505 W. Vistula St., P.O. Box 789, 848-7458, Fax 848-4391,
After 12 years of providing children’s program, “Miss Bev” (Bev Radeline), children’s coordinator, is retiring. She will be missed. If you would like to give her your best wishes, stop in at the open house in her honor from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Book Club: noon Wednesday. David Baldacci is the featured author this month.
Computer Class: Want to learn Facebook? Let the library know what computer skills you are interested in learning. Classes will start at 6 p.m. Jan. 17.
Crafters/Knitters: 6 p.m. Tuesday. The club meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.
LEGOS Club: 3 p.m. Jan. 25 in the library meeting room.
Second Annual Pie Contest: Jan. 28. Check with Desi or Daryl at the library for registration sheets starting Jan. 14. 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 it is hoped it becomes a yearly fundraising event by the Friends of the Bristol Library.
Preschool Story Times: start at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 21.
Soul, Ink: meet Jan. 16 and 30. Writers meet the first and third Wednesday of each month.
Valentines for Vets: starts Jan. 31.
Tax forms have started to arrive at the library all should be available by the week of Jan. 21.
Teen OTAKU Club: 6 p.m. Jan. 15.
Susan McCarthy of Buffalo Grove, Ill., won the holiday quilt. More raffles are coming in the next few months.
The Friends organization is very happy to announce they have purchased three new computers for the library. This was made possible by their book sale fundraisers.
Thanks to Robert Janssen for donating the beautiful lit Christmas tree to the library and to Frieda Simonsen for donating, for the Friends holiday sale, lovely hand-decorated Christmas ornaments.
The next Friends meeting will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 26.
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, 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. in 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
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
The Friends of the Library book sale committee will be discussing the next book sale at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome to join.
Computer Classes: Word 2007 at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Excel at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14.
Friends Monthly Meeting: 6 p.m. Jan. 16.
YOUNG PEOPLE SERVICES
Teen Manga Club: ages 12-18, 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Sign Language: all ages, 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Story Time Special: ages 2-6, 10 a.m. Thursday.
53715 C.R. 1, Elkhart, 266-2030
All They Want to Do Is Dance: ages 2-6, 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Book Club: grades 3-4, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
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.
Teen Advisory Group: ages 12-18, 4 p.m. Monday.
Bedtime Stories: all ages, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
3429 E. Bristol, Elkhart, 264-7234
Lap Sit: infants-2, 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Book Club: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15. Selection: “A Pale Horse” by Charles Todd.
PIERRE MORAN BRANCH
2400 Benham, Elkhart, 294-6418
Lap Sit: ages infants-2, 10 a.m. Monday.
Story Time: ages 2-6, 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Bedtime Stories: all ages, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
300 S. Second St., 294-2619
601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531, Children’s Department, 537-0241, www.goshenpl.lib.in.us
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 starting this week. Only 10 girls and 10 boys may sign up for this session. Boys will meet on Tuesdays and girls on Thursdays at 4 p.m.
First Grade Reading Club: 4 p.m. Wednesdays 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
Cinema Showcase: 1 p.m. Tuesday. Feature: “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.”
Special Family Story Time: 10 a.m. Wednesday. All ages welcome.
Home School Club: 11 a.m. Jan. 14. Bring a Barbie-sized doll for this 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 Jan. 14, and programs begin the week of Jan. 21. See Kids homepage for program details.
Yak, Snack and Read: 1 p.m. Jan. 22. Come yak about “Crow Lake” by Mary Lawson. At 7 p.m. yak about “How to Make an American Quilt” by Whitney Otto. Books are available at the front desk for either Daytime or Nighttime Yak.
157 N. Main St., 773-7919; Dial-A-Story information, computer access, 773-7920; www.nappanee.lib.in.us
Basic introduction to the Internet Class: 7 p.m. Jan. 15. Class offers information for those unfamiliar with surfing the Web on the second Monday of each month. Several ways to search for information on the Internet are demonstrated.
124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465, Dial-A-Story 862-4441, www.wakarusa.lib.in.us
Friends of the Library Meeting: 1 p.m. Tuesday. Christmas decorations will be removed at that time.
After-School Special: Grades K-5, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the library meeting room. Theme: Snow. Registration required.
Library Board of Trustees Meeting: 7:45 a.m. Friday n the meeting room. The public is welcome to attend.
Introduction to Word Class: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17. This class will introduce the basics of creating a Word document. Registration required.
January’s Special Drawing will celebrate Newbery Award books. Patrons may guess how many Newbery Award books are in the library’s collection. The person with the right answer will receive a collection of five Newbery Award titles. The drawing will run from Jan. 14 to Jan. 26. A table will be placed in the entryway with a box into which drawing slips can be placed.
Tax forms that have been received by the library from the IRS will be placed in the entryway and are free to be taken. The forms will be continually updated as new forms arrive.
Beginning Computer Class: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Topics to be covered include how to turn on the computer, where to find programs, how to use a mouse and more. Registration required.
Dial-A-Story: “The Ant and the Grasshopper.” A grasshopper chides the ants for working hard in the hot summer sun.