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PROGRAMS & EVENTS

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER

ALL AGES

Ghost Stories!

September 1-26
Tell us a ghost story! We’ll share them on our October podcast and social media posts. Email your true ghost stories to owens.jenn@als.lib.wi.us by September 26. If you’d like to remain anonymous, just tell us! Podcast is available on Apple, Spotify, Audible, and wherever you listen to podcasts.

Embroidery 101 with Nori

Friday, September 23, 3:30 pm
Local embroidery author/artist Nori Koenig will share some techniques for basic embroidery stitches. Materials provided. Additional supplies available to  work on Community Quilt Project squares.

Used Book Donation Day

Saturday, October 1, 10am-noon
Bring donations to the library’s lower level where Friends will accept the books they can use in future sales. CDs, DVDS, reference books, textbooks, damaged books, or magazines (except quilting) cannot be accepted.

Stronger Together: Community Quilt Project

Quilt squares due by October 1
There’s still time to add your square to Evansville’s Community Quilt! Pick up a blank square at the library, decorate it, and return it by October 1. The finished quilt will be on display through March 2023, then will be raffled off to cover quilting costs. Many thanks to the PCQ Quilting Group for helping us put the quilt together and thanks to everyone who has participated so far!

More details at als.lib.wi.us/EFPL/events/community-quilt-project.

Wisconsin Science Fest

October 10-16, 2022
Check out the kids DIY Slime program this week, the Night Sky speaker and some extra goodies at the lower level Craft Table! Find more events around the state at wisconsinsciencefest.org

Haunted Library

Thursday, October 27, 6pm
Creep down to the lower level of the library for a ghoulishly grim scene created by area teens. Lights on for the littlest one for the first 10 min, then it gets progressively scarier!

Used Book Donation Day

Saturday, November 5, 10am-noon
Bring donations to the library’s lower level where Friends will accept the books they can use in future sales. CDs, DVDS, reference books, textbooks, damaged books, or magazines (except quilting) cannot be accepted.

EARLY LITERACY

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Logo

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

All year long
Infants to kindergarten. Sign up for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge. Sign up and get a reading log at the library. New app coming soon!

In-Person Storytimes!

Wednesdays at 10 am, starting September 14
Children ages 2-5 with caregivers. Stories, songs, and other early literacy activities that help develop pre-reading skills. Space is limited, please call (608)882-2275 to register.

Baby Storytime

Fridays at 10 am, starting September 16
Babies 0-2 with a caregiver. Lapsit stories, songs, and fingerplays that help develop pre-reading skills. Space is limited, please call (608)882-2275 to register.

Shenanigans

Tuesday, September 20, 4 pm
For beginning readers. We’ll take turns reading a book, doing a craft, and acting out the book! Space is limited, please call (608)882-2275 to register.

Evening Storytime

Thursday, September 29, 6pm
Children ages 2-5 with caregivers. Stories, songs, and other early literacy activities that help develop pre-reading skills. Space is limited, please call (608)882-2275 to register.

Movers & Makers = Cantar y Crear

Select Fridays, 11 am
Sing, dance, play, and create! Enjoy a movement filled storytime followed by a hands-on art project. 

September 30: Pull Piñatas
Space is limited, please call (608)882-2275 to register.

Take & Make: Creepy Crawly Bugs

Available starting October 19
Make a creepy crawly bug with pipe cleaners and wooden spoons!

Movers & Makers = Cantar y Crear

Select Fridays, 11 am
Sing, dance, play, and create! Enjoy a movement filled storytime followed by a hands-on art project. 

October 21: Cactus Craft

Space is limited, please call (608)882-2275 to register.

SCHOOL AGE

Take & Make: Leaf Collage

Available starting September 12
Create your own leaf collage out of card stock and colored paper.

Take & Make: Adorable Owl Family

Available starting September 19
Make an adorable owl family on their perch with cupcake liners and construction paper.

Tween Book Club: Front Desk

Thursday, September 22, 3:30 PM
Ages 8-12. Join us as we read aloud the first chapter or two from these tween novels.

This Month: Work on writing prompt and other activities

Take & Make: Halloween Luminaria

Available starting October 3
Create your own Halloween luminaria. Use our provided templates or create your own scary/funny face.

Take & Make: Creepy Crafty Zombies

Available starting October 12
Make a paper plate zombie with yarn brains and a springy eyeball!

