Events: Monroe County Public Library (MCPL) programs and events for November

The following was written from the announcement:

Bloomington, IN – The Monroe County Public Library (MCPL) has announced a series of programs and events for the month of November, catering to a wide range of age groups and interests. From encouraging residents to participate in local charity initiatives to hosting fun activities for kids, teens, and adults, MCPL is serving the community with a diverse set of offerings.

Positive Change Program:

Throughout the month of November, MCPL has partnered with Bloomingfoods, a local grocery store chain, to promote the “Positive Change Program.” Shoppers at any Bloomingfoods location can round up their purchases to the nearest dollar, with the money raised during the first seven days of November being matched by a generous donor. This initiative provides an opportunity for residents to support the library and contribute to its programs.

The Great MCPL Kids Bake Off: Fall Colors Edition:

For young aspiring bakers, MCPL presents the “Great MCPL Kids Bake Off: Fall Colors Edition.” Participants can register and pick up a baking kit from their preferred MCPL location. With a special mystery ingredient, young bakers will be challenged to create a show-stopping autumn-themed dessert. Entries can be submitted by November 22, and the baker with the most scrumptious-looking and creative dish will win a gift card to a local bakery.

eResource of the Month: HeritageHub:

HeritageHub, available through Newsbank, is MCPL’s eResource of the month. This resource is designed to help individuals explore their family history by providing access to a premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices dating back to 1704. HeritageHub is a valuable tool for those interested in genealogical research and connecting with their roots.

Featured Programs for All Ages:

MCPL is hosting a variety of programs for people of all ages throughout November. These programs include “Indigenous Storytelling” on November 3 and 17, “Reimagining Opera for Kids Presents: Rufus and Rita” on November 4, “MiniPlays Writing Workshop with Constellation” on November 8, and “Celebrate DINOvember” on November 11.

Additionally, there will be a “Family Movie Night” featuring “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” on November 13, providing an exciting cinematic experience for families with children aged 7 and up.

Featured Programs for Teens:

MCPL is offering several engaging programs for teenagers, including “Disgusting Delicacies: School Lunch Edition” where participants can create imaginative and gross food delicacies, “Record Painting” on November 6, “Board Game Club” on November 8, and “Books & Boba: Mysteries” on November 11. These programs offer a blend of creativity and entertainment for young adults.

Featured Programs for Adults:

Adults can also enjoy a selection of programs at MCPL in November. There’s a “Cozy Core Tea Social” on November 2, an “Adult RPG Club” on November 4, and “Coffee with Friends” featuring Heather Ray and Ken Keffer on November 12. These events provide opportunities for adults to socialize, engage in interactive presentations, and participate in activities tailored to their interests.

MCPL is dedicated to serving the community with a diverse range of programs and resources. The library encourages residents to participate in these events and initiatives to make the most of their November.

For more information on these programs and to stay updated with MCPL’s offerings, visit the Monroe County Public Library website.

Contact: Monroe County Public Library 303 E. Kirkwood Ave Bloomington, IN 47408 Website:

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