The Indiana Free Library offers the following free programs for the week of July 31:
• Creation Kids, 10:30-11 a.m.: “Build a Better World.” We will start with Todd Parr’s “The Earth Book,” whose simple text and illustrations show children how they can help protect the earth. Try some yoga poses and learn a planting song. Learning to recognize the shape of letters is an important step in learning to read and write, and yoga poses provide a great opportunity to form shapes. (Birth through 3 years)
• Creative Writing Club, 7-8:30 p.m.: It’s time once again for the annual Ligonier Valley Writers Flash Fiction Contest. This year’s theme is a haunted object. Ask for details about the contest, prizes and how to enter.
• Construction Crew, 10:30-11 a.m.: “Build a Better World.” This program will show us how we to create a better world. We will start with the book “The Curious Garden” and learn how one small boy transforms his community by taking care of a struggling garden. Then we will learn how everyday objects can take a new form and serve an important function.
A variety of art supplies will be available for everyone to create unique works of art. Critical thinking is stimulated by the thought that no design is a failure, so always encourage children to experiment and keep open minds as they build on what they have learned through trial and error. (Ages 4-7)
• Tween Summer Fun, 3-4 p.m.: “Accordion Books.” Accordion books are small journals, consisting of a folded, continuous piece of paper. They can be used for writing, drawing or scrapbooking. The pages can be viewed individually or unfolded to reveal the entire piece.
• Family Program, 10:30-1 a.m.: “Reimagining Everyday Object.” Familiar items will be re-imagined and repurposed in many different ways during today’s program….