505 W. Vistula St., P.O. Box 789, 848-7458, Fax 848-4391, www.youseemore.com/bristolwash
Cupcake Contest and Sale, Monday. Prizes will be awarded in two categories: Traditional for taste and flavor, and decorated/unique for looks. Decorated cupcakes can be in, but are not limited to, a fall Halloween theme, animals, articles of clothing, floral decorations, etc. Cupcake entries to be judged arrive at the library between 10 and 11:45 a.m., along with a $2 registration fee. If you do not wish to participate in the contest but would like to donate cupcakes for the sale, bring those in. Marshall King, The Elkhart Truth news/multimedia editor, will be one of the judges. Judging will be at noon. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Gross-ology at the Library: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Stop by for part one of the library’s bone-chilling Halloween events. Fake blood, snacks and other frightful fun will be provided. Prepare to be scared.
Boys Only Book Club, grades 3-5, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Girls Only Club will meet at the same time Wednesday. Both clubs will run for seven weeks.
Fall Festival signup has begun. The first 50 who sign up will be guaranteed a pumpkin to paint at 11 a.m. Saturday. Crafts, games and refreshments will be available to all who participate.
Calling All Veterans: Local author Robert Magness will be at the library at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 to speak about the Korean War and Douglas MacArthur. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.
Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5, 10:30 a.m. Monday or 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Children are invited to enjoy this time of exploring books and activities with others.
LEGO Club: All boys from kindergarten to adult, 3 p.m. Oct. 26. LEGOS are available. Bring your imagination and building skills for a great afternoon.
Classic Movie Night date change: “Gone with the Wind,” 6 p.m. Oct. 29. Snacks and a brief discussion will follow the film.
Soul Ink, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. This writer’s group is hosted by the library and meets the first and third Wednesday of each month. Contact Desiree for more information.
Note: Friends of the Library are purchasing pumpkins for Saturday’s Fall Festival, books for the grades 3-5 Book Club, “Because of Winn-Dixie,” “Pippi Longstocking,” “Call it Courage” and “Shoeless Joe and Me,” as well as crafting supplies for children’s programs.
Friends of the Library raffle begins Nov. 1. The winner will recieve the beautiful Holiday Quilt made and donated by Friends member Joyce Heiss. Tickets are $1 a chance or six chances for $5. The winner will be drawn on Dec. 10.
The next Friends of the Library quarterly meeting will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 7.
Volunteer at the library: 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 kinds of jobs. If you have a desire to donate a little time to a worthwhile cause, consider volunteering. Call for more information.
CASS COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY
319 M-62 North, Cassopolis, Mich., 269-445-3400, http://cass.lib.mi.us
Fall Story Hour, ages 3-5 years, 10 a.m. Each week will focus on a different letter of the alphabet. Children will have fun listening to stories and songs, participating in hands-on activities and making crafts. Wednesday morning Story Hours will take place at the Mason/Union Branch, 17049 U.S. 12, Edwardsburg. Fall Story Hour will also be offered at the Edwardsburg Branch, 26745 Church St., on Friday mornings. Information: Visit the website and “Like” on Facebook.
26745 Church St., Edwardsburg, Mich., 269-663-5875
Free Family Movie Night, 6 p.m. Tuesday. In this animated film, a group of New York zoo animals are still trying to find a way home. This adventure takes them on a journey through Europe, where they join a traveling circus. For specific title information please call the Edwardsburg Branch. Free popcorn and water.
Get SLIMED, 4 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Edwardsburg Branch. Learn about Slime and make some to take home at this fun and educational science program. Space is limited and registration is required. Call the Edwardsburg Branch at 269-663-5875. The Edwardsburg Branch of the Cass District Library is located at 26745 Church St.
ELKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY
Friends of the Elkhart Public Library meeting, 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Osolo Branch.
Please visit the book sale Friday and Saturday at the Osolo Branch Library.
Main Teen Book Club, ages 12-18, 4 p.m. Nov. 13 and Dec. 11.
