Goshen News, Goshen, IN


October 15, 2012

Library news for week of Oct. 15



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.

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