505 W. Vistula St., P.O. Box 789, 848-7458, Fax 848-4391,
National Library Week “Books and Cookies” Sale: Noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Accepting donations of cookies for the sale all three days.
Spend the day with the Fighting Irish! Come in to the library to enter the raffle for two adult and two children’s tickets for the 84th annual Notre Dame Blue and Gold football game. Raffle drawing is at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18. The game is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Raffle tickets $1 for one chance, $5 for six chances.
eBooks have arrived at the library. Check out the newsletter online for more info or stop by the library for further details.
Another raffle in place is for a very cute apron, dubbed Lady Heart Apron. Enter to win for yourself or as a gift for mom, daughter, grandmother or friend.
View the latest Friends of the Bristol Public Library Newsletter on the website. Just click on “Newsletter” from the home page.
CASS COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY
319 M-62 North, Cassopolis, Mich., 269-445-3400, http://cass.lib.mi.us
EDWARDSBURG BRANCH LIBRARY
26745 Church St., 269-663-5875
Trains Family Story Hour: All ages, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 25. Enjoy hearing stories, watching a short video, making a craft, eating snacks and more. This fun-filled evening is free to attend, and all materials will be supplied. No registration required.
Fairy Gardens: All ages, 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 30. Patty Eycleshymer from Backyards Furniture & Embellishments will demonstrate how to make a miniature garden for fairies. These miniature gardens have added touches that give the appearance of wee folk residing in the garden. She will talk about garden themes, containers and more. Bring your whole family to this free program. Door prizes will be given away following the presentation. No registration required.
ELKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY
Read Away the 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.
One Book, One Michiana: Through Saturday, May 11. This year’s title is “Killer Angels” by Michael Shaara. Please come for the many activities planned throughout the event. Call Outreach Services at 294-2619 for more information.
300 S. Second St., 522-BOOK
Computer: Excel; 10 a.m. Thursday, April 11.
One Book, One Michiana Movies: 1 p.m. Friday, April 12; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17; 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 1; 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 8; ages 16 and older.
Movies: 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, ages 17 and older; 4 p.m. Thursday, April 11.
Computer classes: Power Point, 6:30 p.m. Monday.
YOUNG PEOPLE SERVICES
Teen Book Club: Ages 12-18, 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 9.
Learn Sign Language: All ages, 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 10.
Storytime: Ages 2-6, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 11.
53715 C.R. 1, Elkhart, 266-2030
Lap Sit: Ages to 24 months, 10 a.m. Monday, April 8.
Story Time: Ages 2-6, 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 10.
Computer Tutor: 10 a.m. Thursday, April 11.
One Book, One Michiana Civil War Soldier: All ages, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11.
58485 C.R. 13, 875-3100
Preschool Time: Ages 4-6, 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 9.
Toddler Time: Ages 2-3, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 11.
3429 E. Bristol, Elkhart, 264-7234
One Book, One Michiana: “Killer Angels” presentation, all ages, 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 8.
One Book, One Michiana Book Club: Civil War on Sunday: Ages 8 and older, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9.
Story Times: Ages 2-5, 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 10.
One Book, One Michiana Family Movie: All ages, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11.
PIERRE MORAN BRANCH
2400 Benham, Elkhart, 294-6418
Story Time: Ages 2-6, 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 9.
One Book, One Michiana Civil War Soldier: All ages, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9.
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: Infants-2 years and a caregiver, 10:30 to 11 a.m. through Monday, May 20. The spring 12-week series is in progress. Come with your baby and enjoy the fun. Share rhymes, stories, songs and playtime. No advance registration is required, so you can attend as many sessions as you like.
Sixth Annual Awesome Author Contest: Write an illustrated poem about outer space and submit it to the Children’s Department through Monday, April 22. Illustrated poetry from all children through grade 5 will be accepted. The original poem may be illustrated with markers, pencil, or pen and ink and neatly written or typed. The winning author will be asked to read their poem aloud during the Alienology program scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 29. The winning author will also receive a new copy of the book “Alienology.”
