Programs at APL


LITerally Speaking Book Discussion


August 1 at 7:30 p.m. to August 2 at 7:00 a.m. - Teen Lock-In - Come join us for a fun evening! The doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and close for the evening at 7:30 p.m. We will have a scavenger hunt, games, pizza, giant board games, a movie, snacks, and more! Bring your pajamas, or a change of shirt, for duct tape outfits! Doors will reopen at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday. You will leave tired but you won't leave hungry! Registration and permission form required.

August 6 at 10:30 a.m. - Back To School Family Jam - This is a special edition of our preschool dance party for children ages 15 mos. to 5 years and their siblings up to age 7. Shake your sillies out to some lively music with shakers, ribbons and parachutes. Registration required and begins July 23.

August 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10:00 a.m. - Watercolor Skills - In this series of programs you will learn the skills necessary to create a watercolor landscape and still life. All supplies provided. Registration is required.

August 7 at 3:30 p.m. - 7-Up Book Club - This club is for those in 7-12 grades only. We will be discussing "The One and Only Ivan" by Katherine Applegate.? Registration is required

August 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 9:30 a.m. - Babies Toddlers Storytimes - A program for children ages birth to 36 months features books, movement, music, and rhymes to promote early literacy. Parents/caregivers help their children follow along by participating in this storytime with them. Registration is required and begins July 28.

August 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 10:30 a.m. - Preschool Storytimes - A program for ages 3-5 introduces children to reading and language in a fun way through stories, crafts, and other activities. Parents/caregivers are not required to attend this storytime along with their child, but must remain in the library. Registration is required and begins July 28.

August 11 at 6:00 p.m. - Introduction to Essential Oils - Sheila Turrentine and Gina Brown will discuss essential oils; what they are, how to care and store them, and how they can enhance personal health and wellness.

August 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - The Indiana Room Open House: See What's New! - Library staff will be presenting tutorials on our two new microfilm reader/printers from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Genealogy handouts and other Indiana Room information will be available. Light refreshments will be served.

August 13 and 27 at 10:00 a.m. - Busy Hands/Basic Knitting - "Busy Hands" is a local gathering of crafters and knitters. Cheryl Carroll will be on hand to demonstrate how to stitch during our Basic Knitting Program. She will be teaching techniques. Yarn is provided and a limited number of size 8 needles are available to use.

August 14, 21 and 28 at 3:45 p.m. - Laughs and Crafts Club - There is always a craft, a story and a snack and always a good time at our Laughs and Crafts Club. This program is for kids who are in kindergarten and up. Registration is required and begins July 28.

August 19 at 1:00 p.m. - LITerally Speaking Book Discussion - This month the LITerally Speaking book discussion group will discuss "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" by Helen Simonson. Everyone is welcome to attend.

August 19 at 5:45 p.m. - APL Board of Trustees Meeting - This meeting is open to the public.

August 25 at 6:00 p.m. and August 26 at 10:00 a.m. - Getting Crafty: Faux Tin Tiles - Make a faux tin tile using a disposable cookie sheet, a knitting needle to etch the pattern and paint to highlight a sun theme. You must be 18 or older.*


September 1 - Labor Day - The library will be closed.

September 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 9:30 a.m. - Babies Toddlers Storytimes - A program for children ages birth to 36 months features books, movement, music, and rhymes to promote early literacy. Parents/caregivers help their children follow along by participating in this storytime with them. Registration is required and begins July 28.

September 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 10:30 a.m. - Preschool Storytimes - A program for ages 3-5 introduces children to reading and language in a fun way through stories, crafts, and other activities. Parents/caregivers are not required to attend this storytime along with their child, but must remain in the library. Registration is required and begins July 28.

September 4, 18 and 25 at 10:00 a.m. - Watercolor Skills - In this series of programs you will learn the skills necessary to create a watercolor landscape and still life. All supplies provided. Registration is required.

September 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 3:45 p.m. - Laughs and Crafts Club - There is always a craft, a story and a snack and always a good time at our summer Laughs and Crafts Club. This program is for kids who are in kindergarten and up. Registration is required and begins July 28.Registration is required and begins July 28.

September 4 at 3:30 p.m. - 7-Up Book Club - This club is for those in 7-12 grades only. We will be discussing the book "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green.*

September 8 at 3:30 p.m. - Chocolate Party - Do you like chocolate? YES? Then this is the program for you! Come to eat chocolate and play games. For those in 7-12 grades only.

September 8 at 6:00 p.m. and September 9 at 10:00 a.m. - Getting Crafty: Orange Clove Pomander Ball - Make an orange clove pomander ball. These lovely scented balls are relatively easy to do. We'll be tying a ribbon around them, so if you have a special ribbon you'd like, bring it in! Ribbon should be 3/4 to 1 inch wide and at least 3 feet long. *

September 10 and 24 at 10:00 a.m. - Busy Hands/Basic Knitting - "Busy Hands" is a local gathering of crafters and knitters. Cheryl Carroll will be on hand to demonstrate how to stitch during our Basic Knitting Program. She will be teaching techniques. Yarn is provided and a limited number of size 8 needles are available to use.

September 10 at 3:30 p.m. - Lego Club - This is a monthly club for anyone age 6 and older who loves working with Legos. Registration is required and begins August 27.

September 12 and 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Sports of Posey County: Glory of the Game - This exhibit contains a broad history of sports in Posey County. This exhibit will be in the library meeting room. Admission is free.

September 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Sports of Posey County: Glory of the Game - This exhibit contains a broad history of sports in Posey County. This exhibit will be in the library meeting room. Admission is free.

September 15 at 3:30 p.m. - Decorative Plates - Come join me in decorating your own dinner plate. All the supplies are provided. You just need to bring your creativity! The plates will need to be baked in an oven to set by library staff, so finished plates will need to be picked up from the library at a later date. Registration is required.

September 16 at 1:00 p.m. - LITerally Speaking Book Discussion - This month the LITerally Speaking book discussion group will discuss "The Vintage Teacup Club" by Vanessa Greene. Everyone is welcome to attend.

September 16 at 5:45 p.m. - APL Board of Trustees Meeting - This meeting is open to the public.

September 22 at 3:30 p.m. - Manga Otaku - Manga Otaku is a group of anime and manga fans meeting to watch anime, swap manga, discuss new mangas and anime, which new series to order, have snacks, play games, do crafts, drawing classes, and more. Grades 6-12 only. The club is always looking for new members!

September 22 at 6:00 p.m. and September 23 at 10:00 a.m. - Travel With Me … To the Castles of Scotland and Wales - Join Joan Bruckman as she recalls her trips to Scotland and Wales and many of the castles she saw there. The presentation will include many pictures of the castles as well as tea and scones. Suitable for all age groups.

September 23 at 6:00 p.m. - Family Storytime: Let's Dance! - Come make some memories together at your library. We'll meet in the storypit, and then move to Meeting Room B for music and movement. Fun times for all! No registration needed.

September 29 at 3:30 p.m. - Teen Advisory Board - What can the library do for you? Join us for our Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.) Meetings. We will have snacks and discuss library teen programs, new books, movies, and music and how we can help our library and local community. It's your library; make a difference! Grades 6-12 only.

All library programs are sponsored and underwritten by the Friends of APL.
Without Friends support, the above programs would simply not be possible.

 




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