Birdseye Library sets June events

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

The book club for adults and high school students will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 4. The book, “She Got Off the Couch” by Haven Kimmel will be discussed. “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese is the book choice that will be handed out for July 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 library.

Stuntologist Sam Bartlett will be at the Birdseye Park at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 6. Bartlett demonstrates and teaches an assortment of parlor tricks that leave an audience clamoring for more. This is subversive science education at its best. Typical stunts include making a ping pong ball float in the air, balancing 13 nails on the head of one nail, and writing a name backwards and forwards simultaneously.

Saturday at the Movies for kids will start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8. The featured movie will be “The New How to Train Your Dragon — The Hidden World.” Popcorn and a drink will be available.

Toddler Tuesday will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 11. A staff member will help the littles put on a tea party. An afternoon is planned with a tea craft, music, tea sets, lemonade and pastries. Parents are asked to bring a change of clothes or bring their children in play clothes.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 11 and 12. Preregistration is required. Go to www. for more information.

Storytime and crafts will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13. Children of all ages are invited to listen to a special guest reader as she reads a summer story and helps them make a summer craft. A snack will be provided.

Saturday kids’ craft time will start at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Join a staff member in making a Father’s Day 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 second annual archery program, sponsored by Zehr’s Automotive, will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the Birdseye Park. Join Dana Reckelhoff and her crew from Patoka Lake reserve as they teach children about archery safety. Snacks and a drink will be provided. Registration is required due to limited space and signed waivers are required.

Animal Tales will be featured at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Birdseye Park. The program will feature a variety of exotic animals from across the globe that utilizes unique abilities to build and construct as part of survival in the wild. Be prepared to get up close and personal learning about these constructive critters. No registration is required.

Saturday at the Movies 2 will start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22. “New Patrick” 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 available. Movies are rated PG.

An adult craft club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25. A staff member will lead the adults in chalk-painted whiskey bottle summer torches. Refreshments will be served. Preregistration is required.

Professor Steve will be presenting a program at the Birdseye Park at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 27. Participants will learn about some of those who dreamed about flying like the birds and laid the groundwork needed to make space travel a reality.

They will watch toys fly as they teach about aerodynamics, gravity and thrust.

The All About Beavers will give a presentation at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29, behind the library. Join Dana Reckelhoff from the Patoka Lake Nature Center as she presents a program that is all about beavers. The program will be interactive with the audience and will even have a wet suit and a beaver-like suit. Get ready to get wet and build a dam.

A nurse will be available for free blood pressure checks each Thursday in June 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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