Goshen News, Goshen, IN

February 24, 2014

Puppet project planned

Goshen News

---- — Nappanee Public Library

157 N Main St., Nappanee, 773-7919


Children are invited to make a spoon puppet in celebration of the upcoming “Something on a Stick Day” at the Nappanee library March 8. Materials for the free make-and-take craft will be available in the children’s department from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Kids’ Craft Day at the library takes place on the second Saturday of each month in conjunction with Nappanee’s city-wide Second Saturday events. For more information, call 574-773-7919 or go to the library website at www.nappaneelibrary.org.

Internet class

Nappanee library staff offers a class on the second Monday of each month for those unfamiliar with surfing the Web. The next session is scheduled for March 10 at 7 p.m. at the library.

For more information, call 574-773-7919.

Goshen Public Library

601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531

537-0241, Children’s Services

534-6650, Audiovisual Services


Storytime Express

Storytime Express sessions are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. “Plenty of Patterns” is the theme this week. Stories and a craft are planned. This free program is geared for preschoolers ages 2 to 5.

Book club

Children are invited to participate in the First-Grade Book Club. To sign up, call 537-0241 or stop by the Children’s Services desk. The club will meet Wednesdays in the Children’s Storyhour Room from 4 to 5 p.m. starting this week.

Prep classes

Staffers with the Elkhart Community Schools Adult Education Program are offering preparation classes for the Indiana High School Equivalency Exam (previously the GED) at the Goshen library.

Classes are offered Monday through Thursday, mornings, afternoons and evenings. Students must register at the library for an orientation before starting classes. Call the Elkhart Community Schools Adult and Community Education office at 574-262-5678 for more information.

Milford Public Library

101 N. Main St., 658-4312

Dial-A-Story, 658-9540


Clubs meet

The Scrapbooking Club will meet at the library March 3 at 6:30 p.m. The Knitting Club will meet March 7 at 1:30. The public is invited to attend.

‘After School Is Cool’

Young people are invited to the library at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday for an “After School Is Cool” program. Attendees can take part in a craft activity with “Miss Maureen.” Snacks will be provided.

Youngsters are also invited to the “After School” program at the library March 4. Participants will make “leprechaun hats.” The event starts at 3:30 p.m. Snacks will be provided.

Bristol Public Library

505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458


Friends to meet

The Friends of the Bristol Public Library will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Book club

The next Book Club meeting is scheduled for March 20 at noon. Club members are reading “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer. Newcomers are welcome to attend. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

Tax forms

The tax forms for 2013 are available in our foyer.

Preschool Storytime

Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to join “Miss Desi” for stories, songs, games and crafts. Preschool Storytime starts at 11:30 a.m. today and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call the library or stop by to register a child to participate.

Book clubs

The next meeting of the Boys Only Book Club will take place Tuesday from 5 to 6 p.m. Boys in grades three through five are invited. They will read “Stone Fox” by John Reynolds Gardiner.

The next meeting of the Girls Only Book Club will take place Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. Girls in grades three through five are invited. They, too, will read “Stone Fox” by John Reynolds Gardiner.


A Lapsit program will take place Friday at 11 a.m. Sessions continue every Friday for several weeks.

Children up to 36 months old are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

Soul Ink

The Soul Ink Writers’ Group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The group is designed to provide constructive criticism and empathetic support to writers at all levels. Authors of all ages and working in all genres are invited to attend.

Teen program

Teens meet for activities at the library every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Syracuse Public Library

115 E. Main St., 457-3022


Story Times

Gisela Vore and Esther DeJulia — also known as Miss Gisela and Miss Esther — will be providing Story Times for preschoolers and their caregivers. Story Times will begin March 3 and 4 at 10:30 a.m. and continue to the last week of April.

Book club

The Wednesday evening “One Book, One Hour” adult book club is reading the John Steinbeck biographical adventure “Travels With Charley.”

Evergreen payments

The Evergreen system was recently upgraded. The most significant change is that patrons can now pay fines at a secure site over the Internet. Patrons can use a credit or debit card to pay their fines. The entire fine must be paid in full and a surcharge is assessed.

Middlebury Public Library

101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601


Film festival

A Foreign Film Festival is scheduled at the library March 2, 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Contact Kim at the library for more information.

Craft activities

A Teen Craft Night for students in grades six through 12 is set for March 6 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Other craft activities will take place on the first Thursday of every month this spring. Call Kelsey at the library for more information.

Spring programs

Kids Pre-School Spring Programs are planned.

Books and Babies sessions for children up to 18 months old will take place at 11 a.m. Thursdays. Toddler Time sessions for children 18 to 36 months old will meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting March 4 and 5 at 10 a.m. Pre-School Story Time for children 3 to 5 years old will meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting March 4 and 5 at 11 a.m.

See the Kids homepage on the library website for program details. Register at the Children’s Desk or online at the new Event Calendar in left sidebar.

Wakarusa Public Library

124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465


Story Hour

“Tale Feathers” is the theme for Story Hour set for March 3 and 4 at 10:15 a.m. at the Wakarusa library. The program is for children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is required. An activity using the parachute will take place.

Book Bites

Book Bites sessions are scheduled for March 5 and 6 at 10:15 a.m. This is a story time for children ages 3 to 5. No registration is required.

Book discussion

A Young Adult Book Discussion will take place Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Students in grades six to eight can register to attend. Participants will compare the book “The Watsons Go to Birmingham” to the movie of the same name.

Book club

An extra Adult Bookends Book Club session will take place March 6 at 6:30 p.m. Participants should arrive prepared to share their favorite book and favorite recipe. Registration is required.

Memorial books

“The War of 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. Navy” by Mark Collins Jenkins is given in memory of Herbert Maust by the High School Class of 1946.

“The World Famous Bucking Horse Sale” by Sneed B. Collard III is given by the Wakarusa High School class of 1946 in memory of Kate Anderson.

Dial A Story

“Beauty and the Beast” is the Dial A Story selection for this week. Hear this tale by calling 862-4441.