PCPL lists August programs, activities
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 15:25

The Pulaski County Public Library has listed its special programs and activities for August, including several programs featuring this month's solar eclipse.

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

Special Events:

Summer Learning:The kids’ Summer Learning program has wrapped up, but the adult program is still going. The last day to turn in books and bingo sheets is Aug. 5 . Prizes will be awarded later in the month.

Understanding the Eclipse: Come to this program at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 10 to learn all about the upcoming solar eclipse: what it is, when it's happening, how to safely observe it, and what to expect on eclipse day. Attendees will receive a free pair of eclipse glasses.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel I:Learn about the popular spreadsheet program Excel at this introductory-level computer class from 10 a.m.to 12 noon, Friday, Aug. 11. The class is free, but sign-up is required. Call the library to reserve your spot.

Easy Cupcake Decorating:Learn how to make your cupcakes beautiful at this program at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15. Space is limited—call or come in to sign up.

Eclipse Activities for Kids: We have eclipse-themed crafts, games, and more for kids on two dates: Wednesday, Aug. 16, and Friday, Aug. 18, both at 4 p.m.

Make & Take Pinhole Projectors:Make a pinhole projector to safely view the upcoming solar eclipse at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 17. (This program is for adults; kids are welcome at our Wednesday and Friday activities.) All supplies will be provided for this craft. Call the library to sign up.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party:Join us on Monday, Aug. 21 between 1 and 3:30 p.m. as we view this amazing celestial event. Eclipse glasses will be provided for safe outdoor viewing. The eclipse will also be streamed live on the big screen in the Activity Room, where you can sit down and join us for refreshments.

Make & Take Scrabble Coasters:All supplies will be provided for this craft at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24. Space is limited—call the library to reserve your spot.


Regular Programs:

Lego League: Every Monday at 4 p.m., kids of all ages can come and exercise their imagination as they build with Legos. A weekly theme serves as a launching point for their Lego creations.

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 on Tuesday mornings at 10 and is for our youngest library patrons: music, stories, and fun for babies and toddlers.

Toddler Legos:We build with Duplo blocks—larger Lego bricks designed for young children—on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 (directly following Together Time).

Family Movie Nightis held every Tuesday at 4 p.m. The August movies are:

  • Aug. 1: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Aug.  8: College Road Trip
  • Aug.  15: Chicken Little
  • Aug.  22: Monster Trucks
  • Aug.  29: A Monster Calls

Pokémon League: Join kids, youth, and parents from the area as they play the exciting Pokémon card game. The league meets each Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Board Game Night:Every Thursday at 4:00 we set up a chosen game that anyone can play. 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.

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 4:30 p.m.

Coloring Circle:Coloring Circle is an opportunity to get together to participate in the relaxing activity of coloring. This program is held on the second Thursday of each 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 Victoria by Daisy Goodwin.

Third Thursday programsare presented by the library 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.