Goshen News, Goshen, IN

October 15, 2012

Library news for week of Oct. 15



Public Library

157 N Main St., Nappanee, 773-7919


The Nappanee Public Library’s Super Science Saturday Club will hold a “monster mash” at its next meeting Oct. 27.

Children will meet at the Library at 10 a.m. for activities with “Sonic Boom Cans,” “Screaming Balloons” and a “Screaming Chorus.”

This program for students in grades one through five is led by Jim Myers and meets at the library monthly during the school year.  

Register by Oct. 23 by calling 574-773-7919 before 5 p.m., or go to www.nappaneelibrary.org.  

Board to meet

The Board of Trustees of the Nappanee Public Library will meet in regular session Oct. 25 at 7 a.m. A special session to adopt the proposed 2013 budget will follow immediately in the library. The public is invited to attend both sessions.


Public Library

601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531

537-0241, Children’s Services

534-6650, Audiovisual Services


Mother Goose Mondays

Mother Goose Mondays take place Mondays from 10:30 to 11 a.m. through Nov. 26. These learning activities are geared for babies from birth through age 2 who attend with their parent or caregiver. Share rhymes, stories, songs and playtime are planned.  No advance registration is required.

Storytime Express

Storytime Express is set for Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Fairy tales are featured this week, along with Fingerplays or songs and a craft activity. This program is free and is recommended for children ages 2 through 5.

Film screening

A “Fall Break Family Film” will be shown Tuesday in the auditorium. Showtimes are 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

This computer-animated film is a “threequel” featuring the adventures of four animals trying to get home to the Big Apple from Africa. The movie is rated PG and is 93 minutes long.  

Snacks and a drink will be served. For more information contact Audio Visual Services staff at 534-6650.

‘Lights Out!’

The fifth annual “Lights Out! @ the Library” is set for Friday. The theme is “Fairy Tales ... Once Upon a Time.”

The library will close at 6 p.m. and doors will reopen at 6:30 p.m. for the program. Tours will begin at 6:30 p.m. and run until 8:30 p.m.

This program is free and open to library patrons of all ages.

Crafty Bandits

The Crafty Bandits for Teens group will meet Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Artful Jack-o’-lantern carving.  This event is free and open to young people in grades six through 12. Sign up at the library circulation desk or call 533-9531.


Public Library

124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465


Story Hour

A moose trying to fit inside something small and square is the topic of the tale Story Hour children will hear Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. during their program. Registration is required.

Wednesday at 10 a.m., Children and their caregivers will hear a story about a bear getting ready to hibernate. Registration is required.

Internet class

Library staff will be offering a beginning Internet class on Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Participants can learn to search the Internet, evaluate Internet sites and more. Registration is required.

Memorial books

“American’s Famous and Historic Trees” by Jeffrey G. Meyer and “A Flock of Sheep” by Alex Kuskowski are given in memory of Lucile Beck by M. Christopher Maturo.

“A Rich Spot of Earth” by Peter J. Hatch, “TIME: History’s Greatest Events” and “Because You Are My Teacher” by Sherry North are given in memory of Elma Stickel and Judy Stickel Firks by Rachel Hartman.

Dial A Story

“The Farmer Who Found Happiness” is the Dial A Story selection for this week. This is the tale of an industrious couple finding happiness without the help of a wishing ring. Hear this story by telephoning 862-4441.

Caldecott winners

Library staffers celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal. This award is given annually by the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

In celebration of this anniversary, staffers are hosting a drawing to determine patrons’ favorite Caldecott books. Patrons can vote each time they visit the library through Nov. 6.


Public Library

101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601


Meet the candidates

The public is invited to the library Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. for a “meet the candidates” event. Candidates representing Middlebury, York and Jefferson townships and running in local, state and national elections will be on hand.

Making journals

Teens and adults are invited to the library Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. make blank books to record dreams or thoughts. Materials will be supplied, but participants can provide special paper or clothe to cover their books if they wish. Register at the front desk. Call Mary at the library for more information.

Mini golf

“Mini Golf @ the Middlebury Public Library” is back.

Patrons are invited to the library Oct. 27. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to putt a round of 18 holes inside the library. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 years old and younger. This fundraiser for the library, parks department and historical museum in Middlebury is sponsored by the Middlebury Community Enrichment Council.

Teen Night Club

A “Black Light Teen Night Club” session is set for Nov. 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to celebrate the “Day of the Dead.” Participants are invited to re-use their Halloween costumes or wear fragments of white to glow under black lights. Festivities include a costume parade, glow-in-the-dark games and refreshments. Sign up at the front desk.

Foreign film festival

A foreign film festival is planned at the library in November. “Romantics Anonymous” will be shown Nov. 4, “Le Havre” on Nov. 11 and “Ch’tis” on Nov. 18. All films start at 2 p.m. Attendees can register for a light lunch at 1 p.m. before the final film showing. For more information, visit the library’s homepage.

‘Let’s Talk About It’

The public is invited to “Let’s Talk About It” sessions at the library Tuesdays this fall. The theme is “History by the Numbers.”

Indiana University South Bend’s Steven Gerncser gives the second lecture Oct. 30 for the book “The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution” by David O. Stewart.

See the library’s homepage for a complete schedule and book selections. Register and pick up the second book at the front desk.

Party planned

The “Princess & Superhero Party” is scheduled for Friday at 1 p.m. for children ages 2 through 8. Youngsters are invited to dress in their favorite princess, prince or superhero costume. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. Register at the Children’s Desk.


Public Library

101 N. Main St., 658-4312

Dial-A-Story, 658-9540


‘Lights Out’

A “Lights Out at the Library” program is planned at Milford library. “Lights Out” is set for Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. The theme is “Take me to your READER!”

Attendees are invited to travel the “solar system” and enjoy refreshments at the “Star Wars Cantina.” The library will close at 4 p.m. for staff to prepare and will open at 6 p.m. for visitors. Attendees are asked to line up at the Main Street entrance.

The tour is for patrons of all ages and is free. Every child in costume will receive a candy bar treat at the end of the tour. The tour will be about 15 minutes.

Library staffers are seeking donations of full-size candy bars so there can be enough treats for children.  Donations can be dropped off at the adult circulation desk anytime this month.

Preschool Story Time

Youngsters are invited to the library Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. or Thursdays at 7 p.m. for “Batty for Books.” Miss Tina will read “Bats at the Library,” by Brain Lies. Children will make a bat finger puppet and have a snack.

Children ages 3 to 6 are invited. Register by calling 658-4312.