At Muncie Public Library, there is no limit to the adventures and stories you and your child can choose together.  Have questions? Contact us at 765.741.5150 (Maring-Hunt) or 765.747.8215 (Kennedy) and let us know!

What's coming up at MPL?   


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Sign-up Begins June 1st and program lasts until July 31st

All programs listed below are FREE to everyone, and you do not need a Muncie Public Library card to attend

Wednesday, June 4 @ 4pm

Kennedy: Build and Race Science

Race artificial intelligence race cars, learn about the science behind some of your favorite cars and trucks, and bring your favorite car or truck for a fun road building game. Activities for all ages.  (Family)

Thursday, June 5 @ 4pm

Kennedy: Animal Science Fun

Learn about animals with an animal fat experiment and fun animal arts and crafts. Activities for all ages.  (Family)

Saturday, June 7 @ 1pm

Kennedy: Game Day

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Saturday, June 7 @ 2pm

Kennedy: Funs with Colors

Come any time during this family friendly workshop while we have fun exploring the science of colors. Activities for all ages. (Family)

Sunday, June 8 @ 2pm

Maring-Hunt: Bats Show

Join us as Professor Tim Carter from the Biology Department of BSU introduces us to his winged friends and teaches us about the conservation of different animals. (Family)

Monday, June 9 @ 4pm

Kennedy: Bats Show

Join us as Professor Tim Carter from the Biology Department of BSU introduces us to his winged friends and teaches us about the conservation of different animals. (Family)

Wednesday, June 11 @ 4pm

Kennedy: Whoosh! Wind Science

Play fun wind games, learn about how wind works, and build your own wind toy. Activities for all ages. (Family)

Thursday, June 12 @ 4:30pm

Maring-Hunt: Whoosh! Wind Science

Play fun wind games, learn about how wind works, and build your own wind toy. Activities for all ages. (Family)

Friday, June 13 @ 2pm

Kennedy: Dinosaur Dig

Join us for a dinosaur digs and crafts before we watch our free movie "We're Back! A Dinosaur Story" rated G. Activities for all ages.  (Family)

Friday, June 13 @ 3:30pm

Kennedy: We’re Back a Dinosaur Story

Join us for the free popcorn and a movie "We're Back! A Dinosaur Story" rated G. (Family)

Sunday, June 15 @ 1:30pm

Maring-Hunt: Fun with Physics

Enjoy this all ages family workshop where we will learn the scientific concepts behind some of our favorite toys, and even make some we can take home with us. (Family)

https://asoft4134.accrisoft.com/munpl/clientuploads/Kids Page/Chemistry.jpgMonday, June 16 @ 1pm

Kennedy: Ronald McDonald

Enjoy this special event hosted by the world famous, Ronald McDonald! Remember to bring your camera and autograph books! Refreshments will not be provided. (Family)

Monday, June 16 @ 4pm

Maring-Hunt: Ronald McDonald

Enjoy this special event hosted by the world famous, Ronald McDonald! Remember to bring your camera and autograph books! Refreshments will not be provided. (Family)

Wednesday, June 18 @ Noon

Kennedy: Animal Show

Join us at the library for this all ages free animals shows and meet a variety of different animal friends. (Family)

Friday, June 20 @ 3:30pm

Maring-Hunt: Dinosaur

Join us for free family movie night, and enjoy free popcorn. Rated G (Family)

Saturday, June 21 @ 1:30pm

Kennedy: Optical Illusions

Kevin Brooks, Science Librarian for Ball State University, will have a series of optical illusion workstations that are fun for kids of all ages. Watch a 3D movie, use your critical thinking skills for a scientific demonstration, and make your own optical illusion toy to take home.  (Family)

Sunday, June 22 @ 1:30pm

Maring-Hunt: Optical Illusions

Kevin Brooks, Science Librarian for Ball State University, will have a series of optical illusion workstations that are fun for kids of all ages. Watch a 3D movie, use your critical thinking skills for a scientific demonstration, and make your own optical illusion toy to take home.  (Family)

Monday, June 23 @ Noon

Maring-Hunt: Bugs!

Ever wonder what a bug's life would be like? Join us to find out with fun projects and crafts. Activities for all ages. (Family)

Tuesday, June 24 @ 2:30pm

Maring-Hunt: Animal Show

Join us at the library for this all ages free animals shows and meet a variety of different animal friends.  (Family)

Wednesday, June 25 @ Noon

Kennedy: Bugs!

Ever wonder what a bug's life would be like? Join us to find out with fun projects and crafts. Activities for all ages. (Family)

Friday, June 27 @ 2:30pm

Kennedy: LEGO Builders

Come and join us to build whatever your imagination can create before the premier of the new "LEGO Movie" with free popcorn right afterwards. Different building activities for younger children. (Family)

https://asoft4134.accrisoft.com/munpl/clientuploads/Kids Page/Madscientist.jpgFriday, June 27 @ 3:30pm

Kennedy: LEGO Movie

Join us for free popcorn and the showing of "The LEGO Movie" rated PG. (Family)

Sunday, June 29 @ 1:30pm

Maring-Hunt: Animal Science Fun

Come discover the fun science of animals with an animal fat experiment, and plenty of animal arts and crafts. (Family)

