Ferdinand Library sets June events

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

The summer learning program, “A Universe of Stories,” is underway.

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

An ice cream social will be featured from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, June 3, on the library’s patio.

Wednesday movies will be shown at 10 a.m. throughout June. All movies except “Smallfoot,” which is rated G, are rated PG. The dates and movies are June 5, “Paddington 2,” 104 minutes; June 12, “Smallfoot,” 109 minutes; “Incredibles 2,” 225 minutes; or “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” 116 minutes.

Computer and tablet assistance will be given from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 5. Drop-ins are welcome to bring their computer or tablet.

Father’s Day Craft: Mug will be made at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 5. All ages are welcome. Preregistration is required.

Sam Bartlett Stuntology will be featured at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6. A Stuntology presentation is an array of physical impossibilities and absurdities that can be wrought with everyday objects. Bartlett coaxes horrible sounds out of straws, makes forks float, napkins balance and paper expand. After Bartlett demonstrates, it’s the participants’ turn. Bartlett demonstrates, then it’s your turn.

An adult afternoon book club will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 6. On the first Thursday of the month, members will discuss their last book selection. The next month’s book selection is entitled “Crossing on the Paris,” written by Dana Gynther. Stop by the library to get a copy of the current selection.

Canvas painting with Tyler Walton will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 6. The program is reserved for adults. Preregistration is required; registration will open May 28.

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

Family Lego play time will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, June 10. All ages are welcome. Children under age 8 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

A solar survival program for teens and adults will start at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 10. Learn about survival skills that utilize the power of the sun, including to purify water.

Elsenpeter Marionettes will be at the YMCA at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 13.

Family Play-Doh will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, June 17. Children under age 8 should be accompanied by an adult.

Solar system bingo will be played at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 19. Play bingo and learn the names of the planets in the solar system. All ages are welcome. Children under age 8 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

A genealogy session will start at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 14. Preregistration is required.

Preparations for the Heimatfest box parade will start from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 21. Ages 12 and under may bring their imagination; supplies will be provided. Preregistration is required. 

Kids canvas painting will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Children entering kindergarten and older may attend to paint an “out of this world” masterpiece. Registration is required; it opens June 1.

STEM: Explorer Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, June 24 and 25. Explorers Camp will give campers fun and creative opportunities to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math by using robots to spark campers interest in STEM and STEM-related fields. The camps will encourage teamwork and cooperation among campers and connect campers with local or national STEM role models.

An adult evening book club starts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26. Members will discuss their last book selection each month. 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.

Professor Steve’s Space and Flight Show: Super Sonic Sounds will begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 27, at the YMCA. Things are going to hover, fly, crash and change shapes all for the purpose of showing what it takes to escape the pull of gravity. All ages are invited.

Troubadours of Divine Bliss are to perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 27. “The Troubadours of Divine Bliss create music that transforms the hear and illuminates the soul. Their songs will brighten your day, lift your spirit, and move you. The warmth of their harmonies, the power of their words, and the progression of their melodies carries you to a meditative place and gently grounds you back into your best self.” — Jonathan Cowherd

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

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