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Library announces free events for week

on April 13, 2013 10:50 AM

The Indiana Free Library, located at 845 Philadelphia St., offers the following free programs for the week of April 14:

SUNDAY

IFL Annual Used Book Sale, Noon-4 p.m.: Day Two of the “big” book sale, with a huge selection of titles. All proceeds benefit IFL.

MONDAY

Musical Mondays, 10:30 a.m.: “Spider on the Floor.” Songs and musical play for 2- to 4-year-olds.

Adult Program, 1 p.m.: “Utopias and Distopias: More, Belamy, Gilman & Orwell.” A look at More’s development of the idea of “utopia” in the mid-1500s, and a review of the more recently developed works on “distopia” by Belamy, Gilman and Orwell. Refreshments provided.

Teen Scavenger Hunt, 4 p.m.: Knowledge of teen literature will be tested, with answers hidden in the library’s Young Adult Fiction section. Clues will be available beginning Monday, April 15, and completed hunts must be turned in to the circulation desk by 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, to be entered to win prizes such as iTunes gift cards and books.

Special Program, 6 p.m., “Be an Informed Voter.” Information on candidates, voting, political parties and other general election topics will be provided. Members of the Indiana County Democratic Committee, the Republican Party of Indiana County and the League of Women Voters will be on hand.

TUESDAY

Special Event, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: “Reserve a Librarian.” As part of National Library Week, call in advance to reserve a 15-minute session with one of IFL’s librarians. Receive help with using an e-reader, writing a resume, answering a question, downloading an audiobook and more.

Toddler Tales, 10:30 a.m.: “The Bus For Us Gus.” Stories, songs and finger play for 18-month-olds to 3-year-olds.

“Coffee Talk With the IFL Board of Trustees,” 11 a.m.: The public is invited to bring questions and concerns to IFL board members. Refreshments provided.

WEDNESDAY

Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m.: “Earth Day is Coming!” Stories, songs and activities for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds.

Books Come Alive, 6:30 p.m.: “Neil Waldman’s Window Letters.” A look at the works of book illustrators, followed by a chance to create similar pieces. For third- to fifth-graders.

Program, 7 p.m.: “Making the Most of Your Nest Egg.” Speaker from First Commonwealth Bank will provide information on estate and tax planning. Refreshments provided.

THURSDAY

Book Babies, 10:30 a.m.: “Beep, Chug, Vroom.” Stories, songs and finger play for newborns to 18-month-olds.

Pins and Patches Quilting Group, 1 p.m.: Weekly class for those working on a project or looking to learn. Refreshments provided. Sign up by calling or stopping by front desk.

Teen Lit Party, 4 p.m.: Celebrate National Library Week’s “Support Teen Literature” program with food, crafts and fun. Complete scavenger hunt entries to win prizes. Refreshments provided.

SATURDAY

Family Program, 11 a.m.: “Family Health and Fitness Fun.” Presentations and information on promoting a healthy family lifestyle from the YMCA, Indiana Regional Medical Center, Sunflower Yoga, Martin’s Grocery Store, and more.

For more information about any of the above listed events, call the library at (724) 465-8841 or visit the library’s website, www.indianafreelibrary.org.

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