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Library Corner - June 6

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By Stan Campbell

Summer Reading at the APL — Check out what’s “Between the Covers” this summer at the Alexandrian Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program about all things nocturnal. Enjoy books, movies, and other special events. Registration began May 30.
The 2012 Summer Reading Program is open to adults ages 18 and older, with programs, prizes, book discussions, and special events.
The adult program (will run concurrently with the children’s program, titled “Dream Big—READ!” Get your whole family involved!).
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Dream Catcher Craft — Coming June 6 at 2 p.m. kids can learn how to make a dream catcher and more. For ages 6 and older. All of your supplies will be provided free. Registration began May 30.
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The Spectacular World Of Vincent Van Gogh — This special exhibit will take place from June 7 to June 18 during open hours. This is one of the traveling exhibits provided by Teacher’s Discovery. The exhibit will be located in the library foyer for public viewing.
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Basic Drawing: Shadows and Values — On June 7, 14 and 28 at 10 a.m., artist Stan Campbell will instruct artists of all proficiencies on drawing shadows and values. Please note that this course will be held over a three day period. This course is intended for individuals 18 and older. There is no fee to take this course but registration is necessary and being taken now at the Adult Information Desk.
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The Laughs and Crafts Club — On June 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. there is always a craft, always a story, always a snack and always a good time. For kids who are entering kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration required.
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T.A.B. — On June 18 at 3:30 p.m. attend the Teen Advisory Board Meeting. We will discuss programming, social networking and test out our ideas. Every week we will have a different project, so stop in for a snack and some good times.
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Special Needs Storytime — On June 12 from 1:30 - 2:15 p.m., ages 9 and up will fly butterfly kites to music and make a washable watercolor butterfly craft. Registration is required and is being taken now. And ages 3 to 8 years old have their storytime adventure from 3 - 3:45 p.m. We will be reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” story and activities will include sensory play and a craft. Registration is required and is being taken now.
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Basic Knitting — On June 13 and 27 at 10 a.m., Cheryl Carroll will return to the library to demonstrate how to stitch during our Basic Knitting 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. No registration is necessary but space is limited.
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Busy Hands — On June 13 and 27 at 10 a.m. there will be a gathering of crafters - we 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.
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Evansville Fire Family — The Evansville Fire Family will be performing an indoor version of their traditional fire show featuring LED lights on June 13 at 2 p.m. This performance is suitable for all ages and is free to the public.
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In The Shadow of the Vampyre — This teen program will take place June 13 at 5:30 p.m. Could she be the victim of a terrible accident at the KomixFest? But what about the bite marks on her neck?! If you would like to help solve this case, register at the Alexandrian Public Library for the mystery program “In the Shadow of the Vampyre.” You are encouraged to come in costume. There will be prizes for both mystery winners and for creative costumes. Anyone grades 6-12 is welcome to attend. Registration Required.
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LITerally Speaking Book Discussion — This June 19 at 1 p.m., the LITerally Speaking book discussion group will discuss “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson.
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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 http://www.apl.lib.in.us. You can now find APL on Facebook.