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Library announces week's free programs

on July 05, 2014 10:49 AM

The Indiana Free Library will offer the following free programs the week of July 6:


• Toddler Tales: 10:30 a.m., “Sink or Float?” Our featured book and a hands-on activity will help introduce the science process: observing, predicting, experimenting and interpreting. (Children’s department)

• TalkAbout with Tom, 7 p.m. “Entertainment: How Has It Changed Over the Years?” Join us as we discuss our favorite types of entertainment and how they have changed over time. Refreshment served. (Reading area)


• Family Program, 10:30 a.m. “RU Curious?” We will explore physical science as we perform a variety of demonstrations. (Children’s department)

• Beginning knitting, for children ages 7 and older, 1 p.m. Learn to knit with experienced teacher Celesta Capizzi. Participants need to bring a set of size 7 knitting needles and a skein of 100 percent cotton sugar and cream yarn. (Community Room)

• Teen Summer Reading, 3 p.m. “The Science of Art.” Create several different art projects using melted crayons, wind-up toys and coffee filters. Refreshments will be served. (Community Room)


• Knitting Club, 10:30 a.m. Join the club and learn to knit or improve your skills. Capizzi will be on hand to teach and provide guidance to both beginners and more experienced knitters. (Community Room)

• Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., “Sink or Float?” Using a variety of materials of different shapes, sizes and densities, will we predict which ones will sink or float, then verify our predictions. (Children’s department)

• IFL Book Club, 11 a.m. “Science Fiction.” Read any science fiction title you want this month and come ready to share. You can tell us why you loved it or hated it, suggest other great science fictions titles and discuss the popularity of science fiction, fantasy and dystopias. Refreshments served. (Reading area)

• “Which Twig Are You on the Family Tree?” 6 to 7 p.m. Interested in learning more about your family’s past? Sign up for this four-week genealogy class, hosted by Nikki Cravotta from the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County. Space is limited and registration is required. Call (724) 465-8841. (Community Room)

• We will repeat our Preschool Storytime program at 7 p.m.


• Introduction to the Scientific Method, 10:30 a.m. We will test a variety of simple objects and make predictions about what will happen when placed in water. (Community Room)

• Pins and Patches Quilting Group, 1 to 3 p.m. Pins and Patches is for beginners and experts alike. Learn something new or improve your skills. Experienced quilters are on hand to share help and advice. Free. (Community Room)


The library is now open on Fridays from noon to 5 p.m.


“Shale Gas Fracking and Public Health,” 10:30 a.m. This program by the League of Women Voters’ Shale and Public Health Committee will present the latest research about the impact of shale gas development on our health. Free. (Community Room)

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 for updates, or call the library at (724) 465-8841 to learn more about these and other programs.

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