Area Public Libraries, Aug. 19, 2012
Posted: 08/19/2012 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.
Classic movie night, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Feature: “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Snacks and a brief discussion will follow the film.
Silent auction: Items that will be auctioned this month include a Bristol Library tote bag autographed by Brian Kelly (Notre Dame head football coach), two Notre Dame hats, a key tag and a football decal. Bidding starts at $25 for the lot. Sign up at the front desk to get your bid number and place your bid. Bids will be taken until Aug. 31. The winner will be announced Sept. 1.
Free computer classes are available on Fridays. Sign up at the circulation desk.
If you are retired, out of work or just have too much time on your hands, the library could use some extra hands to help out with different jobs. If you have a desire to donate a little time to a worthwhile cause, consider volunteering. Call for more information.
CASS DISTRICT LIBRARY
319 M 62 N., Cassopolis, MI 49031, 269-445-3400, cass.lib.mi.us
Movies and munchies programs will be at multiple branches this August. Free popcorn and water is provided at all the movie programs. The 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. Monday at the Mason/Union Branch, 17049 U.S. 12, Edwardsburg, Mich.
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
If you’ve reached your summer reading goal, bring your log back to your branch to claim your prize during the month of August.
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 50 cents off their overdue fine charges. This program is available at all locations.
Family story time at Wellfield Botanic Gardens, all ages, 6 p.m. Sept. 4. Join Chuck Pieri, branch children’s librarian, for an early evening story time. Come with a blanket and pillow and have fun listening to stories and songs in the English garden. Rain date: 2 p.m. Sept. 5. No registration required.
300 S. Second St., 522-BOOK
Adult book club, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Selection: “Bossypants” by Tina Fey. You are encouraged to read the book beforehand; all are welcome to join the discussion. No registration required.
Movie: 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Call 522-2665 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
Current hours: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, closed Sundays.
Storytime Express, ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
Cypress Resume: This new database is a resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in just a few quick and easy steps. Access to this database is available in the library and from your home computer using your Goshen Public Library card. Please inquire at the reference desk.
MIDDLEBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY
101 E. Winslow, 825-5601, www.mdylib.in.us
Children’s fall program signup: Starting Monday sign up for Babies and Books (18 months and younger), Toddler Time (18-36 months) and Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5). These programs start the week of Sept. 4. Homeschool Club (K-6) starts Sept. 10. See Kids home page for program details.
Yak, Snack and Read: 1 and 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Night Yak will discuss “Swamplandia” by Karen Russell, and the Day Yak will discuss “A Secret Gift” by Ted Gup. Visit the library’s home page 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 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.
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. Monday. 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 on the third Monday of every month and by appointment.
Board of trustees meeting, regular session, 7 a.m. Thursday. The public is invited to attend.
Storytime and Lullababies will begin in September. Preschoolers ages 3-5 will meet from 10 to 10:45 a.m. or from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Sept. 5, 12 and 19 for fun with Clifford the Big Red Dog. Toddlers ages 2-3 will meet from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 6, 13 and 20 to explore with Elmer the Elephant. Children will enjoy games, songs, crafts and other activities in both sessions.
Lullababies Lapsit, ages 9-24 months, 10 to 10:15 a.m. Sept. 4, 11 and 18. This high-energy group gives babies and caregivers the chance to interact with each other through songs, finger plays, rhymes and more. Designed to match the shorter attention spans of the little ones, Lullababies is lively and entertaining, not a “sit still and listen” kind of program. Call or go to the website to register.
Cover to Cover Book Club, 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 9. Selection: “Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883” by Simon Winchester. Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of “The Professor and the Madman,” examines the legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano island of Krakatoa, which was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly 40,000 people. Most significant of all — in view of today’s new political climate — the eruption helped to trigger in Java a wave of murderous anti-Western militancy among fundamentalist Muslims, one of the first outbreaks of Islamic-inspired killings anywhere. Krakatoa gives an entirely new perspective on this fascinating and iconic event. Call or visit the website for more information or to reserve a copy of the book. The club meets at the library on the second Sunday of each month.
Introduction to the Internet, 7 p.m. Sept. 10. Several ways to search for information on the Internet are demonstrated.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465, Dial-A-Story 862-4441, www.wakarusa.lib.in.us
Jean Kronk received the DVD “Where Dreams Come True,” a “Dream” frog plant stake, an eye shade with earplug set and a royal blue book bag for participating in the audiobook month drawing.
Pre-GED classes, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 24-Nov. 26. Some employers are requiring a high school diploma or GED to be considered for employment. The library, in cooperation with the Wa-Nee Community School Corp., is offering these classes. Students will attend 10 sessions in the library meeting room. A retired Wa-Nee School teacher will lead the sessions. A deposit of $25 is required when registering.
Story Hour and Toddler Time registration has begun for the fall session. Children ages 3-5 years may register for either the Monday or Tuesday Story Hour. Children ages 24-36 months may register for Toddler Time. The first Story Hour sessions will be at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 24 and 25. Toddler Time children and their accompanying adult will begin their program at 10 a.m. Sept. 26.
Dial-A-Story: “Goats in the Wheat Field.” This story tells the listener that when all else fails to get the job done, ask a bee.