Special Event! Birds and Fall Migrations with David Rupp, Professional eco-tour guide!

Get yourself prepared for migrating birds this fall. Join bird expert David Rupp for an afternoon presentation on the details of bird migration. Rupp will highlight species to look for in our area, including which species you can find in your backyard and where you can go to see other migrating birds. Gain some tips and tricks for identifying these species and learn how and why they migrate in the first place. This talk will also show you how you can turn your little bit of the earth into a sanctuary for birds: what you can do to attract birds to your yard, types of bird food to offer, and how native plants can attract birds at different times of year. Rupp is the owner of IndiGo Birding Nature Tours (indigobirding.com), a local business focused on connecting people with nature via kayak trips, birding tours, and classes. He previously served for three years as the president of Sassafras Audubon Society and has worked in environmental education and bird research throughout his career. Rupp will be available after the talk to answer questions.

Pre-K Discovery

Read stories and sing songs about pumpkins and monsters, create your own jack-o-lantern, and design your own monster. Your Pre-K child will enjoy stories, songs, and activities in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Free Play time follows the organized activities so that the children can play individually and interact with others while engaging in several activities. Pre-K Discovery is generally held on the 2nd Tuesday and Wednesday mornings of each month. Please feel free to attend both sessions!

Caregiver University – Advocating for a Loved One in a Facility

Advocating for a Loved One in a Facility

Presenter: Amanda Mosier, CDP, CDCM, SSD (And by this time, hopefully ALSO a PAC trainer) –from IU Health’s Alzheimer’s Resource Service

An installment of IU Health’s ongoing Alzheimer’s education series. Supporting a loved one in a facility can be difficult and leave you feeling like many situations are out of your hands. This session will provide you with an understanding of how to best support your loved one by working with facility staff, asking good questions, and advocating for their needs. Has your family been touched by Alzheimers disease and/or dementia? Here is help in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Alzheimers disease and dementia have traditionally been considered taboo topics in everyday conversation. However, as more and more Americans receive these diagnoses, the need for education, support, and resources is growing. IU Health Alzheimers Educator Dayna Thompson will address these needs in a way that helps caregivers feel connected, knowledgeable, and capable of supporting their loved one. Lunch will be provided free by the IU Health Alzheimers Resource Service. The class is free, but registration is required. Register by calling the library at 812-275-4471.

Teen Animanga

Anime + Manga=Animanga! Do you enjoy anime, manga, and all things Japanese? Join us to talk and learn about new and favorite anime and manga, explore Japanese culture and language, and do fun activities. Held on the second Thursday of every month. For teens ages 12-17.

The Walking Dead Comics Day

Best-selling comic book series, The Walking Dead is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Visit us and pick up some free, special edition event items and comics (one per person while supplies last). For adults.

STEM Stuff: Scratch Coding

Interested in coding? Use Scratch to create and program your own video game. For beginners and experts alike, grades 3 and up.

Frankenstein’s Lab

Come see Dr. Frankenstein’s lab and explore all different types of monster making. For grades K-5.

Jedi Training

Want to be a Jedi? Come train with us! You’ll learn to improve your Jedi skills with a series of fun, free programs. A snack is provided. For grades 3-5. Please register for this program.