Ferdinand Library plans Oct. events

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

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. Tuesdays. Stories, songs and crafts will be featured.

The afternoon book club starts at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. On the first Thursday of the month, members will discuss their last book selection. This month’s selection is “Winter Garden” by Kristen Hannah. 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 Ray Major Concert will meet at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. Enjoy the music of the 1930’s and 1940’s. Everyone is welcome.

A Shrinky Dink Craft will be made at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7. Color and cut out Shrinky Dinks that are baked and shrank. Preregistration is required.

Blood pressure checks will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9. A parish nurse will check them. No appointment is needed.

Computer and tablet assistance will be provided from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9. . Learning basic computer skills and using email, overdrive, tablet, and so forth, will be offered. Drop-ins are welcome.

A presentation on the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s will be given at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. Toni Morgan of the Alzheimer’s Association will present the program.

The dulcimer group practice will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. Participants may continue practicing the music shared during the library’s recent session of dulcimer lessons. All dulcimer players and all skill levels are welcome. 

Teen movies will be shown at 3:15 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 10 and 31. The teens may select a movie; popcorn and a beverage will be provided.

Storytime with Lucas will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. Lucas is a certified therapy dog who loves to be read to.

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

The library will be closed on Oct. 14 for staff development day.

Genealogy assistance will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. Learn how to use Newspapers.com. Access The Herald from 1895-2019 and the Jasper Weekly Courier from 1858-1922.

Loom knitting will be featured from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Easy step-by-step knitting instructions using a round loom will be given. Supplies will be provided. 

Family pumpkin painting will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21. Kids can get creative and paint a pumpkin. Pumpkins and materials will be provided. Preregistration is required.

Creepy Critters will be at the YMCA at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22.

A family movie, “Secret Life of Pets 2,” will be shown at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23.

An adult evening book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. The club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month to discuss the last book selection. This month’s selection is “The Boys in the Boat” written by Daniel James Brown. The next month’s book selection will be passed out to the group. Stop by the library to get a copy of the current selection.

Family Craft: Fall Luminaries will be made at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. Decorate a jar with tissue paper and tree silhouettes. Preregistration is required.

Adult Arts and Crafts: “Give Thanks” plaques will be made from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24.  Apply vinyl cut with the library’s Cricut to plaques. All materials will be provided. Preregistration is required.

A movie for grownups will be shown at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. The movie will be determined; popcorn and a beverage will be provided.

A program on attracting birds to backyard feeders will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Local author Ken Barnes will host the program. Door prizes, including Barnes’ book, “Saving Wildlife,” will be available. Parents may bring their children. Everyone is welcome.

Trick-or-treating will take place between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Come in family-friendly costumes and get a treat.

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




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