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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

Butterflies! – Program in a Bag
Month of April
Children of all ages/all locations
Visit anytime this month to pick up a craft kit to make some colorful butterfly crafts.

Celebrate Mom – Program in a Bag
Month of May
Children of all ages/all locations
Visit anytime in the month of May to pick up a craft kit that has crafts that can be made for a special lady for Mother's Day!

Pick up Mon. Apr. 26-28
Grades 4-12

The April DIY kit will include all the supplies and directions you need for making your own magnet maze. 

Pick up Mon. May  24-26
Grades 4-12

The May DIY kit will include all the supplies and directions you need for starting your own vegetable garden with just a couple of seeds.

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 May

Stop in any time for your next 3D friend to add to your collection-Maggie or Marge Simpson!

Pick up begins Monday, May 3
Grades 4-12/all locations
Do you like The Hobbit? Making your own dragon eggs is a cinch with this kit! Making them hatch...well, that's another story. 

Pick up begins Monday, May 17
Grades 4-12/all locations
This fun DIY kit will include all the supplies and directions you need for starting your own vegetable garden with just a couple of seeds. You'll also learn how to propagate your vegetables. 

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

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

Join us as we celebrate the long awaited Black Widow film! This event is for teens and adults. Drop in and get a kit with fun Marvel themed crafts (while supplies last), or go online to help Natasha Romanoff escape the Red Room in a virtual Escape Room! Those who successfully escape the Red Room will be entered into a prize drawing!

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. 

May book: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

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!

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
Due to COVID-19, face coverings are required in all MRCPL buildings. Thank you for your cooperation!
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