For those staying home for Fall Break and looking for something to do, the Daviess County Public Library has free events for all ages this week.
Monday, Oct. 8 and Thursday, Oct. 11 at 9:30 a.m. is baby/toddler storytime for ages 0-2 and their caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs and a craft while preparing children to read.
Monday, Oct. 8 and Thursday, Oct. 11 at 10:30 a.m. is preschool storytime for ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Listen to stories, sing songs and complete a themed craft to prepare children for the classroom.
Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. is the monthly Little Leonardos program for ages 0-5. Come prepared to get messy with your little one while creating a fun art project.
Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. is the second meeting of the Little Sprouts program at the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden. Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to a time of nature-themed stories, songs, and crafts. Space is limited and registration is required, so sign up online via the DCPL events calendar. This program will also meet Wednesday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 24.
Monday, Oct. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. is the Elephant and Piggie Party, featuring the characters from the beloved Mo Willems books. Families can meet and take pictures with the characters then stay for fun crafts and activities. Drop in any time between 2 and 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 9, Mr. Bond the Science Guy will host a Spooky Science Show at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. This show will reveal the science behind thick and eerie fog and show kids how to make the spooky call of a screech owl, create a bubbling potion, and even make themselves glow in the dark! Because of limited space, this event requires registration for every person in attendance. Sign up online through the DCPL events calendar.
Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 2 and 6 p.m. is Spooky Stories with Slappy and R.L. Ryan (Mr. Ryan from storytime). Be prepared to be scared as R.L. Ryan and Slappy from “Goosebumps” tell stories that will give you the chills! Due to limited seating, this event requires registration for every person in attendance. Sign up online through the DCPL events calendar.
Thursday, Oct. 11 from 2 – 4 p.m. is the Alice in Wonderland Unbirthday Party. Start off with a dramatic reading of “The Jabberwocky” performed by actors from Theatre Workshop of Owensboro’s “Alice in Wonderland,” and then stick around to enjoy Alice-themed crafts and activities for the whole family.
Drop by the new Teen Area anytime during Fall Break to spread positive vibes by participating in Positivity Cards for Teens. Create an uplifting card to share with others or use for yourself when you need a boost!
Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m., Beth Jarboe will be teaching a free introductory course on essential oils. Jarboe has been using essential oils for close to two years and has been teaching others about the benefits for the past year. In the Essential Oils Class: Intro to Oils, participants will learn about safe practices, starter oils, and will even get to make an oil roller to take home. Sign up online to reserve a spot.
If you can’t make it to Wednesday’s essential oils class, be sure to check out the Essential Oils Class featuring the topic, Sleep Support, on Saturday, Oct.13 at 2 p.m. Registration is required.
Saturday, Oct. 13 at noon, Kentucky author Rick Ashby will be at the library for a book signing with copies of his book, “At the End of the Road: My Journey from Walton’s Creek, Kentucky.” Ashby’s autobiography about life in rural Ohio County features sixteen short chapters written in a conversational, nostalgic tone about Kentucky in the 1950s and 1960s.
All events requiring registration can be accessed through the DCPL events calendar. Simply follow the link, select the event you wish to attend, and then click “view more” to register.