Area Public Libaries, July 29, 2012
Posted: 07/29/2012 at 1:15 am
The Bristol Fun Fair for those involved in all summer programs starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Bring your tickets and get your reading tickets. Play games, earn prizes and have fun celebrating the end of summer at the library.
Fall preschool reading returns in September. Watch for more information.
Soul INK writer’s group will meet Wednesday. Call the library to find out more.
Bristol Book Club, noon Aug. 8. Selection: “Through the Wall” by Patricia Wentworth.
The library is starting a Teen Advisory Board. If you are a teen and interested, stop in to find out more about planning programs you enjoy.
Want to show off? The library has a display case just for that purpose. Call to find out more about showing off your favorite things.
CASS DISTRICT LIBRARY 319 M 62 N., Cassopolis, MI 49031, 269-445-3400, cass.lib.mi.us
“Grow to Be Great” Children’s Concert, 2 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Edwardsburg Branch, 26745 Church St. Energetic, interactive musical program performed by Gary Brandt and Jackie Davidson. The show features stories, songs, movement, Native American sign language and more. Davidson is a former member of the Grammy Award-winning New Christy Minstrels. Brandt is a popular folklorist, singer/songwriter in Michigan. Davidson and Brandt have been performing across the country together since spring of 2010.
Movies and munchies programs will be at multiple branches this August. Free popcorn and water provided at all the movie programs. Shows are free to attend and open to the public. Please call the library for movie titles and more information. A family movie will be shown at 2 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Mason/Union Branch, 17049 U.S. 12, Edwardsburg.
There are story hours, tie-dye pillowcase programs and more being offered this summer. Stop by your local Cass District Library and pick up a complete calendar of events for more information. “Like” the library on Facebook and visit the website.
ELKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY www.myepl.org
Family Story Time at Wellfield Botanic Garden, all ages, 2 p.m. Aug. 2. Rain date: Aug. 3.
Visit the Elkhart County Public Libraries booth at the 4-H Fair. There will be a teen quiz challenge and children’s activities throughout the week. Stop by and ask for details.
Summer Reading 2012 at all Elkhart Public Library locations: Kids, grab your pillow and blanket and prepare for EPL’s summer reading program, Dream Big — Read! All activities are free and open to the public. Stop in and pick up a flyer of summer events or go to the website and click on Library Events Calendar. Sign up with a reading goal to read for prizes. Teens who would like to “Own the Night” are invited to come and read for prizes as well as take part in programs offered throughout the summer. Adults can “Read Between the Covers” during the adult summer reading program. This program is open to adults ages 18 and older at all locations.
Read Away the Fines: Many are taking advantage of this great program; don’t miss out on your opportunity. Times are tough and paying off those overdue charges at the library is hard. The Elkhart Public Library wants to encourage children and teens to read. One way to do this is help them read down their overdue fines. This program allows children and teens, kindergarten through age 17, to read in the library in 15-minute increments for a reduction of 50 cents off their overdue fine charges. This program is available at all locations.
MAIN LIBRARY 300 S. Second St., 522-BOOK Movie: Call for more information.
YOUNG PEOPLE SERVICES PROGRAMMING
Baby Time Special: Twinkle, twinkle, little star, ages infant-2 years, 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Ice Cream Social: Big Dream Finish, all ages, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Wii Gaming Program, ages 8-14, 4 p.m. Thursday.
53715 C.R. 1, Elkhart, 266-2030
Summer Reading Closing Program, all ages, 3:30 p.m. Friday.
58485 C.R. 13, 875-3100
End of Summer Reading, all ages, 3 p.m. July 31.
3429 E. Bristol, Elkhart, 264-7234
PIERRE MORAN BRANCH
2400 Benham, Elkhart, 294-6418
All Summer Boredom Box, all day, all ages.
300 S. Second St., 294-2619
601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531, Children’s Department, 537-0241, www.goshenpl.lib.in.us
Storytime Express, ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Theme: Sunny Stories. Fingerplays, songs and a craft activity are also offered.
Children’s Summer Reading Program: Monday is the last day to record your books and pick up your prizes. It’s also the day for the Summer Reading finale party for all the super summer readers. Begins at 4 p.m. Call the children’s department for details.
Children’s Summer Reading Program Finale Party, ages 6 and up, 4 to 6 and 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Monday. Sign up for a special program to be held in the auditorium. Space is limited. Only 20 kids per program. Call 537-0241 for details. Programs for all readers 5 and under (and older readers not attending the auditorium program) will also be held simultaneously from 4 to 5 p.m. and 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. in the children’s storyhour room. Refreshments will be served.
Around the World in 50 Days! The 2012 Teen Summer Reading Experience has been extended to Monday. The Grand Prize drawing will be Tuesday, and you will be notified by telephone if you’ve won a prize.
