505 W. Vistula St., P.O. Box 789, 848-7458, Fax 848-4391, www.youseemore.com/bristolwash
Holiday hours: The library will close at 3 p.m. Wednesday and will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. Regular hours will resume at 10 a.m. Saturday.
“Sesame Street” Items: The library is planning a tribute to the success of the “Sesame Street” show that started in November 1969. The library is interested in displaying any “Sesame Street” memorabilia you are willing to share for November.
Calling All Crafters: 6 p.m. Tuesday. Bring your current project. If you don’t have one, stop by and learn a new craft or two. The club meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Call for more information.
Children’s Book Clubs: “Boys Only” club, 4:15 to 5:30 Tuesday. “Girls Only” club, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Those in grades 3-5 are welcome.
Teens: 6 p.m. Tuesday. Call for details.
Preschool Christmas Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 26 and 12:30 p.m. Nov. 27. Theme: “Sleigh Bells Ring.” Children will hear Christmas stories both secular and religious, and make a gift to give to someone they love.
LEGO Club, 3 p.m. Nov. 30. Anyone who is in school is welcome to come for an hour of creativity.
Book Club: noon Dec. 12. Selection: “Dear America: Christmas After All” by Kathryn Lasky. Copies are available at the circulation desk.
The library could use some extra hands to help with different 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. Call for more information.
CASS COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY
319 M-62 North, Cassopolis, Mich., 269-445-3400, http://cass.lib.mi.us
26745 Church St., Edwardsburg, Mich., 269-663-5875
Holiday Craft Night, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29. Attendees will make a variety of holiday ornaments and crafts. Space is limited and registration is required.
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17049 U.S. 12, Edwardsburg, Mich., 269-641-7674,cass.lib.mi.us
Free Family Movie Night, 6 p.m. Nov. 27. Free popcorn and water will be provided. In this animated film, Santa’s youngest son wants to use his father’s high-tech operation for an urgent mission on Christmas night. Due to movie licensing agreements the library is unable to list specific title information; please call if you would like the title of the film.
ELKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY
Holiday hours: Closed Thursday for Thanksgiving.
Book Clubs: Main Teen Book Club, ages 12-18, 4 p.m. Dec. 11. Book Club at Cleveland: grades 3-4, 4 p.m. Tuesdays. Registration required. Main Adult Book Club, 6:30 p.m. Monday.
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 class: Excel 2007, 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Movies: 5:30 p.m. Monday, 3 p.m. Friday. Call 522-2665 for more information.
YOUNG PEOPLE SERVICES PROGRAMMING
Super Readers book club, age 5 and up, 4 p.m. Tuesday.
All-day make it and take it, all ages, Monday, Tuesday and Friday.
Teen Wii, ages 12-18, 4 p.m. Nov. 27.
Harps Alive, 4 p.m. Nov. 28.
53715 C.R. 1, Elkhart, 266-2030
Preschool, ages 4-6, 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Afterschool special, grades K-6, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Toddler time, ages 2-3, 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Computer tutor, 1 p.m. Nov. 28.
Teen board game night, ages 12-18, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29.
58485 C.R. 13, 875-3100
Preschool, ages 4-6 years, 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Thanksgiving, grades K-4, 4 p.m. Tuesday.
3429 E. Bristol, Elkhart, 264-7234
Toddler times, ages 2-3, 10 a.m. Monday.
Preschool story time, ages 4-5, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Nov. 27.
Computer tutor, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 27.
PIERRE MORAN BRANCH
2400 Benham, Elkhart, 294-6418
Lapsit, infants-2 years, 10 a.m. Monday and Nov. 26.
Story time, ages 2-6, 10 a.m. Tuesday and Nov. 27.
Duct Tape Crafting, ages 10-18, 5 p.m. Dec. 6.
300 S. Second St., 294-2619
601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531, Children’s Department, 537-0241, www.goshenpl.lib.in.us
Thanksgiving Hours: Closed only on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. All other regular hours will remain as usual.
