April 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 – 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 started on February 26. Please call the library to register after March 12.
April 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 – Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. – 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 started on February 26. Please call the library to register after March 12.
April 5, 12, 19 and 26 – Adult Drawing And Watercolor Workshop at 10:00 a.m. – This series is for anyone wishing to learn or perfect skills in drawing or watercolor. If you have your own art supplies, you need not register.
April 5, 12, 19 and 26 – Laughs and Crafts at 3:30 p.m. – A fun and educational program for kids in K-5. Jokes, stories, games, crafts, and snacks will be offered. Registration for this session is required and begins February 26. To register, visit our website at alexandrianpl.org or call the library at 838-3286. (Please note: if you register after March 15, you will need to call the library.)
April 18 – Fabric Arts: Mug Rugs at 9:00 a.m. – Monica will show you how to sew adorable mug rugs (fabric coasters). This series will have you create a different, hand sewn mug rug each month. All supplies provided. Registration is required and begins March 14.
April 24 – Herb Garden Program at 6:00 p.m. – Master Gardener Leigh Kieser will present a program on garden types, garden prep, picking plants and companion planting in your herb garden.
April 24 – Family Storytime: The Very Hungry Caterpillar at 6:00 p.m. – Join us for The Very Hungry Caterpillar fun event on April 24 at 6:00 at the Kids Corner room. Enjoy a story stroll as you read and walk, following a path from page to page, ending at a Very Hungry Caterpillar mini picnic! Samples of many of the foods the caterpillar ate will be ready for snacking. Other activities and a craft will be offered. No registration is required. See you there!
April 25 – Dungeons & Dragons from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Come join us for a short game of Dungeons & Dragons! For Grades 6 – 12 only. Registration begins March 28.
May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 – Adult Drawing and Watercolor Workshop at 10:00 a.m. – This series is for anyone wishing to learn or perfect skills in drawing or watercolor. *If you have your own art supplies you need not register.
May 7 – Friends Annual Meeting and Program at 6:00 p.m.– Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with a preprogram gathering and an opportunity to visit with friends and meet our guest speaker. There will be a short business meeting and election of officers for 2018 – 2019 at 6:30 p.m. with the speaker portion of the evening beginning immediately after and is free to the public. Our featured speaker will be LST 325 curator, Kenneth Grant. His topic will be “LST 325: Preserving a WWII Landing Ship”. No reservation needed.
May 8 – Novels at Night at 6:00 p.m. – Join us at Bliss for a Novels at Night discussion of “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng. Books available at our Circulation Desk.
May 10 – Maker’s Club from 3:30 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. 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! Grades 6 – 12. *Registration begins April 9.
May 11 –Dragons Love Tacos at 6:00 p.m.– Come enjoy all things dragon! We’ll have games, crafts, snacks, and many more “flaming” activities. We’ll be viewing the video Dragons Love Tacos and there will even be a visit from the dragon himself. Registration is required, and each family will receive a FREE copy of the book Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin at registration. *Registration begins April 23.
May 14 – Otaku Manga from 3:30 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. The club is always looking for new members! Grades 6 – 12. Stop on by, there is no registration.
May 15 – LITerally Speaking Book Discussion at 1:00 p.m. – Join the LITerally Speaking Book Discussion group as we discuss “Our Souls at Night” by Kent Haruf. Books available at our Circulation Desk.
May 15 – APL Board Meeting at 4:15 p.m. – This meeting is open to the public. Will be held in Study Room A.
May 16 – Fabric Arts: Mug Rugs at 10:00 a.m. – Monica will show you how to sew adorable mug rugs (fabric coasters). This series will have you create a different, hand sewn mug rug each month. All supplies provided. *Registration is required and begins April 16.
May 19 – Mrs. President: A Visit with Mary Lincoln at 10:00 a.m. – In this one-actor play written and performed by MaryAnne Mathews, the audience has an opportunity to visit Mrs. Lincoln near the end of her life. Mrs. Lincoln reminisces about her childhood in Lexington, Ky., her years in Springfield, Ill., and some of the later events of her life. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Alexandrian Public Library and the Posey County Historical Society.
May 23 – Dungeons & Dragons from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Come join us for a short game of Dungeons & Dragons! Grades 6 – 12. *Registration begins April 25.
May 29 – Memorial Day – The library will be closed all day.
All library programs are sponsored and underwritten by the Friends of APL.
Without Friends support, the above programs would simply not be possible.