Ferdinand Library plans Jan. events

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

The Teen Keurig Café will be open from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays in the teen center. Participants may play a game, study or visit. Keurig beverages — choice of hot cocoa or cappuccino — will be served.

After-school games and snacks will be featured at 3:15 p.m. Kids and teens are invited to enjoy a snack and play games.

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

The winter reading program will be held Jan. 2 through 31.

The library will be closed on Jan. 1 for New Year’s Eve Day and on Jan. 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Canvas Painting: Mixed Media Art will start at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6. Create a snowman on canvas using paint, felt and buttons. All ages are welcome. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration is required.

Blood pressure checks will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8. The shots are free and are administered by a Faith Community nurse from Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. No appointment is needed.

Computer and tablet assistance will be provided from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8. Learning basic computer skills, writing letters using email, overdrive, tablet, and so forth, will be offered. Drop-ins are welcome.

Genealogy assistance will be offered between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8. Explore databases available at the library.

The afternoon book club starts at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9. On the first Thursday of the month, members will discuss their last book selection. This month’s selection is “At Home in Mitford” by Jan Karon. Stop by the library to get a copy of the current selection.

A Beginning Sewing class is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9. Learn basic sewing skills, sewing machine and tool basics, sew seams and construct a simple tote bag. The class is intended ages 15 and older. The class also will meet on Jan. 23. Class size is limited. Preregistration is required. 

A basement book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. 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.

Textile Arts: Crochet will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. Learn to crochet using the library’s supplies or bring yarn that has been selected. Loom knitting will continue as well during this time for those who are working on projects. Everyone is welcome.

After-school loom knitting will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13. Learn how to knit hats and other creations on the round loom.

Crafternoons will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15. Join library staff for an afternoon offering of the adult arts and crafts program. A perpetual calendar will be made; all supplies are provided. Registration is required. 

The Mini Snow Globe Craft will be made at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15. Make a snow globe scene using clear plastic cups and decorating them with snowmen, trees and artificial snow. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration is required.

Genealogy assistance will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16. Explore databases available at the library.

A “Kahoot!” competition for ages 13 and up is planned for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 and for students in fifth grade thorugh age 12 at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. Participants will compete in Kahoot trivia for a chance to win a prize.

Free-motion quilting will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, and Saturday, Jan. 23. Those with sewing experience are invited to participate in a free-motion quilting class. Upon registration, participants will be contacted with additional information so it can be determine if their sewing machine is compatible with free-motion quilting. Preregistration is required. A weekend class will be offered on Jan. 25. 

A Shrinky Dink Craft will be made at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22. Color and bake Shrinky Dinks with library staff. All ages are welcome. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration is required.

An adult evening book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22. This month’s selection is “Bless Me Ultima” by Rudolfo A. Anaya. Stop by the library to get a copy of the current selection.

An after-school movie will be held at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23. Help choose a movie and enjoy some popcorn.

A STEM Challenge: What Causes the Seasons will take place at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, for students in grade two and older. Learn about light and shadows and how they affect the world around us at different times of the year. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration is required.

Adult Arts and Crafts will start at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30. Participants will make a perpetual calendar. All supplies will be provided. Preregistration is required.

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




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