Area Public Libraries, Aug. 5, 2012
Posted: 08/05/2012 at 1:15 am
505 W. Vistula St., P.O. Box 789, 848-7458, Fax 848-4391, www.youseemore.com/bristolwash
Preschool storytimes on Monday and Tuesday resume in September. Registration will begin Sept. 4.
Thanks to all the participants and helpers for the success of the Bristol Public Library’s summer programs.
Congratulations to Lindsey Monarch and Graecin Beachy, who won the bicycles donated by the Bristol Police Department, and to Caleb Howell, who won a birthday party at Eby’s Pines Fun Center.
Pizza and pop for teens, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Card games will follow. There will be plenty of pizza and pop, so bring a friend or two. Call Desi for more information.
Calling All Crafters, 6 p.m. Aug. 14. Bring your current project. If you don’t have one, come and learn a new craft or two. The club meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month to work on crafts in the library. Call for more information.
Soul Ink writers group, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Call the library to find out more.
Bristol Book Club, noon Wednesday. Selection: “Through the Wall” by Patricia Wentworth.
Computer classes are available on Fridays. Sign up at the circulation desk.
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.
The library, in conjunction with Friends of the Library, created a great float for the Bristol Homecoming Parade titled “Discover What’s at Your Hometown Library.” Congratulations are in order for their second-place trophy win.
Thanks to all the book sale volunteers for your help in making the Friends Homecoming book sale a success. If you missed the sale, there are great books available in the monthly book sale room with stock changing weekly. Book donations are welcome all year.
The 2012 Olympics have come to the library. Cheer for your favorite U.S. athletes and stay up-to-date on the medal count. The library will be keeping track of the medals won by 20 of the 204 countries participating in the Olympic Games. Who do you think will win the medal race? Stop by to find out.
The Friends are proud to announce they have created a full-color two-page library newsletter that is available at the library and locations throughout Bristol and C.R. 17 merchants. The latest edition includes August and September.
Donna Swank of Bristol won the July raffle for the Happy Quilt, and Rose Zirkle won the raffle for the Jim Davis autographed tote bag.
The August silent auction fundraiser is a touchdown! Brian Kelly, head football coach of Notre Dame, has autographed one of the Friends tote bags. The bag, along with two Notre Dame hats, a key tag and a Notre Dame football decal, will be in the silent auction. Stop in at the front desk, sign up to get your bidding number, then use that number to place your bids throughout August with a starting bid of $25. Highest bidder will be announced Sept. 1, which happens to be the first Notre Dame football game of the 2012-13 season, taking place in Dublin, Ireland, against Navy.
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. Tuesday 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.
Movies and munchies programs will be at multiple branches this month. Free popcorn and water will be provided at all the movie programs. The shows are free 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.
Story hours, tie-dye pillowcase programs and more are 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
300 S. Second St., 522-BOOK
Movie: Call for more information.
YOUNG PEOPLE SERVICES PROGRAMMING
53715 C.R. 1, Elkhart, 266-2030
58485 C.R. 13, 875-3100
3429 E. Bristol, Elkhart, 264-7234
PIERRE MORAN BRANCH
2400 Benham, Elkhart, 294-6418
300 S. Second St., 294-2619
601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531, Children’s Department, 537-0241, www.goshenpl.lib.in.us
Hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The library is closed on Sundays.
Storytime Express, ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Back-to-school stories, finger plays, songs and a craft activity are also offered.
Angelina Ballerina Dance Party, 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Schrock Auditorium. Guest presenters from Debbie Werbrouck’s School of Dance and Music have a special participatory program planned for ages 2-6. Attendees will also hear Angelina stories and make a princess wand. It’s fun and it’s free.
MIDDLEBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY
101 E. Winslow, 825-5601, www.mdylib.in.us
Pick up your summer reading program prizes at either the children’s or front desk through Aug. 14.
Cinema Showcase: 1 p.m. Tuesday. 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: 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 home page and click on the Yak logo for more information.
Back-Pack-a-Kid: While shopping for school supplies, buy extras and drop them off at the library through Saturday. These items will go to students from Middlebury who are in need. Sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of Middlebury and the library.
Become a member of Friends of the Library by downloading their brochure with attached membership form from the home page. 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.
Featured database: Home Improvement Reference Center is for do-it-yourself home maintenance and remodeling projects. Topics include plumbing, wood-working, roofing and much more. Go to Online Databases (in left sidebar), Inspire, Other Databases and scroll down to Home Improvement Reference Center.
157 N. Main St., 773-7919; Dial-A-Story information, computer access, 773-7920; www.nappanee.lib.in.us
Guided tour of the library, 7 p.m. Aug. 20. For new cardholders and those interested in learning more about library services. In addition to discovering where to find current bestsellers, a favorite cookbook or the daily news, participants will be introduced to many special services. These include the library’s newly updated online catalog, computers and copiers for use in the library; art prints, CDs, DVDs and many other materials for loan. Tours are held on the third Monday of every month and by appointment.
Board of trustees meeting, regular session, 7 a.m. Aug. 23. The public is invited to attend.
The Nappanee Center is seeking volunteers to bring Nappanee history to life by portraying citizens of yesteryear in the second annual production of “Night at the Museum” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Enthusiastic adults and elementary school-age children are needed to fill the parts of the Coppes Kitchens Dutch Maid, visitors to Nappanee’s Onion Festival and students. Speaking parts for these characters are very minimal, if any. Adults are also needed to serve as guides through the “museum” during the event. Guides will be asked to become familiar with a longer script that will introduce visitors to several vignettes throughout the center. All actors and guides are asked to commit to attending a photo shoot, two rehearsals and the performance. For more information call Martha at 773-7919 or email email@example.com.
124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465, Dial-A-Story 862-4441, www.wakarusa.lib.in.us
“Dream Big” is the theme for the adult summer reading program. Adult and high school students have been reading for almost nine weeks to be registered for one of three grand prizes. All reading logs need to be returned by Aug. 18 to be included in the drawing.
Fall story hour, ages 3 to 5, 10:15 a.m. Sept. 17-18. Activities, stories, crafts and more. Registration begins Aug. 20.
Toddler Time, parents or caregivers and children ages 2-5, 10 a.m. Sept. 26. This is a time of interaction between a child and their accompanying adult. They will hear a story, do an activity and more.