303 East Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, Phone 812-349-3050 (AARP Tax-Aide) February 4 - April 12 (First come, first served) Monday and Tuesday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Friday: 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Owen County Public Library 10 S. Montgomery St., Spencer, Phone 812-829-3392 ext. 1 February 2 - April 13 (Call for an appointment.) Thursday: 5:30 pm- 8:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
South Central Community Action Program 1500 W. 15th St., Bloomington, Phone 812-339-3447 ext. 233 February 2 - April 13 (Call for an appointment.) Tuesday: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Twin Lakes Recreation Center, 1700 W. Bloomfield Rd., Bloomington, Phone 812-349-3720 (AARP Tax-Aide) February 6 - April 11 (First come, first served.) Wednesday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Thursday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
We're into the second full week of "A Cool Book and a Cold Beverage," MCPL's Adult Summer Reading Program. Participants can read books from any of six categories and fill out entry forms online or in the library to win prizes. Last week, Andrea suggested books to read for the "Hoosier Connections" category. This week, I'm highlighting "Reads That Rhyme." All of these books can be found at the Ellettsville Branch. Happy reading--and I hope your entry is a winner!
If you like to buy good books for very little money, come to the library this weekend. The Friends of the Library are having a bookstore clearance sale in the meeting room at the Ellettsville Branch. On Friday, all books are selling for 50 cents to a dollar. Saturday, prices are reduced by 50%. Sunday, you can fill a bag with books for $3.00.
Sale hours are:
Friday, 5/11, 10-6
Saturday, 5/12, 9-5
Sunday, 5/13, 1-3
Every book you buy helps support library programs, collections, and staff development. Come early, stay late, and take home a bag of great reads!
The Friends of the Library held a "Coffee with Friends" event at the Ellettsville Branch for the first time on Sunday, April 22nd. In keeping with Earth Day, area resident Rachel Peden McCarty talked about her grandmother, Rachel Peden, and her life on Maple Grove Road. For more than 20 years, Mrs. Peden wrote a column for the Indianapolis Star called "Mrs. R.F.D." that shared vignettes and observations about what it was like to live on a small Hoosier farm. She also penned three books: The Land, the People; Rural Free; and Speak to the Earth that have been recently reprinted by the I.U. Press. It's amazing how these books written forty or more years ago are still fresh, relevant, and inspirational!