The Big Read returns

Paris Public Library joins Vigo County Public Library and other Wabash Valley libraries and organizations in celebrating The Big Read in March. This year the book is When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka. 

Pick up a free paperback copy of When the Emperor was Divine at the Paris Public Library, while supplies last. It explores the effects of internment on one family during World War II, loosely based on the experiences of Otsuka’s mother’s family. The novel follows the lives of the family as they are moved from their in California to a camp in Utah and their struggles to rebuild their lives after the war.

There will be a book discussion in the library’s Gibson Room on March 15 at 6:15 p.m.

On March 8, 6:00-7:30pm, Adult Coloring Night will feature coloring pages of Japanese designs.

For information on other Big Read events throughout the Wabash Valley, see the program and event guide.

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest. This is the 9th year that Paris Public Library has participated.

Storytime Yoga

Alternate Saturday mornings at 10:30 on March 3, 17, 31 and April 14, 28. Our spring sessions of preschool storyhour will focus on experiencing children’s books through yoga poses, creative movement, breathing, and music. Designed for ages 2-6, but all are welcome. (A mat is not required.)

Mother Goose on the Loose continues on Tuesday mornings at 10:30. Please come play, sing, dance, and read stories with us. Babies and toddlers up to age 3, with parents or caregivers, are welcome.

Learn to knit at the library

Would you like to learn how to knit? Do you need to brush up on your knitting skills?

Join us on Tuesday evenings at 6pm beginning February 13.

Alicia Hollis will teach the free classes – 8 weekly sessions from Feb. 13 through Apr. 17 (skipping March 13 and April 10). Each session will last about 90 minutes.