15 Tuesday / September 15, 2020

Finding the Right Container: Writing New Short Stories

06:30 pm to 08:30 pm on Nov 3

In this class, we will read Ben Marcus’s New American Stories and focus on narrative techniques that add tension, suspense, readability, and surprise to short stories. We will read and discuss traditional realist fiction, and stories that fight against standard definitions, and we will then write and revise stories in these different modes.


15 Tuesday / September 15, 2020

Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a documentary on voter suppression

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Zoom. Please register for the Zoom session at www.lwv-bmc.org/films.

The League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County joined by the NAACP, UU Church Racial Justice Task Force, Monroe County Women’s Commission, and Trinity Episcopal Church, is offering a screening of the documentary UnCivil War: U.S. Elections under Siege. It was directed by Indiana native Tom Glynn. In exposing threats to free and fair elections, it includes a segment on Indiana’s fight for redistricting reform, featuring interviews with Common Cause’s Julia Vaughn and Debbie Asberry of the Indiana League of Women Voters. It will be followed by a Q&A session with Nicole Browne, Monroe County Clerk; Hal Turner, Monroe County Election Board Chair; and Mary Ann Williams, League of Women Voters. Julia Vaughn will join the discussion and will share what Hoosiers can expect from Indiana’s redistricting approach in 2021 and how to support a fair and transparent process.

Civic Affairs

15 Tuesday / September 15, 2020

Science StoryTime for children age birth through 6 years – Goodnight, Scientist!

07:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Virtual Event

Join Nell and Sarah Lynn as we read “Good night, Gorilla” by Peggy Rathmann. We will learn about the differences between nocturnal and diurnal animals. Then, join us for an activity to learn how some animals like cats can see in the dark. All welcome. Activities designed for children ages birth through 6 years.

Join WonderLab for virtual, hands-on science via Zoom LIVE. Support for the WonderLab Zoom online platform is provided by the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, Inc. WonderLab is accepting donations to support programming.

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