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Virtual Programming

Participate in some of our well-loved programs or a brand new program–right from the comfort of home. There’s something for everyone! Some virtual events require registration.

Children

10 Straw Challenge
Pick up Mon. June 21-23
Grades 4-12
This fun kit will include the supplies and directions you need to tackle the 10 Straw Challenge.

Bobble Ball Experiment
Pick up Mon. July 26-28
Grades 4-12
This fun kit will include the supplies and directions you need to complete the Bobble Ball Experiment.

Mad Science DIY Kits can be picked up at the Children’s Department, Adult Reference Desk, or via Curbside Service at the Main Library only.

Join us for a virtual Story Time with some of your friends from our children’s departments. A new story time video will be available each Tuesday morning at 10 AM along with a new packet of interactive activities matching the weekly story. Download the PDFs or call your local library location to pick one up at our curbside pick up service.

Get an up-close, personal tour of some local trucks!  We will leave these videos on our YouTube permanently for whenever you need a truck fix.  Thanks to all of our community partners who allowed us to show off their vehicles. 

 

See the full collection on our YouTube Channel!

Teen

Month of June

Stop in any time for your next 3D friend to add to your collection!

This event is for teens and adults. We will be playing in two groups.  

This group will be playing through the Storm King's Thunder campaign simultaneously. We will be using Roll20.net to play the game, Zoom for voice/video, and D&D Beyond for access to sourcebooks. We will meet on the second Tuesday of each month.

Online registration is required through our Library Calendar. Space is limited. Registered guests will receive the Zoom link via email 24 hrs. prior to the program start. (Note: check your spam folders for these link emails!)

Sign up now!

Adult

Thu. June 17, 1 PM
Zoom event!

Registration now on our event calendar!

There are many options when it comes to DNA testing for family history research. As more and more people take the DNA test, the number of matches increase, making it even more useful! During this virtual discussion, we will look at what types of tests are available to family historians, what genealogical problems they can-and can't-assist you with, and ultimately how to choose the right test site to further your family history research. 

Supply pickup July 7-14

Thu. July 15, 6 PM
Zoom event!

Registration begins June 21 on our event calendar

Local artist Becky Rhinehart will be taking us virtually, step by step through a delightful watercolor flower painting. You will learn tips and tricks of basic watercoloring along with the essential principles in this introduction to the watercolor painting world! All supplies will be included in the kit. 

Supply pickup July 7-14

You can reserve your Crafty Attic DIY Kit by calling your local library location and requesting one. Then, during the scheduled pick up week, you will be able to pick up your kit at your reserved branch through our curbside pick up service or at the service desk.

 

Each Crafty Attic DIY kit bag contains all supplies needed for the craft along with detailed instructions for you to complete your project at home.  Adults only! Please reserve only one kit per person and these are only available while supplies last.

 

Check the Event Calendar to see what crafts are coming up

Calling all knitters and crocheters! We're hosting a virtual knitalong/crochetalong. Use our Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center database to find your pattern and as you're knitting or crocheting your item, post progress pictures to our In The Loop Facebook Group

Join our Page Turning Tuesdays Facebook group! Connect with a community of readers and share your reading journey. 

June book: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

July book: Here's to Us by Elin Hilderbrand

Already read it? Join the group and tell us what you thought! 

This event is for teens and adults. We will be playing in two groups.  

This group will be playing through the Storm King's Thunder campaign simultaneously. We will be using Roll20.net to play the game, Zoom for voice/video, and D&D Beyond for access to sourcebooks. We will meet on the second Tuesday of each month.

Online registration is required through our Library Calendar. Space is limited. Registered guests will receive the Zoom link via email 24 hrs. prior to the program start. (Note: check your spam folders for these link emails!)

Sign up now!

Thu. June 10, 6:30 PM
Grab your computer or device and snacks and join us for an hour of online board gaming! In June, we will play Scattergories. Register now! 

The Library is trying to be proactive in preventing the potential spread of COVID-19 in our community.  Therefore, during this time, virtual programming will replace the Library’s normal physical programs. 

Some programs are available as kits and can be picked up at your local library.

For live, interactive programs, we will utilize Facebook Live and the free app, Zoom, to provide access to those virtual programs. We suggest that patrons wanting to connect to the Library programs should download Zoom Cloud Meeting.  (To access Facebook Live, download the Facebook app.)

The application is available through:

App Store (Apple)
Google Play Store (Android)
Microsoft Windows Download

Please remember that when when you connect to the Library program in the Zoom app:

  • mute your microphone
  • turn on your speaker.

When you open the Zoom app, tap on “Join”.  Enter the appropriate Meeting ID, without spaces and tap on “Join”.

*NOTE:  For Dungeons and Dragons, the app, Discord, will also be used.

Now Offering Virtual Tech Help!

You can schedule a free, one-on-one Zoom or Google Meet session with a member of our Learning Lab team. If you would like to set up an appointment, please do so at least 24 hours in advance by calling 419.521.3146 or emailing learning@mrcpl.org. Appointments last for up to 30 minutes and can be scheduled once per week. Topics covered include but are not limited to:

  • Library Digital Resources like Overdrive/Libby, Hoopla, and Kanopy that give you access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and more
  • Online learning tools such as Infobase Learning Cloud and Lynda.com
  • Email and internet questions
  • Microsoft Office help (Word, Excel, PowerPoint …)
  • Job-searching and resume help