Ferdinand Library schedules Feb. events

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

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.

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

After-school snack and games will be held at 3:15 p.m. Tuesdays after school. Enjoy a snack and play some board games.

Generations tax assistance will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, beginning Feb. 10. Tax assistance will given for the elderly. For more information, call Mary Weyer at 812-367-2842.

Lucas the Lab will visit the library at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. Lucas is a therapy dog who loves to be read to. Come hear some stories and read to Lucas.

Canvas painting for kids will begin Monday, Feb. 3. The class will feature Valentine-themed painting. Preregistration is required.

Genealogy assistance will be provided from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. Assistance will be provided with genealogy searches. Learn about databases available at the library. Pick up forms to record family history.

A heart pillow craft will be made at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. No-sew tied pillows are made from fleece. Preregistration is required.

The afternoon book club starts at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. 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.

An Advanced Care Planning meeting will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. Learn the steps in preparing an Advanced Care Directive from professionals at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.

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

Textile Arts: Crochet will be featured from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Learn to crochet using the library’s supplies or people may bring yarns that they have selected. Loom knitting instruction will continue. Everyone is welcome. Children age 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Blood pressure checks will be provided from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. This free service is offered the second Wednesday of the month. The shots are administered by a Faith Community nurse from Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.

Computer and tablet assistance will be provided from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. Learning basic computer skills, email, Overdrive, RB Digital and using their devices and more. Drop-ins are welcome.

Beginning Sewing will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. Learn basic sewing skills and construct a simple tote bag. The class is intended for adults and teens 15 and younger. Class size is limited; preregistration is required.   

The library will be closed Monday, Feb. 17 for Presidents Day.

“Kahoot!” trivia will be played at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the teen center. During after-school snacks, youth ages 13 and older can compete in “Kahoot!” trivia for a chance to win prizes.

Crafternoons, an adult arts-and-crafts session, will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. The craft will be making a Scrabble tile family plaque. All supplies are provided. Adults only may attend. Preregistration is required.

Genealogy assistance will be given at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. Stop in and get assistance using the resources provided by your library.

A Land Beneath the Lakes presentation will be shown at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources offers this informative presentation which focuses on the lands that are now underwater as a result of the building of Patoka Lake.

The Leap into Science Family Workshop is planned for 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24. At this evening family event, learn about wind and participate in a variety of experiments and crafts. Bring the whole family as all ages are welcome. Register each child individually so that the library staff can be better prepared. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. This is a Leap into Science Workshop developed by the Franklin Institute.

“Kahoot” trivia will be played at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the youth room. During after-school snacks, youth under the age of 13 can come to the youth programming room to compete in trivia for a chance to win prizes.

An adult evening book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26. The club meets the last Wednesday of each month to discuss the 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.

An after school movie will be shown at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27. Youth can help choose a movie and enjoy some popcorn.

Adult Arts and Crafts will be made at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27. A Scrabble tile family plaque will be the featured craft. All supplies are provided. Adults only may attend. Preregistration is required.

The One Giant Leap Day Space party will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 29. There will be games, snacks, crafts and a story read from the International Space Station. All ages are welcome. Preregister each child individually for this event. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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




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