Monroe County Public Library

Monroe County Public Library

Monroe County Public Library

Monroe County Public Library 303 E Kirkwood Ave Bloomington, Indiana 47408

Monroe County Public Library provides services at no charge to all people living in Monroe County. All are welcome to visit the Library to browse our books, magazines, and newspapers, use our public computers, and enjoy our spaces. A free Library card allows Monroe County residents to:

A number of options for borrowing and using our services is also available to those living outside Monroe County.


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Past Events at Monroe County Public Library

Sep

29

Sun

Sun, Sep 29, 2019 1:00 PM – Sun, Sep 29, 2019 3:00 PM @ Monroe County Public Library

Learn songwriting from #LotusFest2019 artist Sofía Viola with Dat Garcia. FREE Workshop for women ages 12+. Empower women in music!

YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER by getting your tickets below.

All women and non-binary people are invited to learn songwriting from 26th Lotus World Music & Arts Festival artist Sofía Viola with Dat Garcia (Argentina) on her debut U.S. tour. This is a bilingual program in Spanish and English, limited capacity, and for women of all ages. Instruments are not required, but encouraged.

BIO: Two dynamic forces from Argentina’s independent folk scene come together at Lotus. Composer, singer, and actress Sofía Viola writes songs that evoke both Latin American folklore and contemporary life. She borrows from an impressive variety of styles (tango, milonga, cumbia, vallenato, bolero, blues, pop, rock, the Argentinian “tropical wave”); accompanying herself on guitar or charangón (an Andean lute), Sofía sings with a raw strength, expressiveness, and humor. Dat Garcia says, “I love to say what I’m not supposed to say, and to mix things that are not supposed to mix.” Writing and producing all of her own tracks digitally, Dat experiments with stylistic fusions: trip hop with folk, drum and bass with cumbia, hacarera with trip hop, charango with flutes.

Contact Loraine Martin at [email protected] for more information.

In partnership with MidWay Music Speaks, a nonprofit that celebrates and connects women of all identities and non-binary people in music via promotion, empowerment and performance opportunities.

This engagement of Sofía Viola is funded through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tags: Sofía Viola, Dat Garcia, FREE Workshop for women ages 12+, Live Music, Empower women in music

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Sep

12

Thu

Thu, Sep 12, 2019 6:30 PM – Thu, Sep 12, 2019 9:00 PM @ Monroe County Public Library

The IFN Bloomington Hub – Indiana Filmmakers Network meeting, Thursday, September 12th, 6:30-9PM, in the Auditorium at the Monroe County Public Library (Indiana) on Kirkwood.

Bloomington Area Locations & Resources…
with our very special guests from:

Visit Bloomington will be on hand to answer questions and give details on how to secure locations and resources within Bloomington, Indiana and surrounding areas, as well as proper ways to work with local organizations and agencies. https://www.visitbloomington.com/

Joanne Shank from the Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington a member-driven organization that works to sustain the creative arts community through communication and collective action. It connects all art genres, arts organizations, and arts advocates with local businesses, tourism, and other arts marketing initiatives. http://www.bloomingtonarts.org

Eric S Ayotte from Cicada Cinema, a pop-up movie theater in Bloomington, Indiana, providing high-quality screenings of underrepresented cinema. Volunteer ran and community driven, Cicada Cinema aims to create an independent space for film and film lovers. Instant Gratification Movie Challenge , a monthly filmmaking exercise, open to all. Each month a theme is chosen, and anyone is welcome to produce a short movie of 5 minutes or less on that theme. https://monthlymoviechallenge.com/

John Robert Armstrong from Pigasus Pictures & Bloomington Academy of Film & Theatre, which offers professional training in all disciplines of entertainment, including filmmaking, acting for stage, acting for camera, musical theatre, improv, and dance. https://www.pigasuspictures.com

Featuring members of Hoosier Films, Directed by Women, Indiana University Cinema, Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive, IU Center for Rural Engagement, Monroe County Public Library (Indiana), and more.

So, come on out to the the September 12th meeting and hear about local Bloomington area film and creative resources, a Q&A, and open Networking.. Following the presentation, we will be moving next-door to Bloomington’s famous Cafe Pizzaria, for food, fun, and more networking.

This is a highly beneficial meeting to attend and we at IFN hope that you please like and share this event with others. Thank you!

As always, attending IFN Hub meetings is free and open to the public; you do NOT have to be a member. Please join us, invite your friends, and help us spread the word. Our monthly IFN event topics vary, many with special professional guest speakers. Join us each month for a new exciting topic and your chance to connect with local creatives!

Indiana Filmmakers Network Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit helping connect Indiana’s Creative Community within the Cinematic Arts. All monthly IFN meetings across the state, are FREE and open to the public. Please join us!

You can learn more about IFN by attending one of the free monthly meetings and at: www.indianafilmmakers.org

Tags: Indiana Filmmakers Network, Joanne Shank from the Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington, monthly meeting

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Sep

11

Wed

Wed, Sep 11, 2019 11:30 AM – Wed, Sep 11, 2019 1:00 PM @ Monroe County Public Library

Join us for guided monthly meditation, with soothing improvisational music provided by local musicians.

