The Indiana Free Library offers a range of free programs for the week beginning Monday.
• 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Book Babies. This program introduces your baby, from birth to 24 months, to the sounds of language and music through simple stories, songs and nursery rhymes. Book Babies will take place in the Children’s Department Story Room.
Due to COVID restrictions in the library, we must, at this time, require registration and limit the program to 10 children and 10 adults. We also need to request that masks be worn by anyone over the age of 3 so that we can provide a safe space for everyone.
Please register only one adult per child(ren) so that we can allow as many children as possible to participate in the program. No walk-ins will be permitted to participate in the program at this time. You can use the Register Now button on the Calendar of Events page on the library website at www.indianafreelibrary.org for the date you wish to attend.
You will receive a confirmation of your reservation before the program.
• 6 pm to 7 pm, We Be Book ‘N Tween Book Club, “The twenty-one balloons”, by William Pène du Bois, (8-12 years old). We Be Book ‘N Tween Book Club is a book club suitable for children ages 9-14. Titles range from fiction and fantasy to non-fiction, history and culture, and even include popular graphic novels. Hard copies of each title are available at the library for payment using the GrabNGo service. The group will meet at the children’s service.
• 7 pm to 8 pm, book club around the world, “House on Endless Waters”, by Emuna Elon. Join Indiana’s new Free Library book club as it gets read around the world! Each month the club will travel to a new place through books, talks and sometimes even a snack or two. The club will meet on the second floor of the library in the community hall. For more information, please contact Elin at [email protected]
• 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., La Maison des Métiers. Join us twice a week in the Kids’ Department Craft Zone for easy and fun arts and crafts projects for kids ages 6-12. Participants will learn about the many types of arts and crafts while working on certain projects.
Participants will also learn a bit more about the great artists who lived and are still with us. Most materials can be found at home or inexpensively at the dollar store. As always, the program is free and open to the public. Registration required on the library website at www.indianafreelibrary.org because space is limited.
• 11:00 am to noon, American History Book Club, “Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom,” by Catherine Clinton (book discussion only).
The IFL American History Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month to discuss its latest reading in American History. Materials are chosen from suggestions by members and moderators along a chronological path through American history. Hard copies of all titles can be retrieved using the GrabNGo service. The club meets on the second floor of the library in the community hall. For more information, email Val at [email protected]
• 1 to 2 p.m., Story time at the Poulailler. Chicken Coop Storytime is a library program for children ages 2-6 that takes place on Tuesdays in the story room and craft area of the library at 1 p.m.
Sometimes fluffy feathered girls virtually join in for a fun story and craft. We’ll read a short story together, maybe a short story, and then work on an easy but fun craft with all the materials provided.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions in the library, staff must, at this time, require registration and limit the program to the first 10 children and 10 adults. Masks must be worn by anyone over the age of 3 to provide a safe space for everyone.
Please register only one adult per child(ren) to allow as many children as possible to attend the program. No walk-ins will be permitted to participate in the program at this time.
You can use the Register Now button on the Events Calendar page of the website at www.indianafreelibrary.org for the date you wish to attend. Participants will receive confirmation of their booking prior to the day of the program.
10:30-11:30 a.m. Cruise to Kindergarten, Ages 3-5 (Preschoolers or Kindergarten Beginners), Story Room and Craft Zone.
There will be 16 Wednesday morning programs which will include activity cards with easy lessons that will get you and your child “talking, singing, reading, writing and playing your way of learning”. Registration is required for this weekly event and a parent or guardian must attend.
• 10:30 am – 11:30 am, IFL Classics Book Club, “Slaughterhouse-Five”, by Kurt Vonnegut. The IFL Classics Book Club will meet on the second floor of the library in the Community Hall. Books are available at the library.
• 3 pm, television episode Checkers. Library officials are pleased to be able to offer this new digital service. Checkers TV is a weekly educational entertainment program featuring Checkers the Inventor, his robot sidekick Snoozer, and a variety of special visitors, including medical professionals, community leaders, police and firefighters, and others special guests in highly produced 30-minute episodes.
Each weekly episode also includes segments of storytelling, author interviews, art projects, science experiments, interactive games, contests, comedy, magic, and exciting short films that will keep kids on the edge of their seat.
The episodes will be posted directly on the Facebook page and the IFL website every Thursday around 3 p.m.
• 11 am to noon, Community Writing Center Workshop Series: Writing Comics. Writing doesn’t start in adulthood; the fundamental love for creative writing begins at a young age.
It is this love for storytelling that we aim to foster in children of all ages by hosting a comic book writing workshop. Participants will receive images and be encouraged to create dialogue and a storyline to accompany them.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to work with dialogue, create character backstory, and learn how to title their work. Their end product will be a simple comic to share with your friends and family.
• 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., La Maison des Métiers. The Saturday program is a repeat of the Monday program.