Goshen News, Goshen, IN

September 17, 2012

Babies and Books program set in Middlebury



Public Library

101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601


The new “Babies & Books” program at the Middlebury Public Library meets on Thursdays at 10 a.m. is for babies up to 18 months old. Babies & Books is designed to foster an enjoyment of words, rhythm and rhyme through age-appropriate activities. It is also open to older siblings who are encouraged to bring along their own “baby” (teddy bear or doll) to participate in the activities.  This program is taught by Mary Gilbert, Youth Services librarian. Call the library at 825-5601 to register.

Let's Talk about it

This fall’s “Let’s Talk About It” series at the library is titled “History by the Numbers.” The first lecture will be on Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. and given by Goshen College’s Kyle Schlabach. The featured book will be “1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus” by Charles Mann.

See the library homepage for fall schedule. The first book in the series is available at the front desk.

Book sale

A Friends of the Library book sale is set for Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Children’s programs

Sign-up is available for the library programs Babies and Books (children 18 months and younger), Toddler Time (children 18 to 36 months), Pre-School Story Time (children ages 3 to 5) and  Home School Club (students in kindergarten through sixth grade) starts today. Visit the library’s website for program details.


Public Library

601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531

537-0241, Children’s Services

534-6650, Audiovisual Services


‘Mother Goose Monday’

“Mother Goose Monday” is back for a new fall 12-week series through Nov. 26. Today’s session is from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

These learning activities are geared for children from birth through age 2, who attend with their parents or caregivers.  Mother Goose Monday includes rhymes, stories, songs and playtime.

Storytime Express

Storytime Express sessions are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. “Life Skills” will  be the theme again this week, and the stories will deal with respect. Fingerplays or songs and a craft activity are also offered.  This program is free and is recommended for children ages 2 to 5.

‘Crafty Bandits’

The library’s Crafty Bandits will meet Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. Teens will start off this year’s activities by making “Shrinky Dinks.” To find out exactly what those are, check out the YouTube video on the library website, www.goshenpl.lib.in.us. This program is open to young people in grades six through 12. Register for the program at the circulation desk or by calling 533-9531.

Book clubs

Sign-ups are under way for the library’s second-grade book club and the Girls Only and Boys Only book clubs, for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders. Sign up at the Children’s Reference Desk. For more information, call 537-0241.

Book sale

A Friends of the Library Book Sale is set for Thursday in the Auditorium from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Public Library

101 N. Main St., 658-4312

Dial-A-Story, 658-9540



Wednesday is “Talk Like a Pirate Day” at the Milford library. Every patron visiting the library that day will be given a “gold doubloon.”

Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time sessions will begin Sept. 26 at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. or Thursday evenings at 7 starting Sept.  27. The first theme will be “Colors of Fall.” Miss Julie will be reading the book “Orange: Seeing Orange All Around Us, by Sarah L. Schuette and several other stories about fall colors.” Children will go on a scavenger hunt, make a craft and eat a snack.

Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to participate. Sign-up by calling 658-4312.


Public Library

157 N Main St., Nappanee, 773-7919


Science club

The Super Science Saturday Club will begin its 2012-2013 season with an off-site rocket launch this coming Saturday. Children will meet at the Library at 10 a.m. to learn rocket design basics and build their own model rockets. Transportation to the launch site will need to be provided by a parent or guardian.

This program for students in grades one through five is led by Jim Myers.  

Register by 5 p.m. Tuesday by calling 574.773.7919 before 5 pm, or go to www.nappaneelibrary.org.  

Book club

The Cover to Cover Book Club will meet at the library Oct. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. to discuss “Perfume” by Patrick Suskind.

For more information or to reserve a copy of the book, call 574-773-7919, or go to www.nappaneelibrary.org. The Cover to Cover Book Club meets at the library on the second Sunday of each month.


Public Library

505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458


Book club

The Book Club’s next meeting is set for Oct. 9 at noon. The selection is “Madame Bovary.”

‘Calling All Crafters’

The next Calling All Crafters circle will be on Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. Call 848-7458 for more information.

Fall Festival

The Fall Festival is set for Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first 50 children registered will receive a free pumpkin to paint. Registration is open to all children age 12 or younger. Call 848-7458 to sign up.


This month’s classic movie is “Young Man With a Horn.” It will be shown on Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. Snacks and a brief discussion will follow the film.

Book clubs

The “Girls Only” Book Club starts Oct. 3. It will meet every Wednesday for seven weeks from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the library. Girls in grades three to five are invited to participate. Registration is under way.

The “Boys Only” Book Club starts Oct. 2. It will meet every Tuesday for seven weeks from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the library. Boys in grades three to five are invited to participate. Registration is under way.