Library Programs August 2019
It’s going to be a hot and muggy August. Good thing your local library has air conditioning and lots of programs to keep you entertained during these long summer days!
Highlighted programs for this month are:
On August 9th, join author Camille Fife, local historian and preservationist, for a lively presentation about her newly released book, Fountain of Culture, including some surprising and little-known facts about Jefferson County Public Library. Fountain of Culture was written to commemorate the Library’s Bicentennial.
Sarah Jung will present how the blind read using braille on August 10. She will teach the six braille cell, lexicon, and numerical system.
Finally, on August 31st, Jeff Owens and Kasey the Fire Dog will present about fire safety with Koorsen Fire.
Library Programs for Youth
Mother Goose on the Loose August 20, 27 10:00 – 10:30 AM
Madison Public Library
This story/activity time is for children 6mo. – 35mo. includes rhymes, songs, musical instruments and more for babies and toddlers and their caregivers. This group meets for five weeks through September 17th. Participants do not have to attend every week. Registration is required. Free. Go to: www.mjcpl.org and click on “Events” to register or call the library at 812/265-2744.
All Ages Story Time August 22, 29 10:00 AM Hanover Branch Library
This fun story time includes books, songs, music shakers and crafts. All ages welcome. This group meets for five weeks through September 19th. Participants do not have to attend every week. Registration is required. Free. Go to: www.mjcpl.org and click on “Events” to register or call the library at 812/866-1470.
Young Writers Workshop Tuesdays in August 4:00-5:30 PM Madison Public Library
Creative writing guided by Dominique Battles of Hanover College. This program is for kids in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade. The program is ongoing and meets on Tuesdays. Participants who finish a story may submit it to be added to the library’s collection. Registration is required. Free. Go to: www.mjcpl.org and click on “Events” to register or call the library at 812/265-2744.
STEM Saturday! August 17 10:00 AM Madison Public Library
Join us for lots of fun building activities! All ages welcome, recommended for ages 4 and up. Explore materials to create fun gadgets and toys with everyday materials! Visit our Maker Space table and create something to take home. Play with Legos or other building blocks. Registration required. Free. Go to: www.mjcpl.org and click on “Events” to register or call the library at 812/265-2744.
Kasey the Fire Dog! August 31 2:00 PM Madison Public Library
Learn about fire safety with Koorsen Fire and Security’s Kasey program! Jeff Owens is a retired firefighter with two passions: fire safety education and Labrador Retrievers. Welcome Jeff and Kasey as they demonstrate how to stay safe and what to do in an emergency. Free. No registration required.
Contact Information: Children’s Librarian, Kara Motsinger firstname.lastname@example.org 812/265-2744
July 30, 2019
Library Programs for Teens
Anime Club August 6 6:00 PM Madison Public Library
Come talk about anime and manga with us! A craft and Japanese snacks will be provided. Recommended for ages 12 and up. No registration required.
Teen Craft: Tissue Paper Flowers August 13 6:00 PM Madison Public Library
August 14 4:00 PM Hanover Public Library
Make your own bouquet of tissue paper flowers to take home! Supplies and instructions will be provided. This program is recommended for ages 10 and up. Registration required. Go to: www.mjcpl.org and click on “Events” to register or call the library at 812-265-2744.
Teen Volunteer Program Madison Public Library
Teens help with various projects and earn community service hours! You must complete the Volunteer Application and background check to attend. Registration required. Schedule based upon volunteer availability. Contact the Teen Librarian to get started.
Contact Information: Teen Librarian, Megan Randall email@example.com 812/265-2744 5/7/2019
Knitting: Cable Leaf Placemat & Pillow ~ August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 5:00pm-6:00pm Hanover Public Library
Knit fun placemats in preparation for the fall season. Placemats are knit with a cable border to outline the leaf shape. Veins are embroidered after the mat is complete. Materials to buy: Classic Elite Yarns “Newport Cotton” (100% cotton, 1/3/4 oz/50 g balls, each approximately 70 yards. Two balls in #2044 rust, #2053 claret, #2081 olive, or #2068 gold for one placemat. Small amount of a contrasting color for vein embroidery, on pair size 9 knitting needles, cable needle, and stitch markers. Note: Gauge is 16 sts, and 22 rows = 4in. over St st using size 9 needles. Instructor Pam Sinsel.
