Program Information

January 30 at 3:30 p.m. – Cosplay Club – This is a new club for teens interested in cosplay and costumes of any kind. We’ll talk about and practice different ways you can create your own costumes, and we’ll have games and activities. This time we’ll be doing a paper costume contest. We’ll provide paper and other materials and a few small props, and you show us how creative you can be! Stop on by, there is no registration. Grades 6-12 only.

February 1 – Adult Winter Reading Program – The Adult Winter Reading Program continues. Program will conclude on February 28. There is still plenty of time to participate. Registration is required.

February 2, 9, 16 & 23 at 10:00 a.m. – Drawing and Watercolor Workshop – We will be working on development skill in drawing and watercolor. Some supplies provided. Registration is required but if you have your own supplies feel free to just walk-in.

February 6, 7,13, 14, 20 & 21 at 9:30 a.m. – Winter Babies/Toddlers Storytimes – A program for children ages birth to 36 months features books, movement, music, and rhymes to promote early literacy. Parents/caregivers help their children follow along by participating in this storytime with them. Register for Mondays or Tuesdays. Registration begins December 27.

February 6, 7,13, 14, 20 & 21 at 10:30 a.m. – Winter Preschool Storytimes – A program for ages 3 – 5 introduces children to reading and language in a fun way through stories, crafts, and other activities. Parents/caregivers are not required to attend this storytime along with their child, but must remain in the library. Register for Mondays or Tuesdays. Registration begins December 27.

February 6 at 3:30 p.m. – Teen Crafts: String Dolls – Come make your own string dolls! You can even decorate them to make them look like superheroes, characters from your favorite fandom, or anything else you want.  Stop on by, there is no registration. Grades 6 – 12 only.

February 7 at 6:00 p.m. – The Modern History of Angel Mounds – Mike Linderman, Angel Mounds Site Director, will discuss both the cultural and modern history of the site.  The program will have images of the site rarely seen by the general public, including the time when the Works Progress Administration had 277 men working the excavation of the property.  He will discuss the involvement of Eli Lilly and efforts of Glenn Black, “Indiana’s Archaeologist” to make Angel Mounds what it is today.

February 8 at 3:30 p.m. – Lego Club – A club for kids who love Legos! We supply the Legos, you supply the creativity. For kids ages 6 – 12. Program to take place in the Kids’ Corner. Registration is required and begins January 25.

February 9 at 3:30 p.m. – Pop Art Hearts – Kids in grades 1-5 can use colored pencils to create their own one of a kind Valentine heart. Registration is required and begins January 26.

February 13 at 3:30 p.m. – Otaku Manga – Like manga and anime? We meet the second Monday of every month to watch anime, discuss manga and titles to order for the library, have snacks, and just hang out with other otakus. The club is always looking for new members! Stop on by, there is no registration. Grades 6 – 12 only.

February 14 at 6:00 p.m. – Novels at Night – Meet us at Bliss, 111 E. Water St. to discuss “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly.  You can get your copy at the Circulation Desk.

February 16 at 3:30 p.m. – Talon Trust – Kids ages 5-12 will meet some live raptors and find out how they differ from other birds in this program presented by a member of the Talon Trust, an organization dedicated to the conservation of native raptors. No registration is required.

February 20 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Wii Got Game – We will have the Wii set up with some games to play, and some board games too. If you have any games at home you don’t mind sharing for the day feel free to bring them!  Stop on by, there is no registration. Grades 6 – 12 only.

February 21 at 1:00 p.m. – LITerally Speaking Book Discussion – Join us as we discuss “The Lady & the Unicorn” by Tracy Chevalier.   Books are available at the Circulation Desk for checkout.

February 21 at 5:45 p.m. – APL Board Meeting – This meeting is open to the public.

February 21 at 5:30 p.m. – Learn To Make Bread – no machine needed! – You “knead” to attend this program!  Jane Jett of the Purdue Extension Office will show us how to make a mini loaf of bread, one you can take home and bake yourself! Registration begins January 7.

February 22 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Dungeons & Dragons – Join us for a short game of Dungeons and Dragons. For grades 6-12 only. Registration required.

February 27 at 3:30 p.m. – Teen Crafts: Magnetic Slime – Learn how to make your own magnetic slime. It is cool and fun to play with!  Stop on by, there is no registration. Grades 6 – 12 only.

February 28 – Adult Winter Reading Program – The Adult Winter Reading Program concludes.

March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 10:00 a.m. – Drawing and Watercolor Workshop – We will be working on development skill in drawing and watercolor. Some supplies provided. Registration is required but if you have your own supplies feel free to just walk-in.

March 6 at 3:30 p.m. – Teen Crafts: Oreos – Its National Oreo Cookie Day! We are going to celebrate by snacking on Oreos and making some fun Oreo crafts. Stop on by, there is no registration. Grades 6 – 12 only.

March 7 at 10:00 a.m. – Herbs:  Not Just for Cooking – Regina Maier will discuss growing, harvesting and storing herbs you can grow in your own back yard.  She will also discuss and provide basic recipes for making teas, tinctures and infusions, and how to use herbs with oil, vinegar or alcohol.

March 8 at 3:30 p.m. – Lego Club – A club for kids who love Legos! We supply the Legos, you supply the creativity. For kids ages 6 – 12. Program to take place in the Kids’ Corner. Registration is required and begins February 22.

March 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28 at 9:30 a.m. – Early Spring Babies/Toddlers Storytimes – A program for children ages birth to 36 months features books, movement, music, and rhymes to promote early literacy. Parents/caregivers help their children follow along by participating in this storytime with them. Register for Mondays or Tuesdays. Registration begins February 27.

March 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28 at 10:30 a.m. – Early Spring Preschool Storytimes – A program for ages 3 – 5 introduces children to reading and language in a fun way through stories, crafts, and other activities. Parents/caregivers are not required to attend this storytime along with their child, but must remain in the library. Register for Mondays or Tuesdays. Registration begins February 27.

March 13 at 3:30 p.m. – Otaku Manga – Like manga and anime? We meet the second Monday of every month to watch anime, discuss manga and titles to order for the library, have snacks, and just hang out with other otakus. The club is always looking for new members! Stop on by, there is no registration. Grades 6 – 12 only.

March 14 at 6:00 p.m. – Novels at Night – Meet us at Bliss, 111 E. Water St. to discuss “Dark Matter” by Blake Crouch. You can get your copy at the Circulation Desk.

March 20 at 3:30 p.m. – Cosplay Club – This is a new club for teens interested in cosplay and costumes of any kind. We will talk about and practice different ways you can create your own costumes, and we will have games and activities. This time we will learn how to easily create custom fitted body armor! For grades 6-12.

March 21 at 1:00 p.m. – LITerally Speaking Book Discussion – Join us as we discuss “Dune Boy” by Edwin Way Teale.   Books are available at the Circulation Desk for checkout.

March 21 at 5:45 p.m.  – APL Board Meeting – This meeting is open to the public.

March 28 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Dungeons & Dragons -Join us for a short game of Dungeons and Dragons. For grades 6-12 only. Registration required.

 *Asterisk indicates registration required.

 All library programs are sponsored and underwritten by the Friends of APL.
Without Friends support, the above programs would simply not be possible.