July 27 – Summer Reading Program Concludes – Final day to turn in your reading lists to compete for prizes.
July 30 – Helicopter recovery pilot Robert Redman and the Gemini Program at 6:00 p.m. – Helicopter pilot Robert Redman of Mount Vernon flew some of the Gemini splashdown recovery missions. Hear his stories about the Gemini program, recovery missions and training astronauts to walk on the moon using a helicopter “bubble.” No registration required. Teens and adults welcome.
August 1 – Story Time in the Park (A Bookmobile Event) at 9:00 a.m. – Come join us at Brittlebank Park for stories, fun activities, games, and snacks! The theme for this session is “A Fortnight of Fortnite.” We’ll discuss some life lessons you can learn from the game of Fortnite, we’ll play Fortnite bingo, and we’ll try to avoid some obstacles while playing games. You may want to bring your Fortnite dance moves with you as well! This story time is designed for children ages 9-12 years old. Registration is not strictly required but is strongly recommended based on attendance. No experience playing Fortnite necessary! Registration required and begins July 18.
August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 – 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 summer. 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.
August 5 – Teen Makers Club from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Join us for some simple DIY crafts and projects! This may include tech, wearable crafts and jewelry, or cosplay projects. For those in Grades 6 to 12. Some supplies will be provided. Already working on a project of your own? Bring it in and you can work on it here! It always helps to get feedback and ideas from friends! Registration required and starts July 10.
August 6 – Getting Crafty: “Home” Map at 10:00 a.m. – We’ll be making the word “home” with old maps and wood letters. We will supply maps and the letters, but feel free to bring along a special map if you’d like! All supplies provided. Registration required.
August 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 – 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 Tuesday program. Registration began on July 29. (Please note: if you register after August 12, you will need to call the library.)
August 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 – 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 Tuesday program. Registration began on July 29. (Please note: if you register after August 12, you will need to call the library.)
August 12 – 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.
August 13 – Novels @ Night at 6:00 p.m. – Join us at Bliss for a Novels @ Night discussion as we discuss “The Lost Man” by Jane Harper. Please call the library at 812-838-3286. Ask for your copy at the Library Check Out Desk.
August 14 – 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 July 31. Come and create projects that will be displayed and have a snack with your friends in the Ohio and Wabash rooms of the Library.
August 15, 22 and 29 – 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, but attendance at all programs is not required. Registration began on July 29. Join us for lots of laughs! This program is for kids kindergarten through 5th grade.
August 20 – LITerally Speaking Book Discussion at 1:00 p.m. – Join the LITerally Speaking Book Discussion as we discuss “Send Down the Rain” by Charles Martin. Ask for your copy at the Library Check Out Desk.
August 20 – APL Board Meeting at 4:15 p.m. – This meeting is open to the public. Will be held in Study Room A.
August 20 – UE Archaeologist Jennie Ebeling and the Jezreel Expedition at 6:00 p.m. – Dr. Jennie Ebeling, co-director of the Jezreel Expedition, will present some of the results of six excavation seasons, including a winery from the biblical period that provides context for the story of Naboth’s vineyard in 1 Kings 21. Suitable for teens and adults. No registration required.
August 28 – Fabric Arts: Owl Hanging! at 10:00 a.m. – Join Monica as she shows you how to make an adorable owl wall hanging. Supplies needed: scissors, iron and 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 begins on July 29.
August 28 – 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 July 24.
September 2 – Labor Day – The Library will be closed all day.
September 7 – Mini Con from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Geek out with fellow fans and cosplayers at our second annual Mini Con! We will have crafts, games, vendors, artists, and a cosplay runway! Costumes are welcome and encouraged! This is a free, family friendly event. No registration required. Check out Alexandrian Public Library on Facebook for an event page with more info and a schedule of events and guests, coming soon!
Without Friends support, the above programs would simply not be possible.