Program Information

July 28 – Summer Reading Program concludes – This is the last day to enter for prizes.

July 28 – Saturday Adult Workshop for Drawing and Watercolor from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – This is an expanded version of our weekly workshop. We will be working on development skill in drawing and watercolor. Registration is required and started May 1 and ends June 9.* Lunch will be provided. There are still a few openings for this program, if you still would like to register call Stan Campbell at 812-838-3286 by July 17.*

August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 10:00 a.m. – Adult Drawing and Watercolor Workshop – This series is for anyone wishing to learn or perfect skills in drawing or watercolor. Registration is required and will remain open until August 2.  (Please note that if you have your own art supplies you need not register).

August 7 at 6:00 p.m. – Learn to play the harmonica with Art Woodward – Part 1 of 3 – Learn to play the harmonica with Art Woodward!  First 10 people to sign up and attend get a free harmonica!  Have your own?  Sign up, let us know you’re bringing your own harmonica in the key of C and join us.  The first of the three lessons will cover the basics of how to play. (In order for the library to present this program, we must have 5 people signed up by August 6th.)

August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 9:30 a.m. – Baby/Toddler Storytime – 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 started on July 30. (Please note: if you register after August 13, you will need to call the library.)

August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 10:30 a.m. – Preschool Storytime – 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 started on July 30.  (Please note: if you register after August 13, you will need to call the library.)

August 13 at 3:30 p.m. – Otaku Manga – 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.

August 14 at 6:00 p.m. – Novels @ Night – Join us at Bliss for a Novels @ Night discussion of “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones. Ask for your copy at the Library Check Out Desk.

August 14 at 6:00 p.m. – Learn to play the harmonica with Art Woodward – Part 2 of 3 – The second of the three lessons will be a review of the first lesson and learning a song. Registration is required by August 6.

August 15 at 10:00 a.m. – Fabric Arts: Mug Rugs – Monica will show you how to sew adorable mug rugs (fabric coasters). This series will have you create a different, applique mug rug each month. If you have an iron and/or sewing machine, please bring it along!  Registration required and started July 16.

August 16, 23 and 30 at 3:30 p.m. – Laughs and Crafts – Join us for jokes, stories, games, snacks, movies, crafts and more!  Registration for all 7 weeks began on July 30.  You may register online, at the library, or by calling. This program is for kids in kindergarten through the 6th grade. (Please note: if you register after August 16 you will need to call the library.)

August 21 at 1:00 p.m.  – LITerally Speaking Book Discussion – Join the LITerally Speaking Book Discussion of “My Name Is Lucy Barton” by  Elizabeth Strout. Ask for your copy at the Library Check Out Desk.

August 21 at 6:00 p.m.  – Learn to play the harmonica with Art Woodward – Part 3 of 3 – The last of the three lessons will be a quick review and then learning more songs. Registration is required by August 6.

August 22 at 5:30 p.m. – Dungeons & Dragons – Join us for a short game of Dungeons & Dragons! Registration is required and began on July 25.

August 27 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Maker’s Club – 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 began on July 30.

August 29 – The Alexandrian Public Library will be closed all day for staff training.

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