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Expanding Your Palate While Reducing Your Budget

Colorful Vegetables
Main Library
Premieres Friday, June 18 at 8:00 am
Expand your palate with recipes from two new books: Eating in Color by Frances Largeman-Rothand and The Home Cook's Guide to Journaling by Paige Rhodes. Perfect for either a beginning cook or an adventurous one, Eating in Color will teach you how to select, store, and use a wide variety of foods-from black rice to grapes. The Home Cook's Guide to Journaling will not only help you preserve family recipes, but also provide guidance for meal planning, grocery shopping, and budgeting. Purdue Extension will supply even more helpful tips in your kit about how to save money and keep your pantry stocked with healthy food. Kit registration and pickup available from Friday, June 4 to Friday, June 18 while supplies last.

Canine Cupcakes

Cupcakes Decorated to Look Like Dogs
Digital Programs
YouTube
Premieres Saturday, June 19 at 1:00 pm
Ages 5-19: These adorable treats aren't for the dogs! Bake your favorite cupcakes, cookies, or cake with your child, then follow along with the informational video to decorate them using icing and a piping bag. Contact 812.232.1113 for more information. Kit registration and pickup begins Saturday, June 5 while supplies last.

Juneteenth Film: No Time to Waste

Juneteenth Freedom Day in Black, Red, and White Text
Community Locations
Hawthorn Park
Premieres Saturday, June 19 at 7:30 pm
"What gets remembered is determined by who is in the room, doing the remembering," says Betty Reid Soskin, a ninety-nine year-old National Park Ranger who has made it her mission to restore the missing fragments of America's African American history. In No Time to Waste, Soskin shares her life experiences as a Black woman in the United States: her time working in a World War II segregated union hall; her roles as mother, activist, singer, and legislative representative; and her current position as a ranger at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park. No Time to Waste is presented in partnership with the Vigo County Parks Department to celebrate and commemorate Juneteenth. Learn more at notimetowastefilm.com. Activities and discussion will begin at 7:30 p.m.; film screening will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Juneteenth Film: No Time to Waste Home Viewing

Juneteenth Freedom Day in Black, Red, and White Text
Digital Programs
Film Screening
Premieres Wednesday, June 16 at (All day)
"What gets remembered is determined by who is in the room, doing the remembering," says Betty Reid Soskin, a ninety-nine year-old National Park Ranger who has made it her mission to restore the missing fragments of America's African American history. In No Time to Waste, Soskin shares her life experiences as a Black woman in the United States: her time working in a World War II segregated union hall; her roles as mother, activist, singer, and legislative representative; and her current position as a ranger at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park. No Time to Waste is presented in partnership with the Vigo County Parks Department to celebrate and commemorate Juneteenth. Learn more at notimetowastefilm.com. Viewing will be available Thursday, June 16 to Saturday, June 19. Register to receive a viewing invitation.

Black Men in White Coats

Black Doctor Holding a Stethoscope
Digital Programs
Film Screening
Premieres Friday, June 18 at (All day)
Only 2% of doctors in America are Black men and their enrollment in medical programs has barely changed since 1978 despite population increases among Black Americans. Why is this population so badly under-represented in the modern medical system? Learn about the systemic barriers that may prevent Black Americans from attaining medical degrees and how to help change these statistics for the benefit of future generations. Viewing will be available Friday, June 18 to Sunday, June 20. Register to receive a viewing invitation. Learn more at bit.ly/blackmen_whitecoats.
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