Program Information

Some of our programming continues to be virtual and can be found on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/alexandrianpl . To register for programs or to find out moreinformation, give us a call at 838-3286.

June 21 and 28, July 12, 19 and 26 at 10:30 a.m. – Virtual Story Times – Join us on our Facebook page at 10:30 for a virtual story time. You will also receive information on a take-it-and-make-it craft kit! – Join us on our Facebook page at 10:30 for a virtual story time. You will also receive information on a take-it-and-make-it craft kit!

June 22 at 6:00 p.m. – Virtual program: Aussie Funk Jam – Didgeridoo Workshop – Check our Facebook page for how to watch! The didgeridoo is an Australian Aboriginal musical instrument with an otherworldly sound that’s as exotic as its name. In this interactive and hands-on program, participants will learn how to play the “didge” with household items such as cardboard tubes, pool noodles and more. Participants will … learn how to make animals sounds and create simple rhythms … learn the fundamental concepts of circular breathing … learn about Australia and Aboriginal culture … learn how to craft and paint their own didgeridoos (on their own time) … partake in an uplifting jam session … experience a naturally exhilarating, buzzing sensation!

June 23 at 10:00 a.m. – Virtual Fabric Arts: Owl pincushion – Join Monica as she demonstrates how to create an adorable owl pincushion.

June 23 at 3:30 p.m. – Cinderella Stories from Around the World-Native American – Miss Samantha will read this Cinderella story online on our FB page.  This post will remain for several weeks.  No registration.

June 23 at 3:30 p.m. – Kawaii Character Sketch with Miss Janis – Miss Janis will demonstrate how to create an original watermelon Kawaii character.

June 24, July 1, 15, 22 and 29 at 10:00 a.m. – Adult Drawing and Watercolor Workshops – This free series is for anyone wishing to learn or perfect skills in drawing or watercolor. We will be meeting in the Ohio/Wabash room for the first workshop. Masks are required. If you have questions or would like to take part call 812-838-3286. Must provide your own art supplies for this program.

June 24, July 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 2:00 p.m. – Virtual Laughs and Crafts – Join us on our library’s Facebook page. We will read a story, sing songs, enjoy fun activities, and learn about a fun take-it-and-make-it craft kit!

June 26 at 10:00 a.m. – Chapter Chats – Join us on our Facebook page to hear Miss Janis read a selection from one of her favorite books.

June 29 at 2:00 p.m. – Teen Crafternoon: Friendship Pins – *In-person event* Come learn how to make friendship pins with just seed beads and safety pins. Make a flag for July 4th, a pride flag, or try making your own pattern!

June 29 at 4:00 p.m. – *Virtual* Teen Crafternoon: Take and Make Flag Pins – Register for a free kit to make your own beaded flag pins! Includes supplies to make 2 pins, 1 USA flag and 1 pride flag.

June 30 at 6:00 p.m. – Silly Safaris Summer Reading Challenge Tails and Tales – That amazing Amazon John is back!  Meet us at Brittlebank. Registration is required and is now open.

July 1 at 10:00 a.m. – Summer Adult Craft LIVE: Macramé tinted glass lantern – Join Joan as she shows you how to make a tinted glass lantern with a macramé covering, perfect to illumine your summer nights!  Supplies provided.  This is the in person presentation for this program. Registration is required. A virtual version of this program will also be available on July 1 at 10:00 a.m.

July 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 10:00 a.m. – Chapter Chats – Join us on our Facebook page to hear Miss Janis read a selection from Magic Tree House #47.

July 4 and 5 – Closed for Independence Day – The library will be closed both days.

July 6 at 2:00 p.m. – Teen Crafternoon: Hydro Dipped Water Bottles – Join us at the library to hydro dip your own water bottle! Bottles will be provided to registrants. You can also bring your own bottle or something else you’d like to try hydro dipping! This event will be held in the courtyard behind the building (on the corner of 6th and Main), but will be moved into the Wabash room in case of rain. For those entering grades 6-12 in the fall.

July 6 at 6:00 p.m. – Astronomy for Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe – Join us via Zoom for a live presentation of “Astronomy for Everyone:  Size & Scale of the Universe” with expert astronomer Kevin Manning.  Kevin has worked as a consultant with NASA, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory launched on the space shuttle with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and other ground-based observatories. Register to get your hands-on activity kit to have ready for the program!  https://bit.ly/2Smm9xo. You will need an internet connection and the ability to view via the Zoom app.  Library staff will be glad to assist with getting you set up.  Please ask for assistance before the day of the program.

July 7 at 10:00 a.m. – Ornament of the Month Club: Baby penguin – Join Monica as she shows you how to create a cute baby penguin ornament. Registration is required and begins June 23.

July 7 at 3:30 p.m. – Cinderella Stories from Around the World-Italian – Miss Samantha will read this Cinderella story online on our FB page. This will conclude our Cinderella Stories from Around the World series.

July 9 at 8:00 p.m. – Shrek interactive movie – We are having another fun movie at RIverbend Park!  Interactive kits will be available for kids ages 3-18.  Check out our FB page or call for details.  

July 13 at 2:00 p.m. – Teen Crafternoon: Bead Lizard Keychains – We’re bringing back a classic summer camp craft, the Lizard Lanyard. Learn how to make a cute keychain with us! 

July 13 at 6:00 p.m. – Novels @ Night: “The Exiles” by Christina Baker Kline – Join us for a discussion of The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline at 6 PM (location to be determined).  Masks recommended.

July 14 at 3:30 p.m. – Hovey Lake – Join us at Hovey Lake to hear Zach, manager of the Park, show and tell us about the fish and wildlife of this very unique wilderness, and the interesting history behind this special natural area, in our own Posey County, and all it has to offer.  Bring a chair and your mask and meet us in the parking lot and shelter house at 3:30. No registration is required.

July 15 at 10:00 a.m. – Take & Make Tween, Teen and Adult Craft VIRTUAL: Rainbow rope key chain – Join Joan and Amanda as they make a rainbow rope key chain.  Most supplies provided. Registration begins July 1.

Note: To register for any of our FREE adult, teen or children project kits, go to the event calendar on our website at alexandrianpl.org then click on the day of the event or call the library at (812) 838-3286. You can also visit the Information Desk.