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The Community Organizations database provides information about Monroe County nonprofits and groups.



First Book - Monroe County

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Website https://secure3.convio.net/book/site/Donation2?df_id=1344&1344.donation=form1
Contact Akola Krishnan (Chairwoman)
Phone 812-322-7918
Email MonroeCounty_IN [at] FirstBook [dot] org
Description

A recognized leader in social enterprise, First Book has pioneered groundbreaking channels to provide new books and educational resources at deeply reduced prices - and for free - to schools and programs serving children in need.

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Midwest Pages to Prisoners

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Website http://www.pagestoprisoners.org/
Contact Michael Hoerger
Phone 866-598-1543 (tf)
Email mwpp [at] pagestoprisoners [dot] org
Address The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project c/o Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc.
118 S. Rogers Suite #2
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project is an all volunteer effort that strives to encourage self-education among prisoners in the United States. By providing free reading materials upon request, we hope to aid in the rehabilitation process and stimulate critical thinking behind bars.

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South Central Indiana Fiction Interface

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Contact Larry Smith
Phone 333-2145
Description

Holds story critique meetings at MCPL. Call for more information.

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Books Plus Book Discussion Group

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Website http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/fiction/books-plus
Phone 812-349-3050
Address Monroe County Public Library
303 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

Books Plus is an once-a-month discussion group which meets at the library to talk about a wide range of books and issues. Books and other media, both fiction and non-fiction, are the springboards for discussing new trends, social issues, genres, best sellers, foreign authors, etc. Each month, the group focuses on one or more books (chosen in advance). A volunteer leads the discussion.

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University Club Book Discussion Group

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~uclub/bookdiscussion.html
Contact Martha Smiley (Co-Chairs)
Phone 339-6822
Email mjs3396822 [at] aol [dot] com
Description

The group Of University Club members meets on the third Thursday of the month from September to May to discuss a book selected by members the previous June. Each member reads the book ahead of time and at some point takes a turn at being a discussion leader according to the established group guidelines. Hostess duties rotate on a voluntary basis. The group meets in each other's homes. Meetings begin with socializing at 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Discussion runs from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Additional Contact Rosemary Dever (Co-Chairs)
Phone 339-5979
Email rmdever [at] indiana [dot] edu
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Book Circulating Group

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~uclub/bookcirculating.html
Contact Penny Gaither (Co-Chair)
Phone 332-8010
Email booklady88 [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Must be a member of the University Club. Circulates 15 books a year among members. Books are roughly half fiction and half non-fiction.

Additional Contact Holly May (Co-Chair)
Phone 822-1515
Email lilypond2iu [at] gmail [dot] com
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