Ferdinand Library plans July events

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

The summer learning program is underway. The theme is “A Universe of Stories.”

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

Family Chalk Day will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 1. Decorate the library sidewalks and parking lot with chalk. Chalk supplies will be provided, but participants may bring their chalk. Children under age of 8 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Family movies will be held 10 a.m. Wednesdays and are rated PG. Dates of the movies are July 3, “Sherlock Gnomes,” 1 hour, 1 hour, 26 minutes; July 10, “A Wrinkle in Time,” 1 hour, 55 minutes; July 17, “Christopher Robin,” 2 hours; July 24, “Mary Poppins,” 2 hours, 10 minutes; and “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” 1 hour, 44 minutes.

The library will be closed Thursday, July 4, because of Fourth of July.

Family Lego play time will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, July 8. All ages are welcome. Children under age 8 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Computer and tablet assistance will be given from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 10. 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.

NASA Solar System Ambassador Adrienne Provenzano will speak at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at the Jasper Middle School auditorium. Her presentation will include a question and answer interaction about the Space Station and robotics associated with the Space Station, celebrating the Apollo 11 anniversary and the future of NASA. The presentation is open to all. Registration is not required.

Silly Safaris presents “A Universe of Stories! Aliens ... Really Weird Animals!” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at the YMCA. Ryan the Lion is the star.

The adult afternoon book club starts at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 11. 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. The next book distributed will be “Chocolat” by Joanne Harris.

A basement book sale will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13. 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.

The Southern Hollow Dulcimer and Folk Group will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Bring family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of music performed by the group.

Play-Doh fun will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, July 15. The whole family is invited to bring their imagination. Children under age 8 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Stories by Storyteller Mary Jo Huff will be heard at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18. Huff is a storytelling artist and scientist who weaves together drama, music, sign language and sketches to share about the Earth. Everyone is welcome. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. 

A genealogy session will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18. Stop and get assistance using the resources provided by the library.

The last day of the summer learning program is Friday, July 19.

Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary party is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20. NASA Ambassador Amanda Scurry shared information about the Apollo 11 landing on the moon. The anniversary celebration will include photo opportunities, crafts, snacks and out-of-the-world fun. Attendees may pretend they’re an astronaut and “walk” on the moon. Everyone is welcome. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Family craft time begins at 3 p.m. Monday, July 22. Participants will make a UFO and an alien. All ages are welcome. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration is required.

An adult evening book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24. On the fourth Wednesday 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.

Adult Arts and Crafts: Canvas Painting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. A sunflower will be painted on canvas. Preregistration is required; registration will open July 1.

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




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