The Indiana Free Library welcomes you to a full slate of free fall programs for all ages the week of Sept. 29.
• The Shape of the Letter, 10:30-11 a.m.: “A Triangle Forms the Letter A.” What has three corners and three sides? A triangle, of course, and we’ll find objects with this shape in our book, “Party of Three: A Book About Triangles.” Then we’ll make and decorate the letter A. For pre-readers. (Children’s department)
• Creative Writing Club, 7-8 p.m. September is the perfect month for you to join the club. Creative, informal and fun, we share and discuss writing and writing techniques. New members are always welcome. (Community room)
• Which Twig Are You on the Family Tree? (Week 4), 10 a.m. Hosted by Nikki Cravotta from the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County, this five-week class will explore how to get started, organizing your materials, what sources are available both online and in print, documenting material and more. Call (724) 465-8841 to register. (Community room)
• Toddler Tales, 10:30 a.m.: “Counting Sheep.” Our two books, “Russell the Sheep” and “When Sheep Sleep,” provide the perfect solution for falling asleep. Especially for 1- and 2-year-olds. (Children’s department)
• The Fall Garden, 1-2 p.m.: “Pruning.” Join Master Gardener Charlie Venturella in this seasonal program all about pruning. He’ll discuss the what, when, where and how of fall pruning for beautiful results. Free. (Community room)
• Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m.: “Apple Harvest Time.” We will read “The Apple Pie Tree” and “Russ and the Apple Tree Surprise,” sing silly songs and taste different apples during today’s activities. For children ages 3-5. (Children’s department)
• Knitting Class, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Learn to knit or improve your skills in this free, six-week class. Beginners, bring a ball of 100 percent cotton yarn and two size-8 knitting needles. Experienced knitters, feel free to bring your current project and work alongside the group. Call the library to sign up at (724) 465-8841. (Community room)
• The Fall Garden, 1-2 p.m. “The Twelve Most Popular Culinary Herbs.” Join Master Gardener Sue Weiland in this informative program on growing, harvesting, drying and using the 12 most popular herbs. (Community room)
• One Book, One Community Pot Luck Dinner, 6-8:30 p.m. A kick-off potluck dinner will take place at the Hall of the Order of the Eagles with a presentation about the “Canteen Spirit.” Books will be distributed at the dinner for those participating in this communitywide book club. Community involvement is the topic of this WII-era story. Call to register.
• Crafty Wednesday, 7 p.m.: bead necklaces. We have beads galore and we’ll use them to make a unique necklace. For all ages. (Children’s department)
• The Great Books Series Discussion, 7:30 p.m.: “Experience and Truth: Alfred Tennyson, Jean-Paul Sartre and others.” Join IUP’s Dan Shively for discussions on topics gleaned from the Great Books series. (Reading area)
• Book Babies, 10:30 a.m.: “Pots and Pans” For little ones from birth to 18 months. (Children’s department). Today’s stories, showing children having fun in the kitchen with pots and pans, will help little ones along the path to literacy. Song and finger plays will help develop a positive experience with books and oral language.
• Pins and Patches Quilting Group, 1-3 p.m.: Beginners and experienced quilters welcome. No experience necessary. Refreshments provided. (Community room)
• Thursdays 101, 2-3 p.m.: “Introduction to Windows 8. Just because you are no longer in school does not mean you shouldn’t be learning. This is a technology class for beginners. Space is limited, so sign up at the circulation desk. (Community room)
• Star Wars Reads Day, Noon-2 p.m. Join us in the children’s department as we celebrate the annual Star Wars Reads Day! We will have a variety of crafts, a special costume parade (with prizes), food and drink and giveaways.
Note: Due to the IUP Homecoming Parade on Saturday, the library will not open until noon that day. We will close at our regular time, 5 p.m.