Me, Myself, and I Writing Contest for Teens. What makes you unique? How do you see yourself as an individual? What things about you are different from your friends or family? Either in a poem, short story, or free verse, tell about the qualities, traits and other characteristics that make You distinctively You. The submission due date has been extended to Monday. This contest is part of the Teen Summer Reading Experience 2012.
Picture Others, Discover Yourself Art Contest for Teens. Culture (noun): The shared beliefs, customs, practices and social behavior of a particular people. What is your culture? Either with paints, pencils, camera, clay or whatever medium you choose, tell what makes you who you are. The submission due date has been extended to Monday. This contest is part of the Teen Summer Reading Experience 2012.
MIDDLEBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY 101 E. Winslow, 825-5601, www.mdylib.in.us
Kids Summer Reading Program events: See Kids Summer Reading prizes in the children’s entrance display case. Purchase prizes with earned book bucks at the Library Store from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Call Ms. Beth at the library if unable to attend the Library Store.
Teens Summer Reading Program events: See Teens Summer Reading prizes in the front entrance display case. Poster prizes are displayed on the wall left of the front desk. Make sure to return your reading logs by Tuesday. Prizes are available for pick up starting from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday through Aug. 14.
Adult Summer Reading: The adult prizes are displayed across from the front desk. Make sure to return your reading logs by Tuesday. Prizes are available for pick up starting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Aug. 14.
Cinema Showcase, 1 p.m. Aug. 7. See the comedy “One For The Money.” Stephanie Plum is a bright, attractive, confident woman whose entire life has just taken a sudden turn in the wrong direction. Based on the best-selling book by Janet Evanovich.
Yak, Snack and Read: The next book discussions will be at 1 and 7 p.m. Aug. 21. The Night Yak will discuss “Swamplandia” by Karen Russell, and the Day Yak will discuss “A Secret Gift” by Ted Gup. Visit the homepage and click on the Yak logo for more information.
Friends of the Library: Become a member by downloading their brochure with attached membership form from the library’s homepage. Mail the filled out form and your check to the library or drop them off at the front desk. If you are already a member, don’t forget to renew your membership by using the same form.
NAPPANEE LIBRARY 157 N. Main St., 773-7919; Dial-A-Story information, computer access, 773-7920; www.nappanee.lib.in.us
The Artful Quilters, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 9. This guild for those interested in new quilting techniques meets the second Thursday of each month at the library. Membership is open to anyone. Bring your own projects to share, check out planned programs for the coming year and sign up for trips. Yearly dues are $15 and are used for the benefit of the guild. Those interested may attend two meetings to get acquainted before becoming members.
Free classic film at Nappanee’s West Park Pavilion Aug. 11. The City of Nappanee, Friends of the Nappanee Public Library, Lake City Bank and Louck’s Electric are sponsoring a showing of the 1959 Oscar-winning comedy “Some Like It Hot” featuring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, family and friends, and enjoy free refreshments while supplies last.
Cover to Cover Book Club, 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 12. Selection: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” by Mark Haddon. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals, but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher’s quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual and widely heralded novels in recent years. Call or go to the website for more information or to reserve a copy of the book. The club meets on the second Sunday of each month.
Intro to the Internet class, 7 p.m. Aug. 13. This is a class for those unfamiliar with surfing the Web on the second Monday of each month. Several ways to search for information on the Internet are demonstrated. Call for more information.
Lego Club, ages 5 and up, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16. Theme: “Cartoons.” Kids are invited to take part in age-group appropriate challenges and free building time on the third Thursday of every month. No registration is required, and parents are welcome to stay and participate. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult, and all materials will be provided.
American Girls Club, grades 3-5, 7 p.m. Aug. 17. Kick off the 2012-13 season with the annual sleepovers in August and September at the library. Girls will meet for an overnight party full of games, crafts, a movie and treats. The fun will continue until 8 a.m. on Aug. 18. Registration required by Aug. 14. Girls in grades one to two will meet Sept. 7 and 8 at the same times. Registration required by Sept. 4. The club meets once a month during the school year to learn about girls in American history and share other activities such as tea parties and community service projects. Activities are planned for girls in grades one through five. Space is limited for the sleepovers. Register by picking up a form at the children’s services desk.
WAKARUSA LIBRARY 124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465, Dial-A-Story 862-4441, www.wakarusa.lib.in.us
Children’s summer reading cards will expire Friday. These are the free cards that were given for participation in the summer reading program for those children outside the service area of the Wakarusa Library.
Board of trustees meeting, 7:45 a.m. Aug. 10 in the library meeting room.
Krystel Shaum was the winner in the Audiobook month celebration.
Dial-A-Story: “Donkey in the Lion’s Skin.” Wearing a lion’s skin does not make a donkey a lion.