Library lists June programs
Friday, 02 June 2017 15:18

The Pulaski County Public Library has listed its special programs and activities for June, which include the Summer Learning Program, a film screening of Everglades of the North, a bowling field trip, and "How to Make Cheese at Home."

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

Special Events

Summer Learning:This year’s Summer Learning theme is "Build a Better World." Read books, win prizes, and take part in fun activities! Summer Learning is free and open to kids, teens, and adults. Come in to sign up anytime.

Film Screening- Everglades of the North: The Iris-Elm Garden Club will present Everglades of the North: The Story of the Grand Kankakee Marsh at 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 13. The film explores the ecological and cultural history of the area and documents what became of the wetlands that once covered nearly a million acres in northern Indiana. This screening is free and open to the public.

Bowling Field Trip:As part of the children’s Summer Learning program, join us for bowling at Country Lanes in Rochester on Thursday, June 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Bowling, shoes, and snacks will be provided!  Meet us there or get a ride from the library at 10 a.m. (If you want to ride with us, you must reserve your spot by June 8.)  Call the library for more information.

Introduction to Microsoft Word, Part 3:Learn about Microsoft’s popular word processing program, Word, on Friday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. You can attend this program even if you have not attended prior classes. This class is free, but sign-up is required—call the library to register.

How to Make Cheese at Home:Good cheese tastes even better when you make it yourself, and Mark Lyons, an experienced home cheese maker, will show you how. In this program, participants will learn about the science behind cheese-making, along with ingredients, equipment, and techniques for making soft, hard, Italian, and other kinds of cheeses. Mark will also bring along samples of some of the cheeses he has made for participants to taste. Join us at 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 20.

Make & Take Indiana Wall Hanging:Show your Hoosier pride with a decorative wall hanging. Join us at 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 28. Space is limited; call the library to reserve your spot.


Special Summer Programs

Kids’ Summer Learning Activities:Activities based around the summer’s "Build a Better World" theme are held on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m. June programs include Marshmallow Architecture, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and Car Creation.

Summer Learning at the West Side Center:Every Wednesday at 2 p.m., the library presents a fun program for kids at the West Side Center in Medaryville.

Growing Up 101:At this program, teens learn skills they’ll need as adults, like opening a bank account, going to job interviews, finding an apartment, and more.

Squirt Gun Painting:During the month of June, teens can drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to make an artistic masterpiece using a unique technique: applying paint with squirt guns.


Regular Programs

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!

Together Time: This program is held during the summer on Tuesday mornings at 9:45 and is for our youngest library patrons: music, stories, and fun for babies and toddlers.

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

  • June 6: Moana
  • June 13: Treasure Buddies
  • June 20: Hugo
  • June 37: E.T.

Family Legos: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 Wednesday at 10 a.m. during the summer.

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 a.m. we read a picture book and make a fun craft.

Coloring Circle:This relaxing program for adults is held on the second Thursday of the month at 2:30 p.m. All supplies, including adult coloring books with interesting designs, are provided.

Book Clubis held on the second Friday of each month at 2:30 p.m. The book up for discussion this month is The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant.