Ferdinand Library plans Nov. events

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

The library will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day, will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, and be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29, in observance of Thanksgiving.

The Keurig Café will be held from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays in the teen center. Keurig beverages will be served.

Teen trivia will be played at 3:15 p.m. Tuesdays. A snack and beverage will be served. Answer trivia questions for a chance to win a monthly prize.

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

Genealogy assistance will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. Learn to use the databases offered by the Ferdinand Branch Library and pick up genealogy forms to assist in recording your family information.

The afternoon book club starts at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. On the first Thursday of the month, members will discuss their last book selection. This month’s selection is “I Feel Bad About My Neck” by Nora Ephron. The next month’s book selection, “The Story of Arthur Truluy,” 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.

Research Archaeologist Rachel Sharkey, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, will give a presentation on the human skeleton at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7.  Join Sharkey to learn what bioarchaeologists look for when studying skeletal remains. Special attention will be given to historical diseases that may have inflicted early settlers in Indiana and how bioarchaeological analysis can tell people about those maladies.

 A basement book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. 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.

Loom knitting will be offers from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 1-4 PM. Participants will learn easy, step-by-step knitting instructions using a round loom and how to crochet. Supplies will be provided.  Learn how to crochet as well. 

Blood pressure checks will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13. No appointment is needed.

Computer and tablet assistance will be provided from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13. Learning basic computer skills and using email, overdrive, tablet, and so forth, will be offered. Drop-ins are welcome.

November 16  Silly Safari’s Reindeer Reserve will share live reindeer and other animals from the North Pole at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the YMCA.

A STEM Challenge will take place at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, for students in grade two and higher. Registration is required.

The after-school craft for kids will feature Perler beads at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required. 

An adult evening book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. The club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month to discuss the last book selection. This month’s selection is “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison. The next month’s book selection, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot, will be passed out to the group. Stop by the library to get a copy of the current selection.

Adult Arts & Crafts: Festive Wine Bottle will be made at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. Participants will decorate a wine bottle with ribbon, a reindeer and snowflakes.  All supplies will be provided.  Registration is required.

A movie for grownups will be shown at 1 p.m.   Friday, Nov. 22. Popcorn and a beverage will be available. The movie will be announces at a later date. 

Family Craft: Pumpkin Pie Wheel will be made at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25.  Registration 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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