The Indiana Free Library has announced that its digital streaming app Hoopla has started adding MasterClass to its list of available videos.
MasterClass videos are tutorials and lectures recorded by experts in various fields. Currently, the Indiana Free Library has access to five MasterClasses, with each subject offering a range of courses from experts in their respective fields.
Watch one of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s 13 episodes on scientific thinking and communication, or watch up to 13 episodes of in-depth Mexican cuisine with Gabriela Cámara.
Additional classes include Yoga with Donna Farhi, Black History with Angela Davis and Cornel West, and The Art of Storytelling with Neil Gaiman. MasterClass on Hoopla is available free of charge for IFL library card holders.
To access these MasterClass sessions, log into Hoopla from either your desktop or phone app and search for “masterclass”.
IFL welcomes the public to its offering of free programming for the week beginning Monday.
• 10:30am to 11:30am, book babies.
This program engages the little ones with stories, sings songs, learns a few things and works on a very simple craft throughout the program. This event is for newborns to 2 years old. Registration is not required and the program is free and open to the public.
• 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., We Be Book N’ Tween Book Club. “Where the Red Fern Grows” by Wilson Rawls.
Printed copies can be borrowed from the Book Club shelf on the first floor. This club meets on the third Monday night of each month in the story room in the children’s department. We Be Book N’ Book Club is a book club for children aged 8 to 14. Titles range from fiction and fantasy to non-fiction, history and culture, and even include some popular graphic novels.
• 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., IFL Book Club. “The Giver of Stars” by Jojo Moyes.
The IFL Book Club is the longest running book club in the IFL. This club meets every second Monday of the month. The club reads a variety of titles, including current fiction, non-fiction, and even young adult fiction. The conversations are lively and fun. Books are available to borrow.
• 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, The IFL American History Book Club. “Halsey’s Typhoon: The True Story of a Struggling Admiral, an Epic Storm, and an Untold Rescue” by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin.
This club meets every fourth Tuesday of the month in the common room. Refreshments are provided. The readings of the respective month can be placed on the shelves of the book club on the ground floor at checkout.
• 1-2pm, Story Time at the Hen House. This fun and educational program is aimed at children aged 3 to 5 years. Participants visit the chicken girls and watch their funny antics in a video, read some stories, sing a little, play a little and work on a craft. Registration is not required and the program is free and open to the public.
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., drive to kindergarten. Registration for Cruise into Kindergarten is closed for this session; Only registered persons may participate. The next meeting will take place in January.
The library is closed on Thanksgiving. IFL staff wish all of their well wishers and everyone in the community a Happy Thanksgiving and are grateful for the community’s patronage and support. The library will reopen on Saturday at 10am for normal business hours.
• 10:30 to 11:30 am, story time for the little ones. This program is for children from birth to 3 years old. There will be a story or two, some rhymes, easy songs and finger plays. The program meets in the children’s section.
• 1pm to 3pm, The Craft House. Self-paced arts and crafts activity for kids ages 6-12. Stop by and work on something fun with your friends. All materials are provided for each week’s activity. Registration is not required, the program is free and open to the public. There will be a fun craft kit for you to make and take home.
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