PCPL lists September programs, activities
Friday, 01 September 2017 22:04

The Pulaski County Public Library has listed its special programs and activities for September, which include Medicare information sessions, library card sign-up month, and a free "Cushion Concert" for kids by the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra.

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

Special Events:

Library Card Sign-Up Month: Throughout the month of September, people who sign up for new library cards will receive a prize, and replacement cards will be free. You can sign up in person or online at www.pulaskicounty.lib.in.us.

Captain Cash: Captain Cash is an interactive educational program for kids, where they learn about earning, saving, spending, and borrowing money through fun games and activities. This program is provided by Purdue Extension and will be held on Thursdays at 4 p.m. throughout September.

Magic -The Gathering League: Bring your decks to this new weekly program. Join other players in playing the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering every Thursday at 4 p.m.

Medicare Information Sessions: The library will host two educational programs to help you sort through the complex details of Medicare: Monday, Sept. 11 and Monday, Sept. 18, both at 3 p.m.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel II: Learn about the popular spreadsheet program Excel at this introductory-level computer class on Friday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The class is free, but sign-up is required. Call the library to reserve your spot.

DIY Cotton Stems: Create your own lovely, decorative cotton stems at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18. All supplies will be provided for this craft. Space is limited—call the library to reserve your spot.

Election Study: Local author and researcher Dennis Collins will discuss his findings on a variety of topics at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26.

Banned Book Discussion: As part of Banned Books Week, the library will host a book discussion on Looking for Alaska by John Green at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28. Free copies of the book will be available at the library in the weeks leading up to the discussion while supplies last.

Cushion Concert: Our Cushion Concert, presented by the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, is a free, interactive concert for kids. Kids will get to experience how music is created live. They will also get a chance to try out instruments for themselves. Join us at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 30.


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 a.m. 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 Night is held every Tuesday at 4 p.m. The September movies are:

  • Sept. 5: A Dog’s Purpose
  • Sept. 12: Saving Mr. Banks
  • Sept. 19: Hugo
  • Sept. 26: The Karate Kid

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 p.m. 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 p.m.

Book Club is held on the second Friday of each month at 2:30 p.m. The book up for discussion this month is The Son by Philipp Meyer.

Third Thursday programs are 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.