Meditations meet at the Monroe County Public Library Auditorium.
Doors: 11:30am
Meditation program: 12-12:50pm

Upcoming meditations & Musical guests:

May 28
Nicholas McGill, Guzheng and sitar
https://soundcloud.com/sitar-outreach-ministry

June 18
Dena ElSaffar and Tim Moore, oud, viola, and frame drum
http://salaamband.com

July 23
Tba

August 20
Guest Meditation Host & Musical guest: Mervyn Alphonse, Poly-symphonic Gong

September 11

Meditation host: Kat Forgacs

Enjoy videos of our past musical meditations on our Youtube channel: http://bit.ly/BeingPeaceYT

For more information or to join our email list, please write to [email protected]

Visit our Facebook group for updates and information: Being Bloomington: Being Peace

Tags: Being Bloomington, Being Peace Community Meditation, Monroe County Public Library

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Aug

20

Tue

Tue, Aug 20, 2019 11:30 AM – Tue, Aug 20, 2019 1:00 PM @ Monroe County Public Library

Join us for guided monthly meditation, with soothing improvisational music provided by local musicians.

Meditations meet at the Monroe County Public Library Auditorium.
Doors: 11:30am
Meditation program: 12-12:50pm

Upcoming meditations & Musical guests:

May 28
Nicholas McGill, Guzheng and sitar
https://soundcloud.com/sitar-outreach-ministry

June 18
Dena ElSaffar and Tim Moore, oud, viola, and frame drum
http://salaamband.com

July 23
Tba

August 20
Guest Meditation Host & Musical guest: Mervyn Alphonse, Poly-symphonic Gong

September 11

Meditation host: Kat Forgacs

Enjoy videos of our past musical meditations on our Youtube channel: http://bit.ly/BeingPeaceYT

For more information or to join our email list, please write to [email protected]

Visit our Facebook group for updates and information: Being Bloomington: Being Peace

Tags: Being Bloomington, Being Peace Community Meditation, Monroe County Public Library

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Aug

08

Thu

Thu, Aug 08, 2019 7:00 PM – Thu, Aug 08, 2019 9:00 PM @ Monroe County Public Library

Vanessa Theme Ament will be our very special guest presenter this month, sharing about Foley Work and Women in Sound.

The IFN Bloomington Hub meeting, Thursday, August 8th, 7-9PM, in Meeting Room 1B, Monroe County Public Library (Indiana) on Kirkwood.

We all know how important capturing the Oscar winning way our actors are delivering their lines of dialog, but what about the rest of the sound that gives life to your film?

Vanessa is the celebrated author of “The Foley Grail”, and has been a member of MPSE, CAS, BMI, AFM, SAG, Equity, Society of Composers and Lyricists, Women in Film, and The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She has won three Golden Reel Certificates for Foley for the films The Dollmaker (1984), Predator (1987), and Die Hard (1988), and has had several nominations for other films.

Vanessa Theme Ament has an amazing foley resume… Friday the 13th, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Poltergeist, Fright Night, Salem’s Lot, Beetlejuice, Die Hard, Total Recall, Edward Scissorhands, Beauty and the Beast, Batman Returns… on and on… here for more:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0024612/

So, come on out to the August meeting and hear about the importance of Foley sound in your films, a Q&A, and open Networking.. Follow the presentation, we will be moving next-door to Bloomington’s original Cafe Pizzaria, for food, fun, and more networking.

Please share this event and invite all those you believe would be interested in attending, thank you!

As always, attending IFN Hub meetings is free and open to the public; you do NOT have to be a member. Please join us, invite your friends, and help us spread the word. Our monthly IFN event topics vary, many with special professional guest speakers. Join us each month for a new exciting topic and your chance to connect with local creatives!

Indiana Filmmakers Network Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit helping connect Indiana’s Creative Community within the Cinematic Arts. All monthly IFN meetings across the state, are FREE and open to the public. Please join us!

You can learn more about IFN by attending one of the free monthly meetings and at: www.indianafilmmakers.org

Tags: Vanessa Theme Ament, Foley, Soundtrack, Audio Production, Indiana Filmmaker Network

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Jul

23

Tue

Tue, Jul 23, 2019 11:30 AM – Tue, Jul 23, 2019 1:00 PM @ Monroe County Public Library

Join us for guided monthly meditation, with soothing improvisational music provided by local musicians.

Meditations meet at the Monroe County Public Library Auditorium.
Doors: 11:30am
Meditation program: 12-12:50pm

Upcoming meditations & Musical guests:

May 28
Nicholas McGill, Guzheng and sitar
https://soundcloud.com/sitar-outreach-ministry

June 18
Dena ElSaffar and Tim Moore, oud, viola, and frame drum
http://salaamband.com

July 23
Tba

August 20
Guest Meditation Host & Musical guest: Mervyn Alphonse, Poly-symphonic Gong

September 11

Meditation host: Kat Forgacs

Enjoy videos of our past musical meditations on our Youtube channel: http://bit.ly/BeingPeaceYT

For more information or to join our email list, please write to [email protected]

Visit our Facebook group for updates and information: Being Bloomington: Being Peace

Tags: Being Bloomington, Being Peace Community Meditation, Monroe County Public Library

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