October 1 to October 31 – Clean My Fines – The library will clear $2.00 in late fines from your account for each item you bring in. If you do not bring in as many items as you have fines, we will remove fines in oldest to newest order. Items will be accepted only for overdue fines and does not include such fees as those incurred for repair of damaged items or loss. An item will be determined acceptable if it is in the original container, has the original manufacturer-applied label, is in good condition and never opened or tampered with. Final acceptance of any item will be at the discretion of Circulation Staff. This year the Food Pantry is requesting donations of cleaning items. Acceptable items include toilet paper (unopened packages), diapers (larger than newborns – but assorted sizes), feminine products, shampoo, conditioner, laundry soap, deodorant, razors (in package) and paper towels.
October 2 and 9 – Fabric Arts: Advent Calendar! at 10:00 a.m. – This is the second and third of three sessions for creating the Advent calendar. Attendees must have attended the first session (Wednesday, September 25th) to come to these sessions.
October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 – 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. No registration needed. 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, come on in.
October 7 – Getting Crafty: Autumn Mesh Wreath! at 6:00 p.m. or October 8 at 10:00 a.m. (you chose the day) – Get ready to welcome autumn with a fun mesh wreath! All supplies provided. Registration required and is now open.
October 8 – Novels @ Night at 6:00 p.m. – Join us at Bliss for a Novels @ Night discussion as we discuss “The Valedictorian of Being Dead” by Heather B. Armstrong. Ask for your copy at the Library Check Out Desk.
October 9 – Lego Club at 3:30 p.m. – 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 September 25. Come and create projects that will be displayed and have a snack with your friends in the Ohio and Wabash rooms of the Library.
October 14 – 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. No registration required.
October 15 – LITerally Speaking Book Discussion at 1:00 p.m. – Join the LITerally Speaking Book Discussion as we discuss “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith. Ask for your copy at the Library Check Out Desk.
October 15 – APL Board Meeting at 4:15 p.m. – This meeting is open to the public. Will be held in Study Room A.
October 18 – Family Story Time Halloween Party! at 6:00 p.m. – Celebrate Halloween at the library! See a BOO-RIFIC Halloween show performed by Magic Don of FamilyTime Entertainment. Fun for everyone! Enjoy games, photos, refreshments, treat bags and treats after the performance. Registration is required and begins October 1. Doors open at 5:50 p.m. Call the library at 812-838-3286 for more information. Come in costume if you wish.
October 19 – Paranormal After Hours from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – The Mount Vernon Paranormal Society and One Candle Society present the opportunity to do a live paranormal Investigation in the library after hours. Patrons are asked to wear dark or black clothing. Patrons between the ages of 16 and 18 will need to bring a signed permission slip before October 19th in order to be allowed to take part.* Suitable for patrons 16 and up.
October 21, 22, 28 and 29 – 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 begins on October 7. (Please note: if you register after October 21, you will need to call the library.) These storytimes will continue for a total of seven times.
October 21, 22, 28 and 29 – 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 begins on October 7. (Please note: if you register after October 21, you will need to call the library.) These storytimes will continue for a total of seven times.
October 22 – Pumpkin Painting from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Get in the spooky spirit with pumpkin painting! Dress for mess. For grades 3-12. Registration begins October 1. Program will be held in the Kids Corner.
October 23 – Fabric Arts: Tom Turkey mug rug! at 10:00 a.m. – Join Monica as we create an adorable “Tom Turkey” 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 is now open.
October 23 – Teen 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! Registration starts September 25.
October 24 and 31 – 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 six programs in the series, but attendance at all programs is not required. Registration begins on October 7. Join us for lots of laughs! This program is for kids kindergarten through 5th grade.
October 28 – Cheap Halloween Tricks: Creepy Cuts from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Learn how to create realistic-looking wounds and bite marks with cheap materials and makeup. Perfect for a zombie costume or just a last minute creepy Halloween look! For grades 6-12. Registration is required and begins October 1.