Program Information

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.

April 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Easter Egg Hunt – We’re having an outdoor Easter Egg Hunt in partnership with Mount Vernon Parks and Recreations. Bring your own basket or bag. Enjoy refreshments with the Easter Bunny after the hunt. The hunt starts promptly at 10:30 a.m. If the weather is determined to be severe, the event will be cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

April 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 9:30 a.m. – 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.

April 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 10:30 a.m. – 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.

April 3 at 3:30 p.m. – Teen Crafts: Giant D20 – Join us to make some giant 20-sided dice to display or even use for your next game night! Stop on by, there is no registration. Grades 6 – 12 only.

April 4 at 6:00 p.m. – Indiana Colonial History – Knox County Indiana Historian Dennis Latta will talk about pioneer idioms, superstitions, life styles, opinions and the values of our ancestors who were living on the edge of the frontier as settlement progressed from the Atlantic Ocean westward.

April 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 10:00 a.m. – Eating Well on a Budget – Do you want to learn how to eat well on abudget?Tena Jones, Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Assistant, will show how you can cook low-cost, healthy meals for you and your family.Come to one or all of the 4 sessions.Attendees who come for all programs will receive a free cookbook at the end of the session!Food samples and a freebie will be handed out each session. Activities will be available for your preschool age children during the program.

April 6, 13, 20 & 27 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.

April 7 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Sneak Peek Book Sale  – Friends members only but you can join at the door.

April 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Friends Spring Book Sale -Open to the public.

April 9 to April 13 – National Library Week – All week help salute the library and her staff.

April 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Friends Spring Book Sale   -Open to the public.

April 10 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.

April 11 at 6:00 p.m. – Novels at Night – Meet us at Bliss, 111 E. Water St. to discuss “”Faithful” by Alice Hoffman.You can get your copy at the Circulation Desk.

April 12 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – National Bookmobile Day – Come visit our Bookmobile in our parking lot. For all ages.

April 12 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 March 29.

April 13 from 3:30 until 5:00 p.m. – Make-It, Take-It Easter Craft – Stop by the Kids’ Corner any time from 3:30 until 5:00 to make a fluffy chick, a newspaper bunny, or your own creation using our craft supplies. Recommended for ages 5-10. No registration required.

April 13 and May 11 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Five Nights at Freddy’s – Join us at FNAF club to play the game, watch videos, have snacks, and more. Feel free to dress up if you want! Must be in grades 6-12. Registration is required.

April 14, 15 & 16 – Easter – The library will be closed.

April 17 at 2:30 p.m. – Wii Got Game – We’ll 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.

April 18 at 1:00 p.m. – LITerally Speaking Book Discussion – Join us as we discuss “The Tiger’s Wife”  by Téa Obreht. Books are available at the Circulation Desk for checkout.

April 18 at 5:45 p.m. – APL Board Meeting – This meeting is open to the public.

April 25 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Dungeons & Dragons – Join us for a short game of Dungeons and Dragons. For grades 6-12 only. Registration is required and begins March 28.*

May 1 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.

May 4, 11, 18, & 25 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.*

May 8 at 6:00 p.m. – Friends Annual Meeting – The public is invited to attend.

May 9  at 6:00 p.m. – Novels at Night – Meet us at Bliss, 111 E. Water St. to discuss “Salt to the Sea” by Rupta Septeys. You can get your copy at the Circulation Desk.

May 11 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Five Nights at Freddy’s – Join us at FNAF club to play the game, watch videos, have snacks, and more. Feel free to dress up if you want! Must be in grades 6-12. Registration is required.

May 15 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. Registration is required and begins April 17. For grades 6-12.

May 16 at 1:00 p.m. – LITerally Speaking Book Discussion – Join us as we discuss “The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu” by Joshua Hammer. Books are available at the Circulation Desk for checkout.

May 16 at 5:45 p.m. – APL Board Meeting – This meeting is open to the public.

May 22 from  3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Dungeons & Dragons -Join us for a short game of Dungeons and Dragons. For grades 6-12 only. Registration is required and begins April 25.*

May 24 at 6:00 p.m. – A Concert with “Ragtime” Jack Radcliffe – Join us as “Ragtime” Jack Radcliffe explores and explains the beginnings of ragtime and jazz at the turn of the 20th century; the “Big Bang” of country music in Bristol, Virginia, in 1927; and the evolution of music as it reflects social change through the second half of the 20th century.

May 25 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  – Star Wars Day -The Force will be with us as Alexandrian Public Library celebrates the 40th anniversary of Star Wars!   There will be events and activities for the whole family from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with “Rogue One” and “Star Wars” the original movie being shown in the evening.   There will be a costume contest, trivia contest, Galactic foods and more.   Some crafts are sign-up while others are drop in to do when you can.   Teens and adults can create Star Wars wall art or make an ewok.There will be crafts and activity stations in the children’s area along with a Star Wars Yoga Moves program at 3:45 p.m. and again at 4:15 p.m. No registration is needed for any of the children’s activities.

May 29 – Memorial Day – The library will be closed.

 *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.