After School Edge
The library has recently purchased an After School Edge station from AWE Digital Learning Solutions. The After School Edge is made for ages 6-14 years and features over 50 top-rated educational software titles. Content on the AfterSchool Edge spans the entire curricular spectrum, from reading and math to reference and the arts.
Titles include World of Goo, Animation-ish, BBC Science Simulations 2, Kid Pix 3D, and ClueFinders. Features also include the ELF Child-Safe Browser which allows children to safely explore carefully chosen, highly engaging free-use educational resources on the Internet.
Polaroid Graffiti and Eyebombing Photos
Teens can come to the library February 25 at 3:30 p.m. and put googly eyes on inanimate objects around the library to make them come alive. After, stay to deface Polaroids of yourself and friends. This program is for those in grades 6 – 12 only.
Come to the library February 25 at 6 p.m. and you will learn the basics of navigating the Internet. Please note that you must have experience using a mouse or touchpad and be able to do some basic typing before taking this program. You may bring a laptop if you have one of your own. You must register in advance.
AARP Tax Aid
This February 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. AARP tax program volunteers will be at the library to help seniors with filling out your tax forms in meeting room A. Please note that participation in this program is first-come-first-served. The Alexandrian Public Library will not be accepting reservations for these programs.
February 26 at 6 p.m. come join us as we enjoy a family fun filled and informative program all about playing with blocks. Jane Jett from Purdue Extension will bring several types of blocks for parents and children to create structures together while enhancing the development of skills children need for success in school and life. No registration needed.
Classic Board Games
Join us February 28 at 10 a.m. to play Scrabble, The Game of Life and Yahtzee! This program is for those 18 years of age and older. No previous experience necessary. No advance registration needed.
Go Bananas for Books
Here at the Alexandrian Public Library we love books! In fact, we love books so much we’re going to Go Bananas for Books at our Family Reading Festival on Saturday, March 2 from 2 until 4 p.m. Families are invited to stop in any time through-out this open house-type event for games, crafts, storytimes, and refreshments. Several area preschools will be on hand to distribute information about their facilities and Curious George will stop by to have his picture taken with your child. Show us how much you love reading and Go Bananas for Books at our Family Reading Festival. Look for more information about this event in the coming weeks.
Fine Craft and Art Show
Fine craft artists and artisans from across Posey County are invited to participate in the Alexandrian Public Library Fine Art and Craft Exhibition on April 12 – 14. Organized and exhibited by the Alexandrian Public Library, the show is presented as a component of the library community art awareness project. Anyone residing or working in Posey County may participate and submit one entry in any one of the categories of clay, glass, furniture, quilting, fiber, metal, photography, jewelry, needle work, painting, wood and 3D mixed media. Students, amateurs and professionals are encouraged to participate in this exhibit. Those wishing to enter the exhibit may begin doing so April 1 to April 9. Those entering items considered fragile or easily stolen, such as jewelry, must provide a secure display cover to protect the item.
Alexandrian Public Library is open Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information about library services or to register for a library program call 838-3286 or you can visit our website at http://www.apl.lib.in.us. You can also find us on Facebook.