APL News - March 23

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By Stan Campbell

APL Book Sale Postponed — The Friends of the Alexandrian Public Library has made the decision to postpone its bi-annual book sale, a key fundraiser that helps pay for extra services at the library, slated for Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10 until further notice. This event has been postponed, sadly, due to the limited number of books donated to the organization to make the sale the large-scale event the public has come to expect.
Instead of the book sale, the library will host a silent auction Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 from noon to 5 p.m. The auction will feature framed posters that formerly hung in the meeting rooms and surplus furniture and technology from the library.
Book donations will continue to be accepted at the library in the hope that the Friends will be able to offer a book sale later in the year.

Laptop Services — If you are 21 or older and have a valid Photo ID and APL library card you can now check out a free laptop at the Alexandrian Public Library and have access to the world-wide web any where inside the library. You may check out laptops for two consecutive hours daily. Sorry, Guess Passes are not accepted.

Meeting Rooms — Online meeting room registration is now available through http://www.apl.lib.in.us. A fee of $5 per hour, per room will be charged to commercial, for-profit groups and individuals, including parties, bridal showers, etc. There is no charge for non-profit groups.

Sew Happy — March 23 at 10 a.m. “Sew Happy” is a gathering of crafters - we will meet at 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month - unless the library is closed. If you quilt, knit, do tatting, crochet, etc. come and join the fun!

Once Upon A Time … — March 23 at 2 p.m. All princesses and princes ages 4 and older are invited to our royal event. We will have games, activities, crafts, and refreshments based on favorite fairy tales.

The Laughs and Crafts Club — March 24 and 31 - 3:45 p.m. This is a special club featuring interactive stories, games and crafts for children in all school levels. Registration required.

Preschool Fair — March 26 from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Looking for a preschool or daycare for your child? Come to our first Preschool and Daycare Fair for the opportunity to speak to representatives from the area preschool facilities all in one location. For information call the Youth Services desk.

Teen Time — March 28 at 3:30 p.m. “What Happens in Vegas…” Be it euchre, Texas Hold ‘em or Crazy Eights, learn a cool card game or two ... No betting involved, just pure card fun. Drop in for Teen Time every other Monday after school. For those in grades 6- 12.

Babies/Toddlers Storytimes — March 28 and 29 at 9:30 a.m. This program is for children birth - 36 months and their caregivers. Program will include rhymes, fingerplays, music and stories. Registration required.

Preschool Storytimes — March 28 and 29 at 10:30 a.m. Stories, music, activities  and crafts for children ages 3 through 5. Parents are welcome to either participate with their child, or can use the time to browse the Library for their own interests. Registration required.

Posey County Photographers — The Alexandrian Public Library will be holding a photography exhibit in recognition of Posey County Photographers. The exhibit will be held on March 30 and 31, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on April 1 and April 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Submissions from photographers will be accepted through March 28 at 8 p.m. or until exhibit area is determined full. Space is limited so when this area is full no additional submissions will be accepted.

Library Hours — Alexandrian Public Library is open Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. For more information,  call 838-3286 or visit www.apl.lib.in.us.