Ferdinand Library schedules Nov. events

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

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.

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

Teen Trivia will be start at 3:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Answer trivia questions for a chance to win a prize.

The afternoon book club starts at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. The club meets the first Thursday of the month. This month’s selection is “Still Life With Bread Crumbs” by Anna Quindlen. The next month’s book selection, “The Diary Of Mattie Spenser” by Sandra Dallas, 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.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. Grades two and older may attend; preregistration is required.

Free blood pressure checks will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. They are given the first Wednesday of the month. Faith community nurses from Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center administer the checks.

Adult Craft: Pumpkin Canvas Painting will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. This pumpkin painting on canvas was created for beginners. All supplies will be provided.  Preregistration is required.

A basement book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. 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 Nov. 12 in honor of Veterans Day.

Snack days for teens will be held at 3:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 13 and 27, in the teen room. The activity is on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Snacks will be provided.

Computer and tablet assistance will be given from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. 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.

Lucas the Lab will visit the library at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. Lucas is a certified therapy dog who loves to be read to. Children not wanting to read may have Lucas’s handler read while they sit and enjoy Lucas’s company.

Genealogy assistance will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. Resources will be provided by the library.

Silly Safari’s Reindeer Reserve will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Silly Safari’s Reindeer Reserve stars Courtney Christmas, the elf, with a live reindeer and other animals from the North Pole.

After School Craft for Kids: Making A Turkey is planned for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. All supplies will be provided; preregistration is required.

In observance of Thanksgiving, the library will be closed at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, and Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23.

Making play dough will start at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26. Kids of all ages are invited. Preregistration is required.

An evening book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27. The last book discussion will be discussed. This month’s selection is “American Music” by Jane Mendelsohn. The next month’s book selection, “The Secret History Of The Mongol Queens” by Jack Weatherford, 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.

A teen movie will be held at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28.

A holiday cookie recipe swap is planned for 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. Gather with friends and family to celebrate the season and share favorite holiday treats at a Christmas cookie recipe swap. People may bring in a copy of a recipe and a sample if they like.

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

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