Main Library Book Club, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Selection: “Ellen Foster” by Kaye Gibbons.
Young Peoples Super Readers Book Club, ages 5 and older, 4 p.m. Thursday.
Dunlap “Hunger Games” Book Club, 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 14. Books and refreshments provided. Ages 12-18.
Osolo Second Monday Night Page-Turners Book Club, 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Selection: “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein.
Osolo Charlotte’s Web Book Club: This newly formed children’s book club will read and discuss “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White. The club will meet for six consecutive weeks at 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Registration is required. Eight years and older.
The Book Club at Cleveland: This newly formed children’s book club for grades 3 and 4 will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesdays. Registration required.
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.
300 S. Second St., 522-BOOK
Computer Classes: Gmail (email), 10 a.m. Monday; Digital Photo Editing, 6:30 p.m. Monday; Excel for Beginners, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Movies: 4-5:30 p.m. Monday and Oct. 22 and 29. These are not family movies; some are rated R. Call 522-2665 for more information.
Monster Mash, 12-18 years, 4 p.m. Tuesday.
YOUNG PEOPLE SERVICES PROGRAMMING
Preschool Story Time, ages 2-5, 10 a.m. Tuesdays in October.
Scary Story Contest, ages 12-18, all month long.
Toddler Times, ages 2-3, 10 a.m. Thursdays in October.
Monster Mash, 12-18 years, 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Speed Book Dating, 12-18 years, 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Zombie Prom, 12-18 years, 3:30 p.m. Friday.
Teen Wii, ages 12-18, 4 p.m. Oct. 23 and Nov. 27.
53715 C.R. 1, Elkhart, 266-2030
Afterschool Special, grades K-6, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Bedtime Stories, all ages, 6 p.m. Thursday.
Teen Board Game Night, ages 12-18, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Nov. 29 and Dec. 27.
58485 C.R. 13, 875-3100
Preschool Story Time, ages 4-5, 10 a.m. Tuesday and Oct. 23.
Toddler Times, ages 2-3, 10 a.m. Thursday and Oct. 25.
3429 E. Bristol, Elkhart, 264-7234
It is Osolo Branch’s Silver Anniversary! The branch has been serving the community for 25 years. Come in during the weeklong celebration today through Saturday. Place your name in the “25 Books, 25 Years” book drawing for your chance to win.
Toddler Times, ages 2-3, 10 a.m. Mondays through Oct. 29.
Preschool Story Time, ages 4-5, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 30.
Teen Writers Club, ages 12-18, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11.
Afterschool Special, ages 6 and up, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
PIERRE MORAN BRANCH
2400 Benham, Elkhart, 294-6418
Lap Sit, ages infant-2 years, 10 a.m. Monday.
Story Time, ages 2-6, 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Duct Tape Crafting, ages 10-18, 5 p.m. Nov. 1 and Dec. 6.
300 S. Second St., 294-2619
601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531, Children’s Department, 537-0241, www.goshenpl.lib.in.us
Mother Goose Mondays, ages infant-2 years and parent or caregiver, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays through Nov. 26. Come with baby and enjoy the fun. Rhymes, stories, songs and playtime. No advance registration required.
Storytime Express, ages 2-5 years, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Feature: Fairy Tales. Fingerplays or songs and a craft activity are also offered.
Fall Break Family Film: 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium. This computer-animated film is the “threequel” featuring the adventures of four animals trying to get home to the Big Apple from Africa. The movie is rated PG and is 93 minutes long.
Snacks and a drink will be served. Contact Audio Visual Services at 534-6650 for more information.
Fifth Annual Lights Out! at the Library: Fairy Tales ... Once Upon a Time, 6:30 p.m. Friday. Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Grimm’s Fairy Tales while spending fall break in the land of make believe. The library will close at 6 p.m., and doors will reopen at 6:30 for the program. Tours will begin at 6:30 p.m. and run until 8:30. This family program is free and open to all ages.
Crafty Bandits for Teens, ages 6-12, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Auditorium. Enjoy artful jack-o-lantern carving. Sign up at the library circulation desk or call.
MIDDLEBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY
101 E. Winslow, 825-5601, www.mdylib.in.us
Meet the Candidates, 7 p.m. Oct. 23. Meet candidates representing Middlebury, York and Jefferson townships who are running in local, state and national elections.
Make Your Own Journals: Teens and adults, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Make your own blank book to record dreams or personal thoughts. Materials will be supplied, but you can bring special paper or cloth to cover your book if you wish. Register at the front desk. Call Mary for more information.
Mini Golf at the Middlebury Public Library, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 27. Putt a round of 18 holes inside the library. Adults $5, 12 years and younger $3. This fundraiser for the library, parks department and historical museum in Middlebury is sponsored by the Middlebury Community Enrichment Council.
Black Light Teen Night Club, 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2. Celebrate the Day of the Dead. Re-use your Halloween costume or wear fragments of white to glow under black lights. Festivities include a costume parade, glow-in-the-dark games and refreshments. Sign up at the front desk. Information: Call Mary, youth services librarian.
Foreign Film Festival: Three consecutive Sundays in November: Nov. 4,“Romantics Anonymous,” Nov. 11, “Le Havre,” and Nov. 18, “Ch’tis.” All films start at 2 p.m. Register for a light lunch at 1 p.m. before the final film. For more information visit www.mdylib.in.us.
Let’s Talk About It: Come on Tuesdays this fall for “History by the Numbers.” IUSB’s Steven Gerncser gives the second lecture on Oct. 30 about “The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution” by David O. Stewart. See the homepage for a complete schedule and book selections. Register and pick up the book at the front desk.
Princess and Superhero Party: ages 2-8, 1 p.m. Friday. Dress in your favorite princess, prince or superhero costume. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. Register at the children’s desk.
Children’s Fall Programs: Babies and Books (18 months and younger), 10 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; Homeschool Club (K-grade 6) Nov 5. See Kids homepage for program details.
157 N. Main St., 773-7919; Dial-A-Story information, computer access, 773-7920; www.nappanee.lib.in.us
Board of trustees regular meeting, 7 a.m. Oct. 25 at the library. A special session to adopt the proposed 2013 budget will follow. The public is invited to attend both sessions.
Super Science Saturday Club, grades 1-5, 10 a.m. Oct. 27. Feature: Monster Mash. Enjoy fun with “Sonic Boom Cans,” “Screaming Balloons” and a “Screaming Chorus.”
This program for curious kids is led by Jim Myers and meets at the library monthly during the school year. Space is limited. Call or go to the website to register by 5 p.m. Oct. 23.
Nappanee history will come alive when the lights go out at the Nappanee Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27. “Night at the Museum” premiered for the first time last year as a presentation by the library in partnership with the City’s Historic Preservation Commission. Visitors to the Center will be guided by “lamplight” through interactive vignettes with live actors portraying Nappanee citizens of yesteryear. Set design will include historical items from the library’s Evelyn Lehman Culp Heritage Collection. Learn about an early community celebration with a much different “flavor” than the Apple Festival, a famous cartoonist, one of the city’s first service clubs and more. Information: Martha Weirich, 773-7919, or visit the website.
124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465, Dial-A-Story 862-4441, www.wakarusa.lib.in.us
Story Hour: 10:15 a.m. Monday and Tuesday. A moose is trying to fit inside something that is small and square. Registration required.
Toddler Time, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Winter is a time for animals to find a place to rest for the season. Participants will hear a story about a bear getting ready to hibernate. Registration required.
Beginner’s Internet Class: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25. The Internet has become an important part of everyday life, from shopping to driver’s licenses and more. Participants will learn to search the Internet, evaluate Internet sites and more. Registration required.
The library is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal. This award is given annually by the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. In celebration of this anniversary the library is hosting a drawing to determine your favorite Caldecott book. Patrons may vote each time they visit the library through Nov. 6.
Dial-A-Story: “The Farmer Who Found Happiness.” This is the tale of an industrious couple finding happiness without the help of a wishing ring.