Welcome to our monthly update on events and programs happening during the next month at the Batesville Memorial Public Library! We’re highlighting many of the events and programs going on at the Library here, but make sure you check ebatesville.com/events for the most up-to-date calendar!

Meet the Author: Abby Scheiner

Tuesday, July 2 | 2:00 PM

Registration is required.

Abby Scheiner will present and read her book “Bear In The Air”, along with her other works.

Refreshments will be served.

There will also be a craft for children ages Pre-K – 2nd grade.

Independence Day Movie Screening

Wednesday, July 3 | 7:00 PM

Stop by the Gibson Theatre for a free movie screening and discussion of Independence Day!

This program has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Little Sprouts Garden Club

Monday, June 8 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Registration is required.

Introducing young students to the technique of Straw Bale Gardening. With Sandra Dickey, Denean Williams, and Sr. Charity.

This month’s meeting will go over the root vegetables. The program includes a sock buddy craft and a snack along with a story about plants. Ages: Kindergarten – 2nd Grade.

Silly Safaris

Thursday, July 9 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Registration is required

“Aliens: Really Weird Animals” Amazon John will be presenting many animals and great wit. Come laugh along and learn a thing or two.

Pinterest Projects for Kids: DIY Galaxy Night Lamp

Thursday, July 11 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Registration required

“Galaxy Night Light” Participants will receive a sunbeam LED night light with an off/off switch. They will remove the cover of the night light and replace it will a Christmas ornament that they have decorated with markers to create a galaxy of colors. Ages 3rd – 8th grade.

Modern Minimalism: When Less is More

Thursday, June 11 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Do you feel like your stuff owns you rather than the other way around? Do you desire a simple home or work environment with more freedom and room to breathe?  Led by Rose Lounsbury — minimalism and simplicity coach, TEDxDayton speaker, and author of the Amazon bestselling Less: Minimalism, for Real — this presentation explores how minimalism, the age-old philosophy that less is more, can improve our modern, busy lives.

Adult Felting Class

Thursday, July 11 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Registration is required.

Join us for our Adult Felting Class! We will be making a polar bear. Space is limited, so registration is required.

Magic Club

Thursday, July 11 | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Interested in learning the fun of magic? The Batesville Memorial Public Library Magic Club meets on the second Thursday of each month at the library! Share a trick you’ve been working on, and learn a new one. Bring a friend and get a prize!

Let’s Make A Space Alien

Monday, July 15 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, & 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Registration is required.

Join us as we say goodbye to this year’s Summer Reading Program by making a space alien stuffed animal. Children of all ages are welcome. The cost for this program is $2.00.

Batman 80th Anniversary Movie Screening

Thursday, July 17 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Registration is required.

Join us in celebrating the 80th anniversary of Batman with a movie screening! There will be a drawing for anniversary prizes.

DIY Galaxy Potion Necklace & Tea Light Holders

Thursday, July 18 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Registration is required

Participants will make their own galaxy potion necklaces with glitter glue, watercolor paint, and cotton balls. We will also be making tea light candle holders using galaxy paint colors, tissue paper, and modge podge. Ages 3rd – 8th grade

Read to Me

Thursday, July 18 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, July 25 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Registration is required.

Read to a therapy dog at the library!  Your child can read for 15 minutes to Belle. You can bring a book or choose one from our basket.

Ukulele Club

Thursday, July 18 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Join us for our Ukulele Club! There is a Beginner’s Session at 6:00 PM, and the Ukulele Club Meeting at 6:30 PM.

Make It Monday

Monday, July 22 | 1:00 PM  – 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Registration is required.

Join us for Make It Monday! We will be making a patriotic theme craft. Ages Pre-K – 2nd Grade.

End of Summer Reading Program Pool Party