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What's Happening @ APL

May 2017

Tuesday, May 23
6:00-7:45pm

Miami Room
Presented by John L. Rupp of the Center for Automotive History. Free to attend!
Saturday, May 20
2:00-3:30pm

Cardinal Room
 Discover your inner hero and Skype with Wade Albert White, author of The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes! Registration required.
Butterfly on flower
Butterfly Gardening
Thursday, May 11
6:00pm

All Ages Welcome!

  A Madison County Master Gardener will speak about butterfly gardening. Learn which plants are especially appealing to butterflies so you can attract them to your garden.
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CLOSED
Memorial Day

The Main Library and Lapel Branch Library will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Upcoming Programs and Events


Kids Code!

When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Anderson Public Library at Story Hour Room

The 'Hour of Code™' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.


Teen Game Night

When: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Anderson Public Library at Cardinal Room

Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Rocket League for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.


Rubber Band Helicopter FUN

When: Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Anderson Public Library at Cardinal Room

Join us for this open-house-style program and create a rubber band helicopter, play a game with a paper helicopter that you make, and learn about our Summer Reading Program 2017. Registration is required.


Happy Birthday, Gary Paulsen!

When: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Anderson Public Library at Cardinal Room

Do you long for adventure in the great outdoors? Many of Gary Paulsen’s novels involve wilderness survival. Test your skills and maybe learn a thing or two!


Game Night for Grownups: Tiny Epic Galaxies

When: Monday, May 08, 2017 - 5:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Where: Anderson Public Library at Cardinal Room

A monthly gaming group at the library for adults only! We meet on the second Monday each month. We will teach the featured game of the month but you are welcome to bring your own games, too! Beginners welcome!

The game this month is TINY EPIC GALAXIES. Each player controls a galactic empire, aiming to expand their influence by acquiring highly contested planets and increasing their cosmic armada. Through careful planning, you must make the most out of your turn, taking the available actions in whichever order you consider most beneficial. But be careful, as each of your opponents can choose to follow each action you take by expending valuable resources. Will your influence be enough to control the most powerful planets in the galaxy? Will you be able to meet your secret objective along the way? Will your empire stand victorious? (Game description from BoardGameGeek.com)

Must be at least 18 years old. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.


A STEAM Celebration of 5 @ Lapel

When: Monday, May 08, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Lapel Branch Library at First Floor Meeting Room

May is the 5th month, but that's not all! How about Cinco de Mayo and the Indy 500? Come celebrate this great number by making a robot-like hand and doing something artistic with the number 5!


Documentary Night! The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

When: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Where: Anderson Public Library at Cardinal Room

From the makers of "Super-Size Me" comes this comedic documentary on advertising and product placement in feature films...which is itself made possible by advertising and product placement. Light snacks and drinks will be provided! (2011, Rated PG-13, 90 mins)


Military Records and Genealogy

When: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Where: Anderson Public Library at Delaware Room

Military records are integral to researching genealogy. They contain a myriad of details about any ancestor who served in any military branch. However, accessing them can have restrictions. Indiana Room librarian Bill Hartley will discuss the information military records can provide, which military records are readily available, and the channels to pursue to find additional military records.


Weather with Randy Ollis

When: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Anderson Public Library at Cardinal Room

Tornados and lightning and floods, oh my! WISH-TV meteorologist Randy Ollis will discuss several fascinating weather-related topics and provide severe weather safety tips during this casual, conversational event suitable for all ages, including families and seniors. A question-and-answer session will follow.


Butterfly Gardening

When: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Anderson Public Library at Cardinal Room

Join us as a Madison County Master Gardener speaks about butterfly gardening. Learn which plants are especially appealing to butterflies so you can attract them to your garden.


Crafternoon: Awful Art

When: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Anderson Public Library at Cardinal Room

Why should people with artistic abilities get all the praise? This month, explore your non-existent artistic side and win a prize!

Join us for a different make-and-take craft one Saturday each month! Ages 16 and up only, please. (We may be using hot and/or sharp objects!) Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.


Kids Code!

When: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Anderson Public Library at Story Hour Room

The 'Hour of Code™' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.


Skype with YA Author Stephanie Garber

When: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Anderson Public Library at Cardinal Room

Skype with Stephanie Garber, author of the young adult fantasy novel CARAVAL. We'll discuss CARAVAL, then have a Q&A session with the author.

5:00-5:30: CARAVAL trivia! Winners will receive CARAVAL swag.
5:30-6:00: Discuss the book and come up with questions for Stephanie.
6:00-6:30: Skype with Stephanie!

Attendance is free, but please register in advance.



See all May events and classes
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Friday, May 12 & Saturday, May 13
Noon - 4:30pm

Don't miss the Friends of the Library sale! Monthly sales are open to the public and are located on the third floor of the Main Library. You'll find gently used books, movies, and more--something for all ages and interests! You never know what treasures you might find!
 
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