Birdseye Library plans Oct. activities

BIRDSEYE — The Birdseye Branch Library has several activities planned for October.

The book club for adults and high school students will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1. Newcomers are always welcome to join the group which meets the first Tuesday of each month. Extra copies of the current book are available at the library.

An art class for home schooled students will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 3 and 17. The first class will focus on fall-related fall art projects. This class will meet on the first and third Thursday of each month through December. Preregistration is required.

Toddler Tuesday will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8. Join Mary Jo Huff as she helps the littles make spooky lanterns and read some silly Halloween stories. She may even teach the, how to do the Monster Mash. Parents are to send along a change of clothes or bring toddlers in play clothes.

Storytime and crafts will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. Children of all ages are invited to listen to a staff member read a spooky Halloween story and make their very own Halloween pumpkin. She also will be playing a game or two for prizes. Treats will be given.

Saturday at the movies for kids will start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. The featured movie will be “Monster Family.” Popcorn and a drink will be available.

A Halloween family night of bingo will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15. Halloween- and fall-themed prizes will be given as a staff member calls off Halloween shapes. Pizza and drinks will be available. Preregistration is required.

Saturday kids’ craft time will start at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. A staff member will help make a spooky Halloween craft. Refreshments will be served. Registration is requested and children under the age of 8 must bring an adult to help with the craft.

Creepy Critters from Silly Safaris will be at the Birdseye Park Shelterhouse (weather permitting) at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22. Silly Safaris brings in a few not-so-scary animal friends to the park during fall break. The funologists from Silly Safaris will introduce participants to a variety of creatures to see, learn about and even touch. The event will provide an entertaining and educational experience that is fun for the whole family.

Halloween face painting techniques will be given at noon Saturday, Oct. 26. Come to the class to get some ideas. Preregistration is requested. Children under the age of 8 must bring an adult to help with the paint.

An adult craft club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29. This  month will be the first time that everyone will be using their first Cricut craft. They will be making tin can ghost and witches. A snack and drink will be provided. Preregistration is required.

The “Batty About Bats” program, given by a Patoka Lake naturalist, will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. The naturalist will be discussing bats in Indiana. Find out some myths from facts in this family-oriented program.

Trick-or-treating will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the library. Stop by for a treat.

A nurse will be available for free blood pressure checks each Thursday in October from 2 to 4 p.m.

Please register for programs by calling 812-389-1030, register online from the library’s website, or sign up at the library.

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