APL News - June 8

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By Stan Campbell

Celebrate China! — On June 8 at 2 p.m. you can enjoy games, crafts, and food and take part in a Dragon Dance. For ages 6 and older. Registration is required.

What’s In A Name? — The “Sew Happy” group will be changing its name on June 8 to “Busy Hands.” Busy Hands is still going to be a bi-weekly gathering of crafters who meet at 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. If you quilt, knit, do tatting, crochet, etc. come and join the fun. This program is free.

Basic Knitting — Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit? Would you like to knit a scarf for the 2012 Super Bowl volunteers? Well, Wednesday, June 8 is your lucky day because Cheryl Carroll will be at the library to demonstrate how to stitch during our Basic Kitting Program. She will teach casting on, knit and purl, and biding off techniques. Yarn will be provided and a limited number of size 8 needles will be available to borrow from the library; first come, first serve.

Movie Monday — On June 13 at 6 p.m. our featured movie will be “Kite Runner” starring Khalid Abdalla, Atossa Leoni, and Shaun Toub. The admission and popcorn are free.

Mango Mania — On June 14 at 10 a.m. our “language of the week” program will be Farsi (Persian). No registration is required for this program and there will be free Mango Smoothies, chips and salsa.

Aladdin’s Arabian Nights — This June 15 at 2 p.m. hop on your magic carpet and enter a whole new world with Aladdin and Jasmine. For ages 5 and older. Registration is required and begins June 1.

Belly Dance Basics — Fly away to Arabia on June 16 at 6:30 p.m. for this chance to learn belly dancing basics. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing so that you may participate. Suitable for anyone age 11 and older.

Oddball Olympics — Calling all Greek gods and goddesses: battle your way to the top in Finger Fencing, Chair Racing and other noble sports to claim your well-earned Olympic gold on June 20 at 2 p.m. For young adults going into grades 6 through 12.

Book Discussion Group — This month, the LITerally Speaking book discussion group will discuss “The Quiet American” by Graham Greene. The group will meet June 21 at 1 p.m. in meeting Room B. Each member is responsible for getting their own copy of the books and copies are available at the Adult Information Desk.

Library Hours — Alexandrian Public Library is open Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
For more information about library services or to register for a library program call 838-3286 or you can visit our website at www.apl.lib.in.us. You can find us on Facebook!