Library News - Jan. 13
Posted: 01/13/2013 at 1:15 am
505 W. Vistula St., P.O. Box 789, 848-7458, Fax 848-4391, www.youseemore.com/bristolwash
Teen Game Night: 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Video games, board games and snacks.
Preschool Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 21 or 12:30 p.m. Jan. 22. Join Miss Desi on a trek to the Arctic to meet the world’s largest carnivore, the polar bear. Stories, songs and a polar bear craft to take home. Registration not required.
Book Club: Noon Feb. 13. Selection: “An Unlikely Friendship” by Ann Rinaldi. Copies will be available at the circulation desk.
Soul, Ink: 6 p.m. Wednesday. The group provides constructive criticism and empathetic support for writers at all levels. All ages and genres welcome. Enjoy food, feedback and fun.
LEGOS Club: Ages 5 and older, 3 p.m. Jan. 25. Come for an afternoon of LEGO creativity.
Calling All Crafters: 6 p.m. Jan. 22. Bring your current project. Don’t have one? Stop by and learn a new craft or two. The club meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Call for more information.
Teen Otaku Club: 6 p.m. Jan. 29. This club is for teens who love all things Manga and Anime.
Second Annual Pie Contest: Jan. 28. Check with Desi or Daryl at the library for registration sheets starting Monday. All entries are due between 10 and 11:45 a.m., along with a $2 registration fee per entered pie. The two judged categories are fruit/nut and cream. Judging will take place at noon. Pies will be available for sale after judging by the slice or whole pie. If you do not wish to participate in the contest, donated pies for sale will be accepted. Last year’s contest was a lot of fun and Friends of the Bristol Library hope it becomes a yearly fundraising event.
Preschool Story Times: Starts at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 21.
Valentines for Vets: Starting Jan. 31 for two weeks, come in and make a Valentine for a vet. The veterans really appreciate hearing from you.
Volunteers Needed: If you’re retired or want to do something worthwhile to do with your extra time, the library could use some extra hands to help out with different kinds of jobs. It may be any one of a variety of things that need to be done, or help with crafts, games and other programs. If you have a desire to donate a little time to a worthwhile cause, consider volunteering at the library. Call 848-7458 for more information.
CASS COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY
319 M-62 North, Cassopolis, Mich., 269-445-3400, http://cass.lib.mi.us
Winter Story Hour: Ages 3-5, starting the week of Jan. 20. Children will enjoy listening to stories, singing songs, playing games, making crafts and more. These story hours will focus on a letter of the alphabet each week, exploring themes about winter, outdoor activities and clothing, penguins, polar pals and Valentine’s Day. All branches offer story hour at 10 a.m. on different days of the week, the Mason/Union Branch on Wednesdays and the Edwardsburg Branch on Fridays. Please contact the branch you would like your child to attend to sign up. The Mason/Union Branch is located at 17049 U.S. 12 (on the corner of Kessington Road and U.S. 12) in Edwardsburg. Register by calling 269-641-7674. The Edwardsburg Branch is located at 26745 Church St., Edwardsburg. To register call 269-663-5875. For more information on programs and events visit the website and like the library on Facebook.
ELKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY
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. EPL 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.
Homework Assistance: Cleveland Branch 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Main 5 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Osolo Branch 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Pierre Moran Branch 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays.
300 S. Second St., 522-BOOK
Computer Classes: Excel, 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Friends Monthly Meeting: 6 p.m. Wednesday.
53715 C.R. 1, Elkhart, 266-2030
58485 C.R. 13, 875-3100
During the month of January enter the drawing for each Martin Luther King Jr., Black History or Civil Rights book read.
3429 E. Bristol, Elkhart, 264-7234
Book Club: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Selection: “A Pale Horse” by Charles Todd.
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
Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the library auditorium. The Friends of Goshen Public Library will host this book sale featuring puzzles, yearbooks, humor, health and fitness, biographies, business, literature and poetry, and much more.
