Ferdinand Library sets September 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.

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

Teen Trivia will be start at 3:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Answer trivia questions for a chance to win a prize.

The library will be closed on Sept. 3 due to Labor Day.

Go4Life with Jan Dougan will be at the YMCA at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4. Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at National Institutes of Health, is designed to help people fit exercise and physical activity into their daily life. The event is free to the public. Refreshments will be served. 

The adult morning book club will meet at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5. The club meets the first Wednesday of each month to discuss the last book selection. The next month’s book selection, “The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman, 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.

Lucas the Lab will visit the library at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5. Lucas is a certified therapy dog who loves to be read to. Children not wanting to read may have Lucas’s handler read while they sit and enjoy Lucas’s company.

Genealogy assistance will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6. Resources will be provided by the library.

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

Project Acorn: Prep for Folk Fest will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. This activity will prepare the children for the following Saturday’s Folk Fest parade. Register by contacting Rock Emmert at 812-631-2856 or rockemmert@gmail.com

A stuffed animal sleepover will be featured at noon Monday, Sept. 10. Children may bring in one of their stuffed animals to spend the evening at the library. It’s amazing what these animals will do when they are not there. Children may pick up their stuffed animals the next day. Pictures will be put on Facebook.

Legos may be played after school at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11. Legos will be set out for children to get creative.

Snack days for teens will be held at 3:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 11 and 25, in the teen room. The activity is on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Snacks will be provided.

Computer and tablet assistance will be given from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12. This is a time where patrons can come in for assistance using basic computer skills, email, overdrive, writing letters, using a tablet, and so forth. Drop-ins are welcome.

Fundamentals of beekeeping will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13.

Beekeeping is the science and art of rearing bees. It is important to keep bees for the production of honey, beeswax, for food, medicine and more. Beekeeping is also important for pollination and recreational activities. Taste some honey and find out more with Beekeeper Terry Blessinger. All ages are welcome.

Knitting hats with a loom will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. There will be step-by-step knitting instructions using a round loom. All supplies and snacks will be provided. Registration is suggested, but not required.

A birdhouse craft for kids will start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Participants will paint wooden birdhouses.

A teen movie, “I Feel Pretty,” will be shown at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19. The movie is rated PG and will last 1 hour, 51 minutes. A woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis wakes from a fall believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence, she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed?

Family story night starts at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24. Stories will be told to all ages.

An evening book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26. 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.

Create Frankenstein at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27. All ages may celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s publication of Frankenstein. Stop in for a fun group project creating Frankenstein to display at the library.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28.

Knitting hats with a loom will be featured from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Step-by-step knitting instructions using a round loom will be given. All supplies and snacks will be provided. Registration is suggested, but not required.

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




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