Ferdinand Librarary sets January events

FERDINAND — The Ferdinand Branch Library has activities planned for January.

The Keurig Café will be held from 3:15 to 4 p.m. Mondays in the teen center. It is an opportunity to play a game, study or visit. Choose hot chocolate or cappuccino from the Keurig.

Teen Trivia will be start at 3:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Answer trivia questions for a chance to win prizes at the end of the school semester.

Stories for Littles will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Stories, songs and crafts will be featured.

The library will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1.

The winter reading program will start Jan. 2 and run through Jan. 31.

Free blood pressure checks will be provided from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2. They are given the first Wednesday of the month. Faith community nurses from Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center administer the checks.

The afternoon book club starts at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3. On the first Thursday of the month, members will discuss their last book selection. This month’s selection is “The Ladies Auxiliary” by Tova Mirvis. The next month’s book selection, “The Invention of Wings,” by Sue Monk Kidd, will be passed out to the group. Stop by the library to get a copy of the current selection.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math: Slimes and Mixtures, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4. Grades two and older may attend; preregistration is required.

A kids’ book club for grades three through five is being formed. The meeting will start at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7. A discussion will be on what book to start with.

Snack days for tweens/teens will be held at 3:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 15 and 29, in the teen room. The activity is on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Snacks will be provided.

The computer and tablet assistance will be given from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9. This is a time when patrons can come in for assistance using basic computer skills, e-mail, overdrive, writing letters, using a tablet, and so forth. Drops-ins are welcome.

A basement book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. Friends of the Ferdinand Library are sponsoring the sale. Cost is $.50 for paperbacks and $1 for hardbacks. Enter the library basement from the north side of the library from the Ferdinand Community Center’s parking lot.

An after school kids craft is planned at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14. This craft will be some type of winter scene.

The 4-H Night will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Fed in and Branch Library.

Teen Craft: Snowflake will take place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16. Preregistration is required.

Genealogy assistance will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. Resources will be provided by the Ferdinand Branch Library.

Adult Craft: Snowflake String Art will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. Preregistration is required.

The library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21.

An evening book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23. The last book discussion will be discussed. This month’s selection is “The Buddha in the Attic” by Julie Otsuka. The next month’s book selection, “Air Raid Nights and Radio Days” by Don Schroeder, will be passed out to the group. Stop by the library to get a copy of the current selection.

A Disney theme storytime will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. Visitors may dress up if they want to.

A stuffed animal sleepover will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28. Drop off stuffed animals any time between 6 and 7 p.m. and let them spend the night at the library.

A teen movie, “An Elephant’s Journey,” will be shown at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. The PG rated movie will last 87 minutes. Popcorn will be served.

For programs that require registration, go to the Event Keeper at www.jdcpl.us or call 812-367-1671.

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