Mother Goose Mondays: infants-2 years and a caregiver, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Monday. Mother Goose Monday’s fall 12-week series (Sept. 10-Nov. 26) is almost finished, but it’s not too late to come and enjoy the fun. Share rhymes, stories, songs and playtime.
Storytime Express: There will be no meeting this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Second-Grade Reading Club: The club will not meet this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday; however, the mini Battle of the Books will take place Nov. 28, and all friends and family are welcome to attend.
Crafty Bandits: Grades 6-12, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26 in the auditorium. This month teens will test their skills by creating unique art using autumn leaves. Register at the circulation desk or call.
Make It, Take It Thanksgiving Craft: Through Wednesday. Visit the children’s department to make a delightful craft for Thanksgiving. All materials will be provided, free of charge. Children under 7 must be accompanied by a parent.
MIDDLEBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY
101 E. Winslow, 825-5601, www.mdylib.in.us
The library will be closed Thanksgiving.
Family Movie, noon Wednesday. Feature: fantasy adventure movie “Brave” by Disney Pixar. Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Register at the children’s desk.
Children’s fall programs: There will be no regular children’s programming during Thanksgiving week.
Let’s Talk About It: Professor Judith Davis gives the third lecture at 7 p.m. Nov. 27. Selection: “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury. See the homepage for a complete schedule and book selections. Register and pick up the third book at the front desk.
157 N. Main St., 773-7919; Dial-A-Story information, computer access, 773-7920; www.nappanee.lib.in.us
Guided tour: 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 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. The library holds the tour the third Monday of every month and by appointment.
Make sure your holiday shopping includes a trip to the library, where you can give the gift of reading to local children in need. A selection of exceptional books for children of all ages will be on display and ready for donation through Dec. 14. Priced at a substantial discount, titles are given to Nappanee’s Open Door food pantry for distribution with Christmas baskets. This year, donors will have the chance to give in one of two ways: either purchase a book for donation or contribute a dollar toward the book fund. Casey Kiel, a local artist, will be at the library the week of the 19th to paint the large adult circulation desk windows as a backdrop/promotion for this program. Don’t miss this chance to add a little joy to a local child’s holiday season. Call or go to the website for more information.
Holiday hours: The library will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday and will be closed all day Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular hours will resume Friday, with open hours from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Super Science Saturday Club, grades 1-5, 10 a.m. Saturday. Explore Microwave Science. Kids will meet for fun with “Chip Bag Changes,” “Lava Soap,” “Electric Fireworks” and more. The club is led by Jim Myers and meets at NPL monthly during the school year. Space is limited. Register by 5 p.m. Tuesday. Call or go to the website.
LEGOS club, ages 5 and up, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 19. Age-group-appropriate challenges and free building time. No registration required, and parents are welcome to stay and participate. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult, and all materials will be provided. The club meets on the third Thursday of every month.
124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465, Dial-A-Story 862-4441, www.wakarusa.lib.in.us
Holiday hours: Closed Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving. Will open at 9 a.m. Friday.
Story Hour: 10:15 a.m. Nov. 26 and 27. Theme: “Something for Nothing.” Children will hear the story of a very resourceful man. Participants will create a little overcoat.
To determine the interest in eBooks, the library is asking for input from its patrons. A survey has been placed in the entryway of the library. Completed surveys can be placed in the container on the stand.
A Toys for Tots box has been placed in the entryway of the library. Through Dec. 5 new, unwrapped toys for children preschool age through high school can be left there. Family Christian Development Center will distribute these gifts to needy children in the Wa-Nee community.
The votes are in, and the favorite Caldecott book, chosen by patrons, is “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats. Brady Chupp, Heather Eby, Heidi Geiman, Quinten Hunsberger, Raegan Lehman and Makayla Schmidendorf were the drawing winners.
Afterschool Special: ages K-5, Nov. 27. Theme: “Folktales from the Far East.” Grace Lin’s newest novel once again combines Chinese folk tales into an exciting adventure story. Registration required.
Lapsit, ages 15-24 months and a caregiver, 10 a.m. Nov. 28. Registration required.
Dial-a-Story: “Five Peas in a Pod,” about how each pea has a mission, one more important than the rest.