505 W. Vistula St., P.O. Box 789, 848-7458, Fax 848-4391, www.youseemore.com/bristolwash
Holiday closings: Monday and Tuesday in observance of New Year’s. The library will reopen at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Holiday Scavenger Hunt: Ends Saturday. Each person who participates will earn a Christmas surprise.
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 — Mason/Union Branch on Wednesdays, the Edwardsburg Branch on Fridays. Please contact the branch you would like your child to attend to sign up. The Mason/Union Branch is 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 at 26745 Church St., Edwardsburg. To register call 269-663-5875. For more information on programs and events visit the website our website and like the library on Facebook.
ELKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY
Holiday hours: All library locations will be closed Monday and Tuesday.
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 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
53715 C.R. 1, Elkhart, 266-2030
58485 C.R. 13, 875-3100
During January enter the drawing for each Martin Luther King Jr., black history or civil rights book read.
3429 E. Bristol, Elkhart, 264-7234
Make-it, Take-it, all ages, all day Thursday and Friday.
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
Holiday hours: Closed Monday and Tuesday for the New Year’s holiday. All other hours will be as usual.
Boys and Girls Book Club featuring Battle of the Books: Call the children’s desk or come in to register for the third- through fifth-grade book club. They are reading books for this spring’s Battle of the Books event. Only 10 girls and 10 boys may sign up for this session. Book clubs begin the week of Jan. 7. Boys will meet on Tuesdays and girls on Thursdays, both at 4 p.m.
First Grade Reading Club, 4 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 9 in the children’s story hour room. Register now. Call 537-0241 for more information.
MIDDLEBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY
101 E. Winslow, 825-5601, www.mdylib.in.us
Holiday hours: Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Yak, Snack and Read: 1 p.m. Jan. 22. Yak about “Crow Lake” by Mary Lawson. At 7 p.m. yak about “How To Make An American Quilt” by Whitney Otto. Stop by the front desk to pick up your book for either Day or Night Yak.
Teen Movie: 3 p.m. Friday. See “The Hunger Games,” rated PG-13. For teens 14 and older. Refreshments provided. If 13 and younger, must be accompanied by an adult.
Cinema Showcase: 1 p.m. Jan. 8. See the magical story of “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.”
Children’s winter/spring programs: Signups for the winter/spring session start Jan. 14, and programs begin the week of Jan. 21. 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
Crafting Hope group: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 10. If you are you looking for ways to make your craftiness count and enjoy creating with others and using your talent to help those in need, the Crafting Hope group needs you. Make heat therapy “pillows” for the Elkhart County Women’s Shelter. The group meets quarterly to create simple projects for local and global organizations. Over the past year the group has donated hundreds of clothing items, toys, bibs, blankets and more to people around the world and across the street. Visit the website and click on the Events Calendar, search the library on Facebook or call Lindsay.
Super Sleuth Extravaganza: ages 5 and older, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon or 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Nancy Clancy may be a bit older and more sophisticated, but she hasn’t lost her love for fancy words, outrageous fashion and dramatic flair. Come celebrate the next chapter in the “Fancy Nancy” series. In her new series of chapter books, Nancy Clancy and her best friend, Bree, have everything they need to solve a mystery, from their totally professional trench coats to their top-secret code. Craft lots of glamorous gear for classified fun and join in some super sleuthing activities just like Nancy and Bree. Adults are not required to accompany children. Space is limited and registration is required by Jan. 2. Call or go to the website to register at the Events Calendar.
Artful Quilters Guild, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 10. The guild is for those interested in new quilting techniques. Membership is open to anyone. Join the fun and fellowship with other quilters while keeping up to date with new activities and techniques in the quilting world. Bring your own projects to share, check out planned programs for the coming year and sign up for trips. Yearly dues are $15 and are used to benefit the guild. Those interested may attend two meetings to get acquainted before becoming members.
Craft for Kids Day, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 12 in the children’s department. Create a snowman I-Spy bottle full of “faux snow” and find trinkets. Materials for the make-and-take craft will be available.
Cover to Cover Book Club: 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 13. Selection: “11/22/63” by Stephen King. On Nov. 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died and the world changed. What if you could change it back? Stephen King’s heart-stopping dramatic new novel is about a man who travels back in time to prevent the JFK assassination — a thousand-page tour de force. For more information or to reserve a copy of the book, call or go to the website for more information or to reserve a book. The club meets on the second Sunday of each month.
124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465, Dial-A-Story 862-4441, www.wakarusa.lib.in.us
Holiday hours: Close at noon Monday in observance of the New Year’s holiday. The library will remain closed Tuesday.
Story hour: Ages 3-5 years, 10:15 a.m. Mondays or Tuesdays. Children listen to a story, do an activity and create a craft.
Toddler Time: Ages 25-36 months and a caregiver, 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays. Sessions include a story, activity and time for interaction with their accompanying adult. Registration will begin Jan. 7 and is required to attend.
Reading Club: Selection: “The Lucky One” by Nicholas Sparks. The books are now available at the front desk for those registering to attend.