Birdseye Library sets July events

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

The book club for adults and high school students will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 2. The book, “Cutting for Stone,” author Abraja, Verghese, will be discussed. “When Crickets Cry” by Charles Martin is the book choice that will be handed out for August discussion. 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 Birdseye library.

Toddler Tuesday will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9. Join Mary Jo Huff as she takes the littles back in time for a day in her time. Come jump rope, play duck, duck, goose and enjoy a wonderful afternoon outside with bubbles and chalk time. Make sure to bring a change of clothes or bring toddlers in play clothes..

The Silly Safaris Program will be held at the Birdseye Park at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 11. All ages are invited to attend this free program. Join one of the popular cast as they introduce participants to animals from around out of this world. Registration is not required.

Storytime and crafts will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 11. Children of all ages are invited to listen to a librarian as she reads a summer story and helps them make a summer craft. A snack will be provided.

Saturday at the movies for kids will start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13. The featured movie will be “The Little Mermaid.” Popcorn and a drink will be available.

Touch a Firetruck Day will be held between 5 and 6 p.m. Thursday, July 16. Join firemen behind the library at the fire station for a chance to get up close to a firetruck and meet local firemen.

A new event — Snap, Clap, Wiggle and Giggle — involves storytelling with a staff member at the Birdseye Park. The event will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 18. Mary Jo Huff will present stories, music and movement and invites the audience to join in the fun. Presentations are filled with humor because laughter is contagious. Music is introduced that invites children to participate while learning. Puppets provide a visual and oral experience for all children.

Saturday kids’ craft time will start at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20. Join Amy Jo Lytle to make an outdoors craft. Refreshments will be served. Preregistration is requested and children under the age of 8 must bring an adult to help with the craft.

The adult craft club will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23. A librarian will lead the adults in its last summer-themed project. Refreshments will be served. Registration will be required due to limited space.

Saturday at the Movies 2 will start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27. “New Apollo” is the featured movie this month. The library will show a movie for teens and tweens on the fourth Saturday of each month. Popcorn and a drink will be served. Movies are rated PG.

Snack time will take place every Tuesday and Thursday in July, starting at 3 p.m.

Thursday summer movies start at 2:30 p.m. A variety of G & PG movies will be shown each Thursday throughout the month of July. Check the library for a full list.

The library will be closed on July 4.

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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