Programs at APL


LITerally Speaking Book Discussion

April 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 10:00 a.m. - Basic Drawing - Learn how to "see" like an artist, and how to draw that image on paper. All supplies provided. Registration is required.

April 3, 10, 17 and 24 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 Laughs and Crafts Club. This program is for kids who are in kindergarten and up. Registration is required.

April 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 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.

April 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 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.

April 7 at 3:30 p.m. - Peep Dioramas - You know all those extra Peeps you have around Easter? We finally found a way to use them all. Come join the teens and have a "peep" of a time. Supplies will be provided but please bring any extra Peeps you have laying around!

April 7 at 6:00 p.m. - A poet and a professor: USI's Matthew Graham - Come celebrate National Poetry Month! USI English Professor Matthew Graham, director of creative writing, will talk about his life and share some of his poetry.

April 9 and 23 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.

April 9 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.

April 11 at 6:00 p.m. - Family Storytime Easter Egg Hunt - Fun Easter event for the whole family! Easter Egg hunt on the playground (weather permitting), treasure hunt for bunnies and chicks in the library, stories and songs, games and prizes, pictures with the Easter Bunny, an easy craft and refreshments. Registration is required.

April 13 through April 19 - National Library Week - Join us for a celebration of libraries. Take part in our library scavenger hunt for a chance to win a $50 VISA gift card!

April 14 at 6:00 p.m. and April 15 at 10:00 a.m. - Getting Crafty! Pom pom chicks and bunnies - Join us as we make some pom pom chicks and bunnies, just in time for Easter. Registration is required.

April 15 at 1:00 p.m. - LITerally Speaking Book Discussion - This month the LITerally Speaking book discussion group will discuss The Ladies Auxiliary by Tova Mirvis. Everyone is welcome to attend.

April 15 at 5:45 p.m. - APL Board of Trustees Meeting - This meeting is open to the public.

April 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - National Bookmobile Day - Our bookmobile will be available for you to inspect in our parking lot.

April 18 - Good Friday - The library will be closed.

April 19 and 20 - Easter - The library will be closed.

April 21 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. The club is always looking for new members!

April 28 at 3:30 p.m. - T.A.B. (Teen Advisory Board) - We will discuss teen programming, new books, movies, and music, social networking and how we can help our library and local community. It's your library; make a difference. This program is for those in grades 6 - 12 only.

May 1, 15 and 22 at 10:00 a.m. - Basic Drawing - Learn how to "see" like an artist, and how to draw that image on paper. All supplies provided. Registration is required.

May 1 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 Laughs and Crafts Club. This program is for kids who are in kindergarten and up. Registration begins March 3. Registration is required.

May 5 at 3:30 p.m.- Cinco de Mayo Fiesta! - For you non-Spanish speakers that's May 5th Party! Come to enjoy Mexican food and a craft! This program is for those in grades 6 - 12 only. Registration is required.

May 5 at 6:00 p.m. and May 6 at 10:00 a.m. - Getting crafty! Make something for Mom - Come and make a nice little something for Mom, just in time for Mother's Day! Registration is required.

May 7 at 10:00 p.m. - Preschool Dance Party - Spring into action with our rockin' preschool music as you keep the beat with shakers, parachutes, and more. For ages 15 mos. through 5 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration begins April 23.

May 8 - Staff Day - The library will be closed.

May 12 at 6:00 p.m. - Friends of the APL Annual Meeting and Dinner - Join us for an evening of food, information and fun. The dinner portion of this program will be catered by Grandee's Restaurant and will cost $10.00 per person. Reservation request forms may be picked up at the Adult Information Desk beginning April 21. You must turn in your reservation by Monday, May 5 at 5:00 p.m. Registration is required.

May 12 at 7:00 p.m. - Traveling The Franklin Road - Frank D. Watson will be presenting his program in first person as Dr. Benjamin Franklin. As Dr. Benjamin Franklin of The Franklin Road he brings Ben Franklin's focus on health, wealth and wisdom to life. This free program is open to the public and will follow immediately after the Friends of the APL Annual Meeting and Dinner.

May 13 at 10:00 a.m. - The Brave Young Men of Posey County - Don Scheck, co-author of Cheerio and Best Wishes: Letters from a World War II Hoosier Pilot, discusses how the young men of Posey County, including his father, prepared for World War II. This program is open to all ages.

May 14 and 28 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.

May 19 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. The club is always looking for new members!

May 19 at 6:00 p.m. - The P47 Thunderbolt: World War II Workhorse - Join local historian Harold Morgan for a discussion on the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter plane, manufactured in Evansville during World War II. This program is open to all ages.

May 20 at 1:00 p.m. - LITerally Speaking Book Discussion - This month the LITerally Speaking book discussion group will discuss Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver. Everyone is welcome to attend.

May 20 at 5:45 p.m. - APL Board of Trustees Meeting - This meeting is open to the public.

May 21 at 10:00 a.m. - Early Pioneer Life in Posey County - Local historian Jerry King, along with his wife Marsha, will talk about early Mount Vernon and Posey County history. This program is open to all ages.

May 26 - Memorial Day - The library will be closed.

May 28 at 6:00 p.m. - Summer Reading Program Kick-Off - Our summer reading program kicks-off with a Carnival of Science! Register for the summer reading program and get tickets to play various carnival games in the meeting rooms. Popcorn and drinks will be served. Registration is required.

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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