Monday, June 30 @ 6pm

Kennedy: Shadow Puppet Theater

Join us for this Family Friendly after hours library program as we tell stories with shadows. Since the event is after-hours materials check out will not be available.  (Family)

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Maring-Hunt: Muppets in Space

Join us for our free family movie and free popcorn. Rated G (Family)

Saturday, July 5 @ 1pm

Kennedy: Game Day

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Saturday, July 5 @ 1pm

Kennedy: Crash, Boom Play: Musical Science

Come join this all ages family event to see musical instrument demonstrations, learn how instruments work, and make your own to take home. (Family)

Monday, July 7 @ 7pm

Maring-Hunt: Star Gazers

Join the Muncie Astronomy Club for a fun filled astronomy fair with tons of fun activities for all ages. Discover the vast awesomeness of space.  (Family)

Tuesday, July 8 @ 1pm

Kennedy: Fun with Physics

Enjoy this all ages family workshop where we will learn the scientific concepts behind some of our favorite toys, and even make some we can take home with us. (Family)

Wednesday, July 9 @ 1pm

Maring-Hunt: Heroes of Muncie

Meet the heroes of Muncie with members of the Muncie Fire and Police department.  (Family)

https://asoft4134.accrisoft.com/munpl/clientuploads/Kids Page/Fizz Boom Read.jpgThursday, July 10 @ 1pm

Kennedy: Robots!

Come and meet the robots of the Muncie Robots Club. Fun activities for kids of all ages. (Family)

Thursday, July 10 @ 1pm

Maring-Hunt: Splish, Splash, Science!

Join us for this family friendly event as we discover water.  (Family)

Friday, July 11 @ 3:30pm

Kennedy: Pacific Rim

Join us for free popcorn and a movie! Rated PG-13. (Family)

Saturday, July 12 @ 1pm

Kennedy: Splish, Splash, Science!

Learn about the science behind water, play games, and make bubbles with this family friendly event that has activities for all ages. If weather doesn't cooperate for an outdoor event, we will have it in the Children's Storytelling room. (Family)

Sunday, July 13 @ 1:30pm

Maring-Hunt: Space Race

Join us for family fun and space related activities for all ages. (Family)

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Kennedy: Cooking with Science

Join Jeanette as she teaches about the science with kitchen experiments, and even learn how to make your own butter. (Family)

Friday, July 18 @ 2pm

Maring-Hunt: Block Party

Join us at the library with the Purdue Extension office to build and play with LEGOS and other building materials for all ages. Then join us afterwards for "The LEGO Movie" with free popcorn.  (Family)

Friday, July 18 @ 3:30pm

Join us for a free showing of the "LEGO Movie" with free popcorn. Rate PG. (Family)

Saturday, July 19 @ 1pm

Kennedy: Space Race

Join us for family fun and space related activities for all ages in the afternoon to prepare kids for the awesome program the Muncie Astronomy Club will lead later in the evening.  (Family)

https://asoft4134.accrisoft.com/munpl/clientuploads/Kids Page/Robotandbookstack.jpgSaturday, July 19 @ 1pm

Kennedy: Star Gazers

Join the Muncie Astronomy Club for a fun filled astronomy fair with tons of fun activities for all ages. Discover the vast awesomeness of space. (Family)

Sunday, July 20 @ 1:30pm

Maring-Hunt: Butter at the ‘Brary

Join us at the library for farm fun, and learn about making your own butter. (Family)

Tuesday, July 22 @ 3:30pm

Maring-Hunt: Duct Tape Art

Make a variety of different duct tape art works, and only let your imagination be your limitation. Books and step-by-step instructions will be provided. (Ages 10+)

 (Ages 10+)

Wednesday, July 23 @ 1pm

Maring-Hunt: Robots!

Come meet the robots of the Muncie Robotics Club. Fun activities for all ages. (Family)

Wednesday, July 23 @ 3:30pm

Kennedy: Duct Tape Art

Make a variety of different duct tape art works, and only let your imagination be your limitation. Books and step-by-step instructions will be provided. (Ages 10+)

Friday, July 25 @ 3:30

Kennedy: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Join us for free popcorn and a movie! Rated G.(Family)


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           * Cat Power!
           * Chicken Joe
           * Dogs Rule!
           * I Got Two Dogs
           * I'm a Manatee
           * Lu and the Swamp Ghost
           * Micawber
           * Mouse Cookies and More
           * Rhinoceros Tap
           * Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones
           * Skippyjon Jones Cirque De Ole
           * Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble
           * The Best that I can Be
           * The Composer is Dead
           * The Story of the Orchestra
           * Waking Up is Hard to Do
           * Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo
           * Doc McStuffins: Doctoring the Doc
           * The Little Mermaid
           * Tangled
           * Cinderella
           * Frozen
           * Tangled Ever After
           * Tinker Bell: The Secret of the Wings
           * Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy
           * Toy Story
           * Cars
           * The Lion King
           * Sofia the First: Once Upon A Princess
           * The Neverland Pirates: Jakes Saves Bucky
           * Brave
           * Lady and the Tramp
           * Finding Nemo
           * Marsupial Sue
           * It's Me!
           * Ellison the Elephant
           * Puff the Magic Dragon
           * The Carnival of Animals                      

 

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