Drawing Class ~ August 5, 12, 19 & 26 6:00pm-7:30pm Madison Public Library
A comprehensive series of 10 classes on Mondays, covering method and technique, and focusing on a particular project each week. Each student will need to purchase materials for the class. See website for materials list. August topics include Cartoon Drawing: Forms, Shapes, Volumes; More Drawing Via Cartoons; Perspective and Introduction to Charcoal Drawing/Gesture Drawing. Sponsored by the Indiana Arts Commission and Jefferson County Public Library. Adult and Young Adult. Instructor Russell Vossler.
Knitting: Interlocked Gradient Hat ~ August 6, 20 & 27 5:00pm-6:00pm Hanover Public Library
Project incorporates the following knitting techniques: knit stitch, purl stitch, and slipped stitches, and is knitted in the round. Materials to buy: Recommended yarn: 1-3 1/2 oz/100 g skein (approximately 220 yds/200/m of Cascade yarns 220 Superwash Merino (superwash merino wool) each in #28 Black (A), #27 Charcoal (B), #26 Silver Heather (C) (note: size 3 on label). One each size 7 and 9 circular needles, 16″ long, one set (5) of 8 double-pointed needles (dpn), stitch marker and 2 1/2″ pompom. Instructor Pam Sinsel.
Tai Chi ~ August 7, 14, 21 & 28 6:00pm-7:30pm Madison Public Library
Learn the ancient art of Tai Chi from instructor Debbie Elles. It is a moving meditation that is a great way to reduce stress and balance the body. Tai Chi is a low impact workout for all ages and fitness levels. All ages.
Fountain of Culture: Book Signing ~ August 9 3:00pm-4:00pm Madison Public Library
Join author Camille Fife, local historian, for a lively presentation about her just released book, Fountain of Culture, including some surprising and little-known facts about Jefferson County Public Library. Fountain of Culture was written to commemorate the Library’s Bicentennial.
Braille Basics: “But No See” ~ August 10 2:00pm-3:00pm Madison Public Library
Sarah Jung will present how the blind read using braille. She will teach the six braille cell, lexicon, and numerical system.
Book Group ~ August 12 5:30pm-6:30pm Hanover Public Library
Read a great book, and enjoy conversation and refreshments with fellow booklovers. This month’s book will be Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. The books will be available at the patron services desks at both Madison and Hanover Public Libraries. Leader Judi Terpening. Adult.
Knitting 101 ~ August 12, 19, 26 & September 9, 16, 23 & 30 5:00pm-6:30pm Hanover Public Library
Introduction to knitting class for beginners who have always wanted to learn to knit! Instructor Pam Sinsel will teach the foundation skills: how to read a basic pattern, two different “Cast on” methods, knit stitch and purl stitch, how to “Bind off” when finished, and students will learn about equipment needed to knit. The class series is seven weeks and meets at the Hanover Public Library. Students need to purchase size 7 straight knitting needles and a darning needle, worsted weight yarn in a solid color. Note: light or bright colors are best. The project will be a basic hat. Registration required. Ages 8 and up. Instructor Pam Sinsel.
Red Cross Blood Drive ~ August 15 12:00pm-5:00pm Madison Public Library
Give the gift of life! To save time, donors may use RapidPass on August 15 to complete pre-reading and donation questions online before arriving at the Library at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and either print pass or save on a smartphone. Appointment times may be scheduled before arriving at the Library by calling 800/733-2767, going to redcrossblood.org, or downloading the Blood Donor App.
All events free unless otherwise noted. No registration necessary unless otherwise noted. Register at www.mjcpl.evanced.info/signup unless otherwise noted. Call Library site, Madison 812/265-2744 or Hanover 812/866-1470, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
7/31/19 ~ Ann Inman, Programming Coordinator ~ email@example.com ~ 812/265-2744