April programs at library feature Mason jar painting, 'Teddy Roosevelt'
Saturday, 01 April 2017 21:21

The Pulaski County Public Library has listed its special programs and activities for April, which include celebration of National Library Week, a Mason jar painting craft, a visit by "Teddy Roosevelt" and a first-time home buyers class.

For more information on any program, call the library at 574-946-3432.

Special Events:

Indiana Disasters Exhibit: The library and the Pulaski County Historical Society and are hosting Indiana Disasters, a traveling exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society. Through photographs, newspaper headlines, and survivor accounts, the exhibit explores all kinds of disasters and how they are remembered by Hoosier communities. Indiana Disasters is made possible by Kroger. It can be viewed in the Reading Room through April 10.

National Library Week: National Library Week runs from April 9-15. Libraries today are less about what they have for people and more about what they do for and with people. Stop in this week to see what the library can do for you.

Mason Jar Painting Craft: Join us at 5 p.m., Monday, April 17.  All supplies will be provided for this craft.  Space is limited—call the library to sign up.

Meet Teddy Roosevelt: On Thursday, April 20, Gib Young, a Teddy Roosevelt impersonator, will visit the library at 2:30 p.m., and the West Side Center at 6:30 p.m. He will give a presentation, pose for photos, and sign autographs in character as our 26th president.

Introduction to Microsoft Word: Learn about Microsoft’s popular word processing program, Word, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Friday, April 21. This class is free, but sign-up is required—call the library to reserve your spot.

Book Clubwill be held on Friday, April 21. Note the change of date; it will be held on the third Friday this month due to Good Friday. The book up for discussion this month is Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys.

First-Time Home Buyers Class: Potential home buyers should come to this free class at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 22. This class is part of Money Smart Week.

Genealogy Gab Fest: Bring your preservation- and genealogy-related questions and materials for discussing, sharing, and learning during this informal event between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 27. This event is part of Preservation Week.

Arbor Day Celebration: The Winamac Tree Committee is helping the library celebrate Arbor Day on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and 1 to 3 p.m. Plant a tree, paint a T-shirt, and more!  Call the library to sign up.


Regular Programs:

Lego League: Kids of all ages can come and exercise their imagination, using the weekly topic as the launching point for their Lego creation!  The league meets each Monday at 4 p.m.

Genealogy Help:Mondays 4 to 6 p.m. If you’re interested in your family’s history but just aren’t sure where to start, this is the time and place to find out!

Toddler Legos: This program is held on Tuesday mornings at 10 and is for our youngest library patrons. We’ll get creative as we build with Duplo blocks—larger Lego bricks designed for young children.

Family Movie Night is held every Tuesday at 4 p.m. The April movies are:

April 4: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

April 11:  Storks

April 18:  Monsters University

April 25:  Wreck-It Ralph

Pokémon League: Join kids, youth, and parents from the area as they play an exciting card game based on Pokémon. The league meets each Wednesday at 4 p.m. No experience is necessary, but come prepared to have a good time!

Board Game Night: Every Thursday at 4 p.m., we set up a chosen game that anyone can play, and our entire board game library is also available.

Story Time:On Saturdays at 10 am we’ll read and interact with a fun picture book.

Teen Activity Board: Teens gather for fun activities and to brainstorm ideas for upcoming events and programs. TAB meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m.

The library presents Third Thursday programs at the West Side Center in Medaryville each month. A program for kids is held at 5:15 p.m., followed by a program for all ages at 6:30 p.m.

Did you know? Tutor rooms are available for small group meetings, tutoring, or quiet studying. These rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis.

If you are looking for a particular book and the library does not have it, ask about our interlibrary loan service. For more information, please call the library at 574-946-3432.