January 27 – Switch Gaming from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – We’re playing Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros on our new Switch! No registration needed. We will be in the Ohio Meeting Room!
January 28 – Family Storytime: Jammies & Friends! at 6:00 p.m. – Join us for Family Story Time. Wear your jammies and bring your favorite stuffed animals! We will read “Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues”, race like an inchworm with pillow cases, play Simon Says with our animals, do a special craft, and more! No registration needed. This event is for the whole family.
February 1 to February 29 – Annual Adult Winter Reading Program (AWRP) Continues – You may chose any books from the Alexandrian Public Library collection you wish and you can sign up at any point during the program. Register at the Information Desk and pick up the official rules and reading log. Grand Prize drawing on Monday, March 2, 2020.
February 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25 – Baby/Toddler Storytime at 9:30 a.m. – Stories, rhymes, and songs for children ages birth to 36 months and their caregivers. We will be meeting in the Kid’s Corner. You may register for either the Monday or the Tuesday program. Registration began on December 30. (Please note: if you register after January 13, you will need to call the library.)
February 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25 – Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. – This is a program for children ages 3-5 years that introduces reading in a fun way through stories, crafts, and other activities. Parents/caregivers are not required to attend storytime with their child, but must remain in the library. You may register for either the Monday or the Tuesday program. Registration began on December 30. (Please note: if you register after January 13, you will need to call the library.)
February 4 – Getting Crafty: Make a Fake Succulent Art Frame at 10:00 a.m. – Join us as we make a different type of art-a picture frame with fake succulents. Registration required and begins January 15.
February 3 – XOXO Watercolor Painting at 3:30 p.m. – Come paint a simple but fun watercolor project to celebrate Valentine’s Day! (You could also do it in black if you hate Valentine’s Day. For those in Grades 6 to 12. Registration is required and now open.
February 6, 13, 20 and 27 – Adult Drawing and Watercolor Workshops at 10:00 a.m. – This series is for anyone wishing to learn or perfect skills in drawing or watercolor. Registration is required and now open. Please note that this series will continue through the year. If you need supplies or have questions about these workshops call Stan Campbell at 812-838-3286. If you have your own art supplies, please bring them.
February 6, 13, 20 and 27 – Laughs and Crafts at 3:30 p.m. – Laughs and Crafts Club is a program that offers educational and fun activities, including a variety of crafts, literature, games, short movies and snacks. Registration is required for all seven programs in the series, but attendance at all programs is not required. Registration began on December 30. Join us for lots of laughs! This program is for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade.
February 7 – llama llama red pajama from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – All ages are welcome. No registration. Come and play games like “llama llama lotto” and “llama llama quilt flip”, watch a short llama movie and munch popcorn, design your own pajamas, make a llama drawing, visit with a live llama, try out our brand new Wonderbooks collection, and more activities! Win prizes and every family will take home one book. It’s all free!
February 10 – Anime Club from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – 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. For those in Grades 6 to 12. No registration required.
February 11 – Novels @ Night at 6:00 p.m. – Join us at Bliss for a discussion of After the End by Clare Mackintosh. Ask for your copy at the Library Check Out Desk.
February 12 – Lego Club at 4:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Please note that the time has changed) – A program for boys and girls who love Legos. We supply the bricks, you supply the creativity. For grades K-5. Registration is required and begins on January 29. Come and create projects that will be displayed and have a snack with your friends in the Ohio and Wabash rooms of the Library.
February 17 – Teen Self-Care Day from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.— Love yourself this Valentine’s Day by spending a self-care afternoon at the library! We’ll have relaxing activities, journaling ideas, music, snacks, and all the good treat yo’ self vibes you need! We’ll also talk about ways you can make self-care a habit in your daily life. For those in Grades 6 to 12. Registration is required and begins January 20.
February 18 – LITerally Speaking Book Discussion at 1:00 p.m. – Join the LITerally Speaking Book Discussion as we discuss The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman. Ask for your copy at the Library Check Out Desk.
February 18 – APL Board Meeting at 4:15 p.m. – This meeting is open to the public. Will be held in Study Room A.
February 24 – Fabric Arts: “Celebration” mug rug at 5:30 p.m. – Join Monica as we create a “Celebration” mug rug. Supplies needed: scissors, iron, sewing machine. We have a few sewing machines for in-house use. If you’d like to use one, please call 812-838-3286 and ask to be put on the list for a machine. Registration is required and now open.
February 25 – Family Storytime: Explore Our Senses! at 6:00 p.m. – Join us as we explore our senses! As we focus on touch, we will have activities that include slime, soap, play dough, and more. We will explore different textures of food as we paint. We will sing and dance to music with movement, and, of course, read stories together! No registration needed. This event is for the whole family.
February 26 – Fabric Arts: “Celebration” mug rug at 10:00 a.m. – Join Monica as we create a “Celebration” mug rug. Supplies needed: scissors, iron, sewing machine. We have a few sewing machines for in-house use. If you’d like to use one, please call 812-838-3286 and ask to be put on the list for a machine. Registration is required and now open.
February 26 – Dungeons & Dragons from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Bring character sheets and dice if you have them, if not, some will be provided! For those in Grades 6 to 12. Registration starts January 22.