Program Information

February 1 to Thursday February 28 – The Thirteenth Annual Adult Winter Reading Program (AWRP) – 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 4, 2019.

February 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 – Winter 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 December 26. (Please note: if you register after January 7, you will need to call the library.)

February 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 – Winter 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 December 26. (Please note: if you register after January 7, you will need to call the library.)

February 7, 14, 21 and 28 – 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. 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.

February 7, 14 and 21 – Laughs and Crafts at 3:30 p.m. – Laughs and Crafts Club is an after school 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 begins on December 26.* To register after January 10, please call the library.  Join us for lots of laughs!  This program is for kids in kindergarten through the 5th grade.

February 14 – Anti-Valentine’s Day Party from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. – Do you hate hearts and flowers? Do you think Cupid is stupid? Celebrate your aversion to all things sappy and join us for fun games, crafts, and snacks! Registration is required and open now.

February 19 –  LITerally Speaking Book Discussion at 1:00 p.m. – Join the LITerally Speaking Book Discussion group as we discuss “On Call in the Arctic” by Thomas J. Sims. Ask for your copy at the Library Check Out Desk.

February 19 – APL Board Meeting at 4:15 p.m. – This meeting is open to the public. Will be held in Study Room A.

February 21 – Maker’s Club from 3:30 to 5:00 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! Registration is required and open now.

February 26 – Family Storytime at 6:00 p.m. – Shoes and Socks! Hear stories about all kinds of shoes and socks, dance and move your feet, and make a sock puppet. Activities for all ages. No registration is required.  See you there!

February 27 – Fabric Arts: Use Every Scrap! at 10:00 a.m. – Join Monica as she shows you how to create a block out of scraps.  Supplies needed: scissors, 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 January 22.

February 27 – Dungeons & Dragons from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Bring character sheets and dice if you have them, if not, some will be provided. Registration required and begins January 28.

March 4 – Friends of the APL Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. – This meeting will take place in Study Room A.

March 5 – Getting Crafty: DYI Chicks at 10:00 a.m. – Get ready for spring by making some adorable DIY chicks! All supplies provided. If you have a good pair of sharp scissors, please bring them. All supplies provided. Registration is required and is now open.

March 7, 14, 21 and 28 – 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 April 4, 11, 18 and 25. 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.

March 8 and 9 – Stuffed Animal Sleepover – Here’s how it works.  Kids bring in a stuffed animal pal (not their favorite) to the library on March 8 at 5:45 p.m. We will have a story time together, then the kids will tuck their animal in bed, say good-night, and leave their pal to stay overnight. What do the animals do when the library is closed?  Kids will come back to the library on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. to find out! We will have a light breakfast, reunite the kids and their stuffed animals, and have fun looking at the antics that happened at night at the library. Please, no gigantic animals.  Registration is required and begins February 22.

March 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 – Spring 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 February 25. (Please note: if you register after March 11, you will need to call the library.)   

March 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 – Winter 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 February 25 (Please note: if you register after March 11, you will need to call the library.)  

March 11 – Anime Club 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! Stop on by, there is no registration. For those in Grades 6 to 12.

March 12 – Novels @ Night at 6:00 p.m. – Join us at Bliss for a Novels @ Night discussion of “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann. Ask for your copy at the Library Check Out Desk.

March 13 – Lego Club at 3:30 p.m. – Legos will be provided for projects that will be displayed in the library. Snacks will be provided.  Kids in grades kindergarten to fifth grades are invited to attend.  Come and create with your friends at the Kids Corner in the library. Registration is required and begins February 27.

March 14, 21 and 28 – Laughs and Crafts at 3:30 p.m. – Laughs and Crafts Club is an after school 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 begins on February 25. To register after March 14, please call the library.  Join us for lots of laughs!  This program is for kids in kindergarten through the 5th grade. 

March 15 – Teen Game Night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Join us in the library after dark for some games, fun, and of course, pizza! Registration and permission slips will be required! Registration begins February 14. Permission slips will be available for pickup at the adult Information desk, and must be completed and turned in by the end of the registration period. Registration ends March 13 at 8:00 p.m. Doors will be open for participant’s arrivals from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. and then will be locked until the program’s end at 8:30 p.m. For those in Grades 6 to 12.

March 19 – LITerally Speaking Book Discussion at 1:00 p.m. – Join the LITerally Speaking Book Discussion group as we discuss “The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers (And Their Muses)” by Terri-Lynne DeFino.  Ask for your copy at the Library Check Out Desk.

March 19 – APL Board Meeting at 4:15 p.m. – This meeting is open to the public. Will be held in Study Room A.

March 21 – Maker’s Club from 3:30 to 5:00 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! Registration is required and begins February 20. For those in Grades 6 to 12.

March 26 – Family Story Time at 6:00 p.m. – “More Spaghetti, I Say!” Join us to hear this book and enjoy more silliness with spaghetti.  Play a game to the song, “On Top of Spaghetti”, get wrapped up in noodles, make a plate of “spaghetti” and more! No registration required.

March 27 – Fabric Arts: Create a Magic Pillowcase! at 10:00 a.m. – Join Monica as she walks you through how to make a magic pillowcase. Supplies needed: scissors, 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 February 25.

March 27 – Dungeons & Dragons from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Bring character sheets and dice if you have them, if not, some will be provided. Registration required and begins February 25.  For those in Grades 6 to 12.

 

Without Friends support, the above programs would simply not be possible.