Storytime Express: Ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Theme: Follow the rainbow! Come to the children’s storyhour room and find your place on the rainbow rug while listening to stories from “Reading Rainbow.” Enjoy fingerplays, songs and a craft activity, too.
Boys and Girls Book Club featuring Battle of the Books: Grades 3-5. Who will win this year’s Battle of the Books? Boys meet every Tuesday, and girls meet every Thursday, both at 4 p.m., through mid-April. Come in or call the children’s desk to register.
First Grade Reading Club: 4 p.m. every Wednesday through March 20 in the children’s storyhour room.
F.R.O.S.T.! (Fun Reading Over Snow Term: Children’s Winter Reading Program!): Children through grade 5, Monday through Feb. 22. Joining the winter reading program is simple: Just come in and pick up your record sheet. On your own, record and track your reading progress when you read a book, or when someone reads a book to you. When you have finished reading 10 picture books, or five chapter books, come to the library to receive a free prize. Ski the “mountain slope” successfully, and get a chance to win a grand prize. Read a book from the winter reading selected list, and get an extra chance for the grand prize. Parents of children younger than age 7 must accompany their child while participating in ski game.
What’s Your Favoriteology? 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21. By popular demand, more books in the “ology” series will be offered, beginning with “Wizardology.” The program will include making wizard hats, wands, potions and a chance to win a brand-new copy of “Wizardology.”
MIDDLEBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY
101 E. Winslow, 825-5601, www.mdylib.in.us
Yak, Snack and Read: 1 p.m. Jan. 22. Come yak about “Crow Lake” by Mary Lawson. At 7 p.m. members will yak about “How to Make an American Quilt” by Whitney Otto. Stop by the front desk to pick up a book for either Day or Night Yak.
Home School Club: 11 a.m. Monday. Bring a Barbie-sized doll for the session on mummies. These dolls can be purchased at dollar or discount stores for very reasonable prices.
Children’s Winter/Spring Programs: Signups for the winter/spring session start Monday. Programs begin the week of Jan. 21. Babies and Books, 18 months and younger, 11 a.m. Thursdays; Toddler Time, 18-36 months, 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; Preschool Story Time, ages 3-5, 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. See kids home page for program details.
157 N. Main St., 773-7919; Dial-A-Story information, computer access, 773-7920; www.nappanee.lib.in.us
LEGOS Club: Ages 5 and older, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Theme: Winter Games. Take part in age-group-appropriate challenges and free building time on the third Thursday of every month. No registration required; parents are welcome to stay and participate. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult, and all materials will be provided.
Big Nate’s Comic Mashup: Ages 8-12, 4 to 5 p.m. Jan. 21. Based on Lincoln Pierce’s hilarious series of graphic novels for young readers, the program will give kids the chance to create comic strips using their own laptop or tablet. A limited number of laptops and iPads will be available for those who do not have their own. No registration required.
Guided Tour: 7 p.m. Jan. 21. 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 including 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. There are more than books at the library. The library holds the tour on the third Monday of every month and by appointment.
124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465, Dial-A-Story 862-4441, www.wakarusa.lib.in.us
Several new magazines have been added to the library’s collection. “Cooking and Such” is a magazine that comes by way of Sarasota, Fla. The articles and recipes are down-home Midwestern. “Quilter’s Newsletter” covers the world of quilt making. Available here are designs and tips for quilt making, where to find quilting items and so on. “Indiana Gardening” is a source of ideas for planning and planting gardens that will thrive in this state. These and other magazines can be found on the magazine shelves.
Afterschool Special: Grades K-5, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Theme: “Celebrate the Newbery Year.” Discover which book won the 2012 Newbery Award. Some past winners will be highlighted, and a foil rubbing will be created. Registration required.
Dial-A-Story: “Jack Hannaford” is the story of an old soldier outwitting two gullible people.