Area Public Libaries, Aug. 18, 2013

News and upcoming events from Elkhart County's public libraries
Posted on Aug. 17, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.


505 W. Vistula St., P.O. Box 789, 848-7458, Fax 848-4391,


Registration for fall programs begins Monday, Aug. 19. Programming includes Preschool Storytime, Young Authors Club and a Lapsit program for babies and toddlers.

Teen Otaku Club: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20. If you are a fan of Japanese manga, anime and video games, this is just the thing for you. Join Miss Desi and the rest of the Otaku Club for anime, Japanese crafts and Otaku snacks. Teens are welcome to bring fan art to share with the group.

Support the library through Amazon.com. Click on the “Support the Library” tab on the library’s home page and use Amazon.com to help support the library. By using this link the library automatically receives credit for your purchases. You do not pay extra for this service.



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 fines. The program is available at all locations.


300 S. Second St., 522-BOOK

Book Club: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19. Selection: “Same Kind of Different as Me”

Board meeting: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Wellfield Botanic Gardens: Stories in the English Garden at 6 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 20.




58485 C.R. 13, Elkhart, 875-3100


3429 E. Bristol, Elkhart, 264-7234


2400 Benham, Elkhart, 294-6418

One-on-One Computer Tutor: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22.


300 S. Second St., 294-2619


601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531, Children’s Department, 537-0241, www.goshenpl.lib.in.us

Storytime Express: Ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, and Thursday, Aug. 23. Time for back-to-school stories, fingerplays, songs and a craft activity.

Series of Series Book Party: Percy Jackson! 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3. Come for activities, trivia and snacks related to the books. Please read at least the first book before attending the party. Attendance is limited, so you must register in advance at the Children’s Desk or by calling.

Second Grade Reading Club: 4 to 5 p.m. every Monday from Sept. 9 through Nov. 4 in the Children’s Story Hour room. Register now by calling the Children’s Desk.

Boys and Girls Book Clubs: Each club will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday for boys and every Thursday for girls, Sept. 9 through Nov. 4 in the Children’s Story Hour room. These books clubs are open to children grades 3 through 5. Register now by calling the Children’s Desk.


101 E. Winslow, 825-5601, www.mdylib.in.us

Middlebury Summer Festival Parade Award: A special thanks to the teens (all 20 of them) who dressed up as their favorite literary characters to represent the library and win first place in their category.

Kids fall programs: Fall sign-ups start Monday, Aug. 19, for Babies and Books, Toddler Time, Story Time and Home School Club. Programs start the week of Sept. 3. See the kids home page for program details.

Kids Dig into Summer Reading Program: Celebrate the end of the program at the Pajama Movie Party on Friday, Aug. 23. Kids who have turned in at least one bingo by Aug. 3 can attend. The movie “Epic” (PG) will have two showings: 4 to 5:45 p.m. and 7 to 8:45 p.m.

Cinema Showcase: 1 p.m. Sept. 3. Feature: “Parental Guidance,” about grandparents who agree to baby-sit their three grandkids. But problems arise when Artie (Billy Crystal) and Diane’s (Bette Midler) old-school child-rearing methods don’t sit well with their 21st century grandkids.


157 N. Main St., 773-7919; Dial-A-Story information, computer access, 773-7920

Board of trustees meeting: 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22. The public is invited to attend.

Crafting Hope: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22. Are you looking for ways to make your craftiness count? Do you enjoy creating with others and using your talent to help those in need? This group needs you. Participants meet quarterly to sew 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. At this meeting, you’ll learn to fuse plastic shopping bags into sturdy material and create a recycled grocery tote. If interested in joining the fun and would like to know what to bring along, go to the website and click on the Events Calendar, search the library on Facebook or call Lindsay.


124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465, Dial-A-Story 862-4441, www.wakarusa.lib.in.us

The library offer several programs for young children. Story Hour is for children ages 3 to 5. This program is held at 10:15 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. A story will be presented along with a craft and an activity. Toddler Time is designed for children ages 25 months to 36 months accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Children will have the opportunity to hear a story, do an activity and create a craft. Registration begins Monday, Aug. 19, for both classes.

Book Bites: 10:15 a.m. Aug. 28 in the children’s area of the library. Participants will hear a story, make a take-home craft or do an activity.

Dial-A-Story: If you want a job done, ask a bee. That is the tale of “The Goats in the Wheat Field.”

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