Ferdinand Library sets Dec. events

Ferdinand Library sets Dec. events

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

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.

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

A gingerbread house will be built and decorated at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2. All materials will be supplied. All ages welcome; preregistration is required.

Genealogy assistance will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4. Learn to use the databases offered by the Ferdinand Branch Library and pick up genealogy forms to assist in recording family information.

The afternoon book club starts at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. On the first Thursday of the month, members will discuss their last book selection. This month’s selection is “The Story of Arthur Truluv” by Elizabeth Berg. The next month’s book selection, “At Home in Mitford” by Jan Karon, 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 homemade cookie exchange will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. Bring 12 dozen homemade cookies and the recipe to the cookie exchange. Take home 12 dozen homemade cookies. Place the cookies in packages of one dozen. Preregistration is required. Upon registration, you will be contacted so you can tell the library what cookie you will be bringing. Only adults may participate in the exchange.

The RoSco Folk Dulcimer Concert will start at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. Ronda Haley and Scott Conner will play traditional Americana, classical, folk music and hymns on dulcimer, guitar and ukulele. Christmas music will be featured during the concert.

Santa Claus visits the library at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Santa will read stories and hand out a gift. Cameras are allowed. Everyone is welcome.

A cocoa kit will be made by teens and young people at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9. Preregistration is required.

Blood pressure checks will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. The shots are administered by a Faith Community nurse from Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. No appointment is needed.

Computer and tablet assistance will be provided from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. Learning basic computer skills, writing letters using email, overdrive, tablet, and so forth, will be offered. Drop-ins are welcome.

An cinnamon spice ornament craft will be made at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. Use cookie cutters and special “dough” to make cinnamon-spice ornaments. Preregistration is required. 

A teen movie will be shown at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. The teens may select a movie; popcorn and a beverage will be provided.

A basement book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Friends of the Ferdinand Library are sponsoring the sale. Cost is 50 cents 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.

Loom knitting will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Participants will learn easy, step-by-step knitting instructions using a round loom. Supplies will be provided. Learn how to crochet as well.

A STEM Challenge: Construct a gingerbread house will take place at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, for students in grade two and higher. Registration is required.

An adult evening book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18. The club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month to discuss the last book selection. This month’s selection is “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.  The next month’s book selection, “Bless Me Ultimaz” by Rudolfo A. Anaya, will be passed out to the group. Stop by the library to get a copy of the current selection.

Genealogy assistance will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19. Explore genealogy databases, and pick up forms to record your family’s history. 

The library will be closed Dec. 24 for Christmas Eve, Dec. 25 for Christmas Day and Dec. 31 for New Year’s Eve.

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

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