Programs at APL


LITerally Speaking Book Discussion

June 2 at 3:30 p.m. - Spray Paint T-shirts - Once again we kick off the summer reading program with spray paint t-shirts. A t-shirt and spray paint will be provided! Grades 6-12 only. This event will be canceled in the case of rain. Registration is required.

June 4 at 2:00 p.m. - Magic Show - Magical fun for all ages in this high energy, action packed show with magician Don Baggett. No tickets or registration required, however, seating is limited.

June 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 10:00 a.m. - Basic Drawing - Learn how to "see" like an artist, and how to draw that image on paper. All supplies provided. Registration is required.

June 5 at 3:30 p.m. - 7-Up Book Club - 7-12 grade only. Registration is required.

June 9, 10, 16, 17 23, 24 and 30 at 9:30 a.m. - Babies Toddlers Storytimes - A program for children ages birth to 36 months features books, movement, music, and rhymes to promote early literacy. Parents/caregivers help their children follow along by participating in this storytime with them. Registration is required.

June 9, 10, 16, 17 23, 24 and 30 at 10:30 a.m. - Preschool Storytimes - A program for ages 3-5 introduces children to reading and language in a fun way through stories, crafts, and other activities. Parents/caregivers are not required to attend this storytime along with their child, but must remain in the library. Registration is required.

June 9 at 3:30 p.m. - DIY Solar Grilling - Learn about the science of solar grilling while making your own solar grill. Depending on the weather, we will make our own s'mores and eat hot dogs! You will need to bring your own SHOE BOX but the rest of the supplies will be provided. Grades 6-12 only. Registration is required.

June 9 at 6:00 p.m. and June 10 at 10:00 a.m. - Getting Crafty! Make your own bath fizzies - Make your own bath fizzies! It's easy to do. Feel free to bring in a mold if you'd like to make them in a special shape. You must be 18 or older to attend. Registration is required.

June 11 and June 25 at 10:00 a.m. - Busy Hands/Basic Knitting - "Busy Hands" is a local gathering of crafters and knitters. Cheryl Carroll will be on hand to demonstrate how to stitch during our Basic Knitting Program. She will be teaching techniques. Yarn is provided and a limited number of size 8 needles are available to use.

June 11 at 2:00 p.m. - Grossology 101 - Make fake snot! Learn how to make a fake wound that would make your mother swoon! Eat kitty litter cake! If it's stinky, crusty or slimy, you'll learn the science behind it at this program. For ages 7 to 12. Registration is required and begins May 28. Registration is required.

June 12, 19 and 26 at 2:00 p.m. - Laughs and Crafts Club - There is always a craft, a story and a snack and always a good time at our summer Laughs and Crafts Club. This program is for kids who are in kindergarten and up. Registration is required.

June 12 at 2:00 p.m. - Reading with Pizza - Welcome to the first ever Reading with Pizza at the library. This is a simple and fun program for all the teen book lovers out there: bring a book and read! This event will last 2 hours with a pizza break in the middle. Grades 6-12 only. Registration is required.

June 16 at 3:30 p.m. - Manga Otaku - Manga Otaku is a group of anime and manga fans meeting to watch anime, swap manga, discuss new mangas and anime, which new series to order, have snacks, play games, do crafts, drawing classes, and more. Grades 6-12 only. The club is always looking for new members!

June 17 at 1:00 p.m. - LITerally Speaking Book Discussion - This month the LITerally Speaking book discussion group will discuss The Millionaire and the Mummies: Theodore Davis' Gilded Age in the Valley of the Kings by John M. Adams . Everyone is welcome to attend.

June 17 at 5:45 p.m. - APL Board of Trustees Meeting - This meeting is open to the public.

June 18 at 2:00 p.m. - Fizz! Boom! Chemistry! - Watch Professor Jeff Seyler from the USI Chemistry Department turn carbon dioxide into dry ice, make elephant toothpaste, and produce fire in a jug. For ages 7 and older. No registration or tickets required, however, seating is limited.

June 23 at 3:30 p.m. - Shaving Cream and Water Fight - Prepare to be soaked! This event will be held outside but we will first meet in Meeting Room A. Then we will head outside for games and fun! Make sure you don't wear your good clothes! Imagine Duck, Duck, Goose with water pitchers, shaving cream balloon fight, shaving cream kickball, and more! If it's raining, who cares! Grades 6-12 only. The event will be cancelled in the case of storms. Registration is required.

June 23 at 6:00 p.m. and June 24 at 10:00 a.m. - Getting Crafty! Tie Dye a T-shirt - Bring a plain, white, washed t-shirt and your creativity to make a one-of-a-kind tie dye shirt using Sharpie markers and rubbing alcohol. You must be 18 or older to attend. Registration is required.

