Ferdinand Library sets Sept. events

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

The Keurig Café will be held from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays in the teen center. Keurig beverages 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. Tuesdays. Stories, songs and crafts will be featured.

The library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day.

The afternoon book club starts at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5. 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.

A presentation on Archaeology in Your Community will be given at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5. Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology Archaeologist Wade T. Tharp will focus on prehistoric and historic archaeology in Indiana, deal with what archaeology is (and what it is not), reveal how people can get involved in archaeology, and provide an overview of the laws that protect and preserve Hoosier archaeological resources. All ages are welcome.

Blood pressure checks will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. A parish nurse will check them. No appointment is needed.

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

Teen movies will be shown at 3:15 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 12 and 26. The teens may select a movie; popcorn and a beverage will be provided. A Holiday Bow-Making Workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. A librarian will teach everyone how to make bows using wired ribbon. Materials will be provided, but anyone having wired ribbon they want to use may bring it along. Registration is required.

A basement book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Friends of the 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.

Scholarship 101 will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Presented by scholarship and life coach Natalie Abell, this presentation focuses on all things scholarship: what kinds of funding are available, where to find them and how to be a competitive candidate. Preregistration is required. 

STEM Challenge: Making a Root Beer Float will start at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16. Explore states of matter by making a root beer float. Challenge is reserved for grades two through 12. Preregistration is required.

Legos may be played after school at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. Legos will be set out for children to get creative.

Genealogy assistance will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. Learn about genealogy resources available at the library. Attendees may pick up genealogy forms to document their family history.

Knit and Crochet will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. People may use their supplies or the library’s, including knitting looms. They may work on charity projects or their own projects. Instructional assistance will be provided if needed. All ages are invited to participate. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Mug Craft: For Teens will begin at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. They may decorate a mug to make it uniquely their own. This program is reserved for those in high school. Preregistration is required.

An adult evening book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 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.

Adult Arts and Crafts will be featured from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. Paint a wooden cat and embellish it with wiggle eyes and raffia. Adults only may attend. Preregistration is required. Registration will open Sept. 4.

A movie for grownups will be shown at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. “Armstrong” is rated PG13 and will last 99 minutes. Ages 18 and older are invited to see the movie. Popcorn and drinks will be available.

Mug Craft: For Young People will begin at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. They may decorate a mug to make it uniquely their own. This program is reserved for those in grades five through eight. Preregistration 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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