Ferdinand Library sets April events

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

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 in the Teen Room. Answer trivia questions for a chance to win prizes at the end of the school semester. Snacks will be available.

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

Generations tax assistance for the elderly and low-income families will be given from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, April 1 and 8. For more information, call Mary Weyer at 812-367-2842.

Lucas will visit the library at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 2.

Blood pressure checks will be given from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 3.

The afternoon book club starts at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 4. 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.

Basement book sales will be held throughout April. The times and dates are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 5; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6; and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13. 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 Harry Potter Escape Room will be featured from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Teams of four to six people may sign up for the escape room. This activity is reserved for adults or high school-aged patrons who have registered for a specific time. They will be allowed exactly 30 minutes from their appointed time. Those arriving late will have less time to complete the tasks needed to escape the room. Preregistration is required.

Genealogy assistance will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 10. Learning basic computer skills, email, overdrive or using a tablet, and so forth, will be offered. Walk-ins are welcome.
After School Legos will be available at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the children’s room.

Movies for grownups will be shown at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11, and at 1 p.m. Friday, April 26. “Life of the Party” will start at 6 p.m. April 11 and “Green Book” will begin at 1 p.m. April 26. Popcorn and drinks will be available. Ages 18 and older are invited to attend.

Teen movies will be shown at 3:15 p.m. Fridays, April 12 and 26, and Wednesday, April 17. Popcorn and drinks will be served. The movies, rated PG-13, will be announced.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathemathics Challenge: Balloon Cup Shooters will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 12. Students in grades two and up will learn about acceleration and loft. All materials will be provided. Preregistration is required.

Family Craft: Perler Bead Creations will be featured from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 15. Participants may make their own creations. All ages are welcome. Children under age 8 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Electric Pressure Cooker 101: Using Electric Pressure Cookers for Healthy Family Meals will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 16. Jan Dougan will teach the basics of cooking under pressure. Learn more about how the electric pressure cooker works, safe food practices, the care of the appliance, and some secrets for success. Preregistration is required.

Genealogy assistance will be provided at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18. Erin Doyle will provide instruction on scanning documents and photos. Time will be available for individual scanning.
The library will be closed on Friday, April 19.

Kinship Support Group will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, and from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25. Kinship care is any living arrangement in which a caregiver is caring for children who are related to or have a prior relationship with the caregiver without a parent. Come learn more. Find support. Meet others with the same needs. Activities for children will be provided by the library during the caregiver session. Register each child individually. Provided in partnership with Purdue Extension-Dubois County.

An evening book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. On the fourth Wednesday 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.

Early voting will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 29.

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




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