Programming

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Our goal is to deliver well-rounded and forward-thinking programming that engages the public at all levels and to create a culture of community engagement and awareness.

The Library’s programs focus on exploring creativity, learning new skills, educating our communities, and sharing ideas. Additionally, library programs illuminate the experiences, beliefs, and values that foster connection and collaboration.

Program Types

  • Early Literacy programming focusing on heuristic play, sensory exploration, and building motor skills for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers
  • School-age programming focusing on STEAM, games, literacy, and entertainment for grades K-6
  • Teen programming focusing on peer-to-peer connection, positive engagement, connection to resources and support, and entertainment for teens in grades 6-12
  • Adult programming focusing on learning opportunities, community resource support, learning and building skills, and creativity for adults 18+
  • Sensory programming focusing on meeting the needs and wants of sensory-sensitive visitors of all ages
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Creativity Lab

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The Creativity Lab inside the Main Library seeks to introduce our community to resources, technology, and programming, as well as encourage creative hands-on learning.

Visitors have the opportunity to explore new and old ways of thinking about themselves and the world around them using creation and maker items such as sewing machines, art and craft supplies, building materials, maker kits, and digital technologies.

Programming in The Creativity Lab focuses on:

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Book Clubs

No Fiction Here Book Club 
The “No Fiction Here Book Club” is a book club featuring a monthly non-fiction topic discussion!

The book club meets on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 1pm at Cultured Urban Winery. 

July’s topic is ‘Crafting’, and APL has a great selection of craft, hobby, and art books. Learn more about a craft medium you already use or try a new one. APL’s new Library of Things collection has craft/hobby kits available to check out too.
 

Don’t worry if you can’t get a hold of our featured title or would rather choose something else! You can select from our list of alternate titles below or pick something else that interests you.

Sign-up for the No Fiction Here Book Club Newsletter to know what the non-fiction book and topic will be each month. For more information about the “No Fiction Here Book Club”, visit our Event Calendar or call the Public Services Desk at (765) 641-2456.

 

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Reader's Circle Book Club @ Lapel
The “Reader’s Circle Book Club @ Lapel” was established in 2003. The book club meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 1:30 pm @ the Lapel Branch Library.  The club chooses its titles yearly and the 2024 picks will be available soon. You can pick up a copy of this month’s selection at either the Main Branch or Lapel Branch Library. If you have questions please call the Lapel Branch at 765-313-4089.

 

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