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IFL response to the Corona virus, the Indiana Free Library is closed unitl further notice. Please use digital resources!

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FREE online classes now offered under the "Learn Online" tab. One patron writes: "Dear Ms. Geiger, Thank you for offering thee free online classes. I'm taking two and have already had opportunity to apply new skills to benefit both my family and the community. I hope more people hear about these courses and give them a try!." Search for a course and give them a try!

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We are a PA Forward  Silver Star library supporting the 5 literacies!

Library Program, Classes, and Workshops

 The focus of our library programs is community education structured around the five literacies promoted through the Pa Forward initiative:

  1. Basic Literacy
  2. Information Literacy
  3. Civil and Social Literacy
  4. Health Literacy
  5. Financial Literacy

[*Your library has acheived Silver Star status with the Pa Forward initiative!]

We also consider STEM programs that feature some aspect of Science, Technology, Engineering or Math to be important to education for all ages and target this in many programs. 

If you have a presentation which you think would make an excellent program that does not involve sales or proselytizing, please contact a member of the library staff to talk about your idea. We also like to provide opportunities to non-profit organizations that offer a service to area residents as Partner-of-the-Month, to offer  a program regarding their services at the library. Contact the Director for more information.


Regular Adult  Programs

Monthly or Weekly Clubs

Book Clubs for many interests offer monthly sessions. We currently offer Book Clubs for those interests in history, non-fiction, Young Adult literature, classics and popular fiction. 

Knitting Clinic is a weekly knitting club for any level of knitter.

Pins and Patches Quilting Group gathhers Thursdays 1-3 and share the love of quilting while working on many projects. All skill levels welcome.

The UnBook Club is a discussion group that focuses on a topic of interest using video clips, articles or newsworthy topics to spark lively discussions. All are welcome.

Mah Jong meets on Monday evenings in the AV area. It is a great way to learn the game or challenge yourself with a great game.

Dungeons and Dragons meets at the library and offers a way to learn about role play games with a fun crowd.

Music Brown Bag Concerts are offered on Mondays in the Spring season at Noon on the second floor community room. People can gather over the lunch hour and listen to great offerings by local musicians. Bring a borwn bag lunch and beverages are supplied. Watch for details.

Gardener Series Weekly programs are offered by the local chapter of Master Gardeners, usually in a six-part series in the spring or fall. These presenations are very motivating and full of sage wisdom for gardens. 

Talkabouts meet the first Monday of the month and encourage a time of conversation on topics of interest to the community. These are moderated and focus on newsworthy or interesting conversation on local interests.

Book Clubs & Kits are available for many interests and ages. Click on the Adults tab above for more information on the clubs that meet in-house at the library on classics, best sellers and the hottest reads. Also available are Book Club Kits from the District Center. A Book Club that is registered with IFL may rent a kit free of charge which comes with 15-20 copies of a title and questions to guide discussion. Please call the front desk for details or reserve your title.

For information about our many children's and teen programs, click on the Children or Teens tab above.

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