Ferdinand Library plans August events

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

The Keurig Café will meet until 4:30 p.m. Mondays, beginning Aug. 12, after school in the teen center. It is an opportunity to play a game, study or visit. Choose hot chocolate or cappuccino from the Keurig.

Stories for Littles will go back to Thursdays, beginning Aug. 8.  Stories, songs and crafts will be featured at 10:30 a.m.

Teen Trivia will be held from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Aug. 13. Teens will meet in the library’s teen center to play trivia for a chance to win prizes. Snacks will be available.

People attending the library between Aug. 1 and 9 may write their favorite book title on heart and enter into a drawing for an Amazon gift card. The winner will be drawn on Aug. 9 to celebrate National Book Lover’s Day.

The afternoon book club starts at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. On the first Thursday of the month, members will discuss their last book selection. The next month’s book selection will be passed out to the group at the end of the meeting. Stop by the library to get a copy of the current selection.

Computer and tablet assistance will be given from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. This is a time where patrons can come in for assistance using basic computer skills, email, overdrive, writing letters, using a tablet, and so forth. Drop-ins are welcome.

The Cemetery Symbolism Part II presentation will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8. Learn about the markings, inscriptions and symbols found in cemeteries through the eyes of historian Jeannie R. Regan Dinius as she presents a continuation of her cemetery symbolism program. All ages are welcome.

The library will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 9, due to staff development day. The library will reopen at 1:30 p.m.

A basement book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. Friends of the Ferdinand Library are sponsoring the sale. Cost is 50 cents 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.

Genealogy assistance will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15. Drop-ins will be offered help using the genealogy resources provided by the library.

SwallowTale will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. SwallowTale is a musical ensemble made up of Duane and Anita Murphy of Dubois and Ron, Camille and Summer Rathfon of French Lick. Using guitar, violin, bodhran (Irish drum), tin whistles and a variety of other instruments, SwallowTale specializes in Celtic music from Ireland and Scotland. The group also plays other types of traditional and folk music.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Challenge: Root Beer Floats will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19. Students in grades two and up will learn about the states of matter while making root beer floats. Preregistration is required.

Play-Doh fun will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21. Play-doh will be brought out and the mess will be cleaned up. All ages are welcome.

An adult evening book club starts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21. Members will discuss their last book selection each month. The next month’s book selection will be passed out to the group at the end of the meeting. Stop by the library to get a copy of the current selection.

A teen movie will be shown at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22. Help select a movie and enjoy popcorn with a beverage.

Knitting and crocheting will be featured from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. Learn how to knit using knitting needles or knitting looms. Participants may either bring their own supplies or use the library’s supplies. They may work on their own projects or help make hats. All ages are welcome. Children 8 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Family storytime will start at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26. Participants may wear their pajamas and come hear a few stories.

After-school Legos will be played from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28.

Adult Arts and Crafts: Tin Can Pumpkins will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29. Attendees will be painting and embellishing tin cans to create pumpkins. This program is reserved for adults. Preregistration is required.

A movie for grownups will be shown at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. “Amazing Grace” is a documentary presenting the live recording of Aretha Franklin’s album Amazing Grace at The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles, in January 1972. The documentary is rated G and is 89 minutes long.

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

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