Ferdinand library sets October programs

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

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. Answer trivia questions for a chance to win a prizes at the end of the school semester.

Free blood pressure checks are offered from 1 to 2 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month.

Teen snack day will take place at 3:15 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. On the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. A light snack offered to tweens and teens in the teen room.

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

After School Legos will take place at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. Legos will be set out for children to get creative.

The Afternoon Book Club will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4. This month’s selection is “The Yellow House” by Patricia Falvey. The next month’s book selection will be passed out to the group. Those interested attending the book club can get you a copy of the current selection at the library.

Family Safety Day will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 6. The Ferdinand Fire Department will have its new fire truck at the library, provide fire safety tips and offer free giveaways; the Ferdinand Police Department will provide safety tips for car seats; the Memorial Hospital Ambulance service will provide first-aid tips and free giveaways; the Purdue Extension will have food and poison safety tips; and The Friends of the Library and the Ferdinand Fire Department Auxiliary will have prize drawings. Jumbo thank-you cards will be available to sign.

The library will be closed Monday, Oct. 8, for Staff Development Day.

Teen Read Week will take place Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 9 to 12. Do you have a favorite book? Teens are invited to write down the title of their favorite book and tell why they enjoyed the book to enter a prize drawing. The drawing will take place on Monday, Oct. 15.

Lucas the Lab will visit the library at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. Lucas is a certified therapy dog who loves to be read to. Children not wanting to read may have Lucas’ handler read while they sit and enjoy Lucas’ company.

Genealogy assistance will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Drop in for help using the genealogy resources provided by the library.

Knitting hats with a loom will be offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. Easy step-by-step instructions will be provided on how to use a round loom. All supplies and snacks will be provided.  Registration is required.

The Friends of the Library Basement Book Sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Paperbacks are 50 cents and hardbacks are $1. Patrons are asked to enter the library basement from the north side of the library from the Ferdinand Community Center’s parking lot.

Pumpkin painting will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Pumpkins and materials will be provided. Registration is required.

A Teen Pringles Taste Test Challenge will take place 3:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15. The winners will get a can of Pringles.

Computer and tablet assistance will be available from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. Assistance will be offered in basic computer skills, email, Overdrive, writing letters, using a tablet, etc. Drops-ins are welcome.

“The Space Between Us” will be shown at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. In the film, Gardner Elliot, the first human born on Mars, begins an online friendship with Tulsa, a teen in Colorado. On his maiden voyage to Earth, the 16-year-old finally gets to experience all the joys and wonders of a world he could only read about. Problems arise when scientists discover that Gardner’s organs can’t withstand the atmosphere. United with Tulsa and on the run, the interplanetary visitor races against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be and where he belongs in the universe. The film is rate PG-13 and is two hours long.

Adult Fall Craft: Burlap Pumpkin, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. All of the materials will be provided. Registration is required.

Knitting hats with a loom will be offered from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Easy, step-by-step knitting instructions for using a round loom will be provided, along with all of the needed supplies and snacks. 

Halloween Kids Bingo will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22. Prizes will be awarded.

Professor Steve’s Science of Frankenstein Show will be performed at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22. Born of a nightmare fueled by an evening of ghost stories, stormy weather and flickering candlelight, Frankenstein has provided 200 years of mental and visual horrors. It is considered to be the first science fiction novel and was one of the first horror movies ever made. The book was written by Mary Shelley.

Kids can make a Halloween witch craft at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23. All materials will be provided. Registration is required.

Kids can decorate a Halloween candy bag at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24. Space is limited and registration is required.

The Evening Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24. This month’s selection is “April 1865: The Month That Saved America” by Jay Winik. The next month’s book selection will be passed out to the group.   Those interested attending the book club can get you a copy of the current selection at the library.

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” will be shown at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that’s about to erupt. They soon encounter terrifying new breeds of gigantic dinosaurs, while uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the entire planet. The film is rated PG-13 and is two hours long.

Teens are invited to make cake pops at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Registration 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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