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Adult summer programs at LaGrange Public Library

The LaGrange County Public Library has several activities for adults scheduled in June, starting with an Herbal Teatime
at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 5.

Ann Fremion of the Purdue Extension will treat attendees to samples of herbal tea and nibbles, while explaining some of the culinary uses of delicious, healthful herbs!

Registration is requestedso Fremion will know how many to plan on. Register at the reference desk or call 260-463-2841 ext. 1030.

The library will be traveling to the Courtyard of Arts in Shipshewana at 6 p.m.on Tuesday, June 24, for a traditional blacksmithing program by Jim Rubley of Rubley’s Historic Blacksmith.Rubley will be demonstrating and giving an overview of the history of blacksmithing in America.

At Conner Prairie in Indiana, James A. Rubley served as blacksmith at the living museum and head of education. He was also a Master Teacher of Crafts and First Person Interpretation Leader at Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia and primary consultant of hardware and iron on the reconstruction of the Mayflower for the Smithsonian Museum.

This will be a fascinating program for all ages!

Henna Body Art will be the program from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 28. Registration is required by June 20. Register at the LaGrange reference desk or by calling 260-463-2841 ext. 1030.

Come enjoy one of our favorite presenters, henna artist Jen Schafer.

Henna art, or mendhi, is typically associated with Hindu weddings and festivals.However, it has been a symbol of good luck, health and sensuality in the Arab world for centuries.

Schafer will talk about the culture, history, and science of henna, then demonstrate her beautifultemporary artwork on any attendee who wishes.

This program is for adults and teens.  Minors attending without a parent will need a waiver signed by a parent, at the library, before the event.