Busy Hands and Basic Knitting continues May 8 and 22 at 10 a.m. ‘Busy Hands’ is a gathering of crafters and knitters – we meet at 10 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month – unless the library is closed. Cheryl Carroll will be at the library to demonstrate how to stitch during our Basic Knitting Program. She will teach casting on, knit and purl, and biding off techniques. No registration is necessary but space is limited.
Mount Vernon History Program
May 13 at 7 p.m. Harold Morgan, area historian and author, will be our featured speaker. Morgan’s subjects will include a photo show on how shallow the Ohio River used to be, where Thomas Lincoln owned 80 acres of Posey County land, and describing Mount Vernon life during the Civil War. The greatest Civil War conflict along the entire Ohio River was the 1864 raid by General Alvin Hovey. This program is free to the public and all are invited to attend.
Paws to Read
On May 15 at 3:30 p.m. and May 18 at 10:30 p.m. kids of all reading abilities who are in grades K-5 are invited to come to the library to read to Claire, a certified therapy dog. Dogs are loving, nonjudgmental listeners and research has shown that kids who read aloud to dogs improve their reading skills and gain confidence Drop-ins accepted on a first come, first served basis. For more information call 838-3286.
Make a Summer Wreath
Join us May 20 at 6 p.m. or May 21 at 10 a.m. as we make a festive summer wreath. Registration required. This program is for those 18 years of age and older.
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To access our mobile app, search for Alexandrian Public Library in your mobile device’s market and download the app. Then by clicking on the Alexandrian Public Library icon on the home screen of your mobile device, you are immediately connected to us. For more information on the Alexandrian Public Library’s new mobile app, call the library at (812) 838-3286.
How to Register for Programs
The library offers multiple ways you can register, including: on the web, by phone, and in person. You can register well in advance by going to our website at www.apl.lib.in.us. Can’t register on-line? Call the Adult Information Desk at (812) 838-3286 or visit the Adult Information Desk in person. Our library staff representative will be ready to assist you and answer your questions.
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