Ellettsville Branch

There's Monsters and Then There's Monsters

ImageHorror fiction: There're a lot of arguments about what it is and isn't -- it's bloody; it doesn't have to be bloody. It's supernatural, like werewolves and ghosts; it can have just people -- they're scary enough. It's got sparkly vampires who can inexplicably run around all day; vampires don't fall in love, they fall with their fangs into your neck. Whatever version of horror you subscribe to, with Halloween coming up quickly, it's what's for dinner.

A week full of programs at the Ellettsville Branch!



Here is a list of branch programs coming up.

Click on "Events" or get a copy of our brochure for more details if something looks interesting.


Monday morning Preschool Story Times -- Ages 2-6

Melchoir Marionettes this Monday at 4:00 for the Family.

Movie "Hunger Games" for teens and adults -- 6:30


X-Treme Team for Ages 10-14

"Mapping the Unknown"


Evening Story Time and Craft for families on Thursday.


Tiny to Two for birth through age two!

Young minds aren't the only things blooming at the Branch!


Visit the Children's Room at the Ellettsville Branch and you will see our violets love the space as do families. Sit in a window seat to read together or play with blocks or train table in this special space. Many children enjoy the room before and after our programs. The NEW BROCHURE is now available in the library and sign-ups can be made through our website.




Reads that Rhyme

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!

The Truro Bear and Other AdventuresThe Truro Bear and Other Adventures by Mary Oliver

From the winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer prize for poetry comes a book of poems and essays about mammals, insects, reptiles and a disobedient little talking dog.



Baseball HaikuBaseball Haiku edited by Cor Van Den Heuvel and Nanae Tamura

Fans of NPR's Only a Game radio program which features an annual Super Bowl Haiku Challenge will enjoy these short poems capturing the sights, sounds, smells and emotions of the national pastime.