The Indiana Free Library offer the following free programs for the week of Jan. 6:
• Rhythm and Rhyme, 10:30 to 11 a.m.: “Make New Friends.” This program features stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays and songs. Especially for children ages 2 to 4. (Children’s department)
• TalkAbout with Tom, 7 p.m.: “Entertainment: How Has It Changed Over the Years?” The world of entertainment is always changing, from books, movies, music, television and the Internet. Discussion will focus on entertainment and how it has changed over time.
Refreshments will be served. (Reading area)
• Toddler Tales, 10:30 a.m.: Toddlers will delight in the adventures of a small boy experiencing a snowy day in Ezra Jack Keats’ Caldecott Award-winning book “The Snowy Day.” Especially for 1- and 2-year-olds. (Children’s department)
• Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m.: “Three Little Kittens.” A “mitten” craft will focus on preschool skills such as cutting, simple patterns and gluing. Especially for children ages 3 to 5. (Children’s department)
• Knitting Club, 10:30 a.m. Learn to knit or improve current skills in this new group that formed from the fall knitting class. Beginners are welcome. Experienced knitter Celeste Capizzi will be on hand to teach and provide guidance. Experienced knitters can bring their current projects and join the fun. (Community Room).
• Storybook Artist, 7 p.m.: Eric Carle uses a collage technique to create his unique illustrations. Participants will look at his books and learn more about his art style before creating their own work of art. Geared towards third- to fifth-graders. (Children’s department)
• Book Babies, 10:30 a.m.: Participants will begin the program by reading “Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes,” which uses rhyming text and charming illustrations to compare babies born in different places. For little ones from birth to 18 months. (Children’s department)
• IFL Book Club, 11 a.m.: “The Great Gatsby,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. (Reading area)
• Pins and Patches Quilting Group, 1 to 3 p.m.: Beginners and experienced quilters welcome. No experience necessary. (Community Room)
• Elementary-School Age Program, 11 to 11:30 a.m.: “Sadie and the Snowman.”
As Sadie watches her beloved snowman melt when the weather warms, she comes up with a clever plan to make him last forever.
Participants will then create a crafty snowman to take home. (Children’s department)
The Indiana Free Library is located at Ninth and Philadelphia streets. All programs are free and open to the public. Check out www.indianafreelibrary.com for updates, or call the library at (724) 465-8841.