Indiana Free Library

The Indiana Free Library, Ninth and Philadelphia streets, will offer the following free programs next week:


The library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.


• Toddler Tuesday, 10:30-11 a.m.: “Bedtime Rituals.” Delightful illustrations and rhyming text follow a little rabbit who enjoys a day of play and the bath that follows in our book, “Time for a Bath.” Our program features the action rhymes “Five in the Bed” and “Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” (especially for 1- and 2-year-olds).

• Silver Sneakers at Your Library, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Silver Sneakers Classic is designed to increase strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and Silver Sneakers balls are offered for resistance. This class is designed for all skill levels, and can be adapted for common chronic conditions. See

• Crafternoon!, 1-2 p.m. Join us for our next Adult Crafternoon. We will be making Paperback Pumpkins! Each crafter will have the chance to make two pumpkins from a selection of books. Registration and a small materials fee of $3 is required to have fun making a great gift or Thanksgiving decoration. Call (724) 465-8841 or stop in the library to register.


• Preschool Storytime, 10:30-11 a.m.: “Winter Preparations.” Leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping and squirrel is preparing his winter home. Nancy Tafuri portrays this fascinating process in her delightful book, “The Busy Little Squirrel” (especially for children ages 3-5).

• IFL Book Club, 11 a.m.-noon: “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine,” by Gail Honeyman. No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.

Join us for a lively discussion, coffee and snacks. Books are available for checkout at the library.

• Draw the Lines Pa., 7-8:30 p.m. Want to win some major dollars while learning about a vital function of our democracy? Come learn about Draw the Lines PA, a free, nonpartisan program for PA voters and students around the issue of redistricting and gerrymandering. DTL gives Pennsylvanians the same digital tools that the political pros use to gerrymander districts, and lets them draw their own maps to learn about how the voting lines on a map can have a huge impact on the leaders we elect. Voters can then submit their map for prizes up to $5,000.

Want to learn more? Contact Justin Villere at Sponsored by FDPA and IFL.

• Knitting Clinic, 7-8 p.m. Need help with a knitting project? Join this informal group Wednesday evenings for advice, tips and techniques. An instructor will be present to help with questions. New and experienced knitters are welcome. Have fun and learn from each other. (AV area)

• IFL Book Club (Second Group), 7-8 p.m.: “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. See 11 a.m. for summary.


• Book Babies, 10:30-11 a.m.: “Farm Animals.” Everyone, young and old alike, loves to hear stories about animals and imitate the sounds they make. Our books feature gentle text and simple story plots along with realistic illustrations. We will read “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” and other stories about animals. The fun continues with rhythm and movement to many action songs (for little ones from birth to 12 months).

• Pins & Patches Quilt Group, 1-3 p.m. If you love to quilt or want to learn, Pins and Patches is for you. All experience levels are welcome. We learn from each other and share new ideas.

Bring your project and join the fun. (Second-floor Community Room)