Library announces free program lineup
The Indiana Free Library will offer the following free programs next week:
• Rhythm and Rhyme, 10:30 a.m.: “April Showers.” For little ones ages 2-4, featuring an expanded version of the traditional rhyme “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring.” (Children’s department)
• Creative Writing Club, 7 p.m. We will continue our discussion of using setting to enhance character and plot. New members are always welcome. Contact Helen for more information. (724) 465-8841, ext. 13
Toddler Tales, 10:30 a.m.: “The Little Red Hen.” For 1- and 2-year-olds. (Children’s department)
• Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m.: “Spring Planting.” Especially for children ages 3-5, featuring Lois Ehlert’s book “Planting a Rainbow.” Children will learn about seeds, flower bulbs and seedlings as they explore a world of color. (Children’s department)
• Knitting Club, 10:30 a.m.: Learn to knit or improve your skills. Beginners welcome! Experienced knitter Celeste Capizzi will be on hand to teach and provide guidance. Experienced knitters, bring your current projects and join the fun. (Community Room).
• Film Club, 6 p.m.: “North by Northwest,” starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. (Community Room).
• Storybook Artist, 7 p.m.: “Ellen Stoll Walsh.” Geared towards third- through fifth-graders. (Children’s department)
• Book Babies, 10:30 a.m.: “Favorite Nursery Rhymes.” For little ones from birth to 18 months. This program will feature our favorite nursery rhymes told through stories, songs, finger plays and movement activities. (Children’s department)
• Pins and Patches Quilting Group, 1 to 3 p.m. Beginners and experienced quilters welcome. No experience necessary. (Community Room)
• School Age Program, 11 a.m. “Mother’s Day,” featuring a reading of “No Time for Mother’s Day” by Laurie Halse Anderson and a special surprise for our mothers as our craft. (Children’s department)
• Special Event: Community Baby Shower, noon to 2 pm. For all new and expecting parents. Information regarding local health, parenting and library resources will be provided to help with the new addition to your family.
Local experts, such as the IRMC Prenatal Education Department and Literacy Links for Little Ones, will be on hand to give advice and answer questions.
There will also be light refreshments and a chance to win prizes for your new baby. (Community Room)
This concludes our spring 2014 children’s sessions, but join us on Monday, June 16, at 10 a.m. as the library kicks off its science-based summer reading program “Fizz! Boom! Read!” at Horace Mann Elementary School, where we will welcome the Carnegie Science Center’s Ion Jones and the Lost Castle of Chemistry assembly.
The Indiana Free Library is located at Ninth and Philadelphia streets. All programs are free and open to the public.
Check out our website at www.indianafreelibrary.org for updates, or call the library at (724) 465-8841 to learn more about these and other programs.