The only way to have a friend is to be one. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Meet Michael Shelden, the featured speaker at the Friends of the Library Annual Meeting  on Wednesday, June 26 at 5:45 p.m. in Room 1B of the Main Library. Shelden will share stories about Churchill's love affair with literature and his work as a writer, gathered from his research in writing his recently released book Young Titan: the Making of Winston Churchill. Shelden is an entertaining speaker and acclaimed biographer. You don't want to miss this!
Enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner at Bobby's Colorado Steakhouse  on Friday, June 21 from 11 am to 11 pm and 10% of your tab will be donated to the Friends to support library programming and services. Locally owned and operated, Colorado Steakhouse offers full lunch, dinner, dessert and lounge menus. No matter what time of day you dine, Colorado Steakhouse will have what you are craving. Dine and donate when you bring the flier and present it to your server. Pick up a flier  at library kiosks or print from our website . Make plans to get together with friends for some fun and a great meal while you dine and donate to the library!
Friends! It’s time to show your loyalty to one of the most democratic institutions in this great country of ours—THE PUBLIC LIBRARY. Join the Friends of the Library in the gala 4thof July Parade in downtown Bloomington to salute our own Monroe County Public Library. We will meet at the start of the parade route at Kirkwood and Indiana streets at 9:30 a.m. on July 4th. RSVP to join the Friends  in the parade and celebrate all that a library means to us in the 21st Century—information, books, audio visual media, programs and a great community meeting place!
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-4pm
(812)349-3050, ext. 1080 
FOL [at] mcpl [dot] info