Arcanum library fall happenings


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Fall is here! It is always such an exciting season. The weather turns cooler, the sky a bit bluer, the days a bit shorter, and there is color everywhere. It seems there is so much to do in such a short season! The Arcanum Public Library is adding to the fun with lots of activities planned for the rest of October, November, and even into December.

Tuesdays here at the library are perfect for bringing in your preschooler for Storytime. There are two sessions each Tuesday in October; 10 and 11 a.m. Come for stories, songs, crafts and fun! The Storytime sessions on Oct.27 will be extra special. The 10 a.m. session will be Halloween-themed. Feel free to dress the kids up in a costume! The 11 a.m. session will be a Fall Harvest theme. Both sessions will have stories, snacks, fun and crafts for all!

Also on Tuesdays, the afterschool club meets until 4:45pm. AfterWords is a chance for kids in grades 1-4 to come meet their friends after school, enjoy a craft, a snack, and some games. The fall party for AfterWords will be on October 27th. Come join the fun!

With Election Day coming up in November, the library is offering kids a chance to cast their votes here at the library for a favorite literature character. There will be ballots available all week, Nov. 2 – 6. Votes will be tallied, and the results posted.

That same week, the library is pleased to announce a “Taste of the Holidays” dessert sampler. It will be on Thursday, Nov. 5, starting at 6:30 p.m. Join us by bringing in a favorite dessert for fellow patrons to sample, along with a copy of the recipe. Beverages will be served.

On Friday, Nov. 13, the library will be showing a double feature! Movie times are at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m. Titles will be announced later. Popcorn will be served!

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the thought of preparing for the holidays? Arcanum Public Library is hosting a one hour “Organized by Olive” session to help guide you through meal planning, setting limits, selecting gifts, and more. On Monday, Nov. 16, come hear a professional organizer share organizing tips and strategies to help you better enjoy the holiday season. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m.

There will be a two session “Knit a Scarf for Christmas!” class for older kids and adults. No knitting experience needed. The first class will be on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 6 – 7:30 p.m., and will cover the basics of casting on, and some knitting stiches. You can then bring your project to the next session for help in finishing it. It will be on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 6 – 7:30 p.m. The library may have some supplies on hand, but patrons are asked to bring their own if possible. Knitting needles (size 8 are perfect for beginners) and worsted weight yarn are all that is needed.

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Call the library for more information at 937-692-8484 or check out our website at www.arcanumpubliclibrary.org.

Call the library for more information at 937-692-8484 or check out our website at www.arcanumpubliclibrary.org.