Ferdinand Library schedules Dec. events

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

The Keurig Café will be held from 3:15 to 4 p.m. Mondays in the teen center. It is an opportunity to play a game, study or visit. Choose hot chocolate or cappuccino from the Keurig.

Teen Trivia will be start at 3:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Answer trivia questions for a chance to win prizes at the end of the school semester.

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

A gingerbread creation will be made at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4. Materials will be supplied. Gingerbread houses or men can be created. Materials will be supplied. Ages 5 and older are asked to attend. Registration is required.

Free blood pressure checks will be provided from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5. They are given the first Wednesday of the month. Faith community nurses from Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center administer the checks.

The afternoon book club starts at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. On the first Thursday of the month, members will discuss their last book selection. This month’s selection is “The Diary of Mattie Spenser” by Sandra Dallas. The next month’s book selection, “The Ladies Auxiliary by Tova Mirvis,” by Sandra Dallas, will be passed out to the group. Stop by the library to get a copy of the current selection.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math: Slimes and Mixtures, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. Grades two and older may attend; preregistration is required.

A basement book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. 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.

A Christmas kids’ canvas painting will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

A teen snack day is planned for 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. A light snack will be offered to tweens and teens in the teen room on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.

Computer and tablet assistance will be given from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12. 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.

A book presentation, “A Surgeon’s Odyssey,” will be given at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. Author Dr. Richard Moss, will share some slides from his travels and discuss the book. After his presentation, he will be available for questions and answers. Books will be available for purchase or bring one along for the author to sign.

The Teen Oreo Challenge will be held at 3:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17. There will be several different flavors, and people will have to try to guess which ones they are.

A teen movie, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” will be shown at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18. The movie is rated PG.

After School Craft for Kids: Making A Christmas Ornament is planned for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19. All supplies will be provided; preregistration is required.

An evening book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19. The last book discussion will be discussed. This month’s selection is “The Secret History of the Mongol Queens” by Jack Weatherford. The next month’s book selection, “The Buddha in the Attic” by Julie Otsuka, 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.

Genealogy assistance will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20. Resources will be provided by the Ferdinand Branch Library.

The library is closed on Dec. 24, 25 and 31 for the holidays.

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




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