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!

Some events may require registration. To register, just click on the event image to be taken to the registration form.

Adult Felting Class

Thursday, August 1 | 1:00PM – 3:00 PM
Registration is Required

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

The Martian Book Discussions

Thursday, August 1 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM @ Osgood
Tuesday, August 13 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM @ BMPL
Wednesday, August 14 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM @ Tyson

Ripley County  READS book discussion facilitated by Nancy Durham.

Copies of Andy Weir’s The Martian will be made available at each library on July 1st while supplies last.

Please Note: This program will be at Osgood Public Library.

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

Ukulele Club

Thursday, August 1 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 15 | 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. Ukulele Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.

Batesville Bash

Saturday, August 3 | 9:00 AM – NOON

Join us at the Batesville Bash! The Library will have a tent with activities and crafts until noon!

For more detailed information about the event, please visit Batesville Bash.

Little Sprouts Garden Club

Monday, August 5 | 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 predators in yoru garden. The program includes a scarecrow craft and a snack along with a story about plant predators.

Ages: Kindergarten – 2nd Grade. Space is limited, so please make sure you register!

Friends of the Library Meeting

Wednesday, August 7 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The Friends of the Batesville Memorial Public Library meet on the first Wednesday of most months at 5:00 PM. Meetings are open to the public.

Slime Science

Thursday, August 8 | 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Registration is required.

This month we will be making Edible Pudding Slime and Popping Candy Slime! Ages 3rd – 8th grade.

Magic Club

Thursday, August 8 | 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!

Pinterest Projects for Kids: Tissue Paper Art

Thursday, August 15 | 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Registration is Required

Participants will be making tissue paper art on a white canvas. Ages 3rd – 8th grade.

Read to Me

Thursday, August 15 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, August 22 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Registration is Required

Read to a therapy dog at the library!  Meet Jill and her Golden Retriever, Belle or Lori and her Boarder/Poodle, Maggie! Your child can read for 15 minutes to Belle or Maggie. You can bring a book or choose one from our basket.

Space Poetry Slam @ Tyson

Tuesday, August 20 | 12:30 PM

Interactive Discussion facilitated by Adam Henze.

Adam is a teaching artist & poet, lecturing & performing in over 30 U.S. states, Canada, Puerto Rico, Ireland & England. Adam is also an organizer in the poetry slam community, teaches a yearly summer writing series at the Indiana Women’s Prison, & is the director of a poetry writing & performance camp for high school youth.

This program is made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in coopertion with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Please note: This program is at Tyson Public Library.

Fall Gardening

Tuesday, August 20 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Join us for Fall Gardening, presented by Monica Yane!

Digital Device Drop In

Thursday, August 22 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Do you have questions about your laptop, tablet, or smartphone? Do you want to access the Library’s digital materials, but aren’t quite sure how? Would you like to take a look at a tablet or eReader before you buy one? Stop by Meeting Room B, on the fourth Thursday of each month, from 3 – 5 PM.

We will have digital devices that you can take a look at before buying! You can also bring your own device in to get help with any questions you may have!

Gaming Unplugged

Thursday, August 22 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Registration is required.

Join us for Gaming Unplugged. Ages 3rd – 8th grade.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, August 22 | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Meetings are open to the public.

Author Visit: Leola Cochran

Friday, August 23 | 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Batesville resident Leola Cochran will be here signing copies of her book Maine Murder!

Copies of her book will be available for purchase

After Hours Concert: Captain Dan Mobley

Saturday, August 24| 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join us to hear acoustic Americana, performed by Captain Dan Mobley!

Make It Monday

Monday, August 26 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Registration is Required

Help us celebrate Dog Day with a dog craft at Make It Monday! Ages Pre-K – 2nd grade.

After Hours Concert Series: Mark Dvorak

Wednesday, August 28 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Join us for our Remember When… Storytime to listen to or tell a true story from a life experience! Led by Jerry Bennett & Larry Hagen. This program will take place on the 4th Wednesday of each month.

We've hightlighted several of August's events here, but for a full calendar of Library events