Book sale: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the auditorium. Subjects featured include poetry, plays and drama, history, gardening, and art and architecture. Newer fiction and nonfiction books will also be sold along with plenty of children’s books. Music, audio books and DVDs will also be available. All proceeds support the Friends of Goshen Public Library.
MIDDLEBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY
101 E. Winslow, 825-5601, www.mdylib.in.us
Money Smart Week Activities: 7 p.m. Monday, Estate Planning: Things to Consider by attorney Donald Shuler of Barkes, Kolbus, Rife & Shuler law firm; 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, Credit: What’s New by Rosealene Long of Collection Service of Goshen; 3 p.m. Thursday, Money Smart Activities for Kids by the Children’s Department; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, Community Shred Day. Start your spring cleaning of important papers. Paper shredder will be in the library’s parking lot.
Let’s Talk About It: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. Come this spring for a lecture/book discussion series. Dr. Judith Davis will lecture on “House of Spirits” by Isabel Allende. A small-group book discussion follows. Visit the homepage for more information. Stop by the front desk to register and pick up the books.
Win a Killer Trip to Paris: Spend a week in Paris this fall, Oct. 15-22, with author Cara Black, and trace the footsteps of her celebrated P.I. Aimee Leduc. Stop by the library to pick up an entry form.
Children’s winter/spring programs: Babies and Books (18 months and younger) 11 a.m. Thursdays, Toddler Time (18-36 months) 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5) 11 a.m. Wednesdays. Home School Club (grades K-6): 11 a.m. Monday, April 8. See Kids homepage for program details, and register at the Children’s Desk
157 N. Main St., 773-7919; Dial-A-Story information, computer access, 773-7920; www.nappanee.lib.in.us
Spring Into Art is back in Nappanee at a new venue. Sponsored by the Friends of the Nappanee Public Library, the extravaganza of visual arts will be at the Coppes Commons shopping complex, 401 E. Market St. (U.S. 6) on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27. Fine art, free hands-on workshops, demonstrations and more — it’s a celebration of the arts and the artistic process. The art fair will feature more than 40 exceptional artists working in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, textiles, jewelry and photography. Visitors will also have the chance to see all of the recently retouched quilt murals from along the Heritage Trail in one place. More than a dozen workshops will be offered. Pre-registration is recommended for these classes, all of which are free. Call 773-7919, or go to the website to register, beginning Friday, April 12. Open hours for the public are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission and parking are free. For a minimum pledge of $25 to either purchase artwork during the show or give as a gift in support of the program, guests get the chance to attend a special Purchase Award Sponsor Preview Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday. The purpose of Spring Into Art is to support the arts, to promote artists and to benefit the Friends of the Nappanee Public Library and the Nappanee Public Library Foundation. Funds are used throughout the year to bring the community enriching, educational and entertaining programs. Call or go to the website for more information or to become a Purchase Award Sponsor. Or become a fan on Facebook by searching “Spring Into Art.”
Super Science Saturday Club: Grades 1-5, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27. Explore Newton’s Science. Experiment with the “Science Friction” effect, the Spinning Sprinkler Bottle and the Magic Bicycle Wheel. This program is led by Jim Myers and meets at the library monthly during the school year. Space is limited. Register by 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 23.
124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465, Dial-A-Story 862-4441, www.wakarusa.lib.in.us
Story Hour: 10:15 a.m. Monday, April 15, and Tuesday, April 16. Create a blue sea landscape. The theme for these sessions will be the color blue. Registration required.
Kristen Showalter was the winner in the March drawing contest. The correct number of buttons in the jar was 292. Kristen received four books as her prize.
This is National Library Week. The library will celebrate with a prize to be given away every day. Patrons may obtain a drawing slip each day when they check out.
Something new has been added to the Friends of the Library Book Sale. A presale of books will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, for those who are members of the Friends of the Library. Membership forms will be available at the door. The book sale will continue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 19, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20. The library will be closed April 20; entry can be gained on the north side of the building.
Dial-A-Story: “An Old Woman and Her Pig.” This is the story of an old woman and her way of getting home with her pig.