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What's Happening @ APL

November 2017

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Fall Artisans Fair
Saturday, November 18
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Browse and buy handmade crafts, jewelry, paintings, books, and more from local artisans.  With a variety of vendors there will be something for everyone!
Location: Main Library - 3rd floor
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Game On! 
Saturday, November 4
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Tabletop games, video games, an escape room, and door prizes!  All ages are welcome to join us for the culmination of International Games Week (our 9th annual celebration!).  Bring your friends or family...drop in for a bit or stay the whole time!

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Shop Small with Anderson Public Library
November 18 - December 2
Small Business Saturday is November 25!

Help support local businesses by shopping from November 18 through December 2. 
Prove your purchases and get entered to win prizes donated by partnering businesses!
More information coming soon!

Upcoming Programs and Events


Escape Room: Zombie Apocalypse (Teens)

When: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Anderson Public Library at Redbud Room

Dr. Johnson has plans to unleash a deadly airborne virus that will transform the human race into zombies! Can you find all the clues and solve the puzzles to unlock the antidote before time runs out?

Participants should gather 10 minutes prior to the start time in the Redbud Room on the third floor to receive instructions. Participants will have 60 minutes to solve the puzzles and save the world!

For this session, participants must be teens in grades 6-12, please.


Teen Game Night

When: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Anderson Public Library at Cardinal Room

Stop by 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.


Escape Room: Zombie Apocalypse (Adults)

When: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Anderson Public Library at Redbud Room

Dr. Johnson has plans to unleash a deadly airborne virus that will transform the human race into zombies! Can you find all the clues and solve the puzzles to unlock the antidote before time runs out?

Participants should gather 10 minutes prior to the start time in the Redbud Room on the third floor to receive instructions. Participants will have 60 minutes to solve the puzzles and save the world!

For this session, participants must be at least 18 years old.


Preschool Promenade

When: Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Anderson Public Library at Cardinal Room

This absorbing story time is sure to stir your preschooler’s imagination by linking stories with creative dramatic play and art experiences. We include lots of sound and word play through rhymes and songs. This is a messy affair, so wear some old clothes.


Homeschool Connection: All About Ocean Animals

When: Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Anderson Public Library at Cardinal Room

We will explore the wide variety of creatures in the ocean incorporating crafts and books!


Resume Basics

When: Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Anderson Public Library at Delaware Room

Working on your resume? Our Resume Basics class will teach you general best practices and formatting tips. We'll also show you how to use Microsoft Word to create a professional resume and save it for online job applications. Complimentary flash drives will be provided for saving files. Whether you are just starting to create your resume or working on an update, this is the class for you. Basic computing skills are required for this session.


Census Records and Genealogy

When: Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Where: Anderson Public Library at Miami Room

Do you know how to find and use census records when researching your genealogy? Indiana Room Librarian Bill Hartley will discuss the pros and cons of census records and explain the best way to navigate these valuable documents during this informative class.


Escape Room: Zombie Apocalypse (Teens/Adults)

When: Saturday, November 04, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Anderson Public Library at Redbud Room

Dr. Johnson has plans to unleash a deadly airborne virus that will transform the human race into zombies! Can you find all the clues and solve the puzzles to unlock the antidote before time runs out?

Participants should gather 10 minutes prior to the start time in the Redbud Room on the third floor to receive instructions. Participants will have 60 minutes to solve the puzzles and save the world!

This session is for anyone in Grade 6 and up, including adults.


Game On! A Celebration of Games (All Ages)

When: Saturday, November 04, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Anderson Public Library at Cardinal Room

Tabletop games, video games, an escape room, and door prizes, oh my!

All ages are welcome to join us for the culmination of International Games Week and our 9th annual celebration of International Games Day @ your library! Drop in for a bit or stay the whole time.

Play board and card games from our game library, retro Atari video games, or the giant version of The Settlers of Catan.

All attendees can enter their name into a drawing for door prizes!


Escape Room: Zombie Apocalypse (Adults)

When: Saturday, November 04, 2017 - 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Anderson Public Library at Redbud Room

Dr. Johnson has plans to unleash a deadly airborne virus that will transform the human race into zombies! Can you find all the clues and solve the puzzles to unlock the antidote before time runs out?

Participants should gather 10 minutes prior to the start time in the Redbud Room on the third floor to receive instructions. Participants will have 60 minutes to solve the puzzles and save the world!

For this session, participants must be at least 18 years old.


Escape Room: Zombie Apocalypse (Teens)

When: Saturday, November 04, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Anderson Public Library at Redbud Room

Dr. Johnson has plans to unleash a deadly airborne virus that will transform the human race into zombies! Can you find all the clues and solve the puzzles to unlock the antidote before time runs out?

Participants should gather 10 minutes prior to the start time in the Redbud Room on the third floor to receive instructions. Participants will have 60 minutes to solve the puzzles and save the world!

For this session, participants must be teens in grades 6-12, please.


Boogie Woogie Babies

When: Monday, November 06, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Anderson Public Library at Cardinal Room

Boogie on down to the library! Introduce your little one to early literacy experiences with books, rhymes, and songs.


Toddler Tango

When: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Anderson Public Library at Cardinal Room

You and your toddler will love this engaging story time designed to inspire creativity with lots of ooey, gooey sensory play and art experiences. This is a messy affair, so wear some old clothes.



See all November events and classes
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Friday, November 10 & Saturday, November 11
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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