Library announces free events
March 08, 2014 10:49 AM

The Indiana Free Library offers the following free programs during the week of March 10:


• Rhythm and Rhyme, 10:30 a.m.: “Hey Diddle Diddle.” Especially for children ages 2-4. (Children’s department)

• Brown Bag Concert: “Music Therapy: The Healing Power of the Arts.” Find out about music therapy during an interactive concert/presentation by Baldwin-Wallace University Music Therapy student Natalie Young. She will play a variety of instruments and demonstrate and discuss how music therapy can benefit people of all ages and in many different situations. Beverages provided.

• Dr. Marcus History Lecture, 1 p.m. “Presidential Election of 1964 — Goldwater vs. Johnson.”

• IFL Book Club, 7 p.m. “Lives Like Loaded Guns” by Lyndall Gordon. In 1882, Emily Dickinson’s brother Austin began a passionate love affair with Mabel Todd, a young Amherst faculty wife, setting in motion a series of events that would forever change the lives of the Dickinson family. The feud that erupted as a result has continued for over a century. (Reading area)


Toddler Tales, 10:30 a.m.: For 1- and 2-year-olds. Welcome St. Patrick’s Day by celebrating everything that is green through stories, songs and a shamrock craft. (Children’s department)


• Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Especially for children ages 3-5. Read Tomie dePaola’s book “Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato” to see if Jamie really did outsmart the leprechaun. (Children’s department)

• Knitting Club, 10:30 a.m.: Learn to knit or improve skills in this new group that formed from the fall knitting class.

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).

• IFL Book Club, 11 a.m. “Lives Like Loaded Guns” by Lyndall Gordon. Refreshments will be served. (Reading area)

• Spring Gardening, 1 p.m. “The Trouble with Bats.” Join Master Gardener Jim Wood-ard in a look at bats — the good, the bad and the ugly. Learn how they can be a gardener’s friend and how to make simple bat houses to attract them. (Community Room)

• Storybook Artist, 7 p.m.: “Ed Emberley.” Geared towards third- to fifth-graders. This session will look at Ed Emberley’s books, observe how the illustrations resemble stained glass, and encourage participants to create their own stained glass illustrations. (Children’s department)

• Learn to Knit Baby Sweaters, 7 p.m. Take your knitting to the next level. Learn to knit baby sweaters in this three-week class for nonbeginners taught by experienced knitter Pat Simkins.

She will also answer any knitting questions or problems participants may have. Call Simkins at (724) 349-2600 before the first class to get a list of materials you need to bring. Space is limited, so call (724) 465-8841 or stop in at the library to sign up.


• “Beep, Boom, Bang!” For children from birth to 18 months. (Children’s department.)

• Pins and Patches Quilting Group 1–3 p.m. Beginners and experienced quilters welcome. No experience necessary. (Community Room)

• Thursdays 101—Everyone On, 3 p.m. Everyone On is a tool accessed through the library’s website that provides users with instructional videos on a variety of topics, from computer basics to job hunting.


Elementary-School Age Program, 11–11:30 a.m.: “Nutrition Month:” Welcome IUP dietetic intern Lacey Anderson as she shares a story, “Gregory the Terrible Eater,” and offers advice on healthy eating for National Nutrition Month. (Children’s department)

The Indiana Free Library is at Ninth and Philadelphia streets.

All programs are free and open to the public. Visit for updates or call (724) 465-8841.

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