Mad Scientists: DIY Color Changing Slime

Monday, October 10, 11 am – No School!
Slime that changes color when you touch it? So cool! Get messy experimenting with thermochromatic pigments in slime and how they react to temperatures.

Ghost Hunt (Scavenger Hunt)

October 17-31
Find all the spooky ghosts haunting the lower level of the Library. Pick up a tracking sheet at the Youth Services Desk.

First Chapter Book Club: The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field Guide

Tuesday, October 18, 3:30 pm
Grades 1-2. Listen to the first chapter of a book together, if you like it finish  on your own!

This Month: make a creepy creature craft and play Book Character Bingo!

Tween Book Club: Amari and the Night Brothers

Thursday, October 20, 3:30 PM
Ages 8-12. Join us as we read aloud the first chapter or two from these tween novels.

This Month: Dress up in a favorite costume (or Bureau attire, perhaps a Duboise suit?) and help us act out a scene!

TEEN

Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners

Wednesday, September 14, 4 pm
Learn about this role playing game, its basic rules, and how to build a character.

Teen Book Club: Heartstopper v. 1

Thursday, September 15, 3:30 pm
Join us for a discussion about this LGBTQ+ graphic novel series over tea and cookies. Then make your own buttons!

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Friday, September 16, 3:30 pm
All teens welcome. Catch up, hang out, and plan new teen library programs! TAB counts as volunteer hours and gives you the opportunity to suggest purchases and plan events that you’d like to see.

This Month: TV/Movie Trivia; Haunted Library Planning

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Friday, October 7, 3:30 pm
All teens welcome. Catch up, hang out, and plan new teen library programs! TAB counts as volunteer hours and gives you the opportunity to suggest purchases and plan events that you’d like to see.

This Month: Cosplay a Character; Haunted Library Planning

Haunted Li-BOO-rary Frankentoys Workshop

Friday, October 14, 3:30 pm
Breathe new life into old toys by signing up for our FrankenToys workshop! Supplies provided, or bring your own. Please call (608)882-2275 to register.

Take & Make: Tiny Terror-iums

Available starting October 24
Create a miniature Halloween creepy landscape scene using our craft materials and your imagination!

Haunted Library

Thursday, October 27:

3:30 pm Teens set up
5:40 pm Actors take their places
6:00 pm All Ages Viewing

Let’s stage a Haunted House scene in the library – Viewers welcome too!
Help TAB brainstorm 9/16 and 10/7 .

ADULT

Mixed Bag Book Club

Thursday, September 15, 10:30 am
This month, in order to participate, read any book that is a shelved in our children’s or young adult section.

Bookaholics

Wednesday, September 21, 6:30pm
Ceili Coffee & Wine Bar, 16 W. Main St
All adults welcome. This month we’re reading The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow. Books and audiobooks are available at the library and on the Libby app.

Public Computers 101

Wednesday, October 5, 10 am
EFPL offers computers and printing for public use. Learn the basics of using this computers: logging in, accessing one’s email, printing documents, and logging off. Includes time for questions. Please call (608)882-2275 to register.

Eyes on the Skies: The Current Night Sky, What to Watch for, How to Observe It

Thursday, October 13, 6 pm
Speaker Jim Lattis will introduce bright planets, stars, constellations, and other interesting objects of the current season sky. Plus, he will share information about upcoming astronomical events and equipment tips for amateur observers.

Antemeridians Book Club

Thursday, October 20, 10:30 am
This month, we will read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Copies are available at the library.

Banner: Artists Way for Parents

Artist’s Way for Parents Book Discussion

Thursday, October 20, 6 pm
“Awaken your children’s sense of wonder and reawaken your own in the process…” Come share thoughts and encouragement with other area parents as we explore this important, joyful endeavor. If you can, give this book a read– or as much as you have time for–before we meet.

Seeking Volunteers: The Communication Project

Volunteers are asked to contact us by October 21 for this November 17 event
Examine prejudices through open discussion in a safe environment. Volunteers will share personal stories about stereotypes and misperceptions surrounding a lifestyle, disability, ethnic origin, or belief. For more details and to become part of the Communication Project, please email Jenn at: owens.jenn@als.lib.wi.us

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Our Mission:

The Eager Free Public Library opens doors for curious minds by encouraging literacy, inspiring learning, and connecting people.

          

Contact Us:

39 W. Main Street
Evansville, WI 53536
Phone: 608-882-2260
Fax: 608-882-2261

Director: Megan Kloeckner
eagerfree@als.lib.wi.us