Ferdinand Library sets March activities

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

Come grow with us during the month of March and pick up vegetable flower and herb seeds in preparation for the growing season. Supplies will be provided as long as they last.

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

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.

Young Adulting 101 for students in grades five through high school will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Attendees will learn how to make simple food using simple ingredients while learning about food and kitchen safety. They will eat what they prepare. Preregistration is required.

After-school snack and games will start at 3:15 p.m. Tuesdays after school. Teens who do not wish to participate in Young Adult 101 may enjoy a snack and beverage in the teen center.

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

Canvas painting for kids will begin at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 2. The class will feature a Patrick’s Day-themed painting. Preregistration is required.

Genealogy assistance will be provided from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. Assistance will be provided with genealogy searches. Learn about databases available at the library. Pick up forms to record family history.

The adult afternoon book club will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 5. 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.

Staff development day is from 8 a.m. to noon. The library will open at 1:30 p.m.

A birds and their habitat presentation will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7. Hear local author Ken Barnes discuss birds and the importance of their habitat. Everyone is welcome.

Textile Arts: Knit, Crochet and Sew will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7. Participants will learn to crochet using the library’s supplies or they may bring yarns that they have selected. Loom knitting instruction will continue. Beginning sewing instruction will be provided. Everyone is invited. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

A Pi Day pizza party will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. Teens are welcome to come to the teen center to enjoy some pizza and pie for dessert to celebrate upcoming Pi Day on March 14.

After-school loom knitting will take place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11. Learn to make a hat or headband on the knitting loom.

Computer and tablet assistance will be provided from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 11. While using their own computer and devices, patrons will receive assistance with basic computer skills and using email, overdrive. Drop-ins are welcome.

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

Beginning sewing will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12. Learn basic sewing skills and construct a simple tote bag. The class is intended for adults and teens age 15 and older. Class size is limited. Preregistration is required.

A basement book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14. 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.

Color and bake will be featured at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. Bakers will color and bake some shrinky dinks. Preregistration is required.

Crafternoons will make stenciled flour sack towels from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. Join in for an afternoon offering of our adult arts and crafts program. Preregistration is required.

An after-school movie will be shown at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, March 19. Help choose a movie and eat some popcorn.

The presentation, What Did Your Ancestors Die From?, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19. Sarah Halter, executive director of the Indiana Medical Museum, will discuss historic causes of death and common names of illnesses often found in genealogy records. Everyone is welcome.

Paint like Bob Ross starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21. Participants will paint “Island Wilderness” during this four-hour class. Preregistration is required by visiting www.bendintheroadstudios.com. 

Family Craft: Paint a Racecar will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, March 23. Everyone will paint a wooden car to take home. Preregistration is required.

Family Craft: Paint a Flowerpot will take place at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 24. Participants will paint a flower pot to take home. Preregistration is required.

Rag quilts will be made from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 25. Learn the rag quilt method in this one-day workshop. Preregistration is required. Upon registration, participants will be contacted and provided with a supply list.

An adult evening book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March. 25. The club meets the fourth 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.

Patoka Lake’s “Return of the Wild” will be presented at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the YMCA. Patoka Lake Naturalist Dana Recker will give the program. Discover what Indiana’s native wildlife has been up to all winter long and how they survive the cold in this hour-long program. Participants will get to meet live animals up close

Adult arts and crafts is starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26. Stenciled flour sack towels will be made. Preregistration is required. The program is reserved for adults.

Saturday Stories for Littles will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28. Stories, songs and crafts will be featured.

A STEM Challenge: Flotation will take place at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 30, for students in grade two and higher. Use action figures to learn about flotation. Pregistration is required.

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




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