June 25 at 2:00 p.m. - Printmaking for Kids - Create your own work of art using simple items like foam board and yarn. For ages 8 to 12. Registration is required and begins June 11.

June 30 at 3:30 p.m. - YA Bakery - Learn how to make your own bread with special guest, Jane Jett. Awesome name, right? We will be making our own bread, taking it home to bake, and share with our family. Or taking it home to eat it all by yourself while sitting in your bedroom. Grades 6-12 only. All supplies provided. Registration is required.

July 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 9:30 a.m. - Babies Toddlers Storytimes - A program for children ages birth to 36 months features books, movement, music, and rhymes to promote early literacy. Parents/caregivers help their children follow along by participating in this storytime with them. Registration is required.

July 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 10:30 a.m. - Preschool Storytimes - A program for ages 3-5 introduces children to reading and language in a fun way through stories, crafts, and other activities. Parents/caregivers are not required to attend this storytime along with their child, but must remain in the library. Registration is required.

July 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 2:00 p.m. - Laughs and Crafts Club - There is always a craft, a story and a snack and always a good time at our summer Laughs and Crafts Club. This program is for kids who are in kindergarten and up. Registration is required.

July 3 at 3:30 p.m. - 7-Up Book Club - 7-12 grade only. Registration is required.

July 4 - Independence Day - The library will be closed.

July 7 at 3:30 p.m. - Bust These Myths! - Fact or fiction? You put it to the test! Grades 6-12 only. No registration needed.

July 7 at 6:00 p.m. and July 8 at 10:00 a.m. - Getting Crafty! Make a photo brag book/frame - Make a little photo brag book you can tuck in your purse or display on a desk or dresser. You must be 18 or older to attend this program. All supplies provided. Registration is required.

July 9 and July 23 at 10:00 a.m. - Busy Hands/Basic Knitting - "Busy Hands" is a local gathering of crafters and knitters. Cheryl Carroll will be on hand to demonstrate how to stitch during our Basic Knitting Program. She will be teaching techniques. Yarn is provided and a limited number of size 8 needles are available to use.

July 9 at 2:00 p.m. - Silly Safaris - Amazon John returns for another fun-filled show. For all ages. No tickets or registration required, however, seating is limited.

July 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 10:00 a.m. - Basic Drawing - Learn how to "see" like an artist, and how to draw that image on paper. All supplies provided. Registration is required.

July 10 at 2:00 p.m. - Reading with Pizza - Welcome to the first ever Reading with Pizza at the library. This is a simple and fun program for all the teen book lovers out there: bring a book and read! This event will last 2 hours with a pizza break in the middle. Registration is required.

July 14 at 3:30 p.m. - Chopped at the Library - If you haven't seen the T.V. show, here is the basic idea: all the teens will be divided into groups and given the ingredients. Each group will come up with their own dish. There will be a panel of judges who will sample each dish and determine the winner! All supplies are provided. Grades 6-12 only. Registration is required.

July 15 at 1:00 p.m. - LITerally Speaking Book Discussion - This month the LITerally Speaking book discussion group will discuss Empty Mansions: the Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr. Everyone is welcome to attend.

July 15 at 5:45 p.m. - APL Board of Trustees Meeting - This meeting is open to the public.

July 16 at 2:00 p.m. - Despicable Me - Assemble the minions! Games, snacks, and crazy fun based on the popular movie. For ages 5 to 12. Registration is required and begins July 2.

July 21 at 3:30 p.m. - Manga Otaku - Manga Otaku is a group of anime and manga fans meeting to watch anime, swap manga, discuss new mangas and anime, which new series to order, have snacks, play games, do crafts, drawing classes, and more. The club is always looking for new members! Grades 6-12 only.

July 21 at 6:00 p.m. and July 22 at 10:00 a.m. - Getting Crafty! Cracked Marble necklaces - Lost your marbles? We can help! But we're going to crack them, so maybe not. What's it all about? Making a cool cracked marble necklace to keep or give as a gift. You must be 18 or older to attend this program. All supplies provided. Registration is required.

July 24 at 6:30 p.m. - Laser Shows 101 - Our summer reading program events end with a dazzling laser show presented by Laser Shows 101. Please note: This event is co-sponsored by Mt. Vernon Parks and Recreation and will take place in the gym at the community center at Hedges. For all ages. No tickets or registration required.

July 28 at 3:30 p.m. - Teen Advisory Board - What can the library do for you? Join us for our Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.) Meetings. We will have snacks and discuss library teen programs, new books, movies, and music and how we can help our library and local community. It's your library; make a difference! Grades 6-12 only.

All library programs are sponsored and underwritten by the Friends of APL.
Without Friends support, the above programs would simply not be possible.

 




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