Birdseye Library sets October events

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

A nurse will be available for free blood pressure checks Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

The book club for adults and high school students will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. The book “Fractured Not Broken” by local author Kelly Schaefer will be discussed. “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen will be handed out for the November 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.

An art class for home-schooled students will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Oct. 4 and 18. Students will focus on fall-related art projects. The class will meet on the first and third Thursday of each month through December. Registration is required.

Storytime and crafts will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Children of all ages are invited to listen to The Crazy Bat Lady, a naturalist from Marengo Cave, tell a creepy bat story. A Halloween craft will be made and treats will be provided.

Saturday at the movies for kids will take place at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 13. The featured movie is “Hotel Transylvania 3.” Popcorn and a drink will be available.

Toddler Tuesday will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. Mary will help toddlers paint little pumpkins and read some silly Halloween stories. Parents are asked to bring change of clothes or to let their children play in the clothes they wear.

Saturday Kids Craft Time will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.  Participants will make a spooky Halloween craft. Refreshments will be served. Registration is requested. Children younger than age 8 must bring an adult to help with the craft.

The Adult Craft Club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23. Members will make a wine bottle decoration. A snack and a drink will be provided. Registration is required.

The Haunted Jail Spooktacular at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 will feature storyteller Erin Doyle, who will entertain all ages with her original spooky story performed in the old jail behind the Birdseye Library. After the scary tale, snacks will be served and addtional events will take place in the library.

The Birdseye Library Fright Fest will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. The fest will feature an entire day of Halloween movies (rated G and PG) and Halloween and fall crafts.

Patoka Lake Naturalist Dana Reckelhoff will present Batty About Bats at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30. The program will feature facts about the bats of Indiana and some myths about the creatures.

Children are invited to trick-or-treat at the library from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31.

To register for programs, call 812 -389-1030, visit the library’s website or stop by the library.

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