Program Information

August 3, 10, 17 and 24 – Adult Drawing and Watercolor Workshop – This series is for anyone wishing to learn or perfect skills in drawing or watercolor. 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration required.

August 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 – Baby/Toddler Storytime – Stories, rhymes, and songs for children ages birth to 36 months and their caregivers.  We will be meeting I the Kid’s Corner at 9:30 a.m. Registration begins July 31.

August 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 – Preschool Storytime – 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. Registration begins July 31.

August 17 – Learn About Eclipses from the Evansville Astronomical Society – Get ready to watch history with the August 21 Solar Eclipse. At 6:00 p.m. the Evansville Astronomical Society will present a program on eclipses, how they work and the best way to view the upcoming August 21st solar eclipse. The program will take place at the Alexandrian Public Library at 6:00 p.m. A limited supply of eclipse glasses will be available.

August 21 – Great American Eclipse Viewing Party – Join us at 11:30 a.m. on the grassy area across from the Library and the Library Annex (where the bookmobile parks) to witness history with the 2017 Solar Eclipse.  Limited supplies of special solar eclipse glasses will be available on a first come first served basis. Free solar-themed snacks will also be available. Bring your lawn chair, bug spray, or blanket and join us.  If the weather does not permit outside viewing, join us in our meeting rooms where we will have live feed from NASA of the eclipse.

August 22 – Getting Crafty: Make a Bird House Key Hook – At 10:00 a.m. we will be in the Ohio Room to help you make a birdhouse key hook. You must be 18 or older to take part. Registration required.

August 22 – Cosplay Club – Join us to talk about and practice ways to create costumes. Already working on a costume on your own? Bring it in and work on it here with friends! Grades 6 – 12. Registration required.

August 23 – APL Closed – The library will be closed for a technology upgrade.

August 24 & 31 – Laughs and Crafts Club – A fun and educational program for kids in K-5.  Jokes, stories, games, crafts, and snacks will be offered.  Program begins at 3:30 p.m. Registration for this 5-week session is required and begins July 31. Please note: if you register after Aug. 24, you will need to call the library.

August 26 – All Day Adult Drawing and Watercolor Workshop – We will be meeting from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (lunch provided) at Burdette Park in Evansville to perfect our skills in drawing and watercolors. Registration closes August 10.  You will need to bring your own supplies, hat, lapboard and a folding chair. In event of rain, we will be meeting at the library.

August 28 – Dungeons & Dragons – Join us for a short game of Dungeons and Dragons! We will be meeting at 4:00 p.m. in the Ohio Room. Grades 6 – 12. Registration required.

September 4 – Labor Day – The library will be closed for the holiday.

September 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 – Baby/Toddler Storytime – Stories, rhymes, and songs for children ages birth to 36 months and their caregivers.  We will be meeting I the Kid’s Corner at 9:30 a.m. Registration begins July 31.

September 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 – Preschool Storytime – A program for children ages 3-5 years that introduces reading in a fun way through stories, crafts, and other activities at 10:30 a.m. Parents/caregivers are not required to attend storytime with their child, but must remain in the library. Registration begins July 31.

September 5 – Teen Advisory Board – We will be meeting at 4:00 p.m. Come hang out, play games, have snacks, and help us plan teen events and activities at the library! Come and bring your ideas for the teen Halloween party and after hours activities for October!

September 6 – Preschool Parachute Play – Parachute play featuring rhymes, songs, and fun activities for preschoolers ages 3-5 years and an adult caregiver. Program begins at 10:30 a.m. Registration is required and begins August 23.

September 7, 14, 21 and 28 – Adult Drawing and Watercolor Workshop – This series is for anyone wishing to learn or perfect skills in drawing or watercolor. 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Ohio Room. Registration is required but if you have your own supplies walk on in.

September 7, 14 and 21 – Laughs and Crafts Club – A fun and educational program for kids in K-5.  Jokes, stories, games, crafts, and snacks will be offered.  Program begins at 3:30 p.m. Registration for this 5-week session is required and begins July 31. Please note: if you register after Aug. 24, you will need to call the library.

September 11 – Otaku Manga – Like manga and anime? We meet the second Monday of every month at 3:30 p.m. 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.

September 11 – Friends of the APL Meeting – The Friends will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. to discuss plans for the November book sale. Volunteers are needed to help out with the book sale.

September 14 – Novels at Night – We will be discussing “Leaving Time” by Jodi Picoult from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Bliss, 111 E. Water Street. Pick up your copy of the book at our Circulation Desk.

September 13 – Lego Club – A program for kids who love Legos. We supply the bricks, you supply the creativity. For ages 6 to 12. Program begins at 3:30 p.m. Registration is required and begins August 30.

September 18 – Cosplay Club – Join us at 4:00 p.m. to talk about and practice ways to create costumes. Already working on a costume on your own? Bring it in and work on it here with friends! Registration is required.

September 19 – LITerally Speaking Book Discussion – We will be discussing “The Summer Before the War” by Helen Simonson at 1:00 p.m. in the Wabash Room. ” You can pick up your copy at our Circulation Desk.

September 19 – The Legendary Daniel Boone – Join us at 6:00 p.m. in the Ohio Room as Danny Russel portrays “Daniel Boone”, the legendary pathfinder, intrepid adventurer, market hunter, wilderness scout, master woodsman, expert marksman, Indian fighter, militia leader, surveyor, land speculator, judge, sheriff, coroner, elected legislator, merchant, tavern keeper and prisoner of war. This program is open to all age groups.

September 25 – Dungeons & Dragons – Join us for a short game of Dungeons and Dragons! We will be meeting at 4:00 p.m. in the Ohio Room. Registration is required.

September 26 – Getting Crafty: Magazine Wall Art – At 10:00 a.m. bring your old magazines, or use some of ours, to create a unique piece of wall art! We will be in the Ohio Room to help you. Registration is required.

 All library programs are sponsored and underwritten by the Friends of APL.
Without Friends support, the above programs would simply not be possible.