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Classes Are Cancelled During Renovation
Look for new offerings Mid Summer.

Adulting 101

Mayor Dave Snow Presents at MRL’s First Adulting 101 Workshop For Teens

Beginning in August and running through May 2018, MRL will offer a series of monthly workshops for teens.Each month, we’ll focus on developing a skill or quality supportive of teens and young people moving more confidently into adult life. For ages 16 - 24 years old.

Need more details?
Contact Beth Anne Darr at MRL

September 9, 2017: How to Not Punch People: Skillful Conflict Management | 2PM
Presenters: Representatives from Alternatives to Violence Project

October 14, 2017 What to Do with Your Dead Presidents: Basic Financial Literacy | 2PM
Presenter: Taria Gray, Natco Credit Union

November 11, 2017: Bro, Do You Even Sit? Meditation Techniques to Help You Keep It Together | 2PM
Presenter: Meghan Alexander, mindfulness educator

December 9, 2017: Better Than Ramen: Eating Healthy on the Cheap.
Presenter: MRL Staff.

January 13, 2018: You Better Think: Critical Thinking and the Media
Presenter: Professor Ange Cooksey, director of philosophy program, IUE

More classes to follow.

Join in the Conversation!
Book Club Sessions will meet in the Conference Room in the Lower Level on the specified dates listed. Books may be picked up at the Reference Desk beginning on the registration dates listed. Registration for this club is limited. Sign-up today! There is no charge for this event.

Book Discussion: September 20, 2017 at 11am
Title: Wingshooters by Nina Revoyr
Book Available: August 16th

Michelle LeBeau, the child of a white American father and a Japanese mother, lives with her grandparents in Deerhorn, Wisconsin--a small town that had been entirely white before her arrival. Rejected and bullied, Michelle spends her time reading, avoiding fights, and roaming the countryside with her dog Brett. She idolizes her grandfather, Charlie LeBeau, an expert hunter and former minor league baseball player who is one of the town’s most respected men. Charlie strongly disapproves of his son’s marriage to Michelle’s mother but dotes on his only grandchild. This fragile peace is threatened when the expansion of the local clinic leads to the arrival of the Garretts, a young black couple from Chicago.

In the tradition of To Kill a Mockingbird, A River Runs Through It, and Snow Falling on Cedars, Revoyr’s new novel examines the effects of change on a small, isolated town, the strengths and limits of community, and the sometimes conflicting loyalties of family and justice. Set in the expansive countryside of Central Wisconsin, against the backdrop of Vietnam and the post-civil rights era, Wingshooters explores both connection and loss as well as the complex but enduring bonds of family.

Book Discussion: October 18, 2017 at 6pm
Title: The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf by Mohja Kahf
Book Available: September 20

Syrian immigrant Khadra Shamy is growing up in a devout, tightly knit Muslim family in 1970s Indiana, at the crossroads of bad polyester and Islamic dress codes. Along with her brother Eyad and her African-American friends, Hakim and Hanifa, she bikes the Indianapolis streets exploring the fault-lines between “Muslim” and “American.”

When her picture-perfect marriage goes sour, Khadra flees to Syria and learns how to pray again. On returning to America she works in an eastern state — taking care to stay away from Indiana, where the murder of her friend Tayiba's sister by Klan violence years before still haunts her. But when her job sends her to cover a national Islamic conference in Indianapolis, she's back on familiar ground: Attending a concert by her brother's interfaith band The Clash of Civilizations, dodging questions from the “aunties” and “uncles,” and running into the recently divorced Hakim everywhere.

Beautifully written and featuring an exuberant cast of characters, The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf charts the spiritual and social landscape of Muslims in middle America, from five daily prayers to the Indy 500 car race. It is a riveting debut from an important new voice.

Book Discussion: November 15, 2017 at 11am
Title: The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
Book Available: October 18

Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington, D.C., to L.A. in time for Christmas. Forced travel by train, he begins a journey of rude awakenings, thrilling adventures, and holiday magic. He has no idea that the locomotives pulling him across America will actually take him into the rugged terrain of his own heart, as he rediscovers people's essential goodness and someone very special he believed he had lost.

David Baldacci's THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN is filled with memorable characters who have packed their bags with as much wisdom as mischief...and shows how we do get second chances to fulfill our deepest hopes and dreams, especially during this season of miracles.

Anime Club for Teens
The second Wednesday of the month at 5:00PM
Do you love Anime? Come to the Anime club for crafts, movies and SNACKS!

Storytimes for Kids

Storytimes run from January - May and September - December.
(no storytimes June - Mid August)
No registration is required to attend. This is a free program.

Wigglers (0-24 months) -Tuesdays at 10:00 am
This program runs Mid August through May
Build a love of reading and develop social skills. Lasts around 20-30 minutes!

Alphabet Adventures (2-5 year olds) - Wednesdays at 10:00am
This program runs Mid August through May
Talk! Sing! Paint! Play! Listen to a story! Learn about the alphabet and more. Join Ms. Nancy - It's an adventure! Lasts about 35-45 minutes!

Evening Storytime (3-5 yrs) - Thursdays at 5:30 pm
This program runs Mid August through May
A hands-on creative discovery of books, crafts, and fun. Lasts about 35-45 minutes!

Music and Movement (2-5 year olds) - Thursdays at 10 am
This program runs Mid August through May
Enhance reading readiness and physical literacy with stories, music, and more! Lasts about 35-45 minutes!


Me, You and the G-Crew
Dates and Times Vary. Check out schedule at the top of this page for updates.
Children’s Program Room

Join the G 101.3 G-Crew for a family fun storytime and themed craft. Sam leads the fun!

Cooperative Craft Time
Saturdays, August 26 through September at 1 pm
Children’s Program Room

Fun for the whole family. This quarter's crafts will be geared toward creating a chandelier to hang in the library, by finger knitting. It will take 4-5 sessions to complete, but you are free to join at anytime!

Fun for Tweens (9- 12 years old)

Blenderize it! for Tweens
Saturday, August 19 at 2pm
Tweens Invade the Ultra Cool - Teen Space for the afternoon!
All you need to be a culinary wizard is a blender! Join us to make healthy chocolate mousse, smoothies, salsa, and gazpacho. Please alert us to any food allergies beforehand.

Anime Club: Tween Invasion (ages 9 - 18)
Tuesday, August 29 at 5:00pm
Tweens Invade the Ultra Cool - Teen Space for Anime Club!
Watch Anime, eat snacks, and cook or craft. We do the activities you request, so be sure to be there. Meets the second Wednesday of every month.


Sessions are offered the last Wednesday of each month.

2017 Schedule:

  • July 26 - This service is cancelled.
  • Aug. 30 - This service is cancelled.
  • Sept. 27 - This service is cancelled.
  • Nov. 29 -This service is cancelled.
  • Dec. 27 (Holiday Break - No Legal Aid on this day.)

Area residents are invited to engage in free 15-20 minute consultations regarding virtually any legal matter with an attorney.

*Service eligibility - you must have a household income less than 125% of the federal income poverty level meaning a household of 1 may make no more than $13,963 and a family of 4 may make $28,813 or less.

For more information, please call Indiana Legal Services at (317) 631-9410.







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