April is National Poetry Month – Celebrate it at Muncie Public Library

Posted March 29, 2010 by MPL Blogger
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April is National Poetry MonthThursday, April 8, 5-6 p.m.
@ Kennedy Library
Teens in grades 7 to 12, you’re invited to listen and share at the Poetry Café–a one-night event starring you and your original poetry or any poetry you would like to share. Free refreshments. More…

Monday, April 12, 5:30 p.m.
@ Maring-Hunt Library
Adults, enjoy a free screening of Dead Poet’s Society (rated PG) and free popcorn at the Monday Movie Night. More…


Teaching Opportunities for Summer Advantage

Posted March 19, 2010 by MPL Blogger
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Summer Advantage

Muncie Public Library will be working with Summer Advantage.org to coordinate summer learning opportunities at South View Elementary. Summer teaching positions will be available for qualified academic and enrichment teachers. Select this link, go to Careers section at the top and search for Muncie, IN

Star Wars display at Maring-Hunt

Posted December 14, 2009 by MPL Blogger
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Star Wars displayIf you are a Star Wars fan, young or old, don’t miss the incredible Star Wars display featured at Maring-Hunt Library now through January. Michael Walters, owner of Emperial Props, Inc. and a recognized prop and costume builder is sharing his personal collection which includes a full Darth Vader costume with armor pieces, utility belts, robotic arms, storm trooper blaster guns and more. He is also displaying Star Wars toys such as ships, vehicles and characters.

eReaders at Muncie Public Library

Posted November 23, 2009 by MPL Blogger
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eReaders at MPL  Sony Reader Pocket

Explore the new eReaders you’ve been hearing about! eReaders, such as the Kindle and Sony Readers are electronic devices that contain whole books that you view page by page. 

Kennedy Library collection now has a Kindle Reader preloaded with current and bestselling fiction titles. A Sony Reader loaded with current and bestselling non-fiction is also available at Kennedy Library.

Maring-Hunt Library collection now has a Sony Reader preloaded with current and bestselling fiction.

eReaders can only be checked out by those 18 years or older and customers may want to review the handling instructions and replacement costs before checking the items out. Checkout times are for 14 days and there is sure to be a waiting list for those wishing to check out this latest technology. To reserve/hold go to the MPL catalog, enter Kindle or Sony Reader to see if the equipment is available and to see what titles have been loaded onto each device. Then use your card number to place your hold.

Muncie Public Library is proud to offer this service to our customers and we welcome your feedback with a comment card packed into each eReader package. Let us know what you think.

BSU Songwriter’s Showcase

Posted November 19, 2009 by MPL Blogger
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Bsu SongwritersSaturday, Nov 21, 3 pm @ Kennedy Library

Don’t miss this performance of original songs written and performed by talented BSU students of Instructor Jackie Allen. Allen is an accomplished jazz/pop singer and songwriter. Her influence is sure to be felt in this special musical showcase.

Chat with the Mayor Tonight!

Posted November 17, 2009 by MPL Blogger
Categories: Adult Program, Muncie News & Programs

Chat with the MayorTuesday, November 17, 6pm
at LH&G @ Carnegie Library

The Mayor’s Chat on November 17 will focus on the High Power Government Foundation Program (HPG), an eight month networking program which the Mayor and City of Muncie department heads recently completed. HPG is a foundational program aimed toward building high performing organizations. Mayor Sharon McShurley and the city’s department heads worked regularly with the HPG Network in developing a city vision statement, mission statement, and organizational values which will provide clarity for the public and direction to the city’s employees. Citizens attending the Mayor’s chat will have a better understanding of how to assist the team in realizing its goals.

Volunteers Needed

Posted November 6, 2009 by MPL Blogger
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Volunteers NeededWe are seeking an adult or college student volunteer (this is not a paid position) with PC Computer training experience to teach in a Library computer class for adults. The adults attending will have varying degrees of computer knowledge. Classes will be held Thursdays in the afternoon or evening just a couple days each month.


• Proficient in MS Office, Windows XP OS, Internet Searching, Internet Explorer, and Irfanview (or a similar free photo editing program)
• Ability to effectively relate class material to adults
• Also need teachers for social networking, photo editing, & eBay classes (handouts are already created)

References required: Please submit 3 personal/employment references with your resume.

If you are chosen you will be subject to a background check.

If interested you can fill out a volunteer application at any MPL location and please write “Computer Class Teacher” at the top or email your resume along with a brief paragraph about yourself to jbooth@munpl.org.