Friends of the Library

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The only way to have a friend is to be one. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bobby's Colorado SteakhouseDine Out for the Library!

Our next dine out is at Bobby's Colorado Steakhouse. They have been a great Friend to the Library. Head to Colorado Steakhouse on Tuesday August 11 for a delicious lunch or dinner from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Bobby's is locally owned and operated with over 100 years of restaurant experience. Bobby's offers full lunch, dinner, dessert, and lounge menus.

Show your flyer when you head to Bobby's Colorado Steakhouse on Tuesday, August 11 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Bobby's will donate 20% of your purchase to the Library (excluding purchase of alcohol).

The Power of WordsThe Power of Words: MARCH


Changing Our World—One Author at a Time

The Friends of the Library and Monroe County Public Library are honored to present The Power of Words featuring the authors of March: civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and local artist Nate Powell. The Power of Words is a free ticketed event and takes place Monday, September 21, at 7:30 p.m. in IU Auditorium. There are a host of related Power of Words programs beginning in August. More information available at the event website.

Congressman Lewis and his co-creators will discuss their groundbreaking graphic novel series, March, an engaging and award-winning first-hand account of Lewis’s lifelong struggle for civil and human rights.

Both March books are New York Times Bestsellers and are available for check out at Monroe County Public Library or for purchase at the Friends of the Library Bookstore.

Meet the authors before the talk while enjoying great food and beverages, live music, and taking in the display of original artwork by Nate Powell. The paid reception takes place from 5:30–7 p.m. on Monday, September 21. Reception attendees will enjoy premium reserved seating for the authors' talk located adjacent to the reception hall. Learn more and make a reservation.

It's the FrieFriends 50th Birthdaynds of the Library's 50th Birthday! 2015 is a year of celebration—reflecting on the past and planning for the future to keep Monroe County Public Library an outstanding community asset for years to come. Your gift to the Friends makes possible The Friends 50th Birthday!all of the wonderful programming available at the Library for everyone in the community to enjoy. Everyone's invited to the party. Please join us in making this a memorable year for the Friends of the Library! Does the Library have 500 friends? We hope so. Become a Friend of the Library today. Let's be best friends forever.

Mission Statement

The Friends of Monroe County Public Library support the mission, vision, and values of the Library. The Friends advocate for Monroe County Public Library and support Library collections, services, programs, and staff development.

Friends of the Library Office

303 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47408
Office Hours: M–TH, 10am-5pm
(812)349-3050, ext. 1080
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