Programs at the Free Public Library of Audubon
The library is pleased to offer a number of programs for adults and children throughout the year. For complete listings of upcoming events and for specific dates and times, please see the Calendar page of our website or check out our events page on Facebook. Inquiries by telephone, email, or in-person are also welcome. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to Audubon residents.
Programs for Children:
- Story Time: Geared toward preschoolers, our Story Times generally occur three times per month at 11:30 am. Each Story Time involves the reading of a number of stories centered on a theme, songs, age appropriate movements, and crafts. Upcoming Story Times can be found HERE.
- Lego League: Occurring the second Monday of each month at 6:00 pm, Lego League is an opportunity for children ages 5 and up to express their creativity through the creation of Lego structures in the company of others. As we say here at the library, “We supply the Legos. You supply the imagination!” Upcoming Lego Leagues can be found HERE.
- Read to a Dog: On the second Tuesday of each month at 3:00 pm, a furry friend will visit the library ready to hear some stories. Participants are given the opportunity to choose a book that they will read to one of our certified therapy dogs. The program offers readers the rare opportunity to read to a non-judgmental listener. Upcoming Read to a Dog dates can be found HERE.
- Family Movie Nights: Three times a year, the library will show a family friendly movie for Audubon residents to enjoy. Participants are encouraged to wear pajamas, bring a pillow and just to have fun together. Upcoming movie nights can be found on our calendar.
- Summer Reading Program: Every summer, the library offers a Summer Reading Program to encourage reading and the love of reading in youngsters. Sign-up is required and participants must hold a valid library card to participate. The program involves tracking the number of books read throughout the summer, a number of library sponsored performers, and prizes for everyone who has read a minimum of five books. While the program is geared toward children in elementary school, teens and adults are encouraged to participate if they wish.
- Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast: Each year, in honor of Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, the library hosts a Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast, involving Dr. Seuss inspired activities and crafts as well as a free green eggs and ham breakfast (Don’t worry, they aren’t really green). Sign-up is required, but attendance is free.
Programs for Adults:
- Book Clubs: The library sponsors two evening book clubs and one daytime book club. All clubs meet at the Treehouse Café on Merchant Street on a monthly basis. All books are provided by the library. As club size is limited, the library maintains a wait list of people interested in joining. New members are invited to join on a first-come, first-served basis. To be added to the wait list, visit the library and provide your name, telephone number and email address. Book Clubs are open to Audubon residents only.
- Yoga: For six weeks over the summer, the library offers yoga classes to interested participants. Registration and fees are required. Announcements for the classes and registration dates will be published in the Spring/Summer edition of the Library Line, the library’s newsletter.
- Visiting Authors: The library invites various local authors of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry to the library in order to read and discuss their works. Copies of the visiting author’s books will be available at the library for loan. Authors are available to answer questions, discuss the writing process, and sign books.
- Visiting Speakers: The library also invites speakers on a number of topics. Past speakers provided presentations on Medicare, the politics of science, and dating historical homes.
- Knitting Club: This group of knitters and crocheters meets monthly to talk patterns and projects, share tips and tricks, and, of course, to socialize. Unfortunately, this is not a class. Some experience is required, but registration is not. Just show up with your project, ready to stitch!
- Card Club: Meeting the first and third Wednesdays of each month, this club is intended for adults looking to play cards and to enjoy the company of other Audubon residents. Pinochle, canasta, king’s corners, samba, and rummy cube are only a few of the games that are played. Beginners are welcome, and no registration is required. Just show up ready to play!