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Area Public Libraries, Sept. 1, 2013

News from Elkhart County's public libraries
Posted on Sepa. 1, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.


505 W. Vistula St., P.O. Box 789, 848-7458, Fax 848-4391, www.youseemore.com/bristolwash

Holiday closing: The library will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, in recognition of Labor Day.

Grandparents Day: 11 a.m. or 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6.

Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5, 11 a.m. Sept. 9 and 12:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Registration for this session has already begun. Join Miss Desi for stories, songs, crafts and games.

Lapsit program for babies and toddlers: Ages infants-36 months, 11 a.m. Sept. 13. Registration for this session has already begun. Join Miss Desi for stories, rhymes, songs and finger plays.



Read Away the 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 fines. The program is available at all locations.

Holiday closing: The main library and all branches will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, in recognition of Labor Day.


300 S. Second St., 522-BOOK

Windows Basics: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Movie: Most ages, 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6.



Make It, Take It: All ages, Tuesday, Sept. 3, through Thursday, Sept. 5.

Teen Wii: Ages 12-18 years, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Lapsit: Ages infant-2 years, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Wii Games: Ages 5 and older, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5.


53715 C.R. 1, Elkhart, 266-2030


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

Preschool Time: Ages 4-6 years, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Toddler Time: Ages 2-3 years, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5.

Bedtime Stories: All ages, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5.


3429 E. Bristol, Elkhart, 264-7234


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 closing: The library will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, for the Labor Day holiday.

Storytime Express: Ages 2-5 years, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, and Thursday, Sept. 5. Good morning! Stories about the start of your day are featured this week. Finger plays, songs and a craft activity are also included.

Series of Series Book Party: Percy Jackson! 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3. Crazy about the Percy Jackson series? 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 register in advance at the Children’s Desk or by calling.

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

Read That! Teen Book Club: Grades 6-12. The first meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12, in the library auditorium. Enjoy ice cream sundaes while discovering some of the coolest lit published this year. You may even go home with a free book.


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

Holiday closing: The library will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, for Labor Day.

Kids fall programs: Fall signup has started for Babies and Books, Toddler Time, Story Time and Home School Club. Call or stop in to register. Programs start this week. See Kids homepage for program details.

Cinema Showcase: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3. See the engaging comedy “Parental Guidance” about grandparents who agree to babysit their three grandkids. 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.

Authors Reading and Book Signing: Shelley Shepard Gray, New York Times best-selling author, and Vannetta Chapman, a popular author of Amish fiction, will give readings from their latest books at 7 p.m. Sept. 11. Copies of their books will be available for purchase.


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

Holiday closing: The library will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, for Labor Day.

Buy the Inch Book Sale: Thousands of books from every corner of the library as well as surplus programming materials, puzzles, DVDs, records, magazine holders, framed art and more will be available for purchase during a five-day sale. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 13; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 14; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 15. Books will be priced by the inch at 50 cents on Friday, 25 cents on Saturday and 10 cents on Sunday. All remaining books and materials will be available for free from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Sept. 16. Presale is available to all Friends of the Library members from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 12. All books will be priced at 50 cents per inch. Not a Friend yet? Purchase your membership at the door. Individuals pay $5 each, and families are $10. Doors will close 15 minutes before listed closing time. Tag sale items will be priced as marked.

Introduction to the Internet class: 7 p.m. Sept. 9. For those unfamiliar with surfing the Web. Several ways to search for information on the internet are demonstrated. This class is offered on the second Monday of each month.

Cover to Cover Book Club: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Selection: “A Secret Gift: How One Man’s Kindness — and a Trove of Letters — Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression” by Ted Gup. It’s an inspiring account of America at its worst and Americans at their best — woven from the stories of Depression-era families who were helped by gifts from the author’s generous and secretive grandfather. Call or go to the website for more information or to reserve a copy. 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 closing: The library will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, for Labor Day.

Special Drawing: Sept. 9-21. Find the answer to the posted question and submit the answer to the drawing box. One winner will receive a set of five school-themed paperback books.

Story Hour: Ages 3-5, 10:15 a.m. Sept. 16 and 17 in the library meeting room. Children will hear an original fairy tale and a story about an interrupted bedtime routine.

Toddler Time: Ages 25-36 months and a parent or caregiver, 10 a.m. Sept. 18. A hummingbird play set will be crafted, and caregivers will hear a story about hummingbirds. Registration required.

Dial-A-Story: “Labor Day,” which tells how this day is celebrated and why it became a holiday.

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