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!

Storytime with Mrs. Dickey

Tuesdays  | 10:00 AM, 11:15 AM, 12:10 PM, & 5:30 PM

Join us on Tuesdays for a children’s storytime with Mrs. Dickey. You can choose from four different times: 10:00 AM, 11:15 AM, 12:10 PM, & 5:30 PM!

**The Storytime with Mrs. Dickey schedule is subject to change. Please visit https://ebatesville.com/events for most up to date schedule.

Back to Homeschool

Wednesday, September 4 | 2:00 PM

Join us for information about upcoming programs for homeschoolers, information for those new to homeschooling, and details about what the library can offer homeschoolers along with a visit from IAHE Regional Representative Kelly Cox.

Friends of the Library Meeting

Wednesday, September 4 | 5:00 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.

Adult Felting Class

Thursday, September 5 | 1:00 PM
Registration is required.

Join us for our Adult Felting Class! Space is very limited, so please register!

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

Ukulele Club

Thursday, September 5 | 6:00 PM
Thursday, September 19 | 6:00 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.

Mother Goose Lap Sit

Mondays | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Registration is required

This program is for children under the age of three with a parent or caregiver in a one-to-one ratio. Older children and families are also welcome. Join us at the library for weekly 35 minute sessions of books, songs, rhymes, and activities for children and their caregivers.

*Mother Goose Lap Sit schedule is subject to change. Please visit https://ebatesville.com/events for most up to date schedule.

Little Sprouts Garden Club

Monday, September 9 | 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. During this month’s meeting, we will be learning how to save seeds with Melissa Watkins of the Library of Seeds. Ages: Kindergarten – 2nd Grade. Space is limited, so please make sure you register!

Preserving for Your Pantry & Future Garden Series: Freezing & Dehydrating

Tuesday, September 10 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Join us for our September Seed Library Series! This week’s topic is Freezing & Dehydrating!

Financial Education Series: Tax Planning 101

Wednesday, September 11 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Registration is required.

Join us for a lunch and learn financial series! Come at 11:30 AM for lunch, served by Izzy’s, follower by a presentation at Noon.

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

Thursday, September 12 – Saturday, September 14 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Annex! Hundreds of titles to choose from, at bargain prices!

Adult Felting Class

Thursday, September 12 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Registration is required

Join us for Thursday Crafternoon, our adult craft class! Space is very limited, so please register!

Learn to Make a Super Bouncy Ball

Thursday, September 12 | 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Registration is required

Join us to learn how to make a Super Bouncy Ball – it’s the next best thing to slime! Space is limited, so please register!

Magic Club

Thursday, September 12 | 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!

Preserving for Your Pantry & Future Garden: Canning

Tuesday, September 17 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Join us for our September Seed Library Series! This week’s topic is canning.

Walk through Brum Woods with Kristen Giesting

Wednesday, September 18 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Registration is required.

Kristen will talk about ecology, plants, and foraging. Space is very limited, so please register!

Gaming Unplugged

Thursday, September 19 | 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Registration is required.

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

Remember When…Storytime

Wednesday, September 25 | 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.

Preserving for Your Pantry & Future Garden: Saving Seeds

Tuesday, September 17 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Join us for our September Seed Library Series! This week’s topic is Saving Seeds.

Digital Device Drop In

Thursday, September 26 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

We are pleased to be offering the Digital Device Drop In program, meeting on the fourth Thursday of each month, beginning in January!

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!

Exploding Jupiters

Thursday, September 26 | 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.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, September 26 | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Board of Trustees meetings are open to the public.

Roundtable for Parents of Homeschoolers

Thursday, September 26 | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

We will be discussing what homeschool parents needs are and what the library can do to help them.

Apple Fest

Saturday, September 28 & Sunday September 29 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Join us at Batesville’s Apple Fest in Liberty Park!

After Hours Concert Series: Jake Speed & the Freddies

Sunday, September 29 | Noon

Join us for our After Hours Concert at Batesville’s Apple Fest!

Make It Monday

Monday, September 30 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Registration is required

Join us for Make It Monday! We’ll be making a craft about butterflies and insects! Space is limited, so please register.

We've highlighted several of September's events here, but for a full calendar of Library events

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