Feb. 7—BATESVILLE — Batesville Memorial Public Library has announced special events and activities for the last half of the month.
Feb. 19 — BMPL will be closed for staff training. Online services are always available at www.ebatesville.com.
Feb. 20 at 10 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. — There's no time like Storytime! Join us every Tuesday for a fun filled 45 minute session that incorporates books, songs, and activities to build early literacy skills. This program is geared towards children ages 3 to 6. Registration not required.
Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. — Rocky Road Cookie Cooking — BMPL Homeschool Program — Participants will enjoy making this rock road cookie cup for a delicious treat. This program is for grades Pre-K to 2nd grade. Registration required.
Feb. 20 at 1:30 p.m. — A Novel Idea Book Club — A Novel Idea is BMPL's book club. Join us each month to explore and discuss the month's book. Retired English teacher Steve Holland is our book guide. We meet in the library on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m..
The February selection is Tropic of Stupid by Tim Dorsey. In Tropic of Stupid, Serge A. Storms embarks on a tour to meet his long-lost relatives in this madcap entry in the bestselling series. After registering, ask for a copy of the book at the front desk.
Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. — Aging Care Series: Understanding Senior Care Options — Home Care, Assisted Living, Nursing Home Care. You have heard of them all, but do you know the difference? How do you access these various forms of senior care, and how are they paid for? Join us to learn more about the difference between these various forms of care and to have your questions answered regarding how care is paid for and how to access the care you or your loved one may need.
Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. — Thursday Craft Day: Weaving Yarn Bowls — Join us to weave yarn to make a yarn bowl! This program is for grades 1st to 6th. Registration required.
Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker is author Tyler Nordgren — Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets — A solar eclipse is an awe inspiring event that throughout history has caused dread, foretold the fall of kingdoms, and stopped armies in their tracks. In a clockwork heaven it is something both predictable, yet rare, natural, yet utterly foreign to our everyday experiences. From eclipses of the sun and moon we have measured the size of the moon, shape of the Earth, and mapped out the world. Today, they are no longer omens of doom, but tourist attractions that thrill millions where they occur in an event both interplanetary, yet deeply personal. They are the moment the sun and moon align with you! Open to the community. Registration not required.
Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. — Open Block Play — Join Miss Sarah in the Activity Lab for block play. Kiddos will have the choice to play with multiple different style stacking blocks. Come meet new friends and build with us. This program is designed for children ages 1 to 4. Registration not required.
Feb. 26 at 10 or 11 a.m. — Mother Goose Toddler Time for ages 0-3. Miss Sarah will host a 30 minute session designed to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. Registration not required.
Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. — Relax Your Mind Painting — (TEEN) — Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Come spend an hour relaxing your mind by doing a special calming painting! It is sure to leave you feeling relaxed and recharged. This is a no cost program is for teens. Registration required.
Feb. 27 at 10 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. — There's no time like Storytime! Join us every Tuesday for a fun filled 45 minute session that incorporates books, songs, and activities to build early literacy skills. This program is geared towards children ages 3 to 6. Registration not required.
Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. — Adult Craft and Chat — Craft and Chat — Do you have a project that you need a little motivation to finish? Do you get lonely working on your projects at home? Just want a little company? Join your fellow crafters at the Library for an afternoon of crafting and chatting. Registration requested.
Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. — Adult Remember When...Storytime — Join us for an afternoon of real-life narratives, where we share heartfelt and captivating experiences. Join us to connect, share, and embrace the beauty of real-life tales! Registration not required.
Feb. 29 at 10 am or 4 p.m. — Thursday Littles Craft: Process Art Painting — Join us to do process art three different ways! You will leave with three great paintings. We will be painting with toilet paper tubes, rubber bands and marbles. This is a no cost program. Registration required.
Feb. 29 at 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. — Scarf Weaving — Dive into the world of creativity in our craft class as we guide you through the art of weaving a cozy scarf using yarn and straws. Discover the techniques of creating beautiful patterns, turning a simple piece of yarn into a stylish accessory. Step-by-step guidance will ensure even beginners can master the art of weaving. Join us for a fun and rewarding experience crafting a handmade scarf to enjoy. Choose the time that works best for your schedule. This is a no cost program. Registration required.